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Modern Coastal family house with private outdoor swimming pool and Hot tub

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Spacious,coastal family residence with private outdoor Swimming pool and Hot tub

Hillcroft House is in an idyllic position to explore the dramatic and breathtaking Cornish Coast Line with all modern amenities and spacious accommodation. This attractive house sleep 6 comfortably but does accommodate for 8. Also with the added Bonus of an outside Heated Swimming Pool available Whitsun to end of September, and an Hot Tub available all year round in a private secluded Garden . There is ample parking for 3 cars in the drive at the front

of the property. Bed linen is provided, however, you must bring your own bath/ beach towels.

Hillcroft is a 5 min walk to the Coast Path which can lead you to either Tintagel, Boscastle, Crackington Haven and many more local Coastal Villages. It is 10 minutes walk down to the Picturesque Harbour. You are in easy reach of some of the best-known surfing beaches on the North Cornish Coast for example Polzeath, Widemouth and Fistral - Newquay.

For those that enjoy excellent food, Rick Stein and Jamie Oliver have famous restaurants within easy reach and there are many other excellent local eateries specializing in traditional Cornish dishes.

Hillcroft House is a spacious family property which has been maintained to a high standard of décor and enjoys an excellent choice of facilities.

Large Comfortable Lounge with Wood burning Stove/Fire, Kitchen is fully equipped with modern appliances, Dining room seating 8, WC.

1st Floor: Bed 1: King Size Bed, Bed 2: Double Bed, Bed 3: Twin Beds. There is an option to accommodate a further 2 people on Z-beds - Room in the 2 larger bedrooms or in the Hall. Bathroom with shower and corner bath.

Outside: Front - Off Road Ample Parking. Rear - Enclosed Garden & BBQ with Private Heated Swimming Pool - open May- October.

The Hot tub is available all year round.

Includes: Linen, Central Heating, Electricity, Internet access

Notes:. The property is suitable for a family with children above 5 years old. The facilities and décor of the property is not appropriate for toddlers and babies.

Smoking is prohibited inside the house.

Pets are prohibited in the Holiday Let.

We have introduced Chickens into the garden. They are seperated from the main garden by their enclosure, however,the guests may help themselves to the fresh eggs as and when they become available. The girls have been a great hit with our younger guests,and you do not have to worry, they are cleaned and fed along with our other routine garden maintenance.

You cannot beat a freshly laid egg with your cooked breakfast !!

The property is of a modern décor, however it is incorporated with antiques and local Cornish and Devon artifacts which add to the flavour of your Cornish holiday.

We provide all that we imagine you might need for your holiday including; Binoculars to spot the wild life on your walks

Umbrellas and plastic macs.

flip flops and plastic glassware for the Hot tub.

Board Games.

And loads besides.

More Details

Miss Hilary Harper
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 22, 2018

About Miss Hilary Harper

Jim and I have been renting Hillcroft House as a Holiday Let for 8 years. Every year we have updated and improved the facilities based on our customers feedback and we are thrilled at the amount of people who return; an indication that we are doing a good job.

Although we live in an adjacent flat on the site, we try not to intrude on your privacy, and once we have given the key and shown you round, we are only available should you come to the flat.

We have a Newsagents shop which occupies a lot of our time away from the property, however we are contactable 24/7 should there be any problems.

Jimmy was born and bred in the area, and is a fountain of Knowledge on the more secluded, remote beauty spots that are otherwise unseen by the normal holiday maker.

Miss Hilary Harper purchased this house in 2004

Why Miss Hilary Harper chose Boscastle

Hillcroft House is tucked away in a private cul de sac and enjoys a secure and private setting for the family.

The surrounding cliffs, rugged harbour and tranquil Valency valley, provide a varied landscape to explore right on our doorstep; it truly is breath taking!!

This large spacious property lends itself to entertaining, whether barbecuing by the swimming pool, relaxing with a drink in the Hot tub watching the stars, or enjoying a candlelight dinner in the dinning room.

Christmas is a treat in this house, with the large lounge decorated with the Christmas tree, and the fire place festooned with fresh holly.

This house was made for entertaining and has enjoyed many a family get together.

What makes this house unique

We love this house for its large, spacious rooms yet its secluded,

private garden which is a real sun trap. We are not overlooked by the surrounding properties which is an advantage when relaxing in the hot tub or swimming in the pool.

Guestbook comments from the owner

What a fantastic week we had at your lovely house. You were such welcoming, friendly hosts and made the house so lovely for our stay. We loved the house, there was so much space for us especially when cooking and all sitting around in the lounge together at night playing card games. The Hot tub is a great addition, I only wished it was May so we could have used the pool too.

The holiday was Fab; we will always remember it and will be recommending you to all our friends.
Apr 2014
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Boscastle House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
  • Bath and Shower in the bathroom,.Heated towel rail.Large corner bath.Large walk in Shower.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , extra Z bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , extra Z bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • All the bedrooms have WI FI connection . There are plenty of wardrobe and drawer space. Hair dryers are provided in the dressing tables. The two Z beds can be accommodated in the two larger rooms or together in the spaceous top hallway. The bedrooms have individual electric heaters.They all over look the back garden and surrounding hills. All the beds have matching bedlinen,and are made up ready for the guests arrival. Fresh linen is provided on the beds every week even during long stays.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Beach Chairs
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Terrace
  • 8 garden chairs
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Ground floor;WC.Entrance hall leading to Large Comfortable lounge with woodburner,Leather sofas,Storage heaters.Open plan dining area,oak dresser,dinning table seats 8.Large Fully equipped Kitchen,with central breakfast bar leading to a utility room with washing machine and fridge freezer.Staircase leading to; First Floor;Bedroom 1 kingsize bed,TV,Dressing table,wardrobe,Drawers. Bedroom 2 Double bed,Drawers,Wardrobe Bedroom 3 Twin single beds,dressing Table.wardrbe drawers. Large bathroom with corner bath,Shower,Bidet,WC,Wash hand basin. Outside; Large enclosed garden,with lawn,BBQ area terrace with swimming pool available May to end September.Garden furniture for alfresco dining.Changing hut with secluded sun area by pool. Front garden; Large drive with ample parking,leading to the front porch.


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Modern Coastal family house with private outdoor swimming pool and Hot tub
average rating of 4.9722223 based on 39 reviews

Just excellent!

  • 5 of 5

A great house with excellent space, three big bedrooms and a fabulous lounge, kitchen and dining area. Hilary was awesome lovely little extras around the house making for a great stay. Also a great location to explore the area albeit a fair trip to a ‘local’ supermarket.

We will certainly return!

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely house, very clean and well equiped.

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic house, pool and hot tub. Very private and enjoyed our champagne in the hot tub, thank you!

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed Hillcroft House, just unfortunate the weather was so wet and windy that week for sitting on the beach. Best way to enjoy champagne....sitting in the hot tub looking up at the sky! Thank you for your kind review. It was a pleasure meeting you both. Best wishes Hilary & Jim
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  • 5 of 5

Property very spacious and all the family enjoyed the pool and hot tub. Everything was catered for by Hillary and her husband would highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. So glad you all had a good week and enjoyed the hot tub and pool. Jim and I managed to catch the eclipse as the sun was going done over the cliffs above Boscastle......hoped you'd managed to see it from the hot tub!! Hope to see you all again soon. Best wishes Hilary and Jim
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Lovely house in fantastic location

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely stay at Hillcroft house . The house was spotlessly clean and in a great location. So close to many walks and beaches. Kids loved the pool, inflatables, and hot tub and chickens! The house is very large and extremely well equipped with everything you could possibly need . The closeby cliff walks give amazing views. Enjoyed surfing at Harlyn bay and the aqua park was a huge hit too. Many thanks Hilary .

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you the Modi family for your lovely review. I was especially delighted to read that you all went 5 minutes from the front door to the coastal path along the cliffs. I am not sure how many of our guests manage to fit in the coastal walks during their tight schedules, but as you rightly say, the views and vistas are quite breathtaking. Hope you took the binoculars; great for spotting the seals, and the odd puffin on the rocks between Boscastle and Tintagel. It was a pleasure having you stay at Hillcroft. Kind regards to the whole family. Hilary and Jim xx
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Well worth the stay

  • 5 of 5

If you want somewhere to stay which is private. Got a swimming pool and jucuzzi secluded garden this is a must. House immaculate owners Hilary and Jim very nice people and very helpful. Don,t let the thought of the owners stay in the flat above put you off as they absolutely give you your privacy but would be there if you had any problems. Everything in the house you could think of Hilary has got organised for you. Boscastle itself a lovely place and is within easy distance to use as a base to visit places,plenty of things to do for all types of ages and interests. I would not hesitate to return to this property and will in the future. Thankyou Hilary and Jim for a wonderful memorable stay. Shirley adams and gang

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you the Adams gang for your lovely comments. Jim and I are very aware that our guests want privacy on the property and with our Newsagents shop and other activities, we are around as little as possible. So glad you enjoyed Boscastle, it really is a little gem with great coastal walks and active Harbour within 10 minute walk from the front door. Hope you all managed to sample all three pubs and the live music at the Cobweb is a must! The local bands always sound great after a couple of ciders. It was a pleasure having you all stay and would welcome you all back in a heart beat. Have a great summer and our best wishes to you all . Hilary and Jim xx
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Lovely home with bonus hot tub and pool!

  • 5 of 5

Wow. This house is in a beautiful location, 2 pubs within walking distance.

There was nothing that we needed that wasn't there. Owner has thought of everything. Down to spare rain macs and umberellas & even flip flops for the garden! We didn't use any of these as we always bring our own but it was very thoughtful to have these things available.

Bedrooms are big enough and there is actually 2 toilets - I think the website only mentions 1.

The garden is lovely and large. We used the hot tub every night of our stay and it was lovely.

We managed to brave the pool one afternoon and was cold to start but once you got used to it the temperature was fine. Bare in mind we stayed during the Whitsun week and the weather wasn't great so to be able to use the pool was really nice. The owner has a seating area by the pool which is lovely, with its comfy chairs to sit on and watch the kids whilst drinking your wine!

They have also provided lots of inflatables to keep the kids amused which again was really thoughtful.

If the weather had been warmer we would of sat at the massive table and chairs in the garden and had dinner out there as the garden is so nice. Not overlooked and was so quiet.

There are also chickens in a coup and the owner leaves the eggs for you in the garden!!

Although the owner lives in a separate part of the property which is joined to the house, they never intruded and if they had to ( to collect the eggs ) they were very respectful of our privacy and always emailed to let us know if they needed to have access. Very friendly and was prompt in returning the damage deposit.

We had a lovely time. Thank you Hilary.

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much the Biscomb family for taking the time to review your stay at Hillcroft House last week. Jim and I are always trying to think of new things that would make a difference to our guests stay ( as families can't bring everything they need ), so it was lovely to hear that you enjoyed the holiday let. So sorry we could not control the weather, but glad you enjoyed the Hot tub and Pool regardless. It was a pleasure having your family stay and thank you for your kind words , it helps us in trying to improve the holiday experience at Hillcroft. Best wishes to you all Hilary
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Nearest Barpub
5 Kilometres
Napoleon Inn
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Bowood Golf Club
Nearest Train
12 Miles
Bodmin Parkway
Nearest Motorway
60 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Riverside Restaurant
Nearest Ski
12 Miles
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Bossiney Cove
Car: necessary

There are local activities which may be booked on request. These include Surfing Lessons, Skiing, Golfing, Horse Riding and Fishing (both Sea and Coarse fishing). Detailed information regarding the North Cornwall Coastal path may be provided and a booking facility for the Eden project and other National Trust properties are available.

Plenty of sandy beaches (children friendly) to relax

Places to visit,

Tintagel 2miles - King Arthurs Castle

Bossiney 1 mile - St Nectors glen and Rocky valley

Port Isaac 8 miles - a well known village in the TV series Doc Martin and the films Poldark and Saving Grace

Davidstow 6 miles - RAF war museum, Roughtor (with the Charlotte Diamond Memorial ) and Brown Willey (walks) Leading to the Famous Jamaica Inn

A wide range of Local Coastal and Moorland walks.

The Eden Project (about 35 miles) have a ice skating rink through Nov, Dec, Jan.

Other Activities: Guided Kayak tours .Local seal colony.

Golf: There are several golf courses within a 10 mile radius.Information on the golf courses are provided in the let.

Ski: There is a water skiing school at Rock, which provides skiing for the novice as well as the more experienced skier.

The rates are available with information on bookings.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit $209.23

A provisional booking will be held for a maximum of 7 days while awaiting a deposit. The deposit is non refundable. On bank clearance of a deposit, you will be sent a written Receipt and Confirmation of the booking. On clearance of the final payment, full details of your holiday let, arrangements to collect the key and a written Receipt will be forwarded to you.
Please note before you pay any money,that under the terms of the Holiday let insurance policy, we are unable to accommodate children under 5 years of age. Your party must not exceed 8 people, names of which must be provided on booking and details of the ages of children under 18 years. We are unable to accept any pets on the premises.

The Hot Tub is available all year. The heated outside Swimming pool is available end of May to the end of September.
Prices include all utility bills, provision of bed linen, Tea towels and toilet and bathroom hand towels ( not personal bath towels or those for use in the swimming pool, hot tub or beach.), all cleaning materials including dishwasher tablets and washing up liquid ( not detergent for the washing machine.), all Swimming pool and Hot tub costs.
If you wish to hire personal towels, we will provide the number of a local Laundry firm at your request.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.