Situated in the picturesque harbourside village of Boscastle, St Christopher's Cottage is an absolute beaut! Lovingly restored with stylish interiors packed full of charm and a wonderful sunny garden, creating a blissful sanctuary befitting of any saint, it's the perfect retreat for couples and families alike.
Stroll down the hill and immerse yourself in all the village has to offer, with its tiny harbour, rows of traditional fisherman's cottages and a selection of pubs, cafes, shops and galleries; feel the sand between your toes at Trebarwith Strand or even ride the waves – well St Christopher is also the patron saint of surfing so you have to give it a go – or clear the cobwebs as you enjoy a good leg stretch along the coastal path; this is coastal living at its very best.
You will be charmed with the beautiful interiors that lie behind the stone facade of this traditional terraced cottage. The muted tones with splashes of colour accentuate the exposed stone work, flagstone floor and inglenook fireplace, and the sash windows really let the light flood in.
The open plan living-room has a modern kitchen with painted cupboards, Belfast sink, oak work surfaces and an electric range cooker set around the cottage dining-table, and the comfy seating area has that all-important wood-burner, a welcome sight on chillier evenings. On the first floor the master bedroom and family bathroom are an absolute triumph and there's also a second sitting-room/garden-room providing an alternative area to lounge and relax with direct access to the garden. The twin bedroom is found on the second floor under the eaves (so please mind your head) and is a perfect den for younger members of the group, with the Velux window providing a bird's eye view across to the garden where you are sure to send many an hour soaking up the best of the Cornish sunshine.
If you want to breathe new life into your walking boots this is the place to be with coastal walks, valley walks and countryside walks all on your doorstep. The neighbouring village of Tintagel is stepped in history with the National Trust Old Post Office and its famous castle said to be the birthplace of King Arthur, and a little further down the coast the charming village of Port Isaac is making modern day history - home to the Fisherman's Friends, TV's Doc Martin and two Nathan Outlaw restaurants. For more foodie delights the pubs at St Kew and St Tudy come highly recommended and if you take the foot ferry from Rock you will land in Padstow, which surely needs no introduction to any food connoisseur. If you want to arrive in Padstow by pedal power, you can hire bikes in Bodmin or Wadebridge and cycle along the renowned Camel Trail or to take things at a slightly gentler pace call into the historic houses and gardens at Pencarrow and Lanhydrock.
Open plan living-room with kitchen and dining areas. Smart TV, DVD player and wood-burner. Electric range cooker, microwave, fridge, dishwasher and wine cooler
Utility-room with freezer and washing machine
Separate WC and wash-basin
Bedroom 1 with king-size double bed (5')
Bathroom with bath, walk-in shower, WC, wash-basin
Bedroom 2 with twin beds (3')
Bedroom 2 is under the eaves on the second floor, please mind your head. *Only 1 cot is provided, bring your own travel cot.
- Dogs welcome (1 only)
- Cot, high chair and 2 stair-gates
- Arrive/Depart Saturday
- Short breaks available
- Parking in public car park 0.75 miles distant
- No smoking
- Pub 50 yds
- Garden furniture and barbecue
- 3 electric thermostatic radiators and partial under-floor heating
St Christopher's Cottage is to the left of the terrace of traditional Cornish cottages.
The cottage is beautifully presented throughout whilst maintaining the original charm and character.
Both bedrooms are very stylish.
For a traditional cottage there is a very spacious bathroom which is simply gorgeous.
The breakfast/dining area.
The kitchen cupboards provide a natural divide from the living area.
From the kitchen the door leads to a small utility-room and cloakroom.
Make the most of time together in the open plan living-room.
With the toasty wood-burner, St Christopher's Cottage is the perfect retreat all year round.
The cottage has retained its charm with the exposed stone wall, sash windows and inglenook fireplace.
There is also a small sitting-room on the first floor with direct access to the garden.
Bedroom 1 is on the first floor.
Painted wooden floors, sash windows and a wonderful mix of furniture is on offer in this gorgeous cottage.
The bathroom is on the first floor next to Bedroom 1 - you are sure to enjoy a leisurely holiday soak in the free-standing bath.
The twin bedroom is on the second floor.
The stairs lead down from bedroom 2 - there is a door at the bottom of the stairs for privacy.
Grab a seat by the water's edge and enjoy a meal at one of the many cafes and pubs in the village.
Take the stroll down the hill into the heart of Boscastle.
Boscastle is quite charming.
The areas has some wonderful walks to discover.
Stock up on provisions at the village farm shop and whilst you are there, treat yourself to some of their home-cooked delights.
You may even decide to walk up to the farm shop and cafe - enjoy the view from their outside seating area.
The beaches along the north Cornish coast are quite stunning.