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The Old Count House
Ranked #47 of 102 St Ives B&B and Inns
Belfast, United Kingdom
1 review
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Reviewed February 19, 2011

I'm not usually one to write reviews but was really pleased with The Old Count House. It is a lovely old house, full of character and has been tastefully renovated to retain the character of an old house and its cornishness, we liked this a lot. The breakfasts were great, plenty of it and good stuff and the hosts were friendly and helpful from our first phone call to us leaving. There's parking outside which meant we could leave the car and walk in to St Ives it took about 5 mins or so. It's quite high up which means great views and so we used the little bus to come back which was free to us old bus pass holders. For a four star guest house there are some really nice touches and we were very impressed with the lovely conservatory which has a sauna and a brand new top of the range massage chair. As I have a bad back I was keen to have a go and was seriously impressed - worth a return visit just for the chair! We just felt right at home and comfortable and were sorry we only had a couple of days.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled as a couple
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Graz, Austria
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Reviewed November 24, 2010

I stayed here with my husband for a week and we enjoyed the friendly atmosphere here. The room we had was cosy had wonderful views and was comfortable and clean. The breakfasts were fantastic and delicious with a great choice. We will definitely come back again next year with friends. We could park the car here and walk into St Ives which we liked a lot. The location was quiet and a bus could take you in and out which was convenient. The owners were very helpful and friendly you could feel at home there.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
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High Wycombe
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Reviewed September 28, 2010

After my fourth visit to the Old Count House I felt it was about time I sang it's praises. It giives off an atomsphere of comfort and quiet relaxation. The rooms are well kept and clean. The building itself has an old world charm with a fascinating history. Ken & Cheyrl Canning do their utmost to make you feel welcome and have an enjoyable holiday. I can throughly reccomend a stay at their B & B. Doug Clarke

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled solo
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Aschaffenburg, Germany
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Reviewed August 17, 2010

We stayed in this wonderful old B&B for 3 nights. The room was nice and clean and we had a very warm welcome. The breakfast was fantastic and we enjoyed our stay very much. The location was not to far from the town center, so that we could leave our car and walk.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 14, 2010

We spent three nights in The Old Count House, and it's very quiet, the owners are very friendly and we had a lovely room with a view of the sea and the lighthouse. Very good range of breakfasts. The town is a five minute walk down the hill, maybe ten coming back up. We really, really enjoyed our stay.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 11, 2010

We stayed at this lovely guest house for three nights in August, and had the most brilliant stay. The Old Count House was a perfect base from which to explore the beautiful town of St. Ives and the surrounding area. We had no problems whatsoever in finding the place, and were impressed to be able to park right outside. We were even greeted at the front door by the delightful owner, Cheryl, who gave us a wonderfully warm welcome.

After showing us to our room Cheryl took the time to chat to us about where we had travelled from and recommended places to eat in the town - and we were left with no doubt that she genuinely wanted to make our stay as enjoyable as possible.

Our en-suite room was beautifully furnished, with a gorgeous view out across the bay to Godrevy lighthouse. The bed was honestly more comfy than my own at home, and ensured we had a blissfully peaceful sleep each night.

Each morning we sat down to a hearty full English breakfast, perfectly cooked by Cheryl herself, and served with a smile by her handsome husband, Ken. We especially enjoyed our little chats with Ken and Cheryl after breakfast, both of whom we found to be not only excellent hosts but very engaging conversationalists and brilliant fun. They gave our stay such a personal touch which really helped make the weekend very special indeed, and by the final day we really did not want to leave!

In summary, we would recommend the Old Count House without reservation, and definitely hope to return in the future. Thanks again to the Cannings for their fabulous hospitality!

Rebecca & Andy

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 8, 2010

We had a truly delightful week's stay in the self catering studio apartment next door, let by Ken & Cheryl the owners of The Old Count House. The apartment had everything we needed but equally we felt if we had required anything else it would have been no trouble to our pleasant and friendly hosts.

St Ives and West Cornwall are beautiful places to visit and well worth the trip. Being just up the hill from the town meant a steep but very quick (5 mins) walk down the hill (15 mins back!). However the Park & Ride service runs regularly until into the evening (approx. 8pm) at a cost per person of 95p for a single journey whilst a taxi for two was £3.30. An added bonus of the apartment was a parking space (quite rare for smaller self catering properties in St Ives) and the glorious views across the bay from the balcony.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
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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
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Ranked #47 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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