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Boscastle, Cornwall, United Kingdom

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Befitting its name and packed full of character and charm, the eco-friendly architecture-designed features at The Retreat beautifully combine with stylish flourishes at this quirky Cornish coastal cottage close to Boscastle. This self-catering coastal cottage retreat is set within a stunning setting meaning you are perfectly positioned for exploring North Cornwall. 

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Designed with romance in mind… while away lazy summer days in the hammock or spend cosy eves in front of the wood burner at this idyllic love nest. The Carpenter Oak construction in the sitting room is awe-inspiring; the combination of striking eco-friendly architectural features and interesting interior finds make this the perfect spacious self-catering hideaway for couples looking for some blissful time out.

Bedrooms and Bathrooms

Relax and recline in the luxury king-size bedrooms, complete with en suite bathroom. There is also a separate shower room for your convenience. Fling open the windows and bring the outside in to your bedroom whilst ensuring that al fresco breakfasts top the agenda during your stay. No doubt there’ll be many an hour spent cloud-watching in the lazy hammock.


The Retreat is squirreled away down winding Cornish lanes yet within a stone's throw of the coastal villages of Tintagel, Boscastle and Crackington Haven. Positioned in the most tranquil of settings in beautiful countryside surroundings, there are distant sea views from the cottage to tempt. The suntrap deck is perfect for al fresco dining surrounded by the fragrance of wild flowers and herbs.

For Relaxation

The spacious sitting room at The Retreat is simply stunning and has double doors leading out to the decking area. Combining the cosy with the striking; squishy sofas, soft throws and a roaring logburner set the scene for a winter stay, whilst the double height beams create a fresh, light and inspiring space just perfect for reclining in after a day at the beach during summer months.  


There is parking for up to two cars. The heating as well as the underfloor heating is solar-powered, and there is a wood burner plus large supply of logs to keep guests cosy in winter months. There is a washing machine at the cottage, but no internet which allows for a perfectly relaxing 'Retreat' experience!



Style: Providing a fresh take on a traditional Cornish country cottage, stunning beams and lime-rendered walls provide a cottage vibe; whilst colourful artwork and modern furniture finds add a quirky edge to The Retreat.

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Our Take

Property Consultant Clare says

I found that the combination of the serene setting, striking architecture and far-reaching views made it the perfect place to unwind; a true ambiance of peace and tranquillity is felt throughout. Guests will truly enjoy the beauty of the garden- my lazy afternoon spent in the hammock was blissful!

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Unique Extras

Added extras to enhance your self-catering holiday... from fresh picnics to afternoon teas, seasonal wine selections to tried and tested caterers and more

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Enjoy stunning countryside views from the well-equipped kitchen/diner, which has all the essentials in place. Throw open the dining room doors to bring the outside in and enjoy a relaxed dining experience. Indulge in the very best of local fodder, from fish landed that morning, to lip-smacking cream teas and the freshest of Cornish seasonal flavours.

In-House Cuisine

If you'd rather spend your break indulging in the little luxuries, let an in-house chef prepare a mouth-watering meal for you and your party (on prior request and subject to an additional cost). 

Eating Out

Whether you're looking for a relaxed real Cornish country pub meal or a fine dining experience, there are a whole host of great eateries to tempt on a local level as well as further afield. The Cobweb Freehouse is good for local beer and reasonable 'pub grub'. For more formal dining, try the Riverside restaurant in Boscastle.

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Disclaimer: These particulars, whilst believed to be accurate, are set as a guideline only. They are intended to give a fair description, but should not be relied upon as being a statement of fact. The photographs appearing on this website show only certain parts and aspects of the property at the time when the photographs were taken and it should not be assumed that the property remains precisely as displayed in the photographs. If there are any points of particular importance that need clarifying before you confirm your booking please do not hesitate to ask.

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