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'The Weekender' @Cleavefarmcottages, CrackingtonThe Weekender is a contemporary space,38sqm with stunning views all round step through the door and relax. The decor is stylish, comfortable, a beautiful haven to sit and contemplate the breathtaking surroundings from. Described by a recent guest as "The most beautiful small space they'd ever stayed in" It can be difficult to do anything here other than unwind. But if you can drag yourself away from this little gem it's a great place to explore North Cornwall's diverse delights from.
Recently updated Luxurious Barn conversionSleeping up to 8 people (maximum of 6 adults) plus cots and up to 4 dogs. Skyber barn is one of 4 properties at Pencuke Farm and is ideally located for exploring Cornwall. Just 5 minutes from the beach, guests can also make the most of the farm and visit our animals such as the alpacas and sheep. There’s even a pay per use 7.2kw electric car charge point and free ultra fast WiFi.
East Park Cottage 179494Sleeps 6 - Woodburner - Takes Pets (additional charges apply) - Saturday to Saturday booking - contact us for other periods. A traditional Cornish farm workers cottage turned into a superb holiday home for up to six people. recently refurbished enjoy a luxury holiday in the heart of the country. The cottage is set at the heart of our 200 acre family farm but you won't be bothered by the farm, with its own private entrance East Park is a perfect place to relax and unwind. This being said, you are welcome to walk the farm which is perfect for those traveling with pets. We also have chickens which lay daily eggs a fantastic way to start the day and a real hit with children. Located just outside the picturesque village of Boscastle East Park has its own private garden to relax in, perfect for the summer. In the winter the log burner offers a cosy spot for a wonderfully relaxing holiday. Near to the superb beaches of North Cornwall you can be in the water in 10 minutes. You are a short walk from a friendly village pub offering good food and local beers. Upstairs there are a king room with shower suite, twin room, a bunk room (full size 3') and a bath/shower room. The lounge diner has an woodburner, Smart TV with DVD player and a CD stereo system. The fully equipped kitchen has a washer/dryer, dishwasher and fridge freezer. There is also a second toilet downstairs. There is free Wi-Fi internet access in the cottage. 100m away is the games room with table tennis, pool table and darts, all with no charge for the guests. Dogs are welcome, there is an additional charge of £20 per dog, per week.
Unlike everywhere else in Cornwall, where fun by the seaside is the order of the day, the sleepy coastal hamlet of Boscastle is most famous as a centre of sorcery and the occult. Improbable as it may seem, this historic fishing harbour is the location of the Museum of Witchcraft and Magic, housing what is believed to be the world’s largest collection of witchcraft ephemera.
Enchantment aside, Boscastle is a spellbinding hidey-hole in other ways, tucked into the gorgeous north Cornish coast among cliffs and green fields in a land rich with myths and legends, where the ancient Smugglers’ Way leads up into the spooky mists of Bodmin Moor. Five miles south is Tintagel’s medieval castle, associated with the legends of King Arthur, while hundreds of beaches, from secret coves the locals don’t want you to know about to the popular surf spots of Crackington Haven, Widemouth Bay, and Bude, 14 miles to the north, wait to be explored.
Cornwall Airport Newquay (NQY), 30 miles to the south and a 40-minute drive (or 3 to 4 hours by bus), has routes into Europe and is well used for domestic flights by those who don’t fancy the long drive from other parts of the United Kingdom. Driving usually means coming via the M5 or A303. Cornwall’s gems are often tucked away in crannies accessed by narrow, high-hedged lanes. Arriving by rail means travelling to Exeter, Bodmin Parkway, or Plymouth stations and then hiring a car or spending two to three hours on buses. Carshare Cornwall is a useful free scheme, and there are buses across the county. Cycling is great fun here, and there are hire places in nearby Padstow and Bude. You might also be content to explore the glorious landscapes and coastal paths on foot.
Summer is prime time to experience Boscastle’s turquoise seas, white sand beaches, and luscious gardens filled with palms. The season can start in May and last into October, and some valleys have microclimates, with spring flowers growing year round. Though Cornwall can feel like a closed shop in winter, certain aspects recommend it — blustery seaside walks ending in candlelit pubs, and storm-watching from some cosy nook as dramatic weather rolls in from the Atlantic. Practising witches often come to Boscastle for retreats and important dates on the pagan calendar, such as Samhain in October, and Halloween is a busy time. Bude hosts a jazz festival in August; a blues, rhythm, and rock festival in November; and many big-name bands for gigs at other times.
This fern-covered space with ancient woodland and many rare plants is where fairy folk and piskies (the Cornish variety of pixies) are said to hide. The outdoor attraction has added a cafe, yoga studio, and woodland walking trails that take in three enchanting waterfalls, one 30 metres high.
To the south of the village, Bossiney Cove is a small sandy gem of a beach, with a great dark cavern to explore at low tide. Further south, Trebarwith Strand is a long sandy stretch good for surfing and rock pooling. Another sandy stretch, the Strangles, named after jutting rocks that have wrecked many ships here, can be reached via a dramatic hike past a seal colony and Cornwall’s highest cliffs and is rarely crowded, even in summer, though swimming here is not recommended.
The isolated church, reached through woodlands from the village, is where the 19th-century novelist Thomas Hardy met his first wife. He arrived as an architect hired to restore the church, but fell in love and decided to become a writer. A memorial stained-glass window is dedicated to him.