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Exclusive waterside hideaway - The Lodge at Old Sawmills

Bedrooms 2
Space 150 sq. ft.
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Wireless Internet
  • Parking



The Lodge at Old Sawmills

A charming newly restored two bed roomed wooden lodge, nestled on the edge of woodland and overlooking a beautiful private creek situated by the River Fowey. Access is by boat or footpath.

With central heating and a wood stove, the lodge is a delightfully cosy hideaway any time of year.

We include boat transfer from Golant and we can arrange boat hire should you wish to be able to travel by boat for the rest of your stay, alternatively a 10-15 minute walk with panoramic views of the River Fowey takes you from Sawmills into the village of Golant where our guests can park their cars.

About the property

The Old Sawmills

Set in its very own tidal creek on the banks of the River Fowey, The Old Sawmills is a haven of tranquility.

A converted water mill dating back to the 17th century

Nestled in acres of woodland, the location alone is stunningly beautiful.

Whilst staying at the Old Sawmills you have the feeling of being on your own island, as access to the Sawmills is by boat... yet you can walk out any time, along the scenic footpath of the Saints way.

The site has seen a wealth of history from medieval merchants to Wind in the Willows, wartime employment to world famous recording studio. Located between the charming village of Golant and the picturesque town of Fowey, it’s both an ideal base for visiting many of the sights of Cornwall and a perfect setting for simply relaxing and watching the tide lap in. Good fishing can be had from the outer quay and there are many walks that can be joined from the grounds

The Old Sawmills is a dog’s paradise too, and well behaved animals are welcome. Catering can be arranged if booked in advance. Please do call directly if you are interested in booking as emails not always received through this site.

More Details

Ruth Taylor
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
10 March, 2018

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Accommodation and facilities for The Lodge at Old Sawmillsin Fowey in Cornwall

Property Type:
  • chalet (detached)
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 150 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Beautiful fully tiled bathroom with large walk in shower and toilet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , 2 Sofa bed/Futon
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Walkway to Water
  • 2 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
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The Lodge at Old Sawmills
average rating of 4.7 based on 10 reviews

Idyllic location, rest, peace & beauty all around

  • 5 of 5

A fabulous location to get away from it all. Surrounded by woods, beside a river, with Golant nearby, a very friendly picturesque village. Lots to see & explore in the vicinity. We loved our week here; the peace, tranquility, countryside, the feeling of isolation yet within easy reach of civilisation. The Lodge was clean, comfortable, well equipped, just perfect. Would have loved to stay longer.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wunderschönes Sommerhäuschen/ Beautiful lodge

  • 4 of 5

Das Holzhäuschen ist sehr schön ausgestattet und vollkommen ausreichend für 4 Personen. Es liegt in einer Naturidylle. Ein Boot zu buchen, ist empfehlenswert und absolut unkompliziert. Die Wasserwege sind spannend und erlauben mehr Bewegung im Umkreis.

The lodge is nicely arranged and totally sufficient for four people. Its placed in an idyllic natural scene. To rent a boat is recommendable and absolutely easy. The water routes are exciting to explore and allow you more mobility within the area.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Jul-2014
  • Date of Stay: July 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful peaceful location

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely peaceful break at the lodge, our neighbours for our stay were a few ducks, a swan and a fishing heron. We did not hire a boat as we were not sure how much we would use it, although we did make use of the kayak that was on site for a bit of a paddle in the creek. We quite happily walked into Golant everyday come rain or shine, lovely sense of community there and were made very welcome especially at the fishermans where we had a nice meal or two.

Would quite happily return as the lodge was spotlessly clean and well maintained and the photos of the inside did not do it justice.

Thanks to Ruth for the boat ride and help at the end of the phone when we needed it.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Jun-2013
  • Date of Stay: June 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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A Hidden Gem

  • 5 of 5

The photos of the place look amazing on the website but what actually meets you In reality is truly breathtaking. It ticks every box for our requirements and the manager Ruth was fantastic in her hospitality. The seclusion of the place is second to none but yet close enough to civilization. Also hiring a boat added more adventure to our holiday and created the morning boat run to Fowey for fresh croissants.

It's the type of place where you'll never bore of, which is why I'll be booking again.

Many thanks

Robin Parker

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jun-2013
  • Date of Stay: May 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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the old sawmills

  • 5 of 5

This location is truely unique and idyllic. set in woodland beside a beautiful creek.we felt a million miles way from the hustle and bustle of every day life,and yet we were just a short boat ride or walk away from delightful coast,scenery ,shops and eateries stuffed with local produce

Our welcome was warm from the manager who even before we arrived had efficiently,promptly(and patiently!) answered several questions that we had via e mail.on arrival Ruth gave us a wealth of additional information regarding history of the mill ,the many musicians that recored there, te times and the locality.

The sawmills itself was spotlessly clean,well maintained and had everything we could possibly have needed .

we were so relaxed after our stay,it was the perfect retreat,and a real treat!

We are so looking forward to returning

  • Review Submitted: 30-May-2013
  • Date of Stay: December 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent stay.

  • 5 of 5

My family had a fantastic holiday staying here at the Sawmills Lodge. We were given a very friendly welcome by the manager Ruth who then boated us and our luggage down the river Fowey. We went under the railway bridge and what a stunning hideaway and location. The Lodge itself has its own private garden and is very well equipped, like home from home. We couldn't resist lighting the log burning stove in the evenings. The children had tremendous fun on the canoes in the creek and most definitely did not want to leave. We had some lovely walks into the nearby town of Fowey, to get essentials and to wander the great shops and public houses. The nearby village of Golant has an excellent pub, the Fishermans Arms who were also very welcoming. The accommodation is brilliant and in a truly peaceful setting. Never a dull moment and so much to enjoy for all ages. If looking to holiday in Cornwall I couldn't think of anywhere better to recommend with the nearby beautiful beaches, walks and Eden Project, we will most definitely be returning this year.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Mar-2013
  • Date of Stay: December 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
50 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Ready money

Situated between the charming village of Golant and the historic port of Fowey, the Old Sawmills is within easy reach of many of Cornwall’s attractions. The Sawmills is an ideal base for walkers as there are several exceptional coast and country side walks that can be joined right from the doorstep of the Sawmills. Longer or short term boat hire is available in Fowey, making it quick and easy to nip in and out of the town from the Sawmills. River trips, cruises and fishing outings, can all be arranged from Fowey, as well as Canoe and Kayak expeditions. Fowey has a wealth of Restaurants, bistros, tearooms and pubs, all offering food. Superb beaches and coves in the vicinity. Plenty of Fascinating Historic country houses including the splendid Lanhydrock. Many gardens to visit, particularly the magnificent Lost Gardens of Heligan and the world famous Eden project, which also hosts The Eden Sessions, a series of one day music festivals. Bike hire, golf and surfing are all within easy reach.