All Things Bright & Beautiful {Bosinver Farm Cottages}

When you think of Cornish holiday cottages, what’s the first thing that springs to mind when it comes to decor?


Whitewashed wood.

Seaside themed accessories.

Certainly not punchy brights, designer prints and funky furniture then?

No. Me either.

I must admit, they certainly wouldn’t be top of my ‘Cornish cottage decor’ list. So when we went to Bosinver Farm Cottages back in May, I was really delighted to find something a little different from the norm.

There are twenty cottages at Bosinver and none of them fit the stereotypical ‘coastal holiday cottage’ mold.

They’re all individually decorated — and brimming with colour and pattern.

Bright and Beautiful Decor

It’s lovely to go somewhere where the decor has been so carefully curated.

Very often I feel that holiday cottages rely on the beauty of their surroundings; and the interiors are often a little bit basic or tired. They’re so often just ‘somewhere just to rest your head’ — rather than a place to actually spend time in and really enjoy.

Bosinver Farm Cottages are all so homely. The decor is definitely not just an afterthought.

I loved how some of the bedrooms had sweet little dolls sitting on the beds or chairs; or strings of bunting or fairylights festooned on the walls or threaded over the beams.

The cottages have been totally kitted out with young families in mind too.

There are high-chairs, cots and stairgates available in each. Plus child friendly cutlery, plates and bowls.

The Devil is in The Detail

The attention to detail in all the rooms is wonderful but one of the things I loved the most were the floral arrangements.

We had the most beautiful flowers and herbs in Jack’s Barn, in the week that we stayed.

They’re created by a local florist, Juliet Gould, at Cornish Farm Flowers. Lovely to have local produce that changes with the seasons.

Although we went to Bosinver in the spring, as many of the cottages had log burners or fireplaces, it would be a brilliant place to go for a winter break.

So nice to cosy up indoors and play board-games or read.

I can imagine that Christmas at Bosinver would certainly be a memorable experience.

The kitchens are all fully equipped with everything you need to whip up a culinary masterpiece; so Christmas dinner would be sorted.

Mr D was thrilled to discover that as well as baking tins and drawers full of basics they even had a garlic press — and salt and pepper.

Those things are are so often overlooked in a holiday rental.

Style and Substance

Bosinver teamed up with award winning interiors stylist Jessica Forbes to create the interiors for their holiday cottages.

Gorgeous prints and patterns wherever you look — with furnishings from Clarissa Hulse, Graham and Green and Lacroix to name a few — there is definitely more to Bosinver Farm Cottages than your average Cornish holiday rental.

Very little blue, whitewashed wood or seaside themed accessories to be seen, in fact.

Not a piece of driftwood in sight.

Bosinver have got some amazing festive offers on at the moment.

Their last remaining Christmas and New Year cottages are available with a whopping 20% off. So with prices starting from as little as £650 for 4 nights you can grab yourself a real bargain.

To find out more about these special offers call them on 01726 72128 or visit their website for more details.

This is a collaborative post with Bosinver but all thoughts, words and images — as ever — are entirely my own.

Caro Davies
Caro Davies

Caro Davies art directed fashion and interiors before leaving the world of design to pursue a career in social media. She can now be found chasing the light — and two small twin boys.

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  1. Leyla Preston
    6th December 2017 / 11:29 am

    I really love the pictures and the colourful patterns! What gorgeous items! They would brighten up any home :-) x

    • 19th December 2017 / 8:15 pm

      They’re lovely aren’t they? It rained when we were there but all that colour kept us feeling cheerful!

  2. 6th December 2017 / 11:47 am

    Well Ive never been on a cornish holiday before but seeing these pics, Im very much tempted!

    • 19th December 2017 / 8:16 pm

      I love how different it all is! Certainly not how you’d imagine the archetypal coastal cottage to look, that’s for sure!!

  3. 6th December 2017 / 1:34 pm

    Ah this looks amazing! What a lovely place to stay, it looks gorgeous xx #HomeEtc

  4. 6th December 2017 / 2:16 pm

    It’s beautiful and very stylish – so pretty too. What a lovely collection of accessories. Love Jess xx


    • 19th December 2017 / 8:18 pm

      I think it’s the accessories that definitely make the cottages special, to be honest — they’re so individual!! :)

  5. Leoma
    6th December 2017 / 2:18 pm

    The colours and prints are amazing on the soft furnishings, beautiful details! x

    • 19th December 2017 / 8:14 pm

      Amazing isn’t it? Certainly not the ‘norm’ when it comes to Cornish cottages!

  6. 6th December 2017 / 4:12 pm

    The farm cottages look gorgeous. I love colourful decor, I especially love the tropical chair and the pom pom tree.

    • 19th December 2017 / 8:14 pm

      The tropical chair against that green wall was just amazing! I’m the same — I love colourful decor. Bosinver has it in spades!!

  7. 7th December 2017 / 10:41 am

    Ohhhh all that pink and green is making my heart soar <3 What an incredibly gorgeous place to get away x


    • 8th December 2017 / 10:01 am

      You’d love it Karen — SO much colour. It’s the most fabulous place for little ones, so Luna would love it too :)

  8. 8th December 2017 / 5:48 pm

    I got so sidetracked looking at their website I almost forgot to leave you a comment. What dreamy design and as you say, so nice to see a change from the norm. Thank you for sharing them, we love our Cornwall trips so will definitely bookmark them for future X #HomeEtc

    • 19th December 2017 / 8:12 pm

      They have a BRILLIANT set-up. You’d LOVE it!!! And you can take Maddie too, which is a bonus! xx

  9. 12th December 2017 / 8:33 pm

    OH WOW. A complete riot of colour. And yellow kitchens are a thing?!! OH MY DIED AND GONE TO HEAVEN.

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