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Address : Heamoor
Town/City : Penzance
County : Cornwall
Country : England
Post code : TR20 8UJ
Phone : 01736 332396
Web Site :

Unmistakeably Cornish, unashamedly relaxing

cornwall-boscrowan2Here at Boscrowan, in Far West Cornwall, we have two award winning holiday cottages, each with its own character and charm each being unique in its own way. Peace and Plenty is a reversed level barn conversion that sleeps 4. Ring and Thimble is a thatched cottage that offers ample room for two. Both properties benefit from those special things that make any stay at Boscrowan a holiday to remember. This includes the cream tea on arrival in the privacy of your own cottage, the local apple juice in the fridge, the freshly cut flowers and the high quality of soft furnishings and decor throughout.

Imagine going on holiday to a property furnished in the way you would aspire to have your own, far from the office or the endless chores of our daily lives. That is why any stay at Boscrowan relaxes you the moment you arrive. On holiday you have time to enjoy cooking in our well equipped kitchens or laze in the garden! Many of our guests have come back time and time again to relax here and enjoy the many local beauty spots, attractions and facilities.

Boscrowan is a 25 acre small holding, with mainly grassland and growing several acres of early daffodils. You are welcome to wander around our land. We do not have any commercial livestock, just horses, ducks, chickens and our two cats and collie dogs, all of whom are welcoming and friendly and respond well to a friendly pat or stroke. We suggest children come equipped with wellington boots to help collect eggs, feed the cats and dogs and in summer help us look after the chicks and ducklings.

While staying at Boscrowan we invite you to help us protect our local environment by recycling where possible with easy to use recycling bags and composting facilities. We are members of CoaST the local scheme for sustainable tourism.

Many of our guests have returned year after year. We have won a number of Cornwall Tourism Awards receiving a highly commended in 2002 and 2004, Bronze Awards in 2005 and 2006 and a Silver Award in 2008. 2009 saw our best year ever with a Gold in the Cornwall Tourism Awards and a second Gold in the South West England Tourism Excellence Awards. We also have achieved Gold in the Green Tourism Business Scheme in both 2008 and 2009.

We are ideally located just outside Penzance with it's shopping, galleries and restaurants. Within a short distance are Mousehole, Newlyn, St Ives and Marazion where, at low tide, St Michael's Mount can be reached. Visit the Minack Theatre, Land's End and Sennen Cove. Trengwainton Gardens is within walking distance of the farm. Easily reached by car are the Lost Gardens of Heligan and the Eden Project.

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Featured Attraction

Head for The Heights this year

Head for The Heights of Abraham, the award winning Hilltop Park situated in the spectacular Derwent Valley, just 9 miles from Chatsworth on the western edge of the Peak District National Park.

This "must see" Derbyshire jewel of an attraction is accessed by state of the art enclosed cable cars located on the banks of the River Derwent next to Matlock Bath railways station and the town's public car parks. Simply purchase your cable car ticket, and then sit back to enjoy Instagram-ready views of the geologically stunning valley as you climb to the summit.
TIP: You can save money by purchasing your tickets online in advance of your visit. Go to for ticket prices and availability
Once you've purchased your cable car ticket, access to all the summit attractions is free, offering a great value-day-out whatever the weather. Head off to explore 60 acres of landscaped grounds, undercover interactive exhibitions, photography gallery, multi-media show caverns, adventure playgrounds, woodland walks and trails.

You can choose to dine in the Vista restaurant with its stunning views down the valley, or enjoy a snack in the café or out on the terrace with similar breath-taking views. Picnic areas can be found throughout the grounds, and during the school holidays you'll discover extra entertainment like the traditional Punch and Judy show (with a satisfying Heights of Abraham twist) for all the family to enjoy.
TIP: Dining times can be reserved in advance. This is recommended especially during the busiest times of the year. Phone 01629 582365 to make a reservation or pre-order the popular afternoon tea package.
Most visitors are surprised to learn that the Heights is in fact the Derbyshire's oldest tourist attraction. The cable car system has carried millions of visitors to the summit over the last thirty five years, yet it remains one of the latest chapters in the fascinating story of the Heights of Abraham. The Heights first opened as a Pleasure Ground in 1780 when visitors would make the climb from the valley floor on foot to witness some of the finest views across the surrounding area. Almost two and a half centuries later you are still able to wander around the estate with its zigzag paths and pleasant woodland trails. It is easy to understand why the area proved inspirational to the Romantic movement of the period.

As long ago as Roman times, Lead deposits may have been found in the area but it took another 1000 years before Lead mining was officially recorded on site. These impressive mines were active for over 400 years and left behind a legacy of passageways and awe-inspiring caverns. Today, thanks to all that hard work you can follow in the miners' footsteps down the passageways they created, going deep underground into the Heights' famous Show Caverns. From the glow of a single miner's candle to the whole cavern being awash with colour-changing lights, the Great Masson Cavern tour is one of the talking points of a visit to this Hilltop Park. Here, where the Equator was once situated millions of years ago, you can learn all about the rocks, minerals and underground formation of the Peak District. Equally, a visit to the Great Rutland Cavern is well worthwhile. First opened to the public over 200 years ago in 1810, you can experience a day in the life of the very miners who made your trip possible.

Those of an inquisitive mind should make sure they visit The Long View exhibition to see and hear the 230 year story about why the estate has been a favourite place to visit for many generations. On the upper floor the Fossil Factory brings to life fun and interesting facts about rocks, fossils and the formation of the Peak District. Tinker's Shaft SSSI is a spectacular location with a new viewing platform, high above the Derwent Valley and near the exit from the Great Masson Cavern. Interpretative panels provide information on the importance of the site, the natural history, the geology and the labyrinth of lead mines below Tinker's Shaft... directly beneath your feet!

The Heath and Heaven Gallery is a delightful pictorial journey through the Peak District from north to south and shot from the air on a single summer's day. Next to this you will find Through the Lens, a 12 minute film of the Great Masson guided tour, ideal for those who cannot, or do not wish to go underground during their visit.

If you're heading into Derbyshire or the Peak District, don't miss the opportunity to head for the Heights this year and tick this one off your bucket list. The cable car is just the start of a fascinating, relaxing and fun day out for everyone. Keep up to date with the news by visiting the official website for opening times, special offers and details of forthcoming events:

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