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The Cornish Bay Retreat

The Cornish Bay Retreat
We have a new addition to the G&P family! We’re proud to announce that the new Cornish Bay Retreat flat is now open for bookings. The owners of Ginger and Pickles (Bev and Andy) have been visiting Cornwall for years and it’s been a dream of theirs to buy a place close to the sea. After years of searching for the perfect place they finally managed to find a stunning flat right in the heart of Carbis Bay. This picturesque sea-view flat is perfect for couples looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and it’s available on Airbnb now for you to book whenever you please.



The perfect holiday apartment


So we know that the apartment has a to-die-for sea view, but what else has it got to offer? Bay Retreat at The Sands, Carbis Bay, is an open, spacious flat with a balcony overlooking the beach. The bed is the comfiest you can get and the bathroom is clean, luxurious and modern. Picture yourself in your dressing gown with your morning coffee on the balcony eating fresh pastries from your favourite St Ives bakery and planning your day ahead, dreamy right? The flat is only a 5 minute walk away from Carbis Bay and a 3 minute train ride to St Ives so ideal if you fancy visiting St Ives frequently.

There’s dining space that can fit up to four guests in, and a huge comfortable sofa in the living room area with a television that has access to Netflix and more, perfect for cosy nights in if you're having bad luck with the Great British weather!

You have your own parking space in the on-site private car park within the coded security gates, ensuring you are in a safe environment.

To sum everything up, the beautiful flat includes:

  • On-site secure parking 
  • Fully equipped kitchen inc. coffee maker: espresso machine and a cafetière
  • Easy travel/walk routes to St Ives and Carbis Bay
  • Under-floor heating 
  • Beautiful sea views 
  • Living room and dining area 
  • Free wifi 
  • Fully fitted modern bathroom withlocal toiletries from Kitty’s Herbery.
  • Enhanced cleanliness 
  • Private balcony with chairs, tables and a sea view 
  • Washer and dryer
  • Lift to the flat and full step-free access.  
  • Sonos bluetooth sound system 
  • Self check-in

To find out more about the flat visit Airbnb and book your next stay!



Things to do in Cornwall

Cornwall is our favourite place to visit on holiday, there’s so much beauty right here in the UK without having to catch any flights! We thought we’d use this space to give you an idea of all the beautiful places you can visit and experience during your stay in Cornwall. We’ve tried and tested all the things you could possibly imagine and wanted to make it easier for you so you can enjoy your stay in Carbis Bay to the fullest extent!

  • Yellow Canary - the most to die for pastries, sandwiches and coffee.
  • Scoff Troff - the yummiest breakfasts 
  • Porthminster - if you fancy a top notch meal with incredible views then their restaurant is the one for you, on the flip side if you fancy something a bit more laid back then visit their beach and surf cafe for yummy post beach food and drinks.
  • Olives Cafe - our favorite ever cream tea. (After G&P of course)
  • Yallah Coffee - vegan and vegetarian friendly cafe serving up delicious coffee


Local Walks


Our personal favourite is the Carbis Bay to St Ives walk. It’s a half an hour walk from the flat with stunning views and treats waiting for you at the end.

Visit the visit Cornwall website to find out more about the different walks you can go on around the area and to find the perfect route for you.


Art Galleries

An obvious one to visit is the Tate gallery in the heart of St Ives, it’s an art gallery in the heart of the town exhibiting work by modern British artists as well as showing off some gorgeous local art. It’s also home of the Barbara Hepworth and sculpture garden museum. The perfect pre or post beach activity if you’re looking to grab some culture during your visit!

Our other favourite is the Blue Bramble gallery in St Ives, this gorgeous independent art gallery is filled with wonderful inspiration and oozing with creativity. Treat yourself to some local art and take a seat at Olives cafe next door for a Cornish cream tea.


The Best Beaches


Porthminster Beach 

Porthminster beach is almost unmissable in the heart of St Ives. You can safely swim in the sea, grab a bite to eat from the beach shack and sunbathe all day till your heart’s content. Even on a slightly windier and cold day the views are still stunning, wrap up warm instead and grab a hot drink! 


Porthgwidden Beach

A true hidden gem secluded in a quiet corner of St Ives. Get away from the hustle and bustle of the town and visit this gorgeous, relaxing beach. Why not hire a beach pod for the day?


Porthmeor Beach

Fancy a more active beach in St Ives? This one is home to the surf school in peak seasons, you’re able to take surfing lessons and hire out equipment. Even if you’re a total beginner you can take beginners lessons and get practicing! Dreamy.


Carbis Bay Beach

Not so much surf as the other, this one is closest to the flat and perfect for families who need some chill out time. The little ones can have a swim and you’ll be able to see the picturesque St Ives row for around a mile long. Visit The Carbis Bay Hotel for a cream tea afterwards! (Obviously)


We hope that we’ve given you plenty of ideas for your trip to Cornwall! Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any more questions relating to your stay at our apartment, we’re always happy to help :) 
Lots of love, 
Andy, Bev and Harry x


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