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The Bothy


Falmouth, Cornwall

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Hidden amongst the trees, away from the main house, the Bothy started life as the potting shed-cum-mess room for Bosloe's gardeners. Today it is a beautifully situated, romantic little hideaway with a view down through a grassy glade to the Helford River beyond. Built in about 1890 of local stone and slate, by the same architect who designed the main house, it is a fine example of how even the humblest of estate buildings could embellish their surroundings.

The main house offers larger holiday accommodation in Chatham, Court and Bosveal

If you would like to go on holiday and explore this part of the country you can find out more about our other West Cornwall holiday cottages here.

The cottage's layout

Ground floor
open-plan kitchen/dining/sitting room, twin bedroom, bathroom with shower over bath, lavatory
Visitor notes

Heating: Night storage heating and convector heating included.

Parking: Designated car parking space 130 metres from cottage. Luggage trolley provided to help loading/unloading.

Garden: Although there is no private garden, the cottage is tucked away in the corner of a large garden.

Barbeque: provided on request.

Telephone: Limited reception for mobile telephones but telephone on-site.

Offers: Guests will benefit from a late Sunday checkout of 4pm at this cottage.

Free entry to Trelissick and Glendurgan Garden and Trerice on production of booking details

Upon arrival at the cottage guests will receive 10% discount vouchers that may be used in the plant shop and in the excellent Tea House at Glendurgan Garden.

Local Suppliers: Canoe Cornwall offer good value and good quality. They provide archery, bushcraft and canoeing sessions on Fal and Helford. Ideal for taking to the water on holiday in the area.

The annual Durgan Regatta takes place in the village on the Sunday of the August Bank Holiday.

Cottage details
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Special offers
  • Late Availability 15% 2016 - Offer from 24/10/2016 to 21/11/2016 Save 15% Late Availability 15%
  • Beach nearby
  • Pub nearby
  • Coast nearby
  • Romantic Location
  • Single storey
  • Quirky
  • Garden Appeal
  • Shared Telephone
  • Television
  • Microwave
  • Radio
  • DVD
  • Fridge
  • Accessible for ambulant disabled people
  • If you would like a copy of the access statement for this cottage please call the booking office on 0344 335 1287


Things to see and do nearby

A magnolia blooming at Trengwainton Garden, Cornwall © Stephen Robson

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!

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  • East and west coasts of the Lizard Peninsula
  • Helford
  • St Anthony
  • Helford Passage
  • Helston Folk Museum
  • Boating
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • walking
  • water sports
  • horse riding.
National Trust places to visit
Glendurgan Garden
Glendurgan Garden Superb subtropical garden, with special interest for families
Trelissick Garden
Trelissick Garden Tranquil varied garden in fabulous position, with a superb collection of tender and exotic plants
Penrose Estate: Gunwalloe and Loe Pool
Penrose Wooded country around Cornwall's largest natural lake and dramatic coastal scenery
The Lizard and Kynance Cove
Lizard Point and Kynance Cove Dramatic and historic stretch of Cornish coast
East Pool Mine
East Pool Mine Impressive Cornish beam engines and industrial heritage discovery centre
Godolphin Ancient and atmospheric house and garden set within an historic estate


Comments from past visitors

  • Mrs A Morris
    • August 2016
    • Worcestershire
    Made enjoyable..

    The location of The Bothy (on the Bosloe estate) - its access to walks etc.

  • Mr D Arkinstall
    • June 2016
    • Shropshire
    Clean interior

    The cottage interior was very clean and had all of the items you need when away from home.

  • Hilliard
    • December 2015
    • ...
    Made enjoyable...

    The price was excellent and it was very convenient to get to. The bothy was outfitted in a very practical and user-friendly way, even though it was basic.

  • Mr Arkinstall
    • August 2015
    • Shropshire
    Made enjoyable by....

    Peace and quiet and the cottage did not allow pets. It seems a lot of places are now more dog friendly as sufferers of allergies this is not what we want. It is important that most cottages are pet free otherwise you are discriminating against people who have not choice.

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What it will cost

Prices include:

  • VAT, Linen, heating and electricity (except where shown in the cottage details)

Special offers

  • Late Availability 15% 2016 - Offer from 24/10/2016 to 21/11/2016 Save 15% Late Availability 15%
  • We cannot accept website bookings more than 15 months in advance. Please call 0344 335 1287 or email to enquire about future bookings and reservations.
  • The National Trust reserves the right to move cottage prices up or down and to alter date breaks. We also reserve the right to charge supplements for cottages for specific dates covering special events, e.g. Rosetta Cottages on the Isle of Wight during Cowes week. We will notify you of any special event supplements at the time of booking.


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