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Listed Grade II, this is a rare example of a beautifully unspoilt 17th-century cottage carefully refurbished to maintain the essential character of the building and features, such as the slate flags on the ground floor and low beamed ceilings. The cottage has a garden and is tucked away on its own in the lovely, wooded Valency Valley, just metres from the river and a mile upstream from Boscastle, one of the most beautiful and unspoilt villages in Cornwall. Home to quaint stone-built cottages, shops, art galleries, tearooms an Elizabethan quay and much more.
Step outside your door and onto the footpaths of the Valency Valley and make your way to the half-forgotten churches of Minster and St. Juliots - once made famous by Thomas Hardy. The valley sides are lined with one of the largest expanses of oak woodland in North Cornwall and the valley meadows are home to many a butterfly such as the pearl bordered fritillary or birds such as the dipper. There are sandy and surfing beaches in either direction. Bude, Tintagel and Port Isaac are a short car drive away.
A mile downstream from Elm Cottage you'll find our other holiday apartments, The Gaffer, The Clinker and the Lugger.
Heating: Night storage, electrorad eco heating and convector heating included.
Accessibility: This cottage is fairly isolated and the approach track is long, narrow and steep.
Parking: Level parking for one car next to the cottage.
Garden: There is a partly enclosed, level grassed area at the front of the cottage which is gated.
Offers: Guests will benefit from a late Sunday checkout of 4pm.
Please Note: A length of river water, cut off from the main flow, has formed at the edge of the car parking area. Abundant with vegetation, the water is not immediately obvious. Fencing has been erected along the edge of the car parking area at the river's edge. Children would need to be supervised at all times.
Telephone signal: Most mobiles can pick up signal at the top of the track but there is no mobile signal at the cottage.
Logs/Charcoal: Environmentally friendly briquettes for use on the fire can be bought at the time of booking or whilst at the cottage.
Offers: Free entry to Tintagel Old Post Office on production of booking details subject to seasonal opening hours.
Just a drive away or even accessible by foot, about a mile and a half from Elm Cottage is West Country Trout Fishing where you can fish for rainbow trout.
Sample a taste of Cornwall: A cream tea free of charge from our Boscastle café can be enjoyed during your stay (subject to seasonal opening times).
Cornwall may be steeped in Celtic history yet it also offers the uncomplicated joy of a day spent by the sea. From the picture-box charms of the villages and towns of St Ives, Polzeath and Port Isaac to the raw natural beauty of the coast, one trip to this part of the world is often just the start of many more. Remember to pack some good walking boots and you will be set for life!