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Old Temperance House
Ranked #1 of 7 St Keverne B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Petersfield, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
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“Just amazing”
Reviewed 29 April 2014

We booked our room last minute for two nights over Easter. Emails answered efficiently and it was easy to pay our deposit online. Denise and Clive made us feel very welcome when we arrived, despite having come straight from diving off the local beach so I was not in the driest condition. They let me hang my dive gear in their garage to dry off, which was a great help. The location in the square is so convenient for the pubs/shops/restaurant (do eat at The Greehouse it is fantastic, also Fat Apples Cafe just up the road). There is no dedicated parking but we had no problem parking in the square and no parking charges or time restrictions. Note there don't seem to be any dedicated disabled parking bays. Room was lovely, very clean and nice touches like the fresh milk made available for making drinks in the room and the toiletries in the bathroom. We were in the Champagne room, over-looking the square but not noisy at all. Room was cosy with a lovely big en-suite bathroom and bath. Fluffy towels, comfy bed. Breakfasts were fantastic, I am quite particular about my food and it was high quality and fresh and well cooked, thanks Clive. Easter Sunday we were given cream eggs under our teacups too! Denise and Clive make you feel like nothing is too much trouble and they seem like natural hosts. I was even offered a hot water bottle by Denise when I said how cold I had been diving. Two nights were not long enough, I just wish we could have stayed for longer.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Worcester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 26 April 2014

I am the family historian, and came with a cousin to see the village where our 9X great grandfather lived (I think). We staid two nights at the Old Temperance House, chosen from TripAdvisor reviews.
We couldn't have made a better choice. My cousin, aged 92 had her breakfast in bed: nothing seemed too much trouble for Clive and Denise. They didn't even seem too cross when I inadvertently went off with the room key in my pocket - I am 85, and a bit absentminded. For our first evening, they booked a table for us at The Greenhouse restaurant, just a short way down the road - that was very good too.

Tony P

Room Tip: Both our rooms faced the square: but were not noisy
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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3 reviews
Reviewed 25 April 2014

Our stay at the Old Temperance House was short and sweet. We were immediately struck by the cleanliness, friendly welcome and very comfortable and well appointed room. Our breakfasts were well presented and plentiful with good variety. Clive and Denise are friendly and will go the extra mile to accommodate your needs. Would definitely go back when visiting St Keverne.( did not mean to put a 'terrible' comment for Fitness Centre - touched in error )

Con and Jean, Cape Town. South Africa

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Woodstock, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 22 April 2014 via mobile

From the moment you walk through the gate the hospitality out of this world. The spacious rooms are well appointed and extremely clean with lots of wonderful touches and very homely. Breakfast choices were plentiful and the breakfast was delicious. Clive and Denise make you feel very welcome and relaxed. The village itself is very cute with wonderful views across Falmouth bay from the church yard. A truly memorable stay in a beautiful house, thanks. We will be back

Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Denise C, Owner at Old Temperance House, responded to this review, 25 April 2014
Thank you for your glowing review, we loved having you stay with us and meeting your lovely family......looking forward to your return trip.
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 April 2014

I stayed at the old temperance house, for a few days in 2013,i had a great week there and i would recommend to anyone. the service was fantastic,its seconds walk from two great pubs.And i am planning a return visit later this year,i am a diver and i was even allowed to dry my kit in the garage,so it was dry for me to wear the next day.The room was very bright and plenty off room,Looking forward to my next visit later this month
Stephen

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled solo
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Denise C, Owner at Old Temperance House, responded to this review, 22 April 2014
Thank you Stephen for you review, we do have a lot of divers stay, they too find the facilities here great plus having two pubs serving meals, the Green House restaurant all seconds from our front door, it helps to make your time here more relaxing, we look forward to welcoming you back to Old Temperance House later this year.
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Noosaville, Australia
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Reviewed 25 November 2013

immaculately clean, well run with fabulous service and breakfasts. Set in the center of the village close to the beaches, and with two pubs and several restaurants close to hand.
Stayed for a wonderful three nights and will be back sometime soon!

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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with friends
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Cavanee, Owner at Old Temperance House, responded to this review, 22 April 2014
Thank you for your wonderful review, so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us, looking forward to staying with you in Australia in your Bed and Breakfast Kingfishers Manor Noosa.
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 September 2013

Just got back from a stay in Gin and Tonic cottage, recieved a warm welcome from Denise when we arrived and later on when we met clive. The cottage was lovely, everything we needed and more,very clean, well equipped and a very comfortable bed. St.Keverne itself is a lovely area and just a short drive away from most of the tourist spots. Had a great stay but left wishing we had booked for longer. Will definately be back and reccomend to friends, family and any-one who will listen.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Denise C, Owner at Old Temperance House, responded to this review, 22 April 2014
Thank you for your wonderful review, looking forward to welcoming you both again to
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Property: Old Temperance House
Address: Old Temperance House The Square, St Keverne, Helston TR12 6NA, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cornwall > Helston > St Keverne
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 7 B&Bs / Inns in St Keverne
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Old Temperance House is a 500 yr old property. You will receive a warm welcome in this family run bed and breakfast. We are in the centre of the square in St. Keverne, where you can observe and enjoy village life all year round. There are two pubs, Greenhouse restaurant, Post Office, Newsagent, Londis Store, nearby Roskilly's, an organic working Cornish farm famous for its ice cream. ... more   less 
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