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An Elizabethan farmhouse with swoon-inducing interiors and gorgeous gardens, tucked away in the countryside yet close to the north Cornish coastline - what's not to love? Nestled between Bude and Boscastle, this idyllic farmhouse is simply divine, offering the perfect combination of coast and countryside.

At a Glance

From £1,119 for a long weekend or mid week break.
Celebratory stays Cottage garden Extensive outdoor dining and seating Family friendly Fire pit Off the beaten track Rolling countryside Short drive to beaches Travel cot Al Fresco eating Workcation Retreat Dog friendly Wood Burner Parking Country Houses Design-led retreat Boutique country chic
Hidden away from the crowds and one of three properties situated on a rural farm, Thomasine benefits from being set in unspoilt, sleepy countryside whilst at the same time being just a few minutes from the wild north Cornish coastline. Step through the door and you'll find a home brim-full of vintage character and charm, bejewelled in deep, sumptuous colours and resplendent in velvets, wood and stone floors, original beamed ceilings, cosy wood burners and the warmest welcome you'll ever find. If you can bear to tear yourself away, there's plenty to explore too; from Boscastle, Tintagel, Port Isaac and Padstow to the west and Crackington Haven, Bude and the Hartland Heritage Coast to the east - you're not far from Dartmoor too.

There's plenty of living space in which to sprawl after a day out exploring. The wonderful sitting room with south facing windows over the front garden has an epic, original granite fireplace complete with huge wood burning stove, around which nestle two large velvet sofas and two armchairs - what better spot for late night chats in front of the flickering flames?

In addition, there is an oh-so-cosy snug with another large wood burner, teal velvet sofa (to match the amazing teal walls), leather armchair and smaller yellow sofa - made for cuddling! For entertainment, a Smart TV with Bluetooth speaker provide everything you need. We just love the antique gramophone in the corner too.


The fabulous country kitchen with beamed ceiling and gorgeous flagged floor has everything you'll need, whether you're keeping it simple (well, you are on holiday!) or if you want to pull out all the stops and create culinary masterpieces for your loved ones. There's an oil-burning Stanley range oven (similar to an Aga), plus a Bosch electric oven and ceramic hob, fridge, dishwasher, double Belfast sink and all the cookware you could possibly need. In addition, there is a Miele washing machine and microwave in the utility room.

For dining, there is a small table in the kitchen, perfect for breakfasts, whilst there's a large farmhouse table that seats six in the sitting room. Alternatively, during warmer months, the cider barn offers a unique dining experience, where you can sit next to the original apple press amongst the fairy lights - the perfect setting for celebratory meals and a true countryside experience. On a sunny day you could also choose to dine on the front lawn amid the cottage garden flowers.


There are three beautiful bedrooms to choose from - so there'll be no arguments as they are all equally wonderful!

The first bedroom is an en suite and is a lovely, bright room with vaulted ceiling and south facing views over the front garden and countryside beyond. The plumptuous king size bed is accompanied by a wardrobe, chest of drawers, two gorgeous golden-coloured velvet chairs and a bedside table as well as an original fireplace, exposed white wooden floorboards, and a window seat at which to linger and gaze.

The second cosy bedroom also boasts south facing views over the front garden plus a sweet king size bed-knobs-and-broomsticks wrought iron bed, dressing table, two sunshine yellow chairs, a chest of drawers, clothes hooks and a small sink.

The pretty third bedroom has oodles of charm with picturesque vaulted ceiling, exposed wooden beams, dual aspect windows (south facing over the front garden west facing over the meadow) and original feature fireplace. The sumptuous king size bed is a zip and link, meaning it can be split into two single beds if needed. We just love the teal velvet scalloped chairs.

All the beds come with anti-allergy bedding, Egyptian cotton linens and plentiful cushions and throws to ensure a blissful, uninterrupted nights' sleep.


The en suite bathroom is just beautiful with a large, freestanding cast iron bath, whilst there's a family bathroom with another freestanding bath in front of the old stone mullion window and a shower. In addition, there is a shower room on the ground floor. Both the en suite and the downstairs shower room have heated rails to keep towels warm and fluffy.

Outdoor space

As befits this glorious country abode, the garden is just divine, and perfect whether you want a lazy day in the sunshine on the sun loungers, stroll barefoot in the grass around the wildflower meadows on a balmy evening, enjoy a glass or two of something special on the swing seat, huddle around the fire pit or get competitive with family games on the lawn.


There is plenty of private parking for up to six cars.

Babies and children

Babies and children are welcome. A travel cot can be provided on request.


Up to two dogs are welcome at Thomasine. We charge £35 per dog per week or short break. The front garden can be enclosed if the front and side gates are closed.


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

What's in a name?

Thomasine was a local, poor shepherd girl who lived in the local village of Week St Mary. One day she helped a very wealthy traveller who had got into difficulty as he passed through the village, and by way of thanks, he offered her employment in his big house which she gladly accepted. When the man's first wife died, he married Thomasine, and in her new position she did all she could to help the poor and destitute, especially those in Week St Mary - and her influence can still be seen today within the village. She later went on to marry the Lord Mayor of London.

In the Area

Whether you're a country lover or a fan of the sea or want a bit of both, you'll be spoilt for choice at Thomasine. For water babies, 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. Head inland and across the border into Devon to explore wild, untamed Dartmoor or stick to Cornwall and pay a visit to the Tamar Valley and Bodmin Moor - both incredibly breath-taking.

History lovers will adore Tintagel, whilst quirky Boscastle and its Museum of Witchcraft is a must. Further along, Port Isaac (of Doc Martin fame and the home of The Fishermen's Friends) is a must-see and it's also home to two Nathan Outlaw restaurants. Further along you'll find the Camel Estuary and Padstow, great for foodies and also for water sports for the more adventurous!

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  • 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 & £38 booking fee secures your dates.
  • Payment of balance is due 8 weeks before your holiday starts.
  • There is a charge of £35 per pet per week or short break
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