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Enys Boathouse

Porkellis, Cornwall, England
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A good value holiday in a cosy boathouse for 4-5 people in the small 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.

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. Slightly further away is the historic city of Truro, home to an impressive cathedral, which is definitely worth a visit. Some of Cornwall’s finest beaches are within easy reach, including at nearby Falmouth, Porthleven and Praa Sands.

The boathouse is studio-style space, with the living area doubling as the main bedroom with a comfy double sofa-bed. There are 2 further small single beds up in the Crow’s Nest. Located in the eaves of the property, the Crow’s Nest is a cosy space and is accessible via a pull-down loft ladder (which folds away when not in use). This great space is perfect for younger children (aged 5 and over) but has limited headroom. The open plan living space boasts a TV with Freeview, DVD player, Stereo & iPod dock. Free WiFi is also available. The boathouse boasts a fully equipped kitchen, dining area and shower room. Guests can also enjoy use of the lawned garden.

Recent additions to the Boathouse include:

-New high-speed internet (50mb+, completely free of charge and no usage restrictions)

-A sofa/day bed in the main living space. this can be used as a comfy sofa in the day but easily converts into a single or double bed at night (handy if your little ones would rather sleep downstairs than up in the Crow's Nest at night)

-New digital TV and digital radio in the living area (the radio also streams music from mobile devices via Bluetooth - handy if you want to boom out your Spotify playlist!)

Parking available. No pets.

Prices start at £70 per night. Weekly prices range from £450 to £595. 3-night minimum stay. During the summer holidays, there is a 7-night minimum stay with a Saturday changeover.

Room Types

Whole property for 5 or more

Nearest Airport/s