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Destiny Cottage

Boscastle, Cornwall (Ref. 976346)

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  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi


    • “A great little cottage in fantastic location and all the facilities on your doorstep, the fridge/freezer would have been handy if it was bigger and the tv far to small to watch , but all in all a winner !!!”

    Mr Baker, Worthing, December 2018

    • “The cottage is in a great location, just a few minutes walk down into Boscastle, very well equipped we had everything in the kitchen we needed and more, the fridge could be bigger, fitting food and drink in was a struggle. The lounge furniture is very comfy, but for us the bed was far too hard. We had a few minor issues, a bath towel was wet and both hand towels were damp, not sure why anyone would go to the trouble of folding them up and putting them on the end of the bed knowing they weren't dry. Texted the housekeeper to ask for dry towels, didn't get a reply. Later that night we went to light the log burner which was meant to be laid ready, it wasn't and there was no initial supply of kindling or logs either, so we had to make do with the oil filled radiator. Emailed the owner as per notice in the kitchen, told him about the towels and the fire, also asked how to get the heated towel rail in the bathroom to work. Didn't get a reply to the email either. Maybe change the property details, let people supply their own towels and fire wood and none of this would be an issue.”

    Mrs Jarvis, Peterborough, October 2018

    • “We had a fab week at Destiny Cottage. It's cosy, well equipped and had everything we needed. Plenty of room for 2. The shower was good too - always a plus in my book after a long hot walk. The small garden was perfect and secure for our dog to 'nose around', and for us to have a BBQ. Off-road parking is a bonus too. A washing line would've been nice, but the lovely neighbour let us use hers. It's just a short walk from the centre of Boscastle, so we were able to take advantage of its amenities - a well-stocked Spar, good pub, fish and chip shop/restaurant, cafes, tea room, couple of other restaurants, as well as the National Trust shop and cafe. Also a great base for exploring this area of Cornwall, either by foot - with walks from your door, or by car.”

    Mrs Harris, Tunbridge Wells, July 2018

    • “The placement of the cottage was fantastic with the outdoor area to enjoy”

    Mr Middleton, LEAMINGTON SPA, May 2018

    • “The only thing that was a bit disconcerting was the lock on the inside door being stiff. We got the hang of it by the end of the week but it is awkward as the outside door does not open outwards to afford easy access. Other than that, the cottage was perfect. We had a lovely stay. Everything was clean and comfortable and the kitchen was so well stocked with utensils and crockery, it exceeded our expectations.”

    Mrs Bryan, Somerset, April 2018

    • “We enjoyed our two weeks in Destiny Cottage. It is a cute little place, however there are a few things that we're disappointed about. Firstly, as we'd booked for two weeks, we expected a change of bedlinen and towels midway through. A simple bundle would have sufficed. Instead we washed the towels ourselves. As this would have occurred if we had only booked a week, we were disappointed. There was no vacuum cleaner (despite the welcome pack saying there was) and the dustpan was inadequate. Consequently, with a shedding dog, we found the cottage getting dirty towards the end of our stay. Secondly, the description of the property includes DVD player. This was missing, despite the presence of DVDs on the shelf. The front door key is very stiff in the Yale lock. It is slightly twisted. Consequently we didn't use the Yale, just the mortice in the first door. We didn't know which whirligig to use. We inadvertently picked the neighbours one who made it clear we had made a mistake. There was only a small clothes airer, inadequate for a full wash. The fridge freezer is described as 'under the counter'. It's tiny! We needed to store both dog food and provisions and there wasnt enough room in the firdge which was no bigger than caravan size. There's room in the kitchen for a decent sized fridge. The proportions were mean. Checking back on the photos of the property, they gave the impression of considerably more space than there is. We consider the price for two weeks in high season to be excessive for the size and nature of the property. In addition the 'communal' grassed area isn't particularly pleasant, and whilst there's space for parking, it wasnt clarified where we should park. Finally, we would recommend that you check to ensure the description and photos are representative. This is the second Sykes cottage that we've had issues with. The general standard of care taken with the property is below what we expected for the price and description given.”

    Mrs Kilby, BIRMINGHAM, July 2018

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The Property

A Grade II listed, terraced cottage in an attractive row of seven on the hill winding down 250 yards to Boscastle village centre with its shops/pubs/restaurants; harbour, 500 yards (leafy footpath down from opposite side of access lane). In front, own small enclosed garden (table/chairs) looking over a larger, communal lawned area (benches).
Inside, pretty cottage furnishings and original character and charm: lovely old flagstoned floor (rugs) downstairs, gothic-style arched windows/doors and knobbly beams/walls/floors. From the garden, arched double doors to porch. Open-plan living/dining/kitchen (microwave, fridge-freezer, electric cooker) with TV/DVD and fireplace (woodburner), cosy for dining or sitting (additional sofa/day bed cleverly built-in under stairs). Up steep stairs (5'4" ceiling in places), with a glimpse of fields, a double bedroom (bed with footboard) with oak floor (rug); bathroom (suite, shower over bath) with washing machine and cupboard for clothes-hanging (no wardrobe in bedroom). No children, except pre-crawling babies. A sweet cottage in a handy spot for walking/exploring the coast.

Boscastle: famous village (pubs) where two rivers meet the sea in a natural harbour between steep moorland hillsides. Very lovely cliff and wooded-valley walks. Pretty low-tide sand beach at Bossiney, 2 miles, or bigger Trebarwith Strand (surfing), 5; Tintagel, 3. Pony-trekking locally.


1st FloorGround Floor

Lounge / Kitchen / Dining


One bedroom: a double bedroom and family bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Ground floor open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with wood burning stove.


  • Electric panel heaters with wood burning stove
  • Microwave, fridge-freezer, washing machine, TV with DVD, WiFi, Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for one car
  • Enclosed garden
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome, Sorry no smoking
  • Pub less than 1 mile from property
  • Note: This property does not accept children except babes in arms
  • Note: This property has a refundable Good Housekeeping bond of £100

Regional Information

BOSCASTLE Tintagel 4 miles; Camelford 6 miles. A perfect Cornish coastal village, the road through Boscastle runs down to the small harbour at the bottom of the hill. The quaint village shops, local restaurants and pubs offering good food, Cornish real ales and live entertainment by local musicians, make this an ever popular visitor destination. Spectacular cliff tops, rocky coves, wild surf, open fields and rich wildlife characterise this beautiful area. The coastal footpath passes through some of Britain’s most rugged and spectacular coastal scenery. The sandy beaches of Bossiney, Trebarwith Strand and Crackington Haven are all within 5 miles and the surfing beaches at Bude and Polzeath are within easy driving distance. Close at hand lie the delights of Tintagel, swathed in the legends of King Arthur, several stately homes and renowned gardens, or the wide open space of Bodmin Moor, famous for its granite tors and Daphne Du Maurier’s Jamaica Inn.

  • Note: This property does not accept children except babes in arms.
  • Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.