Cornwall Holiday Cottages

Phone
(01752) 260711
Address
8 Channel Park Avenue, Efford
Plymouth, PL3 6LQ, United Kingdom

A holiday cottage letting agency with a large number of holiday cottages throughout Cornwall Devon

 

                                                                                                                                               Holiday Cottages Cornwall  Devon

Boscastle

A picturesque fishing village and a great place for the photographer,   Although Boscastle proper with the old cottages and Inns   are at the top of the hill, the part of Boscastle that attracts visitors is at the bottom of the hill, with a walk to the harbour.  The famous harbour entrance is merely  a cleft in the steep slate cliffs.  The early 16th century pier is a must to see and the entrance to the harbour is so tortuous that rowing boats (called hobblers) had to be used to haul boats into the harbour.  The heather covered sides of the valley snake inland to the pretty cottages.  When you arrive  at the bottom of the hill there is an  arcade of shops and little cafes, a few old Inns and some picturesque cottagess.  Walk along the valley towards the pier and harbour mouth.  Pass by the Witchcraft Museum (worth a visit). There are also a few gift and curiosity shops ,Boscsatle Pottery and craft workshops. Once you reach the end of your walk you will be at the harbour mouth and if you proceed a bit further you can enjoy the breathtaking  sea and coastal views.
The Boscastle flood of 2004, when an avalanche of water descended on the village, amazingly from the usually tiny stream, is already just a memory but seems to have attracted even more visitors and the village is now completely restored.  During the flood 84 wrecked cars were swept into the harbour and 32 out to sea.  Over 100 people were rescued from their homes by 7 helicopters.
 
arcade witchcraft museum witchcraft museum
Arcade of shops/cafes by car park The Witchcraft museum The Witchcraft museum
car park the harbour the harbour
Boscastle's  large car park The old harbour The old harbour
the pier walk to pier
The pier Valley walk to pier