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Enys Boathouse

Porkellis, Cornwall, England
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A unique holiday in a cosy boathouse for 1-4 people in the small Cornish village of Porkellis, near Falmouth.

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 with a comfy double sofa-bed plus a single day bed (which converts into a double bed if required. 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 boasts 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).  

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

Prices start at £70 per night. Weekly prices range from £475 to £599. 3-night minimum stay. During the summer holidays, there is a 7-night minimum stay with a Saturday changeover and during other school holidays there is a minimum 4 night stay. Open Feb 1st - January 3rd. 

Room Types

Double
Twin

Nearest Airport/s

Newquay