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Boskednan Wartha

Penzance, Cornwall (Ref. 959257)



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  • Sleeps 5

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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51 Customer Reviews

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at Boskednan Wartha."

    The owner was very kind & helpful. The cottage was lovely, the place was clean throughout. We loved the small touches like fresh flowers and scones with fresh cream and jam waiting for us.! The garden was a haven to be in, the hidden area with bench was a lovely place to sit in the morning with a coffee. We have already decided that we would definitely return to Boskednan Wartha in the future and have already recommended to friends and family.

    Reviewed by RobertMay 2022

  • "Really lovely property, very clean, well equipped."

    Very spacious and beautiful home. Made to feel very welcome. Owner was lovely. Garden amazing. Felt very relaxed and happy on our week here. Would definately recommend.

    Reviewed by MelindaApr 2022

  • "We had a lovely break at Boskednan Wartha."

    The accommodation was great and wonderful garden to relax in. The host was very accommodating but not intrusive. Would recommend a holiday in this property

    Reviewed by JeanMar 2022

  • "We stayed at BOSKEDNAN WARTHA at the end of February 2022."

    The bungalow was superbly decorated, furnished and equipped. My husband and I stayed there with our son and three grandchildren who were absolutely entranced with the cottage. The garden was glorious and the children said that they were in a magic wood. They were able to walk a long way with us in the extensive garden and adored seeing rabbits, squirrels and lots of birds. We will definitely come again!! Thank you to the owners for a wonderful holiday - your thoughtfulness in all areas was appreciated!!

    Reviewed by HelenFeb 2022

  • "Excellent stay!"

    Very warm welcome with Cornish Cream Tea. Fresh flowers in all the rooms. Overflowing fruit bowl. Cottage was spotlessly clean and tastefully decorated. Heating was robust and lots of warm water. Friendly hosts. Thank you!

    Reviewed by PaulJan 2022

  • "Loved our stay, quiet and secluded, host was great, nothing too much trouble, ..."

    Loved our stay, quiet and secluded, host was great, nothing too much trouble, lovely welcome cream tea, perfect for a young family, with large secure gardens for kids to play in, can't recommend Boskadnan wartha enough, everything you would need when coming from a busy beach etc, only slight downside is poor phone signal, but has wi fi so can phone with WhatsApp, all round highly recommended,

    Reviewed by DavidJan 2022

  • "We were very comfortable in this bungalow."

    It felt like home! The kitchen was well equipped with quality products. Furniture and decor was excellent and there was plenty of space for our bits and pieces. One improvement would be a toiletries holder in the shower cubicle. Thank you to the owners for their friendly welcome.

    Reviewed by SusanDec 2021

  • "Had a fantastic stay cottage was lovely,fruit and cream tea a thoughtful touch."

    Mick was an interesting host with local information .had a really relaxing time .thankyou

    Reviewed by NigelOct 2021

  • "Beautiful cottage in a gorgeous setting, friendly owners"

    Reviewed by DaleOct 2021

  • "Excellent cottage with very large garden to explore."

    Very welcoming owners who are on hand to help, with cream tea to greet you on arrival . Fantastic location ( once you've found it!)

    Reviewed by PeterSep 2021

  • "What a gem of a place."

    Lovely setting. Even the small things like fresh fruit, flowers and cream teas on arrival. Kids loved the garden area with a few chickens appearing which they gave names to. TV and Internet was good. The main bed was nice & soft and not rock hard. Outhouse had washer/dryer which was very useful on those beach days with kids. Owners were very welcoming. Would recommend and would consider again if holidaying in that area.

    Reviewed by DarrenAug 2021

  • "Lovely cottage, very comfortable and well equipped."

    Our second visit to this property and as great as the first time. Very clean and uncluttered, just how we like it. The scones on arrival was a nice touch and the owners are very friendly and helpful. It's a great base to explore the tin coast and Sennen Cove was fab for the surfing and body boarding. Thank you for a lovely base for our holiday.

    Reviewed by WendyAug 2021

  • "We had a relaxing stay at Boskednan Wartha."

    It was a peaceful location through a couple of miles of narrow lanes, which I'd conquered after few trips out. The property was very welcoming with everything provided for.The back garden was entertaining with the rabbits and squirrels. The only negative was the double bed, it was far too soft and gave no support. I never got a full nights rest, sinking into the mattress. If this was replaced we would probably return as it was ideal for us.

    Reviewed by RogerJul 2021

  • "Great place to stay, well equipped, beautiful cottage, owners very nice and friendly."

    Will be going back.

    Reviewed by LucyJul 2021

  • "Such a wonderfully relaxing place to stay."

    The owners were so helpful and getting cream tea when we arrived is a joy.

    Reviewed by CarolineJun 2021

  • "Fabulous week at Boskednana Wartha."

    Beautiful bungalow in a secluded and peaceful location. The gardens are amazing and a sun trap on an afternoon. Garden furniture and umbrellas provided to be able to enjoy it. Plenty of opportunities to explore the rural hills and moors on foot from the front door. Inside everything was clean, tidy and well facilitated. Fresh flowers, fruit and a Cornish cream tea to welcome us. Owner called across on our second day to make sure everything was OK and on our last day on driving past him on a nearby country lane again took the trouble to stop and thank us for our stay. It was us who thanked him. If you want a quiet and tranquil base for your stay in Cornwall this is the place for you.

    Reviewed by RichardJun 2021

  • "He bungalow was absolutely superb could not wish for anything better one of the best holiday self catering we have had."

    The location was in the country side quiet and peaceful narrow lanes but worth the effort. Would recommend this to any one visiting Penzance excellent

    Reviewed by JohnMay 2021

  • "Superb cottage in splendid surroundings and very handy for both sides of the peninsula."

    The garden is magnificent and has a continuous supply of rabbits and foxes to watch from the conservatory, which itself is lovely to sit in if you have rainy days.. We only met Mike, who was lovely, and helpful in pointing out routes. i especially liked that there was a fine supply of essential stuff: a pile of jeye cloths, lots of cleaning liquids and toilet rolls. If we have one complaint it is that we couldn’t get the water in the stand-up shower hotter than tepid. I hate overhead shower heads anyway as you can’t direct the flow where you want it and need to wear a shower cap if you don’t want your hair drenched. The water to the bath shower head was lovely and hot. All-in-all a superb place to stay. Thank you to Mike.

    Reviewed by AnnMay 2021

  • "We have recently spent a week at Boskednan Wartha."

    It was a first class experience in every respect. The bungalow is beautifully furnished and equipped with every mod con. The cream tea was a lovely touch, also flowers and a bowl of fresh fruit. Mike was on hand next door but not intrusive. We were sorry to leave this peaceful home and beautiful garden.

    Reviewed by JohnMay 2021

  • "We absolutely loved our week away here!"

    The acres of garden were fabulous and we went on lovely walks. My 3 year old loved the garden! The bungalow was lovely and so clean and welcoming. Beds comfortable, lots of space, netflix and a lovely bathroom. We were in the perfect area for beaches - sennen cove was our all time favourite!!! Mike was a great host and very helpful, with local knowledge. He also let our 3 year old go on his digger. Will be back and highly recommend!

    Reviewed by ClaireApr 2021

  • "Beautiful location, very peaceful."

    House is clean and comfortable and has everything you need for a self catering holiday. The garden is huge, kids loved it. The owners live next door but you wouldn't know they are there and the house and garden are not over looked. The cream tea on arrival was delicious and much appreciated after a long journey. There is plenty to do in the surrounding area, we particularly enjoyed the Tremenheere sculpture gardens. We had a lovely few days in Cornwall and would highly recommend this holiday home

    Reviewed by KellyApr 2021

  • "We've been to Boskednan Wartha many times now, and from the moment we walk through the front door it never fails to meet our expectations."

    The cottage is always warm, exceptionally clean and very well equipped. The garden is beautiful and the children love it for a game of football or hide and seek (young children need supervision as there is a fast flowing stream). The owners offer a warm welcome, and there are beautiful walks available from the front door. I would highly recommend this place for anyone looking to escape! We had a great week and will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by EmilyOct 2020

  • "The cottage really was very comfortable and clean, with everything that we needed - having things like dishwasher tablets and tin foil was so handy."

    We both agreed it’s the nicest place we’ve stayed in with Sykes. Cottage is quite remote, although only about 10 mins from Penzance. The surrounding area was so peaceful and quiet, and the garden huge! The hosts were fantastic. Very welcoming and friendly. Only criticism would be the kids high chair has definitely seen better days, a new, cleaner one would be appreciated next time!

    Reviewed by SophieOct 2020

  • "Beautiful large garden."

    Reviewed by PaulOct 2020

  • "Everything at Boskednan Wartha was very good for us."

    The informed chats with Mr Williams was what makes holidays special. The only downside to all of this, are the main agents messrs Sykes Cottages, who expect us to spend more money on Holiday Insurance, just in case we can't come for unexpected reasons. You, a few years ago, did give us a credit on our account when we had to cancel due to such a case, as this property was relet within a few days. In these instances it should not require a holiday insurance when no one has lost anything.

    Reviewed by DennisSep 2020

  • "Very warm welcome from the owner, complete with scones cream and strawberry jam, ..."

    Very warm welcome from the owner, complete with scones cream and strawberry jam, the grounds are a delight and extensive, a very quiet setting

    Reviewed by DavidSep 2020

  • "Totally brilliant house, amazing location."

    ... 10/10 and gold stars - we loved it!!! Have already recommended it to family and friends

    Reviewed by BenAug 2020

  • "Fantastic holiday home."

    The garden was amazing, and the location meant that there was absolutely no noise - so peaceful! Really convenient for Zennor, St Ives, Penzance and all the southerly beaches. Tiny detail, but maybe the hosts could upgrade the Sky package to include more channels or have Netflix? We only wanted the TV once or twice but would have been nice to have a few options. Otherwise, highly recommended! Hosts were great and very welcoming! We’ll be back - thanks. Oh, make sure you use the full address when using a satnav as we came from St Ives direction and went on a wild goose chase

    Reviewed by AshleyAug 2020

  • "The place was stunning and the owner was a lovely gentleman."

    We would definitely return and recommend to anyone.

    Reviewed by KerriannAug 2020

  • "From the 1st contact with sykes to arriving at the cottage my wife and I are astounded at the service we have experienced we cannot find a single thing to be negative about my daughter made the booking with Kaylee I think that was the young ladies name absolutely perfect then there was the cottage words cannot describe how tranquil and peaceful the surroundings were inside the cottage is immaculate beautifully presented with every conceivable home comfort you could wish for its guaranteed that we will contact sykes and book the cottage again we cannot wait to go back we would like to say thank you sykes and thank you mr and mrs William's and there son Daniel for the most amazing stay in cornwall see you soon."

    Reviewed by JohnJan 2020

  • "Absolutely beautiful surroundings, with good information in what there is to do in the area."

    Literally a home from home.

    Reviewed by JoannaOct 2019

  • "This was our sixth visit to Boskednaan Wartha, and we've already booked again for next year which shows how much we love it!"

    The bungalow is set in beautiful gardens where children can play happily for hours (although care needs to be taken with the river). The property provides everything you need for a relaxing holiday, with a warm welcome from the owners. There is plenty to explore in the local area, with walks from the doorstep and lots of places to visit a short drive away. If the weather is bad then Boskednaan Wartha provides the perfect place to relax indoors.

    Reviewed by EmilyOct 2019

  • "Wow! What a wonderful property."

    Despite it being the summer holidays we felt that we had escaped the chaos completely. The garden is so amazing! The star watching, bats, rabbits, pigs and green space made this a wonderful adventure for both the adults and kids! Thank you x

    Reviewed by KatharineAug 2019

  • "A perfect and very peaceful rural location in the heart of the Cornish countryside ."

    A lovely comfortable holiday home and stunning garden which is full of character with a stream and bordering adjacent farmland with farm animals and wildlife in abundance. The hosts were very informative and most hospitable. We particularly enjoyed learning so much about the local area. Within a very short walk there are far reaching views toward the coast. On the nearby moors there are old tin mines and amazing panoramic views. We would highly recommend this holiday home .

    Reviewed by David and FionaJul 2019

  • "The cottage was beautiful, especially the gardens and the stream down the side."

    Plenty of fun navigating the typically narrow Cornish roads. Our only minor issue was the Wi-Fi which, although was ok on mobile phones, was no good at all for use on our laptop e.g. streaming video.

    Reviewed by AnnettaJul 2019

  • "Freedom of an extensive garden."

    Very welcoming owners who were not intrusive but helpful when necessary. The large well equipped kitchen had every thing we needed and all electrical equipment supplied was easy to use. The large conservatory was comfortable with two doors that could be fully opened to let in cool air. There is a huge free standing bath and a modern shower in the bath room and there was always lots of very hot water available. Beds were comfortable and the bedrooms large and light. The two dogs that run free were friendly and liked attention but didn't attempt to come into the property. The cottage is remotely situated and the approach roads are narrow and in the summer overgrown making slow and careful driving necessary. Penzance is close by and there are three supermarkets on the A30 within 15 minutes drive from the cottage. We found that it was easiest to drive to the supermarket on the way to or from our trips out rather than make a special journey to shop. Places to visit locally; Marazion (St Michael's Mount), Eden Project, St Ives, Mousehole and Pendennis Castle at Falmouth. Lands end is expensive, over comercialised and very busy.

    Reviewed by DoreenJun 2019

  • "We highly recommend this cottage, it is probably the best we have stayed in over many years and look forward to staying again - if we can book in before the many returning guests!"

    Just 4 miles from Penzance in the idyllic Cornish countryside, Boskednan Wartha is a very clean, comfortable, generously proportioned and attractively furnished, well equipped bungalow. It sits in beautiful and extensive secluded gardens and the owner Mike Williams is the perfect host. Slept well in the comfortable bed: it is certainly quiet here. Plenty of car parking space.

    Reviewed by ChristopherMay 2019

  • "This pretty bungalow felt like home from home the minute we set foot inside the door."

    The cream tea on arrival was a sensational and had us hooked on cream teas for most of our stay. A beautiful reception hall, leading off to a good sized twin, a single and a huge double room. Beautifully decorated with neutral tones throughout, all the bedrooms had more than enough storage for what you would need. The bathroom was absolutely lovely with a roll top slipper bath, old style high level cistern toilet, large washbasin and large enclosed overhead shower, heated towel rail was an excellent addition. Leading of the hall there was a lovely dining area large fully equipped kitchen with vaulted ceiling and leading off the kitchen and dining room was a large beautiful conservatory. the french doors led off to a massive garden complimented with huge trees and a stream running along side of the entirety of the garden and the property itself. Everything was clean and tidy and we wanted for nothing. The owner was always on hand and very friendly and helpful. When not exploring the beautiful area we spent most of our time in the conservatory. We were looking for a quiet paradise and we found this in spades, we were so impressed before we left we rebooked 2 weeks for the next year. The finishing touches of stunning flowers in the dining room and a perfectly beautiful displays in the bedrooms were a lovely touch. Highly recommended and can't thank the owners enough, see you next year!

    Reviewed by Andrew & MikaylaMay 2019

  • "The cottage was set in a large and beautiful garden surrounded by gorgeous countryside."

    Our hosts, Michael and Jenny were extremely welcoming and helpful, and even gave us a peek at their new born piglets. It was idyllic.

    Reviewed by JenniferMay 2019

  • "It is such a lovely rural location with a stream running through the garden, that has a large grassed area and plenty of plants and shrubs."

    Mr and Mrs Williams are always happy to talk to us, and help us in anyway. This was a perfect place for us and we were happy to leave the cottage in similar state as we found it.

    Reviewed by DennisApr 2019

  • "A lovely house - beautiful garden in a remote and tranquil location."

    Perfect to unwind and really relax. The owner has thought of everything, is very helpful and friendly. Very clean and everything you could want for a relaxing holiday. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by TracyApr 2019

  • "Place was lovely and the hosts were amazing."

    Will definitely go again

    Reviewed by KellyFeb 2019

  • "Nice place very quiet rabbits running around the large garden but did feel that it needed a more careful clean between rentals ."

    Bed very soft but that's down to my preference

    Reviewed by DavidJan 2019

  • "House was amazing and the cream tea on arrival was a very pleasant surprise."

    Hosts were very friendly and helpful. If we had more time we would have loved to stay longer. Coffee machine with complementary coffee pods was fantastic. Good water pressure for a fast bath or great shower. Only negative was the painfully slow WiFi. Very relaxing and beautiful location.

    Reviewed by GaryDec 2018

  • "First impressions extended to second, third and forth ones!"

    This cottage has the WOW factor in spades. So many little extras were there to greet us, including a full fruit bowl, fresh flowers, apple juice and a very welcome cream tea all thoughtfully laid out with the cream in the fridge. We have self catered for years and this cottage seems to have taken the best from them all and rolled it into one. Add to that a lovely family, a perfect location for exploring, and the Garden which is just amazing. Mike was very kind to us for which we thank him and if ever we return to this area we would book this cottage again without hesitation. Thank you one and all for such an enjoyable visit.

    Reviewed by AngelaOct 2018

  • "We found the whole weeks stay very relaxing, the cottage was in a very good position to be able to visit the whole of Cornwall."

    Michael, one of the owners was very helpful and nothing was too much trouble. The welcoming cream tea, flowers and basic essentials to start off our holiday were a nice touch, which enabled us to just settle in on our arrival. The wildlife in the beautiful large rear garden, with its twists and turns giving a new vista throughout, were lovely to observe each day. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay, and, if, holidaying in Cornwall again, we would book Boskednan Wartha without a doubt.

    Reviewed by RobertSep 2018

  • "We absolutely loved it here!"

    What an exceptional place, so peaceful, so calming, so comfortable we couldn't have hoped for more, and feel fortunate to have stayed here. Thank you for the lovely touches especially the tasty cream teas on arrival and for helping us have a very memorable time in West Cornwall.

    Reviewed by GarryAug 2018

  • "A lovely comfortable cottage for our week's holiday."

    A great base to explore the coast and visit fab beaches such as Porthcurno and Sennen Cove. Everything we needed was in the cottage. Great garden.

    Reviewed by WendyAug 2018

  • "Lovely place to stay ."

    Very nice touch of cream tea on arrival. Warm welcome from owners. The cottage is well equipped and conservatory is fabulous for watching the wildlife in the garden.We were very comfortable and happy with our stay.Very clean and warm,the property is nicely situated in a very central spot for west Cornwall. We look forward to staying again in the future.

    Reviewed by JohnApr 2018

  • "We found the owner to be very helpful and friendly and would recommend this property to others - great holiday!"

    Reviewed by JasonMar 2018

  • "Exceedingly comfortable,well equipped, warm and cosy, beautiful garden."

    Great contact with the owners. We loved our time there. Have to see garden in the summer.

    Reviewed by TerryJan 2018

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  • All ground floor
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king with TV, 1 x twin with TV, 1 x single
  • Bathroom with roll top, freestanding roll top bath, separate shower, basin and WC
  • Arches link the conservatory sitting area, kitchen and dining area.
  • Oil fired central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer
  • TVs with Freeview, DVD, WiFi
  • Cot and highchair available on request
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 3 cars
  • Garden with furniture
  • Stabling and grazing for horses by arrangement prior to booking
  • Sorry no smoking and no pets
  • Shops, pubs and restaurants 3 miles
  • Beach 3 miles

The property

On the edge of West Penwith Moors, this delightfully peaceful retreat provides beautifully presented accommodation near Penzance, West Cornwall.

A hidden gem and surrounded by countryside, this lovely house is a wonderful choice for a family holiday.

There are three spacious and beautifully elegant bedrooms and why not spoil yourself in the free standing bath in the Edwardian-style bathroom.

Arches link the conservatory, dining and kitchen areas giving an open plan feel and you can certainly lose a few hours sitting in the conservatory and listening to the birds, admiring the countryside views and the uninterrupted night sky.

Step outside and you will find a fabulous garden for al fresco dining or just relaxing in.

An exceptional setting, surrounded by mature trees, a gentle stream and rolling countryside but if you can tear yourself away, there are seaside towns, villages and sandy beaches all within easy driving distance.

A trip to Marazion is just a short drive away, where St Michael’s Mount is a prominent feature, or maybe explore the art galleries of St Ives with its sandy beaches and boat trips.

The white sands of Sennen Cove, are awash with surfers, swimmers and sun worshippers in the summer months and quiet and serene during those winter breaks.

Walkers, cyclists and horse riders will love this location with its rugged landscape and wonderful scenery.

A delightful holiday destination away from the demands of modern living, perfect for spending quality time with the family.

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About the location


St Ives 8 miles. Helicopter to Isles of Scilly - 30 minutes

Penzance hosts Golowan, the Midsummer Carnival, and The Literary Festival. There are also The Exchange, Newlyn and Penlee Art Galleries. One of Cornwall’s most popular holiday areas is the spectacular sweep of Mount’s Bay, from the cliffside fishing village of Mousehole through Penzance and around to beautiful Marazion, the coastline hides a wealth of sandy beaches, rocky coves as well as winding village streets and other places to visit and explore. Connected by a causeway to the shore at Marazion is the National Trust’s stunningly beautiful St Michael’s Mount with its hilltop castle and Mediterranean gardens. Walk across at low water and take one of the ferry boats back when the tide is up. Penzance with its winding streets, shops, clubs, restaurants and harbour is a must as it is the jumping-off point for day trips to the Isles of Scilly as well as being the harbor. The South West Coast Path passing through Penzance winds its way along the clifftops towards Land’s End. On the way, stop off for a coffee and a rest at beautiful Lamorna Cove, explore the open air Minack Theatre and marvel at the cliffs as you approach Gwennap Head. A stunning walk for those seeking solitude, exercise and some of the UK’s best coastal scenery. Penzance is the perfect holiday base. Ideally placed for exploring this land of Celtic myth and legend and with enough to do and see in the immediate area to keep all the family occupied.

Region Information

Note: All on ground floor however there are internal steps to up to conservatory and one step to kitchen and remainder of property.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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