Tucked away in exclusive 'Fernhill', it's hard to catch your breath when you enter the open-plan living area of Fernhill Lodge a stunning architect-designed house in Carbis Bay. Built in reverse-level to maximise the views, this really is an indulgent place in which to relax and admire the panorama whatever the time of year. Fully equipped and great for entertaining, the living area is extended further in summer when the covered balcony and enclosed garden with an eight seater Hot Tub are a real bonus!
Upon entering the 32’ wide open plan living area you can’t help but say ‘wow’ to one of the most amazing panoramic sea views in St Ives. This magnificent space is home to the lounge, dining area, bespoke George Robinson kitchen and study area. The cathedral height floor the ceiling windows allow you to take full advantage of the amazing views, along with providing access out on to the full width covered balcony, where we are sure many an hour will be enjoyed relaxing in the Cornish fresh air.
Two large sofas seat seven in complete comfort and are perfectly positioned for taking in the superb panoramic views across the bay. Extra touches like complimentary super fast wireless internet, a 55″ HD LED Smart television with full Sky package including Movies and Sport, Samsung soundbar supporting Bluetooth from your mobile along with a Sony Playstation 4 and Nintendo Wii can be found. During those cooler evenings, why not snuggle up in front of the cosy gas fired “wood burner”?
The dining area accommodates an oak table seating eight and is perfectly located next to the kitchen, yet still enjoys the amazing views. Enjoy eating outdoors during the summer months, on the balcony with table and chairs accommodating eight. Alternatively a Weber barbecue is provided for you to enjoy eating al fresco in the garden.
If you choose to eat in and do not wish to cook, a variety of the local restaurants provide a take away service. You are spoilt for choice with the number of quality restaurants nearby such as La Casita and Becks Fish and Chip restaurant. Alternatively you may wish to sample the culinary delights of the local fine dining in St Ives at the Porthminster or Seafood Café. Travel further afield to Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen restaurant in Watergate Bay, or one of Rick Stein’s eateries in Padstow. Do remember to book in advance to avoid disappointment.
Also benefiting from the stunning views is the study area which is the perfect place to set up you laptop and work away from home if you have to.
This beautifully-crafted, bespoke kitchen by George Robinson is built in ash with granite surfaces and makes cooking at Fernhill Lodge a pleasure. Why else would Fernhill Lodge have starred in 25 Beautiful Kitchens magazine? There is an American fridge-freezer with ice maker, integrated NEFF dishwasher, microwave, induction hob, oven and separate grill. In addition is an “island” with a breakfast bar and stools, ideally positioned for enjoying a morning cuppa from the coffee machine whilst taking in the superb view. All the usual appliances are provided as you would expect from five star accommodation, along with a wonderful selection of utensils, crockery and glassware.
A separate utility room is located on the ground floor where the washer/dryer, additional sink, clothes airer, iron and ironing board can be found. This room also boasts Travertine Italian floor tiles.
Bedroom One with En-Suite
The master bedroom has a sumptuously dressed king size bed, large oak wardrobe, matching bedside drawers with reading lamps, a dressing table with further drawers so you will have plenty of storage space, stool and vanity mirror. Watch the 32″ LED Smart television with full Sky+ multi-room package from your comfortable king size bed, or enjoy the sea view from the double-glazed picture windows, which leads out to a part-covered patio, overlooking the sub-tropical garden. For those who enjoy listening to their own music, there is a Bose Bluetooth speaker, you will also find a hairdryer.
The master bedroom benefits from an en-suite shower room with complimentary White Company toiletries.
From your king size bed, you can benefit from outstanding views through the double glazed picture window, taking in the mouth of the Hayle estuary and Hayle Towans. Step out onto a part-covered patio, overlooking the sub-tropical garden with views of the sea. There is a 32″ LED Smart television with full Sky+ multi-room package, Bose Bluetooth speaker and a hairdryer. There is also plenty of storage in the large wardrobe, bedside drawers with matching reading lamps and a chest of drawers.
The third bedroom of Fernhill Lodge is a large room and comprises three single beds, ideal for adults and children alike. Located to the side of the property, although this room does not boast the sea views, you can be assured of a quite nights sleep. It is furnished to a high specification and benefits from a 32″ LED Smart television with the full Sky multi-room package, Bose Bluetooth speaker and hairdryer. Plentiful storage is provided within the wardrobe, chest of drawers and bedside drawers with matching reading lamps. Fernhill Lodge has to be one of Cornwalls finest self catering accommodation.
A set of crisp white, fresh bed linen and a bath sheet, bath towel, and hand towel are provided for each guest.
The family bathroom is conveniently located adjacent to bedrooms two and three and boasts Travertine Italian stone tiling, whirlpool bath with overhead power shower, WC, wash basin, bidet and heated towel rail for keeping your towels nice and toasty. A large mirror and illuminated mirrored cabinet with an electric shaver point can be found.
The en-suite to the master bedroom of Fernhill Lodge is appointed to a high standard with Travertine tiling and comprises a large rainfall shower, wash basin, WC, heated towel rail and illuminated mirrored cabinet with shaver point. This is the place to unwind after those long hot sunny days on the beach or spring-time walks along the cliff.
A bath sheet, bath towel and hand towel are provided for each guest, together with complimentary White Company toiletries.
The picture windows and patio doors not only create a light and airy living area, but also lead out on to a spectacular full width, covered balcony which is a fantastic private space for alfresco dining or just enjoying the amazing panoramic outlook. You can enjoy use of the balcony late into the evening when the exterior lighting of Fernhill Lodge causes this luxury self catering accommodation to be seen to “glow” on the hillside.
The balcony is directly above the sub-tropical garden and sun-terrace, perfect for watching the children play in the garden.
The terraced garden incorporates a large lower lawn area with sun loungers and a paved upper terrace where the outdoor hot tub offers additional year round entertainment. You will also discover a table and chairs on this terrace, perfect for alfresco dining. Dressing gowns are also provided, ideal for hot tub use.
Enjoy lazy barbecues on long summer evenings or challenge your fellow-guests to a game of boule on the lawn. A discreet yet handy storage area with body boards, buckets, spades and beach games for both children and adults is located to the side of the property.
Carbis Bay cottages, self catering beach houses and villas that have been carefully designed, or renovated specifically to provide luxury holiday accommodation.
A wide choice of luxury holiday homes some being pet friendly, nearly all are child friendly where complimentary stair gates, travel cots and highchairs are provided. A few of our properties also offer hot tubs or thermal spas.
These properties are assessed by Quality in Tourism on behalf of Visit Britain, so that in partnership with the owners, we can provide you with a holiday to remember in Carbis Bay.
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“We have recently returned from holidaying with you and booked the lodge for a relaxing week for both of us and it certainly was. The lodge was beautiful, clean and very well equipped everything you needed was there and more. It was a great base for exploring the wonderful countryside of Cornwall. The recent addition of the hot tub was a good move, as after a day of walking and sightseeing, it's lovely to hop in and relax, looking over the bay watching the lights come on one by one in the houses below. I would love return one day with my grandchildren as I'm sure they would love the house and the great beaches Cornwall has to offer. Thank you Carbis Bay Holidays for a fantastic week and hope to return sometime soon.“
“We had a fabulous holiday in Carbis Bay and Fernhill Lodge provided us with everything we needed to give us a memorable and fantastic holiday! The quality of the furniture, fittings and extra touches, like the fresh flowers on our arrival, was first class. The owner of Fernhill Lodge has first class taste in fitting out the house! The house accommodated six of us comfortably. We enjoyed the balcony for breakfast every morning - the view from there is truly superb! Who needs to go abroad, when you can enjoy that while on holiday! The garden and hot tub were a fantastic addition and a big hit with the whole family.”
“The accommodation was excellent, this is the fourth “Fernhill lodge is absolutely stunning. I will try and list comments to make it easier to read.
The Housekeeper met us on arrival and was lovely and very welcoming. She showed us all around the house and offered some tips on local pubs, walks etc. which was very useful.
The house has everything you could possibly want. It is fitted out to the very highest standard and is immaculately clean. The bedrooms are beautiful, with high quality bedding and furniture.
The gardens with hot tub and sun loungers was very much appreciated and enjoyed every day. The position overlooking the stunning Carbis Bay would be difficult to top! We enjoyed breakfast on the first floor terrace every morning and took in the spectacular view. We would definitely return to Fernhill and would recommend Carbis a Bay Holiday to everyone. Thank you all very much.“
“We thoroughly enjoyed our holiday at Fernhill Lodge. The booking process was very easy and reassuring and allowed the opportunity to pay the final deposit later if need be. The housekeeper, Michelle Moffett met us on the day to show us around and was very welcoming. The property was spotless and presented to a high standard and very well equipped. The hot tub was a nice bonus.”
"We had a wonderful time at Carbis Bay, The house was truly amazing, everything we expected and more. The hot tub was definitely a bonus, we all enjoyed it. Fernhill Lodge was lovely and clean, very light and airy, and very well equipped, the views from the balcony were stunning. We enjoyed breakfast on the patio every morning , listening to the birds singing and taking in the lovely views across Carbis Bay. We found a lovely little pub the Cornish Arms about 10min walk from house, the food was tasty and very good value, the owners were very pleasant made us all welcome. we would recommended it highly. The local Tesco up the road was very handy for any essentials we needed. We enjoyed the lovely walk down to Carbis beach, and had a nice coffee and ice cream at the beach cafe with views to die for. The train ride into St Ives was lovely, very relaxing and again stunning views , only 4 mins journey for £1.00. In St Ives we can recommend the Alba Restaurant for something a little bit special, and the Life boat pub/restaurant for lovely food at reasonable prices. I must mention the Taxis services we used on a couple of occasions, Ace Cars in st Ives very reasonably priced, friendly. and prompt. Overall we had a wonderful holiday, and we will definitely consider staying at Fernhill Lodge again "Pure Luxury"."
"We were VERY impressed with our holiday in Fernhill Lodge. The location is out of this world, the standard of cleanliness was wonderful, it was spotless. The house was spacious. luxurious, and had every conceivable requirement covered. All in all, we had one of our best holidays ever. We visit Cornwall a lot, and my favourite places to visit are Fowey, Padstow, Mousehole, Mevagissy, and of course, St Ives. I love the light and the way that its completely different to anywhere else we visit. The shops/galleries and eateries are great...we bought several things from 'beatengreen' this visit. A new shop/workshop thats been opened. Welcome addition, its 'shabby chic' furniture is funky and fab. As always we ate at Porthminster cafe a couple of times. The quality of the food/views to die for combination wins me over every time. We also enjoyed a lovely carvery Sunday Lunch at The Lifeboat Inn, a pub in the harbour, where the bar staff and waiting staff were really friendly and full of local knowledge."
S. & K. Beasley
"We have just returned from a great week at Fernhill Lodge. This is an amazing house from the fabulous views, to the lovely furnishings, to the location and “kerb appeal”, to the free WIFI and SKY TV, to the general comfort of everyone – almost faultless. Can highly recommend Ben’s Kitchen in Marazion, The Beach Restaurant at Sennen, Godrevy Café, The Cherry Tree Café in Padstow – these all excelled themselves in terms of food and service."
"We had a wonderful time staying in Fernhill Lodge, all we had hoped for am more. It was beautifully appointed and very clean. The administration was very efficient. Overall it was a lovely place to stay and I’d recommend it without hesitation to anyone. Our favourite outings were the Eden Project, surfing at Sennen Cove, the Minack Theatre, the Tin mine and the Paradise Park. We had a particularly good lunch at the Portminster Beach Café and very much enjoyed wandering into St Ives. The trip to Land’s End and St Michael’s Mount were also great. Carbis Bay Beach itself was a huge hit."
"We had wonderful holiday we had at Fernhill Lodge, Carbis Bay, the house is absolutely stunning with beautiful views across the bay, the location is perfect with lovely walks into St Ives & Lelant and the train was an exciting bonus for our Grandson. The house was very clean and tidy when we arrived all in all the perfect holiday to celebrate our Ruby wedding with our family."
"We had a great week at Fernhill Lodge. We found the house to be very well equipped, lovely and clean, spacious and of course, the view is stunning. We all really loved Cornwall. Paradise Park near Hayle was a great place to take the children, and we all enjoyed going to St Michael's Mount - the area and the castle itself were both really lovely. St Ives is great, in particular the Barbara Hepworth museum. And of course, it was great just to wander down to the beach in Carbis Bay."
"We loved Fernhill Lodge, recommendations we enjoyed: Seafood Cafe, St Ives (for lunch)
Falmouth Maritime Museum (especially for rainy days if you're with children), Porthcurno Telegraph Museum (ditto), Trevarno (great for all ages), Glendurgan (great maze)."
"We thoroughly enjoyed our stay, Fernhill Lodge is a fantastic house and the view truly stunning. All the rooms were very clean and the property is extremely well appointed, a real home from home. We would recommend the Kingfisher Fish & Chip Restaurant in St. Ives - nothing fancy, just clean and really nice food at reasonable prices. Overall we had a lovely time. We would rate Fernhill Lodge as being amongst the best accommodation we have stayed at within the UK."
"We thoroughly enjoyed our week in Fernhill Lodge - it is indeed a stunning property with fantastic views. It was clean and well-equipped. Enjoyed St Michael's Mount, Trebah Gardens, Geevor mine, Minack theare, Porthcurno and the Cyder Farm. Enjoyed Carbis Bay beach and the coastal walk both ways to St Ives and Lelant. Enjoyed the Bean Inn very much - we are not veggies but the food was really good. Also La Casita, and Onshore in St Ives."
"First of all we were all absolutely thrilled with the house, from the cleanliness to the extra (beer) fridge to the built in grass slide in the garden which was hours of fun for the kids! I don't think we did anything out of the ordinary as far as day trips etc, St Ives on the train, St Michael's Mount, Padstow etc. All the information provided to get us to local amenities was clear and extremely useful so I don't think we came away thinking it was lacking."
"As usual we had a fabulous holiday in Carbis Bay and at Fernhill Lodge. We love the house and literally have to tear ourselves away at the end of the week. The light, space, views and general comfort make it second to none."
"We had a fantastic week in an amazing house, the administration and welcome to house was very good, the standard of accommodation was excellent probably the best house we have stayed in, cleanliness was excellent. Train to St Ives was much better than driving and parking. The Bean Inn (Veggie) restaurant 1 min walk from house was really good (visited twice). 40 min drive was National trust Glendurgan Garden TR11 5JZ, fantastic gardens, a maze and a beach."
"We can honestly say on behalf of both families that we had a fantastic time and were “blown away” by the spectacular views from the balcony at Fernhill Lodge. We defy anyone not to instantly relax once greeted by the view across the bay. We are sure that spring and summer would be a different and exciting experience. As for the accommodation the size and facilities were first class and the attention to detail, such as kitchen utensils and technology were always surprising. Fernhill Lodge is also a great location to explore the southern tip of Cornwall such as Lands End, Penzance, Truro etc. We certainly had a wonderful end to 2010 at Fernhill Lodge and preferred to entertain ourselves at the Lodge especially as we were able to see many local firework displays at midnight. Thank you for your attention to detail for our stay and we would have no hesitation in returning in the future and to recommending to others the value of your offering."
"We really enjoyed our holiday and Fernhill Lodge. we thought the standard of accommodation and cleanliness was very high and more than met expectations. We recommend The Loft and Alfresco for Dinner and the Fish and Chip shop in Carbis Bay is fantastic. We completely recommend Claire who came around to babysit for us as she lives just around the corner."
"Wood, steel, glass - all are polished to perfection. And that view of St Ives Bay is a wow! This modern architect-designed house has been fitted to a super-high standard and the technology is swishly modern, from the surround sound and the TVs with Sky to the toasty ash floors and the iPod docks by the bed."
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"We had a lovely time in Carbis Bay at Fernhill Lodge, the property was out of this world and it was lovely staying in such a luxurious place. The admin was great and the property was very clean."
"We had a wonderful fortnight at Fernhill Lodge, even though the weather was very changeable: sunny days to rain, sleet and snow. But Fernhill with its wonderful window gives you an ever changing view across an amazing bay. On wet, cold, snowy days, it was great to come back to a warm, light and comfortable house, with all the amenities. Log Gas Fire, Sky TV, Broadband internet. Didn't want to go home!"
"We have a brilliant time in Fernhill Lodge: Everything was completely up to scratch; Accommodation was superb; The administration was faultless; Standard of accommodation exceeded expectation; The cleanliness of the property was of a high standard.
We were lucky to meet 2 representatives of Carbis Holidays and both were extremely pleasant, helpful and courteous."
"We all had a fabulous time at "Fernhill". The house was fantastic, the facilities, cleanliness etc were outstanding - best we've ever had in rented accommodation. We would definitely think about coming back. A lot of thought went into setting the house up as a rental."
"We had a great week at Fernhill Lodge. The accommodation was fantastic - very well equipped throughout and the views of course were stunning. We visited the Eden Project and the National Maritime Museum in Falmouth and also drove down to Land's End - all of which we enjoyed. We also walked regularly along the coastal path into St Ives and also went the other way to Lalent. Great exercise! We ate out at the Porthminster Cafe - excellent food and at Blas the hamburger restaurant which was great value for money and the Queen's Hotel which we also enjoyed."
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