Chy an Carrack - Rooms & Facilities

5 Star Gold Luxury Self-catering Accommodation

Chy an Carrack – Cornish for House on the Rock, is a beautiful house in a spectacular coastal setting, with panoramic sea views extending across the whole of St Ives Bay, from Godrevy lighthouse in the East to St Ives town, beaches and harbour in the West.

Originally built in 1905 for local shipping magnate Sir Edward Hain as a farmhouse for his estate, it has a distinctive and elegant arts and crafts style that sets it apart from traditional Cornish granite buildings.

Sitting right on the South West coastal path, just a few minutes walk brings you to the family friendly golden sands of one of St Ives’ best beaches – Porthminster (there are 4 others to try!), and one of the town’s best seafood restaurants that sits right beside the waves. Dust the sand from your feet and head into the town for its lovely cobbled streets, shops, fishing harbour, and immerse yourself in the artistic heritage and sights such as the numerous art galleries, the Tate and the Barbara Hepworth Museum & Sculpture Garden.

The house is as beautiful inside as its setting outside, with a soft seaside palette and furnishings and fittings from top quality local and British designers and makers. There are 4 superbly appointed upstairs bedrooms sleeping up to 7 (plus cot) (1 master king sized double with en suite, 1 king sized double, 1 twin/double, 1 single with en suite and garden terrace, plus a family bathroom), that feature sumptuous mattresses, fresh white cotton linen and are guaranteed to relax and refresh you on your holiday. Three of the bedrooms have stunning sea views and the twin/double room has gorgeous garden views.

With a choice of reception rooms – you can relax in the luxurious living room or watch the boats go by from the comfortable conservatory – both have panoramic sea views. Cooking and dining is a pleasure in the generous and well-appointed kitchen/dining room. Plus the snug/cinema room is a cosy space to watch a movie or sport with BT Infinity broadband, BT Sports and Netflix provided.

Outside you can enjoy the sub-tropical terraced garden just soaking up the sun and the seaside ambience, or tuck into a tasty supper on the dining patio. Clamber to the top of the garden to get the best views over St Ives Bay.

From the minute you arrive, this lovely holiday property is sure to delight you.


  • 4 upstairs bedrooms (2 king sized doubles (1 en suite), 1 twin/double, 1 single (en suite))
  • 3 of the bedrooms have stunning sea views
  • 3 bathrooms – 2 en suite shower rooms; 1 main bathroom (bath with shower over)
  • 1 downstairs cloakroom
  • Generous and well-appointed kitchen/dining room, with oven, microwave, hob and dishwasher, seats 8
  • Conservatory with stunning panoramic sea views
  • Living room with smart TV (BT TV including BT Sports and Netflix), panoramic sea views
  • BT Infinity wifi, printer also provided
  • Snug with smart TV, desk and printer and daybed
  • Utility with additional dishwasher, washing machine, dryer
  • Cot and highchair available
  • Parking for up to 2 cars (1 large car/4×4 plus 1 small hatchback)
View from Chy an Carrack to St Ives

From the owners - Patrick & Lyn

Chy an Carrack has a very special feel to it – whether it’s the changing views of the sea and the sky, the birds in the garden and the seals that you can see from the house, the walks along the coast, or the stroll down to dinner, it has a peace and tranquility that we always appreciate and which always refreshes and revives us.

You are blessed with stunning sea views from almost every room in the house, and the easy access to the beach and town makes for a fantastic seaside holiday at any time of year. You can walk east along the South West Coastal path towards the huge expanses of Porthkidney Sands, or west along the rugged coast line to Zennor and Gurnards Head beyond. When combined with easy access to the Penwith peninsula and the rest of Cornwall, Chy an Carrack offers a unique holiday that will leave you wanting to come back and explore more!