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The Old Rectory St. Juliot

5.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   St Juliot, Boscastle PL35 0BT, England
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Ranked #8 of 14 Boscastle B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
Ben V Merchtem, Brabant, Belgium
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Merchtem, Brabant, Belgium
14 reviews 14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Since we're not English (or Cornish) we don't quit grasp the "thomas Hardy" thing. But we can understand now why he wrote some of his poems in that surroundings. The fact the even in modern society a family sets out on this journey to become totallt self supporting is amazing. We stayed for a whole week and found it always... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We only spent one night at The Old Rectory, but it's left a lasting impression - a wonderful location, property, host, welcome (and breakfast). The sun was shining, the garden was peaceful, the view down Vallency Valley was immaculate, the piglets looked tasty... this was by far our favourite lodging in our short trip around Cornwall. Boscastle is either an... More

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Alberta, Canada
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

The Old Rectory is a beautiful property tucked away in the Cornish countryside. We enjoyed several days in this historical property and its outstanding gardens. Our room was comfortable and well appointed. It was a pleasure to awaken every morning to the sound of the birds and the view of the distant meadows with grazing sheep. Our breakfasts were so... More

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Warrington, Cheshire
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Wonderful food sourced from their own walled garden. Lots of local walks through the valley or along the cliffs. Sally, Anna and Chris are perfect hosts. Just like staying with friends in their own house. Beautiful location if a bit off the beaten track. So quiet all you can hear is the birds singing. OK there is an occasional tractor... More

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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We arrived at St Juliot to a most pleasant cup of tea in the conservatory, a tour of the magnificent gardens, a visit to the piglets and the most comfortable room and peaceful night imaginable. Sally and her family have a real vision and a passion for this place and it shows. Anna's culinary skills with her fresh, sustainable, local... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014 via mobile

Had a 3 night stay in Thomas Hardy room. Sally and Chris make you feel like you are staying in your home. Lovely cup of tea and homemade biscuits when you arrive. Wonderful rural setting. Fab. We were also treated to a wonderful meal, courtesy of Anna. All their food is sourced either from their own garden, or locally. They... More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Have stayed here several times and on arrival I said to Sally it was like 'coming home'. Really comfortable room, delicious food and on this trip the weather was good too. Sally and her family are welcoming hosts and are happy for guests to come and go during the days of their stay. The gardens are a delight. Nearby a... More

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Kidderminster, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

One of those places that "does exactly what it says on the tin". A very warm welcome and we were free to come and go as we pleased. Lovely big room (Emma's) with double shower and view over the garden. Plenty of choices for breakfast. It was nice to be able to get fresh milk for our drinks in the... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

This is not a review about staying but about NOT staying in this pretty place. We were very disappointed to find out that our attempt to book a room was declined because we planned to come with a little boy 3 years, almost 4 years old. It was explained by the owner that they don’t have facilities for a young... More

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Chris S, Owner at The Old Rectory St. Juliot, responded to this review

We are really disappointed that Trip Advisor has refused to take this review off as this person clearly says she has not stayed here! It is clearly stated on our front page since the day we opened in May 2000 that children over 12 years old are welcome! Our guests like to stay here for peace and quiet and to... More

Great Missenden, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

This was our second visit and from the time that we entered over the cattle grid and saw the enchanting garden and house it was breathtaking. We were immediately greeted by Sally and Milly and invited into the conservatory for tea coffee and home made biscuits. We spent 8 days in the Stables which is ideal for us with our... More

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Address: St Juliot, Boscastle PL35 0BT, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cornwall > Boscastle
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — The Old Rectory St. Juliot 5*
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The Old Rectory is in a quiet and secluded area offering four luxurious en-suite rooms in a historic house with Thomas Hardy connections close to the picturesque village of Boscastle. We are surrounded by 3 acres of our mature gardens including a productive walled Victorian kitchen garden, producing fruit and vegetables for breakfast and evening meals (by arrangement). Guests can enjoy our viewing deck over looking the sea and Valency Valley. Hardy wrote he left with "Magic in his eyes" and we hope you will do the same! ... more   less 
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