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Compass Point, Apartment 16
Carbis Bay

£541 - £1590 per week
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Compass Point commands an imposing position enjoying panoramic views of Carbis Bay beach, St Ives Bay and Godrevy Lighthouse. This extremely well-appointed penthouse suite boasts a large conservatory so guests can enjoy the beautiful views at any time of the year. It's ideally situated to enjoy the golden, child-friendly, sandy beach at Carbis Bay. The coastal path and scenic rail link take you into St Ives, where you can visit the Tate Gallery above Porthmeor beach or enjoy a meal at one of the many superb restaurants dotted across the town and on the harbour's edge.

Entrance

several external and internal steps leading into the hallway, with doors to:

Sitting room

two comfy sofas, TV/DVD, iPod docking station, electric fire.

Conservatory

table, chairs, doors to sun patio affording incredible views.

Kitchen

gas hob and electric oven, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer, doors to patio with furniture.

Dining room

table, four chairs, French doors leading to feature balcony.

Bedroom 1

double bed, TV/DVD, two armchairs, views to St Ives.

Bedroom 2

twin beds, TV/DVD, views to St Ives.

Bathroom

bath, shower, WC, basin.

Shower room

shower, WC, basin and coat cupboard.

Additional information

gas central heating, enclosed garage (No.16) for average size car: 4.7m long, 1.9m high and 2.10m wide, please allow room for your car doors to open when looking at the dimensions of space, No children under 8, WiFi, short breaks available.

 
 

We were 2 friends having a pre Christmas break, we felt safe and secure in the apartment, it was a peaceful location and the views were outstanding. The couple of minutes walk to the train were a bonus, so easy to get into St Ives. The weather was wet and v windy but we tucked up late afternoon with sky movies and our knitting! A perfect break.

December 2021

The apartment was beautiful, the views are spectacular. It is situated very conveniently for coastal walks and catching the train into St Ives. I would highly recommend this apartment and the service by Aspects Holidays.

September 2021

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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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Events

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 December 2022

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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 2022

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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.

6th - 9th July 2022

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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 2022

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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. 

6th February 2023

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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!

17th - 25th June 2022

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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 >

TBC December 2022

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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.

13th - 15th May 2021

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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!

22nd - 24th April 2022

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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.

10th - 24th September 2022

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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.

30th April 2022

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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! Book your flight online and take in the incredible views across St Ives bay and beyond!

July and August 2022

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Nearby

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. 

Food

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.

The view is lovely, the conservatory lovely. Location excellent. Carbis bay is lovely. Very nice tasteful décor, could do with some improvement for the below issues. The number of stairs are not accurately described, there are many stairs - up from carpark, up to apartment, and stairs up to bedrooms. Parking issues - there were no visitor's spaces available, the garage is too small, unless you have a very small car. The shower cubicles are incredibly small by todays standard. Provision for hot water is poor, 4 of us could not have a shower the same morning. The double bed was uncomfortable. The fridge-freezer had issues but assume they will fix this. Cleanliness could be improved considering the Covid -19 climate. We love Carbis Bay but would not return to the same apartment.

Reply from Aspects Holidays

We are glad that you liked the apartment and its location and thank you for your feedback. We always want to be open and honest with property descriptions so that guests know what to expect when booking a property. Currently we state that there are several external and internal steps leading into the hallway but have not included a specific number, and we have included an image on the website of one of the showers to help show the size. We will continue to monitor feedback and can look to include more specific information if either of these areas continue to be highlighted by guests. We will also monitor the double bed and hot water. It is very difficult to find mattresses to suit everyone and this isn't something that has been highlighted before, similarly the lack of hot water hasn't been mentioned before, but if we get further feedback on this, we will certainly discuss it with the owner. The garage space, whilst very convenient given the lack of car parks in the area, is small, so we include the measurements so that this can be considered before booking. If planning a visit with a car that is too large for the garage, given the limited number of visitor spaces, it is advisable to look into other parking options before arrival. The team would be happy to help advise on this. Thank you for also letting us know about the fridge freezer and now that we are aware, we will get that investigated and have a chat to the housekeeper about the dust that you found under the sofa. We are sorry that this property had not met your expectations, but we are really glad that you still liked the area. Tanya, Customer Services

We were 2 friends having a pre Christmas break, we felt safe and secure in the apartment, it was a peaceful location and the views were outstanding. The couple of minutes walk to the train were a bonus, so easy to get into St Ives. The weather was wet and v windy but we tucked up late afternoon with sky movies and our knitting! A perfect break.

The apartment was beautiful, the views are spectacular. It is situated very conveniently for coastal walks and catching the train into St Ives. I would highly recommend this apartment and the service by Aspects Holidays.

This apartment is very comfortable with stunning views.
The garage really is for a very small car and parking is not that easy on the rest of the site. We had a couple of small issues but once again Aspects provided first class customer service and rectified the problems straight away.

Reply from Aspects Holidays

We are glad to hear how much you enjoyed this apartment, and we were glad to be able to help :-) The parking space is a little tight, especially when you have to take into account the space needed for opening doors, so we include measurements on the website so that guests can check that the space will be suitable. Parking is very restricted in St Ives and Carbis Bay, so having a guaranteed space at your property is a huge benefit and we do hope that this was what you had been expecting from the information online and that you found it useful. Tanya, Customer Services

The views from this property and the location are both perfect! Train is a quick scenic way to get to St Ives and leave the car! It’s also with walking distance of St Ives although there are stairs and a bridge to navigate if you choose that option. Carbis Bay beach is beautiful! Property has everything you need including hair dryers in both rooms. As everyone has mentioned, the garage is very narrow so just be aware. We look forward to returning!

Great view from balcony, very nice to use in good weather making mealtimes very pleasant. Nice place to settle and watch the world go by. Location is ideal for access to railway and coastal walks.

Second time at Carbis bay and it won’t be our last, amazing in every way.

The apartment was lovely and really well decorated and equipped. The only real issue we encountered was the parking. We were aware of the dimensions of the garage when we booked but were unable to get our VW Golf in the space. There are 3 Visitor parking spaces but they are very sought after, however we did find spaces on the road during our stay. The apartment is really handy for the station to get to St Ives which is a cheap and stressless option If you want to go there. We would definitely consider returning in the future.

Reply from Aspects Holidays

We are glad that you liked it here, though sorry that the garage space was not what you had expected. We try to make the dimensions as clear as possible, but you will need to consider space that will be required to open and get out of the vehicle once inside the garage. The measurements online are the full width, height, and length of the interior of the garage. Should the garage space be unsuitable, there are the visitor spaces, but these are available on a first come, first served basis. The nearby on street parking will involve a bit of a walk and though it is also on a first come first served basis, there are generally spaces to be found. We are glad to hear that this apartment worked well for you and we hope to see you back soon. Tanya, Customer services

Very nice apartment great location and fantastic view across the bay close to the railway station.

Compass Point, Apartment 16 was a wonderful apartment. The detail in the fixtures and fittings was really good. The beds were very comfortable and the overall apartment was very well decorated. And the view from the windows, conservatory and sun area were outstanding. A great apartment, well worth the money.

And to be in bed, and listen to the sea crashing on the beach was fantastic.

Lovely holiday home with superb views over the bay. Well equipped and maintained and ideally positioned for catching the train into St Ives and walking down to Carbis Bay.

What an amazing apartment with amazing views, we were very sad to leave. The location is great, just a minutes walk to Carbis Bay train station so our trips into St Ives were picturesque, no need to use the car if you don’t want too.

We were very lucky to see 2 firework displays on Carbis Bay Beach during our weeks stay

Great apartment but check the parking details re car size first (unlike me) as it’s quite tight!

Lovely, well-appointed and exceptionally clean apartment with excellent views. Be aware of parking difficulties when booking and be prepared to find alternative parking. Our VW Tiguan would fit in the garage but only just. There are double yellow lines along most of the road. Pay and display parking at the station just below if required. We had no difficulty using visitor parking but it would not be so easy at busy times. Well worth it though to enjoy this excellent holiday location with spectacular views across St Ives Bay. We particularly enjoyed the option to eat outside on the balcony or inside in the conservatory overlooking the sea.

Reply from Aspects Holidays

We are really sorry if the parking space hadn't been what was expected. It is within a garage, so whilst it will fit most cars, you have to allow for space to open doors to get out of your vehicle, so it will not be suitable for all vehicles. We include measurements on the website so that customers can make an informed choice as to whether this space will work for their vehicles, so we are really sorry to hear that this was not suitable for your vehicle and that you had to park elsewhere. We hope that it didn't take the shine off your holiday; it certainly sounds like you had otherwise had a fantastic time there though. If you are ever looking to return, please do not hesitate to contact us before booking, so that we can check on suitability of parking for you, and help you chose somewhere that better suits all of your requirements. Tanya, Customer Services

A really lovely, quiet apartment with amazing sea views from the large balcony. Carbis Bay beach is only a short walk away which is perfect. Would definitely stay again and have already recommended to a friend.

Absolutely amazing holiday apartment, beautiful views and fantastic location. Thank you

The apartment was so handy for the train into St Ives, 3 minutes and £1 each way. Much easier than finding parking in St Ives. Carbis Bay beach is beautiful, the apartment is ideally located for the beach, which has great facilities. The Apartment has good facilities and was comfortable. Sitting on the balcony in the evening was lovely. No noise and great neighbours.

16 Compass Point is an immaculate, lovely apartment, in an excellent position. Stunning views, conservatory is such a bonus. Very well equipped, comfy beds, pleasing decor. Access to the train for St Ives is so handy, given the parking difficulties there. Carbis Bay beach just down the road is perfect. Not so perfect is the walk back up!!

Loved the apartment. It is very spacious with great views & a wonderful outside seating area.

I've said it all above, but thanks to all the staff at Aspects, to the management team who ensure apartment is pristine, and to the owners who have equipped it so well with everything you could possibly need.

Perfect location for a mobile person. Lots of steep walks in the area so that in addition to steps at the apartment block it wouldn't suit anyone with mobility issues. The accommodation was excellent. Very well presented & clean. Home from home

This is a superb location for an extremely well appointed apartment, stunning views and with station giving access to St Ives just steps away, alleviating the problem of parking in St Ives! We enjoyed a great week here, and would love to return. Would suggest not suitable for anybody with mobility problems, as there are quite a few stairs to negotiate, price one has to pay to get those views! Otherwise, perfect for a peaceful break.

Fantastic apartment. Perfect location and really well appointed. Great place for a holiday