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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We recently stayed for a two night weekend; the only place to stay in Cornwall! Mike and Carol are perfect friendly hosts and the breakfasts are to die for. Our room was so comfortable and the Keep is in the middle of town; 30 seconds to perfect sandy beaches and delicious seafood. Couldn't be improved and we will be back!

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Oxford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I have been before and would not stay anywhere else In St Ives. The welcome from Carol and Mike, the comfy rooms, the state of the art bathrooms, the wonderful breakfasts and the perfect situation all combine to make staying at the Keep a memorable experience. You can avoid the crowds and pop to Porthmeor beach in minutes. Leave the...

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mou5e, Owner at The Keep, responded to this review

Thanks so much for reviewing your stay at The Keep. We really enjoyed having you here again, and hope you will pay us a return visit soon. So pleased you enjoyed the breakfast! Best wishes from us both, Carol and Mike

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Awesome weekend away at The Keep. Carol and Mike were wonderful - so friendly and helpful, with great recommendations of things to do and where to eat. Stunning breakfasts as well, with a delicious, different special each day (Sydney Spicy eggs and French Bread with maple syrup and berries during our stay!). Would stay here again in a heartbeat!!

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mou5e, Owner at The Keep, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely feedback! It was a real pleasure meeting you both. I'm particularly chuffed you enjoyed our Specials. It is always good to hear that our guests have tried some of our recommendations, and then afterwards tell us they have enjoyed their meals and/or local walks. All the best for the future, Carol and Mike

Ireland
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've read the many positive reviews which I agree with and find it difficult to add to. All I can say is that The Keep reminded of a riad I stayed in in Marrakesh, an oasis in the midst of beautiful narrow streets and alleyways yet a stone's throw away from the busy harbour and seafront. Carol and Mike are...

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mou5e, Owner at The Keep, responded to this review

It was lovely meeting you, and Mike and I are so pleased you enjoyed your stay. We immediately thought of a Moroccan Riad as well when we acquired The Keep! Thank you for your wonderful feedback. I do hope we will see you again. Best wishes from us both, Carol and Mike

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a wonderful stay in this lovely B&B located in the heart of St Ives. The property is located down a little cobbled street very close to all the shops and restaurants and is in between two beautiful beaches. There is only one room in the B&B with a large ensuite and a breakfast area/ sitting room and it...

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mou5e, Owner at The Keep, responded to this review

Julia, many thanks for such a super review. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay at The Keep. We certainly enjoyed meeting you both, and do hope you'll come again. Best wishes, Carol and Mike

Plymouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 March 2017

My husband & I decided to mark our first wedding anniversary with a weekend away, after an extensive internet search for the perfect place to stay we found The Keep and decided to book, in all honesty we could not have found a more perfect place to stay. The Keep is no ordinary B&B, although there are two bedrooms only...

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mou5e, Owner at The Keep, responded to this review

Many thanks, Debbie, for taking the time to write such a lovely review for us. We really appreciate your kind words and positive comments about The Keep and your stay here, and do hope to see you again in the future. Best wishes from us both, Carol and Mike

Newquay, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 February 2017

My wife and I stayed for the weekend and loved everything about this beautiful little hideaway. A fantastic property, hidden down an alley in the heart of St Ives that gives a very peaceful retreat from the hubbub outside. Literally a stones throw from the beach and yards to the harbour and shops. Carol and Mike were fantastic hosts with...

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mou5e, Owner at The Keep, responded to this review

Mark, many thanks for taking the time to write such a lovely review. We are really pleased you enjoyed your stay, and do hope you'll visit us again. Have a great 2017! Carol and Mike

Baldock
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Stayed for 4 nights in this lovely sanctuary. Very comfortable 4 poster bed with a modern en-suite (great shower). Use of private breakfast/sitting room with TV and DVD player so didn't need to feel 'stuck' in the bedroom whilst there. Coffee/tea making facilities with lovely local biscuits. Breakfasts were amazing - different each day and always different to the norm....

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mou5e, Owner at The Keep, responded to this review

Many thanks for your lovely review and positive feedback. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay. It was a pleasure having you as our guest, and we do hope you'll be back in 2018.

Exeter, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

I picked this B&B at random on an internet search and after reading reviews decided to book. This was the best holiday destination decision I have made in a long time! The owners Carol and Mike were lovely and friendly and the accommodation was fantastic. We had a lovely modern en-suite room with a lounge/dining area that we had exclusive...

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mou5e, Owner at The Keep, responded to this review

Nikki, we were chuffed to read your lovely review just now, and so pleased you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for taking the time to describe your stay at The Keep. It was a pleasure meeting you both, and we hope you'll head this way again. Carol and Mike

Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

Had a great 5 nights here back in June and we thought it was an amazing place, hosted by the lovely owners Carol and Mike. When we managed to find 'The Keep' which is tucked away down a quiet little cobbled alley just off the high street, we were warmly welcomed upon our arrival, made to feel right at home...

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mou5e, Owner at The Keep, responded to this review

Andy, we really appreciate your positive feedback, so a big Thank You for taking the time to write about The Keep. (I'm particularly chuffed you enjoyed my Specials, and hope you'll be back to try some more!) Best wishes to you both, Carol and Mike

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
THE KEEP B&B occupies a unique, central position tucked away in the heart of coastal St Ives, only a few yards from Porthmeor Beach and the Harbour, The Tate, and the town itself. With no passing traffic at all, THE KEEP, a recently converted 16th Century Pilchard factory, offers a rare sense of peace and quiet, although the many amenities, restaurants and coastal walks are right on our doorstep. We provide a tasteful and relaxing bolthole exclusively for one couple, with sole use of a comfortable dining/living room. Visit us for a romantic stay in the Pilchard Press room, with KS four poster bed, generous storage, large flat-screen TV and spacious drench-shower en-suite. Enjoy a delicious locally-sourced breakfast in what used to be the central, now glass topped, courtyard, then step outside and explore. (NB For two couples travelling together, or two singles wanting separate rooms, we can offer a second bedroom on request.) ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Keep

Address: 6 Hicks Court, St Ives TR26 1HS, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cornwall > St Ives
Price Range: $164 - $202 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 2
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The Keep St Ives, Cornwall
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“Try the Sydney eggs.”
235fiona, 18 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Carol and Mike only rent one room unless there are 2 couples travelling together that can share the breakfast/sitting room.”
BeeeeGeeee, 15 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Equally amazing rooms, but if you're looking for something even more special, the 4 poster bed in the Pilchard Press is wonderful.”
AlexandraB124, 1 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Pilchard Press room is slightly larger”
JoTheTourist, 16 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Pilchard Press is gorgeous! Four poster bed!”
798hilaryw, 9 Oct 2016 | Read review
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