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The Old Count House is situated in a small, quiet square where the house enjoys breathtaking views of the town, harbour and bay. You can enjoy all the home comforts in our excellently presented accommodation whilst savouring the charm and character of a traditional Cornish Count House with a fascinating history.
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. Once a month a shareholders meeting was held followed by a dinner, prepared by the staff. The food provided was of the highest quality and the liquor both potent and plentiful.
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 fishermens’ 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 artists and will also stage exhibitions of work and art from the Tate’s international collections.
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.
- Ensuite bedrooms
- Tea & Coffee making facilities
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Exit the A30 after Hayle for the A3074 signposted St Ives.
Follow this minor road until it reaches the T junction with the B3311.
Turn right. Past the Public House to T junction with B3306.
Turn right. Follow on down the hill, passing the Fire station to your right and Parc-an-creet garage on the left.
At the round about turn right. Look out for the school to your right. The next turning right is Trenwith Square.
If you come into St Ives via the main road follow the sign posts for the leisure centre.
Trenwith Square is past the leisure centre on the left.