Boat House Cabin

Leedstown, Hayle, Cornwall, England

Architect designed cabin with al fresco bathtub offers a romantic lakeside stay with use of a rowing boat, near Praa Sands & Porthleven.

Key Points

  • Award winning lake side lodge with outdoor bathtub sleeps 2 guests near Porthleven in West Cornwall.
  • The lodge has a great outdoor space with fire pit, plus your own rowing boat.
  • There is a well equipped kitchen and cosy living area with underfloor heating and log burner.
  • Bring your laptop (or tablet) and enjoy a movie using the home cinema projector and screen.
  • There is a modern en-suite shower room with rainfall shower head.
  • Book a hamper, holistic treatment or private yoga session as an extra treat.



Stay for 3 nights from November 1st to Februrary 28th and only pay for 2 nights!  Price shown includes the discount. (Christmas & New Year period not included in this offer)


Treat yourself and your loved one to a stay at this award winning lakeside luxury cabin with outdoor bathtub, located in a tranquil 5 acres of private land and lakes, just 15 minutes drive from Porthleven and beautiful beaches at Praa Sands and Gwithian. 

This gorgeous lodge has a semi open-plan design with a bright and airy living area with huge picture windows overlooking the lake, a fabulous double bedroom area and en-suite shower room. The decor is fresh and bright with maritime touches throughout and dashes of colour. This architect-designed cabin is fully insulated, so it stays cool in summer and keeps the warmth in winter, with a luxurious touch of underfloor heating in the morning and evening.  French doors open out onto your wooden veranda over the lake, a real sun-trap and perfect place to relax with a book and enjoy the stunning lake views. Outside the cabin, you'll find comfortable seating, an instagram-worthy outdoor bath by the lake and your fire pit garden area. The skies are night are perfect for star gazing, so fire up the BBQ, toast marshmallows and enjoy being surrounded by nature. And on those cooler days, snuggle up by the cosy log burner and watch a movie on the roll down white screen, just plug your laptop into the projector. 

Whilst here take a tour of the 5 acres of beautiful gardens, lakes and meadows including an intriguing secret garden. The cabin comes complete with a rowing boat so why not take a turn around the lake, or try out wild swimming from your private pontoon. Cornish food boxes, holistic treatments and private yoga sessions are all available as extras to book too.  

Locally you can visit the beautiful beaches on both north and south coasts of Cornwall, take a short drive to the National Trust gardens at Godolphin House or explore the beautiful countryside by bicycle. At nearby Porthleven you'll find a picturesque Cornish harbour surrounded by cafes, pubs and restaurants - and amazing fish & chips!  The iconic St Michael's Mount is just a 25 minute drive from the yurt whilst the famous Eden Project is around an hour's drive and well worth a full day's visit.  

No pets at the cabin. You are welcome to bring a cot for a babe in arms but please note the lake is unfenced and has deep water. The guest car park is 100 metres from the lodge along a gravel path. 

In 2022 there are flexible check in days with a minimum 3 night stay except during peak times when there is a minimum 4 night stay. In 2023 you can check in on any weekday Monday-Friday, but with no check ins on a weekend day.

Eco-Tourism Information:

The current owners have done a huge amount of work on the land at Pengelly Retreat to make it more in keeping with the native Cornwall habitat and support the wildlife diversity here. They've planted more than 500 native species trees including rowan, hawthorn and birch, with plans to plant more!  And planted the land to provide a diversity of habitats to sustain the wildlife, including wildflowers meadows to encourage the bees, butterflies and dragonflies.

The water which flows between the lakes and ponds here has been re-designed to be gravity fed, removing the need for electric pumpts. The lakeside yurt and cabin are also built to be low impact on the environment by using natural materials where possible, such as wood and canvas. In keeping with this focus on the environment, guests are encouraged to recycle as much as possible, with use of a dedicated recycling area from which all refuse is collected by a private waste disposal contractor who separates out all items possible to recycle.

Guests can also help by buying local from one of the nearby farm shops or ordering food boxes from a local supplier - the owners provide detailed information for all their guests with information on local attractions and places to visit, where to shop local as well as a discount code for Cornish Food Boxes.  

Room Types

Double Ensuite




 Hot water

 Outdoor bath







 Dining area

 Heating - underfloor

 Plug sockets


Paid Extras

 Extra logs / firewood






 Fire pit


 Seating area

Nearby (within 5 miles)


 Country walks


 Lake / River

 Local shop

 Pub / Bar





 Quiet after 10pm



 Whole site bookings for group events


 Board games


 Mobile - No mobile signal




 Book a beauty treatment

 Book a massage

On Arrival

 Included - Linen

 Included - Towels

 Welcome pack

Safety & Security

 Carbon monoxide detector

 Fire extinguisher

 First aid kit

 Smoke alarm


 Condiments & Oil

 Drinking water






 Tea & Coffee


Young Children

 Take care - Near water


 Free parking

 Parking not alongside accom


 Quiet location


 Set alone

 Small site (2-4 accoms)


Anything special I need to bring?

Wellies if it has been raining and flip flops for pottering around on the deck. A head torch is also handy if coming back late to the lodge. Insect repellent can also be useful.

Can I fish in the lake?

Yes you are very welcome to have a go at fishing in the lake, catch and release policy only and using barbless hooks. We don’t supply fishing gear so you’d need to bring your own with you.

Can I swim in the lake?

Yes you can but please be aware that wild swimming is at your own risk. You need to be a confident swimmer as the lake’s banks shelve off steeply. There are reeds in the water so steer clear of these are swim in the areas that are obviously reed-free. There are stream areas which are ideal for paddling in.

Does the property have electricity?

Yes it has electricity and plug points. Also hot water for a shower.

Do you have Wi-Fi and will I get mobile phone signal?

Yes we have a Wi-Fi booster which means that there is wifi available across much of the land, however mobile phone signal is weak.

Nearest Airport/s


Content updated on 30th September 2022 by Louise Catterall, Content Editor at QuirkyAccom in collaboration with Ruth Milligan from Boat House Cabin