We stayed here on our 2nd wedding anniversary. It is a bit tricky to find without a GPS (good thing we had one), and is down a very narrow lane (which we did see 3 badgers on in one night!). We first came upon the actual church itself and my husband pulled as we thought from the pictures online that's where the Old Vicarage was, but turns out we had to go a drive further. Once you know where it is though, it's pretty easy to find. When we walked in and up to reception we could see through the glass doors out onto the deck. There were beautiful views overlooking gorgeous gardens with a pond, flowers, birds, outdoor seating in a beautiful little gazebo, and the river. Marilyn checked us in and showed us to our room, which was at the very top of the place (a couple flights of stairs, which was no issue for us), and we actually liked that we were up higher. It was a gorgeous room and it was immaculate! (I know because I check as I used to work in hotels and there was not anything I could find at fault when it came to cleanliness). The bathroom had a skylight which helped make that room very bright which was excellent. After she showed us our room with the gorgeous river view, she asked if we'd like a cup of tea, and told us to come downstairs when we were ready. The dining room on the bottom floor was beautiful! Very nice setup, great views, spacious and sunny. The staff were so nice and friendly and we enjoyed a cup of tea soaking it all in. We asked for an iron/ironing board to be sent to our room if possible for the next day and it was delivered that afternoon! We had a lovely bench window seat in our room which looked out onto the river and we could see the swans and their babies. We could also see boaters, etc. The bed was super comfy as were the pillows and we slept very well the first night except for the owls that woke me. I think it was owls anyway, but nothing the staff could do about that. I asked for a fan the next day to drown out the wildlife sounds and also cool down our top floor room a bit when we slept and that worked like a charm. Breakfast was nice. Yogurt and various fruits, granola, etc to put in it along with a variety of juices awaited us in the dining room where our order was taken and we were served fresh toast and a hot breakfast which was nice. We took our leftover toast and used it later to feed the Swans which was fun. The shower in our room, albeit small, was SO nice... wish I could've taken it home. It had a rainfall showerhead and a 'wand' style soaker as well where both could be on at the same time which was lovely. Our closet door in the room we noticed had the hinges pulled apart (probably from sliding along that luxurious carpet so many times before) and we mentioned this to Marilyn when she brought our fan on the second day. She said she'd have her husband look at it. We told her we didn't really mind, but wanted her to know about it. We went out that day for a while and when we came back, it had been fixed already! Great service, great people, I can't say enough good things. We loved it so much and hope to go back again one day.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Old Vicarage is a unique bed and breakfast venue located in the charming hamlet of St Clement on the outskirts of the Cathedral City of Truro. Situated in one of the most picturesque and tranquil locations in Cornwall the property, which dates back to the 1500s, is a literal stone's throw from the banks of the beautiful Tresillian River. Full Cornish breakfast is included. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Old Vicarage Truro, Cornwall