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Bedroom details

5 Bedrooms (Sleeps 10 + cot)

Bedroom 1

1 x king

Bedroom 2

1 x zip and link

Bedroom 3

1 x king

Bedroom 4

1 x king

Bedroom 5

1 x zip and link

'Rivendell was perfect, whether you liked food, or sleep, or work, or story-telling, or singing, or just sitting and thinking best, or a pleasant mixture of them all.' - Lord of the Rings.

Although not quite the last homely house from Tolkien's famous books, this fabulous retreat is a marvellously welcoming home for ten lucky people. With exquisite interiors, huge social spaces, en suite bedrooms and bags of outdoor space, it's ideal for multi-generational families or a group of friends wanting to spend time together. It's also dog friendly (two are most welcome), so your furry friends needn't be left behind. Situated just above the village of Boscastle, you're ideally positioned to explore the wonderful north Cornish coastline and places such as Padstow, Rock, Polzeath, the Camel Estuary, Bodmin Moor, Tintagel and Bude.

Building works

Please note, during the months of May and June there will be scaffolding in place around an outbuilding at the end of the garden. The area will be fenced off for safety and no works will take place during your stay.

Whilst this is in place, a 10% reduction has been applied for all available dates until Friday 30th August 2024.


There are two exceptional rooms for gatherings; the incredible sitting room is just huge with high vaulted ceiling, sofas that easily seat ten, massive wood burning stove and large coffee table. The size of this space is hard to capture but it's perfect for large gatherings with glass doors leading outside for when the soiree spills into the garden on summery nights. We just adore the touches of green that makes this room so bright and pretty, and there's a huge 65-inch OLED smart TV for when only a film night will do.

In addition, there's a gorgeous snug with seating for five (plus a fab furry beanbag). Complete with a 40-inch LED television, this is great for those seeking a little peace and quiet or for kids to escape to if they want their own space.

There's also a great games room with a pool table, table football, darts board and plenty of books and board games to keep everyone entertained, plus there's SONOS throughout the main living areas.


The beautiful country kitchen with wooden worktops is just a joy to cook in with a separate electric oven and hob, Belfast sink, separate island with breakfast bar and all the equipment you'll need to rustle up feasts including the all-important bean to cup filter coffee machine. The vaulted ceiling, flagged flooring and exposed stone walls add lots of Cornish character to this light and airy room.

Next door, you'll find the lovely formal dining room with huge table and plenty of comfy seating for ten. The beamed ceiling and cosy feel make is a perfect spot for dinner parties that last well into the night, and glass doors lead outside, so you can leave them open on warm, balmy nights.

Sleeping and bathing

There are five glorious bedrooms, each individually designed and beautifully peaceful, making them a perfect refuge at the end of the day.

Upstairs, the master bedroom is en suite and has a sumptuous king size Hypnos bed, plenty of built in wardrobes, spacious vaulted ceiling and glass door leading outside. The en suite has a freestanding bath and shower. There are two further bedrooms upstairs - a king bedroom with an en suite shower room and a zip-and-link bedroom meaning it can be set up as either twins or a super king bed and has an en suite with a bath with shower overhead. Downstairs, there's a further zip-and-link bedroom and a king bedroom with an en suite shower room.

Each bedroom is beautifully decorated with carefully chosen artwork and storage, and beds are swathed in gorgeous linens and goose down duvets and pillows (hypoallergenic bedding available on request). There's an additional cloak room on the ground floor with a loo and sink.

Outdoor space

To the front of the house lies the gated garden with extensive lawn, sunny terrace and outbuildings for storage. With unspoilt views over rolling fields and out to sea, this is a marvellous spot to relax in on sunny days. There's a table and chairs for alfresco dining too.

Babies and children

A cot, highchair and stairgate are available on request - please bring your own bedding.


Two well-behaved dogs are very welcome at Rivendell. Please note, there is an additional fee per dog, per week or short break.


Rivendell has WiFi so if you need to stay in touch with the outside world you can.


There is plenty of private parking at Rivendell.

In the Area

Perched high on the hills looking down over Boscastle and out to sea, you couldn't ask for a more idyllic setting. Head down to the coast and you can join the South West Coastal Path in either direction for stupendous, scenery-loaded walks whilst inland you'll find ancient woodland and Minster Church, a spiritual site since the 6th century. The village of Boscastle itself has plenty of places to visit or get a bite to eat and drink, such as the National Trust shop and café, whilst pubs The Cobweb, The Riverside or The Napoleon are fab places for a drink and pub grub. Boscastle Farm Shop is worth exploring plus there's a café too, whilst Tintagel Brewery and Restaurant Nathan Outlaw are a short drive away. There's an abundance of beaches nearby for windswept walks during winter or long sunny days swimming; Bude, Widemouth Bay, Bossiney Haven, Trebarwith Strand and Polzeath are well worth a visit.

Our beautiful homestay for ten is gorgeously rural, perched high above Boscastle, boasting mesmerising sea views across the north Cornish coast...

At a glance

From £2,408 for a long weekend or mid week break.

Sleeps 10 + cot | 5 Bedrooms | Dogs welcome

Key features

Al Fresco eating

Big and Beautiful

Downstairs bedroom

Family friendly

Sandy beach nearby

Travel cot and highchair

Workcation Retreat


Dog friendly

Sea views

Walking distance to a pub

Wood Burner


check in / check out days

Short breaks:

  • Mid Week Breaks (Mon to Fri) cost 75% of the weekly rate.
  • Long Weekends (Fri to Mon) cost 75% of the weekly rate.
  • Short breaks are not available at Christmas and New Year.


  • A 13 deposit & £40 booking fee secures your dates.
  • Payment of balance is due 8 weeks before your holiday starts.
  • There is a charge of £38 per pet per week or short break
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We know how gorgeous our retreats are, but don’t just take our word for it – here’s what previous guests say about Rivendell:

The house was beautiful and furnished to a high standard and the views from the property were simply stunning. I wouldn’t hesitate to stay here again or recommend to friends.

Highly recommended. Beautiful house overlooking countryside and out to sea. So much space both in the house and in the gardens. Beautifully styled and equipped. So relaxing and comfortable.

Great house, excellent location, wonderful views.

Beautiful house and even more beautiful mature gardens. Clearly designed by a very good gardener! We 9 plus baby and dog had a fabulous time helped in part by the glorious sunshine.

We really wish we could have stayed longer - such a wonderful property and gorgeous peaceful location.

Fabulous location, absolutely stunning house, a truly fantastic holiday had by all!

A wonderful house - plenty of space that is all completed to an extremely high standard. Book with confidence and have a wonderful holidy!

Fabulous location with a wonderful communal space and beautiful garden.

The facilities were excellent, the location great and the property first class - the Grandchildren said they had never been in a house thar big before - the games room was a real hit.

Lovely comfortable home in a great location, with lovely views of the countryside and sea.

This house was wonderful. It was beautifully furnished and decorated, and was immaculate. We arrived to a lovely selection of local produce and fresh flowers. It was extremely peaceful and the views of the sea and sunsets from the garden were amazing. We had an absolutely lovely holiday and would love to visit again.

A fantastic cottage with so much space and views that allows you to sit and daydream

Fabulous cottage in a stunning location, will deffnatley come back.

Beautiful garden and location, beautiful interior, everything we needed.

Perfect holiday! Thank you

Comfortable and stylish and very spacious house, well provided for with sitting and dining areas. Overall the house is in good condition, well maintained with clean or new kitchen utensils and good bedding. Good garden with some nice views. Plenty of parking. Easy access to Boscastle which is a very attractive and unspoiled village.

Wonderful place - a great Christmas treat for our family.

A fabulous house with so much space. The games room was fantastic for the evenings or rainy days. Loved the area, several interesting and beautiful walks from the house.

The property is a credit to the owners who obviously have taken a great deal of care, thought and clearly have great deal of pride in their property. Fixtures, fittings, design, attention to detail, are of the highest standard Enhancing the property is the work of the cleaners who provided spotless accommodation.

wish it was ours !!!

The beautiful sea view from the garden and main bedroom is under stated in the marketing material. This was an added bonus as well as being in a quiet location out of the main town of Boscastle.

Wonderful space in a beautiful location. Super relaxing yet so much to do. The perfect place for a large family gathering.

Rivendell is a stunning family house in a great location with wonderful sea views and a beautiful garden. If you like walking the footpaths down to Boscastle are picturesque and the town has many and varied places to eat out. Three generations had a great week there thank you.

Rivendell was an excellent home for our holiday. It met all our expectations, beautiful location and a stunning property.

A wonderful cottage in a super location certainly would advise a supermarket delivery on arrival as shops are not close by

The house was spacious enough for three generations of the same family to have their own space! Vital for happy families!

A beautiful retreat in a stunning setting. We woke up every morning with smiles on our faces as we wondered down to the kitchen to gather for breakfast. It didn’t matter what the weather was like outside as there was so much to keep us busy in the house - from gaming in the snug, a film on Netflix in the living room or pool in the games room. The perfect house for eating, drinking, relaxing and socialising.

Superb space , beautifully decorated . Quality living throughout . Ideal location. Would highly recommend

A gorgeous property in a great location. Lots of space and our sons loved the games room.

The ideal place for a peaceful, relaxing family holiday. Dog- friendly too.

'Superb space, beautifully decorated. Quality living throughout. Ideal location. Would highly recommend' - October 2020

'It was utterly beautiful in every way. The decor was stunning' - September 2020

'The house was beautiful. Very roomy and perfect for our family holiday. Even Ted the dog loved his little spot in the kitchen. We had a few little hitches which were very quickly dealt with and the beautiful flowers were gratefully received. We would certainly recommend this beautiful house. Perfect in every way' - September 2020

'A gorgeous property in a great location. Lots of space and our sons loved the games room' - September 2020

'Beautiful house with elegant decor. Lovely garden with magnificent views. Spotlessly clean and peaceful. The games room was an added bonus which the children really loved. The ideal place for a peaceful, relaxing family holiday. Dog- friendly too' - August 2020

'Thank you hosts ! we have had a lovely week and Rivendell with some glorious February sunshine, we had a great fun playing pool and darts in the evening. It's a wonderful base to explore the surrounding countryside - the coastline and the local woods are stunning.' - February 2019

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