The Boathouse


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3 bedrooms

Up to 8 guests

Key Features

  • Property code: BOAT
  • Changeover day: Saturday
  • 2 or more bathrooms
  • Access statement available
  • Parking (see description for details)
  • Discount for small parties
  • Dishwasher
  • Garden or outside space
  • Village
  • Washing machine
  • Waterside


The Boathouse is a delightful, detached, very romantic, stylishly furnished, waterside holiday Cornish cottage situated on its own quay with water on three sides and all rooms have river views. Sit, glass in hand, in the comfort of the stunning conservatory and watch boats, birds and the wide stretches of the river flow gently past. This heavenly spot is set on the Cornish side of the Tamar in the peaceful village of Cargreen with glorious views from every room across the water to the rolling fields of Devon. St Mellion Golf & Country Club is a few minutes drive, further on are sandy beaches and excellent restaurants, with the Eden Project, The Lost Gardens of Heligan, the historic City of Plymouth, several National Trust properties and much more, all within easy reach of this idyllic haven.

Previous guests' comments:

“Oh what an amazing house, a dream location. It’s been the perfect setting to recharge our batteries!” The Moores.

“On a day when we saw several rainbows on our journey here, this was surely the place where the rainbow ends.” The Lances.


Spacious living room with large raised natural stone fireplace inset with a coal flame effect fire, two sofas (one incorporating a 4ft 6in double sofa bed), armchair and flat-screen TV with DVD/CD player/video recorder. French doors open onto a paved patio overlooking the water and a further set of double doors lead into the conservatory with all round views of the river with doors to the lawn and patio area. Attractive dining room with large dining table to seat eight. Kitchen with ceramic electric hob, built-in eye level double oven, microwave, washing machine, dishwasher and fridge/freezer. Cloakroom with basin and WC. Stairs up to first floor. Double bedroom with 4ft 6in double bed and fitted wardrobe. Adjacent bathroom with corner bath, shower over, bidet, basin and WC. Bunk bedroom with lower 4ft 6in double bunk and upper 3ft bunk. Family bedroom with 4ft 6in double bed, 3ft single bed and en-suite bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC.

Enclosed walled garden (low walls) and patio with garden furniture. surrounded by the estuary.

In private area alongside the cottage for one car. Further unrestricted on road parking available close by.

  • Included: Bed linen (no towels except for overseas visitors), electricity and heating (night storage).
  • Security Deposit: £150 payable direct to owner.
  • Telephone: For incoming calls only. Mobile reception good.
  • WiFi: The owner has tried to install WiFi, but has been informed it is not possible.
  • All of our properties are No Smoking properties.
  • Local Facilities: Small supermarket 3 miles. Waitrose 5 miles. Plymouth 7 miles.  Beach at Downderry, 12 miles
  • Boating Facilities: This is an ideal location to bring your own dinghy or canoe. A one ton davit for lifting into the garden and space for a small boat trailer immediately in front of the house are available. There is a slipway alongside the house and steps leading from the garden directly to the river. For larger boats a nearby mooring buoy is available in the river, details from the owner.

Please Note: The estuary is not suitable for swimming. This property is not suitable for children under 5.

October 2018

A second visit to the Boat House, Lovely setting, wonderful conservatory!

October 2018

This was our second visit and we loved every mini t e of it. No doubt we will go back again.

September 2018

We had a wonderful holiday. No complaints!

September 2018

Amazing cottage with everything u need parking very hard though.

August 2018

Fabulous time at the Boathouse, which was well equipped, clean and with the most superb views. Boys loved crabbing and fishing and was so relaxing. If you’re looking for a get away from it all holiday, this is difficult to beat. Lots of really good local pubs and ideally placed for Plymouth, a number of English Heritage and National Trust properties as well as Eden project. Would definitely recommend and will be visiting again.

August 2018

It is an amazing place to stay - it does get very hot in the conservatory though - may be helpful to suggest blinds to the owner?

May 2018

The boathouse was beautiful. Incredible views from all rooms. Very impressed with overall standard of accomodation

April 2018

The most peacefull holiday I have experienced

April 2018

Plenty of cutlery / crockery, well equipped kitchen - thank you Stunning conservatory - beautiful setting. Dated bathrooms really need modernising with power showers

August 2017

This has to be one of the best rentals we've experienced (and we've had quite a few over the years!) with good communication with THC over the booking and then the holiday itself. It was lovely to arrive and be able to brew a cup of tea immediately after a very long journey and we also appreciated the supply of hand soap, toilet rolls and basic tin foil, salt & pepper etc. Very happy to "pay it forward" and simply replace what we had used ready for the next guests. Even with poor weather, we enjoyed fabulous views, peaceful location and as I was cooking for 7 adults, I really appreciated the quality, variety and quantity of the kitchen equipment - it had everything we needed for all our meals. Furnishings are high quality, comfortable and the whole accommodation was spotlessly clean. We did travel to one or two attractions; Eden Project, Heligan Gardens and Jamaica Inn, all of which we enjoyed. Hopefully we will return to take in a few more in the future. We were made to feel very welcome; my elderly mum had a great time, celebrating her 80th birthday with the family. Thank you Sandy!

May 2017

Great views on the river passing by, out lay of the cottage was excellent, every essential item of equipment was in place, 2 bottles of wine on arrival were very much appreciated, very nice thought by Sandy to ask how our stay was going.

October 2016

We have just returned back from a wonderful week spent at the Boathouse in Cargreen and this is by far the best holiday cottage that we have ever stayed at. It is extremely difficult to decide what was the best feature of this particular accommodation, the cottage itself or the spectacular views of the river as both were just so perfect. Out of all of the cottages that we have stayed over the years in the UK this is the only one that we all looked forward to going back to at the end of the day as it felt so much like a home. Despite the fact that the nearest shop and pub were over 3 miles away this did not detract from the total enjoyment of staying in this tranquil location. What a gem!

November 2015

Very friendly helpful staff in both your Cornwall and Devon offices.

March 2015

Already passed details of the Boathouse to 2 other families. Looking forward to our holiday in June with Toad Hall Cottages!

September 2014

The best views we have ever had in a holiday cottage.

June 2013

I was supposed to pay a deposit to the owner of Cargreen boathouse, but only got an adress. I didn´t pay any deposit since it´s not considerd safe to send cash by mail. You should consider a system where you pay a deposit to Toad hall insted.

<p> Many thanks for your feedback. We do have a system in place for a number of our properties whereby the security deposit is taken by Toad Hall Cottages; however in this instance, the owner has specifically asked to be in charge of the payments. I hope you managed to enjoy your holiday at this beautiful property nonetheless!</p>

- The Toad Hall Team

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