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The Keep
Ranked #7 of 102 St Ives B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
1 review
“affordable luxury”
Reviewed April 15, 2013

a charming b&b tucked away down one of st. ives narrow cobbled streets, just a short walk from the beaches / tate gallery / shops and restaurants. everything you've already read here about the keep is true ! comfortable rooms, delicious breakfasts and charming hosts.. thanks for a lovely stay, simon & martha

Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed April 10, 2013

Fantastic weekend trip - Cornwall and St. Ives were perfect.
Great location - centre of St Ives.
Fabulous B&B.
Great breakfast - different each morning with a choice the night before.
Wonderful, friendly and accommodating hosts. Carol and Mike were just great.

I want to go back!

Highly recommend!

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed April 7, 2013

We stayed at The Keep for a week and had a totally wonderful holiday. We stayed in the Pilchard Press room and it was just delighful. The breakfasts were amazing- we ate far too much! Our friends stayed in the Mermaid room, which they loved. It was great to be able to use the lounge area as well, making us feel very at home. The location of The Keep was perfect, only a one minute stroll to Porthmeor Beach and two minutes to the cute shopping area, especially good if you are 33 weeks pregnant! Carol and Mike made us feel very welcome and we would love to stay again soon!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
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London, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 27, 2013

Carol and Mike make you feel right at home straight away
This is such a lovely place, very cosy. I want to buy their bed, it's amazing!
Room was just wonderful, perfect for myself and my partner. The shower was bliss
Breakfast was lovely and the treat of Banana cake when we returned during the day was a delight.
So close to the beach if you want to surf or relax, right in the heart of town, so shops are just moments away
Absolutely Perfect

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Worcester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 22, 2013

We have stayed at the keep several times and always have loved it. Its so central and Carol and Mike make you very welcome, the rooms are beautifully decorated and the breakfasts are delicious with loads of choice. We would highly recommend it.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 17, 2013 via mobile

The Keep is a lovely two room Bed and Breakfast right in the centre of St Ives. The owners are very friendly, rooms are very good and clean. Breakfast was lovely and all fir a reasonable price. Would stay again!

  • Stayed March 2013
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 16, 2013

We have stayed at The Keep twice and both visits were faultless. The rooms are immaculate, brilliantly designed and the atmosphere is wonderfully relaxing. It is right in the heart of St Ives, so galleries, restaurants and the beach are minutes away. Carol and Mike made us feel so welcome, and the breakfasts were absolutely delicious. We can't wait to visit again!

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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 #7 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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The Keep St Ives, Cornwall

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