If you want to find the perfect hideaway, in a perfect little village, then go spend time in Mike and Carol Millward's charming 2 bedroom ensuite B&B, known as The Keep. It is located just behind the beachfront on a little tiny court, off The Digey, very close to the Tate Gallery in St. Ives, Cornwall. Our family stayed there two nights and would have stayed longer if we could have, because the hosts really went overboard to make our stay comfortable, welcoming and just plain enjoyable !! The rooms were so beautifully decorated and we shared a common lounge and dining room off our two separate ensuite bedrooms. The bathrooms were large and beautifully appointed with very new tile and great lighting detail on the bath mirrors. The beds were so comfortable and no detail was left out in appointing the rooms with functional but pretty art and decor. The nicest thing was that it was so quiet you could really imagine yourself on a boat on the ocean, being that the rooms are tucked away in a former pilchard storeroom basement; and yet, we thought we had found the best kept secret in St. Ives. The breakfasts were marvelous, with maple syrup and berry pancakes one morning and scrambled eggs and smoked salmon the next morning. We travelled on through Wales and Scotland and other areas of the UK, but The Keep stands out as our favorite hideaway !!! Thanks to our gracious hosts, Carol and Mike, you know we'll be back !!! Wendy, Paul and Robert Condrat.
- 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
- Also Known As:
- The Keep St Ives, Cornwall