The Countryman is a favourite retreat of our family as we started going there 20 years ago. Our children are now grown up but my husband and myself often pop down to this beautiful part of the country to recharge our batteries.........
In recent years the hotel has changed hands and the New Owners Michael and Sylvia have really made a difference, it is very welcoming and friendly situated in a central part of Cornwall with beautiful scenery, and easy access to travel around looking at the many beautiful sights and beaches that Cornwall has to offer.
The hotel has been updated to a very high standard, the rooms are all spacious ( we have stayed in all six ) The recently updated rooms have great en suite facilities and are clean and well presented, room 5 even has a lovely bath.......as well as a shower.
The owners Michael & Sylvia are exceptional hosts, nothing you ask for is too much trouble, they make your stay a holiday to remember. The breakfasts have plenty of choice and the food is always well presented and hot.
I myself am a coeliac and going a way and eating out is a huge nightmare. I have a medical condition that means I have an intollerance to wheat and gluten)
Staying at the countryman is a great weight off of my mind as I just turn up with my bread and rolls etc.as Michael and Sylvia cook these for me to take out on my travels daily.. Very few places cater for coeliac's so you learn to go without. but it often means my husband won't eat because I cannot .....
I can thoroughly recommend the " Cream Teas" as my husband and I often return to the hotel in the late afternoon to enjoy some time in the garden having a cream tea sitting in the wonderful grounds of the hotel listening to the birds in the trees and enjoying the cornish sun , when the weather in England permits this.
My scones have been made so I don't get left out and I can honestly say I don't know of another hotel that does this.
This is a small but friendly hotel well worth a visit, over the years we have met some great people and will keep returning to recharge our batteries.
Thank you Michael & Sylvia x
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Relax in Style Superior comfort and a warm welcome awaits you at the Countryman Hotel, set in one acre of landscaped gardens with rocky streams and pond, Dating from the 17th century, today this small hotel has recently been renovated to meet the needs of the modern visitor, all rooms have new flat screen televisions and tea making facilities, modern en-suite shower, basin, and toilet, baths are available in some rooms, The atmosphere of the hotel is friendly and inviting, the emphasis being on cheerful service and good value for money. Accommodation: Whether you just require a double room for the night or a twin room for a weekend break, Maybe a Family room for two weeks Holiday, our choice of bedrooms will not disappoint. Sand stone effect en-suite bathroom and Shower rooms are available with white fluffy towels and attention to detail to make this hotel in Cornwall extra special. Our Location: The Countryman Hotel is fast becoming one of the places to stay in St Ives. Situated just a five minute drive on the outskirts of the historical quaint town of St Ives in the valley of Trink Hill with magnificent Cornish country views, this hotel in Cornwall is perfectly located to explore the beautiful rugged coastline, sandy beaches and rolling countryside of Cornwall. Our Breakfast: Breakfast is of the traditional Cornish variety: we endeavour to offer the best standards of service and presentation to ensure that our guests start the day in time honoured fashion. A wide choice of fresh, local and seasonal produce appears on our menu, juices, yogurts and cereals, together with full cooked breakfasts of every description, we also cater for all appetites and diets. Our Cosy Bar: Have a refreshing draught beer or maybe a bottle of ale from our collection of Local Cornish ales, ... more less
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- The Countryman Hotel St Ives Cornwall