Porthia View at the Riviera Apartments offers luxury self catering and most definitely lives up to its name, with amazing panoramic sea views stretching right across the bay from St Ives to the Godrevy lighthouse. This bright and airy dog friendly duplex penthouse apartment is perfectly located for enjoying short walks down to Carbis Bay beach or for accessing the South West Coast Path.
The bright and airy living area at Porthia View offers an absolutely fabulous outlook, with sea views stretching right across the bay from St Ives to Gwithian, taking in the Godrevy lighthouse. Two comfortable sofas and an armchair provide ample seating, perfect for enjoying the views through the picture window. Alternatively, why not take advantage of the entertainment package provided, which includes a 32” LCD television with Sky with standard package, Playstation III with a selection of games, DVD player with a variety of DVDs, music system with radio, CD player and iPod dock and complimentary WiFi? Access to the seaward facing balcony can also be gained via the living area.
Amtico flooring is laid throughout the living areas, making this lovely property feel even more spacious.
The dining room is located off the entrance hallway to the rear of the property. A glass and oak table with six matching chairs is provided, ideal for enjoying family meals together. A bookcase with maps, local guides, reading books and board games can also be found in the dining room.
Should you decide to dine out during your stay, why not try The Hub in St Ives? A great bar/restaurant offering yummy food and amazing harbour views. The Hub burger is certainly worth a try along with their craft beer’s.
The kitchen at Porthia View is located off the living area and offers amazing sea views through the sliding patio doors which lead out onto the balcony.
Ample storage is provided within the fitted oak units along with plentiful preparation space on the work top. Integrated appliances include an oven-grill, gas hob with extractor above, dishwasher and washer/dryer. You will also find a microwave, kettle, toaster and a great selection of utensils, crockery and glassware.
A bistro table with two matching chairs offers a great position for enjoying a cuppa from the coffee machine provided.
Bedroom One with En-Suite
The spacious mater bedroom at Porthia View is located off the entrance hallway towards the rear of the property and offers an en-suite shower room. The large bay window allows lots of light into the room, yet blackout blinds and curtains are provided to ensure you receive a sound night’s sleep. A sumptuously dressed king size bed is provided along with matching bedside tables, reading lamps, double chest of drawers, two integral wardrobes offering hanging and shelf storage and a mirror. You will also find an LCD Freeview television with integrated DVD, DAB alarm clock radio with docking station and a hairdryer.
The second bedroom is located on the upper floor adjacent to bathroom two. Zip and link twin beds can conveniently be joined together to make a super king size bed upon request. Two Velux windows with blackout blinds allow the light to stream in and bedside tables with reading lamps, a chest of drawers and an integral storage unit comprising of wardrobe and dressing table are all provided for your use. An LCD Freeview television with integrated DVD, DAB alarm clock radio with docking station and a hairdryer are also provided.
The third bedroom is located to the front of the property adjacent to bathroom two. Two large windows offer wonderful views from Carbis Bay beach across the bay to St Ives. Additional light also floods the room via the Velux window, with blackout blinds and curtains provided. Two single beds, matching bedside tables with reading lamps, tall boy chest of drawers, bean bags, DAB alarm clock radio with docking station, LCD Freeview television with integrated DVD and a hairdryer are provided for your use.
All bedrooms and the staircase are fully carpeted.
A cot and high chair are provided for our younger guests, we do ask however that you provide your own bedding for the travel cot.
Luxury cotton bed linen is provided in all bedrooms with a selection of high quality towels for each guest.
The family bathroom of Porthia View is located on the lower floor and has neutral ceramic wall tiles. The white suite comprises of WC, wash basin and bath with shower overhead. A mirrored cabinet and shaver point can be found and a chrome heated towel rail keeps your towels nice and toasty.
The second bathroom can be found on the upper floor adjacent to bedrooms two and three. The white bathroom suite comprises of WC, wash basin and a bath. Please be aware that there is a height restriction above the bath due to the room being in the eaves. Neutral ceramic wall tiles, mirrored cabinet, shaver point and a chrome heated towel rail can be found.
The en-suite to the master bedroom offers a WC, wash basin, shower, mirrored cabinet and shaver point.
A bath sheet, bath towel and hand towel are provided for each guest, together with complimentary White Company toiletries.
Porthia View is located on the second floor of Riviera Apartments and boasts stunning views across Carbis Bay beach and the bay beyond. The amazing views to St Ives were the inspiration for the properties name, Porthia meaning ‘St Ives’ in Cornish.
The private balcony can be accessed from either the lounge patio door or kitchen sliding door. A rattan table and chairs is provided, great for enjoying an alfresco breakfast or pre-dinner drinks.
An external storage cupboard can be found next to the front door which is very useful for housing all of the beach gear or walking boots.
For information regarding beach access for dogs in the Penwith area, the Dog Beach Guide is available to download here.
Riviera Apartments is a select development of apartments on the seaward side of Carbis Bay. The Penthouse apartments offer outstanding views of Carbis Bay across St. Ives Bay.
The Riviera Apartments are close to Carbis Bay branch line railway station enabling you to catch the scenic train to St. Ives with ease. Carbis Bay beach is just a few minutes further down the hill either through a delightful wooded valley or down the beach road. Shops, restaurants and pubs are nearby.
The spacious Riviera Apartments offer outstanding Cornish holiday accommodation with superb views of Carbis Bay which has the reputation of “one of the most beautiful bays in the world”. Carbis Bay is the ideal base to visit the many delightful attractions in West Cornwall. The pathway from Riviera links to the coastal path to St. Ives, in the other direction there is the magnificent walk to Porthkidney Sands and the Hayle Estuary
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"We enjoyed our holiday very much.
This is the third time we've rented CBH properties and each one has been well fitted out and to a high standard of cleanliness.
Our housekeeper Michelle on each of these occasions has been excellent, with any minor problems dealt with extremely professionally.
Re meals out ,lastyear we discovered the Lakeside cafe, near Tring and can thoroughly recommend it for breakfasts, coffee, cakes, light lunches and cream teas- their scones are tremendous!
We will be renting from CBH again next summer!"
“We had a great time in Carbis Bay at Riviera Apartments. The views were wonderful and will last in the memory. The rooms were all a good size and well fitted. The apartment was very clean and warm.”
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