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Enys Boathouse - A unique rural retreat

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Overview
2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
4 guests
Minimum stay varies 
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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. The village of Porkellis is ideal for those seeking a quiet, rural holiday let in Cornwall. The boathouse offers versatile self catering accommodation suitable for families, couples or groups of friends. The main living area converts into a double bedroom with a comfy double bed, which pulls down from the wall and is hidden away in a cabinet when not in use. For child...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. The village of Porkellis is ideal for those seeking a quiet, rural holiday let in Cornwall. The boathouse offers versatile self catering accommodation suitable for families, couples or groups of friends. The main living area converts into a double bedroom with a comfy double bed, which pulls down from the wall and is hidden away in a cabinet when not in use. For children there is the added excitement of sleeping in the Crow's Nest, which is only accessible via a pull down loft ladder (which folds away when not in use). It is most suitable for over 5's. It is a cosy sleeping space up in the rafters that is ideal for children but is also easily spacious enough for two adults, should you prefer. All bedding and towels are provided and WiFi is free of charge. When the double wall bed is not in use, the open plan living space is great for entertaining. A TV, with Freeview, DVD player (and selection of DVDs). High speed unlimited broadband is also available and free to use. 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. Kitchen facilities include: - Microwave - Small Portable Oven and hob (2 rings) - Fridge with freezer compartment - Fold-away surface space - Kettle & Toaster - On-demand hot water Cutlery, Crockery, Utensils and Pans 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 cosy shower room, toilet and wash basin - towels will be provided. Should you need to wash or dry your clothes, there is also a small utility 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. 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.
House Rules
Pets not allowedKid friendlyNo smoking
Bedrooms
1 Double2 Singles
Bathrooms
1 Shower

Meet the host
Mike J
Hosting since January 2015
Languages spoken: English
Response Time: Within a few hours
Interaction with guestsThe owners live close to the property and so will be on hand to show guests around + be available should there be any issues or special requirements.

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Reviews (4)
Zaneta12345
Zaneta12345
Swindon, United Kingdom32 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Just amazing!
We have decided on last minute break in Cornwall, found the Boathouse and it hasn't disappointed! It's so quaint and just beautiful. It has all what you need and it's very easy to forget every day worries and world being there. It has fully functioning little kitchen with all essentials, its clean and cosy. Amazing touch was a surprise bottle of wine on our arrival. We will be definitely coming back and will be recommending the Boathouse to all our friends and family. It is in the great location to access all attractions in south Cornwall. Thank you!
Visited October 2020
Written 26 October 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Rob F
Rob F
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Outstanding Accommodation in the heart of Cornwall.
We looked for a nice peaceful location in the heart of Cornwall and found Porkellis to be ideal. Enys Boathouse, situated in the heart of the village, was perfect for our family of four for the weeks get away. Immaculatly clean, it had everything we needed for a home from home. The kitchen was well equipped with everything you'd need, corkscrew included! The living area provided space for two adults and two teenagers to have space from each other when needed and was cosy when we were together when eating or playing games. The facilities included a washer & dryer which came in very useful after all the trips to the beaches. With a secluded garden, ideal if you've got little ones who like to run and play, Enys Boathouse is tucked away off the beaten track and a stones throw from the village pub where we were made to feel most welcome. Our gracious hosts for the week were just next door and nothing was too much trouble, not that they hadn't thought of everything already. We have no hesitation in recommending Enys Boathouse to families, young and old, singles or couples looking for a relaxing break from the pressures of modern life and we look forward to returning again in the future.
Visited July 2016
Written 19 July 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

evelynwild59
evelynwild59
Maierhofen, Germany1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Empfehlenswert
Mike war ausgesprochen hilfsbereit und angenehm. Das traumhaft originelle Boathouse und der grosse Garten sind ein sehr schöner Ort um Urlaub zu machen.
Visited June 2016 Travelled solo
Written 24 June 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Rosie J
Rosie J
Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Beautiful location, amazing getaway.
Arriving at the property we were greeted warmly by Mike and shown around the property, the overall charm and beauty of the boathouse and surrounding area blew us away. The property was also deceptively large. With a short drive to all tourist destinations it was perfect as we were not in the hustle and bustle of a large town or city. Although there was no internet access this turned out to be a positive of the boathouse as we spent time with human interaction instead of being glued to technology like so many young people are in this day and age. I would highly recommend this holiday rental to anyone whether it be a family, or young couples like us. We will definitely be returning.
Visited June 2015
Written 26 June 2015. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

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What this rental offers
Bathroom and laundry
  • Iron
  • Linens provided
  • Towels provided
  • Washer
Wi-fi and internet
  • Wi-fi
Kitchen and dining
  • Grill
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Cooker
  • Toaster
Indoor amenities
  • Air conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Internet access
Things to do
  • Fishing spots available
  • Watersports
  • Cycling areas
Nearby
  • Golf course (within 30 mins drive)
  • Hiking areas
  • Countryside area
Living spaces
  • Highchair
Entertainment
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Television
Outdoor amenities
  • Balcony
  • Deck
  • Private yard
  • Terrace
Parking
  • Secure parking available

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Map
Getting there
Exeter Airport
143.6 km

St Mawgan Airport
35.9 km
Restaurants
The Star Inn, Porkellis
1 min

Boo Koos
6.8 km

Thai in Town
7.9 km

The Black Swan, Pub and Restaurant
6.7 km
Attractions
The Flicka Foundation - Donkey Sanctuary
6.3 kmNature & Wildlife Areas

Museum of Cornish Life, Helston
6.7 kmHistory Museums

Cornish Seal Sanctuary,SEA LIFE Trust
7 kmAquariums

Poldark Mine
2 kmMines
About the neighbourhood
Porkellis is a small, quiet village. At its heart is a fantastic local pub (The Star Inn) which really is the hub of the community. From Porkellis you can easily access the north and south coasts, the busy places of Truro and Falmouth plus all the major tourist attractions as well as the the idyllic Lizard Peninsula. Helston, with all its amenities, is just a 10-minute drive away.
Getting around
Public transport is available in Porkellis but a car is advisable. The nearest train stations are at Redruth and Penryn, which Truro and Falmouth are a little further away. Newquay Airport is about 50 minutes' drive away.
Access
Car advised
How to get there
Find Enys Boathouse is fairly straightforward. It is reached by several modes of transport directions, but by car is recommended. From the A394, between Falmouth and Helston, leave the road after the village of Longdowns and take a right hand turn, following signs for Porkellis for approximately 2 and a quarter miles. Passing through the village of Carnkie, along some narrow roads, you will arrive into Porkellis and at an off-set t-junction, just past the Star Inn pub. Take a right hand turn and the entrance to Rose Cottage and Enys Boathouse is 50 yards on your left hand side. The full address for the property, should you wish to use a sat nav is: Rose Cottage, Chapel Hill, Porkellis, Cornwall, TR13 0JP There is also a bus service between Falmouth, Truro and Helston, which runs through Porkellis.
Activities nearby
Fishing spots availableGolf course (within 30 mins drive)Watersports

Things to know
Check in / out timings
Check in after 4 pm Check out by 10 am
Cancellation policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 8 weeks before check-in
  • 25% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available once booking is confirmed

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