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Old Temperance House B&B

Old Temperance House The Square The Lizard, Cornwall, St Keverne, Helston TR12 6NA England
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Old Temperance House is a 500 yr old property. You will receive a warm welcome in this family run bed and breakfast. We are in the centre of the square in St. Keverne, where you can observe and enjoy village life all year round. There are two pubs, Greenhouse restaurant, Post Office, Newsagent, Londis Store, nearby Roskilly's, an organic working Cornish farm famous for its ice cream.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Free breakfast
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Adults only
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Non-smoking hotel
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steve wrote a review Aug 2023
Brighton, United Kingdom20 contributions18 helpful votes
Stayed here recently whilst diving with Porthkerris divers. Absolutely fantastic!!! Lovely rooms, excellent breakfast, clean, lovely hosts, we loved it so much we stayed longer than we planned, will definitely go back (if we can get in - it’s busy for a reason!!)
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Date of stay: August 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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255pauline wrote a review Aug 2023
Sevenoaks District, United Kingdom29 contributions47 helpful votes
Cannot wait to return to this exceptional place. The attention to detail is excellent and the hosts really have thought of everything to make your stay comfortable. The breakfasts are cooked beautifully and there is a good choice using delicious locally sourced produce. I could write a whole chapter but just book, you will not regret it.
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Date of stay: July 2023
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Two good pubs in the square and an exceptional restaurant, The Greenhouse, but you must book.
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Response from Kevin Purches, Owner at Old Temperance House B&B
Responded 05 Aug 2023
Thank you both for the review and we look forward to seeing you both again. Kevin & Claire
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Fiona S wrote a review Jun 2023
Wells, United Kingdom11 contributions4 helpful votes
Old Temperance House - what a treat! Quiet elegance and the cosy ambience of a welcoming home, super comfortable bed, spacious bathroom, and great choice of breakfasts, all topped off with Kevin's unobtrusive yet friendly hosting. Such a relaxing week away. Thank you Old Temperance House.
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Date of stay: June 2023
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Annie S wrote a review Jun 2023
Scranton, Pennsylvania18 contributions6 helpful votes
Our hosts, Kevin and Clare, provided a warm, cozy experience and fantastic breakfasts at this historic inn. It’s located right on the square in Keverne, with a couple of restaurants close by. Our room was large and beautifully appointed, with a very comfortable bed and bathroom. There were no downsides. It’s in the heart of Cornwall and we had the best time exploring the area on foot and by car. Don’t miss the Cornish pasties at Gear Farm.
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Date of stay: May 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: No lift
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DianaW wrote a review Jul 2022
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Just spent 4 nights in this delightful B&B. Stylish decor, spotlessly clean and a location which is perfect for exploring the wonderful Cornish coastline. The breakfast was excellent with a choice of full English cooked or freshly prepared fruit with clotted cream and croissant. Very pleasant host who made us feel most welcome. Much recommended.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Gavin P wrote a review Jun 2022
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Have just spent 2 nights at this wonderfull venue for a wedding. The place is immaculate without being uncomfortable, the breakfasts sublime ( if you stay Sunday do opt for the Salmon & eggs) The room, whilst a little on the small side but I was on my own as the dear lady wife had to stay home due to a family a emergency , was immaculate with 2 very comfortable single beds & a private bathroom just over the landing. Robes are provided should you wish. The village is delightful with the OTH sat in the vilage aquare together with the church & the pubs. Probably the best wedding I have ever attended & the accommodation certainly contributed to that. To my hosts, many thanks.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Responded 30 Jun 2022
Gavin was a pleasure to look after you and hopefully see you again and your good lady next time.
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Katie J wrote a review Mar 2022
7 contributions2 helpful votes
The Old Temperance House is in a fantastic location right in the centre of St Keverne in the Square next to the Church. Its a very quiet location, with comfortable spacious ensuite rooms . Our room was overlooking square. The breakfast was served in the room and was to our exact requirements and delicious. The owners Kevin and Claire went out of their way to make us feel very welcome and all our diatery needs were met with breakfast, it is a fantastic location to explore the Lizard area of Cornwall. There is even a little shop open daily nearby and plenty of eating places and pubs within walking distance, I would definately recommend this B&B, clean, friendly, comfortable and great hosts.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 29 Mar 2022
Thank you Katie and it was a pleasure to look after you both, hopefully we will see you both again cheers Kevin
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David S wrote a review Oct 2021
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Amazing …. Lovely B&B, spotless, beautifully decorated, all the little details taken care of, fantastic location (we walked over the fields to Coverack on the coast and back ) large breakfast selection … excellent incl lovely fresh fruit .. thoroughly enjoyed our stay and our hosts Claire and Kevin so helpful and friendly … highly recommended!
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Jo S wrote a review Jun 2021
3 contributions1 helpful vote
Had a fabulous stay at the OTC! Wonderful large room decorated with lots of quality and style overlooking the village square, very tasty breakfast and the owners are very helpful and friendly- we thoroughly enjoyed our stay and cant wait to return again soon, thank you Claire & Kevin😁
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Colliercrew wrote a review Jun 2021
Andover, United Kingdom20 contributions9 helpful votes
Had a wonderful stay at this B and B. Kev and Claire very friendly and welcoming. Situated in a little Cornish village but a great location for exploring The Lizard to Lands End and on into St Ives. Very accommodating with breakfast requests and rooms were so clean and fresh and comfortable. Would definitely recommend. Thanks for looking after us and for the great tips on places to eat, park and visit!
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
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R 2,733 - R 3,249 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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United KingdomEnglandCornwallHelstonSt Keverne
NUMBER OF ROOMS
3
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Frequently Asked Questions about Old Temperance House B&B
Which popular attractions are close to Old Temperance House B&B?
Nearby attractions include Trebah Garden (6.8 km), Coverack Harbour (3.0 km), and Glendurgan Garden (6.8 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Old Temperance House B&B?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Old Temperance House B&B?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Old Temperance House B&B?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Old Temperance House B&B?
Conveniently located restaurants include Fat Apples Cafe, The Greenhouse, and The Three Tuns.
Is Old Temperance House B&B located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.09 km away from the centre of St Keverne.
Are there any historical sites close to Old Temperance House B&B?
Many travellers enjoy visiting St Keverne Parish Church (0.02 km).