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- Entire home
It is the perfect hideaway with many delightful character features including a solid slate fireplace with wood burner, open beamed ceilings and exposed stone walls. The pretty master bedroom has views. The grassy enclosed garden and patio area with garden furniture and BBQ offers a private, sheltered spot for alfresco dining. The property does take 1 dog for an extra fee of £25. Minimum stay 3 nights, minimum price for a short stay is £250 during low season. Saturday changeover.
- Entire rental unit
A romantic and unique self-catering Georgian grade 2 listed apartment with sea views, in one of North Cornwall's most beautiful villages. Our top floor apartment occupies a quiet and elevated location at the top of Boscastle Village. Address Flat 5, Hilldene, High Street, Boscastle, PL35 0BD
- Entire cottage
This beautiful newly renovated 2 bedroomed barn conversion sits just above the pretty harbour village of Boscastle. It’s set in the rolling countryside in an designated Area of outstanding Natural Beauty with breathtaking sea views. You can literally watch the sun set over the sea from your hot tub, patio, lounge and bedroom! The property was converted into a stunning living space in spring 2022 so it’s brand new!
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Your guide to Boscastle
Welcome to Boscastle
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.
When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in Boscastle?
Summer is prime time to book a holiday cottage and 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.
What are the top things to do in Boscastle?
St Nectan’s Glen
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.