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 two 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 maybe 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)

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7 Nights from  £366

August 2020

'The Shippen' is the perfect location for a harbourside stay in the picturesque village of Boscastle. Nestled centrally, you can relax and take in the beautiful views of the harbour and headland from your own private terrace and watch the world go by. And if you're lucky you'll get to see one of Boscastle's stunning sunsets!

August 2020

Amazing position.

October 2019

This cottage is our dream cottage and we never want to leave. It really does have everything and it's view of Boscastle is stunning. We hope we can come back here forever.

September 2019

Excellent value for money , we will return

August 2019

A very comfortable and well stocked cottage. There was a problem with the lock on the inner front door, this was sorted while we were still there.

Reply from Classic Cottages

Thank you for your lovely comments, we are delighted you found The Shippen very comfortable and well stocked. Great that the team were able to sort the lock straight away. Hopefully we will see back in Cornwall soon. Emma, Customer Support.

July 2019

Our third visit, very clean cottage in excellent position overlooking the harbour and close to amenities, which made for a very enjoyable holiday.

July 2019

Just lovely. The location and view were amazing. The cottage was comfortable and well equipped. We are already planning a return trip.

July 2019

This cottage is in a great location overlooking the very pretty harbour. We'll placed for pubs, tea shops, bus stop and all village amenities. Have booked to go back

Reply from Classic Cottages

Thanks so much for sharing your review - it's great to hear how much you enjoyed your stay and we're looking forward to welcoming you back soon. Tanya, Customer Support

June 2019

The cottage is in a great location and has very comfy beds, but would benefit from updating in some areas

Reply from Classic Cottages

Thanks so much for your review; we're so pleased that you had a comfortable stay overall. The Shippen is a charming Cornish Cottage with some typical traditional features but ideally located in beautiful Boscastle - we'll certainly pass your comments onto the owner and Property Manager for their consideration. We'd love to welcome you back to Cornwall soon. Tressa, Customer Support

May 2019

Great location, wonderful sunsets, comfortable bed and sofas, helpful housekeeper.

March 2019

The location is gorgeous and the cottage very warm and cosy, would recommend to anyone who enjoys walking. Everyone is very friendly in the local shops and pubs.

Reply from Classic Cottages

We're so pleased that you enjoyed your stay in Boscastle. The walks certainly are lovely in the area; there's a popular circular stomp from the village, out through the Valency Valley and back past Forrabury Common - highly recommended! Tanya, Classic Cottages

January 2019

Our second visit and as before the cottage was very, very clean and welcoming. Location was good a we were able to pop out for a paper, or a coffee and also good food at the Riverside and the Wellington. We thoroughly enjoyed out stay.

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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