Kittiwake at Barepta Cove is a stunning seafront apartment in Carbis Bay, offering a natural and peaceful location for exciting retreats to Cornwall, with direct access onto the coastal path through the gardens and within a short walk you can be on the beach. The view from the floor to ceiling windows in both the living area and master bedroom is sure to take your breath away, along with the fabulous full length seaward facing balcony, which all boast one of the most enviable panoramic sea views across St Ives Bay.
Upon entering the property via the nautical front door, complete with porthole, you can’t help but be mesmerised by the fabulous sea view through the lounge and master bedroom doors. A coir matting area offers a good place for leaving sandy shoes; you will also find a useful coat hanging area and video entry phone. A utility cupboard is home to the washing machine, tumble dryer, ironing board and clothes airer. Beautiful oak flooring is laid throughout the living area of the apartment making it feel even more spacious.
The large combined living and dining area is bright, airy and spacious and has a fantastic view of the sea and bay from the wall of windows. The sliding patio door provides access out onto the amazing full width balcony and also allows the fresh sea air to flow in. A contemporary pair of leather sofas are ideally positioned for enjoying the views out across the bay to St Ives. The matching solid oak furniture comprises of a TV unit, coffee table and a nest of tables so that you can relax with a drink and newspaper.
Alternatively you could enjoy the entertainment package provided, which includes a 39” Samsung SMART television with Sky including Movies, complimentary wireless internet, Nintendo Wii games consol with a selection of games and a DAB radio with CD player and iPod dock. Should you really wish to block off the view, there are coastal striped curtains at the windows.
The dining area is perfectly positioned next to the kitchen within the main living area and still enjoys the fabulous sea views. An oak dining table with four faux leather chairs provide very comfortable dining for relaxing indoors. The lighting in this section of the room may be dimmed to allow for an even more relaxed ambience. Within the matching oak sideboard you will find place mats together with a variety of board games and books.
The contemporary kitchen is located to the rear of the property yet has a large open window into the living and dining area to take full advantage of the amazing sea views. The rear window also allows additional natural light into the kitchen, with a Venetian style blind provided for your privacy. Ample storage can be found within the modern white gloss, soft close units and plentiful preparation space is available on the black granite work tops. Integral appliances comprise of an oven/grill, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and gas hob with extractor above. You will also find a toaster, kettle, handheld blender, coffee filter machine and a whole host of crockery, glassware and utensils.
The washing machine and tumble dryer can be found in the large cupboard located in the hallway.
The bright and airy spacious master bedroom boasts an en-suite bathroom and a wall of windows which offers a panoramic sea view from the comfort of your bed. Sliding patio doors allow you to take advantage of the wonderful decked balcony, perfect for enjoying a relaxing cup of tea in the morning and maybe a glass of wine in the evening.
White bedroom furniture consists of a sumptuous king size bed, matching bedside tables with reading lamps and a matching dressing table with stool. A double mirrored wardrobe provides both hanging and shelf storage. A pair of coastal rattan chairs are positioned next to the window, ideal for inside or outside use on the balcony. Blackout curtains adorn the windows and the floor is carpeted. A 24” LCD television with built-in DVD player and a hairdryer are also provided for your use.
Located to the rear of the property, bedroom two has two single beds with matching white bedroom furniture consisting of a bedside table with lamp and a large chest of drawers. A double mirrored wardrobe provides ample hanging space and you will also find a blackout roman blind at the window, carpeted floor, a 22” LCD television with integrated DVD player and a hairdryer.
Luxury white cotton bed linen is provided in both bedrooms, along with a selection of high quality towels for each guest.
The family bathroom provides a shower cubicle, WC, freestanding wash basin with storage underneath, heated towel rail and a backlit mirror with shaver point. Under floor heating ensures your toes are not cold on the charcoal toned floor and the walls are tiled with modern ceramics.
The en-suite bathroom to the master bedroom is beautifully spacious and offers a white suite comprising of a bath with overhead shower, WC and twin wash basins with storage underneath. The flooring and wall tiles match the family bathroom and a chrome heated towel rail, large mirror and shaver point are provided.
A selection of high quality towels comprising of bath sheet, bath towel and hand towel are provided per person. Complimentary White Company toiletries are also provided in each bathroom.
Seaward Facing Balcony
The spectacular full width decked balcony can be accessed from both the living area and master bedroom sliding doors, where the tremendous panoramic sea views can be admired. This very special outlook takes in Carbis Bay beach below and stretches right across the bay to St Ives harbour, Gwithian and Godrevy lighthouse. A bistro table and two chairs are provided on the balcony and a further two chairs are available for your use. External lighting allows you to carry on enjoying this tranquil area into the evening.
The peaceful communal gardens are situated to the front of the development and provide access down to the private gate which leads directly onto the coast path. A shower can be found within the gardens, ideal for washing off sandy wetsuits or muddy boots.
Barepta Cove Apartments are situated on Headland Road on the old site of the Tregorran Hotel. This stunning development is perfectly positioned to maximise the views across Carbis Bay beach (formerly known as Barepta Cove) and towards St Ives.
The railway station is just a short walk away, this single track line is probably one of the most scenic in the UK and links St Ives to St Erth, Penzance and mainline stations. The Blue Flag beach is closeby and the apartments have direct access onto the coastal path via a private gate at the bottom of the communal gardens, providing outstanding panoramas of the Cornish coastline.
Completed in 2014, there are 14 apartments over 4 floors and have been built to a very high specification with underfloor heating, sliding doors to balconies, integral white goods and oak flooring throughout. Some apartments have lift access and each apartment has allocated parking and a balcony or terrace. Guests also have use of the communal gardens and a designated disabled parking bay is available on a first come first served basis.
Notice of Building Works:
There are building works for new apartments in the plot next to Barepta Cove Apartments. Contractors are onsite and work will be carried out during weekdays and Saturday mornings but will cease for the rest of the weekend and bank holidays. They are seeking to keep any noise to a minimum. (10/07/2017)
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We holiday in Carbis Bay twice a year during the winter months. Previously we had stayed at Carbis Beach Apartments for many years. This year we decided to try Barepta Cove and what a great decision it turned out to be. We could not have been happier with the everything about the apartment.
Spacious, clean, well equipped, good parking and what must be the best view in the bay. We were so pleased with Kittiwake that we have already booked two fortnights during 2018.
As usual the booking experience with Carbis Bay Holidays was first class. The greeting from Hayley and the treats on arrival were much appreciated.
We arranged a linen change for the middle Friday and this was done seamlessly while we were out.
We can recommend the Sunday lunch at The Pedn Olva, The Firehouse Grill and Caffe Pasta. We also enjoy a walk to Lelant for lunch at The Badger or The Watermill.
Another great holiday in this great apartment. Had every season during our two weeks including snow, this was a real experience in the part of the country even the trains stopped.
Back again in November
"Our second stay at 'Kittiwake'. We had a fantastic weeks holiday in this beautiful apartment. The views from the balcony have been absolutely stunning most of the week. Clear enough to see as far as Trevose Head. Thanks to all at Carbis Bay Holidays for making it such an enjoyable and comfortable stay."
Stephan, Carole and Garry.
"Our second stay at Kittiwake. Such a stunning place with a view which changes every minute. G.A.S at Gwithian have been our go to for lessons and surf stuff for years. Logans Rock is a lovely walk with stunning views and St Michaels Mount never disappoints. Have been coming to this area for 15 years and will be back again. Thank you!"
"Our second stay at Kittiwake. Fabulous as ever! Love the stunning views. Highlights this year include The Minack Theatre, Porthcurnow Beach and the Telegraph Museum, Godrevy Beach, fantastic too! Lovely coffee, cake and lunch at The Hub also. Thank you!"
The Sutton Family.
"Can't remember how many times we've stayed here now, but faboulus as always! Hayley is great, so, so helpful. Thank you for all you have done to make our stay here amazing. See you next time Kittiwake!
Sarah and Peter
"We have had a lovely first stay at Kittiwake and Carbis Bay. The apartment is fabulous with views to match. We visited the Seal Sanctuary and enjoyed the train into St Ives. Our favourite places to eat were Carbis Bay Holidays, Halsetown Inn and La Casita. We are sad to be going home but hope to visit again."
The Rivett Family
"Thanks to Hayley for our warm welcome. This is our second stay at Kittiwake. The Views are stunning and we love sitting out on the balcony. The weather this week has been great, sunny and hot everyday. We have had a very enjoyable stay and will be back next year!"
Jane and Tony.
"Our fourth time! Amazing as ever especially the views."
Lance and Lorraine.
"Such wonderful accommodation with stunning views, great New Year spent in St Ives. Thank you for a lovely stay. We will be recommending Kittiwake."
Jo, Phil, Alex and Matt.
"Firstly can I thank you very much for a wonderful stay in 'Kittiwake'. The apartment was out of this world and we cannot wait to return. Please can you pass on our thanks to Hayley the housekeeper whom made us feel extremely welcome when we arrived and provided us with a greeting which many 5* hotels should adopt - a lovely way to start the holiday. Many thanks again for a wonderful holiday."
"I have been coming to Cornwall regularly for 50 years but this is the most peaceful and beautiful place I have visited so far. The view and the colours of the sea and sky are memorable and Kittiwake provides a perfect base."
"Wow what a superb apartment. Beautifully appointed with a fantastic balance of style and comfort. Even in the depths of winter we’ve been warm and cosy watching the storms go by. The views are stunning and we’ve had the most wonderful stay here."
“A fantastic apartment with breathtaking views across to St Ives and Godrevy. A perfect home from home. We will definitely be back to Kittiwake again.”
"Stunning apartment, hard to tear yourself away from the view. Lots of nice little touches that make it feel like home from home. Hayley & the team really helpful as ever."
B & S McGowan
“We had a great week. Kittiwake offers high class accommodation and a view that is hard to beat. Sitting in the lounge you feel like you are on an ocean liner (we do lots of cruises) with nothing but the sea and an uninterrupted horizon. Booking, cleanliness and customer service met the standards we expect from Carbis Bay Holidays – this was our 4th stay in one of your properties.”
“Great location close to the coastal path, the station and the beach and very comfortable. We have enjoyed a fantastic week”
"We had an absolutely fantastic week at Kittiwake and have booked for next May, which is probably all the testament you need as to how much we loved the property. The view was second to none and the accommodation itself was beautiful, light, spacious, clean and very comfortable. We settled in very quickly and certainly didn't want to leave. Restaurant recommendations-same every year; Porthminster Beach café on the terrace! Perfect. We also tried the Lifeboat Inn on the harbour at St Ives and found it to be a really decent place for good, reasonably priced 'pub' food. St Andrews Bistro is also recommended. The walk from Carbis Bay to St Ives is a firm favourite and has stunning views. The addition of the decking on Carbis bay beach where you can enjoy a glass of wine and snacks is a real positive and means you can enjoy the beach in a little more comfort. Thanks again for a lovely holiday and compliments to the property owner(s) for creating a beautiful space with lovely interior design."
K. & M. Powell
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