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Aphrodite | Luxury Holiday Home | Boscastle, North Cornwall

Aphrodite

Trevalga, Boscastle, Cornwall, UK

An enchantingly romantic retreat hidden between the mystical villages of Boscastle and Tintagel, Aphrodite promises a restorative self-catering escape on the edge of the wild North Cornwall coast. This celestial home is perfectly placed for watching ombre sunsets melt from heavens to horizon; a blissful base for creative solo breaks and couples’ getaways.

Introduction

Bright, spacious and set over five beautifully appointed floors, Aphrodite enjoys spectacular views running up and down the undulating cliffs of rugged North Cornwall. Settle around the crackling fireplace and let Mother Nature's magic show take centre stage in the floor-length arched sitting room window. Whether it be glassy summer days or dramatic winter storms, the cinematic views will take your breath away whatever the weather. Gather up your loved ones, two and four-legged alike, and discover the many secret hiding places in and around this whimsy homestay and its gardens.

Inside

A tranquil haven where relaxation reigns, this luxury chapel conversion is delightfully eclectic in every way; upcycled furnishings complement the quirky design, while simple Scandi-style white-washed floors run throughout. Ease into the day by watching the sea from the comfort of the king-size bed, hands wrapped around a cup of tea. Down the spiral staircase to the lower ground floor, the deep bathtub hidden under a stone archway awaits for lengthy soaks in heady essential oils, while the monsoon shower is the perfect place to rinse off from a day tramping the coastpath and swimming in the secret coves between.

Outside

With the South West Coast Path just minutes from Aphrodite’s doorstep, throw on walking boots and explore North Cornwall’s spectacular surroundings. Trek through the ancient woodlands of St Nectan’s Glen two miles down the lane, where ivy-clad trees hide Cornish piskies, or continue along the cliffs to descend the steep track through the Vale of Avalon to King Arthur’s castle and Merlin’s cave. Home from a day’s adventuring, retreat to the gardens and summerhouse located across the lane from the cottage, to soak-in the last of the day's sunlight and magnificent views of the Atlantic.

The Facts

  • SleepsUp to 2 guests
    From £1,295 per week, £995 per short break
    Day hire options are available
  • Bedrooms and bathroomsOne king-size bedroom, one bathroom, adjoining separate wet room, plus one separate ground floor WC
    View bedrooms
  • HousekeepingAdditional housekeeping is available on prior request
  • PetsTwo well-behaved dogs are welcome
    Each pet is charged at £60 per week or part thereof
  • Arrivals and departuresArrival Day: Friday or MondayArrival Time: 4pmDeparture Time: 10am
  • FamilyBabes-in-arms are welcome. One large travel cot and one highchair are available
  • PracticalitiesThere is parking for one car outside the cottage and another space on the lane. The property is equipped with an electric cooker, microwave, dishwasher and combined washing machine and dryer.
  • Homestay includesLinen, towels, logs for the fire, Smart TV with Netflix, Sonos system, Roberts radio, iPad, WiFi internet, and a charcoal barbecueHouse book - your property and destination guideDiscover more little luxuries
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Boscastle

Possibly one of the most enchanting fishing villages in north Cornwall, Boscastle is the kind of village you can expect to find selling magic wands and crystals amongst Cornish ice cream and pasty outlets.

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Getting there

  • On the Map Aphrodite is located on the outskirts of the pretty hamlet of Trevalga just minutes from the charming coastal villages of Tintagel and Boscastle.
  • By Car From London, take the M4 toward Bath, the M5 South and A30 to Cornwall, then follow the directions provided, allowing approximately four and a half hours.
  • By Train There are frequent services from London Paddington to Bodmin Parkway, 40 minutes drive away.
  • By Air The closest airport is Newquay, just a 30 minute drive away. Exeter airport is an hour away.

From the owner

“Aphrodite has a very special place in our hearts; especially beautiful on a summer’s evening when the sun pours in through the arched windows and fills the space with a golden, celestial light. This really is a magical part of Cornwall.”

From the owner

For a while we had been hunting for a 'room with a view' property, somewhere tranquil and beautiful with that something extra special. Before we had even stepped foot inside the property, the view that greeted us from the brow of the hill had us immediately captivated and inside, the higgledy-piggledy layout spread over five floors really captured our imagination.

We went from the ground floor down to the bathroom then scrambled right up to the crow's nest mezzanine, struck by the sitting room views half-way. We envisaged where we'd place the bed immediately, rearranging the house in our heads, and we left after that first visit keeping everything crossed that it would be ours.

There is a wonderful sense of calm that falls over you when you visit and we wanted this to be reflected within the interior style, so we used a cool palette of pastel colours and cherub-inspired accessories to decorate. We have thoroughly enjoyed making the property our own; giving pre-loved furniture finds a new home, looking out for quirky pieces that reflect the history of the building and putting on our own take on this 'heavenly' home. 

The Stanley Family 

Owner recommendations

Live like a local, discovering the best hidden gem restaurants, walks and attractions during your holiday in Boscastle with an insider’s perspective.

Surfing
To Do

Surfing

Water babies are spoilt for choice when it comes to hitting the surf in North Cornwall. There are secret spots such as Trebarwith Strand close by, as well as the larger life-guarded beaches of Polzeath and Bude a little further away.

St Nectan´s Glen
To See

St Nectan´s Glen

This sacred and mystical site is just around the corner and not to be missed. See how the River Trevillet has carved its way through slate and punched through the original basin to form a spectacular 60ft waterfall and natural pool.

King Arthur’s Castle, Tintagel
To Do

King Arthur’s Castle, Tintagel

Descend the steep path from the village of Tintagel and explore the ruins of Tintagel Castle and Merlin’s Cave. Said to be the place where King Arthur was born, these clifftop ruins have Arthurian legend woven in stone.

Port Gaverne Restaurant
To Eat

Port Gaverne Restaurant

This AA 5-Star and 2-Rosette rated restaurant in the heart of Port Isaac serves fresh, seasonal food sourced from the sea and fields surrounding this little seaside village. Turn up for a relaxed lunch or book ahead for a romantic evening meal.

Guest Testimonials

What an amazing place; I could have photographed it forever. So many gorgeous little touches and perfect interiors. Thank you for making it magical, relaxing and beautiful. Coincidentally having googled Aphrodite before our visit, I realised that I had seen it before in one of my favourite online magazines. The best feature of all for us; the view! Every day we said how lucky we were to witness such incredible sunsets, one after the other, pure magic. This was our first weekend trip away for years and most importantly, our first as a family since our son was born. Thank you for letting us stay in your magical hideaway.

Relaxing, beautiful, and the best ´therapy´ to get away from work. Aphrodite has stunning views and the interior is just lovely. We absolutely love the Sonos sound system and we want one for our home now! We had a lovely time here and we will be back for sure.

We had such a lovely time here. Aphrodite is such a unique and characterful property, converted and decorated so beautifully and sensitively. We especially loved the living room and watching the changing colours of the sunset to the crackling and purring accompaniment of the fire. Spring is the perfect time to visit - long walks on coastal routes by day, and returning to the welcome embrace of Aphrodite. Thank you for sharing your beautiful home with us.

We absolutely loved our stay in Aphrodite and can´t wait to go there again, as well as explore more of your properties. Everyone we spoke to over the phone from Unique Homestays has been charming, helpful and a joy to deal with. We have already recommended Unique Homestays to all our friends and have told them all about our memorable, happy stay in Aphrodite!

We had a lovely time at Aphrodite, it was a fantastic location, perfect for visiting Boscastle and Tintagel! The property was beautiful and so comfortable. We have now enjoyed visiting several of the Unique Homestays properties and we look forward to booking our next one in the New Year!

What an absolutely perfect little cottage. Everything has been so carefully and beautifully thought through to make staying here both cosy and luxurious. We have had a really lovely relaxing few days here, we wish we could have stayed for longer. It is a beautiful part of the county and we feel lucky to have been able to stay here.

The perfect honeymoon! We really really really do not want to leave! We have had the most amazing time, it was so relaxing after a very busy time in our lives. The view is spectacular and we have spent every opportunity gazing out of the window. Highlights of our trip include Polzeath beach and Crackington Haven (and of course Boscastle). Thank you so much, you really do have a very special place here.

We had an amazing week. We were both exhausted from work and are leaving feeling human and revived. We explored far and wide and loved every corner of North Cornwall. The biggest revelation was Boscastle itself - just magical! The food at the farm shop was the best we had all week. The terrace across the road from the chapel was the perfect place to have a drink on a sunny day with the sheep observing us and the magnificent views amazing us. Thank you!

Cornwall is a special place for us where we took our first holiday together and where we went after our wedding. We now come here to celebrate the 5 year anniversary of our first date and this has been our best stay yet. Your house and attention to detail has made spending time here just perfect! Thank you for the champagne. We will be back for sure.

We had a wonderful time at Aphrodite, it literally took our breath away when we walked in! There was nothing you hadn’t thought of, we loved all the little touches and will definitely be booking with you in future.

Thank you for a wonderful stay. Aphrodite is the perfect place to spend Christmas. The interiors are beautiful and the unexpected Christmas decorations were magical! We enjoyed lots of lovely walks along the cliffs in Tintagel but mainly spent our time cuddled up in front of the fire watching Netflix. Thank you again for a lovely holiday.

People thought we were mad booking our honeymoon in the middle of November in Cornwall. How wrong they were. This place is simply outstanding, a truly magical winter retreat. What´s better than cuddling by the fire after a cliffside walk, lunch in The Nap and mulled cider down in Boscastle?! The little extra´s you added just help make the experience all the more special. We will most certainly be back. Thank you.

Our little break before the madness of Christmas descends has been everything we could have wished for. Aphrodite is simply exquisite, where no attention to detail has been overlooked. Our car hasn´t moved and we´ve loved coastal and countryside views with bracing winds, and a bit of sunshine. Our dog Tyla says thank you for his very comfy bed, and so do we. Thank you.

We have had the most relaxing time in this beautiful cottage, great scenery, lovely people and epic walks to be had. Would most certainly recommend this to any want to get away from things. Thank you!

This was our second stay at Aphrodite and as we opened the door to this fabulous gem, we both had grins on our faces, nothing disappoints. We were both exhausted from our house move yet we are once again centred and have regained our zest for life. We just love being in the sea swimming and then coming back to this wonderful sanctuary to warm up, get cozy and completely relax. Thank you.

We had a really lovely holiday and Aphrodite was a beautiful cottage to stay in. It was lovely to arrive to a hamper full of goodies

Bye bye little cottage, bye bye Cornwall. Sideways rain, cold and windy outside, but we are eating cake, drinking tea and watching the world go by up in the snug of the Old Chapel. This is the most magical spot.

What a truly beautiful place this is.The views are amazing! We were lucky enough to do the cliff walk to Boscastle and back on the first morning of out stay in fine, warm weather. Although we have not been out and about as much as we planned, we have really enjoyed our short break here in your beautiful home. Thank you.

We have been here at Aphrodite for our honeymoon with our black (blind) Labrador. The moment we walked into the property we could not believe our eyes, the attention to detail is exquisite. I loved the bed linen so much that I have ordered some ready for when we get home. We live in the countryside so coming here to the beach was a lovely change. It is a magnificent treasure in Cornwall you should be proud. We will recommend and visit again.

Aphrodite was a little bit of heaven! The location was superb and the views were spectacular!! The cottage was full of old world charm but yet still had all of the modern amenities. It far exceeded what we had anticipated. Our first time with Unique Homestays will not be our last.

We have had a simply fabulous time. Thank you for such gorgeous accommodation, the views are to die for and so many extra details that made our stay perfect!

What an extraordinary retreat you have created here, with so many intriguing nooks and crannies and eclectic decor details to discuss and enjoy. We have absolutely loved every minute of our week here, creating some very special memories to treasure for years to come! As lovers of the coastal path, this beautiful converted chapel was the perfect respite to return home to every evening and enjoy the comfort of being snug and wrapped in luxury, while the stormy winds made themselves known in the outside world.

What a wonderful way to see in 2017. Thank you for a really great stay. We celebrated our engagement and could have not asked for a more romantic and gorgeous setting. The Chapel is truly unique and we hope to be back. We walked around 22 miles on the best coastal paths in the UK.

Thank you for a fantastic stay in your very lovely home. We could sit and look at the beautiful views all day long. We do not want to go home, but we are feeling very refreshed and recharged.

What a lovely conversion! A lovely place with fantastic views and the coastal path is near too. Even in February it is beautiful. Thank you for a lovely presented home from home.

This property is truly unique and is a romantic dream to stay in. Stunning views and breathtaking sunsets, exquisite decor and more. We loved every minute of our time in Aphrodite

Aphrodite is overwhelmingly beautiful. We had an amazing stay and neither of us want to leave! A perfect early birthday present. Unforgettable - thank you so much!

This little chapel is so beautiful and we had a wonderful time celebrating our three year anniversary here. You have exquisite taste, it was an inspiration staying here!

Beautiful property, beautiful location. We have had a fantastic stay here at Aphrodite. It is stunning from the photos, but even better when you see it first hand. All the details and thought you have put into the property has paid off- it´s perfect! We have had a wonderful honeymoon, thank you.

Wow, what a lovely place! An amazing view, stunning building and fab location. As it´s been a bit nippy in October, the wood burner has been lovely as has the well programmed heating! We´re already looking forward to coming again, thank you!

What an incredible place! We absolutely loved Aphrodite, it´s so beautifully done. We walked and walked, visited the local pubs and restaurants of Boscastle and Port Issac. We will most definitely come again. Our dog Ruby loved it!

Thank you for a wonderful stay! The perfect hideaway for a thoroughly relaxing break. We fell in love with the cottage, the Boscastle locals and Port Isaac. We loved being cosy inside during the rainy, foggy November days, but we will absolutely visit again in summer!

Breathtaking views, perfect weather and peaceful surroundings- we have had a very relaxing stay. Aphrodite is immaculately finished and maintained, and the Christmas tree was a lovely extra. Thank you for such a wonderful stay- we highly recommend Unique Homestays and The Nap for excellent home cooked food!

I was looking for something with the wow factor when I booked our break at Aphrodite, and it didn´t disappoint. The home had an off grid, private appeal, and it surpassed all our expectations.

We have had the most amazing honeymoon in this truly beautiful little chapel. The weather has been horrific which was the perfect excuse to stay in, cook yummy food and lounge in front of the log fire. Bliss! We both feel so well rested after all the chaos of our wedding. Thank you so much and we will be back!

What a magical week its been here in Cornwall. After booking Aphrodite as a surprise for my husband I was so excited to see his reaction. Even though I had seen the photos on the website I was as blown away as he was by the views, the location and the level of quality at the cottage. Thank you for a perfect week.

We have had such an amazing stay in this beautiful converted chapel, from the moment we arrived to the sad moment we came to leave. It is such a cosy property with amazing views...just so relaxing! We will definitely come back. Thank you for such a fabulous trip!

Aphrodite is without a doubt the most beautiful and comfortable dwelling we have ever stayed in. We loved the décor - inspirational! The views are mesmerising and the peace of the place is just what we needed. Thank you Unique Homestays for a very memorable honeymoon.

This is such a beautiful conversion and it is situated perfectly. The coastal paths, seascape and green hills just add to the calm. We had a wonderful break here, thank you!

Thank you for the great welcome of a card and bottle of bubbly at Aphrodite because we were returning customers. We loved our time at Aphrodite, with gorgeous walks and the cosy living room to come home to. Again we remain impressed with Unique Homestays seamless and professional service. In fact we are just booking up Seaglass for a week in June, which will be our fourth Unique Homestays holiday.

We adored Aprhodite. The whole experience of staying in such a beautifully styled and comfortable home was everything and more that we had wished for our honeymoon. It was with great regret and reluctance that we had to cut short our stay due to a family crisis back home. We would love to return to Aprhodite again one day.

We had a lovely stay and really did not want to leave; it has been just what the doctor ordered. We loved everything, thank you very much- we WILL be back!

This is such a beautiful chapel conversion and it is situated perfectly. The coastal paths, seascape and green hills just add to the calm. We had a wonderful break here, thank you! If you ever want to sell Aphrodite, we would like to know!

Just beautiful! We really loved the glorious views and sitting outside looking over to Boscastle and Tintagel past the the sheep and cows! It is a magical part of the world and everything was perfect. Thank you for your hospitality and all the special touches.

We had a great stay here and enjoyed the house, with its beautiful atmosphere and stunning views from the garden above. What a beautiful place- thank you.

What a wonderful place, even better than we could have imagined! Aphrodite provided a really fun place to stay and so much to do nearby. We will long remember the sunsets looking out to sea.

We loved everything about Aphrodite and all the little touches; the hamper, butter... everything! The linen sheets were amazing. Thank you very much, we WILL be using you again.

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