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West by Five Guest House

7 Clodgy View, St Ives TR26 1JG England
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#1 of 103 B&Bs / Inns in St Ives
West by Five is a stunning Edwardian town house clearly built to take advantage of the uninterrupted ocean views. Offering our guests three king size and one large single room, all en suite, in a relaxed atmosphere in beautiful surroundings. The award winning breakfast is cooked to order using locally sourced produce.
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Property amenities
Paid private parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Adults only
Non-smoking hotel
Private check-in / check-out
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Special diet menus
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Seating area
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
iPod docking station
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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Gillibrand65 wrote a review Yesterday
Warrington, United Kingdom124 contributions50 helpful votes
Neil and Sheila were quite simply the perfect hosts. They made us feel welcome and at home. This is our first visit to West by Five but our fourth visit to St. Ives in the last 10 years. The room was very comfortable and we had our own private terrace, which was a sun trap. Each day Sheila made fresh biscuits, which were delicious. I eat 90% plant based but this was no trouble at all for Neil & Sheila to accommodate.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Book your restaurants in advance. Be sure to book a pod at the Porthmeor Beach cafe and book the...
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Haltyboy wrote a review Sep. 20
Darwen, United Kingdom40 contributions13 helpful votes
So this was our 5th visit to West by Five, it was booked in 2019, but for obvious reasons it got postponed in 2020. They have all covid protocols in place, but this did not in anyway interfere with our stay. Neil and Sheila are the perfect hosts providing a wonderful breakfast to start you on your day, which includes fresh fruit, wonderful granola, cereals and yoghurt to start, full breakfast or "specials" that change daily and a fresh croissant. Sheila even provides fresh biscuits daily in your room. I have stayed in both rooms 1 and 3 and they provide an excellent view over the beach and seafront. The rooms are fresh, clean, spacious and come with great toiletries (St Kitts I think). Don't bother with a guide book, because if Neil doesn't know a restaurant, beach, town etc then it's not worth knowing. He will answer any question you have regarding the area or indeed most subjects. In short stop searching for a guest house and book West By Five!!
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Date of stay: September 2021
Room Tip: 1 and 3 have great views over the sea, 2 has a private outside balcony
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Katrina wrote a review Sep. 20
Torquay, United Kingdom5 contributions6 helpful votes
What a pleasure to stay with Neil and Sheila, such a warm and welcoming couple nothing is to much for them. Our room was immaculately clean as was our private bathroom. The attention to detail to ensure their guests stay is second to none from the delicious homemade cookies in our room freshly baked by Sheila That morning to Neil’s great knowledge of St Ives and the surrounding area was a wonderful touch. Even offering to drive us to our parked car 800 meters away! The unbroken sea views from our room were fabulous. From sneaky glimpses of the sea lions, the fishermen and surfers…such entertainment ! Breakfast was perfect every morning, perfectly cooked using local produce. Absolutely delicious. West by Five has an enviable location ...few minutes walk from the town, harbour and great restaurants. But quiet enough to endure a peaceful stay. It was lovely staying in Neil and Sheilas B and B as they clearly care about their clientele and their experience. I would definitely recommend staying here and we will most certainly be returning. We left some items behind which Neil and Sheila took care of everything getting them back to us....everything was a pleasure. Thank you see you again soon.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Steve A wrote a review Sep. 11
St. Lucia25 contributions8 helpful votes
Fantastic stay, this was our first visit to St Ives, such a beautiful place. From booking over the phone with Neil, who gave us advise on the best places to eat and to pre-book, which was invaluable! Thanks Neil, Sheila was a little quiet, but Neil more than makes up for that, he’s like an encyclopaedia of Cornwall. The room was fantastic , we had the whole top floor with breathtaking panoramic views of the sea and surrounding area, the breakfast was delicious with lots of variety to set you up for the day.
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Sarah K wrote a review Sep. 8
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Thanks so much to Sheila and Neil for a peaceful and fun stay in St Ives, just up the hill far enough away from the crowd but round the corner to all the really good stuff. Such a comfy room, super-clean and stylish, terrific (and plenty of) breakfast, I'm only sorry it took so long to discover it. I needed sea air, walks and a laugh. Thanks so much guys, x.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
US$175 - US$224 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about West by Five Guest House
Which popular attractions are close to West by Five Guest House?
Nearby attractions include Kidz R Us (0.2 km), Escape Time - St Ives (0.3 km), and Porthmeor Beach (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at West by Five Guest House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and complimentary tea.
Which room amenities are available at West by Five Guest House?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, a desk, and a seating area.
What food & drink options are available at West by Five Guest House?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at West by Five Guest House?
Yes, paid private parking nearby and paid public parking nearby are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to West by Five Guest House?
Conveniently located restaurants include Mount Zion Coffee, The Cornish Deli, and One Fish Street.
Is West by Five Guest House located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.3 km away from the centre of St Ives.
Are there any historical sites close to West by Five Guest House?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Chysauster Ancient Village (7.0 km), Zennor Head (6.8 km), and Saint Nicholas Chapel (0.6 km).
Does West by Five Guest House have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.