This impressive period house has beautiful views of the Valency valley and the river leading through the centre of Boscastle. Set back from the coast path this property gives a lovely feeling of privacy while still being in the centre of this famous picturesque village, and the raised garden has majestic views of the harbour.
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Bossy Castle is a stunning end of terrace period property, split over three floors which has been recently renovated but retains lots of character features. There is a warming multi fuel stove in the lounge and a well equipped kitchen / dining area with large range cooker and farmhouse table. The bedrooms are all beautifully finished with a rustic style. Outside the private garden offers a stunning, private, vantage point to look down the Valency Valley and watch the river, harbour and the sea, when the tide comes in.
The Elizabethan harbour of Boscastle is famous for the floods of 2004 which devastated the village now it is once again picture perfect with a delightful selection of gift shops, public houses, cafes, restaurants and hotels. Boscastle has one of the most outstanding sections of the coast path with majestic promontories, crashing surf, secluded coves and long beaches with soft, golden sand. The stunning towns of Port Isaac, Rock and Padstow are a short drive to the west and are well worth a trip.
There is one beautiful shower room at the property, but there is no bathroom.
Ground floor: Enter into a small hall with stairs leading up and doors leading to: Large, double aspect, L shaped lounge with comfortable sofas, wood burning stove, sash windows and flat screen Smart TV; Kitchen / dining area with farmhouse table and chairs, fitted units, a large range cooker and further doors leading back to the garden or to the rear yard;
First floor: Stairs open up onto landing with stairs leading up and doors leading to: Family shower room with WC and hand basin; Bedroom to front with 4'6" bed, storage and two sash windows with views of the river; Second bedroom with 4'6" double bed to the rear also with storage.
Second floor: Stairs open onto small landing with master bedroom to the front with fitted units and a 4'6" bed and great views down the river towards the harbour; Further bedroom to the rear with single bed and truckle bed underneath and storage.
Exterior: Parking for 3 cars alongside and in front of the property. There is a large patio area and a private raised garden with stunning views of the harbour, there is various seating and a picnic table.
Facilities & Services
Heating is via the electric on demand radiators. The kitchen is fully fitted with a range of units. There is an electric range oven and hob, microwave, toaster, fridge and separate freezer, dishwasher and washing machine. There is a washing line. The living room has a flatscreen digital Smart TV complete with Netflix. There is free superfast WiFi at the property. There is an iron & ironing board.
Electricity, heating, bed linen and towels are all included. You will need to bring your own beach towels. We regret that no smoking is allowed. Up to 2 well behaved dogs may stay at the property for the small additional cost of £25 per dog per week. Dogs must not be left unattended in the property. There is off road parking for 3 cars. There is a cot and high chair available upon request.
General Booking Information
Arrival / Departure is normally a Friday.
Short breaks are available during the quieter months of the year.
£200 pre-authorised to your credit or debit card as a security deposit is required.
Low occupancy discounts are available for couples staying for 7 nights outside the peak season and using one bedroom only.
Boscastle is a tiny port set in a narrow ravine, the town came into prominence recently as a result of terrible floods in the summer of 2004. In the village there is a pottery, a museum of witchcraft and several gift shops. A footpath to the left of the quayside will take you to the 'Lookout' which is a wonderful vantage point from which to view the rugged coastline. Boscastle was once a favourite meeting place of the author Thomas Hardy, and is the location for one of his novels 'A Pair of Blue Eyes'. Boat trips can be taken from the harbour as far as Long Island, where during the breeding season you may see razorbills, puffins & guillemots. There is a demanding 7 mile coastal path walk between Boscastle and Crackington Haven. There are several attractions along this stretch of coast including Strangles beach at the bottom of a large landslip with a rock arch the Northern Door. Just south of here is High Cliff which is the highest point on the Cornish coast path. Don't forget to visit Pentargon inlet which has an imposing waterfall that cascades down to the sea below.
Trethevy is a delightful hamlet, equidistant from Boscastle and Tintagel and has a history which may well go back to 250 AD when a granite post was inscribed with C DOMI N GALLO ET VOLUS – ‘For the Emperor Caesars our lords Gallus and Volusian’ this can now be found outside St Piran a former monastery and now private residence, Trethevy is also home to St Nectans Glen a beautiful valley where the River Trevillet has carved its way through the slate and formed a beautiful 60' waterfall.
On Bodmin Moor, Dozmary pond is thought to contain Arthur's Excalibur, and Merlin is thought to be still found walking under Tintagel Island. Camelford is a great centre for touring, walking, fishing, swimming or surfing holidays. The town is steeped in history and has excellent shopping and sporting facilities. Port Isaac is the location of the televisions series Poldark and more recently Doc Martin, as well as being a gorgeous working fishing village. Bodmin Jail built in 1778, notorious for its public executions by hanging, was the first jail to be built housing inmates in individual cells. The Jail closed in 1927 and is now a museum open to the public, which during the First World War housed the Crown Jewels and the Doomsday Book. The famous Camel Trail follows the route of the old railway along traffic free paths for 18 miles, providing the whole family with a fairly flat cycle through Bodmin and Wadebridge, and out to Padstow where you can sample Rick Steins famous Fish and Chips. The market town of Launceston is the capital of Cornwall and well worth a visit to see the church of St Mary Magdelene, with granite carvings, unusual among Cornish churches.
Guest from South Molton stayed for 3 nights.
Great location for a weekend break. Good cottage with everything you need. Could do with a second toilet with a house that can take up to 6 adults. Lovely and comfortable all round.
Guest from Exeter stayed for 4 nights.
As always bossy castle delivers another fantastic short winter break, we love boscastle as its the perfect location to discover Cornwall, the house is fantastic and is comfortable and plenty of rooms, very well equipped kitchen, everything you need, home from home. There is some great local pubs if you fancy eating out... and padstow food festival always a great place to go to sample all the great food and drink Cornwall has to offer, all in all we love bossy castle , highly recommend for a winter break away, for a couple or a family getaway. ????
Guest from Chatham stayed for 7 nights.
Bossy castle cottage is well maintained and has been loving restored. The facilities were excellent location excellent all in all a fabulous holiday destination. I would recommend it and hope to return again
Guest from Southampton stayed for 7 nights.
Bossy castle was in the perfect location for walking and exploring the area which we did and got to see some beautiful sights walking the cost path. Very peaceful in the evening not sure about during the day as we were away from the property, nice to come back to a comfortable house providing everything we required I would definitely return Andy recommend this house.
Guest from South Molton stayed for 3 nights.
Nice cottage for family short break. Excellent location great village for amenities and walks. Would be nice to have a second toilet in the cottage. Many thanks
Guest from Nottingham stayed for 7 nights.
We had a wonderful week at Bossy Castle to celebrate our silver wedding anniversary. It is a beautiful house furnished very tastefully to a very high standard and very well equipped. The house is situated right in the harbour and the shops and pubs and coastal walks are right on your doorstep. The owner is a delight to deal with and nothing is too much trouble.We cant fault it and we will definitely be going back.
Guest from Hayling Island stayed for 4 nights.
Bosscastel was a very lovely cottage and the owners had try to think of very thing you will need for your time away And the only thing we can think would make it even better would be another loo boscatel is a lovely place with shops tea room and some very nice pubs And it has some lovely walks for all ages and dogs
Guest from Southampton stayed for 7 nights.
Very comfortable stay even in poor weather,thank goodness for Netflix on those cold, wet, dark unexpected September evenings.Location delightful, walks excellent and walking distance access to take away food and restaurants a bonus.
Guest from Cambridge stayed for 7 nights.
Lovely well furnished character house in an amazing setting. Bossy castle is light, airy, spacious and in the heart of one of the most picturesque villages in Cornwall.
Guest from Romford stayed for 7 nights.
A beautiful traditional stone cottage in an outstanding location. Loads of great walks from the doorstep and excellent eating nearby.
Guest from Wimborne stayed for 3 nights.
All very good, lovely cottage, well decorated, lots of character, great location. We had a great time
Guest from Sudbury stayed for 7 nights.
This was a fantastic location for exploring the local area and enjoying the coast. The house was very comfortable and clean with plenty of space. The owner was very helpful and there was a lovely touch of wine and biscuits on arrival. The only thing which would have improved our stay was a bath in the bathroom.
Guest from Wirral stayed for 7 nights.
Loved the House Loved the Location Loved the Weather :-) Equals very happy holidaymakers. Highly recommended
Guest from Portsmouth stayed for 7 nights.
Beautiful cottage in an amazing location. Tastefully refurbished and so comfortable and well equipped. Will be staying here again definitely. Had a wonderful out of season break.
Guest from Shipley stayed for 5 nights.
What a fabulous place and location . The property a haven and it came fully equipped . Will be back and will mention to all my friends and family
Guest from Midhurst stayed for 7 nights.
We were a group of six adults and one dog - we all (including the dog) thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Spacious enough - two of the bigger double rooms had views onto the river, which you can hear peacefully trickling at night. Clean, well equipped and stylish kitchen (though we did need to bring our own weighing scales to do some baking) with so much worktop space! Location itself was perfect for beautiful coastal walks. We did have a problem with the immersion heater, which stopped working and we didn't have hot water for little over a day. However, the homeowner was very helpful and did her very best to get it fixed as soon as possible. Overall, great find.
Guest from Welshpool stayed for 7 nights.
We have enjoyed a lovely week at Bossy Castle, the cottage is vey comfortable, clean and well equipped. The welcome wine and biscuits are a nice touch. Boscastle is a lovely village and the harbour setting of Bossy Castle is great being just slightly tucked away. It was lovely to hear the water in the harbour at night. We enjoyed beautiful late summer weather and the walks from the door are amazing and our Springer loved it too! The reduction in price for 2 made it good value for us. Overall a great holiday cottage in a lovely location and we plan to return.
Guest from St. Agnes stayed for 3 nights.
We stayed at Bossy Castle for the weekend to celebrate my sixtieth birthday and were joined by my two sons and their partners. The house Is tastefully decorated & provides everything you need for a perfect holiday & more. We loved the complimentary bottle of wine & packet of biscuits on arrival.The location is excellent with shops, pubs & restaurants on the doorstep. The property is dog friendly which was important to us & we enjoyed some lovely walks along the coastal path.
Guest from Shaftesbury stayed for 7 nights.
Access was difficult had to back down narrow access ,past other vehicles. New Snail/slug trails on the kitchen floor and table every day due to large gap under back yard door into kitchen.
Thank you for your detailed feedback which we discussed on the phone just after your stay. All your feedback has been very important to us as a fledgling holiday let and all issues addressed with immediate effect. Further to our conversation I have spoken with both the neighbour and neighbouring holiday let to ensure that other cars don't affect the access to our driveway and parking. Regarding any unwanted visitors coming in under the kitchen door, a new weatherstrip has been fitted. A plug for the kitchen sink and lock on the bathroom door have likewise been added. I'm sorry on this occasion your holiday was not as enjoyable as others have found at Bossy Castle. Kindest Regards, Natalie.
Guest from Oxford stayed for 7 nights.
The cottage is delightful and well located with very easy access to the coastal path and other walks. The shops in the village plus the farm shop up the hill cater for most needs. Fresh lobster and crab were a treat!
Guest from Kendal stayed for 7 nights.
Beautiful house in a perfect location. We often spend the last day of our Cornish holidays in Boscastle but opted for a full week here this time.... Bossy Castle is in a perfect location for watching the changing tides and comings & goings of the harbour but secluded enough to be quiet even during the height of the summer hols when 'the masses' arrive! It's nice not to have to drive every day & the harbour in the evening felt like our own private pool. Simply idyllic!
Guest from Leeds stayed for 7 nights.
What an amazing place, the property is perfectly situated for everything Boscastle has to offer, the property itself is beautifully renovated to a very high standard. There was everything we needed to make our stay very relaxed, very well equipped and very comfy. We will definitely be recommending Bossy Castle to our friends and will be returning in the future.
Immaculately presented studio cottage at one end of a traditional long house. Fabulous base to explore this region of Cornwall and less than 2 miles from the stunning village of Boscastle. Dog friendly with garden.
Reevescott Retreat is an immaculately presented annexe, equidistant from Boscastle, a quaint little fishing village, and Tintagel, steeped in history and magical tales of King Arthur and Camelot, with truly magnificent views towards Tintagel headland and the Sisters Rocks.
Overaven is a delightful bungalow, equidistant from Boscastle, a quaint little fishing village, and Tintagel, steeped in history and magical tales of King Arthur and Camelot, with truly magnificent views towards Tintagel headland and the Sisters Rocks.
Discounts available for couples staying for 7 nights outside the peak season, using one room only.
Located a short walk from the stunning St Nectans Glen Waterfall this fantastic cottage is surrounded by unspoilt woodland and is a rural idyll, with peregrine falcons, sparrow hawks, owls, badgers and roe deer all frequenting the property, this is an idyll for the nature aware guests. Children will love the adventure of exploring the secret passages or running in the pastures. This will be a holiday you remember for all the right reasons.
PLEASE NOTE THE DRIVE TO ST YSE COTTAGE IS A ROUGH FARM TRACK AND REQUIRES A FOUR WHEEL DRIVE VEHICLE WITH SUITABLE GROUND CLEARANCE AND SHOULD ONLY BE BOOKED IF YOU HAVE SUCH A VEHICLE.
Low occupancy discounts based on a couple using one bedroom.
The rustic and quirky Helsett Farmhouse offers the true farm holiday. Located in magical countryside a few miles south of Boscastle, this working small holding will absorb you into farm life where your worries will slip away. Life slows down here, but your senses will come alive!
Discounts available for couples staying for 7 nights, using one room only outside the peak season.
Helsett Farm offers the true farm holiday. Located in magical countryside a few miles south of Boscastle, this working small holding will absorb you into farm life where your worries will slip away. Life slows down here, but your senses will come alive! Dog friendly with garden.
Discounts available for up to 4 people staying for 7 nights outside the peak season, using two bedroom only.
Fontevrault Cottage is a stunning traditional cottage which is awash with character features, there is a private, lawned garden and a small stream trickles down passed the property next to which is a peaceful Mediterranean garden where you can relax in the tranquility of this beautiful spot. Tintagel is only a short walk up the hill and there are plenty of cafés, pubs and restaurants all within easy reach.
Location: Crackington Haven
This wonderful and homely luxury cottage on the 200 acre farm at Trevigue set in a magnificent location on the north Cornwall cliffs close to Crackington Haven, just yards from the spectacular coastal footpath.
Discounts available for a couple staying for 7 nights outside the peak season, using one room only.
Location: Crackington Haven
In a splendid position in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and just inland from the immensely spectacular coastline around Crackington Haven this large detached Cornish farmhouse stands in its own garden and offers a wonderful place to stay for a holiday or short break.
Discounts available for 4 people or less staying for 7 nights outside the peak season, using two rooms only.
Location: Crackington Haven
The Mealhouse is a converted barn that was originally a grain store and cow barn. There is a beautiful walk through fields and woods down to the stunning sandy beach at Crackington Haven. This luxury barn is bright and spacious with three bedrooms, a large bathroom with a claw footed free standing bath.
Short breaks are also available off season.
Discounts available for couples staying for 7 nights outside the peak season, using one bedroom only!