A Cornish Cottage Holiday
This is just a little bit of shameless promotion for my friend who has a fabulous holiday cottage in Boscastle, Cornwall. I’ve been there myself quite a few times so I know everything works as it should and the place is immaculately clean and comfortable.
It’s on the North Cornish Coast in a sleepy fishing village. Now, Boscastle won’t be the ideal base for everyone because there’s no beach and no real foodie destination. But, it’s so close to both as to be worth a try – especially if you value a quiet and peaceful location or you want to walk!
Kay’s cottage has four bedrooms. There are two doubles, one with a cot, one twin room and one single bedroom. There’s a big downstairs bathroom with a separate newly fitted shower and a second loo! But, the living room is really best for no more than 5 or 6 people so, the cottage is offered for parties of 4 – 6
The kitchen has just been refitted, so you can explore, buy local ingredients and then bring them back to cook. There’s a range cooker, microwave, fridge freezer and dishwasher. It’s a large farmhouse style room with a table big enough to seat 6 people easily and with French windows out to a flat patio area with table and chairs.
The garden is very, very pretty, but a little steep…so if you come with toddlers, you would need to watch them. However, it’s a lovely place with a terraced lawn so everyone can have their own space. There’s a barbecue area down at the bottom and a table with chairs on the patio.
The living room is cosy and there’s a real fire you can use if the weather is chilly. There are TVs in most of the rooms and a selection of family games for days when the English weather is…well…the English weather.
Boscastle itself is a really pretty harbour. There are some great walks up on the cliffs and family pubs to fall back into when you are completely exhausted. The Wellington Hotel, a few minutes walk away serves good, local food based bar meals downstairs and has a more formal restaurant upstairs.
And it’s a splendid place to use as a base. Just a few miles from Port Isaac, Polzeath and Tintagel and a little further to Padstow and Fowey. If you are into Witchcraft(!) there’s the Witches museum and like everywhere in Cornwall there are some great places to buy home-made icecream. And, believe it or not, Cornwall has a great vineyard producing some really very good wines!
Kay was brought up in North Cornwall, so although she doesn’t live there now, she does go back a lot and can give you any more information you want about local pubs, walks, restaurants and things to do!