This has to be one of the most luxurious places to stay in Cornwall. Portside is stunning. This reverse-level villa has an expansive open plan living area with floor to ceiling windows framing the beautiful view from Carbis Bay to St. Ives. It is mesmerising as the Cornish light changes over the glistening sea. This exclusive property has been furnished in contemporary style and fitted to the highest standards. Is one week enough?
The open plan lounge kitchen and dining area of Portside is extremely spacious and equipped with the latest technology. The luxury “Amtico” oak flooring throughout covers an area measuring 27′ x 22′ and enhances the feeling of spaciousness. There is a superb L-shaped sofa providing comfortable seating to enable guests to maximise the views across St Ives Bay from the villa. A 50″ Plasma TV with Full Sky package including Movies and Sport is provided, together with a DVD player, Sonos speakers and Playstation 3 with games.
The wide “floor to ceiling” glazing has french doors leading from the lounge onto a 27′ curved glass balcony with table and chairs, from where one can enjoy the spectacular views across to St Ives. You will never tire of the ever changing colours of the sea from Portside and can also enjoy the dramatic sunsets over the bay.
For those guests who need to keep in touch with the office, wireless broadband is provided throughout. Portside has a “Welcome Guide” packed with information about St Ives and its varied attractions. You will also find O.S. maps, walks, pub and restaurant guides, as well as a selection of games, books, and DVDs.
The open plan design of Portside has a dining area for you to relax and enjoy the benefits of a unique home cooking experience. With its designer kitchen, you need to imagine the pleasure of a relaxing evening meal with friends and family seating eight at a large dining table. The reality will exceed your expectations.
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 villa. On warmer days of course you may choose to dine “al fresco” on the superb balcony or private terrace.
The kitchen of Portside is one where there will not be arguments as to who prepares the family meal. This bespoke designer kitchen has integral appliances including a Siemens cooker, dishwasher and also a freestanding American Fridge Freezer with ice and water dispenser. The centre island has a glass hob and there are granite worktops throughout. A kitchen of your dreams at Portside, you will find all the modern gadgets and kitchen implements that you would expect from a holiday villa of this quality. With toaster, microwave and coffee maker the aspiring chef will always be kept amused. A Bose iPod docking station is provided to entertain guests whilst the meal is prepared.
There is a separate utility room next to the kitchen which incorporates the cloakroom and washer/dryer.
The Master Bedroom has a comfortable king size bed, wardrobe, chest of drawers and bedside cabinets with matching reading lamps. You can watch the wall mounted 23″ HD LCD Freeview TV with separate DVD player on those lazy mornings.
Although not enjoying the views, this quiet spacious bedroom will ensure that you sleep well after those long walks on the beach and cliffs. The master bedroom also boasts a fabulous en-suite.
The second bedroom is fitted with twin beds, bedside cabinets, wardobes and drawers providing plenty of storage for guests visiting at any time of the year. A wall mounted HD LCD 23″ Freeview TV with separate DVD player is also provided and patio doors open directly onto a delightful terrace. This area extends around the house to the side of the third bedroom, it has been designed to provide a Mediterranean atmosphere and offers a quiet area to wind down to the pace of Cornwall.
The third bedroom of Portside is fitted with a single 3ft bed, bedside cabinet, wardrobe, chest of drawers, reading lamp and a wall mounted 23″ LCD HD Freeview TV.
The very best White Company Egyptian cotton bedding is supplied together with a bath sheet, bath towel, hand towel per guest, in addition, because Portside is child friendly, a travel cot and highchair are provided. Please provide your own bedding for the travel cot.
The clean lines of the family bathroom with whirlpool bath, together with power shower, designed to be of contemporary appeal will ensure an indulgent bathing experience. Complimented with a chrome heated towel rail, it has a large wash basin and WC.
There is an en-suite to the master bedroom which is elegantly designed with the latest sanitaryware, including a WC, wash basin, power shower and heated towel rail.
High quality bath sheet, bath towel and hand towel are provided for each guest and complimentary White Company toiletries are provided in each bathroom.
Perhaps the most stunning feature of Portside is the 27′ glass and chrome fronted balcony. Designed in reverse level, the fully glazed floor to ceiling windows of the open plan living area open up to this amazing balcony. The view is directly towards St Ives across “One of the Most Beautiful Bays in the World”. The sun also sets over St Ives so you can just sit and relax and watch the world go by and never tire of the ever changing colours of the sea and the sky.
The patio doors from bedroom two open onto a delightful Mediterranean terrace where you can enjoy morning breakfasts or evening drinks. A table and chairs are provided for you to get away from it all and just relax. This is Cornwall so the pace is slower and the balcony and terrace provide you with the choice to reflect and plan your next visit.
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 had a lovely week at Portside despite the weather being up and down. We thought the accommodation was without a doubt one of the best holiday accommodation's that we have ever stayed in. When we arrived we were met by the housekeeper she was very friendly and welcoming. The accommodation was spotless when we arrived. Portside was very well equipped with a lovely kitchen which my husband very much enjoyed cooking in. The views from the open plan living area were amazing. The bedrooms were really spacious and very comfortable. My two daughters very much enjoyed bath time in the spa bath.”
"I really want to let you know about our experiences at Portside. Everything was absolutely perfect! The apartment was just as shown in the internet – even better. The view was wonderful and the furniture was so stylish and done with such good taste – we loved the apartment. The equipment of the kitchen and the whole apartment was so high class, we felt very much at home. The location of Portside is also perfect: near to the beach, with perfect view and in one of the most beautiful parts of Cornwall. We loved going to St Ives. The boat trip for seeing seals was great. We saw a large number of them, about 25 at least. Out time at Portside was one of our holidays we liked best."
"We had a lovely holiday at Portside, the accommodation was up there with the best, spotless, well thought out and planned. With a husband who is a golfer, the full sky package came in handy for the Ryder Cup. He played Perranporth and West Cornwall Golf Courses (I caddy he buys me lunch), both challenging. Our younger members used Porthmeor Surf School, £30 per 2hr lesson, equipment included and if you book 3 lessons the third is £15. Love Porthminster Beach Cafe but Porthwidgeon and Porthmeor were both good too, as was Blas Burgers and the Digley Food Co."
"Everything at Portside was superb. Particularly enjoyed trips to :- Eden Project, Lands’ End, The Loft restaurant, Carbis Bay beach. Obviously the fantastic sunshine that we enjoyed really helped."
"Portside certainly lived up to our expectations. The position of the property was ideal for accessing the huge quiet beaches between St Ives and Hayle as well as being very convenient for the local shops The light and the views from the living area were beautiful. The house was very clean and comfortable and generally well equipped."
"Have to say that our expectations were exceeded – lovely house and fantastic view, and to top it off we were greeted by a pod of dolphins in the bay on our first day. Perfect location for a beach holiday and our 3 year old son was in his element so didn’t feel the need to stray far from the bay. We did the walk (and train) to St Ives and had lunch at the Watermill, other than that it was beach, beach and beach!"
"Portside in an excellent spot. If you have a visitor(s) then get them to park in the Carbis Bay rail station car park opposite for free. Use the excellent 'lifeline' of the railway to travel to St Ives, it's cheap and really reliable. We used the following restaurants that we thoroughly recommend ........Black Rock, The Seafood Cafe, Carbis Bay Hotel,The Italian, Pizza Express, La Casista, The Bean Inn and Beck's Fish & Chips."
"Portside, completely lived up to our expectations, the place was immaculately clean, beautifully laid out and the beds were really comfy!! (something I always judge a holiday on). We have stayed in and around the St Ives area for several years, but had never stayed in or even visited Carbis Bay, we are now hooked, the beach is stunning and far quiter than neighbouring St Ives, and the costal path walk is a must, there was a lovely friendly atmosphere in the village, and the nice thing was we didn't really use the car, we walked to the beach every day, we walked into St Ives, and I even walked to Tescos. It was a perfect home in a perfect position."
"We really enjoyed our stay at Portside, the apartment was great spotlessly clean with everything we could have wished for, in fact everything from the booking onwards was very good, we did not want to come home. We would like to recommend Trevaskis Farm, also their farm shop is worth a visit, the walk into St Ives was very scenic as was the trip via the train."
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"From our friendly greeting to the owners' willingness to come and help switch on our wifi, we were made to feel welcome and looked after from the start. The guide book in the house is useful and chatty without being dictatorial. And the facilities, their cleanliness etc were all first class."
"We had a lovely stay at 'Portside' in Carbis Bay. The house was everything we expected and more. Big, Clean & Tidy. We enjoyed cooking in the spacious and well equipped Kitchen! We really enjoyed the convenience of the train station and a big Tesco not too far away. The coastal walk to St Ives is great. The only place to eat is the Porthminster Cafe!"
"We very much enjoyed our stay in Portside - the villa was beautiful well-equipped and comfortable. A big plus for us was the train into town and the Sky Sports package when we were too tired to move after a day's walking! We highly recommend the garden of Trebah and the Geevor Tin Mine. We dined at the Black Rock and New World."
"Hi, we had a wonderful stay, the property was excellent as was the administration of the holiday. Excellent location for hopping on the train to St Ives as we were so close to the station. We recommend the Porthminster cafe, Peppers and Cafe Pasta in St Ives, Carbis Bay Hotel conservatory for cream teas and Olives Cafe in St Ives for delicious cakes. Walks we would recommend, Carbis Bay to St Ives along the coastal path , Carbis Bay to Lelant along Porth Kidney beach, headland walk around Hells Mouth out towards Godrevy lighthouse, walk around Zennor and Tinners Arms for lunch, thanks again."
"We were over the moon with both the standard of accommodation and the cleanliness upon our arrival. We even had christmas decorations! The whole property totally exceeded our expectations and the view was amazing. It was the perfect christmas retreat for all the family being able to socialise together whilst watching the 50 inch tv!!"
"We have nothing but positive feedback on our holiday at Carbis Bay,
everything as perfect, waking up to such a beautiful view every day was amazing."
"We both had a fantastic time at "Portside" and where very pleased with the quality & standard of the accommodation. All the little things like the pint of milk on arrival in the fridge & the tea and coffee all added up to make a very welcome arrival after such a long car journey! We would book "Portside" again without a moments hesitation as we believe the quality, standard and value for money of accommodation are possibly second to none in the surrounding area!"
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