Head Groom's House at Boconnoc

Lostwithiel, Cornwall
+44 (0)1208 872507
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£111 - £275
per night
£780 - £1924
per week

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

Children welcome
Pets welcome
Babies welcome

£111 - £275 per night

£780 - £1924 per week

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


  • 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
  • Fire guard
  • 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


Nightly price
from £111
Weekly price
from £780
Damage deposit
1 House for 4
From £1112 bedrooms


Booking information

Check in
From 4pm
Check out
Other details
Minimum stay: 3 nights. Short breaks available.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.

Dogs need to be kept on leads in certain areas of the estate where livestock and deer are roaming. Dog bowls, biscuits and poo bags are provided. Information on local walks are available on request.

Pubs/restaurants 20-minute drive.


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 Fortescue Family

  • Explore the delicious local restaurants on the south coast - try Appleton's, Fitzroy and the North Street Kitchen in Fowey, or try The Longstore in Charlestown.
  • Cycle 30 minutes to the small village of Lerryn, buy a drink from the pub or an ice-cream from the shop and sit on the banks for the river - it is an idyllic spot on a sunny day.
  • If you have kids who want entertainment try Adrenaline Quarry - this is 20 minutes away and has an inflatable water park, go-karts, giant zipwire and much more.
  • Use the estate mountain bikes and head off to explore the miles of tracks on the grounds, or book to use the tennis rackets and ball to knock up on the court.
  • Head to the Duchy Nursery for a coffee and delicious cake, and some excellent shopping.
  • Ask to use one of our pizza ovens, that we can set up for you outside your cottage.


The Fortescue Family

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.