Hitherto Holiday Apartment
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Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 6
Starting life as a 19th century Wesleyan chapel and later becoming the village post office after a string of fascinating uses along the way; Hitherto now offers friendly, two bedroom, self contained, apartment accommodation in one of the oldest and most attractive streets in the county.
A set of 14 slate topped steps with sturdy wrought iron railings lead to the stable door entrance and short hall way to two double bedrooms, one large room with emperor sized bed and one more cosier sized double, both overlooking the picturesque old village street and waterfall of Jordan river below.
There are two bathrooms available, one with shower and the other with a shower over bath, both opposite the bedrooms; a fully fitted kitchen with oven, dishwasher, microwave, refrigerator etc and large dining and living areas with extendable pine table and chairs and two large sofas, one converts to a comfortable double bed, and freeview television perfect for relaxing after a long day at the beach or hiking or what ever adventure you choose to fill your day.
A few yards further up the street, on the site of the 11th Century Bottreaux Castle and overlooking the beautiful view down the Jordan Valley, is a private suntrap garden belonging to Hitherto with summer house, picnic table and grassed area perfect for barbecues or just catching the sun with a good book. There is also an area at the front of the property for off street parking for two vehicles, a rarity yet a must on this popular street in the summer months.
The beautiful harbour, local shops, pubs and restaurants are a pleasant 5 minute walk down the hill (10 minutes back depending on your fitness), and a slightly steeper but even shorter walk up to the Napoleon; a 16th century inn and restaurant at the top of the village.
Tintagel, just under 4 miles south, has a wider range of shops with some great pubs, restaurants and takeaway facilities as well as being home to King Arthurs Great Halls and Medieval Castle. There are amazing cliff walks along the dramatic South West Coast Path including the beautiful Rocky Valley and St Nectans Glen, as well as lovely walks upstream along the wooded Valency Valley to St Juliot church restored by Thomas Hardy.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Crackington Haven 10 km|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||500 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Newquay 30 km, Nearest railway: Bodmin Parkway 20 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Central heating, TV|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
The West Country region
The Atlantic coast of Cornwall stretches for over seventy miles along a wildly beautiful landscape where towns and villages huddle in the cliffs for protection against the sea. A renowned hub for thrill seekers who get active in and out of the water, the mile wide bays are popular with the nation's surfers and family's alike. With fabulous accommodation and celebrity endorsed eateries transforming the coast into top class destinations, North Cornwall magically combines the hip and trendy with absolutely stunning natural scenery.
The regions attractions include; great surf spots and sensational family friendly sandy beaches including Widemouth Bay at Bude and Trebarwith Strand just north of Tintagel, spectacular coastline minutes from the door with breathtaking scenery and dramatic cliffs, an abundance of wildlife such as seals and peregrines sandy bays, The Camel Trail for walks and bike rides, Tintagel Castle and village, Bodmin Moor, Jamaica Inn and eerie Bodmin county jail, Eden Project, Padstow (and all things Rick Stein). Port Issac the fishing village where Doc Martin in filmed along with so so so much more!
The picturesque fishing village of Boscastle with its medieval past and distinctive natural harbour is one of Cornwall's most romantic places. It is a village steeped in history, associated with authors and artists who have been inspired by its remoteness and rugged beauty. Abundant in wildlife, dramatic walks and historic features, Boscastle with this many natural attractions, is an ideal place to make your holiday base at any time of year.
There's a great selection of shops, galleries, a pottery and the renowned Museum of Witchcraft, along with three fantastic Inns, Cobweb Inn, Napoleon Inn and Wellington Hotel all serving fantastic food along with The Manor and Riverside Hotels and many more delightful cafes . The area also has a number of gorgeous churches, most dating from Norman times and in such beautiful countryside there are plenty of good walks that start in the village.
Special events on the local calendar are; The Boscastle Food and Arts Festival in October, The Boscastle Walking Week in April & Tintagel Carnival in August
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23 Aug 2013
"Fantastic base to explore Boscastle and Cornwall"
Four of us stayed for a long weekend a short while ago, and we had such a fantastic time. Frances and Her friend (managing the cottage while she was away) were a pleasure to deal with, and very accomm… More
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