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The Boat House

St Winnow, near Golant, Cornwall (Ref. 976403)

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  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi


    • “Fabulous location, lovely accommodation, warm welcome snd bonus welcome treats for both humans and pets! Peaceful and tranquil but not too far away from nearby towns. We will be back!”

    Serrao, Blandford Forum, December 2018

    • “It is difficult to express in words the amazing peace and tranquility of the boat house and it’s constantly changing location ....The river is so beautiful,it is surrounded by trees and full of birds ....The tide turns over and over again making a constantly changing are nowhere near any roads and the peace is wonderful .....We had a great time ....walks galore ....and lots of coffees outside listening to the receding water....Lovely cosy cottage with several window seats and pretty private garden ....We will be back fact I think I may book now with my voucher ....Thank you Sykes”

    Ms Dix, Totnes, November 2018

    • “The owners of the cottage are extremely welcoming and friendly.”

    Mrs Mansfield, LONDON, October 2018

    • “This is our second time at this delightful venue at St Winnow. For us it is a piece of paradise as the cottage is set in the most beautiful setting and is extremely well appointed. The owners are always helpful and caring of their tenants. Nothing is too much trouble. It is wonderful, after having undergone a long journey to get there, to be met with flowers and a cake. It is a very tranquil and private place. Sitting in the window watching the tide go in and out and seeing the visiting birds, listening to the geese is a very lovely experience. Sitting in the garden in the sunshine is also beautiful in the outlook. The house was impeccably clean and welcoming. the beds are very comfortable and the kitchen is very well equipped. We hope to return to this very special place.”

    Mrs Davies, September 2018

    • “Timeless and tranquil. Wonderful views of the estuary and lots of walks to enjoy. Very comfortable and quirky cottage with helpful owners . Never tired of sitting in the window seat watching the changing scene.”

    Mrs Paddock, Helston, September 2018

    • “Our holiday at The Boat House was idyllic and peaceful. It is a beautiful setting and whilst feeling away from it all is close enough to amenities. Lovely hosts too. Plan to return.”

    Mrs Agnew, Norwich, August 2018

    • “The Boat House is in an incredibly special place. It takes a couple of days to realise how peaceful and beautiful the Hamlet of St Winnow is. The owners were perfect hosts and I really don’t have anything negative to say.”

    Mr McGrath, TETBURY, May 2018

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The Property

The Boat House is in an idyllic location on the bank of the beautiful, tidal River Fowey estuary in St Winnow. This much loved, detached, 440-year-old cottage is situated on the owner's working farm and boatyard and has a lovely private garden with terrace (table/chairs) overlooking the river. Boat storage available.
Ten shallow steps from parking area down to front door. Cloakroom (for coats/boots); 5 steps down to hallway. Bright open-plan living/dining/kitchen (washing machine, microwave, fridge-freezer, electric cooker) with electric flame-effect fire, TV/DVD, floor-to-ceiling window looking over the river and door to garden. Downstairs bunk bedroom (2'6" beds) and bathroom (suite). Open tread pine stairs up to two more airy bedrooms under the eaves (sloping ceilings, beams), both with views to the river - a double (clothes-hanging space on landing), and a twin. WiFi intermittent and suitable for emails/browsing only. Spring water. A cosy cottage in a fabulous location for those who like walking, cycling or messing about on the river.

St Winnow: hamlet (church) on the bank of the tidal River Fowey estuary where Kenneth Grahame was inspired to write ‘The Wind in the Willows’. Nature reserve wetlands (birds, butterflies, rare flowers). Lostwithiel (small town) and Lerryn, 2½ miles. Lantic Bay (sandy cove), 8 miles.


1st FloorGround Floor

Kitchen Dining Area Lounge Bathroom Bunk Bedroom


Three bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin, 1 x ground floor childrens bunk room. Bathroom with bath, basin and WC. Open-plan living area, with sitting area with electric fire, kitchen and dining area.


  • Electric fires
  • Microwave, fridge-freezer, washing machine, TV with DVD, WiFi, Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair available on request
  • Off road parking for two cars
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome, Sorry no smoking
  • Note: Wifi is intermittent and suitable for emails/browsing only
  • Note: This property has a refundable Good Housekeeping bond of £100

Regional Information

ST WINNOW Perched on the river Fowey, Golant is a quaint Cornish waterside village offering a Fisherman’s arms Pub, the Cormorant 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? 3 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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
  • Note: Ten shallow steps from parking area down to front door. Wifi intermittent. Suitable for emails/browsing only.
  • Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.