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The Ultimate Eco-Friendly Family Cottage in Cornwall

Posted by Sachelle, 31st May 2024 at 09:33
Eco-Friendly Family Cottage | Bosinver Farm Cottages

Introducing Lowen, the ultimate 4-bedroom eco-friendly cottage in Cornwall, located at Bosinver Farm Cottages.

A Truly Magical Cottage

Lowen, meaning 'happy' in Cornish and standing for 'low energy,' lives up to its name in every way. This zero-carbon energy self-sufficient house harnesses the power of the sun and ground to provide electricity, heating, and hot water for guests. It even contributes surplus electricity back to the grid! Plus, it offers a Type 2 EV charging point for electric vehicles.

Unique and Sustainable Design

Lowen is a masterpiece of sustainable architecture. Everywhere you look, there are massive wooden beams reclaimed from demolition projects, each piece full of irreplaceable character. The cottage’s structure, assembled like a Meccano set, is filled in with straw bale and pegged with hazel twigs. Covered with lime mortar and breathable eco-paint, the walls even have peep holes to showcase the traditional regional construction methods used.

Perfect for Families

Lowen can accommodate up to 8 guests and features an open-plan living space with large windows offering stunning views down the valley towards the woods. The outdoor space includes a sheltered patio and a garden hot tub, ideal for relaxation. The farm stay at Bosinver is fantastic for families with young children, offering an abundance of equipment for toddlers and babies, as well as toys to borrow.


Committed to Sustainability

Owners Pat and Dave put sustainability at the heart of everything they do at Bosinver. With over 100 guests staying on the farm every week, they seize the opportunity to raise awareness about environmental issues and lead by example. Their initiatives include:

  • Refunding taxi journeys from the station to Bosinver for car-free guests
  • Promoting local excursions using public transport
  • Providing secure cycle storage and connections to local cycle hire companies that deliver to Bosinver
  • Offering multiple electric car charging points
  • Encouraging recycling by providing information, compost caddies, and recycling bags
  • Using leftover food to feed animals or convert into compost for the gardens

Eco-Friendly Facilities

Bosinver's indoor swimming pool is heated using solar energy and renewable technologies, and a PV solar array generates 50% of their electricity needs. They support local producers and businesses wherever possible and use eco-friendly cleaning products. As proud ambassadors of the Cornwall Sustainable Tourism Forum (COaST), they have won numerous awards for their sustainability efforts.

A Magical Farm Stay for Families

Bosinver Farm Cottages offer an enchanting farm stay experience for families, with 30 acres of beautiful Cornish countryside. Activities include animal feeding, pony rides, outdoor and indoor play areas, a swimming pool, gym, and tennis courts.

Bosinver Farm Cottages truly embody the essence of eco-friendly and family-friendly holidays.


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