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Cosy Hideaway On The North Cornwall Coast



Updated: 08-Nov-2016
Cottage near Boscastle, Cornwall, England - Peaceful Location, Close To Beautiful Villages Of Tintagel And Boscastl

The Old Workshop is, as the name suggests, a converted workshop within the grounds of the main Penpethick Barn property. The cosy, double bedroomed cottage is the perfect place for a romantic short break or for a longer exploration of the beautiful North Cornwall coastline. There is private decking at the rear of the property with table and chairs for that summertime Pimms or a winter-warming hot chocolate as you watch the sun set behind the beautiful Cornish hills and out over the sea. Or perhaps you could wait awhile and gaze at the seemingly endless starry sky. You also have use of a small area of lawn by the copse just outside the property and free user of our 5 acre, young woodland which can be accessed through the paddocks should you fancy an evening stroll. There is ample parking for several cars which is shared with the owners who live next door in the Farmhouse. We're here if you have any queries during your stay but would prefer to respect your privacy and leave you to enjoy the beautiful peace of our area.

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Tony and I moved into Penpethick Barn back in Oct 2013 .

An added attraction was "The Old Workshop" a sweet little cottage built on the old site of an actual farm workshop . The remoteness of the site yet it's close proximity to so many lovely places clinched the deal for us . The sunsets are wonderful as are the land and seascapes . It has a lovely tranquil feel , you certainly feel calmer and can unwind which is what we wanted . Tony continues to work , I look after the home and cottage and my two dogs !

We are always on hand but like to leave our guests complete privacy to experience the magic effect of Cornwall .

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Guestbook comments from the owner

"What a perfect cottage to spend a few days away in! Beautiful surroundings and wonderful hosts, thank you for a lovely stay! :)"

- Kristina - 2015

"Friendly hosts who provided some lovely recommendations. The cottage was clean, comfortable, homely and situated in an excellent location for exploring the North Coast!"

- Nicole - 2015

"We had a great time at The Old Workshop! My partner and I wanted a place to be our base while exploring North Cornwall and we couldn't have asked for a better location. Really close to Tintagel and Boscastle and a remote place where we could enjoy some quiet time - different from our usually hectic lives in London. Claire made us feel welcomed from the first day (thanks for the Cornish biscuits, they were delicious!) and the cottage is cozy, welcoming and is beautifully decorated. Thanks you for the great time, Claire and Tony!"

- Andreia - 2014
May 2015
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4 Reviews

based on 4 holidaymaker reviews


Idyllic, cozy and relaxing.

  • 4 of 5

Excellent place to stay. Private and local to all the local popular attractions and towns.

Nothing better than feeling like you are in a home from home set up.

Very helpful hosts who were friendly and approachable.

Couldn't believe how clean it was here. Immaculate and you felt at home.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

great location, lovely cottage with a great view and sheep right in front of the terrace. i really liked this place, nicely furnished and everything you need (in kitchen and bathroom)! friendly hosts! situated near tintagel and several beaches. i would love to return!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great review , it's good to hear you were happy in our little cottage . I hope you enjoyed the rest of your trip, do come back and see us again one day !
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Great location for visiting the surrounding bays.

  • 5 of 5

Well maintained, facilities excellent. Could not have wished for any thing better. Would definitely stay there again. Well situated to visit the many lovely bays, restaurants and pubs. The location was ideal, great place to chill out and enjoy the country side. Claire was extremely helpful and provided a comprehensive fact sheet and recommendations of the area. Would recommend The Mariners at Rock excellent food and the Port William at Trebarwith Strand for the location. November 2015.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 5, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Joy was a super guest at our little cottage , her partner and her certainly made the most of our beautiful part of Cornwall and were very appreciative in every way. I hope they will visit us again they were a pleasure to host.
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A lovely place to get away from it all.

  • 5 of 5

The old workshop is as it looks in the pictures. A lovely getaway from it all. It was spacious, clean and private. The owner was friendly and helpful with her recommendations on where to go. Would certainly recommend this place and can't wait to visit again in the future.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 29, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
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From the Owner

We have always loved the North Cornish Coast , having holidayed down here for years we decided to have a complete change of life style . Our children had left home so we took the plunge and haven't regretted one second of it ! The wildness of the coast line , the enormous breathtaking skies and sunsets , the coastal paths , beautiful unspoilt beaches , craggy haunting moors all take a place in our hearts and the reason for moving here . We are spoilt for choice with places to eat , never short of recommendations and all are fairly near to us . We continue to discover what this wonderful county has to offer almost daily and I'm sure you will to if you come to stay in "The Old Workshop " .

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Newquay at 23 Miles Nearest Barpub : Boscastle at 3 Miles Nearest Ferry : Plymouth at 35 Miles Nearest Golf : St Endoch at 8 Miles Nearest Train : Bodmin Parkway at 15 Miles Nearest Motorway : M5 at 50 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Boscastle at 3 Miles Nearest Beach : Trebarwith Strand at 3 Miles Car: necessary


The North Cornwall Coastline can be seen from the property and is a less than five minute drive from the cottage.

Sandy Beaches, Rocky Beaches, Surfing Beaches or Walking Beaches - whatever your preference, we have them in abundance here in North Cornwall.


Easily accessed from the main roads through Cornwall and within a stone's through of all the popular Cornish cycle paths, there is ample parking on our site as well as secure storage for bikes, surfboards, canoes etc if required.


Tintagel - 3 Miles

Boscastle - 3 Miles

Camelford - 3 Miles

Bude - 16 Miles

Padstow - 22 Miles

Eden Project - 24 Miles

Further Details:

The local towns and villages have an abundance of shops, pubs, bars and restaurants and we would be happy to make recommendations as required.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 5
29 Oct 2016 - 22 Dec 2016
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 6
23 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Please contact us to make a booking, we'll take a deposit up front and the full payment a month before your booking, unless of course your booking is short notice, in which case we'll need the full payment up front. Payments can be made by bank transfer or by cheque but your booking will only be confirmed on receipt of cleared funds.

Changeover Day:
Preferred changeover day is Friday or Saturday but we can be flexible

Notes on prices:
We can be flexible on the length of stay - give us a shout and we'll work something out...!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

If you come and stay at "The Old Workshop" you will benefit from our spectacular views of the Cornish landscape , the Atlantic Ocean and beautiful night skies . Also take the opportunity of walking round our 5acre woods , home to Badgers , Buzzzards and Bunnies ! Where the only sound to be heard is that of the Skylarks . All this peace and tranquility yet you are only 3miles from Boscastle , Tintagel , Trebarwith Strand and Roughtor to name but a few .

Property Type

  • cottage


  • Away From It All
  • Romantic


  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided


  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob


  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television


  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • rural


  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom with Toilet, Washbasin and Shower


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: Double Bedroom with a Double Bed


  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda


  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • Notes on accommodation: Penpethick Barn stands in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty high up, overlooking the spectacular North Cornwall coastline with Tintagel and Boscastle nestled below. Located three miles from Boscastle, Tintagel and Camelford offering you a great central location to discover the beauties of the North Cornish coast, Penpethick Barn is the ideal base for any Cornish Holiday. The stunning beach at Trebarwith Strand, three miles away, is just one example of what you might find along this dramatic stretch of coastline. The South West Coast Path is a stone's throw away with some of the most challenging walks one might find on a National Path but with that comes breathtaking scenery and the occasional but perfectly placed pub! We want to offer everything that the Cornish holiday maker could need. Our cosy & modern Old Workshop with distant sea views is the ideal base to explore the North Cornwall coastline. Come rain or shine the Cornish Coast will definitely amaze you. Outside: The property has a small private garden at the back of the decking which has a barbeque and a table and chairs for that al fresco dining experience! Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: The property is cleaned weekly along with a weekly change of towels and linen.

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