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



Updated: 22-Oct-2016
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.

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

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.

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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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1 holidaymaker review


A Little Piece Of Cornish Paradise

  • 5 of 5

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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From the Owner

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?

Activity and Interests

Nearest Barpub : Black Swan at 50 Metres Nearest Restaurant : Black Swan at 50 Metres Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:The hosts are offering photographic tours that can be adapted to clients own interests, There are great landscapes, seascapes and sporting events to shoot. We cal also arrange a barn studio and models localy

Cornwall has facilities for many sports and interests. There are sailing and motor boats to hire. Kayaking is very popular as is surfing, windsurfing and kite surfing.

For sun lovers there are many beaches close by and some can be used Au Natural.The Tate Gallery in St Ives is popular for Art lovers and art galleries and craft workshops throughout the area.


We have beaches in every direction from Gweek. The beaches on the Lizard Penisular such as Poldhu, Gunwalloe, Kynance Cove are a short drive away. Falmouth has three beaches and the north coast with the large sandy surf beaches can be reached in half an hour.


Newquay Airport is around 50 minutes drive from Gweek. A car is recommended.


Places of interest are the Eden Project, Flambards, National Seal Sanctuary, Maritime Museum, St Michaels Mount, RNA station Culdrose with view area.

Falmouth, Helston, Penzance, Truro and Lands End are all within a short drive.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
25 Sep 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
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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Updated: 22-Oct-2016
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From the Owner

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.

Property Type

  • chalet


  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...


  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob


  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village


  • 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


  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • En-Suite to bedroom 1. Consists of electric shower, W/C and wash hand basin.


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1
  • 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.


  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue


  • 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.

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