If you ever visit St.Ives in Cornwall then be sure to stay at the Primrose Valley Hotel. The 9 bedroom boutique hotel is housed in a beautiful Edwardian villa, a short stroll from gorgeous Porthminster beach and a few minutes away from the busy Harbour and array of shops and restaurants at the centre of St.Ives town.
The new, young and, I’m surmising, well-travelled owners have given the Primrose Valley Hotel a refreshing refurb with a clean coastal vibe and an artistic touch. Our room was well designed with bespoke pieces that made the most of the cosy space.
Breakfast was in keeping with the hotels high standards. There were fresh fruits, compotes, cereals and pastries to dabble in and a varied kitchen menu to choose from. Mr Tearoom and I changed it up from our usual choices of the full English and scrambled eggs with smoked salmon and opted for the super sweet and delicious homemade waffles with crispy bacon and maple syrup. (Thinking about it makes me want to nip out and buy a waffle maker this minute!)
Before heading out for the evening, we also enjoyed a pre-dinner drink from the laid-back hotel bar that is stocked with a well chosen choice of tipple.
Driving to the Primrose Valley Hotel takes some nerve as you hold your breath and turn down the ultra steep hill, that is no wider than the car itself, and pray nothing is coming the other way. And breathe!
Thankfully when you arrive off the ‘roller coaster’ you couldn’t feel any more relaxed in this seaside sanctuary. This lovely hotel with owners to match will have you chilled out in no time.