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The Caerthillian Guest House
Ranked #4 of 12 Lizard B&B and Inns
Reviewed August 7, 2013

We stayed at this b&b during our walking holiday on the Lizard. The location of this place is great, only a short distance fromthe official path (and you can even cut a corner if you use different footpaths).
Austin, the owner, is very welcoming and was also one of the few owners who confirmed our telephone booking via email - great to reduce the stress levels!
The b&b is in a lovely old Victorian building and as a previous reviewer mentioned: if you want modern, this is not for you. However, everything was very well maintained and clean and we got a good nights sleep. Breakfast is served in the entrance hall and was very tasty.
I would have given this place 5 stars except for a few minor niggles:
When we arrived, Austin took our shoes and stored them in the laundry room. Unfortunately, they were still just as wet in the morning as they had been at night. Clearly, if you are walking on a sunny day, this wouldn't be an issue.
Our bathroom was carpeted - personal preference, but I am not a fan (carpet was new and very clean).
No wifi reception which I missed a bit since in general the mobile receptin in this part of the world is dodgy to say the least.
All in all, I would definitely recommend this place - any small niggle was made up for by the friendly owner.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 28, 2013

We have stayed here many times, usually for 2-4 nights but decided on a longer stay this time. The rooms are great, clean with plenty of space and everything you need is provided. The breakfasts are splendid with lots of different things provided. The location is convenient for coastal walks or as a base to explore the Lizard peninsular or the many other local attractions. Austin and Linda are very friendly and extremely helpful and are always willing to provide advice (about anything) if you need it. We found this visit very restful and relaxing, just what we needed to recharge our batteries. I would highly recommend The Caerthillian if you are planning a visit to Cornwall.

Room Tip: I personally like room 4 as it is very light and airy as it is located on the corner and has windows...
  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 23, 2013

Having stayed in the Caerthillian for five times, normaly in May/june. The owners, Austin and Linda, even the whole family, are really wonderful hosts, very helpful and friendly. Austin`s breakfest and Linda`s soft bedlinnen, there is nothing to beat it.The bathrooms got a bathtub. That is very comfortable.This guesthouse is a wonderful home for walkers and mobile travellers as well.

Room Tip: First Floor Nr. 3
  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with family
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1  Thank temrei
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Reviewed July 21, 2013 via mobile

Very nice place, first thing to notice was the very well maintained items and very clean. Comfortable beds and cosy room. All whats needed, the neat and clean environment was great for me. Great views of the most southern place of the UK. Worth a visit

  • Stayed: July 2013
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Reviewed July 10, 2013

My husband and I were lucky enough to spend a couple of days in Lizard and choose Caerthillian as our place to stay having seen such good reviews on Tripadvisor. We were not disappointed. Our room (3) was bright with a limited view of Kynace Cove. It was warm and very comfortable. Austin was extremely friendly and proposed a few walks for us to do. We walked from Lizard to Cagwith along the coast and back again. Our round trip was about 5 hours.

The breakfast was delicious and especially the sausages. I am hungry just thinking about it.

Caerthillian is ideally located in the centre of the village and only a step away from lovely restaurants and pubs.

Thank you so much for a wonderful stay.

Room Tip: Room 3 for a view
  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Caitriona D
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Reviewed June 21, 2013

my wife and I have just had our third stay at this home from home we also had our collie dog with us we had 18 wonderfull nights at this welcoming and clean B&B Austin & Linda and their lovely family make you feel so welcome and Austins breakfasts are very good with loads of options including his full English and his porridge which my wife loved and set you up for the day, if you are walking and your boots are wet they will dry them for you, this is a great base for a long stay or for a overnight stop whichever you choose you will be treated in the same friendly way nothing seems to be too much trouble, we can recomend eating at the Regent "cafe", we have already booked for next year, can`t wait to return to see "our friends"

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank justice033
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Reviewed May 20, 2013

My friends and I were walking the Southwest Coast Path in May 2013 and stayed at the Caerthillian Guest House. The rooms were comfortable, modern, and clean. Austin was a great host--helpful and friendly. Great breakfast as well. I recommend this place for walkers especially--they are very welcoming to walkers.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with friends
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2  Thank Marc G
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Additional Information about The Caerthillian Guest House

Address: Lizard Head Lane, Lizard TR12 7NQ, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cornwall > Lizard
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 12 B&Bs / Inns in Lizard
Price Range: $41 - $47 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
As one of the most prominent buildings in The Lizard, she has accommodated visitors since early Victorian times. En suite bedrooms, sea views, private parking. Prices from £35 per person. ... more   less 
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The Caerthillian Guest House Lizard, Cornwall

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