Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 5
Not many places where you can swim in your own indoor heated swimming pool (22' x 9' x 4'8" deep) to Handel's Water Music (piped from stereo next door). It and sauna are both within a detached house in its own enclosed garden (flowers, lawn, rockery, patio, table/chairs, barbecue) on the very steep hillside in Boscastle. Full of character and imagination, it is an 'own home' with nice paintings, prints, DVD/video selection; well-equipped. Long sea/headland views over the village from most windows. Small living room with Victorian open fireplace, TV/DVD/video; large, hub-of-house kitchen/dining room, very well fitted (dishwasher, microwave, fridge-freezer, TV) with French windows to patio; utility room (washing machine, Sheila Maid) and lockable door to pool; tiled shower-room (suite - next to swimming pool). Upstairs, three bedrooms – the lovely large master double (5' bed, TV), light with ceiling to the rafters and two large bay windows (splendid views) and en suite bathroom (suite plus hand-shower); a twin; and a single; shower-room (suite).
|Size||Sleeps up to 5, 3 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Private indoor pool, Sauna, Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|Pool||Private indoor pool|
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, Telephone|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 3 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (3), Double beds (1), Cots (1)|
|Other||Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private indoor pool, Private garden|
|Further details indoors||
Please bring your own beach towels.
The agent has its own star rating system to quantify interior quality, comfort and ambience. This property has been rated 4 star.
The West Country region
Cornwall's north coast: from the river Camel north to Bude and on to Morwenstow and the highest cliffs in the West Country, it is a mixture of great cliffs and beaches. Walking (coast path) and bird-friendly cliffs (usually no road near): peregrines possible. Great sand/surf beaches at Polzeath, Trebarwith, Widemouth Bay, Bude and Sandy Mouth; sandy coves at Port Gaverne, Bossiney, Crackington Haven, Duckpool, and others less accessible; Rock, also sandy, is the place for watersports, including sailing on the Camel estuary; very fine golf course (St Enodoc); mini-fjords at Port Quin and Boscastle. Port Isaac is very pretty round its cliff-enclosed harbour.
The well-worth-riding Camel Trail cycleway (bicycles for hire) follows the river Camel from Bodmin Moor to Padstow. Pencarrow is a beautiful house with wonderful garden. Tintagel has a ruined castle (King Arthur's?) on a wild headland. St Juliot church was restored by Thomas Hardy and 'a pair of blue eyes' nearly fell down a Crackington cliff. Bodmin Moor, its highest hills quite mountainous, is only a little way inland and Blisland, on its northern edge, is one of Cornwall's prettiest villages - makes a change from sea: so does lovely Lanhydrock (see Cornwall's 'Med'). Not far to Eden (see South Cornwall).
Boscastle: famous village (pubs) where two rivers meet the sea in a natural harbour between steep moorland hillsides. Very lovely cliff and wooded-valley walks. Pretty low-tide sand beach at Bossiney, 2 miles, or bigger Trebarwith Strand (surfing), 5; Tintagel, 3. Pony-trekking locally.