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

Bedrooms 3
Separate WCs1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


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

Miss Hilary Harper
Member since: 2008
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 September, 2018

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 Boscastle

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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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house around the Boscastle around the Cornwall

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • 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
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Deck Chairs
  • Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue ...
  • Terrace
  • 8 garden chairs
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • 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
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.


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Modern Coastal family house with private outdoor swimming pool and Hot tub
average rating of 4.9772725 based on 47 reviews

Beautiful House with lovely hosts.

  • 5 of 5

Hilary and Jim were very welcoming and friendly. The house has everything you could want and need. The pool and hot tub fantastic. There are lots of lovely places to visit in and around the area as well as walking down to the harbour. We thoroughly enjoyed our week and would definitely recommend it to family and friends.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review. I am so glad you had excellent weather to enjoy the outdoor pool. My only regret is that England was knocked out of the World Cup on the Wednesday as it would have been an added bonus to your week if they had got through to the semi finals! ....we can always dream. It was a pleasure meeting you all. Enjoy the rest of your summer! Hilary and Jim
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Clean and welcoming, great facilities.

  • 5 of 5

Although owners live on site we rarely saw them and they allowed you complete privacy to enjoy the holiday. They were also very welcoming when we arrived, gave a quick tour of facilities and information pack. WiFi good. Mobile telephone (Vodafone) could only get a signal in one bedroom which guaranteed that I would get no calls from work yippee! Kitchen is of high standard with everything you could need (one of our party was concerned beforehand, that lack of photo on website may have been hiding a poor kitchen but their concerns evaporated as soon as they saw it). I would return again in future and recommend for anyone. One word of warning...the driveway is steep and a slight challenge the first attempt and is immediately to the right of the petrol station on the junction.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Sep-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. I must point out to anyone reading this , that the drive way of the house itself is completely flat and easily accommodates 3 cars for our holiday guests. The small, private cul de sac leading to the house is fairly steep and you will need to drive in a low gear to the house entrance. However, the road is short as it only leads to four houses, so it is completely private and secluded, which is a bonus during the busy summer months in Cornwall. I have tried to take a photo of the kitchen, but as it is so large, even with the Panoramic setting, I can never get a shot which includes the double oven and hob, central breakfast bar, fridge/ freezer and double sink area; never mind the adjoining utility room with double granite belson sink with washing machine and heated towel rails. We are pleased that you all had a good time at Hillcroft especially as it was a double birthday celebration. We look forward to seeing you all again in the not too distant future.
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Lovely family holiday

  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect for our family and provided us with everything we needed for our stay .The garden was beautiful with a good size heated swimming pool and a hot tub.There was plenty to do in the area and the beaches were beautiful we would definitely recommend and would stay again

  • Review Submitted: 16-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Stayed with daughter her husband and three grandchildren. The property was more than we expected, everything we needed and kind, helpful but unobtrusive owners. The pool was exceptional and the hot tub a real joy. Couldnt fault anything.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely review. It is always a pleasure when we know that the family have enjoyed the swimming pool and hot tub and that the facilities have enhanced the holiday for them. Looking forward to seeing you all again!
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Great Place and Great Hosts

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here for three nights in Cornwall. The hosts were extremely friendly and helpful. The fresh eggs in the morning were a nice touch. They accepted delivery of our groceries which was an added bonus as we arrived late. The place was clean and tidy on arrival and the hosts were very organised. The check-in and check-out experience went with ease. The hot tub and pool area were spectacular. One things to note is that towels and shampoo are not provided; however, everything else you would normally expect is provided. Overall, I would highly recommend this holiday home.

  • Review Submitted: 14-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Simply wonderful

  • 5 of 5

The owners Hilary and Jim are very welcoming, house is simply wonderful, fully equipped and we have had a very relaxing week. We are going to rebook for 2 weeks next summer as there are so many places we didn't get to visit. Boscastle, Trebarwith, Newquay, Padstow, Port Issac and Eden Project are some of the places we have visited during time here. The walks around Boscastle are beautiful and the hot tub at the end of the day was great. Although the owners live on site they haven't been intrusive (hardly saw them!) but they are on hand to answer any queries. Highly recommend! Thank you x

  • Review Submitted: 07-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you all for the lovely review and for pointing out how great our location is. It usually works that if the weather is good on the north coast it’s not good on the South coast and vice versa. As it’s approximately half an hourish drive to the beaches along each coast , whatever the weather is...... win!! Thank you for the great poem you wrote and the pictures which are in situ on the notice board in the kitchen, and so appreciate you leaving the place clean and tidy. It was a total pleasure having you all stay and look forward to seeing you all soon...... Jimmy and I just love our job trying to make a special place for friends and family like yourselves to Spend their time exploring Cornwall.. we will see your soon xxxx
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Nearest Barpub
5 Kilometres
Napoleon Inn
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Bowood Golf Club
Nearest Train
12 Miles
Bodmin Parkway
Nearest Motorway
60 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Riverside Restaurant
Nearest Ski
12 Miles
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.


Prices & Availability

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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

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.