Self catering in Cornwall, UK

Local History

History of Boscastle

The name of the village comes from Botreaux Castle (pronounced "But'ry"),[3] a 12th-century motte-and-bailey fortress, of which few remains survive.  Ivy Cottage is 300 yards away from the site.

The castle was anciently in the possession of the de Botreaux family, which became under William de Botereaux (1337–91) the Barons Botreaux.

The real Cornwall

Old image of Ivy Cottage, Boscastle

Ivy Cottage is a traditional stone holiday cottage Cornwall in the harbour town of Boscastle offering self catering holidays North Cornwall. A beautiful property to rent for self catering in Cornwall UK.

Within easy reach are the beautiful coastal villages of Padstow, Port Isaac and the ancient castle town of Tintagel.

The legend of King Arthur

Boscastle Harbour

Ivy Cottage is a gateway to a rich tapestry of Cornish myths, including King Arthur who was reputedly born at Tintagel. 


Ancient Cornwall

Tintagel labyrinth

An ancient landscape waits to be discovered. You can find the Tintagel labyrinth in Rocky Valley, a 4000 year old carving, an ancient Iron Age site at Willapark and the  Stitches at Forrabury, a surviving medieval method of strip farming.

The National Trust own much of the coastline in order to protect it.


The Witching Hour

With raft and Magic Museum, Boscastle

The Museum of Witchcraft and Magic is located by The Harbour in Boscastle.

Local Events

Duck Race at Boscastle

Boscastle is a real community and there are numerous events that visitors are invited to, including the annual Duck Race, the Beer and Food Festival, Walking Weekends and fireworks at New Year.