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River Side Cottage with Two Terraces and Stunning Views of the Fowey River

Bedrooms 2
Separate WCs1
Space 753 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Perfect Retreat for Those Seeking Relaxation In Golant by the River

Harbour House is a beautifully presented, newly renovated property with captivating estuary views overlooking the River Fowey. This enchanting holiday home sits in an enviable waterside setting in Golant, a sleepy Cornish fishing village with narrow lanes and old Cornish cottages.

There are two terraces at the front of the property overlooking the water. You can watch the canoeists and the rowers come in and out of the Pill, a tidal lagoon which was created when the Fowey to Lostwithiel railway was built or just enjoy the comings and goings on the water.

Inside, the accommodation has been sympathetically renovated so as to keep many of the original features whilst, at the same time, providing modern comforts designed for maximum relaxation.

The open plan living room has a superb picture window framing the ‘Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty’ beyond and a wood burner for fireside cosiness – perfect for when you return from your winter walks. The modern kitchen at one end makes a fantastic social space to cook and eat. Of course you may decide to stroll down to The Fishermans Arms for supper, 3 minutes away, also overlooking the water with a large garden. There is also a good size WC downstairs too.

Both bedrooms are spacious and have stylish en-suite shower rooms. The front bedroom can either be a king sized bed or 2 single beds and there are bunk beds in this room for further bed space if required.

There is a conservatory at the rear of the house and a cloakroom.

Harbour House is perfectly placed to explore; hire a canoe or kayak from the estuary beach below and discover tranquil creeks and smugglers caves with plenty of wild life to spot on the way.


Two large bedrooms : 1 x king size double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x superking (zip/link to twin beds on request) en-suite shower, basin WC ,good size bunk beds. Open-plan living area with wood burning stove, kitchen, dining area and sitting area. Conservatory. Cloakroom with WC.


Electric heating and wood burning stove. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, Smart TV, DVD, WiFi. Log starter pack for wood burning stove inc. in rent. Bedlinen and towels inc. in rent. Roadside parking or there is a public car park approx 100 metres from the property (charges apply). Deck terrace with furniture. Two well-behaved dogs welcome at £30 each per week. Pets allowed downstairs only please.Sorry, no smoking. Pub within 150 metres. Shop 4 miles. Note: 17 steps up to property

Dog Friendly

Typically, we allow two, small to medium size dogs, at a rate of £30 each, per trip.

We have spent a lot of money on soft furnishings and nice bedding for the enjoyment of our guests. We would respectfully ask that dogs are not permitted upstairs or on any of the furniture at any time.

Failure to comply will result in the loss of your deposit to cover the costs of a full, deep clean to all carpets and furniture.

Fowey can be reached in just ten minutes by car and is one of Cornwall's most popular yachting destinations and home of the celebrated author Daphne du Maurier. Evocatively picturesque and rich in history, the towns narrow streets brim with appealing shops, historic pubs, restaurants and cafes. Enjoy a water based activity, pleasure boat trip or visit the world famous biomes at the Eden Project. Golf enthusiasts can tee off at one of the five golf clubs nearby - the courses at Carlyon Bay and Porthpean both have the most amazing sea views. With Par Sands, Polruan and Readymoney Cove all within easy reach.

If you are a keen walker there is excellent estuary or wooded walks around the area and at Lerryn you can cross the river at low tide via the stepping stones and enjoy some lunch at the pub.

If you are a keen boater and have a small boat you wish to use during your stay we are able to provide a running mooring for an extra charge. Please mention this when you book and we will arrange it for you.

This is a holiday home that guests will want to return to again and again.

Nearby places to visit

Fowey is situated on the west bank of the River Fowey and has a unique charm which holds a special fascination for all ages with something for everyone. The town's natural harbour has for many years been a magnet for yachtsmen, attracting a multitude of sailing dinghies, yachts, schooners and motor launches. Back on land the quaint cottages and a mixture of medieval and Georgian historic buildings upon cobbled walkways all add to the enchanting atmosphere. With a fine selection of quality shops, galleries, restaurants and pubs Fowey really is a year round destination. There are many family attractions in the area, including Mevagissey and Charlestown harbours, the Eden Project and the Lost Gardens of Heligan.

Charlestown 7.5 miles; St Austell 8 miles; Mevagissey 14 miles.

More Details

Fowey Homes Ltd
Member since: 2016
Speaks English
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Calendar last updated:
15 August, 2018

About Fowey Homes Ltd

Hello from Fowey Homes Holidays!

If you’re looking for a stunning property in the Fowey area, we have the perfect home for you...

Fowey Homes Holidays is part of Fowey Homes Ltd - an estate agents in the centre of Fowey - and Abi Rolfe is the dedicated property manager for your stay.

If you have any questions or special requests, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will make sure you have an amazing holiday.

We look forward to hearing from you and booking your perfect trip.

Fowey Homes Ltd purchased this cottage in 2016

Why Fowey Homes Ltd chose Fowey

Harbour House has the most stunning views over the Fowey Estuary. The canoe club and rowing club are 2 minutes walk away and if you have your own small day boat we can offer you a mooring during your stay. Fowey is 20 minutes by boat from the house.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a lovely time and would return in the future
Aug 2018
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Fowey in Cornwall

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 753 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Dogs strictly forbidden from upstairs or on furniture. Failure to comply will result in loss of deposit to cover full carpet and furniture cleaning.
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • waterfront
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • EnSuite - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    EnSuite - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    WC - Toilet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 2 Child Bed , Superking can also be made up as twin beds on request
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , King size bed
  • We also have a travel cot available on request.
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • swimming


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River Side Cottage with Two Terraces and Stunning Views of the Fowey River
average rating of 4.6 based on 8 reviews

Fantastic cottage in beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

A great little property with everything you need for a long weekend away. Good range of walks nearby and beautiful views across the estuary.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Cracking location

  • 4 of 5

This property is ideally situated for a peaceful break. In a village of only 220 residents it is 20 feet from the river's edge and 60 yards from the Fisherman's Arms - a great pub for food. On top of that it was only 50 yards in the other direction to a place that kayaks and canoes could be hired, an experience you should not miss. The three bedrooms were ideal for the 5 adults in our party although there were only two 2-seater settees in the lounge which meant one of us had to sit on the floor. I would have willingly swapped 16 of the 22 knives and 16 of the 22 forks in the cutlery drawer for a pair of scissors and a few more power points would have been useful as would a washing up bowl. I understand that further renovations are due over the winter to increase the number of bedrooms and add another bathroom so I sure tweaking these little things will happen. Overall it gave us the best views we have ever had in over 30 years of renting holiday cottages in the UK, overlooking the River Fowey with its variety of bird life, and it was great to sit on the terrace in the evening and watch as the hundreds of geese flew past back down the estuary. In summary a great holiday enhanced by a great cottage.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very good

  • 4 of 5

The property is in an excellent location, amazing views no matter what the weather. Lovely pub 1 minute walk away. A quiet and relaxing property. Another comfy seat in the lounge would be great as it is a little bit of a squash.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Gorgeous getaway

  • 5 of 5

If you want a lovely peaceful time in one of the most beautiful places in the UK, this cottage is for you. We sat and watched the world go by on our big TV screen, which was actually the front window! The property has everything you need and more. Perfect for 5 grown ups and a dog. The walks are stunning, everything very close by if you do want to leave the front room. Beaches, villages, ferries, supermarkets, train station all within a very short drive. I didn't want to leave!

  • Review Submitted: 21-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Such a find.

  • 5 of 5

There were 4 of us. We stayed at the beginning of October and the moment we walked through the door we felt at home. The photos dont do this amazing hideaway justice and you could sit and look at the views of the water, the canoeists, rowers and sailors all day. We rented canoes, did woodland walks and were able to walk into Fowey! Such a lovely time. We are definitely going back . Thankyou!!

  • Review Submitted: 15-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Fowey, Cornwall

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
21 Jul 2018 - 24 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
25 Aug 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Sep 2018 - 19 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
20 Oct 2018 - 26 Oct 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
27 Oct 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
22 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £30
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

Dogs are strictly forbidden from going upstairs or on any furniture. Failure to comply will result in a loss of deposit to cover the costs of a full, deep clean to all carpets and furniture.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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