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“Going back this year” 5 of 5 stars
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4.0 of 5 Cottage   |   Trelowth, St Austell PL26 7DT, England   |  
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Derby, UK
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“Going back this year”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2011

Accomodation was good, all the facilities you could want, and enough space. Equally not too 'out-of-place' modern so that we were nervous of the kids ruining something. A sprawling area of safe places to play, walk, investigate. Adventure walks, zip wire and tunnel, peaceful views, games room... so many things to do without leaving we are going back this year. highlight for the kids was collecting eggs and feeding animals with Farmer Dave - also pony rides on tuesday. Dave gives so much time every morning to the children staying that I don't know how they fit in running the place. It was surprising just how many families were hidden away on the site, as at no point did you feel over looked or squeezed in with other families. Nice layout and landscaping helped. My first thought was 'pricey' when my wife suggested going, but worth every penny - the extras are worth the additional £100 over some other properties we have stayed in down here. Solar heated swimming pool is lovely too, internet PC available near reception, and wireless signal over a short range if you have your laptop, also a local company can deliver frozen (very tasty) meals at a reasonable price. Can have them pre-ordered and in your freezer, or select from the reception freezer as and when.

Oh, I forgot that one of the barns is converted into a small soft play area and treadmills for adults for those wet days when you need 20mins for the kids to let off steam - most places would have turned this barn into a large 8 person accomodation to make extra cash - but not Bosinver. If you are visiting the area with family, this is your only choice of accomodation, and we've stayed in quite a few.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2011

This place is special. We visited Bosonver at the beginning of May 2011. We stayed in Pentree which was a lovely cottage, ideally located near the play barn and the play area with its trampoline, swings and playground. The only problem we had was dragging the kids away from the pool (which is warm) so we could actually get out and see some of the surrounding area! The kids really enjoyed feeding the animals in the morning too. The hard work that the team at Bosinver clearly put in shows and creates a safe, welcoming place for families to relax and enjoy. If you are thinking of a self catering holiday in Cornwall then I dont think you could do any better than Bosinver. I hope we can go back again soon.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2011

We’ve just returned from another wonderful week, with thanks to Farmer Dave, Pat & Helen.
Last year we stayed in Pear and this year in Hydrangea. Both were immaculately clean with every possible need covered.
Lowen - the new eco build is going to be out of this world.
Our three year old daughter squeaked with happiness when we arrived again this year. It’s what children’s holidays are all about. It brings out the child in the adults too! She adores Farmer Dave. He makes the activities special for all the children and adults alike.
Our doggie sitters were very pleased with their beautifully fragrant ‘Bosinver’ liquid soaps, so glad that as well as having them placed for use in the bathrooms these products are now being sold as they make unusual pressies to take home.
You can't put a Bosinver holiday into words, nor capture its magic with photos and video…………………you just have to go and experience it for yourself!

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  • Stayed May 2011, traveled with family
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    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Trelowth, St Austell PL26 7DT, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cornwall > St Austell
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 29 Specialty Lodging in St Austell
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Bosinver Farm Cottages 4*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Winner of the Gold award for best self catering in the South West Tourism Excellence Awards and Cornwall Tourism Awards 2012/3. Individual detached cottages sleeping 3-12 in a peaceful secluded valley near the sea, the Eden Project and the Lost Gardens of Heligan. Excellent facilities for families including new indoor swimming pool heated by solar energy, sauna, play barn, adventure playground, zip wire, tennis court and fishing lake, woodland trails and friendly farm animals. Wild Kids Club sessions for den building, pond dipping and campfires in the wood. Award winning village pub and shop only a short stroll away. Mumsnet Best UK Self Catering 2013. ... more   less 
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Bosinver Farm Cottages St Austell, Cornwall

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