The Old Count House 1 Trenwith Square St Ives Cornwall TR26 1DQ BOOK DIRECT for our cheapest rates! Call us:+44 (0)1736 795369 for our availabilty
Welcome to the Old Count House
The Old Count House was built from local granite in 1825 and was so named because it was from here that the wages were counted out and paid to the tin miners of Wheal Trenwith.
The Old Count House has nine comfortably furnished guest rooms, all of which are en-suite and individually decorated - one has a stylish four poster and another a distinctive canopied bed. Seven of our bedrooms are at the front of the house and enjoy magnificent views over the town, harbour and St Ives bay.
The Old Count House is located in a quiet residential area, with private parking and easy access to St Ives town, beaches and Tate Gallery, all of which are within a 5 -10 minute walk. A 'park and ride' scheme operates nearby to save taking your car into town - a great advantage in busy times.
We have ground floor rooms available. All our rooms are heated and have tea-making facilities, hairdryers and all have colour televisions. Our cosy lounge has an open fire for out of season breaks and colour television. We have an authentic Finnish Sauna within our conservatory - a perfect place to spoil yourself and relax whilst looking out onto our beautiful tropical garden.
We offer a very varied choice of breakfasts, including a hearty full English grill, freshly baked croissants, several vegetarian options or kippers. Our excellent cuisine is personally prepared using fresh local produce and served by ourselves as residents proprietors, who take pride in our home.
We have ample private parking. We are a non-smoking household and we regret we are unable to cater for pets or children.
Staying in St Ives
Many regard St Ives as the most picturesque resort in Cornwall, with its ever changing combination of magnificent coastal views and narrow streets, which wind their way between quaint fishermen's cottages.
Throughout the town there are fascinating shops, craft markets, museums and galleries. St Ives has for many years been famous for its artists' colony and now boasts its own Tate Gallery, opened by Prince Charles in 1993. This spectacular building, overlooking Porthmeor Beach, houses paintings, sculpture and pottery by distinguished local artisits and will also stage exhibitions of works of art from the Tate's International Collection. We also have the Leach Pottery, celebrating the life and influence of its creator Bernard Leach, one of the founding fathers of the Studio Pottery movement back in the early 1920s.
Our Guest Rooms
All our double bedrooms are en-suite with either a bath or shower/wc etc and most have a wonderful sea view.
Four Poster Bedroom
Our lovely four poster room is on the ground floor with en-suite bath and shower/wc etc and has sea views.
Twin room with wonderful sea views on the first floor and with en-suite shower/wc etc.
How to find Us
Exit the A30 Hayle by-pass at roundabout for St Ives. Immediately at second mini-roundabout turn left following signs for Day visitors for St Ives via Halsetown (B3311). At junction with B3306 proceed towards St Ives for approximately a half a mile until double mini-roundabout, here turn right towards the St Ives Leisure Centre. Passing St Ives Junior and Infants Schools on the right, Trenwith Square is on your right hand side.
Below are details of our tariff for 2017, our prices are per room for bed and full English breakfast:
Terms & Conditions:
A deposit of £50 per person per week to confirm booking please, (cheque made payable to The Old Count House)
All major credit/debit cards accepted except for American Express.
Deposits are non-refundable and no allowance can be made for rooms not occupied for the full period of the booking.
We strongly advise that you take out the holiday cancellation insurance provided by us at the time of confirmation of the booking. In the event of a cancellation, we will use our best endeavours to secure another booking, however, if the room has not been re-let, and the booking is not covered by Holiday Cancellation Insurance, the full charge will be due.
Car parking is free of charge and at owners risk. On arrival, please park at the front of the house for unloading and registration. It would be appreciated if arrivals were not before 2.00 p.m. Rooms to be vacated by 10.00 a.m. on the day of departure. We cannot be held responsible for articles left in rooms.
We have a beautiful garden conservatory with authentic Finnish Sauna, outside is a patio area which is a riot of colour in the summer, the perfect spot to relax and soak up the sun. We are a non-smoking household and regret that we are unable to cater for children or pets.
Should there be anything you feel we should be made aware of in order to ensure your comfort and safety whilst you are with us, please do not hesitate to inform us at the time of the booking.
Consistently recommended by Which? in their Good Bed & Breakfast Guide. A recommendation from the most prestigious and independent B&B Guide in the Country.
How to book your stay
To make a booking enquiry online with us at the Old Count House, please fill in the Enquiry Form below and we will reply as soon as possible.
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Whilst in Cornwall
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Admire the views, through time and tide the Mount creates moments to remember.