Relaxing on the Cornish Coast. The Old Parsonage B&B in Boscastle
The Old Parsonage B&B is ideal for sunset lovers; for couples looking to rekindle the romance; for photography enthusiasts; and the freedom obsessed ones as well. Did I mention just about everyone?
The gorgeous Georgian house with only five guest rooms is situated in a quiet lane at the edge of Boscastle. And the picture-perfect Cornish coastline with its hiking trails, grazing livestock, pretty flowers and secluded beaches is a stone's throw away.
The house boasts perfectly manicured lawns and colourful geranium decorate the windows. We are welcomed with complimentary slices of homemade cake and steaming cups of tea in the garden, before we are shown to our room.
The room is spacious and elegantly decorated. It comes complete with a comfortable king size bed, two armchairs, a fireplace, and beautiful floral drapes. Everything is prime quality, from The White Company linen to the St Kitts Herbery toiletries. We find more complimentary tea, coffee and biscuits in the room, and the bright afternoon sun peeking inside creates a very charming atmosphere.
But what grabs us are the views over the village of Boscastle and the nearby rolling hills. We long to explore the surroundings, and at Margaret and Morag's recommendations, we go for a romantic picnic on the meadows nearby to witness the sun setting in the sea. They are experts in sunsets, and they make a habit our of rating them every evening. Apparently while we stayed with them the sunsets were either a 7 or an 8 out of 10.
The area is unbelievably serene. Margaret and Morag go out of their way to help us in any way possible, recommend us costal walks and attractions, give us directions to St Nectans Glen, and talk about their favourite spots with passion. We love relaxing in the garden and meeting other guests, which is incredibly easy to do, especially at breakfast when tips and stories are shared like among old friends.
The beautiful conservatory is our favourite place to have breakfast. It is luminous and tastefully decorated, in the same pastel colours as the whole house. There are fresh cut flowers as well as potted plants and the place is spotless. The two ladies invite us to help ourselves from the cold water and milk supply at the bottom of the stairs whenever we want to and we are happy to find such relaxed and accommodating hosts.
Besides cereals, fruits and other usual suspects, we are handed a hot breakfast menu to choose from all the options cooked to order. No matter what we opt for, everything is delicious. The omelettes are creamy and the presentation spot on. Margaret and Morag are simply amazing and really know how to get to our hearts.