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St. Minver near Rock, Cornwall Show on map


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  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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8 Customer Reviews

  • "We like using Sykes cottages and plan to do many more visits."

    We find the company very easy to deal with and the staff (over the phone) very professional. We did find the cottage in an “okay” state when we arrived. And understand that it may not have been used for a week or two as there were some impressive spider webs spanning the width of the conservatory. Both my wife and I are chronic arachnophobes but I did manage to remove them (go me). Other than this minor issue we did enjoy our stay very much and think we left the place in a better place than we found it. It’s a lovely house. It’s near The Pityme Inn which is an okay pub. The food is good. However further up the road (45 mins walk) is The Mariners which is a fabulous pub. A chip shop and bakery are also just up the road. The cottage is a great base for your stay. Though one thing to note is the bins were collected on Thursday not Friday as the inventory states. Which is why the bins were full when we arrived and also why we left them full (caught us out too). We did message Sykes about it as we obviously want to use them again and don’t want to get into trouble. On the whole don’t let “the spider web” part of our stay put you off going. It is a stunning property with a self contained one bed house in the garden. The beds are comfy too. Over all once the eight legged horrors were removed (comes with old houses sadly) we enjoyed a very pleasant stay.

    Thank you for sharing feedback from your holiday at Boskewys. We are so glad you enjoyed staying at the property and all it has to offer. It seems that the hairy 8 legged kind have also taken a liking to the property, and we are impressed that you overcame the arachnophobia enough to deal with the little critters. We have shared this with our housekeeping team and hope you will visit again as we'd love to welcome you back - John Bray Cornish Holidays on behalf of the owner. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Antony4.1Jun 2024

  • "Very dirty uncomfortable stay cobwebs everywhere and steps out the back that are unsafe ."

    We actually came home 3 days early very disappointed and the parking major issue .

    Reviewed by Matthew1.6May 2024

  • "This is a lovely house, well-equipped, comfortable and spotlessly clean!"

    We loved our week here.

    Thank you so much for your feedback. We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay and would love to welcome you back anytime in the future. - John Bray Cornish Holidays on behalf of the owner. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Apr 2024

  • "Boskewys is delightful, all utensils you could wish for in the kitchen."

    Personally I found the extremely comfortable large sofa very difficult to get up from, having said that, that was my problem having had a hip replacement in May!! The garden and summerhouse was a great bonus, although access wasn't great as whichever set of steps you accessed by was hindered by brambly thorny rogue overhangs. I'll bring my secateurs next time

    Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay at Boskewys. We do hope that we get the opportunity to welcome you back to Cornwall in the future. John Bray Cornish Holidays on behalf of the owner. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sandra4.7Sep 2023

  • "Stayed for a week, what a lovely cottage all the amenities you need and in a good location"

    Thank you so much for your feedback. We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay and would love to welcome you back anytime in the future. - John Bray Cornish Holidays on behalf of the owner. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Jul 2023

  • "Lovely little cottage in good location, comfy beds and huge sofa the kids wanted to take home!"

    Good Wi-Fi but no tv signal. It’s a bit worn and not very modern but perfectly adequate.

    Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay at Boskewys. We do hope that we get the opportunity to welcome you back to Cornwall in the future. John Bray Cornish Holidays on behalf of the owner Property Owner

    Reviewed by Polly3.8Jun 2023

  • "Boskewys was an absolutely wonderful home away from home for a week for our party of 6."

    The house is large and easily accommodated all of us, and we especially loved the huge conservatory. It is equipped with every possible thing you could want in a house in Cornwall from a blender and a mixer to bodyboards in the garage, and it was very comfortable, clean and in a brilliant location. One thing to be aware of is that many of the ceilings are quite low, but that comes with it being a period property. The only slightly disappointing thing about our stay was that there was a planned maintenance of the power cables on the property during our stay - not the fault of the owner of course, but we were not informed of this beforehand, and only discovered it when all the lights went out, which meant we had to adjust our plans for cooking and activities for that day. Other than that small hiccup it was a wonderful place and I highly recommend it!

    Thank you for your kind comments, we are delighted you enjoyed your stay at Boskewys. Sorry for the inconvenience of the maintenance to the power cables, this was beyond our control and we hope it didn't impair on your enjoyment of your holiday. John Bray Cornish Holidays on behalf of the owner Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Jun 2023

  • "Wonderful cottage."

    Was large enough for my family of 6(3 teenagers). Kitchen full of everything you could ask for and 2 fridges were an added bonus. The wonderful added bonus was the shower aid seat. This was because 2 weeks before our holiday my daughter had a nasty break to her arm. Knowing there was no bath in the cottage we did worry a little but upon arriving we found seat so she could shower (which was large as well) and wash her hair without getting her cast wet. The summer house was wonderful for the teenagers to hide away when they needed to. The local butchers is a must for bacon and sausage, both to die for. If you want certain bakery items then you need to rise before 8am to pickup as they sell out very fast. The only downside is not having a list of places to go to find items, Google maps really help with this (supermarkets etc). We arrived very late and all shops local were closed so supplies had to wait till morning. Basic supplies would have been nice if offered as this cottage is in the middle of nearly no--where. We all rate this cottage as fantastic. And didn't want to end our holiday!

    Dear guests Thank you for this feedback. We are so pleased that you enjoyed the stay in our cottage. We are glad that the shower seat came in useful - up to now we haven’t needed to use it ourselves but no doubt the time will come! Your points re supplies and shops have been noted. Best wishes Mary Isaacs Property Owner

    Reviewed by Esther5.0May 2023

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This property is part of the John Bray Cornish Holidays collection.
John Bray Cornish Holidays offers some of the best located self catering cottages and holiday homes in North Cornwall’s loveliest locations including Rock and Daymer Bay, on the Camel Estuary, and Polzeath and Port Isaac on the Atlantic coast.


  • Three bedrooms: 1 x super-king-size, 1 x twin
  • 1 x bunk with basin, 1 x shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC in the main cottage
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting room
  • Conservatory
  • Summer house with extra shower room and utility facilities
  • Oil central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, 2 x under counter fridge, freezer, dishwasher, coffee machine
  • Smart TV, WiFi
  • Washing machine, tumble dryer, TV, DVD player and selection of DVDs in summer house
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Garage parking space for one family sized car (smaller than 4x4) and further unallocated space to park on the lane outside Boskewys, being aware of the entrance to a private lane next door
  • Garage features an extra shower space and WC
  • Enclosed rear garden with raised lawn, barbecue, furniture and summer house
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 0.9 miles, pub 0.5 miles
  • Note: There are steps up to the entrance of the property
  • Note: There are steps with an open side up to the garden and unfenced drops, please ensure you take care and that children are supervised at all times, due to the nature of it being an old cottage some floors may be uneven and there are areas of lower head height in the corners of the bedrooms upstairs
  • Note: The lower bunk bed is quite low in head clearance space (roughly 50cm)
  • Note: Check-in from 4pm, check-out at 9:30am

The property

Rock 1.6 miles.

Perched in St Minver near the lovely coastal village of Rock in Cornwall, discover this traditional, three-bedroom cottage, Boskewys.

Benefitting from an enclosed garden with a summer house housing useful utilities (including a handy shower for when coming back from the beach), a garage parking space and a well-equipped kitchen, in addition to close proximity to the coast and local amenities, Boskewys is great as a base for a family or group of friends looking to explore this splendid area in Cornwall.

After unloading your belongings, cross the threshold into your new home-from-home, kicking back and unwinding in the pleasant sitting room, complete with Smart TV so you can catch up on all your favourite shows after a long day.

Allow your other half to rustle up a tasty dish in the kitchen, before settling down in the conservatory to tuck in over a bottle of wine, admiring the pretty views out towards the raised, lawned garden.

If you like to sit outside listening to the birdsong, step outside and make use of the outdoor furniture; alternatively, take advantage of the summer house where children have extra floor space to play or watch a DVD in a change of scenery.

Here, you’ll also find a handy shower room, washing machine and small capacity tumble dryer.

Back in the property, escape to the first floor to wash away the day and complete your evening routine before opting for either a super-king-size, twin or bunk bedroom to catch your rest in.

In the morning, kickstart your itinerary at Rock Beach, perfect for a day building sandcastles, paddling the shores or trying your hand at a range of watersports including paddleboarding or head to Daymer on a breezy day if you are more inclined towards wind-surfing.

Hike to Pentire Point from Polzeath beach, ideal for the wildlife enthusiasts amongst you and boasting far-reaching views of the stunning coastline, before heading back towards the beach or refuelling with some tasty fare nearby at the Cracking Crab or Oystercatcher, Polzeath.

Further afield, in Padstow discover Padstow Museum, Padstow Sealife Safaris- Wildlife Watching Boat Trips and the National Lobster Hatchery or visit Tintagel, home to Tintagel Castle, St Nectan’s Waterfall and the National Trust site of Glebe Cliff, in addition to a great selection of pubs, shops and restaurants.

Whisk your loved ones away on a memorable retreat to Cornwall.

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

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About the location


Padstow 1.5 miles via ferry; Polzeath 2.8 miles; Wadebridge 6.2 miles.

Rock is a desirable and much sought after coastal village located on the north eastern bank of the River Camel opposite the famous harbour town of Padstow which is easily reached by a regular ferry service. The summer home of royalty and celebrities offering top class restaurants and quality shops, the real draw is the array of watersports including sailing, water skiing, windsurfing and angling. Continuing on a sporting theme, the golf course at nearby St Enodoc is considered to be one of the best in the country. With an abundance of world class beaches all within a short radius it is easy to see why Rock holds its popularity.

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This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas