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Enys Boathouse - a Unique Rural Retreat in Cornwall

Bedrooms 2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Cabin, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4

Enys Boathouse offers self catering accommodation in rural Cornwall. Situated in the heart of a Cornish village, our holiday let is deceptively spacious and comfortably furnished, sleeping up to four people.

Enys Boathouse is a unique wooden structure based on the Bolney Ferry Boathouse on the River Thames. This charming property benefits from its own private terrace with panoramic westerly views out over the countryside, although not near water.

The village of Porkellis is ideal for those seeking a quiet, rural holiday let in Cornwall and a quiet, friendly local pub (with shop) is just 100 yards away

The boathouse is a studio-style space and offers versatile self catering accommodation suitable for families, couples or groups of friends. The main living area converts into a double bedroom; a comfy double sofa bed provides the main sleeping facilities. There is also an additional day bed which can become a single or double bed if required.

For smaller children there is the added excitement of sleeping in the Crow’s Nest - only accessible via a loft ladder - a cosy sleeping space that is ideal for younger children (those aged over 5) but is spacious enough for two adults (headroom is limited), should you prefer. All bedding and towels are provided.

When the beds are not in use, the open plan living space is great for entertaining. A TV, with Freeview, DVD player (with selection of DVDs), are included. Free WiFi is also available.

NEW FOR 2018!

We've been busy making a few improvements to Enys Boathouse including:

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

- New 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 sprung mattresses in the Crow's Nest, so it's now even comfier!

- 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!)

A sailor's kitchen awaits for those who enjoy cooking and guests also have use of a BBQ. However, for those who prefer to eat out, the local pub - offering good value food and drink - is just a minute’s walk away.

Other facilities include:

- Microwave

- Portable Oven and hob

- Small fridge and freezer

- Fold-away surface space

- Kettle

- On-demand hot water

- Iron and ironing board

- Hairdryer

Elsewhere, there is also a small dining table and, for when the sun is shining, an outdoor table, chairs and parasol are also at hand.

Enys Boathouse boasts a small shower room, toilet and wash basin - towels will be provided.

Should you need to wash or dry your clothes, there is also a small room located on the ground floor (where parking is also available). Here you will find a washing machine and tumble drier as well as clothes line, BBQ and deck chairs.

For those looking short breaks in Cornwall, we are happy to offer rates for minimum stays of three nights. For those looking for a weekly holiday let in Cornwall we are happy to negotiate on the change-over day, if Saturday is not convenient.

Porkellis is perfectly situated; it is a quiet country village, surrounded by green fields, yet ideally located for access to both north and south coasts, the busy towns of Helston, Falmouth and Truro and many visitor attractions.

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Mike Jarvis
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
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Calendar last updated:
10 August, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Porkellis in Cornwall

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Lift
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , studio doubles as lounge and bedroom
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , Crow's Nest - only accessible via loft ladder
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • MP3 Dock
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Enys Boathouse - a Unique Rural Retreat in Cornwall
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 3 reviews

Zentral gelegen und ur-gemütlich

  • 4 of 5

Wir haben uns sehr wohl gefühlt, das Boathouse ist gemütlich eingerichtet und die Vermieter sind nett und hilfsbereit. Die Unterkunft ist auch zentral gelegen und man ist schnell an der Küste oder auch in den sehenswerten Gärten.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Tolles Haus und liebe Gastgeber

  • 5 of 5

Tolle Umgebung, viel Ruhe

  • Review Submitted: 02-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jörg, thank you for your review!
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  • 5 of 5

Wundervolles kleines Häuschen. Ideal für ein Paar oder eine Familie mit zwei Kindern. Zwar nicht am Meer gelegen, aber mit dem Auto ist es nicht weit zu Stränden und anderen reizvollen Ausflugszielen. Das Boathouse ist sehr gepflegt und liebevoll eingerichtet.

Das Vermieter-Ehepaar ist sehr, sehr nett und hilfsbereit. Vielen Dank für den fantastischen Aufenthalt!

  • Review Submitted: 30-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thankyou very much for the lovely review, we are glad you enjoyed your stay with us and hope you will stay with us again.
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Nearest Airport
33 Miles
Newquay Cornwall Airport
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
Nearest Ferry
67 Miles
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Nearest Train
6 Miles
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
Nearest Beach
8 Miles
Car: recommended

We are only 30 seconds' walk from the village pub.

Walks on Porkellis Moor can be completed from the boathouse door.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cabin in Porkellis, Cornwall

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Summer 2018
21 Jul 2018 - 24 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Nightly Rate
25 Aug 2018 - 30 Aug 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Nightly Rate
31 Aug 2018 - 2 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
autumn 2018
3 Sep 2018 - 19 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Xmas 2018
20 Dec 2018 - 6 Jan 2019
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Please note for bookings of 3 or more an additional person charge of £25 per person will be added to the price of the booking.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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