Holiday in Zennor, Cornwall

Zennor is an ancient and beautiful part of Cornwall with rolling hills of luscious green that meet the most stunning coastlines in South-west Cornwall. Stay with us at our Zennor cottage called ‘Old Boswednack’ and experience it all for yourself!

Old Boswednack

A most welcoming Zennor cottage, a perfect place to explore West Cornwall.

Old Boswednack in Zennor is a rural escape away from the busy towns and a place for some serious peace. Old Boswednack is a sympathetic barn conversion. It has been designed to give all those who rest there an opportunity to escape the bright lights and chaos of everyday life. It is in an area of West Cornwall that promises dark skies. What does this mean? It means, that on a clear night, the sky is lit up by stars and the moon. Simply beautiful.

The barn is warm, welcoming and well-equipped. It can sleep up to four guests and is very dog-friendly. You have a spacious garden area and summer house called ‘the shack’ which is perfect for a quiet space to get creative, do yoga or simply rest.

Walking in Zennor

If you’re looking to get those legs moving and truly enjoy the great outdoors, Zennor is the spot for you. You are spoilt for choice with a fantastic range of coastal paths and footpaths to explore. You can take to the coast and walk the South West Coastal Path all the way to St Ives (and back if you’re feeling fit), or, take to the hills! You can walk into the moors and submerge yourself in the Cornish history with relics such as Bodrifty’s Iron Age Round House settlement, Nine Maidens standing stones, Lanyon Quoit, Men-an-Tol, Mulfra Quoit and Chun Quoit.

The Moomaid of Zennor

Another must is trying out the much loved ‘Moomaid of Zennor’ ice cream parlour. They whip up some of the best ice creams around and what makes it truly special is the ‘moomaids’, aka their beloved cows, are located just down the road, and this is also where all their wonderful ice cream is made! The parlour makes for a lovely day and believe us when we say, the ice creams are rather scrumptious. We’d recommend making an afternoon of it as they also do teas, coffees and delicious sandwiches too!

Zennor Church

St Senara Church is a pretty magical place. Having stood in Zennor for at least 1400 years it sends you back in time when you step through its doors. It is also where you can find the famous carving of the Mermaid of Zennor. This stems from an old Cornish folk tale and has inspired many stories, poems and much artwork. It is definitely worth getting a look for yourself!

Pub Lunches

Pub lunches (or dinners) are must when in Zennor! You have the choice of two, The Tinner’s Arms and The Gurnard’s Head. Both are quintessentially Cornish and offer a wonderful array of food options. The Gurnard’s Head is a renowned gastro pub and the Tinner’s Arms is an old family favourite for many. For the cosy winter days, they offer shelter and open fires. On gloriously sunny days, they both have large beer gardens with rural views. Is there a better way to enjoy a pint!? Both of which are within walking distance of Old Boswednack – bonus!

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