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Imagine a place that feels like it’s miles away from anywhere, but is only a hop, skip and a jump away from home (if you live in Cornwall or Devon).

Welcome to Bosinver.

Bosinver offers locals' breaks in CornwallTake the hassle out of your holiday

Long distance travel with small children can be a nightmare. From dealing with travel sickness to boredom and the huge amount of stuff you need to take with you, the stress levels rise before you’ve even left home. Hanging around in airports and the inevitable delays are bad news with kids.

But what if you could avoid all that?

Getting away from it all doesn’t have to mean hours spent travelling. In fact, not having travel far from home means you can enjoy a really relaxing break.

Short breaks are becoming increasingly popular, with many people choosing to holiday in the UK rather than go abroad. And a holiday on your doorstep is the perfect way to make the most of your time together. Adding on an extra day or two could give you a 4-day break. It’s long enough to unwind and have fun, but without using up too much precious leave.

Staying local also cuts the cost of travelling. It’s kinder to the planet, and it’s a great way to try a car-free holiday.

Not only that, you can relax knowing that we’ve got everything you need for the perfect break with young children – from sterilisers to spare wellies and beach equipment.

A short break at Bosinver is ideal when you don't want to travel too far

Our play barn is a great way to burn off excess energy and keep little ones amused for hours

A celebration of the local

We believe in making the most of what’s on our doorstep – from great walks, beaches and family friendly days out, to enjoying the best local produce.

Cornwall is well known as a foodie destinations, so it’s also a great change to visit a special restaurant or pub you’ve been longing to go to, like Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen Cornwall or Rick Stein’s.

Cornwall has such a varied landscape, and one place can feel very different to another, even if it’s just down the road. Learning new things about your home patch can be so much fun, and Cornwall has plenty waiting to be discovered.

Step back into the past and explore  some of the county’s ancient sites or historic buildings, try your hand at surfing, canoeing or coasteering, or enjoy a unique outdoor theatre performance with your family… The choice is yours!

The famous Lost Gardens of Heligan are easily accessible from Bosinver

Discover the Mud Maid at the Lost Gardens of Heligan

Stay and play at Bosinver

There’s so much to do at Bosinver, once you’re here, you don’t have to go out at all – unless you want to. You can kick back and relax as a family and enjoy all the activities on the farm at no extra cost – including daily animal feeding, our beautifully warm indoor pool, soft play for little ones in our play barn, pool, tennis and much, much more…

The indoor pool is included in the cost of your break at Bosinver

Bosinver’s heated indoor pool is perfect for babies and toddlers

Child friendly days out from Bosinver

Looking for something fun to do with the kids close by? Nanny Pat’s explored almost every inch of Cornwall with her grandchildren. We’ve put together a book of all her recommended child friendly days out easily accessible from Bosinver. Alongside some of the most popular tourist attractions, there are also suggestions for places that are off the beaten track.

You’ll find a copy of Nanny Pat’s Adventures in your cottage when you arrive. And if you’d like to start planning your break in advance, you can download a free ebook version.

With several beaches on our doorstep, Bosinver is ideal for a locals' break in Cornwall

Off on an adventure

A perfect location

Tucked away in a hidden valley between St Austell and Mevagissey, Bosinver offers the perfect base for a staycation in Cornwall. Just off the A390 outside St Austell, we’re easy to reach by road or rail, and local bus routes stop nearby.

Popular attractions such as the Eden Project (which offers discounted entry for people living in Cornwall and Devon) and the Lost Gardens of Heligan, are just a stone’s throw away, and there are also several sandy beaches close by.

You can find more suggestions of what to see and where to go within 15, 30 and 45 minutes’ drive of Bosinver in our great days out from Bosinver blog.

The Eden Project is one of many attractions you can visit during a locals' break at Bosinver

The Eden Project is just down the road from Bosinver

Bosinver Locals’ Pass

If you’re based in Cornwall or Devon, you can take advantage of our new Locals’ Pass and get 10% off your break (valid until May 2017 and excluding school holidays). Call us on 01726 72128 to find out more.

And with out of season breaks from just £20 per person per night, going just down the road could be ever better than staying at home (as you’re not tempted to clean the car, do the housework or paint the shed!).

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A locals' break at Bosinver is a great way to get away as a family and explore a different area of Cornwall

Wrapped up and ready to explore

We took our 2 and 3 year old away to Bosinver for a mid week break after a busy week at work. It was the first time we had been there and it did not disappoint. With it being only 45 minutes away from where we live it is easy to get to. Our cottage was simply stunning! Imagine a thatched, chocolate box style cottage – well this is it! Parking was right outside and inside it was to the very highest standard and every detail was thought about – equipment too!

Outside was fantastic. We had a play area right outside the door with a tractor and trailer slide, a wooden combine with tunnels etc, a trampoline, a two storey wendy house and swings. There are lots of local thing to do and lots of good eating places nearby. I would highly recommend a stay here and we will be returning in the new year.
– Recent review from lauramounce246 on Mumsnet.

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