Find out everything you need about Oaklands in Boscastle, Cornwall and whether this holiday rental is right for you.
This purpose-built wood cabin is set in the countryside near the North Cornwall coast and is just right for a family or group of friends to visit England’s most popular county, with one or two well-behaved dogs as companions.
Its raised decked area and private site give excellent views of the surrounding landscape: lush green fields in a valley and the Cornish coastal hills in the background.
Explore nearby Bodmin Moor or some of the superb beaches and cliff side walks around Bude, Polzeath and Trebarwith Strand, dine at Rick Stein’s restaurant in Padstow and pick up the Camel Trail all with the wild Atlantic ocean in the background.
Sleeping six in three bedrooms across two floors, one king-size double and one twin upstairs, plus another king-size double on the ground floor, wet room with basin and WC.
Open plan living, dining and kitchen area, with laminate flooring to cope with muddy paws, two lovely big leather sofas around a sea chest coffee table, a six-seater dining set and a flat-screen tv in the corner.
The living area is lit by full length sliding glass doors, which lead onto the patio area with its own alfresco dining set, perfect for enjoying breakfasts, late drinks or suppers in your private garden.
Boscastle is a country village that sits right by the sea on Cornwall’s famous craggy coastline. The village itself is beautiful, with a dog-friendly pub and a road down to the River Valency, home of the Museum of Witchcraft and Magic. Head to the river’s mouth and climb up to Warren Point, which has some of the most stunning views in Cornwall. The energetic guest/s will love the South West Coast Path, which hugs the coast from north Somerset to the English Channel, and is England’s longest waymarked path. For walkers or cyclists, this year-round attraction takes some beating.
Boscastle is also an excellent base for enjoying local sights and tastes and is also an ideal spot for surfers. A particular favourite in the area is Trebarwith Strand, where you can go surfing if that’s your thing, or take the kids and dogs to the many rock pools and enjoy the marine life. Other popular visitor spots are Rock and Polzeath, while the sharp-eyed will recognise Port Isaac, home to the fictional Doc Martin. Visit Wadebridge, a busy local centre where you can stock up on anything you need, including superb local produce, gifts, and clothes from the town’s independents shops.
From Wadebridge, you can join the Camel Trail (if the dogs can keep up), a cycling trail that heads up into the wilds of Bodmin Moor, or south towards the coastal hotspot of Padstow. Here, you’ll find Rick Stein’s world-famous restaurant specialising in seafood, including some truly excellent fish and chips.
This family size wood cabin in Cornwall offers a getaway like no other. Purpose-built using sustainable methods on a private site, it will appeal to anyone who cares about the natural environment and the value of real peace and quiet. It also offers the chance to see Cornwall in all its glory, starting with the river valley outside and carrying on into the village itself. The whole area has an untouched feel about it, and its natural qualities lead easily downriver to the coast with its dramatic cliffs and superb Atlantic views.
A walker’s dream, both people and dogs will want to join the South West Coast Path, either inland towards Bodmin Moor or down the coast towards Padstow, taking in the dramatic cliffs and hidden coves along the way. For locally grown and made products, Wadebridge shouldn’t be missed, and the dogs will love exploring the old streets while you go shopping, not to mention the great smells from the fresh cooking.
Cornwall still has a working fishing fleet, and there are villages dotted around the coast showing this at work. Whether sightseeing or enjoying their catch, everybody will love this unique part of England. At nights, you have your own private garden with alfresco dining to look forward to, without a care in the world.