Boscastle in North Cornwall
Just 14 miles south from Bude and 5 miles from Tintagel, within an designated an "Area of Outstanding Beauty" lies this small village with one of the few remaining unspoilt harbours on the North Cornish Coast.
The small harbour now hosts a number of little fishing boats but was once a hive of activity with trade taking place between Wales, Bristol and the south of England.
The National Trust own and care for the beautiful medieval harbour and surrounding coastline and some of the most beautiful countryside within the British Isles
An excellent base for touring the area, all of Cornwall or North Devon, including moorlands, sheltered wooden valleys and coastal footpaths offering magnificent views, are all on our doorstep.
Here too a lovely valley heads inland, a path follows a fast flowing burbling stream which leads to several hidden churches allowing you to discover the little known connection between North Cornwall and Thomas Hardy.