What a chic apartment! This beautiful ground floor self-catering apartment is ideally positioned on Headland Road, and just a stones throw to the Carbis Bay beach and the coastal path. The private sun-deck to the rear of Sowena is a great place to relax and unwind and to stoke up the barbecue after a day out exploring. Holidaying with friends or family, guests will enjoy the sociable nature of the living area which adjoins the well equipped kitchen.
The Lounge of Sowena has a five seater luxury leather corner chaise style sofa with contemporary leather tub chair and modern acrylic coffee table, 32″ Widescreen LCD TV with Freeview, Nintendo Wii, DVD/CD, radio with Ipod docking station to enjoy your own music. If you’re looking for a cosy winter weekend break or a chilled out summer vacation, bring your laptop and keep in touch with the office with free wireless broadband.
There is a “Welcome Book” packed with information about St Ives and the varied attractions of St. Ives. You will also find O.S. maps, walks, pub and restaurant guides, as well as a selection of games, books, videos and DVD’s. The renowned Beck’s Fish and Chips licensed restaurant is within walking distance. La Casita and Atlantic Waves are two other quality restaurants in Carbis Bay, there are also pubs and shops about 10 minutes walk away from Sowena..
Apartment Sowena at Tol Pedn House is furnished in a contemporary style, the spacious open plan Kitchen/Dining Room comfortably seats 6 people. From the dining room window you can look out across Carbis bay and broken views across St Ives Bay. Enjoy your own music on the Ipod docking station or listen to the local radio to get the weather and surf reports. Porthmeor is one of St. Ives famous beaches and offers excellent surfing for beginners and experts alike.
You are rather spoilt for choice with the number of quality restaurants nearby, some do offer a takeaway service alternatively, you can prepare your meal at home and enjoy comfort of your apartment. On warmer days of course you may choose to BBQ or dine “al fresco” on the decking in private at the rear of the apartment.
Apartment Sowena has a fully fitted contemporary kitchen in walnut and cream with NEFF electric cooker, a 5 burner gas hob, microwave, built in fridge/freezer, dishwasher, 4 slice toaster, kettle, and everything else you would expect from an apartment of this quality even champagne glasses. This open plan Kitchen/Diner is a great socialising area with a view to the sea! The utility room off the hallway has a washer dryer and sink and direct access to the sun deck.
There won’t be any arguments in this kitchen about washing up, just enjoy looking out to sea across St Ives Bay whilst sitting at the breakfast bar with a coffee or a glass of wine in your hand whilst the dishwasher does the work. With all the fine restaurants Carbis Bay and St. Ives has to offer, we don’t imagine you’ll spend too much time cooking but everything you need is here.
Bedroom One with En-Suite
The master bedroom has a large wardrobe, bedside cabinets and a chest of drawers so you’ll have plenty of storage space. Watch the 19″ LCD TV with integrated DVD player from your comfortable king size bed with a memory foam mattress, with crisp white cotton bed linen in a delightful spacious bedroom. The master bedroom has its own en-suite with WC, wash hand basin and shower.
The second bedroom is fitted with twin beds with memory foam mattresses, a good-sized fitted double wardrobe, bed side table, a large 3 drawer chest and an LCD Freeview TV with integrated DVD player, Playstation II and Nintendo Wii. Double patio doors open onto a private sun trap decked area. You can sit out here in private and eat your breakfast alfresco or you can relax in the sun all day if you don’t fancy the beach.
Sowena is ideally positioned on Headland Road a short walk to Carbis Bay station where you can enjoy one of the most scenic train rides in the UK. The cliff walks are on your doorstep, within 200 yards you can enjoy the most stunning views across Porth Kidney beach to Godrevy Lighthouse. Continue the walk through the dunes, past the West Cornwall Golf course to Lelant. The Badger Inn is ideal for a bar snack and pint of St Austell Courage or Drekly. Then choose to walk back or catch the train – the perfect day.
The third bedroom is fitted with a contemporary oak double bed with a Luxury memory foam mattress with crisp cotton bed linen, a good-sized free standing double oak wardrobe, chest of drawers and bedside tables, and LCD Freeview TV with integrated DVD.
The main family bathroom is very large and has twin wash basin’s, WC, deep bath with hand shower and a separate spacious cubical with power shower. Chrome heated ladder towel rail and modern fittings.
Carbis Bay has its own attractions, the walks, the beach, the changing colour of the sea and of course St. Ives is just 5 minutes away by train, Sowena is an ideal base to explore the delights of West Cornwall but you may find it difficult to leave the apartment and Carbis Bay.
The en-suite to the master bedroom of Sowena has, WC, shower and wash hand basin with a lit vanity mirror over. The shower is the place to unwind after those long hot sunny days on the beach or those springtime walks along the cliff path. Sowena is 100 yards away from the southwest coastal path where you can enjoy some of the most stunning views in Cornwall.
The sun deck of Sowena is accessible from either the second bedroom or the utility room and enjoys the sun for most of the day. The sun deck is at the rear of the property and is enclosed on three side with a car parking space adjacent with locking gates for additional security. Although completely safe we do recommend that all children are accompanied at all times. Imagine the evening barbecues at any time of the year – this is Cornwall so enjoy the mild climate.
A table and six chairs are provided to eat the food cooked on you barbecue or just to sit in the sunshine and enjoy a chilled glass of wine or beer from the drinks fridge just inside the utility room.
Tol Pedn House is a select development of three contemporary apartments on the seaward side of Carbis Bay. Headland Road is the ideal location for your holiday apartment being a short walk to Carbis Bay station.
Leave you car at the apartment and enjoy one of the UK’s most scenic train journeys to St Ives. Carbis Bay beach is a few minutes further down the hill. Shops, restaurants and pubs nearby. Alternatively, a walk in the opposite direction takes you on to the South West Coast Path towards Lelant, a delightful elevated cliff walk enjoying stunning sea vistas across Porthkidney Sands and the Hayle Estuary.
These modern and spacious apartments at Tol Pedn House are the ideal base to visit the many delightful attractions in West Cornwall. Fully fitted to a very high standard the apartments are double glazed and centrally heated to offer comfortable year round holiday accommodation. Allocated parking outside your apartment with views to St Ives.
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“We had a lovely stay at Sowena. The apartment was lovely, well equipped, extremely clean and well presented."
"The Sowena apartment was fantastic, very clean, modern, comfortable and very well equipped, was like a home from home. It is in an ideal location for the surrounding attractions and Carbis Bay's own beach is beautiful. We enjoyed using the train into St Ives and as a family of six plus a toddler we were able to purchase a return ticket for only £6 !!!!... then could use the same ticket on that day to continue into Penzance !! The Tesco store being just a few minutes drive away in the car was ideal for shopping. We visited the zoo at Newquay but didn't realise that the" waterworld" swimming baths were right next door so would recommend to anyone to make a day of it and if planning on going to the zoo then take your swimwear too and finish off in the pool !!! We went down into Newquay from the zoo in the little train which was better than taking the car to try and park up. The car park at the zoo was reasonable for the full day parking, we never went into the gardens (nice spot for a picnic) next to the zoo but past them on the train and they looked lovely. could probably have spent a full day there ( park, zoo and swimming baths)."
"The accommodation at Sowena was First Class !!, we had some lovely walks from Carbis Bay to St Ives and to Lelant on the cliff tops. The Badger Inn served some lovely meals. New Year is St Ives was fantastic with everyone in facny dress."
"We had a fantastic holiday at Sowena. The accommodation was beautiful and definitely met our expectations."
"Our stay at Carbis Bay in Sowena was great.We loved the comfort and found it had everything we needed . We visited St Ives by train with lovely beaches and shops ,also visited Hells Mouth and Gwithian. Just a few days stay ,but it was worth it. We found the comfort of the apartment made the holiday very special and will be booking again soon."
"We enjoyed the break very much, the accommodation was very clean, modern, extremely well equipped. Excellent service re being met (late at night) with the keys and a welcome. The HUB bar in the harbour at St ives has a balcony (heated) overlooking the harbour and has very friendly staff and a buzzing atmosphere .The Porthminster Cafe lived up to its usual high standards and the food was delicious. We used the train from Carbis bay often, (great service-always on time)."
"The standard was of first class and high quality would recommend and return if we go back to that area."
"Sowena was lovely, there was nothing more that we would have needed, it was beautifully furnished and absolutley spotless. During our stay we did a lot of walking so in the evening we just chilled out at the apartment watching tv, reading and having access to the internet was good. We enjoyed bird watching at the Lelant Saltings were we saw creane, Egret, Kingfisher, Curlew but missed the recently observed Perrigine Falcon."
J. & S. Cammidge
"Sowena was such a pleasure to stay, beautiful bedrooms with lovely white linen (really hard to get out of bed in the mornings - but then the sun streams in through the windows - we have had lovely weather, photographs of the sea look like we are in the Med, and you remember the delights awaiting you outside). There were six of us in our party and not once were we under each others feet it was so spacious. The bathroom was lovely and airy with fluffy white towels - totally spoilt. Cooking was a delight in the modern kitchen, the little touch of milk and wine on arrival was most welcomed - everything was perfect. We do recommend the coastal walk to St Ives, not for the faint hearted but beautiful scenery and definitely walks the cream teas off!!!!. We also enjoyed lovely meals at The Loft, St Ives and The Beachhouse Restaurant, St Ives. Oh and lastly fish and chips at Becks, Carbis Bay (the portions are gigantic) you certainly need to do some walking to not put weight on after that."
We had a great time and the apartment exceeded our expectations. Not only was it impeccably clean the quality of the fixture and fitting were fantastic, with easy access to St Ives and family that live locally, it made an excellent base for us all. We would highly recommend Sowena to anybody looking for a short term base or family holiday."
R. de Main
"We have been visiting Carbis Bay for many years, we were delighted with Sowena and the standard of cleanliness and were impressed with how well the flat was equipped. The handover was good and we didn't have to go to an office to collect the key! Our favourite walk is to Porthkidney beach, which is never crowded, and then on through the village to Lelant station where we can get a great cream tea in the station house before catching the train back to Carbis. The Sea Food Cafe never disappoints, Onshore cafe on Wharf Road - great pasta, pizzas and fish."
"As you know we have rented several properties in the past from Carbis Bay Holidays and always had a great time and found the quality of the accommodation extremely high. This year was no exception and we thought the space and facilities offered in Sowena were excellent. Our children in particular loved the flat and we hope to return again next year. I really have no "negative" comments at all.....coming home and back to work was the only downside."
"We had a lovely holiday and the apartment was absolutely gorgeous and exceeded all our expectations. We couldn't have asked for more from a family holiday. We went into St Ives to eat and particularly like the Seafood Cafe as saw this recommendation from a previous guest. I would definitely recommend using Carbis Bay Holidays and this apartment in particular it was lovely. Thank you!"
"Re. our stay in Sowena - we had a fantastic holiday. The apartment is superb, with every convenience available. We were totally relaxed and comfortable throughout our stay. As the visitor book indicates, the apartment cannot fail to impress and it deserves its location in one of the most beautiful bays in the country. Lovely!!"
"The accommodation was lovely, as expected and to a very high standard and we enjoyed the bonus of playing Nintendo in the evenings & also made good use of the ipod docking station."
"We wrote in your guest book saying how much we had enjoyed our holiday..and praising the high standard of the accommodation. It was very comfortable, well equipped and spacious for 5 adults. We all learnt to play Wii and had fun. Everyone commented on how quiet it was enabling us to sleep on in the morning."
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