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River Side Cottage with Two Terraces and Stunning Views of the Fowey River - Perfect Retreat for Those Seeking Relaxation In Golant by the River

Harbour House is a beautifully presented, newly renovated property with captivating estuary views overlooking the River Fowey. This enchanting holiday home sits in an enviable waterside setting in Golant, a sleepy Cornish fishing village with narrow lanes and old Cornish cottages.
Harbour House is perfectly placed to explore; hire a canoe or kayak from the estuary beach below and discover tranquil creeks and smugglers caves with plenty of wild life to spot on the way.

We have taken on board the feedback regarding the beds in the front bedroom and we have replaced them with a new zip linked super king bed.

There are two terraces with outside furniture at the front of the property, overlooking the water. You can watch the canoeists and the rowers come in and out of the Pill, a tidal lagoon which was created when the Fowey to Lostwithiel railway was built or just enjoy the comings and goings on the water.
Inside, the accommodation has been sympathetically renovated so as to keep many of the original features whilst, at the same time, providing modern comforts designed for maximum relaxation.

The open plan living room has a superb picture window framing the ‘Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty’ beyond and a wood burner for fireside cosiness – perfect for when you return from your winter walks. There will be a net of logs and firelighters provided for your first night in the house.
We have a smart TV, Chromecast, and dvd player, great for the kids on a rainy afternoon or box set binges at night!
The modern kitchen at one end makes a fantastic social space to cook and eat. Of course you may decide to stroll down to The Fishermans Arms for supper, 3 minutes away, also overlooking the water with a large garden.

Both bedrooms are spacious and have stylish en-suite shower rooms. The front bedroom can either be a king sized bed or 2 single beds and there are adult size bunk beds in this room for further bed space if required.
There is a conservatory at the rear of the house, a good size WC and outside is an enclosed courtyard with a high gate that can be bolted for added security

Harbour House is one end of a terrace of five properties which are accessed by steps at either end. Please note that, in total, there are 17 steps up into the house from the road.

We have a KeySafe at the property to make check in & out easy and convenient for you.

Dog Friendly
Typically, we allow two, small to medium size dogs, at a rate of £30 each, per trip.
We have spent a lot of money on soft furnishings and nice bedding for the enjoyment of our guests. We would respectfully ask that dogs are not permitted upstairs or on any of the furniture at any time.
Failure to comply will result in the loss of your deposit to cover the costs of a full, deep clean to all carpets and furniture

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1: Kingsize bed
Bedroom 2: Superking bed (can be two singles on request), adult size bunk beds.

Interior layout

Two large bedrooms : 1 x king size double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x superking (zip/link to twin beds on request) en-suite shower, basin WC , adult size bunk beds. Open-plan living area with wood burning stove, kitchen, dining area and sitting area. Conservatory. Cloakroom with WC, secure courtyard.

Exterior

There are two terraces with outside furniture at the front of the property, overlooking the water. You can watch the canoeists and the rowers come in and out of the Pill, a tidal lagoon which was created when the Fowey to Lostwithiel railway was built or just enjoy the comings and goings on the water.

Facilities

  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Linen provided
  • Bath towels provided
  • Bedding provided
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron / Ironing board
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • DVD player
  • TV
  • Freeview / Freesat TV
  • Internet access
  • Wifi
  • Patio / Decking
  • Garden dining furniture
  • 24h check-in available
  • Wood burning stove
  • Central heating
  • En-suite bedroom(s) 2
  • Pets allowed 2
  • Bathroom(s) 2

Amenities
Electric heating and wood burning stove. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, Smart TV, DVD, Chromecast, WiFi. Log starter pack for wood burning stove inc. in rent. Bedlinen and towels inc. in rent. Roadside parking or there is a public car park approx 100 metres from the property (charges apply). Deck terrace with furniture. Two well-behaved dogs welcome at £30 each per week. Pets allowed downstairs only please.Sorry, no smoking. Pub within 150 metres. Shop 4 miles. Note: 17 steps up to property

Great for

  • Adventure
  • Business
  • Countryside
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Groups

Accessibility

Not suited for those with limited mobility.
Please feel free to contact us to discuss any disabilities in order to find the perfect home for your trip.

Top facilities

Sleeps 6 (+0) 2 Bedroom(s) 2 Bathroom(s) Wifi


Check-in begins at 15:00.

You will be asked to check-out before 10:00.


Location

Nearby

  • Cycle paths
  • Boat hire
  • Boat launch
  • Fishing
  • Water skiing
  • Bar / Pub
  • Parking

Fowey can be reached in just ten minutes by car and is one of Cornwall's most popular yachting destinations and home of the celebrated author Daphne du Maurier. Evocatively picturesque and rich in history, the towns narrow streets brim with appealing shops, historic pubs, restaurants and cafes. Enjoy a water based activity, pleasure boat trip or visit the world famous biomes at the Eden Project. Golf enthusiasts can tee off at one of the five golf clubs nearby - the courses at Carlyon Bay and Porthpean both have the most amazing sea views. With Par Sands, Polruan and Readymoney Cove all within easy reach.

If you are a keen walker there is excellent estuary or wooded walks around the area and at Lerryn you can cross the river at low tide via the stepping stones and enjoy some lunch at the pub.
If you are a keen boater and have a small boat you wish to use during your stay we are able to provide a running mooring for an extra charge. Please mention this when you book and we will arrange it for you.
This is a holiday home that guests will want to return to again and again.

Nearby places to visit

Fowey is situated on the west bank of the River Fowey and has a unique charm which holds a special fascination for all ages with something for everyone. The town's natural harbour has for many years been a magnet for yachtsmen, attracting a multitude of sailing dinghies, yachts, schooners and motor launches. Back on land the quaint cottages and a mixture of medieval and Georgian historic buildings upon cobbled walkways all add to the enchanting atmosphere. With a fine selection of quality shops, galleries, restaurants and pubs Fowey really is a year round destination. There are many family attractions in the area, including Mevagissey and Charlestown harbours, the Eden Project and the Lost Gardens of Heligan.

Charlestown 7.5 miles; St Austell 8 miles; Mevagissey 14 miles.

Reviews

Guestbook reviews

Paul via AirBnB.
"Very nice, clean and modern house perfectly positioned on the river, nice quiet village with local pub with decent menu and hotel restaurant on doorstep with easy access to Fowey and local beaches, would definitely return for another visit."

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Rob via HomeAway.
"Excellent accommodation in a quaint village
Excellent location with lovely views from lounge, bedroom and outside seating area. Modern inside. Nice shower rooms and very comfy beds."

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Martin via AirBnB.
“We really enjoyed our 7 night stay in this recently renovated property which is situated in a very quiet backwater with very friendly and welcoming locals. The view from the front window of the river Fowey is very special and we never tired of looking at what was happening on the river. The local pub is only a couple of minutes away and does a good choice of reasonably priced food.”

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Chris via AirBnB.
“Lovely stylish cottage in a pretty village, in a beautiful part of Cornwall, with Fowey and the estuary, the Eden Project and Lost Gardens of Heligan all within easy reach.”

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Rachael via AirbnB.
"This is a beautiful place to stay. The photos of the location do not do it justice. Spent almost the whole time i was in the house gazing out the window. It's also really friendly, all the neighbor's and the local pub were cheery and welcoming. The space its self is bright and airy with just about all you need for a few days away. Although it doesn't advertise parking, it's really easy to park outside."

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Jackie via HomeAway.
"Lovely lounge and dinning room with great views.
We had a very pleasant week in this great house. The peace and quiet was delightful. The house was well equipped in the kitchen. We contacted the owners about a problem with the mattresses and they very quickly responded. The bathrooms are all new and very fresh."

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Daron via AirBnB.
Lovely light and spacious. house with beautiful views. Perfect for two couples. Spotlessly clean. Golant is a beautiful spot very calm and serene. Highly recommended.

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Margot via AirBnB.
This is a great place to stay, fantastic views from the lounge and main bedroom. Very comfortable beds, the house was spotless and very tastefully decorated. Pub was just a few steps away with nice food and friendly locals. We didn't get to try the kayaking which was available just a stones throw away from the house, we will have to return. An exceptional stay booked last minute. We would highly recommend. Thank you.

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Katrina via HomeAway.
"Weekend break to Harbour House. Lovely accommodation and a great location."

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Nadege via AirBnB
The house is very nice and the environment is very quiet. There is no possibility to shop on the spot, but Fowey is not far away. The scenery is total, and the house is very well equipped and very comfortable.

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Sue via HomeAway
The perfect place for an out od season break. The house is well situated at the bottom of the village. We enjoyed coming back to the house after our walks on the coast path - particularly when the log burner was lit - the house is very cosy. We enjoyed our stay.

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Elise via AirBnB.
“My partner and I stayed with his parents at Harbour House in October. The house was lovely with stunning views over the river. The accommodation had ample space, everything we needed for cooking, and a bottle of Prosecco in the fridge - a very nice touch! We particularly enjoyed sitting out on the terrace on a sunny day, and warming ourselves by the cosy fireplace in the evenings. Golant is a beautiful small village (but be aware the road in is a steep and narrow single-track lane with tall hedges either side so care is needed when driving). The local pub was great and there is canoe hire available just next door. However you do need to drive to another town to find a supermarket. We walked in to Fowey along the public footpath, which was hilly but highly enjoyable and well worth the 3 mile trek. We would definitely recommend Harbour House and would visit again.”

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Alan via HomeAway
Great cottage by the water. Lovely cottage with a.great view of the river. Well equipped and nicely decorated. Very quiet in a sleepy village.

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Logan via HomeAway
Great views from peaceful location in Golant. Just 10 minutes from Fowey. A great place to relax and unwind.

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Trevor via HomeAway
Very enjoyable week. Lovely view over estuary. Very clean and comfortable cottage, with a great pub a few steps away. Thanks.

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Helena via AirBnB
Harbourhouse is a lovely house for both couples and families with children. Its very peacefull but if you want to be more active you can easily go kayaking or go out in a boat. Golant is a special little village hidden away and unspoiled.

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Melanie via AirBnB
We had a lovely time and would return in the future

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Charlotte via HomeAway
Fantastic cottage in beautiful location. A great little property with everything you need for a long weekend away. Good range of walks nearby and beautiful views across the estuary.

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Anon review via HomeAway
This property is ideally situated for a peaceful break. In a village of only 220 residents it is 20 feet from the river's edge and 60 yards from the Fisherman's Arms - a great pub for food. On top of that it was only 50 yards in the other direction to a place that kayaks and canoes could be hired, an experience you should not miss. The three bedrooms were ideal for the 5 adults in our party although there were only two 2-seater settees in the lounge which meant one of us had to sit on the floor. I would have willingly swapped 16 of the 22 knives and 16 of the 22 forks in the cutlery drawer for a pair of scissors and a few more power points would have been useful as would a washing up bowl. I understand that further renovations are due over the winter to increase the number of bedrooms and add another bathroom so I sure tweaking these little things will happen. Overall it gave us the best views we have ever had in over 30 years of renting holiday cottages in the UK, overlooking the River Fowey with its variety of bird life, and it was great to sit on the terrace in the evening and watch as the hundreds of geese flew past back down the estuary. In summary a great holiday enhanced by a great cottage.

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