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The Old Oil House
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31 reviews
The Old Oil House
Valency Row
Living Room
Open Plan through to the kitchen
The Old Oil House Kitchen
Twin Bedroom
Bathroom
The Old Oil House on the Right
Boscastle Harbour
Boscastle Village
Boscastle Beach
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Cottage -
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Boscastle, Cornwall, England

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jimnkate
Hitchin
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Convenient, Clean and Well Equiped”
Reviewed 21 November 2013 for a stay in November 2013
1
person found this review helpful

We received clear instructions on how to locate the property and door key, which we found in clean and tidy condition on our arrival. A fresh pint of milk in the fridge was a nice touch.

The cottage has a typical attractive stone-built exterior and a tastefully decorated and well-furnished interior. It has all appliances that you would expect to find in a holiday let, plus some that are less common like a washing machine, dryer and WIFI that works. The kitchen is unusually spacious and, even though it was a chilly November week, the storage heaters were more than adequate in keeping the cottage cosy. The allocated parking space and central location make this cottage very convenient for the amenities in the village.

Boscastle is a great place to stay when visiting Cornwall; there are some lovely local walks, and beautiful bays and beaches a short drive away. There are three local pubs that all serve real ales and have pretty decent menus. We had a number of meals locally and I was impressed with the quality of the food and the standard of catering. There is a wonderful community atmosphere here, with live music or singing several nights of the week.

Only drawback I can see is that there is no garden in the downstairs apartment. Not a problem in November, but would be nice in the summer months.

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Myles M
Tamworth, United Kingdom
1 review
“Go ahead and book it!”
Reviewed 21 September 2013 for a stay in September 2013

We spent a week at the old oil house and was extremely pleased with the accommodation. On arrival there was a welcome pack full of essential information about the property and also the local attractions, the property was very clean and tidy.

The two bed apartment is very spacious and is furnished to a high standard, it is in a great location for the local shops, restaurants, pubs, and harbour.

The apartment is well worth the money and I would certainly recommend it to my friends and family.

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Liked best: Location
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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drew-davi...
England
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Wonderful holiday house”
Reviewed 9 September 2013 for a stay in August 2013
1
person found this review helpful

We travelled with our teenage Daughter and her friend. The cottage is excellent - lovely and clean and furnished to a very high standard. There was plenty of room for us all with nice bedrooms a wonderful kitchen and spacious living / dining room. Good location in the heart of boscastle.
Must also mention the local pub called the Cobweb which is about 100yds from the house. Great selection of real ales and a fantastic food menu. We had some great meals there and not too expensive either.
A wonderful relaxing weeks holiday.

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Liked best: Peace and Quite
Liked least: It rained for 20mins 1 day
Travelling group: Extended Family
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joselebee...
London
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Pleasantly surprised!!!”
Reviewed 2 May 2013 for a stay in April 2013
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person found this review helpful

Booked on line and thought the place looked OK from the pics. Was more interseted with the location but when we arrived my elderly father and i were over the moon at the space and standard of furnishings in the downstairs appartment. We particularly liked the spacious kitchen which allowed you to cook proper meals and not feel cramped. The beds were comfy as was the living area and the storage heaters were new to us but it was warm enough to just turn them off. The allocated space worked well for us as we put a cone out everytime we took the car away. A highly recomended accomodation and we will be recomending to our friends and family.

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Liked best: The spacious kitchen
Liked least: That the Sky TV wasnt activated ( a small gripe)
Travelling group: Other
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JI1971
Nottingham, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Lovely cottage, home from home”
Reviewed 8 April 2013 for a stay in March 2013

We have just returned from a great week staying at The Old Oil House. The cottage was extremely clean and well decorated - definitely home from home.

Great location for the local pubs, restaurants, shops and harbour.

The only improvement would be to install a dishwasher.

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Liked best: Home comforts
Liked least: No dishwasher, double bed seemed a little on the small side
Travelling group: Teenagers
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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