Enys Boathouse

Porkellis, Cornwall, England

A unique self-catering holiday stay with garden and views for 1-4 people in the small Cornish village of Porkellis, near Falmouth.

Key Points

  • The boathouse is a studio-style space offering self catering accommodation.
  • A fold away double bed is in the living area. 2 additional beds are offered in the Crow's Nest (roof). Maximum 4 guests. The roof beds are not recommended for those under 5.
  • Walking distance to The Star Inn, the central point of the village of Porkellis.
  • Quirky feel to this accommodation with added bonus of private terrace and country and sea views.


This quirky, self-catering boathouse is suitable for 2-4 guests and is an ideal choice for couples and small families looking for a quiet getaway in rural Cornwall.

The boathouse is a studio-style space, with the living area doubling as the main bedroom. There's a pull-down wall bed (double bed with sprung mattress) which folds away inside a cabinet when not in use. There are 2 further small single beds up in the Crow’s Nest, which is located in the eaves of the property and is accessible via a pull-down loft ladder (which folds away when not in use).

The Crow's Nest is great space for younger children (aged 5 and over), who love sleeping up here. However, please be aware that it has limited headroom for adults. The open-plan living space boasts a TV with Freeview, DVD player, Digital Radio and Free WiFi (50mb+ speed) is also available. The boathouse also features a lovely balcony, perfect for an evening meal or quiet drink on a warm summer's evening. 

Although not near water, the boathouse is only a short drive from the coast and 5 miles from the ancient market town of Helston, home to the region's biggest air show during the summer and also a theme park for younger guests. The property is also 15 minutes from Falmouth (with its university campus), while the picturesque city of Truro, with its cathedral, shops and cafes is around 25 minutes away. Some of Cornwall’s finest beaches are within easy reach, including at nearby Porthleven (15 minutes away) and Praa Sands (20-25 minutes away).

The boathouse boasts a fully equipped kitchen with mini cooker (2 hobs and a small grill and mini oven), dining area and shower room with toilet. Guests can also enjoy use of the large lawned garden (ideal for BBQs and playing ball games with the kids).  

Air conditioning and central heating is also available.

Parking is available for 1 car. No pets and no smoking. 

Click Check Availability and select your dates for a price. 3-night minimum stay.

During the summer holidays, there is a 7-night minimum stay and during other school holidays there is a minimum 4 night stay.


Room Types





 Hot water


 Shower room





 Air conditioning


 Clothes rack

 Dining area





 Ironing board

 Plug sockets

 Washing machine






Nearby (within 5 miles)

 Pub within walking distance

On Arrival

 Included - Linen

 Included - Towels

 Personal check-in

 Self check-in


 Condiments & Oil







 Tea & Coffee



 Guaranteed parking space

 Parking alongside accom


 Quiet location

Nearest Airport/s


Content updated on 20th June 2022 by Louise Catterall, Content Editor at QuirkyAccom in collaboration with Michael Jarvis from Enys Boathouse