Chy an Kerris

Chy-an-Kerris is situated on Headland road and boasts panoramic views across Carbis Bay blue flag beach and St Ives. The house is set in beautiful sub-tropical gardens which have spectacular views. Former home of renowned artist Barbara Hepworth.

Chy-an-Kerris was once the home of the renowned local sculptor Barbara Hepworth and artist Ben Nicholson. It is available to rent as a holiday home in the form of separate apartments. A fascinating insight into the life of Barbara Hepworth can be found on her website. These well presented properties offer excellent accommodation for couples looking for a place to stay in Cornwall, with a clifftop position over Carbis Bay beach. Discover more Carbis Bay apartments or read on to find out more about Chy-an-Kerris.


  • Landscaped communal gardens with private gated access to the coastal path.
  • An allocated parking space is provided with each apartment.
  • 4 minute walk to Carbis Bay beach.
  • 3 minute walk to the scenic rail line for access to St. Ives and surrounding area.
  • Chy-an-Kerris apartments can accommodate 8 guests in 3 properties.
  • Optional connecting door to two apartments.

Carbis Bay

Carbis Bay is the perfect destination for those that want paradise beach life a pebble’s throw from the heart of St Ives art, culture and foodie hub. With its palm-fringed sandy beach, water sports, ocean-side spa and sea view dining options. Carbis Bay self catering is the perfect choice for guests looking for the idyllic spot to dip a toe in the luxury coastal lifestyle. We’ve got a selection of contemporary apartments overlooking the family-friendly Carbis Bay beach, as well as luxury holiday homes within easy reach of the golden sands. All of our self-catering accommodation is decked out with mod cons including Wifi, and many of Carbis Bay self catering properties come with complimentary access to the world-class C Bay spa.

An easy 30-minute walk along the South West Coast Path, or 5 minutes on the coastal railway from the buzzing town and beaches of St Ives, Carbis Bay self catering is a more serene scene than its neighbour. If you’re looking for laid-back beach life look no further than the pearly sands of Carbis Bay, with its blue flag water quality, seasonal lifeguards, low-tide rock-pooling and excellent beachside facilities. Offering a plethora of water sports for the whole family, it’s the perfect place to castaway on a stand-up paddleboard, kayak or sailing boat, or come face-to-face with the fascinating sea life on a snorkelling adventure or a tour on a Hawaiian outrigger canoe. If you want to escape the beach-bound masses and walk the dog on a mile of crowd-free sands, just along the coast path is the pristine Porthkidney Sands, an expanse of golden sands and sea looking across to Godrevy Lighthouse which is dog friendly all year.

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