This week’s blog takes a turn down a beautiful tree lined drive to the country estate of Bosvathick House and Gardens. Situated near the north bank of the Helford River in Cornwall. Bosvathick’s grade II listed Georgian house sits within 10 acres of tranquil gardens and grounds. Built by the family in 1760s Bosvathick started life as a small farm hamlet on a plateau, protected by a ridge from bad weather, to the south west. Here were two farms, each with buildings and a central yard between them. The bigger of the two houses became Bosvathick House. Today it now operates as a B&B with fascinating house tours, open gardens to meander and a lovely lodge to rent.
Visits Bosvathick on one of their open days between March and September and enjoy its many features. Why not book a house tour and enjoy the historic family home that retains much of the features of life centuries ago, hear stories of generations whose fortunes were made and lost and finish with a traditional Cornish afternoon tea.
Wonder through the formal and wilder gardens of the house, picking up a map along the way to ensure you enjoy all corners of the garden. Like many other Cornish gardens, Bosvathick has magnolias, rhododendrons, azaleas and many other plant and tree specimens but also includes a maze, a newly planted orchard and historical stones to enjoy. There are also some wonderful picnic spots with views over the grounds, maze or formal garden.
Bosvathick House and Gardens are conveniently situated near Falmouth and 30 minutes drive from the capital city Truro. It is within an area of natural outstanding beauty and within easy reach of numerous creeks, estuaries and beaches. The B&B hosts two beautiful super king bedrooms, each room with their own Victorian and Georgian history and is offered with an English breakfast in the dining room surrounded by family portraits dating back up to 200 years.
Stay a night at Bosvathick and immerse yourself in historical grandeur, relax by the open fire, delve into interesting old books in the library or tinkle on a piano in the drawing room, which guests are encouraged to play.
For longer stays there is Bosvathick Lodge, built in 1884. From as little as £395 per week it sleeps 4 people with one double and one twin room. The Lodge is cosy and relaxing nestled in the Cornish For more information visit Forgotten Houses
Bosvathick is a true historical Cornish gem which is well worth a visit for a day or 2!
For opening and tour times and for more information visit http://bosvathickhouse.co.uk/