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Minster Cottage

Boscastle - North Coast

Characterful cottage with beams and slate floor within about a 10 minute walk of Boscastle town.
  • Friday Changeover day
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 1 Pet allowed
  • WiFi Available
£467 - £1132 per week *


This quirky character cottage with beamed ceilings is situated only half a mile from the centre of Boscastle (note walk from village centre may be challenging for some!), an iconic Cornish fishing village located on the spectacular North coast. Many happy hours can be spent wandering around the shops looking for souvenirs and walking the coastal paths to the south and north of the tiny harbour. There are many places to eat and drink including The Cobweb, which boasts a family room, and the Wellington Hotel well known for its home cooking.  Closer to home - in fact just a few yards down the road from Minster Cottage - you will find the Napoleon Inn, a traditional 16th Century inn with open fires and serving real ale straight from the barrel and fresh home cooked meals using local produce. The cottage is an ideal base for exploring north Cornwall. Historic Tintagel and Trebarwith Strand are both within easy driving distance. Port Isaac - famous now for the location of the Doc Martin series - Polzeath and Bodmin Moor are easy goals for a day's outing.

Lounge/Kitchen/Diner: Multi-fuel stove, widescreen TV, digibox, DVD player, CD/radio, fridge/freezer, integral electric oven, ceramic hob, microwave, dishwasher, washer/dryer. 
Bedroom 1: Double bed (4'6"), chest of drawers, wardrobe, cane chair, hair dryer. En suite Shower Room: Electric shower, basin, w.c.

Bath (hand-held shower over off mixer taps), basin, w.c.
Bedroom 2: Double bed (4'6") 
Bedroom 3: Twin beds (3'), wardrobe, underbed storage 
Bedroom 4: Single bed (3') stowaway bed.

GARDEN & PARKING: On road parking normally available near the cottage.  Small garden to front, grassed area, bench, garden furniture, gate to road. There is another path to the back door. Outside store for bikes, wetsuits, surfboards, etc.

Changeover Day: Friday - arrival 3:00pm - departure 10:00am.
Pet Welcome: Maximum 1; £25 per week Information about bringing your pet.
Power and Heat: Electricity included in rent; wood/multifuel stove; night storage heaters Bed.1, lounge and landing; wall mounted convector heaters in kitchen, lounge, Beds.2, 3 & 4. Hot water electric immersion.
Bedding and Linen: Bed linen not provided.  Towels not provided but can be hired - see hire page.
Baby Equipment: Travel cot provided; other equipment not provided but can be hired - see hire page.
Shop: 250 yds Pub: 0.1 ml

NOTES: No smoking. WiFi provided. Important information about internet Call box 250 yds, mobile reception varies. Information about mobile phone coverage.


  • Friday Changeover day
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 1 Pet allowed
  • WiFi Available
  • Bed Linen Not Included
  • Countryside Views
  • Towels Not Included
  • 3 Stars
  • Travel cot
  • 0.1 mile to a restaurant
  • 5.2 miles to a beach
  • Fire or Stove
  • Garden/Courtyard
  • Washing Machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Ground Floor Accommodation


Local Area

Boscastle's position, nestling in a secluded valley among stark cliffs, makes it a peaceful haven for visitors to explore at their leisure.  Whether your preference is to stop for a fortifying pub lunch or cream tea, or explore the craft and gift shops, potteries and art galleries, this enchanting village has plenty to offer everyone. Keen walkers can take a clifftop ramble with your canine companion, or take in the beautiful lush landscape of the verdant Valency Valley, one of the areas that inspired Thomas Hardy and many other authors, artists and poets with its beauty and tranquillity. Surrounded as it is by imposing cliffs, the sheltered harbour with its crystal clear water is a good place to try your hand at a spot of fishing.  Another attraction is the recently established Boscastle Food and Arts Festival, held every October for the last ten years, and of course an intriguing hour or two can be spent at the Museum of Witchcraft. Wandering around this picturesque location today, you would never guess how much damage was caused by the devastating flood of 2004.  It is an indication of how well Boscastle has bounced back from this catastrophe to once again become a thriving tourist destination you'll want to return to time after time.



Lovely comfortable cosy cottage with brilliant wood burner, would recommend. Babs Guthrie - 31st October 2018
The location of Minster cottage was great. Not so good for the less able bodied as it is very steep down to the harbour. The local pub was fabulous and very friendly. Look out for the Boscombe Boys singing group! If you want to eat at the pub 'The Napoleon' be sure to book. Boscastle is beautiful with some fabulous coastal walks, lovely local shops. We visited Port Isaac, took a bike ride on the camel trail at Padstow. We visited the waterfalls closeby. We enjoyed the beaches at Bude and New Polzeath. Mr Charles Stennett - 12th August 2018
Once inside with log burner on it was very homely and just what we wanted Thought value for money was excellent, all literature / correspondence good Overall would stay again. Mr Nick Drew - 4th January 2018
We advised the caretaker of some failed light bulbs when we arrived and despite him saying that he would pop over and replace them they never arrived. Also there is conflicting information regarding the collection of rubbish and recycling, same as last two years. However, we love the cottage and hope to book again for next year if available. Mr D Saville - 23rd October 2017
We need to book again for next year!Mr D Saville - 19th October 2015
We stayed last week in Minster cottage in Boscastle and just wanted to say we had a fantastic stay and the cottage was perfect! We really enjoyed the cosy evenings in front of the fire and our visits to the local pub! All of the local neighbours were very friendly. We will most certainly book any future Cornwall cottage holidays through yourselves!Mrs M - 23rd February 2015
Had a lovely stay in Minster Cottage last week. Boscastle is beautiful and would recommend visiting Trebarwith Strand and the Boscastle Farm Shop has amazing food including breakfast.Mrs G - 6th August 2014


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