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Island House

Golant, Cornwall (Ref. 976489)

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  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi


    • “Fantastic cottage in a truly unique location with water on three sides when the tide is in. Extremely well equipped with everything you need for your stay. Great place to relax and take it easy or enjoy the local walks.”

    Mr Barnett, January 2019

    • “The property matched what was presented on the web site, except perhaps the parking. It was OK for us, but a longer vehicle would have had difficulties. I do appreciate the type of property and it’s location, but perhaps an appropriate picture/short description would be helpful. But in all other aspects this was a great place to stay in and we would return.”

    Mr Neal, Worthing, September 2018

    • “Love most things about the property but could do with a bigger fridge and some cupboard space for food. Also TV aerial cable needs replacing. Children complained about broadband speed (important for when it rains).”

    Mr Marsh, NEW MALDEN, July 2018

    • “Island House was an absolutely lovely place to stay - we saw kingfishers, egrets and redshanks from the balcony over the river. The house is beautifully restored and equipped. Great linen on the beds. One of the best things about Golant was the marvellous kayaking available with Encounter Cornwall - just 50 yards from the house. Run by Dave and Karen they offered really lovely guided trips up and down the Fowey River and Carol operated the tearoom in the Boatshed with great cakes, tea and conversation. Such a magical place with a bit of a lost world feel.”

    Ms Fishenden, London, August 2018

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The Property

In Golant, on the edge of the harbour and surrounded on three sides by water at high tide, a fabulous cottage, aptly named Island House. The location is superb, with water views from every window and from the first floor the river’s moorings can be seen beyond the Victorian railway embankment along which an occasional freight train trundles with china clay bound for Fowey. Enclosed, mainly cobbled pretty garden around two sides of the house with sun terrace (table/chairs, barbecue) for alfresco dining at any time of day. Dinghy mooring available nearby (16' open boat can be hired and delivered from Fowey). Step from front door into bright spacious kitchen/dining room (dishwasher, microwave, fridge-freezer, electric cooker) with views. Step down to large beamed living room with limestone-flagged floor (rugs), woodburner, TV/DVD/Blu-ray/PVR. Charming study with desk. Washer-drier in cupboard. Twisting stairs (stairgate) from the living room up to two bedrooms (TVs) - a pretty double (5' bed), and a twin; bathroom (suite, shower over bath). From the kitchen, second flight of stairs (stairgate) up to a smart double bedroom (5' bed) with TV, French windows to balcony and the best views across the estuary, plus en suite shower-room (suite). An exceptional waterside property in a beautiful part of Cornwall.

Golant: small waterside village (good pub, fine church, boat/kayak hire) on the western bank of the beautiful River Fowey. Fowey and Polkerris (pretty fishing hamlet with small harbour, beach), both 4 miles. Fine cliff walks to Gribbin Head. Nearby is Daphne du Maurier's former home, Menabilly, which inspired Manderley in ‘Rebecca’.


1st FloorGround Floor

Kitchen Dining Area Sitting Room Study Utility


Three bedrooms: 2 x king-size double, 1 with en suite shower-room and French windows to balcony, 1 x twin. Sitting room with wood burning stove. Study. Kitchen with dining area. Bathroom with bath, shower over basin and WC.


  • Central heating, underfloor heating with wood burning stove
  • Microwave, fridge-freezer, washer-dryer, dishwasher, TV with Blu-ray, DVD, WiFi, Phone, Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available on request
  • Off road parking for two cars
  • Enclosed garden with barbecue
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome, Sorry no smoking
  • Pub less than 1 mile from property.

Regional Information

GOLANT Fowey 4 miles; Charlestown 6.9 miles; St. Austell 7.7 miles Perched on the river Fowey, Golant is a quaint Cornish waterside village offering a Fisherman’s arms Pub, the Comorant Hotel and Restaurant and a retail art gallery. This charming village, due to the stretch of the River Fowey Golant sits on, has inspired many writers including the author of “The Wind in the Willows”. Why not enjoy this picturesque river first hand and book a kayaking trip? Four miles away is the famous yachting village of Fowey which is bursting with character. Walk down the enchanting cobbled streets accompanied by Georgian historic buildings. This unique village is home to an array of shops, pubs and restaurants, with plenty to offer for everyone all year round. There are many family attractions in the area, including Mevagissey and Charlestown harbours, the Eden Project and the Lost Gardens of Heligan.

  • Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.