Anderton Mill is set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Sleeping four in two bedrooms, it provides superb family accommodation, but is also ideal for couples wishing to get away from it all. Renovated by the owners over a period of twenty years, it is very much a home, rather than simply a holiday cottage. This ancient watermill has been converted with flair and finesse and includes slate floors, a log burner, deep oak window seats and contemporary furnishings. The three patios are real sun traps; 'the riverside terrace', is complete with sun loungers, whilst the upper patio has a built-in barbecue and teak furniture. There is plenty to do within the 7 acre grounds, including trout fishing, pond dipping and scaling the tree house, as well as excellent local walks in the valley. The house is only a short drive (or indeed a walk for the fit!) to the North Cornish coast and its varied beaches. Space, peace and tranquillity are the hallmarks of this unique rural retreat.
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Cottage in Boscastle, Cornwall, England - Tranquil And Unique Location Next To A Bubbling Trout Stream And Bluebell Wood. Near To Beaches
Mr Peter Forse
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- 12 Aug 2018
About Mr Peter Forse
We are married with 2 grown up children and are both teachers. Although we love travelling, Cornwall always draws us back!
Mr Peter Forse purchased this Cottage in 1973
Why Mr Peter Forse chose Lesnewth
We stumbled across Anderton Mill by chance when walking in the area. At the time it was a complete ruin but we fell in love with its stunning position in the Valency Valley. We spent the next 15 years lovingly restoring it, as time and money allowed. It is now a very special home. We were delighted to receive Rural Property of the Year Award for 2011. Although we visit often, we have been letting Anderton Mill for almost 20 years, with many of our guests returning year after year - the record being 16 years in succession! North Cornwall remains one of the least spoilt areas of Great Britain and the Vallency Valley is a very special place. We have spent many happy times here with our family and friends.
What makes this Cottage unique
We always enjoy the peace and tranquility of the cottage; the abundance of wildlife and the variety offered by the seasons. Sitting outside on a warm evening is a real joy, listening to the river and gazing at stars we don't see in the city. This place is unique - something that our guests often comment on.
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100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Second time we have stayed at Anderton Mill and it was as perfect as it was the first time. So picturesque and a beautiful cottage. 100% relaxation when we stay here even with a 12 year old. The cottage has everything you need and The owners can’t do enough to ensure a great stay. Spotlessly clean and very comfortable Already looking to rebook
Thank you so much for your lovely review.
Good to know that you had a relaxing time, there certainly is something really special about the Valency Valley. Hope to see you back soon.
Pete and Kay
Relaxing break in superb surroundings
Property is excellent; it is well maintained, clean and has excellent facilities. We arrived during a cold spell and were greeted with a wonderful cream tea and heat from the multi-fuel stove. Pete and Kay are always adding new things and this year we came across an extra patio! The location is brilliant for a beach or walking holiday and the nearby Boscastle Farm Shop is great for a range of local produce and cup of tea.
A week's stay in April at Anderton Mill
Superb location, quiet and tranquil surroundings, a great escape from the hustle and bustle. Pete and Kay laid on a lovely cream tea reception which was most welcome. This was our 7th visit (maybe 8th); we keep coming back for more.
Great that you were able to return again and enjoy the tranquility of the Valency Valley. Hope to see you again soon!
Pete and Kay
We first stayed at this cottage in 2014 and had a lovely time. We stayed at other places over the years but decided this was one of the best.
The owners are very helpful and get back to you very promptly.
The cottage was just as we remembered and it feels more like a home than a holiday cottage.
Our 4 year old daughter loved the huge garden and the tree house. There is lots to do in the area.
We would recommend this cottage to everyone and no doubt we will booking another stay in the future. 5 stars.
We have stayed at Anderson a few times before. Really, selfishly we want to keep this place a secret so we can enjoy when we want! It is in such a beautiful position that you cannot fail to relax. It is a struggle to tear yourselves away but the area and coast are so dramatic you have to force yourself out! Don't go if you want constant wifi access or a big TV but most of us are attracted to it exactly for that reason. Homely and well equipped with a brilliant riverside garden terrace.
Lovely to have you stay again, ideal guests, and thank you for looking after our cottage so well. Glad you can live without WiFi!
Kay and Pete
Excellent place to stay
Anderton Mill is an excellent place to say. Beautifully set in a secluded valley by a rushing stream, nothing could be more idyllic. The Mill itself is full of character and immaculate throughout. It is fully equipped with all that is required. Outside are various areas to sit in and a great bbq. Everything has been thought out so all you have to do is to sit back and enjoy it. It is very easy to access the stunning coast nearby. We enjoyed Crackington Haven which has a great cafe as well as Boscastle. We also did a lot of walks along the coast path. Just round the corner and up the hill is St Juliot's church which Thomas Hardy renovated, during the course of which he met his first wife. Indeed the area has many Hardy connections. There is a great walk into Boscastle following the stream and the wildlife is abundant. All in all there is more than enough here to do and the Mill is a great place to return to at the end of a busy day. Highly recommended.
Thank you for a wonderful review and we are very glad you enjoyed your stay. The Valency Valley is indeed a beautiful spot and we never get tired of the walk to Boscastle.
Hope to welcome you back in the future.
Kay and Pete
Anderton Mill is located 3 miles from the sea with many good surfing and family beaches within a short drive.
Our local beaches are Crackington Haven- a 15 minute drive and Trebarwith Strand - 20 minutes away.
The nearest airports are Newquay and Exeter. It is a one hour drive from Plymouth.
There is a good local bus service - Western Greyhound, useful for round robin walks, but a car is advisable.
The nearest village is half a mile away at Tresparrett and has a pub. There is a Post Office and store at Marshgate - about a mile away. Located about a mile from the A39, all of Cornwall is easily accessible by car. The Eden Project is about 50 minutes away, and Rock, Padstow, Bude, Newquay and Tintagel are easily reached. Access to the rugged beauty of Bodmin Moor is about 20 minutes. Near to the Mill is public footpath which takes you through the Valency Valley to Boscastle.
The nearest supermarkets are in Camelford or Bude, and there is a good farmshop near Boscastle. North Cornwall has many excellent restaurants, including Rick Stein's Padstow empire!
Booking Notes: Booking forms can be downloaded from our website or we can forward you a paper copy. 30% deposit is required with full payment five weeks before your holiday starts. Payment is by bank transfer or cheque. We are happy to answer any further questions about the cottage; either by email or telephone. NOTE; if you are booking a year in advance we normally ask for a £50 deposit, with the balance of one third due on the 31st of January. The final payment is due 35 days before your holiday commences. We are flexible! Changeover Day: Saturday. 3:00 arrival and 10:00 departure.