On top of a hill with meadow views and the harbour just a 15-minute walk, it’s a rustic retreat with all the luxuries needed for a holiday where coast and country meet.
The character of this traditional coastal Cornish house has been complemented by its shabby chic interior, which skilfully incorporates contemporary touches. To the rear is a raised garden for outdoor dining and BBQs.
From the alfresco blankets to keep you warm on chilly evenings to the surfboards in the shed, a lot of thought has gone into providing the guests of Fairfield Cottage with a first-class break.
At A Glance
Off-road parking for one car
Pub 5-minute walk
Harbour 15-minute walk
Charcoal for BBQ
About Fairfield Cottage
Part of the main village that sits high above the harbour, this desirable destination sleeps six in three bedrooms that comprise a king-size, double and twin, all with whitewashed wooden floors. There is a bathroom upstairs with a shower overhead.
Downstairs the utility room with a washing machine and tumble drier incorporates a WC and basin. A counter separates the contemporary dining area from the bespoke kitchen and the sitting room with burnished walnut Antica flooring has a log burning stove.
The tiered garden, both pebbled and lawned, has sun loungers, a table and chairs and a firepit. There are courtesy surfboards and buckets and spades, and there is off-road parking for one car.
Map of Area
Things To Do in Boscastle
The dog-friendly Napoleon Inn is only a five-minute walk from the cottage. It’s a low-beamed 16th-century pub that serves real Cornish ale straight the barrel and has log burning fires when it’s cold and a beer garden beside an orchard.
Take a leisurely 15-minute walk down to the harbour, designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, owned and cared for by the National Trust. It is not difficult to see why one of England’s greatest classical authors, Thomas Hardy, featured this mediaeval port in much of his work. Take a tour of the Museum of Witchcraft and Magic with more than 3,000 objects to do with the occult, witchcraft and magic. Boat trips run regularly from the harbour, down the coast to Long Island. You can spot razorbills, guillemots, and puffins during the breeding season, and almost all year-round, there are seals.
When the surf is up, pack the courtesy boards and head seven miles to Crackington Haven, where the beach usually has smaller waves than pumping Widemouth Bay. It has lifeguard cover from July to September and the pristine beach is ideal for soaking up the sun and building sandcastles for the rest of the crew while you bob on the water waiting for waves.
Contributing to the area’s magic is the sacred site of St Nectan’s Glen, two miles from Boscastle, where the River Trevillet has formed a 60ft waterfall cascading into an enchanting valley and natural pool. Tintagel, thought to be the legendary King Arthur’s castle, is four miles from the harbour.
An inspiration to writers and poets for hundreds of years, this Cornish harbour destination is unique in its layout and location. It is enough said that the area is deemed so precious it is owned and nurtured by the National Trust. From fairy glen waterfalls to the Penally Point blowhole and Merlin’s Cave at Tintagel Castle, it is as enchanting as it gets.
The cottage is one of a cluster of houses built against the majestic cliffs between Willapark and Penally Point. Its whitewashed slate exterior and Cornish blue door herald an interior for the most discerning of guests. As the name implies, Fairfield has views out back of undulating green fields and you can hear the sea from its elevated vantage point.
Indoors ticks all the boxes when it comes to contemporary, cosy, and characterful accommodation and the outdoors have a few pleasant surprises. The tiered garden has loungers for soaking up the sun, furniture, and a fire pit for the ultimate alfresco experience. In the shed, you will find surfboards as well as buckets and spades to well equip you for days on one of the nearby unspoilt beaches.
This a combination of Cornwall’s coast and country, a place giving true meaning to getting away from it all, where a family or a group of friends can experience a part of England that is like no other.
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