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The Keep

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Windsor
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

Great location with parking available. Carol and Mike were fab hosts and made us feel welcome from the moment we arrived. The place is really nicely done out and as per other reviewers feedback, you benefit from having access to the downstairs living area if you wish. My advice would be to give them a few more details when you...

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mou5e, Owner at The Keep, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to write such a great review. It was lovely meeting you both, and we are really glad you enjoyed your stay at The Keep. Hope to see you again one day: there's plenty more to see! Best wishes Carol and Mike

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

This is s lovely find in a town full of b&bs. What makes it special is simple: 1. the hosts are friendly, welcoming, great at giving advice on where to eat and drink and explore, which is helpful in a very tourist heavy place; 2. You get the whole of the ground floor. A sitting/dining room are with s couch...

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mou5e, Owner at The Keep, responded to this review

It was a real pleasure having you to stay at The Keep, and I'm so pleased you enjoyed your visit. I think we are lucky that our home is very close to all the beaches and shops etc, and I'm so glad you liked that aspect too! Thank you for taking the time to write us such a lovely review,...

Blankenberge, Belgium
Reviewed 1 week ago

No doubt, The Keep is the best place ever to stay at St. Ives if you ask me. It's a lovely house in the heart of the beautiful town. I simply love it to be there! I always feel very welcome and spoilt (delicious & surprising breakfasts!) by the hosts Carol and Mike. This was my third stay at The...

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mou5e, Owner at The Keep, responded to this review

Thank you, Ann, for writing such a super review. We really enjoyed your visit. It was lovely to catch up on your news, and spend some time with you whilst you were here. Looking forward to seeing you again. Our very best wishes, Carol and Mike

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just returned from a lovely weekend at The Keep. Carol and Mike are extremely welcoming hosts and the location is perfect, just a few moments walk from both the beach and the town, with the added bonus of parking which is much sought after! The room was very comfortable and it was nice to have the living space too for...

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mou5e, Owner at The Keep, responded to this review

Thank you, Kelly, for taking the time to write a review for us, and such a lovely one too. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay, and that you particularly appreciated the private living area at The Keep. It was good to meet you both, and I hope we will see you again sometime in the future. Our best...

Devon, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 April 2017

The Keep is beautifully presented, quiet and situated just round the corner from the St Ives School of Art, and with parking. Mike and Carol are the kindest and most attentive hosts, and breakfast's are quite incredible. They have so much pride in all that they do, and I am very grateful.Thank you.

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mou5e, Owner at The Keep, responded to this review

Many thanks for your lovely review. We really enjoyed meeting you. I was also so interested in some of the information you gave me about the Art Classes you attended. We hope you will pay us a visit again sometime. Our best wishes, Carol and Mike

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 April 2017

We recently stayed for a two night weekend; the only place to stay in Cornwall! Mike and Carol are perfect friendly hosts and the breakfasts are to die for. Our room was so comfortable and the Keep is in the middle of town; 30 seconds to perfect sandy beaches and delicious seafood. Couldn't be improved and we will be back!

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mou5e, Owner at The Keep, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a positive review for us. We are really pleased you enjoyed your stay. It's so nice to know you liked your accommodation and the breakfasts! Hope to see you again sometime. Best wishes, Carol and Mike

Oxford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 April 2017

I have been before and would not stay anywhere else In St Ives. The welcome from Carol and Mike, the comfy rooms, the state of the art bathrooms, the wonderful breakfasts and the perfect situation all combine to make staying at the Keep a memorable experience. You can avoid the crowds and pop to Porthmeor beach in minutes. Leave the...

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mou5e, Owner at The Keep, responded to this review

Thanks so much for reviewing your stay at The Keep. We really enjoyed having you here again, and hope you will pay us a return visit soon. So pleased you enjoyed the breakfast! Best wishes from us both, Carol and Mike

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 April 2017

Awesome weekend away at The Keep. Carol and Mike were wonderful - so friendly and helpful, with great recommendations of things to do and where to eat. Stunning breakfasts as well, with a delicious, different special each day (Sydney Spicy eggs and French Bread with maple syrup and berries during our stay!). Would stay here again in a heartbeat!!

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mou5e, Owner at The Keep, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely feedback! It was a real pleasure meeting you both. I'm particularly chuffed you enjoyed our Specials. It is always good to hear that our guests have tried some of our recommendations, and then afterwards tell us they have enjoyed their meals and/or local walks. All the best for the future, Carol and Mike

Ireland
Reviewed 27 March 2017

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 23 March 2017

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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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

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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 and the Harbour, The Tate, and the town itself. With no passing traffic at all, THE KEEP, a recently converted 16th Century Pilchard factory, offers a rare sense of peace and quiet, although the many amenities, restaurants and coastal walks are right on our doorstep. We provide a tasteful and relaxing bolthole exclusively for one couple, with sole use of a comfortable dining/living room. Visit us for a romantic stay in the Pilchard Press room, with KS four poster bed, generous storage, large flat-screen TV and spacious drench-shower en-suite. Enjoy a delicious locally-sourced breakfast in what used to be the central, now glass topped, courtyard, then step outside and explore. (NB For two couples travelling together, or two singles wanting separate rooms, we can offer a second bedroom on request.) ... 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: $156 - $208 (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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“Try the Sydney eggs.”
235fiona, 18 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Carol and Mike only rent one room unless there are 2 couples travelling together that can share the breakfast/sitting room.”
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.”
AlexandraB124, 1 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Pilchard Press room is slightly larger”
JoTheTourist, 16 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Pilchard Press is gorgeous! Four poster bed!”
798hilaryw, 9 Oct 2016 | Read review
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