Sleep Well

Our approach to the bedrooms is based soundly on a maxim often forgotten by hotels: that a night’s sleep will only be as good as the bed itself.

So we source only the best Vi-Spring beds.  It is no coincidence that our visitors’ books and inbox are full of requests for their details.

Our bedrooms are about melting into one of the books that lie around the building, listening to a Radio 4 play on the Roberts radio or staring out to the sea or to the sheep flecked moors.

Some guests are even sufficiently hypnotised to wait for the hooved shuffle of the cows on their twice-daily amble to and from milking.

What you will see in our rooms are those Roberts Radios, fresh flowers, Bramley toiletries, local art and warm, Welsh blankets.

And your breakfast will set you up for the day. Cornish yoghurt, house-made jams, local apple juice, toast you make when you want it and a choice of kippers or a full English breakfast. If only we could join you. 

The Sunday Sleepover

So popular, we should trademark it. Includes Sunday lunch, supper, your room and breakfast on Monday.

What could be better than kicking back after Sunday lunch and watching everyone else retreat to the Sunday night blues.

Now applying all year round and from £195 per couple from late March and from £175 while the Winter Escape runs. 


Other things you might need to know...

For lots of other information about our policies on small children and dogs, booking for nearby weddings, our cancellation policy, house party rates and special offers, please do visit our second Sleep page, Cots and Dogs. 

Choose a room

We will shortly post photographs so that you can choose which room best suits your needs (Room 6 is above). In the meantime here are some simple descriptions.

All rooms have en suite showers and now Rooms 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7 (left) have baths. Room 1 has more than a glimpse but less than a view of the sea. Room 7 definitely has a view of the sea. But don’t be fooled into thinking the views of the moor are second best.

Rooms 3, 4, 5 and 6 now have new bathrooms and new shower rooms make Rooms 1 and 2 much improved.  We hope that you will approve of the changes.


Smaller Double
Looks towards the Atlantic. With shower.


Smaller Double 
Overlooks moor.  WIth shower.


Good double looking over moor with bath.


King Double/Twin
Good double looking over moor with bath.


Large King Double or Twin*
Most suitable for a family.  Bath.


King Double/Twin
Double/twin looking over moor with bath.


Large King Double or Twin*
Best room.  Overlooks garden to ocean.

* Signifies space for camp beds or sofa beds.


2016 Rates

Our most popular rate is our 3 course supper, bed & breakfast rate (DB&B), through which you can eat with us or at our sister inn, The Old Coastguard in nearby Mousehole.

The only thing we ask is that guests are on the same type of rate throughout their stay.  Prices assume double occupancy.


Room 1
Small Double

£115 £165

Room 2
Small Double

£115 £165

Room 3
Double with bath

£130 £180

Room 4
King Double/Twin with bath

£140 £190

Room 5
Large Double/Twin with bath

£180 £230

Room 6
King Double/Twin with bath

£140 £190

Room 7
Large Double/Twin with bath

£180 £230

Seasonal Sleepovers

Our sleepover offers form the basis of many guests' stay with us.  We want them to be the ultimate representation of our ethos of value.

The Spring (17 April - 19 May) and September (from 4 Sept - 6 Oct.) Sleepovers, which are for 2+ nights, include dinner on each night and will be from £299 for 2 nights.

The Winter Escape returns in November when the clocks return to GMT and will be for one night (or more) from £145 for two people for DB&B (except half terms, holidays and weekends). Magnificent value.

More, much more, on Latest, including news of our May Music & Ale weekend, Don't Wake the Fish, and EATDRINKSLEEP+, our Sleepovers with a Difference, bringing you into contact with some of Cornwall's most talented people.

"A fabulously rewarding spot, however you choose to use it...." 
Iska Lupton, Corner Magazine, June 2014
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Tel: 01736 796 928
The Gurnards Head, Nr Zennor
St. Ives, TR26 3DE