Escape the crowds ! Carvean is the perfect retreat for families or couples sleeping six in spacious luxury, convenient for the beaches and scenic rail link to St Ives. Close to the South West Coastal Path where you can enjoy some of the most stunning scenery in Cornwall and, you can take your pet ! Furnished to a very high standard with added benefits of Sky, Wifi, conservatory and a sunny courtyard garden.
The entrance hall on the seaward side of Carvean leads to a very spacious living area comprising a conservatory, lounge and study. The dining room is separate and adjacent to the kitchen. A Welcome Guide in the apartment provides a wealth of information about Carbis Bay and St Ives, the owners’ detailed knowledge of the area gives you an insight into the delightful haunts to visit. Whether this covers wandering the cobbled streets, visiting the art galleries or searching out that ideal eatery, you are bound to find plenty of recommendations to cover you wish list.
The large lounge has been thoughtfully furnished in contemporary style with a “seaside feel” and offers plenty of comfortable seating and space for 6 guests. There is a 50″ LCD TV with full Sky package including Movies and Sport, a Blu Ray DVD player and a Nintendo Wii with games provided, to keep you entertained. A selection of books and DVD’s are also available. The lounge area extends to a conservatory with wicker chairs and coffee table, providing additional seating for guests.
The dining area is next to the kitchen, towards the rear of the property. This light and spacious room has a dining table and chairs that comfortably seat six guests and two infants with highchairs provided. There is a wide choice of quality restaurants in the area, some offering a takeaway service, including the renowned Becks Fish and Chip shop. The short train journey to St Ives is only a few minutes walk away from Carvean as a further alternative.
Study or Baby Room
Just off the lounge is a separate study room, this versatile area could serve as a bedroom for the travel cots or as a storage area for surfboards or indeed an ideal room for the family pet to occupy.
The designer kitchen has white gloss units and grey work tops including soft close drawers and cupboards making this everyone’s dream kitchen. Appliances are provided comprising microwave, electric hob, oven and extractor, in addition to a built in dishwasher and fridge/freezer. There are also plenty of gadgets to keep chef amused, including a Tassimo coffee maker, toaster, kettle, juicer and food processor.
This separate room off the kitchen not only provides access to the rear courtyard garden but also houses a sink, washer/dryer, iron and ironing board.
The master bedroom is on the first floor at the rear of the property and has a king size bed. There are two bedside table, bed side lamps, a 19″ LCD TV with Freeview and Ipod docking station, spacious wardrobe and a chest of drawers.
The second bedroom of Carvean is on the first floor at the rear of the property. It has a double bed with bedside tables and reading lamps, 19″ TV with Freeview and an Ipod docking station. There is plenty of storage with a chest of drawers and wardrobe.
The third bedroom of Carvean is to the front of the property and offers two single beds with a bedside table, chest of drawers, wardrobe, reading lamp, 19″ TV with Freeview and an Ipod docking station.
Two cots and high chairs are provided for our younger guests, we do ask however that you provide your own bedding for the travel cot.
Fresh white linen is provided along with a set of towels comprising bath sheet, bath towel and hand towel for each guest.
The main bathroom of Carvean is on the first floor and next to all the bedrooms. Fully tiled with large modern tiles, the sanitary-ware is white Italian style and the fittings are sleek chrome. There is a WC, wash basin, bath with overhead shower and screen, also a chrome ladder heated towel rail.
On the ground floor is a useful shower room and is fully tiled, the sanitary-ware is white Italian style and the fittings are sleek chrome. There is a WC, sink, and shower enclosure with power shower.
A set of towels comprising bath sheet, bath towel and hand towel are provided for each guest and complimentary White Company toiletries can be found in each bathroom.
The conservatory at Carvean not only provides additional seating for guests, but this spacious area which adjoins the lounge is a place to relax to the pace of Cornwall. Sink into one of the wicker chairs and watch the world go by.
Carvean has an enclosed decked courtyard garden area to the rear of the property, accessed from the utility room off the kitchen.
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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Thanks for a great week. For the last two years we have stayed at Moonsail. This year we came away with my Dad and Step Mum so we stayed at Carvean with it being larger. It was lovely. Very spaces down stairs and very well equipped with everything you could want. Very clean and lovely comfy beds.
Nice touches with the welcome goodies.
3 years now we have been holidaying with Carbis Bay Holiday and have never been disappointed.
Hope you see you guys next year.
Karen, Pete, Grace Brewster & Maisie the Westie
Brian & Barbara Lowndes and Teddy & Alice the Lab and Spaniel.
"As usual everything was perfect! Carvean is a fantastic place to stay and was immaculate on arrival."
“The holiday was superb, good weather really nice house, clean, good quality of fittings furniture etc, very good booking service.”
“We had another fantastic holiday in Carbis Bay and Carvean was an amazing place to stay. It was so comfortable and really felt like home – everything you needed was provided and once again, we were really impressed with the extra touches. The booking process was quick and easy and all the staff we came into contact with were extremely friendly. We’re really hoping to come back to Cornwall in the near future and would definitely recommend Carbis Bay Holidays to anyone – we certainly intend to stay with you!”
"We all had a fantastic week at Carbis Bay and Carvean was excellent. We were delighted with the Badger at Lelant where the food was the best of many places we tried. Porthminster Beach restaurant was superb especially for fish dishes. Breakfast at Porthmeor Beach café is also something not to be missed. The grandchildren loved the beach at Carbis Bay my son and daughter said it was one of the best holidays ever."
"We very much enjoyed our stay at Carvean in May, we thought the standard of the property was excellent, very comfortable, spacious &clean. We love wandering around St Ives, the coastal path makes for a lovely walk with great views, also lots of dog friendly places around Carbis Bay &St Ives area, which is great if you want to eat out. We are looking forward to our next visit very much."
"We had a great week at Carvean, we found JB Advenures online and used them on two of the days for a 'wet and wild' day at Stithians Lake and also went kite buggying. Had a great morning at the Ocean Spa in St Ives and enjoyed some lovely walks with the dogs."
"We had a lovely week at Carvean with my family and it more than exceeded our expectations - a perfect house and location for a holiday. My first visit to Carbis Bay but I hope to return before too long."
"We had a lovely stay in Carvean. It was very comfortable, clean and had absolutely everything we needed. The location was great."
"On arriving at Carvean it's was nice to be greeted and shown around, once we saw it for real we loved it, the whole house was immaculate and it was a pleasure to stay there. We found the beds to be the comfiest that we have ever slept in whilst being on holiday, there were plenty of fresh towels. In the kitchen there was everything that we needed when cooking a meal. We have never been to Carbis bay before but after this holiday we would like to come here again, the beach was so peaceful and quiet and the cafe/shop had everything you needed to spend the day there, it made our holiday to stay in such a beautiful village and accommodation."
"We had a lovely holiday at Carvean and we were very pleased with the accommodation, the standard was exceptional as was the cleanliness. We enjoyed a meal at the Badger Inn In Lelant so could recommend especially for families. But overall the Carbis Bay resort is lovely."
"We had a great week at the Carvean, I couldn’t fault it at all, from the location to the house itself everything was exceptional just as described from your website. The house itself was very clean upon arrival, with the weather being so good that week we didn’t explore as much as we could, most of the days were spent on the beaches at Carbis Bay and St Ives with my two boys loving the surf. With the train stop just at the end of our road it was ideal for easy access to and from St Ives both during the day and at night. We travelled up the north coast line to Padstow and Newquay, I would recommend the fish and chips at Rick Steins fish shop in Padstow. I was originally going to book at Newquay but I'm pleased we chose Carbis Bay, for the peace and tranquillity of the St Ives area with great beaches to chose from. With easy access to St Ives on the train the Carvean is an ideal location."
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