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2 nights (Dec 21 - Dec 23)
2 adults

The Painters Cottage B&B

4.9 (51 reviews)
The Cottage Talland Rd
Tel: 07817295705
We are a small friendly guest house that provides all the features of modern hospitality in the setting of an historic former artists' residence.The property is situated on Talland Rd close to the many attractions of St Ives. We are also ideally situated to explore the ancient landscape of West Cornwall, The South West Coast path, St Michael's Mount and other local National Trust attractions. We specialise in one night bookings for walkers of the coast path at no extra cost during low and mid seasons. We have four guest bedrooms with full en-suite facilities. The accommodation retains many of its Arts and Crafts period features updated with the latest fittings, fabrics and furnishings to give it that modern twist. There are six off-street parking spaces and a full breakfast menu catering for all tastes and dietry needs.

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Troika Room -Single

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Crysede Room-Single

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En suite

Facilities

  • TV
  • Espresso Machine
  • DAB Radio & Alarm
  • Hypnos Beds
  • Tea Making
  • Breakfast Room
  • Children Welcome
  • Early Breakfast By Arrangement
  • Evening Meal By Arrangement
  • Internet Access
  • Luggage Storage
  • Packed Lunch By Arrangement

Policies

Check In: Between 12:30 and 20:00
Check Out: Between 10:00 and 11:00
Wi-fi: Wireless internet is available and is free of charge.
Smoking: There is no smoking permitted anywhere within the property.
Parking: Parking for all guests is available on site and is free of charge.

Children: Children aged 7 or over are welcome.
Pets: Pets are not allowed.
Groups: All groups are accepted.

Average

4.9
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51 reviews

100% recommend

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5
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14th October 2019:

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2nd October 2019:

Very friendly and informative owners. The room was lovely. The driving is VERY TIGHT in central St. Ives... if you can hack it, it’s part of the charm

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The Beach Restaurant was fabulous. Best smoked haddock chowder I’ve EVER had!

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29th September 2019:

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22nd September 2019:

We were made most welcome and at home.

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12th September 2019:

Hosts were absolutely lovely went above and beyond to make you feel welcome and ensure you enjoyed your stay - providing local knowledge on where to eat and what to do and answering any questions we had. thank you

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8th September 2019:

Very helpful and friendly hosts who drove us on a couple of occasions. This was helpful as following an accident I was having difficulty walking long distances

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Need to book restaurants in advance otherwise very busy at peak times

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30th August 2019:

Superb B&B , our sea view room was lovely, very tastefully furnished and with a gorgeous bathroom. The breakfasts are huge and truly delicious. Duncan and Maddie were so welcoming and obviously work very hard to maintain their very high standards. Definitely recommend this lovely B&B.

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27th August 2019:

Duncan and Madie create a welcoming, friendly and homely atmosphere. They put a lot of effort into all of the needs of their guests to nurture a convivial atmosphere in their beautiful home.

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If arriving by public transport it is a climb up the hill. Blas - yummy. St. Ives museum - full of fascinating stuff. Hepworth - a very special place. Tate - wonderful - brilliant activity room for families with little ones. Penlee Gallery, Penzance - easy bus ride - glorious. A big thanks to Madie for the recommendation.

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26th August 2019:

Very comfortable, lovely room. Delicious breakfast. Hosts are very friendly and willing to share their knowledge of the local area with guests. Would recommend highly.

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26th August 2019:

Friendly Lovely house Great breakfast

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25th August 2019:

Fantastic room in a great location with welcoming hosts. My first time travelling alone and I was nervous however my hosts made me feel welcome and safe and I hope that I can return in the future. My room was like a little haven and I loved it. The breakfast was amazing. Thank you.

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20th August 2019:

Very welcoming and friendly. Always helping their guests by suggesting restaurants, routes and even booking tables to ensure a secured spot. Duncan and Madie go above and beyond to give their guests a gold star experience. See you next year :)

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The balancing Eel for local fish and chips- you can even bring your own alcohol. The Sloop for a good old traditional folk song and a beer or prosecco. Roly Poly for the best fudge in town! If you fancy a walk, take a trip to visit the old chapel on top of the hill. Minick Theatre for breath taking views and a west end performance.

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4.8
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19th August 2019:

Duncan and Maddie couldn't have done more to make guests feel welcome, and went the extra mile to attend to every need and request. They were wonderful hosts and I would recommend the Painter's Cottage as a superb b&b in St Ives.

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5
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18th August 2019:

This was my second visit and my husband's first. I came back, because Painters' Cottage is a house on a hill that reminds me of the places people went on holiday to in story books. Each room is a pretty celebration of an individual artist and each breakfast is a celebration of Madie's great cooking prowess. Madie and Duncan make you completely at home, with their advice and practical support. Not ordinary. Extraordinary.

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This is really handy for arrivals at St Ives station. You can walk the coastline from here, you can walk into St Ives centre in 10 minutes. You can get to the Tate in 15 minutes on foot.

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5
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12th August 2019:

Fantastic place to stay whilst visiting beautiful St Ives. The hosts are lovely and the breakfast is great. Very quiet and really comfortable room. Would definitely stay again and highly recommend.

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St Ives is now my favourite place to visit in England, great restaurants and pubs. Quaint little streets and lanes abound in this Cornish fishing town. An artist's paradise.

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5
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17th July 2019:

Very friendly welcome; Very helpful with requests for information; Good conversations with our hosts and other guests; Stupendous breakfasts.

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Tate Gallery; Leach Pottery; The wine/gin bar next to the Porthminster Beach Townside Takeaway.

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5
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17th July 2019:

Excellent bed and breakfast. Good location. Great for exploring St Ives or taking train or bus to explore further afield. St Ives and the SW corner of Cornwall has so much to offer for walkers, surfers, families. Very friendly, excellent breakfast and good advice about where to dine and what to do

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Walking the coast. Good bus and local train to get you to coast or places of interest Visit St Michael’s Mount. Go down a tin and copper mine at Geevor. Go to the Minack open air theatre Climb a lighthouse at the Lizard

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15th July 2019:

Lovely place with lovely hosts. Highly recommend staying here.

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5
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14th July 2019:

Very hospitable and great advice

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No reservations for dinner then go about 18pm

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5
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11th July 2019:

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4.8
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11th July 2019:

Madie and Duncan are very friendly and helpful hosts and made me feel home at their place. It was an enjoyable time in Cornwall.

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9th July 2019:

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8th July 2019:

Madie and Duncan were the perfect hosts. They couldn't do enough for us. Even booked a lovely restaurant for our evening meal. we ended up staying an extra night. So we stayed in two different rooms. Both were beautiful decorated.Very comfortable and clean.We would definitely recommend The painters cottage.

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As Ask Madie and Duncan to book thier favourite restaurant for you. Great food very reasonably priced. Go to all the different beaches they are all beautiful.

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3rd July 2019:

Duncan and madie were very welcoming on arrival and full of local knowledge on places to see and eat would we stay there again yes we would

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Lots of restaurants and coffee shops sometimes you can see seals in get bay and harbour nice walks or just relax on seafront

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1st July 2019:

An excellent place to stay, not least because of the extraordinary assistance and kindness of the hosts.

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30th June 2019:

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5
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25th June 2019:

Perfect location, very nice room with sea view and, most important, Madie en Duncan were very, very friendly, interested and helpful.

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15th June 2019:

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5
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11th June 2019:

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6th June 2019:

Very enjoyable stay, in a quiet part of St. Ives.

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3rd June 2019:

I have stayed at many Bed and Breakfasts over the years, and seldom met hosts as friendly, helpful, generous and even entertaining as Madie and Duncan. They make you feel at home from the moment you walk in the door, and you may even regret having to leave. Breakfasts are copious AND good. The accommodations are fine; as a bonus, my room had a bathtub and a view of the ocean.

Tips:

St Ives is a town rich in history and culture. In addition to the unexpected surprise of a Tate gallery, I recommend a small, volunteer-run museum near the harbor. It documents the town’s history in personal and historic context with photographs, artifacts and stories of the impact of the many shipwrecks on the town and its population. A word to the unsuspecting: if you buy any food at the beach, or for that matter anywhere you see a congregation of Seagulls, guard it carefully. I had just bought an ice cream cone when I heard the flap of wings over my shoulder and before I knew what it was (and before I got so much as a lick), this thief had made off with the ice cream. It was the perfect crime. He got the entire ball; I was left with an empty cone and probably a stunned expression on my face. There are signs warning people about these guys – pay attention to them

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4.8
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14th May 2019:

We had a lovely stay at the Painters Cottage. Super clean room with lovely quality furnishings and decor with a view of the sea and everything you need; even matching coat hangers which is a thing for me! Quality soap and lotion in the stunning bathroom too and plenty of hot water. Wonderful tasty food served cheerfully by Duncan and Madie who are super hosts. They are very genuine people and very helpful. They were also very gracious when I broke a soap dish. Town is a short hop away so this B&B is very convenient as well as being lovely. We would definitely stay again and recommend to anyone to stay here.

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We ate a lovely reasonably priced fish supper in the Balancing Eel, recommended by our hosts. We visited the Tate which is fab for modern art and has a great terrace overlooking the sea. The Barbara Hepworth museum is wonderful and definitely worth a visit.

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5
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13th May 2019:

A great B&B, very well located, just a few steps from the town. Very nice hosts! It was a pleasure being there.

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5
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9th May 2019:

Love the Arts and Crafts styling - perfect. Bed - exceptionally comfortable. Breakfast - granola/yoghurt special - excellent. Madie and Duncan are lovely, welcoming hosts, with a wealth of knowledge about the local area.

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Everyone should try the Porthgwedden Beach Café. The best meals I've had in a long time. Madie's excellent granola/yoghurt breakfast is another not to be missed.

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5
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29th April 2019:

Fantastic Stay and a great breakfast, Maddie and Duncan were delightful hosts!

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5
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23rd April 2019:

Best B&B I have ever been to :). Highly recommended.

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5
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25th March 2019:

Really enjoyed our four night stay. Madie and Duncan are super hosts and very used to walkers.The breakfast will keep you going all day and I didn't find the bottom of a tea pot! Thank you

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5
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19th February 2019:

Very welcoming and most helpful with meeting me at the station. One of the nicest B & B places I have stayed in.

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Easy to walk down into the town but uphill when returning. Beautiful beaches in the area. Post box very convenient opposite the premises.

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18th February 2019:

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4.8
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6th January 2019:

Our hosts were welcoming. The bedroom/en-suite clean and included toiletries and espresso making machine and tea/coffee. Comfy bed.

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Parking is available and it is conveniently enough located to allow walking into town, but be aware that is on a hill.

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4.8
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28th October 2018:

Very helpful, friendly and accommodating Comfortable bed, lovely breakfast Location- up the hill above railway station, on a fairly busy road with no footpath.

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The walk to Carbis Bay has stunning views. Porthminster Cafe - fabulous location, welcoming staff; I only had coffee, but meals looked good.

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5
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15th October 2018:

Very friendly and welcoming. Great knowledge of local area. Particularly appreciated conversations with you about St Ives artists and crafts. Beautiful and interesting house. Had a very enjoyable and comfortable stay. Also outstandingly delicious breakfasts! You will certainly be my first choice for accommodation in St Ives for future visits.

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If you are interested in art Tate St Ives and Barbara Hepworth studio and garden are highlights and within walking distance of each other. If you are walking back to the guest house I'd recommend the friendly bus service that passes nearby. You can pick this up near the Tate too.

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4.8
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30th September 2018:

We had a great night staying at the painter's cottage. We really liked the style of the house and it was very comfortable. Wish we could have stayed longer!

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5
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20th September 2018:

genuinely nice people running a B and B, bedrooms are beautifully decorated and they serve a quality breakfast.

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17th September 2018:

Very nice and comfortable room, very good breakfast and most friendly hosts. I hope to stay there again one day and would definitely recommend it any time :)

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4.8
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9th September 2018:

Perfect!

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4.8
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3rd September 2018:

Painters Cottage is a pretty and unique place. The welcome on arrival was warm, informal nd concerned for our comfort and well-being. The room was modern, yet entirely in keeping with the age of the arts-and -crafts age of the property. Slept like LOG. And THE BREAKFAST WAS SENSATIONAL. Am going back with my husband next time! Thank you very much.

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4.8
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3rd September 2018:

The room is big. Very clean and nice decoration. Nespresso machine is great and a lot of choice of teas. Breakfast is amazingly delicious and volume. Maddy is a perfect host. Hope to return sooner.

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Maddy well knows nice local restaurants. We enjoyed local fish very much. A steep slope from the coast but not so bad from the high street and valuable to see its landscapes.

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4.8
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2nd September 2018:

Great place to stay lovely owners. Only point to improve: please put a sign on both sides so people driving down the street can see where you are. I had to drive both up and down to be able to see your sign

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5
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1st September 2018:

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4.8
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21st August 2018:

The house is charming and beautifully decorated in an Arts and Crafts style with many original features. Madie and Duncan are very welcoming and happy to provide tips and information on where to go, what to see and the best places to eat.

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Its only a short walk to Wharf Road where all the cafes and restaurants are located, but it is a steep climb back!

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