32 Compass Point
Apartment | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2
Suitable for couples, with/without a small child, this is a well-appointed modern apartment within the outstanding Compass Point complex just 500 yards from Carbis Bay's turquoise waters and sandy beach. Leave the car in the secure garage and hop on the coastal line train which leaves Carbis Bay station at regular times, reaching St Ives in under five minutes! Carbis Bay village has its own local grocery store, a supermarket, three restaurants and a pub. If you fancy being wined and dined in style, the Carbis Bay Hotel with its beautiful views is just above the beach so a very short distance from your apartment.
Historic and picturesque St Ives, nearby, is a huge draw for families, surfers, artists, those seeking fine dining. It suits all ages, all tastes and budgets. "He who is tired of St Ives is tired of life". The Carbis Bay Hotel overlooks the beach and is a haven of peace.
Hardwood flooring, double leather sofa bed, flatscreen TV/DVD, dining table and chairs, patio doors to enclosed private courtyard with outdoor dining furniture.
Fully fitted kitchen, gas hob and electric oven, fridge/freezer, washer/ dryer, dishwasher, microwave, patio doors to front enclosed yard with outdoor dining furniture.
Double bed on impressive brass bedstead, wardrobes, art deco antique finish on lamps, mirrors and artwork, patio doors leading to enclosed courtyard.
bath, separate shower, WC, basin and heated towel rail
gas central heating, towels provided, enclosed patios, access to complex's communal sun patio which has superb sea views, secure garage parking for average size car: 4.7m length, 1.9m height, 2.10m width
|Size||Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Carbis Bay 100 m|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||100 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Newquay 50 km, Nearest railway: Carbis Bay 100 m|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Telephone, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 5|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Shared garden|
|Access||Wheelchair users, Secure parking|
The West Country region
There's so much to do, see and explore while on holiday in Cornwall. With the longest stretch of continuous coastline in Britain, youâ??ll discover tiny Cornish fishing villages, secret coves, spectacular beaches, sweeping bays and dramatic cliffs, plus beautiful moorland and stunning countryside. See http://www.visitcornwall.com.
Cornwall has a vibrant arts and music scene and also a great selction of restaurants, this is of course the home county of renowned chefs such as Rick Stein.
West Cornwall is also a now a world heritage site for mining. Explore the birthplace of the industrial revolution.
Here are just 6 places to visit in Cornwall:
Trethevy Quoit, Darite, near Liskeard
Known locally as the Giantâ??s House this is one of the first man made structures in Cornwall and among the most impressive in Britain. The quoit could have been used for astronomic observations as the structure has a mysterious hole in the massive 10-ton capstone through which Cornwallâ??s early inhabitants may have gazed at the stars.
Madron Well, near Penzance
Dedicated to the Cornish hermit and monk St Madron, patron saint of cures, this sacred site has been a place of pilgrimage for centuries. Traditionally visitors tie pieces of rag or ribbon, known as clouties. This was a traditional custom at healing wells, particularly this one. The rags were torn from a part of the body where there was an injury or hurt and tied on a tree close to the well. As the material disintegrated (most materials were biodegradable) so the hurt was supposed to go. Holy Wells like Madron would originally have been a source of fresh water for people, and came to be venerated for the 'genus loci' or spirit of the place who was thought to dwell there. Later, under Christianity, they often became dedicated to saints
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Launceston Castle, Launceston
Perched on a mound overlooking the narrow streets of Launceston, this proper looking castle with its thick 13th century walls stands guard over the town, known as 'The Gateway to Cornwall'. Built by the Earls of Cornwall, the castle, which over the centuries has been used as both a prison and courthouse, is flanked by two large gatehouses that lead to a peaceful park.
Godolphin House and Gardens, Helston
Taken over by the National Trust in 2007, a huge restoration project is underway to bring the house and its unique 700-year old formal garden back to life. Tucked way in the middle of the countryside, the site is a hive of activity with local craftsman and apprentices using intricate skills to painstakingly repair centuries of wear and tear. Visitors can don a hardhat and see the progress as this important piece of Cornwallâ??s heritage is gradually revealed.
Gwennap Pit, Redruth
A depression caused by mining subsidence was subsequently used as an open air preaching pit. It dates from the mid-eighteenth century. It is located in what was the greatest copper mining district of the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, and one of the most densely populated areas at the time. Located just to the south of Redruth on the eastern slopes of Carn Marth, its fame is due largely to the preachings of John Wesley, who used the pit on 18 occasions from 1776-89. He greatly exaggerated its size (he put it at 200x300ft and 50ft deep) and it is possible that the same applies to his estimate that his largest audience was 32,000. In his memory the local people excavated the pit in 1806 into a regular oval 37m across and 8m deep. They added 13 rows of turf seats. A Whit-Monday service has been held there since 1807.
The Marconi Centre, Poldhu, Mullion.
Surprisingly from this remote location on The Lizard an event that changed the world took place at the beginning of the century when a young inventor proved that radio waves could bend around the curvature of the earth. On 12 December 1901 Nobel Prize winner Guglielmo Marconi transmitted the first long wave radio signal from Poldhu Cove to Canada 1,800 miles away and the rest is, as they say, history.
Guests looking for a quieter, more relaxed place to stay would do well to consider holiday accommodation in Carbis Bay. Although outside of St Ives, the beachside holiday cottages in Carbis Bay have the most superb views overlooking golden sands and are just a short train ride direct to the centre of St Ives. Thereâ??s immediate access to beautiful coastal path walks and the vibrant town of St Ives, with its range of beaches, cobbled streets and variety of shops and restaurants is only a 30 minute walk along the coast path. It can also be reached on one of the most memorable train rides and should not be missed.
The local area
As well as being a stoneâ??s throw from St Ives, Carbis Bay is also close to Hayle and the beautiful beaches of Gwithian. Take a short drive to the opposite coast and visit the bustling town of Penzance or the iconic landmark of St Michaelâ??s Mount. By choosing self catering in Carbis Bay you get the best of both worlds; peaceful relaxation whilst being ideally placed for visiting many of the wonderful attractions Cornwall has to offer.
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25 Sep 2014
Recently stayed for a week, 1st time using trip advisor and my experience was amazing. Whilst booking the apartment I had quick response from the management who was very attentive. The apartment was v… More
10 Aug 2014
The apartment was very clean and modern and nice to be in. Its a great location even though there isnt a view. That to us didnt matter as with the beach only a 2 minute walk away was perfect for eithe… More
2 Jul 2014
Had the best weekend staying at compass point. The apartment is in the perfect location and couldn't fault it. The landlord called us to check everything was ok and emailed me back quickly with a… More
17 Jun 2014
We had a really nice stay in this apartment, couldn't think of a better location! The apartment itself was done up to a really good standard and clean, the bonus was being here for the start of t… More
Thank you, and I'm glad you enjoyed it. the Arsenal shirt was signed by Charlie George - scored the winning goal against liverpool in the 1971 FA cup final.
22 Apr 2014
"Lovely location right by the sea!"
We had a wonderful stay at this apartment in Carbis Bay. The location is perfect just a short walk down to the beautiful beach. The coastal walk to St Ives is lovely and very easy to find. The apartment itself was very clean and modern and very well kitted out with sky tv, broadband and a bose sound system! There is a little courtyard to the front and at the rear perfect for BBQ's in sunny weather. I would definitely recommend staying here we had a lovely stay.
Thank you Alexa, I'm glad you liked it. The walk into St Ives is one our favourites, followed by a pint at the Sloop overlooking the beach. magic!
1 Nov 2013
"Comfortable spacious convenient apartment"
This is a very nicely appointed apartment which provided a good base for exploring the St Ives area. The Carbis bay beach offered endless near empty sand for my dog walks and the coastal path offers good walking both east and west. The trains to St. Ives are very frequent and the round trip up to St. Erth is worth a go.
The apartment offers secure patio areas, large TV with Sky and free WiFi.
All in all, a good package.
As far as negatives go, the only issue for me was the size of the allocated garage. Perhaps my spatial awareness is not as good as it was, but is is very tight!
Thank you for your comments, we always try to make the stay as nice as possible.
24 Sep 2013
"Not as expected"
I was really looking forward to going on holiday, but have to say was disappointed with the apartment. The facilities in the kitchen were fantastic as was the quality of the furniture in the lounge an… More
Thank you for the review. I have taken note of your issues with the bedroom. I am surpised to hear the linen looked grubby because clean linen is supplied every changeover. I will check that particuler set to ensure that in future we only supply good quality linen. This is something I too value. I'm not sure what to do about the bedroom furniture as it has always been there. This is the first time this has been commented on and I will rethink it's provision. Unfortunately I can't do anything about the front and rear courtyard, but I will check the website to ensure that it is clear that this flat does not have a sea view. There are not personal belongings in the flat except a wide selection of books which guests may peruse. If there are damp issues i will look into it, but all seemed well this weekend.
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