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Paddles
Hayle

£456 - £1201 per week
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Looking out across Hayle estuary and towards Lelant, Paddles is a spacious two bedroom apartment, with its own private balcony from where you can sit and enjoy the views. Situated in a new and centrally located apartment block you have the many delights of this popular working heritage town on your doorstep. Benefitting from private parking, you can relax, leave your car and enjoy exploring Hayle's renowned beaches and the town's restaurants and shops which are all within easy reach.

A must is a trip to the picturesque and bustling town of St Ives. You can either take the local scenic train journey from St Erth or make the short drive over. Enjoy lunch or dinner at one of the many restaurants or bars overlooking the sheltered beach and harbour. After a day out exploring this beautiful part of West Cornwall, Paddles is a perfect retreat to head back to and plan your next day ahead.

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Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1

King

Bedroom 2

Twin

Entrance

via communal door to hallway, with flight of 18 stairs leading to hallway with apartment door straight ahead.

Sitting/dining/kitchen area

electric oven, induction hob, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer, table with seating for four, two sofas, Smart TV/DVD, patio doors out to balcony with estuary and sea views.

Bedroom 1

king size bed, en suite shower room with shower cubicle, WC, basin, estuary and sea views.

Bedroom 2

twin beds.

Family bathroom

bath with shower over, WC and basin.

Balcony

table and chairs, estuary and sea views.

Additional information

underfloor heating, gas fired central heating, Paddles is located next door to a 19th Century timber store that is still in use today as part of the neighbouring builder's merchant. As this property is situated on the first floor and reached via stairs it is not suitable for those with mobility issues, children must be supervised at all times on the balcony, WiFi, short breaks available.

 
 

Second time staying here and as fantastic as the first time very clean and comfortable

February 2024

Extremely comfortable and convenient apartment. Our second stay, and already booked another. Aspects are, as ever, the best agency to deal with.

January 2024

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Holidays in Hayle

Self catering in Hayle has always been a popular option, with its proximity to the main A30 and the nearby towns of St Ives and Penzance. There's nothing like a stroll along the beach whilst enjoying the unique flavours of Mr B's famous ice cream or taking a seat on the sand dunes with classic fish and chips from Sanders. It's stretch of sand is popular with dog walkers and the estuary is perfect for fishing.

In Hayle town you will find a range of shops and bars, a supermarket, charming local pubs and the ‘famous’ Mr B's ice-cream parlour, providing you with a wide range of options for a self catering holiday. The King George V Memorial Walk can be found in the centre of Hayle and is a lovely, level walk, planted with a wonderful selection of unique trees which creates a leafy canopy around the edge of Copperhouse Pool, a large tidal water now a site of special scientific interest. Being just a short drive to harbour and beach towns of St IvesPenzanceMouseholePorthleven and Marazion, a self-catering holiday in Hayle promises a holiday to remember.

Did you know...

Hayle is famous for its 3 miles of golden sands!

Things to do near Hayle

Godrevy Head 

Perfect for nature lovers, Godrevy Head offers breathtaking views of the lighthouse on Godrevy Island. Watch the sun go down over St Ives Bay, or If you're quiet, you might even be lucky enough to catch a glimpse of the seals that bask on the rocks in Mutton Cove at certain times of year. Godrevy beach cafe and Blue Bay Cafe in Hayle, are both well worth a visit, and are featued in our blog: The best beach-front cafes in West Cornwall

Coast 2 Coast Karting

If you fancy a change from visiting the many beaches in the area, Coast 2 Coast Karting is closeby for those looking to get the adrenaline pumping. Suitable for both juniors and adults, it's a great alternative day out. 

Gwithian Academy of Surfing

For those who fancy a go at surfing, group or private lessons are available for beginners to advanced surfers. Based at Gwithian Towans, it's within close proximity to our holiday cottages in Hayle. Find out more about Surfing in Gwithian.

Hayle Estuary RSPB Nature Reserve

Great for bird watching all year round, the Hayle Estuary is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). In Autumn and Winter, thousands of birds migrate here due to it being the most south-westerly estuary in the UK, meaning it never freezes. The estuary provides a great place for walks, but dogs must be kept on a lead to avoid any disturbance to the wildlife. Find out more about the Hayle Estuary.

Paradise Park

If the birds on the Estuary are a little too distant for your liking, Hayle's Paradise Park allows you to get up close and personal with wildlife of both the feathered and furry varieties. With a large indoor adventure play area, a gorgeous cafe - and even an onsite pub, this is one for the whole family.

Beaches in Hayle

Hayle is renowned for its 3 miles of golden sands, which stretch from Hayle Estuary to Gwithian Towans and Godrevy Point. With good surfing and great views, this safe, unspoilt beach is popular with kite buggies and sand yachts, but as it is lifeguarded in Summer, is a great place to spend a family day out. Find out more and discover other Sandy Beaches in West Cornwall.

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Nearby events

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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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.

Second time staying here and as fantastic as the first time very clean and comfortable

Extremely comfortable and convenient apartment. Our second stay, and already booked another. Aspects are, as ever, the best agency to deal with.

Really well maintained flat with high quality finishes, furnishing and fittings throughout. The kitchen is particularly well equipped. The view to the left is over the estuary; the view to the right is over Jewson's yard.

We have stayed at Paddles often and always find it extremely comfortable. The ideal location for looking around Cornwall and a plus having the shops nearby without feeling closed in. The view is lovely . Very relaxing, even on a damp day.

Loved our stay at Paddles. Great location, very clean and with everything you could need for a fantastic holiday.

Excellent property ticks all the boxes for a comfortable holiday.Have stayed several times and will definitely be back .

Paddles is in a great location with fantastic views and amazing sunsets over Lelant. The apartment is well equipped and extremely comfortable, my boys particularly love playing the Cornish Monopoly that is in Paddles when we visit.

Paddles is a lovely apartment with plenty of room for 4 people. It is well kitted out with everything you need. The view over the nature reserve is lovely. The only down side we found was that it is a long walk to the beach so with little ones you would have to use a car. But the beach is lovely when you get there. The plantation opposite has lots of walking routes and the coastal path right outside is a bonus. Its a lovely walk to St Ives and you can easily get a bus back.

we loved this apartment, it is so well laid out, well equipped and beautifully decorated in an ideal location which is central for town centre and walks yet so peaceful and tranquil in the evenings when you can sit out and watch the sun go down. This is our 2nd stay at paddles and will probably be going for a 3rd.

We loved Paddles. It's a beautiful, comfortable, very stylish apartment with an amazing view and wonderful sunsets. The view of Jewsons to the right wasn't really a problem as the view to the left is spectacular. The kitchen is extremely well equipped with every implement you can think of, which made self catering so much easier (although the addition of a coffee machine would be good). Very well placed for beaches and access to other resorts. It's easy to see why people return to Paddles and hopefully we will too.

Excellent fully equiped high quality clean, warm and welcoming accommodation.
Location suits car or public transport travel to other areas locally or across Cornwall. One allocated car parking space and unsure where a second car would park locally if required. Only minor suprise was the lack of bird life using the Hayle Estuary and Carnsew Pool SSSI during April. Would return at any opportunity!!

Reply from Aspects Holidays

We are so pleased that you had such a lovely stay at Paddles, though it's a shame to hear that the local birds were not as active in the estuary as you would have thought! Watching the wildlife is certainly a great way of spending the day, whatever the weather. As you have mentioned, Paddles has one allocated parking spot, but for those who have two cars, there are a few long-stay car parks in and around Hayle, where you can park your car and then walk to the property. We very much hope we can welcome you back to Paddles soon. Katy, Customer Services.

Nicely decorated apartment. Very well equipped, particularly the kitchen. Also things like beach chairs and windbreaker available to use. Unfortunately it was massively let down by cleanliness issues. We had to move the king-size bed to try and find the source of an allergy in that room. We were shocked to find a thick carpet of dust and bits of rubbish including ear plugs and even a receipt dating from 2yrs before. After having to prove the extent of the problem by emailing photos to the Aspects team they did send a housekeeper around that day and she spent a good hour cleaning the bedroom. We were also refunded a small percentage of our holiday cost. Unfortunately as cleanliness is my number one priority when staying anywhere this incident took the shine off of our holiday.

Reply from Aspects Holidays

We are sorry that you experienced some cleanliness issues during your stay at Pebbles, and that were some areas not up to the usual high standards. This is never what we want guests to experience, but we thank you for your patience and understanding while we arranged for a housekeeper to return to rectify the areas of concern. We completely understand just how important cleanliness is while staying in a property, and although we would much rather you not have to experience these disappointments in the first place, we appreciate you getting in touch to let us know as soon as possible so we could get it sorted straight away and your holiday could get back on track. Katy, Customer Services.

We have stayed at Paddles now 3 times. It is a first floor apartment with a very large balcony with beautiful views overlooking the bird sanctuary and Hayle beach. It is a 3 minute walk to Asda and a 5 mi Ute walk to Hayle village. Many gorgeous pubs within walking distance and approx 20 minute walk to Hayle beach and 2 hours to St Ives along the coastal path. Lukas beach bar is a must for meals especially Sunday lunch and breakfast. Paddles is immaculately clean with every appliance and kitchen utensil you would ever need. Will definitely be booking Paddles again.

Another enjoyable stay at Paddles. Looking forward to returning in September. This apartment truly is a home from home. Nice walks towards the Hayle Estuary from the door and those wonderful views to St Ives Bay from the double bedroom and lounge.

Lovely apartment and nicely situated

Paddles is a comfortable, cosy apartment with great views. It is really handy for the shops too. It is our 3rd visit to this apartment and it feels like home fro home. It has a super comfy bed and the kitchen is very well equipped. On one our days out we came across the Dog and Rabbit cafe in St Just which was very welcoming and served excellent lunches. Well worth a visit.

We love paddles. The location is perfect as we get the train everywhere. It is a lovely, modern apartment and we look forward to visiting for many years to come. We love the views out of the windows. The beaches at Hayle are stunning so all in all a perfect holiday destination for us

Paddles is one of the most comfortable well equipped delightful apartments that I have ever stayed in on holiday. The view from the lounge window is lovely and it is great to see the geese chattering away flying in formation overhead. I travel by public transport so for me it is perfect to have the train station a stones throw away, good bus services and the Asda round the corner couldn’t be more convenient. Good walks along the sandy beach when the tide is out. I like Hayle because it is flat and quiet. Great holiday.

Lovely apartment, great views, lots of wildlife around , and very close to a large supermarket. Another good point is that it is very close to good transport links.

Lovely apartment, very good location with everything on doorstep and well positioned to get to places. Nice view of estuary, although I enjoyed our view more last year in St Ives as it was more picturesque, but this apartment was a fraction of the price and easier to get to takeaways and shops. So great value for money. Would recommend Sanders Fish & chips and had a nice meal in Salt Kitchen, both 5 min walk.

Comfortable, good location flat. Many new cafes and restaurants in hayle. Lots of lovely things to see and do if you want to.

Paddles is a great apartment, close to amenities and the beach. The apartment had been cleaned to a high standard and we were phoned by Aspect's to say that we could go in earlier as the cleaner had finished, which was nice to know. Asda is only a few minutes walk away and open quite late. If you want to visit St Ives I would highly recommend the scenic train, catch it at St Erth park and ride station. Hayle is a good base if you wish to visit St Michaels Mount or the Minack Theatre. The balcony furniture is nice to sit on and everything you can think of is provided.

A gem of an apartment. Clean, well decorated and supplied in a great location for the town and coast. It has parking but it is close to train and bus services (best way to visit St.Ives). Lots of local eateries and walks. Thoroughly recommended, we loved it.

This is a great place to stay, very central and close to all the amenities. Perfect for all the sites and the beach. The apartment had absolutely everything you will need and has a stunning view over the estuary especially during sunset.

We liked everything about this apartment, the cleanliness, decor, the view, the well stocked cupboards!! It really was home from home. The balcony was an added bonus, especially on a sunny evening to watch the sun go down. We have been staying in Hayle for some years now & this was definitely the best accommodation by far! Thankyou for the cream tea & milk on arrival it was a lovely touch & for sharing your beautiful home. Aspects were amazing & are on hand if you need anything, we would definitely recommend to family & friends

Paddles is a beautiful apartment with a balcony overlooking the estuary and bird sanctuary with beautiful sunsets. It is in a perfect location in Hayle with all restaurant, pubs and shops within walking distance. The amazing 3 mile stretch of beach is about a 15 minute walk. Paddles is right on the South West Coastal Path. It is immaculately clean with lovely furnishings. The kitchen has every piece of equipment needed and also a vast array of herbs and spices which were very useful. All cleaning products are supplied. We have stayed at Paddles twice and have rebooked again for next year and hoping to fit another week at Paddles in this year too. Thank you so much. Anne Judge

Paddles is a lovely apartment. One of the best places we've stayed in so far on our visits to Hayle to see family. The view from the balcony is gorgeous (ignore the building work happening at North Quay, although it's quite fascinating watching what's going on, and ignore the timber yard next door). The apartment was a great space to have the family round for dinner, although it would have been nice if the weather was less windy and warmer so that we could have sat on the balcony and watched the sunset over Lelant, the station and the church.

Our second stay at Paddles and we enjoyed it even more than last time. Yes you can hear an occasional announcement about reversing forklift in the timber yard next door but this honestly did not bother us. You can see into the yard to the right but straight ahead and to the left from double bedroom and lounge are the amazing views of the Hayle Estuary out to the sea. Walks to the RSPB reserve and beach from the door, no need to drive even for shopping or takeaways/restaurants. We have stayed in Hayle many times before but have explored on foot much more since staying at Paddles due to its location. Such a comfortable, well appointed apartment, not a single item of kitchen equipment that wasn't provided. Have already reserved two more stays for 2023.

We arrived to a warm and inviting apartment decorated for Christmas. It is our second stay in Paddles and hopefully it won't be our last. We can tell that the apartment is cared for and has everything needed for a comfortable stay. As we said last time we stayed , you won't want to leave and we didnt want to. Aspects were brilliant as always. Thankyou

Very wild and windy outside during our stay - so especially grateful for such a warm and comfortable apartment. A great base for the numerous local walks and very convenient for local shops. We would like to book again but already 2022 is all but full. Special thanks to the housekeeper - the apartment is spotless. SUE & DOUG POWELL

Great apartment with stunning views over the estuary watching the sunset

Lovely holiday in a lovely part of the world, Thank you.

A lovely apartment, well equipped and spotlessly clean. Easy walk into town and Asda superstore barely 5 minutes walk. Fantastic outlook over the towans and out to St Ives bay.

Very comfortable, clean and pleasant apartment to stay in. Only one parking space which could be a problem but the outdoor space and views are wonderful. Hayle is a great place to stay with amenities all on the doorstep.

A very comfortable and clean modern property. Two bathrooms are an added bonus.Very well equipped for cooking in, but also is within walking distance of cafes, pubs and restaurants for eating out. Walks from the doorstep and excellent if you like birdwatching.

Lovely holiday, thank you

Wonderful place to stay to get away from it all. Real home from home with everything provided for an enjoyable stay. The balcony has the sun on it all day which is a real bonus for al fresco eating and drinking .

Aspects holidays staff very helpful. Well-equipped and comfy apartment in great location with scenic views. Great local beaches and places to visit. Good local shops, take aways, etc. Our second visit to Paddles and we will visit again!

Paddles and Hayle is a great location for exploring this part of Cornwall. Great to have such a lovely apartment to stay in if the weather isn’t great. Would definitely stay again.

Great views and location in a very comfortable and well looked after family apartment

Paddles is a well appointed and beautifully presented apartment in a quiet block. It has glorious views across an rspb lake towards the sea with a charming view of the West Cornwall golf course and Lelant church. The town centre and an Asda superstore are within easy walking distance.

Paddles is a very comfortable, clean, well - equipped and high spec apartment. Great fast wi-fi and lots of TV channels.

Fantastic views from balcony, including sunsets over the estuary.

Great location for visiting many places in Cornwall.

Would highly recommend and would not hesitate to return!

Paddles is a fantastic place to stay in Cornwall very comfortable lovely views you won’t want to come home

A great apartment with beautiful views of Hayle estuary and sunsets to die for, an ideal base for exploring Cornwall.

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Paddles, it is fully equipped and we made good use of the balcony( we took our own sun chairs) the sunsets are amazing. Hayle is a lovely place full of character and a good base to go out and see different places.The bus services to Penzance and St Ives are brilliant if you don't want to take your car.Asda is 5 minutes away for all your supplies. The Salt Bar was our favourite place to eat but there are many others that are very good, you need to do some research to find them. We would recommend this appartment to all.

As we stayed in Penzance over the last years, we were looking for something else. The apartment Paddles in Hayle is spacious with nice views and 2 bathrooms and has a large balcony (which we could not use due to bad weather). The main bedroom has also nice views to the river and beaches behind, whereas the twin bedroom looks out to a stone wall and only has a small window that makes airing a little bit difficult. Despite the very beautiful countryside around Hayle (especially Godrevy) we were a little bit disappointed by the surroundings itself, for dinner we went to St. Ives, Penzance or cooked by ourselves. The ASDA is not far away and very suitable to grocery shopping. All in all a very comfortable and new apartment, however as far as the location is concerned, other towns offer more.

Reply from Aspects Holidays

Thank you for taking the time to send in your feedback. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed the nice light, airy spacious feel of Paddles, and those great views of the estuary. We try to show as clearly as possible on the website that the twin bedroom doesn't have those same great views as the master bedroom and living room, so we are sorry if you had expected views from there as well. It is a smaller window in that room, especially when compared to the sliding doors that you have for ventilating the other bedroom and the living area, but there is one side of this window that opens fully and should still provide plenty of ventilation. We will of course monitor for any further feedback though. We were really sorry to hear that you were disappointed with Hayle as an area, and such a shame that we couldn't have helped recommend some great places to eat in the town- whilst it is a smaller town when compared to the likes of St Ives and Penzance, you have 3 miles of beautiful beach to explore and there are still some really lovely restaurants in the town and a couple that are away from the main part of the town but still within walking distance. If you are ever returning to the area, please do not hesitate to get in contact so that we can help with a few suggestions. We would love the opportunity to share a few little gems with you! Thanks again for your comments. Tanya, Customer Services

Really nice and modern apartment with great views from the balcony and fantastic sunsets. Easy to get to different areas from Hayle without having to travel too far. Clean, tidy and well equipped, lovely holiday, Thankyou

Lovely flat. Very comfortable. Would love to come again.

Worth every penny a must

A very comfortable, well equiped and modern apartment with excellent views. Local facilities, places to eat and beautiful locations to visit are all within easy access.

A very well appointed, comfortable apartment, with good access to local amenities and beaches in a beautiful area of Cornwall.

This is a high spec appartment in a great location. Very spacious and well equipped. Lovely decor. Would recommend.

The apartment was one of the best we have stayed at and the views was beautiful. We will be coming back next year.

Well worth a visit to this lovely apartment. A lovely view whilst being close to local amenities. Warning ! You won't want to leave ??

What a lovely place to stay & very well equipped. Loved the daily morning walk around pool watching & listening to variety of waders. Highly recommend salts bar very short walk & dog friendly. Would definitely stay again

A fabulous dog friendly apartment with amazing views, even the Jewson yard! So close to the beaches - a short stroll along the quay. Central for driving to towns & gardens on both North & South coast. Lots of eateries nearby, our favourite is The Old Quayhouse at Lelant saltings. Dog walks straight from the front door, around Carnsew Pool & straight across the road in grounds of the old foundry.

Excellent property. Well equipped and fantastic views. Easy to visit other places and lovely walks.

An exceptionally well appointed apartment. A great base for exploring the region with easy access and parking.