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Enys Boathouse - a unique and quirky holiday let in the heart of rural Cornwall

Bedrooms 2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

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 - a copy of 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. And, although not near to water, it does boast distant sea views.

The village of Porkellis is ideal for those seeking a quiet, rural holiday let in Cornwall.

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 a day bed which is a sofa when not in use but can easily be converted into a single or double bed.

For smaller children (aged 5 and over) there is the added excitement of sleeping in the Crow’s Nest - only accessible via a loft ladder - a cosy sleeping space in the eaves of the property that is ideal for younger children but is spacious enough for two adults, 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. Free unlimited broadband is also available at the property.

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.

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!)

Kitchen facilities include:

- Microwave

- Portable Oven and hob

- Small fridge and freezer

- Fold-away surface space

- Kettle

- On-demand hot water

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 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 four 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.

More Details

Mike Jarvis
Member since: 2016
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
17 March, 2018

About Mike Jarvis

We moved to Porkellis in 2014 and have been running a successful holiday let here ever since. As we live in the village we are on hand if you have any queries and we are happy to give recommendations on the many beautiful places you can visit locally, as well as excellent places to eat and drink.

Mike Jarvis purchased this cabin in 2014


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Wendron 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
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Outdoor Shower
  • The bathroom consists of a shower enclosure, toilet and basin. There are also tower rails and a heater.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Large sofa that extends out into a comfy king size bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , The Crow's Nest. 2 small singles, accessed via loft ladder
  • Enys Boathouse is a studio-style apartment, where the main living area also doubles as the main bedroom. The sofa pulls out into a large king-size bed for sleeping and folds away in the day to be used the main sofa. There is an additional 2 single beds in the Crow's Nest - a cosy sleeping area in the eves of the property - great for kids! Please note that this is only accessible via a loft ladder.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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Enys Boathouse - a unique and quirky holiday let in the heart of rural Cornwall
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews
Dunstable, bedfordshire

Tranquil retreat

  • 5 of 5

The boathouse sits up in the trees overlooking the garden. The owners thought of everything such as cooking utensils, comfy bed and plenty of little touches such as books and tourist guides to make it a great place to just chill out. The surrounding countryside is beautiful and it is close to many other towns and seaside areas. I left the boathouse feeling thoroughly revived and hope to come back again in the future. Lovely owners who sent plenty of instructions to help me find the place and make sure that I was settled in.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Angela, thanks for your lovely review :) We'd love to welcome you back again soon!
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Loved it. Very Quirky and Cool.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great 3 nights stay in the Boathouse. It was just the right size for the family of 4 considering we were mostly only there in the evening. Mike was a great host and showed us round the property. Kids slept up in the loft for the first 2 nights then my wife and I gave it a go on the final night.

Overall it was a very enjoyable stay and was a good base for touring round cornwall. Would recommend thoroughly.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A lovely quiet space perfect for escaping the burdens of modern life

  • 5 of 5

The Boathouse is a lovely space: clean, warm, well lit and very comfortable, Mike and His Wife were very welcoming.

The Boathouse provided us with a great base from which to explore the beautiful surrounding countryside. The local pub/library/shop (all three services in one building with tasty beer) is but a stones throw away and serves great food and beer should cooking seem like too much of a bother.

We will be back again.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Outstanding Accommodation in the heart of Cornwall.

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Nearest Barpub
30 Metres
Nearest Ferry
67 Miles
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Nearest Train
6 Miles
Redruth and Penryn Stations
Nearest Motorway
99 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Wendron Inn
Nearest Beach
8 Miles
Beaches in Falmouth and Porthleven
Car: necessary

Only a five minute drive from Poldark Mine and 30 metres from the village pub which serves great food, local ales and also has a small shop.


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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.