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Kittiwake - Carbis Bay Carbis Bay

£413 - £990 per week

Kittiwake is a peacefully situated bungalow, tucked away in a quiet cul-de-sac of Carbis Bay - ideal for those wanting to be within walking distance of the beach, coastal path and shops, yet enjoying a tranquil spot. Kittiwake comfortably sleeps four people; perfect for families, but couples will feel equally at home. There are two great garden areas and parking for one car, so on a summer's evening you can either take a scenic stroll to a bistro on the beach or take the car into beautiful St Ives. It's such a great base to explore West Cornwall by either foot, bike, car or train.

Kitchen/dining area

oven and induction hob, fridge, freezer, dining table with four chairs, washing machine, dishwasher, door leading to cloakroom with WC and basin, second door leading to garden area.

Sitting room

two sofas, TV/DVD, garden views, electric fire.

Bedroom 1

double bed, door leading to conservatory.

Bedroom 2

twin beds, door leading to decking and small garden.


tumble dryer, table and four chairs which can be taken outside, high chair.


bath with shower over, WC, basin.

Outside areas

parking for one car, small front and back garden with decking area to the rear.

Additional information

wall mounted electric heaters, travel cot. If bringing more than one car roadside parking may also be available. WiFi.


We (myself, my Wife and 2 children) have just spent two great weeks at Kittiwake and had a fabulous time. The property was excellent and we honestly cannot fault it at all. The owners seem to have thought of everything and we were short of nothing. There were a lot of little touches that make the difference. The location was also great with so many places within easy reach. I would not hesitate in recommending this property and we are already considering trying to book it again.

August 2019

We had a great stay at Kittiwake, the property is nicely decorated throughout and is in a great location with everything you need close by!

June 2019

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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

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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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.

November 2020

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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. 

December 2020

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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. 

15th December 2020 - 4th January 2021

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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 December 2020 (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 2020

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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 2020

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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 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.

We (myself, my Wife and 2 children) have just spent two great weeks at Kittiwake and had a fabulous time. The property was excellent and we honestly cannot fault it at all. The owners seem to have thought of everything and we were short of nothing. There were a lot of little touches that make the difference. The location was also great with so many places within easy reach. I would not hesitate in recommending this property and we are already considering trying to book it again.

Aug 2019

We had a great stay at Kittiwake, the property is nicely decorated throughout and is in a great location with everything you need close by!

Jun 2019

We had a fantastic stay at Kittiwake, clean and comfortable with everything a family needs for a home from home.

Jul 2018

This cottage is absolutely lovely and has a real home from home feel about it! Everything has been thought of, highchairs, travel cot, hairdryer, even a selection of DVDs for all the family! Close enough to the town to catch the bus but also a very quiet area so ideal when wanting to relax!It is well looked after and we will definitely like to return!

Jul 2018

The property was very well laid out and very clean and had everything you need for a holiday. Also it is in a perfect location for st .ives town and beach plus for further a field.

Jul 2018

A very comfortable and well appointed bungalow, but a steep uphill trek from the beach.

May 2018

Kittiwake was very comfortable with everything we needed. Quiet location with friendly neighbours. Shops and supermarket close at hand and some great restaurants for those who like to eat out.

Oct 2017

Lovely property. Excellently clean. Really big , everything you need. Just better for younger people who don't mind the walk to the beach and pubs.

Sep 2017

We had a great stay. It was ideal for our kids as we visited most of the local beaches. They're almost all good for water sports of one type or another; Carbis Bay is particularly good for Topper Sailing and S.U.P boarding. Whereas Porthmeor - in St. Ives - was easily the best surf and body board beach. The house is close enough to St. Ives to avoid having to drive and park - which is very problematic - and you can either get the bus, the train or walk - which takes about half an hour or so. The local facilities are very good if you want to eat out or have a drink. Tescos is also within five minute walk too.

Aug 2015

A nicely furnished comfortable cottage, very convenient for buses and supermarkets. The cottage had clearly been refurbished and was very well equipped. The selection of dvds was a pleasant surprise

May 2015