Boscastle
Boscastle
Cottages Nearby

Boscastle

Today I am off to Boscastle to photo-shoot a cute cottage! I always keep my fingers crossed that the weather will be kind for the camera, but the beauty of Boscastle lies in its rugged and dramatic landscape come sunshine or storm, so I won’t be disappointed either way. Armed with a boot full of props under a blue sky, I set off to spend the day clicking away, aiming to capture the essence of this quirky and enigmatic cottage and its surroundings. I love the journey from the south to north Cornwall. The ocean to the left is never far away and I pass signposts to Padstow, Bude and Port Isaac; a happy memory of standing beside ‘Doc Martin’s’ house last summer comes back to me.

Bramble Cottage is looking fantastic and I set to work, enhancing the beamed and wood burner blessed sitting room with flowers and wine. The fusion of character meets contemporary ticks all the boxes for me – a gorgeous comfy cottage in a stunning location. With all rooms and the garden captured through the lens and over 400 photographs taken, I have a thirst. It’s time to take a break and seek refreshment. I’ve enjoyed a coffee on previous visits in The Napolean Inn’s beer garden – the pub is cosy and authentic, positioned at the top of the village – I remember thinking that the food looked good too. This time I opt to wander down the hill to the harbour and little community of shops, galleries and cafes. With flat shoes on (I have learnt to part with my heels on occasion!) I take a lovely amble into the hub of Boscastle village, passing iconic white-washed cottages and thatches of various shapes and sizes.

It’s the perfect spring day – 13 degrees and sunny, as I take to the path alongside the ravine and water leading seaward. As I weave my way alongside the natural harbour; a structure cut from the cliffs with steep rocky crags and a sheer green knoll opposite, I realise how impressive the landscape here really is. It’s quite an adventure as I navigate the causeway as I get closer to the ocean and take in the fabulous scenery. I’m told the seven mile coastal path from Boscastle to Crackington Haven is a real favourite with the more energetic and adventurous ramblers – I’d definitely need good walking boots and an emergency banana!

On the way back I stop off for a latte at the Harbour Light Tea Garden & Café – I recommend the banana and choc chip loaf – and I sit without my coat in the sunshine. I pass the Witchcraft Museum, the National Trust Shop, galleries and The Pottery Shop. I have one last destination, the Boscastle Farm Shop and Café, to buy some farmhouse sausages to take back with me for Eric, my Westie. He will be very pleased!

 
Cottages Nearby

 

 
 

Pin It on Pinterest