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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!
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.
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.
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
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 dogs...no areas to escape. Great location for dog owners..Porth Kidney beach 30 mins walk away..my 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!!
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.
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
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A fabulous house!
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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!