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Compass Point, Apartment 16 Carbis Bay

£499 - £1465 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 the age of 8, No children under 8, short breaks available.

 
 

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.

September 2019

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

August 2019

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2019

1 Jan - 9 Feb499
16 February508
23 Feb - 30 Mar499
6 Apr - 13 Apr755
20 April740
27 April543
4 May - 18 May765
25 May1089
1 Jun - 8 Jun957
15 Jun - 22 Jun1029
29 June1150
6 July1205
13 July1227
20 July1362
27 Jul - 24 Aug1465
31 Aug - 7 Sep925
14 September895
21 September675
28 Sep - 12 Oct668
19 October779
26 October780
2 Nov - 14 Dec499
21 December890
28 Dec - 31 Dec1133

2020

1 Jan - 8 Feb509
15 February518
22 Feb - 21 Mar509
28 March554
4 Apr - 11 Apr771
18 Apr - 25 Apr554
2 May742
9 May - 16 May780
23 May1111
30 May939
6 June976
13 Jun - 20 Jun1050
27 June1174
4 July1230
11 July1252
18 July1390
25 Jul - 22 Aug1495
29 August995
5 September943
12 September879
19 September688
26 Sep - 10 Oct682
17 October695
24 October795
31 Oct - 12 Dec509
19 December908
26 Dec - 31 Dec1156
 

Carbis Bay

Enjoy a self catering holiday in Carbis Bay and take advantage of having immediate access to beautiful coastal path walks which lead left to the vibrant town of St Ives and right to Lelant and HayleAs well as being a stone’s throw from St Ives, Carbis Bay is also close to Hayle and the beautiful beaches of Gwithian. By choosing a self catering holiday in Carbis Bay you can enjoy your stay in a peaceful location, whilst being ideally placed to visit many of the wonderful attractions Cornwall has to offer.

Things to do near Carbis Bay

Beaches

Staying in Carbis Bay means that you are just a short walk from the stunning Carbis Bay beach. Calm waters mean it's family-friendly, and watersports such as kayaking and stand up paddleboarding are on offer. The four beautiful beaches of St Ives are close by to the West and to the East, Hayle Towans offers a long expanse of sands backed by sand dunes.  For more information and more of our favourite beaches in the area check out our blog post on Sandy Beaches in West Cornwall.

Visit Scarlet Wines just down the Road from Carbis Bay in neighbouring village Lelant for a wide selection of locally sourced gourmet products. Perfect for a picnic at the beach or stocking up your self catering holiday cottage.

St Ives

St Ives is only a 30 minute walk along the coastal path and can also be reached on one of the most memorable and scenic train rides in the UK. Visit the thriving coastal town of St Ives and soak up the atmosphere on the harbour front. With a huge selection of restaurants, shops, galleries, and home to 4 stunning beaches, St Ives offers the perfect day out. Enjoy dinner at one of the many restaurants in St Ives or retreat to Carbis Bay to relax in the comfort of your own home-from-home.

Paradise Park

A few miles from Carbis Bay, the Paradise Park wildlife sanctuary is home to over 650 birds, including parrots, flamingos and toucans, plus lots more wildlife such as red pandas, otters and red squirrels. Open all year round, Paradise Park is a great place to spend the day with the kids. 

St Michael's Mount

Take a short drive to the opposite coast and visit the iconic landmark of St Michael’s Mount. Cross the causeway by foot at low tide, or climb aboard the 'St Michael' amphibious vehicle at high tide. Described as 'the jewel in Cornwall's crown', St Michael's Mount really is a must see.

West Cornwall Golf Club

Regarded as one of the finest links courses in Cornwall, almost every hole provides panoramic views of St Ives Bay, and with a variety of weather conditions at different times of year, you can be sure to test your abilities! Enjoy a post-round drink and meal at the clubhouse, which overlooks the first tee. Find out more about West Cornwall Golf Club.

Walks

With St Ives close by, why not leave the car at home, and take the 20 minute walk into town, 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 where you can explore the 40 acre space which overlooks St Ives. Check out our blog post on the Steeple Wood Stroll for more information.

For a slightly more adventurous walk, 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. You'll need to refuel when you arrive so we've put together a Guide to eating out in Marazion to help you decide where to go. If the long walk back doesn't seem too appealing, you can always ride the open-top bus all the way home!

With so much to do within easy reach of Carbis Bay, you'll find plenty to keep yourselves entertained on a self catering holiday in Carbis Bay.

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Local events

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.

22nd - 23rd November 2019

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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. 

30th November - 1st December 2019

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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. 

14th December 2019 - 4th January 2020

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www.mouseholelights.org.uk

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. 

TBC 15th - 24th December 2019 (selected dates)

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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 2019

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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 2019

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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 2019

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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.

4th February 2020

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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.

TBC 1st - 2nd March 2020

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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 2020

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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.

27th April 2020

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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.

10th - 12th May 2020

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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!

21st - 30th June 2020

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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.

3rd - 6th July 2020

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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 2020

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Hayle Fest

Enjoy a weekend of live music, local food and drink, food demonstrations, crafts and local goods stalls and much more! Don't miss out!

25th - 27th July 2020

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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!

8th August 2020

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Newlyn Fish Festival

Newlyn Fish Festival is the biggest and best of its kind in the UK. Taste some of the finest seafood on offer and enjoy cookery demonstrations, live music and arts and crafts. Local fishmongers take part in the The Cornish fishmonger of the year competition and the popular 'Fishy Trail' is perfect to keep the kids entertained.

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 26th August 2020

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 2020

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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.

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.

8 days ago

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

Aug 2019

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

Aug 2019

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.

Aug 2018

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

Aug 2018

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.

Aug 2018

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!!

May 2018

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

Aug 2017

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.

May 2017

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

Apr 2016

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.

May 2015

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

May 2015