It's a terrific backdrop for dining al fresco.
The cottage is very warm and cosy.
The bedrooms are beautifully furnished.
The view from the enclosed garden- wonderful!
The kitchen is very well-equipped.
The large patio doors lead out to the terrace.
The open plan living-room certainly makes the most of the view.
The master bedroom has a beautiful king size bedstead.
The master bedroom enjoys wonderful views over the garden and out to sea.
The twin bedroom.
The bathroom.
Francis' is to the left of the picture neighbouring Lanes Cottage (2174). A fence between the cottages gives each their own privacy.
Breakfast on the terrace - why not?
Francis' name plate.
The sea air will do you good!
Crackington Haven.
Trebarwith Strand.

Francis’

2173

4.8 miles NE of Boscastle / Sleeps 4 + cot

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The location of attractions is intended only as a guide. Distances are 'as the crow flies'.

Nearest pub

The Coombe Barton Inn (½ mile)

The inn on the beach; The Coombe Barton Inn is in a great location overlooking Crackington Haven beach.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Mr Frostick September 2020

Excellent location and service

We rented a cottage a mile from the pub and visited on four occasions, eating twice. On all occasions the service, in these difficult times, was fast and efficient. Wonderful location, a stones throw from the beach, highly recommend


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

April 2012

Good location, but food overpriced. Salad straight out of the fridge and tomato and cucumber colder than the nippy April day

Nearest beach

Thorn's Beach (¼ mile)

This is definitely a beach for those looking to head off the beaten track. Accessible via a relatively long walk and steep descent aided by a rope, Thorn's Beach is as rugged as it is beautiful. A rocky beach, swimming is possible under certain conditions but it is prone to heavier swells. As you would expect, there are no facilities nearby.

Nearest walk

Crackington Haven Circular Walk (½ mile)

This is a challenging three and a half mile walk with varied terrain including steep hills, stiles and steps. The views alone from the cliff tops will make the effort worthwhile and the return journey takes in lovely woodland.

Nearest town

Boscastle (4 ¾ miles)

One of the few sheltered harbours on the north coast, Boscastle became famous in 2004 due to the devastating floods that swept through the village. The community has recovered remarkably well, and Boscastle is once more a thriving resort and a lovely village to visit.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

July 2019

Friendly village

A very dog friendly village, a wide variety of shops. Good range of eating places.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Wood September 2014

Staying in Boscastle

Boscastle was a wonderful place to stay for our holiday. Good local shops, like the post office and Spar for provisions. We tried several pubs. The Napoleon, the Wellington (for Sunday lunch = yum) and the Old Manor house. I would recommend the Boscastle made ice-cream from a shop half way down the harbour walk on the left hand side as you walk towards the sea.
We thoroughly enjoyed sitting for ages, watching the blowhole in the harbour. It 'blow's about 1-1.5 hrs either side of low tide, and is amazing to watch, and listen to aswell.
There is a really enjoyable walk from the main car-park along the Valency river, which is flat, unless you decide to go up to Minster church, and that path is very steep.
We didn't rate the Tourist shops very highly, because everything was so expensive.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mr Hillman May 2013

Delightful place; harbour and old village up the hill. Fine coast walks to either Tintagel or Crackington Haven with options of bus connections. Also local valley/wood walks. Recommend Cobwebs pub at the harbour and The Napoleon up in the village. If self catering, the farm shop about half mile out of village towards Crackington Haven on B3263, is worth a visit.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mr Christie August 2011

Boscastle

Wonderful old harbour village - beautiful scenery can be seen from the headland which can be reached by two different paths, one on the right by the Harbour Light and one on the left. A tiny cove is also accessible where the blowhole can also be seen. Some lovely places to eat in Boscastle. We ate a lovely meal at the Cobweb Inn and also at the Riverside. We had cream teas and breakfast at the Harbour Light and Bridge Guest House, but the Riverside provided the best breakfast EVER. Some lovely shops such as the Mill and Things as well as an art gallery, fudge and Rock shop and 2 other fab gift shops. We love Boscastle and have been there many times. The Museum of Witchcraft also interesting. Visitor centre provides maps and info and also information about the flood and general history. Tintagel is 5 mins away and Crackington Haven about 10-15 mins drive as is Port Isaac. Padstow about 40 mins.

Also nearby

Crackington Haven (½ mile)

Near to Bude, Crackington Haven is a little village nestled in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Once famous for importing coal from Wales, the village’s beach is now a firm family-favourite for long days spent flicking between sea and sand. Surrounded by high cliffs and beautiful countryside, Crackington Haven offers a scenic escape.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Wood September 2014

A wonderful day on the beach

A quiet, secluded and sheltered beach. Not very busy, but very lovely. There is a car park and a very short stroll onto the beach. The beach is pebbley/rocky. It is sheltered due to the headlands. We sat and read, soaked up the sunshine, had a paddle in the sea and took photos. A short walk enabled us to get a takeaway cup of tea to bring back to the beach. Perfect!

Millook Haven Beach (2 ¾ miles)

Think Millook Haven Beach and the first thing that comes to mind is geology. Taking pride of place in the cliffs behind the beach are the world famous zigzag folds. Sit on the pebbly foreshore and take in nature's marvellous designs. From the rolling surf to the fascinating cliffs, Millook Haven Beach offers a feast for the eyes. The beach is dog-friendly year-round. There are no lifeguards.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Wood September 2014

Millook beach

We were driving along the scenic (and rather steep in places) coastal route from Crackington Haven to Bude, and stumbled upon this place. Travelling north, the first thing you see is the spectacular zigzag rock formations on the cliff. We had to stop and investigate. There isn't a car park - but luckily there was enough room on the roadside. It is a rocky beach. The colours and patterns in the rock make the stop a must to view and photograph the amazingness of natures forces.

Widemouth Beach (4 ¼ miles)

Just along the coast from the busy resort of Bude, Widemouth is a long, long stretch of sand backed by high cliffs. Unusual rock formations on the beach are a magnet for climbers while the Atlantic surf brings bodyboarders, kayakers and surfers here in their hundreds. Widemouth Bay is home to a scattering of houses, pubs, cafes and restaurants but there remains a definitive sense of having strayed off the beaten path here. There is a section open to dogs all year round, loads of parking and several surf schools.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mr Skinner March 2012

Excellent

Widemouth bay is lovely, we've stayed near here a few times and it never disappoints.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

August 2011

Great beach for surfing and swimming due to waves and lifeguards on duty.

St Kew Inn (15 miles)

This 15th Century village pub was once home to the masons and craftsmen who constructed the nearby church of St James the Great. Today, you will find a welcoming bar and restaurant, with blazing fire in the winter, and a large beer garden for those balmy Cornish summer evenings. Look out for the resident ghost.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

October 2020

St Kew Inn

Excellent food and friendly service to our party of six. Would recommend fish meal of the day.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

October 2020

P Boorman

excellent food very friendly staff


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Close January 2020

Very good food

Lovely food. Service was a little slow at lunchtime but they were aware of this, apologised and tried to resolve.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mr Howlett August 2019

So good we visited twice

Superb food, varied menu, good service. We were a group with 4 vegans and 2 carnivores and we all thought this Inn was top notch.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Roberts July 2019

A must visit

Fantastic pub, great menu for veggies, beautiful garden and loads of space


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mr Ingram May 2019

Excellent Food

The St Kew Inn does excellent food. It is not cheap but very good value for money. My wife said that the hake she had one evening was the best fish she had tasted for many years - cooked to perfection. You need to book early to get a table in the restaurant, but can also take pot luck in the bar where the tables are not reserved. The staff are very friendly and helpful.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

May 2017

Best pub in the arae

Excellent pub food. Best in the area. Good real ale and great pub food consistent performance and very popular so need to book in season.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

September 2012

idyllic country pub

A warm welcome and helpful staff. The food was great - the haddock kedgeree was worth the trip alone.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mr Mann June 2009

Great country pub

Great atmosphere and food. Nice seating inside and outdoor summer barbeque.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

February 2009

Beautiful and Atmospheric

Picturesque 15th Century village pub serving beer from wooden barrels and excellent homecooked food prepared to order by hosts Paul Ripley and Sarah Allen. One of the most beautiful and atmospheric pubs in Cornwall.
- Mr and Mrs Whitten

The Mill House Inn (8 ¾ miles)

A former 18th century corm mill now transformed into a traditional coaching inn. You can enjoy warming real fires in winter and outdoor seating in warmer summer months.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

November 2019

Excellent Sunday lunch, need to book.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Ms Hazell September 2019

Delicious Sunday lunch

Our second visit to this wonderful rustic pub. A warm welcome, great service and lovely food - only advice - make sure you’re hungry ... the Sunday roast is enormous but so tasty!


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mr Martin June 2019

Great old Pub

Great old pub fantastic food and good choice of Ales staff very friendly.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

May 2013

This delightful converted traditional mill house offers the best of both worlds: an excellent pint of Cornish Ale in a worn leather armchair, maybe a live band, maybe a fire in the hearth...then next door a crisp gastro-pub style fine dining experience all within a stones throw from the fabulous Trebarwith strand.

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