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The Floathouse

Penryn - Cornwall

Gorgeous and eco-friendly floating cabin with wood burning stove and sun deck just thirty minutes walk from Falmouth.

  • Sleeps: 6
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 1
£125-300 per night
Please note: minimum stay for this property is:
2 nights low season & 3 nights high season

How to book...

The Floathouse is owned and managed by Robin Andrews.

You can ask a question or make a booking request directly with Robin Andrews.

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  The Highlights...

  • Truly a one of a kind holiday experience, right on the river itself, with staggering views and perfect light.
  • Falmouth is one of Cornwalls trendiest towns, largely due to the art school there; great for a night out or a more sedate day trip.
  • The Tate St Ives and Barbara Hepworths house and gardens are well worth a visit.
  • Keep your eyes peeled for chuffs, terns, red admiral butterflies and even the occasional dolphin or seal.
  • The quay is right next to the brilliant Muddy Beach Caf- pop in for a latte or bite to eat in a great local haunt.

  You should know...

  • Bear in mind that the pricing varies depending on the day of the week, the season, and the length of your stay.
  • The Floathouse has one family-style bathroom with a double-ended bath and shower.
  • The sleeping rooms and bathroom are down some fairly steep stairs.
  • The mooring is on a public quay so do be prepared for people to walk past.
  • The bedrooms are set up as two doubles and a bunk bed.

  The Detail...

On the tranquil and picturesque river Penryn in Cornwall, The Floathouse is an extraordinary floating family home available to rent on a self-catered basis. Bathed in light which streams in through the tall windows, finished with modern facilities, and constructed with a minimal environmental impact, The Floathouse is a dreamy alternative to a cottage for families and friend groups looking for a unique and magical spot in Cornwall.

The main space on The Floathouse is a remarkable multi-aspect room, comprising decking underfoot and glass walls facing the river. Whatever the weather, season, or time of day, this is the perfect place to spend time alone or with cherished friends, gazing out over the undulating river and watching the local birds swoop and dive into the water.

Step through the doors and out onto the deck and youll find yourself on a perfect, sun-drenched space, ideal to sprawl, enjoy a beer, or simply watch the fishing boats putter and trawl. Downstairs, creative uses of the space have been employed to create three bedrooms and a bathroom. Everything about this river-borne cabin is classic, timeless, and pleasing in its design, and those with an interest in minimal ecological waste will be delighted to learn about the eco-philosophy behind The Floathouses creation. Where possible, repurposed materials have been used, a compost toilet has been installed, and between biomass heating, harvested rainwater, and renewable-only electricity supply, guests can be comfortable that theyre having a low impact on the planet and its resources during their stay.

Whether you spend your time reclining in the double-ended bath, taking in the sunsets from the deck with a cocktail, or more ambitiously striking out for Falmouth, or the nearby nature reserve at the crack of dawn, youre bound to have the trip of a lifetime at The Floathouse.

Although it can be hard to tear yourself away from your floating paradise, the surrounding area is abundant in activities, walks, local businesses and charming places. Falmouth itself is just half an hour away on foot, and is a brilliant example of a charming Cornish coastal town.
The Cornish art scene is spectacular, and you can expect cobbled streets with well-kept secret studios and galleries throughout. Outdoors enthusiasts can try their hand at paddle boarding, surfing, sea-kayaking and fishing, before drinking a pint of a St Austells brewery ale or cider in a convivial and authentic pub.


Essential Features
  • Family Friendly
  • Heating
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • No Dogs
  • No Smoking
Living Spaces
  • Games/Books
  • Open fire/Woodburner
  • Stairgate
  • Cooker
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Highchair
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Bath
  • Cot
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Towels (bath)
  • Garden/Outdoor Space
Also Available
  • Off road free parking
  • Walking distance to pub


  • Art classes
  • Beach (sea)
  • Bird watching
  • Boat trips
  • Cycling
  • Diving
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Historical sites
  • Horse riding
  • Kite surfing
  • Massage
  • Mountain Biking
  • Museums/Galleries
  • Nightlife (low key)
  • Pub/Bar
  • Restaurants
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving
  • Supermarket/food shop
  • Surfing
  • Swimming pool (public)
  • Tennis
  • Water Park
  • Wellbeing
  • Wildlife
  • Windsurfing
  • Yoga

  On the map...

  Nearest Airport

Newquay Airport - 45 mins

  Detailed Pricing Information...

* Bookings are for 3 day weekends and 4 day mid-week breaks except in low season. (Check-in days Monday and Friday)
* 2 night weekends may be available - please contact us to discuss.
* 2 night minimum stay between November and the end of March. (Check-in Monday, Wednesday and Friday.



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£125-300 per night
Please note: minimum stay for this property is:
2 nights low season & 3 nights high season

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How to book...

The Floathouse is owned and managed by Robin Andrews.

You can ask a question or make a booking request directly with Robin Andrews.

Message the owner  
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