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Judith Luddington

Member since: 2011
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Speaks English

Idyllic cottage with log fires and private riverside terrace

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday cottage in Newquay & St Austell area - The Boat House

2 bedroomed converted boathouse and lime kiln with magnificent views

The Boathouse is an idyllic cottage on the spectacular Fowey River Estuary, just two miles from Fowey and a step away from the water’s edge. A converted boathouse and lime kiln, the cottage is one of the oldest buildings in the picturesque village of Golant.

Comfortable and welcoming with magnificent views across the river, there is a log fire for cosy winter holidays and a private terrace ideal for spring and summer barbecues.

The accommodation is reversed so that the living area has the benefit of the wonderful views over the river. In this light and airy room, white walls and prints complement a mixture of antiques and quality furnishings, with the dining area looking out over the inner harbour.

Driving instructions: Driving along the A380 towards St Austell, take the B3269 left, which is signposted to Fowey (it also has a signpost to the Hidden Valley Gardens).

Continue along the B3269, after about 3 miles you'll come to some pale-green/white farm buildings followed shortly by a staggered crossroad, take the left turning signposted to Golant.

Keep following this road towards the river, at the waterfront it turns to the right, continue past the no through-fare sign, The Boathouse is less than a hundred yards on the right.

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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Judith Luddington (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Call Owner
Speaks English


based on 26 holidaymaker reviews

Idyllic cottage with log fires and private riverside terrace
average rating of 5.0 based on 26 reviews

Charming cottage in a lovely village

  • 5 of 5

We arrived in the evening after following the tree canopied lane that led us to a gorgeous view of the river. The road was partly flooded by high tide, adding to the charm. Judith was unable to greet us, but when we walked through the door the welcome we received was magnificent. The interior of the boathouse is very well appointed with beautiful colours, fresh flowers, and a set table full of cream tea delights. Scones, raisin bread, clotted cream, jam, lemonade, and more. The three of us felt so very welcome. If I could rate this property, and of course Judith, with ten stars I would. The village is filled with friendly people, many of whom we met at the Fisherman Arm's Pub. I highly recommend the pub as the food is quite delicious and Steve and Anne Marie could not be nicer. The patrons are also willing to chat and engage in conversation. The location of Golant is perfect for any sightseeing one would want to do. We went all over, from Land's End to Tintagel.

Judith goes out of her way to ensure the comfort of her guests as is realised by the extra touches ( too many to mention here) that she provides. I highly recommend this property for anyone wanting a special holiday in a special area of Cornwall. Again, I would give Judith ten stars if I could.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 28, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Joanne, thank you for your kind words, it was a pleasure to meet you all. I am delighted that you enjoyed our beautiful waterside village along with the hospitality of the local people, I hope you will visit again one day. Best wishes, Judith
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Lovely Cottage, Great Location, Wonderful Landlady

  • 5 of 5

Highly recommend.

Golant is a really charming little village with easy access to the rest of Cornwall. It's very close to Fowey which is a particularly charming little town.

The cottage far exceeded our expectations. Authentically decorated with all mod cons and it's own parking space. On arrival we were greeted with an array of goodies including wine, scones, clotted cream and Cornish biscuits!

Judith the landlady is really lovely and relaxed, she made us feel utterly at home staying there despite having young destructive/messy kids!

I highly recommend nearby Porthkerris Beach, it's a small sheltered sandy beach with a decent pub right on the waterfront.

We'd definitely rebook and may very well do so next year.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 3, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was an absolute pleasure, I really enjoyed meeting you all and would love to 'Welcome' you back. Thank you for your kind words. Best wishes, Judith
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The Boathouse in March

  • 5 of 5

The end of March was a lovely time to visit the Boathouse. The Boathouse was spotless and Judith was fabulous- we had a lovely tea waiting for us on arrival.and she has a wealth of knowledge about the area. Nothing was too much trouble. There are lots of fabulous places to visit but I would recommend spending an hour or two just meandering around the village and looking at the views from different spots. Also if you are a fan of Poldark then Charlestown is a must. We had dinner in the Cormorant which was very nice although the staff could be a little over attentive for our liking and a pint or two in the Fisherman's Arms which was very friendly. After a day navigating the narrow roads it was lovely to arrive back, have a glass of wine and watch the comings and goings at the rowing club, the boat yard and on the river. If you are lucky you will also see a train passing by on a narrow gauge railway line just outside. We saw 2 during the week. The house is very well equipped and we found everything we needed for a very comfortable and enjoyable break.

  • Review Submitted: May 14, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure to meet you both, hopefully we will see you again soon. I will let you know if 'Mr P' is coming to the area. Best wishes, Judith
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Ruhiges, sehr liebevoll eingerichtetes Ferienhaus

  • 5 of 5

Wir (Familie aus Deutschland, zwei Erwachsene zwei Kinder) sind nach Cornwall gereist, um die Ruhe dort zu genießen.

Wir wurden von Judith herzlich empfangen, mit gedecktem Tisch und Leckereien und gutem Wetter. Judith wohnt direkt nebenan. Dies ist angenehm, denn sie ist sehr hilfsbereit ohne dabei aufdringlich zu sein.

Das Boathouse ist liebevoll und sehr gut eingerichtet.

Von Golant aus läßt sich Cornwall sehr gut erkunden. Empfehlenswert sind z.B. St. Ives (per Bahnfahrt von Par aus), die "Lost Gardens of Heligans",...

Wir empfehlen den Aufenthalt im Boathouse gerne weiter.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 26, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Daniel & Family, It was lovely to meet you all, thank you for your kind words. Look forward to hearing from you. With best wishes from Cornwall, Judith
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For exceptional holidays in an authentic village

  • 5 of 5

Cornwall has changed but at Golant and in this old restored Boat House we enjoyed a really nice week far from crowded beaches. Judith had prepared a nice tea with pastries for our arrival from France. The rooms are decorated with taste and are very comfortable. Every day the river Fowey just across the narrow road and the activities of the rowing club offer pleasant interludes following the movements of the tides. When we wished to rest after our trips to the north or south coasts, the small flowery terrace in the shade beside the house was ideal particularly because we had such a sunny weather throughout. We above all enjoyed driving on the narrow winding roads of Cornwall and trekking above the sea up and down the never-ending footpaths. From Golant, the pictureque ports are all within short distances and worth visiting. In Fowey 7 miles away, we could do our shopping.To put it in a nutshell, we loved such exceptional surroundings.

Just a warning advice though: the Boat House is not to be recommended for people with reduced mobility and young chidren must be kept under constant supervision particularly when the tide is high and when the water floods the road up to the house. .

  • Review Submitted: Sep 17, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Pierre, Many thanks for your review and also for pointing out the flooding across the road on the very high tide that we had during your visit. I think it would be useful for potential guests that have booked or considering a holiday in the Boathouse to note that during your stay we had our annual high spring tide this happens twice a year in March & September and does not occur at other times of the year. It was delightful to me you all and I very much hope to see you again soon. With best wishes, Judith
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A fabulous stay.

  • 5 of 5

Although small we had a lovely stay at the Boathouse. It was spotlessly clean and very well maintained. We had a wonderfully warm welcome with a home made cream tea, wine and local fudge. The owner, Judith, was brilliant at keeping in touch and really helpful with organising a travel cot and high chair for us. The views of the river, from the lounge window and garden, are stunning. We loved the Toll Bar and Prince of Prussia in Fowey for food. Nothing flash but good food at reasonable prices. Gutted we didn't get to try out Sam's, or Sam's on the beech! I would recommend this property to friends, but would also point out that it is a very small and quite village, and the bedrooms are quite snug. We loved it!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 25, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
91 Metres
The Fisherman's Arms
Nearest Restaurant
182 Metres
Cormorant Restaurant
Car: recommended

Restaurants, pubs and stunning scenery are within walking distance, while sandy beaches, historical sites such as Restormel Castle and Lanhydrock House, and the famous Eden Project are a short drive away.

In Summertime there’s a range of activities, and even in high summer the village of Golant remains one of Cornwall’s best-kept secrets as a peaceful waterside retreat. Autumn & Winter holidays are popular too, with the nearby oyster festival and Christmas & New Year celebrations.Golant is an ancient fishing village on the Fowey River Estuary, just two miles from Fowey. The area is steeped in fascinating history, with the last battle between Cromwell's army and the Royalists having taken place nearby in 1644, and many of Daphne du Maurier's novels set in the vicinity.

This stretch of the Fowey River is equally famous as the inspiration for Kenneth Graham's The Wind In The Willows.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Golant, Newquay & St Austell area

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Mid Season
26 Mar 2016 - 23 Jul 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Season
30 Jul 2016 - 3 Sep 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

25% deposit is required to confirm booking, with the total amount due 6 weeks prior to arrival. Bed linen and towels are included in the price, and in addition, The Boathouse also includes electricity, Wifi and central heating within the price this should be taken into consideration when comparing prices.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Newquay & St Austell area in Cornwall

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Broadband Access
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Thermos Flask
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • The double bedroom has views over the water and includes: * 1 double bed * Wardrobe * Drawers * Hair dryer Twin bedroom Ideally suited for adults or children sharing a room, the twin room is spacious and cosy with central heating and comfy beds. * 2 single beds * Drawers *Wardrobe * Hair dryer
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • MP3 Dock
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck Chairs
  • Binoculars
  • Boat Dock
  • Terrace
  • Deck Furniture
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Things you may need: Logs for wood-burner First basket is provided free, but thereafter these are available to be purchased locally if needed. Travel cot Please bring your own travel cot if required.

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