Vacation Rental Description
The oak stable door at the front of the cottage takes you from the front gate and sun trap patio garden into the open plan living room. With gorgeous Andrew Martin Tulip design curtains, comfy leather sofa and chair, large wool rug on the solid oak floor and cosy wood burning stove you can enjoy this haven at any time of year. There is TV with DVD/CD player and a small selection of DVDs, please feel free to bring your own along for a romantic evening in front of the wood burner, glass of wine in one hand and popcorn in the other! Steep winding stairs lead from the kitchen area upstairs to the gorgeous twinkle light filled bedroom with comfortable 5 foot Queen size cast iron 'gothic' bedstead, original wooden floor and wool rugs There is a TV with video and digibox, and a view over the village rooftops to the Fowey River and surrounding valley. The shower room with original wood floor is large and modern with heated towel rail and fan heater for extra winter warmth. Douse yourself under the wonderful shower after a stress-free day of sunbathing, walking, shopping, site-seeing or chilling in the local hostelries! Parking - Luckily we currently have a space in a nearby neighbours drive but should the situation change parking will be with our permit which we will provide for you to park at no cost in the Pay and Display car park some 300m away.
Accommodation: Ground floor, Open plan living room with kitchen and small dining table. TV with CD/DVD player and multifuel burning stove with unlimited dry logs supplied. Electric cooker, fridge, toaster and kettle. Due to the number of steps both into the property and the steep stairs this cottage is not suitable for anyone who finds steps difficult. The cottage is unsuitable for children, although babies under 12 months are welcome, if you don't mind a bit of a squeeze in the bedroom. Please bring your own travel cot as one is not provided.
First floor bedroom with 5' Queen size double bed with duvet. Remote TV with digibox and video (a few videos are provided). Chest of drawers. Clothes hanging area. Chair. Hairdryer.
Shower room fitted with large shower cubicle with 3 spray shower head, WC and wash-basin. Full length mirror. Three towels per person and shower mat supplied.
Patio garden in front with coffee table, chairs, barbeque and bench catches the sun from early morning to late afternoon. The locals are very used to seeing breakfast, lunch and evening barbeques take place here so please enjoy this space.
Facilities and services: Inclusive electricity. Heating by thermostatically controlled electric panel heaters. Bed linen. Shower room towels, two large one small per person per week. There are no laundry services at Sky Cottage. There is however Mrs R's Laundry Services in Par (3 miles approx) where you can drop a 9lb load in and pick it up a day or two later.
There are many Golf Courses within a few miles drive - see our Places of Interest page on our website.
Shop 3 miles, Pub Fisherman's Arms 200 yards open all day and serving bar snacks lunch 12-3pm and dinner 6 - 9pm most days. Public telephone 200 yards. Cormorant Hotel 500 yards – open for lunch and dinner to non-residents. No children aged one to sixteen. No smoking in the cottage. No pets. Arrive after 3pm/Depart by 10am.
Nearest sandy beaches Polkerris, Readymoney(Fowey) Par Sands. Shops including butcher, Post Office, convenience store and Thai takeaway and fish&chip shop - Twardreath 2 miles.
Cash point, Library, Laundry, Post Office, Chinese takeaway, Pasty shop, hairdresser, tanning salon, small supermarkets, fruit/veg/wet fish shop 3 miles – Par/St Blazey
- Cleaning Service
- Cooking Utensils
- Open Fire
- Amenity Parking
Unlimited free dry logs for woodburner
ONLY 10 MINUTES DRIVE FROM THE EDEN PROJECT
- Nearest Airport : Newquay at 40 miles distance;
- Nearest Train Station : Par at 3 miles distance
- Nearest Town : Fowey at 5 miles distance
- Travel Info: Perfect location from which to explore all of Cornwall and very close to Eden Project (10 minutes)
Owner Location Comment
Golant is the most wonderful village on the west bank of the River Fowey. Located up river about a mile or so from the harbour town of Fowey, the tide goes almost right out at Fowey and you can walk on the sandy river bed (know your tide table and don't get caught by an incoming tide. The All Saints Way passes through the centre of the village. It is a fantastic public footpath taking you right into Fowey through woods and along the side of the Fowey River. There is a canoe club in Golant which is well used and at high tide, canoeists can often be seen paddling up and down the river.
The local pub, The Fisherman's Arms, has a garden overlooking the river and serves lunch and evening bar meals which can be eaten outside thus taking in the breath-taking scenery. On the river many boats have mooring, through the harbour office in Fowey. There is also local mooring available in 'The Pill' a tidal inlet protected from the main river by the railway to Fowey used by china clay trains delivering to Fowey harbour ships for export.
There is plenty of public car parking in Golant. In the winter, parking near the local green is available at no cost. In the summer, this is closed off to the public and a pay and display car park is located on the quayside. There is also parking at low tide in front of the pub. This is tidal so don't leave your car there near high tide!
The village of Golant has a wonderful atmosphere. The Fisherman's Arms hosts many events, including beer festivals on most bank holidays. The village has a carnival in August along with a Walking on Water competition, Raft Race and fancy dress competition. The New Year party in the Fisherman's Arms is wonderful (fancy dress as is the whole of Cornwall) and Easter Bonnet Parade and Egg Rolling competition down the village hill make this a truly superb and very Cornish village to visit. If holidaying there, you will become a local within the week! Many visitors return year after year to soak up the refreshing vibe and rejuvenating calm that a village such as this will impart.
Golant village on the south coast of Cornwall welcomes you.