Mr Burgess June 2022
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.
Mrs Thornsby May 2022
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.
Mrs Fereday March 2022
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.
Mrs Furnish May 2021
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!
Mr McGrath October 2020
A fabulous apartment in a great location. Wonderful views of St Ives on clear days.
Ms Wayland October 2020
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!
Mrs Brindley August 2020
A lovely apartment in a fantastic location with a wonderful view.
Mr Harris July 2020
First class accommodation in great location, relaxing and enjoyable stay.
Mrs Taffinder July 2020
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
Mrs Whitmore June 2019
Lovely apartment with outstanding views, close to station and very comfortable
Mrs Cameli May 2019
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.
Ms Barber September 2018
Our second stay at Porthia Blue and we will stay again! - exceptional standard of property which added to our wonderful holiday.
Mr Page September 2018
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
Mr Hughes June 2018
Great place to stay highly recommended
Mrs Akast September 2017
Stunnig location and beautiful property
Mrs Lambert September 2017
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.
Mrs Page August 2017
A place to leave reality at home.
Mrs Chilton May 2017
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!
Mr Bennett October 2016
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.
Mrs Cooper September 2016
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
Mrs Simpson July 2016
Lovely apartment. Very modern and nice to have a tea tray with biscuits when you arrive.
Mr Calderbank June 2016
Second visit to this appartment which is spacious, comfortable and well equipped providing a very relaxing base for our holiday
Mr Allen March 2016
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.
Mrs Mitchell September 2015
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.
Mr Meakin September 2015
Really lovely , well appointed apartment in great location . Friendly welcome from housekeeper.
Mrs Hunt July 2015
Excellent location and lovely apartment with views over the sea.
Mr Oliver September 2014
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.
Mr Buckley August 2014
Wonderful, a lovely stay in a fantastic location. Thoroughly recommended.
Mrs Tidey July 2014
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.
Mr Last June 2014
The apartment was excellent and ticked all of our boxes.
Mr Ward May 2014
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.
Miss Tilley October 2013
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
Mr Dennis August 2013
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.
Mr Wakefield July 2013
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!
Mrs Lumsdon June 2013
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
Mr Smith May 2013
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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