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Astonishing views from an unbelievable position in the glorious village of Portloe

Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

The Portloe Boathouse - a holiday cottage that sleeps 4 guests in 2 bedrooms

Portloe is one of those quintessential little Cornish fishing villages, beautifully positioned around a stunning little cove and harbour. Like many such villages, smuggling played a large part in Portloe's history with many tales of cat and mouse games played between locals and the authorities! In 1824, the problem became so bad that Customs ordered the construction of a Watch House, boathouse and slipway in a vain attempt to deter the illicit trade. The Boathouse is a conversion of this historic property and has been a family home for many years. It is now offered as a unique holiday home with quite incredible views from the sitting room, stunning glass fronted balcony and master bedroom. It is an undeniably beautiful location where you can relax, enjoy the views, ramble on the dramatic coastal footpath, swim in the clear waters of the little harbour from the bottom of your own slipway, fish from the rocks and sleep to the sound of the waves below!

The Portloe Boathouse is set out over two floors, very comfortably furnished in a classical style. The sitting room of course benefits from the amazing views which can be enjoyed in all weathers from the comfort of your armchair. Possibly in adverse weather, the view is even more dramatic and it is a great place to enjoy some storm watching! Throughout the house, there is plenty of space from the kitchen to the huge master bedroom and it has a really comfortable, relaxing atmosphere. Access to the slipway and cove below is direct from the garden, although please bear in mind that this is at your own risk. You are welcome to bring a kayak or boat to leave on the slipway for the duration of your holiday.

In staying at the Portloe Boathouse, you will be assured of a very special holiday!


Ground Floor: Entrance lobby leading into the dining room with the fully fitted kitchen leading off. The dramatic sitting room is beyond.

First Floor: Master double bedroom with king sized bed, en-suite with bath with over bath power shower & WC. The master bedroom has blinds on all windows except for the main front window which does not have curtains or blinds and the Owner prefers to enjoy that fabulous view! The second twin bedroom has a good sized wardrobe and there is a family bathroom & WC.

Exterior: A back door from the kitchen leads to the path to the slipway and has a lovely stream running past.

Facilities & Services

Heating is via oil fired central heating throughout. The fireplace in the sitting room is NOT operational. The kitchen is equipped with a range of cupboards, electric oven & hob, dishwasher, and fridge / freezer. Please bear in mind that there is NO washing machine or microwave. The lounge has a TV and built in DVD player. The property benefits from SuperFast WiFi throughout.


Electricity, heating, bed linen and towels are all included but you will need to provide your own beach towels. We regret that dogs are not permitted. We regret no smoking is permitted. A parking space is available immediately outside although this is only accessed from one direction so if arriving in Portloe from the north, you will need to turn around next to the church. The access lane is quite steep and narrow.

General Booking Information

Arrival / Departure is a Sunday.

Short breaks are available during quieter periods.

£200 pre-authorised to your credit or debit card as a security deposit is required.

More Details

Property Manager
CornwallsCottages Booking Team
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within an hour
Calendar last updated:
17 August, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Veryan in Cornwall

Property Type:
  • apartment
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Internet
  • Parking
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • - Bath with Shower
    - Bath with Shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    - 2 Single Bed
  • 1 double, 1 twin bedroom
  • Garden
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing


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Astonishing views from an unbelievable position in the glorious village of Portloe
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews
Leven, United Kingdom

Idyllic seaside retreat with stunning views

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at The Boathouse, a beautiful, comfortable, well equipped home with the most amazing views! The owners were very welcoming and provided helpful information about local amenities, places to visit and there was also additional written information in the house. This location was a perfect base for exploring the rest of the Roseland area, as well as beyond (less than an hour's drive to the north coast of Cornwall).

There are 2 restaurants but no shops in the immediate vicinity but this did not affect our stay, the house is within 10-15 minutes drive of shops and additional restaurants.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: CornwallsCottages Ltd
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Winningen, Germany

A dream come true

  • 5 of 5

We have had many very nice holiday homes, but the Boathouse is truly unique. I will never forget the sea view from the terrace and from the bedroom.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: CornwallsCottages Ltd
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Leicester, United Kingdom

Peace, perfect peace.....with a stunning view thrown in

  • 5 of 5

The Boathouse is a lovely property with surely one of the best views in Cornwall. We had a wonderful time just relaxing and doing as much or as little as we wanted. The Roseland Peninsula is off the beaten track and reminds you how beautiful and peaceful parts of Cornwall still are despite mass tourism. We loved it.

  • Review Submitted: 11-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: CornwallsCottages Ltd
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Malvern, United Kingdom

Wow !

  • 5 of 5

The location is stunning , The views from the property are amazing and the balcony is a sun trap . We had mixed weather in January and the rain stopped as quick as it arrived allowing us to sit out every day and enjoy the scenery from the balcony.

When the tide is out we explored the cove and had some walks around the coastal paths

Would love to stay again .

  • Review Submitted: 07-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: CornwallsCottages Ltd
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom

New year at The Portloe Boathouse

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at the Portloe Boathouse. The property is immaculate and very well laid out. The rooms are bigger than they look in the photos. All the beds are very comfortable. The views at the back of the property are amazing. The owners were very helpful and were there on our arrival to show us around and show us how to use the heating and how water. Overall I would give the property 10 out 10.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: CornwallsCottages Ltd
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Clevedon, United Kingdom

Short stay at the The Boathouse, Portloe.

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful accommodation in a stunning location. The Boathouse was perfect for my wife and I to spend a few days in a fabulous location overlooking the sea to relax and unwind.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: CornwallsCottages Ltd
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Portloe is considered by many to be the jewel in the crown of the Roseland peninsula and one of the prettiest villages in Cornwall. Its steep sided valleys has meant that it has managed to escape development over the years and many buildings differ little from when they were built. Sir John Betjeman said of Portloe "One of the least spoiled and most impressive of Cornish fishing villages". Portloe is an ideal place to stay on the Roseland Peninsula.

It is wonderfully quiet and peaceful, yet it has a really good local pub & hotel. The village itself is only a short drive from the other villages such as St Mawes. The city of Truro is also within a 25 minute drive.

The Lugger Hotel with its excellent restaurant is only a few steps away and the Ship Inn is a short walk. The New Inn at Veryan serves food. There is also the Portloe Tea Room nearby. There is no general store in Portloe, however there are shops at Veryan (1.4 miles) and a Londis store at Bessy Beneath (3 miles). Further pubs, shops & restaurants are also available in Tregony, Ruan Lanihorne, Portscatho & St Mawes.


Prices & Availability

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  • Electricity, heating, bed linen & towels all included however you must BRING YOUR OWN BEACH TOWELS

  • Contractual booking deposit: 30.00% rent

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