The Gaffer

Boscastle, Cornwall
The building which is home to The Lugger, The Clinker and The Gaffer, Boscastle, Cornwall
The building which is home to The Lugger, The Clinker and The Gaffer, Boscastle, Cornwall
The building which is home to The Lugger, The Clinker and The Gaffer, Boscastle, Cornwall
The shared garden at The Lugger, The Clinker and The Gaffer, Boscastle, Cornwall
The living area at The Gaffer, Boscastle, Cornwall
The living area at The Gaffer, Boscastle, Cornwall
The kitchen at The Gaffer, Boscastle, Cornwall
The bathroom at The Gaffer, Boscastle, Cornwall
The building which is home to The Lugger, The Clinker and The Gaffer, Boscastle, Cornwall The building which is home to The Lugger, The Clinker and The Gaffer, Boscastle, Cornwall The building which is home to The Lugger, The Clinker and The Gaffer, Boscastle, Cornwall The shared garden at The Lugger, The Clinker and The Gaffer, Boscastle, Cornwall The living area at The Gaffer, Boscastle, Cornwall The living area at The Gaffer, Boscastle, Cornwall The kitchen at The Gaffer, Boscastle, Cornwall The bathroom at The Gaffer, Boscastle, Cornwall

At-a-glance details

  • Sleeps 2
  • Bedrooms 1
  • Preferred changeover day Thursday
  • Minimum stay 2 nights
  • Number of dogs welcome 0
  • Acorn rating 3 What's this?
  • Reference 011100

About The Gaffer

A traditional Cornish village stay alongside a winding river that winds down to the harbour.

This historic 3 storey building that houses The Gaffer used to be a pilchard cellar. Take a short stroll past the blacksmith’s forge to the garden atop the limekiln, a nod to its industrial past. You’ll be able to wander around the old pubs and crooked cottages of Boscastle or walk down to the harbour and look out for the  blow-hole beneath Penally Point, often called the Devil's Bellows. You can also hop onto the South West Coast Path where the cliffs of Penally Point and the wooded Valency Valley, rich in Thomas Hardy history, unravel. The closest sandy beach is Trebarwith Strand, which is just five miles to the south west. 

The Gaffer occupies part of the first floor of the building. It’s a romantic and cosy apartment with elegant interiors. There’s an open-plan bedroom, sitting and dining area and a separate kitchen and bathroom.

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Features and facilities

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

Accessibility

Not accessible

View Access statement (PDF 785 KB)

Layout

  • First floor

    Separate kitchen, dining/sitting/bedroom (with 5' double bed), and bathroom with shower over bath

Notes for guests

Access: The access statement is for guidance only. For up to date photos please those images in the main website page.

Heating: Electric heating and flame-effect fire included.

Parking: Designated parking space for one vehicle.

Garden: Enclosed, kiln-top, sheltered garden shared with The Clinker and The Lugger. 

Telephone: There is a shared telephone for The Clinker, The Lugger and The Gaffer and this is located on the communal landing. 

*WiFi: This is now available, but please note that intermittent connection problems can sometimes occur and should not be relied upon. We are pleased to provide free WiFi at this cottage which is supported by BT.

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

A cream tea free of charge from our Boscastle café can be enjoyed during your stay (subject to seasonal opening times). 

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

Local suppliers: Discount offered to National Trust guests for these outdoor activity providers offering kayaking, surfing, coasteering and much more: Cornish Rock Tors and Outdoor Adventures

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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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