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The Boat House

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

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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  • “The Boathouse is a real gem for getting away from it all.”

    The owners are really welcoming and the house is perfect for unwinding and watching the river life and tide coming in and out.

    The owners are really welcoming and the house is perfect for unwinding and watching the river life and tide coming in and out. There are lots of lovely places to walk and visit locally and the house is lovely and cosy for those cooler evenings when you want to curl up in front of the TV with a glass of wine.

    - Mrs Seabrook Scrase, September 2021

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 shower room.

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
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, 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 Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

About the location


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.

Note: Ten shallow steps from parking area down to front door. Wifi intermittent. Suitable for emails/browsing only.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas