The patio overlooks the harbour.
After a day exploring this stunning part of the Cornish coastline come back to The Shippen to unwind and relax
You will never tire of looking at the view every time you step outside the front door
The cottage has 2 charming bedrooms
The open plan living room will make for a sociable holiday
The small kitchen has all that you need but with so many choices of places to eat in Boscastle why tie yourself to the stove- you are holiday after all!
The Shippen has a coal effect electric fire-perfect for those out of season breaks
The stairs lead up from the living area
Bedroom One has a super comfy double bed
The single bedroom
The setting really is very special
The Shippen is the middle of the three cottages and has parking in front of the white garage. The parking is not suitable for SUVs, 4x4s or Estate cars
The view down the river to the sea from the small stone bridge which you cross to access the property.
The view towards the harbour from the patio.
A view towards the village of Boscastle. The Shippen is tucked away on your right-hand side.
A view towards the harbour and the stunning clifftops.
The award winning Farm Shop and Cafe - pop in for some fresh provisions or treat yourself to morning coffee or a wonderful lunch whilst you sit back and enjoy the view
Boscastle's dog-leg harbour leads out to the open sea.
Looking back towards Boscastle on a misty summer morning.
The walks are stunning and protected by the National Trust.

The Shippen


Boscastle / Sleeps 3 (no children under 6)

7 Nights from £345 - £750

September 2018

Lovely cottage and location. Would definitely book this one again

August 2018

A lovely clean, comfortable, well equipped cottage. Perfectly placed to explore the great little town and the wonderful Cornish coast. Loved to sit on the patio and watch the world go by

July 2018

We have visited Boscastle many times and this is the 3rd time we have stayed in or near there, but undoubtedly the best.

June 2018

It's our second time we've stayed at The Shippen and it has everything you need, we always keep bringing our own stuff like coffee, tea towels, bath towels, cooking utensils, etc (as we usually stay in static caravans we had to bring our own stuff as the items provided weren't sufficient or not there) and we forget when we come here that we don't even need to do that, even down to spices!!! Would recommend bringing a large frying pan as well though as it'll help with the cooking (that's if you actually decided to eat in, plenty of choices for food around) They even have a few board games on hand and we just got engrossed into scrabble (which we have never really played before) Most of the evenings you'll probably spend your time up on the cliffs staring out into the ocean enjoying that nice relaxing breeze and the silence it brings from modern day life, just sit and chill with the sounds of the ocean and of course the occasional seagull It's a lovely place to stay and it's in the perfect location, will definitely return at a later date

June 2018

I would highly recommend for a lovely break away Very peaceful location excellent accommodation Very clean Wonderful views We travelled around Cornwall perfect base Will definatley return

June 2018

Lovely cottage in a superb location. Very clean and cosy. The little extras were a nice and welcome touch (milk, tea, coffee and biscuits!). Loved sitting on the patio and watching the world go by. Always love staying in Boscastle and will definitely be back to The Shippen!

May 2018

The Shippen was the perfect holiday home. Compact but very well-equipped and homely, in the most perfect location in the heart of Boscastle. It was very easy to relax here.

February 2018

A perfect retreat for two who enjoy walking and good food and pubs.

August 2017

We enjoyed our stay in the cottage. It’s a very nice and cosy place. It’s small but everything needed is available. And you really have an awesome view from the little terrace. We were very happy there and would like to recommend this beautiful property.

July 2017

We had a great holiday in this excellent property in a fantastic location. WiFi is reasonable given remote location, we got about 6 or 7mb download speed regularly. Mobile phone coverage was non existent on both Vodafone and O2 so the provided landline phone was useful for booking local restaurants etc.

Dedicated parking is a bonus but the space is quite tight for manoeuvring in and out of if you have a larger car like we did (e.g. BMW 5 series / Audi A6 / Skoda Superb).

Beware that the stairs in the property are quite steep and have a dog-leg turn in them so not great if you have mobility issues.

July 2017

Gorgeous cottage with everything we needed, we took things with us that were already provided! Charming and in such a picturesqueness location. A week just wasn't enough to enjoy the cottage and it's location. I can't praise it enough and want to return. Already miss it

April 2017

Perfect cosy cottage, in great position above the harbourside, easy access to beautiful coastal walks.

June 2016

Fantastic location, lovely cottage. We will return!

May 2016

The Shippen is a wonderful Bijou Cottage in delightful Boscastle Harbour. Our late booking was expertly arranged by Classic Cottages we had an excellent holiday. The Taylors, West Sussex

October 2015

It is a perfect escape from the rat race. Exquisite view and very cosy. Notna single spider dared to spin it's web inside this immaculate cottage!! An achievement for the Autumn!!!!!

October 2015

Lovely cottage, small but very cosy and ideally situated to enjoy all that Boscastle and surrounds have to offer. A very enjoyable break and would definitely stay again.

July 2015

Beautifully situated in picturesque environment

June 2015

Great position to relax in the sun on the front patio and watch the world go by.

September 2014

I think it is the most perfect cottage for a couple to stay in. It's perfectly equipped for every need and it is set in such idyllic surroundings. I NEVER want to go home afterwards!!!!

July 2014

Lovely cottage in a gorgeous location. Suited 2 adults and a child perfectly. Would love to come back

March 2014

A very 'homely' cottage in an idyllic location, with great views, well appointed and very clean. Located in a great place for walking and sightseeing.

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