Bosbenna

Constantine, Falmouth, Cornwall, Countryside

Bosbenna is in the hamlet of Bosvarren, about three miles from the beaches of Falmouth. Riding stables are half a mile away. Bosbenna is up a pretty farm drive, with plenty of room for children, dogs and walks on the surrounding wooded arable farm. Bosbenna is built round three sides of a cobbled and grassed suntrap courtyard. It is a large, thick walled house with high ceilings that show the old timber frames and has lots of space. The many windows, of different sizes and shapes from timber mullioned to stone slot, give the house a very light interior. The building has a big-stoned chimney and wonderful scantle slate roof – perhaps 17,000 slates – with big overhangs and no modern gutters.