Head Groom's House at Boconnoc

Lostwithiel, Cornwall
+44 (0)1208 872507

A stone building designed by Sir John Soane in the stable yard of this historic and beautiful estate with deer park and woodland gardens


2 bedrooms


Sleeps 4

Pets welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

There’s much to do at this colourful, comfortable place with a team of staff at hand if you should want anything – all dedicated to making sure your stay runs seamlessly. Interiors are designed by Sarah Fortescue, there are fresh flowers from the garden and seasonal produce for the kitchen. You can order picnic hampers or home-cooked suppers.

Book a tennis court, wander down to the lake and deer park, enjoy watching  a long summer game of cricket or simply admire the gardens: a Georgian bath house, fountains, an obelisk and monuments are dotted through the azaleas, rhododendrons and camellias, which run into rolling parkland. The estate holds the famous Steam Fair in July.

Set up the barbecue on your terrace and enjoy an al fresco supper as the sun retreats and the stars come out. It’s hushed here so you should sleep peacefully.

Head Groom's House at Boconnoc - Gallery

We think you'll love

  • Exploring the grounds and gardens
  • Having a family picnic by the lake
  • Sitting by the wood-burner in the striking sitting room
Head Groom's House at Boconnoc - Gallery

You should know

  • Mobile phone signal is a bit patchy
  • You may see other holiday cottage guests wandering the estate


  • 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 £107
Weekly price
from £750
Damage deposit
1 House for 4
From £1072 bedrooms


I loved everything about the place before booking, especially the setting, landscape and interior design of the cottage, and it exceeded all my expectations and much more! Perfect for a young family, in rain or sunshine, lovely courtyard to run around and spacious living room with log fire. Would love to have stayed longer and can’t wait to go back.

Catherine, London

On a damp, drizzly January day, the living room here is so inviting. Space, colour, eclectic decor and the comforting smell of the wood burner... why venture out? The stunning Boconnoc Estate is there to explore though, wellies or not. Adventures are to be had wandering the beautiful gardens and parkland. In warmer months, take a picnic to the lake and spend an entire day in carefree indolence.

Melissa, Sawday's inspector

I absolutely loved my stay at Boconnoc last summer. Its a hidden gem surrounded by stunning nature and a beautiful, elegant estate - the perfect escape from city life.

Christina, London

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The neighbourhood

You're at the end of a long driveway in the middle of the Cornish countryside, surrounded by fields, woodland, sheep and cows. Lostwithiel is four miles away and you'll find plenty of shops and restaurants there, including Asquiths. The town is famous for its antique shops. The Duchy of Cornwall Nursery and Cafe is just three miles up the road. Lantivet (20 mins) has a small beach and cliff walks.

Local points of interest from The Team At Boconnoc

  • Join one of the restorative classes we have on offer in the woodland gardens - yoga, meditation, stretch and circuit training
  • If additional friends want to join we have a yurt (until 7 September) and a gypsy caravan onsite available to book
  • If you love to fish book a rod on the River Fowey during your stay. Enquiries can be made at the Boconnoc office
  • We have a stable available to bring a horse, so you can explore the estate tracks on horseback
  • Walk, run or bring bikes and cycle for miles around the tracks on the estate
  • 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.