The Chalet, Carbis Bay - Cornish Gems

The Chalet Carbis Bay / Lelant

  • Sleeps 4
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Bathrooms 2
  • Sea views
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A stunning abode elevated high above the bay

This architect designed, reverse-level, luxurious chalet enjoys an enviable location on Hawkes Point - Carbis Bay (less than 1 mile from cosmopolitan harbour town St Ives).  This stunning property has been cleverly crafted, resulting in a high end holiday home that accommodates up to 4 guests.  The Chalet offers 2 en-suite bedrooms, panoramic coastal views and a state-of the-art kitchen. The exterior is a striking combination of apex windows and burnt larch timber cladding.


At a Glance

Property highlights
  • 5 star accommodation
  • 2 bedrooms & 2 bathrooms
  • Private decked balcony
  • Very close to the beach
  • 1 with a superking zip/link bed
  • 1 with a kingsize bed

2 en-suites and 1 W/C

  • Cot Provided: Yes
  • Dogs Welcome: No
Wifi available
  • Yes
What to expect from Cornish Gems
Terms and conditions of hire

Step Inside

The reverse-level layout of The Chalet ensures the top floor open-plan living/kitchen/dining space is a vantage point, benefitting from the large apex windows showcasing the fabulous coastal views that lie beneath.  No expense has been spared with the kitchen, a fully integrated Siematic kitchen fitted with truffle grey units complemented with white Corian worktops and beige floor tiles.  The living area is finished with lime washed solid oak engineered flooring and is furnished with quality furniture and variety of lighting options.  Downstairs there is a separate WC and 2 en-suite bedrooms which also boast those breathtaking coastal views.  

From your Holiday Door

High atop the cliff at Hawkes Point, Carbis Bay - The Chalet offers the perfect slice of luxury Cornish living.  As it's nestled on the coast path, the golden sands and turquoise waters of Carbis Bay and Porthkidney beaches are acessible within a 5-10 minute walk (Porthkidney is 2 minutes down the path in front of the property).  The cosmopolitan harbour town, St Ives - bursting with shops, galleries and array of restaurants is only 1 mile away.  5 minutes walk along the coastal path from The Chalet you can pick up the slow moving branch line train from Carbis Bay to St Ives.  The journey takes around 4 minutes and you get to sample some breathtaking scenery along the way.  The Chalet offers a versatile sleeping arrangements suitable for couples or small families.  Whatever your vice enjoy Cornwall's playground from action packed days on the water to moorland explorations, return to your holiday sanctuary just in time for a well earned sundowner from your very own vantage point.  The Haven (sleeps 10) is also located on Hawkes Point, so for party sizes of 14 - both properties could be rented together. 


  • Two double bedrooms - one king size, one zip & lock that can be separated upon request to create 2 x 3ft single beds.  Both bedrooms offer bedside cabinets with lamps, wardrobes, wall mounted flatscreen TV's, en-suite facilities and sea views across Porthkidney beach


  • Both en-suite bathrooms offer shower cubicle with raindrop shower, wash hand basin and heated towel rail
  • There is a separate WC downstairs


  • Fully integrated and well equipped kitchen with mushroom grey gloss units complemented with white worktops
  • Electric oven and hob
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Wine cooler unit
  • Kettle & toaster
  • Instant boiling hot water tap
  • Utilities include washer/dryer, iron and ironing board

Living and Dining

  • Sumptuous L-shaped sofa
  • Armchair
  • Coffee table
  • Flatscreen TV with limited Freeview channels
  • Blu-ray DVD player
  • SONOS speaker
  • Breathtaking views across Porthkidney beach
  • Juliet balcony
  • Dining table and high-back dining chairs for full occupancy

Other Features

  • Luxury linens and towels provided
  • Travel cot
  • Highchair
  • There is no stairgate due to the glass ballestrade 
  • Wifi
  • Sun deck with sofa set
  • All utilities, linen, towels and guest soaps included
  • ACCESS STATEMENT: Due to the exclusive position of The Chalet, parking is available on a private road approx 5 minute walk from the property, please note this parking is on a first come first serve basis


  • From the road parking area, approx 300 yds down the hill to the rail crossing and access to the property
  • Decked outside space, level from ground floor
  • Due to the exclusive position, cars cannot park directly outside property
  • One internal flight of stairs

Home Truths

  • Access to this gem of a property is down a steep hill, across a railway branch-line and a 50 metre coast path walk.
  • Although there is direct access to Porthkidney beach below (at low tide), the coast path and steps have deteriorated. 
  • This is a Cornish Gems serviced property. The property changeovers, welcome gift and maintenance are managed in-house by the Cornish Gems team.
  • 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 whilst The Chalet does not welcome pets, the owners do bring their dog during their stays and therefore this Gem is not part of our pet free collection. 

Stunning, secluded property with superb views and only minutes on the train into the centre of St Ives and amazing restaurants - cannot recommend enough.

All testimonials >

View was amazing!

Kellie Dickinson-wright

Amazing property with stunning views.

Andy Donaldson

The photos were fantastic and gave a true representation of the property, but it was even better in real life! There was a great range of very up to date appliances, we were very impressed

Sue Chandler

It is a spectacular property.

Bonnie Rippingille

Beautiful location, nice modern design and interior.

Dr. Anita Frankenberger

The Chalet is fantastic. The view over the bay is unrivalled and amazing. The whole family enjoyed our stay immensely.

Tim Watkin

The chalet was a lovely property with a spectacular view!! We had a wonderful week.

Laura Tulloch

Views from the property are amazing and walking in the area is very good. Good location for train station.


The Chalet is a beautiful property with stunning views over the bay.

Mike Gamble

Great week.

James Holroyd

A lovely property, totally lived up to expectations.


An excellent venue with a location that would be hard to beat anywhere in the world!


Stunning property, excellent staff, very much enjoyed.

Peter Evans

Amazing property.

Joey Beavis

Excellent property with stunning views.

Mike Charlton

Fantastic break. Really enjoyed quality time with the family in such a beautiful setting . The property was ideal and beyond my expectations. Thank you very much.

Mohammed Arfan

We found Cornish Gems to be a great, helpful and efficient company to deal with and if we lived closer (in UK instead of Canada) we would definitely book with you again.

Catherine Tunis

We book holiday rental properties a lot throughout the year and Cornish Gems have been, by far the best company we've dealt with. Friendly & easy conversations over the phone, not condescending at all - some companies act like there doing you a favour by just supplying the service! This does not apply to Cornish Gems. I really felt like I was an important client/customer and you genuinely wanted to make our stay a wonderful experience. Thank you to the whole team.

Jane & Will Hives

The Chalet was beautiful and a perfect location we would definitely like to stay there again.

Margaret Swift

This was my second stay at the Chalet. I luv it & would definitely consider coming again. We had an Ab Fab stay. Thanks

Mark Gibbs

Very efficient right from booking through to our stay, everyone we spoke to was knowledgable and friendly.


Fantastic property and everything we hoped for.

Kirsty Williams

The Chalet was brilliant and Cornish Gems were excellent too.

Mark Gibbs

It really was a lovely property in a stunning location. Thank you!


My family and I felt the Chalet was a fantastic property, the views are amazing and we felt very comfortable here. The guest book is superb and very useful.

Chris Willoughby

Fantastic views, lovely place to stay.

Jane Martin

The property undoubtedly has the "wow" factor and is in a breathtaking location.

Claire O'Grady