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Pedn Billy Boathouse

With the sound of the water lapping softly beyond the Boathouse and the sight of oystercatchers ducking and diving for cockles you may not want to stray far from this wonderful holiday home......


Helford Passage
Sea Views

Public Transport

Bus Stop
0.6 miles
Train Station
5.1 miles


1 foot
Eating Out
0.8 miles
1.9 miles
in house

But venture out you should because there is so much to see and do, although you do not have to go far. The Helford River is a haven for wildlife, with its tree lined creeks and coves. Exploring this area by kayak or boat is a lot of fun and will give you easier access to some truly idyllic spots for picnics and stone skimming.

If you prefer to keep your feet firmly on the ground then bring your walking boots and wellies to be prepared for all eventualities. The Ferry Boat Inn is just over half a mile away and the walk is predominantly across the sand but you will need a torch if you are returning home in the dark and the moon is not at its fullest. Please note that access across the beach is not possible for approximately two hours either side of high water. For current and future tide times please click here.

Mawnan Smith village is 40 minutes on foot, or a five minute drive. Here you will find the Mawnan Maid cafe, The Red Lion Inn, a post office/Spar stores, an electrical shop, the Cornish Holiday Cottages office, a hairdresser, Casa Juan's tapas restaurant, an estate agent and a popular charity shop.

The town of Falmouth, with the third deepest natural harbour in the world, is a foodies delight, but you can just as easily entertain yourself sitting on one of the piers munching on a pasty. There are various festivals throughout the year, with the sailing week in August and the Oyster Festival in October being particularly popular. Shop in Falmouth for interesting and unique holiday gifts and art. Every Tuesday morning you will find a farmer's market on the Piazza next to the library. Be sure to visit Stone's Bakery for pastries and bread that is out of this world. Also highly recommended is the Courtyard  Deli, next to The Beerwolf Pub, for some lovely artisanal foods.

No doubt you have come to Cornwall to explore the coast, but where to start? The rugged cliffs of The Lizard, the U.K's most southerly point tend to feature on most people's list and deservedly so. Kynance Cove and Porthcurnick Beach combined with a visit to the Minack, an historic open air theatre, built into the cliffs high above the Atlantic ocean is a guaranteed memorable day out. 

The North coast and the popular town of St Ives is a good place to escape if the weather is looking less favourable on the south side. Park at Lelant the Saltings and take a twenty minute train ride along what is undoubtedly England's most stunningly beautiful stretch of train and coast line.

Where ever you visit, we are sure you will have a wonderful stay at Pedn Billy Boathouse.