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Bella's Retreat
Barnoon/Carthew, St Ives

£807 - £2109 per week
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Bella's Retreat is a truly wonderful place. An attractively finished and ideally placed home perfect for families needing space to sprawl or couples wanting a little extra if celebrating a special occasion. Enjoy the privacy of your own terrace leading off the kitchen where the sun shines for the best part of the day, or if you're escaping the city smoke for a winter break, get cosy and nestle down in front of the woodburner with a good film!

With up to two parking spaces, Bella's Retreat offers you everything you could possibly want from a St Ives holiday home. Under occupancy rates available for certain weeks of the year for those guests with 4 or less in the party.

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Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1

Double

Bedroom 2

Twin

Bedroom 3

King

Bedroom 4

King

Entrance

from the parking area up several steps to patio area and door into:

Kitchen/dining room

gas hob with six burners, electric oven, dishwasher, fridge, freezer, dining table, eight chairs, patio doors to terrace and parking area.

Utility/shower room

washer/dryer, shower, WC, sink, back door to terrace area.

Sitting room

three seater and two seater sofa, armchair, woodburner, TV/DVD. Stairs to first floor and bedrooms.

Bedroom 1

double bed, hanging hooks, TV, sea views.

Bedroom 2

twin beds, TV, hanging hooks.

Bedroom 3

king size bed, en suite shower, WC, basin, TV, sea views.

Family bathroom

P-shaped bath with shower over, basin, separate WC. Stairs to:

Bedroom 4

king size bed, TV, sea views.

Additional information

gas central heating, travel cot and high chair, parking space can accommodate up to two small cars or one large car (width of space 4.57m and length 5.58m) WiFi, short breaks available.

 
 

Spacious house with lots of style and comfortable furnishings. The walk back from town does include a steep hill, but there are lots of short cuts to make it a little easier. There is noise from the road outside, but with windows and shutters closed it's negligible and it does stop at night around 10pm. We just happened to be there that very hot week, so we noticed it. Parking outside the door is great and makes unloading so much easier.

September 2023

Comfortable spacious property for our multi generational family use. The location is fine but the hill may be a challenge when returning from Porthmeor beach or town. There is a half hourly bus service that drops you off almost outside the front door from the beach up to 6:55 pm during July - August. There is no bus service from the town but taxis are available. The rear car parking space was suitable for our Ford Fiesta and Ford C Max cars. Bella’s Retreat is well equipped and provided us with a comfortable space to have a relaxing holiday.

July 2023

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15% off - 29 Jun 24 to 6 Jul 24

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Holidays in Barnoon & Carthew

Moments from the bustling lanes of St Ives town and harbour, overlooking Porthmeor beach with beautiful coastal walks to Clodgy Point and beyond... Barnoon and Carthew is tucked away in a quieter spot, whilst being perfectly located for those wanting to exploring the best of St Ives! With golden sands, rugged coastal paths and a plethora of independent shops, cafes, bars and restaurants all just a short stroll away.


Enjoy spending days by the seaside, building sandcastles and paddling along the shoreline. Tuck into delicious fish and chips whilst watching the boats bobbing up and down in the harbour or head off along the coastal path, taking in the spectacular scenery and breath-taking sea views and experience a quintessential Cornish stay in this beautiful corner of Cornwall. Read more about the seaside paradise of St Ives here.

Top tip

Take a walk to nearby Clodgy Point for spectacular views.

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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.

Good sized house within walking distance to the town. Be aware the hill is not for the faint hearted. Parking for two cars but very snug. Good shower room downstairs for beach lovers and small rear garden which would be nice for viewing the Porthmeor sunset.

Reply from Aspects Holidays

  • You do have a bit of an uphill walk to get back to the property at the end of the day, but I hope you agree, the short walk is worth it for the extra space in the house compared to many right in the town. It also helps burn off any extra ice cream and cream teas we may have had?? There is also bus and taxi services for when you want more of an express route home for the days you don't fancy walking. We do advertise the parking as 2 small cars or 1 big one which possibly could be why it was a little snug for you. If you do walk though, I am sure you will agree that the scenery along the way certainly makes it worthwhile. Phoebe, Customer Service

Spacious house with lots of style and comfortable furnishings. The walk back from town does include a steep hill, but there are lots of short cuts to make it a little easier. There is noise from the road outside, but with windows and shutters closed it's negligible and it does stop at night around 10pm. We just happened to be there that very hot week, so we noticed it. Parking outside the door is great and makes unloading so much easier.

Comfortable spacious property for our multi generational family use. The location is fine but the hill may be a challenge when returning from Porthmeor beach or town. There is a half hourly bus service that drops you off almost outside the front door from the beach up to 6:55 pm during July - August. There is no bus service from the town but taxis are available. The rear car parking space was suitable for our Ford Fiesta and Ford C Max cars. Bella’s Retreat is well equipped and provided us with a comfortable space to have a relaxing holiday.

The property represents excellent value.But be warned the location requires you to tackle some very steep streets.I suppose it's one way of getting fit!

Comfortable, good sized family home in a decent location priced competitively

A lovely spacious house, within great reach of town. Fabulous sea views & great location. Parking a bonus. Needs a little TLC but comfortable enough for a weeks stay. Would be happy to return.

Reply from Aspects Holidays

Thank you for your comments. We are glad to hear that you have enjoyed your time at Bella's Retreat and that you would happily return for another stay. We have passed on your comments to the owner, and we will check everything thoroughly during our next inspection, too. Thanks for taking the time to give us your review. Katy, Customer Services.

Bella’s Retreat provided excellent accommodation for up to eight people. Plenty of room, very nicely equipped & furnished. Off road parking at the rear was useful but better for one car only. An easy stroll down to town and large car park.

Great property in fantastic location. Easy access to beaches and town. Spacious rooms with everything you need, a home from home. Good to have parking, although I would say only suitable for 1 car due to tight access from lane.

Bella’s retreat was more than we expected it was very clean and well equipped. The house was large and furnished well with comfortable beds. We all had a lovely stay and would definitely recommend Bella’s retreat for a great holiday in St Ives. Just to add we received excellent service from Aspect holidays as always.

Bella's retreat is in amazing place to enjoy St Ives and is exactly as it's described. The parking is such a positive thing in the town. The hill is epic after a meal, but it keeps you fit and you get used to it ?? Wouldn't hesitate to go back again..

Great space. Great utilities. Felt like home.

Lovely stay at Bellas Retreat. Great location, house was great, highly recommend

Loved our stay. You get lot for your money. No stress of unloading car on awkward roads. Definitely would stop here again for the price and size.

A large cottage 15 minutes walk from the town and beaches, well equipped and good sized bedrooms although you would never be able to seat 8 occupants in the lounge. Would benefit from freshening up.

Fabulous week at Bella’s Retreat, Great location and the shower in down stairs in the utility room is a life saver after a day at the beach!

Do you want me to put this on a review especially as you have not even replied? Because of this failure to reply i am not putting i would recommend you to my friends. We will also see if you reply to this.

Reply from Aspects Holidays

Thank you for your review. We are very sorry again that our emails had not reached you during your holiday due to our email system bouncing them into your junk folder. Since speaking with you personally upon receipt on your questionnaire, we discussed that this was a genuine error and the last thing we would ever want is for guests to feel as though they are not getting the answers that they are requesting. We have now changed the email system that was being used and this will not happen again. We hope you still enjoyed your holiday in St Ives and we look forward to seeing you again. Lucy, Customer Services

We have recently returned from Bella’s Retreat where we spent a wonderful week on a family holiday. Our party was only my Husband, almost 2 year old daughter and I, so the house had more than enough space for us. If you fully occupied all of the bedrooms, the living room would be very tight. But the kitchen has a large table. The accommodation was excellently presented, where clearly a lot of money has been spent in recent years. The kitchen is well stocked with equipment. The rooms are large and airy. The 2nd floor bedroom has lovely views out to the sea. The car parking space easily fit our BMW estate. As other reviews have warned, the house is in the upper part of St Ives, so it’s a steep walk up hill back. But this is expected of so much of St Ives, and only helps to burn the extra calories you’ll be consuming in the wonderful local bakeries! Aspects holidays are extremely helpful, I will definitely be booking with them for the future.

Our fourth trip to this beautiful property in lovely St ives and already reserved a week for next summer ! This house caters for all of our large family our children ages are from 26 down to six (yes our older children still come ... they love St Ives so much .. or it could be due to the offer of a holiday on Mum and Dad ! ) Aspects are also a fantastic company to book with !

We have already booked again for next year ... which sums up how lovely this house is ! We have a large family and it accommodates us all and allows us space, so we are not on top of each other. The car parking spaces are the icing on the cake ! Thank you x

Came to St Ives for a wedding at Tregenna and booked Bella’s Retreat due to its proximity to the venue. Very well equipped was able to cater for 10 for Dinner with no problems. Quite a busy road and parking around the back is snug especially if you have a large car. Three nice large bedrooms and quite a small twin room, more suitable for children rather than adults. Close to centre of St Ives but the hills proved a challenge to Grandma.

Had a nice stay with lovely weather and a great wedding.

Bellas Retreat is a large house in the upper part of St Ives. It is a bit of a strenuous walk back up the hill but that meant an extra pasty or ice cream was not out of the question. Its handy for all the beaches and near enough to call back to for a cup of tea or a sit down to recharge the batteries. Similarly if eating at the house it's an easy walk back to the town afterwards for a drink maybe. A taxi out for a special meal or if you dont fancy any of the hills was just a fiver.

A wonderful stay at a very clean, comfortable and well-equipped house in a great location. Very impressed with Aspects' service throughout and we have already booked this property again next year.

We had a lovely week at Bellas Retreat , perfect weather helped . Who’d have thought we could surf in February! We loved the location wandering up and down the hill to Porthmeor and into St Ives was a treat . There’s plenty to do in the area , we walked for miles on the coastal path . The cinema in St Ives is handy and cheap for a night out . The house is well equipped, warm and comfortable .We would happily return .

Lovely house, lovely space, great convenience. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay!

Wonderful, well - equipped, stylish house within a short walk of St Ives town. Perfect relaxing week away!

The house was perfect for our family weekend in St ives. Perfect location, beautifully decorated, very clean and fully equipped.

This property is absolutely stunning, I can not wait to book it again.

Bella’s Retreat was a great place to stay for a winter holiday for up to 8 people, and Aspects make everything easy. Have used them lots of times for St Ives houses.

Excellent location and well equiped for families. Spacious house and great wet room downstairs for surfers etc

Bella's Retreat is a perfect property for a holiday in St.Ives! The house is incredible beautiful! We loved everything about it!!

A lovely homely space. Very well equipped and nicely furnished. We would definitely stay here again.

Bella 's is a lovely place, really enjoyed our stay! Well equipped and beds lovely and comfy!! Great location to walk into Town! Would stay again!

Thank you so much Aspect Holidays and Bella's Retreat for a wonderful stay in St Ives! We loved the house and our two year old was also well catered for. We would definitely recommend this property for anyone looking for spacious accommodation near St Ives.

Beautiful property for a really comfortable stay,

Bella's Retreat has been a lovely place to stay with the extended and growing family for our last few holidays and hopefully more to come.

We loved our stay in Bella's Retreat and can't wait for our return visit next year!!

Bella's Retreat is a lovely property, finished to a high standard, with some sea views, comfortable beds and with the added bonus of parking for 2 small cars. A reasonably quiet location but the walk to the property from the beaches involves a steep hill! We would definitely book this property again!

We are all very impressed with the high standard of this property. The fixtures,fittings and equipment really exceeded our expectations. The bedrooms especially are delightful and bigger than the photos show on the website. There's plenty of crockery and cutlery and even dishwasher tabs are provided. The welcome pack of starter groceries is a very thoughtful touch too. The beds are so comfortable. All in all Bellas Retreat cannot be too highly praised...The owner must be commended for this beautiful house/home. Three families which include grandparents, parents and grandchildren have the potential for getting under each others feet but not here as there's plenty of room for all. The utility room is a brilliant idea with the toilet and the exit to the back yard. The pushchairs, wellies and drying clothes were out of sight too. All in all a perfect house for a wonderful holiday/family get together.

We had a fantastic stay at Bella's Retreat this November. The property is beautifully decorated and furnished, and so well equipped with everything you could possibly need! The location is great, just a short walk into St.Ives! The welcome basket was a lovely touch, we would definitely go back for another stay!

Bellas' Retreat is a beautiful house in a good location. It is incredibly well equipped and furnished and has a lot of space- it worked really well for our family of 6 and we would definitely book this house again.

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Bella's Retreat and would highly recommended it. It had lovely views and the interior was to a very high standard. The beds were very comfortable and the kitchen well equipped. We wouldn't have changed a thing!

We have had a fantastic holiday, bellas retreat was a gorgeous property to stay in and was exactly as the description said, everything you could need was catered for and more besides the attention to detail was exceptional. The little welcome basket was a lovely touch and I would highly recommend aspect holidays and more so bellas retreat, which was a treat, thanks again for an enjoyable holiday, this was my granddaughters first holiday and you made it so much easer for us all xx hopefully see you again soon xx

Our party of three ladies returned to the property for a weeks break in April 2015 having had a long weekend at Bella's Retreat in October 2014.

The property represents very good value for money. It is well equipped, is light and airy and decorated in a modern style

Provided that you don't mind a relatively short walk up and down some steep hills you can park up for the week and easily access St Ives on foot. Bella's is conveniently located for the beautiful Porthmeor beach and if you enjoy walking then Porthminster beach and Carbis Bay are within easy walking distance.

We love St Ives and Bella's Retreat makes an good base for visiting this lovely seaside town.

Really great property in a fabulous location!