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Modern Coastal family house with private outdoor swimming pool and Hot tub

People8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Spacious,coastal family residence with private outdoor Swimming pool and Hot tub

Hillcroft House is in an idyllic position to explore the dramatic and breathtaking Cornish Coast Line with all modern amenities and spacious accommodation. This attractive house sleep 6 comfortably but does accommodate for 8. Also with the added Bonus of an outside Heated Swimming Pool available Whitsun to end of September, and an Hot Tub available all year round in a private secluded Garden . There is ample parking for 3 cars in the drive at the front

of the property. Bed linen is provided, however, you must bring your own bath/ beach towels.

Hillcroft is a 5 min walk to the Coast Path which can lead you to either Tintagel, Boscastle, Crackington Haven and many more local Coastal Villages. It is 10 minutes walk down to the Picturesque Harbour. You are in easy reach of some of the best-known surfing beaches on the North Cornish Coast for example Polzeath, Widemouth and Fistral - Newquay.

For those that enjoy excellent food, Rick Stein and Jamie Oliver have famous restaurants within easy reach and there are many other excellent local eateries specializing in traditional Cornish dishes.

Hillcroft House is a spacious family property which has been maintained to a high standard of décor and enjoys an excellent choice of facilities.

Large Comfortable Lounge with Wood burning Stove/Fire, Kitchen is fully equipped with modern appliances, Dining room seating 8, WC.

1st Floor: Bed 1: King Size Bed, Bed 2: Double Bed, Bed 3: Twin Beds. There is an option to accommodate a further 2 people on Z-beds - Room in the 2 larger bedrooms or in the Hall. Bathroom with shower and corner bath.

Outside: Front - Off Road Ample Parking. Rear - Enclosed Garden & BBQ with Private Heated Swimming Pool - open May- October.

The Hot tub is available all year round.

Includes: Linen, Central Heating, Electricity, Internet access

Notes:. The property is suitable for a family with children above 5 years old. The facilities and décor of the property is not appropriate for toddlers and babies.

Smoking is prohibited inside the house.

Pets are prohibited in the Holiday Let.

We have introduced Chickens into the garden. They are seperated from the main garden by their enclosure, however,the guests may help themselves to the fresh eggs as and when they become available. The girls have been a great hit with our younger guests,and you do not have to worry, they are cleaned and fed along with our other routine garden maintenance.

You cannot beat a freshly laid egg with your cooked breakfast !!

The property is of a modern décor, however it is incorporated with antiques and local Cornish and Devon artifacts which add to the flavour of your Cornish holiday.

We provide all that we imagine you might need for your holiday including; Binoculars to spot the wild life on your walks

Umbrellas and plastic macs.

flip flops and plastic glassware for the Hot tub.

Board Games.

And loads besides.

More Details

Owner
Miss Hilary Harper
Member since: 2008
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
15 June, 2017

About Miss Hilary Harper

Jim and I have been renting Hillcroft House as a Holiday Let for 8 years. Every year we have updated and improved the facilities based on our customers feedback and we are thrilled at the amount of people who return; an indication that we are doing a good job.

Although we live in an adjacent flat on the site, we try not to intrude on your privacy, and once we have given the key and shown you round, we are only available should you come to the flat.

We have a Newsagents shop which occupies a lot of our time away from the property, however we are contactable 24/7 should there be any problems.

Jimmy was born and bred in the area, and is a fountain of Knowledge on the more secluded, remote beauty spots that are otherwise unseen by the normal holiday maker.

Miss Hilary Harper purchased this house in 2004

Why Miss Hilary Harper chose North Cornwall

Hillcroft House is tucked away in a private cul de sac and enjoys a secure and private setting for the family.

The surrounding cliffs, rugged harbour and tranquil Valency valley, provide a varied landscape to explore right on our doorstep; it truly is breath taking!!

This large spacious property lends itself to entertaining, whether barbecuing by the swimming pool, relaxing with a drink in the Hot tub watching the stars, or enjoying a candlelight dinner in the dinning room.

Christmas is a treat in this house, with the large lounge decorated with the Christmas tree, and the fire place festooned with fresh holly.

This house was made for entertaining and has enjoyed many a family get together.

What makes this house unique

We love this house for its large, spacious rooms yet its secluded,

private garden which is a real sun trap. We are not overlooked by the surrounding properties which is an advantage when relaxing in the hot tub or swimming in the pool.

Guestbook comments from the owner

What a fantastic week we had at your lovely house. You were such welcoming, friendly hosts and made the house so lovely for our stay. We loved the house, there was so much space for us especially when cooking and all sitting around in the lounge together at night playing card games. The Hot tub is a great addition, I only wished it was May so we could have used the pool too.

The holiday was Fab; we will always remember it and will be recommending you to all our friends.
Apr 2014
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Boscastle in Forrabury and Minster

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Thermos Flask
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet
  • Bath and Shower in the bathroom,.Heated towel rail.Large corner bath.Large walk in Shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , extra Z bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , extra Z bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • All the bedrooms have WI FI connection . There are plenty of wardrobe and drawer space. Hair dryers are provided in the dressing tables. The two Z beds can be accommodated in the two larger rooms or together in the spaceous top hallway. The bedrooms have individual electric heaters.They all over look the back garden and surrounding hills. All the beds have matching bedlinen,and are made up ready for the guests arrival. Fresh linen is provided on the beds every week even during long stays.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Television
  • Video Player
Outside:
  • Deck Chairs
  • Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue ...
  • Terrace
  • 8 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Ground floor;WC.Entrance hall leading to Large Comfortable lounge with woodburner,Leather sofas,Storage heaters.Open plan dining area,oak dresser,dinning table seats 8.Large Fully equipped Kitchen,with central breakfast bar leading to a utility room with washing machine and fridge freezer.Staircase leading to; First Floor;Bedroom 1 kingsize bed,TV,Dressing table,wardrobe,Drawers. Bedroom 2 Double bed,Drawers,Wardrobe Bedroom 3 Twin single beds,dressing Table.wardrbe drawers. Large bathroom with corner bath,Shower,Bidet,WC,Wash hand basin. Outside; Large enclosed garden,with lawn,BBQ area terrace with swimming pool available May to end September.Garden furniture for alfresco dining.Changing hut with secluded sun area by pool. Front garden; Large drive with ample parking,leading to the front porch.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(32 traveller reviews)

Modern Coastal family house with private outdoor swimming pool and Hot tub
average rating of 4.96875 based on 35 reviews
5

Well worth the stay

  • 5 of 5

If you want somewhere to stay which is private. Got a swimming pool and jucuzzi secluded garden this is a must. House immaculate owners Hilary and Jim very nice people and very helpful. Don,t let the thought of the owners stay in the flat above put you off as they absolutely give you your privacy but would be there if you had any problems. Everything in the house you could think of Hilary has got organised for you. Boscastle itself a lovely place and is within easy distance to use as a base to visit places,plenty of things to do for all types of ages and interests. I would not hesitate to return to this property and will in the future. Thankyou Hilary and Jim for a wonderful memorable stay. Shirley adams and gang

  • Review Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you the Adams gang for your lovely comments. Jim and I are very aware that our guests want privacy on the property and with our Newsagents shop and other activities, we are around as little as possible. So glad you enjoyed Boscastle, it really is a little gem with great coastal walks and active Harbour within 10 minute walk from the front door. Hope you all managed to sample all three pubs and the live music at the Cobweb is a must! The local bands always sound great after a couple of ciders. It was a pleasure having you all stay and would welcome you all back in a heart beat. Have a great summer and our best wishes to you all . Hilary and Jim xx
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5

Lovely home with bonus hot tub and pool!

  • 5 of 5

Wow. This house is in a beautiful location, 2 pubs within walking distance.

There was nothing that we needed that wasn't there. Owner has thought of everything. Down to spare rain macs and umberellas & even flip flops for the garden! We didn't use any of these as we always bring our own but it was very thoughtful to have these things available.

Bedrooms are big enough and there is actually 2 toilets - I think the website only mentions 1.

The garden is lovely and large. We used the hot tub every night of our stay and it was lovely.

We managed to brave the pool one afternoon and was cold to start but once you got used to it the temperature was fine. Bare in mind we stayed during the Whitsun week and the weather wasn't great so to be able to use the pool was really nice. The owner has a seating area by the pool which is lovely, with its comfy chairs to sit on and watch the kids whilst drinking your wine!

They have also provided lots of inflatables to keep the kids amused which again was really thoughtful.

If the weather had been warmer we would of sat at the massive table and chairs in the garden and had dinner out there as the garden is so nice. Not overlooked and was so quiet.

There are also chickens in a coup and the owner leaves the eggs for you in the garden!!

Although the owner lives in a separate part of the property which is joined to the house, they never intruded and if they had to ( to collect the eggs ) they were very respectful of our privacy and always emailed to let us know if they needed to have access. Very friendly and was prompt in returning the damage deposit.

We had a lovely time. Thank you Hilary.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much the Biscomb family for taking the time to review your stay at Hillcroft House last week. Jim and I are always trying to think of new things that would make a difference to our guests stay ( as families can't bring everything they need ), so it was lovely to hear that you enjoyed the holiday let. So sorry we could not control the weather, but glad you enjoyed the Hot tub and Pool regardless. It was a pleasure having your family stay and thank you for your kind words , it helps us in trying to improve the holiday experience at Hillcroft. Best wishes to you all Hilary
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5

Fantastic property and a lovely break

  • 5 of 5

This is an exceptional house, with everything you could possibly need for a relaxing and comfortable stay. We came to stay on Boxing day and were delighted with the extra efforts made to make the house so special. It was really enchanting. Wonderful sofas, beds, linens, a kitchen better stocked than ours at home, the fantastic hot tub...the attention to detail was superb. I was concerned a little about the owners living on site, as much not wanting to disturb others as anything else, but it was just fine. Hilary and Jim are around if you need anything, we didn't as it the house has everything, but they are totally respectful of privacy. I would definitely recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review. It is very satisfying to know that you enjoyed the house and our efforts with the festive decorations. We were pleased the weather was kind to you and stayed dry for the most part. It was a pleasure meeting you all and your family will always be welcome at Hillcroft House. Best Wishes for 2017 Hilary and Jimmy
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5

Spacious and great location.

  • 5 of 5

Lovely spacious house, on a good location to explore Cornwall. The hot outdoor spa was a really nice bonus. Well equipped house. We had a lovely time with our 3 childern. The hosts are very accomodating and friendly.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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home from home

  • 5 of 5

Greeted by Hilary and Jim both very helpful and very friendly perfect hosts. showed us around their beautiful home the picture's don't do the house,rooms or garden justice. very spacious rooms. very comfy beds. everything you would need is provided literally everything (except a few basics). what can I say about the garden as soon as my kids and my friends son (4 and 8 and 12yrs old) got up in the morning they wanted to be in the pool and hot tub. when we arrived we had literally just got in the door and my kids were stripping of to go for a swim and we had only just introduced our selves to Hilary and Jim. back to garden, the pool is heated to around 30'c and hot tub is amazing after a swim, very clean and maintain every day. my youngest loved the chickens became a routine in the morning and afternoon to collect the eggs. Weather was perfect and made a fantastic week. Slight noise from above the living room as Hilary and Jim live upstairs but not noticeable at all really until you sit to watch tv or play games in the living room, but they do keep as quiet as possible didn't effect anything for us. we properly made more noise lol. Thanks again Hilary and Jim for a great holiday it was truly a brilliant holiday for every member of the party and one we will never forget and we have already started talking about coming to cornwall next year. Huge thanks Emma and co

  • Review Submitted: Aug 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. Glad you all had a great time. Apologies for our creaky floor boards in the flat, but bearing in mind that Jim and I were on the beach most afternoons till dark, we were surprised that it effected your tv watching and ........games? Also surprised that you were missing a few basic items, as we send all our guests a comprehensive list of what to bring that is not included in the price of the SELF CATERING Holiday Let . We provide everything except food and beverages, personal toiletries , and your washing powder . There are local shops within 10 mins walk, where you can pick up any essentials that you have forgotten. Thank you for the lovely card, flowers and fudge; it was very kind of you all. Best regards to you all Hilary and Jim xxxxx
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Wondeful week in Boscastle

  • 5 of 5

Lovely house at the top of Boscastle.

Hilary & Jim are welcoming hosts. There when you need them, giving privacy when you want it.

The poor weather didn't prevent getting enjoyment from the lovely pool & hot tub.

The Napoleon Inn is 50 yards away and serves great food and fine ales.

A 10 minute walk to the harbour area brings you to nice shops, cafes & pubs.

Cobweb Inn serves good food & ales.

Short drives to Bude, Padstow & Tintagel break the week up.

Fowey is a little further away on the south coast, but well worth the effort.

Absolutely recommend Hillcroft House for a great location for your vacation

  • Review Submitted: Jul 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely comments. I am so sorry the weather was so disappointing for your week, that is why we put a summerhouse right by the pool, so people can swim , relax in hot tub and have shelter outside despite any wind or rain. So glad you visited Fowey; people do not realise how close the south coast of Cornwall is to Boscastle. We often hop between the coasts, as often the weather is better on one side than the other. Lovely to meet you both and you will always be welcome if you fancy a revisit. Hilary and Jim
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Location

Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Newquay
Nearest Barpub
5 Kilometres
Napoleon Inn
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Bowood Golf Club
Nearest Train
12 Miles
Bodmin Parkway
Nearest Motorway
60 Miles
M5
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Riverside Restaurant
Nearest Ski
12 Miles
Rock
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Bossiney Cove
Car: necessary

There are local activities which may be booked on request. These include Surfing Lessons, Skiing, Golfing, Horse Riding and Fishing (both Sea and Coarse fishing). Detailed information regarding the North Cornwall Coastal path may be provided and a booking facility for the Eden project and other National Trust properties are available.

Plenty of sandy beaches (children friendly) to relax

Places to visit,

Tintagel 2miles - King Arthurs Castle

Bossiney 1 mile - St Nectors glen and Rocky valley

Port Isaac 8 miles - a well known village in the TV series Doc Martin and the films Poldark and Saving Grace

Davidstow 6 miles - RAF war museum, Roughtor (with the Charlotte Diamond Memorial ) and Brown Willey (walks) Leading to the Famous Jamaica Inn

A wide range of Local Coastal and Moorland walks.

The Eden Project (about 35 miles) have a ice skating rink through Nov, Dec, Jan.

Other Activities: Guided Kayak tours .Local seal colony.

Golf: There are several golf courses within a 10 mile radius.Information on the golf courses are provided in the let.

Ski: There is a water skiing school at Rock, which provides skiing for the novice as well as the more experienced skier.

The rates are available with information on bookings.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Boscastle, Cornwall

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Early Summer
24 Jun 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,200
for 7 nights
£1,200
 
 
Summer Holidays
15 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,550
for 7 nights
£1,550
 
 
Late Summer
2 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
4 night minimum stay
£1,000
for 4 nights
From
£250
£1,050
 
 
Swimming Pool Closed/Autumn
30 Sep 2017 - 20 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£540
for 3 nights
From
£180
£700
 
 
Autumn Half Term
21 Oct 2017 - 3 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
£540
for 3 nights
From
£180
£750
 
 
Winter
4 Nov 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£480
for 3 nights
From
£160
£650
 
 
Christmas/New year
16 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
£750
for 3 nights
From
£250
£1,400
 
 
Winter/EarlySpring
6 Jan 2018 - 23 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
£480
for 3 nights
From
£160
£650
 
 
Easter
24 Mar 2018 - 6 Apr 2018
3 night minimum stay
£540
for 3 nights
From
£180
£750
 
 
Spring
7 Apr 2018 - 25 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
£540
for 3 nights
From
£180
£690
 
 
POOL OPEN/Whitsun
26 May 2018 - 22 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
£990
for 7 nights
£990
 
 
Summer
23 Jun 2018 - 13 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,200
for 7 nights
£1,200
 
 
Summer Holidays
14 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,580
for 7 nights
£1,580
 
 
Late Summer
1 Sep 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
4 night minimum stay
£1,000
for 4 nights
From
£250
£1,050
 
 
POOL CLOSED/Autumn
29 Sep 2018 - 19 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
£540
for 3 nights
From
£180
£700
 
 
Autumn Half Term
20 Oct 2018 - 2 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
£540
for 3 nights
From
£180
£750
 
 
Winter
3 Nov 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
£480
for 3 nights
From
£160
£650
 
 
Christmas/New Year
22 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
3 night minimum stay
£750
for 3 nights
From
£250
£1,400
 
 
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
£600
for 3 nights
From
£200
£690
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £150

A provisional booking will be held for a maximum of 7 days while awaiting a deposit. The deposit is non refundable. On bank clearance of a deposit, you will be sent a written Receipt and Confirmation of the booking. On clearance of the final payment, full details of your holiday let, arrangements to collect the key and a written Receipt will be forwarded to you.
Please note before you pay any money,that under the terms of the Holiday let insurance policy, we are unable to accommodate children under 5 years of age. Your party must not exceed 8 people, names of which must be provided on booking and details of the ages of children under 18 years. We are unable to accept any pets on the premises.

The Hot Tub is available all year. The heated outside Swimming pool is available end of May to the end of September.
Prices include all utility bills, provision of bed linen, Tea towels and toilet and bathroom hand towels ( not personal bath towels or those for use in the swimming pool, hot tub or beach.), all cleaning materials including dishwasher tablets and washing up liquid ( not detergent for the washing machine.), all Swimming pool and Hot tub costs.
If you wish to hire personal towels, we will provide the number of a local Laundry firm at your request.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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