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Kittiwake - Carbis Bay Carbis Bay

 
 
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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.

Conservatory

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

Bathroom

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 maybe also available. WiFi, short breaks available.

 

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

July 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!

June 2018

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2018

1 January687
6 Jan - 3 Feb371
10 Feb - 17 Feb382
24 Feb - 17 Mar371
24 March483
31 Mar - 7 Apr493
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5 May480
12 May - 19 May483
26 May736
2 Jun - 9 Jun576
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25 August714
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15 September565
22 September434
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20 October480
27 Oct - 8 Dec371
15 Dec - 22 Dec555
29 Dec - 31 Dec687

2019

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16 February382
23 Feb - 30 Mar371
6 Apr - 13 Apr493
20 April483
27 April409
4 May480
11 May - 18 May483
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1 Jun - 8 Jun576
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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.

23rd - 24th November 2018

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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. 

1st - 2nd December 2018

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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. 

15th - 24th December 2018 (selected dates)

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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 - 4th January 2018

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The Alternative Christmas Market at Heartlands

The Heartlands Alternative Christmas Market isn't your average festive fayre! There will be live music, a mini silent disco, food & drinks stalls, arts & crafts, workshops and Christmas gifts from local traders. 

Sunday 16th December 2018

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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 2018

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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 2018

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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. 

 Sunday 31st December 2018

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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 2019

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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!

19th - 21st April 2019

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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 2019

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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!

23rd - 28th June 2019

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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 2019 

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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!

Dates TBC August 2019

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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!

August 2019

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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TBC August 2019

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 2019

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What our guests say...

We love hearing about our guests’ experiences, and 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.

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

July 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!

June 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.

June 2018

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

April 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.

September 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.

September 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.

August 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

 
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