The Boathouse


From £648

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15% Off all full weeks booked in April, May and June 2017.

3 bedrooms

Up to 8 guests

Key Features

  • Property code: BOAT
  • Changeover day: Saturday
  • Designated parking
  • 2 or more bathrooms
  • Discount for small parties
  • Dishwasher
  • Garden or outside space
  • 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.

"Another lovely holiday - our 6th here! Very comfortable, fantastic views, very peaceful, a truly 'happy' place!" November 2012.

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 and patio with garden furniture.

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 mixed.
  • 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 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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