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The Stones, Gwel Marten
Carbis Bay

£567 - £1575 per week

Boasting far-reaching sea views across St Ives Bay to Godrevy lighthouse, this modern apartment, sleeping four guests, is located in the Gwel Marten complex above Carbis Bay beach. The living area provides the perfect social space, ideal for gathering, while dinner is prepared or, if you'd rather dine out, Carbis Bay has a choice of restaurants, such as The Gannet and La Casita or for fine dining, The Ugly Butterfly is an experience you'll never forget. The Stones is within easy walking distance of the golden sands and turquoise waters of Carbis Bay Beach and offers the use of landscaped communal gardens, that slope straight down to the coastal footpath, where the bustling harbour town of St Ives is only a thirty-minute walk away, or, if you don't fancy putting on your walking shoes, hop on the local branch line, found only a few minutes away and offers a short scenic train ride, perhaps one of the most picturesque in the country, into St Ives, where you can amble along the cobbled streets, lined with restaurants, independent shops, and galleries, or perhaps a visit to the iconic Tate Gallery for a spot of culture.

For the days when you don't wish to venture too far, Carbis Bay Beach caters for all, from those looking to just dip their toes in the sea, to the more adventurous, who wish take to the seas and explore in kayaks or learn to stand-up paddleboard. However, if would prefer to kick back and relax the Carbis Bay Hotel and Spa is the place to head for a spot of pampering, or an indulgent meal in the renowned Ugly Butterfly by Adam Hambling. With a private designated parking space, the hassle of trying to find parking needn't be a worry as you can come and go as you please and explore all that this beautiful part of the county has to offer! - ** Further photos to follow of the lounge area**

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Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1


Bedroom 2



from the parking area, 12 steps lead up to the front door. Hallway with doors to:

Bedroom 1

twin beds, hanging rail.

Bedroom 2

king size bed.


shower cubicle, bath with handheld attachment, basin, WC and bidet.


fridge with ice box, dishwasher, washing machine, electric oven and induction hob.

Dining/sitting room

corner sofa seating for three, two easy chairs, Smart TV, dining table and four chairs.

Additional information

night storage heaters, short breaks available upon request, WiFi.


After many years visiting Carbis bay we have now discovered aspects holidays who go over and beyond to ensure you have a happy and carefree vacation Linda & Stuart.

September 2023

Great, well appointed apartment, within a short walk to the station. So leave the car in the safe car park and enjoy the short train journey into St Ives . The view is brilliant and you get a fantastic view of all the beaches and the harbour. The day is then yours without the hassle of trying to park. The train is £2 return and the trains run every 30 mins. Plenty of time to enjoy all the offerings in St Ives, before returning to relaxing in a fantastic apartment, recharging your batteries for the next days fun.

September 2023

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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.

After many years visiting Carbis bay we have now discovered aspects holidays who go over and beyond to ensure you have a happy and carefree vacation Linda & Stuart.

Great, well appointed apartment, within a short walk to the station. So leave the car in the safe car park and enjoy the short train journey into St Ives . The view is brilliant and you get a fantastic view of all the beaches and the harbour. The day is then yours without the hassle of trying to park. The train is £2 return and the trains run every 30 mins. Plenty of time to enjoy all the offerings in St Ives, before returning to relaxing in a fantastic apartment, recharging your batteries for the next days fun.

We had a wonderful stay at The Stones , superb views across Carbis Bay could watch all day . Apartment very comfortable and well equipped , would recommend to friends .

Wonderful stay, the apartment was gorgeous, even better than photos. The view from the window is breathtaking, sitting on the window seat was our favourite place.

Location ideal, although be prepared for steep hills & lots of steps to and from the beach! Good for the thighs & bum!

Highly recommend this apartment & would love to stay again!

It would be unfair to review this very good apartment in a negative light because of the parking situation. The apartments were obviously built before the influx of large SUV's became the norm, no fault of the apartments. However when you have these vehicles either side of you in a tight space it can cause problems entering and exiting your vehicle and there is the added risk of vehicle damage.

Reply from Aspects Holidays

Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback on the parking situation at The Stones, Gwel Marten. As you have mentioned, cars have got bigger over the years, which does mean things can be a bit tight when parking in a row of larger vehicles, but with The Stones and other Gwel Marten properties having allocated spaces in an area with limited parking we trust you agree this is still a big benefit to staying here! We advertise the space as being suitable for large estate car, so we hope this is what you were expecting. Katy, Customer Services.

We had a great holiday, the views from this property are simply stunning we have been coming to Cornwall for a number of years and this is by far the best view we have ever had. Clean and family friendly apartment

Our stay at the Stones Gwel Marten Carbis Bay was lovely, Unfortunately on arrival and just settling in we had a few little niggles. A quick visit to Aspects main office in Hayle we spoke with Amy and she resolved all of our issues on the same day while we were out. Thanks to all the staff at Aspects.

A really fabulous apartment which was spotless and well equipped with mesmerising sea views over to St Ives. This is a great base to explore this area of Cornwall. The railway station is on the doorstep and the local train service was a real boon. We look forward to returning.

Nice property with wonderful views of St Ives Bay. We enjoyed a relaxing week at The Stones, watching the changing weather from the comfort of the apartment.