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“escape the rat race” 4 of 5 stars
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Ancient Shipbrokers
4.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   1 Higher West End, Pentewan PL26 6BY, England   |  
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Ranked #4 of 4 Pentewan B&B and Inns
warminster,uk
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“escape the rat race”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

we had a lovely two night break around a late autumn visit to the lost gardens of heligan.we couldn't have picked a more peaceful spot,convenient for the gardens and mevagissey.Mel and Wendy were incredibly welcoming and we were able to come and go as we pleased,the local pub is a short walk away and serves simple unpretentious food.We worked up an appetite with a long walk on the beach and,as it was unseasonably mild,slept with our windows open so we could listen to the sea...bliss.All in all a real break from the daily grind.

Room Tip: the pink room has lovely dual aspect views out to the shore
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Lechlade, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2012

Ancient Shipbrokers in the former Harbour Masters house at Pentewan is quite simply the most delightful B&B I've ever had the good fortune to stumble across! Lovely house with superb friendly hospitality set in an elevated position above the village with harbour, sea and cliff views. Magnificent! Great gardens, verandah, bike storage. Met other similarly satisfied customers so even travelling alone wasn't an issue here - friendly sociable hosts and guests. Convivial village pub, local restaurant and beach bar.

Room Tip: Just get on and book it! All the rooms are good.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Chippenham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

Ideally located overlooking the beach and harbour with lovely gardens. Excellent clean accomodation and a cracking breakfast! You will be made very welcome by Wendy and Mel and you can come and vgo as you please. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bridgwater, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2012

Well worth the visit to use as a base to explore Cornwall. Very clean and friendly B&B. Probably the best place to stay in Pentewen. Wonderful views over the bay from the rooms and the gardens. Breakfast was a treat which catered for all tastes, traditional english was the best!!
Certainly we will come again.
As a note this elevated position may not suit anyone with limited mobility

Room Tip: Try to book the front rooms which look out over old harbour and bay
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Ancient Shipbrokers

Address: 1 Higher West End, Pentewan PL26 6BY, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cornwall > Pentewan
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in Pentewan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Ancient Shipbrokers 4*
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Ancient Shipbrokers offers a haven of tranquillity nestling between the sea and the rolling agricultural fields towards the Lost Gardens of Heligan and the Eden Project. It sits in the centre of the lovely historic village of Pentewan over looking the beautiful fresh water harbour on one side and one of the best sandy beaches in Cornwall on the other. Local Dining (all within 5 minutes walk) : The Ship Inn, The School House Restaurant or Driftwood Bistro (on the beach). Visit Britain: 4**** Double/ Twin En suite Rooms with sea views. ... more   less 
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