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Seawhisper Castle Carbis Bay

£939 - £2334 per week
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Seawhisper Castle is an impressive Art Deco house dating back to the 1920s with extensive views across to Godrevy and Porthkidney Sands. This amazing home with a castle type turret at each corner is something to behold, with its own grounds and gardens.

This house is ideal for large families with plenty of private and enclosed outdoor space, yet just a short distance from wonderful sandy beaches with great surf and the picturesque coastal path leading to St. Ives. The owners have thoughtfully furnished the house with art deco pieces, local and international artwork as well as being creative with driftwood, old rowing oars and a canoe! The huge expanse of sands at Porthkidney Beach is just a few minutes walk down the coastal path or the more well known Carbis Bay beach is also only a short walk from this wonderful family holiday home. Easily accessible by car makes exploring the wider area easy and the scenic costal train is the perfect way to reach St Ives and enjoy a meal out in one of the many eateries.

Entrance

10 steps from the car park to the hallway via front door. Doors to:

Sitting/dining room

three seater sofa, two seater sofa, Art Deco chair, tub armchair, table, three dining chairs and bench seat for three, sea views, TV/DVD, flame effect gas fire, dining table, eight chairs, corner table with two chairs, doors to terraced areas; one to rear and one to side with sea views.

Kitchen

large gas hob and oven, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, table, two chairs, coffee maker, door to rear decked area and garden.

Bedroom 1

twin beds, corner shower, armchair and chair.

Bedroom 2

double bedroom, chairs, small table.

Bedroom 3

double bed, sea views, corner shower, basin, armchair, table, two chairs.

Bedroom 4

three single inset bunk beds, 4ft double bed, TV/DVD, sea views.

Family bathroom

corner shower, bath, WC, basin, washing machine.

Cloakroom

WC, basin.

Additional information

gas central heating, parking for 3 cars, as the property is by the coast it can sometimes suffer from damp areas, which may be unsuitable for guests with respiratory problems. The bottom half of Seawhisper Castle is a separate annexe, however this will not be used during your stay, WiFi, one dog welcome.

 
 

Another week at Sea Whisper Castle. Fabulous house in a fabulous location. Our family absolutely love staying here. More than highly recommended.

August 2019

Another brilliant holiday at Seawhisper Castle. The place was absolutely spotless and as lovely as ever. We had a great time in the gardens playing hide and seek and having BBqs. We had everything we needed in the kitchen. Views were spectacular and the sound of the sea is always there when you open the doors. So private with really beautiful tranquil gardens. It was stormy one night and it was amazing to watch it all from the living room windows! Loved the rocking chair ourtside! We spent time at Porth Kidney beach which our dog Minnie absolutely loved, we actually arrived at about 11am on the day of checking in and we headed straight to this beach as we had no where to go with the dog...and it was perfect. Amazing little cafe at the church on the walk to the beach with tables in the church yard. You can usually find parking by the church too. So by the time it was 3 o clock we'd already had a great day at the beach! Great to watch the tide coming in on there! We also spent time at Carbis Bay beach and Porthminster - Porthminster was great for boogy boarding in the waves! Had a great day out at St Michael's Mount which was about 20 minutes away. St Ives - we just got the train and was lovely as ever. So looking forward to returning next year. Its lovely to have a busy day at the beach with all the crowds then retreat back to Seawhisper for a rest in the lovely garden and take in the views. There is no better place to stay than this!

August 2019

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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

Beaches

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. 

Food

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.

Walks

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

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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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.

November 2020

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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. 

December 2020

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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 2020 - 4th January 2021

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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 December 2020 (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 2020

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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 2020

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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 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.

Another brilliant holiday at Seawhisper Castle. The place was absolutely spotless and as lovely as ever. We had a great time in the gardens playing hide and seek and having BBqs. We had everything we needed in the kitchen. Views were spectacular and the sound of the sea is always there when you open the doors. So private with really beautiful tranquil gardens. It was stormy one night and it was amazing to watch it all from the living room windows! Loved the rocking chair ourtside! We spent time at Porth Kidney beach which our dog Minnie absolutely loved, we actually arrived at about 11am on the day of checking in and we headed straight to this beach as we had no where to go with the dog...and it was perfect. Amazing little cafe at the church on the walk to the beach with tables in the church yard. You can usually find parking by the church too. So by the time it was 3 o clock we'd already had a great day at the beach! Great to watch the tide coming in on there! We also spent time at Carbis Bay beach and Porthminster - Porthminster was great for boogy boarding in the waves! Had a great day out at St Michael's Mount which was about 20 minutes away. St Ives - we just got the train and was lovely as ever. So looking forward to returning next year. Its lovely to have a busy day at the beach with all the crowds then retreat back to Seawhisper for a rest in the lovely garden and take in the views. There is no better place to stay than this!

Sep 2019

Another week at Sea Whisper Castle. Fabulous house in a fabulous location. Our family absolutely love staying here. More than highly recommended.

Aug 2019

Great size and clean! Fantastic views. Lovely garden and secure for dogs. Porth Kidney (the nearest beach and dog friendly) is only accessible at low tide and then only for the agile. Carbis beach is a ten minutes walk and very accessible but dogs aren’t allowed. The branch line to St Ives runs between the property and the sea with trains passing every fifteen minutes and sounding their horn for the level pedestrian crossing although we didn’t find this annoying. Carbis Bay station is only a short walk and only £1 to St Ives which is far better than trying to park!

Jul 2019

Property and location were exactly as described and once the heating was adjusted, provided a warm and comfortable base for our Christmas week.

Jan 2019

Perfect place to relax and enjoy views - especially sunrise/moonrise subject to weather and time of year.

Oct 2018

Sea Whisper Castle has a heavenly garden, the house is full of interesting things - we kept noticing more every day - and it has beautiful views. A place of great character and charm.

Sep 2018

We had a fantastic, dreamy time at sea whisper castle. The place was plenty big enough for all 6 of us and we definitely didn't feel on top of one another. We actually spent quite a lot of time looking for each other in there! It was very homely and comfortable and the views were really breath taking. We used all the seating in the gardens at all different times of the day. Great location we walked to Carbis bay beach, train station and Porth Kidney beach from the house and it was great that Porth Kidney beach allowed dogs! St Ives at night in summer was just lovely. We couldn't have asked for a better holiday.

Sep 2018

Lovely views from property. Nice big living room/dining room. Great kitchen. Amazing garden.

Aug 2018

The cottage was out of this world. A fantastic location with amazing views. The interior was awesome and our overall stay was fantastic! We would definitely recommend this property for families and those looking for a pet friendly cottage. We absolutely loved it!

Aug 2018

Lovely property in brilliant location - can’t wait to come back again next year !

Jun 2018

Fabulous location with lots of room for a large family or group. Great access to walks and beaches.

Sep 2017

Extremely well furnished house with lovely gardens and superb views

Aug 2016

The cottage was suitable for a large family with a lovely garden - room for a football pitch.The cottage had stunning views and was envied by all who passed by. It was

Aug 2015

Wonderful house , position and views. Very relaxing and peaceful but so close to amenities if needed. The proximity to the rail service to St Ives fantastic. We look forward to returning soon.

Jul 2015

Just for it to be made clear that the property is all on one floor and that the lower part of the house is in fact being made into a one bedroom separate accommodation. The pictures all give you to understand you are renting it all. The lower property was a double garage (it appears) under the house!

Mar 2015

Reply from Aspects Holidays

Thank you for your comments. You are quite right in pointing out that Seawhisper Castle is on the one floor. We are very sorry if that was not clear. The groundfloor apartment is undergoing refurbishment, but only outside of booking periods, with extensive soundproofing being added. We have now added a note on the description to highlight that the bottom half of Seawhisper Castle is a separate annexe, but currently there are no plans of this being in use during guest bookings. Any guest staying at Seawhisper Castle has full access to the grounds with no other guests occupying the ground floor property. Tanya, Customer Services.