Fowey River House
- United Kingdom, England,
- 4BR/4BA (Sleeps 9)3000 Sq.Ft.
Up scale luxury accommodation. 5 Star Rated, converted Victorian Chapel, Grade II listed, 1896. Enchanting river views. The House, is set in an area of outstanding natural beauty, located on the Fowey River, an area of natural beauty & one of England’s loveliest estuaries. Unique 4 bedroom dwelling, spacious, detached. High specification to detail and attention. The House provides the perfect location to enjoy the idyllic views of the river, countryside and boats that drift by. Award wining in design and quaility & customer service. Located in the picturesque waterside village of Golant, Fowey. An ideal base for exploring Cornwall with many excellent beaches in the area & absolute breathtaking coastal, river and country walks. A mecca for yachting and offers a variety of unique shops, boutiques, inns and restaurants, as well as sailing and fishing. Minutes to the Eden Project, Lostwithiel, & Fowey. Perfect for a romantic getaway or a retreat with friends or family.
Our location in mid-Cornwall makes us ideally situated for touring the south and north coasts, as well as wonderful places to visit and numerous pubs and restaurants for food and drink. There is always plenty to do and see. Close by are golden sandy beaches, coves to explore, scenic coastal paths to walk, beautiful Cornish gardens, National Trust properties, quaint fishing villages, river trips, ample golf courses to choose from and, of course, the famous Eden Project plus much much more…
Golant has an excellent riverside pub which serves fantastic food, small hotel (Cormorant Hotel) with restaurant facilities and facilities for boat launching. Also within the village is an Art gallery displaying local artists work. Golant has around 110 dwellings with a population of circa 220 people. It has a 13th century Parish Church dedicated to St Sampson. The Saints Way Path is located in the village of Golant which provides spectacular scenery for walks along the river Fowey and leads to all the coastal paths. Golant offers wonderful opportunities for sailing, boating, walking, hiking and nature enthusiasts. Golant is only 3 miles from the picturesque harbour town of Fowey, which can be reached by road (3 miles) or by boat (2 miles) along the beautiful River Fowey.
Fowey with its unspoilt narrow streets offering a variety of unique shops, quality boutiques, delightful galleries, inns and restaurants, as well as sailing and fishing. Boat hire is available in Fowey. Fowey is also mecca for yachting, it has a natural harbour and is a haven for sailing; river trips depart daily. There are plenty of pubs and restaurants to suit all tastes, and ferries link Fowey to Polruan & Bodinnick. The famous Daphne du Maurier Festival of Arts & Literature is held every May and features various events and artists. Fowey Regatta & Carnival week is held in August and there is plenty of fun and entertainment for all the family.
Lostwithiel lies at the end of the Fowey valley and was Cornwall’s capital town back in the 13th Century. Home to several good restaurants and the heart of Cornwall’s antique industry, is a short drive and can also be reached by boat. Renowed for its variety of antique shops, old buildings and tudor bridge. It hosts regular auctions and antiques fairs.
Charlestown has an attractive Georgian harbour with lock gate. The village is the home of several square rigged sailing ships which can often be seen in the harbour. It is a well known location for filming all over the world. The Shipwreck and Heritage Centre offers visitors a fascinating insight into the history of Charlestown and shipwrecks.
Restormel Castle The 12th Century castle, originally built by the Normans, lies to the north of Lostwithiel town. The grounds are ideal for picnics with splendid views across wooded valleys.
Mevagissey is an attractive 15th Century fishing village with its own small working harbour. It has pretty tiny streets; you can browse the gift shops and there are many restaurants serving local fish dishes. There is the Fowey to Mevagissey Ferry that takes about 45 minutes.
Looe is a busy Cornish fishing port and still operates a fish auction market weekdays. It also has a beach and is popular for crabbing, or you can meander through the streets and visit the gift shops.
Polperro is a gem with its quaint narrow streets and busy harbour for boat trips, and has a small beach at low tide. You can take a ride to and from the car park by horse drawn carriage to save on the walking.
The Eden Project. Three gigantic biomes in a former Cornish Clay pit with stunning exotic plants and wonderful architecture. This is certainly a must to visit and is one of Cornwall’s top visitor attractions.
The Lost Gardens of Heligan. Once lost for 75 years under bramble and ivy this has been restored to one of the top gardens in Cornwall - well worth a visit and also has an excellent farm shop of local produce. Lanhydrock House near Bodmin A National Trust property dating from the 17th Century. A Victorian country house set in woods and parkland. The garden is renowned for its beautiful Magnolias, Rhododendrons and Camellias.
Pencarrow House & Gardens. A magnificent historic Georgian manor house with charm and character for you to visit.
Bodmin & Wenford Steam Raiway. A 6 mile heritage railway offers a nostalgic countryside trip on steam hauled trains.
Truro is Cornwall’s bustling Cathedral City with its Georgian cobbled streets, and is excellent for shopping. It has the Hall for Cornwall theatre and museum. The beautiful Cathedral is well worth a visit.
Padstow & Rock on the north coast is very popular with cyclists who ride along the Camel trail from Wadebridge, following the estuary with abundant wildlife and wonderful scenery and, of course, you can dine in the famous Rick Stein restaurant.
Today most places are touched by the commercial world, Golant and its surrounding villages, Fowey, Lostwithiel, Charlestown, Polruan, Looe, Lerryn and Polperro still remain beautiful, quaint and antiqued to ensure and offer escapism.
The stunning coast line is the finest in Cornwall, with numerous paths for walkers; or just stroll along the cliffs tops with your binoculars for some birdwatching. Golant is known for its river birds and is home to cormorants, egrets, mallards, swans, Canada geese, kingfishers and herons. Take a scenic river trip and see the wildlife.
Beaches, sand castles and damming streams are a child’s dream with Readymoney cove, Polkerris, Par Sands, Charlestown and Porthpean beaches, to name but a few, within the local area. Sunsets and stormy seas are spectacular.
The golfer is spoilt for choice with five courses within 20 minutes drive from Golant: Carlyon Bay, Lanhydrock, Lostwithiel, St Austell & Porthpean. There is plenty of variety so there is no need to leave those golf clubs at home. There are many more courses within an hour’s drive.
Golant, Fowey is an ideal base for exploring South Cornwall, with many excellent beaches in the area and absolute breathtaking coastal walks.