Dog-friendly holidays in Carbis Bay; garden, parking, EV charging point

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Beds 3
Sleep 6
Baths 1
Dog Friendly

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About Pencroft

Pencroft is a beautiful holiday home in Carbis Bay, inside and out! It is tucked back off St Ives Road in a peaceful corner of Carbis Bay and is just a 10-minute walk downhill to Carbis Bay beach (that means there is an uphill return!) via a footpath 100m from the front door. Please note, there is sloped uphill access to Pencroft by vehicle and foot. It is a 5-minute walk to the quaint train station where the next stop is St Ives, or within a short walk to the nearest supermarket and local shops. Carbis Bay also has a few restaurants including the relaxing gastro bar on Carbis Bay beach where the views over dinner are unrivalled. This wonderful self-catering home in Carbis Bay is detached and has three bedrooms, one bathroom and a downstairs cloakroom. It has an enclosed garden and parking directly outside with the added bonus for guests with electric cars; an electric vehicle charging point (there is an extra fee for use of this).

With an enclosed private south-facing garden, a nearby small running stream and huge ancient tree housing local birdlife and offering welcome shade in the afternoon, you will feel you've booked into a retreat for some well-deserved rest. Trifold doors lead from the living room onto a decked terrace and into the landscaped gardens. Beyond a small gate, you can move from the landscaped gardens into a quiet small meadow area under some magnificent trees to perhaps lay a blanket for a private picnic! You ought to rest assured that if you bring along your dog, the garden is well-fenced and even the best houdinis would be challenged to find a route out (we do recommend keeping watch though!).

Inside you have a fresh and welcoming living area designed to encourage complete ease and relaxation; a place to come and feel instantly at home. Being open plan, there is a true sense of togetherness while on holiday, whether it's cooking and eating together while a wood burner crackles in the chillier weather or spilling out from the dining area onto the sun terrace listening to your favourite tunes in the sunshine. The Smart TV will allow you to catch up on programmes you've missed while enjoying the good weather or snuggle down to watch Netflix with the cosy fire.

The kitchen is well-equipped with high-quality AEG appliances. Spoil yourselves with a KRUPS coffee first thing while the croissants warm in the oven. Don't worry if you make a feast for six, there is a dishwasher to do all the hard work 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 so no need to keep nipping upstairs.
On the first floor, you get a taste of your location by looking out the full-length window on the landing over rooftops to the coastline to Gwithian Towans. You can practically see the route you walk to Carbis Bay beach! There is a modern family bathroom, twin bedroom, bunk bedroom as well as a master bedroom with a king-size bed with its own large private balcony. There is ample hanging and storage space for the holiday luggage as well as a TV being set up in the master bedroom to avoid squabbles over what to watch in the evening.

You are welcome to bring along your well-behaved and well-mannered dog on holiday with you with some house rules that apply. Pencroft does not have a travel cot or high chair but these can easily be arranged at a small hire cost on request.
If you are planning on a holiday with extended family, Porthia next door to Pencroft is also available to book via Orange Roofs.

Being tucked back off St Ives Road, there is easy access to the main roads in and out of Carbis Bay and St Ives. If you are having holidays in Carbis Bay with your dog, we highly recommend visiting nearby Porthkidney Sands which is dog-friendly all year round. If surfing is your sole reason for holidays to Cornwall, we suggest hitting the waves on either Porthmeor Beach or Gwithian Beach or head up along the North coast to Fistral Beach. Check out our Area Guides online for plenty of ideas on where to eat, places to visit, beaches to explore and things to do in Carbis Bay and other areas of Cornwall.

To recap, Pencroft offers wonderful self-catering accommodation in Carbis Bay for couples and families of up to six people. There is an enclosed garden outside and also parking for two cars and an EV charger. There are sea glimpses from the first-floor landing. There are three bedrooms, one bathroom and a ground floor cloakroom. For chillier days or evenings, Pencroft also has a wood burner. Dogs are welcome as long as they follow the house rules!


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Anna Barthorpe

Mar 16 2024

Great place to stay to visit Carbis Bay and St Ives. 
Comfortable, great location and with parking 
We had a excellent stay at Pencroft and would recommend

Phill Beecroft

Jan 30 2024

A great property. Plenty of space, well furnished and extremely well equipped. Good location for exploring St Ives and further afield. 
Great communication before arrival and we had all the information we needed about the property.


Jul 08 2023

A great house, well maintained and appointed. Orange Roofs staff were helpful and friendly and the information provided through the app was everything we needed. Made our holiday stress-free.

Matt Willetts

Jun 10 2023

Very good property in an ideal location although a steep hill to the beach there are various car parks just before the beach that take the legs out of it! Also a lot cheaper than the one at the beach. Beautiful place and within easy reach of st Ives parking for a day and 2 adults return with the dog for £9 which I thought was excellent, talking of dogs you can take them pretty much everywhere in st Ives , would defo come back for another visit. Orange roofs were also very good and literally would do anything for you all you have to donow ask, will defo use them again too


Jun 03 2023

Fantastic, stylish, modern house. Kitchen had all the utensils you needed. 5 minutes walk to the train station and 10 minutes walk to Carbis Bay beach. Bus stop at the end of the little lane so no need to use the car. Will stay here again.

Ian P

May 15 2023

Loved it - Pencroft is a great property, very clean, very modern and comes with all you could ask for. Will definitely recommend it and OrangeRoofs. We hope to be back

Linda Thomas

Apr 22 2023

Pencroft is a lovely family house to stay in with plenty of room, we had 5 adults, 1 toddler and two dogs and it worked very well for us. The house is very comfortable and has everything you need. We found a lane not far from the house that took us down to Carbis Bay beach, it's quite steep but not too far. You can walk to St Ives from there. There are bus stops each side of the road at the end of the drive so easy to hop on if you prefer. The tapas bar and restaurant just down the road was superb so we had a few nights there, very friendly and welcomed our grandchild and dogs. We would definitely stay again.


May 06 2023

We had the most wonderful week staying in Pencroft, such a beautiful part of the world and perfectly located a 5 minute walk from the train station to catch a £1 trip St Ives and 10 minutes to the stunning Carbis Bay beach - a steep walk back up the hill but well worth it. The house was clean, modern with perfect white bedding and fluffy towels. It's a lovely sociable living space for a family and comfy beds for all. Really loved the secure garden for our dogs and the wood floor downstairs worked so well for sandy feet. Kitchen was really well supplied with all the utensils we could need. Wouldn't hesitate to stay at Pencroft again as a wonderful property in the perfect area with loads to do and see.

Mr Ian Hodges

Apr 01 2023

A perfect retreat. Lovely house and so convenient for facilities and wonderful walks with the added benefit of being able to catch the train back. Added benefit of ev charging. Definitely on our to be returned to list.

Joanne Kellett-Bowman

Nov 14 2022

Pencroft is a lovely property. Very comfortable and well equipped and just a short stroll to the beautiful Carbis Bay beach. I would love to return!

Jeff Morgan

Oct 03 2022

The accommodation was clean and with plenty of room for the four of us. We had stayed near St. Ives before, but not at Pencroft. We can recommend it to anyone who wants a quiet place which is convenient to the beach (about a ten-minute walk, though be prepared for a steep climb on returning!). As it was October with some wind and rain we did not use the outside patio but it Looked like a good place to relax. In all we had a really good time and our friend from the USA who were with us echoed that.

Sue Ellis

Aug 01 2022

Wonderful stay. Plenty of room. Everything we needed. We found Carbis a great base. Close enough to the hussle of St Ives. Which was easy to get to by train or bus in a few minutes. Or take the lovely hilly walk with excellent views from Carbis Bay Hotel to St Ives. The beach at Carbis Bay is a must. Very steep walk with all the stuff we had for the beach but parked in Hotel for £20. Expensive but we felt it was worth it for a great full day on thr beach. Resident neighbours gave us some great tips on routes to places and we experienced a lovely scenic route along the coast to Sennen Cove. With a coast walk to Lands End. Only minor negatives were the door to the lounge very heavy for our 5 year old.she always needed help to avoid trapping fingers. And microwave needed a break between uses as seemed to over heat. Definatly would use Pencroft again we loved it xx

Orange Roofs comment:

Thank you so much for your review Sue and we are so delighted you enjoyed your holiday. The microwave will be replaced and we are sorry you found it intermittent when you stayed.

Amanda Swindell

Jul 25 2022

Very comfortable and spacious accommodation. Contemporary furnishings. Well equipped and clean. Dog friendly and good walks nearby. Garden mostly secure for dogs however we had to plug a couple of small gaps in the fencing. Beach is nearby however the route is steep so be prepared for uphill walk back to Pencroft. Local amenities very good. Recommend for small families with dogs.


Jul 18 2022

Carbis Bay has beautiful sandy beaches and clear seas, perfect for swimming. On the doorstep of St Ives, great for visiting other areas in South Cornwall.


Jun 27 2022

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The property was well maintained and furnished to a high standard with ample room for an averaged sized family. We will definitely make future bookings through OrangeRoofs who provided an excellent level of service from start to finish.


May 03 2022

My wife and I loved Pencroft, it was open planned and light with a lovely view of the garden. The main bedroom again had a lovely view of the garden with a balcony that you could sit out on if you wanted! Everything we needed was provided at Pencroft, and when we had a problem with the washing machine the management tried their hardest to rectify the problem! They were very professional. Everything about Pencroft was to a high standard, the only thing I can say which after a while wasn't a problem was the very tight drive way up to Pencroft. My wife and I would definitely stay here again.

Simon Cunningham

Mar 27 2022

Pencroft is an excellent base to explore South Cornwall. Situated up a narrow lane, the property is spacious and the location was very peaceful (we were there in March). The property has great amenities, which should be sufficient for anyones holiday. It was warm, welcoming and very comfortable. You are given 'guest information', which is very detailed and explains everything to do with the property and has information on the local area. There are a few restaurants within walking distance of the property, such as La Casita  the Gannet Inn or if you fancy a really treat head 10 mins down the hill to Adam Handling's restaurant the Ugly Butterfly. From Pencroft you can walk to St. Ives (approx. 1.5 miles). Follow the coastal path and get the timing right, you can walk along the beach into the harbour while the tide is out. Go the other way and you could have Porthkidney Beach all to yourselves. There is much more to explore from this excellent location. I would definitely recommend this property.

Janet Male

Feb 14 2022

A lovely architecturally inspired detached home offering all the benefits of modern living. Close to Carbis Bay Beach and St Ives. With the added bonus of private parking and a secluded garden. Orange Roofs are a top professional holiday letting agency. The property was lovely and clean and communication was excellent. We will definitely be consulting this agency prior to booking our next stay in Cornwall! Last but not least, a big thank you to the owners of Pencroft for allowing us to stay in their beautiful home. Our pampered pooch also gives it a big thumbs up : )


Nov 08 2021

Great house excellent location , very comfortable can't wait to go again . The only very small bad point for me was no blinds or curtains in the living room,

Lorraine Marie Cheesley

Sep 19 2021

We had a wonderful stay at Pencroft and couldn't have asked for more from our holiday home. Close to lots of amenities and a lovely walk along the coastal path to St Ives.


Sep 04 2021

We had a lovely stay in Pencroft. Property is great, in a tucked away quiet area. Great for areas to escape. Great location for dog owners..Porth Kidney beach 30 mins walk dog loved it! Pencroft is maintained to a real good spec..everything you need is there...would highly recommend! Orange roofs (I mainly interacted with Sam and Billie) have been great throughout and I would recommend these guys to anyone wanting a great, organised stay! Thankyou for a great holiday and memories!!

Ricky Jackson

Jun 29 2021

Great location, very clean, modern place, good facilities, good contact with the owners and would recommend.


Jun 02 2021

Had a lovely week staying in this property was everything we wanted and needed. Well equipped and really liked the little wildlife garden which my nephew and dog loved. Would book again in the future.

Steve shaw

Apr 25 2021

Fantastic stay in a great house good location could not fault the house a little hard to find at first but the directions I was given maid sense in the end

Carole Hirst

Dec 15 2019

Orange Roofs were very helpful and nothing too much trouble. The property was immaculate and in a great location.


Sep 02 2019

The quality of all the properties listed on Orange Roofs is what first drew me to the company. We were planning on traveling with a large family (and a dog) so we needed a little more space which isn't always easy in and around St Ives without spending a fortune. Pencroft looked perfect for us. When we arrived at the property it certainly lived up to the pictures online. We never felt on top of each other all week and the house was equipped with everything you need for a happy holiday. We used the kitchen a lot during our stay and it was a dream to cook in and prepare lunches to take out with us. There's strong wi-fi and a smart TV for the kids to log into your Netflix accounts etc and a lovely fully fenced garden for all the family to sit out and play in. It's easy to walk down the hill and jump on the train into St Ives and works out much cheaper than paying for parking. As we were traveling with a dog we were a little restricted on beaches due to seasonal dog ban but Porth Kidney Sands was close by. I would recommend parking near the church/golf club if you're planning a day on the beach though, as the walk along the coastal path from the property is difficult, especially with younger children. All in all, I wouldn't hesitate to recommend booking in at Pencroft and the service you receive from the team at Orange Roofs is the icing on the cake. Can't wait to come back.


Jul 29 2019

We loved our stay. Very relaxing and comfortable bedding and accomodation. Loads to do in the area and godrevy beach was amazing for surfing. Only 10mins drive away.


Jul 12 2019

A few weeks ago we had a lovely stay in this fabulous house, tastefully decorated, well equipped, with great wi-fi and secure garden for our two dogs. The welcome pack was much appreciated. A big thank you to Sam for all the help with our booking and would highly recommend Orange Roofs.


Jun 25 2019

A fabulous house!

Natalie May

Apr 10 2019

Great location - 5 minutes walk to Carbis Bay station to get into St Ives v quickly. 10 mins walk to the beach. House has cool interiors, very well equipped. Great entertaining space. Loved it all.


Feb 20 2019

We stayed at Pencroft for a long weekend. It is a fantastic house, spacious and well equipped in a great location. Orange Roofs recommended Sunday lunch at The Halsetown Inn which was fantastic.


Jul 23 2018

We had a great week staying at Pencroft. It’s our second time there and it has everything we need. The house is large and very easy living. The kitchen is fully equipped and the welcome pack is a nice surprise. It’s location is close to everything. I would thoroughly recommend it and we can’t wait to come back next year.


Jul 01 2018

Having just left this property after a week of glorious sunshine, we found the house and the neighbours delightful. The house is well presented, spacious and well equipped. The wifi is great (very important with four young people in the party) and the area is very safe and secure. The driveway and parking are a little tight - having said that, we were in a VW transporter Kombi and had no issues. And whilst we were holidaying the telegraph pole that made it a little restrictive was moved to the edge of the boundary making life much easier! St Ives is very easy to get to from the house, with the train station nearby, or you can drive and park fairly easily at this time of year in the station car park. In conclusion, great holiday, great house, great time!


Jun 10 2018

Stayed here recently with our dog and our friends bought their dog. Nice garden (albeit worth noting there is no sun in the garden at any point during the day) everything we needed was at the house. Great location for st Ives and carbis bay beach. Can’t fault the management team they called me ahead of check in and sent numerous emails. Please note if you aren’t staying with kids but adults as we were this house wouldn’t be the most suitable as it’s 2 single beds and bunk beds. And the two rooms after the master bedroom are fairly small but as a family home to rent it is perfect. You won’t find much better. Extras like balcony and log burner are nice touches. Fab stay and would return!


Oct 21 2016

We were impressed by your communication letting us know about the A30 west and the problems on it. We also liked the text on the travel day reminding us about the 1500 arrival time. Once at the property we were impressed by the quality of the build, and the quality of the items within. We were impressed by the dishwasher tablets, washing machine tablets, handwash, toilet brush, hoover, dustpan and brush, bin bags and bleach etc. All this helped us to keep the house clean. The plates, glasses and utensils were in abundance and of good quality. All stuff that enhanced our stay. Pencroft was lovely in general. Lastly Thank you for excellent service and in the main excellent accommodation which led to an excellent holiday.

Paul Berryman

Mar 10 2017

Having lived in Cornwall for over 40 years, we are very familiar with Carbis Bay, St. Ives and the surrounding areas. Pencroft is in a great location with only a 10 minute walk down to Carbis Bay beach, just be prepared for the steep walk back! The property itself is fantastic, finished to an excellent standard and I'm sure it will be even better in the warmer weather when the large patio doors can be fully opened. Light, airy and wonderfully furnished, you couldn't ask for more. Communication from Sam is fantastic throughout. Can't fault it. The only thing I would say is, the gardener and window cleaner arrived on Friday afternoon whilst we were still at the property. I get that these need to be done for changeover, but to go that one step further, they should be done on a Saturday between 10am and 3pm when there are no guests present. Apart from that, a fantastic holiday.


Mar 24 2017

Had a great stay here beautiful house tastefully decorated and great for the dog as the garden is enclosed, i cant thank Sam enough for all her help with booking amazing would so recommend orangeroofs for sure thanks so much


Jun 30 2017

Fantastic property; perfect for those wanting to holiday with family and dogs. Brilliant enclosed garden. Minutes walk from Carbis Bay beach (it's a steep walk back though - be warned!) and for those with dogs it's a 5 minute drive from Lelant where you can park up and enjoy the huge dog friendly beach on offer Tesco is a 2 minute drive/10 minute walk away I highly recommend the Griffin Inn next door. Not the cheapest but you get what you pay for and the food is incredible. The Cornish Arms (I think it's called) down the road was also very nice. All in all a great house and perfect for those with dogs and also anyone wanting to avoid the hussle and bustle of St Ives but be close enough to it to have a walk/drive to visit.


Jul 18 2017

Lovely house with everything you need and in a great location, tesco 2 minutes away, beach a ten minute walk, st ives 15-20 minute walk and are and restaurants available in the village if you can't be bothered to walk into st ives. Parking is ideal and the house has plenty of space indoors and out. Service was excellent and I would happily recommend orange roofs.

Osian Mann

Nov 02 2017

Absolutely fabulous property in a great location being close to amenities and a short drive/train journey to beautiful St Ives. Only downside is the wifi which is totally hopeless...Orangeroofs have been superb to deal with and will highly recommend.

Brian Donnelly

Dec 17 2017

Lovely house, very good location just 10 mins walk to Carbis Bay beach and 20 mins walk to St Ives along the delightful coastal path. Pleased to see that the patio/garden is very dog friendly our little Bichon loved it. Had a problem with the central heating but orange roofs could not have responded any better, soon had the problem fixed and all was well....really warm house. The only downside www a very poor wifi system but that is more a South West problem rather than Orange Roofs. Enjoyed the holiday, would recommend Orange Roofs to my friends.


Sep 30 2016

This is a beautiful house, in fact the nicest holiday rental we've stayed in for many years - thank you. It is tastefully decorated, well equipped and has a beautiful garden. The house is spacious and has many windows making it full of light. The sofas are great and lovely to look out into the garden. The beds are comfortable and the bathroom clean with a great shower. Easy to park, close to the sea and good access to St Ives and beyond. Close to Tesco and easy to get to the sports centre. A joy to come back to after days spent walking and sightseeing. We really hope to come back for longer than a week.
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