Wideacres sleeps up to four guests and is a semi-detached self-catering bungalow that is located just a mile and a half (five minute drive) from the beautiful coastal village of Boscastle with its picturesque harbour. Guests can enjoy superb views over the countryside and sea beyond and a tranquil setting along a pretty country lane where wild flowers grow in the warmer months. A garden with play area (including a slide and swings) will keep the little ones entertained while you relax after a long day exploring the many attractions in the area or playing on the beach.
Ideal for walkers, families and couples, the stunning South West Coast Path is just a mile away, along with wonderful countryside walks on the doorstep through the scenic Valency Valley which takes you to Boscastle; or enjoy a day on one of the areas golden sandy beaches and try your hand at fishing, surfing, building sandcastles or simply relaxing!
Located on a small working farm in a peaceful setting, this welcoming holiday cottage is only half a mile from St Juliot's Church with its strong connections with Thomas Hardy.
Boscastle has been used as a filmset on many occasions which is hardly surprising given its dramatic rugged coastline which is designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with much of it managed by the National Trust. A popular holiday destination with immense traditional Cornish charm, the village has pubs and restaurants to enjoy a meal (or cream tea!), antique shops, a craft centre, gift shops to browse and an intriguing Witch's Museum.
Conveniently located, Boscastle is just an hour by car from Exeter (M5) and sits on the South West Coastal Path, allowing easy access to explore the pretty surrounding villages (including mystic Tintagel and its castle ruins and legends). There are superb beaches close by where you can enjoy lazy days on the golden sands or take tuition to learn to kayak or surf. Alternatively, head to Bodmin Moor for a day's hiking (and see the famous moorland ponies), explore the Camel Trail by bike (or foot) or enjoy the other many outdoor activities available including golf, pony trekking, sailing and climbing.
Whether you simply want a relaxing holiday by the sea or are looking for a base for exploring the many attractions of Cornwall, Dartmoor and also North Devon, Wideacres is a welcoming retreat. Attractions are plentiful including the world famous Eden Project; Lanhydrock House and gardens; Padstow with its fine restaurants, St Ives, the hub of art with the Tate St Ives gallery and many attractive gardens to visit.
Whatever the time of year, Boscastle is an ideal place for a holiday. During the spring (which comes early to Cornwall), enjoy the snowdrops, spring lambs, primroses, wild garlic (a wonderful smell!) and bluebells in the woodlands; and in the summer, enjoy picnics and relaxing days on the beach. The winter also has much to offer with wonderful invigorating walks whilst watching the Atlantic rollers come crashing in, followed by supper in one of the local pubs next to the fire.
Jennifer Congdon joined Independent Cottages in January 2010
Accommodation and facilities comprise:
Outside: The cottage sits in a sunny lawned garden where guests can relax and enjoy the far reaching views across the countryside to the sea beyond. There is off-road parking for two cars.
Additional information: Short Breaks may be available October - end May from £130 for 2/3 nights - please enquire with cottage owner. Cot for a baby is available on request. There is a children's play area in the garden with swings and a slide. There is central heating, which is free of charge in the off season. Smoking is not permitted in Wideacres cottage.
Star Rating: 4 Star
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Cottage has super sea and country views looking across fields towards the sea. Children welcome.
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