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The Old Vicarage

Parc an Creet, St Ives TR26 2ES England
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#29 of 103 B&Bs / Inns in St Ives
The Old Vicarage is a family run charming former Victorian rectory. We provide four Star quality en suite accommodation with on-site parking and our AA Breakfast award ensures our guests are offered one of the best breakfasts in St.Ives!
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Parc an Creet, St Ives TR26 2ES England
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Hallfamily525 wrote a review Aug 2021
bulkington14 contributions5 helpful votes
Lovely B&B set in a spacious garden, with parking facilities. Comfy, clean rooms and delicious breakfasts. Hosts and staff are friendly and helpful. This is our second stay here and definitely recommend.
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Response from Dianne Van Staeyen, Owner at The Old Vicarage
Responded 4 weeks ago
We really appreciate you taking the time to write a review about the Old Vicarage and thank you for your lovely comments. We are very pleased you enjoyed your stay with us again and it is always good to welcome familiar faces back for a second time. We look forward to seeing you all again.
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jon-t-w wrote a review Jun 2021
Birmingham, United Kingdom36 contributions26 helpful votes
Cannot recommend enough. Such a unique place to stay, lovely hosts and such a warm welcome. Nothing seemed too much trouble, wonderful breakfasts, great location very peaceful gardens. Was recommended a taxi company on arrival (DJ) who were amazing, great service. We went on many day trips during our five night stay and upon return to the old vicarage it really felt like coming home. Very good value for money, would definitely return! 🤗
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Dianne Van Staeyen, Owner at The Old Vicarage
Responded 14 Jul 2021
Thank you so much for your positive comments, we are very grateful to you for you taking the time write a review about the Old Vicarage. We are very pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and your holiday in general. Thank you for choosing to stay at the Old Vicarage, it was great to meet you both and we look forward to hosting you again in the future.
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Douglas R wrote a review Jun 2021
3 contributions1 helpful vote
We booked this accommodation in St Ives for a recent event and we could not recommend it enough. It is very clean and is in a great location. The hosts were fantastic and very very helpful and really made the stay. The Old Vicarage is a truly fantastic gem in St Ives and we would definitely recommend to anyone. The group thoroughly enjoyed their stay here. The beds were comfortable, the hotel was clean and the amenities were really great. Again, cannot recommend enough. Would definitely stay here again for either business or leisure
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Date of stay: June 2021
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Trip type: Travelled on business
Response from Dianne Van Staeyen, Owner at The Old Vicarage
Responded 24 Jun 2021
Thank you so much for taking the time to review the Old Vicarage and we are so pleased your group enjoyed their stay with us. We very much enjoyed hosting your delightful colleagues for the G7 event, it was a pleasure to look after them and we were very happy that they were able to create their own media centre here in the hotel instead of having to travel to Falmouth daily, which would have taken a considerable amount of time out of their working day. We look forward to welcoming them all back on either business again or for a leisure holiday.
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kellyv7689 wrote a review Jun 2021
Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom118 contributions82 helpful votes
This was the only place we could find with availability in St Ives and now I know why. From the name we weren't expecting a modern hotel but there are certain things that you expect. Like wifi, that we couldn't get in our room, windows that close and don't let draughts in and guttering that doesn't leak, dripping loudly outside the window that doesn't close all night. The lobby/ entrance area smelt mouldy and fusty as did the room that was cramped with unneeded furniture and soft furnishings. Looks like it's in serious need of some updating and renovations, guessing they just can't keep up with them. They had done a good job of trying to implement Covid restrictions but this meant going downstairs via a set of narrow, uneven stairs that were quite dangerous. There was also a random shower cubicle in the back corridor, thank God we never saw anyone in there. Breakfast was ok and serving staff friendly. Quite a walk to town and beach so not sure how suitable it is for the older folk it probably is catered for.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
Response from Dianne Van Staeyen, Owner at The Old Vicarage
Responded 5 Jun 2021
Thank you for taking the time to write a review about the Old Vicarage, its quite strange that it has taken you 10 months since your stay with us to share your experience on Tripadvisor! It is also a shame that you didn't let us know about the problems you were experiencing while you were staying here so we could have had the opportunity to try and address them. As it has been 10 months since your visit, several of your grievances have already been addressed; we were aware that WiFi was an issue with our solid granite walls affecting the signal so have gone to considerable expense to have the system wired in. WiFi now reaches every room in the house. Our windows are in need of attention as they are the original frames, however they do close, you just need to apply a little more effort than you would with a new window. We were not aware of the leaking gutter and we really wish you had pointed this out to us immediately so we could have fixed it for you, also so that our future guests would not be affected, how are we supposed to know what needs servicing unless it is brought to our attention? We do mention this in our welcome folder that we appreciate being informed if anything needs repairing. There is no mould in our entrance hall nor any of the other rooms and it certainly does not smell! All areas are cleaned everyday so I reject this as unfair criticism of a problem that does not exist. As for your issue with the bedroom furniture, we only provide what is needed to meet the minimum 'AA' standard accreditation requirement. Non of it is 'unneeded', we also provide furniture for the benefit and comfort of our guests so they can unpack their clothes and belongings and relax on the chairs without having to sit on the bed! We take our guests safety very seriously so the Covid protocols we have implemented our in strict adherence with Government guidelines. The exit stairs are not normally used by our guests so this is only a temporary measure while restrictions are in place. I accept they are narrower and steeper than the main stairs but I reject that they are 'uneven and dangerous' I find it interesting that one of the properties you reviewed on the same holiday you actually complained about the lack of Covid restrictions so I find it confusing here that you are complaining because we have taken all the precautions we can. The 'random shower cubical' by the exit fire door is for beach goers to remove sand before returning to their rooms. As these stairs and exit corridor are not normally used its location is not an issue, of course we would not allow anyone to use this shower while these measures are in place and guests are using this exit! We are very honest about our location and the distance to the town centre, this information is clearly written on our website and we always provide our guests with transport info for those who do not wish to or cannot make the 15 minute walk to town. Thank you again for your input, I hope I have addressed your issues but only wish you spoken directly to us during your stay.
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Suzie T wrote a review Nov 2020
White Rock, Canada11 contributions
Hidden away in a residential hood. Gorgeous atmospheric period property. Spotless 'all that dusting' amazingly clean. Fabulous breakfast in such lovely surroundings and delightful Hosts that make you feel right at home. We will definetly stay again.
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Date of stay: November 2020
Room Tip: Room 4 at the back was peaceful
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Old Vicarage
Which popular attractions are close to The Old Vicarage?
Nearby attractions include Kidz R Us (0.6 miles), Escape Time - St Ives (0.5 miles), and Porthmeor Beach (0.7 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Old Vicarage?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at The Old Vicarage?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Old Vicarage?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Old Vicarage?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Cornish Deli, Cellar Bistro & Secret Cellar, and Porthmeor Beach Café.
Is The Old Vicarage located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.5 miles away from the centre of St Ives.
Are there any historical sites close to The Old Vicarage?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Chysauster Ancient Village (3.8 miles), Zennor Head (3.7 miles), and Saint Nicholas Chapel (1.0 miles).