Special Offer
£1200 - £1764 Friday 26th July - Friday 2nd August

The Count House

Sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms
£123 - £252pn

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

Historic Property
Wonderful gardens
Woodburners
Pets on request

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.

Ground Floor:

Lounge

Two double sofas. Armchair. Pouffe. Smart 4K TV. Sonos speaker. Woodburner.

Dining Room

Table and chairs to seat 8. Piano. Sideboard.

Utility 

Fridge Freezer. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Belfast sink.

Kitchen

Electric Oven. Gas Hob. Dishwasher. Table with seating for 5. Pantry. Kettle. Toaster. Nespresso Magimix. Wood burning stove.

First Floor:

Master bedroom

King size bed. 2 x Wardrobes. Rocking chair. Dressing table and chair. Open Fire (not usable).

Bedroom 1

Double bed. Wardrobe. 2 x Chairs. Window seat.

Bedroom 2

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.

Bathroom

Bath. WC. Basin. Door leading to separate room with large shower cubicle.

Cloakroom

WC. Basin.

Outside

Large garden area with outdoor seating

Additional Information

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

Central Heating

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.

Thanks so much for a fantastic stay at the Count House. We’ve had a wonderful time and loved the property. Thanks also for enabling us to check in early on Monday - it made a huge difference and enabled us to enjoy an extra afternoon on the beach so thank you! We also loved all the delicious Cornish food treats and bottle of Rose. If we come back to Carbis Bay soon we’ll definitely get back in touch to rebook.
Will and Jacqui - May 2023

First Floor

Ground Floor

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The Count house had such a lot of character it was a really unique and interesting place to stay. The walk to St Ives along the coastal path was lovely and the shower was nice and big with good pressure. Nice big garden with established plants and wildlife. Definitely worth a visit!
Sarah, June 2024
Thanks so much for a fantastic stay at the Count House. We’ve had a wonderful time and loved the property. Thanks also for enabling us to check in early on Monday - it made a huge difference and enabled us to enjoy an extra afternoon on the beach so thank you! We also loved all the delicious Cornish food treats and bottle of Rose. If we come back to Carbis Bay soon we’ll definitely get back in touch to rebook.
Will and Jacqui - May 2023

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