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Dolphins - 3 Carthew Court
Barnoon/Carthew, St Ives

£456 - £1201 per week

Dolphins is a lovely holiday home located within the popular, Carthew Court complex, ideal for a small family. No matter the weather, you have beautiful sea views over Porthmeor, via the large floor to ceiling windows and patio door from the sitting room. Enjoy your morning coffee outside on the sea facing patio, while you plan your day ahead, or to the rear of the property, is a larger enclosed patio, a real sun trap, where you can all relax and sunbathe in peace and quiet, with only birdsong around you.

A short walk down Porthmeor Hill will lead you to the crowd-pleasing surfing beach, where you could easily spend the day. You have the choice of hiring surf boards, stand up paddle boards, or taking lessons, for those eager to learn. Two nearby cafes will keep you fed and watered throughout the day, or you can simply walk a couple of minutes further into the bustling town centre, where you can find a further four beaches, boat trips to see the seals, restaurants, bars and boutiques for all ages.

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Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1


Bedroom 2



access via patio area into the porch, leading into hallway with stairs to first floor. Door from hallway to:

Kitchen/dining/sitting room

washer/dryer, dishwasher, electric hob and oven, fridge with freezer compartment, living flame gas fire, sofa, arm chair with footstool, TV, dining table wih four chairs, tilt and turn patio door leading to outside small patio with two chairs, sea views.

Bedroom 1

king size bed, sea views.

Bedroom 2

twin beds.


bath with shower over, basin, WC.

Outside area

patio with six chairs, fold out garden table, BBQ.

Additional information

gas central heating, WiFi, short breaks available.


Dolphins is a home away from home. Excellent holiday home in a fantastic location. Highly recommended.

June 2024

This is a well equipped, comfortable property with the most amazing view. It’s in a quiet, central location. This is the second time we’ve stayed at dolphins and I’m sure we’ll be back. We had an amazing time in St Ives.

August 2023

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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.

Dolphins is a home away from home. Excellent holiday home in a fantastic location. Highly recommended.

This is a well equipped, comfortable property with the most amazing view. It’s in a quiet, central location. This is the second time we’ve stayed at dolphins and I’m sure we’ll be back. We had an amazing time in St Ives.

A great place to stay with an amazing view. Perfect for a family and very comfortable

This was our fourth time staying at Dolphins since 2012 and it was even better this time. Great location and great overall holiday home. A real hidden treasure.

Perfect family accommodation and location near the beaches and the town. The house had everything we needed for a lovely holiday in St Ives.

Nice position, if walking to town you have to climb hills to get back ,a problem if you have mobility issues

Very clean, comfortable ,well appointed property. Good location with a nice view of the sea. It's a bit of a walk up the hill from town, but only takes ten or twelve minutes. There is no allocated parking and its limted in the street. In high season that could a problem. There is plenty of parking at the rugby club but that a good fifteen minutes away. We very much enjoyed our stay

We had an amazing holiday in St Ives and loved our stay at ‘The Dolphins’. The views are beautiful, the outdoor space is a real bonus and the house is clean and comfortable. The climb back up from the beach is a bit of a killer but the views make it all worthwhile. The location is super! We’ll be back.

Lovely bright, well decorated, clean property with all necessary mod cons. Pleasant front and rear gardens, giving opportunity to sit out during evening and daytime if desired. Good location, within walking distance of St Ives town, harbour, and Porthmeor and Porthgwidden beaches.

Dolphins was an ideal location, close to Porthmeor beach and only 5 min walk into St Ives. Walking back does involve conquering a fairly steep hill but we found it ok. Glorious views over the sea and beach and Dolphins was extremely well equipped and very comfortable. We absolutely loved it and will definitely book again. The parking can be a bit of an issue. The road is one of the few free places to park in St Ives so quite often local workers and surfers will park there from early morning to late evening so if you go out for the day you may struggle to park when you get back.

Perfect. Thank you Lanes family, you have thought of everything.

A lovely house with everything you could need in a house to house Holiday… a little on street parking available but on a first come basis … Lovely sea views and close to main shops bars n beaches etc but must be fit to tackle the uphill back to property.

Reply from Aspects Holidays

St Ives is known for its hills, so the location of your chosen property can be an important consideration for some. For those who will struggle with this, it is often best to stay right in the centre of town, or over the other side of the town, on the bus routes that will make light work out of that return journey back up to the property. If you don't mind the exercise though, the views that you get from being perched above the town and beaches, as you are with this property, is well worth that effort. We are glad that it worked well for you, and you enjoyed your time here. Tanya, Customer Services

Our stay at Dolphins was fabulous, the accommodation was spotlessly clean, really well equipped, with very comfortable beds and an excellent shower. It's a lovely location and easy to get around by foot, near Portmeor Beach. Parking is the only tiny issue as it's a first come first served situation, but this is made clear in the booking. Aspects were brilliant to deal with, we will definitely use them again.

Reply from Aspects Holidays

We are glad that you enjoyed your time here. Parking is unfortunately at a premium in St Ives; with many properties not having this facility. For those without this facility, like Dolphins - 3 Carthew Court; it is always worth looking into parking options beforehand on the local council website and looking into private parking availability, particularly for peak weeks. There is also a park and ride facility which some find useful. Please feel free to contact the team for any advice. Thanks for your comments, and we hope to see you back here soon. Tanya, Customer Services

Excellent! We had a wonderful time at Dolphins! The cottage is exactly as described on the website, with lovely views of the coast and The Island from the sitting room and main bedroom. The cottage is beautifully decorated with a seaside theme and very well equipped, we had everything we needed for a very comfortable and enjoyable stay.

Lovely house and great location.

Booked this property because it was pet and smoke free. The property was really clean unlike some of the properties I've stayed in St Ives and the views from the patio window were an added bonus. Located on a quite street with no noise with great double glazing. Ten minute walk into town but the steep hill might put people off if you have difficulty walking. Stayed in the heart of St Ives many times and it can get a bit much so this is a great escape only ten minutes away. We'll be rebooking.

Absolutely fell in love with this place the minute I walked in. I felt so relaxed here. Spacious, clean, comfy with everything you need. The sea views are a massive bonus! Just be ready for the walk to and from St Ives centre, the hill is a steep hill. Take your time.

The dolphins was a lovely home away from home, with amazing sea views and only around a 10 minute walk away from most main amenities and attractions. The house was lovely and clean on arrival.

It was so spacious and well equipped. We immediately felt at home and pampered by our surroundings and our lovely view. I didn't want to leave.

We are a family with two young children and this place was absolutely perfect for us. The views from downstairs and upstairs were incredible. Waking up early with kids is the norm but when you look out of the window and see the sun rise it’s nothing short of magical. The place was very spacious and having a front and back garden meant we were able to catch the sun in the morning and afternoon. Definitely recommend this place to anyone.

Gorgeous and cosy cottage with fabulous sea views and in a great location. We stayed for a week and had a wonderful time. Kitchen very well equipped as well. Highly recommend!

The view from the open plan living and kitchen area was excellent. The property had a nice bright feel and was equipped with everything you could possibly need. The property was ideally situated on the quiet edge of town with a pleasant 10 minute walk into the centre. It's not ideal for anyone with mobility issues, however if this is not an issue, I would highly recommend.

Reply from Aspects Holidays

We are glad to hear that you liked Dolphins- 3 Carthew Court; you certainly get a lovely view from there! Sitting above the town, away from the hustle and bustle, but close enough to walk in; it does involve an uphill walk back to the property after a day at one of the stunning beaches of St Ives. As you rightly say, with the property being over 2 floors and that walk up from the town, the property may not work for everyone, but we are glad that you agreed that it was worth it. Tanya, Customer Services

We enjoyed a relaxing week in this clean, well furnished and equipped property. Can recommend. If we had been earlier in the year the outside spaces would have been ideal.

Lovely clean place with excellent sea views. The walk into town can be steep in places but we managed fine with two very young children.

Great property and shown on the images, great workout walking to the property as St Ives is quite hilly. Thank you for a great base for an amazing holiday.

Dolphins is a fabulous property with amazing views of the sea and beach. It is perfectly equipped we had a very enjoyable stay and hope to go back again.!