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About The Old Vicarage

View of the Old Vicarage from the gardens

Family-run Guest House in St. Ives, Cornwall

The Old Vicarage is a 4 Star family-run Guest House (formerly a private hotel) in St. Ives, Cornwall. Set in its own peaceful and secluded wooded grounds with ample free parking, we are located in a quiet residential area near the coastal path just over half a mile from the town centre and beaches.
Renowned for its friendly atmosphere with the warmest of welcomes, this 150 year old one-time Victorian Rectory now has every modern convenience and yet retains the charm and features of the mid 19th Century. The Old Vicarage has been providing quality bed and breakfast accommodation at a reasonable price for more than forty years.

Quality Bed and Breakfast Accommodation Assured

Regularly selected for entry in the AA's exclusive Britain's Best Bed and Breakfast Guide, the Old Vicarage has recently undergone considerable refurbishment, particularly of the bedrooms which are now fully en-suite. Following this and under new national accreditation standards the Old Vicarage (formerly Old Vicarage Hotel) is now AA listed as a Guest House and has achieved a 4 Star National Quality Standard Award. The Old Vicarage regularly wins the AA Quality Breakfast Award.

Featuring in the Michelin Red Guide, and Elizabeth Gundrey's "Staying off the Beaten Track", the Old Vicarage has also been a member of the local tourism association for many years and continues to set high standards of service and hospitality.

West Cornwall & Beyond

The Old Vicarage is ideally placed for visiting Land's End, Penzance & St. Michael's Mount, the Minack Theatre, the Eden Project and the Isles of Scilly because, being located on the edge of town (near the Leach Pottery), there is no need to negotiate the quaint, picturesque but very narrow streets of St. Ives town centre.