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“Beautiful and cosy place to call home.”
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The Old Oil House
Valency Row
Living Room
Open Plan through to the kitchen
The Old Oil House Kitchen
Twin Bedroom
Bathroom
The Old Oil House on the Right
Boscastle Harbour
Boscastle Village
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Cottage -
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Boscastle, Cornwall, England

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Dawny_kin...
London
2 reviews
“Beautiful and cosy place to call home.”
Reviewed July 15, 2014 for a stay in July 2014

The old oil house in boscastle was beautiful and cosy. The decor was cute cottage meets chic apartment. It was everything you needed it to be. A treat to return to at the end of a day exploring.
Boscastle itself was fantastic, from climbing the rocks, sampling the pubs ales and ciders, to having breakfast and cream teas, and everything within a few seconds to a few minutes walk. Loved it.

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Jude C
London, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Fantastic Cottage”
Reviewed June 4, 2014 for a stay in May 2014

We stayed in 1B the upstairs apartment which has 2 double bedrooms and a separate bedroom accessed via a spiral staircase thorough the lounge containing 2 single beds and a cot.

All rooms are decorated to a very good standard and the each room has modern TV. Wifi is available although speed is slow. It was extremely clean and well laid out and the kitchen was very well equipped -washing machine, dishwasher, cafetiere, iron etc. Stayed with my wife and kids aged 14,11 and 9 and our puppy. We all loved it. Couldn't be more central and very handy for the pubs/restaurants. Has its own parking space directly outside. Steep stairs to the apartment may not be suitable for elderly/infirm.

I would definitely go back.

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Liked best: Excellent standard of accommodation. Central location. Value for money.
Liked least: No garden for drying wetsuits. A minor gripe.
Traveling group: Other
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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MLB68
Wokingham, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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“Lovely accommodation in a lovely village”
Reviewed April 25, 2014 for a stay in April 2014

We had a week's holiday at the Old Oil House, situated right in the centre of Boscastle which is a beautiful village and ideal for exploring the North Cornwall coast. As it is all on one floor, the property is compact but very comfortable and has a lovely character. It is very well equipped and had everything we needed to make our stay easy and relaxing, including the allocated parking space right outside. We had a lovely, relaxing week in a lovely setting and I would thoroughly recommend it.

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Liked best: The location, right in the heart of the village.
Liked least: Could hear some noise from the property above.
Traveling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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JM01974
Northampton, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“Excellent apartment-terrible neighbours”
Reviewed April 21, 2014 for a stay in April 2014
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The contact with the owners from the beginning was helpful and prompt replies to help book our short notice break. On arrival everything was as per the instructions making it easy to settle in and start our holiday. The pictures do not do the place justice it's homely, more spacious than expected and after a 7 hour journey a pint of milk and cookies on arrival was greatfully received. The location is spot on and previous reviews are right you don't get the views here but everything is just on your doorstep. My only criticism is as with any downstairs apartment if you have noisy neighbours that play music on their return from the pub, wii games etc till all hours you will get no sleep and after a bad first night they were asked to bare in mind we were downstairs from them.. The same happened the second night and only stopped once warned.. We didn't see in the third night it had no longer become a relaxing break and more one of anxiety knowing what was coming.. If neighbours could be guaranteed it would be perfect.

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
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Management Response
Apr 22, 2014
Thank you for your comments on the accommodation and we are extremely sorry the neighbours spoilt your stay. We have taken this up with the neighbouring property owner, but hopefully as the occupants are holiday guests we won't get a recurrence.
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Dpawlett
1 review
“Perfect little cottage right in the heart of Boscastle”
Reviewed November 27, 2013 for a stay in November 2013

Had a lovely time staying here and didn't want to leave. The cottage was perfect for our little boy being all on one level not having to worry about stairs. Lovely exposed oak beams with a nice balance of old and new decor. The bedrooms were nice and comfy and the living room was cosy and the kitchen is to die for! We will without doubt be coming to stay here again.

Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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buenvino
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Level 6 Contributor
136 reviews
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“Great location, good value, easy parking & comfortable 2 bed apartment”
Reviewed November 26, 2013 for a stay in October 2013

This two bedroom lower apartment is very well located in the heart of lower Boscastle and within very easy walking distance of the harbour, attractions, pubs, shops and restaurants.

An added bonus is that it has a parking space right outside the door which worked well, even during a busy weekend Arts & Food Fair - an annual event which was great fun.

One suspects the reason why the rent is so reasonable is that the apartment does not have a picturesque view - only the street and an alleyway. BUT it is so easy to get everywhere including the cliff top paths - or a lovely walk up the valley.

The bedrooms have built in cupboards, the larger bedroom has a comfortable double bed and the smaller room has two singles. We had to pin the main bedroom curtains closed to get better privacy - the window adjoins the alley - but this was a very minor problem.

The large kitchen was excellent and basic supplies plus nice chocolates were there for us on our arrival. The living room has both a dining and sitting area and the TV provided the stations we needed. The Wi-Fi worked fine.

The apartment was clean and we had no issues with any of the ample amenities. If you are driving from Devon, a good place to stock up before getting to Boscastle is a huge Tesco in Liskeard. The local shops in Boscastle are good but somewhat limited.

Don't forget to either bring towels or have a local friend lend you some.

Our deposit was returned on time by the owners and we would certainly stay there again if we were lucky!

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Liked best: Location
Liked least: No view
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
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jimnkate
Hitchin
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“Convenient, Clean and Well Equiped”
Reviewed November 21, 2013 for a stay in November 2013
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We received clear instructions on how to locate the property and door key, which we found in clean and tidy condition on our arrival. A fresh pint of milk in the fridge was a nice touch.

The cottage has a typical attractive stone-built exterior and a tastefully decorated and well-furnished interior. It has all appliances that you would expect to find in a holiday let, plus some that are less common like a washing machine, dryer and WIFI that works. The kitchen is unusually spacious and, even though it was a chilly November week, the storage heaters were more than adequate in keeping the cottage cosy. The allocated parking space and central location make this cottage very convenient for the amenities in the village.

Boscastle is a great place to stay when visiting Cornwall; there are some lovely local walks, and beautiful bays and beaches a short drive away. There are three local pubs that all serve real ales and have pretty decent menus. We had a number of meals locally and I was impressed with the quality of the food and the standard of catering. There is a wonderful community atmosphere here, with live music or singing several nights of the week.

Only drawback I can see is that there is no garden in the downstairs apartment. Not a problem in November, but would be nice in the summer months.

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Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children People with pets
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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