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Bos Lowen

Paul near Mousehole, Cornwall (Ref. 1026901)



Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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31 Customer Reviews

  • "Beautiful cottage with excellent facilities."

    If I had to make one observation, as we stayed during extremely hot weather, a fan or air con unit would have made things more comfortable. The velux windows did not open whilst we were there. Other than this, which would not have been an issue if the weather had not been so warm, we loved the place. The small village was quaint and the nearby harbour an easy walk away.

    Reviewed by JulieJul 2022

  • "Lovely property with everything provided that you could possibly need."

    Extremely clean and comfortable. Close to quiet pub and a beautiful Garden of Reflection which had views over the bay to St Michael's Mount. Shop is only 0.6 miles, but straight down a steep hill - and back again. Fine if you're fit! Should mention that access to the property is tight - glad we took our smaller car.

    Reviewed by DeborahJun 2022

  • "An excellent cottage in a quiet location within easy walking of Mousehole."

    We thoroughly enjoyed visiting the area and then returning to our very special comfortable cottage at the end of each day. Thank you.

    Reviewed by LesleyJun 2022

  • "What a fantastic find."

    A super upside down house with everything you could possibly need or want provided. Lovely little garden attached to the side with very comfortable sun chairs, outside eating area, bbq and washing line. We took our VW Longwheeled base camper van which we did manage to park outside on the first day for unloading. We chose to park on the road outside the Church after as it was a little snug getting up and down the narrow driveway with a bend halfway down. Would definitely go again as it’s one of the properties with the most comfortable beds we have ever stayed in. Tiny tiny point is a knife sharpener wouldn’t go amiss

    Reviewed by AngelaMay 2022

  • "Lovely, comfortable cottage with a gorgeous walled garden ..."

    Lovely, comfortable cottage with a gorgeous walled garden Fabulous location Only negative was the access to the cottage

    Reviewed by EileenMay 2022

  • "I love this holiday cottage."

    . It is clean and very well equipped, this is my second visit, and hope to go again later in the year. It is good to have the garden as we enjoyed eating outside. Only a short walk to Mousehole. Good to see the owner and a fun night in the pub on the opening night.

    Reviewed by CarolineMay 2022

  • "BOS LOWEN was excellent!"

    Three of us stayed for one week during March/April. The property was in a wonderful condition and provided everything we needed to self cater. The parking was better than we had expected and would quite easily fit a full size car or two smaller cars. The approach to the property between the church and another house was very narrow but quite easily dealt with by a reasonably competent driver. The sound of the church bells was wonderful but not intrusive. We arranged for a Tesco food delivery which arrived a short while after we did, the driver had no difficulty in finding the property. The King's Arms pub serves excellent food and drink and is two minutes walk away. The nearest shops appeared to be a fifteen minute walk away in the wonderful coastal village of Mouse Hole (I should point out it is a steep walk down to Mouse Hole along the country lane which is probably very busy during the summer. We all enjoyed the walk but strongly recommend using a torch which the owners do provide for the evenings). Returning to my comment on local shops there are two Deli's in Mouse Hole which are not cheap but do sell morning coffee's and breakfasts if you so wish but for more reasonable prices the Co-op in Newlyn is a short 5 minute drive. Both showers were excellent, hot with good water pressure. The garden was quite private and well kept and again benefited from the church chimes. Local buses are easily accessed from the bus stop which is closer than the local pub. All said this accommodation was for us, idyllically located, peaceful and somewhere we would love to return to. Cannot comment on the owners as we had no interaction with them but the information at the property was fully sufficient. Many thanks for a delightful stay!!

    Reviewed by JaneMar 2022

  • "Fabulous property and really well equipped."

    We were delighted with the welcome items and the cream tea was a really nice touch. We would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by AndrewMar 2022

  • "Comfortable and cosy property."

    Well furnished, very clean and a lovely cream tea awaiting us.

    Reviewed by JaneJan 2022

  • "This is a superb cottage with a great location & position, glorious views, comfy furniture & beds and everything you need for a great holiday."

    We would very happily stay there again. The approach road is very tight but a large estate car/people carrier can fit down it.

    Reviewed by PeterDec 2021

  • "Lovely cottage, all the facilities you could hope for and need, great location and very short walk to the village pub (always a bonus)."

    Great showers too. If you are up in time you can watch the sunrise across the sea from the window above the kitchen sink! Nice start to the day with your morning cuppa!!

    Reviewed by MichaelDec 2021

  • "The cottage was lovely, very clean with everything in it that would be needed."

    Excellent in fact. Our only problem was the access, we have a VW Amorak and ended up parking in the pub car park because it was so narrow. Anyone booking with a similar sized vehicle would need to be aware of this. The pub were fine with us parking there.

    Thank you for you feedback. We have now made a change to our parking details. Property Owner

    Reviewed by PatriciaNov 2021

  • "Some guidance on recycling in the area as if differs from county to county, would be helpful, also we weren't aware of exactly where the refuse/ recycling bags had to be left so hope it was ok."

    Couldn't erect the washing line and the three of us tried! We were baffled I'm afraid. Everything else was wonderful thankyou.

    Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback. Sorry you had trouble erecting the washing line, it all seems to be working well when we tried it. We have taken on board the comments regarding recycling information. So pleased you you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by JuneOct 2021

  • "Lovely holiday let."

    Everything you could want is there to enjoy a stress free break. Throughly recommend.

    Reviewed by JoySep 2021

  • "Delightful village setting."

    Good pub food. Only negative is access to site. Shop would be plus.

    Reviewed by PeterSep 2021

  • "Wonderful Cottage, Fantastic Location, Brilliant Holliday in Lovely Cornwall."


    Reviewed by LindaSep 2021

  • "Bed too soft not comfortable."

    Shower tray en-suite blocking up.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry to hear you felt the beds to soft this of course is a personal preference. We have checked the shower tray and all seems to be working well. Property Owner

    Reviewed by RomanSep 2021

  • "Lovely little property, very clean on arrival."

    The downstairs bedrooms are very small and space was limited. I would definitely mention how narrow the access is to this property, wouldn’t have wanted a large car. Parking tight for 2cars, although you could park on the road by the pub, just not ideal. Also be prepared for the church bells ringing on the hour.

    Reviewed by JayneAug 2021

  • "I think that the parking area would not accommodate any 2 cars unless they were smartcars !"

    This could be made a bit clearer. However we found parking easily up the road. Also the church bells do chime on the hour throughout the night. Lovely place to stay and nice walk down to Mousehole. Would recommend the Kings Arms over the road

    Reviewed by FionaAug 2021

  • "Super location, we enjoyed evening walks down to Mousehole."

    The cottage was clean and comfortable.

    Reviewed by HollyAug 2021

  • "Can’t find anything wrong with holiday it was perfect thanks"

    Reviewed by MartinJun 2021

  • "We were greeted with a cream tea on arrival which was a lovely touch."

    Perfect location for exploring the south west of Cornwall. Bos Lowen had everything we needed, including a lovely gated garden. The property is very near to the church so you have to be aware that the bells chime on the hour and may disturb you if you are a light sleeper during the night. Paul is a lovely village and in walking distance to Mousehole. The only beware is that the access to the property is restricted with a very narrow driveway with walls on each side and difficult if you are in a large car. It was a bit hairy!

    Reviewed by AimiMay 2021

  • "Lovely holiday cottage, lots of light, yet cosy."

    With a view of the sea. Nice little garden area. I arrived at the cottage 10 minutes early, the cleaners said it would be ready in half an hour. So I was a bit disappointed that I had to spend an hour cleaning the cutlery and saucepan drawers as lots of food and dirt. Also the log burner glass was black, and no firefighter or kindling wood.only three logs. However everything else was clean, and I would definitely like to stay here again, I had a great time on my own , as my friend cancelled. Enjoyed walking to Mousehole.

    Reviewed by CarolineApr 2021

  • "The holiday home was spotless and extremely comfortable ."

    Very well furnished with every requirement . The cream tea was a lovely touch and very welcome as was the fresh milk in the fridge . The only small down point was the access to the property ,I drive a Jeep Grand Cherokee which is wide and long and I had only inches either side of the car down the access drive to the property, as it had high stone walls either side I had a few hairy moments especially on the bend towards the end of the drive !!!! Never the less we didnt let this spoil the holiday which was very much enjoyed . would definitly go there again ,but maybe with a smaller car .

    Reviewed by JanOct 2020

  • "We thought the cottage was beautiful."

    Absolutely loved our stay. And would easily live there thank u.

    Reviewed by MarkSep 2020

  • "A well thought out holiday home and we were a little nervous with there being the Covid virus."

    However it was so clean and comfortable. It was just the place to stay in if you wanted to curl up with a book and a delightful well equipped garden. Will definitely be using you again when we have a vaccine.

    Reviewed by MaldwynAug 2020

  • "Great holiday home in a really good location - an easy walk down to mousehole (steeper on the way back up!"

    ) and well placed to visit lands end, st michaels mount, the minack theatre, lizard beaches and st ives. House was spotlessly clean and well stocked for the family stay. A brilliant one minute walk to the kings arms in Paul as well. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by MikeJul 2020

  • "Great little cottage with everything you need for a self catering holiday."

    Kitchen is very well equipped and beds comfortable. Parking is tight for 2 cars but manageable with a bit of thought. Worth noting that the church bells are clearly audible particularly with the windows open at night. Would certainly use it again if we were in the area.

    Reviewed by RichJul 2020

  • "Loved Bos Lowen, well thought out, and well equipped; plenty of nice walks."

    The heating is controlled by the owners mobile and this could maybe be improved, being February it was cold at times when I needed heat. However they were most helpful at rectifying the problem.

    Reviewed by MaryFeb 2020

  • "Super comfortable, beds and sofa, fantastic showers everything has been thought about."

    Kitchen fully equipped, lovely upside down house, the upstairs open planned area feels super spacious, really nice little place that didn’t feel cramped for the 4 of us. Tucked away with parking and a garden my dog loved. If you love Mousehole, this is where you should stay, Paul is just outside with a slow walk down, but away from the bustle. I would absolutely recommend and I will be back

    Reviewed by AndreaFeb 2020

  • "Delightful stay in a very smart self contained 1 storey property, nice location although access could be a problem for large vehicles."

    Immaculate throughout, with very nice touches, would have liked control of electric convector heaters, remotely controlled. I would defiantly return if i plan to return to this area of Cornwall and will certainly recommend to family & friends.

    Reviewed by TonyFeb 2020

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  • Reverse-level accommodation
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x ground-floor double with Smart TV an en-suite shower, basin and WC and 1 x ground-floor double with Smart TV
  • Ground-floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • First-floor open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • Electric central heating and woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, Smart TV, WiFi and a selection of books and games
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for one medium or two small cars
  • Lawned garden with furniture and barbecue
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.7 miles, pub 0.1 miles
  • Note: This property does not provide a cot, highchair or stairgate

The property

Mousehole 0.6 miles.

Resting within the sleepy village of Paul, in easy reach of the excitement of Mousehole, Bos Lowen provides a quirky layout with plenty of contemporary delights, making it a great base from which you and your loved ones to explore the coast of Cornwall.

Offering a quirky reverse-level layout, this property sleeping four offers an ideal layout for friends or family to come together to spend quality time encompassed by the beauty of both the countryside and the coast.

Head down the steps to bring you to the snug sleeping area of the property; providing two double bedrooms, both with their own televisions, you can ensure each member of the group has an equally as delightful spot to rest in at the end of a day packed with adventure, with one of the bedrooms offering its own en-suite shower room for your convenience.

The ground floor is also home to a gleaming shower room, whereas upstairs you can find the social hub of the house in the form of the open-plan living space; enjoy sitting around the table together and tucking into a hearty meal prepared in the kitchen area, home to all the appliances you could need for a week-long stay.

Relax into your evening in one of the inviting armchairs, where you can pull back the blinds and take in the glory of the village below with the warmth of the woodburning stove lighting up the room, or choose to spend your time outside with the lit barbecue offering delicious alfresco dining and a true taste of summer.

The local area of Paul is an extremely idyllic area, with nearby Mousehole also being quaint, but holding all the essential shops and eateries you could need, as well as easy access to the wonder of the coast, perfect for beach days and strolls with your canine companion.

Slightly further afield is the popular town of Penzance, with even more attractions and a bustling cultural hub, it's well-worth the trip.

With easy access to the beauty of St Ives and the Penwith Heritage Coast, Bos Lowen is a wonderful retreat at any time of year.

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About the location


Penzance 4 miles; St Ives 12 miles.

A delightful fishing village nestled on a hillside and spilling down to the shore. The picturesque harbour, surrounded by its maze of winding narrow streets, draws visitors from miles around, while in the distance St Michael's Mount stands proudly in the centre of Mounts Bay. A fabulous coastline and miles of spectacular walking characterise the area, with seabirds, seals and wild headlands leading just around the corner to Land's End. The Minack cliff-top theatre is a few miles along the coast, while reminders of the region's ancient past in the form of Dolmens and standing stones appear everywhere. St Ives, with its stunning beaches, beautiful harbour and narrow winding streets is just 12 miles away.

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