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Gwel an Nans
Carbis Bay

£560 - £1365 per week

Nestled in the grounds of Withen Farm sits Gwel an Nans (Cornish for view of the land), a tranquil retreat within easy driving distance of both Carbis Bay and St Ives. Perfect for both a family getaway or for couples looking to escape the hustle and bustle of life, don't forget your trusted four-legged friend who will also be warmly welcomed. This 'all on one level' property has a cosy contemporary feel, featuring vaulted ceilings in the light filled, open living area, a space that all the family can enjoy, whether it be enjoying family meals, or cosying up on the sofa, and of course, for warm summer evenings, the patio is an idyllic spot to soak up the sunshine and enjoy meals al fresco. Super-comfy beds await you in the two bedrooms and the peaceful setting assures you of an excellent night's sleep, with the master offering flexible sleeping arrangements, with the option of either twin or king size bed complete with en suite.

For keen walkers there is plenty to explore along the quiet country lanes, with a network of footpaths linking you to the southwest coastal path where you'll find miles of beautiful coastline and scenic countryside, surrounding this beautiful area. The quaint cobbled streets of St Ives are an easy drive away, as are the numerous towns and villages dotted along the coastline, such as Marazion, home to the iconic St Michael's Mount.

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Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1


Bedroom 2

Zip and link


level access from driveway into entrance hall, leading to;

Kitchen/dining room/sitting room

gas hob, electric oven, dolce gusto coffee machine, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, dining table with seating for four, three seater sofa, armchair, Smart TV.

Utility room


Family bathroom

bath, with rainfall shower over and handheld attachment, basin and WC.

Bedroom 1

zip and link beds (twin or king), Smart TV, en suite shower room, basin and WC.

Bedroom 2

double bed.


patio area, table with seating for four.


Gwel an Nans has been marked as accessible as once in the property, it is all on one level.

Additional information

gas central heating, we ask that dogs are supervised at all times, as they could get into the fields, behind which there is livestock, WiFi, two well behaved dogs welcome, short breaks available.


?? AMAZING Property equipped with everything ?? in an amazing peaceful location definitely will be back ??

May 2024

Such a lovely place to stay in this beautiful area of Cornwall! The conversion is very high spec making this a warm and comfortable holiday destination. We had a fantastic welcome from the owners, who were willing and available to help out if we had any issues. There are lots of lovely walks from the cottage, great for the dogs. We thoroughly recommend Gwel an Nans to any holiday makers and can’t wait to get back ourselves!

May 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.

?? AMAZING Property equipped with everything ?? in an amazing peaceful location definitely will be back ??

Such a lovely place to stay in this beautiful area of Cornwall! The conversion is very high spec making this a warm and comfortable holiday destination. We had a fantastic welcome from the owners, who were willing and available to help out if we had any issues. There are lots of lovely walks from the cottage, great for the dogs. We thoroughly recommend Gwel an Nans to any holiday makers and can’t wait to get back ourselves!

We had a lovely week at Gwel an Nans, which has been beautifully converted into a well equipped and spacious holiday home. Peaceful setting, ideal chill out location but still close enough to amenities in Carbis / St Ives and Lelant. Owners were on hand if needed, very helpful. We will return!

Fabulous accommodation and the attention to detail was amazing. Had a great week and will return again. Absolutely loved it!

We had a great time. Every thing was perfect. One of the best properties we have stayed in very comfortable clean and well located. Will definitely book again and recommend.

We had an amazing stay at Gwel an Nans. The property was spotless and in such a peaceful location without being far from amenities. We had a very warm, friendly welcome from the Owners who have done a beautiful job on the renovation of the former cow shed. The place has a very homely feel to it and is very well equipped. There was also plenty of space indoors and outside for our Bernese Mountain Dog too who also had a lovely holiday. We didn't want to leave and will definitely book to stay at Gwel an Nans again!