Our Awards

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There's not a whole lot of room left in our trophy cabinet

Of course we’re unbelievably proud of what we’ve built here at Bosinver and it warms our hearts when others ‘get it’ too. Over the last few decades we’ve been recognised by various local and national bodies who all love what we’ve created here in the heart of Cornwall. 

Enjoy our award-winning accommodation and facilities 

Winning the national VisitEngland Award for Family Friendly Accommodation of the Year 2017 was such an achievement for us – it is wonderful to have our efforts recognised in this way.

As Pat says: “Families are at the heart of our business. At Bosinver we strive to combine luxurious accommodation and facilities for parents whilst creating magical childhood memories for children amongst animals and nature on our Cornish farm. Against such fierce competition it truly is an honour for us, as a small family business, to achieve this recognition.”

Previously 2015 was an amazing year for Bosinver – on top of winning Gold for best self catering at the Cornwall Tourism awards, South West Tourism awards and national Visit England Awards for Excellence, Pat Smith was personally honoured with an award for ‘Outstanding Contribution to Cornish Tourism’.

As Pat says “It felt like a lifetime achievement award for me – being recognised by my peers from across the county was an unforgettable moment. I could not have achieved this success without my amazing team at Bosinver and my long-suffering husband, Dave, who holds the fort whilst I am out attending meetings or gathering ideas for projects. It really is teamwork that makes Bosinver the magical place that it is.”

Visit England Awards for Excellence

2017 National Winner ‘Family Friendly Accommodation of the Year’

2015 Gold ‘Self Catering Holiday Provider of the Year’

South West Tourism Excellence Awards

2014/15 ‘Winner of Winners’

2014/2015 Gold ‘Self Catering Establishment of the Year’

2014/2015 Bronze ‘Sustainable Tourism’

Cornwall Tourism Awards


2017/2018 Bronze Spa and Wellbeing Experience and Self Catering Holiday Provider of the Year

2015/2016 Pat Smith — Outstanding Contribution to Tourism

2014/2015 Gold ‘Self Catering Holiday of the Year’ and Gold ‘Sustainable Tourism Award’

Cornwall Sustainability Awards

2017 Winner of Longstanding Commitment to Sustainability award

2014 Winner of Connecting with Nature award


Mumsnet Best – consistently at the top of Mumsnet’s UK travel reviews for over ten years.


Traveller’s Choice Award 2021

Certificate of Excellence awarded every year since 2014 and so a member of Tripadvisor’s Hall of Fame

Green Tourism Business Scheme (GTBS) Gold Award held since 2008

Tripadvisor Green Leaders Platinum (highest level) Award since 2014

A shelf showcasing all of Bosinver's awards.
Award winning
Cornish family magic

We are very proud to have 23 awards (and counting) in our trophy cabinet including Visit England’s National Family Friendly Accommodation of the year.  Who knows what’s next on the list?

We include up to a whopping £475* of Extras in your holiday!

Your early family holidays will be some of the most special you take. To make sure you get great value from your break at Bosinver, we include a whopping £475 worth of activities and facilities within the price of your holiday. So once you arrive you’ll know that you can relax and enjoy the time you spend with us without worrying about additional costs.

*When compared to similar venues that charge extra for activities, facilities and equipment.

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Action Nan and the rest of the team are always busy writing posts that we think you’ll like – from top tips on where to take the kids, to what’s likely to be going on in the local area when you stay – we’ve got it all in our blog!