If you want a cottage quietly situated in Boscastle but within two hundred yards of local pubs, restaurants and shops, with the latest communications technology, then The Shippen is ideal for you.
From the patio and terraced garden, 20 feet up and set well back from the harbour road, panoramic views can be enjoyed – of the harbour to the left, sweeping across the Valency ravine to the village, and Valency Valley with its Thomas Hardy connections, to the right – a splendid spot to enjoy breakfast and watch the world go by below.
The Shippen is a mid-terraced cottage which is accessed up steep exterior steps and through the all-weather storm porch, which keeps the worst of the winter storms at bay.
Up-to-date communications are available, including a Hitachi Smart TV with Humax recorder, free telephone calls anywhere in the UK and full superfast WiFi via a BT business connection. The open plan living-room has a beamed ceiling and open-tread, narrow stairs lead up to the bedrooms, both with sloping ceilings and low beams.
Several beaches are within driving distance, and there are wonderful cliff top walks from the cottage.
Open plan living-room with kitchen and dining areas. Smart TV, DVD player and coal-effect electric heater and storage heater. Electric cooker with ceramic hob, combination microwave, fridge/freezer and washing machine/drier
Bedroom 1 with double bed (4'6")
Bedroom 2 with single bed (3')
Bathroom with bath, fitted shower, WC and wash-basin
Take care around the sloping ceilings and low beams in the bedrooms. Regrettably, due to the elevated position and steps, this property is not suited to less mobile guests or young children.
- Regret no pets
- Arrive/Depart Saturday
- Short breaks available
- Garage for small car and private parking for 1 car
- Telephone (incoming and outgoing calls except overseas)
- No smoking
- Pub 200 yds
- Patio furniture
- 4 electric convector heaters and 1 NS heater
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.