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The Old Boat House Close To The Beautiful Helford River In Picturesque Gweek

Bedrooms 1
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

The Old Boat-house, Gweek, Helston, Cornwall, England - A Peaceful Location Just 2 Minutes From The Creek At The Head Of The Beautiful Helford River.

The Old Boat-house is a timber building of character in the grounds of Ashtree Villa. Backing on to open fields and woodlands and only a 2 minute walk to the bridge at the head of the Helford River. Gweek is well known for the National Seal Sanctuary and Gweek Quay Boatyard where traditional wooden boats can be seen being built.The boatyard has boats of all shapes and sizes either being laid up or having work done. The village has a great local pub/restaurant, village shop and post office and has many lovely walks though nature trails and riverside.

Steve Clarke
Member since: 2009
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
21 April, 2017

About Steve Clarke

I am a lover of all that Cornwall has to offer, great beaches, great people, fantastic scenery and typical country pubs.

We also like to travel and the Canary Islands, Caribbean and Australia are my passion. Water draws me like a magnet. Either in it or on it I just have to be near it.

Steve Clarke purchased this chalet in 2011

Why Steve Clarke chose Lizard Peninsula

Gweek is the perfect place for us, small enough to feel part of the community but large enough for privacy and it gives us the freedom of long country walks, nice river views and of course the local pub. There are many places of interest for visitors such as the Eden Project, Lost Gardens of Heligan, The Lizard Point, Lands End,. Local towns such as Falmouth, Helston, Truro and Penzance are within an easy drive.For people wanting more excitement resorts such as Newquay and St Ives are a short drive away. In the Autumn and winter you can really see what the real Cornwall is like without the hordes of holidaymakers. For garden lovers we have the lovely Trebah and Glendurgan gardens leading down to the beautiful Helford River. A little further afield the Lost Gardens of Heligan and the Eden project are certainly worth a visit.You may be lucky and witness a storm and see the Atlantic in full force with magnificent waves crashing onto the beaches and harbours such as Porthleven, Portreath and Sennen Cove.What more can you want?

What makes this chalet unique

The area is central so the north coast and south coast beaches are quite close. Being an individual property you are not surrounded by noisy kids or dogs barking like you would find on a cramped holiday park.The owners offer weekend breaks and for photographers guided tours can be arranged showing the best landscapes, seascapes and if you would like to catch surfers in action we can show you the best vantage points. For Canon users if you need a longer lens we can loan you a 500 mill lens to capture the surfers close up. We also have use of a barn studio and local models.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a fantastic holiday in Cornwall. Your accommodation was perfect.

Thank you so much.

Katie & Rob
Jan 2012
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chalet in Gweek in Cornwall

Property Type:
  • chalet
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • En-Suite to bedroom 1. Consists of electric shower, W/C and wash hand basin.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: One bedroom with a double bed and en-suite shower room with W/C and wash hand basin.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Outside: A corner of the garden has a private BBQ area and outside table and chairs for 2 people. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and bedding changed once a week. Other: A dining table for two just by the kitchen area.


5/5 -
(1 traveller reviews)


A Little Piece Of Cornish Paradise

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The Boat House is a beautifully clean, well equipped and maintained, comfortable home from home in idyllic surroundings. Situated in the village of Gweek, just yards from the local pub and shop, it has everything you could possibly want, in a perfect location. It is close to many attractions and is just a short car journey from Helston, Penzance, Falmouth and Truro.

The owners, Irene and Steve are very friendly and welcoming and nothing seemed too much trouble. They were really helpful and went out of their way to make this a perfect break for us.

It's a shame we are only allowed to give up to five stars, as we would definitely award you ten.

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and will recommend it to all our friends. Already looking forward to our next visit!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 19, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

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7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning £30
Hot Tub per person £5

Booking Notes:
A deposit of £100 secures the booking and balance payable on day of arrival.

Changeover Day:
Saturday is the preferred change over day.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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