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Boat House 5

Helford Passage

Property Description

Boat House 5 is a recently renovated ground-floor apartment at Helford Passage, just moments away from the Ferryboat Inn and the beach. A neutral colour scheme creates a space that feels relaxed and informal. Tasteful artwork, decorative ornaments and soft fabrics complete the decor. Ceiling lights and table lamps offer plenty of light and make the apartment cosy after the colonial blinds have been pulled for the evening.

Step through the door into a large, open-plan living area with a fully equipped kitchen at one end, and a spacious lounge at the other. You'll find comfy chairs, and sofas that can be arranged to form an L shape - ideal for stretching out and relaxing after a busy day on the water. Bring your own book or choose from the ones provided - anything from colourful cookery to local places of interest.

The fully equipped kitchen is beautifully presented with sage green units and chrome appliances. The dining area comes with chairs or a bench seat if you prefer to stretch out over breakfast with hot coffee and the morning newspapers.

You'll find the bedroom simple but luxurious, with a super-king-size bed. The en-suite is tiled in warm, earthy tones, and has both an overhead shower and a bath - light a candle, add some bubbles and really relax. There's a heated towel rail to keep your towels warm and dry. As an added extra, we now supply each guest with one bath and one hand towel, free of charge.

Boat House 5 is perfect for a romantic retreat.

The apartment has under-floor heating, should you need it. There is a returnable £100 deposit against damages on this property. You'll have one designated parking space in the residents' car park, and if this wasn't enough, for bookings of over one week, we'll have a welcome pack ready for your arrival - a bottle of locally made Helford Creek fruit juice, Cornish filter coffee, Smugglers tea, Cornish biscuits, a few sugar sachets and a pint of milk.


  • 1 Bedroom
  • Boat Hire on Site
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • King Size Bed
  • Outdoor Heated Pool
  • Parking Space
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine

One set of bed linen included. Free Wifi, Free access to swimming pool. Welcome essentials pack. 


Helford Passage is about a mile from the village of Mawnan Smith. It's on the river - the Helford, of course, with a lovely sandy beach, and direct access onto the coastal path. We've got the Ferryboat Inn on site, which specialises in local seafood dishes and Cornish ales. It hosts regular music nights, quizzes and other events during the year, including the Helford Passage Regatta in early August.

You could hire a rowing boat or kayak for the day at the Helford Passage kiosk, or book some paddle boarding lessons. If, like me, you’re a lazy sun-worshipper, then stretch out on the beach with the latest blockbuster and a locally made Roskilly’s Chocolate Brownie and Marshmallow ice cream, or a bag of warm, buttery popcorn. Browse through Sarah’s Shop @ the Beach, for locally made jewellery, quirky gifts, and the children’s all-essential, beach-side bucket and spades.

We’ve got an outdoor, heated swimming pool on site too, with poolside loungers, chairs and parasols. It’s in a secure area behind a coded gate, so it’s safe for the little ones.

From the kiosk, you can catch the foot ferry across to Helford Village, meander up the leafy path to the Shipwrights Arms and enjoy a homemade pasty and a glass of cold, Cornish cider. If you fancy something a little more energetic, you could wander along the river shore and explore Daphne Du Maurier’s Frenchman’s Creek. The ferry runs into the evening during the season so there’s no rush back – take your time, relax and enjoy.

Trebah and Glendurgan gardens are just a few minutes away, and stunning at any time of the year. Falmouth is our nearest town, where you'll find the National Maritime Museum and Pendennis Castle, pubs and restaurants.

We've got fishing trips nearby, golf, cycling, horse-riding, seaside fish and chips, coastal walks, art galleries and stunning beaches. A perfect base for family breaks.