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Stunning house

By Marco
Stayed 19-Aug-2023

Our first impression was how big the house was. It was super clean, very bright with great light from the windows. A nice welcome package including cream teas, coffee and milk. Using the AGA was an experience but not difficult after we followed the clear instructions. Two binders with local information and house equipment guides was a nice touch. The bathrooms were equipped with superb showers and a lovely bath in the en-suite. Our son appreciated the strong Internet connection and made the most of it. The kitchen was well equipped, with fridge, freezer, dishwasher, AGA, microwave and a suprise was the mini oven (which was great). The beds were super comfy and enabled us to get a good night’s sleep after lots of walking. Boscastle is a great location, even though our son found it too quiet, and enabled us to reach surrounding areas without too much driving. If welcomed back we would definitely stay again. Thanks to Nancy for being a great host and allowing us to stay in your beautiful home.

Communication: 5

Cleanliness: 5

Location: 5
Facilities: 5

Value: 5

Accuracy: 5

5 of 5


Norwood has been the best we’ve ever stayed in .

By John Johnson

Stayed 16th July-2023

Hello Nancy ,
We had the most lovely time in Cornwall , and visited some beautiful places .
We have stayed in holiday cottages across England and Wales for many years now and Norwood has been the best we’ve ever stayed in . A lovely house and so well equipped , it really was home from home and very relaxing .
Loved the experience of cooking on the Aga .
We will recommend Norwood to our friends and family .
Thank you all , and a big thank you from George for his bag of tr

Wonderful holiday at Norwood House in Boscastle

By Clive Pink
Stayed 20-May-2023

We had a fantastic stay at Norwood House and loved the property. It was so comfortable, beautifully kept and had all we could wish for in respect of facilities. We have stayed at many cottages over the years but have to say this is right up there with the best. We also loved Boscastle and are so pleased we chose to stay there, it had so many great walks nearby all of which were extremely enjoyable.

Communication: 5

Cleanliness: 5

Location: 5

Facilities: 5

Value: 5

Accuracy: 5

5 of 5

A great place to stay

By Peter and Liz Brown
Stayed 29-Apr-2023

Excellent location, with lovely walks nearby. All the comforts you need for a relaxing holiday. Thank you for the welcome gifts and flowers. Could be a challenging location for those with any walking difficulties.

Communication: 5

Cleanliness: 5

Location: 5

Facilities: 5

Value: 5

Accuracy: 5

5 of 5


By John Jarvis on 01-Oct-2022.

What a beautiful home in an idyllic location just a short downhill stroll to the lovely harbour with its quaint shops and pubs. The property does not disappoint and is located in a quiet backwater with only occasional people and the odd car going to the harbour. Delightful walks are on your doorstep a truly desirable property we will be going back.

5 of of 5

Norwood House

Linda and Adrian Smart on 10-Sep-2022

As soon as we arrived we felt welcome seeing a table set for afternoon tea, with cake and flowers. Although we have stayed in Boscastle many time, this was our first time at Norwood. We were not disappointed, the house had everything we could need and was extremely comfortable, especially the master bed. We’d come again and recommend it to others. Thank you.

5 of of 5

An outstanding property in beautiful Boscastle

By Marie
Stayed 23-Jul-2022

If you are thinking of staying in stunning Boscastle , then this is the place to stay! We expected the house to be lovely from previous reviews but it was outstanding. Firstly, it was so clean and beautifully decorated throughout to such a high standard. The beds were comfy, the shower fantastic and the freestanding bath fab! It was also very well equipped, and a very welcome home made cake was waiting for us on arrival! A good sized parking space was available just up some steps from the house which was great. The house was just a 5-10 minute walk from the impressive inns and cafes, (we ate out most nights at a different place and every meal was beautiful, they have some very good chefs in Boscastle!) Nancy, the owner, kept in touch and was very helpful and knowledgeable about the area. We will definitely be back to stay at Norwood – how could we not!

5 of of 5

Home from home

By Karen Hurn on 17-Sep-2022

Really lovely stay at Norwood. We were delighted to find the table set for afternoon tea with a beautiful home-made Victoria sponge on our arrival – very welcome after a long journey. The kitchen was well-equipped, the beds soooo comfortable, and good showers. We did try cooking with the Aga, but not very successfully. Didn’t find the small electric oven very successful, either. (This is the only reason why I’m not giving this property a 5). Luckily, there were a few good restaurants: read more:[Reponse from owner: We are extremely upset and concerned about the potentially adverse comments made. Everything at Norwood is of the highest quality, including the Kitchen. With high praise from previous Guests, e.g. “Pure Indulgence, Outstanding, Excellent Facilities, Best Place we have ever stayed in”]

4 of of 5

A Smashing place to stay.

By Glenda and Philip Godfrey
Stayed 21-May-2022

Everything was as described on the website.Cottage was lovely and comfortable and very clean.We had a lovely holiday.

5 of of 5

The Perfect Spot

By Vivien Powell
Stayed 26-Mar-2022

We stayed in the house for Boscastle Walking Week and it made the perfect base. It was well decorated, fully equipped, comfortable and very clean. Cooking with the aga was a novel experience. The showers were fantastic after a long day’s walking and there was plenty of space for storing boots, daysacks etc. It was also very useful to have a reserved parking space. Afternoon tea and cake on arrival was a lovely touch.

5 of of 5


By Robin & Jackie
Stayed 29-May-2021

Lovely cottage conveniently located in Boscastle. Separate parking was a real bonus and house was really clean on arrival. Sitting in the front garden terrace just people watching was very relaxing. Would definitely stay again if we come back to Boscastle.

5 of of 5

Wonderful Cornish house

By Margaret Morris
Stayed 03-Oct-2020

We stayed here for a week in early October and were really impressed with this most comfortable house. The attention to detail was outstanding and it felt like a home from home. We would thoroughly recommend it and being close to stunning Cornish coves was a real bonus.

5 of of 5

Comfiest beds ever!

By Amanda, Cary & Kieran
Stayed 08-May-2021

We have stayed in multiple properties over the years, but this was by far the comfiest!! A real home from home. There was plenty of space to relax and it was exceptionally clean and well equipped. The parking space just above the cottage was very welcome on the narrow lanes of Boscastle, and it was a perfect base from which to explore. We’re already looking at dates to return… Thank you Team Norwood.

5 of of 5

2 dogs, 4 humans…

By Sue Westlake
Stayed 03-Jul-2021

What a wonderful house to stay in and in a lovely location. House is beautiful and very well maintained. Dogs loved sitting out the front looking over the wall and towards the end of the week thought they owned the place and would woof at passers by. The aga was quite easy to cook with in the end, just needed a bit of patience but that’s what holidays are about. We could have just done walks from the house every day and left the car parked, so many lovely routes. Very highly recommend this house.

5 of of 5

Norwood House Jacqui, Pauline and Dora (Golden Retriever)

By Jacqui Brown
Stayed 19-Jun-2021

Lovely house situated in a ideal position in Boscastle away from the busier harbour area. Easy walk downhill to the harbour, shops and the pubs. Very useful parking bay located near to the house. House very well equipped and despite being very dog friendly was spotlessly clean. It was ideal for my friend and I sharing due to separate shower and one en-suite bathroom with shower.. House extremely comfortable and the owner has paid attention to every detail. Dora enjoyed her walks along the River Valency. Will look forward to a return visit..

5 of of 5

Beautiful Boscastle break

By Serena
Stayed 26-Jun-2021

Norwood House is a truly delightful cottage set in the beautiful picturesque village of Bostcastle. The house has everything you could want. A beautiful sitting room , dining area and bespoke kitchen. Both bedrooms were bright and comfy and the bathroom-shower rooms were well equipped. An ideal place to stay a real home from home. Plus the pubs are a 5 minute walk away! What more could you ask for! Loved it!

5 of of 5


By Kathryn Hogan
Stayed 10-Jul-2021

A beautiful house with excellent facilities , it was comfortable & charming with easy access to the coast.

5 of of 5


By Tracey
Stayed 07-Aug-2021

We had a lovely week here. The house is well equipped very clean and spacious. Such a big ensuite bathroom. It is in a great location. Just a short walk down the hill to the harbour. Great place to see the sunset at the end of the harbour wall and also a resident seal. Also easy access to get around Cornwall. Would highly recommend a stay here.

5 of of 5


By C Stone
Stayed 28-Aug-2021

Beautiful house, lovely size, comfortable and very well appointed. This house provides literally everything, even rucksacks and flasks for walking or picnic days. Beds are very comfortable and the house is in such a quiet spot in Boscastle. The parking space round the back is great – very generous but necessary space. Would highly recommend to anyone!

5 of of 5

Fabulous cottage

By Lorna Pearce
Stayed 04-Sep-2021

Loved the week in Norwood. It was the second time staying in this fabulous cottage and am sure it won’t be my last. Norwood is beautifully equipped and presented, a little haven of luxury, it truly is a gem of a cottage in wonderful Boscastle.

5 of of 5


So nice to be back at Norwood again.

By Tony and Kim

Stayed 11th-Sep-2021

Thank-you for the afternoon tea on arrival.
We were so lucky with the weather, swam most days and got some lovely walks in. We went to Tintagel Castle and were impressed with the New Bridge. We also went to King Arthur’s Hall. Well worth a visit.
Thank-you Nancy for allowing us to share your lovely house again, and to Steve and the staff. Can’t wait for our next trip.


By Sue
Stayed 25-Sep-2021

Norwood House is the most charming and beautifully decorated place to stay in Boscastle. There is nothing we could find fault with. The owner has obviously spent a great deal of time and effort on ensuring our stay was just perfect, so cosy and comfortable. We would have no hesitation in recommending it to anyone.

5 of of 5

Nancy and Tony.

By Caroline Martin

Stayed 23rd Oct-2021

Thank-you so much for letting us stay in your lovely house this week. It is beautiful, and we felt at home straight away. We loved the walks, especially up to the Watch Tower and our time in Bude, Port Isaac and Tintagel.
Hope to be back before too long.
Best Wishes. Caroline, Pete and George.

5 of of 5


Beautiful house

By Kay
Stayed 09-Oct-2021

From the minute we walked through the door we felt so lucky to have found Norwood. It was incredibly clean, warm, comfortable and well decorated. We had a great week in Boscastle exploring the area. The local bus service was really good meaning we didn’t have to drive if we didn’t want to. A fab house and lovely area.

5 of of 5


By Maggie and Mark
Stayed 15-May-2021

We have just spent a lovely 2 weeks at Norwood in Boscastle along with our 2 dogs. Upon entering the property my husband and I both commented how spotlessly clean it was and that became apparent throughout the property and outside too. We were left a lovely Cornish cream tea and fresh flowers in the lounge which was a lovely touch. The property is on a quiet little street and parking is tight but there is a parking space for the property just a short walk away so it really isn’t a problem. Plenty of walking from the door through the woods and also onto the cliffs. A really lovely touch is the gorgeous Paragon China, so nice from the usual holiday home crockery. Overall a fabulous little cottage, fully recommended and a huge thanks to the cleaning team who just cannot be faulted.

5 of of 5


“My husband and I spent two wonderful weeks at Norwood celebrating retirement. The experience could not have been better!! Norwood checks off the list of what a perfect holiday rental should be, and more. It is very well kept, very comfortable, very clean and very welcoming. Arriving to a fresh cake and tea ready to brew set the tone for our fabulous stay.

Boscastle and Cornwall were a new discovery for us and far exceeded our expectations. The beauty of the coast has to be seen to truly believe it. The harbor in Boscastle is a true gem and the surrounding towns are delightful to explore. We loved walking on the Coastal path, which is within a short walking distance of Norwood.

Our absolute favorite dining/shopping was at the Boscastle Farm store…amazing!!! Their cafe is excellent and shopping there for local produce, meats and cheeses and going home to cook on the Norwood AGA was a dream come true for a US cook.

Our entire Norwood, Boscastle and Cornwall experience was perfection…we absolutely loved it!”  Lynn K, Jul 28th 2016

“The cottage was everything we hoped for and much more. It is beautifully appointed and so well situated in the charming village of Boscastle.

Coming from Australia we were delighted at the level of attention and thought provided by our host Nancy. Every instruction, directions and pieces of advice were spot on. It is clear Nancy is proud of Norwood, Boscastle and North Cornwall. She is a wonderful amdassodor.

We had some friends from the UK stay with us for a few days and they were blown away with the quality of the accommodation and the charm of the village.

The private parking spot was a valued extra. The free internet was realiable and speedy. As you can appreciate having a good WiFi internet connection is essential when you are travelling.

Would happily recommend Norwood to anyone wanting a a relaxed week away in the Cornish countryside.”  Henry P, Jun 24th 2016.

“Such a comfortable and well equipped house that had everything we needed for a weeks stay and more. All the fittings and décor was great quality and we felt at home from the moment we got there. Very dog friendly. The village shops and pubs are all a short walk away but do be prepared for steep roads. I was initially terrified at the thought of cooking with an Aga but the instructions were foolproof and it was a joy. Lovely deep bath with loads of hot water and lots of room downstairs to lounge about in. Do try this charming house, a real home from home…….”  Alex C, Feb 18th 2016

Everything we could need was provided at Norwood. The bed was so comfy and the bathroom lovely. The house felt warm and welcoming – we didn’t want to leave!

A lovely location in Boscastle – glad there was a parking space for us as the road is narrow!

We would definitely go back, and also recommend to friends.” Kerry G, Nov 15th 2016

“This is a lovely cottage that has been beautifully renovated to a high standard. It is very well equipped and is set in a very quaint and attractive lane. We would highly recommend this accommodation.” John J, Oct 14th 2015

The house is very well appointed and very comfortable, we had a lovely week. Norwood is very well placed to get on the coastal path, ideal for our dog, and equally well placed to wander down to Boscastle harbour. Three nice pubs, all dog friendly, are in easy walking distance and all serve good pub grub, we particularly liked the Cobweb Inn.

I would certainly recomend Norwood to friends and we would book again if we were having a break in Boscaslte.” Jess, Dec 14th 2014

“This was our second visit to Norwood, beautiful house, very clean, well equipped very obviously with owners who care about their guests.

We have stayed in Boscastle many times and this house is our favourite,

It is an area of outstanding beauty with many lovely walks, places to eat, a lush farm shop the list just goes on. Best of all they allow dogs in this property very rare in a house of this standard.” Bailey, Nov 13th 2014

“This was a lovely place to stay. Everything was top notch (we have actually ordered the same mattress for home!). We enjoyed the lovely Victoria Sandwich, which was home made and absolutely delicious. Boscastle was as always delightful, especially in the sun. Norwood was perfectly positioned as long as you don’t mind a little climb. Would definitely recommend and would definitely like to stay again in the future.” The Youngmans, Apr 20th 2014

The nicest holiday cottage we have stayed in! We arrived to milk in the fudge, fresh flowers in each room and a homemade cake (that was delicious) – plus a treat for our dog!!

The cottage has beautiful fixtures and fittings, the owners were a delight to deal with and we could not recommend Norwood any higher, a really lovely place.” The Baines’s, Aug 31st 2013

This was a property with first class accomodation,heated throughout for cold days en suite and seperate bathrooms,top class bed linen,decorated superbly thro-out plus a well fitted kitchen,on arrival table laid for a cups of tea plus chocolate cake freshly baked a real surprise on arrival.

Check leaflets for an extensive range of walks and numerous places to visit by car or bus in some instances.

Definitely a place for a return visit.” Tony, Aug 29th 2013

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