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Lodge 1a, Carrack Gladden
Carbis Bay

£502 - £1322 per week

Drift from one daydream to another, whilst marvelling at the views from this apartment. Enjoy breathtaking scenery from the comfort of your own sitting room. The property boasts a lovely kitchen complementing the already light, warm and welcoming open plan living area, Lodge 1a has been lovingly restored offering couples, or a family, a fantastic beachside holiday home in Carbis Bay. The property is just a couple of minutes' walk from Carbis Bay beach, and the railway station for the all year round coastal branch line to St Ives is conveniently located just behind the property.

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Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1


Bedroom 2



external stairway leads into the hallway with doors to all rooms.

Sitting/dining room

sliding door from the living space to decked balcony, sea views, large L-shaped sofa, dining table and four chairs, Smart TV, deep-silled window with views over Carbis Bay, iPod dock.


electric oven and ceramic hob, washer/dryer, slimline dishwasher, fridge/freezer.

Bedroom 1

king size bed.

Bedroom 2

twin beds, sea views.

Shower room

shower cubicle, WC, basin.

Additional information

gas central heating, off road parking immediately outside the property, WiFi, short breaks available.


We have stayed at Lodge 1a Carrack Gladden Apartments for many years and will keep going back as long as we are able to. The apartment itself is spotlessly clean and comfortable and has everything in it you can possibly need and the location is excellent.

Aspects Holidays were brilliant, as usual, and kept us fully informed about possible closures and diversions on sections of the A30. Fortunately, my husband knows his way around Cornwall very well so the road closures didn’t affect us.

May 2024

A fabulous place to stay which lived up to our expectations in every way and was everything we hoped for and more . The location is perfect for the beach ,and everything in St Ives with an amazing view and the best car parking space you could ask for . We loved our stay and the welcome pack along with everything in the apartment made it the perfect place to stay in Carbis Bay .

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.

We have stayed at Lodge 1a Carrack Gladden Apartments for many years and will keep going back as long as we are able to. The apartment itself is spotlessly clean and comfortable and has everything in it you can possibly need and the location is excellent.

Aspects Holidays were brilliant, as usual, and kept us fully informed about possible closures and diversions on sections of the A30. Fortunately, my husband knows his way around Cornwall very well so the road closures didn’t affect us.

A fabulous place to stay which lived up to our expectations in every way and was everything we hoped for and more . The location is perfect for the beach ,and everything in St Ives with an amazing view and the best car parking space you could ask for . We loved our stay and the welcome pack along with everything in the apartment made it the perfect place to stay in Carbis Bay .

Having returned to 1a Carrack Gladden 4-5 times now it continues to enhance the whole Cornwall experience and is definitely a place we would like to return to. Position, amenities, comfort are some of the great features of this fab flat, with the bay view being breathtaking from dawn until dusk. Hope to be back next year!

The apartment is beautiful with outstanding views. Private parking was a big bonus and it was very near to the train station which is really useful for travelling into St Ives. Although close to the station, we weren’t disturbed by the trains going back and forth. The only fault we could find with the apartment was the beds which were very hard so therefore we didn’t sleep well. If the mattresses were changed, we’d return eagerly.

Reply from Aspects Holidays

We are so pleased you enjoyed those one-of-a-kind views that Lodge 1a has to offer and found the allocated parking space to be helpful during your stay. Being just a few moments from the train station is certainly an advantage, too, and we are pleased you agree that seeing trains coming and going adds to the atmosphere. We're sorry to hear that you found the beds to be uncomfortable. It is difficult to find a mattress that suits all preferences, but we will keep an eye on feedback moving forward. Katy, Customer Services.

An excellent property with an excellent location. Easy to visit St Ives either by train or coast path.

We have visited Lodge 1a, Carrack Gladden twice this year and have enjoyed fantastic breaks on each occasion. The apartment is perfectly positioned to travel into St Ives on the train, while local attractions such as the Gannet Inn and Carbis Bay Hotel spa, Beach Club and restaurants are also very handy. The apartment is spacious and has almost all the facilities anyone could require. A bath would be nice but you can't have everything! The stunning view makes up for that and a parking space is very welcome. We would highly recommend the apartment. Paul and Tracy Jones

The apartment is lovely and has fabulous views over the bay. Although right in front of the train station, we had no disturbance. We have already booked again.

Fantastic view,cosy accommodation,very comfortable,railway has its advantages being close

Fabulous apartment, with stunning views. The bedrooms are very nice & comfy beds. The living & dining area is open, light & airy. Kitchen is well equipped with everything you need. Two parking spaces available. Nice touch with the welcome hamper, which included tea, coffee, milk, scones, jam & cream. Apartment was very clean. Only downside was shower tray fills up very quick & can overflow completely.

Reply from Aspects Holidays

Thank you very much for your feedback. It was lovely to see what an amazing stay you had at Lodge 1A and that you enjoyed the welcome items left for you by the owners. Thank you for letting us know about the shower trap, after your stay we got the housekeepers to clear these out and they've since been keeping a close eye on this during the changeovers. Looking forward to welcoming you back here again in the future! Ben, Customer Services.

A wonderful apartment view breathtaking very comfortable we enjoyed the lovely treats easy access to St Ives by train good parking space. spotless , bed very comfortable can't wait to go back .Aspects very helpful ??

Had an Amazing week at lodge 1a carrack gladden , which was well presented and well-equipped with all your home comforts , large parking bay to let your car have a holiday too very really used on how stay.perfect position to capture the stunning views of Carbis bay & St Ives, easy access to get into St ives with the train station just behind the property or a lovely scenic walk along the costal path .only 5 min to the Amazing Carbis bay beach ??.only negative 1 week wasn't enough ?? wouldn't hesitate to stay here again and would highly recommend.

We have just had another enjoyable stay at Lodge 1A, Carrack Gladden. It is in a beautiful location and the apartment itself is very comfortable, with everything you need. The welcome pack provided was a nice gesture.

Unfortunately, we left a couple of items behind on our departure, and were contacted by Aspects, who kindly said they would post them to us. I offered to pay for the postage but Aspects said they would cover the cost, which I feel they did not have to do - they went above and beyond…

We have reserved the apartment again for next year!

Thank you, Aspects, for your efficiency.

Mrs Helena Clark

We’ve stayed here many times since the property was first built. In recent years, under the current owners, the improvements made have been much appreciated. Cannot fault it in any way. Well equipped, handy for either the train, or a walk, into St Ives.

Lodge 1a Carrack Gladden is a beautifully positioned property with a clear view out to sea - helped by the provision of a telescope in the living room! The living room itself is light, spacious and comfortable. The kitchen is well-equipped if you want to cook - however there are so many options for eating out in the area that you may not bother. It is the perfect property from which to explore West Cornwall - and there is plenty to do and see. We would highly recommend the Lodge.

Fabulous return to Cornwall enhanced by our property and the service provided by Aspects. Our stay at 1a Carrack Gladden was once again a huge hit and we have rebooked already for next year!

The apartment was in a fabulous location overlooking Carbis Bay beach; the views were gorgeous. We made good use of the train, which was a few minutes’ walk away, to go into St Ives - the journey took just 3 minutes. Overall a great apartment, very comfortable and well-equipped.

Excellent apartment and location. Last minute booking and we couldn’t have wished for a more homely apartment.

We stayed for a week in August and totally recommend this lodge. The views are amazing, the decor is modern and clean. We looked to book again and it's already booked up for our chosen weeks. Parking is perfect, right outside the steps to the lodge. As a company, we had no problems either. Everything was handled smoothly by Aspects, all information sent smoothly. A+++++

1a carrack gladden is a lovely spacious apartment with everything that is needed for a fantastic holiday, the open plan living room and kitchen was much bigger than anticipated. The views from the apartment are absolutely captivating, so many different and atmospheric views can be seen from here, the location was exellent, a few minutes to the beutiful beach and minutes from the train station which is a great service for travelling near and far, will definitely return to this apartment and can definitely recommend.Aspects were 100% as usual and highly recommended....Thanks.

An amazing holiday perfect location. The apartment was beautiful and homely with absolutely everything we needed and more. Will definitely be back xx

Always an easy and pleasant experience with Aspects book many holiday through them as we visit Cornwall 3-4 times a year

Excellent location opposite the coastal path, and beach ..everything as wanted....just hope you drop on the weather.

We had another very enjoyable stay at Lodge 1a Carrack Gladden, we have been many times before.

The apartment has fantastic views and it only takes a few minutes to walk to the station. It takes just three minutes to get to St Ives, where you are spoilt for choice for places to eat.

Lodge 1a is very comfortable and you have everything you need for your stay. We have already booked for next year!

Great views over Carbis Bay. Just a few minutes walk to train station. Lovely appartment and decor. Aspects Holiday was pleasure to deal with. Definitely I will use Aspects Holidays and return to Lodge 1a Carrack Gladden again.

A lovely little property with great views and facilities. An easy walk to St Ives or a short train journey, £1 each way. Perfect for a young family.

We have stayed in this apartment many times, whilst previously owned and since new owners have had it. Several improvements have been made under the new owners. It has a good position with sea views and adjacent parking, is well equipped and has wi-fi and Sky TV. We have already booked to stay here again.

Well equipped apartment with sea views and private parking, and very convenient for the railway station. Sky TV and Wifi provided and much appreciated. We have stayed in this apartment many times since it was first built, whilst previously owned and since new owners have had it. Several improvements have been made under the new owners. All in all, a very comfortable place to stay when visiting the area.

The flat is warm, welcoming and has a truly exceptional view over St Ives bay. Access to the flat is via a steep staircase which can feel slippery when wet.

Very convenient location ,train service to st Ives ,excellent,the views are fantastic,would recommend the apartment to anyone

Lovely accommodation, very clean and close to rail links. Beautiful views.

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The property is set in the perfect location over looking Carbis Bay, each morning was a treat to look out on to the beautiful beach and also great to people watch heading to and from the beach!

The amenities in the property were good and has everything you need so certainly felt like being home from home.

The cleanliness of the property was not the best however acceptable but the mould on the ceilings of the main bedroom and bathrooms do need to be addressed.

Overall it was a pleasant stay, the location of the property is most certainly the reason we would return in future!

Reply from Aspects Holidays

Thank you for your feedback. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your week here though sorry to hear that a few areas were not to the high standard that you would expect. The owners have asked us to let you know that they want to pass on their apologies for any mould that was on the bathroom and bedroom wall. They are aware that, in common with most properties situated in very close proximity to the sea, this is a common problem, and indeed, is something highlighted as a risk in the welcome packs at all properties. Unfortunately, as many guests are out for most of the day, they are unable to follow the included advice to leave windows open to promote ventilation. They make every effort to eradicate mould before the season begins and attend to it whenever there are gaps in occupancy, however, this has not been possible this year with the back-to-back bookings. We have spoken to the owners about this since and are looking into more long-term solutions that may help to manage this better, as well as discussing with the housekeeper, what can be done in the short term so that other guests do not arrive to this. It certainly still sounds like you had a fantastic stay here and we hope that we will have the opportunity to welcome you back in the future. Aspects Holidays

Second time we stayed again fantastic accommodation close to brilliant beach and short walk to St Ives! Unexpectedly didn’t have a car this time so was glad we had easy access to shops beach etc

Lovely apartment in a fantastic location, ideally located for St Ives and Carbis Bay.

The overall quality of the apartment and equipment enabled us to have a lovely and relaxing holiday.

We would return without any hesitation.

Fantastic apartment, everything you need even though it is small it's perfect for a family of four and the beds are super comfy. Views are outstanding and you can walk across the road to join the cliff path and walk to Porth Kidney beach, Carbis bay and St Ives. Roll down the hill early morning for a sunrise over the bay, we would come back for sure.

We have stayed in this apartment many times, whilst previously owned and since new owners have had it. Several improvements have been made under the new owners. It has a good position with sea views and adjacent parking, is well equipped and has wi-fi and Sky TV. We hope to stay here again.

We are repeat visitors to the property, so that says it all. This is a comfy, clean and well positioned flat which, apart from the steep hills, is ideally placed for the local train to and from St Ives and the coastal path

This apartment is in a fantastic location overlooking Carbis Bay to St ives, and Is two minutes from the train station and beach.

Albeit the apartment was satisfactory for the cost, it could do with some refurbishing in some area’s and more/better kitchen equipment, this would able you to do more cooking in instead of going out especially in the strange times were living in at present.

Reply from Aspects Holidays

Thank you for your helpful feedback. The team have since been in touch for some further information on your comments and the owners wanted you to know that they appreciate your feedback and agree that due to its close proximity, the sea does take its toll on the outside of the property by the end of the season, and so a complete exterior repaint and redecoration is booked for the end of November. They have found that their guests vary considerably in their use of the kitchen facilities and the limited space means that they have to compromise a little on what can be provided, so whilst they may fall short of providing all that is needed for the more ambitious cooks, they do include a full compliment of basic items, including saucepans, frying pans and baking trays, in addition to the usual microwave and toaster. We hope that you had a great time here, enjoying those fantastic views and hopefully we will see you again soon. Tanya, Customer Services

Lovely accommodation in perfect location! Loved having the beach 1 minute away and being able to walk into St Ives. View was amazing wish we could have stayed longer

Apartment in perfect location with beautiful sea views. It was clean, comfortable and modern with up to date appliances and equipment. Lovely walk along the coastal path to St Ives.

A well equipped comfortable flat with a fantastic view.

We have stayed here many times since the building was first constructed, and before the present owners purchased it. The improvements made recently are noticeable and appreciated. The new mattress is very comfortable. Wi-fi and Sky television were easy to use and very useful. Already looking forward to our next stay in a few months.

Well equipped apartment, with lovely views and just in front of the train station.

Excellent large, spacious and comfortable apartment. Perfect location and fabulous views.

Ideal family holiday apartment ,( steps up to the apartment may cause problems for people with walking difficulties ) views fantastic, perfect location for the beach, beach restaurant ,easy access to the coastal path short walk into St. Ives, Very convenient for the railway station and rail links.

This is the 4th time of staying here .and we will be back.

Good location, but the property and the bathroom, needs a super deep clean.

Reply from Aspects Holidays

We are very sorry if the standard of cleanliness was not to the high level that you would have expected, we can only apologise if any areas had been missed. Having now received this feedback, we have discussed it with the housekeeper, carried out a check on the standards and we will be closely monitor any further feedback, so thank you for your comments. Tanya, Customer Services

A nice, well equipped, we furnished apartment with lovely sea views and easy access to public transport and beaches.

Great location with lovely views. Very handy for railway to St Ives. Well equipped and comfortable.

Excellent stay with a great location. Everything we could of needed was included in the property. Perfect for evening or morning walks down to the beach or a train ride into St Ives. Could easily stop here and not touch the car for a week.

Great location cosy apartment within very short walking distance of carbis bay beach. Clean and well furnished.

It was beautiful location and felt homely yet clean modern furnishings and nicely decorated.

Reception team always very pleasant and helpful when making a reservation, it makes life so easy. always well presented, clean, fresh and comfortable, we have stayed at this property for a number of years (often twice a year) its great to come back ,home from home. we will be back in October .The lodge 1A. located in Carbis Bay is so convenient , beach, bar and restaurant, station, access to coastal path, short walk into St. Ives no parking problems ( bliss } . Sorry, forgot to mention the views, fabulous, morning, noon and night even on a wet miserable day, wonderful.

This property has envious views of Carbis bay ,a short walk to the glorious beach. This property is a very comfortable home from home apartment with the convenience of under a 3 minute train commute to st Ives. Great value for the first time or seasoned Cornwall visitor.

We like this apartment because it is in an excellent location. It is open plan and nice and bright with spectacular seaviews.

We appreciated the lovely fresh flowers left for us in the apartment - I love white roses! Also, the box of Cornish chocolate chip cookies went down well with a nice cup of tea.

We have just returned from a beautiful, chilled week's holiday in Carbis Bay over the Easter Holidays. The Lodge was everything we wanted; great views of the bay of St Ives, a short walk from the beautiful beach and coastal paths (literally across the road) and quiet - even with the train station virtually next door! Having the train station so close was so handy too, the fares are really good into St Ives, especially with a Family and Friends Railcard! The trains are quiet so you are not disturbed by them in any way.

The accommodation is clean and modern and we felt very at home there. We would have actually liked to have stayed there!!! All good things have to come to an end but I'm sure we will return to the accommodation in the future.

We love St Ives and, like a lot of other people we know, it draws you back year after year.

The weather couldn't have been any better for April, just beautiful.

An excellent property in a superb location. The beautiful Carbis Bay beach is just a one minute stroll away, and the views from the sitting room across the bay are breath-taking. I've fallen in love with Cornwall after this holiday.

Lodge 1a Carrack Gladden is a little gem. It is in an excellent location with superb views across the bay and only a few minutes walk to the station. It has a bright, spacious, open plan area and is very comfortable.

Excellent location with views over Carbis Bay. Covenient for walks to Porth Kindney Sands, Lelant and St Ives. Flat is modern with all facilities and comfortable. We will visit again.

Fantastic location with great view over Carbis bay. Only a short walk to the beach and great to have Carbis railway station right next door.

Lovely spacious apartment, lovely views and good parking

A beautiful apartment with breathtakingly amazing views. Aspects were a pleasure to deal with and we will most definitely utilise their services in the future. Thank you very much