'Gull Cottage', Boscastle. Self catering holiday cottage in north Cornwall with a fantastic location overlooking Boscastle harbour.


Sea Thrift and the rocky shore
Local fishing boat
Autumn swells at Bude
A local resident

Boscastle Harbour

Boscastle is a stunning village and is ideally situated for a holiday in Cornwall with a large number of attractions only a short drive away. However there is much to see and enjoy in the village, which in addition to its local shops has a number of good restaurants and traditional Cornish pubs for you to enjoy.

The cottage itself is adjacent to the South West Coastal Path and so many beautiful walks can be taken from the front door, whether they be north along the coast towards the beautiful beach ‘Strangles’ or south towards Tintagel, the fabled home of King Arthur and his Round Table.

If you want to take in some of the many stunning beaches in North Cornwall there are a number of the best surfing beaches within a 15 minute drive, including Bossiney, Crackington Haven and Widemouth Bay. Why not take the opportunity, whilst you are here, to learn to surf? – We will be able to point you in the direction of some of the local surf schools.

Nearby, Bude is a pretty seaside town with 2 stunning beaches and a variety of activities available – whether you just want to enjoy the beach, walk the cliffs, watch the wildlife on the canal or take part in more extreme activities such as climbing, kayaking and mountain-boarding. It is also home to a number of good restaurants offering menus to suit most tastes.

We would also recommend taking a bike ride along the Camel Trail, a purpose built cycle track that runs for just under 17 miles from the edge of Bodmin Moor along the river valley to Padstow. This is the perfect way to spend a day away from the roads, where you can enjoy the views and wildlife of the Camel estuary as you potter towards Padstow – a pretty fishing harbour and the home of Rick Stein. Cycle hire is available from towns along its route.

In addition the Eden Project, Newquay, National Trust properties, Heligan, Falmouth, Truro and many other attractions are within an hour’s drive.

Bossiney beach
Boscastle from the air
A Boscastle street
The Coast Path at 'The Strangles'
The Eden Project
Evening surf at Widemouth Bay


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