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Boscastle, Cornwall (Ref. 976309)

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  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi


    • “We have used Helpful Holidays for a number of years and this was the most expensive of all the ones that we have booked and it far from exceeded expectations. The caretaker was very kind and allowed us to check in earlier and the house was clean and tidy. Communication was great. We arrived and sat out in the garden. The chairs were cheap plastic or wooden picnic benches and were uncomfortable - this is a theme that continues as you read on. The kitchen was very well equipped and had everything that we needed - the dishwasher needs replacing but worked well for what we needed. The sitting room was not very comfortable - we were left 1 log for the fire (we had no reason to use it, but I would have maybe expected a basket full just in case) The sofa was terrible to sit on, not leather and became sticky if you sat for more than an hour - the 2 Ikea type chairs were comfortable but we were a party of 4. TV and facilities were good and wifi worked well too. One nice Ship light in the sitting room - the other lamps around the house were cheap and tacky - bulbs too big for the lampshades and very basic. The bathrooms were tired and it felt like a care home. Toilet seats didn't fit properly and the facilities -shower over bath basic, no shower curtain, and shower cubicle dark and the lights and shades inadequate. I am aware at this point the review is mostly negative - if we had paid less for the property than £900+ then it would warrant the condition of the property. We have stayed in far better properties more comfortable and better located at the same time of the year with far greater facilities and more comfortable. The bedrooms were tired as were we - the main bedroom was noisy during the night due to the airing cupboard being in the room and the water tank making all kinds of strange noises. The beds were small (doubles) and I'm 6'2 and was happy to go back to kingsized bed at home after 6 nights(we left a day early) The rooms were clean - the towels had seen better days and were old and small (no bath sheets) I would have taken towels if I'd have known as they were not for purpose. The beds were comfortable but needed to be bigger (we only used the 2 doubles) The excessive use of "please respect the neighbours property" with signs all over the place and cameras pointing from their property to the gates of this and on entrance made it feel like some kind of dispute was going on. The bins didn't include recycling - no issue as we had taken bottles, cans, and plastics to Tintagel, but noticed that the neighbours had recycling bins on collection day ( are the landlords not paying extra for this as it should be included?). We had a phone call from the owner on the morning after we arrived asking if everything was ok, at this point we hadn't used the facilities as it was early and although a nice to check in, it's never happened at previous properties and later in the week we wondered if they had complaints from previous tenants? The 2 well behaved 9 and 12-year-old dogs that we had to pay extra for £50 were housed in the outdoor sheds, rather than be in the house in the daytime as dogs only allowed in the kitchen- at night we brought them in and the slept peacefully in the kitchen. When speaking with the owner I was asked if I'd let my dogs go to the toilet in the garden - The dogs did go out for walks but how could you stop this from happening- I think they have an issue with dogs and reluctantly allow dogs as the agent probably advised best for maximum occupancy? We were less than impressed with Tremorla - we paid a lot of money for a less than adequate property which is tired and desperately needs updating. If you were advertising this on a budget then fair enough - it's definitely not a premium property worth the money we paid and will seriously consider looking at alternative holiday letting companies for our next one as felt a little cheated by Helpful Holidays /SYKES Cottages as to the description - the costal pay is not less than a mile away - we gave up after getting to the village - the public footpath right next to the property didnt have proper signs and the farmer had made signs away from path to avoid farm traffic, we were not the only confused ones - we saw people walking past and back again obviously having the same confusion as us. That said the location was ok - great for sunsets and view of the sea - we always enjoy our time in Cornwall going to different places and this was a good base for traveling around but we won't be returning or recommending this property whilst it's in this tired condition with uncomfortable cheap garden furniture, sofa's and beds that you'd expect only if you were paying a basic amount. This is, of course, our opinion, all 4 of us felt this way and raising this over the phone with agent or landlord is pointless as there is no quick fix to the issues I have raised.”

    Mr Brine, Solihull, June 2018

    • “We had a fabulous holiday at Tremorla, the fine weather and spectacular sunsets were a bonus. Bathrooms and some areas need updating, which I think is planned for next year.”

    Mr Hurley, WIMBORNE, May 2018

    • “We really appreciated the service provided by our landlady. There was a small problem with the central heating and within a couple of hours she arranged a plumber and everything was fixed. We also loved the fact that there were fresh flowers in our cottage when we arrived. We felt so welcome an at home!!”

    Mr Van Alfen, April 2018

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The Property

In countryside on hills between Boscastle (2 miles) and Tintagel (2½ miles), a handsome detached stone-built house with magnificent views out to sea and along the lovely north Cornish coast. The large, secluded garden (picnic benches) faces out to sea, with plenty of lawn space for children to play or in which to relax peacefully. A little used footpath to Boscastle passes the house; ¾ mile away, down a lane and through the quaint village of Trevalga, is the Coast Path for walking spectacular cliffs and rocky coves.

From the garden, door to large farmhouse-style kitchen/dining room (dishwasher, microwave, fridge-freezer, electric cooker) with traditional slate floor. Big, comfortable living room with open fire, smart TV/DVD and French windows to garden. Snug with TV/DVD, games and toys, a good space for children to play. Ground-floor bathroom (suite with hand-shower and separate shower cubicle, washing machine, tumble drier). Hall with slate floor and desk.

From hall, stairs up to another hallway and four bedrooms - a large double, a big family room with double and single bed, a twin, and a bunk room (hooks for hanging clothes); bathroom (suite - a loo with a view!).

Spring water. Bikes and surfboards can be stored in former stables. Dogs permitted in kitchen only. Discount sometimes available for bookings for two - please ask us for details.

A big, roomy family house for relaxing in the big garden, walking the Coast Path or exploring the beaches and villages along this wonderful stretch of heritage coastline.

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.


Four bedrooms: a double, a family room with a double and single bed, a twin and a bunk room plus a bathroom with bath, basin and WC. Further ground floor bathroom with bath, hand shower, separate shower cubicle, basin and WC. Kitchen with dining area. Sitting room with open fire. Snug.


  • Central heating with open fire
  • Microwave, fridge-freezer, tumble dryer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with DVD, WiFi, Phone incoming calls only only, Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent Cot and highchair available on request
  • Off road parking for three cars
  • Enclosed garden
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome, Sorry no smoking
  • Note: This property has a private water supply which is tested regularly
  • Note: Dogs are restricted to the ground floor area and are allowed on uncarpeted areas only
  • 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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Christmas
  • Note: Dogs are restricted to the ground floor area and are allowed on uncarpeted areas only.
  • Note: This property has a refundable Good Housekeeping bond of £100.