Boscastle & Tintagel

The lovely fishing harbour at Boscastle lies just 5 miles northeast of Tintagel on the coast of North Cornwall, in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
The picturesque fishing harbour at Boscastle lies just five miles northeast of Tintagel on the dramatic coast of North Cornwall. It takes its name from the 12th century motte and bailey castle, which is now a ruin. The charming village lines either side of the river gorge which runs down to the picturesque harbour, built in 1584 by Sir Richard Grenville. Now used by the local fishing fleet, the port was previously used for exporting slate and local produce.

As well as being an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, much of the land around the Boscastle harbour is owned and managed by the National Trust. It is ideal for hiking along the coastal path to the folly, now used as a Coastwatch lookout point. Footpaths meander up the Valency Valley to the tiny settlements and churches of Minster and St Juliots, immortalised by Thomas Hardy in his novels.

Tintagel is best known as the reputed birthplace of King Arthur and is closely associated with the Arthurian legends. The ruined remains of the 12th century Tintagel Castle stand guard on the headland, the footings and remaining walls outlining what was once a sizeable settlement. The village itself has small shops and a slate-built Old Post Office, now a National Trust treasure. Close by is the King Arthur's Hotel, built as a crenellated castle by the Victorians to satisfy the need for a more tangible castle.

Here is our selection of the very best holiday homes in the Boscastle and Tintagel area…

Emilys Cottage, Inny Vale, Davidstow

Emilys Cottage, Inny Vale, Davidstow - A four star-rated, family friendly rural retreat, just a few miles from the coast.

Emilys Cottage is a 4-bedroom modern house at Inny Vale, Davidstow, close to the beaches of north Cornwall. Well-appointed to a 4-star standard it has accommodation on 3 floors for up to 7. It enjoys Wi-Fi access, tennis, parking and garden.

The Enjoy England Quality Rose reassures you before you check into your holiday accommodation that it will be just what you want, because it has been checked out by independent assessors.
  • A modern yet charming 4 bedroom house set over 3 floors, sleeps 7.
  • Situated in a quiet rural location, yet close to Boscastle, Port Isaac, Padstow and Polzeath.
  • Ideal for families with 2 wet rooms, and a high chair and stair gate supplied.
  • Features a garden, on-site tennis courts and close to a selection of walking routes.
  • Wi-Fi access and allocated parking for 2 cars.
Parking available  Children allowed  Garden  Country views   See more details

Potters, Boscastle

Potters, Boscastle - Detached with a garden, parking and within minutes from the coast at Boscastle

Potters is a detached, newly refurbished bungalow situated on a private lane in the quaint village of Boscastle. The light and airy living room has large patio doors offering access to the lovely south-facing garden, with a fabulous sun deck.

The Enjoy England Quality Rose reassures you before you check into your holiday accommodation that it will be just what you want, because it has been checked out by independent assessors.
  • Great base for exploring Bodmin Moor, the North Cornwall Coast and the famous Tintagel.
  • A newly refurbished bungalow with 2 bedrooms, sleeps 4.
  • South facing sundeck with a barbecue and patio furniture.
  • Parking for 3 vehicles.
  • Within a 5 minute walk of the coastal path.
Parking available  Garden   See more details