Elm Cottage

Boscastle, Cornwall

At-a-glance details

  • Sleeps 4
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Preferred changeover day Monday
  • Minimum stay 2 nights
  • Number of dogs welcome 2
  • Acorn rating 3 What's this?
  • Reference 011049

About Elm Cottage

A Grade II listed cottage with bags of charm in the wooded Valency Valley near the river.

Elm Cottage is a rare example of an unspoilt 17th century cottage, carefully refurbished to retain its rustic charm. Inside you’ll find original slate flags, low beamed ceilings and a cosy log burner. 

It nestles in a leafy seclusion in the wooded Valency Valley, just metres from the river’s edge. Explore this hidden corner of Cornwall, with its rich, oak woodland and the forgotten churches of Minster and St Juliots. Follow the river a mile upstream to one of the most beautiful and unspoilt villages in Cornwall, Boscastle. Here you’ll find quaint stone-built cottages, traditional pubs, shops, art galleries, tearooms and an Elizabethan quay.

A short drive away is the historic village of Tintagel, a place which will forever be connected to the legend of King Arthur. Be sure to visit Tintagel Old Post Office with a complimentary entry for guests. For a traditional fishing village, drive 30 minutes east to Port Isaac. Or for one of the best surfing beaches for beginners on the north coast, drive a little further to Polzeath. 

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Features and facilities

  • Cot & high chair not available
  • Microwave available
  • Fridge available
  • Freezer available
  • Dishwasher not available
  • Washing machine available
  • Tumble dryer available
  • Telephone not available
  • Television available
  • DVD available
  • WiFi* not available
  • Open fire / wood burner available
  • Garden available
  • BBQ not available


Not accessible


  • Ground floor

    Dining hall, kitchen and sitting room with solid-fuel stove.

  • First floor

    Two bedrooms (one double with 5' bed and one twin) and bathroom with mixer tap attachment over the bath.

Notes for guests

Access: If you would like a copy of the access statement for this cottage please call the team on 0344 800 2070.

Heating: Night storage, electrorad eco heating and convector heating included.

Access: This cottage is fairly isolated and the approach track is long, narrow and steep.

Parking: Level parking for one car next to the cottage.

Garden: There is a partly enclosed, level grassed area at the front of the cottage which is gated.

Please note: A length of river water, cut off from the main flow, has formed at the edge of the car parking area. Abundant with vegetation, the water is not immediately obvious. Fencing has been erected along the edge of the car parking area at the river's edge. Children would need to be supervised at all times.

Telephone: Most mobiles can pick up signal at the top of the track but there is no mobile signal at the cottage.

Logs/charcoal: Environmentally friendly briquettes for use on the fire can be bought at the time of booking or whilst at the cottage.

Offers: Guests will benefit from a late Sunday checkout of 4pm.

Free entry to Tintagel Old Post Office on production of booking details subject to seasonal opening hours.

Just a drive away or even accessible by foot, about a mile and a half from Elm Cottage is West Country Trout Fishing where you can fish for rainbow trout.

Sample a taste of Cornwall with a cream tea, which can be enjoyed free of charge from our Boscastle café during your stay (subject to seasonal opening times).

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About the Acorn rating

We have applied a 1-5 acorn rating to each cottage to be used only as a guide that covers location, style of interior and facilities you may be looking for. The range runs from 1 Acorn at a more basic level such as Bird How which due to its stunning yet remote location doesn’t have a caretaker through to 5 Acorns at the highest level – such as Shute Barton.

Cottage pricing is not judged on the Acorn rating alone and as all our cottages are of an individual nature we recommend that all factors are considered when making your choice.

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