Ref-005210 Boscastle, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom, Sleeps 7

View of Penally Terrace from Penally Point Penally Terrace Bright and sunny dining room Cosy sitting room with log burner King sized bedroom Double bedroom Twin bedroom Cottage kitchen Terrace Penally Terrace across the water Boscastle late evening View from the terrace

View from the terrace


  • 4 Bedrooms Sleeping 7
  • Parking For Two Cars
  • Separate Sunny Dining Room
  • 5 Min Walk To Pubs, Shops And Restaurants
  • Secluded Waterside Terrace
  • Two Bathrooms
  • On The South West Coastal Path
  • Sea Views


  • Child Friendly
  • Coastal Location
  • Wireless Internet Access
  • Baby Friendly
  • Wood Burners
  • Parking
  • Nearby Fishing
  • Garden


Welcome to Turnstones, a beautiful Grade II listed cottage in Boscastle, one of the most stunning locations in North Cornwall. One of only five cottages in the row, Turnstones is set high above the famous tidal harbour at Boscastle and enjoys day long sunshine from its secluded patio overlooking the water.

This traditional cottage has been lovingly restored and modernised in sympathy with its age and history. It has many original and reclaimed features including stripped wooden floors and a wood burning fire. With four bedrooms, a sitting room, separate dining room, kitchen, bathroom, additional shower room/WC and utility room - much of it recently refurbished - plus parking for two cars, Turnstones is perfect for families or small groups of friends. The cottage comfortably accommodates up to seven plus a baby.

Step outside and you are on the coastal path, making this an idyllic location for walkers, bird watchers and artists. A five minute walk takes you into Boscastle village, with its many shops, cafes and pubs. It is just 250 metres to Penally Point and some of the most dramatic coastal scenery in the UK. The beautiful beaches at Crackington Haven and Trebarwith Strand are a short drive away.

Sitting room: spacious with two large sofas, an armchair and a wood burner for those cooler days; equipped with Freeview TV and DVD player, books and games. The sitting room enjoys views over Boscastle Harbour from the window seat.

Dining room: stylishly furnished with table and chairs for up to eight people. A high chair is available. The dining room enjoys views over Boscastle Harbour.

Kitchen: cottage style kitchen with electric hob and oven, dishwasher, fridge and microwave. Original features. Well stocked with cutlery, crockery, kitchen utensils and cookware.

Shower room and utility room: shower room with WC, additional fridge with freezer compartment, washing machine, drying facilities and sink.

At the front of the cottage is a secluded terrace where you can relax in the sunshine and enjoy the views. Patio tables and eight chairs are supplied.

[Note, the terrace is fenced but very young children should be supervised.]

Bedroom 1: master bedroom with king size bed and views over Boscastle Harbour.

Bedroom 2: double bedroom with double bed and views over Boscastle Harbour.

Bedroom 3: twin bedroom with two 3' single beds and view of the sail lofts to the rear of the cottage.

Bedroom 4: good sized single bedroom with 3' single bed and views over Boscastle Harbour.

Fully equipped bathroom constructed from reclaimed wood, with full size bath and separate shower. To make your stay more comfortable all linen and towels are supplied. A travel cot is available.


Location on google maps

Boscastle Boscastle lies on the North Cornish Coast, 14 miles south of Bude and 5 miles from historic Tintagel. Designated an Area of Outstanding beauty, the National Trust owns and cares for the beautiful medieval harbour and surrounding coastline. Boscastle is also an excellent base for touring the rest of Cornwall and North Devon, including moorlands, sheltered wooded valleys and coastal footpaths offering magnificent views. Turnstones has plenty of attractions right on the doorstep, including several fine walks to the coast or inland, the world famous Museum of Witchcraft, as well as numerous shops, pubs and places to eat.    Beaches This stretch of Cornish coastline boasts countless beaches and coves, perfect for sunbathing, rock pooling and surfing. For pure drama, try Crackington Haven and Bossiney. If surfing appeals, Widemouth Bay is perfect for beginners and experts. Coastal villages

Tintagel, with its legendary King Arthur's Castle, is close by. A little further afield is beautiful Port Isaac, the quintessential Cornish fishing village. Meander along the coast and you will find several tiny settlements, most of them served by a beach and welcoming place to eat.

Family attractions and day trips

It is a short trip to the Camel Trail, a cycle trail suitable for the whole family. The drama of Bodmin Moor and the historic town of Bodmin with its steam railway are less than 30 minutes by car. Trendy Padstow and Rock can be reached in 35 minutes. The attractions of the Eden Project and the Lost Gardens of Heligan are less than an hour away. 

For all weather attractions, there is Crealy Adventure Theme Park, Trethorne Leisure Park and the indoor leisure pools in Bude and Camelford. 

For more information on things to see and do, visit the Cornwall Tourist Board.

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