Elm Cottage

Boscastle, Cornwall
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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 doorways and a cosy log burner. Refresh the soul with sounds of the river and wildlife.

It nestles in a leafy seclusion in the wooded Valency Valley, and 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 downstream 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

Accessibility

Not accessible

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Layout

  • 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

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 and a sloping grassed area to the side of the cottage.

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 . There is an old privy in a quiet part of the garden which should not be accessed. 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: Environmentally friendly briquettes for use on the fire can be bought at the time of booking or whilst at the cottage.

BBQ: Not allowed at this 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 through to 5 Acorns at the highest level. 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.

1 Acorn: simple living accommodation with basic furniture and fixtures fit for purpose, safe and clean. Running water and a WC are provided. There could be some limitations to heating and washing facilities (details of these will be stated clearly on the cottage's webpage). Bedding, linen and towels are supplied (with a few exceptions, which is again clearly stated). Facilities for basic catering and living are provided. Generally a 1 acorn cottage does not have wifi. Examples of a 1 acorn offer include Cartref, Wales and Rosedene, Worcestershire.

2 Acorn: a mid-quality range of furniture and fittings. Bathroom facilities are basic or there may be a high sleeps to bathroom ratio depending on the size of the cottage. Very few 2 acorn cottages have wifi and, similar to a 1 Acorn cottage, the kitchen white goods and washing facilities are basic in their offer. All 2 (and higher) Acorn cottages supply bedding, linen and towels. Examples of a 2 acorn offer include Engine Cottage, Cornwall and High Hallgarth, Cumbria.

3 Acorn: a good, standard offer. Generally it is correctly proportioned for the number of guests but could have a few compromises, for example a small sized kitchen, or a lower bathroom to guest ratio. The variety of white goods available will be better than a 2 Acorn cottage. Examples of a 3 acorn cottage include the Mustard Pot Cottage, Norfolk and Rose Cottage, Isle of Wight.

4 Acorn: these cottage have more premium furniture, fittings and lighting. Additionally it is likely to have added comfort extras. The ratio of bathrooms to guests will be higher, and the bathrooms would be more likely to have separate and spacious showers as opposed to over bath showers. Examples of a 4 Acorn offer include Portland House, Dorset and Stepper View, Cornwall.

5 Acorn: a luxury accommodation offer with very few limiting factors. It is well-equipped and has spacious facilities throughout the cottage. This is the highest offer available. The furniture is of high standard, and has real comfort for modern living. Examples of a 5 Acorn cottage include The Old Rectory, South Wales and West Gate Lodge, Yorkshire.

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