4.7★ Sykes rating 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms Pets Yes Features Off road parking Ground floor accommodation Ground floor bedroom Open fire Garden / Patio Pub/shop < 1 mile Washing machine Dishwasher Broadband / WiFi Reviews & Ratings Accuracy of the listing Cleanliness Comfort Facilities and Maintenance Search All reviews lovely (28) cottage (24) comfortable (20) property (19) stay (18) everything (17) 56 Customer Reviews "Didn't read any reviews we had stayed there on the recommendation of my brother and his family." Beautiful cottage with everything that we needed, Spotlessly clean and very comfortable Met the owners and they were lovely. Will definitely be back next year Not forgetting the pub on the otherside of the church nothing was too much trouble and the food is lovely. Reviewed by JaneOct 2023 "Lovely property." Would highly recommend. Reviewed by SarahOct 2023 "Lovely comfortable property." Extremely clean and well furnished. Plenty of crockery and kitchen equipment. Reviewed by MarkOct 2023 "Overall the cottage was great but a dripping kitchen tap, a broken garden chair and flimsy cutlery let the place down in my view." The description of the access lane needs to be improved to indicate its narrow nature with the bend part way (we had no problems but there are scratch marks on the wall indicating others did!) The Sykes instructions said vacate by 10:00 but the information in the property said vacate by 09:30. The price we paid was OK but if I was paying the summer holiday prices (I wouldn't!!) I would expect better. Reviewed by RichardSep 2023 "Really lovely place." Wonderful area and the cottage had everything we needed for a really great holiday. Plenty of space and perfect for our small dog having an enclosed garden. The local pub was excellent for food too. Reviewed by LouiseSep 2023 "Atmospheric setting right behind the church." Peaceful walled garden in the shadow of the church.Bells do ring frequently - ancient Cornish village and we were invited to the church choir practice by a visiting gardener. Cottage rooms quite small downstairs but upstairs light and well equipped. However, downside of proximity to church meant access tricky as lane very narrow between church wall and easy to scrape car. Reviewed by AlisonAug 2023 "We enjoyed our stay at Bos Lowen, more so once we had discovered the delights of the food at the Skybar in Newlyn, the walk from Mousehole was wonderful." I suppose I just wanted more Cornish authenticity - not a pack of Coop scones (although the cream was delicious and used on fresh strawberries) toilet seat was loose which was a pain all holiday and the bin situation…I didn’t want bin bags hanging around until Friday - an outside bin needs providing. Loved the white fresh sheets, towels & wood flooring. The entrance to the property needs more explanation - it’s tight. Upstairs of the property great - downstairs just a little small for a family of 4. But thank you thank you we had a wonderful holiday despite the mixed weather. Reviewed by RachelJul 2023 "Property was lovely , really nicely done , everything was there for a really enjoyable stay , very comfortable , would highly recommend." Reviewed by PamelaJul 2023 "This was a beautiful property and garden in a fantastic location." Lots of nice places to eat nearby including The Kings Arms in Paul and 2 Fore Street in Mousehole. The parking was sufficient for a Volvo XC40 but there’s not much room to park anything much bigger. It is a very narrow lane with a bend approaching the property which we managed with care in our car. This should be considered when booking the property. The pub in the village did say that you could park in their car park if you went there. We expected to find essentials like salt, pepper, olive oil, milk, hand wash, toilet roll, washing up liquid etc but it did not have any of these. When we have stayed at previous holiday cottages these essentials have always been supplied. We saw from previous comments that a cream tea and welcome pack was provided but we did not receive this. We used the BBQ a few times but the grill wasn’t clean so we had to wash this prior to use. Reviewed by HelenMay 2023 "Lovely and well equipped rental with small walled garden." Lots of walks with Mousehole a short ten minute walk away. Paul itself has a church and pub. Food in the pub good and reasonably priced. However, with a well equipped kitchen and BBQ cooking at Bos Lowen was a pleasure. Will go again but for two weeks next time. Lovely stay... Reviewed by DavidMay 2023 "Had an amazing stay at Bos Lowen." It was a real home from home and nothing was lacking at all. The narrow lane to the cottage could be tricky if you have a large vehicle, but this is clearly mentioned in the description. Having a garden was perfect and incredibly convenient if you have a dog! Listening to the church bells on a Sunday morning was truly enchanting. A true 10/10 from us! Reviewed by JacquelineMay 2023 "Perfect cottage in a beautiful part of Cornwall" Reviewed by FrankApr 2023 "Upstairs is great." Downstairs not so. 2nd bedroom best described as pokey. Ridiculous that you can’t open the wardrobe because the bed is in the way. I have bruised elbow from dressing in the doorway - the only available space. Key safe is stupid - requires torch in daylight to see which way to turn, and which door does key fit? Reviewed by KeithApr 2023 "A very well equipped cottage!" Everything you could possibly need for your stay, extremely comfortable and very clean. The village is lovely and the local pub serves good food. It was lovely to hear the church bells on Sunday morning. We will most certainly stay here again. Reviewed by PamelaMar 2023 "We absolutely loved our stay at Bos Lowen which is immaculately turned out." We would definitely stay at Bos lowen again. Thank you. Reviewed by RayFeb 2023 "We Love this place, warm, clean, no hidden costs, excellent pub The Kings Arms, very close to Mousehole & Newlyn." Excellent bus services, parking. The access is a little tight but I have an A5 anything bigger you may need to fold your mirrors back. We are particular about where we stay but this place is our favourite x2 double bedroom one on suite. We have stayed here 4 maybe 5 times in the recent past and we will book again soon. Milk, tea, sugar, & coffee, plus scones jam & clotted cream, were there to welcome us. Reviewed by AlanFeb 2023 "The photographs of the property don’t do it justice." It is an exceptional property in every way and the owners were friendly and helpful. The broadband was excellent and made up for the absence of a mobile signal. I loved the open plan living room and the two bedrooms both, in effect, having their own en-suit and TVs were excellent. Everything seemed to have been thought about: the beautiful chair in the entrance area, so useful when putting on your boots or taking them off after a walk. And the little seating area upstairs tucked away with two comfortable armchairs and a little coffee table. Ideal for sitting there to read. I didn’t get a chance to thank Penny and Anthony when we left but I’m missing the place so much already. Bos Lowen is a wonderful place to stay. Thank you so much Tony & Molly Reviewed by TonyDec 2022 "Lovely cottage in a quiet village location, perfect" Reviewed by DavidDec 2022 "Fantastic property !" Everything perfect ! Comfortable, spacious, well equipped and in a lovely location, couldn't ask for more ! Thank you Reviewed by DavidDec 2022 "Lovely cottage, well situated." Clean and tidy with a well appointed kitchen. Loved the pink chairs and the view of the sea. Only problem was a bit warm and we had no mobile signal to ask for the heating to be turned down. Reviewed by ClaireNov 2022 "Very good holiday." The cottage was warm and comfortable. The open plan living area worked really well. Very impressed with the kitchen. As there was two couples it also worked well with 2 bath rooms. All very good. Will return. Reviewed by MaryNov 2022 "Having read previous reviews we knew the access was tight but with care we got our Freelander down to the property, this is not mentioned in the listing." The cottage is well equipped & comfortable. The welcoming cream tea was a nice touch & enjoyed by all of us.The downside for us was the church which we knew was close but perhaps not immediately next door. We weren't expecting the bells to be rung every hour,even at night, which as we slept with the bedroom windows open,meant a disturbed sleep. The area has lots of interesting places to visit without having to go too far. A pleasant walk down to Mousehole, a lovely village. Reviewed by IanOct 2022 "A fine holiday property with good quality furniture, bedding and amenities." The location offers easy access to the rugged drama of the coast; unique mining history; real fishing industry atmosphere of Newlyn…and a place to just sit and watch darkness slowly giving way to dawn across Michael’s Bay from the lounge front. Reservations ? - cutlery (no sharp knives), the smallness of the second bedroom, car access, and that small (neighbour’s) tree branch that obstructs the sea view !!!!! Away from tourists - lovely....! Reviewed by AlanOct 2022 "Lovely well-appointed property in a quiet secluded spot." One of the best properties that we have stayed in. Reviewed by AndySep 2022 "It was a lovely cottage, with a sweet walled garden." So peaceful. (Our car is a small Aygo and we had no issues driving down the narrow drive to the house.) Reviewed by CatherineSep 2022 "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 Fabulous location ..." 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 MarkJan 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 There are no reviews featuring this term Show all reviews Show more This property is part of the Cornish Cottage Holidays collection. Over 500 carefully selected and perfectly located Cornwall and Devon properties, helping you create your perfect holiday. Summary 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. Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100. View on map About the location MOUSEHOLE 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.