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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I've read the many positive reviews which I agree with and find it difficult to add to. All I can say is that The Keep reminded of a riad I stayed in in Marrakesh, an oasis in the midst of beautiful narrow streets and alleyways yet a stone's throw away from the busy harbour and seafront. Carol and Mike are...

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mou5e, Owner at The Keep, responded to this review

It was lovely meeting you, and Mike and I are so pleased you enjoyed your stay. We immediately thought of a Moroccan Riad as well when we acquired The Keep! Thank you for your wonderful feedback. I do hope we will see you again. Best wishes from us both, Carol and Mike

Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a wonderful stay in this lovely B&B located in the heart of St Ives. The property is located down a little cobbled street very close to all the shops and restaurants and is in between two beautiful beaches. There is only one room in the B&B with a large ensuite and a breakfast area/ sitting room and it...

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mou5e, Owner at The Keep, responded to this review

Julia, many thanks for such a super review. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay at The Keep. We certainly enjoyed meeting you both, and do hope you'll come again. Best wishes, Carol and Mike

Plymouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband & I decided to mark our first wedding anniversary with a weekend away, after an extensive internet search for the perfect place to stay we found The Keep and decided to book, in all honesty we could not have found a more perfect place to stay. The Keep is no ordinary B&B, although there are two bedrooms only...

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Many thanks, Debbie, for taking the time to write such a lovely review for us. We really appreciate your kind words and positive comments about The Keep and your stay here, and do hope to see you again in the future. Best wishes from us both, Carol and Mike

Newquay, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 February 2017

My wife and I stayed for the weekend and loved everything about this beautiful little hideaway. A fantastic property, hidden down an alley in the heart of St Ives that gives a very peaceful retreat from the hubbub outside. Literally a stones throw from the beach and yards to the harbour and shops. Carol and Mike were fantastic hosts with...

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mou5e, Owner at The Keep, responded to this review

Mark, many thanks for taking the time to write such a lovely review. We are really pleased you enjoyed your stay, and do hope you'll visit us again. Have a great 2017! Carol and Mike

Baldock
Reviewed 16 February 2017

Stayed for 4 nights in this lovely sanctuary. Very comfortable 4 poster bed with a modern en-suite (great shower). Use of private breakfast/sitting room with TV and DVD player so didn't need to feel 'stuck' in the bedroom whilst there. Coffee/tea making facilities with lovely local biscuits. Breakfasts were amazing - different each day and always different to the norm....

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mou5e, Owner at The Keep, responded to this review

Many thanks for your lovely review and positive feedback. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay. It was a pleasure having you as our guest, and we do hope you'll be back in 2018.

Exeter, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

I picked this B&B at random on an internet search and after reading reviews decided to book. This was the best holiday destination decision I have made in a long time! The owners Carol and Mike were lovely and friendly and the accommodation was fantastic. We had a lovely modern en-suite room with a lounge/dining area that we had exclusive...

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mou5e, Owner at The Keep, responded to this review

Nikki, we were chuffed to read your lovely review just now, and so pleased you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for taking the time to describe your stay at The Keep. It was a pleasure meeting you both, and we hope you'll head this way again. Carol and Mike

Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

Had a great 5 nights here back in June and we thought it was an amazing place, hosted by the lovely owners Carol and Mike. When we managed to find 'The Keep' which is tucked away down a quiet little cobbled alley just off the high street, we were warmly welcomed upon our arrival, made to feel right at home...

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Andy, we really appreciate your positive feedback, so a big Thank You for taking the time to write about The Keep. (I'm particularly chuffed you enjoyed my Specials, and hope you'll be back to try some more!) Best wishes to you both, Carol and Mike

London
Reviewed 1 November 2016

We stayed at the Keep to celebrate my boyfriend's 30th. It was such a great stay, with a VERY comfortable four poster bed and lovely bathroom. I love the new paintings by the local artists in the breakfast room/dining area. The Sydney Eggs for breakfast were incredible.

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We really appreciate your lovely review. Thank you for taking the time to write about your stay at The Keep, and we are so chuffed you liked our Sydney eggs! Carol and Mike

Rugby, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 October 2016

What a wonderful break we have enjoyed with Carol & Mike. Our third stay (twice this year) and would not hesitate to come again & again. Fab hosts, wonderful breakfasts on offer with specials as well as hearty Full English. Yards from the stunning Porthmeor Beach, and others in easy walking distance including the Harbour where the majority of shops,...

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mou5e, Owner at The Keep, responded to this review

Jo, thanks so much for taking the time to write a review for The Keep, and such a lovely review too! We really enjoy your visits, and hope you'll be back in 2017. In the meantime, our very best wishes for a good Xmas and New Year. Carol and Mike

Exeter, England, Great Britain
Reviewed 16 October 2016

We have stayed at this fantastic B&B a number of times and never been let down with a great welcome from Carol and Mike. We stayed in the stylishly designed Pilchard Press room which has a comfortable Lombok KS bed with lovely en-suite shower room and cosy underfloor heating. As usual the breakfasts were of a high standard and daily...

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As always it was super to see you both again, and a big thank you for writing such a lovely review! We appreciate your positive feedback, and look forward to your next stay. Our very best wishes, Carol and Mike

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  • Breakfast included
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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, The Tate, and the town itself. With no passing traffic at all, THE KEEP, a tasteful 16th Century Pilchard Press conversion, offers a rare sense of peace and quiet, although the amenities, restaurants and coastal walks are right on our doorstep. Our guests have a choice of just two individually designed bedrooms, each with spacious modern en suite drench showers, flat screen TVs, free high-speed WiFi, underfloor heating and King-size beds (one a romantic four poster). Enjoy a delicious locally-sourced breakfast in what used to be the central, now glass topped, courtyard, then step outside and explore. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Keep

Address: 6 Hicks Court, St Ives TR26 1HS, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cornwall > St Ives
Price Range: €102 - €138 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 2
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The Keep St Ives, Cornwall
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“Carol and Mike only rent one room unless there are 2 couples travelling together that can share the breakfast/sitting room.”
 of 5 bubbles BeeeeGeeee, 15 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Equally amazing rooms, but if you're looking for something even more special, the 4 poster bed in the Pilchard Press is wonderful.”
 of 5 bubbles AlexandraB124, 1 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Pilchard Press room is slightly larger”
 of 5 bubbles JoTheTourist, 16 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Pilchard Press is gorgeous! Four poster bed!”
 of 5 bubbles 798hilaryw, 9 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Two very comfortable rooms with en-suites; whilst the building has a long history, the interior is stylish and modern.”
 of 5 bubbles 208bobh, 20 Jun 2016 | Read review
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