The view towards the sea.
The cottage is beautifully presented throughout.
The sitting room has an open fire, making this an ideal retreat all year round!
The bedrooms are beautifully styled and very comfortable.
The Old School House has its own enclosed garden.
The kitchen/breakfast-room is well-equipped.
Plenty of room to relax in the sitting-room after a day exploring north Cornwall's stunning coastline.
The furnishings and decor are very tasteful throughout.
There are lovely touches throughout.
The double bedroom (bedroom 1) has a comfy 5' king size bed.
The view from Bedroom 1.
The en suite shower-room.
The delightful twin bedded room.
The main bathroom.
Meals can be enjoyed al fresco style on the terrace.
Crackington Haven is just down the road and offers cafes, a pub and the beach.
The beach at Crackington Haven.

The Old School House


4.8 miles NE of Boscastle / Sleeps 4 + cot

20% off for parties of 2 or less at certain times of the year, view offer...

Need more time? Reserve any cottage for up to 24 hours before booking

7 Nights from  £439

September 2019

My partner and I have returned from a wonderful week stay at this cottage. We were in awe from the moment we drove up to the front of the house. As we stepped out of the car we looked across miles of stunning views. A warm welcome awaited by the owner Angela who showed us around and gave info of local pubs & places to visit and a lovely cream tea which was such a delightful treat. The cottage is immaculately presented and furnished with gorgeous side tables and fittings, clearly chosen with great care and a great eye for quality. Spotlessly clean ! We have stayed in many cottage lets, however this place far surpasses all of them. Perfect for some peace and quiet. Such amazing views on coastal walks, immaculately clean & perfectly furnished. 10 out of 10!! We loved it. Thank you. We will be back.

August 2019

Very quiet place . We enjoyed the short distance to the sea and the coastal path. At first we thought we are very secluded in the countryside, but you can reach all the sights of the area in a reasonable time. A car is a must. We love Classic Cottages and prefer this type of living in any modern or turbulent place.

May 2019

The Old School House was just perfect in every way. Daniel and Angela were excellent hosts, on hand if needed but not intrusive. The location was wonderful, peaceful and relaxing. An ideal base in this beautiful area of Cornwall. Accommodation simply superb. We would definitely recommend this idyllic holiday home and will be back one day!.

April 2019

Excellent cottage and location. Comfortable beds & good showers. Well equipped kitchen. We booked all 3 cottages for 6 adults and 4 children. The outside space was safe for the grandchildren to run around and the views were wonderful. Very helpful owners. We will definitely return.

August 2018

Throughly enjoyed a Cornish cream tea on our arrival, and we were made to feel very welcome. The property is beautifully clean and well appointed, with all you need for family meals in regards to kitchen wear. The walk to Crackington Haven is lovely, if a bit strenuous on the return up hill, and passing through a field of cows with their calves worried me a little. But we had a fabulous holiday and no spiders! A great base for exploring the beautiful Cornish coastline.

June 2018

Great views,charming cottage very cosy.Owners are there if you need them otherwise they respect your privacy.

June 2018

In a lovely location and excellently furnished.

June 2018

Very warm welcome from helpful and friendly owners - cream tea and other goodies on arrival much appreciated. They even arranged wall-to-wall sunshine! Very good wi-fi - not always the case when advertised in some properties we have visited. Beautifully decorated and well-equipped cottage in very pleasant grounds. Highly recommended.

May 2018

Gorgeous setting, cottage lifted out with everything we needed and beautifully done. Big garden for kids to play in and to eat out in. Daniel and Angela gave a lovely welcome and were on hand if we needed them. Thank you for a lovely stay.

September 2017

We had a very happy stay in Old School House, which was in a beautiful and quiet spot, was perfectly clean and well equipped with friendly and helpful owners on site.

September 2017

Beautifully furnished, clean and well equipped. Friendly and helpful owners. Really good place to relax and unwind

July 2017

Such a home from home, we completely relaxed. Stunning location with some breath-taking walks right on the doorstep. Beds were so comfortable that we slept like logs every night. The owners were so hospitable (fab cream tea) but also gave us privacy which was appreciated.

June 2017

The owners of the property, Daniel and Angela were most welcoming, and provided home made cream teas and a lovely cream and strawberry sponge cake. You couldn't wish for better neighbours.

September 2016

Very pleasant welcome from the owners. Cream tea very much appreciated. Property was clean and well equipped. Excellent wi-fi.

September 2016

The Old School House would suite anyone who loves the peace and quiet of the countryside with an interesting old church next door and interesting gravestones. The church is also a site of interest with bats and many different kinds of insects which thrive within the area of the church yard. Many different types of fungi grow on the gravestones and this helps certain insects to thrive here. The grass is not mowed at the start of spring in order to allow early hatching insects to thrive. Public footpaths take you to the coast which are situated quite close to the cottage. Crackington Haven is close enough to walk with a really good pub grub pub (Coomb Barton Inn) with great steaks, Burgers, Fish including Lemon and Sole Stone Bass. Other good places to visit such as Padstow, Port Isaac, Bude and Tintagel are all within a reasonably short drive. These all have good pub grub pubs too.

May 2016

Very welcoming. Peaceful location, sea view from bedroom!

May 2016

The owners were incredibly hospitable. Many thanks for the warm welcome with cornish cream tea. It's a perfect place to relax and to explore the phantastic landscape. Many thanks and greetings from Germany.

July 2015

A great cottage in a fantasic location.

June 2015

Super cottage in a stunning location, great for walking the coastal footpath & visiting Boscastle Tintagel & Bude.

April 2015

The Old school house was simply wonderful. Our family arrived to a lovely cream tea and an Easter Egg left for the girls. The furnishings were obviously thought through carefully and were classy as well as comfortable. The owners were so kind and considerate and I would not hesitate to recommend to friends and family. A beautiful week in a beautiful cottage.

March 2015

We had a lovely week at St Genny's the cottage was very comfortable and we loved lighting the fire every night to make us cosy. Great location for walking the coast path, we particularly enjoyed catching the bus to Boscastle and walking home on the path and seeing seals along the way made it even better!

January 2015

Wonderful cottage, cozy, comfortable, peaceful, great location, close to Bude and 1 mile away from Crackington Haven beach. Cream Tea left by owners on arrival and fire prepared just waiting to be lit. Perfect little family bolt hole - We love it.

November 2014

Such a welcoming and homely atmosphere. The accommodation was immaculate and standard of furnishings exceeded our expectations. The 'welcome pack' (unexpected by the way) was very generous and welcome after the drive to arrive. The location is stunning. The whole experience was restful, peaceful and all too short for us ....... at least it means we have the excuse to go back again.

October 2014

The old School House is the best situated of the 3 cottages having its own private small garden with sea views. The interior is beautifully furnished with everything provided including hair drier, two spacious comfortable bedrooms, lovely large fluffy bath towels. Fully equipped kitchen, including initial supply of dishwasher tablets, dish clothes, tea towels, milk and tea bags. Gorgeous cream tea provided on arrival was much appreciated as was the fresh flowers in the kitchen and living room.. Lovely walks from the cottage through the fields to the coastal path and up to the top of the large cliff overlooking Crackingtom Haven. Very peaceful setting for a relaxing comfortable holiday.

August 2014

We have had a very warm welcome with a typical cornish cream tea, that made us so happy after a long trip by car. The rooms where enlightened which made us feel like coming home in that well furnished und decorated cottage and we really felt in love with this extraordinary location!

June 2014

The setting was outstanding, in the middle of the peaceful countryside and being able to see the sea. It was perfect. The cottage was amazing inside and out, it had been decorated to an exceptional standard. Some how the picture just doesn't do it justice! The cottage exceeded our expectations. It was truly beautiful, peaceful and relaxing. We could unwind within such an outstanding environment. The owners were very helpful before and during our stay. The cottage was decorated to a very high standard down to exquisite detail. We would definitely visit the old school house again.

June 2014

Wonderful place with a great view to the atlantic coast. The house is excellent equiped and lovingly furnished. We surley come back. Very friendly landlord at this warm welcoming place. Excellent support from classic cottages, we can definitively recommend.

April 2014

Great location for exploring north Cornwall. Lovely cottage. The owners, Trevor & Sam, are very welcoming and extremely helpful. Would highly recommend.

February 2014

This has been the best holiday letting experience in over 25 years. We can thoroughly recommend The old Schoolhouse without reservation. . Everything is extremely relaxed. The owners are delightful and could not be more helpful.

December 2013

A beautiful old cottage set in north Cornwall which was very clean and tidy. All the essentials were available. So cosy to have a log fire each evening. There were beautiful views out over the country-side & able to see the sea from the master bed-room.

The owners who live close by were lovely & we were given a very warm welcome. They are such a lovely couple which helped make our stay even more enjoyable.

October 2013

We were looking for a cosy cottage by the coastal path with an open fire for a three night break and The Old School House fitted the bill. It exceeded our expectations - it is an amazingly comfortable cottage in a beautiful setting. Its peace and quiet were just what we needed. The owners were incredibly hospitable. We were met on arrival by the owner who explained all the housekeeping and heating etc and they had even left us a full cream tea set out at the kitchen table. Perfect!

We use classic cottages regularly and have always had exceptional service from you.

September 2013

This is a beautiful house in an area of outstanding beauty. We woke up each morning to glimpses of the ocean and loved the green and well kept surroundings. The house was immaculate, with tastefully modernized kitchen and bathrooms. Walks in the area took us through breathtaking landscapes - views of hills, sea and sheep!

September 2013

This is a very welcoming home from home. Situated in a very quiet location with easy access to the coastal path, the views from which are outstanding. The house is well equipped and cosy, a great place to return home to at the end of the day.

May 2013

Very nice place to stay, perfekt location for hiking, very helpfull and friendly houseowner, enough space for four, wounderful views, absolut quite. A perfect place to relax.

Good or bad, we publish all the reviews left by the guests who have stayed in this cottage, with the few exceptions stated in our Review Guidelines.