A small village with a lot of history, Boscastle is a beautiful spot to book your luxury holiday home in Cornwall. Our curated collection of handpicked self-catering holiday cottages and luxury holiday homes will inspire your Cornish holiday.
We will help you find your perfect Boscastle holiday let, for your holiday on the north coast of Cornwall. A self-catering cottage in Boscastle is great for exploring all of Cornwall and will leave you with many happy memories for years to come.
If you want magic and romance, Boscastle is the perfect place for you. Commune with nature in our carefully chosen cabins, beautifully situated for you to visit this unspoilt Cornish harbour village. Set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the medieval harbour and coastline are cherished by the National Trust, while inland, a stream leads to hidden churches, such as St Juliot’s with its literary Thomas Hardy links.
Hardy was incredibly inspired by Boscastle, and you can see why he would wander the coast and country paths penning poetry and falling in love. With perfect sunsets, and easy access to the South West Coast Path, this picturesque village sheltered within the wooded Valency Valley offers hills to climb and views to behold.
Boscastle is a truly Cornish secret, for before the Boscastle floods of 2004, people occasionally happened upon it when visiting nearby Tintagel. Now, the village is on the map and revitalised, so you can easily spend a day here, skimming stones, eating ice creams, and exploring from the river to the sea.
Vibrant, yet traditional, Boscastle houses a bakery, fine eateries and shops for you to enjoy, all close to the unrivalled rugged coastline, with its outstanding scenic quality. The village is home to the unmissable Museum of Witchcraft and Magic, the only one of its kind. Situated in a whitewashed cottage full of fascinating artefacts and eye-opening social history, this independent museum is a special place, well worth a visit. Meanwhile, if you enjoy magic and mystery, The Wellington Hotel is said to be one of Britain’s most haunted places, perhaps because their visitors loved it so much they never left!
Dining out is a pleasure in Boscastle. Check out the Boscastle Farm Shop up the hill from the village, beloved by locals, and The Napoleon Inn (‘the Nap’), in the upper part of the village and one of the oldest pubs in the area.
One of the loveliest things you can do in Boscastle is to visit the harbour, which has a high stone wall hewn from the cliff face. From your seat here, daydream a little, relax, imagining the schooners of old as you watch the waves. In secluded and inspirational spots above the harbour, you may be lucky enough to catch the Boscastle blowhole (known as The Devil’s Bellows) which booms across the water when the conditions are right.
Nearby places to explore include Arthurian Tintagel, with its Castle. You can now try out its footbridge which connects mainland to headland without a strenuous walk. A spot rich in bird and wildlife, is Crackington Haven, also close by. Take a walk to see the 60ft waterfall at St Nectan’s Glen, reputedly home to mischievous pixies, said to shower their blessings on the local countryside. You don’t believe in pixies? Well, this enchanting, spiritually uplifting glen may change your mind. Meanwhile, Trebarwith Strand helps you to connect with nature via its rugged heritage coastline accessed over rocks, uncovered at low tide.