The patio overlooks the harbour.
The comfortable open plan living-room.
The sitting-room is open to the stairs.
There is a flat screen television and an electric heater.
Bedroom 1 has a double bed.
Single Bedroom 2, like the double bedroom, has low, character beams.
The Shippen is the middle cottage, with the white garage block below (small cars only, no SUVs, estate cars or 4x4s).
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 harbour and the stunning clifftops.
A view towards the village of Boscastle. The Shippen is tucked away on your right-hand side.
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

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, twenty 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 WiFi internet. 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 clifftop walks from the cottage.

Ground Floor


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

First Floor

Bedroom 1 with double bed

Bedroom 2 with single bed

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
  • WiFi
  • Telephone (incoming and outgoing calls except overseas)
  • No smoking
  • Pub 200 yds
  • Patio furniture
  • 4 electric convector heaters and 1 NS heater