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Who We Are

Who We Are

Pat and Dave Smith really are the heartbeat of Bosinver; having moved to the site in 1998, they’ve turned what was at the time a chalet park into the national award-winning self catering cottage business it is today.

Originally from Worcestershire, Pat and Dave relocated to a farm at Lanydrock near Bosinver with their boys Paul and Mark before finding Bosinver and imagining the place it could become.

Pat and Dave have spent that last 18 years turning the site into an environment that everyone can relax in and make memories that last a lifetime. A day will rarely go by that you don’t see either of them with a smile on their faces, helping guests get the most from their stay.

During their time they’ve developed a number of areas that are close to their hearts:

Outdoor Play

Childhoods were once spent outside, enjoying everything nature has to offer.  Woodland walks, wellie hunts and the gruffalo trail are just some of the activities that Pat and Dave have created to bring guests of all ages closer to the abundance of nature on our doorstep.  From wetland to woodland, hedgerows to wildflower meadows, everyone who stays at Bosinver is encouraged to learn about and make the most of these very special places.


Pat and Dave have always understood the fragile balance of the environment and the demands we all make on it.  Our commitment to sustainability is enshrined in Bosinver’s Environmental Policy. Bosinver’s 90% Gold accreditation from the Green Business Tourist Scheme (judged on more than 120 different environmental criteria), is something we are very proud of.

This, and the Cornwall Sustainability Award for Connecting your business with Nature are just a couple of the many awards that Bosinver has won as a result of placing sustainability at the heart of their developments.

Local Suppliers

Wherever possible, Pat and Dave always try to support other talented local producers and businesses.  Whether it’s that amazing light fitting in your cottage’s living room or the frozen meal you order for your arrival, you can be sure they’ve tried to source the very best local  products.

The Awards

The effort and quality Pat and Dave have brought to Bosinver has been recognised both locally and nationally.  They won Gold at the 2015 Visit England Awards and in 2017 were national winners of the first VisitEngland Familyfriendly Accommodation award, which both take pride of place alongside numerous other accolades.  From multiple Gold awards at the Cornwall Tourism Awards to Green Tourism awards, Bosinver has been recognised for its excellence year after year and time and time again.

Our blogs help you make the most of your holiday. Here are some of our latest…

28 FebIntroducing our new ebook – Nanny Pat’s Adventures

Our Nanny Pat’s Adventures ebook is now out! Based on our popular Nanny Pat’s days out in Cornwall blogs, the ebook…

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20 AugWhy outdoor play helps children do better in school

We’ve always been advocates of outdoor play – that’s why we set up our Wild Kids club to give children chance…

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26 JulOur Wild Kids outdoor play sessions just got better!

Bosinver’s Wild Kids sessions aim to encourage exploration of the natural environment and imaginative outdoor play – and to counteract what…

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19 AugFarmer Dave’s fan club

Most of the children who visit Bosinver Farm Cottages are already fans of Farmer Dave and parents tell us that they…

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