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

Overview

Property

Updated: 21-Jun-2017
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Bookable online

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.

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Mr Peter Forse
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
21 June, 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 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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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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36 Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(36 traveller reviews)

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
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5

"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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5

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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5

Simply stunning

  • 5 of 5

This is the 8th time we have stayed at the cottage in as many years and we still find it as breathtakingly beautiful as we did on our first visit. The cottage was immaculate as always and the friendly welcome note and bottle of wine on arrival was very much appreciated. We enjoyed a totally relaxed week even with our 11 year old granddaughter!! Just perfect

  • Review Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for writing us a lovely review. We're pleased that the next generation enjoyed it too! Look forward to welcoming you again in the future. Best wishes Kay and Pete
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5

Home from home

  • 5 of 5

What can we say......you walk into this beautiful cottage and it's like home. It was immaculate and had everything you could possibly need to relax and enjoy the lovely gardens and patios. It is a truly peaceful location but a short trip in the car will find some great places. We enjoyed Boscastle for some ice creams and Padstow for everything...Rick Stein!

The communication with the owners was fantastic, such a friendly helpful couple.

We will definitely be booking a stay again.

Wonderful...... Thanks for allowing us to share this special cottage for what was a fantastic break away.

Mr and Mrs Staples

  • Review Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review. It's great to have new guests who look at the cottage with a fresh pair of eyes, as well as our many regulars. We will be very pleased to welcome you back. Best wishes Pete and Kay
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Stunning Property

  • 5 of 5

The best cottage ever. Great attention to detail, perfect location and peacefull.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your wonderful review. It's alwas great when guests appreciate the unique qualities of Anderton Mill and its location. We look forward to your return. With our best wishes Pete and Kay
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Location

From the Owner

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.

Activity and Interests

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!

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Rate 8 2017
24 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£640
for 7 nights
£640
 
 
Rate 9 2017
1 Jul 2017 - 7 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£675
for 7 nights
£675
 
 
Rate 10 2017
8 Jul 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£695
for 7 nights
£695
 
 
Rate 11 2017
15 Jul 2017 - 21 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£845
for 7 nights
£845
 
 
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
£410
for 7 nights
£410
 
 
Rate 15 2018
22 Sep 2018 - 5 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
£395
for 7 nights
£395
 
 
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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Facilities

From the Owner

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.

Property Type

  • cottage

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

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Bathrooms

  • 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
  • Bedroom 2
  • 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.

Outside

  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue

Meals

  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome

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.