Boscastle needs little introduction, its picturesque harbour being a well-known Cornish landmark. A mere two minute stroll back from the fishing boats tucked below the harbour wall is Captain’s Retreat, an early 19th Century three-storey terraced property. There is a stylish sitting-room, a well-equipped kitchen/diner and comfortable beds – so sit well, eat well and sleep well! Perched up above the Valency stream, the house has a tiny rear courtyard and is the perfect retreat after a day of exploring. And if you don’t feel like cooking, there are numerous great places to eat in this area, and after the holiday excesses, the coastal path is right there, so remember to bring your walking boots – and the dog!
Now renowned for excellent eateries, north Cornwall has become a bit of a foodie heaven. A short but steep stroll along the coastal path, which is almost on the doorstep, you can have breakfast or lunch at Boscastle Farm Shop. Port Isaac boasts a couple of good restaurants, and Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen is only a short drive away, as is Padstow, where you have the choice of Rick Stein’s restaurants and the Michelin starred No 6.
Sitting-room with satellite TV, video, DVD player, CD and multi-burner
Kitchen/Diner with electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine/drier and dishwasher
Bathroom with bath, hand shower attachment, fitted shower, WC and wash-basin
Bedroom 1 with 'zip and link' (6' double or twin) beds
Bedroom 2 with single bed (3')
Bedroom 3 with king-size double bed (5')
Bathroom with bath, hand shower attachment, shower cubicle, WC and wash-basin
- Dogs welcome (1 dog over 2 years only)
- Travel cot, high chair and stair-gate
- Arrive/Depart Friday
- Short breaks available
- Private parking for 1 car and public car park 300 yds
- Telephone (incoming and restricted outgoing only)
- No smoking
- Pub 200 yds
- Courtyard furniture
- Full oil-fired CH
The harbour wall providing shelter before local boats leave the harbour around the dog leg bend and out to the open sea.
The cosy sitting-room.
All the bedrooms are individually styled.
The coastline is stunning and well worth exploring.
Step out of the front door and enjoy the view down to the harbour.
The stylish breakfast/dining-room is wonderfully light and airy.
The dining-area leads through to the lounge.
There is plenty of holiday reading even for the most enthusiastic bookworm!
After a day of exploring the north Cornish coastline, what better than to come back and snuggle up in front of the toasty wood-burner.
The stairs lead up from the lounge to the bedrooms and bathrooms.
Gorgeous bedroom 3 on the second floor.
The bathroom on the second floor.
Bedroom 1 can be made up as a double (6') or two singles as shown here.
Breakfast in bed - don't mind if I do!
The pretty single bedroom on the first floor.
The bathroom on the first floor.
Welcome to this lovely cottage.
Captain's Retreat is a terraced property. The white painted front door is just above the bonnet of the red car.
The signpost for the coastal path.
Nothing beats the feel of sand between your toes. This is Daymer Bay.
The pretty village of Port Isaac is just along the coast.
Why not try one of Padstow's renowned restaurants?
This is quite a coastline and well worth exploring.