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Right in the heart of Boscastle, The Clinker offers the visitor that special experience of waking up in the middle of a Cornish seaside village. Within a building that was once a pilchard cellar, and named after a traditional type of fishing boat, The Clinker is just a short step away from the historic harbour and the bustle of the quayside yet, being on the first floor, makes it just that little bit secluded and a peaceful retreat. In the same building as The Clinker is the visitor centre and our other holiday cottages. The Gaffer and The Lugger and across the river you'll find Harbour View.
Boscastle is one of the most beautiful and unspoilt villages in Cornwall and its situation is breathtaking. The Elizabethan quay sits in an impressive amphitheatre of steep cliffs and is home to quaint stone-built cottages, shops, pubs and tearooms.
With coastal walks on your doorstep, venture onto the cliffs of Penally Point, which guard the harbour entrance, while nearby walks around Forrabury Stitches offer a rare glimpse at a surviving farmed landscape showing ancient Celtic strip fields. Wander further afield along the footpaths that wind through the lovely wooded Valency Valley, rich with Thomas Hardy connections.
At low tide there is a sandy beach at Trebarwith Strand just 5 miles to the South West or a little further on again you’ll find the famous surfing beach of Polzeath, the well known village of Port Isaac and the upmarket Rock with its ferry boat to Padstow.
Heating: Electric heating and flame- effect electric fire included.
Garden: Enclosed, kiln-top, sheltered garden shared with The Lugger and The Gaffer.
Parking: There is a designated parking space for one vehicle.
Telephone: there is a shared telephone for The Clinker, The Lugger and The Gaffer and this is located on the communal landing.
Offers: Guests will benefit from a late Sunday checkout of 4pm.
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).
Offers: Free entry to Tintagel Old Post Office on production of booking details subject to seasonal opening hours.
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!
There's more to Boscastle than a picturesque natural harbour and village. The Elizabethan quay sits in an impressive amphitheatre of steep cliffs and is home to quaint stone-built cottages, shops and tea-rooms. Long known to sailors as the only natural refuge to be found on this daunting stretch of coast, Boscastle has a dramatically narrow and twisting harbour entrance squeezed between high headlands. The village which is clustered behind the harbour and climbs the steep valley side, is one of the most beautiful and unspoilt in Cornwall.
Much of the land in and around Boscastle is owned and cared for by the National Trust. Venture beyond the picture-postcard harbour and a cliff path takes you to the Willapark headland and an intriguing ex-folly, now used as a Coastwatch lookout. Nearby walks around Forrabury Stitches offer a rare glimpse at a surviving farmed landscape showing ancient Celtic strip fields. If you wander further afield, you'll discover the half-forgotten churches of Minster and St Juliots - once made famous by Thomas Hardy.