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Beautifully Restored 18thc Cottage with lovely terrace garden

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Tamarisk Cottage is a Charming 2 Bedroomed Cottage With Lovely Terrace Garden

Tamarisk Cottage is located in the upper part of Boscastle in the old 'High Street' and close to Paradise! Tamarisk Cottage is a cosy 17thc traditional cottage and has been lovingly restored by its owners. Just opposite is the characterful 16thc Napoleon Inn and the stylish Bottreaux Restaurant. It is an easy walk across to the coastal path, or down Fore Street with its pretty cottages to the harbour area. It is but a short drive to some fo the best-known surfing beaches on the North Cornish coast. The cottage is an ideal choice for a romantic weekend/short break or summer holiday for a couple with one child. Best, and negotiable quotes for your stay!

Tamarisk Cottage sleeps 2/3 in a pretty double bedroom, and single bedroom. The bathroom is also l upstairs. The sitting room with open fire, original beams is accessed from High Street. There is a good selection of books, videos etc. There is a well-equipped kitchen with dishwasher and washing machine, fridge freezer. The cottage with its many original features, has a homely atmosphere and is well-loved!

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Harriet Bradley
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, French, German
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Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
5 September, 2018

About Harriet Bradley

The Bradley family have been visiting Cornwall for many decades with their parents and grandparents. Jonathan bought Admiral Cottage (property ref 708602) over 20 years ago, then Tamarisk quite shortly afterwards. We love to spend time in Boscastle as do our extended families, children and grandchildren. We live in Bristol which is quite a short distance down to Boscastle, and we take advantage of staying at the cottages when there are breaks in the rentals. We never tire of the stunning surroundings, the cliffs, the coastline, the walking and visits to many places of interest in this magnificent part of the south-west. Once visited, many people love to come back to Boscastle and our cottages.

Harriet Bradley purchased this cottage in 1996

Why Harriet Bradley chose Boscastle

In 1996 Tamarisk Cottage was in need of complete renovation. It had been lived in for many decades by a local family. It seemed that no local buyer was interested in buying the cottage so Jonathan went ahead and restored it to its former glory, adding one or two modern features eg indoor bathroom with WC! It soon became apparent that the extra space was needed to house our extended family, so we use both cottages for those purposes.

Boscastle, the place, is a real village, not just a holiday centre and is completely unspoilt. The old parts of the village, like the old High Street where Tamarisk Cottage is located has been unchanged for many decades.

What makes this cottage unique

Tamarisk Cottage is very charming and cosy. In winter after a day out on the cliffs you can relax in front of the log fire, in summer nothing better than a cool glass of white wine up on the top terrace in the garden to watch the sun set over the cliffs and the village. A completely peaceful experience!

Guestbook comments from the owner

This is the most heavenly cottage. A must is the local Farmshop in the village. There is something for everybody in this beautiful place.
Oct 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage around the Boscastle around the Cornwall

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • village
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower)
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Single Bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Beautifully Restored 18thc Cottage with lovely terrace garden
average rating of 4.6 based on 12 reviews

Very charming cottage

  • 4 of 5

Wir waren eine Woche in diesem sehr authentischen und liebenswerten Cottage. Die Lage direkt gegenüber dem Napoleon Inn ist klasse, für die Live-Musik von dort muss man noch nicht einmal das Haus verlassen...

Auch sonst kann man vieles zu Fuß machen, wobei der Rückweg vom Hafen natürlich steil ist. Der Außensitzplatz ist zwar sehr schön, aber doch etwas umständlich zu erreichen. Das Cottage ist sehr gut ausgestattet und insgesamt sehr empfehlenswert!

  • Review Submitted: 20-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Pure Bliss Tamarisk

  • 5 of 5

I loved every minute of every hour of every day that I spent here. The walks round here are unbeatable. Even if the weather is rough, it's such a beautiful little cottage it's an excuse to stay in - with the great bonus of the Napoleon just 5 seconds away! Superb thank you!

  • Review Submitted: 26-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Why we keep coming back

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in and loved both the owners' cottages,

Admiral and Tamarisk, and this year have just come back from a wonderful few days in Tamarisk. This really does have the feel of a genuine lived in and cherished Cornish cottage. The kitchen and bathroom are well equipped and the bedrooms and sitting room comfortable and welcoming. The terrace garden up steps at the back of the property has the advantage of views over Boscastle and provides a peaceful and private retreat on sunny days.

Both cottages benefit from being very much part of the old village and the walk down to the harbour and back allows you to justify enjoying the local pasties and ice cream and now the very welcome addition of locally caught crab and lobster from a recently opened shack.

We will be back!

  • Review Submitted: 28-May-2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely old world cottage

  • 4 of 5

We had a lovely few days at Tamarisk Cottage, the weather was kind to us and we visited Padstow, Bude and Tintagel. One of the best things was being able to walk from the cottage along the coast path to Tintagel, breathtaking views and glorious seascapes. The cottage was very comfortable, especially the beds. Lots of local pubs and food within walking distance. The local farm shop and restaurant were particularly good with amazing views. Sue & Richard

  • Review Submitted: 24-May-2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Britische Gemütlichkeit

  • 5 of 5

Ein bisschen wie in einem Harry-Potter-Film :-) und das beste ist: Der nächste Pub, das "Napoleon Inn" ist nur 12 Schritte entfernt auf der gegenüberliegenden Straßenseite.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Vielen Dank Christian fur ihre freundliche Worte! Ich bin sehr zufrieden dass Sie eine schoenen Urlaub in Tamarisk Cottage passiert haben
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Napoleon Inn
Nearest Train
20 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
80 Kilometres
M5 junction 30
Nearest Restaurant
Napoleon Inn
Nearest Beach
7 Miles
Trebarwith Strand
Car: recommended

There are many pretty country and coastal walks within easy access of the cottage. The nearest surfing/family beach is at Trebarwith Strand just 12 minutes' drive away. Slightly further afield are Widemouth Bay towards Bude (to the north) and Polzeath Beach to the south. Boscastle offers a variety of dining/drinking possibilities - the Napoleon and the Bottreaux in the upper part of the village and the Wellington and Cobweb down in the harbour area. There are singsongs down at the Welly and occasional live music at the Nappy, Tuesday night featuring the Boscastle Buoys! Slightly further afield is dinner at Trevigue, an NT property, Crackington Haven,Trebarwith Strand and Bude. There are a number of NT properties within easy driving distance. The Eden Project and the lost gardens of Heligan are approximately 50 mins' drive away.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage around the Boscastle,

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Mid Season
15 Sep 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Changeover day at Tamarisk Cottage is Friday unless by prior arrangement. We can offer you some flexibility re the start of your holiday. Our caretaker is available at all times should you have any queries about the cottage. Guests may arrive from 3.00pm and leave the property by 10.00am on the day of departure. Sorry, we do not accommodate, pets, or children under 3 (babies welcome!). We can provide line at an additional cost of £10 per person, and we do require a £50 damage deposit, usually paid directly by cheque which will be destroyed after departure.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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