We stayed at Karndu Retreat in August 2017 as a party of four plus one furry dog. The apartment was spotless, beds soft, bathroom clean, in fact every utliity required for a holiday in Cornwall where the weather can turn just when you least expect it. The attention to detail was excellent, including a Wii and a retro playstation with a selection of dvds to watch. Wifi is also included for teenagers and those who cannot tear themselves away from work.
Hayle has a scattering of shops and takeaways within easy distance and Asda is literally seconds down the road. There is a coastal path to walk behind the property, excellent if you are a bird watcher or for walking the dog at 6am and there is also access to the beautiful beaches in Hayle... however Cornwall Council kindly put up signs a fortnight before we arrived banning dogs from the beach during the time we were there and leaving the only beach available unaccessable (because you had to walk over a banned dog beach to get there!) Undetered we took our furry companion on a day trip to St Ives (there is a train and parking a mile away and it costs just under £3 to park and £8.00 return for the whole family, Lots of dogs on the train so that was fun! St Ives was beautiful and most cafes allowed dogs to come in whilst owners had Cornish Cream Teas! The cobbled narrow streets were full of galleries and places to explore, with treasures such as fudge and cornish pasties to consume. The Lizard and Lands End are within easy driving distance, although furry friends are again not allowed to paddle on most beaches during the high season, however the Eden Project and Trebar gardens were doggy friendly and a delight to explore (although you cant take your dog into the bio domes at eden but we took it in turn to see things so nothing was missed). Charlestown was entertaining, especially to see where some of Poldark was filmed and we even went up North to Padstow for the day (very very busy). After such hectic days spent exploring, knowing that there was a beautiful place to return to and relax was a delight. As I am writing the sequel to my novel at the moment and Hayle has such a nautical feel, I loved the atmosphere and hearing the seagulls when we woke in the morning.
Wow, this place is absolutely perfect in every way, the location is very close to ASDA. An ideal location to go visiting other places. The accommodation is outstanding, it has everything you could possibly need. The owner is also extremely helpful and easy to talk to.
Will definitely go again.
We stayed in June. Rachel the owner and Cornish traditional cottages were a pleasure to deal with. We was welcomed by fresh milk in the fridge a bottle of prosecco and Cornish biscuits (Which we brought more of in st ives). The apartment is stunning! The smell upon entering from the scent sticks was lovely as was the sheer quality of the apartment. We was impressed by the small details like the pictures on the wall taken by the owners daughther of Cornish landscapes to the kitchen equipment. The added bonus of books,Nintendo wii with 20+ games (especially to keep the kids occupied) dvds in the draw, great coffee machine, underfloor heating, heated towel rails, a big smart tv was also a unexpected bonus. We took our 2yr old collie Harry with us who loved the immediate access to the estuary walk behind the apartment. We met many other dog owners on our stay and was taken back by the friendliness and amount of dogs on there walks. They all loved playing on the sand and in the shallows of the sea which was lovely to see. On arrival Rachel the owner had left Harry he's own dog blanket and a biscuit which was so thoughtful, he wasted no time gobbling the biscuit down after a long car journey. Asda is a 2 min walk as is the shops and the train station. The salt bar next to asda is great for food and drink, so is Sanders fish and chips by the train station. We loved our stay and haven't stopped telling people about how great the apartment is. You need to see it for yourself to appreciate this hidden gem.