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Wonderful sea views, prime location close to the beach, superbly well equipped

11 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday apartment in Carbis Bay - Compass Point

3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Stunning Sea Terrace, PARKING FOR 2 CARS, WIFI

Compass Point is a modern and superbly well equipped seaside holiday property located in the prestigious Compass Point complex which has a prime seaward facing position in Carbis Bay and is just a short walk down to the golden sands and clear turquoise waters of Carbis Bay Beach. The surrounding area is dominated by National Trust headlands and dramatic coastal cliff walks with the South West Coastal Path right on your doorstep.

Guests also have easy access to the stunning sea terrace of the Compass Point complex which has panoramic sea views towards St Ives harbour in one direction and Godrevy Lighthouse in the other and this allows outside dining and sunbathing. There is also a private car parking space which is big enough for 2 cars which is a very rare feature and the close proximity to the small railway station gives guests the great option of leaving the car and taking the very popular tourist train into St Ives, taking just a few minutes along a single track and which follows a wonderfully scenic path along the coast.

Internally, the apartment has 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms which is a rare feature in St Ives and enjoys stunning sea views from the Living area and Master Bedroom across St Ives Bay. Compass Point is beautifully staged to Cornish Tourist Board Standards and will sleep up to 6 guests in total comfort. The Kitchen is extremely well equipped with integrated appliances including a Dishwasher, Washing Machine and very large Fridge Freezer. The dining area and living areas are open plan with a large dining table and 6 chairs and there is a large three seat sofa, two seat sofa and additional sofa chair where guests can really relax and enjoy the sea views. There is a large flat screen television, DVD player, Stereo system, Wifi internet access and a selection of classic board games.

There is a modern family bathroom with a large bath with shower over with an additional en-suite shower room off the Master Bedroom. There are two large double bedrooms with a flat screen TV in the Master Bedroom and in the third bedroom are two single beds.

Outside there is a separate storage area for storing the patio furniture for the terrace and which can also be used for bikes and surfboards.

In terms of local facilities, the nearest supermarket is a Tesco which is less than 5 minutes drive away off the main A3074 road into St Ives and where there is a great Costa Coffee with fantastic sea views and which also has free Wifi. There are also banks, hairdressers, a chemist, newsagents and general stores all a short walk away in the centre of Carbis Bay. During the day when on the beach there is a cafe and food outlet as well as a bar within Carbis Bay Hotel.

Please feel free to contact us for addition information of the apartment and also for useful web sites for planning your stay in Cornwall. Compass Point is available all year round and is a great escape destination during the winter months. St Ives is especially popular at both Christmas and New Year and dates can be tailored specifically for your requirements. There is also the St Ives music and arts festival held in September.

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Member since: 2005
Speaks English
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Calendar last updated:
23 October, 2016
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based on 11 holidaymaker reviews

Wonderful sea views, prime location close to the beach, superbly well equipped
average rating of 4.5454545 based on 11 reviews

Basic and clean

  • 3 of 5

Basic and clean.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great New Year Break

  • 5 of 5

Our family stayed at this lovely apartment at Compass Point over New Year and we all had a brilliant time and were even able to spend time with the children on the great sandy beach as it was relatively mild and the sun even made an appearance! Its just a few minutes walk down the hill to the beach, a little longer coming back up the hill.

We have stayed in this apartment before and at different times during the year and I am pleased to say that the high standards have been maintained. The cleaning was excellent as ever, the apartment was fresh and the towels and bed linen were nice and clean. The booking procedure is very straightforward and communication from the owners is always very efficient. We got a great deal over New Year and the owners are always open to sensible offers so try and you never know!

What we really like about this apartment is the fact that it has 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms which is quite rare and the furnishings are also modern and the kitchen extremely well equipped indeed so it really is a home from home for us.

Its also worth mentioning that the parking arrangements with this apartment are great as you have the best car park space in the whole complex because as it is right at the very end you can in theory double park without blocking anyone else in and therefore have 2 very valuable spaces just a few seconds from the apartment entrance!!. Parking is becoming a major issue in the area with double yellows going down everywhere so expect to have to pay to park your second car!

There is a large communal sea terrace and although we did not use it much on this trip, in the past we have set up the patio furniture and then left it for the entire duration of our holiday, the owner just requests that you bring it back in if it rains but there is a handy outside storage area so no problems. The views from the terrace are amazing, especially into St Ives harbour and we always found the terrace quiet and rarely busy even during the higher season.

We used the train service into St Ives quite a lot, so handy and very cheap and I would also recommend walking the coastal path to Lelant for the views, after which you can hop on the train back. The local Tesco is also a few minutes drive away and it also houses a Costa Coffee so you can sit overlooking the bay and also take advantage of the Wifi.

We will certainly hope to be back very soon and would not hesitate in recommending the apartment to family and friends.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 2, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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12 Compass Point, Carbis Bay

  • 4 of 5

This apartment was very well equipped and so we didn't need to think about anything other than food when we arrived. The views are absolutely beautiful over Carbis Bay from the Lounge window and the main bedroom. The only thing missing with the layout was a balcony which we usually have on holidays. The outside area was completely separate and could be used by the whole block of flats. I would certainly recommend the apartment as the location to the local train line into St Ives was a two minute walk away and cost £1 each way. To walk to St ives took us 40 minutes and the views were stunning. The Tesco store was a 20 minute walk and in the car 5 minutes.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 28, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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12 compass point

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful appartment and a fantastic lay-out, the appartment is beautifuly equipt with all you need to be comfortable it is 5 star!

It was super clean on arrival and well maintained and secure.

Although we did not eat out the area does have lots of choic, the beach just down the hill is beautiful, soft golden sand and clear water, it is quite a steep hill to the beach we walked up and down it every day (with kids too) but if you dont want to you can nip the car down and park though there is a charge £5 or so.

The owners of the appartment provided great customer service and were availiable if needed.

Its a shared terrace, all tables and chairs are provided and once taken down can be left until finished with, it is a lovely spot to sit.

I will book again and would not hesitate to recomend.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 3, 2010
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Kamen, Germany

Tolle Ferien

  • 5 of 5

Im Juli 2008 verbrachten wir wunderschöne Familienferien in Compass Point. Die vielversprechenden Bilder, mit denen die Anlage beworben wird, waren nicht übertrieben. Das Appartement war sehr sauber und gepflegt, die technische Ausstattung auf hohem Niveau. Großartig der Blick aus dem Wohnzimmerfenster hinaus auf den Atlantik.

Der Kontakt mit den 'House Keepern' war freundlich und völlig unkompliziert.

Tagsüber ging's wenige hundert Meter hinab zum Strand oder auf Erkundungstour. Sehr zu empfehlen eine Wanderung bei bei Godrevy Head oder auf dem malerischen Küstenpfad nach Lelant. Für den Rückweg bietet sich der romantische Bummelzug an. Er hat eine Haltestelle unweit der Anlage und stört die Idylle des Örtchens Carbis Bay in keinster Weise.

Wer am Abend die fast mediterrane Atmosphäre von St.Ives genießen möchte, sollte besser nicht mit dem Wagen fahren. Dort einen Parkplatz zu finden, mag länger dauern und ist sicher weniger erquicklich, als einige Minuten Spaziergang auf dem 'Coastal path'. Auf dem Heimweg kann man ja wieder die 'Railway' nehmen. Aber Vorsicht: Nicht jeder Zug hält auch in Carbis Bay.

Wir können den Compass Point als Feriendomizil unbedingt weiterempfehlen.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 14, 2009
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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East Sussex

Carbis Bay

  • 5 of 5

Lovely apartment, clean and very comfortable. Great for getting to St. Ives by train or a pleasant walk. Very steep hill down to the beach, not suitable for the elderly, but a very nice beach once you are down there. For the price, it would be nice to throw in a couple of Tea towels, a dishcloth and a cleaning agent. Would certainly recommend to others and hopefully return again. Did plenty of walking and took the train to St. Ives a couple of evenings where we enjoyed good fish and chips near the Archade, overlooking the harbour. All of our party had a very enjoyable holiday. Thank you.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 19, 2009
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Nearest Ferry
70 Miles
Nearest Train
75 Metres
Carbis Bay - branch line from St Erth to St Ives
Nearest Motorway
110 Miles
Exeter (M5)
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
Carbis Bay Beach
Car: not necessary

Carbis Bay is just less than 2 miles from St Ives. You can walk along the picturesque coastal path into St Ives in 20 Minutes in one direction or the village, beaches, dunes and golf course of Lelant in the other. If you are looking for the magnificent scenery of St Ives Bay but want a slightly quieter life then Carbis Bay is a great base. The direct access to the St Ives branch railway line means that the car may never be required. Historic St Ives itself is renowned for its cosmopolitan mix of restaurants and cafes, art galleries, beaches and scenery and whether you are simply looking for a week on one of the many beaches, or an energetic mix of surfing, golf, walking or diving, there is something here for you. Further afield, Penzance, St Michael's Mount, Lands End, beautiful Sennen Cove (surfing), Padstow (cooking courses with Rick Stein), Newquay (indoor water world) and St Austell (Eden Project) are all within easy reach either by Car or Train.

Other Activities: Live Theatre, Cinemas, Tate Gallery, Museums, Bars, Restaurants, Clubs, Shopping


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Carbis Bay, St Ives area

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Spring Season
29 Apr 2017 - 12 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Spring Season
13 May 2017 - 26 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Spring Half Term
27 May 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer Season
3 Jun 2017 - 16 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer Season
17 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Summer Season
1 Jul 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Summer Season
15 Jul 2017 - 21 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Peak Summer Season
22 Jul 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Summer Season
26 Aug 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

COMPLETION AND RETURN OF THE BOOKING FORM CONFIRMS A BOOKING. The holiday deposit is charged at approximately one third of the full cost and is payable by direct bank transfer or with personal cheque. The balance and damage deposit is then payable no later than 8 weeks prior to your holiday. The full rental cost is payable for bookings made less than 8 weeks prior to holiday.
ON-LINE PAYMENTS - 50% of the total cost (including damage deposit) is payable on booking and the balance is payable 60 days before your holiday. Please note that additional processing fees apply. The full cost is payable for bookings made less than 60 days before arrival.

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Carbis Bay in Cornwall

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Family
  • Holiday Complex
  • Luxury
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
  • Master bedroom with king size bed with en-suite shower, bedroom 2 with standard double and bedroom 3 with two singles
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
The apartment is situated on the first floor, access is via a small flight of stairs. There is a security video entrance system. The Kitchen comes equipped with, kettle, toaster, full dinner set, wine glasses, mugs, tea towels, first aid kit, Iron & Iron board, full assortment of pans, jugs, cutlery and other general cooking utensils. The Master Bedroom has a King Size Bed with ensuite & TV, Bedroom 2 has a standard double and Bedroom 3 has twin beds and balcony to rear. All bedrooms have a wardrobe and chest of draws, bedside tables with lamps. The Lounge has a 3 seat sofa, a 2 seat sofa and single armchair with a flat screen TV and DVD. The en-suite has a shower, wash basin and WC, the family bathroom has shower over bath, wash basin and WC. There is a useful information folder including a list of local restaurants, comprehensive tourist information and train timetable. For use on the outside terrace there is a full patio set, comprising a table 6 chairs and a parasol.

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