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1 / 17  Relax and enjoy the stunning views from the conservatory
2 / 17  Sit back on the patio looking out to sea
3 / 17  Lounge with exposed beams
4 / 17  Relax in the lounge with an open fire after a day of exploring
5 / 17  Conservatory with views out to the sea
6 / 17  Dining area
7 / 17  Spacious kichen
8 / 17  Double bedroom
9 / 17  Twin bedroom which can be made into king-size on request
10 / 17  Twin bedroom which can be made into king-size on request
11 / 17  Double bedroom
12 / 17  Shower room
13 / 17  Unique features throughout
14 / 17  View to the rear of the property
15 / 17  Steep downhill walk to the close-by beaches
16 / 17  Short stroll to the beautiful coastal path
17 / 17  View of the property
Relax and enjoy the stunning views from the conservatory
Sit back on the patio looking out to sea
Lounge with exposed beams
Relax in the lounge with an open fire after a day of exploring
Conservatory with views out to the sea
Dining area
Spacious kichen
Double bedroom
Twin bedroom which can be made into king-size on request
Twin bedroom which can be made into king-size on request
Double bedroom
Shower room
Unique features throughout
View to the rear of the property
Steep downhill walk to the close-by beaches
Short stroll to the beautiful coastal path
View of the property
1 / 17  Relax and enjoy the stunning views from the conservatory
2 / 17  Sit back on the patio looking out to sea
3 / 17  Lounge with exposed beams
4 / 17  Relax in the lounge with an open fire after a day of exploring
5 / 17  Conservatory with views out to the sea
6 / 17  Dining area
7 / 17  Spacious kichen
8 / 17  Double bedroom
9 / 17  Twin bedroom which can be made into king-size on request
10 / 17  Twin bedroom which can be made into king-size on request
11 / 17  Double bedroom
12 / 17  Shower room
13 / 17  Unique features throughout
14 / 17  View to the rear of the property
15 / 17  Steep downhill walk to the close-by beaches
16 / 17  Short stroll to the beautiful coastal path
17 / 17  View of the property

The Old Borough House

| Tintagel (1ml NE), Cornwall
8
4
2
Dogs allowed 2
Internet access
Open fire / woodburner
Beach houses
Family friendly

At a glance

  • 500-year-old house, formerly home to Sir Francis Drake
  • Relax in your own private garden
  • Retains period features but has modern comforts
  • Distant sea views
  • A short stroll from the beach and the South West Coast Path
  • Perfectly located for exploring Cornwall’s many attractions
 
Property code: TOLBO

This historic house dates back five centuries and has been the former home of many important figures. The beach and coast are on your doorstep, while many top Cornish attractions are also close by.

Over its 500-year history this property has been home to several notable figures, including playwright JB Priestley and Sir Francis Drake. It still retains many of its original period features, and makes for an ideal base for exploring Cornwall. The beach and the South West Coast Path, with its glorious clifftop views, are just a ten-minute stroll away, while the village of Tintagel, steeped in legend, is also just a mile away. Many fantastic attractions are just a short drive from the property, including the Blue Reef Aquarium in Newquay and the Launceston Steam Railway.

The accommodation retains much of its original charm and character, featuring slate floors and exposed wooden beams. Sea views can also be enjoyed from many of the rooms in the house. On the ground floor there is a reception room, lounge, dining area, kitchen and utility room. The reception room is a comfortable place to relax, and features a wood burner for added warmth. Inside the lounge, reached via a step down, is a TV/DVD and an original open fireplace. The dining area has plenty of space for a large family. In the kitchen, which is also reached via a step-down, guests can find a range cooker, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and microwave. It leads out to a conservatory, which features comfortable seating and wonderful views out to sea. The utility room features a washing machine, a tumble dryer and a separate WC. On the first floor, there are four bedrooms as well as a bathroom and a shower room. The bedrooms consist of two doubles and two twin zip-and-links, which can be made into king-sizes on request. Both twins as well as one double are reached via a step down. The bathroom contains a bath and a WC, while the shower room contains a shower and a WC.

An enclosed garden area can be found outside of the property, which also features a patio, seating area and a BBQ. Here guests can enjoy some excellent views looking out to the coast and the sea. Ample parking is also provided.

 

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 4 bedrooms – 2 double, 2 twin zip-and-links (can be made into king-size on request)
  • 1 bathroom with WC and 1 shower room with WC
  • Kitchen with range cooker, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and microwave
  • Utility room with washing machine, tumble dryer and separate WC
  • TV/DVD
  • Wood burner in reception room, open fire in lounge
  • Electric and central heating included
  • Ample parking provided
  • Wi-Fi available
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Shops, pubs and cafes in Tintagel 1 mile, beach 10-minute walk

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 16 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Phil, 12th October 2019

A gorgeous cottage with stunning views. Its quirky and plenty of room for 8 of us to either be together or do our own thing. We thoroughly enjoyed Old Borough House and we really appreciated the bag of goodies! I am sure we will be back again in the future.

Reviewed by Wendy, 17th August 2019

My friends and I agreed that this is one of the best holiday rentals we've had. A well equipped kitchen with a welcome pack that went beyond the usual milk, tea and coffee, (local beer and biscuits much appreciated). The bedrooms were lovely and the beds very comfortable. Tintagel's main street was only a short walk away as was the nearby cove (thoRead moreugh that was a little steeper). We had an exceedingly good cream tea at the tearooms by the cove. Hide

Reviewed by John, 10th August 2019

A great location, the house is a good size with plenty of opportunity to spread out.

Reviewed by Elizabeth, 15th June 2019

Lovely house, great location, very homely and nicely furnished.

Reviewed by Richard, 1st June 2019

property worked perfectly for us with 8 adults,plenty of room,so much character and very well equipped. Ideal for the dogs too and great proximity to the coastal paths.

Reviewed by Adrian, 25th May 2019

Great little cottage. A bit isolated so needs good weather as not much to do with family when it rains. Definitely need a car but some great coastal walks. A shame the castle was closed when we were there as building a new walkway.

Reviewed by Graham, 11th May 2019

The Old Borough House is a historic and unique property set in an excellent location. It is perfectly situated for those looking to go walking over the beautiful scenic cliffs between Tintagel and Boscastle. It is also a great location from which to explore North Cornwall and beyond.

Reviewed by Janet, 13th April 2019

This is the second time of staying at this property - last time our grandson was only just crawling, hes now nearly three but the younger is 13 months and toddling and we found it very challenging. So future guests bear this in mind that theres nowhere to gate off for small children! On the positive side the huge play chest was a godsend and kept tRead morehem occupied for hours. The house is just full of history and the perfect location for exploring Boscastle, Tintagel and beyond. Hide

Reviewed by Karen, 29th December 2018

An amazing house with all needs catered for. It was lovely to receive such a generous welcome pack. We would highly recommend this property.

Reviewed by Rachel, 27th October 2018

Ideal for large groups or families as the bedrooms were great. Not very close to the sea or beach at all. We loved the log fire in the autumn evenings and the garden was safe for dogs but very tiny. Large kitchen and dining room were great.

Reviewed by Valerie, 18th August 2018

Characterful house with history, in a good location, 10 minutes walk from the coastal path or from Tintagel. Well equipped and able to accommodate 8 people comfortably. A good family property which we enjoyed staying in.

Reviewed by Nick, 4th August 2018

The property is really lovely, in a nice location just outside Tintagel. Its very spacious, clean, well-kept with everything you need (including off-street parking which is essential!). If you like long cliff top walks its absolutely perfect, however, if you want to be nearer amenities or the beach its either a drive or a nice long walk. Property iRead mores very well located for local places of interest. Hide

Reviewed by Alastair, 28th July 2018

Lovely house but not really suitable for a family with young children or older family members who want to walk to the beach.

Reviewed by Clare, 7th July 2018

Beautiful old cottage in a lovely setting. The gardens and view over the sea were glorious. The 4 bedrooms were spacious for our large family which included 7 adults and two children. We appreciated the modern shower, and kitchen equipment which made easy for catering and washing. There was plenty of parking for our 3 cars.

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