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Pencroft, a spacious house with garden, free parking for 2 cars. Walking distance to beach and St Ives. Local restaurants very nearby. Free WiFi.

Bedrooms 3
Separate WCs1
Space 968 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Three Bedroom House, Sleeps 6

Pencroft is a refreshing, stylish and welcoming home with a superb garden and peaceful position in Carbis Bay. Tucked back amongst the trees and a babbling brook at its feet, Carbis Bay beach is just a 10 minute walk away, St Ives is 20 minutes away by a short walk followed by a train trundle plus there are local shops and a handful of restaurants for provisions. Carbis Bay beach restuarant offers you the chance to relax, sit back, sip a glass of your favourite tipple and enjoy some delicious food while watching the sun set behind St Ives. If you fancied dining in and alfresco, you have an enclosed private south-facing garden with a large table and set of chairs to seat six. There is a real sense of outdoor/ indoor living with the trifold doors leading from the living area onto a decked terrace and into the lush garden. Rest assured, if you bring along your dog, the garden is well-fenced and even the best escapologists will be challenged!

Inside you can't beat the seamless style that makes you want to relax, kick up your feet and melt into your surroundings. Being open plan, there is a true sense of family unity and togetherness while on holiday, whether it's cooking and eating together as the wood burner envelopes you in its lovely, warm embrace or spilling out from the dining area onto the sun terrace listening to your favourite tunes in the sunshine, Pencroft simply wants you to be at ease and relax entirely. With free WiFi and a Smart TV you can catch up on programmes you've missed while enjoying the good weather or snuggle down to watch Netflix with the cosy fire. The chef in the family will love the well-equipped kitchen with high quality AEG appliances. Be brought a KRUPS coffee while in bed or with your favourite breakfast out on the balcony. For those that prefer a dishwasher to do all the hard work, rest assured you'll find one waiting for you! An integrated washer/ dryer is available if you need to do a quick clothes wash too. As well as the kitchen, living and dining area being on the ground floor, there is a downstairs cloakroom for everyone's comfort.

Once onto the first floor, look left out through the floor length window and gaze across the rooftops to the coastline over to Gwithian Towans. You'll be able to see how easy and close to your walk to Carbis Bay beach actually is! Off the carpeted landing is the modern family bathroom, twin bedroom and bunk bedroom as well as the master bedroom with its own large private balcony. With wall to wall built in wardrobes in the master bedroom, you will have ample storage and hanging space for the entire family.

There is gravel parking for two cars directly next to Pencroft so you are free to come and go freely exploring the exquisite Cornish coastline whatever the weather!

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Calendar last updated:
16 August, 2018


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

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 968 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • village
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • - Toilet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , Bunk beds
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Single Bed , 2 Single Bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Golf
  • Garden
  • Tennis
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • cinemas
  • live theatre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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Pencroft, a spacious house with garden, free parking for 2 cars. Walking distance to beach and St Ives. Local restaurants very nearby. Free WiFi.
average rating of 4.285714 based on 7 reviews

First impressions was lovely

  • 4 of 5

Great place, great location. 1 small comment was the master bed mattress needs replacing. Apart from that. Great holiday.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice place but they will charge you for unwanted damage

  • 3 of 5

The good - a beautiful property with nice modern features. The decking and balcony overlooks the large garden and has a nice outdoor table seating. Very close to carbon bay, you can walk. All main amenities are within walking distance.

The bad - the pictures make the property look bigger than what it actually is. Upstairs is particular small but the ground floor is nice and spacious. If you have a car more than 7 seats you will find it hard to go up and down the drive way. It will be hard to to turn around when on the drive so will have to reverse down a tight drive which isn’t straight. We accidentally damaged the carpet which took liability for, but then the owner decides to blame us for the plastering that is coming off, which upon closer inspection you will find cracks and plastering coming off the whole property. If you have asthma/allergies then this isn’t for you as you pet hairs are left throughout. Even a small makeup stain Which can be wiped off with a damp cloth you will be charged. The deckin area and balcony is filthy and covered in cob webs. Take pictures when you arrive at the propert of everything as they will make you pay for any damages that you may not have done. Won’t be saying again. Fear wear and tear is not taken into account when staying here. You are better off camping.

  • Review Submitted: 08-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. I do feel however that is very unfair and is a spiteful slight. We do property assessment checks before guest arrivals and take visual recordings as well as complete a thorough checklist, this is so we can be sure and fair to incoming guests that all is in order. The chunks of plaster off the bedroom wall were not there before you arrived neither were the multiple scorch marks on the carpet plus the make up stains were not removable by a simple cloth wipe (if only). We also found the bed base to be broken which needed fixing. Overall, this points to an overall lack of respect for the owners' property. All we did was claim the £100 damages payment as per our booking terms and conditions you were aware of when making your booking. This is the third season letting of Pencroft and this is the first time we have had to reclaim damages from guests.
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High quality decor and furnishing. Amazing home

  • 4 of 5


The location is excellent, and is far enough away from St Ives to enjoy peace and quiet, but close enough to walk (1.5 miles) or bus right next to the house (£3.60 rtn) or Train (65p each way). Be advised , the train line is down by the beach and at the bottom of a steep hill. You can park there for £5 a day, and trains are once an hour. The bus is approx every 8 minutes and the best bet.

Local Amenities,

There is a good pub within walking distance that is dog friendly and serves meals. Tesco is a 5 minute walk away, there is a vegetarian restaurant, a Mediterranean restaurant and a fish and chip take away/restaurant within walking distance. There is a chemist, local shop/post office, hairdressers/barbers and vets also withing walking distance. There are numerous hotels you can eat at too.


I have never experienced a rental with such a high level of quality decor. It is a very comfortable home and a credit to the owners. If I was to suggest a few small improvements it would be a baking tray for the oven, Faster Wi-Fi, a TV in the second or third room for the children, larger waste bin outside but none of the above negated the stay at the property , just nice to haves. The photo of the property is dated and the rear garden is now grass and not paved. but there is still a considerable seating area

If i was to look at the main negative point of this property is the approach, it is up a very steep driveway, and not suitable for those less mobile, pushing a wheel chair up would be a struggle. The property is at the top of this drive and if you have a large car you are really going to struggle. you can drive straight into the parking spot but if you want to turn around and reverse onto the drive you have multiple small walls, a telegraph pole and another property to avoid in doing so. Not turning round means you have to reverse down the steep drive and blindly out onto a busy road.

In Summary, I would more than recommend this excellent property and if you have a smaller car you will be fine :)

  • Review Submitted: 08-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review, it's exceptionally detailed and I'm certain others would appreciate it hugely. I just wanted to say that we have a VW Amorok and have no problem getting up to Pencroft or negotiating the parking. It is a very large truck and we have also had guests stay with a VW transporter with no issues. I would counter by saying that it is down to how confident a person feels driving a large car and how used to negotiating lanes or parking bays they are. So, please don't be put off.
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Great Time

  • 5 of 5

We loved the house we stayed in. It is lovely. Light. Well appointed. Nice garden

We liked Carbis Bay and being able to walk, take a bus or train to St Ives.

  • Review Submitted: 29-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely modern house, squeezed into uninspiring plot

  • 4 of 5

Stayed for Easter week 2017. Lovely weather in St Ives - sunny but cool. Surprisingly got sunburnt! Pencroft is a bright and light modern house, but it's location is rather uninspiring - squeezed between lots of other houses - you can just about see Carbis Bay and Hayle beach through the upper landing window. The house and garden are smaller than they appear in the photos, but the open plan downstairs is fairly roomy, although we found the furniture uncomfortable.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful house in a great location

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful holiday and the house was beautiful - certainly one of the best rentals for years. It is tastefully designed, comfortable and well equipped. We enjoy cooking and in fact after long days spent walking and sightseeing preferred to spend evenings relaxing indoors. The kitchen is well equipped. Lots of Windows give the house plenty of light. The sofas are comfortable and lovely to see the garden. The beds are comfortable and the bathroom clean with a great shower. A nice welcome pack - tea, coffee etc was much appreciated.

Easy to park in the drive and the house is close to St Ives and beyond. Tesco is nearby and the local sports centre close too. The gym overlooks the sea - what's not to like!

We certainly hope to come back to this house - for longer next time! Thank you.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
The Gannet Inn
Nearest Golf
1 Kilometres
Tregenna Castle
Nearest Train
850 Metres
Carbis Bay
Nearest Motorway
8 Kilometres
A30 dual carriageway
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
The Gannet Inn
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Carbis Bay
Car: not necessary


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