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Idyllic cottage with log fires and private riverside terrace

31 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday cottage in Golant - 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.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Judith Luddington
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
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Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
23 October, 2016
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based on 31 holidaymaker reviews

Idyllic cottage with log fires and private riverside terrace
average rating of 4.967742 based on 31 reviews


  • 5 of 5

On arrival at The Boathouse, wefound a lovely Cornish tea, scones, currant loaf, clotted, cream, butter and jam!

Fresh flowers in the living room and fresh herbs in the kitchen.

The cottage is truly a home from home. Very well stocked kitchen with lots of pans,casserole dishes, crockery and glasses.

Comfy beds, lots of towels for the bathroom etc.

Judith is a friendly, thoughtful host and was on hand to answer any questions.

I wish we had could have stayed for more then eight days, it's one of the nicest homes we have ever rented and we have rented dozens!!

Thank you Judith, I recommend your beautiful Boathouse a 100%.

Norma and Frank Kemble September 2016.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Property is beautifully decorated & very well equipped. Super river views. Peaceful, but good base.

  • 5 of 5

The cream tea, wine and chocolate on arrival set the tone for the welcome and attention to detail. The owner, Judith, takes a real pride in the property and ensuring you have a super stay. The quality of furnishing, decoration and equipment ensures you feel relaxed and comfortable. Views across the whole river from the windows and lovely sun terrace make this an idyllic location. We were so glad we chose this accommodation. Fowey is a pretty place with good shops and restaurants. Pol Ruan also is lovely and the coastal path from there to Polperro has great views.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your kind words, I enjoyed meeting you both and am delighted that you enjoyed your stay at the Boathouse. With best wishes, Judith
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Outstanding in every way

  • 5 of 5

The Boathouse was beautifully located and equipped. Really quiet, peaceful spot, but with lots to see on the river all the time. As canoeists we enjoyed being able to launch our canoe straight from the house and explore the local creeks. Tons to see and do in the local area from walking the coast path to visiting National Trust properties. We had a fantastic, relaxing holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind remarks, I am delighted that you enjoyed the river in your Kayak and launching was so simple. Hope to see you again. Judith
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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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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
Autumn - Winter
24 Sep 2016 - 1 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid Season
8 Apr 2017 - 1 Jul 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Season
8 Jul 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
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7 night minimum stay
for 7 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 Golant 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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