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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 July 2016

Lovely room, charming hosts, fantastic location. Only two rooms, so if available, book it as you will not be disappointed! Breakfast is served in the communal dining area and is ordered the day before with a daily changing special, as well as the standard choices. Hosts are very knowledgeable, whether you want a hairdresser or somewhere nice to eat. Will...

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Jenny Thank you very much for taking the trouble to write such a positive review. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay at THE KEEP, and do hope you'll return one day. Best wishes, Carol and Mike

Reviewed 16 July 2016

We visited Cornwall for a week starting at Padstow and going on to Falmouth, St Ives, Fowey and then Newquay. St Ives was our favourite place, cobbled streets, gorgeous beaches and lovely shops, pubs and restaurants. Our stay at The Keep was amazing, not your average b and b by any means.The Keep has only two rooms, we had the...

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Ian and Diane Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review for us, and such a lovely review too. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay at The Keep. We do hope you'll return one day, but in the meantime, enjoy the David Bowie print! Carol and Mike

Cheltenham
Reviewed 3 July 2016

Delightful hosts, superb breakfasts and a great location. Loved the idea of having a breakfast special each day, which I had each of our three days. My favourite was French toast croissant, maple syrup, berries and clotted cream - best I have had since we visited Montreal!

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Sara, thank you so much for taking the time to write us such a lovely review. I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay (and our specials!) and both Mike and I hope to see you again sometime in the future. Carol

Reviewed 2 July 2016

Location is everything! We came in to St.Ives, not wanting to rent a car. We were looking for a place close to all points of interest. This definitely fit the bill. We took the GWR train from London to St. Ives. Ace car rental from the train to "The Keep" This B & B is within minutes of 3 of...

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Many thanks, Dan and Gretchen, for your wonderful review. It was lovely to have you to stay in our B&B and I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay. Carol

Sidmouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 June 2016

We recently stayed again at The Keep, this time with friends visiting from Japan. Mike and Carol run one the nicest B&B we've ever stayed at. The Keep is so great, not only for its perfect location (St Ives' best attractions are on your doorstep), but also as you feel your staying in a property with a fascinating history. Comfort,...

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Bob, thank you so much for your lovely review. It was super to see you again, and to meet your friends for the first time too. Hope to see you again sometime. Best wishes Carol and Mike

Duncan, Canada
Reviewed 31 May 2016

We spent five nights in the Mermaid Room in this delightful bed and breakfast. The Keep is beautifully decorated, spotlessly clean, and extremely well run by Carol and Mike. Hairdryer, plug adapter, torch, luggage rack, even a water carafe and cups on a tray in the room - they've thought of everything to make you comfortable. Not to mention the...

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Thank you both for taking the time to write a review. We really appreciate your positive feedback (especially about my French Toast!) and do hope you'll return here one day in the future. Our very best wishes, Carol and Mike

Snelston, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 May 2016

My wife and I spent a lovely couple of nights in this wonderful accommodation, looked after by the charming hosts, Carol and Mike. Tasty breakfasts and comfortable beds resulted in a very relaxing stay in this perfectly located b and b, ideal for exploring all St Ives has to offer. Highly recommended!

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Vaughan and Diane It was lovely to see you both, and we are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope you'll come back to St Ives when you're less busy, and we look forward to seeing you again. Thank you for taking the time to write such a positive review for us! Best wishes, Carol and Mike

Tewkesbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 May 2016

I can't rate this B&B, and lovely Mike & Carol, highly enough. The situation of The Keep is a stones throw away from Porthmeor Beach and Fore St, but the icing on the cake are your lovely owners who are charming and personable from the moment you step through the door. This was my 2nd stay with Mike & Carol,...

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Emma Thank you so much for your lovely review. It was super to see you again, and to meet Dai too. Glad you enjoyed the breakfasts! Take care, and we look forward to your next visit. Very best wishes from us both, Carol and Mike

Lancashire, England
Reviewed 6 May 2016 via mobile

We decided on this central B&B due to the excellent reviews from previous guests and are so glad we did! Carol and Mike were fantastic. Room so homely and clean. Breakfasts were absolutely fantastic with the food, honestly, just as good as the many delicious restaurants in St Ives. Having explored St Ives over several days this B&B is so...

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It was a real pleasure having you both to stay, and do hope we will see you again in the future! Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a lovely review. Best wishes from Mike and I.

Reviewed 3 May 2016

Took us a while to find this little place, tucked away in the backroads of St Ives but it was worthy of being sought out! My partner and I went there for our birthdays (we were born for days apart) and were greeted with a card and personalised chocolate on our bed. Carol and Mike went above and beyond hospitable,...

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Kat Thank you so much for your great review! We really enjoyed your birthday visit, and so hope you'll come again. Best wishes from Mike and Carol

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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 

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Address: 6 Hicks Court, St Ives TR26 1HS, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cornwall > St Ives
Price Range: €98 - €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.”
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