Cottage in Boscastle, Cornwall, England - Village Location, 10 Minutes Walk To The Harbour
Mrs Jennifer Campion
About Mrs Jennifer Campion
I live in Boscastle just a couple of miles from my holiday property so I am ideally placed to take care of it. I live in a very small house so the cottage is used by my family and friends as well as visitors.
Mrs Jennifer Campion purchased this Cottage in 1994
Why Mrs Jennifer Campion chose Boscastle
I have owned my cottage for nearly 20 years. I fell in love with it the moment that I saw it - even though it had ivy growing on the walls in the lounge! It has a very restful feel to it and this has been commented on by several visitors over the years. My family love to visit and my grandchildren are especially fond of the house. My first granddaughter christened the cottage 'the house with the bumpy walls' and that is what it is still!
What makes this Cottage unique
The house is ideally situated for exploring the area. A few hundred yards walk and you are on the ancient stitches and the nearby coastal footpath. Visitors in the winter can enjoy sitting by the fire and reading a book and the local pub is just a few minutes walk away! If you feel more energetic, then there is surfing nearby. The rugged North Cornish coast is spectacular and for those who want to explore the area there are many walks - perhaps to look at the beautiful and ancient churches that we have. Whatever you want from a holiday, you should find it in the cottage and surrounding area.
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A gorgeous little cottage!
Full of character, well equipped, located in a little bit of paradise, Jenny is an absolute pleasure to deal with, I will definitely go back for a longer stay next time!!
The cottage is beautiful and Jenny is an amazing host.
Thank you Iwona. I love my cottage and I am always pleased to hear that guests do too. I hope that you will make a return visit some time.
Good base for exploring North Cornwall
We enjoyed our stay in Boscastle.
The cottage was in a great location - just a couple of minutes walk from the Napolean pub, and 10 minutes (uphill) walk from the centre of Boscastle. The parking was handy.
We spent 3 nights at the cottage. The kitchen had everything we needed to enable us to cook a couple of meals, and Jenny had left us some fresh milk, tea bags and some fresh flowers - which was all very welcoming. The bed was comfy and the living room was cosy, particularly with the log burner if you wanted to make a fire (Jenny leaves enough fuel for 1 night's fire and can leave more if required). The heating otherwise is via night storage heaters - so the cottage can feel a bit chilly in the evening (but we did stay in February) - so I suggest you'd want to use the log burner. The living room had a small but comfortable sofa and a couple of arm chairs. The only criticism about the living room is that the TV was a bit small for the size of the room.
I couldn't find the hairdryer - so I suggest you check that one is definitely provided. The shower (above the bath) was also really tricky to regulate the temperature and wasn't a great experience.
The cottage was reasonably priced so overall I'd recommend.
Thank you for your honest review of Rosebank.
I must point out that the hairdryer - along with a spare toaster, kettle and the iron - are all to be found in the airing cupboard in the main bedroom. This is advised in the visitors information folder.
I am sorry that you found difficulty with the shower. It is a basic one because the cottage is so old that it is not easy to fit something more sophisticated.
A chocolate-box treat
My friend and I spent 3 nights at Rosebank, hiking around the picturesque coastal path and driving to sights nearby. The cottage is an absolute delight for a romantic get away or a quiet weekend: teeming with character, original features and a fireplace that makes the whole place come alive during the long evenings.
Be prepared for some steep hill walks down to the harbour and navigating narrow streets and holloways in a car (but if you've come to Cornwall, you probably knew this already).
The cottage is easy to find and Jennifer was very kind to provide information about nearby places of interest and maps for walkers.
All in all, a great location, reasonably priced.
Thank you Anna for your very kind review. Cornwall in the autumn can be a delight with fine, sunny days and long evenings that can be spent in the local pub or around your own log burner. I do try to keep Rosebank as original as possible and of course the cottage is nicely situated for the coastal path and other amenities in the area.
The cottage offered us a home from home where everything was perfect
Thank you, Andrea. I am so pleased that you found everything that you needed at Rosebank - I do try to make guests feel very comfortable - and it is good to know that you and your family felt at home in the cottage.
The harbour in Boscastle is 10 minutes walk away. The two nearest beaches are at Crackington Haven and Trebarwith Strand. Both are about 10 minutes drive away. Widemouth Bay is 7 miles away. This is a large sandy/surfing and family beach.
Airport: Newquay is 20 miles away. Train: Bodmin station is 20 miles away.
Motorway: M5 junction 30 is 60 miles away.
There are buses in the high season but a car is recommended.
The nearest village after Boscastle is Tintagel which is 4 miles away and the small town of Camelford is 5 miles away. Port Isaac is 10 miles away and Padstow is 15 miles away. The Eden Project is 50 minutes drive away as is the Lost Gardens of Heligan.
The cottage is situated within a few minutes walk of the Napoleon Inn which has both good food and some music nights. The village also has several good pubs in the harbour area. There is a farm shop about 2 miles from the cottage which serves traditional Cornish food and sells its own red ruby beef.
There is a list of supermarkets within easy reach in the useful information provided in the cottage. The nearest banks are in Camelford although money can be withdrawn in Boscastle at the post office and Spar shop.