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Tower House

(Ref. 969780)

Boscastle, Cornwall Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 10 Guests

  • 5 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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21 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely cottage!"

    Well equipped great for family holiday.

    Reviewed by David5.0May 2024

  • "Not very clean, white pillows on bed did not spell fresh."

    Shower over bath leaked water coming above patio doors in kitchen. Shower tray upstairs fills up needs cleaning out. If u put dish washer on a normal wash dishes are not clean. Toaster is not very good. Fridge drawers were not very clean, water dispenser, not clean. Think it could do with a spring clean, things don’t seem to get moved. Dirty tea bag gone mouldy in tea pot. We did not use fire in kitchen, we did use fire in lounge which was very nice, it was left cleaner then when we arrived. Shame it’s a lovely House. Steep walk back from the village.

    Reviewed by Denise2.8Dec 2023

  • "Lovely property in a beautiful location."

    (Where located is on an incline so you do need a pair of good leg muscles for the walk up to the house from the town centre ) Loved the decking area to sit and relax in the morning and enjoy the sun and peaceful outlook. Very well equipped with kitchen items (plenty of pans with a range of sizes which is just what you need for a large number of people - as well as bottle opener etc.)Bedrooms all a good size, including downstairs bedroom/bathroom which is always a plus for the older generation. Including a further two upstairs. Lots of space to socialise as well as finding a quiet area if needed. Would definitely return and recommend to others.

    Thank you so much for the lovely review and so pleased you had a great time. We would love to welcome you again at Tower House as one of our returning customers, in the meantime have a fantastic sunny summer. Mike & Christine Property Owner

    Reviewed by Donna5.0May 2023

  • "A great stay - thank you!"

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Dec 2022

  • "A few bits looking a bit tired."

    Ripped wallpaper, carpets seen better days, cooker and toasted knobs broken. The cleaners didn’t do a great job before we arrived, but overall a fabulous house with everything we needed and brilliant stay

    Hi, Thanks for the feedback, always good to know if anything needs replacing. There is now a new toaster and a new knob for the oven has been sourced and replaced. Glad you enjoyed your stay, Mike & Christine Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gayle4.1Aug 2022

  • "House was clean and tidy but after a few days you noticed little things that could be improved, silly things like toilet roll too close to down stairs toilet so that legs actually touch the toilet roll, odd light bulbs not working and knob broken on cooker."

    Once you accept these things everything was Fine.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Aug 2022

  • "Thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Tower House, great house for lots of people, lovely location had everything we needed."

    Reviewed by Jayne4.7May 2022

  • "The house well located, it’s spacious and has a lovely garden."

    Unfortunately, some things were broken such as the one of the toilet seats and the blinds in the larger room. The listing had the bbq as one of the facilities but it is completely rusted and cannot be used which ruined our plans and all the bbq food we bought went to waste. We are very disappointed and unhappy about the misleading information on the families of the property. We suggest that this gets taken out from the list of available facilities unless is replaced by a new bbq

    Thanks for your feedback. The bathrooms were all checked before your arrival and all toilet seats were in working order. The blind is quite high in the ceiling due to the arch window and it's possible that if wound too high got stuck, thank you for letting me know. Sykes Cottages do have a dedicated line for any guests who have any concerns while at the property and if they or I had been made aware at the time of your stay would have resolved this for you and I'm sorry that you didn't give us the opportunity to do so. We will remove the Barbecue moving forward. I'm pleased you found the house spacious and that you enjoyed the garden. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Maria3.1Apr 2022

  • "The car parking is stated for 4 cars, we would say 2 comfortably or 3 at a push if one was a small car."

    The welcome pack said a complementary bottle of wine in the fridge but there wasn’t! All the cottage bathrooms were looking tired and in need of refurbishment. There was a couple of loose flagstones in the kitchen area. The storage for the cushions on the terrace was cracked causing the cushions to get damp. Overall the cottage is well located.

    Reviewed by Kathleen3.4Sep 2021

  • "Tower House is extremely well positioned to explore the fantastic landscape of North Cornwall."

    The house itself is a real gem. We found it clean and tidy with plenty of space for 4 adults and 3 children and very well equipped.

    Thank you so much for your lovely feedback - so glad you enjoyed your stay in beautiful Boscastle. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jeremy4.7Sep 2021

  • "Place was not clean on arrival - cleaners had done a poor rushed job - big spiders webs for example, filthy windows on in and outside."

    Place is in need of renovation work which includes new wallpaper, carpets, Re-grouting in bathrooms, filling holes in walls and painting etc Not enough outdoor seats on the terrace which is too small for the property. No tumble dryer. Fridge needs replacing as didn’t work well when full and in regular use (cheap make). Kitchen and dining area was good. No ventilation in one of bathrooms that had a shower that was too small and offensively loud. Gorgeous setting with good parking. Tv room isn’t great, feels like an old people’s home or a doctors waiting room. Loads of hot water available after days on the beach. A real mixed bag but far too much money to rent this place vs what you get for your money.

    Thank you for your comments. I have instructed our cleaner to make sure the property is double check before any guest arrive. Sorry that our property is not to your liking. The property has new modern furniture which are from John Lewis. There is a new 62” Smart tv. There are two decking areas the main one is located over the stream which seats 12. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jonathan2.2Jul 2021

  • "The holiday home was not left in a clean state."

    The floors had not been hoovered or swept and were covered in hair from previous guests. We were also left with a bunch on dead flowers in the window sil. The window sills were full of dust and fluff, we needed to lean in them to open the large sash windows and each time got very dirty. The listing said there was a games room but there was no such room for us to access. There was a door downstairs but it was locked with private on the door. Overall the house was lovely and accommodated us perfectly with ample space for our children but the cleanliness of the house was not up to standard.

    Reviewed by Kelly3.1Jul 2021

  • "We had an amazing stay at Tower House."

    The property was spotlessly clean, rooms were bigger in real life that they looked in the description - unusual but true! There were 10 of us (2 parents + our “children” ranging from 16 to 24 and their friend/partner) and we had plenty of space to be together for meals & The Euros, but comfortable bedrooms and outside spaces when we wanted to do our own thing. We loved it so much we are booking it again n 2022. A huge thank you from me to the owners and their caretaker - you made a clucky mother hen (and her brood) very happy!!!

    Reviewed by Charleen5.0Jun 2021

  • "Booking process simple unlike other online booking platforms."

    Information supplied right through the process was spot on. Very easy and would have no hesitation booking with Sykes again

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Sep 2020

  • "Really pleased with size and location of the property."

    Plenty of room for everyone Large kitchen dining room and comfy sitting room amazing to stay in converted church building. Two parking spaces were also an advantage because house in narrow street. Boscastle was a lovely,friendly place to stay with several pubs,restaurants and fantastic Farm shop with delicious cream tea. Boscastle has some great walks and small food shops too.

    Reviewed by June5.0Sep 2020

  • "Boscastle was lovely, just the right amount of busy but not too crowded to have to worry about social distancing too much."

    Really nice house, especially the reception and kitchen space as we were two families sharing, lots of room :) All the bedrooms are spaced out and gave people room to chill on their own when they wanted to. The bedroom decoration probably needs some updating, the windows are old and need some attention but was fine in temperate weather. All the beds were comfy (except the downstairs one) and bedding was nice. All very clean. Lots of equipment in the kitchen. The seating area outside the kitchen caught the sun and was sheltered, we sat out there a lot. Bathrooms were all clean but a couple could do with a bit of updating. The shower upstairs takes a while to heat up and was hard to get just right, but was lovely and warm and fairly powerful. Short sharp walk to the village centre (5mins) which we all enjoyed, did make us puff the first couple of times but we all felt better for it after a week. Spar, bakery, fish n chips, and a few places to have a drink ( inside and outside seating), clothing and gifts so small but good selection if you need/ want anything. The Boscastle farm shop/cafe serves delicious food and has a nice shop and deli, we had to book a table (but it was summer holidays)and is well worth a visit (Relaxed service but I could have eaten there every meal if I’m honest). Lovely walks without having to drive anywhere if you don’t mind a sharp hills. Really enjoyed the house, town and surrounding area.

    Reviewed by Lisa4.7Aug 2020

  • "The house was comfortable, clean and fine for our needs."

    It had decent facilities and we were generally happy with our stay. The house needs a bit of TLC in places but nothing major.

    Reviewed by Harry4.1Jul 2019

  • "The house is nice and in a good location."

    However it is in desperate need of some new mattresses for the beds - the one on the top bunk was so threadbare it was unusable by anyone weighing more than 4 stone, and the two double beds caused back and shoulder aches in people who have never experienced any problems previously. We came away feeling tired and sore, rather than refreshed by our holiday, which was a real shame.

    Thank you for providing feedback on your stay at Tower House. We have taken your comments on board and purchased new mattresses for the property. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kate2.5Apr 2019

  • "We enjoyed our stay at the Tower House but people should know that it is a good way up a very steep hill and would not be suitable for people who were not quite fit."

    The house is lovely and the kitchen especially good for a big group of people, very well equipped. It was really helpful to be left instructions for various electrical appliances as often they can be a mystery. If we had quibbles it would be that the lighting is quite muted. I was not able to read my book in bed for the whole week as the lighting was just not good enough. Also we could have done with more towels as there is no tumble drier. These however are minor things - we really enjoyed our stay and had loads of room.

    Reviewed by Angela4.4Oct 2018

  • "Fantastic house that slept us all"

    Reviewed by Paula5.0Aug 2018

  • "Standard of cleaning was a bit average - generally it looked as if the place could do with a proper "spring clean"."

    Issue with broken bed on arrival. This was dealt with very promptly by the owner but should have been noticed and rectified in advance. Lock missing on a bathroom door; lightbulbs "blown"; central island unit in kitchen beginning to fall apart etc. Cooking utensils were a bit limited for a place that sleeps 11. We struggled to cook a roast dinner due to lack of saucepan capacity etc. Also kitchen knives were fairly useless - I recognise that there is a potential issue if knives are too sharp but a knife should have some sort of cutting edge (something that only the bread knife achieved!) Overall impression was of a pleasant property in a good location. However, it was let down by the standard of presentation and maintenance.

    Thank you for your feedback. I can confirm we have addressed your comments and updated the kitchen. Thank you again for your comments. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Bruce3.1Apr 2018

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  • Five bedrooms: 1 x triple bunk, 1 x double with woodburning stove, 1 x double, 1 x ground floor double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Second shower room on first floor with shower, wc and sink
  • Ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • New refurbished Kitchen/diner with woodburning stove
  • Utility
  • Sitting room with open fire.
  • Oil central heating, 2 x woodburning stove and open fire
  • Electric range cooker
  • microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, 2 x TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starer pack for stove and fire inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair available
  • Off road parking for 4 cars
  • Raised decking with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 5 minute walk
  • Note: Stairs from decking to lawn can be slippery in wet weather, care must be taken
  • Note: River nearby, children and pets must be supervised.New kitchen fitted in June 2018.

The property

Tower House is a stunning, converted Sunday school that rests in the delightful coastal village of Boscastle in Cornwall.

This beautifully furnished, well-located cottage provides comforting accommodation for friends and families to come together and discover what Cornwall has to offer.

The cottage retains many of its original features, including the characterful wooden beams and feature stone walls, plus slate flooring and wooden stable doors add a real sense of charm to the place.

The ground floor is the perfect spot to spend your down time, get everybody together in the wonderful sitting room in front of the roaring open fire and watch your favourite films in the company of your loved ones.

The designated chef of the group will have much fun preparing the meals in the kitchen/diner, with high-quality appliances and a rustic wooden dining table with pews for everybody to sit on with the added benefit of a stunning feature stone wall housing a woodburning stove to keep you warm.

The ground floor is also home to the first of five warming, cosy bedrooms as well as a classy shower room.

Head up to the first floor and discover the other four bedrooms, one which is a lovely spacious room with a TV and your own woodburning stove to some personal comfort.

Make the most of the excellent garden area here at Tower House, with the choice of a decking area or a lawned garden to stretch your legs on.

Boscastle is a fabulous holiday base with a range of shops and gastropubs to enjoy.

For a dose of the outdoors, take a stroll along the scenery-filled South West coastal path to discover beaches, coves and much more.

Tower House is a sublime traditional cottage in a divine coastal location.

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About the location


Tintagel 4 miles; Camelford 6 miles.

A perfect Cornish coastal village, the road through Boscastle runs down to the small harbour at the bottom of the hill. The quaint village shops, local restaurants and pubs offering good food, Cornish real ales and live entertainment by local musicians, make this an ever popular visitor destination. Spectacular cliff tops, rocky coves, wild surf, open fields and rich wildlife characterise this beautiful area. The coastal footpath passes through some of Britain’s most rugged and spectacular coastal scenery. The sandy beaches of Bossiney, Trebarwith Strand and Crackington Haven are all within 5 miles and the surfing beaches at Bude and Polzeath are within easy driving distance. Close at hand lie the delights of Tintagel, swathed in the legends of King Arthur, several stately homes and renowned gardens, or the wide open space of Bodmin Moor, famous for its granite tors and Daphne Du Maurier’s Jamaica Inn.

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Please note the triple bunk can sleep adults.
Note: Stairs from decking to lawn can be slippery in wet weather, care must be taken. Note: River nearby, children and pets must be supervised.