Boutique Cottages in Boscastle

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A natural harbour tucked within an otherwise inhospitable 40-mile stretch of coast, Boscastle is a haven in every sense of the word. Surrounded by undulating hills and peppered with traditional thatched cottages overlooking a medieval harbour, it is a tiny port with massive personality. Beckoning visitors for a whirlwind romantic break or a sun-drenched summer getaway, it has all the ingredients for a holiday to cherish forever.

Browse through our collection of luxury cottages in Boscastle and find the perfect nest from which to spend your days walking, relaxing and admiring the impossibly picturesque scenery. With award-winning pubs and attractions within the village itself (including the frightful Witchcraft Museum) and only a hop, skip and a jump from some of the North Coast’s finest sites and sights, there will be plenty to seize your imagination and fill your days with magical moments.

At Boutique Retreats, all of our gorgeous self-catering cottages come fully-equipped so you can grab some fresh ingredients from Boscastle Farm Shop and rustle up hearty meals in the comfort of your private retreat. That said, if you fancy heading out for a light lunch or an evening of haute-cuisine, there are a number of establishments in the village that will pique your interest.

With two AA rosettes, Waterloo Restaurant serves modern European cuisine with French inflections and boasts a warm, welcoming atmosphere. Take a pew by the fire in the bar or head up to their Turret Room for more formal service. For the best start to the day, head to Harbour Lights for a delicious breakfast, or indulge in a leisurely lie in before brunch at the National Trust Café or Charlie’s in Tintagel.

A low-beamed 16th Century inn, the Napoleon Inn (or ‘the Nap’, as locals know it), is regularly featured in CAMRA’s Good Beer Guide and is so full of character you won’t fail to fall in love with its quirky charm and timeworn walls. Head over for an evening pint and soak up the atmosphere or opt for a fireside tipple at the historic Cobweb Inn. With many a tale between its walls, the Cobweb is particularly inviting in winter when two roaring fires radiate glorious warmth and local real ales wait to fill and refill your glass.

As well as dreamy food, Boscastle’s the Long Bar & Restaurant benefits from outdoor seating so you can soak up the sunshine with a crisp white wine or lime-topped G&T. Or, for a sheltered outdoor spot where you can sit with your four-legged friend, pop the dog-friendly Manor House on your list and enjoy a Cornish cider or soft drink. Free to embrace the holiday spirit, you can while the afternoon away with a drink in hand as your shoulders relax and smile broadens.

Having inspired much of Thomas Hardy’s most soul-searching poetry and literature, Boscastle and its magnificent surrounds hold year-round sway. Leaving you with ample choice of things to see and do, you will simply be spoilt for choice. To get started, go for a walk around Boscastle’s historic harbour, a bustling commercial port throughout the 19th Century.

For the best views of the harbour, Willapark is the place to go. A towering 317ft promontory, Willapark was once the site of an Iron Age cliff castle, with evidence indicating that people have occupied the area since 200BC. These days, Willapark is topped with an old lookout tower and offers breathtaking panoramas that are well worth the walk.

To keep the legs pumping, carry on along the South West Coast Path or go inland to explore the enchanting Valency Valley, a wooded river valley offering a lush contrast to the wild, rugged coastline. A few miles away, the fairy-tale-esque St Nectan’s Glen is the home of tangled trees, varied wildlife and shy piskies hiding in the branches. 

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