Me and my boyfriend stayed here for 3 nights on a last minute break. We stayed in Mousehole which i imagine is the smallest room but has a huge luxury bathroom with a dressing area. I has really high expectations from reading reviews on here and I have to admit that it was even lovelier than I imagined.
After a 7 and a half hour drive, Fenella met us and showed us around and to our room. She was friendly but sensitive to the fact that we's been driving for a long time and were tired. When we came down later we wnet down to the snug for a drink. They operate an honesty system which seems to work very well.The red wine they had on offer was excellent. it was almost half 9 and Mark told us to go for a meal at The Firehouse (which by the way was excellent.)
Everywhere in the B and B is immaculate and looks like it is from a page in a magazine however the owners are unpretentious and friendly. Their home adjoins the B and B but they are in no way intrusive. Their breakfast is lovely and is served in a beautiful room overlooking the sea.
The location of the b and b is ideal. We were fortunate to have 2 days of beautiful sun and relaxed on Carbis Bay which is one of the loveliest beaches in the area. The owners were happy to let us use windbreakers and told us where was best to go. In the evenings we got taxis to St Ives which were very reasonable (£5-6 each way) but you can get the train if you are not out too late.
We ate at the Porthminster Cafe one night on the owners recommendation where we ate a delicious meal (service miserable though!) and then walked up to St Ives where the shops are open late in high season.
Overall, I cannot recommend this B and B more highly. We would like to some back next year and stay in the 'Sennen' room which has a view of the sea. It is worth mentioning that "Mousehole" does not have a stand up shower which wasnt a problem for a short break really. It has a luxury roll top bath with a hand held shower which was fine for me but b/f prefers a shower!
This place is not a b and b at all but a beautiful luxury hotel where every need has been considered. it is perfect for a romantic break. The price offers real value for money. We will definitely be back for another stay.
Thank you Mark and Fenella.
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