Welcome to our calm floating space in Cornwall
It’s easy to let the day drift away on the Floathouse, as you lounge on the sofa with a cup of tea, watching the tide ebb and flow, the boats potter up and down and the light constantly shift on the Penryn River. The open plan space with huge corner windows is a perfect sun-trap and you can wander out onto one of the decks for yoga or a nap, maybe take the rowing boat out to the nature reserve just down-river or watch wading birds dibbling for food on the mud banks at low tide - even the occasional inquisitive seal and dolphin. Make the difficult choice between heading down to Falmouth or … just putting the kettle on again.
Downstairs, (but still above the waterline!) you’ll find space and comfort for all the family with three cabins and a bathroom equipped with shower, double ended bath and composting toilet.
Robin and Jane, creators of the Floathouse, have put the same enormous amount of care into limiting the impact on the environment as they have into the comfort of their guests. Biomass heating, rain water harvesting, electricity all from renewable sources and reclaimed and local wood are just some of the ways that minimise her impact on the environment. With the wood-pellet stove going and the windows closed, the boat is a haven of peace.
The quay is public access and neighbours the popular Muddy Beach Café, so you may occasionally see people wander past your window, but the activity of the harbour around you adds to the nautical feel of the experience. When you’re ready for adventure, take Jane and Robin’s tips on their favourite beaches and coastal walks, explore the town of Falmouth, just a 30-minute walk away, or get out on the water and go paddleboarding, surfing or sailing. You'll be spoilt for choice with things to do in the local area, and you can be certain that whether you're out and about or back at the boat you'll always enjoy picturesque views.