Just upstream from Fowey, our Golant holiday cottages offer relaxing waterside escapes whatever the time of year.
This ancient fishing village features a handful of houses, welcoming character inn (child and dog friendly and offering local ales and traditional pub grub), riverside hotel and restaurant, art gallery and an old church. There's also a village green and play area, the spot where everyone congregates at carnival time. (August also means Fowey's Royal Regatta - best bet is to book your Golant holiday let early.)
The winding Fowey estuary is a delight to explore with its hidden creeks and crannies. In summer there are boats everywhere and you can hire canoes and kayaks or join trips on pleasure boats. In winter, meanwhile, cormorants, egrets, mallards, kingfishers and other wetland birds swoop and wade along the riverbank - bring binoculars if your stay in a Golant holiday home falls then.
Attractions near our Golant holiday rentals
Look back at Victorian life upstairs and downstairs at Lanhydrock (National Trust), surrounded by acres of woods and parkland flowing down to the river. Take in the views and 13th Century wonders of Restormel Castle. Visit the Iron Age hillfort of Castle Dore. Not forgetting the Eden Project just five miles down the road. Or go in search of the mermaid at Readymoney Cove.
Fancy a walk? Take your pick from miles of footpaths weaving across the area, including the Saints Way which links the north and south coastlines - it runs through the village and takes you directly into Fowey.
Round off your day reading 'Tales of the Riverbank', based on life in and around this scenic backwater.
Please find below a selection of self catering holiday cottages to rent in or near Golant.