Our guests leave us some wonderful comments in both our cottages. We are so lucky to have such appreciative visitors. For more reasons to stay at Boscrowan read on…
‘We very much look forward to our annual Boscrowan holiday and it never disappoints. A real home from home, we find it hard to leave the cottage some days’ Debbie and John, July 2017
‘Another memorable holiday here (the fourth). Have already re-booked for 2018 and 2019.’ Carole and David, June 2017
‘Our first visit to Ring and Thimble. What a fabulous find Boscrowan is. Beautiful cottage and surroundings to spend our honeymoon and belated 60th celebrations’ Barbara and Chris, June 2017
‘Thank you for a lovely holiday again. The boys had a lovely time with the tractor ride up into the fields. The cottages were immaculate as usual.’ Ian, Janet and family, June 2017
‘We leave with lovely memories……and heavy hearts’ May and Bob, May 2017
‘We had the best weekend doing a jigsaw by the fire! We will be back’ Jade and Marc, March 2017
‘We are so sad to be leaving today. We’ve had another fabulous week in Peace and Plenty. The cottage is as beautiful as ever and Boscrowan really is a bit of heaven’ The Sugden family, Norfolk, Feb 2017
‘We’ve had a wondrous short break in a perfect cottage. Peace and Plenty met our expectations and more. We hope to be back later in the year’ Diane and Jonathan, Angie and Jeremy, Jan 2017
‘We have lost count of how many times we have stayed at Boscrowan but the joy of staying here has not diminished in the least’ Maria and Nugent, Jan 2017
‘We’ve had the most brilliant time – thank you for being the most wonderful hosts, amidst the splendour of your stunning farm. You think of everything and more. Peace and Plenty is perfection. We’ll be back!’ Jamie, Sophia and Oliver, Nov 2016
‘Our first visit to Peace and Plenty. This is the best equipped kitchen we have stayed at. It was great to just walk up to the garden and pick courgettes and beans and tomatoes from the greenhouse’. Tom, Patsie, Nessan and Dervla, Sept 2016
‘Another lovely holiday staying at Ring and Thimble. We look forward to our 11th visit next year!’ David and Elaine, August 2016
‘This is our first visit to the far west of Cornwall but we’ve had such a fantastic time that we will certainly be back. The cottage far exceeded all our expectations – the small toushes make such a big difference’ Peter, Michaela and family, August 2016
‘Certain things are always guaranteed at Ring and Thimble. A lovely relaxing atmosphere, very high standards of furnishings and finishing touches (this is why we return again and again). Glenys and Phil, July 2016
‘This is our second stay at Boscrowan, but our first in Ring and Thimble. Both are enchanting cottages, with every comfort you could wish for. Thanks to Elizabeth and David, who have been terrific hosts, so much so we have already booked for a return next year’. Theresa and Keith, May 2016
‘Our third holiday at Boscrowan and the first in Ring and Thimble. We have loved staying here so much that we have already booked 2 weeks in 2017. And it’s not just the accommodation – David and Elizabeth are superb hosts and friends too.’ Carole and David, May 2016
‘All of the attention to detail is glorious. As non-aga people Phil and I cooked some stunning food and we didn’t use the electric cooker at all. The location of this cottage is lovely and everywhere we wanted to visit was only minutes away. I do hope we come back’ Natalie and Phil, Feb 2016
‘Leaving our home on a Thursday morning early I had no idea where we were heading – a surprise for me from my hubby. To my absolute delight we eventually turned down a little road with a fast flowing stream by a five bar gate and beyond that the thatched cottage of my dreams “Ring and Thimble” Pete and Kate, Jan 2016
‘When booking Peace and Plenty for the New Year’s holiday in 2001 we could not have known that it would become our very special home from home. We have enjoyed every Christmas and New Year here since that first stay, not to mention several other breaks at Boscrowan and also in Ring and Thimble’ Maria and Nugent, Jan 2016
‘This was our second post Christmas visit to Ring and Thimble and our sixth to Boscrowan. Check all the hiding places – we may have to be forcibly removed!’ Christine and John, Jan 2016
‘We appreciated the fresh flowers in every room, an achievement in December! Thank you for providing us with a lovely base for a relaxing time out of the Christmas rush.’ Virginia, Barrie and Laura, Dec 2015
‘What a beautiful time of year to visit Cornwall. We look forward to seeing you all in 2016 which will be our seventeenth visit!’ Glenys and Phil, Oct 2015
‘Another return to Peace and Plenty for a wonderful week. We revisited favourite spots – Sennen Cove, Porthcurno, St Ives and found some new beautiful places – Kynance Cove and SW Coast path heading west, Porthgwarra and Rosewall Hill near St Ives. It is 2 1/2 years since our last visit, we’ll be back much sooner’. Tim and Claire, Oct 2015
‘Peace and Plenty has been an extremely comfortable base which has definitely lived up to our expectations. A lucky find!’ Ruth and David, October 2015
‘Wow – what a fabulous week – wall to wall sunshine with hardly a cloud in the sky. See you next time!’ Liz and Mike, Oct 2015
‘The most friendly and helpful hosts we have ever encountered on our many self catering holidays. Especially pleased with all the extra ‘special touches’ e.g flowers, eggs, veg, etc.’ Theresa and Keith, Sept 2015
‘This has been our second year at Ring and Thimble and it’s been such a lovely week’ Alister and Jess, Aug 2015
‘…..All in all a most wonderful stay in an outstanding cottage. Thank you’ Alison and Mark, Aug 2015
‘Nine years and counting – another fantastic fortnight spent in Ring and Thimble. We are booked for our tenth year and very much looking forward to it’ Elaine and David, Aug 2015
‘My favourite bit was the sewing lesson where my brother and I made cushions with Elizabeth. I also loved feeding the animals and maybe next year I will be tall enough to feed Molly’ Emily (age 8) August 2015
‘I absolutely love Boscrowan and can’t wait to come again’ Oliver (age 9) August 2015
‘Thank you both for a truly memorable stay in Ring and Thimble. Your passion and commitment shows throughout the cottage, it is beautifully cared for and we can see you have invested your hearts and souls into it. We wish we had found it years earlier’. Debbie and John, July 2015
‘Another fantastic holiday – this time in Ring and Thimble. Standards as high as ever’. Karen and Lindsay, July 2015
‘It was wonderful to be back here. The last time was May 2007 when we stayed in Ring and Thimble. This time we have stayed in Peace and Plenty with our family Chloe now 7 and William (5). The children didn’t want to leave in the mornings and were always happy to come home. We have loved our life on the farm feeding the chickens, horses, dogs and cat.’ Corinne, Olivier and family, Switzerland. July 2015
‘Our first stay in Ring and Thimble, but not our last – already booked for a week next year. So comfortable and amazed by the thought which Elizabeth and David have put into providing everything which anyone might need for an enjoyable holiday. The beautiful flower arrangements, the welcoming cream tea, the trug of fresh vegetables were only the start of the treasures we have found in the cottage.’ Judith and John, June 2015
‘Another wonderful holiday in Ring and Thimble. Thank you so much Elizabeth and David, you really have created a truly wonderful haven’ Tim and Victoria, June 2015
‘We have had a fabulous week here, what a wonderful spot and great position for exploring the area’ Nigel and Candy June 2015
‘Arrived by train from East Sussex and picked up from the railway station by Elizabeth. Evening supper was from the fish and chip shop in Heamoor, 2 minutes walk away. We explored West Cornwall by bus, train and on foot – St Michaels Mount, St Ives, Mousehole, Trengwainton Gardens, Geevor tin mine………. We will be back without a doubt!’ Yvonne and David, May 2015
‘Another wonderful week in Peace and Plenty. See you again in 2016’ Richard, Sue and Beth May 2015
‘Thanks for another wonderful time in Peace and Plenty. Had some great walks along the beach at Sennen and Zennor’ Angela and Vaughn April 2015
‘When we were searching the internet for a cottage our criteria was simple: high quality, peaceful location but not too remote. I am always slightly anxious when I arrive in case the website photos do not reflect the current state of the accommodation. How relieved and delighted I was from the minute I walked in. Ring and Thimble exceeded any expectations I had. Inside and out it is simply beautiful. I could not recommend staying here enough. I can’t wait to come back.’ Alison and Roger, March 2015
‘Ring and Thimble was everything we expected and more! We wanted a cottage where we could sit by the fire, play board games and relax. It was perfect. David and Elizabeth really care about the finer details which make Ring and Thimble what it is, a truly lovely place to stay.’ Mike and Amy, Jan 2015
‘Another fabulous week in Peace and Plenty. It was wonderful eating pancakes outside in the glorious sun on pancake day. As always thank you to Elizabeth and David. You always make our stay so enjoyable. I can’t believe we first visited this place 10 years ago on our honeymoon and have been back regularly ever since. Thank you, thank you, thank you’. Mark, Louisa, Imogen and Rowan. Feb 2015
‘Only 6 weeks since our Christmas in Ring and Thimble and we’re back staying in Peace and Plenty. We started our stay with attending Elizabeth’s fundraising for the Jubilee Pool , coathanger making workshop and lunch in the soft furnishing workroom – a highlight for us! Looking forward already to our next stay’ . Chrissie and Nigel, Feb 2015
‘Fabulous accommodation, cosy and comfortable. Lovely fresh eggs for breakfast, and the homemade marmalade was wonderful!’ Chris, Carol and Harry Jan 2015
‘We have enjoyed the festive season at this unique holiday home since 2001. And as Elizabeth’s blog confirms Maria has managed to clock up 26 stays in both cottages. And yes it does absolutely prove that we love being here. We love the peace of this place, the plenty of relaxation and comfort, the surroundings and knowing that it will be the same high standard with some extras, every time. Boscrowan and Cornwall offer us the holiday location we enjoy most. Can’t wait to come back.’ Maria and Nugent. Jan 2015
‘This was our fifth stay at Boscrowan but our first in Ring and Thimble. We’ve also enjoyed the responsibility of dispensing treats to the animals this time, who present themselves at the kitchen door as soon as they sense movement and of course Meg has guided us on walks around the fields as usual. We’ve seen Boscrowan and Cornwall in a different light – normally visiting in the summer, but what a light it has been. We had crisp frosty mornings at the beginning of the week, followed by bright sparkling days with brilliant blue skies and glistening turquoise seas. Thanks for another sewing master class Elizabeth’. Christine and John. Jan 2015
What a perfect place to enjoy Christmas. The weather was great so lots of walking. Thank you for being perfect hosts.’ Chrissie and Nigel Dec 2014
‘I have loved sharing all my childhood memories with Eamonn and when we return ( and we will without doubt return to your tiny piece of heaven) we will have more evenings in, with cooked meals on your aga.’ Yvonne and Eamonn October 2014
‘Our fourth visit to Boscrowan and it never fails to please! Lynn and John September 2014
‘We first came to Boscrowan with one 3 year old and one 7 year old – now 16 and 19 – how time flies, but we still enjoy every holiday here – it’s part of our summer’ Davies family August 2014
‘Another 2 weeks at Boscrowan has flown by. Our 17 year olds have really enjoyed themselves, learning to surf at Sennen and shopping in Truro and Penzance! We have had great fun swimming every day at the leisure centre (less than 5 mins drive from here), walking the coast path, exploring the galleries and sharing the treats of new and recommended restaurants and cafes. Thank you so much for sharing your produce with us as well as your time. The fact that we have booked 5 more weeks here, extending to 2016 illustrates how much we value our visits here. We will miss you as soon as the gate clicks behind us’. Gill, Ian, Ruth and Hannah, August 2014
‘Excellent week! Never been to Cornwall before! Fab weather, fab cottage – nothing forgotten and lots of unexpected extras. We had lots of ‘peace and plenty’ You were great hosts’ . Glyn and Barry, July 2014
‘Perfect week! Thank you for a brilliant holiday! We loved the garden too. We’re having sweet peas at home next year!’ Gill and Jon, July 2014
‘Well clearly a week just isn’t long enough – even after our 5th visit to Boscrowan we’re still finding new things to do. The walk around Zennor Head is absolutely spectacular. Another fab week at Boscrowan – the best place we know to re-charge and the only place we’ve ever been back to………..must book up for next year!’ Liz and Mike July 2014
‘We have had a wonderful week – our first time here. The highlight for the children has been feeding the animals every day – thank you so much for this. We can’t wait to come back – thank you for everything.’ Jo, Hari, James and Anna, July 2014
‘Proud to be Cornish if this is what is offered in this beautiful county – the welcome, the quality of the cottage and the beautiful surroundings. We have enjoyed a great week’. John and Kathryn, July 2014
‘We have had a fantastic and very relaxing week at Boscrowan – it is just as beautiful as it was last October (minus the wedding bunting). The highlights of our week have been visiting the Minack Theatre, the beach at Sennen and Watergate Bay. Our favourite restaurants were 2 Fore St in Mousehole and the Victoria Inn at Perranuthnoe.’ Gemma, George and Bertie, June 2014
‘We have been coming to Cornwall every year, since 2008, recalling our childhood holidays here. we have stayed in different places and usually had a week in two different cottages for our holiday. As a sign of how we have valued our stay at Boscrowan, we have made a booking for 2 weeks here next year. Peace and Plenty has delivered on many levels: perfect cottage, perfect surroundings and accessability to so many wonderful places. We have visited gardens, galleries, beaches and enjoyed the coastal walks.’ David and Carole, June 2014
‘So many trips and treats this week, but we’re still feeling relaxed and restored. “Peace and Plenty” just sums it up. Boscrowan is a gem. as soon as we arrived, I knew we wanted to come back. The cottage and gardens are beautiful – I love the thick windowsills, every room with a vase of garden flowers, lovely bedding, luscious silk curtains and bedspreads. Our children were the happiest little souls alive when feeding chickens, horses, ducks, dogs and cats with Elizabeth or David. I know they’ll remember this all their lives. Thank you!’ Sophie and Graham and family, June 2014
Ring and Thimble is such a beautiful cottage and it feels like a home, especially with all the animals’ Josha and Eric June 2014
‘We are so pleased to be back at Ring and Thimble for our 5th visit. The area itself is scenic and we have visited some new places – Helford river and Fowey as well as familiar ones – St Ives, the Minack theatre and Mousehole. Looking forward to seeing you all again soon’ Helen and Bob June 2014
‘Thank you Elizabeth and David for another lovely stay at Ring and Thimble. In such a busy life it’s always a joy to find sanctuary in the peace and tranquillity that Ring and Thimble provides. (She has the unique quality of wrapping herself around you and making you fell safe and happy) Glenys and Phil June 2014
‘Another wonderful relaxing week at Boscrowan. we have so enjoyed staying in Ring and Thimble, the cottage is warm and cosy and the attention to detail is second to none. Your cottages are amazing’ Angela and Vaughn May 2014
‘Yet another lovely week in Peace and Plenty, we could not wait to arrive after hours of driving to the ever elcome cream tea. So many lovely added extras – vegetables etc – always a surprise’ Keith and Deborah May 2014
‘What an amazing week! We shall always have such great memories here! It’s such a beautiful place and certainly lived up to all its great reviews. Ring and Thimble is an absolute gem of a cottage………from the splendid aga to the cosy woodburner and the lavish bathroom, it has all the ingredients to make the perfect getaway. We will certainly be back!’ Alister and Jess May 2014
‘Peace and Plenty was warm and cosy with everything we needed. Visits wise we enjoyed Trengwainton Gardens, a nice walk just up the road, they have nice fresh cakes and on another visit we had a lovely Ploughmans lunch. Also we went to St Ives by train and visited St Michaels Mount, Kynance Cove and the Lizard. Altogether a lovely week in your delightful cottage so a big thank you from us’ Chris and Dave. May 2014
‘Ring and Thimble is a really special place to stay. We loved the fresh flowers and herbs and the attention we recieved from all the animals. Best pub Victoria Inn Perranuthnoe. Best date slice Trengwainton Tearooms’ Best walk Zennor Head’ Steve and Rochelle May 2014
‘Many thanks for another fantastic week at Peace and Plenty. This really is a “home from home” for us and the only thing that is missing is a “Welcome home” sign on the gate for when you arrive’ Pete, Lex, Sam and Kate April 2014
‘Boscrowan is a truly magical place and we feel so privileged to be able to use it now and again. It’s hard to believe that we first came here in 2005 on our honeymoon. It’s wonderful that we have also booked to come back again next year, 10 years later with so many happy memories of this place in our hearts’. Mark, Louisa, Imogen and Rowan Feb 2014 PS ‘How could I forget to thank you for our sewing lessons – just brilliant!’
‘We’ve had a fabulous time back in Cornwall, visiting our favourite spots – Sennen Cove, Porthgwarra, Porthcurno, Penzance and Marazion. Beautiful flowers in every room, jam, marmalade vegetables and herbs so appreciated. Thank you, thank you’ Janet and Dave April 2014
‘This is the first cottage (and we have stayed in lots!) where you have literally thought of everything – flowers, scones, exceptionally clean, enormous bed – I could go on! We have loved our time here and really don’t want to leave, but we will be back and hopefully soon!’ Amy and James March 2014
‘As always, we have had another fantastic week. We are like homing pigeons always drawn back to this cottage. The only downside is if we go to other places in the UK we always compare with here and of course they never live up to your standard’ Diane and Phil Feb 2014
‘We have just found our favourite place in Cornwall! So well presented and with such kindness and warmth’ Cathy and Graham Feb 2014
Since first coming to Boscrown and Peace and Plenty in 2001, we have spent every Christmas and New Year’s holiday at this exceptional place. Not to mention Maria’s solo stays at Ring and Thimble. We are often asked why we always go back to the same place and the answer is simple…………..we absolutely love it. Peace and plenty of relaxation and comfort is what we look for and Boscrowan offers much more than that. For us the P also stands for ‘Predictability’ which we certainly have here. Since 2001 Elizabeth and David have made absolutely sure that the high standard is not only maintained, but improved, adding to the immense comfort of this ‘home from home’ Maria and Nugent. Jan 2014
We enjoyed the quietness of Boscrowan and loved having the animals around. It has made Christmas 2013 very special indeed! Anne and John. Dec 2013
This has been our first and hopefully the first of many visits to Boscrowan. It has been a wonderful relaxing week and Peace and Plenty has exceeded all our expectations right from the moment we opened the wooden gate! The yummy cream tea and homemade scones, beautiful flowers, veggies and the very warm welcome from Elizabeth and Meg and Jess set the mood for the week with everything we could ever need catered for in this beautiful cottage and setting. Kate, Richard and Ellie. Nov 2013
Ring and Thimble is a complete treasure. I want to pack the aga up and put it in our car! Every homely touch and the textile furnishings make this a one and only. We will be back as soon as we can! Ken and Karen. Oct 2013
The delights and comfort of being here never diminishes. Maria Kohlweg. Oct 2013
Another lovely week with “Mary” (Poppins for the uninitiated – so called because Ring and Thimble is practically perfect in every way”) Our fifth visit to Boscrowan, and Mary you did not disappoint this year either – perfect luxury with fine attention to detail. We enjoyed our hot baths with a book in one hand and wine (Mark!) in the other and our long lie-ins in what must be the comfiest bed in Cornwall! See you again sometime soon. Mark and May. Oct 2013
Elizabeth and David care passionately about their guests, ensuring that their stay is memorable. What both strive for and achieve is perfection and they thoroughly deserve the awards presented to them for the outstanding accommodation here at Boscrowan. We will be back. Lynn and John. Sept 2013
Sure as 2 + 2 = 4, a holiday at Boscrowan = perfect happy holiday. I love looking for all the little changes Elizabeth has made in Ring and Thimble each year – such good fun! Excellent days out in St Ives, St Mawes and Sennen. Tim and Victoria. Sept 2013 (our 8th consecutive year staying here and many more to come!)
As ever we loved spending time in and around Boscrowan, the summer house, walks in the fields with Meg and in the garden. Thanks Elizabeth and David for everything and especially for my curtain making masterclass! Christine and John. Sept 2014
We enjoyed picking our own salad veg and having truly free range eggs. The cottage is ideally located for walking on the coast and we made the most of that. Steve and Tracy. Sept 2014
Thank you very much for letting me have an amazing Cornish birthday and letting me do the animals and ride Gem, love Thea. Aug 2013
Thank you for another amazing holiday. I thoroughly enjoyed the cushion making lesson, love Ella Aug 2013
We’ve had had one of our best Cornish holidays ever this year – and there have been a few! Thank you for making us feel so welcome at Boscrowan and Peace and Plenty – our second home. The Davies family. Aug 2013
Peace and Plenty is a joy to be in, filled as ever with fresh flowers, fresh herbs and Boscrowan veg. Everything always seems fresh and every need is catered for – from a brand new children’s version of Articulate to kites, body boards, beach chairs and a picnic hamper. The Penwith Peninsula has been as glorious as ever, another wonderful show at the Minack, Porthcurno sparkling like the Caribbean and an interesting trip underground at Geevor. We will certainly be back. Roll on next time.
Ian, Jen, Oliver and Emily, August 2013
Thank you again. Mum doesn’t want to leave and is already counting down the days until next year!
The Marsden family, August 2013
What a joy to be back at Ring and Thimble – it’s been a long year! Should you choose to return year on year, like ourselves, you will be happy in the knowledge that this impeccable standard continues!
Glenys and Phil July 2013
I had a glorious time feeding the animals and I’ll be coming to Boscrowan next year and many others.
Oliver (age 7)
We have had the most wonderful week here in Ring and Thimble – the perfect place to celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary. We have loved everything about the cottage, from the aga cooking experience to the fresh flowers, the doggies waiting at the door for their biscuits, the peace and quiet (apart from the lovely birdsong), the Cornish pasties and croissants in the freezer, the enormous bed and all the homely touches. What a great week and we will definitely be back.
Yvonne and Richard, May 2013
First time in Peace and Plenty after 8 or 9 stays in Ring and Thimble. Just as lovely and we are returning next year.
Keith and Deborah, May 2013
Elizabeth and David are so committed to providing a relaxing, luxurious break – we are surprised by the attention to detail each time we visit.
Tim, Claire, Sam and Marcus, April 2013
Simply outstanding – and what a treat! Ring and Thimble is a delightful cottage and the standard of accommodation outstanding. We can honestly think of nothing that would have made our holiday experience more enjoyable. I regard myself as a light sleeper but Ring and Thimble is one of the most tranquil places that we have ever stayed in.
Graham and Lynn, April 2013
Every time we come it just gets better! It feels like we’re coming home when we arrive at the ‘magical gate!’
Lexine, Pete, Sam and Kate, April 2013
Another perfect week at the perfect Peace and Plenty. We have been coming to Boscrowan since 2001 and never tire of the wonderful ambience and the new little touches which always keep it fresh. It’s an area you can never tire of as the coastline is so stunning and changes with the different seasons.
Mark, Debs and Martha, March 2013
Elizabeth and David have created a unique holiday home which evolves constantly and makes for continuous enjoyment and pleasure. This is our 19th stay since 2001!
Maria and Nugent, January 2013
Our love for Boscrowan comes from the great comforts, warmth of welcome and attention to detail. It is a perfect sanctuary for us. We haven’t seen anything else, anywhere, which comes close. You’ve spoiled us for anywhere else.
Mark and May, December 2012
We had a perfect holiday. This is heaven on earth! Thank you so much.
Pam and Bill, USA, May 2012
We wouldn’t have wished for a better honeymoon! We loved this place so much we decided to stay on a few extra days!
Gary and Rachel, November 2011
I’m sure the flowers get more and more beautiful every time we come.
Glenys and Phil, July 2011
Christine and John, June 2011
We enjoyed the ‘aga experience’ and were delighted by the idea of falling asleep in that most comfortable bed.
Hans and Anne, Germany, July 2010
Dear Jess and Meg,
Thank you for being such wonderful hosts and making us feel so welcome on your farm. Will you please thank your lovely owners David and Elizabeth, for once again providing such fabulous accommodation. We’ll be back soon, for sure. Thank you.
The Price family, April 2010
Another lovely stay at Peace and Plenty. Boscrowan just gets better and better every time we come back. Thank you Elizabeth and David, you’ve put your life and soul into this place and it’s wonderful.
Mark, Louisa, Imogen and Rowan, February 2009
We could hardly believe anyone had lived in the cottage before us, so clean and perfect it was. We both agree this is our ’dream cottage’. We so loved the colours and soft furnishings that we are heading back home with our new Farrow and Ball paint chart, fabric samples and inspirational ideas to transfuse some of Ring and Thimble into our own home!
May and Mark, September 2008
R and T is truly a luxurious and magical place to stay − and so affordable that we hope to visit again and again. We’ve already booked for next year.
Janet and David, May 2007
We have thoroughly enjoyed our week in Ring and Thimble. The accommodation and facilities are to the very highest standards and it is by far the best 5 star self catering cottage we have ever stayed in.
Brian and Lesley, April 2006