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Within a building that was once a pilchard cellar, and named after a traditional type of fishing boat, The Gaffer apartment is just a short step away from the river, historic harbour and the bustle of the quayside yet, being on the first floor, with the main room overlooking the courtyard below and the lime kiln, it offers a cosy hideaway. In the same building as The Gaffer is the visitor centre and are our other holiday cottages The Clinker on the first floor and at the front of the building and The Lugger a loft apartment on the second floor and across the river you'll find Harbour View, a larger property on the waterfront.
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 fire included.
Telephone: there is a shared telephone for The Gaffer, The Lugger and The Clinker and and this is located on the communal landing.
Garden: Enclosed, kiln-top, sheltered garden shared with The Lugger and The Gaffer.
Parking: Designated parking space for one vehicle. To protect your designated space, may we ask that you provide us with your car registration so we can notify the local contact.
Offers: 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).
Free admission to Tintagel Old Post Office subject to seasonal opening hours.
For any 2 night starting on a Friday, or 3 night starting on a Thursday, guests can benefit from a late Sunday departure time of 6pm, at no extra charge.
Local Suppliers: Guest discount offered to National Trust guests by outdoor activity providers Cornish Rock Tors www.CornishRockTors.com and Outdoor Adventure www.outdooradventure.co.uk
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 youâ€™ll be set for life!