Bosinver Farm Cottages


Bosinver Farm Cottages, St Austell, Cornwall


Bosinver Farm Cottages is a unique haven in the heart of Cornwall. A place where families can rewild, rechild and reconnect. A place to play, explore and relax all together.  A place to find adventure, wonder and more than a little bit of magic! The essence of Bosinver is about running beautifully unbridled through the countryside, wellies on, without a care in the world. Immerse yourself in the magical, colourful world of Bosinver. Laid out much like a small hamlet, Bosinver truly is a magical place. Set in a tranquil valley not far from the south coast, our 20 holiday cottages sit in 35 acres of wildflower meadows and beautifully landscaped gardens. When it comes to luxury holiday cottages, Bosinver has it covered; from eco homes to carefully converted former farmhouses, each of our cottages has been individually designed with luxury in mind.  With stylish interiors and open plan living spaces, no matter which of our cottages you choose, we know you’ll enjoy every detail we’ve lovingly put in place for you.

You can look forward to relaxing in beautiful self catering accommodation, all offering a calm and luxurious atmosphere – perfect after a day of exploring at Bosinver! All cottages at Bosinver have been rated 4* or 5* Gold by Quality in Tourism assessors, so you can rest assured you’re in good hands.

At Bosinver the team take their jobs very seriously, and make it their mission to create amazing memories for children of all ages who will love spending time exploring the woodland, lake, play areas with rope swings and tyre swings, and acres of wildflower meadows to run free.

There is a heated indoor pool for swim sessions, a DVD library for them to choose something for family film night and a dedicated Wild Kids Club session where camp leader Tatum caters for all ages, fireside toasted marshmallows included of course! Each morning the kids are free to join Farmer Dave for his animal feeding sessions – he knows the perfect balance between guidance and independence for each child and feeding the ducks, chickens and goats is a great way to start the day for all the family.

Bosinver Cottages

Some of our cottages were once busy farm buildings; milk was collected, separated and prepared for market in Trerose and Jacks Barn, whilst Polclay was once a stable for carthorses and Pentree was where the carts were stored!

Farmer Dave still has and uses the lovely old ‘Fergie’ tractor and trailer which were on the farm in the 1940s when the Tremlett family farmed here!

‘Well Close’ and ‘Higher Hill’ take their names from the fields they adjoin, with our other cottages named after the shrubs growing nearby (Olearia, Veronica, Laburnum, Hydrangea, Buddleia, Rose, Apple, Pear and Cherry), their location (Hillside) or outlook (Valley View).

Lowen – our eco-cottage and the jewel in the Bosinver crown, was built in 2011 as a zero-carbon house fit for the 21st century. Lowen means ‘happy’ in Cornish and also reflects its sustainable low-energy usage. Its structure was built using traditional methods from reclaimed timber and lime rendered straw bales but its renewable energy technologies are truly up to date – the cottage is energy self-sufficient, with PV panels and a ground source heat pump to provide electricity, heating and hot water to the house. Lowen generates enough electricity to power itself plus two other cottages and send energy back to the grid.

Activities at Bosinver

As part of your stay at Bosinver you have access to lots of amazing amenities! Please click on the activities below for more information.

Included in your stay

Please see a full list of what is included in each cottage here

Our Spectrum Pack is also available for families to use and includes a range of handheld sensory toys, blackout blind, light toys and visual resources.

If you are holidaying with a baby, please see more information of what Bosinver provide here:

Things you may need to know

Some of the cottages at Bosinver are pet friendly If you would like to holiday with your pet, please read full information here:

Bosinver Farm Cottages is a large site with woodland, farmland and a lake. The site is accessed by a long driveway from a main road.

There are farm vehicles that occasionally drive around the site

Doors and windows are lockable with a key

Some cottages have an “upside down” design and the bedrooms are downstairs with the living room and kitchen upstairs. Stair gates are available.

Before and during your stay.

We understand that preparing an autistic person for a holiday can sometimes be challenging. At Spectrum Holidays we are always looking for ways to make this process easier. We design bespoke, personalised visual stories and countdown calendars for every person that would benefit from additional preparation for their holiday.

Inside the Spectrum Pack you will also find a set of visuals to help support you while on holiday, there is also a “now, next, later” travel keyring to take out and about with you as you visit the local area.

Local Amenities and the Local Area

You would be forgiven in thinking that Bosinver is a holiday haven in the middle of nowhere thanks to it’s quiet location surrounded by woodland and meadows, however you will not have to go far to benefit from the shops and restaurants that St Austell has to offer. 


Places to eat

There are so many places to eat, from pub grub at Weatherspoon’s, to Michelin star restaurants. A few family favourites are listed below and there are also lots of take aways and delivery options available in the local area.

  • McDonalds, St Austell – 6 minute drive
  • KFC, St Austell – 6-minute drive
  • Nile’s Bakery – 6 minute drive
  • Rann Wartha (weatherspoons) St Austell – 7 minute drive
  • Edie’s, St Austell – 13 minute drive
  • Salty Bay Pizza Kitchen – 13 minute drive

Food shops and supermarkets

We have listed the most popular shops in St Austell but there are lots of options.

  • Tesco, St Austell – 11 minute drive
  • Asda, St Austell – 8 minute drive
  • Aldi, St Austell – 9 minute drive

How to book/prices

  • In high season, July and August and all school holidays, stays are for a minimum of a week’s stay, commencing on either Friday or Saturday, dependent on cottage (see grid below)
  • From mid-September to Whitsun short breaks of 3 nights or more are also available and can start on any day of the week (except Sundays)
  • If only a 2 night stay is required, the price will be the same as a 3 night stay but you can check out at anytime on the day of departure (rather than the usual 10am)
  • Christmas – our standard 7 nights breaks run from 22nd to 29th December but with our 10 nights for the price of 7 you can enjoy a stay from 19th to 29th December  at no extra cost!
  • New Year – minimum stay of 3 nights starting from 29th or 30th December
  • Nearer the time, short breaks may also become available over Christmas, please contact us to discuss availability.
  • No dogs are permitted during Whitsun/summer school holidays (no puppies under 1 year at any time)

Cottages are available for Friday and Saturday arrivals. Prices will range from £540 (3 nights low season) to £5150 (Largest cottage – sleeps 12 for 7 nights in summer)

For quotes and availability please contact us using the form here Contact-us

Choose from….

Valley View – Sleeps 4 (2 bedrooms) Dog friendly

Introducing your cottage Come on in through the large entrance porch where you can abandon holiday paraphernalia. Inside you will find a homely, welcoming space...

Rose Sleeps 4  (2 bedrooms)

Introducing your cottage Lift the latch on its quirky cleft wood gate and climb the steps to the front door through the cottage style rockery...

Pear – 2 bedrooms (Sleeps 4)

Introducing your cottage Pear is bright and cheerful, with an open plan living room and kitchen/diner and a large porch/conservatory, ideal for hanging coats and...

Polclay – 2-bedrooms,  sleeps 4 (pet friendly)

Built in the 1830s, every inch of Polclay is full of cosy character, from its low beamed ceilings to its granite fireplace with real wood-burning...

Hydrangea 2 bedrooms (sleeps 4)

Introducing your cottage Peaceful and private, Hydrangea has views across the meadows teeming with wildlife and a lovely southerly aspect – a perfect sunny spot....

Hillside – Sleeps 4 (2 bedrooms)

Introducing your cottage Even in Cornwall there aren’t too many places where you can sit on your patio and watch buzzards, squirrels, deer and more...

Coliza – Sleeps 4 (2 bedrooms)

Introducing your cottage Coliza is one of our most popular cottages, and it’s not hard to see why. It combines the charm of traditional thatched...

Buddleia – Sleeps 4 (2 bedrooms)

Introducing your cottage Buddleia is wonderfully peaceful and secluded. From the moment you walk into its light and airy interior, you can feel yourself starting...

Apple – Sleeps 4 (2 bedrooms)

Introducing your cottage Apple sits in a peaceful location overlooking the old orchard brimming with wild flowers. The cottage has two storeys, with the living...

Trerose – Sleeps 5 (3 bedrooms)

Introducing your cottage Trerose is a gorgeous, secluded, sheltered single storey stone cottage with a huge bay window offering bucolic views over the garden to...

Pentree – Sleeps 5 (2 bedrooms)

Introducing your cottage Its close proximity to the soft play barn makes Pentree a firm favourite with families with small children. (Bleary eyed parents have...

Well Close – Sleeps 6 (3 bedrooms)

Introducing your cottage Set amidst lovely specimen trees, Well Close sits in a sheltered position in the heart of our hidden valley. Kick off your...

Veronica – Sleeps 6 (3 bedrooms) Pet friendly

Introducing your cottage Veronica offers the best of both worlds: it has a traditional cottage type feel, but with plenty of space for the whole...

Olearia – Sleeps 6 (4 bedrooms)

Introducing your cottage Olearia (named after the plant alongside) is perfect for smaller groups of family and friends – for example Grandparents staying with their...

Higher Hill – Sleeps 6 (3 bedrooms)

Introducing your cottage Backing on to the meadows where the horses often roam, Higher Hill is secluded, south facing and offers 360 degree views over...

Cherry – Sleeps 6 (3 bedrooms)

Introducing your cottage Set back from the field leading down to the lake, Cherry occupies a tranquil spot at the bottom of our hidden valley. ...

Lowen – Sleeps 8 (4 bedrooms)

Introducing your cottage The name, Lowen, stands for ‘low energy’ – but it’s also Cornish for happy. It’s a zero carbon, energy self-sufficient house using...

Laburnum – sleeps 8 (4 bedrooms)

Introducing your cottage The view from Laburnum seems to go on forever – right across the valley, the golf course, and almost to the sea...

Jacks Barn – sleeps 8 (4 bedrooms) Dog friendly

Introducing your cottage Walking into Jack’s Barn is a bit like coming home, or so our guests tell us, relaxed and comfortable with plenty of...

The Farmhouse – Sleeps 12 (6 bedrooms) Dog friendly.

Introducing your cottage If you are looking for a special place for a a large group holiday, look no further. With its 6 bedrooms sleeping...