Location, location, location. This beautiful apartment has been restyled and its interior now oozes luxury. Guests will be delighted! The living area boasts astounding views through its huge bay window, taking in Carbis Bay beach and St Ives to Godrevy Lighthouse. You can walk to either on the coastal path which is accessed through the communal gardens with the waves lapping below, alternatively just relax and enjoy the luxury of your holiday apartment.
Moonstone has a large lounge with wonderful views along Carbis Bay beach towards St Ives and Godrevy Lighthouse in the other direction. A chair and binoculars are provided for your added enjoyment. There are two large sofas, LCD TV with DVD and an iPad dock.
An informative welcome manual will give you all the information you need about the flat and a good selection of books, maps and pamphlets will give you all the information you need about the locality including art galleries, gardens and walks. There is also a selection of DVDs. The lounge is decorated with original local art, including paintings, pottery and models. The telephone receives incoming and outgoing calls.
The dining area of Moonstone off the lounge and adjacent to the kitchen enjoys the stunning views across St Ives Bay. The dining area is carpeted and has table and chairs for 6 guests. Carbis Bay, St Ives and the surrounding area are blessed with a wide choice of quality restaurants, modern and traditional pubs as well as a number of places to obtain take-away food.
You are certainly spoilt for choice if you do wish to eat out however, you will also enjoy the comfort of dining in your own apartment at Moonstone. Here too the walls are decorated with original oil paintings of local scenes. The cherry wood dining suite is complemented by an excellent range of good quality crockery and tableware should you wish to eat in, taking advantage of the wonderful fresh local produce.
Since the hallway is fully carpeted, a shoe rack is provided just inside the door and should the weather turn inclement, and umbrella can be found on the coat rack.
The fully fitted modern kitchen of Moonstone has everything you need to keep holiday chefs happy and also benefits from the views of the St Ives Bay. The kitchen has a kettle, toaster, coffee maker, as well as a large fridge freezer, dishwasher and microwave. There is also a washing machine, with iron, ironing board, and clothes airer. The large airing cupboard in the hall can be used for drying boots and outdoor clothes. The double oven/hob are electric, a wide range of utensils and cookware are provided.
Bedroom One with En-suite
The master bedroom of Moonstone has plenty of storage space with large built-in wardrobes and shelving, and a clever concealed en-suite shower room. The room is fully carpeted and has a queen sized bed, bedside cabinets with clock radio and lamps and a small Lloyd Loom chair. There is also a small dressing table and mirror with hairdryer and a colour TV with DVD player. The windows are fitted with blinds and curtains.
The co-ordinated en-suite which is part of the built-in wardrobes, has a sink, WC and shower and adds that little bit of luxury and convenience to your holiday accommodation. Crisp white cotton bed linen and towels are provided. (Bath sheet, bath towel and hand towel are provided for every guest).
The second bedroom of Moonstone is fully carpeted, and fitted with twin beds, bedside cabinets and reading lamps . There is a large fitted wardrobe with plenty of storage and a dressing table with mirror and a Lloyd Loom chair. The windows are fitted with curtains and blinds. An LCD Freeview TV and integral DVD player is provided for entertainment.
Both bedrooms are fitted with electric heaters and are separated from the living area by sliding glass doors. There is also a booster seat and travel cot provided, guests are asked to bring bedding for the travel cot.
The main bathroom of Moonstone is very large and has been recently installed . It has a large corner bath, toilet, and hand basin built into a wood vanity unit with matching storage cupboard, mirror, non slip bathmat and shaving point. There is a large corner shower cubicle, fitted with a power shower and a heated towel rail.
The en-suite to the master bedroom provides a luxurious shower, wash basin and WC.
The beautiful communal gardens of Gwel Marten are available for guests’ to use and benefit from stunning views and access to the southwest coastal path and the beach.
Gwel Marten Apartments occupy a superb position on Headland Road at Carbis Bay. With dramatic views along Carbis Bay beach across to St Ives and Godrevy Lighthouse in the other direction.
The apartments are a short walk away from the Blue Flag Carbis Bay Beach and also convenient for the short train ride into St Ives renowned for its necklace of 5 superb beaches. Also the apartments are adjacent to the South West Coast Path, you can enjoy the stunning scenery along the cliff walk to St Ives or to Lelant and Hayle. A convenient and comfortable base to explore the many delights of Cornwall.
These 4 star and 5 star apartments are furnished and fitted to a high standard having shared use of the terraced gardens and lawn to the front of the development and enjoying spectacular views of St Ives Bay. Allocated parking is provided for guests.
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"Yet another amazing week in Moonstone. Wow what a view. It never gets boring. In a week where the rest of the south of England had pretty terrible weather, we had blue skies and sun. And even rainbows over the bay. Great place to visit other places but Carbis Bay and St Ives are firm favourites. Would love to return and definitely recommend."
"The accommodation was excellent, spacious, immaculately clean, with everything and more than one could need on holiday, the owner has certainly got an eye for detail and accessorised with high quality furnishings. The view from this apartment was amazing."
“We had a fabulous holiday and really loved Carbis Bay. We were really impressed with the standard of 'Moonstone' and thoroughly enjoyed our week there. The kitchen was well equipped with everything we needed for self catering, everything was spotlessly clean and it was perfect for my family. The view across the bay from the window in the living room was fabulous and was a treat to wake up to every morning. The location was really good and we made full use of the train into St Ives so we didn't use the car much at all.“
“Just wanted to feedback that we really enjoyed our stay in Moonstone, the view is amazing and the apartment is lovely. The service provided by the housekeeper, Michelle was very friendly and helpful.”
"We had an absolutely wonderful time at Moonstone, the view was breath taking as was the apartment. We also thought the apartment was great for our 18 month year old with everything being child friendly. Needless to say we will definitely be returning in the near future."
"We were completely impressed with Moonstone - both the location and the interior are completely outstanding. The apartment has so much in there and we were very happy with the food order from Food4YourHoliday too."
"We had a wonderful week in Moonstone. It is a high spec apartment, in a superb position and as my husband described in the owners visitors book - the view is to die for."
"Moonstone was furnished to a high standard and we found all the items that we required for our holiday and more. The administration/collection of key was wonderful, no trip into St Ives and being shown around the property made you feel very welcome. The scones and gifts were much appreciated."
"We had a great time in Cornwall despite the weather. Mostly we were on the beach or hunting for pirates (2 small pirate obsessed boys) - best day out was a bit of a drive but def worth it to Charlestown. With regards to the property it was absolutely fine - had everything we needed."
"Thank you to everyone who has dealt with me in the company. I booked the apartment for a 40th birthday as i wanted to wake up with a view of the sea. The view from the bay window was amazing and you could just spend hours relaxing looking out at that view. The quality of everything in the apartment was excellent from the bedlinen to the kitchen utensils etc. I was also pleasantly surprised by the little touches like the jute bag, chocolates and white company toiletries. It was also lovely to be left with juice and milk to make a drink on arrival. Having the local guides and welcome pack plus wi fi was great so we could plan where we wanted to go. All these little things make the stay more enjoyable. I really cannot fault the apartment as it was very clean and spacious and with four of us staying there we didn't get in eachothers way at all. Plus although it was very cold out, it was great having heaters that you could control individually so we were lovely and warm and the beds were so comfortable. Whilst we were there we made use of the train which was so close and convenient to get to and from St Ives. We had two fabulous meals in the Firehouse grill which i would highly recommend. We also had a 20 minute drive out to St Michaels Mount which was lovely to walk out to and take in the scenery."
"We had a thoroughly enjoyable week's stay at Moonstone. The apartment was very comfortable with excellent facilities."
"We had a wonderful stay at Moonstone, Gwel Marten Apartments. Fabulous views of Carbis Bay beach and St Ives Harbour from the big bay window. The apartment itself was of very high standard. it was clean, tidy and very welcoming on arrival and contained everything required. We walked several times into St Ives via the coastal path located at the bottom of the hill down from the apartment. Bit steep at the start, but breathtaking views on the walk itself, which is about a mile and a half long and the beaches were very clean and water very clear. The train line is just below the apartment and as well as being an enjoyable return trip back to the apartment (instead of climbing the steep hill back up on return!!) was a bargain at £1 each! Train leaves just before the hour and returns just after the half hour. St Ives itself is a lovely place and you could spend hours there just walking and visiting the galleries and little shops. We went on a boat trip to Seal Island, which we enjoyed very much. Lovely views again of the coastline on the way out to the island and we saw seals once we got there!! There are many lovely restaurants and you are spoiled for choice really. I don't recall the names of the ones we did eat at, but they were very nice. We had a take away from Becks (?) fish and chip restaurant just at the top of the road from the apartment which was brilliant and we had a Chinese take away delivered from Hong Kong Kitchen (?), which was excellent and only £1.50 charge for delivery to the apartment. We also had a very nice meal at the Italian Restaurant at the far end of the harbour."
"A first class holiday at Moonstone, both my expectations and those of my Dad were exceeded! Every attention to detail within the apartment had been taken care of – we really appreciated the high quality of everything. From crockery to bed-linen everything was of exceptional quality. The cleanliness of the apartment was also to a high standard. The views from the apartment were ‘out of this world’ & on our first night we were able to enjoy an unexpected firework display on the beach – fantastic! On our final morning we also saw a dolphin – we didn’t even need to use the binoculars."
"I loved Moonstone from the second i walked in, the location was to die for and the view second to none. The whole place was spotless, the Kitchen was amazingly well stocked and so gorgeous i loved it. The bathroom blew me away with that lovely bath and a large shower as well, the heated towel rail a real bonus as often its so difficult to dry your towels. The bed was the most comfortable i had ever slept in when away from home and it is clear there has been so much attention to detail when fitting out this flat. The space in all the rooms was wonderful and as i said before so clean and had a really cared for feel to the place. The Firehouse in Fore Street St. Ives did gorgeous food and the Fish and Chip place on water front near the life boat station was also gorgeous. I would definitely recommend anyone to walk into St. Ives via the coast path from Carbis Bay, that walk is really a must if you don't mind a steep hill down into the bay and a steep climb up again. Also park at Lelant church and walk down to Porth Kidney beach is beautiful on a nice day and check out the chocolate factory at Mullion, you wont be disappointed."
"We had a wonderful time staying at Moonstone. The apartment certainly met our expectations, was very clean and had everything one could need. We visited St. Ives many times and walked there on foot along the cliff footpath. We went to St. Michael's Mount , The Lost Garden's of Heligan are truly inspiring and have so much to see. Mousehole was a special place as was the Minack Theatre (warm clothing a must). We also did the coast to coast cycle ride, renting bicicles from Elm Farm. The route takes you on a nine mile ride through old mining areas, beautiful fields, preservation areas, an impressive viaduct and eventually to the beautiful inlet village of Devoran. Among the restaurants and bars we enjoyed were St. Andrew's Bistro, The Firehouse Grill, The Balcony and the Coast Cafe, all in St. Ives. A gallery to visit is Starboard Gallery, Tregenna Hill, St. Ives. The artist is in residence and there is also very nice jewelry for sale."
"The apartment, Moonstone, was fabulous. It was well equipped with everything of an excellent standard. A joy to return to after a day out. Facilities are so good that we did not eat out much, preferring easy and leisurely meals in, enjoying the space and the view. Becks is a good fish and chip shop, 7 mins walk for takeaways. The Tinners Arms, Zennor, provided a great meal, sitting outside on a glorious sunny evening. We enjoyed Carbis Bay beach, close to the apartment. We also explored St Ives thoroughly, easily accessible by train from near Moonstone. Enjoyed the Tate and Hepworth Galleries there, and enjoyed our visit to Penzance and other parts of the Penwith peninsula."
"Moonstone (and especially the view over the beach) certainly met our expectations. We loved the Seafood Cafe in St. Ives."
"We had a great time in Moonstone and Carbis Bay. The standard of accommodation was excellent. And the sun was shining all week! On the walk front, we went to Sennen Cove and did the walk to Lands End to avoid all the touristy bit. Much better way to arrive!"
"We very much enjoyed our week at Moonstone, we loved the deco, so clean and everything we needed. The weather was kind to us too-only one wet day! We loved the ensuite and the bathroom. Becks fish and chip shop is great-best ever! The Rajpoot Indian is the best Curry house!. We have been holidaying in Carbis bay now for about 14 years now and will continue to do so. The view from this apartment makes the holiday! Would be quite happy to just sit and watch the view! For shopping Penzance is handy. The gift shops in St Ives are brilliant. The wholemeal pasty in the Cornish bakehouse is the best ever! Ferrel's almond macaroons -gorgeous! A visit to Mousehole is a must and we love Porthcurno and Kynance cove. The fireworks at Lands end were great. Been to Flambards on the pasta and the Seal Sanctuary -both great."
"Just a quick note to thank you for such a wonderful October holiday we had at Moonstone. We have stayed in a few of these apartments at Gwel Marten and this was by far the best! We will be back."
"We arrived at Moonstone, we were rendered speechless when we saw the view from the lounge window. absolutely stunning, as was the whole apartment. We couldnt wait to get back to the apartment some days, we spotted dolphins early one morning when we were on the beach very near to the shore. it made our day."
Mrs I. Gant
"Standard of accommodation was superb, cleanliness was 2nd to none. Hard to comment further really! We had a great holiday. We spent most days on the beach, the pizza at the beach was cracking – especially for my birthday! Ice cream pretty daily too! Becks fish & chip shop was great for our first night there. with 2 small children we didn’t venture out to many other restaurants. We enjoyed the Soft Play just over the cross roads and also Paradise Park too."
N. & J. Innes
"Moonstone was as excellent as ever – a really enjoyable holiday with wall-to-wall sunshine every day!"
"Everything was lovely at Moonstone, I don't think we made any discoveries when it comes to places to go; we loved Porthminster Beach Cafe. We loved the walk along the cliff path and down the steps to Porth Kidney beach at low tide. It was virtually deserted. The walk in the opposite direction, a delightful way to approach St.Ives. Loved Moonstone... loved St.Ives."
"The accommodation in Moonstoone is excellent - everything is good quality (bed linen, towels, kitchen accessories, etc.) and it was very clean and comfortable. It definitely met expectations and lived up to the write up and pictures on the website."
"Moonstone once again was fabulous, the standard of the equipment was most definitely 5*. The apartment was immaculate and its really nice to see that everyone that has visited has really looked after it. We will most definitely be returning for a 3rd visit!"
"The holiday was excellent - the location of Moonstone was unbeatable and those views were breathtaking! The quality of the accommodation was superb - quite the best apartment we have ever stayed in (and we are not young!!)."
"Reference Moonstone the standard of accommodation and cleanliness of the property fully met our expectations and the view from the property is amazing."
"The owners have obviously refurbished this apt and it is great. The view is to die for and worth the 5* rating it has been given."
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