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“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


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


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

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

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