Sky Cottage, traditional Cornish fisherman's home


Entire cottage hosted by Christine

  1. 2 guests
  2. 1 bedroom
  3. 1 bed
  4. 1 bathroom
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Sky Cottage, a delightful haven in friendly Golant village on the bank of the Fowey River. Sun trap patio garden. A wood-burner with free unlimited dry logs etc provided. Well equipped kitchen area. Up the winding stairs a twinkle lit bedroom which sleeps 2 people in luxury and comfort in king-sized 5' bed with 100% cotton bed 'linen'. Parking with permit provided 200 yards. Friendly local pub 300 yards, which also provides takeaway meals. Eden Project 10 minutes drive. Local kayak hire.

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Sky Cottage is a beautifully restored vernacular Cornish cottage built as one of a pair in around 1850, it is the perfect sanctuary from the stresses of work and responsibility and a great central place from which to explore all of Cornwall. Located in the pretty riverside village of Golant-by-Fowey, Sky Cottage is furnished to a very high standard with a large comfy leather sofa and tub chair in the lounge, oak floors, wood-burning stove and unlimited dry logs, fire-lighters, matches etc are provided. The beautiful airy bedroom with exposed beams and twinkle lighting has a king-sized 5' bedstead with excellent mattress, topper, and quality 100% cotton bed-linen, has a view over the village rooftops to the river. Lovely soft towels are also provided. The pillow and mattress protectors are of course laundered for every guest. The lounge has a 'smart' digital 40" TV with Free View and Netflix (logged in ready for you). One of the plug sockets has four USB charging points. There is a European plug converter available. The bedroom 32" TV is digital with Free View . There is free Wi-Fi in the lounge, and an ethernet cable should you need one. A well equipped kitchen with dishwasher, microwave and large fridge with freezer above, and a worktop for food preparation. (There is no washing machine - local laundry only 3 miles, details in the information file at the cottage.)
Within the village there is Kayak hire from 'Encounter Cornwall' for private hire or guided river tours. Tea shop/cafe by the river. Near the Quay is the art gallery of Robin Leonard a local resident. The well known wildlife artist David Parry also has a home here. Golant was the home of EV Thompson who wrote the wonderful Retallick series of novels set in Cornwall. Dine in the fully equipped cottage or order a takeaway from the local Fisherman's Arms pub (200m) on the water-front or treat yourselves for a special occasion at Trenython Manor a hotel only a mile away with a lovely restaurant - depending on Government restrictions for pub and hotel opening.
Swim in the sea at Polkerris Beach (4 miles) or Readymoney beach in Fowey (4 miles) or at Trenython Manor (when open) where you get lunch and a swim in their indoor pool for £13.50 each or swim and breakfast only £10 per person.
With such fantastic walking all around you could easily park the car for a week and just walk. The Saints Way passes right through the village so join it in either direction to Fowey or Lanlivery (The Crown Inn) or divert to Lostwithiel for more great eateries and mooching places! Trips to Padstow, Truro and Plymouth are all only an hour or less. St Austell, Mevagissey (a very pretty fishing town), Eden Project and the Lost Gardens of Heligan are all less than 30 minutes. A couple of miles up the road are The Hidden Gardens and a little further to Duchy Nursery (Lostwithiel) a wonderful shop, garden centre and superb restaurant, currently only providing takeaway teas, coffees and cakes. There is so much to do you will run out of time before you run out of adventures! I look forward to welcoming you very soon.

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Indoor fireplace
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4.97 out of 5 stars from 73 reviews


Where you’ll be

Golant, England, United Kingdom

This is a unique village full of friendly and helpful people and lovely holiday makers. The local publican at the Fisherman's Arms is Nick. He will give you a very warm welcome and feed you well too. The Fowey estuary is a beautifully unspoiled river with incredible wildlife. We regularly see kingfishers, herons, egrets and our resident seal, we have yet to see the elusive otters which have been captured by night vision cameras in the estuary. Ducks, a variety of gulls, geese and swans are often spotted.

Hosted by Christine

  1. Joined in August 2017
  • 73 Reviews
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Recently retired interior designer. Happy gardener, reader, walker and very sociable. I love kayaking on the Fowey River.
Can't live without camper van, music or books.

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I live next door with my husband Paul, and our access path is behind Sky Cottage.
If you would like to send a hello message with your first names it's so nice to be able to address you in my information message ... not essential! I can offer help with any aspect of your stay, don't hesitate to ask if required. Although we live next door we will totally respect your privacy.
I live next door with my husband Paul, and our access path is behind Sky Cottage.
If you would like to send a hello message with your first names it's so nice to be able to a…

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Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
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