Old Boswednack

A delightful, beautifully furnished, single storey, barn conversion on the west coast of Cornwall. 

At a glance

Beds 2
Sleep 4
Baths 2
Dog Friendly

About Old Boswednack

Old Boswednack is just a few minutes' drive or 15 minute flat walk from Zennor and if you fancied some fabulous food and drink at The Gurnard's Head it would take all of 5 minutes' walk across two fields! The beauty of Old Boswednack's location is that you are spoilt for choice for coastal walks along the South West Coastal Path or head to the moors and take in the historical charms of Bodrifty's Iron Age Round House settlement, Nine Maidens standing stones, Mên-an-Tol not to mention Lanyon Quoit, Mulfra Quoit and Chun Quoit.

Old Boswednack is a delightful, beautifully furnished, single storey, barn conversion on the west coast of Cornwall.

Due to its rural location the dark skies offer spectacular displays of stars and galaxies which means it is equally attractive by day or night.

It is a granite building which has been decorated using some wonderful reclaimed materials used to create a warm and welcoming charm in almost every room. There is an open plan living, dining and kitchen area offering a togetherness we all want when relaxing on holiday. In the heart of the room is a wood burner which takes the chill off any time of day as it's so easy to light with a free supply of logs available. It successfully creates a glowing warmth and coziness when all you want to do is watch a good film or read a book one evening.

There are two bedrooms where the king size bedroom has a small en-suite shower with wc and wash basin and looks out onto the garden. The twin room is at the other end of the house just off the living area with two single beds, bespoke made shelving and open wardrobe.The family bathroom is between both bedrooms with a bath and shower over, wash basin and wc plus the added luxury of a heated towel rail and charms of reclaimed wood used to create some character even in the bathroom.The house has electric central heating with radiators in all rooms.

With the Spring and Summer comes the desire to open up all the doors and enjoy the enclosed garden with its paved area, colourful and fragrant borders around a manicured lawn and the wildlife surrounding the small pond. Don't worry if you have a dog that would gleefuly dive into the pond, we provide a pond cover for those eventualities!

The 'Shack' is a wooden summer house which offers a contrast to the main house with subtle, calming tones designed to create a peaceful place to read, paint, do yoga, sew or simply snooze to the sounds of chirruping birds and buzzing bees. Inside you have a small kitchen area built with reclaimed pallets which has a fridge and mini freezer, a microwave, a kettle and a sink with hot and cold water. You also have a loo with wash basin so no need to nip to the main house!

This typical West Cornwall barn conversion is perfect for couples visiting the area with or without a dog and older families (accepting children from 8yrs and up) and short breaks are always welcome outside of busy school holiday weeks. N.B. Christmas and New Year 2017 changeover day is Wednesday.

Old Boswednack

417 Old Boswednack 44

From : £453

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Sue Hoffmann

Jul 04 2019

We all really enjoyed our stay at Old Boswednack. It has been beautifully renovated and has everything you could need. The ‘shack’ was lovely too. The area is beautiful and very interesting with a lot of history. A lot of myths and legends! Thank you to Orange Roofs for being so good to deal with and we hope to return to Cornwall soon. :)


Mar 19 2019

We loved our stay at Old Boswednack. The cottage I’d cosy, stylish and clean. We had terrible weather for our entire stay, never less than a force 9 gale! It didn’t stop us braving the nearby coastal path, we battled the elements and then returned to a hot bath, books and a fire. Lovely! Only one suggestion, it would be nice to be left with enough wood for a full evening the first night, and more than 4 matches! It’s tricky to light the fire when the wind is howling

Dulcie Winslade

Sep 22 2018

We stayed here for our mini moon and it was perfect! The home is so well done (we are very picky so trust me when I say it’s lovely!!!) and it has absolutely everything you’d need. Everything is thought of, you’d be able to stay here forever!!! The location is ideal, it’s picturesque but also an easy drive to St Ives, Sennen, Lands End etc. You can also do an amazing coastal walk straight from the front door. The garden is perfect, I loved that it was secure for our pup which is a MASSIVE tick for all dog owners as you can open either one of the doors and know they’ll be safe. Huge thank you to the Old B for being ideal for a costal Cornwall escape, 5*!

Fiona Hillier

May 06 2018

The cottage/ out building are just lovely... and even better, dog friendly. Perfect location to lots of locations and hidden treasures... beautiful coves and sandy beaches. Would thoroughly recommend!

Chris and Denise

Dec 08 2016

What a lovely and beautifully appointed cottage, thank you for making us so welcome. We prefer visiting St Ives in Winter! The light is beguiling, just like Pembrokeshire. Kippers for breakfast at the Porthminster Kitchen in St Ives were the best I've tasted in 69 years!


Dec 28 2016

The perfect 'snug' for our post Christmas/ New Year break. We thoroughly enjoyed spending time curled up in front of the fire relaxing after soaking up the best of the Cornish coastline and beaches. Gwithian in full sunshine was marvellous and a perfect day topped off when we spotted several dolphins surfing the waves at sunset. Definitely use the 'Shack' It was toasty warm in there and wonderful fresh setting. I painted in there over a couple of days and we started our New Year party there with bubbly.Fabulous Stay!


Jan 14 2017

Even with the benefit of living in Cornwall, it took us 12 months to find teh perfect place for our annual January break. ''Old B'' has delivered on every level from initial enquiry, booking and our stay. We have had everything we needed in a wonderful location that enabled us to complete another section of the SW Coastal Path. Thank you it has been wonderful!

Rita and Sandy

Mar 24 2017

Very comfortable and warm, everything we needed, lovely garden and very convenient for coastal walks in both directions. An easy walk across the fields to Zennor and in the opposite direction, a short walk to Gurnards Head Hotel.

Isabel, Anthony and Mouse the dog

May 02 2017

Old Boswednack is fantastic, idyllic location with excellent facilities. A short walk takes you to the coastal path and the fabulous Tinners Arms and Gurnards Head - a warm welcome for us and Mouse at both, wonderful food and local beer! Busy at this time of year so imagine booking would be essential in the summer months. The coastal path was a definite change to the walking in Norfolk but a scramble down to near by Veor cove gave us the most amazing couple of mornings - turquoise water, beautiful sand, a waterfall and all to ourselves!!! Hard to leave and hope to be back soon.


Jun 17 2017

This is just a great place to stay: Beautifully decorated cottage, everything is new and perfect in shape, very well equipped. Nice and supportive people in case of any problem. And, not to forget, located at an excellent sport to explore the Cornwall coast. One restaurant in 5min walking distance. Another one and a cafe close by.


Jul 07 2017

Eigentlich müssten wir ja berichten, dass das Haus furchtbar dreckig, schlecht gelegen, übelst ausgestattet usw. wäre....... (um immer freie Buchungsdaten für die Zukunft zu haben) Leider ist genau das Gegenteil der Fall. Ein wunderschönes Haus, in dem es an nichts fehlt. Unglaublich liebevoll renoviert und ausgestattet mit einem tollen Blick für Details und genügend Platz für Alle und Alles. Gemütlicher Garten und ein Gartenhaus, welches meine Frau am liebsten mit nach Hause genommen hätte (samt Inhalt). Eine Fleckchen der Ruhe und Entsapannung. Für uns war es der perfekte Ausgangspunkt für unsere täglichen Touren. Auch die Nachbarin Liz hat uns gleich freundlich begrüßt und ihre Hilfe angeboten, falls nötig. Ein weiterer Urlaub in diesem kleinen Schmuckstück ist schon in Planung.


Sep 13 2017

Lovely cottage in great location. Warm and comfortable with everything you could possibly need a real home from home . Having used Orange Roofs before and being impressed Old Boswednack kept up the standards we previously experienced . Thoroughly recommend


Sep 29 2017

Lovely conversion of a cattlebyre! Everything has been considered to make a most enjoyable retreat on the spectacular Lands End Peninsular. The location means you can explore this Devine Area by foot, bus, bike or car but most important you can bring the dog with you. FABULOUS.
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