Kerensa, traditional Cornish holiday cottage St.Ives

Kerensa Carbis Bay / Lelant

  • Sleeps 6
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Bathrooms 2
  • Dogs 1
  • Parking
  • 27
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A lovely base to explore St Ives and West Cornwall

A popular choice within the Cornish Gems portfolio, Kerensa is a chic and stylish home created in the style of a traditional Cornish granite cottage.  Whether family beach days or friends looking to explore Cornwall's hot spots, this enviably located holiday home offers the perfect base with luxury in mind.  


At a Glance

Property highlights
  • Branch line to St Ives
  • VisitEngland 4 star Gold
  • Contemporary design
  • Rear patio garden
  • 1 with a superking zip/link bed
  • 1 with a kingsize bed
  • 1 with twin beds

Main bathroom, 1 en-suite and 1 W/C

  • Cot Provided: Yes
Wifi available
  • Yes
What to expect from Cornish Gems
Terms and conditions of hire

Step Inside

A great sense of space and relaxation ooze from every room, the sunny open plan living space is smartly presented with stylish Scandinavian inspired furniture with ample seating for up to six guests to relax and catch up.  The cosy effect fire makes Kerensa as suited to a winter stay as a summer.  Superb attention to detail ensures a real homely feel, every cushion, cup and curtain has been handpicked by the owner to complement the relaxed style of your holiday home.  Three lovely bedrooms offer a peaceful haven in which to retire.

From your Holiday Door

A ship shape patio with seating enough for six to dine comfortably, if time out from the collection of fine restaurants in nearby St Ives is needed then enjoy a home cooked meal al fresco.  Dogs are welcome to join in the holiday vibe, the terrace offering a safe haven for them.  This fabulous property is adjacent to the Hayle Estuary a well renowned RSPB nature reserve and offers great accessibility to the plethora of golden sandy beaches and attractions that West Cornwall has to offer.  


  • There are three bedrooms set over the first floor – 1 king size, 1 zip/lock bed and 1 twin room


  • Family bathroom with bath, bath over the shower, wash hand basin and WC
  • A king size bedroom offers an ensite with shower, wash hand basin and WC


  • Fully integrated kitchen
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Kettle and toaster
  • Microwave
  • Double oven/gas hob
  • Cafetiere
  • Separate utility with washing machine and space for drying clothes/hanging wetsuits

Living and Dining

  • 32" digital TV with Freeview
  • DVD player
  • Comfy seating for all
  • Coffee table
  • Electric fire
  • Large dining with nech seating and chairs

Other Features

  • Baby Friendly - What's included 
  • Rear patio area complete with garden furniture
  • Cot and highchair
  • Allocated parking for two cars, one in front of the garage and one within the garage
  • All utilities, linen, towels and guest soaps included
  • Complimentary welcome pack provided on arrival
  • One dog is welcome at Kerensa.  Small pet supplement and house rules will apply
  • WiFi


  • Level access to front door
  • Level garden space
  • Internal flight of stairs

Home Truths

  • The property changeovers and maintenance are managed by the property owner.
  • Cornish Gems and the property owner provide a choice of Welcome Gift for our guests. For more details on the options available please click here.
  • Please note that due to upgrades on the Lelant/Saltings train lines, trains are not running from this station to and from St Ives. A park and ride service is available from nearby St Erth train station.

Excellent Property, great location and a very comfortable stay. Customer service was great. Thank you.

All testimonials >

Excellent property ideally suited to our needs

Steve Clayton

Very clean and tidy. Had everything we needed.

Karen Kavanagh

We loved the cosy decor, the fluffy towels, the typical Cornish shopping- we felt very comfortable.

Yasmin Fries

Your team are always very friendly and helpful, always recommend Cornish Gems to friends who I know book with you. Always lovely to arrive and make tea and cake with the provisions you provide, just like arriving at friends and family homes. Really appreciate the gifts, and more provided this year. I am extremely fussy when it comes to cleanliness, that's why I will only book a holiday with Cornish Gems, the properties are always spotless. We always leave it as we found it. Wonderful that Kerensa had been updated, I did wonder as we had stayed there in 2013, and I thought it might have been a little used. The updates were beautiful.

Nicola Magain

A wonderful well equipped property with everything we could have wished for. Also in a great location.

Stephen Pitman

Always professional, friendly and helpful. Wonderful welcome treat Very helpful. Kerensa was perfectly clean and welcoming. Home from home.

Christine King

Kerensa is in an ideal location & the cottage itself is very well equipped. We really enjoyed our holiday.

Margaret Sanders

Fantastic property. As others have said it is a proper home away from home really well placed for visiting that part of Cornwall.

Jane Parr

Kerensa was lovely.

Denise Head

A very well appointed property, comfortably furnished and in a great location. Just 100 yards from a little train to take you to st Ives it was a perfect family get away for my family and friends.

Lawrence Evans

Very welcoming feel to the property and very clean, very well resourced. A good holiday had by all!

Heather Tripp

Very Good property, comfortable stay. Convenient location.

Sadath Pragnaratne

Really enjoyed our holiday.

Adam Baker

We had a wonderful week at Kerensa. It was perfectly positioned to reach St Ives by train and to explore West Cornwall by car. The house was modern and immaculate.

Nicola Darwell

Staying at Kerensa was a pleasure.

Sarah Crowther

This is the second time we have booked with Cornish Gems and again we found the property to a very high standard, also the WIFI was excellent, the welcome gift was very much appreciated and was delicious - the location of properties on Saltings Reach are in a ideal position for visiting St Ives and the lovely countryside & coast nearby.


An excellent stay as always.

Matt Fowler

Very nice property to stay at, well equipped and very clean. Location was also very good to have as our base. Would definitely rebook with Cornish Gems again whenever I visit Cornwall.

Carol Morris

We enjoyed our week immensely and the tea/coffee in the Cornish Gems Coffee Lounge in St. Ives was very good (friendly welcome too).


Very good quality.


Great location. Comfortable house, clean and well-maintained. Would recommend.

Lorraine McGregor

We had a lovely holiday at Kerensa. The property was well situated and had everything we needed. Would definitely recommend to family and friends.

Mrs Susan Fairbotham

We found the property to be really well equipped and finished to a good standard; great location, and the telephone support from your office was absolutely superb. Thank you very much.

Rod Jones

Superb holiday home.

Adrian Jennings

It was a lovely property, really well located and cared for.

Zoe Power

Our stay at Kerensa was delightful. The house was furnished to a very good standard; simple and contemporary. The kitchen/diner was particularly impressive. The house is superbly located next to the train station and with a wonderful pub close by. A perfect place for a large family to stay.

Sarah Cunningham Smith

Ideally situated to explore everywhere and had a lovely holiday. Thank you.