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Cornerways Guest House

1 Bethesda Place, St Ives TR26 1PA England
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#19 of 60 B&Bs in St Ives
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Spend your holidays with us in Downalong, a labyrinth of cobbled lanes which used to be the fisherman's quarter in the oldest part of St Ives. Cornerways was built in the 1830s and has been a Guest House for over 70 years. Only 50 yards from the harbour, beaches and restaurants, Daphne Du Maurier stayed here in the 1940's. The Tate Gallery, and St Ives Art School are only 150 yards away. Two of our rooms overlook the harbour and bay beyond. With a modern feel that echoes the artists’ quarter in which it sits, Cornerways’ rooms have been renovated and totally redecorated over the last 7 years and all have new en-suites. All bedrooms have LCD TVs, Wi-Fi, tea and coffee facilities, fridges and complimentary bottled water. The 3' thick Cornish Granite walls and no passing traffic will ensure you a snug & quiet night’s sleep.
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Paid public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Hiking
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
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Bottled water
Private bathrooms
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Sofa bed
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Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Ocean view
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PThomas1985 wrote a review Oct 2023
Stourbridge, United Kingdom334 contributions143 helpful votes
I stayed at Cornerways for a couple of nights...I last stayed when I was a kid, more than 25 years ago. A lot has changed since then! A warm welcome when I arrived, and the room was really cosy and charming. I could barely hear anything else while I was there - so quiet, and a really comfortable bed. No breakfast is provided, but there's a fridge in the room with some milk provided, and lots of breakfast choices locally.
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Leon W wrote a review Sept 2023
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Ive stayed here a couple of times now. The location is absolutely fantastic, central to the best beaches and just out of the hustle and bustle enough in the busy periods. Cant fault the place to be honest, although the owners Chris and Francine are wonderfully helpful, everything you need to know regarding places to eat and getting around is displayed for convenience. Well decorated, quirky, and the historical links to Daphne De Maurier really give a special feel when I stay. Thoroughly recommend!
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Date of stay: June 2023
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Room Tip: Parking is sometimes available in the Island car park, but I recommend parking at the Rugby club...
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Natalie S wrote a review Aug 2023
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Such a lovely guest house in the perfect location! Our hosts, Francine and Chris were wonderful. Couldn't recommend this place enough, it was perfect! The beds were so comfy and we felt so welcome.
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Date of stay: August 2023
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Jill M wrote a review Aug 2023
Manchester, United Kingdom10 contributions5 helpful votes
Lovely. But cars parked outside constantly spoiling the outside . The charm of st ives streets are the wonderful cottages etc and no cars . Beautiful hanging baskets which are always photograph around the cars
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Date of stay: August 2023
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Room Tip: Beware of the cars
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Response from Christopher Worker, Owner at Cornerways Guest House
Responded 15 Aug 2023
Hi. Thank you for your review. We are located on a street and unfortunately we cannot control who parks outside. There is also alot of building work going on around the area so there have been alot of vans recently. We are happy to hear you find our guest house lovely however and we look forward to welcoming you back to Cornerways. Kind regards, Francine and Chris
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Maddalex wrote a review Sept 2022
London, United Kingdom66 contributions37 helpful votes
We were delighted to arrive at our comfortable, cosy, interesting, very clean and warm room - with a view of a very pretty bit of street on a corner - of course! Hence the name. This wasn't a very large room, and the bathroom was compact to say the least, but we loved the place where we were warmly welcomed by Francine. Highly recommended for a stay in St Ives.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Room Tip: We were in 'Jeanne' - perhaps one of the smaller rooms but were very happy. '.
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Aussietraveller77 wrote a review Sept 2022
Australia118 contributions86 helpful votes
This is the perfect place to stay in St Ives, just metres from The Sloop you are right in the heart of things. Hosts Chris & Francine were super friendly and our room was lovely, decorated tastefully and everything looked clean & new. No parking at the premises but we took the advice of our hosts and parked at the Rugby Club and took a short taxi ride to our accommodation. Much better than trying to negotiate those narrow streets!
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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sarahhuk2017 wrote a review Sept 2022
London, United Kingdom107 contributions55 helpful votes
I had a wonderful stay at Cornerways. I enquired about storing luggage and received an instant response. I was offered a cup of tea on arrival and was made to feel very welcome. Room was clean and comfortable and no quibbles when I asked if the heating could be put on (the changeable weather during my stay meant I felt the cold!). I was in Jeanne, on the ground floor. Blinds enabled privacy whilst still letting in light if required. Great location, 5 minutes walk to Porthmeor beach.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
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helsx2 wrote a review Sept 2022
Birmingham, United Kingdom35 contributions67 helpful votes
This is our 3rd time staying at Cornerways. We have stayed in a few of the rooms, all are extremely clean with comfortable beds. Sandra room has lovely sea views. There's a fridge with complimentary bottled water. Kettle and tea, coffee and milk provided. Wifi is also provided. Cornerways is perfectly located close to the harbour. Chris and Francine are very friendly and helpful hosts, nothing is too much trouble. We enjoy staying here and look foward to our next stay. I cannot fault this property and would happily recommend Cornerways.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Christopher Worker, Owner at Cornerways Guest House
Responded 12 Sept 2022
Hi Helen, Thank you for your lovely review. We enjoyed seeing you both and we look forward to seeing you again :) Francine and Chris :)
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Marcela B wrote a review Jun 2022
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Staying 2 nights at end of walking part of the SW coast path. Great location. Lovely bedroom, lots of character. Super clean. Love the bathroom. Nice friendly hosts. A pleasure to stay here. Highly recommended!!
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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R T wrote a review Apr 2022
Chester, United Kingdom9 contributions9 helpful votes
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We stayed at Cornerways for a couple of very restful days in a comfortable and exceptionally clean room. The b and b is full of character, with welcoming hosts who were a pleasure to talk with. They are dog friendly and our retriever was soon at home in our lovely room with us. Rooms are very pleasant indeed, some with wonderful views. We are looking forward to future stays. Thanks for having us!
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: St Ives is a fantastic place to stay. Be relaxed about parking, it can get busy. Watch out for...
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£127 - £153 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
cornerways hotel st ives, cornerways bed and breakfast
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Cornerways Guest House
Which popular attractions are close to Cornerways Guest House?
Nearby attractions include Porthgwidden Beach (0.08 miles), Porthmeor Beach (0.2 miles), and Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Cornerways Guest House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, baggage storage, and complimentary tea.
Which room amenities are available at Cornerways Guest House?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, a refrigerator, and a sofa bed.
What food & drink options are available at Cornerways Guest House?
Guests can enjoy complimentary tea and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Cornerways Guest House?
Yes, paid public parking nearby is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Cornerways Guest House?
Conveniently located restaurants include Cellar Bistro, One Fish Street, and The Pier Coffee Bar.
Is Cornerways Guest House located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.4 miles away from the centre of St Ives.
Are there any historical sites close to Cornerways Guest House?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Chysauster Ancient Village (4.7 miles), Zennor Head (4.5 miles), and Saint Nicholas Chapel (0.08 miles).
Does Cornerways Guest House have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.