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Capstan - 11 Compass Point
Carbis Bay

£649 - £1584 per week

Capstan is a welcoming two-bedroom, ground floor, apartment furnished with comfort in mind, providing a cosy home from home. The allocated parking space is conveniently located in front of the apartment and, once inside, everything is on one level, making the accessibility ideal for all ages. Couples and children are welcome at Capstan, from babies who are provided with a travel cot to sleep in, to teenagers, as well as those just young at heart, who will be entertained with the Xbox 360 and the selection of games. The sitting room and master bedroom offer stunning views overlooking the bay and you are just a stone's throw away from Carbis Bay station, where you can hop on the scenic railway journey into St Ives or walk along the beautiful coastal path. The terrace immediately outside the sitting room provides a tranquil setting, to relax with a glass of wine and your favourite book, whilst taking in the stunning vista.

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Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1


Bedroom 2



footpath from the car park leading to the back of the apartment, into communal hallway leading to apartment door into hallway with doors to:


gas hob, electric oven, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer.

Dining room

dining table and four chairs.

Bedroom 1

king size bed, sea views, en suite shower room with basin, W.C.

Bedroom 2

twin beds.


bath with shower over, basin, W.C.

Sitting room

two sofas, TV/DVD, Xbox 360 with selection of games, sea views, patio door to outside area.

Outside area

open patio area with table and four chairs, sea views. Can be accessed from the sitting room or via a few steps from the car park.

Additional information

gas central heating, please note from 2022, Capstan will be a Saturday changeover, WiFi, short breaks available.


Everything you could want and need in the kitchen. Very comfortable bed. Heating easy to use. Excellent shower. A lovely apartment.

June 2024

Perfect location, great views, close to the railway station to st Ives, supermarket and great little restaurants all close by, you don’t really need your car so long as you don’t mind steep hills!

June 2024

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Holidays in Carbis Bay

If you’re looking for a holiday away from the hustle and bustle of St Ives, then consider Carbis Bay, offering a quieter location for guests. Enjoy outstanding views, relaxing on the golden sandy beach and walking the coastal path, which is perhaps the most beautiful stretch in the county.

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.

Top tip

Take a ride on the St Ives branch line, one the most picturesque train journeys in Britain!

Carbis Bay beach

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!

Walks in Carbis Bay

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.

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. If the walk back doesn’t seem too appealing, you can always ride the open-top bus all the way back!

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Tom Bawcock's Eve, Mousehole

Every year, the people of Mousehole celebrate the bravery of Tom Bawcock. Years ago, when the boats couldn't get out in the storms, the villages had no fish to eat. Tom dared to take his boat out and returned with enough fish to make a Star Gazey fish pie for the whole village.

23rd of December, 2024

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Montol Festival

Each year, the people of Penzance celebrate the Winter Solstice with a festival of Cornish tradition, torch processions, and dancing through the streets. It's a truly wonderful celebration. 

21st December 2024

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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.

2nd - 6th July 2024

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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 2024

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St Ives Feast Day

Feast Day offers visitors the chance to witness, and even join in with, a centuries-old tradition. The Mayor 'Hurls the Silver Ball' into the crowd on the beach below. The one who returns the ball to the Guildhall steps by midday receives a silver coin. 

5th February 2024

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Golowan Festival - Penzance

Golowan Festival is an annual arts event that celebrates local culture and community. This year the theme will be 'Back to the Future!

21st - 30th June 2024

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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. Read More >

December 2024

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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.

TBC 2025

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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!

26th - 28th April

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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.

14th - 28th September 2024

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Camborne Trevithick Day

Join in the celebrations at this community led festival. 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.

27th April 2024

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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.

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.

Everything you could want and need in the kitchen. Very comfortable bed. Heating easy to use. Excellent shower. A lovely apartment.

Perfect location, great views, close to the railway station to st Ives, supermarket and great little restaurants all close by, you don’t really need your car so long as you don’t mind steep hills!

We have visited Capstan on many occasions and have always enjoyed our time there,the apartment must be good as it keeps pulling us back ( it seems like a home from home) it has everything you need to ensure a great holiday and the little extras left for us were most appreciated.

A lovely week spent at Capstan. The apartment is beautiful, very comfortable, homely feel it, the beds are incredibly comfy! All the equipment you could desire and a lovely welcome pack was the cherry on top. The convenience of the train station is great and easy access to the beach. Getting back home has improved my fitness ??. I wouldnt hesitate to revisit or recommend to others, you will have a lovely time with a central base for a variety of activities for all seasons ??

Once again a lovely stay at Capstan ( looking forward to returning in a few weeks) we never tire of this comfortable apartment and always feel like we are coming home! The lovely touches on our arrival were very much appreciated so thankyou.

Great location, lovely accommodation just a shame the people above were very noisy. Would not book ground floor apartment again. Sorry

Reply from Aspects Holidays

We are so sorry that you experienced noise from the apartment above. Whilst apartments can come with a risk of hearing some noise from adjoining properties, we have not noticed any noise on our visits to the property in the past, or had guests raise this as an issue previously. But with differing guests in the apartment upstairs each week, we would hope that what you experienced was a one-off. It sounds like you enjoyed everything else about it and that location is fantastic, so we hope that this didn't take the shine off it too much for you. Tanya, Customer Services

Second key would be appreciated,

Reply from Aspects Holidays

We are sorry to hear that the second key couldn't be located. The owner has always supplied a second key in the property. We will get the housekeeper to have a check for it and if it can't be located, we will arrange a replacement. Thank you for letting us know. Tanya, Customer Services

Good holiday very clean apartment thank you

We have loved our holiday here and will be back. Great location just up the hill from the beach, near the train station but barely hear any trains.

Lovely modern apartment, with a door from the lounge out to the patio which has a sea view. Master bedroom also has a sea view. Kitchen has all the equipment needed.

Great holiday from start to finish,this is our go to apartment for a relaxing time, the train into St.Ives only takes about 3mins and we never tire of it. There are plenty of lovely walks and plenty of benches to sit and watch the world go by! We are returning soon so watch this space!

Capstan apartment wonderful, lovely home from home feeling,great location near to many amenities with the little train into St.Ives a bonus hope to be returning!

Absolutely stunning. The apartment is clean, tidy and beautifully decorated. The views are gorgeous, you really won’t want to leave.

Capstan was set in a good location - very close to the Carbis Bay Beach, We enjoyed the easy access to the train station for the short journey into St Ives. Also enjoyed watching the stunning sunsets. The apartment is very well equipped and comfortable.

Capstan was one of many holiday apartments we've rented in Cornwall over the years. It is also one of, if not the best. It is perfectly located with stunning sea views from the terrace, sitting room and master bedroom. It is very close to Carbis Bay beach that you can walk to via the (very steep) main road or through Carbis Bay station car park (that's 2 minutes down from the apartment) then down the zig zag wooded area or down the cliff steps. It's just £1 on the train to St Ives. Perfect! The apartment was spotlessly clean, very comfortable and had all the equipment/amenities you could need come rain or shine - and we had both during our 2 week stay in June. In addition Aspects Customer Service was second to none when we needed to contact them about something. We would love to revisit in the future and we don't often say that!

A brilliant holiday apartment well equipt, stunning view's from the patio

So close to the railway station just one stop to St Ives

Capstan was just how I wanted it to be. Clean, comfortable and very well equipped. Excellent location! Aspects acted quickly with a couple of issues, all fixed the same day. Well done Aspects!

A gem of a place! Capstan is very comfortable, well-equipped and particularly well-located just above the little station. You’ll find everything you need for a fantastic stay. If you need to pre-book tickets or download anything however you’ll need to go outside onto the main terrace or elsewhere as the phone signal/wi-fi is intermittent at best despite excellent availability just a little way away. For this reason, it’s four star rather than the five it ought to be. Highly-recommended though, and we all had a completely wonderful week exploring SW Cornwall.

Reply from Aspects Holidays

Thank you for your review and we are glad to hear that you had such a lovely time here. Whilst the phone signal is very much out of the owner's control, with it being extremely patchy in Cornwall, and St Ives in particular; they have since upgraded the Wi-Fi connection to improve internet access. Thank you for your helpful comments and hopefully we will see you back here again soon. Tanya, Customer Services