View towards the property
View from the balcony
Patio doors from lounge lead to seating and views over the lakes
Spacious lounge area
Open plan lounge/diner
Stone feature windows add a stylish element
Sit back and relax after a days exploring
Well equipped ktichen
Open plan living with stairs up to the bedroom and en-suite
Spacious double bedroom with balcony and en-suite
View of the property
Tranquility surrounds you
Far reaching countryside views
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4 / 13  Spacious lounge area
5 / 13  Open plan lounge/diner
6 / 13  Stone feature windows add a stylish element
7 / 13  Sit back and relax after a days exploring
8 / 13  Well equipped ktichen
9 / 13  Open plan living with stairs up to the bedroom and en-suite
10 / 13  Spacious double bedroom with balcony and en-suite
11 / 13  View of the property
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13 / 13  Far reaching countryside views

The Boat House

Callington (2mls NW), Cornwall
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Complex of properties
Internet access
Working farm
Pub nearby
Fishing onsite / nearby
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Picturesque detached cottage with panoramic views over the lake and Bodmin Moor
  • Small family-run complex in the beautiful Cornish countryside
  • Located close to the Devon/Cornwall border, ideal for exploring both counties at once
  • Fantastic walks to be enjoyed on Dartmoor and Bodmin Moor
  • Within easy reach of Cornwall’s rugged coastline
  • Fishing available on communal lakes
Property code: THEBO

With breath-taking views through every window and fantastic walks on the doorstep, this stunning boathouse is the perfect rural hideaway for two.

This stunning boathouse is the perfect rural hideaway for two with breathtaking vistas through every window, as well as a romantic balcony where peaceful evenings can be spent watching the sun sink into the surrounding countryside. You won't tire of tranquil walks alongside the lake, bird spotting, fishing and breathing lungfuls of fresh country air here.

Spacious and bright with neutral wall tones, the interiors of The Boat House are a classic blend between country comforts and modern style. The open-plan layout features exposed beams, wooden floors and arched windows to make the most of the views. One of four cottages on site, guests can look forward to summer barbeques in the shared garden before retiring to the cosiness of the lounge with its deep sofas, or the dreamy bedroom overlooking the lake.

Close to the Devon/Cornwall border, The Boat House is an ideal base from which to explore both counties. Whether you don your walking boots and head for the wild, open expanses of Dartmoor (13 miles) or Bodmin Moor (16 miles), or head for Cornwall's rugged coastline (12 miles) with its sweeping stretches of golden sands, cliff-top walks and quaint fishing villages, magnificent scenery is guaranteed. If you fancy a day out, the Eden Project is only 35 miles away and boasts the largest indoor rainforest in the world.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • Bedroom – 1 king-size with TV
  • 1 bathroom with shower over bath and WC
  • Kitchen - oven and hob with extractor, dishwasher, washing machine, microwave and fridge/freezer
  • TV/DVD with Freeview
  • Wi-Fi available on site
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Bed linen and towels included
  • Electric and central heating included
  • Travel cot and high chair available
  • Ample parking
  • Access to shared garden and lakes with seating and BBQ
  • 2 lakes on site with fishing available
  • Balcony off bedroom
  • Beach 16 miles, pub 1 mile, shop 2 miles
  • One of four cottages on site

This property is personally managed by Amie.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 20 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Michelle 7th March 2020

The cottage was very clean and comfortable. It is a detached property so offers peace and quiet. The view of the lake is lovely, even in the rain. The cottage itself is a decent size so there was plenty of room for the two of us plus our dog. We found the location was great, we was able to explore a lot of Cornwall with the Boat House as our very cRead moreomfy base Hide

Reviewed by Kay F 25th January 2020

We booked this cottage for the last wk in Jan. We chose The Boat House for its nearness to the lake but as the lake was weeded up hubby had to walk to the other side of the lake to fish. The property itself is in need of updating. The bathroom was good and there are plenty of pots and cutlery.

Reviewed by Mike 15th November 2019

In view of the point above this is difficult to do. Similarly, the recommend below is difficult because the property is lovely and in a superb location, but the flies were a significant distraction.

Reviewed by Beth 26th October 2019

Good location as central to many places. Wandering round the lakes was a lovely start to the day. Unfortunately the weather wasn't in our favour but I can imagine sitting on the balcony would be lovely.

Reviewed by Darren 1st August 2019

Property is as described, no WiFi signal in the boat house which the owner informed me on arrival, owners very flexible regarding arrival. Property is within 1 hours drive to most attractions (st ives 1.5 hours). Good value for money overall

Reviewed by Charmaine 29th June 2019


Reviewed by Eunice 22nd June 2019

This is the second time we have stayed at the Boat House Callington and enjoyed it just as much if not more than the first time ten years ago. It was peaceful and calm and stress free but close enough to plenty of things to see and do. A bonus for us is that it is pet friendly so Barney had a good time too! Thank you once again and we will be back!

Reviewed by Gary 8th June 2019

no shop/pub etc within safe walking distance, transport a must to enable visits to locations and amenities, dog friendly but restricted walking distance?we have been numerous times and will visit again>

Reviewed by Lisa 20th May 2019

Lovely clean fully equipped cottage in an idealic setting Could not fault it and would highly recommend

Reviewed by DAVID 4th May 2019

Lovely setting, perfect for a peaceful relaxing holiday

Reviewed by Mark 23rd April 2019

The Boathouse has amazing views and a great location. The owners were friendly and helpful. I found its location to Launceston ideal.

Reviewed by Russell 16th February 2019

This was our 4th time at this cottage. However we have found that this cottage is in need of some work, for instance the lounge area needs attention. There is no doubt that the lounge offers stunning views across the lakes, but the recliner chair of the settee needs to be looked at as does the individual recliner chair. Neither work as they should.Read more The bedroom and en suite are ok. Location wise this cottage is ideal. Altogether, an average holiday but could be a lot better........ Hide

Reviewed by caroline 17th November 2018

Wonderful little cottage, beautiful location. Perfect for relaxing and unwinding.

Reviewed by Peter 15th September 2018

The only down side was the fact that the lakes were very weeded, and so limited the amount of fishing I could do ! But on the whole, the farm met our every need.

Reviewed by Carole 1st September 2018

Lovely little boat house and very spacious for its size. The views were beautiful and so peaceful. We found the location ideal for the areas we wanted to visit and we thoroughly enjoyed our week there. Would definitely go back.

Reviewed by Michael 4th August 2018

Fantastic location idylic for rest and relaxation. Excellent for taking a dog, the views and access not far from main road. Would definitely recommend and will be going again

Reviewed by Michael 23rd June 2018

It was everything we hoped for

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View towards the property
View from the balcony
Patio doors from lounge lead to seating and views over the lakes
Spacious lounge area
Open plan lounge/diner
Stone feature windows add a stylish element
Sit back and relax after a days exploring
Well equipped ktichen
Open plan living with stairs up to the bedroom and en-suite
Spacious double bedroom with balcony and en-suite
View of the property
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North Cornwall

Embark on clifftop wanderings along the South West Coast Path to discover ancient myths and legends; King Arthur at Tintagel Castle, or the giant at the Bedruthan Steps. Surfers flock here to ride the famous swell that carved the dramatic coastline, and Bude and Newquay are havens for the sport. From sandy bays and beaches to the seafood delights of Padstow or thrills of Camel Creek Adventure Park, North Cornwall is brimming with things to do; trails to trek, cream teas to gobble, and adventure to be had.

West Cornwall

Let the history, romance and raw beauty of West Cornwall whisk you through time, into rocky coves and along sweeping sands to Land’s End where the UK slips into the Atlantic. Discover an oasis of flora owed to the rare geology of the Lizard peninsula. You can kayak around Godrevy Island, wander the galleries of St Ives, catch a performance at the open-air Minack Theatre, and still make it to Marazion for dinner: St Michael’s Mount makes the ultimate backdrop.

South Cornwall

Tucked away from the swell of the Atlantic pretty fishing harbours sleep, and lush carpets of greenery roll up to craggy cliffs. Discover the fishing and smuggling history in Kingsand and Cawsand, or walk the South West Coast Path from Fowey to the tiny tidal beach at Readymoney Cove. Sample local ales in St Austell before visiting Charlestown’s tall ships, the enchantments of the Eden Project, or The Lost Gardens of Heligan. From vibrant towns to secret beaches and exhilarating days out, the south has it all.

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