This romantic apartment makes for the perfect setting for couples to relax and unwind. Once part of the former home of Barbara Hepworth, the renowned local sculptor, this property is perfect for those looking for a contemporary escape St. Ives. Hepworth is ideally positioned next to the coast path and the stunning 180 degree seascape can be admired from the terrace and beautifully planted gardens. A splendid spot for a perfectly chilled glass of white wine or morning coffee!
This light and airy lounge area has beautiful oak flooring, chocolate leather seating comprising a two seater sofa bed and two tub chairs, together with a selection of local art work.
For entertainment there is a wall mounted HD plasma TV with Freeview, DVD and video player and for the young at heart, a Nintendo Wii is provided. Wireless internet is available throughout the apartment…many guests find this comes in particularly useful when planning the following days excursions.
A welcome guide in the apartment provides a wealth of information about St Ives and West Cornwall. A favourite suggestion for the energetic is to explore the South West Coastal Path which is accessible just minutes from the apartment. Also, guests may be inspired to find out more about the previous owner of the house: Barbara Hepworth. Visit the sculpture gardens in St Ives which can be reached by foot or via a quick hop on the train which runs on a single line track just a few minutes away from the apartment.
This contemporary kitchen comprises high gloss units with a complimentary oak floor. It benefits from sea glimpses towards Hayle Towans. Guests will find an excellent range of appliances providing everything one could need in a luxury self catering apartment, including an oven, hob, microwave, dishwasher, fridge, separate freezer, integrated washer/dryer and coffee maker. There is also an excellent selection of gadgets and utensils provided to allow you to self cater in style. A dining table and four chairs are provided within the kitchen.
For guests who prefer to eat out, then Carbis Bay offers some superb restaurants within walking distance and in St Ives you will find one of the best beach cafés in Cornwall – The Porthminster Cafe. Other recommended eateries in St Ives are the AA rosette awarded Alba, The Seafood Cafe and Onshore Pizza restaurant.
The bedroom at Hepworth has a contemporary oak bedroom suite consisting of a king size bed and bedside cabinets, along with fitted storage located behind a sliding mirrored door. Guests will find ample storage space for their holiday.
There is a 19″ LCD Freeview TV with DVD player for those lazy mornings and should you need it, a clock radio is available. A hairdryer and straighteners are provided along with high quality, white bed linen and towels for each guest.
The bathroom is located close to the bedroom and has cosy underfloor heating. It is fully tiled and exudes quality with its simple white sanitary-ware complimented by chrome fittings. There is a WC, wash basin, corner shower enclosure, along with chrome heated towel rail.
A selection of luxurious towels are provided for each guest and complimentary White Company toiletries are provided in the bathroom.
The outside space at Chy-An-Kerris provides a wealth of options for guests. These facilities are shared between just the four apartments located in Chy-An-Kerris house.
Seaward Facing Communal Garden
On the seaward side, to the front of Chy-An-Kerris, are two comfortable sun loungers perfectly positioned to drink in the views over the stunning sub-tropical gardens. The superb 180 degree coastal back drop is simply jaw-dropping. Here guests can see from St Ives right across to Hayle Towans and Godrevy Lighthouse.
Rear Sun Trap Courtyard
To the rear of the property, is a shared decked courtyard garden area with superior quality garden furniture. This courtyard is a real sun-trap and provides a comfortable place to relax after a busy day out exploring the Cornish coastline.
Drying facilities are provided within Hepworth apartment itself, however a shared external washing line is also available on the seaward side of the property.
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.
Notice of Building Works: There are building works for new apartments in the plot next to Chy an Kerris 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.
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"We absolutely enjoyed our stay at Hepworth. It was well equipped and excellently furnished and we felt home from home. We loved sitting on the terrace and taking in the views which were superb. Hepworth is well located in Carbis Bay with the railway station just two minutes walk away so we also enjoyed the rail journey into St. Ives."
“We had a wonderful week in Hepworth. The accommodation was up to the usual high standard of Carbis Bay Holidays and as usual was spotless. The complimentary goodies were very gratefully received. The booking process was painless and customer service brilliant. We knew that if we'd had a problem (we didn't) the housekeeper would have sorted it out instantly. As you can see we had a brilliant week, just wish we had booked for two, and will certainly use Carbis Bay Holidays again.”
“The Hepworth apartment was very comfortable and maintained to a very high standard. The garden is a credit to the owner.”
"We were very pleased with 'Hepworth', a lovely clean apartment with everything you need, and the welcome goodies were lovely. The view from the garden were absolutely stunning."
"The apartment Hepworth and the equipment was excellent, everything was very clean and well maintained. We especially enjoyed the beautiful view from the garden over the bay of Carbis Bay. We visited a few pubs and Restaurants in the area, the landscape, the sea, the cliffs and beaches are fantastic."
L. & R. Breuerr
"We found the property excellent, clean and homely with all the facilities needed for our weekend. The icing on the cake would have been a view of the sea from the apartment. We used the flat as a base for a number of visits by car and on our penultimate day we walked to St.Ives. The coastal walk we would recommend to all."
"Hepworth was lovely, very comfortable and a fantastic destination. We visited lots of different places whilst here. We were very pleased with the hospitality"
"We absolutely loved the whole experience from the Hepworth Property provided by Carbis bay and St Ives was beautiful. We honestly felt like it was a “home away from home”, everything was spotless. We were able to cook our fav meals as we had everything we needed in the kitchen and watched our favourite DVD"
"Hepworth was a fabulous place to stay in and hard to leave! Modern and efficient, homely, stylish and just fabulous! It was perfect! The in-house entertainments were great! The welcome pack/wine/white House products brilliant touch and flowers too! The garden/views and well ... nothing to fault! 100/100! Perfection!"
"We stayed in Hepworth - the apartment was wonderful. We can't think of anything we would like changed. Perfection "
F. & P. Brown
"The view from Hepworth was SO SO perfect! Sitting on the sunlounger chairs watching the sunset eating Becks takeaway fish and chips with a glass of wine - priceless!"
"We had a fantastic holiday in Carbis Bay, the flat was lovely - clean, stylish and well equipped. We loved the garden and the views from the terrace and the way we could walk straight onto the coast path. We came on holiday without a car and didn't need it - good walking and train service. It has been one of the best self catering apartments we have stayed in."
"We had a very nice holiday and enjoyed our stay at Hepworth, a very high standard. We had some very nice meals out, the Seafood cafe in St Ives and the One Eyed Cat in Truro were both excellent and worth a visit."
"We had a fabulous stay at Hepworth. The apartment was lovely and clean and the facilities superb. The view from the garden was amazing. We particularly enjoyed the coastal walk in to St Ives, calling in at the café on Porthminster Beach for lunch. The train into St Ives was also really handy – and the view from the train was delightful - we found ourselves taking the train in and out of St Ives several times, this was really convenient and saved taking the car. Other highlights included exploring St Ives, looking round the galleries and eating at the great restaurants. We particularly enjoyed the Seafood Café."
"Excellent accommodation which easily met our needs. Hepworth was fitted to a high standard and well located to all local amenities. We especially loved the garden with its beautuful views of Carbis Bay beach and beyond. A favourite restaurant of ours was Wave restaurant and Seafood Cafe in St Ives as well as nearby Becks fish and chips."
"As with previous visits to Carbis Bay, the administration, standard of accommodation and cleanliness of the property more than met our expectations. This trip was arranged very last minute due to a cancelled flight to Madeira (volcanic ash!), we were soaking up the view from the garden at 'Hepworth' within 24 hours of our aborted trip to Madeira! The weather was kind to us & we particularly enjoyed the coastal walks & beaches near Porthcurno - Porth Chapel & Pedn Vounder. We had a lovely lunch in Mousehole at '2 Fore Street' & a good day out at 'The Lost Gardens of Heligan'."
"Hepworth lives up to all your expectations the moment you enter the apartment. The fixtures and fittings are of a high standard everything you need is there. We particularly appreciated the cleanliness and airy feel to the apartment, plus the added bonus of being in such a convenient position. This apartment is "a must" for anyone wanting a holiday in Carbis Bay."
"Hepworth was fantastic - better than I could ever have expected. All the facilities we could want, as well as the exceptional attention to detail. We felt instantly comfortable and didn't want to leave! We enjoyed a meal in Penzance at the Steak House & Bakehouse, Balnoon Inn for a carvery, take away fish and chips from Becks was excellent. Lands-end at Sunset: Not to be missed!"
G. Vallance & D. Nash
"Hepworth, Carbis Bay and St Ives will be an experience we will treasure forever."
G. & P. DePrez
"Our stay at Hepworth was lovely, helped of course by the incredible weather we had, the apartment was lovely. both in decor and cleanliness, it was very much home from home. Standard of equipment was excellent and the information booklet was very concise. The walk from Carbis Bay to St. Ives is a must but if it is too difficult for some people, the train is very good. We enjoyed the gardens of Tregwainton and Glen Durgan also a visit to Mount St. Michael we found that really a good trip."
"We did enjoy our holiday in Hepworth and thought it was well appointed, with most things you could want. The highlights of our week included the seals at Godrevy point, Kynance Cove on the Lizard, the Hepworth Museum and the café at Porthminster beach as recommended by the Times."
"We enjoyed our stay at Carbis bay Hepworth. The location is great, and we enjoyed the coastal walk to St. Ives. We also took the opportunity to visit the Eden Project, which was enjoyable, and will definitely come back again in the next 12 months! The Seafood cafe was totally recommended! We will definitely use Carbis Bay Holidays again! Oh one more thing, the back garden for Hepworth property is absolutely stunning and the views over St Ives was amazing! "
"We enjoyed our week in Carbis Bay. We couldn't fault the cleanliness of the Hepworth apartment, or the standard of decoration and equipment which was over and above what we used, ie Wii. The instruction book for Hepworth and the file on the history and surrounding area and places to see was also very useful. Love the walk from Carbis Bay to St Ives and/or the quick train journey and the locale of Hepworth is perfect. Thought Porthminster Cafe, the Firehouse and Porthmeor Cafe's were outstanding for service, food quality, location etc."
"We had no problems at all with the accommodation - could not rave more about anything - would recommend your Company to anyone who wished to holiday in West Cornwall. In fact the accommodation etc had things that I did not think I would need on a vacation! Really loved the Christmas touch and gifts."
K. & D. Jaques
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