Barn | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 4
The Longhouse in Boscrege is a secluded rural retreat within a stones throw of West Cornwall's finest beaches and hidden coves. Located on the fringes of the National Trust's Godolphin Estate, the tranquil setting and extensive private grounds lend itself equally to a relaxing short break as easily as extended holidays.
The Longhouse is a newly converted 16th century Cornish barn only completed in May 2013.
Although a mere eight miles from Penzance and six miles from Helston you could be forgiven for thinking you are a hundred miles from modern day life. With countless short and long walks on your doorstep, offering the most stunning views of "forgotten Cornwall" it's up to you how far you venture. Uniquely located between the ruggedness of the North Cornish coast with the miles of golden sands of St Ives Bay and the more tranquil South Coast with quieter beaches and hidden coves. Both the Lizard and Lands End peninsulas are as equally accessible.
- Stylish detached barn conversion with original features to sleep up to 4 people + baby.
- A wonderful escape for walkers with mile upon mile of beautiful Cornish countryside on the
- Close to beautiful beaches and secluded coves for swimming, surfing, windsurfing, kite surfing, rock
pooling or simply relaxing.
- Wood burner with eco wood briquettes provided.
- Natural slate floor throughout.
- Modern night storage heating.
- Wet room.
- Private parking immediately outside for one car.
- Towels and bed linen included with beds made up for your arrival.
- Welcome pack to include your first morning's breakfast - tea, coffee, milk, sugar, orange juice, eggs,
bread, butter & conserves.
- Wifi Hotspot and iPod dock.
- Separate laundry/utility building with washing machine, tumble dryer & freezer for guests use for
- Beach towels available on request.
- Travel cot with linen & high chair available.
- Windbreak and body boards supplied for guests use.
The Longhouse is one of two holiday rental properties at Boscrege Villa, both detached from one another although at the same time providing the perfect opportunity for two families to holiday at the same time whilst keeping living/outdoor space private and separate. Both properties having their own garden and patio area. As The Longhouse is newly completed holiday rental please refer to the reviews from our other property, The Lodge (which can be accessed at the bottom of this page) or please contact us for more information.
Being a small hamlet of just nine properties Boscrege has its own unique pace of life. The tractor from the neighbouring farm is likely to be the only modern sound you will occasionally hear, for the most part it will be the songbirds populating the gardens or the birds of prey circling overhead and an owl or two in the evenings. You may also catch a sighting of the foxes and the rare species of bats are ever present.
The Longhouse is a characterful detached converted barn which has been sympathetically modernised for practicality, whilst retaining a wealth of original features. The property sleeps up to 4 people and a baby, with one large double bedroom, and a sofa bed in the spacious lounge to sleep 2 comfortably. Ample heating supplied by modern night storage heating and a traditional wood burner for those ambient evenings in. A stylish wet room, Wifi, iPod dock, digital TV, dishwasher, microwave etc. all the mod cons for a comfortable year round holiday destination.
At any time during your stay savour the organic flavour of Katie eating apples straight from the branch and Bramley cookers if you fancy a crumble or pie (served with Cornish clotted cream is a must)!
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 1 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Praa Sands 3 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||2 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Newquay 66 km, Nearest railway: Hayle 11 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access|
|General||Central heating, TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden|
The West Country region
Due to its remote peninsula Geographic's, West Cornwall's scenery is ever-changing due to the changeable light from varying weather conditions. It is the type of place that will provide the opportunity to be awe-struck by the sublime beauty of any given cove, cliff walk, beach or country walk one day, to re-visit the very next to behold the same spot in a wild, soul-inspiring show of nature's fury. There is something quite unique and romantic about seeing a historic mine working, clinging to a cliff edge, whilst being battered by the tempest of the North Atlantic.
The hamlet of Boscrege is located in the heart of West Cornwall and is uniquely located to offer visitors not only the stunning coastline, with its hidden coves and white sandy beaches, but also the rural Cornwall that time forgot. Situated in a world heritage site the past is ever present from the archetypal mine workings to the prehistoric settlements and landmarks that abound in this Celtic land. Country walks, on the doorstep, offer the most stunning views of untouched West Cornwall, whilst at the same time, avoiding the main tourist tracks.
Both the North (St. Ives Bay) and South (Mounts bay) coasts are easily accessible enabling the watersports enthusiast to find a variety of conditions that suit on any given day. The mile long, sandy beach of Praa Sands and Hendra is but five minutes away. World class surf and windsurfing spots abound as well as having great dive spots and sailing venues to hand.
Boscrege is the tranquil setting to allow exploration of both the Lizard and Land's end penisulas alike.
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14 Oct 2014
"Fantastic accommodation with a hearty welcome from Sarah"
From the moment we arrived and the warmest welcome from Sarah it was obvious we were going to have a lovely time. Inside the property is easily the best we have encountered, you could be mistaken into thinking you were in a 5 star hotel. Our host Sarah welcomed us with open arms and by the end of our stay it was as if we had known her for years, YES she is that caring and warm hearted and absolutely wished to ensure our stay was care-free. We were blessed with good weather ( for the time of year ) and was really taken aback when we realised how easy it was to travel to all the locations in the area. We found a couple of gems on the doorstep, 2 secluded coves and some astonishing eateries within 10 mins drive.
We will certainly be going again and it is highly recommended especially if you have a dog.
19 Sep 2014
"fantastic,not to be mist,"
We had just one wk at this lovely,secluded and very beautiful property, which was such a shame as from the moment we arrived sarah,made us very welcome,one of the nicest ladys you will ever come acros… More
30 Aug 2014
"Fantastic week, stunning accommodation and beautiful location"
The longhouse is a beautiful conversion tucked away from all the busy tourist areas but still only 5 minutes drive from the stunning cornish coastline, lands end and St Ives are only 20-30 minutes awa… More
8 Jul 2014
"Best accommodation ever!"
This property is by far the best self catering booking we have ever made in the UK. We stayed with our two small dogs and the facilities were brilliant. You could not ask for anything else to be pro… More
5 Jun 2014
"first holiday with 2 dogs went well!"
Excellent accommodation well equipped and very helpful resident owner. The rentals and gardens are lovely with lots of lovely walks around. There are plenty of dog friendly eating places around so it was very easy going. I recommend a day at Givenor tin mine really interesting.
30 Sep 2013
"Fantastic relaxing break"
The Long House ticks all the boxes - great accommodation, excellent facilities in a good location with really friendly owners. We were made to feel welcome but had our own space to enjoy our break.
We have a 2 yr old Labrador who loved it too, there is a large enclosed garden and plenty of space in the property for her to play.
We would def. recommend a visit - we hope to return very soon
29 Sep 2013
"Highly recommended break!"
My wife and I went for a week in August and was blessed with good weather and a beautiful place to enjoy it. We found the Longhouse easy to find and set in a very picturesque country setting. We were … More
24 Sep 2013
"A jewel in West Cornwall"
Arriving at The Longhouse for a two week stay with my husband and two small terriers, we received a very warm welcome from owners Sarah and Matt. Sarah showed us around the property which consisted of a slick, modern, well equipped kitchen, a spacious living/dinning room, a lovely light and airy bedroom and a really great wet-room, which included toilet, basin and the best shower ever! The property was scrupulously clean, very comfortable and tastefully furnished, with plenty of storage space. We had our own large private garden, which had a very fine apple tree, absolutely laden with the most delicious red apples, which we took full advantage of! Also lovely sunny sitting areas, with tables and chairs and a detached utility room with washing machine, tumble dryer and freezer for guests use. Towels and bed lining were provided and a tray with tea, coffee and also breakfast items for the following morning, which really was very thoughtful and most welcome.
The location of the Longhouse is second to none, it is in a relaxing, peaceful situation and is the perfect base for exploring the beautiful beaches and visiting the many interesting places in West Cornwall. There are beautiful walks right on the doorstep and good restaurants nearby in the lovely fishing village of Porthleven, serving fresh local produce and also some marvellous fish and chip shops too. We had a truly wonderful time at the Longhouse and really did not want to leave. Sarah went to great lengths to ensure we had everything we needed to enjoy our stay and that, along with her genuine and warm personality made our holiday one of the very best we've ever had. We're looking forward to returning in the not too distant future.
21 Aug 2013
"A Cornish delight."
A warm welcome awaited our arrival at The Longhouse. It's tastefully decorated and very comfortable, all needs taken care of. There is ample room for a couple with an extensive garden in a peaceful surroundings. Sarah and Matt, the owners, are a lovely couple, very approachable, going out of their way to make your stay as pleasant as possible. We definitely recommend this let, it's accessible to some picturesque beaches and places of interest. We will hopefully return in the not so distant future.
30 Jul 2013
"Excellent, wish we were still there!"
We have just returned from a fantastic week at the longhouse. From the moment we arrived we had a warm welcome from the owners Sarah, Matt, Luis and Rinsey the dog. We were particularly grateful of the welcome back of tea coffee butter and bread after a long journey!The longhouse was absolutely spotless and had a really new feel throughout whilst feeling very homely with decorative touches. There is everything you need in the cottage, the kitchen is well equipped with everything you need to dine in. The living area is very cosy with a lovely wood burner (we really wanted to use this but thought it might be strange on a hot week like we had!!) The bedroom is fantastic plenty of space for clothes etc and the bathroom lovely, always plenty of hot water. Outside there is a utility which was handy for washing and drying clothes and Sarah kindly said we were welcome to borrow windbreakers, wet suits etc. The garden was large with lovely sunny seating areas. The longhouse was very dog friendly for our labradoodle with a large garden, dog towel and bowls for him.
The location of the longhouse is in a quiet area but in very easy reach of Helston, Porthleven, Falmouth and St Ives and a short drive to a great beach Praa Sands. We found this beach as well as nearby beaches of Gwithian and Kynance Cove to amongst our favourite. Food wise we would recommend the sandbar at Praa Sands and Amelie's at Porthleven for food and the town of Newlyn was great for fresh seafood that we cooked. We heard The Grove is a lovely restaurant nearby but unfortunately was booked up when we wanted to go.
Would 100% recommend The Longhouse!
Thanks for a great holiday :)
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