Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled

Norwood.Luxury Victorian House.Parking.Wi-Fi.Private Garden.Dogs.Close to Sea.

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Norwood. Luxury House in Boscastle, Cornwall, England - The House Is In A Quiet Area Of Boscastle Village, The Harbour, 5 Mins Walk With All The Amenities

Visit Cornwall Recognised Inspection Scheme approved. We are in an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and just a short walk to the Sea and it's stunning Coast Line. Originally built for a Ship's Captain this spacious charming house has everything to make your Special holiday in Cornwall complete. Norwood is Quality Self Catering. It has a Stylish Comfortable Sitting Room with Feature Fireplace. A separate Dining Room with Feature Fireplace. A quality modern Oak Kitchen, including Granite worktops, Aga and Butlers Sink. Fridge and Separate Freezer. The spacious downstairs Cloakroom can also be used as storage for walking gear, boots, etc. The Kitchen and Cloakroom still have their original slate flooring. Off the Hallway there is a lovely Staircase leading to the 2 double Bedrooms each with their own Modern Private Facilities. Outside there is a small private Garden, paved with original slate. The House is set nicely above a quiet road, so your privacy is not invaded. We have Wi-fi at Norwood for our Guests use and Private Parking. (Please no Smoking in the House) The Harbour is a much busier place, the Bus Stop is here, an Information Centre, Papers, Bakers, Grocery, and places to eat, including a Farm Shop just a few hundred yards from the Harbour. Boscastle is a excellent base for touring North Cornwall. From small coves where few venture, to the best surfing beaches in the Country.

Special Winter Breaks: Sat to Mon 3 night stay £295. Tues to Fri 4 night stay £295. All Prices you see for Norwood are the Prices you pay. NO EXTRAS.

(Any Payments you make for your Holiday are Secured) If you have any concerns at all on the transferring of Payments please call us Tony or Nancy on 01440783979/07718579503

More Details

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
June 28, 2017

About The Owner

We are Husband and Wife, and have lived in Suffolk all our married lives. Cornwall it so different, we think that is why time after time we get drawn back.

"If Cornwall grabs you it wont let go."

The Owner purchased this house in 2004

Why The Owner chose North Cornwall

We had been going to Cornwall a long time on holiday. The walking is very special if you are willing to venture out. The area around North Cornwall has some of the best Walking in the West Country. Boscastle is one of our favourite place, so when the opportuity came up to purchase Norwood we went for it. We spent lots of time and money restoring it back to it's lovely Victorian beauty. It's very comfortable, but with all the modern conveniences one would expect. Norwood is in the old original Boscastle village (very special) away from the busy Harbour but close enough to just wander down to get the morning paper or a loaf of bread from the Bakers. Pubs are walking distance so no need to use the car. The street is very quiet, the house is set nicely above the road so your privacy will not invaded. Boscastle is an excellent base for touring the area, including Bodmin moor close by.

What makes this house unique

Norwood is in a quiet area of the village. The house with it's Victorian charm will look after you. Forget what day it is, it really doesn't matter. Charge you batteries, find new ways of just doing what you want and when you want. Go for a walk on the Coast Path, (mind you might find you get hooked). Take the bus to somewhere (how long is it since any of us have been on a bus) Visit Minster Church, magical (you can walk from Norwood up to the fields you see in front of you, back down the valley to the Harbour) Car 2 mins. Don't fancy any of that, then just mess about at Norwood for the day, have a good read (we have some very good books for your use) perhaps go for a pub lunch. "It's your hoilday, your time. Enjoy." At Norwood you have the whole house (no sharing) Bedrooms have their own private facilities. Enclosed safe garden.

We warmly welcome you, and your well behaved pets. (Please bring your own doggie towels )

Guestbook comments from the owner

Firstly can we say a huge "thank-you" for what has been a wonderful holiday. We have returned from Cornwall happy and relaxed. We can't express how fantastic we found Norwood. Your thoughtful touches and consideration for your Guest's are obvious. Norwood is absolutely spotless!!
Aug 2015
  • 1 of 5


Boscastle House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Toilet 1 - toilet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • En-suite to Bedroom1: Bath, separate shower unit, basin, toilet, shaver point, mirror. Airing cupboard. Shower room adjoining Bedroom 2: With shower, basin, toilet, shaver point, mirror.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) 1 King 1 Double. Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1. Double bedroom with king size bed. En-suite: Bath, separate shower unit, basin and toilet, shaver point, mirror. Bedroom 2. Double bedroom with double bed. Adjoining room with shower, basin, toilet, shaver point, mirror.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: All the rooms at Norwood have been furnished to create the comfort and atmosphere for your Holiday in Cornwall. "Please respect our House, and it will treat you well" Holidays are precious times, let us help you live them with a special place to stay in this very special place called Cornwall. We welcome you and your Pets. (There is a small charge @ £20 per week) Free Wi-fi. Private Parking. Please No Smoking in the House. Sorry no very young Children. 5yrs old + Welcome. Outside: Table and chairs for you to relax, (perhaps even for Breakfast) Most of the garden is paved with original slate.The house is set nicely above the road, so your privacy is not invaded. We regret we cannot take very young children under 5yrs old. The garden is secure for your pets. Pets are not to be left at any time on their own at Norwood. Utility Room: Downstairs cloakroom/ boot-room, with toilet, sink. Washer/Dryer, Shelving and hooks for boots, walking bags, etc. Small pair of steps, vacuum cleaner, worktop, airer, pegs. There are two small back packs and a flask for you to use. Original slate floor. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All bed linen is Egyptian cotton, with towels, tea towels, table cloths, napkins all provided. Bathrobe with each room. Changed weekly. We supply hair-dryers, toothbrush charger, hand soap, shower caps. The property is thoroughly cleaned on departure. Other: As you enter the house through the front door you walk into an attractive hallway with doors leading to the sitting room and dining room. Cloakroom is at the end of the hall. Off the hallway a lovely staircase leads to the first floor landing. Tel: 01440783979/07718579503.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(10 traveler reviews)

Norwood.Luxury Victorian House.Parking.Wi-Fi.Private Garden.Dogs.Close to Sea.
average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews
Baton Rouge, La

Absolutely Wonderful

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent two wonderful weeks at Norwood celebrating retirement. The experience could not have been better!! Norwood checks off the list of what a perfect holiday rental should be, and more. It is very well kept, very comfortable, very clean and very welcoming. Arriving to a fresh cake and tea ready to brew set the tone for our fabulous stay.

Boscastle and Cornwall were a new discovery for us and far exceeded our expectations. The beauty of the coast has to be seen to truly believe it. The harbor in Boscastle is a true gem and the surrounding towns are delightful to explore. We loved walking on the Coastal path, which is within a short walking distance of Norwood.

Our absolute favorite dining/shopping was at the Boscastle Farm store...amazing!!!

Their cafe is excellent and shopping there for local produce, meats and cheeses and going home to cook on the Norwood AGA was a dream come true for a US cook.

Our entire Norwood, Boscastle and Cornwall experience was perfection...we absolutely loved it!

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Sydney Australia

Wonderful home away from home

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was everything we hoped for and much more. It is beautifully appointed and so well situated in the charming village of Boscastle.

Coming from Australia we were delighted at the level of attention and thought provided by our host Nancy. Every instruction, directions and pieces of advice were spot on. It is clear Nancy is proud of Norwood, Boscastle and North Cornwall. She is a wonderful amdassodor.

We had some friends from the UK stay with us for a few days and they were blown away with the quality of the accommodation and the charm of the village.

The private parking spot was a valued extra. The free internet was realiable and speedy. As you can appreciate having a good WiFi internet connection is essential when you are travelling.

Would happily recommend Norwood to anyone wanting a a relaxed week away in the Cornish countryside.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank-you Henry and Mary so much for your very kind comments about Norwood. We feel it is so important when Guests are looking forward to their Holiday, (especially if travelling a long distance, like you, from Australia) that Norwood welcomes you with open arms and helps you to slow down from the normal routine of life, ready to enjoy this very special County of Cornwall. I hope you enjoy the rest of your time in the UK, and have a safe journey home. With our kindest regards. Tony and Nancy.
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

fantastic stay, lovely house

  • 5 of 5

such a comfortable and well equipped house that had everything we needed for a weeks stay and more. All the fittings and décor was great quality and we felt at home from the moment we got there. Very dog friendly. The village shops and pubs are all a short walk away but do be prepared for steep roads. I was initially terrified at the thought of cooking with an Aga but the instructions were foolproof and it was a joy. Lovely deep bath with loads of hot water and lots of room downstairs to lounge about in. Do try this charming house, a real home from home.......

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank-you so much for taking the time to write a review. It really does help to get a response back from our Guest's. I do hope Chicken enjoyed himself on the beautiful beaches and the Coast Path walks. Good luck for the Season ahead in Cumbria.... Kindest regards. Nancy.
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Wonderfully relaxing holiday in a beautiful house

  • 5 of 5

Everything we could need was provided at Norwood. The bed was so comfy and the bathroom lovely. The house felt warm and welcoming - we didn't want to leave!

A lovely location in Boscastle - glad there was a parking space for us as the road is narrow!

We would definitely go back, and also recommend to friends.

  • Submitted: Nov 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank-you both for your very kind comments about Norwood, and thank-you for leaving the House so nice on your leaving. You have very well behaved Doggies.... I hope they enjoyed themselves on the wonderful beaches in our area and the long walks on the Coast Path you were hoping to take. Wishing you the very best for the New Year, and we hope to see you with Cady and Inca in the near future. Kindest Regards. Nancy.
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0


  • 5 of 5

This is a lovely cottage that has been beautifully renovated to a high standard. It is very well equipped and is set in a very quaint and attractive lane. We would highly recommend this accommodation.

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank-you so much John for your Review, and thank-you for looking after Norwood House so well while you were staying there. It makes it so worth while when our Guest's have a good Holiday and enjoyed staying at Norwood. We look forward to welcoming you back some time in the near future. Kindest regards to all your family and Mille. Nancy.
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Just the Job

  • 5 of 5

The house is very well appointed and very comfortable, we had a lovely week. Norwood is very well placed to get on the coastal path, ideal for our dog, and equally well placed to wander down to Boscastle harbour. Three nice pubs, all dog friendly, are in easy walking distance and all serve good pub grub, we particularly liked the Cobweb Inn.

I would certainly recomend Norwood to friends and we would book again if we were having a break in Boscaslte.

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank-you Jess for taking the time to write your kind review. We do like to get feed back from our Guests. (It keeps us on our toes) Your Holiday is important to us. Wishing you and your family the Very Best for the New Year. 2015. Kindest regards.
Did you find this review helpful?
2 0



The harbour is 5mins walk. Trebarwith Strand: 10mins by car: Popular with locals: good surfing. Crackington Haven: 15mins by car: Surfing. Polzeath: 25mins by car. Surfing. Watergate Bay: 40mins by car. Very long beach. Surfing. Very special. Bude: 20mins by car. Coast and Channel Walks. Port Quin: 25mins by car. Learn to Kayak or try coasteering (jumping off rocks). Or walk across the fields to Port Isaac and back by the coast path, allow yourselves enough time. Take provisions. "Lovely walk".


Newquay Airport: 40 mins. Hire car available.

Exeter Airport: 60 mins.

Bodmin Railway Station: 35 mins.

A car is not essential if prepared to travel by bus.


Tintagel 10mins: Bus from Boscastle walk back by Coast Path. Camelford 15mins: shopping. Close to the Moor. On a clear day walk up to Roughtor and Brown Willy. Left out of car park, few hundred yards, turn right sign post Roughter. Lunch at the top, "enjoy the view." Wadebridge 25mins: Hire cycles (get a Buggie on the back for little Dog) cycle along the Camel Trail to Padstow, feast on Rick Steins fish and chips before cycling back to Wadebridge. "Lovely way to spend a day." Padstow car 30mins.

Further Details:

Cornwall is Magical, full of surprises if you are willing to venture out. A beautiful diverse part of the Country. A paradise for walkers, the wild flowers are stunning, birds and butterflies a plenty. With sheltered wooded valleys, to the Coast Path, with it's magnificent splender, "it will have it's own special hold on you." The more of it you walk, the more you want. Bodmin Moor is in easy reach of Boscastle, 10mins. From walking up Roughtor (this is the Tor you can see on the left coming out of Boscastle on the way to Camelford.The view on a clear day is breathtaking) to walking around some of the old Tin Mines. The Moor is a very calming place, quiet, time to think. (Please only venture on the Moor on a clear day) There are lots of walking books and maps at the House for you to use. Some of our favorite walks too. "So turn off the phone and charge your batteries." you will be glad you came. The Lost Garden's of Heligan and the Eden Project are in easy reach by car, with many more National Trust Houses and Gardens within easy travelling distance.


Rates & Availability

Boscastle House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
Convert Currency
Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Rate 5
Jun 24 2017 - Jun 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
Rate 6
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 14 2017
7 night minimum stay
Rate 7
Jul 15 2017 - Jul 21 2017
7 night minimum stay
Rate 8
Jul 22 2017 - Aug 25 2017
7 night minimum stay
Rate 9
Aug 26 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
Rate 10
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 22 2017
7 night minimum stay
Rate 11
Sep 23 2017 - Nov 3 2017
7 night minimum stay
Rate 12
Nov 4 2017 - Dec 15 2017
7 night minimum stay
rate 1
Dec 16 2017 - Dec 22 2017
7 night minimum stay
Rate 2
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 5 2018
7 night minimum stay
Rate 3
Jan 6 2018 - Mar 23 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
We accept payment in GBP via internet banking, Pay Pal or Personal Cheque payable to Norwoods Bank account. Your payments are Secure. (The Price you see is the Price you Pay. NO EXTRAS....)
On Confirmation of your Booking enquiry we will need 20% deposit, this is non-refundable in the event of cancellation unless we can rebook the Holiday dates.
1 month prior to your arrival: Full Payment is required.
On Full and Final payment you will receive by Email, Confirmation of Receipt of your Final Payment and all the relevant information you need for your Holiday at Norwood.

Short Winter Breaks are available from November to March:
Saturday-Tuesday (3 days stay @ £295)
Tuesday-Saturday (4 days stay @ £295)

Changeover Day:
Changeover day: Saturday to Saturday.
Arrival time: 3pm.
Depart time: 10am.
Flexible of Peak.

Notes on prices:
£ sterling. Currency Conversion.

We require a 20% Deposit on Booking and Full Payment 1 month prior to your Holiday date.
Payments in GBP via Internet Banking, Pay Pal, or Cheque, will be Secure. You will receive a Confirmation Email of any payment made in to Norwoods account. Norwood is the only property we have as a Holiday Let. Call us if you have any reservations about your payments being safe. Tel: 01440783979/07718579503.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

You might like these similar properties