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Bosinver Farm Cottages
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Reviewed 13 September 2017

We have just (very reluctantly) returned from a stay at Cherry cottage. We couldn't have asked for a better week. The cottage was beautiful, spacious, and had everything we needed. Our 4 year old and 4 month were perfectly happy during our stay and we were able to make use of the fantastic pool and play barn. Animal feeding was a real highlight and so nice to see our daughter get a bit braver each time.

Bosinver totally deserves (and lives up to) the hype. We can't wait to go back.

Stayed: September 2017, travelled with family
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PSmith01, Manager at Bosinver Farm Cottages, responded to this reviewResponded 15 September 2017

Hi sween/01 Thank you for giving us such a lovely review. Its good to hear that you loved staying in Cherry cottage so much, it is in an ideal spot to watch the wild life in the field from the big picture window in the lounge, equally it nice and handy for adventures to the woodland walk, gruffalo trail and zip-wire. I will pass on your kind comment to Farmer Dave he works really hard to make animal feeding a special experience for all the children, and he is never happier than watching the shyer children gaining in confidence with every passing day. We are delighted that you can confirm that Bosinver really does live up to all our great reviews. We really look forward to welcoming you back to Bosinver again very soon.

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Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

What is it about Bosinver that calls you back again and again. This was our third visit, in three years! It's become an annual event! It never disappoints, and you never tire, of what you know is brilliant. I'm a granny with a daughter, and two much loved grandchildren aged 5 and 6. We love the atmosphere, the attention to detail, and the passion behind the team who present this wonderful experience. There is so much to do within the farm. We enjoyed our own picnic lunch in the wood, sat on logs, it seemed the place was our own, it was memory making. Tom loved the zip wire, the tyre swing and the very safe climbing wall. He and I sat staring across the lake, watching dragon flies, glisten in the sun. We loved the gruffalo trail. Both he and his sister Alice loved Wild Kids, animal feeding with Farmer Dave. Both adored the pony ride together. We have stayed twice in Rose Cottage, but this time sampled Valley View, watching the mist over the valley rise, and the blue sky at dusk could we forget it. We went out and about too to the beaches, The Eden Project, and Lanhydrock, but knowing there was a swim and a chance to meet with newly found small friends, at teatime each day. we can't wait to see what happens next. When I handed the key back yesterday I shed a tear, it's very hard to leave you all, thank you for the magic. ❤️❤️❤️❤️

Stayed: September 2017, travelled with family
Thank Joan A
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PSmith01, Manager at Bosinver Farm Cottages, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2017

Hi Joan A It was a pleasure for us to read your wonderful review, it is always a joy to welcome families back to Bosinver time and time again, and particularly satisfying when they tell us that on each occasion they discover even more Bosinver 'magic' to enjoy. I will pass on your kind words to Tatum, Dave and the team, Tatum works extremely hard to make the Wild Kids session a special time for each of the children, and of course what child could ever forget the morning animal feeding with Farmer Dave :-) We are delighted that you enjoyed staying in Valley View cottage, it is a great favourite with kids big and small who want to be nearer to the Zip wire and Gruffalo trail, plus, as you say the views down the valley in the morning and evening light can be pretty impressive. I hope we will be welcoming you back to Bosinver very soon for visit no 4.

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Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

Very sad to be on our way home from a fantastic week thanks to Farmer Dave, Paul and all the people that work to make a stay at Bosinver so fun, stress-free and relaxing.

We were almost glad when the weather turned and we cancelled planned trips to the beach and Lappa Valley in favour of hanging out on site. Between the two playgrounds, the games room, play barn and swimming pool, all extremely well-equipped and clean, plus the tennis, animal feeding and sheds of stuff to borrow there was more than enough to keep us occupied.

When packing, check out the list of things included as there's very little extra required. Wellies are a must (but even then there are lots available to borrow) and swimming towels, but the cottages have almost everything you could need.

We loved Porthluney and Pentewan beaches and the Eden project, the pony ride and Wild Kids forest school on site, plus Bicton gardens that we visited while stopping in Exeter for a few days, but you really need two weeks here to allow time to indulge in the facilities and also see some of the many local attractions.

Many thanks for our easiest and most enjoyable holiday since having kids! They're already asking when we're coming back

Stayed: September 2017, travelled with family
Thank Alix R
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PSmith01, Manager at Bosinver Farm Cottages, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2017

Hi Alix R Thank you for your amazing review, we were delighted to hear that your stay at Bosinver was both a fun and relaxing experience, that is exactly our goal for our guests. We have tried to 'weather proof' as much as possible a stay here on the farm, so it was great to hear that you found lots to do on the more inclement days of your stay, and that the children enjoyed the Wild kids club with Tatum and the pony riding with Helen and Dave . Its also good to know that you found our central position here in Cornwall convenient for getting out and about to some of our wonderful beaches, and local tourist attractions. I hope it won't be too long before we can welcome you back to Bosinver again.

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Reviewed 28 August 2017

We had a wonderful family stay at Bosinver, the accommodation is outstanding and everything is immaculate. Our children loved the tree swing and adventure playground area. There are plenty of things to keep children occupied during the day if you choose to stay on site, a lovely warm swimming pool, tennis courts, play areas and nature trails. Although our children took their iPads with them, they did not use them once, instead they preferred playing out in the fields and having lots of fun. Dave, Paul, Helen and Pat made sure everything was absolutely perfect. We would thoroughly recommend Bosinver, it's such a lovely and magical place to experience a family holiday where wonderful memories can be made.

Stayed: August 2017, travelled with family
Thank Mr A O
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PSmith01, Manager at Bosinver Farm Cottages, responded to this reviewResponded 2 September 2017

Hi Mr A O We were delighted to receive your wonderful review and thrilled that you found Bosinver to be an outstanding place to enjoy your family holiday. Nothing makes us happier than to know that the Bosinver 'magic' can tear children away from their iPads for just a while, especially if it is to discover all the delights of the great outdoors which we have in abundance here on the farm, we have tried hard to provide something for all ages, from morning animal feeding with Farmer Dave, through to the woodland walks, Wild Kids club, Grufflo trail, trampoline, Wendy House, rope swing, zip wire, Pool, Play barn... and much much more, and we are thrilled to learn that you and the family explored all around our 30 odd acres, and made good use of all these facilities. It was lovely to have you come to stay with us this year, and I hope it won't be too long before we are welcoming you back again.

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Reviewed 22 August 2017

We stayed at Bosinver Farm for 7 nights and loved every minute of it. We were a group of 5 adults and 2 children and decided to stay in Jack's Barn which was ideal for our requirements. A large living room, huge dining table and well furnished kitchen. All of the rooms were clean, light and the whole place had a homely feel to it. Jack's Barn could perhaps do with 1 more toilet as it has a large family bathroom upstairs and a small ensuite downstairs but we made do just fine.

Everyone at the farm from Farmer Dave and his son, to Nana Pat, Joan et al were incredibly friendly and helpful. You are largely left to your own devices but there is plenty of advice and guidance from the Bosinver family as and when you need it. My children loved feeding the animals every morning at 9.45am as well as exploring the lake, Gruffalo trail, zip wire, slides, swings and indoor soft play room. There is a games room also for older kids (table tennis, pool etc). The swimming pool was warm and clean with plenty of floats left out for the kids to use.

If I had to point out one area of improvement the gym could do with some new / updated equipment to be in line with the modern standards of the rest of the farm but still there was ample space for 1-2 people to have a workout, tennis courts outside and plenty of places to go jogging.

We spent some incredibly valuable time together as 3 generations of our family and cherished our time at Bosinver.

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Thank Chetan L
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PSmith01, Manager at Bosinver Farm Cottages, responded to this reviewResponded 25 August 2017

Hi Chetan L Thank you for your amazing review, we are delighted that you enjoyed a great holiday with us, and spent lots of quality time here with your extended family, Jacks Barn is a perfect cottage for exactly that kind of gathering, and we agree there is nothing quite like sitting around a family sized table, enjoying a meal and spending quality time with special people. Its wonderful to hear that the children enjoyed farmer Dave's animal feeding time so much, he really works hard to engage with each and every child and its lovely to watch as the shyer kids come out of their shell during the course of the week, so I will be sure to pass on your kind words to him and the rest of the team. its also great to know that you made good use of all the other facilities we have on offer here on the farm. I hope your stay at Bosinver has left you with happy memories which will last for years to come, and that we can welcome you back to Bosinver in the near future to make even more.

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Additional Information about Bosinver Farm Cottages

Address: April Cottage Bosinver Lane | Cornwall, St Austell PL26 7BA, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cornwall > St Austell
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 37 Speciality Lodging in St Austell
Price Range: $141 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Bosinver Farm Cottages 4*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Winner of VisitEngland's first ever national Family Friendly Accommodation of the Year Award 2017, Gold award for best self catering in England 2015, South West Tourism Excellence Awards and Cornwall Tourism Awards 2014/5. Individual detached cottages sleeping 4-12 in a peaceful secluded valley near the sea, the Eden Project and the Lost Gardens of Heligan. Excellent facilities for families including indoor swimming pool heated by solar energy, sauna, gym, therapy room, play barn, adventure playground, zip wire, tennis court and fishing lake, woodland trails and friendly farm animals. Wild Kids Forest School sessions for outdoor play including den building and campfire marshmallow toasting. Award winning village pub and shop only a short stroll away. Mumsnet Best UK Self Catering. ... more   less 
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