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Little Wheal Speed Carbis Bay

£384 - £970 per week

Set in attractive landscaped gardens in a secluded and peaceful setting, Little Wheal Speed boasts truly stunning views with a sunny aspect and plenty of outside space. It would ideally suit couples looking for a quiet getaway who also don't want to be too far from Carbis Bay beach, coastal walks and St Ives. If eating out is your thing, there are a couple of pubs, hotels and restaurants in Carbis Bay to visit or you can make the 20-30 minute walk into St Ives, where there is no shortage of fantastic places to eat.

Fresh vegetables are grown in the gardens of Little Wheal Speed and freshly caught fish by the owner are both available on request when staying at this delightful property. The large unenclosed wrap around garden is an idyllic place for those when wanting to soak up the peace, tranquility and sunshine. One well behaved dog is welcome but please remember that your beloved pooch needs to follow you wherever you go as dogs should not be left alone at the house.

Sitting room

situated on the first floor with dual aspect windows with views, two chairs, two leather sofas, day bed, TV/DVD, door to a small decked area.

Kitchen/dining room

oven and hob, grill, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dining table and four chairs, sea views to the front and a woodland outlook from the side.

Shower room

shower, WC, basin.

Bedroom 1

double bed, doors to patio area.

Additional information

electric central heating, parking for three cars, access via unmade road and should be approached with care. Last minute short breaks may be available, please call for more information, WiFi, one dog welcome.


A lovely comfortable, well equipped and maintained property with fantastic views over St. Ives Bay and beyond. Within a 30 minute walk of beautiful St. Ives. Large supermarket in Carbis Bay and good transport links with a bus stop at the bottom of the road and train station in Carbis Bay.

October 2019

The property and service from Aspects was superb and help to make our holiday very enjoyable. Looking forward now to our next visit.

September 2019

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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


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.


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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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.

A lovely comfortable, well equipped and maintained property with fantastic views over St. Ives Bay and beyond. Within a 30 minute walk of beautiful St. Ives. Large supermarket in Carbis Bay and good transport links with a bus stop at the bottom of the road and train station in Carbis Bay.

3 weeks ago

The property and service from Aspects was superb and help to make our holiday very enjoyable. Looking forward now to our next visit.

Sep 2019

Had a great two weeks at Little Wheal Speed. The property is in a tranquil location backed by a mature garden and offers amazing sea views. The property offers everything you could need for your stay and is within walking distance of local facilities. The owner John is a true gentleman making us feel extremely welcome and kindly providing us with freshly caught mackerel and freshly grown tomatoes.

Aug 2019

Little Wheal Speed is beautiful. A little off the beaten track which means it is really peaceful when you are there but the location does not impact on enjoying the surrounding area. John the owner is lovely and is on hand should you need anything. Nothing seems too much trouble for him. I would highly recommend this property.

Jun 2019

We had an amazing family adventure in Cornwall. We visited all the 'main' landmarks which we thoroughly enjoyed. We watched Sister Act at the Minack theatre which we all thoroughly enjoyed - the performance was a matinee showing and the views were stunning. With having a little girl most nights were spent in the garden playing games and myself and my partner drinking vino.... it was very relaxing. St Ives is a lovely walk and talks about half an hour - we tended to get a taxi back as St Ives is very hilly. We were sad to leave our little cottage.

Jun 2019

Great place to stay to relax but also great if you like walking and exploring the whole area. Ample parking & lovely outside area too. And well the views are fabulous!! Owner lives next door & so helpful, friendly, great welcome - my 9 days were just heaven!!!

Jan 2019

A beautiful place to sit relax and admire those fabulous views.

Oct 2018

Cleanest and best equipped cottage we ever rented. Very charming and helpfull owner!

Sep 2018

You can never be sure that you've booked the right one even when the booking all goes smoothly.. When we pulled up in front of Little Wheal Speed and that website picture became a reality we knew we were off to a good start ... we hadn't even realised at this point what was behind us.. so when we did turn around and saw the most glorious view our smiles became just that little bit wider. What a beautiful hide away from the real world. We had essentials left for our arrival.. with flowers and wine on top. We enjoyed the most relaxing time and made to feel very welcome. Our host John's early morning fishing trips gave us fresh mackerel which were just delicious.. so all in all our stay gave us that 'feel good' factor.. we certainly gave a heavy sigh when it was time to leave.

Jul 2018

This cottage has the most wonderful views of the sea. It is so peaceful here and a wonderful welcome awaits from the owner. We spent a very happy week here with our dog and walked the coastal paths to our hearts content. When we weren't walking we sat in the luxurious seats and looked out at the fabulous view.

Mar 2018

Met John the owner on arrival made us feel very welcome immediately Nothing was too much trouble Turned up on Sunday evening with some Mackerel fillers all cleaned and ready to cook

Jun 2017

Spectacular views, was difficult to tear ourselves away from them! Great location and a nice walk into St Ives. Beautiful gardens surrounding the property and friendly owner next door.

May 2017

Wonderful cottage very stylish and comfort set in beautiful location.our dog loved it and the local walks from door.

Apr 2017

A lovely little home from home, with great views and good location for visiting south Cornwall.

Oct 2016

If you want peace and quiet and to be surrounded by fantastic garden, then this is the place for you. Superb hosts in John and Mo. Just superb.#

May 2016

Just beef it up, this place is fantastic.

Jun 2015