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Tamworth, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 12 November 2015

We enjoyed a week in the self catering flat at The Old Count House during October half term when we went to Cornwall to celebrate our wedding anniversary. The flat itself was lovely with brilliant views of the harbour. We had everything we could possibly want for our stay, in fact I wanted to stay for good!!! It was very... More 

Thank Julia B
1 review
Reviewed 8 November 2015

I have just booked 3 rooms for myself, adult son and daughter for our July 2016 week’s holiday for our fifth consecutive year at the Old Count House. Why? Because it’s the perfect place from which to enjoy St Ives and the surrounding areas. A warm friendly welcome always awaits us. Nothing is too much trouble for Cheryl and Ken,... More 

Thank Broadlander
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15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2015

Had a death in the family and couldn't get there and was threatened with small claims court by the owner if I didn't pay up. I did ask if there would be any flexibility given the circumstances. Left a bitter taste in the mouth

7 Thank Pete1956
counthouse, Owner at The Old Count House, responded to this review

I can only think that this review has been posted to the wrong property. I personally deal with all bookings, phone calls and emails and this does not register with me at all - especially as the post states that they travelled as a couple in November 2014 at which time our Guest House was closed and we were out... More 

Dundee, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 October 2015

Spent 4 nights here for my partner's birthday and we both had a great time. The owners are incredibly helpful, our room had a nice view of the town and the breakfast was excellent. Location is close enough to walk to shops, restaurants and bars within 10 minutes so we found this B & B perfect.

Thank Chris H
Chalfont St Peter, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2015

Spent two nights here as part of walking holiday. The accommodation was excellent with lots of historical features (It was the Count house of course) Very friendly and helpful couple who have run the B&B for 25 years I believe. Fantastic full English Breakfast and comfortable rooms. Have a parking space too which is a god send in St Ives!

1 Thank Brian S
London, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 15 August 2015

Stayed 5 nights and it far exceeded our expectations. Wonderful room, the nicest owners, a sauna and massage chair, great breakfast, beautiful and cosy house in a great setting with fabulous views. We would highly recommend the Old Count House and thank you to Ken and Cheryl for making our stay so great.

Thank e f
London, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 9 August 2015

If you are looking for the perfect guesthouse in the perfect location in St. Ives, then look no further than The Old Count House - it is your perfect destination! Ken and Cheryl make you feel at home as soon as you walk through the door. It has a friendly and homely atmosphere, it is very clean and the breakfast... More 

Thank londonfishermen
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8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2015

excellent stay comfortable room brilliant breakfast hosts Cheryl and Ken made us very welcome.It is a beautiful property full of history and in a perfect setting with excellent views over st ives. Our short stay with you was perfect we will be back.

Thank Sandra T
1 review
Reviewed 4 August 2015 via mobile

We stayed five nights in the prettiest room overlooking the bay with French windows and beautiful flowers on the windowsill. Breakfast was delicious with everything you could possibly wish for. There is a lovely conservatory to relax in with a Finnish sauna and massage chair. In a lovely, quiet part of town, would warmly recommend it.

Thank Smulan2
Bramley, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 June 2015

Thanks to Ken and Cheryl for another lovely welcome at this charming B&B. Comfortable room, wonderful food and relaxing atmosphere. We loved the music at breakfast and all of the old photographs on the walls. We will definitely be returning!

Thank Sian J

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast

Additional Information about The Old Count House

Address: 1 Trenwith Square, St Ives TR26 1DQ, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cornwall > St Ives
Hotel Class:4 star — The Old Count House 4*
Number of rooms: 10
Also Known As:
The Old Count House Hotel St Ives
The Old Count House St Ives, Cornwall
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“Room 3 has four poster bed”
 of 5 bubbles heathera155, 28 Aug 2016 | Read review
“If possible ask for a room that has windows that can fully open up as some only open partly.”
 of 5 bubbles bwwvanderpol, 4 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Self catering great”
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 of 5 bubbles crabby2015, 27 Jul 2016 | Read review
“I would recommend a room with a sea view as the view is spectacular”
 of 5 bubbles Miranda065, 18 Jul 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are up at least one flight of steep stairs, but it's a 19th c. building!”
 of 5 bubbles PenelopeM628, 21 Apr 2016 | Read review
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