Welcome to Porthia Blue!
The gorgeous open plan living-area.
The main bedroom.
The twin bedroom.
The super well-equipped kitchen.
Breakfast is ready.
The balcony is the perfect spot for a glass of wine.
The fabulous kitchen-area.
The dining-area is light and bright.
The spacious sitting-area.
The colourful main bedroom.
The twin bedroom.
The main bedroom's en suite.
The super family bathroom- perfect for washing off sandy toes.
The view across to St Ives.
The fabulous view.
The view to St Ives from the apartment.
Carbis Bay beach.
Mousehole harbour.
Carbis Bay to St Ives.
St Michael's Mount is approximately six miles away.
Pendeen lighthouse is one of the numerous lighthouses to visit in the area.

Porthia Blue


1.3 miles SE of St Ives / Sleeps 4 + cot

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The property is very comfortable and has everything you might need during your stay, including a stunning view from the balcony. It's very close to the Carbis Bay train station (a 3-minute downhill walk from the property) as well as a supermarket and the buses (a 7-minute uphill walk from the property) that will take you to the closest pub and/or St Ives (to the right) and Hayle/St Erth (to the left).

I absolutely recommend this property and will definitely visit again.

Great apartment in a location. The apartment has everything you need and is very clean and comfortable.

A little gem. Leave the car at home and head for this lovely flat in beautiful Carbis Bay.

This is a beautiful apartment with amazing views across the bay to St Ives. Everything you need is provided in the apartment and there are stunning walks nearby. You can walk the beautiful coastal path to St Ives or catch the train that’s 5 mins walk away. This was our second stay here and we’ve just booked again for next year.

A lovely fresh and clean modern apartment, which is well-equipped, quiet, and with a lovely sea view and St Ives headland. This is our second stay in this apartment, so we knew to expect the very steep road down (and up!) to the beach and train station.. It is very handy either getting on the train and taking the 3 minute trip into St Ives, or enjoying the slightly challenging coastal path in with its marvellous views. A Tesco store in Carbis Bay is great for stocking up if you are eating or snacking in the apartment. Carbis Bay is a handy place as a base to visit other parts of Cornwall too.

This apartment is first class, excellent location and we have visited numerous times.

phantastic flat with marvellous view on Carbis Bay. Exceptionally well furnished and eqipped.

Reply from Classic Cottages

Carbis Bay is stunning so to have that view of that must have been bliss. We are glad that you liked all that the apartment had to offer and we hope that you will consider Classic again in the future. Donna, Customer Support.

Superb location fantastic views from the balcony excellent facilities in the apartment .

Lovely clean apartment, warm and cosy and well equipped. Gated parking a bonus. Nice to sit out on the balcony & enjoy the sea view. Carbis Bay train station within easy walking distance, recommend taking the train into St Ives, avoiding the hassle of parking. Trains roughly every 30 mins.

Reply from Classic Cottages

We are so pleased to see Porthia Blue has every comfort as well as astonishing views of the sea. Thank you for the information on the trains, always a bonus to leave the car behind on holiday! We hope we can welcome you back very soon. Sarah R, Customer Support

Very good apartment close to Carbis Bay Railway Station and Carbis Bay beach. Coastal path to centre of St Ives approx. 2 miles, very steep in places. The apartment is first floor with one below and one above.

A lovely fresh and modern apartment which was pristine clean, very comfortable (seats and beds!), well-equipped, quiet, and with a lovely seaview - and you can just see St Ives' headland temptingly in the distance one way, and Godrevy lighthouse over in the corner the other way. You can sit on the covered balcony and if it's a teeny bit breezy at times there are lovely throws provided to wrap around you. We have stayed in other apartments in Carbis Bay and knew to expect the very steep road down (and up!) to the beach and train station and were ready for it - maybe not so good for anybody with mobility restrictions, but it is very handy either getting on the train and taking the 3 minute trip into St Ives, or enjoying the slightly challenging coastal path in with its marvellous views. Carbis Bay beach is quiet and if you like variety, there are others along at St Ives too but we've often overlooked Carbis Bay beach when it was right under our nose. If you're vegetarian or vegan there is a restaurant nearby and you can get take out, and there are good options in nearby St Ives too. A big Tesco store in Carbis Bay is great for stocking up if you are eating or snacking in the apartment. Carbis Bay is a handy place as a base to visit other parts of Cornwall too - a week is not long enough! We definitely hope to return to this apartment, which suited our needs very well and has left us with good memories of our trip this time.

A comfortable, well equipped property with easy access to lots of lovely places to visit. We recommend using the train to visit St Ives, which is a lovely place to wander round but parking there is difficult. We had a lovely holiday.

Very warm and comfortable apartment with great sea views and good quality furnishings and fittings. Ideal location with a short walk to the train station and its own parking space.

Porthia Blue is a lovely apartment in a great location. The views from the balcony are to die for and even in bad weather the views can be enjoyed from the strategically positioned sofas! The apartment is immaculate and is fully equipped with everything you could possibly need on your holiday. The nearby train station is a bonus for nipping into St Ives and a snip at £1 each way!

A fabulous apartment in a great location. Wonderful views of St Ives on clear days.

Beautiful apartment with a gorgeous view! On a hill so maybe not so great if you have mobility issues and plan to use the train to travel about as it’s a steep hill down to and up from the station!

A lovely apartment in a fantastic location with a wonderful view.

First class accommodation in great location, relaxing and enjoyable stay.

Porthia Blue is a well equipped, spacious apartment in an excellent location with spectacular views. Despite being a short walk from the beach it also felt very private and tranquil. Overall excellent

Lovely apartment with outstanding views, close to station and very comfortable

Flat was lovely and clean and we had a really lovely holiday. We will definitely book it again if we decide to come back to Cornwall.

Our second stay at Porthia Blue and we will stay again! - exceptional standard of property which added to our wonderful holiday.

This appartment is in a superb location and comes with lovely views from the lounge towards St Ives. The train station is just 5 minutes down the road where you can catch a train to St Ives (takes just 4 minutes). The large appartment is well equiped, clean and well furnished. Would recommend

Great place to stay highly recommended

Stunnig location and beautiful property

A beautiful apartment ideal for a couple with children. Very warm and cosy to return to after a days sightseeing. The view from the balcony is stunning. A very steep walk up and down to Carbis Bay so only for those who are fit and able. Lovely beach bar serving food and drinks in the Bay. The train to St Ives is fun but coming back in the dark wouldn't be great so maybe a taxi for dark nights.

A place to leave reality at home.

Immaculate and extremely well equipped, comfortable accommodation, lovely decoration and a high specification throughout. Plenty of throws for snuggling up, extra cushions, under floor heating, marvellous sea views, books and local information neatly provided. Short walk to beach (via a steep hill or can use steps down cliff - may be difficult for those with limited mobility). Welcome tray and flowers were thoughtful and very much appreciated. If I provided holiday apartments this is what I would aspire to, it was 5 star perfection!

We have stayed in numerous apartments both in the UK and abroad and this was one of the best. It had a continental feel about it and the secure courtyard made the place feel safe.

Property was well situated and equipped. People should be aware of building work with work men walking around not far from front windows

Reply from Classic Cottages

Thanks so much for taking the time to review Porthia Blue and we were delighted you enjoyed the wonderful location. There is some building work taking place near the apartments which we are advised is minimal and mainly internal, but we're sorry if you were disturbed by the workers. The work will be complete in time for the 2017 season. Bryony, Customer Support

Lovely apartment. Very modern and nice to have a tea tray with biscuits when you arrive.

Second visit to this appartment which is spacious, comfortable and well equipped providing a very relaxing base for our holiday

5/5 comfort, cleanliness and location. A short walk to the station for a one stop train journey with lovely views. Plenty of eateries to cater for all needs.

This is the most gorgeous apartment for young or older visitors with easy access to the beach. The train into St Ives is wonderful and especially the view from the window!! This is a great boon running regularly with very helpful staff. So much easier than struggling with your car into St Ives.

Really lovely , well appointed apartment in great location . Friendly welcome from housekeeper.

Excellent location and lovely apartment with views over the sea.

This was an excellent well maintained apartment which we would highly recommend. The housekeeper who met us on arrival was extremely helpful and knowledgeable of the local area.

Wonderful, a lovely stay in a fantastic location. Thoroughly recommended.

We had a fabulous time our apartment was immaculate we couldn't fault it at all. The children were very happy and they played cards and had a read of the books available in the living area. We cooked meals and was very happy with the kitchen as all the amenities were there. Very comfortable beds and a beautiful view. Overall excellent. Lots of information booklets available. We would definetly want to stay here for future holidays.

The apartment was excellent and ticked all of our boxes.

The property was excellent, and really well appointed. the quality of the kitchen equipment in particular was a very good standard. well above the usual miss match that is often experienced on holiday rentals. The other pleasing thing is to find the pictures really matching the reality. The apartment really does look like the images on the website and are not stylised or set up, the view really is that clear, and the rooms really are that clean and tidy!

The property owners suggestions and recommendations were really good and helpful, especially on restaurants and attractions.

The location is also really quiet, so no traffic noise etc. but is was also close to beach, hotel, train station and most importantly Fish & Chip shop!!

One suggestion would be for some throws in the lounge area, for when the evening is cooler and still want to sit out.

We had a great week and are already considering to visit again, fab holiday apartment.

This is a perfect location to enjoy cornwall

Reply from Classic Cottages

We're so glad you enjoyed your second stay here this year, we hope you'll have many more! Tanya, Customer Support

The location is perfect. View of the sea / St. Ives as well as a 3 min walk to the train and 5 mins to the beach. Additionally the beach is perfect. The apartment is also of the highest standard and the rooms are of a good size. My family really enjoyed the experience. It was our 2nd time at this apartment.

My son and his family stayed there a couple of years back and they insisted I should try it. They were not wrong! I really can't imagine any way this let could be improved. It has an abundance of everything!

I think it is important for older people to realise that they have to carry luggage etc down or up outside stairs

Reply from Classic Cottages

Thank you for taking the time to review Porthia Blue following your stay there. Although this is a first floor apartment, there is level access from the main ground floor entrance at the front of the apartment block and a lift to the apartment (there are steps to the rear ground floor entrance from the car park). Tanya, Customer Support

Had been to Carbis Bay and St Ives many years ago and partner had never visited and wanted somewhere nice for a romantic break. Found Porthia Blue on the internet and wasn't disappointed. Fabulous

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