7 (all year)
Boden Veor offers you the chance to retreat from reality into a beautiful dream, even if only for a week. This Grade II listed holiday cottage dates from 1650, and you can feel the centuries of welcoming hospitality the moment you arrive. Spend lazy days exploring the breathtaking Lizard Peninsula or reading in the private walled garden, and quiet evenings relaxing by the fire or admiring the stunning night skies. The house sleeps six people in three bedrooms around a mile from Manaccan village and the New Inn pub. It's a blissfully tranquil location for families yet not too large for couples to also feel comfortable.
For all its rural charm, Manaccan is very close to the Helford River and its amazing beaches like Bosahan Cove, which you can only reach by boat or on foot via the South West Coast Path or the semi-tropical gardens and woodland of the Bosahan Estate during summer when it is open. There is a beautiful walk from the gate to St Anthony along the side of Gillan Creek or Helford is a scenic two-mile walk away. Helford has a village shop and a waterside Shipwright Arms pub. More shops and amenities are ten miles away in Helston or 16 miles away in Falmouth. The drive to both is so pretty that shopping for groceries will not be a chore.
Protected as part of the Lizard Peninsula Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the Helford Estuary is a haven for richly diverse wildlife ranging from deer to dragonflies and dolphins. The mild climate isn't only a favourite with holidaymakers. The warmer weather is beloved by gardeners and there are some beautiful examples of Victorian plant collections on display at Trebah and Glendurgan. Wander through the gardens at Buddock Vean ("vean" being the Cornish word for small or little) to the river where you can hire a kayak for a guided or self-exploratory paddle along the river to places like Frenchman's Creek and St Anthony in Meneage. You can also visit the Cornish Seal Sanctuary to support the work they do rescuing ill and wounded marine animals. Go swimming or surfing at Coverack, Poldhu which is a surfing beach with surf school, Church Cove and Kynance Cove, or take your binoculars as you walk along the South West Coast Path for the chance of seeing Humpback whales, Blue Fin Tuna and Leatherback Turtles as well as dolphins and seals.
The Lizard Peninsula is utterly Cornish yet completely unlike places like Newquay and St Ives, which can feel very busy and far from relaxed in peak summer months. Here, even in the middle of August, it remains incredibly peaceful and uncrowded - almost like a private slice of Cornish heaven just for you.
Ken & Amanda Rees joined Independent Cottages in February 2022
Boden Veor is 370 years old and its age is evident in the thickness of the walls, the inglenook fireplace, oak beams, and the quirks that come from a handcrafted building of this age. Accommodation is over two levels.
Outside: Boden Veor has a sheltered walled cottage garden with a bistro table and chairs for lazy summer barbecues. There is also off-street parking.
Additional Information: Utilities, WiFi, bed linen and bath towels are included. The owner is unable to accommodate pets. Smoking is not permitted.
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Fri, 5th Aug 2022 - Fri, 2nd Sep 2022
Changeover: Friday, Min Nights: 7