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A fantastic, family-run historic house surrounded by beautiful gardens in the Cornish countryside. Meet a wide variety of friendly farm animals and enjoy home cooked meals made using ingredients sourced from the walled kitchen garden.

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Rooms: 4 ensuite rooms - 1 Super King (Twin), 2 King Size, 1 Double
Price:

From £90 Prices include breakfast.

Meals: Evening meals by arrangement - 2 courses £17.50. Plenty of restaurants & pubs in Boscastle (1 mile)
Open: Year Round
Address: The Old Rectory, St Juliot, Boscastle, Cornwall, PL35 0BT
 
reviewed by greentraveller

Why we've chosen The Old Rectory

Jump on a train to Exeter and from there you can jump on the bus to Camelford  where your hosts offer free pickup - alternatively cycle from the train safe in the knowledge that bike storage is free of charge. Anyone looking to explore the area's stunning coastal path can either cycle or be collected and delivered to other destinations.

This Victorian Rectory has been in the family for 5 generations and is an ideal base to explore the north coast of Cornwall. Situated one mile inland of Boscastle and surrounded by rolling hills, with views out to sea from a secluded viewing deck - This Old Rectory is an excellent spot for a glass of wine at sunset or whilst indulging in some stargazing.

With a mature south facing walled organic garden providing fruit and vegetables (expect seasonal produce including fresh strawberries, raspberries and nectarines for breakfast and new potatoes, mange tout and runner beans for evening meals), all diets catered for and please feel free to bring your own drinks to informal evening meals - no corkage charged.

Pigs and sheep - Oxford & Sandy Black pigs (ginger with black spots) and Jacob sheep (white with brown spots) - have been recently introduced to the property so guests who enjoy eating meat know the animals have enjoyed a free range life with excellent welfare; feel free to join in during feeding time. There is also a top-bar bee hive and a spare bee suit so if you're interested in bees please do ask for a viewing. 

Awarded the GTBS Gold Star Award, there is a 20kW solar array which supports the house, over 300 trees have been recently planted, use of eco products and air-dry laundry. All home-reared sausages and bacon is made on-site and all dairy produce comes from across the valley from the Organic Helsett Farm. Self-sufficient in wood, there are 3 log burners and an open fire.  Free laundry service - great if you're travelling light by public transport!

Review by Florence Fortnam

"To call The Old Rectory just a B&B doesn’t really do this place justice: you don’t have to spend too long here to realise that this place is a way of life for Chris and Sally. Their investment in the future and in green initiatives, the focus on providing only home-produced or local food, their love of rearing rare-breed animals, the passion with which they host guests – as a guest it’s a privilege to get a glimpse into their special way of life."

Read Florence's full review of The Old Rectory


Top eco features at The Old Rectory

 
  • The Old Rectory is oil-free thanks to a new biomass boiler which runs on wood pellets

  • Energy is created via photovoltaic solar panels

  • The three woodburning stoves use locally-sourced wood

  • Rainwater collected by waterbutts in the garden

  • Owners grow over 69 different organically grown fruit and vegetables and rear their own livestock

  • Free transportation to walks travelling the coastal path

 

Location

The Old Rectory, St Juliot, Cornwall
Nearest train station: Bodmin Parkway (or Exeter St Davids and bus to Camelford)

Directions from station:
We can collect guests by proir arrangement from Bodmin Parkway (or can arrange a taxi - 35 minutes). Alternatively free pick up from Camelford if they alight at Exeter and catch the X9

Plan your journey by train

Buy rail tickets online and then collect them at any main station.
Bookings usually open 10-12 weeks before your date of travel.

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