The Count House
The Count House is a magnificent, unique Victorian House immersed in local art & history. It is within walking-distance from St Ives & its beautiful beaches, and very close to breath-taking stretches of the SW Coastal Path. Once owned by world-famous potter Bernard Leach, the house is light & surrounded by nature.
The Count House is the perfect holiday home for those wanting to enjoy an authentic Cornish escape. Its location is quiet but handy for shopping, going into town, enjoying the landscape and the beach. The house itself is a living timeline of the area’s history. Starting off as the “accounting” house of one of the region’s biggest mines, the Count House was then owned by Havelock Ellis, an English physician, intellectual and social reformer. Later, renowned potter Bernard Leach (guests must visit the Bernard Leach museum in town) bought the house living in it for more than a decade. Since, the house has been in the hands of local artists and art-lovers.
At a glance
There are some surprises for art and history lovers like for example, original Bernard Leach bathroom tiles or the wooden doors, hand-crafted and engineered by Shoji Hamada.
Two double sofas. Armchair. Pouffe. Smart 4K TV. Sonos speaker. Woodburner.
Table and chairs to seat 8. Piano. Sideboard.
Fridge Freezer. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Belfast sink.
Electric Oven. Gas Hob. Dishwasher. Table with seating for 5. Pantry. Kettle. Toaster. Nespresso Magimix. Wood burning stove.
King size bed. 2 x Wardrobes. Rocking chair. Dressing table and chair. Open Fire (not usable).
Double bed. Wardrobe. 2 x Chairs. Window seat.
Zip and link twin beds, can be made as a super king on request. Single wardrobe. Chest of drawers. 2 x bedside tables. Chair. Shower cubicle.
Bath. WC. Basin. Door leading to separate room with large shower cubicle.
Large garden area with outdoor seating
Check in 4.00pm – Check out 10:00am.
1 Pet on request.
Parking is usually available outside or very close to the property on Count House Lane.
Selection of books, games and puzzles
All bed linen & towels provided.
Changeover day: Friday (Alternative changeover days and short breaks may be available – please enquire via email.
*Please note that there is a separate annex to the property that is sometimes used by the owner, this has a separate access to the main house.
Apologies, we are not accepting new bookings for holidays arriving before the 3rd December.