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The Old Count House is a traditional Cornish B&B and 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 resident Proprietors Ken and Cheryl Canning have welcomed guests for 29 years.
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.
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.
All our double bedrooms are en-suite with either a bath or shower/wc etc and most have a wonderful sea view. 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.