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Oystercatcher St. Ives Road, Carbis Bay, St Ives TR26 2SF England
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Updated 21-02-23 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 21-02-23 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#1 of 8 B&Bs / Inns in Carbis Bay
Oystercatcher is a relaxed, family-run Bed & Breakfast in Carbis Bay, West Cornwall. The house enjoys stunning panoramic views across St Ives Bay. The house is the perfect base for those wishing to visit St Ives as well as explore West Cornwall. It is situated within walking distance of the bustling harbour town of St Ives and the beautiful blue flagged beach at Carbis Bay is a short walk away. Oystercatcher is tastefully and simply decorated to create a relaxed atmosphere. We have three bedrooms with solid wood beds and furniture, each with private en-suite facilities. Fairtrade teas and coffee are provided in your room along with tasty Cornish biscuits. Your breakfast is cooked by your host, a professionally trained chef, to give you the best start to the day. With our comfortably appointed en-suite bedrooms and great breakfasts we are sure that you will have the most enjoyable of stays with us.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Non-smoking hotel
Shared lounge / TV area
Room features
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Good to know
Great View
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Handybob wrote a review Sep. 18
Chester, United Kingdom78 contributions73 helpful votes
Most things have been said about this exceptional B&B. However there was a comment made by the hosts Debbie & Paul that really hit home “We have set up the rooms in a way that we would like to experience ourselves”. We stayed a week and thoroughly enjoyed the whole time. P.s Sorry it was me who ate all the delicious biscuits !! Rob & Anne-Marie xx
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from Deborah Faulkner-Jones, Owner at Oystercatcher
Responded 3 days ago
Hi Rob, thank you for writing your review! We are relieved to have a good one from you :-) Thanks both for being great guests, a good week was had by all. Best wishes from down ere in West Cornwall!!! Paul & Deborah
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Paige G wrote a review Sep. 17
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What a lovely visit to St Ives staying in the Oystercatcher. A warm and friendly welcome, from both Deborah and Paul, when we arrived. Beautifully decorated bedroom (double bedroom with garden view), with a very comfortable double bed. Excellent facilities, including coffees/teas and hot chocolate. Lovely finishing touches included (Delicious Shortbread). Room was cleaned and drinks tray was replenished daily. Breakfast was of a very high standard. Quality ingredients used and cooked to perfection. One of the best Eggs Royale I’ve ever had. The Oystercatcher Smokey (Haddock) is also delicious. Both Paul and Deborah were approachable and available whenever you required advice or wanted recommendations on the local area. Advice and recommendations were tailored to the needs of each guest. We would highly recommend a stay at the Oystercatcher, so thanks again Paul and Deborah.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from Deborah Faulkner-Jones, Owner at Oystercatcher
Responded 5 days ago
Thank you for your fabulous review! It was a pleasure to have you both stay and congratulations on your engagement! Best wishes, Deborah & Paul
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Mike wrote a review Sep. 13
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We stayed here! What a gem of a place. Fantastic welcome by Paul and Deborah..very clean,comfortable and tastefully decorated. Breakfast was the best 5 star for sure. Very knowledgeable of the area and excellent advice on places to visit…….We can’t praise this B and B enough…Thank you both for an enjoyable stay…Hope to stay with you again.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Response from Deborah Faulkner-Jones, Owner at Oystercatcher
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Michael, thank you so much for taking the time to write your kind review of our B&B, very much appreciated. It was a pleasure for us to have our friends from Wales staying with us here in West Cornwall and we look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Diolch un fawr iawn pob. Paul and Deborah.
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Jennifer Diana wrote a review Aug. 2021
Bristol, United Kingdom19 contributions3 helpful votes
What can I say… We had the absolute best time staying with Deborah and Paul. The room was clean tidy, with a lovely view of the sea from the room, fresh milk set up with a lovely selection of teas and biscuits, and a very comfy bed too! The food was out of this world and we were set up for each day with a yummy breakfast. Our favourite of all was the ‘Oystercatcher’s Smokey’ this was delicious! Deborah and Paul were very welcoming and told us lots of fun facts of the area, and useful tips when we were out and about exploring. Before arriving, Deborah was kind enough to email some ideas to make food reservation, which helped massively and some great food choices were made for a few of our evening meals throughout our stay. A lot more then just your typical bnb. Throughly enjoyed our stay in the Oystercatchers and will hopefully be visiting again when we can. Thank you to you both for a lovely stay for mine and James’s first holiday together. Xx
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from Deborah Faulkner-Jones, Owner at Oystercatcher
Responded 3 weeks ago
Hello Jen, wow! Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review. You were both great guests and we would welcome you both back to Oystercatcher anytime............ better give the fishmonger a bit of notice though eh!!!!! Best wishes, Paul and Deborah
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Charleigh C wrote a review Aug. 2021
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This was our first time staying in a B&B and we couldn’t fault it! Paul & Deborah were excellent hosts, who were very caring, nothing was too much trouble and created a relaxed, inviting atmosphere. They had lots of local knowledge, which was very helpful as this was our first time staying in Cornwall. They are also very well travelled and can recommend you other places around the UK and Europe. Our room and the house were both spotless and looked lovely, it was newly furnished and well kept. The breakfast was superb! Paul’s skills as a chef shows in his delicious breakfast’s with locally sourced produce and generous portions, he does the nicest french toast too! :) If you like to surf, Paul can recommend the best spots in Cornwall, as he’s been surfing a long time. We can’t wait to come back and stay again next year!
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Date of stay: August 2021
Response from Deborah Faulkner-Jones, Owner at Oystercatcher
Responded 4 weeks ago
Thank you for your fab review! It was lovely to meet you both and we are so happy that you enjoyed your stay. Best wishes, Deborah & Paul
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Frequently Asked Questions about Oystercatcher
Which popular attractions are close to Oystercatcher?
Nearby attractions include Porthkidney Sands (1.2 km), Cornwall Coast Path (0.5 km), and Carbis Bay Beach (0.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Oystercatcher?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Oystercatcher?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Oystercatcher?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Oystercatcher?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Bean Inn Vegetarian Restaurant, La Casita, and Becks Fish and Chips.
Is Oystercatcher located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.3 km away from the centre of Carbis Bay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Oystercatcher?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to Oystercatcher?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Chysauster Ancient Village (6.4 km), Zennor Head (7.8 km), and Saint Nicholas Chapel (2.7 km).