Head Groom's House at Boconnoc

Lostwithiel, Cornwall

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Suitible for: 2 Dogs icon 2 Dogs
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  • Enclosed garden
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Why we love it

Miles of walks through a stunning Cornish estate, a local gin distillery, dog-friendly beaches and a beautiful, colourful space to come home to

What you'll love

Dogs will love

  • The quieter beaches of southern Cornwall
  • Walks in the leads-off areas of the estate
  • When you move near the jar of Cornish dog treats

Humans will love

  • Miles of trails mapped out from the front door
  • Walking round the lake to the gin distillery
  • Local village pubs and the eateries of Fowey

The place

This is a gorgeous part of Cornwall to spend a few days in. Not just the southern coast, which tends to be the quieter side of the county, but the grand estate of Boconnoc itself, which feels like a world of its own. There are great walks through the many parts of the land where you can let dogs off the lead and the coastal path, beaches or the banks of the river Fowey for scenic days out. At the heart of it all is the impressive Boconnoc estate, with the Head Groom’s House one building in what’s almost its own village. Several other parts of the estate are let and you might meet other guests as you come and go or if you use the communal laundry room, but you’ll have your place all to yourself. Its classic country style has splashes of contemporary colour here and there and it’s a space where you arrive, choose your sofa, settle the dog by the wood burner and feel instantly at home.


  • 1 x Twin room
  • 1 x Double room
  • Sofa bed can accommodate additional guests on request (two children or one adult)


  • Ensuite bathroom to twin room, with bath
  • Family bathroom downstairs
  • Laundry facilities available at the Yard stable
  • Outside tap to wash off muddy paws

Living and relaxing

  • A wide variety of boardgames
  • A choice of three two-seater sofas
  • Woodburner
  • WiFi
  • Smart TV

Cooking and dining

  • Fully equipped kitchen with cooker and hob
  • Comfy benches and table set in dining room
  • BBQ in the garden with table and chairs
  • Outside firepit
  • Cooking basics supplied - tea, coffee, sugar, salt and pepper
  • Sponge, wipes and washing up liquid also provided

For the dog

  • Jar of Cornish dog treats
  • Dog bowls available

Booking information

  • Check in 1700
  • Check out 0900
  • £15 per dog per stay
  • For shorter stays on request, contact bookings@pawsandstay.co.uk

Optional extras

  • Box of fresh produce grown from the estate can be pre-ordered (spring, summer and autumn)
  • Sofa bed for two children or one adult, available on request

You should know

  • This is a working estate - some areas are leads-on for dogs, some are completely off limits, but it’s all clearly marked on maps for you
  • Both bedrooms are upstairs
  • The laundry room is in the stable yard and there are fixed times for usage by guests of different properties
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In the neighbourhood

  • Nearby Lantic Bay has wonderful calm waters and is a favourite local wild swimming spot. Dogs are permitted all year but there are often nearby livestock, so take care.
  • Polkerris beach is another local favourite. Although dogs are only permitted from 1st October until Good Friday, it’s worth a visit then just for Sam’s, where you can eat al fresco from a menu heavy on Cornish seafood and great wood-fired pizza
  • Fowey has a few good places to eat but Appleton’s gets a particular recommendation for its Italian-inspired food and for being dog-friendly
  • The village of Lerryn is a lovely spot for a walk along the river or even a paddle down it if you’ve brought your gear. There are some great pubs on the route, of course.
  • Lostwithiel is great for picking up souvenirs with a bit of character, thanks to a good clutch of antique and lifestyle shops such as Alice in Scandiland and Watts Trading
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