The Boathouse

Little Petherick, North Coast

  • 3 Star Gold
  • With waterside access you can launch your kayak directly into the creek and paddle upstream to explore

You can book this property from:

  • £887 per week
  • £127 per night
  • 3 Star Gold


Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 2 double beds
  • 2 single beds
  • Bunk beds to sleep 2


  • Oven
  • Cooking hob
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Range/Aga


  • 3 WCs (in total)
  • Towels provided
  • Bath
  • Shower


  • Family friendly
  • Travel cot
  • Highchair


  • Garden or courtyard
  • Enclosed garden or courtyard
  • Barbecue
  • Private parking
  • Rural location

How far to ...?

  • Beach 3 miles
  • Pub 1 mile
  • Shop 3 miles

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Smart TV
  • River views
  • Countryside views

Nearby activities

  • Walking
  • Cycling
  • Watersports
  • Fishing
  • Golf


  • Ground floor WC
  • Ground floor bath/shower room

Read the full Access Statement for this property.

Access Statement

Access Guide 

Property Name: The Boathouse 

Property Location: Little Petherick 

Description: 4 bedroom detached house


Pre-arrival and local facilities

The nearest bus stop is:          c. 100 yards

The nearest train station is:    Bodmin Parkway or Newquay

The nearest petrol station is:  c. 2 miles

The nearest electric vehicle charging point is: Tesco Padstow Car Park

The nearest food shop is: c. 3 miles

The nearest pub/restaurant: 100 yards

Mobility equipment hire is: not known


Arrival and car parking

Type of parking available: 2 parking spaces opposite the house

Number of spaces available: 2

For what sized car: Average

Parking surface is: gravel

Is the parking level: yes

Is there good space to unload once parked? yes

Distance to property from parking: a few yards

Distance to nearest public parking area: 10 yards

Is it pay and display? Free

The width of the path to the property is: 5 foot

How many steps are there en-route to the entrance? None


Main entrance

The main entrance door width is: 28 inches

Number of steps to the main entrance: step over threshold

The height of the key safe is: 5 foot

The height of the keyhole is: 3ft and 5 ft

How many other entrances to the property are there? Two

Is the entrance well lit? Yes


Living and dining rooms

The flooring is: Carpet

Are there are any rugs? Yes

The door widths within these areas are?  28” wide
Is there good space between furniture? Yes

Is the furniture moveable or fixed? Moveable

Is the floor level and step free? One step from kitchen into living room

Are wall plugs set high or low? Low

Are electric sockets high or low? Low



The flooring is: Slate tiles

Is the floor level and step free? Yes

The width of the doorways is: 28” and 30”

What height is the worktop to the floor? 3 foot

Is the oven set high or low? Aga is medium-low. Electric oven is standard height

The fridge height is: 58”. 3 foot to the handle

The freezer height is : as above as it is a fridge/freezer

Is crockery stored high or low: Both

Are wall plugs set high or low? High

Are electric sockets high or low? High

Is any equipment stored externally or away from the main kitchen, and if yes;  what and where? No


Bedrooms and landings

How many floors does the property have? 2

The number of steps between floors is: 8 then a split landing with 3 steps each side at the top of the stairs

The flooring is: Carpet

Is the flooring level in each bedroom? Yes

The door widths are: 26”

Bed sizes are: 2 x Double (4’6”), 2 x Single (3’) and 1 set of bunks (2’6”)

Is the bedroom furniture moveable or fixed? Moveable

Are wall plugs set high or low? Low

Are electric sockets high or low? Low


Bathrooms and cloakrooms

Type of flooring: Tiles

Is the flooring level? Yes

Width of the doorways: 26”

Is there an accessible or adapted WC? No

Is there an accessible or adapted bath or shower? No

Is there a ground floor WC? Yes

Is there a ground floor bathroom or shower room? Shower room with WC

Does any bath or shower have a grab rail or handle fitted? No

Is there any shower where access is level rather than a step up? No


Outdoor facilities

External areas are: gravelled and lawned

Is permanent seating provided? Yes

Is there outside lighting? Yes

Is there colour contrast of critical surfaces (eg edges of steps) No

Are there footpaths to follow for visually/mobility impaired? No

Are there barriers to entry into any part of the garden? Wooden fence

Are there any other hazards (eg ponds, water features)? Lawned garden has a gate which leads onto the creek. There is a roadway between the house and the lawned garden.


Is there a landline telephone for guests to use? Emergency use only

If yes, does it accept incoming calls only or incoming and outgoing calls? Incoming calls

Mobile phone reception information: Poor mobile reception inside the house

Closest public telephone is: not known

Can you easily access an electrical socket in all rooms without having to move furniture (not cloakrooms or bathrooms)? yes

Do you provide speciality alarms for hearing or sight impaired guests? No


Additional relevant information

Please add further details on any accessibility items or restrictions found at the property:



The attached Accessibility Guide requirement summary represents best practice guidance in terms of things that should be considered in the preparation of your Accessibility Guide. This information is not advice and should not be treated as such, nor should it be used as a substitute for reading the relevant legislation or considering the applicability of the legislation to your holiday property.


Important - Please Note

House Rules

  • Direct gated waterfront access from the separate enclosed lawned garden. Ideal for launching kayaks or paddleboards but young children must be supervised.
  • Check in: 4:00pm
  • Check out: 9:00am

  To give our cleaners enough time to complete the additional cleaning and sanitising that is currently needed to keep our guests safe, check-in and check-out times at the majority of our properties have been temporarily revised. The revised times for this property are reflected above.


The Boathouse at Little Petherick is a lovely conversion of a period, detached house in a beautiful creek-side setting upriver from Padstow. This characterful property, with its attractive slate-hung elevations, has direct access to the water from the garden and is perfect for those who want to bring along kayaks or paddleboards to explore the waterways. Designed in such a way that most rooms face to the front and enjoy pretty views across the creek. The Saints’ Way footpath passes right by providing good walks from your doorstep and the famous harbour town of Padstow is just a 10 minute drive away, or a 45-60 minute walk down Little Petherick Creek.   With easy access to the fantastic north coast sandy beaches this is a perfect base to enjoy the local area.

Set across two levels with a staircase at either end of the house, the four bedrooms and 3 bathrooms provide great facilities for families or friends together. The large kitchen/breakfast room with its cosy Aga feels homely and welcoming. It’s also perfect for drying off outdoor gear and your dog will love curling up in front of it too. The main living room offers two seating areas with a warming wood-burning stove and lots of natural light flooding in through the many feature windows.

Space for coats and shoes
Kitchen/Breakfast Room: Oil-fired Aga, electric oven, Smeg fridge, freezer in larder, dishwasher. Breakfast table.
Living/Dining Room: A snug area with a woodburning stove and Smart TV with a further seating area looking out to the creek. Dining table in recess with seating for 8. 
Shower Room:
off the hall with walk-in shower with rainfill head, basin, WC, heated towel rail and washing machine

Bedroom 1:
Double bed (4’6”), bedside tables, large dresser, hanging rail. TV.
: Freestanding roll-top bath, his’n’hers basins, WC, heated towel rail.
Bedroom 2:
Bunk beds (2’6” – suitable for children only) chest of drawers.
Bedroom 3: Twin beds (3’), bedside units, chest of drawers. (This bedroom has access to both staircases with a door on both sides).
Bedroom 4: Double bed (4’6”), bedside units, chest of drawers, hanging and TV.
Bathroom: Bath with hand-held mixer shower, basin, WC, heated towel rail.

GARDEN & PARKING: Private parking for 2 cars. Enclosed terrace to the front with outdoor dining furniture, charcoal barbecue and views to the creek. Opposite the house is a spacious, enclosed, lawned garden providing direct gated access to the creek and ideal for launching kayaks and paddleboards (subject to tides).

Changeover day: Saturday - arrival 4:00pm - departure 10:00am
Pets Allowed: Max 2 dogs at £25 per pet per week.  (please keep downstairs and off the furniture)
Power and Heat: Electricity and oil included in rent; oil-fired central heating, wood-burner and Aga.
Bedding and Linen: Bed linen and towels provided. Please bring your own beach towels.
Baby Equipment: High chair and travel cot, if required
Shop: 1 mile - Bistro Restaurant one minute walk - Pub: 1 mile (drive)

NOTES: No smoking, WiFi available.  Important information about internet usage. Mobile phone coverage at this location is poor.  A telephone with incoming calls only is available. Information about mobile phone coverage. Please note this is an old property with two sets of stairs one of which has a split landing and may not be suitable for less mobile people. There is direct (gated) waterfront access from the garden and children will need to be supervised. If bringing kayaks or paddleboards please ensure you provide your own secure locks.


Padstow is arguably now one of the best-known of Cornwall's holiday destinations - a working harbour still retaining the character of the fishing industry while also managing to reinvent itself as a modern holiday destination. Padstow has so much to offer the discerning holiday maker, with several beaches along the Camel Estuary, where you can also have a go at a range of water sports such as sailing and windsurfing, as well as a variety of boat trips such as fishing excursions, speedboat rides, sea-life safaris and the ever popular Jubilee Queen. You can indulge your passion for food at an excellent selection of restaurants in the town, which is now the base for a number of celebrity chefs including Rick Stein and Paul Ainsworth.  If you're looking for more active pursuits, you can cycle the Camel Trail, the route of the old railway line running between Padstow and Bodmin.  If walking is more your thing, there are many walking trails and routes waiting to be discovered, and if you're bringing a dog, there are plenty of dog-friendly places to explore. Gaining popularity in recent years is the Padstow Christmas Festival, now spread over four days, with cookery demonstrations, food and craft market, and entertainment.