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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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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
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Updated 20/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 20/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#1 of 7 B&Bs / Inns in St Keverne
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)
Free breakfast
Adults only
Non-smoking hotel
Private check-in / check-out
Room features
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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Peter S wrote a review May 2018
Ringmer, United Kingdom94 contributions38 helpful votes
Kevin and Claire made us very welcome and the cottage was clean, well presented and even provided eggs, butter and bread when we arrived. The location is perfect being on the village square with a few yards walk to the nearest pub and 50 yards from the second pub in St. Keverne. Also in the square is a small mini market where food and other provisions can be purchased plus a small restaurant (the Greenhouse) that provides delicious evening dining for most evenings in the week. A great place to stay with plenty of walks, coastal villages and attractions nearby.
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Date of stay: April 2018
georgieporgie252 wrote a review Apr 2018
London, United Kingdom1 contribution
We were in town for a family wedding and stayed in this b&b highly recommend for anyone to stay here. Kevin and Claire both made us feel so welcome and homely. Everything was so clean and tidy! Little details that made the stay so perfect! The breakfast was delicious! And the location I beautiful, handy little shop across the road, little pub and church, was lovely. Would love to go again! Georgie & Kevin x
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Date of stay: April 2018
Drjohn700 wrote a review Mar 2018
Wokingham, United Kingdom11 contributions5 helpful votes
We went here on a short visit to Cornwall at the end of February. We were very lucky with the weather as though it was cold and blustery on the beaches the sun shone all weekend. It was nice to get back to our warm and cosy room nonetheless. Our hosts Kevin & Claire made sure we had everything we needed and were always ready to help with questions and advice. We now know where Porthallow beach is - well worth a visit. Even though it was Feb there was always plenty to do. In the evening 2 pubs in the square are within a minutes walk of Old Temperance. Well worth a visit at any time of the year
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Date of stay: February 2018
sjstilliard wrote a review Jan 2018
Mumbai, India28 contributions13 helpful votes
I recently stayed for two nights in the OTH in St Keverne. The facilities are second to none, as is the welcome and hospitality. The house is set on the classic Cornish village square, with easy access to pubs, shop, post office and restaurant. Some lovely cliff walking and a variety of beaches are close by. Kevin and Claire are easy going but absolutely on top of the bnb game, providing top class rooms and an excellent and wide ranging breakfast choice. I would have no hesitation in visiting OTH again.
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Date of stay: January 2018
Chelsea T wrote a review Dec 2017
3 contributions4 helpful votes
Would highly recommend, accommodation lovely we stayed in the bailey room and was immaculately clean. Breakfast was amazing they had a wide range. Owners friendly and helpful. Will definitely go back next year.
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Date of stay: December 2017
US$114 - US$123 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United KingdomEnglandCornwallHelstonSt Keverne
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