Great Christmas with friends in this lovely house. Party in the games room or relax overlooking the beautiful beach. Great for painters, and walkers. Shame we couldn't take the dog but it was fun watching all the dogs on the beach. Carbis Bay Hotel, next door, was great for cocktails, La Casita, just up the road, cooked great food - felt like we were in Spain! St Ives was lovely - the Tate, the beach bar pod, watching the surfers, just stunning.
And one of the highlights was seeing 4 seals swimming at the waters edge!
The house was lovely with loads of space and everything you would want in a holiday rental. The house was really clean and well laid out. The family bathroom had a steam function in the shower and jacuzzi bath which was great. The hot tub had lovely views out to sea. The games room kept the kids entertained with pool table and darts. The train into St Ives was great just £2 return for adults and £1 for children. It is a steep walk down to the beach, only 5 mins, but it is worth it for the beautiful beach and crystal clear sea. There are kayaks and stand up paddle boards for hire in the calm waters which we really enjoyed. If you are looking for large waves then this isn't the beach for you. There are nice walks along the coastal path.
Overall it is a great house with plenty of space and lots to do. There are lots of places to visit in the local area.
What a place....smart lay out house..amazing views and very spacious. Great pool room, perfect lounges with stunning sea views. Yes the hot tub needs accessing from outside that can make it a little harder to hear the kids that are in bed but that's life and we adapt to it...its not a reason to rebuild the house. We had an amazing week 4 kids and 4 adults...there are minor things I'd change about the house but that's just me...its a stunning place.. the agents Bluechip were great ( assuming they have refunded my deposit but I've not checked) the owner sorted us out with some good local travel advise and a couple of house things we wanted and he was a very helpful chap. In all...id love to come back sometime and thanks to Windwards for giving us a memorable week.
We were disappointed for the price that we paid. You cannot take away the fact that the views of Caribs Bay are fantastic but the accommodation is looking tired and dated. We stayed with family and there was ample space for 6 adults and 3 children. First impression was the landscaped garden which was unkempt. The kitchen just needed a good spring clean - pots and pans were greasy and needed washing before using, drawers needed a wash out. There are two lounges but at times you all need to be together but not enough seating. Property sleeps 9 but only dining chairs for 8? The cinema is laughable with a screen in the games room with classroom chairs? Our double room was kitted out with 1 large towel and 3 hand towels, a small tv but no remote! The hot tub is only accessible by going outside and down a few steps. All these gripes may only seem trivial and by no means spoilt our weekend but I'm glad I hadn't paid the high season price to stay here.
We had a fantastic stay at Birdsong over new year 2015. The house is spacious and has plenty to keep you entertained, It's is a short walk from Carbis beach and a short pleasent walk from St Ives. I would recommend the property to anyone.
I will never rent a holiday from this so called company BLUE CHIP HOLIDAYS again. They are rubbish. Please don't send details from them again. They gave us days notice that the property we had arranged to stay at was now deemed unsuitable for rental. Unbelievably disorganised.
This is the second time we have stayed here. The house is very spacious and full of amenities, including hot tub, cinema room, steam room, wi-fi, sauna and loads more besides. We are a family of grandparents, parents & children and would highly recommend staying here.
Carbis Bay station is a few minutes walk away, with a short train ride to St Ives, so no hassle with car parking there!
Carbis Bay beach is a few minutes walk away (steep hill mind), which is idyllic. On a sunny day, you couldn't wish for a better location anywhere in the world.
We will definitely be returning next year and to be honest, none of us can wait!