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The Old Count House
Ranked #50 of 102 St Ives B&B and Inns
Oxford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“A home from home!”
Reviewed September 27, 2013

My fiance and I adore St Ives and decided to return to The Old Count House for the second year running, after a brilliant first stay. We were not disappointed! Cheryl and Ken greeted us like old friends, and the place now feels like a home from home. We had a very comfortable room with a good hot shower and you can always rely on a fantastic breakfast to set you up for a day of exploring! It's a 10 minute walk to the sea front, where we spent most evenings. We really valued the friendly atmosphere and feel this B&B offered fantastic value for money. We will definitely return!!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 29, 2013

We stayed 5 days at The Old Count House, our room was very clean and the bed was so comfortable. The breakfasts were great with plenty of home cooked dishes to choose from. Our hosts Ken and Cheryl were very friendly, they have a great home we will definitely stay again.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Tauranga, New Zealand
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Reviewed August 19, 2013

A very good stay. The location was great, even though the walk to the town centre was easier going down than returning uphill. Good to share the history of The Count House and observe the old photos. Very welcoming and helpful hosts with good local knowledge. The room was small, adequate but the bed was not the most comfortable. We had some difficulty finding this B&B and the address could be more defined.eg off The Burrows.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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linlithgow
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Reviewed August 18, 2013

stayed first in Wheal trenwith, Cheryl & Ken's studio apartment, then in their guest house. both were fantastic, very clean, comfortable, everything you needed. Breakfast in the B&B was lovely ( especially rec the scrambled eggs, delicious & creamy! ), and Cheryl makes lovely scones! Ken & Cheryl are lovely hosts, making us very welcome, and took time to chat and make us feel at home.
Great location for St Ives, just a 10 min walk from the centre of the town, and also easy to leave St Ives ( without having to navigate through it's narrow streets! ) to explore other parts of Cornwall. Will definitely be back, loved the studio apartment, trying already to work out holiday dates to book up again!
Shonagh & Malc

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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shropshire
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Reviewed July 22, 2013

My friend and i stayed at this beautiful guest house on our first visit to cornwall and from day one when we were greeted by Cheryl and Ken we felt at home. rooms lovely and airy with everything you need, fantastic shower, thank you for the yummy biscuits! must also say the breakfast choice was super - must have put on pounds! Such happy memories of The Old Count house and St.Ives.

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
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Stuttgart
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Reviewed June 19, 2013 via mobile

It was my first time in Cornwall and I spent 1 week staying at the Old Count House enjoying it a lot. Cheryl & Ken were very kind - always helpful and co-operative. Cheryl's breakfast was simply fantastic. The house is situated in a quiet area outside the centre of St Ives, however not too far in order to go there by walk. I really liked the old house and the way everything has been decorated with a lovely sense for details... I really hope to be able to ho there again!

  • Stayed May 2013
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Reviewed April 28, 2013

I stayed here about a month ago and cannot praise it enough. As soon as we arrived we were welcomed and showed to our room, which was perfect, we had a sea view. The rooms have everything you need including a hairdryer and a very well explained guide to St. Ives. I had a wonderful nights sleep and then delicious scrambled eggs for breakfast cooked freshly. The owners Ken and Cheryl are very kind and make you feel right at home. A perfect base to explore the delights of St Ives.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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Property: The Old Count House
Address: 1 Trenwith Square, St Ives TR26 1DQ, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cornwall > St Ives
Hotel Style:
Ranked #50 of 102 B&Bs / Inns in St Ives
Hotel Class:4 star — The Old Count House 4*
Number of rooms: 10
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The Old Count House Hotel St Ives
The Old Count House St Ives, Cornwall

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