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Sea Shells at The Sands Apartments : REFURBISHED FOR 2019. Complimentary spa & gym membership for 2 included at nearby HarSpa.
Short breaks (Fri - Mon or Mon - Fri ). Available from 22 September.
Located in the prestigious Sands Apartments on the seaward side of Carbis Bay, this luxury sea facing garden apartment has stunning uninterrupted sea views and is just a few minutes walk from the soft golden sands of the Blue Flag Carbis Bay Beach.
This premium quality self catering apartment which has been refurbished for the 2019 season, has two bedrooms, two bathrooms a fully fitted designer kitchen, two private patio areas, a reserved parking space through secure gated access, communal gardens and wifi.
The spacious open plan living accommodation has two comfy sofas, an Italian designer Calligaris media unit housing a 49" Panasonic 4K Smart TV with internet access, Blu-ray DVD Player and a Playstation 4 games console whilst the dining area has a Calligaris table and four chairs, matching Calligaris sideboard, home to a PURE stereo system and plenty of books, games and DVDs to keep your friends and family entertained after long days at the beach or cosy nights in .
Remote controlled mood lighting, underfloor heating and fibre wifi make this luxurious apartment an ideal holiday home all year round.
The well stocked fully fitted designer kitchen has all of the appliances and equipment you will need, including large fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, microwave, oven and five ring hob. There are plenty of Dartington crystal glasses, Royal Douton cutlery, Denby crockery and oven/table ware and the highest quality pots and pans from john Lewis. And there are plenty of extras to make you feel at home too, including a slow cooker, food processor, blender, etc. High quality crockery for entertaining friends, but also plenty of plastics for our younger guests too.
The mater bedroom boasts a king size bed with luxury pocket sprung mattress and overhead reading lights, with crisp white bed linen and lovely blue curtains and soft furnishings from Laura Ashley. There are plenty of soft white towels for everyone, as well as Ercol bedside units, a large set of Ercol drawers and a large wardrobe, a flat screen TV with integrated DVD, internet radio with ipod docking station and a hairdryer. A travel cot can be provided for younger guests, although we do ask you to please bring your own cot bedding.
Bedroom two has luxury Hypnos pocket sprung zip and link beds which can either be made up as two (longer length) single beds or as one super king size bed. The beds are made up with crisp white bedding and there are plenty of soft white towels. Also decorated with curtains from Laura Ashley, the fresh blue check decor of this well appointed rooms makes it suitable suitable for children, teenagers or adults. There are oak bedside drawers with matching wardrobe, a 32" flat screen Panasonic TV, Roberts internet radio with music streaming capability and a hairdryer.
The master bedroom has a sumptuous fully tiled en-suite shower room with large drench shower, heated towel rail and spacious bathroom cabinet, plus there is a generously sized family bathroom, also fully tiled, with a smart, sleek contemporary Italian basin, toilet and bath with thermostatically controlled overhead shower, streamlined taps, as well as a large mirrored cabinet - perfect for all those teenage toiletries! Both bathrooms benefit from underfloor heating as well as heated towel rails.
Externally, the lounge opens out onto a private patio area with a table and four chairs, with uninterrupted sea views, and has access to the well stocked communal gardens. There is also a sunny rear terrace to the rear of the apartment, also home to a table and four chairs, as well as a pair of sun loungers; the rear terrace is a real sun trap and is the perfect place to relax with a cold drink and a good book!
Sea Shells has one reserved parking space through secure gated access. The Sands Apartments are accessed through a secure gate, and Sea Shells, although a ground floor apartment, has additional eight feet walls that surround the large rear terrace and bedroom areas, making it extremely safe to leave ground floor windows open throughout the night - a concern many people have when renting a ground floor apartment or bungalow. The sunny rear terrace is also a good place for young children to play safely.
Only a mile and a half from the picturesque fishing village of St Ives, arguably the most famous seaside town in Cornwall, which is easily accessed by the magnificent South West coastal path or the St Ives Bay branch line, Carbis Bay is the perfect location for a great holiday and an ideal base for exploring the many attractions that West Cornwall has to offer.
Enjoy the tranquil setting of Carbis Bay and its beautiful blue flag beach, or stroll along the magnificent South West coastal path, taking in the dramatic views of St Ives Bay, and be in St Ives in around 20 minutes or so, or hop on the very scenic St Ives Bay branch line (almost certainly the most scenic railway in the UK) and be in St Ives in just two minutes. Carbis Bay Station is just a two minute walk from Sea Shells and the short train journey into St Ives is a delight (adult fare is just £1)! The advantage of staying in Carbis Bay is that you can enjoy the hustle and bustle of St Ives, without the hassle of traffic and parking (many of the properties in St Ives do not have parking facilities and public spaces are limited), and during peak season driving through the centre of St Ives can be a challenge! You really don’t need to use your car when staying at Sea Shells unless you want to explore further afield.
Carbis Bay itself has a fabulous blue flag beach, a good safe family holiday beach with lifeguard cover usually available between May and September, there’s a beach cafe / restaurant & takeaway as well as a local shop, fish & chip shop, pubs, restaurants, etc. There are also spa facilities within walking distance, and a choice of golf courses within a two mile radius (including West Cornwall golf Club, probably one of the finest links courses in Cornwall). Water sports, including kayaking and stand up paddle boards, are available at Carbis Bay beach, with surfing lessons available in St Ives or at nearby Gwithian. Carbis Bay, just a mile and a half away from the bustling centre of St Ives, and is the perfect base for a memorable holiday.
Complimentary Spa and Gym membership for two adults is included for all stays before March 2020 at the nearby St Ives HarSpa (membership for 2020 will be reviewed in March).
St Ives has an abundance of art galleries, fine restaurants and a choice of golden sandy beaches, sparkling azure seas and its charming working harbour so it’s no wonder it is one of the UK’s favourite holiday destinations. Its unique quality of light provides inspiration to artists, poets and writers all year round. Visitors will be captivated by the light, and mesmerised by the beauty of the award winning beaches, the maze of cobbled streets and quaint fisherman’s cottages, and will be charmed with the blend of designer shops and quaint traditional tea rooms which all seem to sit together in perfect harmony.
Warmed by the Gulf Stream, this part of West Cornwall enjoys its own micro climate and has a real Mediterranean feel about it; the sub tropical plants make Carbis Bay a joy to visit all year and we are able to offer short breaks out of peak season (please ask for more details), whether you are looking for a family getaway, a quiet romantic break for two, or an action packed holiday with friends we are sure you won't be disappointed!
Sea Shells is a non smoking property and we regret that no pets are allowed at any time of the year.
PLEASE NOTE : Guests staying at Sea Shells before March 2020 will receive complimentary spa / leisure membership for 2 adults at the St Ives Harbour Hotel 'HarSpar' , where facilities include indoor swimming pool, jacuzzi, sauna, steam room and fully equipped gymnasium as well as relaxation terraces/gardens, plus fitness classes, and discounted treatments, food and drink at the Harbour Hotel. Additional day passes can also be purchased at the HarSpa. The St Ives Harbour Hotel is nestled above Porthminster Beach, with panoramic views of St Ives Bay. Membership after March 2020 is subject to annual renewal and will be reviewed nearer the time.