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The Keep
Ranked #7 of 102 St Ives B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
12 hotel reviews
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“Can't wait to go back!”
Reviewed 16 September 2013

We stayed here for 4 nights in September 2013 and loved every minute of it. Carol and Mike are the perfect hosts, providing everything you need and happy to chat at any time (and very knowledgeable about the area). Our room (the Pilchard Press) was very comfortable and had everything we needed. Fantastic shower too! We also loved the guest lounge (with lots of magazines and local information). Breakfasts are delicious; we particularly liked the fresh fruit, Greek yogurt and pancakes.
The location couldn't be better; the Digey is right in the centre of St Ives and close to the Harbour and Porthmeor Beach.
We look forward to returning here and meeting up with Carol and Mike again......why would we want to stay anywhere else?

Room Tip: Just two rooms.....both lovely.
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Amersham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 9 September 2013

Excellent place to stay in St Ives. We stayed in the Pilchard Press for three nights while taking part in an art exhibition at The Salthouse Gallery. We were minutes from the beaches and the Tate and Hepworth museums, but in a quiet little alley. We were well looked after by Carol and Mike, including helpful ideas for places to eat out before we arrived. Pancakes with berries for breakfast are highly recommended.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 9 September 2013

We stayed for 3 nights at the keep and from the moment we arrived till the time that we left we were thoroughly looked after.
We had booked both rooms as we went with my elderly mother and I have to say this was a perfect location for her as it was all on one level, both rooms were superb in cleanliness and the attention to detail was second to none.

Mike and carol could not have been more helpful, always ensuring that we had everything we needed and they gave us lots of tips with places to visit in the local and surrounding areas.

The breakfast every morning were delicious and they went out of their way to ensure we had everything that we needed, even cooking blueberry pancakes when they were not even on the menu and I have to say they were absolutely lovely.

I would thoroughly recommend the keep to everyone.we will definitely be returning,

Thanks again Mike & Carol look forward to visiting again Louise,Gary & Grace

Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Holsworthy, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 September 2013

What a delight to find The Keep. Superb room (Pitchard Press), decorated to a high standard with a luxurious and comfortable bed. Carol and Mike were all you could ask for in hosts, helpful and informative, a pleasure to chat with. Breakfast was just as lovely, but the 'personal little touches' are what make this place feel very special. I would highly recommend The Keep and we look forward to our next visit.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 25 August 2013

Had a really wonderful stay for 3 nights in the Keep. The location is amazing with the Tate and the beautiful beach less than a minute's walk, and yet it felt a very peaceful cottage. The Pilchard's Press room was a lovely mixture of modern and charming and was quite a good size. Carol and \Mike are really helpful and easy to talk to hosts, and the breakfasts were delicious. Would definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 24 August 2013

We stayed 4 nights this summer and really enjoyed it. Mike and Carol were great hosts, very helpful and the food was really nice. The rooms are nice, great shower too. I hope one day we can return!

- Andrew and Natalie

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Weston-super-Mare, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 August 2013

An amazing location.
A magical mystery tour through the town to get there!
Now we know where we're going we will be back.

St Ives is beautiful and we were very lucky with the stunning weather.
Carol & Mike were very welcoming with a fabulous sense of humour!
Our room was clean and relaxing. The entrance to the 'Keep' was like walking into the Tardis,as it was much bigger than we expected.
Breakfast could not be faulted as my wife really enjoyed the eggs benedict which was cooked to perfection. My husband really enjoyed the local sausage as Mike & Carol will remember! LOL.
We look forward to visiting again, probably for a Winter break.
Jayne & Andy, Weston-S-Mare

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: The Keep
Address: 6 Hicks Court, St Ives TR26 1HS, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cornwall > St Ives
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 102 B&Bs / Inns in St Ives
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 2
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 
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