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Little Wheal Speed Carbis Bay

£392 - £990 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, tranquillity 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.


level access from the parking area, door leading into:

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. Stairs to sitting room.

Bedroom 1

double bed, doors to patio area.

Shower room

shower, WC, basin.

Sitting room

dual aspect windows with views, two chairs, two leather sofas, day bed, TV/DVD, door to a small decked 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.


Little Wheal Speed is an absolute gem with a stunning view of St Ives Bay. A great location with easy access to the coastal path and only 30 mins walk from St Ives centre. The fact that there is a Tesco superstore nearby was a bonus. The accomodation is spacious and modern and the peace and tranquility of the place was something to savour, being surrounded by countryside and wildlife. We'll definitely return.

September 2020

Good location with a 30 minute walk into St Ives. Perfect start to everyday is eating your breakfast and enjoying the great views from the upstairs window. We walked a dog to LeLant and enjoyed a walk along the Porth Kidney beach. Perfect beach for dogs which is about a mile long. You can then follow the coastal path into St Ives or follow the main paths into Carbis Bay and along into St Ives.

August 2020

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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

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. 

5th - 24th December 2020 (selected dates)

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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. 

TBC 31st December 2020

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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.


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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.


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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!


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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.


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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.


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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!


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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.

7th - 10th July 2021

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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 2021

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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!


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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.


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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.


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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. 


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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. 


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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 2021

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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 2021

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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.

Little Wheal Speed is an absolute gem with a stunning view of St Ives Bay. A great location with easy access to the coastal path and only 30 mins walk from St Ives centre. The fact that there is a Tesco superstore nearby was a bonus. The accomodation is spacious and modern and the peace and tranquility of the place was something to savour, being surrounded by countryside and wildlife. We'll definitely return.

17 hours ago

Good location with a 30 minute walk into St Ives. Perfect start to everyday is eating your breakfast and enjoying the great views from the upstairs window. We walked a dog to LeLant and enjoyed a walk along the Porth Kidney beach. Perfect beach for dogs which is about a mile long. You can then follow the coastal path into St Ives or follow the main paths into Carbis Bay and along into St Ives.

1 month ago

Loved everything about the house beautiful garden and spotless house ! John was great and even gave us fresh mackerel and tomatoes ! He gave us a bottle of jam shed wine which was amazing apart from I had to buy another 8 bottles it was so good ! Was a great experience ! Thank you all

Jul 2020

We were looking for a place to stay within easy reach of St Ives, but not actually in the town itself. Our plan was to leave the car parked on the drive and get plenty of exercise by walking into St Ives a few times, walking down to Carbis Bay beach a few times, and spending some much needed rest at home with a good book and a gorgeous view. We provided the books, Little Wheal Speed provided the view!

Plans for later in the week had to be adapted a bit - we were on holiday the week that the Coronavirus restrictions started to come into play - so we'll have to come back to visit The Tate as it was forced to close. But we know a perfect place to stay when we do! And we will be back.

Mar 2020

Lovely cottage. Everything u need. Fabulous views and interesting walks on you doorstep. Close to wonderful sandy beaches. Bonus having a superstore less than a kilometre away.

Mar 2020

A wonderful position at the top of an unmade road with easy access to walks from the door up to the top of the hill and down to Carbis Bay. A well thought out layout to the house which maximises the stunning views down to the sea. Everything you might need is provided together with milk, coffee, tea, flowers and a bottle of wine! Also a generous gift of fresh mackerel for supper. Our dog loved it too - easy access to the garden and great sandy beaches. We enjoyed ourselves so much that we have booked to go again this year! A real gem of a cottage for two people.

Feb 2020

We have just spent a week at Little Wheal Speed, the accommodation was excellent just as shown with everything we needed. The views across to Carbis Bay are lovely even when it rains! There are plenty of local walks, some beautiful scenery and if you enjoy art then you won’t be disappointed with St Ives.

Nov 2019

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.

Oct 2019

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