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Sea Blue, Gwel Marten Carbis Bay

 
 
£446 - £1215
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Sea Blue is a spacious and comfortable ground floor apartment where access is gained via a private courtyard. It has direct access to the patio and gardens; a feature incorporated into the stunning bay window with panoramic views. Another advantage comes from being at the end of the terrace; you can sit outside in your own corner of the garden and watch the sun go down over Porthminster Point. Then when the air cools a bit, just move a few steps back into the sitting room and still enjoy exactly the same panorama.

Gwel Marten Apartments sit in an enviable position perched on Headland Road, the last road before making the final descent to Carbis Bay's Blue Flag accredited beach with commanding views across Carbis Bay beach to St Ives. From Gwel Marten you can take in everything from the comfort and tranquility of your own sitting room. Gwel Marten has direct access to the South West Coast Path via the apartments' communal garden. Head right, past Hawkes Point to Porthkidney Beach, or turn left and in half an hour be right in the heart of St Ives. Or, why not use the picturesque branch line instead? You'll find Carbis Bay's train station just around the corner via which St Ives can be reached within four minutes!

Entrance

Stairs down to attractive private courtyard and entrance. Hallway leading to:

Kitchen

electric hob and double oven, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer.

Dining room

table and chairs.

Sitting room

sofa, chairs, views to St Ives, TV/DVD, door leading to patio area with table and chairs, gardens with access to coastal path.

Bathroom

bath, shower, WC, basin.

Bedroom 1

king size bed, en suite with shower, basin, WC.

Bedroom 2

twin beds.

Additional information

undercover parking for one car immediately at top of steps, night storage heating, private patio area and communal gardens. Due to property being situated near to the coast the property can sometimes suffer from damp areas, which may potentially be unsuitable for guests with respiratory problems, please enquire if you feel anyone in your party could be affected. WiFi.

 

Fantastic property, in a perfect position. The most fantastic view overlooking St. Ives bay, with a wonderful outside area to eat, drink and enjoy the view!

August 2018

Fantastic view. Great position.

June 2018

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2018

1 January937
6 Jan - 3 Feb446
10 Feb - 17 Feb468
24 Feb - 17 Mar446
24 March658
31 Mar - 7 Apr671
14 Apr - 28 Apr499
5 May649
12 May - 19 May655
26 May948
2 Jun - 9 Jun819
16 Jun - 23 Jun849
30 June955
7 July1001
14 July1019
21 Jul - 18 Aug1215
25 August974
1 Sep - 8 Sep785
15 September727
22 September540
29 Sep - 13 Oct535
20 October602
27 Oct - 8 Dec446
15 Dec - 22 Dec752
29 Dec - 31 Dec937

2019

1 Jan - 9 Feb446
16 February468
23 Feb - 30 Mar446
6 Apr - 13 Apr671
20 April658
27 April500
4 May649
11 May - 18 May655
25 May948
1 Jun - 8 Jun819
15 Jun - 22 Jun849
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6 July1001
13 July1019
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27 Jul - 24 Aug1215
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28 Sep - 12 Oct535
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2 Nov - 14 Dec446
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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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www.mouseholelights.org.uk

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.

Fantastic property, in a perfect position. The most fantastic view overlooking St. Ives bay, with a wonderful outside area to eat, drink and enjoy the view!

August 2018

Fantastic view. Great position.

June 2018

Great location. Great views. Loved it.

August 2017

A nice property with an outstanding view!

August 2017

Fantastic location, in what is probably (in my opinion) the best beach in the Far West of Cornwall. It's great to be able to walk 2 mins to the train station and be in St Ives within 3 mins. A true gem in the Cornish Riviera! :)

July 2017

Will come again everything is provided, having stayed over the last 20 years at Gwel martin from the penthouse and other apartments we felt this was our favourite

July 2017

Sea Blue has a wonderful location close to the beach and with a fantastic view

July 2016

Perfect location, stunning views, very clean and well equipped for a lovely holiday.

April 2016

This is our first time staying in Carbis Bay but have been visiting and staying in St Ives for 10 + years.

I must say that we prefer staying here and in particular the apartment was a great find. It is central to go either way to Hayle or St Ives and we have have an absolutely brilliant time.

We will be booking again. Thank you for letting us stay here.

Rab and Paula Marshall

October 2015

 
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