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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Preferred changeover day
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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

To help find the best cottage for you, we have created our own quality rating system for our holiday cottages called the Acorn rating. Ranging from 1-5 Acorns, the rating gives you an indication of a property’s facilities, fixtures and fittings, with five being the highest quality level. The Acorn rating is not connected to any other industry rating system that may be used for holiday cottages and is only to be used as a guide that covers location, style of interior and the facilities you may be looking for. We do not set our cottage pricing based on the Acorn rating we have given a cottage as all our cottages are of an individual nature. Therefore, we recommend that all factors are considered when making your choice. In addition, some of our cottages are curated to be sympathetic to their time period. This means that they might not have all of the aspects of modern living, but impress in so many other ways.

1 Acorn: simple living accommodation with basic furniture and fixtures fit for purpose and clean. Running water and a toilet 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 are again clearly stated). Facilities for basic catering and living are provided. In general, a 1 Acorn cottage does not have WiFi.

2 Acorn: a mid-quality range of furniture and fittings. Bathroom facilities are basic or there may be a high number of guests to bathroom ratio depending on the size of the cottage. Very few 2 Acorn cottages have WiFi and the kitchen white goods and washing facilities are basic. Bedding, linen and towels are supplied in all 2-5 Acorn cottages.

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 kitchen, or a lower bathroom to guest ratio. The variety of white goods available will be better than a 2 Acorn cottage.

4 Acorn: these cottages have more premium furniture, fittings and lighting. Additionally the ratio of bathrooms to guests is likely to be higher, and the bathrooms would be more likely to have separate and spacious showers instead of showers over baths.

5 Acorn: a luxury accommodation offer with very few limiting factors. This is the highest offer available. It is well-equipped and has spacious facilities throughout the cottage or is set within an extraordinary location or building. The furniture is of a high standard, and has real comfort for modern living.

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