I have already announced on here and on social media, the fact that I am going to the Britmums Live 2016 blogging conference next month in London. Today’s post is to introduce you to my lovely sponsor for the conference Bosinver Farm Cottages.
*photos in this post are from the Bosinver website*
I am so happy that my sponsor is a local company and they really couldn’t be much more local – they are only a ten minute drive from my home. I have driven past the entrance to Bosinver hundreds of times over the years, without ever realising what was down the short lane that I passed.
This aerial shot from the Bosinver website, will give you a bit of an idea of the size of the place. Everything you see in the photograph is part of the Bosinver site, and it doesn’t even show the whole place. If you look at the map of Bosinver on their website, you’ll see just how extensive the place is.
There are twenty cottages at Bosinver to choose from and everyone is catered for. There are some dog friendly cottages, several that are really accessible and suitable for wheelchairs, ones that sleep four and others that sleep more – even 12! Some are more modern looking inside and others are more traditional but in a new clean fresh looking way ….. they all have the owner Pat’s fabulous individual quirky stamp on them though.
There is even a zero carbon, energy sufficient cottage named Lowen. For the environmentally concerned of you, Bosinver tries to be as ‘green’ as possible, and even their swimming pool is heated using solar panels. The swimming pool is indoors along with a sauna.
The thing that the cottages all have in common, is that they are all beautiful and in a stunning setting nestled amongst green fields and woodland.
I went to Bosinver for a meeting the other day and to meet the lovely Elaine who works there and Pat the owner. Pat and her husband Dave have worked hard to make Bosinver what it is today, and if you read the blog post on their website A Surprise Award, then you can read all about how Bosinver came about in the first place.
The Bosinver blog is really something else, with plenty of days out written by ‘Nanny Pat’, it really has the personal touch. Usually when you are going to be staying somewhere, you do some searching around to see where you might like to visit locally whilst there. Pat has removed the need for you to search, it is all right there on their site.
Days out, what ages they are suitable for and honest opinions on what they are actually like. A lot of these blog posts have been made in to a special book as well. The personal touch really does seem to be what Bosinver is all about – well that and family time, the outdoors life and quality – no – in fact luxury accommodation.
You are probably thinking that I am just waxing lyrical here as they are paying to sponsor me for Britmums Live, but I only ever write the truth and would only exaggerate if they were to let me move in there…. please? …. no? … okay then….
Walking around Bosinver for the first time, I can honestly say I was in awe of the place. My first thought was ‘wow’ and my second was ‘I want to live here’. If you came across Bosinver by walking across the many fields or through the woodland, you wouldn’t automatically think that it is a holiday site, you would think you had come across a charming Cornish hamlet.
That is pretty much what Pat and Dave have created, a home from home and a traditional Cornish experience. I doubt that anyone who stays there leaves without that little niggly thought of wishing they lived in Cornwall – unless of course they already lived here and were staycationing, which is one of our favourite ways to holiday.
Whilst there people can swim, play tennis on the tennis court, have wild adventures with the Wild Kids Club, play in the brilliant soft play area, work out in the gym once it is finished, go for long walks, ride a pony, enjoy the farm life feeding animals (walking around you’ll see rabbits, chickens, horses and more), play in the children’s outdoor play areas and so much more.
Basically have a more traditional type of holiday, enjoy the country but with the added bonus of mod cons such as WiFi in every cottage.
I haven’t stayed at Bosinver myself, but it isn’t new to blogger visitors and here are a few links to some blog reviews to check out if you want to read some more opinions:
Hello Baby Blog – Bosinver Farm Cottages Review
Mammasaurus – Why Children will Love Staying at Bosinver and A Review of Bosinver Farm Cottages
Ciao Bambino – Bosinver Farm Cottages Review
Bosinver really is one of the most family friendly locations I have seen and yet they are also perfect for couples wanting to get away from it all for a while and even locals who fancy a break without a long drive. It is such a beautiful welcoming place, that I can’t imagine anyone not wanting to stay there.
Thank you again Bosinver for sponsoring me for the Britmums Live event, it really is appreciated and I am so pleased that my sponsor is from a company that is so stunning and awe-inspiring.
If you fancy investigating Bosinver a bit more yourself, you can find them here:
Also check out the Mumsnet Reviews of Bosinver…. as lets face it Mumsnetters are pretty much famous for being brutally honest at times, but they all seem to agree with what I have said above.
P.S I have just found out I am one of the finalists for the Britmums Brilliance in Blogging Awards in the Fresh Voice category!
*Bosinver have sponsored me for the Britmums Live event, but the writing of this post was entirely my own idea and as always my thoughts, opinions and general ramblings are my own and honest*