Dowr Cottage






It’s all in the detail…


Dowr Cottage has everything you could need (and more) for the perfect self-catering holiday. Here’s a list of the creature comforts we’ve included to ensure that your stay is as hassle-free and relaxed as possible:




Lounge/dining room


  • Comfy sofa
  • Gorgeous faux log burner for cosy nights in
  • Open plan lounge/diner with dining table and chairs
  • Flat screen SMART TV/DVD with Netflix
  • Comprehensive information folder packed with details of local tourist attractions, fabulous restaurants and things to do





  • Electric Oven & Gas Hob
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge Freezer
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Toaster
  • Fresh tea towels and oven gloves
  • A large range of glasses, crockery and utensils




  • Kingsize bed
  • Crisp white bed linen
  • Hairdryer
  • 2 x waffle bathrobes





  • Shower
  • 2 x Fresh white fluffy towels
  • Luxury Toiletries includes Soap & Lotion by St Kitts which is locally produced



Outside area


  • Small garden with patio furniture





  • Free WiFi
  • Plush, bouncy carpets throughout
  • Easy-on-the-eye muted decor and colour scheme
  • Board games
  • Plenty of sockets and charge points
  • DVDs  and books suitable for all ages
  • Beach towels
  • Central heating by radiators throughout
  • Short walk to the beach and 2 minutes to the coastal path



Please note


Dowr Cottage sleeps two guest only


Sorry no stag/hen parties or similar.


Dowr Cottage in Bossiney Bay is set in a Quiet Holiday Location which is ideal for family, couples and single occupancy


Sorry, no access for wheelchairs users.


There is one step into property, may not be suitable for those with limited mobility


This cottage is a non smoking accommodation.


Unfortunately no pets allowed.

Your hosts recommend: favourite local places and hidden gems


There’s nothing like a good recommendation, particularly when you’re new to an area. The good news is, you don’t have to take pot luck. Having visited this area for 20 years, we feel excited to share with you the fruits of our quest to discover the best that Cornwall has to offer in terms of places to eat. Here are our top 5, hand-picked recommendations for a dining experience you’ll never forget…




Boscastle Cafe and Farm Shop  - for website click here

Tresuck Farm, Boscastle PL35 0HH, UK

Telephone: 01840 250827


Best for: locally sourced produce, stunning views and cream teas.


The best of local produce, surrounded by National Trust farmland and just 50 yards from a coastal path, there’s a lot to love about Boscastle Cafe and Farm Shop. Enjoy home-reared meats, handmade pies and other produce made by local, artisan suppliers. We recommend that you fill your basket with Cornish delights, and cook up a storm at Hideaway Lodge.






The Krab Pot - for website click here

12 Fore Street, Port Isaac, Cornwall, PL29  3RB

Telephone: 01208 880542


Best for: crab (naturally), 'un-traditional cream teas', quirky rustic interiors, cool music.


Located in the gorgeous fishing village of Port Isaac, this quirky little cafe really is one of Cornwall’s hidden gems. They are famous locally for their hand-picked Cornish crab doorstep sandwich! And we can guarantee you’ll love the unusual menu, it’s the only place daring to offer an ‘Untraditional Cream Tea’ in this area!






The Seafood Restaurant - for website click here

Riverside, Padstow PL28 8BY

Telephone: 01841 532700


Best for: the freshest fish and shellfish, cooked with simplicity and expertise.


This restaurant was opened by Rick Stein in 1975 and has developed an international reputation for the ultimate seafood fine-dining experience. The restaurant itself is simply stunning, and the food? Just wow. The fish soup is to die for – just be sure to wash it down with a glass or two of their fine wine; you’ll be spoiled for choice. We highly recommend booking in advance this place gets booked up for weeks.


The Mariner’s Rock – for website click here

The Mariners, Rock, Cornwall, PL27 6LD

Telephone: 01208 863 679


Best for: Sunday lunches, stunning views and seasonal produce.


Part of celebrity chef Nathan Outlaw’s empire, this is an experience not to be missed. You’ll be served the finest, ethically reared local produce. The owners are proud to have developed strong relationships with local farmers. They do the best Sunday lunch we’ve ever eaten, and for your sake, we hope they are serving their Rice Pudding desert when you arrive! Yum. Just be aware that if you’re planning to have your Sunday lunch here, they stop serving at 4.30pm. Don’t be disappointed by arriving any later!


From here, it’s a short walk to catch the ferry over to Padstow.




The Port William Inn - for website click here

Port William, Trebarwith Strand, Trebarwith, PL34 0HB

Telephone: 01840 770230


Best for: traditional pub food whilst gazing out at the stunning Trebarwith Strand


A renowned 'surfers’ paradise and walkers’ delight’, this modern-yet-cosy coastal inn is the perfect spot for warming up – or cooling off – after a day at the beach. If you’re into good old traditional pub food with a sea-facing seat (and let’s be honest, who isn’t?), then this is an absolute must on your list of places to visit. One word of caution: order the Thai style mussels only if you like your food HOT!

When there’s nothing you have to do, there’s so much you’ll want to do...


Dowr Cottage is located in Bossiney Bay near Tintagel – the perfect spot to immerse yourself in stunning natural beauty. There really is so much to do here all year round… here’s just a few suggestions. Also take a look at our gallery that showcase the below HERE.





Bossiney itself is a historic hamlet tucked away on the most breath-taking coastline. Most of this is now preserved by the National Trust. With a golden beach, a romantic stretch of coastline and beautiful surroundings, Bossiney Bay is the perfect hideaway for couples or families looking for a quiet break.


When the tide is low, relax on the golden sands. If you don’t fancy the beach, enjoy panoramic views of the bay with a stroll along the Atlantic coastline which is ideal for walkers. Just a few minutes’ walk from Tintagel, you won’t be short of beautiful sights: the ancient woods of St Nectans Glen, the golden sandy cove at Bossiney Haven, the Canyons at Rocky Valley, and of course the beautiful Southwest Coast Path itself.


For those with a sweet-tooth for history, Bossiney and Tintagel are filled with it.


Even the mound at Bossiney is the topic of legend. The myth is that The Round Table of King Arthur and the Knights is buried under the mound, and that it rises from the mound on a midsummer’s night – when King Arthur and his knights are due to return. Sir Francis Drake gave his election speech from Bossiney mound back in 1584. You can find it near the Chapel at Jill pool.


You’ll also find this unique mix of scenery and history in Tintagel...





Just a few minutes’ walk away, Tintagel holds a feast for the eyes – and belly! Tintagel is thought to have been the seat of the region’s Dark-Age rulers. During the 5th to 7th century it also developed unique links with the Byzantine world.


Take a stroll-to-remember in the ancient woods of St Nectan’s Glen. This wildlife-rich riverside woodland area boasts a 60-foot waterfall. If that wasn’t enough, there’s hermitage and a meditation room to relax amidst the beauty. Follow the stream down to St Knighton’s Kieve – legend says this is where men became Knights. It was said that they would pass through the lower circle to be born again in the pool below.


Of course, there’s also the magnificent Rocky Valley. In 1948, a local man discovered Labyrinths in these Canyons – keep an eye out for these! For a magical day out with the family, or a romantic date, Tintagel Castle  is a great spot. The castle is said to be the birthplace of King Arthur and boasts beautiful views. (website)


What next? Tuck into some of the best pub food in England and sip on fine Cornish ales.


For more fantastic views, The Port William (website) at Trebarwith Strand is a casual-chic seaside inn that is worth the visit. Enjoy the sound of the ocean and the view from the cliffs overlooking the beach as you tuck in. There’s also plenty of pubs, deli's, tea-rooms, bakeries, and cafés to choose from if you’re after a Cornish pasty or traditional cream tea.





5 miles North of Bossiney, you’ll find Boscastle. This village and fishing port is the perfect spot for tasting the local produce. With its association to many authors and artists, this really is one of the most romantic spots in Cornwall. It’s also home to the incredible Boscastle Cafe and Farm Shop (website)


Once you’ve sampled some of the local produce, there’s art galleries, local potteries and the Museum of Witchcraft and Magic (website) If you fancy a romantic stroll, follow in famous author Thomas Hardy’s footsteps by taking the woodland path up through the valley to St. Juliot’s Church. Hardy stayed at the Old Rectory (website) here when he was an architect working on the church tower. It is also where he met his sweetheart Emma.


If you decide to take in the coastal views instead, try spotting the “blow hole” an hour before or after low tide. Known as the Devil’s Bellows, you’ll see this blow-hole halfway across the harbour entrance in the right conditions. For a chance to see it, take the left-hand path at the harbour to the slate platform.



Port Isaac


If you fancy visiting somewhere a little further out along the coastline, Port Isaac has some great walks, harbour-side cafés and restaurants. Relax with some local cuisine as you watch local fishermen landing their daily catch of fish, crab and lobsters which is then sold on at the Port Isaac Fish Market to local eateries.


Regularly used as a television and film set, you might also recognise this village from the television series' Doc Martin (website), Saving Grace (website) and Poldark (website).





Fancy some water sports? Rock is a haven for water-based leisure pursuits! Known as “Chelsea-on-Sea” or “Britain’s St Tropez” due to its popularity amongst millionaires, this beautiful coastal village has Porthilly Cove (view) on one side – known for its oysters – and tufted dunes on the other.


With so much golden sand, it’s a wonder for most visitors as to how it got its name! The name is believed to derive from the local quarry as ships used the rocks as ballast. If you don’t fancy getting wet, there’s the renowned St Enodoc Golf Course (website), and plenty of Waterfront shops and restaurants to explore. Rock is renowned for its cuisine. Try the likes of The Mariners Inn (website) (owned by Michelin-starred Nathan Outlaw), The Dining Room (website), The Rock Inn, or The Black Pig (Michelin starred) (website)   From the marina there is a short 20 minute ferry ride over to Padstow.





This quirky little town is affectionately known by the locals as ‘Padstein' due to the TV chef’s prominent presence in the area. And so if you catch the ferry across to Padstow you might find yourself tempted by his internationally-acclaimed The Seafood Restaurant (website). On top of the fine cuisine, you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to bespoke and artisan shops, galleries, cafes and gifts.


The ferries between Padstow and Rock run every 20 minutes and the last crossing is determined by darkness - exact time can be found here: (website).



How to find us...


Dowr Cottage, Bossiney Farm Road, Bossiney, Tintagel

Postcode: PL34 0AY


From the M5 (Exeter) Come off Junction 31, use the 2 left lanes to take the exit onto A30 to Bodmin/Okehampton.


Take the A395 following signs for North Cornwall/Wadebridge/Camelford


Turn right at Lilpark


Turn left onto A39


Take first Right onto B3314 over Slaughter Bridge.


Turn Right onto B3263 where you will travel through Tintagel.


Continue on the B3263 until you arrive in Bossiney.  Dowr Cottage is on Bossiney Farm Road, PL34 0AY

If your have any questions, or you get lost, please just give us a call and we will get you there!


07747 104086

From Bossiney Bay:


Tintagel - 0.7 miles

Boscastle - 3.3 miles

Port Isaac - 10.8 miles

Bude - 18.4 miles

Wadebridge - 15.5 miles

Rock - 16.4 miles

Padstow - Via Rock then ferry ride - 16.4 miles

Padstow - Via roads - 23.6 miles

Bodmin - 20 miles

Newquay - 33 miles





St Austell - 30 miles

Polperro - 35 miles

Falmouth - 50 miles

St Michaels Mount - 61 miles

St Ives - 62 miles

Penzance - 63 miles

Mousehole - 66 miles

Lands End - 73 miles




Your journey to Dowr Cottage


'It’s good to have an end to journey toward: but it is the journey that matters, in the end' – Ernst Hemingway


We invite you to see your journey as part of your holiday…. Often, we head off on our travels and wish away the hours we spend travelling, looking forward to ‘getting there’.


Instead, from the moment you leave your house, why not get into the Cornish mindset and just take the time to enjoy your surroundings? From whichever way you’re travelling, the approach into Cornwall is simply stunning. And of course, there are no motorways… and so you can allow yourself to forget the pace of your normal life, and slow right down.


Because whilst we may leave our homes, our jobs and our responsibilities behind in a physical sense, they will follow us wherever we go unless we let go of them in our minds.


Let your journey be the beginning of that relaxed way of being. Create a playlist of your absolute favourite music – those tunes that uplift or relax you, and as you journey through the Cornish hamlets, let your eyes and ears be nourished by the natural beauty. Notice how even the trees have taken on a laid back posture… learn from nature, and let go for a while. There’s nothing you need to do…


t: 07747 104086



Bossiney,Tintagel, Cornwall, PL34 0AY

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