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Boscastle
Boscastle Harbour

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BOSCASTLE

Three Inns, three Rivers, three Churches, and a most popular harbour.

Boscastle is a great day out in Cornwall, with excellent facilities, historic harbour, parking, public toilets, shops, cafes, pubs, restaurants, stunning scenery and breathtaking views.

Cottages on the coastal path in BoscatleBoscastle is a medieval harbour and village hidden in a steep sided valley. This natural harbour on the North Cornwall coastline was created by the confluence of three rivers. Boscastle is an excellent base for touring the area, all of Cornwall or North Devon, including moorlands, sheltered wooden valleys and coastal footpaths offering magnificent views.

From the harbour the visitor can explore the beautiful surrounding area with its ancient woods, the old village of Boscastle with cottages dating back to the 15 th Century, the site of the Norman Castle and the medieval strip farming system which is still in operation on the cliff top. And there is much, much more, not least the stunning coastal views.

Boscastle's small harbour now provides shelter to a number of little fishing boats. It was once a hive of activity with trade taking place between Wales, Bristol and the south of England.

From the harbour a lovely valley heads inland; a path follows a fast flowing burbling stream which leads to several hidden churches allowing you to discover the little known connection between North Cornwall and Thomas Hardy.

The Elizabethan Harbour, built in 1584 by Sir Richard Grenville of 'Revenge' fame, has been the scene of many acts of heroism and treachery over the years with privateers and volunteers, smugglers and wreckers.

An hour before low water, with a rough sea that is, you can see and bear a splendid blow hole rendering water and spray across the harbour mouth.

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Boscastle
Boscastle
Boscastle Harbour
Boscastle
Small boats in Boscastle harbour
Boscastle

Along this stretch coastline lives the legend of King Arthur, the Knights of the Round Table, the Quest for the Holy Grail. The Chapel of St. James is believed to have been built on the ancient pilgrim route to Compostella in Spain.

The Rivers Jordan, Valency and Paradise flow through the village. The Valency Valley is a fine walk around to the dark and intriguing Minster Church, almost enmeshed by rare trees and shrubs looking for light. Jordan Vale is the steep hill running from the Bottreaux House Hotel to the Wellington. A walk up or down takes one "back in time".

Forrabury Church stands high up to the south of Boscastle and not too far off the coastal path. The site of "Botreaux Castle" is at the top end of the village dating back to 1100 AD, and the views over Boscastle are quite magnificent when approaching from this direction. It' s worth turning around and going back again should you be travelling upwards.

The castle of Bottreaux, from which Boscastle gained its name, has, alas, vanished but it is said that much of the village was built from its stone. Indeed there are stone windows in the Wellington that are reputed to have come from the Castle. A tiny opening and a road near here takes you down past Minster church through a valley to Lesnewth and St. Juliots Church.

Thomas Hardy fell in love with Boscastle when working as an architect on the renovation of St. Juliots Church. He also fell in love in Boscastle, to Emma Gifford, whom he married after a four year courtship—it was not a successful relationship and ended in tragedy after 30 years. Hardy was not daunted but returned to the land he loved and wrote some of his most moving poetry. A copy of "A Pair of Blue Eyes" will describe all the valleys and cliffs up to High Cliff (731 ft), the highest in Cornwall.

The Museum of Witchcraft in Boscastle, Cornwall, houses the world's largest collection of witchcraft related artefacts and regalia. The museum has been located in Boscastle for over forty years and is amongst Cornwall's most popular museums.

Boscastle
Boscastle
Museum of Whitchcraft
Boscastle
Boscastles medieval strip field system
Boscastle's medieval strip field system

BOSCASTLE HOLIDAY COTTAGES
HOLIDAY RENTAL



Norwood Luxury Self-catering  Pets Allowed Parking Available Norwood Luxury Self-catering
Tel: 01440 783979.   Self-catering Holiday Rental in Boscastle sleeps 4. Sat + Tue Changeover, Prices from £295 to £900 Pets Welcome
May and June weeks available.


Woodside  Pets Allowed Parking Available Woodside
Tel: 07973 443232.   Self-catering Holiday Rental in Boscastle sleeps 5. Prices from £160 Pets Welcome


Eden Cottage  Pets Allowed Eden Cottage
Tel: 01895 636769.   Self-catering Holiday Cottage Rental in Boscastle sleeps 2. Sat Changeover, Prices from £265 to £395 Pets Welcome


Lower Tresmorn Farm  Parking Available Lower Tresmorn Farm
Tel: 01840 230667. SWTB NT  Self-catering Holiday Rental in Crackington Haven with Sea Views- sleeps 9. - suitable for Large Groups, Fri + Sat Changeover, Prices from £30 to £1300


Cornish Seaview Cottages  and Holiday Apartments2  Pets Allowed Parking Available Cornish Seaview Cottages and Holiday Apartments2
Tel: 01428 723819.   Self-catering Holiday Cottage Apartment Rental in Port Isaac with Sea Views- sleeps Over 10 people - suitable for Large Groups, Prices from £235 to £999 Pets Welcome


Trehane  Parking Available Trehane
Tel: 01840 250510. Quality in Tourism/Visit Briatin 3 star Guest accommodation Silver Award, Breakfast Award B&B Stays in Boscastle with Sea Views- sleeps 4. to £35


1a Penally Cottage  Parking Available 1a Penally Cottage
Tel: 01297 442 973.   Self-catering Holiday Cottage Rental in Boscastle with Sea Views- sleeps 4. Prices from £250 to £450


Treworgie Barton Cottages  Parking Available Treworgie Barton Cottages
Tel: 03301 230 374.   Self-catering Holiday Cottage Rental in nr Bude sleeps Over 10 people - suitable for Large Groups, Prices from £251 to £2345


Headland Caravan and Camping Park  Pets Allowed Parking Available Headland Caravan and Camping Park
Tel: 01840 770239. CTB member,, BHPHA  Self-catering Holiday Caravan Rental Camping and Touring in Tintagel with Sea Views- Pets Welcome


Bottreaux House  Parking Available Bottreaux House
Tel: 01840 250231. Visit England 4 star Bed and Breakfast - Silver Award and Breakfast Award En-Suite B&B Stays in Boscastle with Sea Views- sleeps Over 10 people - suitable for Large Groups, Prices from £70 to £120


Churchtown Cottages  Pets Allowed Parking Available Churchtown Cottages
Tel: 07969 635133.   Self-catering Holiday Cottage Rental in Crackington Haven with Sea Views- sleeps 6. Sat Changeover, Prices from £390 to £990 Pets Welcome
Short Breaks up to 4 nights:
12 May to 26 May 2018. Raddons - £420 and Wharrastone - £380.
26 May to 14 July 2018. Raddons - £460 and Wharrastone - £420



Paradise Cottage  Pets Allowed Parking Available Paradise Cottage
Tel: 01840 250 865.   Self-catering Holiday Cottage Rental in Boscastle with Sea Views- sleeps 4. Prices from £360 to £570 Pets Welcome


Melbourne Cottage  Pets Allowed Parking Available Melbourne Cottage
Tel: 020 8660 3102.   Self-catering Holiday Cottage Rental in Boscastle sleeps 4. Sat Changeover, Prices from £305 to £710 Pets Welcome


Hayloft Barn  Parking Available Hayloft Barn
Tel: 01840 250218. Quality in Tourism / Visit England 5 Stars Gold Award Self-catering Holiday Rental in Boscastle with Sea Views- sleeps 6.


Tao Cottage  Tao Cottage
Tel: 01932 910023.   Self-catering Holiday Cottage Rental in Boscastle sleeps 6. Sat Changeover, Prices from £460 to £1040


Boscastle Holidays  Parking Available Boscastle Holidays
Tel: 01840 250 233.  4 star Self-catering Holiday Rental in Boscastle with Sea Views- sleeps 8. Fri + Sat Changeover, Prices from £199 to £1445
Short Breaks October-May


West Nethercott Farm  Parking Available West Nethercott Farm
Tel: 01288 341 394.   En-Suite B&B Stays in Whitstone sleeps 6. Prices from £28 to £35


Lewiss Bed & Breakfast  Parking Available Lewiss Bed & Breakfast
Tel: 01840 770 427.   En-Suite B&B Stays in Tintagel with Sea Views- sleeps 8. Prices from £32.5 to £42.5


Bridge House  Bridge House
Tel: 01840 250011. Visit Cornwall - Quality in Tourism / Visit England 3 Stars En-Suite B&B Stays in Boscastle sleeps 4. Prices from £75


Trenowan Bed and Breakfast  Parking Available Trenowan Bed and Breakfast
Tel: 01840 770554. Trip Advisor Trip Advisor 5 star Certificate of Excellence for 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 En-Suite B&B Stays in Tintagel with Sea Views- sleeps 7. Prices from £32.5 to £55


The Countryman Hotel  Parking Available The Countryman Hotel
Tel: 01840 212250.   En-Suite B&B Stays in Camelford sleeps Over 10 people - suitable for Large Groups, Prices from £40


Penleaze luxury self-catering holidays - (Farmhouse - Holiday Lodge - Beauty Salon)  Parking Available Penleaze luxury self-catering holidays - (Farmhouse - Holiday Lodge - Beauty Salon)
Tel: 07814488152.   Self-catering Holiday Rental in Marhamchurch, near Bude with Sea Views- sleeps Over 10 people - suitable for Large Groups, Fri Changeover, Prices from £550 to £2290


Polrunny   Cottages - Big Pol and Little Pol  Pets Allowed Parking Available Polrunny Cottages - Big Pol and Little Pol
Tel: 07496 693997.   Self-catering Holiday Cottage Rental in Boscastle with Sea Views- sleeps 8. Sat Changeover, Prices from £350 to £950 Pets Welcome


The Hayloft  Pets Allowed Parking Available The Hayloft
Tel: 07880747267.   Self-catering Holiday Rental in Crackington Haven Nr Bude with Sea Views- sleeps 4. Prices from £220 to £730 Pets Welcome


Waterloo Farm Holidays  Pets Allowed Parking Available Waterloo Farm Holidays
Tel: 01566 785386.   Self-catering Holiday Rental in North Petherwin sleeps Over 10 people - suitable for Large Groups, - onsite swimming pool - Pets Welcome



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