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3 Carrack Gladden Apartments Carbis Bay

£392 - £990 per week

Situated just above Carbis Bay beach, the Carrack Gladden apartments command unrivalled views from an enviable location. Being on the ground floor, number 3 has the benefit of level access from the parking area for those guests with slightly limited mobility. The apartment offers views from the living areas and bedroom and has a patio area with seating overlooking the sea. For guests wanting to explore St Ives, Carbis Bay station for the pretty coastal train route is situated just a couple of minutes' walk away.

Please note that this property is not decorated over the festive period.


level access from the parking area into communal entrance hall. Door to apartment, hallway with doors to all rooms.

Kitchen/dining/sitting room

sofa, TV/DVD, music system, French doors lead out to the patio area with superb sea views. Kitchen with electric oven with gas hob, washing machine, fridge with ice box.


zip and link beds (super king or twin), sea views.


bath with rain shower over, WC, basin.

Additional information

gas central heating, private parking with level access to the apartment, small selection of DVDs, landscaped gardens leading to Carbis Bay beach. Please note the WiFi system at Carrack Gladden is shared by 12 apartments, due to this the speed available depends on the numbers of other users, therefore the WiFi isn't suitable for the downloading/streaming of films and music, WiFi, short breaks available.


Well-situated apartment; handy for the train station. Amenities close by - Tesco, chemist, cafe.

September 2020

Ideally situated for the beach and coastal path. The Rail Station is next door but don't be put off as the noise is extremely limited and it allows for easy, cheap access to St.Ives.

September 2020

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Carbis Bay

Choose a holiday in Carbis Bay and you’ll be spoilt by endless views and a sweeping coastline. Spend your days relaxing on the beach, or walk the coastal path into St Ives. Located between Hayle and St Ives, you’ll be spoilt for places to visit, from endless golden beaches, to Cornish cafes and family attractions. Carbis Bay is located near to the A30, making it easy to access other areas of the county.

Things to do near Carbis Bay


A holiday in Carbis Bay means you’ll have one of the most beautiful beaches just a short walk away from your holiday cottage. With crystal-clear turquoise waters, enjoy swimming and other watersports, with kayaks and paddleboards available to hire from the watersports centre at the beach. You’ll also be in close proximity to the golden sandy beaches at Lelant and Hayle and the popular beaches in St Ives; you could try a different beach every day of the week!

St Ives

St Ives is a stunning seaside town that is only a 30 minute walk along the coastal path and easily reached through one of the most memorable and scenic train rides in the UK. The town is a thriving mixture of restaurants, galleries, quirky little shops, as well as brands we all recognise, and of course home to four stunning beaches. Spend a day exploring before retiring to Carbis Bay and relaxing in the comfort of your own home from home.

Paradise Park

Paradise Park is the perfect place for a day out with the kids. Home to over 650 birds including owls, flamingos and toucans, as well as an array of other wildlife, Paradise Park is only a few miles from Carbis Bay and hosts a variety of educational and fun events for children and adults alike to get involved with.

St Michael's Mount

Named as ‘the jewel in Cornwall’s crown’, St Michael’s Mount is a must-see on any visit to Cornwall. Take a short drive to the opposite coast and visit this famous landmark. Adventure across the cobbled causeway by foot at low tide, or climb aboard the ‘St Michael’ amphibious vehicle at high tide. Why not take a look at our live webcam of St Michael's Mount?

West Cornwall Golf Club

Considered one of the finest courses in Cornwall, almost every hole at West Cornwall Golf Club provides panoramic views of St Ives Bay. With a variety of weather conditions at different times of the year, your abilities are sure to be tested! You can even indulge in a well-deserved, post-round drink and meal at the clubhouse which overlooks the first tee. 


Visit Scarlet Wines in the nearby village of Lelant for a wide selection of locally sourced gourmet products. Perfect for a picnic at the beach or for stocking up supplies in your holiday cottage. 

With so much within easy reach of Carbis Bay, there will never be a dull moment whilst staying here.


Leave the car at home and take the 20 minute walk into St Ives, enjoying the views along the way. This gentle walk is a must at least once during your stay.

For nature lovers, the Steeple Woods Nature Reserve is home to an abundance of wildlife and plants. Relax and explore the forty acre space which overlooks St Ives. Have a read of our blog post on the Steeple Wood Stroll for more information.

For the more adventurous soul, the St Michael’s Way is a 12.5 mile trek starting at nearby Lelant, and finishing up at the stunning St Michael’s Mount in Marazion. Take a look at our handy Guide to Eating Out in Marazion to help you decide on the best place to refuel and rest your feet! If the walk back doesn’t seem too appealing, you can always ride the open-top bus all the way home!

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Local events

Santa's Grotto at Paradise Park

Visit Santa and his elves at the magical grotto at Paradise Park on selected dates in December. Tickets include a gift from Santa and there's no need to book, tickets are on sale on the day from 10am. 

5th - 24th December 2020 (selected dates)

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St Ives Feast Day

Held on the anniversary of the consecration of the Parish Church of St Eia in 1434 AD, Feast Day offers visitors to witness - and even join in with - some centuries-old traditions. A morning precesison led by the Mayor to bless the Well of St Eia. Following this, the Mayor will 'Hurls the Silver Ball' into a crowd of children who assemble on the beach below. The one who returns the ball to the Guildhall steps by midday receives a silver coin. In the afternoon the Mayor then throw pennies from the balcony of the Guildhall for children to collect.


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West Cornwall Spring Flower Show

The West Cornwall Spring Show has been running for over 90 years and is a showcase for horticultural excellence within the area of Penwith.


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Porthleven Food & Music Festival

The small Cornish fishing village of Porthleven hosts its annual Food & Music Festival every April and encorporates street performers, a range of local produce, Samba dancing, theatre, beer marquees, hip-hop dancers, fireworks, Cornish singing & much, much mmore...the list is endless!


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Camborne Trevithick Day

Join in the celebrations at this community led festival of free entertainment. The annual event celebrates the engineering and mining history of the Camborne area, and is dedicated to Richard Trevithick, pioneer of high pressure steam power & inventor of Road and Railway Locomotives.


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St Ives Food & Drink Festival

Growing in size and popularity, the St Ives Food Festival features top chefs, quality Cornish goods, sandcastle competitions for children and food demonstrations.


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Golowan Festival - Penzance

Golowan Festival is an annual community arts event that celebrates local culture and the social and natural environment. 'Mazey Day' takes place on the Saturday of the festival and guarantees to be a very colourful affair!


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Penzance Literary Festival

Popular with visitors and locals alike, this exciting festival celebrates everything literary, including spoken, written, recited and sung word. Take part in the reading and writing discussions and activities and enjoy the many performances.

7th - 10th July 2021

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St Ives Bay Helicopter Tours

For two weeks only, Adventure 001, supporters of Cornwall Air Ambulance, will be bringing their helicopter experiences to St Ives! Choose from a 6 minute flight from £35 to a 30 minute flight from £96 and take in the incredible views across St Ives bay and beyond!

Dates TBC August 2021

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St Ives Lifeboat Day

A fun packed day hosted by the RNLI lifeboat Station. See the lifeboats on display and in action on the water with demonstrations featuring one of the HM Coastguard helicpoters!


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St Ives September Festival

Now becoming a sellout event, this festival keeps attracting more and more visitors who come to enjoy a wide range of acts, including music, theatre, poetry and visual arts.


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St Ives Shanty Shout Weekend

The 2018 shout will feature more than 20 sea shanty groups for a fun weekend of shanty singing, sailor and pirate themed fancy dress and beer. This year's event will be raising money for Cornwall Air Ambulance and its New Heli Appeal and takes place in various pubs and venues in St Ives.


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Flambards Christmas Craft Fayre

Find unique Christmas presents and tasty treats at Flambards Christmas Craft Fayre. Stalls will be set up in various areas of the park, there will be Christmas music to get everyone in the festive spirit and a chance to meet Santa too. 


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Mousehole Christmas Lights

Possibly the most well-known and popular Christmas Lights in the county, Moushole combines stunning displays against the backdrop of their gorgeous Cornish fishing harbour to bring real festive magic to all who visit at this special time of year. 


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Montol Festival

Each year, the people of Penzance celebrate the Winter solstace with a festival of Cornish tradition, torch processions, and dancing.

21st December 2021

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Tom Bawcock's Eve, Mousehole

The tradition of Tom Bawcock comes from the feast or famine lifestyle of Cornwall.  The story goes that it was just before Christmas; there had been no fish for weeks, the boats couldn’t get out into the raging storm, the village was starving. One man, Tom Bawcock, dared to take his boat out of the harbour’s safety. He returned with enough fish to make fish pie for the whole village. 

Today, a festival takes place each year to celebrate Tom Bawcock's bravery. During the festival, Star Gazey pies are eaten in memory of this famous event.

23rd December 2021

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New Year's Eve in St Ives

Spend New Year's Eve in St Ives for an unforgettable evening at the largest fancy dress party in the county. Ring in the New Year with an unbeatable fireworks display by the sea. 

31st December 2021

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What our guests say...

We know how important honest reviews are when it comes to booking your holiday. To help you choose the right property for you, we publish all reviews left by guests who have stayed here in the past, with the few exceptions stated in our Review Guidelines. Please bear in mind that some facilities referred to by past guests in reviews can be removed or changed at any time.

Well-situated apartment; handy for the train station. Amenities close by - Tesco, chemist, cafe.

Sep 2020

Ideally situated for the beach and coastal path. The Rail Station is next door but don't be put off as the noise is extremely limited and it allows for easy, cheap access to St.Ives.

Sep 2020

Excellent location for a stay at Carbis Bay. Train to Penzance and St Ives frequent and good value for money.View over the bay hard to beat !!

Sep 2020

Excellent position with stunning views also parking was excellent at the back of the apartment will definitely be back!

Aug 2020

Lovely apartment in excellent location. Home from home comforts. Train service into St Ives so no need for car. £2 return excellent value. Lovely walks both ways.

Jan 2020

Amazing view, comfortable bed, can be noisy from apartment above, could do with upgrading in the kitchen cutlery/crockery department.

Nov 2019

Reply from Aspects Holidays

Thank you for your helpful comments. We just wanted to try and reassure you as much as possible, that the kind of noise that you experienced is not the norm. We understand that a carpet was being fitted upstairs, causing some noise for 1 day that was above what would be expected from being in an apartment. The housekeeper has also been in touch to inform us that she was chatting with the property owner about your comments on the kitchen cutlery and crockery so that any necessary replacements could be organised. Thanks again and we're glad that you otherwise enjoyed your time here. Tanya, Customer Services

A great little place to stop close to everything you need.

Oct 2019

Our second visit to this apartment and have already booked again for next year. Lovely view across Carbis Bay. Well equipped and quiet.

Sep 2019

Lovely views, comfortable apartment. Parking can be a problem. Patio is north facing hence usually in shade. Very steep hill down to beach. No pub close to property.

Jul 2019

Reply from Aspects Holidays

We are so sorry that there was some confusion with the parking. Having been able to look fully in to your comments and the phone conversation that you had with a member of staff, it was communicated that the parking is across from the garages as opposed to park across the garages; we are so sorry if this had not come across clearly on the phone call, and in hindsight, we should have stated 'park along the wall' to make it clearer, as is stated within the printed arrival information. We just wanted to try and reassure you that parking is not ordinarily a problem here, there is only 1 permit allocated per property, and parking is monitored there. We have kept a close eye on this since then, with no further reports of a lack of parking, so we can only apologise if there had for any reason, been too many cars parking along there the week that you stayed. We do hope that you still had a great time here. Tanya, Customer Services

A lovely apartment superb views close to St Ives train very useful to travel on only £2 return and prompt service. If you do not want to be bothered by seagulls banging on the window then do not feed them.

Jul 2019

Our stay at this Carbis Bay apartment has been most enjoyable. The fantastic view across Carbis Bay to St Ives, is wonderful, quite the best we've ever experienced.. The railway station is 4 minutes' walk away and the journey to St Ives takes 3 minutes and costs £1 each way!

We have no hesitation in recommending this property. HOWEVER, it must be stressed that this property is situated on VERY STEEP hill and in our opinion is quite unsuitable for elderly or disabled people. There is no 'evening stroll' without the car!

Jun 2019

Reply from Aspects Holidays

We are delighted to hear how much you enjoyed this property. There is a bit of a steep downhill walk to get down to the beach and a short but uphill walk to get to the train station which can take you into St Ives, or in the opposite direction of St Erth so that you can explore areas further afield. As with many properties in St Ives and Carbis Bay, due to their hilly nature, it is worth chatting to our team before booking, to check on suitability if you have any mobility issues or just struggle with hills. We are glad that you agreed that the views more than make up for this though and we hope to see you back here soon. Tanya, Customer Services

Enjoyed it so much that we have booked again for next year

Jun 2019

Great view from a warm and well equipped apartment.

Apr 2019

Perfect retreat for couple's. Perfect location, train into St.Ives is £2.00 return and takes less than 3 minutes. Easy to get to pretty much anywhere from here.

Oct 2018

Want to keep it a secret!.....

Oct 2018

This is the only place we love! We would fully recommend Flat 3, Carrack Gladden for a peaceful holiday, in lovely surroundings, and such stunning views.

Sep 2018

Excellent location for a superb beach and the train line was fantastic to get about only used my car twice. Very peaceful and relaxing holiday will definitely be going back.

Jul 2018

Fantastic views of the bay

Jun 2018

Outstanding panoramic views over the bay, St Ives and Hayle

May 2018

Easy to find. Good parking. Excellent accommodation.

May 2018

Fantastic little apartment with stunning views down to the beach. Well equipped and comfortable. There is a two minute walk down hill to the beach and about 45 minutes walk into St Ives along the coast.

Apr 2018

as above - best view in Carbis Bay!

Mar 2018

Ideal for a ‘Short Break’

Nov 2017

Well equipped apartment with lovely views of bay, convenient position to travel around area by car, train or coastal path.

Oct 2017

We had a wonderful stay. Perfect location, beautiful beaches and great transport connections. Will recommend and will be back!

Oct 2017

A well equipped apartment for two, in a good location, with the most spectacular view.

Sep 2017

We fully recommend Aspects Holidays, and the Apartment for a wonderful holiday, in a stunning apartment, and a beautiful area.

Sep 2017

A wonderful location, fantastic views and all the home comforts.

Aug 2017

Fabulous sea views in this delightful tastefully decorated apartment. Located within a stones throw of the beach and the station yet is lovely and quiet. We would stay here again.

Aug 2017

Stunning views over the beach at Carbis Bay and train station just a one minute walk away for quick and easy access to St Ives. Great apartment for a couple.

Mar 2017

Amazing view, excellent level access, an enjoyable break.

Dec 2016

Good location, and access to surrounding area

Sep 2015

Great location

Apr 2015

Location & view is perfect but visitors need to be aware of noise from flat above.

Oct 2014