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Riverside house with open fires and panoramic views



Updated: 19-Oct-2016
Superb views and open fire - ideal for all seasons

Nestled alongside the beautiful River Fowey, with Heligan Gardens, the Eden Project and the picturesque harbours of Fowey and Mevagissey all within easy driving distance, Kiln Cottage lies only a stone’s throw from the water’s edge in the sleepy village of Golant. It commands wonderful river views from almost every room. Approached across the terrace, now covering the old lime kiln, the spacious cottage has been tastefully renovated with a blend of antique and modern furnishings. The maple-built kitchen (with traditional low beams in places) has stairs to the comfortable sitting/dining-room where a magnificent picture window is perfect for watching the comings and goings on the river. On the top floor the master bedroom and bathroom have spectacular views over the moorings on the river.

Driving Instructions: Driving along the A380 towards St Austell, take the B3269 left, which is signposted to Fowey (it also has a signpost to the Hidden Valley Gardens).

Continue along the B3269, after about 3 miles you'll come to some pale-green/white farm buildings followed shortly by a staggered crossroad, take the left turning signposted to Golant.

Keep following this road towards the river, at the waterfront it turns to the right, continue past the no through-fare sign, Kiln Cottage drive is less than a hundred yards on the right.

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  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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Scenic hideaway!

  • 5 of 5

This is a lovely house in a perfect spot if you are looking for peace an quiet with good access to all of Southern Cornwall. Its a comfortable, spacious home with a charming garden, close to the village pub and with superb views Caution is in order if you are tall, low ceilings can lead to bumped heads, also, no shower in master bedroom on third floor, only a tub. Otherwise, a perfect getaway spot,, we highly recommend it!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful cottage, fabulous setting!

  • 5 of 5

Kiln Cottage is one of the nicest places that we have ever stayed. From the extremely warm welcome (including home made scones, lemonade and jam!) to our very sad goodbye. We had the best time ever!

The location is perfect for relaxing and enjoying the coast line. Whether you do that from the sofa - watching the boats go out or from a Kayak on the river your choices are endless.

We kayaked, hired a small boat, went crabbing, explored the village and visited some of the more popular tourist towns. It was always so lovely to return to the gorgeous cottage and feel totally relaxed and at home.

We will definitely be back!

Thank you Judith for everything.

Judith, Simon, Ruby, Katy and Ted

  • Review Submitted: Jul 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your kind remarks, it is always a pleasure when families enjoy our village and the many things it has to offer. Hope to see you soon. Judith
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It'a a lovely house in an amazing place.

  • 5 of 5

It's a beautiful house with amazing views from de sofá to the river. It has everything you need and anything you need Judith is ready to provide it. When we arrived we found a lot of details that Judith has prepared for us (delicious scones, chocolates, cake, wine ...)

There are two bathrooms, but only one of them has a shower, so we have to share it in the morning. It took a long time to be ready because we were five people and sometimes we haven't enough hot water.

For two miles the road to get there it's very narrow so two cars don't pass at the same time. You have to drive carefully.

But anyway it's a nice place to stay. And the quietness is guaranteed.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 4, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mary, Many thanks for your thoughtful and kind comments, I am sorry that you had some issues with the hot water, there is a separate system for the hot water in both bathrooms ensuring that there is always plenty of hot water - this is controlled by a switch in the lower bathroom which may not have been on. My fault I should have double checked, thanks for the feedback on this and I will make sure that it is always on in the future. Hope to see you again - it was smashing to meet you all. With best wishes, Judith
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A wonderful time

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at Kiln Cottage. All the facilities were as advertised and the house was extremely well equipped with all the home comforts!

The views were breathtaking and the village sweet, and we made great use of the children's park a few minutes' walk away.

We will definitely return!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 28, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kate, It was smashing to meet you and the family - look forward to your return. Many thanks for the kind words. Judith
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The Happy Holiday

  • 5 of 5

Kiln Cottage is the rare and beautiful holiday property one hopes to find, set in the peaceful and quiet village of Golant. It is decorated with love, taste and care, we believe it is the best accommodation we have ever stayed in. The picture windows in the lounge and top bedroom give views of the estuary which are stunning and there is always something to watch. Kiln Cottage is spotless and Judith's welcome is extremely warm and friendly. The home made scones, jam and cream, bread and lemonade are delicious. Every item you could possibly need is catered for and Judith is always available to help if you need her.We would recommend the property to everyone.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 16, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your kind comments, am looking forward to your return. With best wishes, Judith
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Kiln Cottage Golant Cornwall

  • 5 of 5

I would recommend this property to anyone, it was so clean and comfortable. The views from every room fantastic and so tranquil. The kitchen more than adequately equipped in chine, cutlery and cooking utensils. The welcome cornish tea was superb pls extra needy bitsa in the fridge. Judith, the proprietor had thought of everything to make you feel welcome. We will all definitely look forward to our next visit. Thankyou Judith for making our holiday a very pleasant one, it was lovely to meet you. See you in the near future once again. Regards from Janet Hollingworth and family, France

  • Review Submitted: Jul 19, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Look forward to seeing you all again soon. Best wishes, Judith
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Newquay at 22 Miles Nearest Barpub : Fishermans Arms at 150 Metres Nearest Ferry : Plymouth at 28 Miles Nearest Golf : Carlyon Bay Hotel at 25 Miles Nearest Train : Par - Trains - First Great Western at 4 Miles Nearest Motorway : Bodmin at 6 Miles Nearest Beach : Polkerris at 2 Miles Car: recommended

Restaurants, pubs and stunning scenery are within walking distance, while sandy beaches, historical sites such as Restormel Castle and Lanhydrock House and the famous Eden Project are a short drive away.

In Summertime there’s a range of activities and even in high summer the village of Golant remains one of Cornwall’s best-kept secrets as a peaceful waterside retreat. Autumn & Winter holidays are popular too, with the nearby oyster festival and Christmas & New Year celebrations. Golant is an ancient fishing village on the Fowey River Estuary, just two miles from Fowey. The area is steeped in fascinating history, with the last battle between Cromwell's army and the Royalists having taken place nearby in 1644 and many of Daphne du Maurier's novels set in the vicinity.

This stretch of the Fowey River is equally famous as the inspiration for Kenneth Graham's, The Wind In The Willows.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Mid Season
9 Sep 2016 - 29 Oct 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Low Season
4 Nov 2016 - 31 Mar 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Christmas & New Year
23 Dec 2016 - 7 Jan 2017
16 night minimum stay
Mid Season
7 Apr 2017 - 7 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Season
14 Jul 2017 - 8 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

25% deposit is required to confirm booking, with the total amount due 6 weeks prior to arrival. Prices include linen, electricity, heating and towels.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 19-Oct-2016
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Property Type

  • house


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telescope
  • Thermos Flask
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room


  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Player
  • Video Library


  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome ...
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • waterfront


  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath (no shower)
  • The upstairs bathroom has views across the river - relax in the bath and watch the boats!


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • All the bedrooms have river views, beds will be freshly prepared and made up for all arrivals.


  • Deck Chairs
  • Binoculars
  • Boat Dock
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 4 deck chairs


  • Self-catering

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