4.1 miles NW of Falmouth
From £900 per week
Houseboat in Cornwall: Hidden along the banks of the River Kennall is a magical hideaway created by shipwrights. You will find your haven in the most peaceful setting where the tide ebbs and flows throughout the day.
This beautiful barge is a complete showstopper. When you arrive, the exterior is breath-taking and the interior is just as wonderful. The creative owners have incorporated historic findings into this soulful escape. The two bedrooms (or cabins) are set at each end of the ship. Both are light and airy, as sunshine streams in through the port windows throughout the day. The master bedroom has an en-suite shower room and separate toilet. There is also another 'family' bathroom situated next door to the second bedroom. The second cabin has a V-shaped double bed, which can also be turned into two singles. The kitchen has everything you could possibly need to whip up a tasty feast. The surfaces have been carefully hand crafted from recycled Falmouth dock pilings. Create your mezze board, pour yourself a glass of wine and light the wood burner before you take your seat around the captain's table.
The internet at Mistery 2 can be a little temperamental, but works better in the daytime rather than the evening. However, when surrounded by such natural beauty there really is no need to spend your evening scrolling through your phone. Take a seat outside and pull out a pack of cards or reminisce over a good game of scrabble. The owners also have an impressive amount of DVD's for you to enjoy during your stay.
With the Hull door open, step out onto the large steps made of bulks of dock timer which echo the historical past of the quay. The garden surrounding this barge is simply stunning. Lovely blooms planted in every direction and a polytunnel full of the owners fresh veg. You will also enjoy a friendly chit chat with the chickens who share the garden with you…don't worry they won't intrude on your romantic evening, as they have their own private space. As the day draws to a close, light up the impressive compass fire pit. This fire pit cannot be compared to any other fire pit we've ever had the pleasure of sitting by. It's the idyllic place to gaze up to the sky and see who can spot the first star. With a mug of steaming hot chocolate in one hand and a bowl of marshmallows in the other, you really will feel a world away from reality. If you fancy a little dance under the moonlit sky and twinkling fairy lights, then you are in luck. There is an outside sound system for you to boogie the night away, in this enchanting setting.
Set within two acres of land which transforms throughout the day from green pastures to a riverside haven, this really is a unique location. You have direct access to the river for paddle boarding or kayaking, but please be aware of tide times. There are perfect places to sit and watch the world go by with a good book and cold G&T. It's quite amazing that with the different tides, some days you may wake to the boat floating in the river and others it's as if the tide was never there.
Mark and Loz, the creators of Mistery 2 have put their heart and soul into building this wonderful space. They have spent time recycling materials to use onboard, such as the doors which are made from Hull City library panels and the teak decking which has been transferred from older ships. They are two very creative people and have built the most unique and impressive hideaway for you to enjoy. They will pop by to make sure you are settled and explain any quirky features about their home. They may also pop along from time to time to water their polytunnel, feed their chooks or quietly potter in their workshop. There is one other neighbouring boat upon this quay, but please note you have privacy and will not be disturbed.
Out and About
The barge sits alongside her own quay dating back to 1720 and was connected to the famous Perran Foundry which exported castings around the world and is part of a Unesco world heritage site. Set close to the main road this really is the ideal location to use as your base for your daily adventures. The ancient trees and tall fence block the sound from the road and ensure this hidden haven remains an serene utopia.
Falmouth is only a 15- minute drive away with plenty of eateries, boutique shops and activities for you to enjoy. There is a pub just across the road and The Royal Oak (known for its good food) is only a 15-minute walk away in Perranwell village. There are also public slipways in both Mylor Harbour and Falmouth if you would like to bring a boat with you.
Open plan living-room with kitchen and dining areas. TV, DVD player, Bluetooth speaker and wood-burner. Gas hob, electric oven, microwave and fridge/freezer
Cloakroom with WC and wash-basin
Bedroom 1 with king-size double bed (5') and en suite Shower-room with shower and wash-basin
Bedroom 2 with 'zip and link' (king-size or 2'6'') beds
Shower-room with shower, WC and wash-basin
Availability, reservations and pricing: £900 - £1800 per week
Bed linen and towels are included in the price. There are no extra charges for cots or high chairs where they are listed in the property description on the website.
A non-refundable booking fee of £38 is payable per booking.
Mistery 2 Reviews
Good or bad, we publish all the reviews left by the guests who have stayed at this property.
Located 4.1 miles NW of Falmouth powered by the classic guide
The Hidden Hut
A beach cafe in the most rustic sense - a beachside shed with some outdoor seating. It is a National Trust-owned hut, but run by a local couple who provide 'Feast Nights' - now made famous by their...
There's subtropical lushness around every corner at these stunning gardens on the banks of the Helford River. The views from the 18th Century house across the gardens to the river are not to be mis...
Historically one of Britain’s most vital ports, now home to the National Maritime Museum. Falmouth is a thriving resort (check out the flash yachts in the harbour), a rich centre for art, including...
The Royal Oak Perranwell
Located in the centre of the village, this traditional pub offers home cooked food and welcomes both visitors and locals alike. With a weekly coffee morning, knitting group and quiz night, this pub...
Harbour Lights Traditional Fish and Chips
This is a great place to enjoy traditional fish and chips and you can either eat in and enjoy the stunning views across the harbour or take away. This restaurant has a handful of awards for its foo...
St Michael's Mount
This local landmark looks like something straight out of a fairytale; a medieval castle perched on top of a little tidal island, complete with cobbled streets and even its own harbour and gardens. ...
The Cornish theatre with real ‘wow’ factor is the Minack. Perched on the cliffs at Porthcurno, the Minack is an open-air theatre-in-the-round – and a triumph of vision over reality.
Probably the most photographed beach in the area - the rugged, rocky coastline, caves and gleaming white sand make it one of Cornwall’s prettiest, take note though, the beach is totally covered at ...
The Pandora Inn
Take a step back in time with a visit to the Pandora Inn, parts of which date back to the 13th Century. Stunning views of Restronguet Creek surround you while you enjoy excellent food outside on a ...
The location of attractions is intended only as a guide. Distances are 'as the crow flies'.