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Carbis Bay, Cornwall (Ref. 1074007)


Carbis Bay Holidays rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No

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  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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31 Customer Review(s)

  • Fiona

    “We had a lovely stay, the accommodation is spacious and well equipped for self catering.”

    Location is amazing for Carbis Bay Beach, train to St Ives a short walk from the apartment so lots of positives. Bedrooms comfortable and bathrooms good size. We would look to book again! Some constructive feedback, we did enjoy our stay but did find a few things slightly frustrating. We arrived later than expected in the dark and rain. The information about the carpark and sign for Sowena were really difficult to see, it took us about 20 minutes driving in and out, looking up the road to find ...

    Location is amazing for Carbis Bay Beach, train to St Ives a short walk from the apartment so lots of positives. Bedrooms comfortable and bathrooms good size. We would look to book again! Some constructive feedback, we did enjoy our stay but did find a few things slightly frustrating. We arrived later than expected in the dark and rain. The information about the carpark and sign for Sowena were really difficult to see, it took us about 20 minutes driving in and out, looking up the road to find the correct property. There is no mention about the parking space being behind a locked gate, only accessible once you’re inside. Also we were lucky there were a few strong adults, as the gate is really arduous and I was almost hit by the long beam as the wind blew it from its resting place and fell down, while waiting for the car to drive in. I feel like this process is making something that should be quite simple very complicated and tricky. There were also quite a few pieces of broken decking with exposed nails around the garden and we had a 4 year old, so not safe at all. I couldn’t find the bin or recycling area (obviously not intentional or your fault) but the bin was eventually found after walking up Headland Rd and at another property. Also I completely appreciate you wanting to prevent moisture build up etc, but as I’m on holiday, being asked to use chemical spray and wipe down showers after every use is just too much. One other slight negative would be the quite late check in and rather early check out, we felt that it could be either 11am - 4pm or 10am - 3pm. One extra hour either side would I’m sure be appreciated by future guests, I understand the time needed for cleaning but a little compromise.

    - Fiona, October 2023


  • Ground-floor apartment
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king size with en-suite shower room, wash basin, heated towel rail, and WC, 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Family bathroom with deep bath, wash basin, heated towel rail, and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, and dining area, sitting area, rear facing enclosed terrace
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric cooker,5 burner gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, coffee machine, washer/dryer, TV with Freeview to lounge and bedrooms, with integrated DVD player to bedrooms, DVD player with selection of DVDs, iPod dock and radio, Nintendo Wii and PS2 with selection of games, Wifi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair provided; we request that guests provide their own cot bedding
  • Parking for one car, rear facing enclosed terrace, outside furniture including BBQ, table, and chairs
  • Sorry no pets, no smoking
  • Shops, beaches, and pubs within a short walk.

The property

What a chic apartment! This beautiful ground floor self-catering apartment is ideally positioned on Headland Road, and just a stones throw to the Carbis Bay beach and the coastal path. The private sun-deck to the rear of Sowena is a great place to relax and unwind and to stoke up the barbecue after a day out exploring. Holidaying with friends or family, guests will enjoy the sociable nature of the living area which adjoins the well equipped kitchen. Highlights - Sowena is located in Tol Pedn apartments in Carbis Bay and is on the ground floor. - Children welcome. - Regret no pets. No smoking. - Partial Sea views from the lounge. Entertainment - Complimentary wireless internet. - Nintendo Wii and Playstation II with selection of games. - DVD player with selection of DVDs. - iPod dock and radio. - LCD television with Freeview to lounge and 19" LCD Freeview televisions with integrated DVD player to bedrooms. - Selection of board games, library of books, O.S. Maps and information on the local area. For Families - Complimentary travel cot and high chair available. - We request that guests' provide their own cot bedding. - Additional space available within the bedrooms for a second travel cot (cot not provided). Access - Access to the front door is up 6 steps. - Access from the parking area to the rear is without any steps. - Detailed access statement available on request. Parking - An allocated parking space is provide for guests' use. Living Area Lounge Area The Lounge of Sowena has a five seater luxury leather corner chaise style sofa with contemporary leather tub chair and modern acrylic coffee table, 32" Widescreen LCD TV with Freeview, Nintendo Wii, DVD/CD, radio with Ipod docking station to enjoy your own music. If you're looking for a cosy winter weekend break or a chilled out summer vacation, bring your laptop and keep in touch with the office with free wireless broadband. There is a "Welcome Book" packed with information about St Ives and the varied attractions of St. Ives. You will also find O.S. maps, walks, pub and restaurant guides, as well as a selection of games, books, videos and DVD's. The renowned Beck's Fish and Chips licensed restaurant is within walking distance. La Casita and Atlantic Waves are two other quality restaurants in Carbis Bay, there are also pubs and shops about 10 minutes walk away from Sowena.. Dining Area Apartment Sowena at Tol Pedn House is furnished in a contemporary style, the spacious open plan Kitchen/Dining Room comfortably seats 6 people. From the dining room window you can look out across Carbis bay and broken views across St Ives Bay. Enjoy your own music on the Ipod docking station or listen to the local radio to get the weather and surf reports. Porthmeor is one of St. Ives famous beaches and offers excellent surfing for beginners and experts alike. You are rather spoilt for choice with the number of quality restaurants nearby, some do offer a takeaway service alternatively, you can prepare your meal at home and enjoy comfort of your apartment. On warmer days of course you may choose to BBQ or dine "al fresco" on the decking in private at the rear of the apartment. Kitchen Apartment Sowena has a fully fitted contemporary kitchen in walnut and cream with NEFF electric cooker, a 5 burner gas hob, microwave, built in fridge/freezer, dishwasher, 4 slice toaster, kettle, and everything else you would expect from an apartment of this quality even champagne glasses. This open plan Kitchen/Diner is a great socialising area with a partial view to the sea! The utility room off the hallway has a washer dryer and sink and direct access to the sun deck. There won't be any arguments in this kitchen about washing up, just enjoy looking out on the partial sea view across St Ives Bay whilst sitting at the breakfast bar with a coffee or a glass of wine in your hand whilst the dishwasher does the work. With all the fine restaurants Carbis Bay and St. Ives has to offer, we don't imagine you'll spend too much time cooking but everything you need is here. Sleeping Bedroom One with En-Suite The master bedroom has a large wardrobe, bedside cabinets and a chest of drawers so you'll have plenty of storage space. Watch the 19" LCD TV with integrated DVD player from your comfortable king size bed with a memory foam mattress, with crisp white cotton bed linen in a delightful spacious bedroom. The master bedroom has its own en-suite with WC, wash hand basin and shower. Bedroom Two The second bedroom is fitted with twin beds with memory foam mattresses, a good-sized fitted double wardrobe, bed side table, a large 3 drawer chest and an LCD Freeview TV with integrated DVD player, Playstation II and Nintendo Wii. Double patio doors open onto a private sun trap decked area. You can sit out here in private and eat your breakfast alfresco or you can relax in the sun all day if you don't fancy the beach. Sowena is ideally positioned on Headland Road a short walk to Carbis Bay station where you can enjoy one of the most scenic train rides in the UK. The cliff walks are on your doorstep, within 200 yards you can enjoy the most stunning views across Porth Kidney beach to Godrevy Lighthouse. Continue the walk through the dunes, past the West Cornwall Golf course to Lelant. The Badger Inn is ideal for a bar snack and pint of St Austell Courage or Drekly. Then choose to walk back or catch the train - the perfect day. Bedroom Three The third bedroom is fitted with a contemporary oak double bed with a Luxury memory foam mattress with crisp cotton bed linen, a good-sized free standing double oak wardrobe, chest of drawers and bedside tables, and LCD Freeview TV with integrated DVD. Bathrooms Bathroom One The main family bathroom is very large and has twin wash basin's, WC, deep bath with hand shower and a separate spacious cubical with power shower. Chrome heated ladder towel rail and modern fittings. Carbis Bay has its own attractions, the walks, the beach, the changing colour of the sea and of course St. Ives is just 5 minutes away by train, Sowena is an ideal base to explore the delights of West Cornwall but you may find it difficult to leave the apartment and Carbis Bay. Bathroom Two The en-suite to the master bedroom of Sowena has, WC, shower and wash hand basin with a lit vanity mirror over. The shower is the place to unwind after those long hot sunny days on the beach or those springtime walks along the cliff path. Sowena is 100 yards away from the southwest coastal path where you can enjoy some of the most stunning views in Cornwall. Outside The sun deck of Sowena is accessible from either the second bedroom or the utility room and enjoys the sun for most of the day. The sun deck is at the rear of the property and is enclosed on three side with a car parking space adjacent with locking gates for additional security. Although completely safe we do recommend that all children are accompanied at all times. Imagine the evening barbecues at any time of the year - this is Cornwall so enjoy the mild climate. A table and six chairs are provided to eat the food cooked on you barbecue or just to sit in the sunshine and enjoy a chilled glass of wine or beer from the drinks fridge just inside the utility room.


Ground Floor

Tol Pedn

Tol Pedn House is a select development of three contemporary apartments on the seaward side of Carbis Bay. Headland Road is the ideal location for your holiday apartment being a short walk to Carbis Bay station.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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About the location


St Ives 2 miles ; Hayle 3.5 miles ; Penzance 8.5 miles

Just a short drive from iconic St Ives, the seaside village of Carbis Bay is best-known for its beautiful stretch of pure white sand. With turquoise waters and sheltered conditions, the beach feels almost subtropical and is the perfect spot for a good old-fashioned day by the sea. The beach is also home to the Ocean Sports Centre, so if sunbathing is not really your thing, why not hire a kayak or SUP and get out on the water instead. Or why not treat yourself to a Spa day at the delightful hotel which overlooks the beach and has a fabulous terrace where cocktails can be enjoyed in the Cornish sunshine? Carbis Bay has a small range of local shops and restaurants as well as a fish & chip takeaway and railway branch line. The train journey from Carbis Bay into St Ives is perhaps one of the most beautiful in the country; St Ives additionally makes for a great day out, with plenty of galleries to explore. The quayside town of Hayle also isn't far and is home to activities for the all the family, including a golf and a wildlife sanctuary. The Godrevy Nature Reserve and Penwith Heritage Coast are also within easy reach from Carbis Bay, providing outdoors and watersports plans with even more activities to partake in, including coasteering and birdwatching. Carbis Bay is truly a wonderful holiday location for those wanting to experience Cornwall's breathtaking coastline.

There is a Good Housekeeping Bond of £100 for this property. Access to the front door is up 6 steps. An undercover allocated parking space is provide for guests' use.Parking Bay Size 276cm X 515cm Gate 259cm

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