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“Fantastic location, gorgeous cottage, perfect rooms and superb hosts! 10/10”
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The Keep
Ranked #5 of 102 St Ives B&B and Inns
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Bracknell, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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“Fantastic location, gorgeous cottage, perfect rooms and superb hosts! 10/10”
Reviewed August 14, 2012

What a fantastic find. After visiting st Ives several times we thought we couldn't find any better but then found 'The Keep'! There is so much to love about it, the location (perfect for surfing and shopping), the rooms, the food, the attention to detail but what really makes it is the hosts. Carole and Mike are superb with everything, they really do everything they can to make your stay perfect! Be back again next year without a doubt! Thankyou

  • Stayed August 2012
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed August 10, 2012

My wife and I stayed here for 2 nights after our wedding before having to travel back to Sydney, Australia. It was lovely and the location was perfect, only a 2 min walk to all the main shops and beaches. The room was lovely and the bathroom was amazing.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 5, 2012

The Keep is a lovely b&b two minutes walk from a gorgeous beach. Carol and Mike are incredibly helpful and friendly hosts and the breakfast was delicious. We would definitely recommend this b&b to others and hope to return ourselves. Steph & Andy, Nottingham.

  • Stayed July 2012
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London
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Reviewed August 4, 2012

The B&B itself is in an amazing location with quick access to the best spot in St Ives. We stayed two night for my birthday and it was wonderful - Im incredibly particular about places I stay and can spot every little imperfection (being an architect) and have to say that the rooms were truly beautiful and full of character, bathrooms finished to a very high standard, and the breakfast absolutely delicious!

I even got a special gift on my birthday! Couldn't recommend this place more for anyone!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 21, 2012

We had such a lovely time at The Keep. We stayed for only one night but of all the St Ives B&B's it's already our favourite! We didnt want to leave. The room was beautiful and the bed was so comfortable that we didn't want to get up. It was worth it though because breakfast was home made, wholesome and yummy. It was my partner's 30th and the hosts left a card and chocolate on the bed for him, which was a lovely touch. It's also worth a meantioning that The Keep was extreemly clean. I have a severe dust mite allergy and didnt sneeze once, which is quite something! We will be back for a longer stay very soon!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 20, 2012 via mobile

Mike and Carol were lovely hosts, breakfast was great (enjoyed the daily special!). We stayed in the lovely pilchard press room. The location was central and perfect in beautiful st. Ives. Would stay again!

  • Stayed July 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 11, 2012

We went to the Keep in St Ives for our 2 year anniversary for 3 nights and it was perfect!! Lovely hosts, Carol and Mike were accommodating and helpful and we got many great tips from them about what to do in St Ives and where to go for dinner. We stayed in the Mermaid Room, which was amazingly clean, my boyfriend specifically liked the chocolates on the pillow when we arrived. The bathroom was beautiful and we loved their complimentary shower wash and shampoo. The breakfast was the best in a hotel or b&b that we've ever had. The location alone is worth the price, we literally walked within 2 minutes to the beach and harbour. We have already planned our return for next summer, there's still so many things to do and the Keep will yet again be perfect for it. If you want to go to St Ives, this is the place! Oh, and it was the best sleep in a very long time!

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about The Keep

Property: The Keep
Address: 6 Hicks Court, St Ives TR26 1HS, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cornwall > St Ives
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 102 B&Bs / Inns in St Ives
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 2
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
THE KEEP B&B occupies a unique, central position tucked away in the heart of coastal St Ives, only a few yards from Porthmeor Beach and the Harbour, The Tate, and the town itself. With no passing traffic at all, THE KEEP, a recently converted 16th Century Pilchard factory, offers a rare sense of peace and quiet, although the many amenities, restaurants and coastal walks are right on our doorstep. We provide a tasteful and relaxing bolthole exclusively for one couple, with sole use of a comfortable dining/living room. Visit us for a romantic stay in the Pilchard Press room, with KS four poster bed, generous storage, large flat-screen TV and spacious drench-shower en-suite. Enjoy a delicious locally-sourced breakfast in what used to be the central, now glass topped, courtyard, then step outside and explore. (NB For two couples travelling together, or two singles wanting separate rooms, we can offer a second bedroom on request.) ... more   less 
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