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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 and operates a booking system during July and August, bookings can only be made on arrival and are available for two days at a time, night storage heaters, spiral staircase may not be suitable for those with limited mobility and young children WiFi, short breaks available.


Excellent view and location, very quiet. Definitely not ideal for anyone with mobility issues.

October 2021

A great week's break in this magical area. Petrol conservation a concern at the time of our stay, so we left it parked until our departure. No problems because we discovered so much by foot and ferry. Lovely valley gardens -Trebah and Glendurgan - easily accessible via the coastal path and we made use of good local bus service into Falmouth on wet days. Good food and hospitality at Ferry Boat Inn close by.

September 2021

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Holidays in Helford River

Helford River is a large estuary nestled between Falmouth and the Lizard Peninsula, stretching almost 50km, up to the old port of Gweek. You’ll find a plethora of hidden beaches, stunning scenery and picturesque villages. 

Renowned for its micro-climate, this part of the south coast benefits from a balmy climate, where tropical plants flourish. Experience this for yourselves at one of the beautiful sub-tropical gardens on the Helford River.

With numerous walks and waterside pubs, you can spend your days exploring different parts of the river, discovering hidden creeks and ending each day at a different Cornish pub.


Did you know...

Frenchman's Creek inspired the Daphne du Maurier novel of the same name?

Things to do near Helford River

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.

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.

A great week's break in this magical area. Petrol conservation a concern at the time of our stay, so we left it parked until our departure. No problems because we discovered so much by foot and ferry. Lovely valley gardens -Trebah and Glendurgan - easily accessible via the coastal path and we made use of good local bus service into Falmouth on wet days. Good food and hospitality at Ferry Boat Inn close by.

Excellent view and location, very quiet. Definitely not ideal for anyone with mobility issues.

Good property. Good location. Lovely view. One minute from pub/restaurant. Good access beaches within a few miles. We have stayed there before which must be the ultimate recommendation.

We had a lovely relaxing time at No 3 The Boathouse. The location is wonderful with plenty of walks to choose from that are on the doorstep or you can relax on the beach and watch the world go by... The Ferry Boat Inn is on the doorstep... the outside seating is on a first come basis, it is best to book a table indoors to guarantee a seat. We sat on the beach the one day and ordered a takeaway and a drink... absolutely delightful. If you have mobility problems this is probably not the place for you, there are steps to the accommodation and also a steep slope or steps down to the Ferry Boat and Riverside. The kitchen is well stocked it even has scales! The only disappointment was the cleanliness on arrival, I soon rectified this in the areas I was able to access. The spiral staircase is steep I managed 4 steps and gave up, luckiy there were only two of us and didn't need to use the second bedroom.

Location was superb. Cottage was extremely filthy. The drawers had long matted hairs, grass and mud in so that we couldn't put our clothes away. The area under the stairs had not been cleaned for ages as there was lots of dust and dirt there. The picture had fallen off of the wall in the bedroom and was just left on the floor. The bedroom smelt so strongly of damp, that we had to leave our holiday a day early as it was really exacerbating my asthma. The swimming pool could only be used twice a day on a booking system, which we were not notified about beforehand. All of the other flats has pre-booked their slots and so there was only one slot that we could book to use the pool during the whole week, and then that happened to be in a thunderstorm, so we couldn't use it. We were not made aware of this booking system before we went on holiday. It was not made clear on the Aspects website that this would be the case. The spiral staircase was very scary to use for both adults and children. It was very narrow. The spiral staircases in Pendennis Castle were easier. Would not book this cottage again.

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.