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3 The Boat House
Helford River

£406 - £1057 per week

It is impossible to tire of the mesmerising views at 3 The Boat House, which overlooks the picturesque Helford River. This two bedroomed, first floor apartment is situated in a tranquil setting, where you can lose yourself just watching the ebb and flow of the tide and all the activity on the river. Accessed via steps from the private car park, the front door opens into this well-equipped, waterside holiday home. Sleeping four over two floors, 3 The Boathouse has a warm open plan living space with a stunning view of the river from both the sitting and dining areas. Also on this floor is the main bedroom and bathroom and spiral stairs leading to the upper floor twin room, ideal for your little explorers.

Tucked away, literally, at the end of the road you will find a blissful break away from everyday life in this delightful, self-catering coastal retreat. It offers a perfect getaway for young families with its use of a swimming pool for just a handful of properties; or just a pebble's throw away, awaits a traditional bucket and spade holiday on the Helford Passage Beach. Helford River is one of Cornwall’s most beautiful and dramatic areas, where you will find scenic wooded creeks, Cornish villages and award winning sub-tropical gardens, including both the beautiful Trebah Gardens and Glendurgan Gardens, with its iconic hedge maze.

Entrance via external stone steps

sixteen stone steps to front door leading into hallway with spiral stairs to top floor and doors to:

Bedroom 1

double bed.

Shower room/utility area

shower, WC, basin, washing machine.

Sitting/dining/kitchen area

sofa, two chairs, footstool, Sky TV, DVD, dining table with four chairs, electric oven and hob, fridge, Helford river views.

Bedroom 2

twin beds, vanity unit with basin.

Additional information

please note that the swimming pool is for communal use between May and September, night storage heaters, spiral staircase may not be suitable for those with limited mobility and young children WiFi, short breaks available.


An absolutely idyllic spot. No 3 The Boat House has amazing views and is incredibly close to a lovely beach with a fantastic pub. Can't fault a single thing, we loved it.

July 2021

Lovely decor and views! Swimming pool very nice and great pub nearby. Excellent wifi, too.

July 2021

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Helford River Holidays

With water-side pubs, numerous walks and unspoilt coves including Frenchman's Creek, which inspired the Daphne du Maurier novel.

Things to do

Seal Sanctuary

The old port of Gweek is at the head of the Helford River and is now home to the Cornish Seal Sanctuary, a well known family attraction which rescues all sorts of unwell seal pups and sea lions, aiding their recovery and releasing them back into the wild.


Trebah and Glendurgan gardens are close by and bloom beautifully in early spring and summer, making the Helford River a perfect location to visit all year around. With beaches stretching down on to the river side it's the perfect spot for a picnic!

Boat Trips

The best way to experience the whole of the Helford Passage is to take the to water and enjoy a boat trip, of which there are many available.

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South Cornwall Locations


Local events

International Sea Shanty Festival, Falmouth

The Falmouth Sea Shanty was founded and is organised by Falmouth Shout. Sea Shanty events aim to preserve and promote the maritime heritage of Falmouth and Cornwall as a whole and are thoroughly enjoyable.

19th June 2021 VIRTUAL 

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Stithians Show

Celebrated since the early 1800s, the Stihtains Show is a fine agricultural event showcasing animals, arts and crafts, food and drink, music and more. This year's events will be virtual, so you can watch and interact online!

12th - 16th July 2021 VIRTUAL

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Henri Lloyd Falmouth Week

Henri Lloyd Falmouth Week is one of the largest sailing regatta's in the south west with more than 300 yachts racing over eight days. The full events line-up includes entertainment in Falmouth's Events Square and offsite activities such as outdoor film screenings and Red Arrow displays.

6th - 15th August 2021

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Fowey Royal Regatta

The Fowey Royal Regatta includes sailing contests, a carnival, the crowning of the Fowey Queen, a pasty eating contest, and as per tradition, a giant pasty which is shared out among the community. 

18th August 2021

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Eden Sessions

A truly magical experience in Eden's natural amphitheatre. Upcoming performers include Ben Howard, Mcgly, Snow Patrol, The Script, Idles, My Chemical Romance, Lionel Richie and Bryan Adams. Tickets also include a daytime pass to the Eden Project.

11th September 2021 - 29th June 2022

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Falmouth Oyster Festival

Celebrate the start of the Oyster season at Falmouth's Events Square. Get involved with food demonstrations, browse local craft stalls and taste some spectacular seafood!

7th - 10th October 2021

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Mevagissey Shanty Festival

The Mevagissey Shanty Festival showcases shanty and accapella groups from all over the UK. The event begins at 7pm on the Friday and will continue on the Saturday at 11am. The main stage at Mevagissey Activity Centre also features a Cornish beer festival.

15th - 17th October 2021

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Looe Raft Race

This fun event is organised by Looe Boat Owners Association in support of Looe RNLI. Enjoy the fun by making and entering your own raft, or just come and cheer everyone on. 

31st October 2021

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Charlestown Christmas Market

Located at Penrice Academy, Charlestown Christmas Market hosts 100 Cornish traders, showcasing some of the best food, drinks and crafts in Cornwall, alongside live entertainment. With plenty of parking and an inside venue, it's perfect for some Christmas shopping. 

20th - 21st November 2021

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Eden Project Winter Festival

Winter is perhaps the most magical time to visit the Eden Project. Not only can you explore the biomes, there's also the opportunity to go ice-skating, watch live storytelling and meet Father Christmas! 

TBC 2021

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Truro City of Lights

Enjoy a festival of light as giant handmade lanterns are paraded through the streets along to an array of music and flamboyant dancers. Craft and food stalls line the streets; pick up a tasty snack or warming drink while doing some Christmas shopping.

TBC November 2021

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Made in Cornwall Christmas Fair

Browse an impressive selection of Cornish crafts and delicious food on the Piazza in Truro. It's a great place to find special Christmas gifts for loved ones with plenty of choice from local artisans, artists and food and drink producers.

TBC November 2021

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Fowey Christmas Market

Head to Fowey for a weekend of festivities! Get your Christmas shopping underway with over 100 local traders selling high quality food, drink and crafts, while enjoying some live music and entertainment.

26th - 28th November 2021

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Truro Winter Gift Fayre

Find the perfect presents for your nearest and dearest at Truro's Winter Gift Fayre. You can expect to find luxury food and drink, festive decorations and gorgeous gifts, with more than 80 stalls from local South West producers.

TBC December 2021

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World Pasty Championships

The World Pasty Championships at the Eden Project is a great day out. With 8 different categories, many companies, professionals and amateurs from around the UK compete for the title of the best Cornish pasty.  

5th March 2022

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Falmouth Spring Festival

The Falmouth Spring Festival is a wonderful early season celebration of coast, community and culture. Falmouth will be celebrating spring with a range of events and activities throughout the week, including spring clean days to tidy the town and beaches.

TBC 2022

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Tregothnan Charity Garden Opening

On this special weekend, Tregothnan will open its private gardens to the public. These secluded gardens have diverse trees and rare collections of flowers and plants. There are more than 100 acres of gardens to explore, featuring ancient camellias, magnolias and rhododendrons. 

TBC 2022

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Roseland Festival

Held on the Roseland Pensinsula, this wonderful festival offers a diverse programme of events, including music, history, films, art, walks, talks and photography. With so many activities and events, there's something for everyone. 

16th April - 2nd May 2022

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Fowey Festival of Arts and Literature

Celebrating the life and works of the renowned author, Daphne Du Maurier (who spent a large proportion of her life in and around Fowey) this community festival has grown into a popular annual event.

6th - 14th May 2022

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Helston Flora Day

An ancient annual event, Helston Flora Day features traditional dances throughout the day, where crowds line the streets to watch the procession. In addition, visitors can enjoy craft, food and drinks stalls, as well as a large fairground.

8th May 2022

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Mevagissey Feast Week

Celebrated since 1754, Mevagissey Feast Week is a celebration of food, music, dance and more. With a host of colourful events being held throughout the week, this is a festival not to be missed!

26th June - 2nd July 2022

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Charlestown Regatta

Enjoy a week of live music, watersports, competitions, pasty-making, children's sports, raft races and a carnival, all with the backdrop of the famous Georgian harbour in Charlestown

TBC 2022

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What our guests say...

We know how important honest reviews are when it comes to booking your holiday. To help you choose the right property for you, we publish all reviews left by guests who have stayed here in the past, with the few exceptions stated in our Review Guidelines. Please bear in mind that some facilities referred to by past guests in reviews can be removed or changed at any time.

An absolutely idyllic spot. No 3 The Boat House has amazing views and is incredibly close to a lovely beach with a fantastic pub. Can't fault a single thing, we loved it.

Lovely decor and views! Swimming pool very nice and great pub nearby. Excellent wifi, too.

Great apartment, comfortable for 2 people and equipped with all you would need. Amazing location with a fabulous pub that serves lovely food within 2 minute walk. Access to stunning coastal walks and you can stumble across peaceful little coves.

The Boat House is in a super location - excellent parking in the residents carpark and very close to both the beach and Ferry Boat pub. Beds comfortable - and nice linen/towels (note - we brought our own towels for the pool and beach which I’d recommend - there is a washing machine which is very useful for giving these a quick wash too!). As previous occupants have commented - the apartment is quite compact, we are a family of four and it was ok for a week - but the weather was also amazing so we spent most of the time outside on the beach and around. Recommend walking around the local area as its stunning - especially the short walk to Budock Vean hotel for a cream tea!

3 The Boat House is a very well equipped apartment, enjoying lovely views out over the Helford River. Everything you could possibly need whilst holidaying is provided. The cutlery, china and cookware was of a very high standard, which is unusual in holiday accommodation. The TV/ Sky equipment was better than we expected - if only we knew how to use it all! The local pub, The Ferry Boat Inn, is about 2 minutes walk away and is perfect for a drink on the terrace - or for a first rate meal, either eat-in or take away. As others have pointed out, the access to the second bedroom is via a very tight spiral staircase and suited to children.

The tiny apartment was nicely furnished and well equipped. 2 people would be plenty. The 2nd bedrooom was up an extremely steep spiral staircase. Would recommend, but not for children. The booking process with Aspect was smooth and very straightforward. A lovely property if you want to be outdoors and exploring the local area.

Nice apartment handily located. Fitted with all the things you need to be self sufficient.

The accommodation is small but well equipped, ideal for two. The upstairs twin bedroom is up a very steep spiral staircase so not suitable for anyone with mobility issues, ideal for children. The view is wonderful and we loved being able to order takeaway food from the Ferry Boat Inn and collect it within minutes. This is a great centre for visiting local gardens. We had an initial issue which Aspects dealt with extremely well.

Small apartment ideal for a couple. Beware of spiral staircase if using upper floor as it is very steep. Location lovely very quiet. Not so good if you have any walking difficulties as everywhere is very steep.

This is a lovely apartment, very clean and comfortable. Good location and the views of the river are great.

Had a wonderful relaxing stay at 3 The Boat House. Apartment was comfortable and light with a lovely view of the river. Food at the pub was excellent. Accessible for a number of interesting places - we walked the South West Coast Path to Falmouth and caught the bus back ! Highly recommended.

We enjoyed our stay at 3 the boat house. The view from the living room window of the Helford river was lovely. The property is quite small but functional.

Gorgeous location, stunning views, very small but well equipped flat with the fantastic bonus of a swimming pool, and only a stones throw away from the harbours edge with a fantastic pub to hand.