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Little Leaf Guest House
Ranked #3 of 106 St Ives B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Worcester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“Would definitely recommend.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2011

Little Leaf is wonderful place to stay, in a great location. We stayed in Room 2 - Beautiful view, REALLY comfortable bed! The breakfast is amazing and Danny and Lee (the owners) make you feel really welcome. We would definitely recommend this guest house and would definitely go back!

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2011

First impressions upon arriving (at 9pm, with no late arrival charge) were that the owners were incredibly friendly and welcoming. More like visiting friends than arriving at a hotel. We were able to find the guest house easily - it was signposted well. This place is spacious, spotlessly clean and really well furnished. They have good options for breakfast, from a massive Full English to French toast; and the "honesty bar" and the library with books and DVDs was a nice touch that, again, made us feel right at home. The website, while well designed was also clear about what you can expect, and the tariff was easy to understand. All in all: a great break away which was perfect for us as a young couple. However, if you have mobility issues - there are lots of steps between the premises and the harbour - you may want to consider somewhere nearer to the beach. Also, if you want a sea view, make sure you check the room spec before you book (we didn't really care about this, so our room was ideal for our needs). 

Pros: Friendliness; decor; cleanliness; food; price. 
Cons: Steps to beach.

  • Stayed August 2011
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2011

Clean rooms, though small, all fully equipped with minute details thought of. Good location. Great hosts, lovely treats laid out occasionally for guests.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2011

After staying in the little leaf with my partner Emily, We can happily and strongly recommend this B&B. Not only is the little leaf in a fantastic location over looking st ives, but also very warm, welcoming and hospitable thanks to the owners, Lee and Danny.

Our stay was always met with welcoming smiles, tips and advice when needed. The house itself is very clean and well maintained. Books, maps, Internet and even, every now again, lees cooking of fudge and cookies can be found in the lounge area. (which was lovely to come back to after long walks down the near by beaches).

Overall, our first but certainly not last stay, was very welcoming, comfortable and ideal for any couple or family visiting st ives. I strongly recommend a stay at the little leaf with Lee and Danny!

I wish them both all the best and look forward to seeing them both in the near future!

Adam

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2011

Little Leaf is conveniently located close to St. Ives town centre, even though you do have to climb some Everest like steps on your return to the guest house! This, however, is probably a good thing as it will help you to burn off the calories accumulated when eating Lee's absolutely scrummy cookies, provided completely free of charge on a daily basis! During our stay she also made some delicious fudge, which again was very much appreciated.

Our room was a family room, containing a double bed and bunk beds with an ensuite bathroom, with a bath and a shower over. It was extremely clean, had tea and coffee making facilities, as well as a colour tv with all the usual freeview channels. There was a wardrobe, chest of drawers and a comfortable arm chair. It was perfectly adequate for our needs (2 adults and a 12 year old child) and was cleaned to a very high standard every day of our week long stay.

Breakfast was served between 8.30 and 9.30 each morning, although other times were available on request. They were a real treat! Cereals, fruit, fruit juice etc was followed by a very generously sized Full English (grilled sausage and bacon, 2 poached eggs, beans, tomato, mushroom) or a smaller 'Lee' sized version avalliable for the smaller appetite. Also available each day was a different hot breakfast option, which included: a bacon and marmalde sandwich on thick cut granary bread, cinnoman french toast with raisins and apples (delicious!), scrambled eggs and salmon on toast and omelettes. Tea, coffee and toast (white and brown) also provided. The Full English was so filling we often didn't eat again until mid afternoon!

There was also a lounge available for guests with access to an ipad with free wifi and an honesty bar containing a range of alcoholic and soft drinks, including some bottles of local real ale. However, the best thing by far about Little Leaf is the hosts themselves - Danny and Lee. They make a fantastic team and are incredibly friendly and helpful, with nothing being too much trouble. They are very knowledgable about St. Ives and the surrounding areas, including many of the local eateries. Lee's cheery conversation during breakfast was a real highlight of our stay and she has one of the most infectious laughs I've ever heard! Both of them gave us a really friendly welcome and by the end of the stay they were like old friends! They are genuine, helpful, funny and probably the friendliest guest house owners in the world...!

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  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2011

When I did a search for B&Bs in St. Ives, the name 'Little Leaf' stood out and my curiosity led me to the website to find out more. It promised a contemporary and sincere establishment run by two enthusiasts for life! This proved to be the case when we arrived for our 4 day stay. Hosts Danny and Lee were warm and welcoming and we were shown to our lovely room - No.2. The quality of the soft furnishings and decoratove finish was the best in our B&B experience and puts many hotels to shame - as such it represents very good value for money. It was perfect and allowed us room to breathe when we wanted simply to sit and gaze at the view from the quiet of our own space after a busy day in St. Ives. Little Leaf is a labour of love, and that is one reason why it is such an easy pleasure to be there as guests. The bathroom was brilliant, and very clean (thanks Danny) and the bed extremely comfortable and well made (thank you Lee)! And as previous reviews have stated the breakfasts were absolutely delicious and cooked with care and pride, thank you.

Lee recommended two great walks for us, around Zennor Head and then from Lelant to St. Ives, both spectacular in terms of scenery and not too arduous in terms of the physical difficulty. Both were highlights of our visit.

Lovely stay, highly recommended and yes, we would definitely return to Little Leaf and enjoy the warm and welcoming hospitality and comfortable surroundings.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2011

I have been bringing my daughter to St Ives for the last seven years, it's a great opportunity to chill out and spend some time together. This year, based on Trip Advisor reviews and Danny and Lee's blog, we chose to stay at Little Leaf. Compared to several other nondescript B&B experiences in the past, Little Leaf is one almighty breath of fresh air! Danny and Lee are just really nice people and certainly know how to make guests feel welcome, with energy, enthusiasm and a genuine interest in making our stay a very special time. We had the smallest room but it was extremely comfortable, well designed and spotlessly clean. Breakfasts really set us up for the day and their location is perfect for easy reach of the town centre in just a few minutes. An easy stroll down hill, but a little more strenuous on the way back, although it didn't stop us from popping in and out during the day if we needed anything. I can't recommend Little Leaf highly enough and we will certainly be going back there next year.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
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Property: Little Leaf Guest House
Address: 16 Park Avenue | Cornwall, St Ives TR26 2DN, England
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Region: United Kingdom > England > Cornwall > St Ives
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 106 B&Bs / Inns in St Ives
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Great breakfasts, spectacular views. 2 Minutes from town. A modern, relaxed B&B, just a few minutes from town and conveniently located next to public car parks. Facilities include WiFi, TV/DVD players, iPad and iPod docks. We have 6 ensuite rooms two with panoramic views of St Ives and the ocean and one with a private garden all of which are different enough for everyone to have a favourite. Whether it's a sea view, private garden or a cosy hideaway you're after we have a room to suit all tastes and budgets. ... more   less 
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