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“Charming, old-fashioned B&B”
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Pencarmol
Ranked #14 of 16 Boscastle B&B and Inns
Runcorn, UK
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16 reviews
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“Charming, old-fashioned B&B”
Reviewed September 18, 2013

We decided to stay at Pencarmol after reading positive reviews on this website. We were very glad that we chose to stay here. After the rather intimidating arrival (The B&B is at the very end of a rather narrow, bustling street with not much room to manoeuvre in the car) we were met by the extremely friendly owner Jack, who welcomed us into the property with a lovely pot of tea and some very tasty chocolate cake! There were lots of interesting things to see inside the house too, with local literature and books as well as all manner of musical instruments scattered around.

We were led up to our room which was as expected from the photos, quite old-fashioned, but with gorgeous views of the harbour, an extremely comfy bed and the largest chaise longue style seat we'd ever seen!

The next morning Jack prepared a very nice full English breakfast for us, and gave us lots of options as to how we could have it prepared.

We would definately consider Pencarmol the next time we travel to Boscastle - and we will be back, it's a beautiful place!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 28, 2013

Spent a lovely 3 nights at the Pencarmol in Boscastle. It has a beautiful location above the harbour and spellbinding views. Nothing was too much trouble, and Jack and his wife were excellent hosts. They were happy to give us information on places to visit and couldn't do enough to make sure our stay was enjoyed. Rooms were homely, well decorated and clean. The breakfasts were delicious and we were asked each day exactly what we would like to eat. Could not have asked for a better place to stay. We'll be back next year.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Camberley, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 24, 2013

Spent two nights (three days) in Boscastle, (last week), and stayed at this truly amazing place. The hosts were genuinely wonderful, and the accommodation was both clean and comfortable. The location of the place is most definitely the highlight, as it couldn't be closer to the sea, and some truly lovely coastal walks are on your doorstep. The hosts provide an amazing breakfast, which really sets one up for the day. Nearby places such as Port Isaac and Tentagel are also worth a visit. We are certainly going again, as this is one of the best bed & breakfast places we have been to for quite some time.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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London
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Reviewed August 17, 2013

Having trawled the internet, if you pardon the pun, for a last minute holiday... I chanced on the Pencarmol B&B. From the second I spoke to Jack on the phone to confirm my booking I felt the warmth of caring hosts for whom nothing is too much trouble. Having to travelled from London after finish work we arrived just before 21:00 and were warmly welcomed by Fay who showed us to our rooms and asked if we wanted anything to eat or drink. The view from our room was fantastic and drew us out to follow the path that starts from outside Pencarmol's door. We walked the path and watched the sunset over the Atlantic Ocean. We met Jack in the morning at breakfast, he was out singing with his Cornish Singers when we arrived... Jack is a real polymath and expert on all things Cornish... very interesting conversation and information.
The surrounding area is brilliant for walking the South-West coastal path, fishing, enjoying a good pint of Cornish Ale or just sitting high up on the cliffs and watching the sun set over the Atlantic. An absolutely superb holiday and we will definitely return again.

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 1, 2013

We did not book and arrived at the Pencarmol doorstep wet, tired and quite dishevelled following a long and wet trek from Bude. Arrived to a warm welcome, a neat and tidy little room with a wonderful view into the harbour and a steaming cup of tea. The gracious host extended us an invitation to a night out in a friendly local pub where he and a group of men and women performed traditional Cornish songs. Certainly the most memorable pub night I have had and for good reasons only. Here is a place that has not lost the sense of community. If you are looking for a nice, unpretentious and friendly place to stay in Boscastle stay at Pencarmol.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Portsmouth
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Reviewed July 27, 2013

We spent two nights in Jack and Fays' B&B, having booked it on the recommendation of friends. What a fantastic place. Fabulous views from the windows; swimming in the harbour; glorious coastal walks. Jack is keen to share his extensive knowledge of all things Cornish. We had use of a guest lounge, sun beds in the garden and the use of fishing gear.

We were offered tailor-made breakfasts, e.g. freshly caught mackerel. The room was immaculately clean and full of character, in keeping with the history of the house. The bed was very comfortable and we slept soundly falling asleep to the sound of the sea and waking to the sound of birds - bliss. No problem with parking our large car. Thoroughly recommend staying here if you want a beautiful setting, in a central location for the most beautiful beaches, etc and local cuisine and ales, looked after by great hosts. Thank you for a wonderful break; we will be back!

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Fareham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 26, 2013

Great time at this family B&B, very friendly and helpful. Accommodation and views were amazing and loved the breakfast. The cliff top walk to Tintagel was a highlight, passing through Bossiney Haven, and the most beautiful beach I have been on in this country. Would definitely book again. Thank you Faye and Jack

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Pencarmol

Property: Pencarmol
Address: The Harbour | North Cornwall, Boscastle PL35 0HD, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cornwall > Boscastle
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Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Ranked #14 of 16 B&Bs / Inns in Boscastle
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 3
Also Known As:
Pencarmol Boscastle, Cornwall

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