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“Cozy Spot, Nice Touches”
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Private Room, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Penzance, Cornwall, England

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Very good - based on 46 reviews
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Matthew H
Everett, Washington
Level 6 Contributor
99 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Cozy Spot, Nice Touches”
Reviewed 25 September 2015 for a stay in September 2015
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We had a cozy one-night stay at The Old School House and it is a comfy little space tucked into the attic of a nice stone building just outside of Penzance in the village of Heamoor. The space was clearly decorated with intent and provides a beachside resort feel filled with light. There are additional little touches like the school bell, the guides and maps for the surrounding area, and the blanket and cushions for use at the Minack (an outdoor theatre about 30 minutes drive away). Wifi was provided and was quite speedy. The bed was certainly comfortable.

To address a few comments I noticed from prior reviewers - there are bathroom amenities provided now and there is a second rubbish bin near to the table for taking breakfast. There still isn't a good way to do any washing up of dishes but the dishes were certainly clean when we arrived (with the exception of the teapot which had teabags in it from the last guest).

We didn't get much chance to interact with the host between our arrival and departure - we spent much time out exploring Penzance. A gentleman did drop by in the morning with a breakfast of juice, berries, pastries and muesli; outside of that we kept mainly to ourselves.

A note to taller guests (like myself at just under 2 meters), the space is tucked into an attic - there is plenty of space towards the center, but watch your head near the edges and in the bathroom - you will have ample opportunity to bump your noggin.

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Liked best: Cozy nature of the space
Liked least: No way to wash dishes
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Families with young children
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Buckland1...
Bath, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Beautiful place to stay”
Reviewed 25 September 2015 for a stay in September 2015

We loved our stay here in our own little annexe it was decorated beautifully and very clean. The whole place was welcoming and the owners were lovely! On the first night we stayed we had fish and chips from opposite as we had cutlery provided which was great. The breakfast was delivered in the morning which was a lovely touch and unexpected! I would definitely recommend staying here. It's great to be so close to Penzance ( we walked in) but also be a little out of the way in a quiet village.
Overall we had an enjoyable and very relaxed stay here.... Thank you!

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Haleswort...
Halesworth, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“Excellent”
Reviewed 4 August 2015 for a stay in July 2015

This is a very clean, convenient and enjoyable place to stay. Breakfast was very good and the quality of accommodation made all the difference.

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 65+
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Ruth S
3 reviews
“Comfortable and spacious, with complete privacy (own entrance)”
Reviewed 28 June 2015 for a stay in June 2015

We had a lovely week's stay in the school room. The room is very spacious and comfortable, with a great shower in the bath room. Breakfast was delivered promptly each day: croissants and fresh berries. It's just a 15 minute walk into Penzance and the car was useful for going further afield- St Ives, Falmouth, the minack, etc. it was lovely with fresh towels half way through the week, but I think my only suggestion for improvement would perhaps be to have some kind of system for washing up the plates/cups etc- didn't feel great to rinse them out in the bathroom sink, and perhaps for longer stays like ours, it would be nice with a clean/ emptying the bin midweek! However, this was just a minor thing and we had such a lovely time!

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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artemiswo...
London, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
45 reviews
43 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Didn't meet our expectations - dirty utensils and plates”
Reviewed 27 May 2015 for a stay in April 2015
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We booked this intriguing-looking B&B for a few days' stay in April after reading the good reviews on TripAdvisor. We were holidaying in southwest Cornwall and Penzance seemed to be a sensible place to base ourselves. The B&B is actually located a short distance outside Penzance, less than 10 mins drive by car, in the village of Heamoor.

The property was situated in a converted roof/attic space, so there is a flight of stairs to negotiate. This didn't pose a problem for us, and we were happy with the decent size of the room and the small but adequate en-suite bathroom. The "nook" with an extra mattress is really mostly a crawl space and might suit a small child. We had wifi internet access which was reasonably speedy and a very small TV was provided. We don't watch TV so it wasn't important to us. The bed was firm and comfortable.

Breakfast was sent to us promptly every morning in a basket delivered to our door by one of the owners. It consisted mostly of pastries, a bowl of fruit and some milk and juice. There were small variations to the theme from day to day, like strawberries instead of grapes etc. However, the cutlery provided in the room was dirty; we were unpleasantly surprised to find bits of food still stuck onto the plates and forks, presumably from the previous guests. There were also tea and lipstick stains in the cups. It was not easy for us to wash our own cutlery and plates in the bathroom sink without proper soap or washing utensils, but we had to try our best! For the entire duration of our stay, the cups and saucers in the room were not taken away and washed even once, and it appeared as if our bed was only tidied up once. Although this is adequate as a reasonably comfortable place to sleep for a few nights, it is most definitely not a "luxury" B&B and this fact is probably reflected in the price. You also need to bring your own shower gel and shampoo.

Although we enjoyed our stay in Cornwall in general, we were very disappointed at the shoddy (or non-existent) cleaning. There also wasn't a wastebasket provided in the room, apart from a very small one in the bathroom, and we had to discard any rubbish we had ourselves when we went out, or leave it in the room. So sad to say, we cannot recommend this place based on our own experience.

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Liked best: The location
Liked least: Lack of cleanliness!
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
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Management Response
7 Jul 2015
Im sorry to hear you didnt enjoy your stay with us. I can only put things right if guests tell me about problems at the time. I did have trouble with my dishwasher a while ago so thats the only thing i can put the dirty dishes down too. As for the products i do supply shower gel shampoo and handwash, however ive only started doing that a few months ago so maybe since your stay. Ive taken on board the bin comment i will buy a 2nd bin immediately. I do find this review unfair and upsetting. As you can see from the other reviews it is not how other guests have found their stay.
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