Family Group Holidays

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Plenty of space for the whole family to enjoy together!

If you’re planning a group holiday or celebration in Cornwall there’s no better place to stay than Bosinver.  With gorgeous large cottages and acres to explore, there’s something for every generation of your family.

Our larger holiday homes Laburnum (sleeps 8), Jack’s Barn (sleeps 8), the Farmhouse (sleeps 12) and our eco-cottage Lowen (sleeps 8) have all have extremely spacious, open plan living/dining areas which are ideal for getting everyone together for meals – or a party!

And all our cottages are just a short walk from one another, so if you’ve got a bigger group, you can simply book two (or more) to suit. And we’ve also got baby listening monitors available so you can put the children to bed and still keep an eye (or an ear) on them.

The layout of the cottages on our 30 acre site is much like a small hamlet – with enough space between them for the cottages to feel private and uncrowded, yet just a stroll from any of our facilities such as the swimming pool. People often comment on how peaceful Bosinver is with its setting of landscaped gardens and wildflower meadows – it’s part of the Bosinver magic…

Celebrate in Style

If you are celebrating a birthday or anniversary let us help make your special occasion even more memorable. If you order your decorations and party kit to arrive before you do we are happy to pop them in your cottage for you. Here are some ideas and suppliers to get you started for the big celebration surprise! 

  • Helium balloons and pre-strung banners from a website such as Bubblegum Balloons or Party Decorations (sorry we are unable to blow up individual balloons for you).
  • Celebration cake – we recommend you get in touch with Julie, a fantastic local cake maker on 01726 61339 or by email
  • A bottle of bubbly – try 365 Drinks
  • Flowers – if you would like some beautiful locally grown hand tied flowers delivered to your cottage (or reception) during your stay get in touch with Juliet Gould of Cornish Farm Flowers on 07944 253933 or by email Examples of her arrangements can be viewed on her Instagram page

If ordering any celebration items for your special occasion please be sure to tell us what parcels to expect, ensuring your name and cottage name are on all deliveries. Our address is Bosinver Farm, St Mewan, St Austell PL26 7DT

And for a real treat, you may also enjoy the services of our amazing Private Chef service dining in the comfort of your cottage. Hannah from Cornwall Private Chef has a passion for real food and using high quality local produce and can cater for any special dietary requirements. No matter what the occasion, her effortless service leaves you free to relax and enjoy your precious holiday time together. To book the Private Chef Service or discuss your catering requirements, please get in touch by emailing or head over to her website.

Alternatively if you fancy treating your loved one or family to a picnic to remember, get in touch with Pretty as a Picnic who will provide a luxury picnic in your favourite Cornish spot. Perfect for surprising your family or friends, they set up a table length grazing board of glamorous and delicious goodies to be ready and waiting for you at a location of your choice – a hassle free event with a real wow factor. They even do the washing up! 

Reconnect on a three generation stay at Bosinver

Holidays with grandparents can be a great opportunity for all the family to reconnect, particularly if you don’t live close to one another or get the chance to spend time together often.

Whether you decide to book one large cottage, or spread out with two or more smaller cottages, there’s plenty of room to be together as well as space to do your own thing. The children will be well entertained with all our on site activities and facilities – animal feeding, our zip wire and games room are great fun whatever you age, but if you fancy taking some quality grown-up time out we have baby sitters on hand and some lovely places nearby to visit – including the Lost Gardens of Heligan and the Eden Project.

Catering made easy

If you fancy eating out rather than cooking we have many recommendations for great restaurants, cafes and pubs to suit the whole family. Our local, the Polgooth Inn, is less than 15 mins’ walk away from Bosinver (or a short drive) and it’s both child and dog friendly. The beer garden’s great in the summer, while in the colder months you can cosy up by the fire. Bliss!

They’ve got an extensive menu and have won awards for their food. In fact the landlords Alex and Tanya Williams scooped a national award in 2018 as Licensee of the year! 

The other gem in our local village, the Polgooth Village Store, bakes fresh bread, croissants, etc every day and will happily deliver a food order or newspaper to your cottage. Order online or call Sam or Mark Butcher on 01726 73816. For a taste of Cornwall you can also order their ‘Proper Cornish’ pasties in the morning for pickup at lunchtime!

Weekend escapes and short breaks

If you only have time for a weekend away with your family then you can book a short break of three nights or more in any of our available cottages between September and June (school holiday periods excepted, with stays starting any day of the week except Sunday) – but believe us you’ll love Bosinver so much you wish you’d stayed for longer!

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Beautiful cottages
for the whole family

When Nanny Pat first visited Bosinver she said, “we could build a village here” – and that’s exactly what we have done. Bring your entire family to enjoy the place with you! 

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The very latest from the bosinver team

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!