“Mum and Dad, is this really the right way?” Before arriving to this wonderful Chalet, we need to walk a little. Our kids get excited having to cross a railway on this walk. And next: we have a lot of fun during a nice little search for the key box. An excellent system that allows you to arrive at any time you like. This is only the arrival to our luxurious chalet…
This architect designed chalet enjoys a fantastic location on Hawkes Point - Carbis Bay in Cornwall, England. This stunning built property has been cleverly crafted, resulting in a high-end holiday home that accommodates up to 4 guests; therefore, it is suitable for couples or small families. If you’re with more than 4, you might check other great properties of Cornish Gems, such as The Haven (sleeps 10), also located on Hawkes Point.
The reverse-level layout of The Chalet ensures the top floor open-plan living/kitchen/dining space. This is a great vantage point, benefitting from the large apex windows showcasing the fabulous coastal views that lie beneath. Wandering through this property we were truly surprised by the well-equipped, fully integrated Siematic kitchen; a professional cook would be jealous here. The living area is finished with a beautiful wooden flooring. Downstairs there is a separate WC and 2 en-suite bedrooms which also boast those beautiful coastal views. Breathtaking since you feel as if you’re living on top of the ocean.
It’s kind of nice to stay in our “own property” during parts our holiday. Sure, staying in a hotel or resort is great, but occasionally we enjoy making our own food, deciding our own time to get up, read a book, wash your laundry, see a movie and enjoy the amazing view. And there’s plenty of activities around and in the neighborhood.
As The Chalet is nestled on the coastal hiking path, the golden sands and turquoise waters of Carbis Bay and Porthkidney beaches are accessible within a 5-10-minute walk. Porthkidney is 2 minutes down the path in front of the property; however, consider it a bit of adventure to walk this path. Especially when it’s a bit rainy like during our stay or with little children, but it was worthwhile! Hardly any people around so we got the chance to write our brand name in high capitals on the huge beach in front of us. Not surprisingly, the flood took it all away in the evening, but surely our memories will stay!
With its long beach Porthkidney is a perfect place for surfing and you’ll find some small boards in the little shed in the garden of The Chalet.
The harbor town, St Ives - bursting with shops, galleries and and array of restaurants is only 1 mile away. At the time of our stay a nice ceremony takes place; suddenly we’re in the middle of the local traditions. Besides some lovely markets that made us buy all the souvenirs we were looking for, St Ives also has a lot of more active things to offer; there’s a surf school, one can take a boat trip (and fishing) and do all kind of water sports like wind surfing, kite surfing and peddle surfing.
A 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. It’s a bit funny, since this train rides alongside The Chalet, but you don’t notice it all in. Probably because of the brilliant design. The journey takes around 4 minutes and you get to sample some breathtaking scenery along the way.
# The Porthkidney beach in front of The Chalet is huge. A great playground therefore for our kids and anyone who wants to build sandcastles
# Whatever you do during the day, do try to return at least once to The Chalet just in time for a well-earned sundowner from your very own vantage point.
# The nearby St. Ivys is not only nice for its lovely shops and art; it offers many water sport activities.