The pictures on this site dont do justice to what a fantastic property it truly is! The owners, Hilary and Dom, are very attentive and one wonders why they would ever wish to give up this property to allow strangers to stay in it when they could enjoy the endless view from the lounge and balcony.....Portloe itself is a very quiet little village and the Ship Inn does good food but beware the portions are huge. The coastal path in either direction is well worth taking for a days ramble and there are plenty of other things to do in the near vicinity - Eden Project, Lost gardens of Heligan, St Mawes to Falmouth ferry etc etc
This is a lovely house in a beautiful spot. It is well stocked with comfortable beds and good quality bedding. The village is lovely and within driving distance to several lovely resorts such as St Mawes and Porthscatho. Without doubt, the holiday was all about the location of this beautiful boathouse, but be aware that this is someone's home. Hilary and Dom are very helpful and friendly but they live downstairs and sometimes you feel you don't have the privacy you might have had somewhere else. Furthermore, this property, quite rightly because of its location, is very expensive. Whilst the owners kindly leave a bottle of wine, this is the first time I have rented a premier property which does not provide premium toiletries and a selection of local treats and did feel a little disappointed. Additionally, you must remember that as a boathouse it is probably very damp in the winter and the kitchen cupboards were very foisty and we had to wash all the crockery before we used it. However, I would still highly recommend this property because of the level of comfort and the outstanding view.
We had a wonderful stay at The Boathouse, a beautiful, comfortable, well equipped home with the most amazing views! The owners were very welcoming and provided helpful information about local amenities, places to visit and there was also additional written information in the house. This location was a perfect base for exploring the rest of the Roseland area, as well as beyond (less than an hour's drive to the north coast of Cornwall). There are 2 restaurants but no shops in the immediate vicinity but this did not affect our stay, the house is within 10-15 minutes drive of shops and additional restaurants.
We have had many very nice holiday homes, but the Boathouse is truly unique. I will never forget the sea view from the terrace and from the bedroom.
The Boathouse is a lovely property with surely one of the best views in Cornwall. We had a wonderful time just relaxing and doing as much or as little as we wanted. The Roseland Peninsula is off the beaten track and reminds you how beautiful and peaceful parts of Cornwall still are despite mass tourism. We loved it.
The location is stunning , The views from the property are amazing and the balcony is a sun trap . We had mixed weather in January and the rain stopped as quick as it arrived allowing us to sit out every day and enjoy the scenery from the balcony. When the tide is out we explored the cove and had some walks around the coastal paths Would love to stay again .
We had a wonderful time at the Portloe Boathouse. The property is immaculate and very well laid out. The rooms are bigger than they look in the photos. All the beds are very comfortable. The views at the back of the property are amazing. The owners were very helpful and were there on our arrival to show us around and show us how to use the heating and how water. Overall I would give the property 10 out 10.
Wonderful accommodation in a stunning location. The Boathouse was perfect for my wife and I to spend a few days in a fabulous location overlooking the sea to relax and unwind.
A wonderful place to stay in in a stunning location with many interesting walks. The hosts made it feel as though you were visiting old friends.
We've stayed in Portloe many times but this was our first time in the Boathouse. A really special place. A touch of luxury with arguably the best views in the village, if not the whole Roseland Peninsula!
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We stayed at the Portloe Boathouse for a week, and loved every minute of it. We swam in the sea, visited nearby beaches, ports and castles, and ate dinner on the balcony. It was heaven!
We spent a week at The Boathouse whilst visiting from Australia in September and it truly was a week in heaven. The house is in a perfect location, perched above a small cove which we swam in most days. Everything we could have wanted was there for us and more - it was comfortable, beautifully furnished and in the most peaceful location one could wish for. Ten out of ten from us!
We have been aware of this property for a number of years having passed it on the SW Coast Path and admired it from the cliff opposite so when we realised it was rentable were very keen to discover what it was really like to stay in such idyllic surroundings. The accommodation is spacious and quirky with some lovely art on display. The piece de resistance is the large balcony that almost overhangs the lovely Portloe harbour. If you're not careful you can spend far too long here just drinking in the sound and sights of the ever changing seascape and watching the fishermen coming and going in their boats. If you're lucky like us you may even get a grey seal wallowing about at the bottom of the private slipway that leads down on to a little beach exposed at low tide. It's seaside heaven with a glass or three and a good book. The garden is also very cleverly laid out with its own stream rushing down into the sea A large side garden is an added bonus for enjoying a bit of evening sunshine and there are lots of little terraced areas and lawns where you can perch and absorb the ambience (however I imagine this area would be a nightmare for parents with small children as there are lots of unprotected drops). Some aspects of the decor are arguably in need of refreshment but this is obviously subjective and will change with time. Lack of a microwave and washing machine is a bit disappointing but we understand this is being addressed at some point. Undoubtedly a very special place to holiday.
Portloe Boathouse occupies the most stunning position overlooking the bay. We were there with our 4 grown-up children (a rare treat for us all to be together). Despite changeable weather we took every opportunity possible to sit on the balcony to enjoy the wonderful views, and when too wet to sit outside, it was therapeutic to watch the bay from the comfort of the spacious lounge. It was difficult to tear ourselves away from the Boathouse, but we enjoyed our visit to St Mawes and 3 trips to the northern coast for body boarding (St Agnes was our favourite surf beach, where there's also a great seafood takeaway). We loved exploring the beautiful (hilly!) coastal path walks in both directions from the Boathouse and the younger contingent cycled and jogged on the (hilly!) roads around Portloe. Our boys spent hours fishing in the bay (and managed to catch Pollock and mackerel for supper - twice!) We met Hilary and Dom, who were very welcoming and helpful during our time at the Boathouse. The most idyllic place imaginable for a family get-away.
Perfect! 100% as shown on the pictures! Did lot of sightseeing during the day so enjoyed the good quality of the kitchen equipment -> stayed at "home"
Sight unseen, the Portloe Boathouse far exeeded our expectations in just about every category. Portloe is a delightful little village, The Boathouse was in a superior location for views and access. The cottage itself was a real jewel. Two couples from Tennessee spent a week here in May 2015. Two of us were hikers, so we really enjoyed hiking along the coast. The coastal path ran right next to the house. Relaxing on the deck with some "adult" beverages was a highlight. I doubt one can do much better for accomodations anywhere on the Coast of Cornwall. John from Tennessee
If looking for a place to fall in love with then stay here. In good or bad weather it is a property that until now only existed in fairy tales. Perfection !
We had a wonderful week here at Easter - the views are even better than in the photos - really quite a unique experience, the house is beautifully fitted out, and the owners were very helpful... The parking spot was a bit tight, although others seemed to manage it fine and there was plenty of space in the nearby car park.
The boathouse is in a wonderful spot with fantastic views, peace and quiet abound. It is far enough off the beaten track for the village to have few tourists and it is a hidden gem that can only be found by the few to keep it's magic.
Please note that prices include our booking fee, but excludes booking protection and any chargeable extras such as dogs.