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“How all future guest houses should be.”

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Little Leaf Guest House
Ranked #3 of 102 St Ives B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Dartmoor
1 review
“How all future guest houses should be.”
Reviewed 20 September 2011

What do you want from a guest house? A great welcome, a fantastic location, a delightful room and a good, hearty breakfast?

If so, then the Little Leaf Guest House in St Ives is for you. We arrived in St Ives without booking in advance and used the Trip Advisor iPhone app to find a suitable place to stay.

After a couple of unsuccessful calls we spoke to Lee and were immediately attracted by her warm approach and joyful attitude. A room was booked and we were greeted with freshly made cake and a welcome that would be more in keeping with old friends. How lovely.

The room was clean, well furnished and with a great view over St Ives and out to sea. Within a matter of minutes we felt relaxed and at home.

The breakfast the next day was similarly fantastic. A great serving of food that was well prepared and served with a smile and a touch of humour.

Some guest houses are stuffy, dated and uninviting. The Little Leaf Guest House is the complete opposite. It is run by two enthusiastic, bright and fresh people who have one eye on the future. Heck, they even have an iPad in the living room!

The Little Leaf Guest House is the blueprint of how seaside guest houses should be run. Keep up the great work.

PS - we expect cake every time we stay with you now! ;)

Room Tip: Rooms at the front enjoy a great view, but there may be some noise from the street during the weeken...
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  • Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 20 September 2011

My family (complete with me, picky husband and two children 6 + 8 yrs old) stayed in the room with a bunk bed and double. We couldn't have been happier. Everything was clean, tidy and well laid out. But the real magical ingredients were the proprietors. Danny and Lee have put their hearts and souls into their B&B, and we felt so well looked after. A dynamic couple who have left London to pursue a dream, they made us feel like VIPs and as if nothing was too much trouble. Fresh cookies and tea upon arrival & a magnificent view sealed the deal. We would wholeheartedly recommend their B&B for anyone looking for clean accommodations and great service.

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled with family
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 19 September 2011

Danny and Lee are surely the friendlest B&B owners we've ever met - reason enough to stay at Little Leaf, as they make you feel very welcome. But on top of that, the rooms are freshly decorated with thoughtful individual touches; The 'breakfast specials' (we had very tasty waffles with banana one morning) make for a refreshing change to normal b&b breakfast options; Lee's home-made biscuits are extremely more-ish... In fact there are so many personal touches to this place that these are just a few of the reasons why I would recommend Little Leaf to anyone visiting St Ives and the surrounding area. Plus the views over St Ives are lovely. Big thumbs up.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Hamburg, Germany
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Reviewed 19 September 2011

We stayed here in September for 2 nights while travelling through Cornwall and it was our
absolut B&B highlight! Great Breakfast, super cool rooms, try to stay in room 2 and enjoy the view! Lee and Danny are fantastic hosts.
it was too bad that we couldn´t stay longer.

Room Tip: Room 2 has the best view
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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 September 2011

Three friends and I visited St Ives in early Sep and we were so glad we found Little Leaf! We arrived early and were welcomed with a cup of tea and yummy homemade cookies. We were able to leave bags safely there until we could access our rooms which were compact but very clean and comfortable. The dining room must have one of the best views in the area; overlooking the town and harbour and looking every bit as beautiful in all weathers, and what's more you can enjoy it as you tuck into a fantastic breakfast! Lee and Danny were so friendly and happy to advise on how best to make the most of our stay, I have already recommended Little Leaf to friends and family visiting since and would definitely stay again.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with friends
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 September 2011

We were trawling through guesthouses and B&Bs in St Ives for the last week of the summer holidays when we chanced across little leaf. The website was great and very clear and when I called and talked to Danny he was incredibly helpful. The house itself is full of creature comforts such as DVDs, books and guides (and my favourite bit an iPad!) to ensure you can relax and get the most out of your stay. Lee and Danny and lovely and really strive to welcome you and make you feel at home, along with some cracking breakfast options. A lovely place, not one of the cheapest but definately not expensive either.

Room Tip: Ask for a room at the front, that's where all the views are!
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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Bourne, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 September 2011

We stayed here for four nights with our relatives from Switzerland, and we all loved it. From the friendly email we received from Danny when we had made the booking, to the pot of tea and cookies on our arrival, Lee and Danny have definitely got everything covered. They are the perfect hosts, and you are made to feel very welcome in their home. Our rooms were beautifully appointed and spotlessly clean. The breakfasts were expanded to include a 'special' which could be selected the night before - a refreshing change from the norm. Everything is first class, and we will look forward to our next visit.

Room Tip: our room was at the back of the house, and was beautiful, but if you get a room with a sea view, the...
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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with family
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Property: Little Leaf Guest House
Address: 16 Park Avenue | Cornwall, St Ives TR26 2DN, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cornwall > St Ives
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 102 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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Little Leaf Guest House St Ives, Cornwall

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