Below are a selection of comments received from the many satisfied guests who have stayed with us.
We have an AA 4 Gold Star Award rating plus special awards for our breakfast and dinner, and are winners of AA Friendliest B&B of the Year 2015–2016. We have also been awarded a Certificate of Excellence by TripAdvisor every year since 2013.
If you have stayed with us previously and would like to send us your comments for inclusion below, please fill in the Send Us Your Comments form at the bottom of the page.
If the B&B is full on your chosen dates please phone us on 01209 314514 and we may be able to accommodate you in our neighbouring Tramways Holiday Cottage instead.
“I arrived late and tired on a Friday evening. Graham made me very welcome and within minutes I felt very relaxed and comfortable in their lovely home. The rooms are done to an excellent standard, the bed comfortable, and breakfast the following morning was just what was needed to set me up for the day.
Graham makes a great host, and I would strongly recommend The Old Railway Yard for anyone looking to stay in the area. I would have no hesitation in going back!”
Robin Turner, Luppitt
“Thank you so much Graham for making our stay so perfect. The room was amazing, breakfast was first class and your company and making us feel so welcome definitely made us want to come back. Hopefully when we book in the summer you'll have availability for us. Thanks again for such an amazing experience.
Ramona & Carl x”
Ramona McCarthy, Southend on Sea
“A big Thank You to all our guests for taking the time to post a review on our website and TripAdvisor. On the 24th February 2015 saw our 100th review on TripAdvisor. We have seen an increase in views from 11900 to 15600 in 2014. This in turn gave us a 28% inrease in bookings. After winning our AA four gold stars, best breakfast and best evening meal certificate we would like to think we are offering our guests and friends quality B&B at the Old Railway Yard. We are looking forward to a prosperous 2015.”
Graham, Owners Comments
“We stayed last October for three nights & would recomend The Old Railway Yard B&B to anyone wanting fist class accommodation. Graham made us feel as if we were at home the breakfast was first class, as for a rating we would give it 6 out of 5.”
John & Martin the Petanque Champs., Timsbury Near Bath
“We could not have found a better to place to stay for our flying visit to Cornwall. Everything was absolutely perfect and I only wish we could have stayed longer to do some sightseeing. Such a warm, friendly and helpful atmosphere and I would have no hesitation in recommending you to all my friends. I hope we can make a return visit later in the year. Thanks for everything.”
Robert Loane and Dot Hayter, Kings Lynn
“Spent a couple of nights here and would have gladly stayed much longer. A very warm welcome awaited me although I arrived rather late. The b and b has a real "home" feeling, with clean good sized rooms individually decorated and well maintained gardens and grounds.I enjoyed a tasty full english breakfast in the morning but there are other options as well. The house was designed and built by the owner which is highly impressive, clearly someone who has thought about what it means to create a home. I have referred the place to friends and family.Highly recommended.”
“We had a Very enjoyable stay at Old Railway Yard B&B it is very clean, Graham is extremely friendly and helpful and made a great breakfast!!
Would definitely recommend and Would definitely Re-visit
Many Thanks, Dale
Stayed December 2014”
“My sister Sally and I just wanted to thank you for such a marvelously hospitable welcome to your delightful house, and to tell you that you have the best accommodations - and splendid food - and just about everything else! We had a great time.
I meant to leave my business card with you just in the rare event you or any of your friends might enjoy a visit to France some time in the future, so I thought I'd send you my website anyway, which is:
It's a delightful placed to 'chill out' and being so close to the beaches and all the other fun stuff in that area, a great place for children as well.
Once again, our sincere thanks for a delightful stay.
Cheers, Nikki and Sally”
Nikki & Sally
“Our third visit to this fanstatic house and once again superb hospitality from Graham. Forget using the tourist information , Graham has all the knowledge and recommend lots of places . And Graham even told me what footwear to wear when visiting some of the rocky coves . Thank you once again who have now become a really good friend. We will be back !”
Chris rose and andrew Goacher, Ibstock leics
“Stayed here for four days in June and have never been to a better B and B !!!! Graham provides a service that far exceeded our expectations From the first moment we arrived it was a delight and we soon felt they our were friends rather than people providing a service Nothing was too much trouble for him The whole house is inviting and well presented and spotless throughout. Complements on Grahams cooked breakfasts they are awesome and his knowledge of the local area a true bonus We will be back again”
alan,rosemary,syd and jeanne, sussex and australia
“A big thank you to all our guests for all your testimonials, now friends for taking the time to write a review on our own website and trip advisor. We have met many lovely people over the past few years from all over the World and all over the Country. Our repeat guest list is proof to our service we offer. We try our upmost to make everyone feel at home whilst away from their own home. Our last review thanking our guests, anticipated our next project. This was to install a hot tub under cover for all year round use. We have now completed this and it is free for all to use making your experience a little more special whilst staying with us, so don't forget your swimsuits!. Thank you to past and future guests. Graham”
“What a lovely b&b. worthy of 7 stars. we were made very welcome, cornish cream tea on arrival.Every thing spotless. Bed so comfy.Sorry only a weekend. Wendy liked her room too. Over awed by the quality of workmanship of the house. Lovely breakfast. Nice friendly helpful couple. Thankyou Graham. Hope we can come back sometime. Depends on the chauffer.”
shirley and david mason and wendy, reading berkshire
“The best B&B we have ever stayed at. We have just returned from a wonderful stay at the Old Railway Yard. The hospitality was first class and the accommodation outstanding with views of the sea from the roof terrace The best B&B ever experienced where you can also watch the sun go down with a glass of your favourite vino. When we were there the owners were deciding where to position the new jacuzzi which I had a bit of input in. Graham is incredibly warm and friendly who made us feel part like old friends. We cant wait to return in a few months. Highly recommend a stay here for just a short break in one of their lovely rooms within the main house or for a longer period in the adjacent 2-bed holiday let also done out to an outstanding standard which I understand can be rented over the winter period at a cracking rate (£650 per month).
The house is on a quiet road so all rooms are quiet. The premium room downstairs where we stayed has parking right outside the room. this room has its own entrance. Both shower and bath available with both cooking facilities and fridge available which we found useful. The bed was a super king so very comfortable.””
“Blissful relaxation and the warmest of welcomes"...After an exhausting day I arrived to such a kind welcome, a cream tea and a lovely room. The shower was hot and powerful and instantly adjustable, the tub was huge. The rooms were spotless and pretty, with everything I needed, including space to stretch out and relax. The owner can be justifiably proud of the lovely oasis they have created. After a wonderful night's sleep - it is very quiet - I really appreciated the excellent breakfast with many locally sourced products including tasty bacon and sausages and free-range eggs. The place is full of really nice, thoughtful touches and the two best features are the hosts ! Thank you very much for a wonderful stay. I hope to be back!”
“Could'nt be better!! My brother and I stayed here at short notice due to a family illness. The accommodation itself is a very high standard, more like a compact 5 star hotel than a B&B, very clean, very comfortable, very elegant but also homely and welcoming. The icing on the cake isGraham, the host, nothing is too much trouble, there is always a warm welcome and a smile as you walk through the door and Graham's breakfasts are a sight and taste to behold! There are lovely views from the bedrooms and although there is a feeling of being in the 'country' the property is superbly situated for visiting all areas of Cornwall. I would recommend this B&B to anyone, single, couples, families.”
Barbara & David, Birmingham
“I stayed in The Old Railway Yard B&B earlier this month, (April 2014), & I thoroughly enjoyed it! Graham is a fabulous host & nothing was too much. He went over & above to help us out! The rooms were nicer than any hotel I've stayed in as they had that homely feel to them; you felt you were in a home away from home! The house has a variety of rooms to choose from in both sizes & prices, but the garden room, which is separate to the main house, but still only a stone's throw from the main house, is amazing. From the decor to the finishings, everything is top of the range, modern, cosy, & worth every penny! Plus, the amazing views from the rooms over the green hills & heading towards the sea are worth the visit. If it's a nice night you can even jump in the hot tub in the back garden! Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed my stay & would definitely recommend it to anyone & I hope to return myself some time in the near future.”
“Yer tis, heart lush, 3 lovely days Grahams, cream tea, lovely room, lovely people, clean everything you can think of, WiFi good, good size telly, not that I used it much, too busy enjoying the hot tub, wine and banter till gone 11, 2nd time here back next year, when you can pop up to Bristol, more wine!!!”
Susan & Emma, Bristol
“I simply can’t recommend staying here highly enough. I traveled from Ireland for my first ever trip to Cornwall last month and was so delighted as staying at the ‘the old railway yard’ with a TOP host Graham totally enhanced my whole experience of Cornwall.
Upon arriving we sat down to homemade scones and clotted cream and jam (YUM!) and had our first chat with the lovely and ever so bubbly Graham and the next day Graham treated us to a super breakfast both mornings.
The house and gardens are beyond gorgeous and our bedroom and bathroom were STUNNING – absolute immaculate and very luxurious. But even more special was the treatment we got there. Nothing was a problem. Flight boarding tickets with printed, fast-track tickets to the ‘Eden project’ were booked and ready for us (and Graham even drove us to the pub for the night of our friends birthday bash). It felt like staying with friends or family! .. and I haven’t even mentioned the hot-tub experience yet. It’s is an absolute must!
Graham is an absolute gem and after a short 3 days, leaving I felt I wanted to return to as much as to their beautiful Cornwall! Thank-you SO so much for a trip to remember! Dee – Ireland. xx”
“Thank you so much, Graham, for your wonderful hospitality......we will certainly be recommending your facilities to our relatives & friends in the Redruth area and beyond!
Your beautiful home was like staying in a 5 star hotel, you deserve huge success with your venture; your B&B is a real labour of love!
Dawn & Phil”
Dr Philip Shute & Mrs Dawn Shute MBE, Coffinswell, Near Newton Abbot, South Devon
“Unfortunately we only had one night at this lovely B & B but we would certainly go back.
It is very comfortable with a warm, friendly host & can be thoroughly recommended.
Well placed for sightseeing. We are only sorry that they could not have accommodated us for longer.”
Lynne & Clive, Halstead
“Hi Mike, Thanks for the review. I am glad the old book of Redruth arrived ok, I am sure your family will find it interesting reading. Your time tracing your family history was a great success and I am so glad I was able to help along the way, what a coincidence you chose our B&B from the other side of the world, that I was once a blacksmith and was able to help with a little local history knowledge. I am a champion of Heartlands, our local historical mining centre, the few sessions I have been on certainly paid off! Best regards, Graham Collier”
“Graham has set up a very comfortable and well appointed Bed and Breakfast at Lanner Hill just outside Redruth. His hospitality is superb, and I thoroughly enjoyed the beautiful Cornish breakfast they provided each morning, as well as the occasional Cornish cream tea. I particularly found Graham’s knowledge of the history of Cornwall and the local area a great resource.
I stayed at the Old Railway Yard B&B for two nights in late June, and I enjoyed my stay so much that I stayed for another two nights in early July after I did a five day walk on the Coast Path from Portreath to Penzance, which was spectacular. I went to Cornwall to connect with my heritage – my great grandfather came from Redruth, emigrating to Australia in 1886. I wanted to get the feel of where he came from, but while I was there I did some research and discovered that he had been a blacksmith apprenticed to his father at Illogan Highway. With the help of an old 1880’s map of the area from the Cornwall Centre, I was able to locate the site of his father’s smithy, and to stand on the spot where my great grandfather grew up – what an amazing feeling!
Serendipitously, Graham was a blacksmith before he retired to build and run his B&B. He fabricated many of the steel grates now covering disused mine shafts around Cornwall to prevent accidental falls. My great grandfather and his father probably fabricated steel work for these same mines. Graham is also somewhat of a history buff and has many books of old black and white photos of local the area from the late 19th and early 20th centuries – mining and tramway operations, social life and the like. He also advised me on places of historical interest to visit in the local area. I had many interesting conversations with Graham.
I highly recommend spending a few days with Graham at the Old Railway Yard B&B.”
Michael Mee, Brisbane, Australia
“OWNERS COMMENTS - We would just like to say a big thank you to all our guests for taking the time to post their wonderful reviews. It inspires our future guests to feel safe in the knowledge they are coming to somewhere that is as good as it sounds. We try our best to make our guests feel like friends and the proof is in the many repeat friends we have returning. It has been a learning curve for us along the way listening to our guests and making changes to improve our standard from butchers bacon and sausages to a complimentary cream tea. Our next plan is the purchase of a jacuzzi for all to use, once installed we will let everyone know to bring their swimming costumes, even in the winter! So once again "A big thank you to you all" Graham”
“Thank you Graham for an excellent stay at the Old Railway Yard last week. Everything was excellent - the house, guest room and bathroom, breakfast, cream tea on arrival and not least your genuine hospitality and friendliness.
The house is a credit to you - and built by a former blacksmith!! Brilliant.
We anticipate further visits as long as we need to come to Cornwall, and without question we will always check your availability first, and hopefully not need to look anywhere else.
A point you could add to your website is to emphasise the locally sourced bacon, sausage and eggs etc: the best bacon I have eaten for a long time.
The hot tub will only enhance anyone's stay with you.
Well done and thank you again.”
Denis & Marilyn Dodds, Barton, Richmond, North Yorkshire
“We stayed for a week in the adjoining self catering property ( Tramways Cottage) and would recommend this to anyone wishing to stay in Cormwall. The cottage is immaculate, has everything you would need and is ideally placed to visit many tourist attractions and beaches in the area. The owner is very friendly and helpful. We were given a "tour" of the bed and breakfast property which again seemed to be of a very high standard.”
Colin & Mandy Byers, Southampton
“What a great place to stay. We stayed in the double room downstairs and it was exceptional. The whole place was immaculate and we would definitely visit again. Breakfast with Graham was lovely.”
Nigel and Sally., Broadstairs,Kent.
“Wir haben auf einer kleinen Rundreise 3 Tage hier halt gemacht.
Schon die freundliche Mail ein paar Tage vor der Ankunft hat uns positive überrascht.
Der Empfang war sehr freundlich, herzlich, begrüßt wurden wir mit Tee und Cake. Das Gartenzimmer ist sehr schön, hat eine kleine Einbauküche mit Microwelle, Herd, was man eben so braucht. Das Bad, eigentlich unüblich, sehr groß, hell mit Badewanne und großer Dusche.
Beim Frühstück haben wir die familiäre Atmospäre genossen, es gab alles was man haben wollte.
Die Gastgeben, sehr freundlich, haben uns super gute Tipps für Ausflüge gegeben.
Diese Unterkunft war die Beste während unserer gesamten Reise.
In jedem Fall würden wir noch mal hinfahren !!!
Andreas und Sabine”
Andreas Engelke, Bad Salzdetfurth
“If Carlsberg did Bed & Breakfast...
I recently stayed at the Old Railway yard for 10 days whilst looking for rented accommodation in area. Graham is a legend, he looked after me, dropping me off at the local train station and picking me up again. Nothing was too much trouble and he was always willing to help in any way they could. Evening meals were excellent and the variety of dishes Graham produced were exceptional. I can't recommend them enough, I arrived as a guest and left as a friend.
Probably the best B&B in Cornwall...”
Simon Leach, Oxford
“I recently visited Cornwall with my husband and three friends for a wedding weekend. We chose The Old Railway Yard initially because it was close to the wedding venue however: our choice was finally based upon reading the numerous shining reviews written about it online.
Graham welcomed us to his B&B like good friends, and looked after our every need throughout our stay. The house was beautifully clean and homely, and to our surprise almost completely built by Graham himself. The room my husband and I stayed in was very well equipped with everything we needed: including the loan of a wedding tie that had been forgotten in our haste. It was exceptionally clean and very nicely finished: we even had the use of a small communal lounge, which was ideal for our group of five.
Breakfast was ordered in the evenings for convenience and was served when we wanted it. The food was delicious and perfectly cooked on all three mornings of our stay - with an excellent cup of freshly made coffee to accompany!
Graham was professional and extremely accommodating, even providing us with a complementary Cornish cream tea during our stay.
I would without doubt recommend The Old Rail Yard to anyone visiting Cornwall; this lovely, very reasonably priced B&B was an ideal base for us while exploring this very green and pleasant land!”
Emma Rose, Brighton
Thanks ever so much for your hospitality...especially for helping us find a place to get our tire replaced. Taylor's was very helpful with that, and we were on our way very quickly. We have very fond memories of our Cornwall stay.
All the best to you from the sisters three.”
Emily Phillips, Knoxville,TN US
“Visiting Cornwall for four days, we decided to stay at the Old Railway Yard B&B - what a good choice ! The rooms are of a high standard as were the delicious breakfasts and beds. Graham was an ideal host and nothing was too much trouble for him. Should we be lucky enough to visit Cornwall again, then we shall return.”
Sue and Diane, Redditch (Pensioners)
“We stayed two nights at the Old Railway Yard with our two teenage children and were very impressed with everything: the welcome; the rooms including decor, fittings and views; the breakfasts. In addition to the two bedrooms there is also a lounge with television and DVD player which was ideal for spending the evenings in. We hope to go back soon.”
Mark and Julie, Wotton under Edge
“We went back, because we are fascinated from the house and the friendliness and helpfulness of Graham. He picked us up and brought us back to the railway station. We enjoyed their good breakfast. The rooms are friendly furnished and very clean. Our rate: Excellent!
The B&B is an good base to visit several interesting places nearby.”
Gabi & Rainer, Germany
“Graham was very welcoming and hospitable on short notice resulting in us extending our visit to a memorable two night stay. A delicious breakfast after a good nights sleep in a lovely comfortable room makes this B & B highly recommendable.”
Tom & Jean Carlson, Victoria, B.C. Canada
“A must place to stay - definitely 20 out of 10 - warm, kind and friendly hosts made us feel right at home. Very informative on local and district attractions and awesome views of both coasts from the roof top - spectacular at sunset.”
Maureen and Calum Giles, Werribee, Australia