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Cornish Cottage. Set In 7 Acres With Trout Fishing, Boscastle, North Cornwall.

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

Cottage in Boscastle, Cornwall, England - Tranquil And Unique Location Next To A Bubbling Trout Stream And Bluebell Wood. Near To Beaches

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.


Owner
Mr Peter Forse
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
14 August, 2017

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 1970

Why Mr Peter Forse chose North Cornwall

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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Melanie and her family were ideal guests. They treated our cottage and its grounds with utmost respect, were very enthusiastic, and answered all our correspondence promptly. We would love them to return.
Nov 2016
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Boscastle in Cornwall

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
  • Contemporary bathroom with recessed lighting. Mira shower over bath, heated towel rail and bathroom heater.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed, contemporary glass wash basin and light oak furniture. Cot available. Bedroom 2 with twin beds and pine chest.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: This is a wonderful place for both families and couples. Children will love exploring the grounds, especially the tree house, river and ponds. Due to the proximity of water, young children will need to be supervised. Several of our guests have 'roughed it' in the tree house - it contains a small bed - mattress kept in the house. The 3 patios take advantage of the movement of the sun throughout the day and there is outside lighting on the riverside patio for warm evenings. We have a very secluded afternoon/evening patio with built in BBQ and teak furniture, which catches the last of the day's sun. Outside: 3 patios, BBQ area, outdoor furniture, beautiful gardens, ponds, river, small field and plenty of parking. Utility Room: Utility room comprising washing machine, tumble drier and worktop with cupboards. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: The property is cleaned before your arrival and tea towels are provided. Optional clean midway on a 2 week letting. Currently we ask guests to provide their own bed linen and towels. Duvets are provided.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Cornish Cottage. Set In 7 Acres With Trout Fishing, Boscastle, North Cornwall.
average rating of 4.948718 based on 41 reviews
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Unique location, lovely cottage

  • 4 of 5

This was our second visit to Anderton Mill. It really does have a unique location, nestled into the valley and directly overlooking the Valency stream. We have young boys (6 and 9) who loved pond dipping in the freshwater pond, hunting trout in the stream and taking snacks up to the treehouse. There is loads to do in the nearby area, including superb safe surfing, rock pooling, sand castles and a great cafe at Crackington Haven. The cottage is equipped with everything you need for a comfortable stay. We didn't mind the lack of wifi for a week! The bedrooms are fresh, clean and cosy. The kitchen is well equipped and has all the basics included, which saves on having to buy lots of stuff you only need in small quantities; just replace what you use up. If you like to get away from it all, if you love cosy cottages and if want to try somewhere a bit different, Anderton Mill is for you!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad that you and your family enjoyed your second visit to the cottage. Sounds like the boys had fun exploring the grounds and you found plenty to do in the local area. Hope to welcome you back in the future. Best wishes Pete and Kay
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A hidden gem!

  • 5 of 5

My family have been coming to this cottage every year since discovering it in 2005. The location is idyllic, being set well back from an already quiet road, it provides a very restful and peaceful environment. The gardens are delightful and they offer a range of opportunities for all age groups and the children love exploring them. Visiting the tree house is an adventure in itself! There is always an abundance of wildlife. This year we saw deer and lizards.

Inside, the cottage is very spacious and well equipped. It has all the modern conveniences to ensure a comfortable stay, whatever the weather. The wood burning stove is a a welcome feature if the nights are cool. The owners, Pete and Kay, could not be more helpful. They have continued to make improvements to the cottage, but they have made sure that its wonderful character has been maintained. We have already booked for 2018 and can't wait to return!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the fabulous review. It was really great to actually meet you and your lovely family and see you all enjoying the tree house and grounds. Look forward to welcoming you back next year. With our best wishes Pete and Kay
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5

Simply the best!

  • 5 of 5

This was our 5th year holidaying at Anderton Mill and we had another fantastic week. The location, cottage and its surroundings are just perfect for us. The Cornish weather was also perfect the week we stayed : )

Plenty of walks in the area and Boscastle at sunset is always a treat.

Our trip down next year is already booked!

Thank you Pete and Kay for providing the ideal escape from our busy lives!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for a fantastic review! We look forward to your return next year. Best wishes Kay and Pete
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5

A week in a Cornish paradise

  • 5 of 5

Anderton Mill is, as it is described, an idyllic hideaway, set in the very secluded and verdant Valency valley. The beautiful cottage, and lovely grounds, reflect the loving care of the owners, who have created this wonderful rural retreat. It's a privilege to be able to share this hidden gem and we have already booked a further holiday there next year.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: A super review, thank you for your kind comments. We look forward to your return next year but we cannot guarantee the weather! Best wishes Kay and Pete
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"A Hidden Gem"

  • 5 of 5

This was our second visit to Anderton Mill. It is such a pretty cottage in an idyllic setting, providing high quality accomodation and only 3 miles from Boscastle. We had another amazing time here. It is clean, well maintained and Kay and Pete provide excellent customer service if any problems do occur. Sitting outside on the riverside terrace sipping a glass of wine is so relaxing, then cooking a BBQ in the sunshine in the BBQ area. It is hard to drag yourself away from this lovely cottage to go and visit the many fantastic tourist spots nearby. Friends came to visit us one evening and were so smitten with the cottage they decided to book it for themselves. We will now be fighting over school holidays! Thank you Kay and Pete for renting your beautiful holiday cottage to us once again. We will definitely be back and would highly recommend it to anyone visiting North Cornwall.

Annette and Graham Parish

  • Review Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review. We are so glad you love the cottage as much as we do and look forward to welcoming you back. Best wishes Kay and Pete
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Anderson Mill revisited

  • 5 of 5

This property is both charming & unique, the location on first sight will take your breathe away, the only sounds you will hear are the birds and the river Valency tumbling over stones down to Boscastle. Once visited you will want to return again & again.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review. It's great when guests love the location as much as we do! We look forward to welcoming you back next year. Best wishes Kay and Pete
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Location

Coast/Beach:

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.

Travel:

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.

Distances:

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.

Further Details:

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!

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Boscastle, Cornwall

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Rate 12 2017
22 Jul 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£895
for 7 nights
£895
 
 
Rate 13 2017
26 Aug 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£595
for 7 nights
£595
 
 
Rate 14 2017
2 Sep 2017 - 8 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£510
for 7 nights
£510
 
 
Rate 15 2017
9 Sep 2017 - 15 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£455
for 7 nights
£455
 
 
Rate 16 2017
16 Sep 2017 - 22 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£395
for 7 nights
£395
 
 
Rate 17 2017
23 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£365
for 7 nights
£365
 
 
Rate 18 2017
30 Sep 2017 - 20 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£340
for 7 nights
£340
 
 
Rate 19 2017
21 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£475
for 7 nights
£475
 
 
Rate 20 2017
28 Oct 2017 - 1 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
£340
for 7 nights
£340
 
 
Rate 1 2018
31 Mar 2018 - 13 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
£550
for 7 nights
£550
 
 
Rate 2 2018
14 Apr 2018 - 25 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
£460
for 7 nights
£460
 
 
Rate 3 2018
26 May 2018 - 1 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
£695
for 7 nights
£695
 
 
Rate 4 2018
2 Jun 2018 - 8 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
£560
for 7 nights
£560
 
 
Rate 5 2018
9 Jun 2018 - 15 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
£600
for 7 nights
£600
 
 
Rate 6 2018
16 Jun 2018 - 22 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
£625
for 7 nights
£625
 
 
Rate 7 2018
23 Jun 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
£660
for 7 nights
£660
 
 
Rate 8 2018
30 Jun 2018 - 6 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
£695
for 7 nights
£695
 
 
Rate 9 2018
7 Jul 2018 - 13 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
£710
for 7 nights
£710
 
 
Rate 10 2018
14 Jul 2018 - 20 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
£865
for 7 nights
£865
 
 
Rate 11 2018
21 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
£925
for 7 nights
£925
 
 
Rate 12 2018
1 Sep 2018 - 7 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
£595
for 7 nights
£595
 
 
Rate 13 2018
8 Sep 2018 - 14 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
£495
for 7 nights
£495
 
 
Rate 14 2018
15 Sep 2018 - 21 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
£450
for 7 nights
£450
 
 
Rate 15 2018
22 Sep 2018 - 5 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
£450
for 7 nights
£450
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£550
for 7 nights
£550
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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