Modern and stylish, Pencroft is a beautiful home in a quiet corner of Carbis Bay; fabulous for families and couples with their four legged best friend. EV Charger available too!

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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!

Tucked back in a peaceful corner of Carbis Bay, you are just a 10 minute walk from Carbis Bay beach, 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. What better way to start your holiday than finding parking right outside your holiday home too! A gravel drive with space for two cars offers the super convenience of unloading your holiday luggage just moments from the front door. You also have the option to add the use of the EV charger to your booking in order to conveniently plug in your electric car during your stay!

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 land-scaped gardens. Beyond a small gate, you can move from the landscaped gardens into a quiet lawned 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 6, 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 pen the route you walk to Carbis Bay beach! There is the modern family bathroom, twin bedroom, bunk bedroom as well as the master bedroom 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 of an evening.

You are welcome to bring along your dog on holiday with you and the only house rule is spend as much time on Porthkidney Sands as possible seeing as it's a dog friendly beach all year round (oh and please don't leave your dog alone in the house if you head out for the day or evening). 

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.


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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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