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Fuchsia Cottage

(Ref. 976303)

Boscastle, Cornwall Show on map


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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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60 Customer Reviews

  • "Beautiful cottage, very cozy with lots of quirks!"

    Great location, parking was occasionally interesting but didn’t bother us. Enjoyed a fab week at Fuchsia Cottage!

    Reviewed by Victoria4.4Sep 2023

  • "What an amazing house and what an amazing holiday."

    The house, the village, the people and the places around…. Lost for words. One of my best cornwall holidays ever

    Reviewed by David5.0Sep 2023

  • "Very disappointed with the quality of the property, it is very much in need of updating."

    From mouldy curtains, a broken toilet flush and very worn toilet seat to mice/rats running around in the ceiling, sadly the experience wasn't at all what I'd hoped for. A real shame as the location and views were lovely.

    Reviewed by Joanne1.9Aug 2023

  • "In the beginning, the smell in the house was a bit dampy."

    Maybe a tip to put a few airrefreshers in the room before arrival of geusts

    Reviewed by Fred4.1Aug 2023

  • "We loved our stay & felt comfortable as soon as we arrived."

    My dog was happy & relaxed. I would definitely go back.

    Reviewed by Marian5.0Jul 2023

  • "Great cottage with fantastic views across the rooftops to the sea."

    Centrally located and found some fantastic isolated coves to explore. Friendly locals and fab local pub (1 minute away) serving great ale and food.

    Reviewed by Stephen4.7Jul 2023

  • "Lovely Cottage, lives up to its description."

    Parking was no problem. Loved the peaceful secluded garden, no traffic noise, only birdsong. Well equipped, cosy and comfortable. Napoleon Inn very handy, only a few yards away. Ideal if you are touring the area.

    Reviewed by Dennis4.4Jun 2023

  • "We enjoyed a lovely sunny week at Fuchsia Cottage."

    It was clean, well equipped and very cosy. The beautiful cottage garden was a lovely sun trap and has great distant views over the cliffs out to the sea. Parking is tight but we managed to park fairly close to the cottage every day without any problems. However I wouldn't recommend to anyone with mobility issues as the road is steep and you can never park immediately outside the cottage because it is too narrow there. This is a great traditional old cottage in a peaceful part of Boscastle away from the main hustle and bustle. Great if you love peace and quiet and brilliant for walking or just taking in the stunning views. Loved it. Thank you!

    Reviewed by Paul4.1May 2023

  • "Positive: Clean, well equipped, pretty cottage in ideal location, we had no problems with parking."

    Negatives: 1) EXTREMELY uncomfortable mattress on double bed due to the fact it is clearly old, of very poor quality with springs digging into us. The duvet and pillows were also uncomfortable, poor quality, thick and heavy. As a result we did not have a good nights sleep for the whole week. Please note this is not the first review to have mentioned this. Surely providing a comfortable bed is the top priority for holiday accommodation and it would be worth investing in new, good quality mattress and bedding. 2) The shower was very poor and ineffective as water dribbled rather than sprayed out of the shower head. Again a small investment in a 'modern' electric shower would be worthwhile and it may also save the owners money in the long run - we had daily baths instead.

    Reviewed by Janet2.5May 2023

  • "Lovely comfortable cottage, just note that you need some stamina to walk up the steep hill back to the cottage."

    We had a lovely week enjoying walks, discovering hidden gems like Minster Church, hidden in the local wooded valley, the Pentagon waterfall and the amazing tea rooms and farm shop close by at thanks to the map in the folder in the cottage.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Mar 2023

  • "My second pleasant stay, thanks."

    Clean, warm, and welcoming. A pity there's no DVD player. I love the view from the bedroom window over the ancient roof tops, to the coastal countryside and sea beyond, - if you are lucky, it will be topped by the glint of a tiny ship !

    Reviewed by Kim5.0Jan 2023

  • "We come to Boscastle every year at this time and the cottage location and size was perfect for us."

    Parking not a problem. Negatives - Sadly the cleanliness, particularly the rug in the lounge, left something to be desired and the bed was very uncomfortable (the double). Positives- perfect location close to a good local pub. Good space for a small cottage and everything you need is there. Garden, lovely for sitting out and great views.

    Thank you for your feedback. We realise that the mattress in the main bedroom seems to be an on going subject for complaint which we have previously discussed with Helpful Holidays. It is a firm mattress and may be not to everyone's liking. We stayed for a week at the cottage in October with friends and we felt no discomfort with any of the mattresses in either of the bedrooms. We therefore do not consider that any of the mattresses need to be replaced. In regard to the rug we will ask our caretaker to make sure that it is given a thorough clean. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sarah2.2Oct 2022

  • "We loved the cottage and the sea view , also the black sky with myriads of stars - the shop was easy to get to and the Napoleon Inn ( both 5 star ) but one of us has mobility problems and we didnt travel down in a car so it was difficult to find an accessible beach ."

    I've been told since that North Cornwall is known for its rugged coastline so if we go back I will book somewhere further South.

    Reviewed by Jean4.4Sep 2022

  • "Great place to stay, very relaxing, and just one minute from the Napoleon Inn where we had several great meals."

    Parking was not a problem in September. The garden is a good place to have breakfast in the morning. Well worth every penny for this cottage.

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Sep 2022

  • "Fuchsia Cottage is very bright and comfortably furnished and we felt at home from the start."

    A special highlight is the beautiful little garden overlooking the sea. The house is about a kilometer above Boscastle Harbor and is therefore pleasantly quiet away from the hustle and bustle there. There are some great hiking opportunities directly from the house. The parking situation right next to the house is a bit difficult, but if you know your way around, you can always find a parking space nearby. There is also a great pub and a small shop in the immediate vicinity, so you can also leave the car at home.

    Reviewed by Christian4.7Aug 2022

  • "Had a fantastic stay at Fuschia Cottage."

    Boscastle is in a lovely area and the ideal location for exploring the coast. Fuschia Cottage is small but easily big enough for 4 adults and and dog. Lovely garden with fantastic sea views and a well equipped house generally. Parking is pot luck, but the house listing does specify that, so we we're aware! Walk down to the harbour is lovely......walk back up the hill not so much

    Reviewed by John4.7Jul 2022

  • "Thank you for wonderful holidays at “Fuchsia cottage”!"

    We had two very nice weeks in lovely Boscastle and we really felt very welcome there. Fuchsia cottage is a great place, we enjoyed especially the garden with the great view to the sea. Kind regards, Stefan

    Reviewed by Stefan4.7Jul 2022

  • "Some of the table surfaces were sticky and hadn't been properly cleaned"

    Reviewed by Callum4.4Jul 2022

  • "It should be noted that parking can be an issue."

    Even in June, when the five adjacent cottages were empty, 3 of which also have no parking, there are at best only a few small nearby on-road spots to park. Larger cars would have little chance of parking in high season. The cottage’s location was fine for us but it is not a short walk to the harbour; it is over half a mile steeply downhill, and about a 20 minutes steep uphill return. The harbour is the location of the nearest public car park. The cottage garden has a genuinely wonderful view over Boscastle and out to sea, and was a great place to sit and eat. The cottage is very well equipped and we found it very comfortable. It is dog friendly, and our’s was quite happy in the garden even without a grass area.

    Reviewed by Adrian4.4Jun 2022

  • "Really enjoyed our stay here."

    lovely cottage, nice views the only criticism is that the mattress, you could feel the springs poking into you, could perhaps put a new mattress on the double bed. Served our purposes as i say enjoyed our stay. We visited many places in the area.

    Reviewed by Nigel4.7May 2022

  • "A very quaint cottage, with beautiful views."

    If you not 100% able bodied (which we aren't) then this cottage isn't right for you, I never realised when booking that it was on a very steep road. Had great difficulty getting about as the car cannot be parked outside the property

    Thank you for your feedback. I'm so sorry that you didn't find the cottage suitable. Our friendly Reservations Team are there to answer any queries and make sure that the property suits your requirements. Many thanks, The Owner Relations Team. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Barbara4.7May 2022

  • "Great place, only issue was the hot water, as it didn’t last long enough for a three fast showers, and the remote batteries for the tv were dead."

    Not an issue though, it’s a beautiful place, next door to a great pub and fantastic access to the area

    Thank you for your valuable feedback. The owners went down to the cottage the week after your stay and found that the water was not getting hot and have arranged for a plumber to come out and rectify the problem. Unfortunately, the problem with the TV remote is a problem with the television which will be replaced with a new one. - The Owner Relations Team. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Feb 2022

  • "Lovely location, Napoleon Inn near by is great."

    Parking was very difficult, very tight lanes and few spaces to park. cottage needs a bit of TLC, But quite comfortable and cosy. Small fire was tricky to light as rear vent handle was broken! and kindling provided was hardwood! and logs were a bit large for small fire.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are pleased that you found the cottage to be comfortable and cosy. We do mention on the website that parking is on a first come first served basis. The cottage has recently been freshly painted and all the wooden floors have been sanded down, sealed and re-varnished. A starter pack of kindling and logs is provided for your first nights stay, so that after a long journey you can light the fire and snuggle down for the evening. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Trevor3.4Dec 2021

  • "On the plus side, the caretaker was very responsive to issues raised, but a leak from the ceiling took priority over any other problems we encountered."

    The cottage is really cosy, but much smaller than the photographs portray. The downstairs of the accommodation is one room. The standard of cleaning was poor. Hairs found in the bathroom and previous guests underwear in both wardrobes. The shower curtain was quite mouldy but was replaced when reported. There was a full ashtray left on the window ledge just outside the back door. All in all the standard wasn't brilliant, a bit more attention to detail when cleaning required. Parking was an issue, found a spot some distance away then daren't move my car all week. We had a lovely holiday and the views from the cottage were lovely, but was the cottage worth the price paid? No. Would we return to this cottage? No.

    Thank you for taking the time to complete the feedback on your recent stay at Fuchsia Cottage. We were sorry to hear there was a leak during your stay, having spoken to the owner we understand this was rectified on the same day. The property description states the downstairs is an open plan. We are sorry you encountered some cleanliness issues, again we have discussed this with the owner who has brought this to the attention of the housekeeper who will ensure this will not happen again. Had we been notified of these issues during your stay we would have been more than happy to have the housekeeper return to resolve these issues for you. Despite the points raised we are pleased you were able to enjoy the beautiful views Boscastle has to offer. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tammy2.2Oct 2021

  • "This property is advertised with parking which is important for us, there is no parking with this property, sometimes you can park within 50 meters but most times it’s a fair walk mainly uphill."

    The property itself smelt of damp, central heating has a mind of its own, sometimes coming on in the middle of the night, despite following the instructions in the guide. The mattress in the double bedroom is not fit for purpose and was probably the worst mattress I have ever slept on, quilt was poor quality with no extra blankets to get some heat, cooking facilities were fine as was the seating area although the living space is very small. We had a heavy storm and the porch appeared to be leaking with coats and shoes getting wet through the night. This property could do with a bit of tlc as we paid a high price for a property that wasn’t up to standard, very disappointed with the overal experience

    Thank you for your feedback. Fuchsia Cottage is advertised with 'on street parking' which does not guarantee an allocated space or the distance from that space to the property itself. Our Reservations team are always happy to help with any additional queries prior to booking. We have spoken with the owner and he has confirmed that the heating can be switched off quite easily if required. The mattress is fairly new and there are extra blankets available at the property. All guests are provided with the caretaker's number who would have been happy to assist with the leak (and any other queries you might have had) during your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mark2.5Oct 2021

  • "We thought the cottage was perfect, we came during the best weather week mid October to walk the coast path."

    Well appointed with a well equipped kitchen, modern bathroom and comfortable bedrooms. Boscastle was great in terms of bus links and we only used the car once, easy access to sections of coast path from Bude to Rock via bus. Not a problem parking although I guess this might be harder in summertime. Only one thing to mention was the recycling, would be really useful to have this more clearly explained and provided for.

    Reviewed by Steve5.0Oct 2021

  • "Fuchsia cottage overlooks the village of Boscastle with amazing sea views from the main bedroom,bathroom and the garden and the pictures really don't do it justice."

    80 metres down the steep road is the Napoleon Inn which I would highly recommend for food and hospitality. We were able to park on a triangular island opposite the cottage although it is probably an issue in high season but we had no problems. Boscastle is a charming harbour village with stunning views and scenery and is very popular with walkers and tourists. The Cobweb Inn is a must if you like a good atmosphere and their food is amazing. The cottage is very cosy but spacious and it really was a home from home and we will definitely be going back. From being regular visitors to Spain for the last 20 years this part of Cornwall has been a joy to discover and it has certainly widened our options for the future. Tintagel,Bude,Port Isaac,Padstow are must sees and the surf at Polzeath and Bude is incredible. All in all a wonderful stay in a beautiful part of England.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Sep 2021

  • "The cottage was very comfortable and just as expected from the description."

    We had a lovely stay and arrived to some local biscuits, cider and milk which was really thoughtful and tasty, thank you. Unloading when you arrive and leave can be a challenge as the cottage is on a steep narrow road with no parking directly outside but there are spaces nearby, we were fully aware about the parking before going so wasn’t an issue but to be mindful of. A great location base for exploring beautiful Cornwall.

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Jul 2021

  • "Fuscia cottage was in an good location for exploring the area."

    The views from the garden were stunning, the cottage itself was lovely and well equipped. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay there. Parking could've been extremely problematic as the 'on street parking' barely existed, you certainly couldn't park outside the cottage. I was travelling with my elderly mother so had to block the road to unload our cases and then go off and find parking. I was extremely lucky to find parking every day about 150 meters away. We stayed during off peak times so during peak times you would struggle to find any parking at all. The location isn't suitable for anyone with limited mobility. The double bed wasn't very comfortable. Apart from the negatives, our stay at fuscia cottage was wonderful. Boscastle itself is nice and there are short drives to the most spectacular cliff top views. There is a pub serving good food with live entertainment within 100 metres of the cottage.

    Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback and we are glad to hear you enjoyed your stay at Fuchsia Cottage. On our website, we say that the parking at the cottage is on-street parking with loading/unloading only immediately outside. Parking near the property is subject to availability, with certain times of year being busier than others. Our Reservations team are always happy to help with any access or mobility queries prior to making your booking, so please do get in touch next time you are planning a holiday. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lisa4.1Jun 2021

  • "We had a wonderful stay in this delightful little cottage and would love to come back, parking is an issue so prepare to park where you can and walk back to the cottage, not a real bother in the grand scheme of things."

    Boscastle is beautiful and unspoilt by the commercialism of many seaside towns and the Napoleon inn provides lovely home cooked food and a warm welcome

    Reviewed by Mark4.4Jun 2021

  • "Lovely cottage with fabulous views."

    Only negative was trying to park but everything else was very good. Walking distance to the pub!!

    Reviewed by Barry4.4May 2021

  • "The cottage is lovely."

    It is in a lovely spot and sitting in the garden looking over the rooves to the sea was a treat. Just a couple of points The hill up from the village is steep a9nd long. If you have mobility issues (which we don't) it is better to drive. The parking is down to pot luck. The duvets have seen better days. The log burner didn't work. Other people mentioned this in the visitors book. The garden paving could use some tidying. None of this spoilt our enjoyment of Boscastle and we would be happy to return any day.soon.

    Thank you for your valuable feedback which we have discussed with the owner of Fuschia Cottage. The duvets will be checked and replaced if required, this is the first time this has been bought to the owners attention. The Garden paving is to be re-pointed completley in August. The log burner is now working fully after having a blockage cleared in the chimney, again something that the owner was not aware of until your feedback response so thank you! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susan4.7May 2021

  • "We had the most fantastic week at Fuschia cottage."

    Steve was incredibly helpful and made our stay even better. We never quite worked out the best place to park but it wasn’t much of a problem and it is also part of the charm of the cottage and the road it sits in. Having a view of the sea from the bedroom and garden were soul lifting. We will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by A5.0Apr 2021

  • "This is our second visit to Fuchsia cottage, it is in a beautiful quiet location perfect for walks out to the coast path or down to the harbour."

    The cottage was warm and cosy and very clean.

    Reviewed by Kathy4.7Oct 2020

  • "Information about parking was not true"

    Thank you for your feedback, we're glad you enjoyed your stay at Fuchsia Cottage. On our website, we say that the "parking at the cottage is on-street parking with loading/unloading only immediately outside". Parking near the property is subject to availability, with certain times of year being busier than others. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Adrian3.1Sep 2020

  • "Although we enjoyed our stay in Fuchsia Cottage we feel that there are couple of items in the description that need editing."

    Firstly to say that you should be able to park ‘around the grass triangle or along the cottage’s garden wall’ is inaccurate. Fuchsia Cottage sits on the narrow and steep Old High Street and to park anywhere near the cottage is impossible. We managed it once in 10 days, fortunately the afternoon before we left, which was useful when it came to loading up the car. We were actually asked by one of the locals to put something in the visitor’s book about the parking! As we were not newcomers to Boscastle, we were able to find parking on Doctor’s Hill (Tintagel Road) at the back of the Boscastle House B&B. Anyone visiting Boscastle for the first time would surely have found parking their car very stressful. The description also states that it is a ‘short walk to the harbour and shops’. The walk is not long but not short either. Those that know Boscastle, will be aware that the walk down to town ( whichever route you take) is very steep and quite a ‘climb’ back up! For anyone with mobility issues, this would prove difficult, possibly impossible and needs pointing out. I found the double bed incredibly uncomfortable and as a result my already dodgy back ‘went’. I spent a week trying to cope with low chairs , steps and lose paving. Fortunately after seeing an osteopath, I was able to enjoy more walking etc at the end of the 10 days. It was unfortunate and not something I’d anticipated when booking the cottage.We both had issues with the shower over the bath. No matter how hard we tried, more water came out of the tap than the shower! We found the key collection times confusing as the blurb states entry from 15:00 but that the key safe was available from 17:00. I am not sure whether this is due to Covid 19 but we were left unsure and arrived at 16:45 having driven round for three circuits trying to find somewhere close enough to unload the car. Fuchsia Cottage is charming and enjoys views to the coast from the garden, main bedroom and bathroom. Generally it is well equipped and we found everything that we needed. Possibly some of the food items I.e packets of biscuits, opened mustard and frozen items left by previous residents should have been removed? I think in the light of the current pandemic, it would also have been useful to have hand sanitiser provided. We had taken our own and also cleaning materials fortunately. In spite of our comments we did enjoy our stay in Fuchsia Cottage but were grateful that we had some local knowledge!

    Thank you for your feedback, we're glad you enjoyed your stay at Fuchsia Cottage. On our website, we say that the parking at the cottage is on-street parking with loading/unloading only immediately outside. Parking near the property is subject to availability, with certain times of year being busier than others. In our description we state the following - 'This dear little 18th century, semi-detached cottage sits at the top of the famous Cornish village of Boscastle, where two rivers meet the sea in a natural harbour between steep moorland hillsides. The mattress is an orthopaedic mattress which was only purchased six months ago. The owners have arranged a plumber to replace the shower unit. We apologise for the confusion over the Check-in time, which due to the additional Covid-19 cleaning requirements had to be changed from 3pm to 5pm. The owner has spoken with the housekeeper with regards to removing any food items left by previous guests and has confirmed that fogging is carried out at the property during each changeover. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susan3.1Sep 2020

  • "Lovely little cottage."

    Beautifully warm with the log burner and heating on. Lovely hot water for a relaxing bath after long walks. Nice garden area to sit in the sun with views of the sea. Fully enclosed to keep dogs and little ones in. Everything provided that we needed for a weeks holiday. Close to the Napoleon Inn which is friendly and food to a high standard. Only downside is parking could be a little difficult but we always found somewhere eventually . Will definitely come back.

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Aug 2020

  • "We had the best holiday here, everything was perfect, the parking was a little difficult but once we got our head around it it wasn’t a problem at all."

    Lovely warm comfortable cottage with amazing views and lovely positioning. Julie

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Jul 2020

  • "The cottage was comfortable, I would recommend new scatter cushions on the sofas and the thermostat was set at 16 degrees which was too cold for us in January."

    The owners had asked that the thermostat was not touched which meant the cottage was often too cold, even with the wood burner on.

    Thank you for completing your feedback following your recent stay at Fuschia Cottage. We've spoken with the Owner who has asked us to cover the points mentioned in order to help yourselves and reassure future guests. We're sorry to hear you were cold. The Owner was very surprised to hear that the thermostat was set at 16 degrees. It is always set at 30 degrees then radiators are controlled individually by thermostats. The Owner will provide new inserts for the scatter cushions. The Caretaker was available and could have assisted had you contacted them at the time. We hope you had a lovely stay and look forward to seeing you again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Joanne4.4Jan 2020

  • "Cottage had been made very warm and welcoming, including a decorated Christmas tree."

    Even though the weather was somewhat stormy (it was December!!), we went out walking every day and had a lovely holiday

    Reviewed by Barbara4.7Dec 2019

  • "Pretty cottage, nice location with easy access to coastal path walks and bus route if required."

    Wood burner made the cottage beautifully cosy as we picked the week of torrential rains but it didn’t dampen our spirits. The on road parking for us was fine - but there are other areas around the lanes to park if needed. The lanes weren’t designed for cars and that’s the beauty of Boscastle! Quaint, unique and pretty on the doorstep. Views are spectacular.

    Reviewed by Catherine4.1Oct 2019

  • "We loved to stay in this cozy cottage and the evenings by the fireplace when the weather was stormy."

    Boscastle is a beautiful place from where you can do fantastic walks.

    Reviewed by Susanne5.0Sep 2019

  • "Parking is absolutely horrendous even at 'shoulder season'."

    I fear to think what it is like in high season. Because of the extreme narrowness of the roadway, it is impossible to park outside, even to unload/load luggage, in the upper part of High Street or Paradise Road, and the nearest (occasionally) available spaces even for a small car (Nissan Note) are 150 yards away at the far end of Mount Pleasant where it is there necessary to park with one side of the vehicle crushed against the hedgerow/wall. I think a more honest appraisal of this problem in the specification would be helpful.

    Reviewed by David4.7Sep 2019

  • "Not really apart from making sure that clients with any form of disability should not rent this cottage."

    The road is steep and there are a number of steps even to the rear garden We liked the aspects and the garden that caught the sun most of the day even in September.

    Reviewed by Richard4.7Sep 2019

  • "Not a big problem but parking was a problem, hints on how to light the fire would of been useful."

    Overall lovely cottage and comfy.

    Reviewed by Tina5.0Aug 2019

  • "Position wonderful."

    Near pub! Garden special to us for eating out. Well fitted out , plenty of hot water for baths(we are walkers and weather warm!) Beautifully clean, and bottle and biscuits a lovely touch. Thank you

    Reviewed by S5.0Jul 2019

  • "We would very much like to come back for a longer stay."

    Nice cottage with good facilities and a nice little patio.

    Reviewed by Karin4.7Jul 2019

  • "Spectacular experience!"

    The whole setting was ideal including the very friendly neighbor cat.

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Jul 2019

  • "Fuschia Cottage was so comfortable and warm we were happy to stay in due to the ..."

    Fuschia Cottage was so comfortable and warm we were happy to stay in due to the very rainy weather delightful garden to sit in when the sun did put in a fleeting appearance we visited Bodmin Moor saw the standing stone circles an other worldly experience tasty lunch at Jamaica Inn which is a dog friendly Inn visited museum of witchcraft our third visit to this fascinating collection we love Cornwall especially this area we'll be back

    Reviewed by Chris4.7Jun 2019

  • "The owners refurbishments have worked and there is no sign of damp, the cottage is now cosy and warm."

    The whole cottage seems freshly painted and clean. The seaviews from the bedroom and the garden were magnificent. The Napoleon pub dies excellent food and beer. The Boscastle Bouys sing there on a Tuesday evening The only negative was no hairdryer. Please, either supply one or make it clear there isnt one so visitors can bring one.

    Reviewed by Martin4.4May 2019

  • "A lovely Easter break, the cottage was equipped for all our needs."

    The garden was very prettty and peaceful and the locals were friendly and welcoming. Only negative was the parking- the roads around the cottage are very steep, tight and cars were fighting for a space to park.

    Reviewed by Kara4.1Apr 2019

  • "Fuchsia cottage was very cosy, clean and comfortable."

    The garden was a real bonus with a pretty outside space to sit.

    Reviewed by Kathy5.0Mar 2019

  • "Had to leave half way through as scurrying in the roof kept us up all night."

    Parking was a nightmare and had to often park the car a 5 to 10 mon walk away.

    Thanks for your feedback. The cottage has recently undergone a full programme of refurbishment, this includes the heating & lighting systems, damp prevention, full redecoration, and new furniture now in the property. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Maria2.8Oct 2018

  • "***OWNER RESPONSE*** Thank you for your feedback."

    Following the receipt of some adverse comments, the cottage has recently undergone a full overhaul of refurbishment, including improvements to the heating & lighting systems, damp prevention, full redecoration, together with new furniture. *** The cottage was damp and smelled constantly. In particular the sitting area and the twin bedroom. The two leather sofas were damaged and extremely uncomfortable due to the springs. The cottage was dirty and exhibited cob webs throughout. There was no clothes airer. There was no wood for the burner when we arrived. Did appreciate milk and little welcome pack. We would definitely not return nor recommend this property. We are very disappointed that we paid £608 to stay as we felt it clearly did not justify such a fee. Cath and Peter Mulvaney.

    Thank you for your feedback. Following the receipt of some adverse comments, the cottage has recently undergone a full overhaul of refurbishment, including improvements to the heating & lighting systems, damp prevention, full redecoration, together with new furniture. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Peter1.6Sep 2018

  • "We have stayed in five Helpful holiday cottages in the past and all have been very good, with one exceptional, and have never had any complaints."

    Fuchsia Cottage, sadly had many issues, and the price was not reflected in the quality of the property.I will list all the things that failed to meet our expectations. 1. Windows inside and out dirty. 2.Damp to the front wall of the property, visible on the inside walls leaving the cottage smelling damp and musty. 3. Freezer compartment so frosted up that the little door wouldn't shut.( we spoke to Steve the caretaker,informing him we would leave the fridge open to defrost on the morning of our departure.) 4. Sofa is uneven and uncomfortable to sit on with springs sticking into you. 5. information box with local attraction leaflets,as mentioned in the cottage folder was missing. 6. Not enough pegs and the springs were all rusty. 7. No indoor airing rack to hang up wet clothes/towels. 8. wooden ground floor was hoovered but filthy. We dropped some food on the floor, and when I wiped it up with a wet kitchen towel was shocked at how black it was. 9.Bathroom windowsill tiles have gaps in the grouting, water ingress is unavoidable as the shower curtain does not fit that far. 8. The front gutter is blocked and the down pipe disconnected. Water just poured off the roof in front of the double bedroom window to the ground when it rained.This did not detract from our stay, but obviously needs addressing. The property in general is very pretty but is tired looking. It craves a little TLC. We would like to add that Steve the caretaker was very nice and replaced the leaking shower hose as soon as we reported it to him.

    Reviewed by Mark2.8Aug 2018

  • "Had an issue with smell of urine in double bedroom - this was resolved the next day once reported, caretaker/cleaner helpful,cleaned mattress and able to remove carpet stains ( case COR-70609-CF tried to e mail a feedback form but unable to do so " Sorry page not found")."

    The cottage fitted the description and was in a very good location. Apart from the unpleasant smell, the sofas were very uncomfortable and the rug downstairs small and grubby with newspaper underneath. There were visible stains on the upstairs fitted carpet in several places including the bedrooms. Heating and apliances good. Garden could have been lovely but was spoilt by lack of maintenance, straggly shrubs, foxy smells and generally needing an overhaul.

    Reviewed by Linda3.1Jul 2018

  • "The patio provided a great, relatively private space where we were able to enjoy breakfast, given the weather."

    The property was clean and well-equipped. Although an end of terrace property the thick walls meant that we heard nothing from our immediate neighbours. The locals all seemed very friendly. It was a good base for coastal walks. Whilst it was not possible to park outside the property, we were able to find parking in the surrounding streets.

    Reviewed by Giles5.0Jun 2018

  • "The sofas could do with being replaced, otherwise the cottage is pretty much perfect!"

    Reviewed by Sarah4.1Jun 2018

  • "Everything was exactly as described."

    The cottage was well equipped and clean and comfortable. The location was perfect. We met the caretaker steve a very nice chap and helpful with food recomendations and things. We have used you before and will continue to do so. A great holiday

    Reviewed by Scott5.0May 2018

  • "The cottage provided us with easy access to centre of Boscastle and also the coastal path but at the same time was quietly tucked away so we were able to 'retreat' when we wanted to."

    During sunny periods the garden was a real bonus.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Apr 2018

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  • Two Bedrooms: a double and a twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with wood burning stove.
  • Central heating with wood burning stove
  • Microwave, fridge, washing machine, Smart TV, WiFi, Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Enclosed garden
  • One well-behaved dog welcome, Sorry no smoking
  • Pub less than 1 mile from property
  • On-street parking
  • Short breaks by arrangement, please call to enquire

The property

This dear little 18th century, semi-detached cottage sits at the top of the famous Cornish village of Boscastle, where two rivers meet the sea in a natural harbour between steep moorland hillsides.

Enjoying lovely long views over the village to the sea, this neat-as-a-pin cottage provides cosy accommodation for families wanting to explore this dramatic stretch of the north Cornish coast.

Relax in the comfy open plan sitting room, kitchen and dining area with low beams and wood burning stove neatly tucked into the inglenook fireplace.

There’s a neat little entrance porch with plenty of room for coats and boots.

On the upper floor, two comfortable bedrooms, a double with those lovely long views and a glimpse of the sea, a twin and a bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC, also enjoying a good view.

Outside, a neat, enclosed shrub-filled garden with those delightful views.

It’s a short stroll to the dramatically beautiful harbour entrance (lovely cliff top walks), as well as the village’s shops, pubs, cafés and spooky witchcraft museum.

If you like a little action, head for the nearby local pony-trekking stables or the fine surfing beach at Trebarwith Strand.

Fuchsia Cottage is a great spot for exploring this dramatic and beautiful stretch of the north Cornish coastline any time of the year.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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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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Note: The area has several one-way traffic areas, on street parking is available near the property on a first come, first served basis.