1 Sandy Lane looked amazing in the photographs and the reality did not disappoint. A beautifully appointed and decorated apartment in a perfect location. Just a 5 minute walk down to Carbis Bay blue flag beach, a 2 minute walk to the station to catch the train into St Ives or you can walk there along the coastal path. It takes 20-30 minutes to walk or under 3 minutes by train. Be warned, the walk back up from the beach could be a bit steep for little or frail legs.
The apartment was spotlessly clean and comfortable with a kitchen stocked better than our own, luxury bedlinen and towels, a dishwasher and a washer-dryer. Extra touches made it even more special such as the welcome tea tray and pint of milk in the fridge, Ren toiletries in the bathroom, complimentary slippers to keep and fluffy bathrobes to enjoy during your stay. If that wasn't enough, a welcome hamper stocked with Cornish goodies was also waiting for us. The apartment also has allocated private parking and free wifi.
Kelly &/or Claire from Cornish Luxury Holidays popped round on our second day to make sure everything was OK, unfortunately we missed them as we were out but they left a card. We did meet Nikki who manages the cleaning of the apartments. She was absolutely lovely and arranged a change of bedlinen and towels for our second week.
The layout of the apartment block means that other guests do walk past the kitchen and bedroom windows to access the front door to the building. We just kept the blinds shut in the bedroom as we were only ever in it to sleep so it wasn't a major issue. One other minor point is that, whilst the wall-mounted TV sets in both bedrooms had built-in DVD players, the large TV in the lounge area of the open plan living space did not. It would have been nice to be able to watch a movie or box set on the bigger screen from the comfort of the sofa in the evening; rather than having to sit on the bed. However that did not detract from our enjoyment of our holiday or the apartment and I would thoroughly recommend 1 Sandy Lane to anyone. We shall definitely be coming back for a return visit.
Great location a lovely beach so close. Modern, clean, relaxing and breathtaking views. Will return.
What a beautiful apartment! Everything you need all there ready for you, clean, high spec, luxury and cosy. We highly recommend staying here!
Carbis Bay is perfect for couples or families, amazing beach, clear sea, coastal walks, walking distance to St Ives, Carbis Bay Beach Bar......loved every minute, thank you x
This is the second time we have stayed in an apartment that we have rented via cornishluxuryholidays.com and, once again, we were not disappointed. The apartment is a perfect size for a family of four and, although it was a little too early in the season to use the balcony, it will be a great place to sit out during the summer. The kitchen is fitted out with absolutely everything you need and the welcome basket is a nice touch.
The location of the apartment is perfect too. Although we love St Ives, Carbis Bay is such a lovely laid back place to stay away from the hustle and bustle of the town. The walk into St Ives along the coastal path is spectacular and one of the main reasons why we like to stay in Carbis Bay. We often walked into St Ives for a drink and a meal in the evening and then we would either walk back, catch a taxi or hop on the last train (Carbis Bay train station is 2 minutes from the apartment). If you fancy a shorter stroll, there are a couple of local restaurants within walking distance and an absolute must is to enjoy a cocktail overlooking Carbis Bay Beach in the Carbis Bay Hotel. There is a large Tesco supermarket within 5 minutes’ drive and one of the best fish and chip shops in the areas is only 5 minutes in the other direction.
There are numerous walks on the doorstep, towards St Ives and beyond and also towards Lelant in the other direction. Within minutes of leaving the apartment, you are on the coastal path enjoying fabulous views in all directions. It’s unusual for us to return to the same holiday location more than once but we really are smitten with this area.
When I returned home, I realised I had left some of my luggage at the apartment. It contained some jewellery that meant a great deal to me so I called Cornish Luxury Holidays straight away. The went straight over to the apartment to find my luggage and sent it to me the next day by registered post. It is this, and all the other little touches, that make this company stand out and we will undoubtedly use them again for next visit to Carbis Bay.
We had such a lovely time here. Gorgeous apartment with everything we needed. Short walk (2mins) to station and train with sea view trip into St Ives! Carbis Beach is amazing. Beautiful sands and seals! Had a great surf lesson and visited Minack Theatre and all the lovely beaches in between. Thanks for a fab time. Definitely coming back here.