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Excellent 5/5 6 reviews


House | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 3

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Suitable for children over
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden

Boskernyk was originally constructed around a 1926 motor coach, which was dragged onto the hillside by a redundant miner in the 1930s. It is an ideal getaway for couples with up to one child and pets.

There is parking for up to two medium sized cars. The property benefits from good TV, radio and mobile phone reception, but does not have wi-fi. Radiators and hotwater are heated by a log burner and electricity.

Size Sleeps up to 3, 1 bedrooms
Nearest beach Porthtowan 500 m
Will consider Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 500 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Newquay 25 km, Nearest railway: Redruth 5 km
Family friendly Suitable for children over 5
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, DVD player, Sea view
General Central heating, TV, Safe
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine
Rooms 1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden
Access Parking
Further details indoors

The motor coach makes up part of the lounge and hence there is a restriction on head room for anyone above 5'8" in that area.

Further details outdoors

Private south facing garden with views down the North Cornish coast towards Godrevy lighthouse and St Ives.

The nearby beach has blue flag status and is ideal for surfing. The famous Blue Bar restaurant and Unicorn pub (both with free wi-fi), village shops and amenities are all within a short walking distance.

Further details

We have stated that the property is not suitable for children under the age of five due to four steep steps leading down from the kitchen to the dining area and the coastal path down to the beach would not suit a push chair or pram.

The West Country region

Cornwall has been named Top UK Holiday Destination in British Travel Awards for the second consecutive year. This marked an impressive double award win for Cornwall as St Ives was also named "Best UK Seaside Town". On top of this the Eden Project also scooped silver for "Best UK Day Out Experience".

The announcement of these awards completed an award-winning year for Cornwall and St Ives. As well as these awards, Cornwall has been named the country's most scenic county and St Ives was declared "Best Family Holiday Destination" in the prestigious Coast Awards 2010 as well as favourite seaside town in a Which? holiday survey.


Porthtowan is a popular seaside resort, which has once again, been awarded "Blue Flag" status for its wonderful beach and is one of the reasons Porthtowan is known as one of the most popular holiday destinations in Cornwall. Porthtowan is just one of five blue flag beaches in Cornwall. Porthtowan is rich in heritage and flanked by imposing granite cliffs overlooking a narrow winding valley. The Towan Roath engine house, an archetypal Cornish mine, is located on top of the cliffs overlooking Porthtowan beach.

The village has a full range of amenities - grocery shop, post office, surf hire shops, pub, cafe and the famous Blue Bar Restaurant, right on the beach itself, which regularly hosts live acts. As well as the Blue Bar there is also the more traditional Victory Inn at Towan Cross, a ten minute walk away.

The nearest clubs can be found in Redruth and Camborne, just a ten minute drive away. The cathedral city of Truro is about twenty five minutes away and boasts many lively bars and some great clubs, and Newquay is about thirty minutes drive away. There is a bus stop in the village and Redruth train station is only about ten minutes away.

The nearby village of Portreath is well known for its mineral tramroad, which now provides an excellent bicycle trail from the north coast at Portreath along to the south coast at Devoran and this can be joined not too far away from the property, just off the Porthtowan-Porthtreath road. Bicycle hire is available in the village or a mile or so away at Cambrose, right next to the tramway.

The nearest golf course is at Radnor Golf and Ski Centre, a five minute drive away. Radnor has a full indoor ski machine where instructors will teach you to ski from scratch or you can have lessons to brush up on your technique before your winter holiday.

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Review 1-6 of 6

12 Aug 2014



Came for 3days for a family wedding and fell in love. Completely fab - what a lovely setting and place. Brilliant :)… More

9 Jun 2014


"Some say quirky. I say badly designed. A small step up from glamping"

We stayed at Boskernyk for a week at the end of May. We have visited Cornwall several times over the years and love it. We did not love this cottage however. The shower was dreadful, the roof in the c… More

13 Aug 2013


"Seaside gem. Don't let it fool you."

My young family and I spent a wonderful week here. The location is great. The owner is extremely helpful and quick to respond to any queries. Indoor and outdoor space are charming. Easy access to grea… More

2 Jul 2013


"Great Little Holiday Cottage"

Spent a long weekend here in May. Lovely clean property. Very quirky. Has sea views and only a ten minute walk to the beach. Also has easy access to the coastal path.
Would recommend to anyone. Will be coming back sometime.

6 Oct 2012


"Brilliant, fantastic cottage in perfect location, planning to return!"

Although the beach next to the property only allows dogs at the end of September through to Spring we discovered that when the Life Guards finish work for the day, everyone takes their dogs on the beach for a lovely evening walk. So you can stroll form the house down to the beach with the dogs and then have a drink or a meal at the Blue Bar (dogs are very welcome) right on the beach and watch the sun set, so perfect.

18 Sep 2012


"Fantastic Relaxing Break"

Just a quick comment to say what a fantastic place the cottage was. Great quirky character with a relaxing holiday feel.Great view of sea and location with beach and bar a 5 min walk down path,.......… More

Review 1-6 of 6

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