Welcome to The Boat House.
The Boat House is all about the setting and the conservatory certainly takes full advantage of it.
The setting is quite stunning.
The sitting-room.
The pretty kitchen.
The kitchen is well-equipped for all your holiday catering needs.
Every room makes the most of the setting.
The dining-room sits between the kitchen and the sitting-room.
The dining-room.
Plenty of holiday reading and board games available.
The sitting-room is a fabulous room with double doors leading into the conservatory along with direct access to the garden area.
The sitting-room invites you to unwind and relax.
Dining in the conservatory is a real treat
Surely the best seat in the house
The conservatory leads straight out to the garden area
What a wonderful spot to enjoy an afternoon tea!
What a wonderful view to wake up to.
Bedroom 1 has a double and a single bed.
Being dual-aspect you can look both up and down the river from Bedroom 1.
Bedroom 1 has a beautiful en-suite.
Bedroom 3 has a super comfy double bed (4'6
Pretty floral fabrics in the third bedroom.
The second bedroom offers great flexibility with a double bed on the lower bunk and a single bed on the top.
And of course yet another fantastic view from the window.
The family bathroom with a fabulous shower which is the latest upgrade at this house.
The rolling green countryside provides a wonderful contrast to the blue of the water.
The Boat House really is the ultimate waterside property.
The fishing town of Looe where you can try your hand at fishing, have fun on the beach, take to the coastal footpath or enjoy some good old fashioned fish and chips.
The stunning coastal footpath offers breathtaking views around every corner.
Hire a canoe or kayak and explore all the delights along the River Tamar.
There are some stunning beaches on both the north and south coast, this is Bude.
Spend the day exploring the maritime city of Plymouth.
Dartmoor is waiting to be explored either by bike or on foot.
Ferries take passengers around Plymouth Sound.

The Boat House

4415

Cargreen / Sleeps 8 + cot* (no children from 1 to 5)

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The location of attractions is intended only as a guide. Distances are 'as the crow flies'.

Nearest pub

The Rising Sun Botus Fleming (2 ¼ miles)

A traditional local pub in the heart of the village. Call in for a good choice of beers and ciders however there is no food. You'll find ample parking and the pub is dog friendly with an outside seating area. The local darts and euchre teams can sometimes be found in action.

Nearest beach

Cremyll Beach (6 miles)

Both Barn Pool and this beach are next to the Cremyll foot ferry with access to the gardens of Mount Edgecumbe Park nearby. With lovely views across to Plymouth, Cremyll beach is shingle and sand with some rock pools around the south side. Car parking is available at Cremyll and dogs are allowed year round.

Nearest walk

Saltash Creek and River (2 ¾ miles)

This walk in Cornwall Life follows creeks and riversides along footpaths, tracks and quiet lanes. There's several points of interest including the railway viaduct and 15th century cross at Trehan. Take a look at the website for further details.

Nearest town

Saltash (2 ½ miles)

Wherever you are in Saltash, it’s impossible to miss one of Brunel’s most dramatic pieces of engineering. The Royal Albert railway bridge strides across the Tamar, linking Devon and Cornwall and providing some truly astounding views. The more recent suspension road bridge is an equally imposing landmark. The Tamar Valley stretches away behind Saltash, offering a glorious backdrop to fun water activities like sailing or canoeing.

Also nearby

Cotehele (3 ¾ miles)

A medieval house in amazing condition, with fabulous collections of armour, textiles and furniture from the period. The estate is open daily from dawn to dusk throughout the year, dogs are welcome in the grounds and there's miles of woodland paths and countryside to explore.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

May 2013

Cotehele

This is one of the most beautiful houses in UK. Well worth a visit.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

June 2012

Stoic British carried on in AWFUL weather!

Wonderful House, Gardens, grounds and shops..AWFUL half term weather, but we braved it all! NB the house has NO electric lights so visibility in the house is limited on dull days!. Mill lovely and the walk down from the house through the gardens and past the chapel to the quay side and then the mill was lovely....a little slippery in places as it a little steep in parts and was SO wet..but we all remained upright! Lovely Cornish ice creams at the Quay and great bread flour can be bought at the mill shop. Hurrah for the VERY helpful and lovely mini bus driver who can ferry any less able bodies around the 3 sites...


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

April 2009

Cotehele is a beautiful National Trust property - I recommend walking the wider estate, including the folly behind the property which gives you a bird's eye view for miles! The walk down through the quay to the mill is stunning, and the waterwheel and mill race is currently being renovated, which is an interesting project. You can even buy flour that has been milled on site.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

January 2009

Cotehele

A medieval gem with a magical garden sloping down to the Tamar. Plenty of walks on the Estate. Highly recommended are the scones at the restaurant on Cotehele Quay - just the thing at the end of a stroll along the river.

Bantham (19 miles)

Bantham Beach is set within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and has numerous awards tucked under its sandy belt. Overlooking Bigbury Bay and Burgh Island, you can take the famous sea tractor and head to the island or sit and enjoy the views from the shore. A great surfing beach, the huge swathes of sand and sea allow plenty of space for everyone. Well-provisioned and life guarded in the summer, Bantham is a fantastic family-friendly beach.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

June 2022

Perfect beach

Something for everyone here plus a good cafe.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

August 2021

Great beach with views across to Burgh Island

Lovely privately-owned, wide, sandy beach. Beautiful views across to Burgh Island, walking access is possible at times, depending on the tide. Good facilities, lots of parking (there is a daily charge, so check before going). We enjoyed a great pizza from one of the gastro-buses in the car park. There are picnic benches in the gastro-bus area, and hot, and cold drinks, and other food available.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

September 2008

Privately owned beach open to the public. A truly beautiful beach. Wide sands, surfing and wind-surfing, rock pools and a delightfully gentle introduction to the South West Coast Path with views over Burgh Island. No dogs allowed during the summer months. Charge made for car parking.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

August 2008

Great family fun beach

Lovely beach with little coves to hide away in, rock pools and lovely clean sandcastle sand; wide enough for kite buggies, best surfing beach on the south coast along with Bigbury on Sea beach opposite. Burgh Island out to sea with its restored evocative 1930's hotel clinging to the edge was the inspiration for Enid Blyton's Kirrin Island as well as a number of Agatha Christie novels! Dogs allowed on the beach Oct- April and then along the far right hand side (west) during the remainder of the year. Beach balls and skimboards etc plus coffees and teas available from the post office cafe back in the village- great estuary view while sipping away on the deck out back. Lunch or supper in the Sloop pub- best to pre book in season

Drake's Trail (6 ¼ miles)

Named after one of Devon's most famous sons, Sir Francis Drake, the Drake's Trail project, launched in March 2009, includes a range of walking and cycling routes in West Devon for all age groups and fitness levels. The new off-road cycling route follows the old railway track between Tavistock and Plymouth, crossing open moorland at Roborough Down before reaching the wooded valleys of the River Meavy and eventually the River Plym.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

September 2021

Superb cycle way

Cycled to Plymouth and back on this fantastic route with ever changing scenery that was a joy


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

September 2020

Great walk

2hrs and a lovely route. We had a fab walk


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

February 2009

See deer in the woods and watch the rivers for kingfishers, herons and spawning salmon.
- G Steele

Canoe Tamar (3 ¾ miles)

Guided canoe trips on the River Tamar. Take in the scenic views of Cotehele up river and paddle passed the village of Calstock and into the wilds of the upper river.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

May 2011

Fantastic!

Canoe Tamar are a really friendly organisation offering a fantastic opportunity to explore the Tamar. We did an early morning canoe (timings depend on the tides, but early morning means no-one else around) from Cotehele Quay, up the Tamar past Calstock and under the viaduct, almost as far as Morwellham Quay. I have never seen so many fish jumping out of the water - literally hundreds! The guide was really helpful and friendly, and anyone could give it a go, as long as they can get in and out of the canoes (the Canadian type, open and fairly stable). I would highly recommend this as a way to see the riverside from a totally different angle.

Cotehele Gardens (3 ¾ miles)

The greater estate is a wonderful place to take your dog. Wander along miles of wooded paths with views of the river and surrounding countryside. Walk to the Old Quay and Discovery Centre or perhaps take a boat trip on the river in summer.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

June 2021

Great Day Out

We had a lovely day out here. So much to see. The walk around the area is free so that is what we did. We also took a picnic so the only expensive is the car park fee. The house, mill and car park are free for National Trust members or £10, £6 and £5. The grounds are well signposted to walk round and it is mostly level. Nice shop and cafe too.

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