The Firs Bed & Breakfast

Welcome to The Firs Bed & Breakfast

Enjoy sumptuous bed and breakfast in our Victorian seaside villa, your gateway to St Ives and West Cornwall. Both distinctive rooms have expansive garden views to the estuary beyond. With full height windows, each is flooded with the exceptional light for which this part of Cornwall is famed.

Indulge in our delicious breakfast, abandon the car and stroll down the garden for the stunning 10 minute, cliff-top train ride to St Ives. Our garden gate opens directly on to the coast path for the 45 minute walk to St Ives past sand dunes, beaches and cliffs.

With warm service, The Firs is the idyllic home base for your West Cornwall holiday.

    Our rooms

    • Room 1

      This large, sunny room has a king-size bed and double wardrobe with a stone-tiled, ensuite which includes a bath with shower over. The full-height, bay window enjoys views over our lawns to the estuary, framed by magnificent Monterey Pines. Pamper yourself with luxury toiletries from independent producer, Bath House, before sinking into the comfortable mattress and luxurious bedding. Tea and coffee facilities, flat screen TV and internet access are all provided.

      • GuestSleeps 2
    • Room 2

      This large, bright room is flooded with light from the picture window overlooking the estuary. With a king-sized bed there is ample space in the double wardrobe. Steps lead down to the generously sized, feature ensuite with bath and shower. Pamper yourself with luxury toiletries from independent producer, Bath House, before sinking into the comfortable mattress and luxurious bedding. Tea and coffee facilities, flat-screen TV and internet are all provided.

      • GuestSleeps 2


    • Beach Nearby
    • Garden views
    • Linen provided
    • Parking
    • WiFi

    Staying with us

    Our Edwardian villa is the childhood home of author Rosamunde Pilcher, OBE. Blending the classic character of the house with eclectic furnishings, our bright, elegant rooms are flooded with light from full-height windows and look down the tranquil gardens to the sea.

    We provide warm, friendly service in an enviable location with ample free parking. Both en-suite rooms benefit from large, original sash windows making the most of the fabulous light in this part of Cornwall. Each room has a king size bed with comfortable mattress, luxurious bedding and ample wardrobe space. Luxury toiletries are by independent producer, Bath House. Wifi is available in both the house and garden and we provide flat screen TVs and a tea and coffee tray.
    The sun-soaked terrace overlooks the sea and is an ideal place to enjoy a sundowner, or guests can relax in the lounge.

    Breakfasts are 'Continentally Cornish'. Seasonal fruits, cereals and yoghurts, cheeses and meats, breakfast breads and preserves. Where possible our produce is locally sourced or made by us.

    A beautifully furnished home of such history; our room was a haven of peaceful tranquility with an amazing spread for breakfast.

    Andrew & Penny, Plymouth

    Around West Cornwall

    Lelant is a quiet seaside village at the heart of St Ives Bay and our gardens run down the hillside in tiers with lawns, shrubs, herbs, flowers and pond. Turn right out of the garden gate for Lelant's little branch line station perched on the water's edge. The eight-minute, cliff-top journey into St Ives is said to the most scenic train journey in the British Isles. Enjoy the five beaches and numerous galleries of West Cornwall’s buzzing, creative hub before hopping on the train for the journey home.

    Feeling energetic? Our garden gate opens onto the coast path. Turn left for the ten-minute stroll to the village beach, Porthkidney sands. A mile of soft golden sand backed by dunes with sweeping views across St Ives bay. Continue on the coastal footpath for the stunning, 45 minute walk into St Ives.

    With 172 beaches, from rugged coves amid towering cliffs to wide bays of golden sand, West Cornwall is renowned for crystal turquoise waters and excellent surf. This is the narrowest part of Cornwall and the South coast is only 7 miles away, with its tree-lined, sailing estuaries.

    The ruggedly beautiful Penwith Peninsular has the greatest concentration of ancient sites in Europe, in a landscape little-changed little since the Bronze age full of ancient castles, standing stones, granite cliffs and sandy beaches.

    St Ives has been an important part of contemporary art making for over 120 years. With historic collections in Tate St Ives, the Barbara Hepworth Museum, the Bernard Leach Museum and also the Newlyn Art Gallery. Today the area is home to a vibrant community of artists and craftspeople and their work can be seen and purchased at numerous galleries and workshops.

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    Long sandy beaches, hidden coves, rugged moorland, quaint fishing villages, deep wooded valleys, bustling seaside resorts, industrial heritage, rocky headlands, colourful gardens, idyllic rivers and a bijou city, Cornwall has a bit of everything for those who want to explore.

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