The view from the property.
Comfortable furnishings.
The master bedroom.
Doors lead out to the balcony from the master bedroom.
Beautiful soft furnishings throughout.
The kitchen.
The open plan sitting/dining-room.
Take in the sea views.
The twin bedroom.
Plenty of storage.
The en suite bathroom.
The stylish open plan sitting/dining-room.
From the kitchen you can see through the living area to the sea.
Stylish decor.
The sitting/dining-room has sea views.
The apartment is set within this complex.
The view from the double bedroom.
Beautiful soft furnishings.
Modern furnishings.
St Ives town is renowned for its harbour, restaurants and shops.
The beach at Carbis Bay.
St Michael's Mount is approximately six miles from Carbis Bay.
The lovely twin bedroom.
The stunning beach at Carbis Bay.
The view from the apartment.

The Mermaid’s Purse


1.1 miles SE of St Ives / Sleeps 4 + cot

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7 Nights from  £630

September 2018

The view, the high standard of comfort and finish, well equipped kitchen, the telescope, the ease of parking, the location, the peacefulness all made for a fabulous and relaxing holiday.

August 2018

Fantastic beautiful apartment. Very clean & tidy & modern. Very spacious & comfy. The views are absolutely breathtaking. Lovely secured area with own car park space. Very quick easy access to the beach.

July 2018

An almost perfect place to stay. The apartment is spacious, comfortable and well equipped. There's a large terrace and there are glorious views of St Ives in one direction to Godrevy lighthouse in the other. Easy (but steepish) access to lovely Carbis Bay beach and very handy for the train to St Ives if you don't feel like the walk. Plenty of places to eat nearby and a well equipped kitchen to cook in.

September 2017

We think you would never find anywhere better wherever you travel. It's wonderful.

July 2017

Fabulous view of beach + Bay in general, lovely terrace to appreciate it all, great for touring or staying put, beautiful clean, comfortable + well euipped!

June 2017

fantastic location fantastic apartment enjoy

June 2017

Flat and equipment excellent. Location and view excellent.

September 2016

'Coming Home' is the feeling we get each year we visit Mermaids Purse. It is really magical to feel its love around you.

May 2016

This is the perfect location with beautiful sea views one side and the train to St Ives the other. We cannot recommend it highly enough

September 2015

We have returned to The Mermaid's Purse at Carbis Bay for some time now and really it's just such a beautiful apartment in such a heavenly spot!

September 2015

This cottage has every thing you need views, very nice inside & and you would find it hard to find anything better.

July 2015

A glorious location with fantastic sea viewa one side and the direct railway to St Ives the other. A perfect getaway.

June 2015

We have already recommended this holiday destination to our friends and relatives as the best property we have stayed at in the Classic Cottage brochure.

October 2014

Very comfortable apartment with a fantastic view of the beach, provided a relaxing and perfect weeks getaway (end of October!).

September 2014

Anyone considering The Mermaid's Purse should not hesitate - ir's just perfect in every way.

August 2014

One of the nicest apartments we have rented with super views of Carbis Bay.

July 2014

Amazing views overlooking the balcony to the sea, lovely to eat out on, very relaxing and spacious areas.

July 2014

The best location ever for Cornwall,( excellent appartment) train station for St Ives behind appartment, views of beach and surrounding coast line are stunning.

June 2014

This is a superb apartment in a wonderful location. We have been here 4 times and have never been disappointed. The decked terrace across the width of the apartment is a great place to just sit and look out over the bay. If you want to go into St Ives, it is only a few minutes walk from the train station, and getting into St Ives by train is so much better than trying to do that by car. You do need to be aware that the main bedroom is significantly bigger than the other bedroom and looks out over the bay. However, even the smaller bedroom is perfectly ok.

April 2014

Perfect base to explore the treasures of South West Cornwall, and to feast on the gourmet delights of St Ives!

March 2014

Please do not tell too many people how wonderful this place is or we might struggle to re-book. I told my sister and she followed there soon after!!

August 2013

We really enjoyed our stay in this most comfortable and clean apartment. This fantastic location with a stunning view is ideal for a relaxing beach holiday.

June 2013

It looked attractive with a wonderful view. We couldn't fault it and would like to go back.

June 2013

We have stayed there before. Wonderful views and location, excellent facilities.

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