Getting to Bosinver
Please note: check in time is 3pm on day of arrival and checkout is 10am on leaving day.
By car – please note we have been made aware that there are significant roadworks taking place over the summer months which could influence your journey, please see details below:
A30 Temple to Higher Carblake
Work began in March to dual the A30 between Temple and Higher Carblake in Cornwall and is expected to take 22 months, with the new road open to the public in early 2017.
Significant traffic management measures have been introduced including:
– Overnight closures of the A30 to prepare the road for traffic management, install average speed cameras etc. These will initially be between 8.00pm and 6.00am the following morning on the nights of Monday 29 June to Friday 3 July (incl.) and Monday 6 July. The diversion route will be via the A395/A39 through Camelford.
– A 40 mph speed limit, enforced by Average Speed Cameras. This is because drivers will have to negotiate narrow driving lanes and there will be operatives working close by.
– A general ban on right turn or carriageway crossing movements to and from side roads. This will avoid stoppage and thus maintain a smooth flow of traffic on the trunk road.
– A cycling ban for the duration of the works, with a clearly signed diversion route provided. With the narrow driving lanes there would be a significant safety hazard for cyclists who would also impede the flow of traffic.
– Times to avoid this section of the A30 in the summer months if possible:
Westbound: Saturdays 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Eastbound: Fridays & Saturdays 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Avoidance can be achieved by adjusting travel times to suit, or by using the A38 or A39 roads.
Tamar Bridge works
Essential works are also being carried out to replace the worn out expansion joints on the main deck of the bridge.This engineering work will be carried out over the following weekends:
8pm Friday 3 July – 6am Monday 6 July – Saltash main tower expansion joint
8pm Friday 10 July – 6am Monday 13 July – Plymouth main tower expansion joint
8pm Friday 17 July – 6am Monday 20 July – contingency to allow for poor weather/delays
Due to the nature of the works, the layout of the bridge structure and traffic management constraints it will be necessary to impose a main deck closure on the bridge each weekend.
The restrictions during these main deck closures will be as follows:
1.The south cantilever foot/cycle path of the bridge will be closed to ALL pedestrians, mobility scooters and cyclists for the duration of the works and opened to vehicular traffic to travel in a west bound direction into Cornwall.
2.The north cantilever lane of the bridge will remain open for the duration of the works to enable vehicles to travel in an east bound direction towards Plymouth. However, during the works the east bound traffic coming from the Saltash Tunnel will be diverted onto the north cantilever lane. The A38 traffic will have priority and local Saltash traffic will be required to give way at the bottom of the Saltash slip road.
3.The main deck of the bridge will be fully closed for the duration of the works. Emergency access arrangements will be in place and utilised if necessary.
Between each of these weekend periods the traffic arrangements will be as normal.
Reaching Bosinver by car from the north, south or west:
Take the A390 from Truro towards St Austell. We’re approximately three miles to the west of St Austell, next to the village of Polgooth. Travelling east on the A390 you’ll pass Hewas Water, then continue along the main road up a long incline. Not long after the brow of the hill you’ll see a signpost indicating a turn off left. Turn off onto this sliproad (signposted Polgooth) and follow the bend round to the right (you’ll see a sign for Bosinver, Polgooth, Sticker) and over the bridge. Turn left onto the slip road and you will see our sign and the entrance to Bosinver straight ahead.
Reaching Bosinver by car from the east:
From St. Austell, take the A390 towards Truro. As you come up the hill, the road forks – take the left hand fork, signposted Sticker, Polgooth and Trelowth. Then take the first left into Bosinver (you’ll see the sign at the top of the drive).
If you’re using Satnav or online directions, our postcode is PL26 7DT (but do follow our directions and look out for the signs to Bosinver as some Satnavs take you past Bosinver to Nanphysick Farm!)
By train or bus
Bosinver’s around 3 miles from the St Austell railway and bus station in the centre of town.
There are usually taxis waiting outside the train and bus station. If you prefer to book one in advance, we recommend White River Cars: 01726 76244
Don’t forget that if you come on holiday without a car we’ll pay your taxi fare to/from St Austell station.
Newquay Airport is around 40 minutes’ drive from Bosinver.
Getting to Bosinver from the airport:
Taxi – Biotravel, based at the airport, offer an environmentally friendly taxi and minibus service with 4, 6, 8 and 16 seater vehicles.
Bus/Train – Western Greyhound 556 runs from the airport into Newquay, where you can change to a bus or train to St Austell.
Car – you can hire a car from Hertz, Avis and Europcar at the airport.
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