Groom's House at Boconnoc

Lostwithiel, Cornwall
+44 (0)1208 872507

A very tastefully restored old stone stable on a gloriously rural estate with woodland gardens, lake and a deer park


5 beds


3 bedrooms


Sleeps 6

Children welcome
Pets welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

The cheerful interiors are designed by Sarah Fortescue. It’s all light, bright and spacious with wood panelling, beautiful windows, a lovely kitchen for sociable cooking and a big wooden table so you can all sit comfortably together. You’ll also find fresh produce from the kitchen garden in season and you can order picnic hampers.

Even if the weather is bad you can relax – there are magazines, books, TV and games in the open-plan living room with comfy seating. In summer you’ll be eating outdoors in the courtyard or finding a good barbecue or picnic spot in the grounds. There are several different gardens to explore filled with camellias, rhododendrons and azaleas, a Georgian bath house and deer park.

Book a tennis court, discover the games room, strike out on endless walks in this pastoral idyll. Or just stay indoors and gaze at the views – Groom’s House looks over the churchyard.

Groom's House at Boconnoc - Gallery

We think you'll love

  • Ordering a picnic and finding a peaceful spot by the lake
  • Cooking and chatting together in such an inspiring space
  • Discovering the unique history of the house and estate
Groom's House at Boconnoc - Gallery

You should know

  • No WiFi and mobile signal is patchy - have a digital detox!
  • No wood-burner


  • EV charger
  • Self check-in
  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

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Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 7 nights.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Pubs/restaurants 20-minute drive.


Nightly price
from £115
Weekly price
from £795
Damage deposit
1 House for 6
From £1155 beds3 bedrooms


A light, bright, airy yet cosy space to stay on the stunning Boconnoc Estate. Interiors are quirky, colourful and inspiring. Outside your little house, parkland, gardens and grand monuments are waiting to be explored. Stay close by for summer picnics by the lake or venture through country lanes to find your way to Cornwall's rugged coast. This is a unique and remarkable place to stay.

Melissa, Sawday's inspector

We spent a very happy week in the lovely Groom’s Cottage as a family of 5 plus our dog. The cottage is beautifully decorated, well-equipped and very comfortable. We also enjoyed sitting in the courtyard in the evening with a glass of wine while the children played about. The Boconnoc grounds are idyllic and the perfect location to wander for miles, switch off and relax. It’s also not far from beautiful beaches and local attractions. We were also lucky to witness the splendor of the stunning hydrangeas which lined the driveway. I’d recommend a week here to everyone! We’ll be back!

Tessa, Peterborough

Such a wonderful cosy space and beautifully decorated. The Grooms house is the perfect base to explore Cornwall, we swam on the south coast, surfed on the north & drank cocktails at Appleton's Fowey. A dream break. Thank you!

Rupert, Salisbury

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The neighbourhood

The estate and parkland are buried deep down narrow lanes that cut through woodland and fields of sheep and cows - it really is a hidden corner of Cornwall. The nearest town (a 10-minute drive) is Lostwithiel, an ancient stannary town labelled the antiques capital of Cornwall. You'll also find good food shops and restaurants. Lantivet has a small beach and wonderful cliff walking.

Local points of interest from The Team At Boconnoc

  • If you enjoy fishing hire a rod on the River Fowey during your stay. Enquiries can be made at the Boconnoc office
  • Take a tour of the gin distillery on the estate, watch the onsite furniture maker at work in his workshop or see the model railway in one of the barns in the Stable yard
  • If friends want to join you we have an onsite yurt and gypsy caravan available for booking
  • Rent kayaks or paddle boards and explore the beautiful rivers between Lerryn and Fowey.
  • Talland Bay is a great swimming spot, or walk the coast between Lantic and Lantivet
  • Look out for the kingfisher as you stroll around the lake, or look out for the resident deer in the deer park


The Team At Boconnoc

The Fortescue family have owned Boconnoc House since 1864 and the award-winning restoration work was taken on by Anthony and Elizabeth - deemed an almost impossible task as the house and gardens had been allowed to sink into considerable disrepair. Now restored to its former glory, you are welcome to share it and you are looked after, beautifully, by an efficient and friendly team.