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20 individual, award winning detached cottages on a farm in a hidden valley near the sea: easy access to all of Cornwall. 30 acres of wild flower meadows, woods, lake & friendly animals. Pool, tennis court, playbarn. Ambassador for the COAST project.

Quote greentraveller when you book and you will receive a copy of our Nanny Pat Adventures – recommended days out in Cornwall with children and toddlers

Rooms: 20 cottages sleeping 3-12

: Cottages for 4, prices £440-£1845, cottages for 12 £1180-£3800 and everything in between.

Meals: Private chef service and frozen ready meals available.
Open: Year round
Address: Bosinver Farm Cottages, Trelowth, St Austell, Cornwall, PL26 7DT
Tel: 44 (0) 1726 72128
reviewed by greentraveller

Why we've chosen Bosinver Farm Cottages

Review by Lucy Symons (November 2015)

"Perfect for a whole family holiday – everyone, from granny and grandchildren, Mum, Dad, Fido et al will have a fabulous time, and it is a total no brainer: everything you could possibly need is already here. Within easy distance of all Cornwall has to offer. You may not need to leave Bosinver at all, but if you can't imagine staying in Cornwall without the feel of the sand between your toes, the nearest beaches are Pentewan and Porthpean, with rockpools to explore and surfing to be had along this gorgeous coast."

>> Read Lucy's full review of Bosinver

What is your ideal holiday home? A 16th century thatched farmhouse which sleeps 12, our carbon neutral eco-house: Lowen or a traditional farm cottage in a fairytale setting among tall trees?

Bosinver is open year round and log fires and central heating make it cosy for out of season breaks or Christmas and New Year celebrations. There’s plenty to do at Bosinver. Let the children loose in their own adventure playground... cycle down to the sea … fish from the side of the lake… meander through the woodland walk with the children and dog. Take an early morning dip in the solar heated indoor pool (heated by solar panels and pv) or play a game of tennis. Or if you prefer, simply lie back, listen to the birds and do absolutely nothing at all in one of 20 individual, detached luxury self catering cottages set in 30 acres of peaceful farm and woodland in Cornwall, where children can play freely, families can relax together and nature is truly on the doorstep.

Not far from the beaches of St Austell Bay, the Eden Project and Lost Gardens of Heligan, Bosinver makes the ideal location to explore the whole of Cornwall and promises plenty of magical memories of outdoor adventures for your family. Try daily animal feeding sessions and egg-collecting with Farmer Dave or riding our friendly ponies. Have fun on the zip wire and tennis courts or enjoy our solar heated indoor swimming pool and sauna. Kids love our Wild Kids outdoor play sessions too, all included at no extra charge. Parents can relax too - our luxurious carbon neutral eco-cottage Lowen and Farmhouse even have their own hot tubs and if you don’t want to have to cook there’s a great local pub just down the lane. There’s so much to do here, guests often don’t want to leave!

Mention Greentraveller when you book and receive a copy of Nanny Pat Adventures to keep – recommended days out in Cornwall with children and toddlers.

Winners of:


  • Heated indoor swimming pool
  • Play barn
  • Games room
  • Tennis courts
  • Zip wire
  • Nature trails
  • Wild Kids outdoor play sessions
  • Pony rides all included in price


  • Cornwall Tourism Gold Sustainable Tourism award
  • Green Tourism Business Scheme Gold
  • Tripadvisor Platinum Green Leaders Award
  • Carbon neutral eco cottage
  • Lowen and pool use renewable technologies
  • EV car charger
  • Commitment to local suppliers

Previously reviewed by Tom Watts (June 2011)

"It's a testament to Pat and Dave's success that, once guests visit for the first time, they tend to come back year after year. It's little surprise when you take stock of how well Bosinver caters for children and, in turn, how much pressure that takes off parents. With the completion of Lowen, Bosinver has also taken its green ethos to a new level, losing nothing in the way of luxury in the process." Read Tom's full review of Bosinver Farm Cottages

How does Bosinver Farm Cottages minimise its impact on the environment and contribute to a sense of place? 
Bosinver Farm has implemented a number of green initiatives to reduce their draw on natural resources and contribute positively to the local community, which have earned them Gold from the GTBS. The new zero carbon eco-house is self-sufficient in energy by using heat from the sun and the ground to heat the house and provide hot water. Materials were sourced as locally as possible and recycled items were used as much as possible. Rainwater from the roof is captured and used to flush the toilet. Its roof is turfed with Cornish plants which act as insulation and also provide a valuable habitat for insects and other wildlife.

The rest of the 19 existing cottages are fully insulated, water saving toilets and taps and to encourage eco friendly stays there are compost caddies, ample recycling facilities and washing lines provided.  All boilers are condensing, all appliances are A rated and there is low energy lighting throughout. All cleaning products are eco friendly and the use of ecloths and steam mops reduce the need for any chemicals. Water butts collect rainwater to water plants. They monitor the water consumption and have just dug a bore hole to supply the whole site. The owners work with local chefs to guests a variety of dishes all prepared by hand using the finest quality ingredients and locally sourced fresh produce. Guests are encouraged to arrive by public transport and will benefit from the return taxi to the station in St Austell free of charge. Information on plenty of car-free days out to explore the surrounding area is provided. Environmental considerations are central to the business decisions and they manage their land to enhance nature conservation, source goods from environmentally responsible suppliers where possible and encourage their suppliers to consider their environmental impact and request that they be supplied with environmentally friendly products.

Top eco features at Bosinver Farm Cottages



Bosinver Farm Cottages, Cornwall, England
Nearest train station: St Austell

Directions from station:
Bosinver is situated approximately 3 miles from the St Austell railway and bus station in the centre of town. There are 2 buses which come close to Bosinver the 26A Western Greyhound service heading for Gorran Haven and stopping in Polgooth village and the First Western bus (number 27) heading for Truro and stopping in Trelowth. You can find which taxis serve St Austell station by visiting www.traintaxi.co.uk

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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