The Dairy House at Boconnoc

Boconnoc, Lostwithiel, Cornwall
+44 (0)1208 872507
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£164 - £500
per night
£1200 - £3120
per week

Grand and old and filled with history, the estate and such a pretty house are a tonic, as are the well-tended grounds and parkland


4 beds


4 bedrooms


Sleeps 8

Children welcome
Pets welcome
Babies welcome

£164 - £500 per night

£1200 - £3120 per week

The Experience

What was the old stone-built dairy can be found in the courtyard and stables area, along with the estate office. It’s deeply comfortable inside with bold, colourful interiors designed by Sarah Fortescue and plenty of space in the sitting room, a dining room with a hand-built oak table for long, convivial meals and a log-burner to keep you cosy. A smart TV, books and games for wet days and a boot room for dripping gear will keep everybody happy.

Bedrooms, with crisp linen and pretty fabrics have views over the courtyard or stunning countryside; bathrooms sport fluffy towels and Made for Life soaps and lotions. The kitchen bristles with pots and pans and an in-house chef can be booked. A Cornish cream tea greets you (remember, jam first!) along with fresh flowers. You can order produce from the kitchen garden and a filled picnic hamper for lazy days.

In spring the gardens explode with rhododendrons and azaleas and birdsong erupts.

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We think you'll love

  • Asking for a barbecue to be set up on the terrace, or taking a picnic down to the lake and finding a hidden spot
  • Having a game of tennis - just book a slot
  • Joining in an event on the estate - garden openings, the pop-up theatre, music recitals
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You should know

  • Mobile signal can be patchy
  • There are other guests milling about
  • Two of the doubles share a bathroom


  • 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 £164
Weekly price
from £1200
Extra bed/sofabed available at no charge.
1 House for 8
From £1644 beds4 bedrooms


Booking information

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Other details
Minimum stay: 3 nights.
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.


Boconnoc estate is one of the most beautiful places we had stayed in. the estate was surprising, fascinating and most of all very welcoming. Its history and tradition are neatly integrated with the astonishing landscape and the staff made us feel at home from the very first moment.

Tomer, Israel

An historic Cornish dairy renovation, set in the grounds of the stunning Boconnoc Estate, Dairy House is a great place to relax with friends or family. The interior is quirky, colourful and eclectic. The grounds outside are vast and beautiful. Picnic by the lake, watch the deer in the deer park as they watch you, or explore the gardens and monuments. A week would pass so quickly here.

Melissa, Sawday's Inspector

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The neighbourhood

Fields, woodland and narrow lanes surround the estate so there's no need to get in your car for bracing long walks and cycles. Lostwithiel is 4 miles, famous for its antique shops and with plenty of restaurants and cafés, including Asquith's for fabulous local food. The Duchy of Cornwall nursery and café is 3 miles, Lantivet for a small beach and cliff walks, 20-min drive, Lantic Bay half an hour.

Local points of interest from The Fortescue Family

  • Try one of the delicious local restaurants - in Fowey you will find Appleton's, Fitzroy and North Street Kitchen which is a 20 minute drive away, or head to Charlestown and try The Longstore.
  • 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
  • Cycle to the beautiful village of Lerryn, buy an ice-cream from the shop, or a drink from the pub and sit at the picnic tables by the river. It is an idyllic spot, especially on a sunny day.
  • Explore the south coast beaches - Talland Bay is a lovely swimming spot, with a cafe by the beach, and kayaks for hire. Or park and take the long walk down the cliffs to Lantic Bay.
  • To keep the kids, or adults entertained try Adrenalin Quarry, fifteen minutes from Boconnoc, which has an inflatable water park, go-karting, a zip wire, axe throwing and much more.
  • Book to use one of the Boconnoc mountain bikes to explore the grounds, or use the tennis rackets and balls to knock up on the court.


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.