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Spectator article on St Ives
Posted on May 9th, 2013 by queens

Interesting and funny article here by Guardian writer Toby Young on the dual nature of St Ives, appeasing both himself (with arcades and fudge) and his more highbrow wife (with the art galleries).

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New bedrooms 9 and 10 open
Posted on February 28th, 2013 by queens

The builder Paul did stirling work and the two new bedrooms are now open for business. They look quite different from the bedrooms upstairs – we went for cream walls instead of white, and curtains instead of blinds – still sticking with Ian Mankin stripes but this time in natural colours instead of blue. Giant showers in the bathrooms and the squashy carpet make them feel pretty luxurious despite being compact in size. Thanks to Sue of Sew Nicely in Helston who made the curtains. The wall lights are from Garden Trading and the vintage travel posters were found on line. The exposed granite on the walls adds character and interest. As you can see from the photos, the sunlight floods in to the front of The Queens.

Bedroom 9
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Bedroom 10
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Making bedrooms 9 and 10
Posted on January 31st, 2013 by queens

January in Cornwall is refurb time and we are busy at The Queens turning an old, first-floor Function Room into two new en suite bedrooms. Hopefully ready for Feb halfterm …

Farewell function room …
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Batons go up to mark the walls:
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Walls appear:
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Behind the wall on the right in the photo above, this old wallpaper and door were revealed behind false a wall:
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