Elm CottageBoscastle, Cornwall
- Guests 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 CottageA 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.
Why book with us?
- Unrivalled locations
- Free entry to our places
- Award-winning customer service
- Help us care for nature, beauty and history
Our Covid promise
- Postpone or refund with no admin fee
- Enhanced cleaning regime
- Discover more about our Covid promise
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 accessibleView accessibility guide (PDF 1743 KB)
Dining hall, kitchen and sitting room with solid-fuel stove.
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 is by a single track which is long, narrow and steep, with two hair pin bends. It is unsuitable for some motors and low slung vehicles. Our hidden gem is found at the end of the track and worth every step of the way. There is one passing place as you carefully drive down. During wet weather, depending upon the season, you may see leaves on the track.
The accessibility guide is for guidance only. For up to date photos, please see the images on the webpage.
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.
Fire: The fire or wood burning stove will be laid with sufficient logs for the first evening.
Fire supplies: Fire making kits can be purchased at time of booking or whilst at the cottage.
The Fire making kits cost £20.00 and contain kindling, firelighters and Ash logs, enough for two evening fires.
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.
Similar places to stay
One of the best cottages to stay for scenic walks with the north Cornwall coast in sight.
A converted Cornish farmhouse with enclosed front garden and countryside setting.