Cornish hideaway

10th June 2005 at 01:00
A flash flood last August swept the heart out of Boscastle on the north Cornish coast, and generated news headlines. One year on, the village is again ready to welcome tourists.

"There has been tremendous work done to get the village back on its feet, with major repairs to the infrastructure now completed," says Simon Whittam of Cornish Traditional Cottages, the longest-established of the county's self-catering holiday letting agencies. Not only is this welcome news for families looking forward to a seaside holiday in August or walkers keen to explore the South-West Coast Path, but also, Whittam says: "Each year, as summer approaches and thoughts of GCSE and A-level marking loom, properties are booked up by teachers looking to find somewhere peaceful, away from distractions, to mark exam papers."

Hideaway (pictured), a detached cottage sleeping four, set in a very private garden, with views over the headlands of Boscastle and out to sea, is one candidate. It costs pound;370 a week for weeks beginning August 6, 13 and 20, while the week beginning August 27 costs pound;330. A week at exam-marking time (weeks beginning July 9 and 16) costs pound;348. Details and booking for all Cornish Traditional Cottage properties: 01208 821 666; www.corncott.com.

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