Welcome to the utterly charming Driftwood.
Al fresco dining is a must in this setting.
Although small and perfectly formed, the space is light and airy.
Open up those patio doors and soak up that view.
A place to sit back and relax after a busy day exploring the delights of north Cornwall.
The kitchen area is very well equipped- you will be amazed.
The setting is simply sublime.
Lovely details are used throughout.
The twin bedroom.
The en suite shower-room...
... comes with fluffy white towels.
More of that wonderful view.
The gardens are absolutely delightful.
The local scenery is stunning. This view is just across the road.
The Old Post Office (National Trust) at Tintagel.
Beautiful sunsets can be seen from the cottage.

Driftwood at The Haven

2633

1.9 miles SW of Boscastle / Sleeps 2 + cot*

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

Nearest pub

King Arthur's Arms (1 ½ miles)

Set directly opposite The National Trust Old Post Office building, this pub offers a varied menu, Sunday roast and real ale.

Nearest beach

Benoath Cove (½ mile)

You can access this beach either from Bossiney Haven at low tide or along the coastal path. There is a car park on the outskirts of Bossiney (opposite Bossiney Lodge) and a path leads from here over fields to the coastal path. Take a right then sharp left and take care as the path is narrow and steep leading to the beach below. The beach is sandy with some good rock pools and caves to explore. At high tide the beach all but disappears and swimming is not recommended on an ebbing or low tide. Dogs are welcome year round.

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

Mrs Yeomans June 2019

Mrs Penny Yeomans

Breathtaking at low tide, could be abroad, gorgeous soft sand and clear blue sea. Very steep climb down and back up, inaccessible to some. Unspoilt a classic Cornish beauty spot. 5 stars

Nearest walk

Tintagel to Boscastle (1 ½ miles)

A nine mile, moderate (not easy!) walk taking in stunning coastline, a pretty fishing harbour and magical St Nectan's Glen. Be careful if there's been lots of rain, it makes some parts particularly messy, and there are some steep ascents along the coast. It's worth factoring in time to have a meander around one of England's prettiest harbours. This is a good, varied walk for a day out.

Nearest town

Tintagel (1 mile)

Tintagel, legendary home of King Arthur and the knights of the round table. On Tintagel Head the atmospheric ruins of the 12th Century castle command spectacular views up and down the rugged north coast of Cornwall. Take a few days to explore the surrounding area, which is steeped in Arthurian myth.

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

April 2012

If you visit Tintagel try the Wooton Hotel for a superb Sunday carvery lunch you will not be let down

Also nearby

The Mill House Inn (2 ¼ 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

July 2021

you wont leave hungry

We ate here twice, mid week and Sunday Lunch. Huge portions! Service great. The restaurant decor was a bit bland, was expecting to find an Olde Worlde atmosphere. This room is obviously used as a function room. Maybe it had something to do with social distancing due to Covid. Having said this, it suited our needs and we had a great meal - both times.


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.

Boscastle (1 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.

The Port William Inn (2 ½ miles)

In a stunning setting, this pub offers wonderful views over Trebarwith Strand, excellent food and fine Cornish ales. A popular place for walkers, there is also a surf school nearby.

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

December 2020

Best place for watching the storm

Friendly and welcoming. Enjoyed a couple of winter sunsets.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

August 2019

Mussels to die for

Superb meal here. Service was a little slow but the food was worth waiting for.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mr Martin June 2019

Great food

Great food, warm welcome good choice of Ales


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Young October 2013

A real gem.

We stumbled across the Port William at Trebarwith Strand one evening on our way back from Port Issac. When we arrived the sun was setting, the tide was high and the waves roaring! The pub sits on part of the cliff which looks over the bay of Trebarwith, offering stunning views of this part of the coastline. We had a drink whilst sat on one of the picnic benches outside and watched the sunset. Bliss! We then returned to the Port William for lunch later in our holiday and the food was very tasty 'pub grub'. The staff were very welcoming and the pub is child and dog friendly and our two sons enjoyed looking at the huge fish tank that resides in the main bar!


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

The Ward Family May 2013

An exceptional place to watch the sun set over Trebarwith Strand either with a pint of fine Cornish ale, glass of wine or a robust pub feast. Great food and a recently added contemporary extension to the dining area with outstanding sea views.

St Kew Inn (8 ½ 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

Mrs Haywood June 2021

Sue

Due to COVID, we booked the St Kew Inn well in advance of our stay at the Carriage House.
The pub is within walking distance from the Carriage house, down hill all the way, but consequently up hill all the way back!
The food was delicious, service extremely good, and a bonus for us was meeting our waitress, Faye, who happily gave us some suggestions as to what to do whilst visiting Cornwall. The first was to cycle the Camel trail from Wadebridge to Padstow. It was a truly stunning way to visit Padstow. And on our second visit to the pub Faye suggested we could visit Charlestown. Again, we are so grateful for that advice. We wouldn’t have experienced either had it not been for Faye.
The ‘fish of the day’ was well worth it too!
We felt very safe, and all the measures to ensure that guests met the government guidance were in place. Thank you to all at the St Kew Inn.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

May 2021

Hidden Gem

We had two meals at St Kew Inn whilst on holiday in Cornwall and thoroughly enjoyed both meals. The service was attentive but not intrusive, the food was absolutely delicious and there is a good choice to choose from. Good beers and good prices too, if we go back to Cornwall we will definitely be booking a meal at St Kew Inn.


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

Trebarwith Strand Beach (2 ½ miles)

Made up of half a mile of soft, golden sand backed by rock and cliff, Trebarwith Strand is a National Trust-owned beach near Tintagel. Easily accessible, at low tide a huge expanse of sand is revealed whilst at high tide the sea covers nearly all the beach. Lifeguarded in summer, Trebarwith Strand is a popular spot amongst people of all ages.

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

July 2021

rock pools galore

nice beach with life guards. Loved going there at high tide to watch the sea crashing against the rocks. Great place to go to watch the sun set. Tasty Cornish pasties from the beach cafe


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Warrington May 2015

Trebarwith Strand

We walked along the cliff tops to discover this beautiful stretch of dog friendly beach. It is accessed by a rocky plateau but once on the beach there is a long stretch of golden sand with plenty of room for all to play. Lots of body boarding & surfing to be had with places to hire equipment. It's a lovely unspoilt area with a couple of cafes, tourist shops & a pub. Definitely worth a visit.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Wood September 2014

Fantastic beach

We were recommended Trebarwith Strand as one of the nicest beaches along this stretch of coastline. It was beautiful. We visited at lowtide, so lots of sandy beach available. The entry onto the beach is past a few cafes (we had an amazing cream tea in one of them = yum) and over a rocky area, before you reach the sand. The rocks themselves are fascinating. The beach is a good size, with rock pools and caves and plenty for all to explore. Some of the roads approaching Trebarwith are steep and narrow - as is often in this part of Cornwall.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

February 2014

Hidden Gem!

Found the beach by accident whilst staying at Port Isaac and visiting Tintagel.
Beautiful sandy beach,reached by clambering over rocks . Really nice Cafe serving burgers and chips etc. Wish we had time to return another day!

The Melia Family


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

The Ward Family January 2013

An absolute classic!

Trebarwith Strand lies at the end of a narrow lane that descends through a wooded valley to this beachside hamlet. A vast beach at Spring low tides, its only downside is at high tide it is reduced to a modest rocky plateau. Armed with a tide table, however, there is no excuse for at least 6 hours a day on this deeply charismatic beach. Surrounded by an impressive cliff-scape this beach offers caves, huge sand flats, streams and rock pools big enough for the kids to safely swim in. Great surf as well including surf hire and lessons.When the tide does gently nudge the family up onto the rocky plateau, lovely in its own right, there is always the Port William pub overlooking the beach or a variety of cafes and a couple of quirky gift shops to keep everyone entertained. This is also a great place to access the coastal path heading North East to Penhallic point and Tintagel castle or South West to Tregardock beach and Port Isaac. It can get busy in the high season but never on the Polzeath scale and out of season it is usually very peaceful.

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