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Relax and enjoy the stunning views from the conservatory
Sit back on the patio looking out to sea
Lounge with exposed beams
Relax in the lounge with an open fire after a day of exploring
Conservatory with views out to the sea
Dining area
Spacious kichen
Double bedroom
Twin bedroom which can be made into king-size on request
Twin bedroom which can be made into king-size on request
Double bedroom
Shower room
Unique features throughout
View to the rear of the property
Steep downhill walk to the close-by beaches
Short stroll to the beautiful coastal path
View of the property
1 / 17  Relax and enjoy the stunning views from the conservatory
2 / 17  Sit back on the patio looking out to sea
3 / 17  Lounge with exposed beams
4 / 17  Relax in the lounge with an open fire after a day of exploring
5 / 17  Conservatory with views out to the sea
6 / 17  Dining area
7 / 17  Spacious kichen
8 / 17  Double bedroom
9 / 17  Twin bedroom which can be made into king-size on request
10 / 17  Twin bedroom which can be made into king-size on request
11 / 17  Double bedroom
12 / 17  Shower room
13 / 17  Unique features throughout
14 / 17  View to the rear of the property
15 / 17  Steep downhill walk to the close-by beaches
16 / 17  Short stroll to the beautiful coastal path
17 / 17  View of the property

The Old Borough House

Tintagel (1ml NE), Cornwall
Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 2
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Waterside views
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • 500-year-old house, formerly home to Sir Francis Drake
  • Relax in your own private garden
  • Retains period features but has modern comforts
  • Distant sea views
  • A short stroll from the beach and the South West Coast Path
  • Perfectly located for exploring Cornwall’s many attractions
 
Property code: TOLBO

This historic house dates back five centuries and has been the former home of many important figures. The beach and coast are on your doorstep, while many top Cornish attractions are also close by.

Perched atop the grassy cliffs of Tintagel, the rustic Old Borough House is certain to provide guests with everlasting memories of the Cornish coast. It is no surprise Sir Francis Drake decided to call this charming sea-view cottage home, and even less surprising that guests still flock to this 500-year-old house centuries later. Whether you're drawn to the sand, sun or surf, this historical spot caters to all who seek a homely retreat.

The Old Borough House is peppered with period features; exposed oak beams, open fireplaces and slate floors hint at its history, while familiar 21st century comforts, including a conservatory and an outdoor BBQ, will help you feel at home. Its humble interior combines natural sandy pastel colours with sharp black and white touches, which perfectly reflect its unique blend of antique and contemporary decor.

Walk just 1 mile southwest and you will find local cafes, bars and shops, or if you are feeling a touch more adventurous, then take an extra half-mile stroll to Tintagel Castle and Merlin's Cave to explore the legends of King Arthur against the mystical backdrop of this Cornish haven. It's only a 3-mile drive to Boscastle, or keen walkers can hike there along the South West Coast Path to discover amazing views, wildlife and geology. Whether you choose to relax or explore, make sure you're home in time to watch the rich, vibrant sunset from the comfort of your patio.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 4 bedrooms – 2 double, 2 twin zip-and-links (can be made into king-size on request)
  • 1 bathroom with WC and 1 shower room with WC
  • Kitchen with range cooker, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and microwave
  • Utility room with washing machine, tumble dryer and separate WC
  • TV/DVD
  • Wood burner in reception room, open fire in lounge
  • Electric and central heating included
  • Ample parking provided
  • Wi-Fi available
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Shops, pubs and cafes in Tintagel 1 mile, beach 10-minute walk

The local area has a wide variety of amenities to suit everyone. Take the South West Coast Path to explore the area on foot, discovering secluded coves such as Bossiney Cove (0.5 miles), miles of walks at Chevron Fold (16 miles) and a sandy beach at Crackington Haven (9 miles). Tintagel Castle (1 mile), the supposed birthplace of King Arthur, is a must-see, as is the twin headland of The Rumps (15 miles). Get teams ready for some fun at Bedlam Paintball St Teath (7.5 miles) or Camel Creek Adventure Park (19 miles). Find sea, surf and sand at Sandymouth Bay Beach (22 miles) and Widemouth Bay Beach (15 miles). Take a group surfing lesson with the Bude Surfing Experience (18 miles) or enjoy a dip in the sea pool at Summerleaze Beach. Head south for water sports at Polkerris Beach (30 miles).

Natalie Northwood

This property is personally managed by Natalie.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 14 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Dru 5th September 2020

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Reviewed by stephen 29th August 2020

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Beautiful large house. Very well equipped. Great service from David. Walking distance from stunning scenery. Would definitely recommend

Reviewed by Henrietta 22nd August 2020

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Old Borough House is ideal for an energetic family with teenagers, a granny and a dog. There is a small secluded garden and patio area for eating outside. We enjoyed walking the SW coastal path and climbing down the steep path to swim in the lovely cove. Places to visit include Port Isaac for fresh fish. The property is well appointed and has constRead moreant hot water and an efficient heating system. The furnishings are comfortable and a cleaning company ensures the property is thoroughly cleaned. Hide

Reviewed by Phil 12th October 2019

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A gorgeous cottage with stunning views. Its quirky and plenty of room for 8 of us to either be together or do our own thing. We thoroughly enjoyed Old Borough House and we really appreciated the bag of goodies! I am sure we will be back again in the future.

Reviewed by Wendy 17th August 2019

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My friends and I agreed that this is one of the best holiday rentals we've had. A well equipped kitchen with a welcome pack that went beyond the usual milk, tea and coffee, (local beer and biscuits much appreciated). The bedrooms were lovely and the beds very comfortable. Tintagel's main street was only a short walk away as was the nearby cove (thoRead moreugh that was a little steeper). We had an exceedingly good cream tea at the tearooms by the cove. Hide

Reviewed by John 10th August 2019

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A great location, the house is a good size with plenty of opportunity to spread out.

Reviewed by Elizabeth 15th June 2019

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Lovely house, great location, very homely and nicely furnished.

Reviewed by Richard 1st June 2019

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property worked perfectly for us with 8 adults,plenty of room,so much character and very well equipped. Ideal for the dogs too and great proximity to the coastal paths.

Reviewed by Adrian 25th May 2019

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Great little cottage. A bit isolated so needs good weather as not much to do with family when it rains. Definitely need a car but some great coastal walks. A shame the castle was closed when we were there as building a new walkway.

Reviewed by Graham 11th May 2019

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The Old Borough House is a historic and unique property set in an excellent location. It is perfectly situated for those looking to go walking over the beautiful scenic cliffs between Tintagel and Boscastle. It is also a great location from which to explore North Cornwall and beyond.

Reviewed by Janet 13th April 2019

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This is the second time of staying at this property - last time our grandson was only just crawling, hes now nearly three but the younger is 13 months and toddling and we found it very challenging. So future guests bear this in mind that theres nowhere to gate off for small children! On the positive side the huge play chest was a godsend and kept tRead morehem occupied for hours. The house is just full of history and the perfect location for exploring Boscastle, Tintagel and beyond. Hide

Reviewed by Anne 15th February 2019

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Reviewed by angela 8th February 2019

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Reviewed by Karen 29th December 2018

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An amazing house with all needs catered for. It was lovely to receive such a generous welcome pack. We would highly recommend this property.

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Relax and enjoy the stunning views from the conservatory
Sit back on the patio looking out to sea
Lounge with exposed beams
Relax in the lounge with an open fire after a day of exploring
Conservatory with views out to the sea
Dining area
Spacious kichen
Double bedroom
Twin bedroom which can be made into king-size on request
Twin bedroom which can be made into king-size on request
Double bedroom
Show 5 moreShower room

Location

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Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

North Cornwall

Embark on clifftop wanderings along the South West Coast Path to discover ancient myths and legends; King Arthur at Tintagel Castle, or the giant at the Bedruthan Steps. Surfers flock here to ride the famous swell that carved the dramatic coastline, and Bude and Newquay are havens for the sport. From sandy bays and beaches to the seafood delights of Padstow or thrills of Camel Creek Adventure Park, North Cornwall is brimming with things to do; trails to trek, cream teas to gobble, and adventure to be had.

West Cornwall

Let the history, romance and raw beauty of West Cornwall whisk you through time, into rocky coves and along sweeping sands to Land’s End where the UK slips into the Atlantic. Discover an oasis of flora owed to the rare geology of the Lizard peninsula. You can kayak around Godrevy Island, wander the galleries of St Ives, catch a performance at the open-air Minack Theatre, and still make it to Marazion for dinner: St Michael’s Mount makes the ultimate backdrop.

South Cornwall

Tucked away from the swell of the Atlantic pretty fishing harbours sleep, and lush carpets of greenery roll up to craggy cliffs. Discover the fishing and smuggling history in Kingsand and Cawsand, or walk the South West Coast Path from Fowey to the tiny tidal beach at Readymoney Cove. Sample local ales in St Austell before visiting Charlestown’s tall ships, the enchantments of the Eden Project, or The Lost Gardens of Heligan. From vibrant towns to secret beaches and exhilarating days out, the south has it all.

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