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Island House

(Ref. 1097034)

Golant near Tywardreath, Cornwall Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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11 Customer Reviews

  • "We remember this beautiful cottage when it was a ruin, and stayed shortly after it was renovated."

    It is absolutely IDYLLIC! Stunning location, incredibly comfortable, peaceful, perfectly equipped and absolutely beautifully restored. I couldn't recommend it more. It is literally my dream house and location! Thank you So much for a fabulous week!

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Sep 2023

  • "Lovely house in a lovely location and we always love our visits here."

    If you could bring the sunshine next year that would be great :)

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Jul 2023

  • "The property and surrounding area was/is incredible."

    Our little ones loved high tide & the water coming across the road!! Such fun for them!! And crabbing in the river was a huge hit! The house itself was beautiful & incredibly presented & the welcome basket was amazing!! We did have 2 minor points, & I must stress they are minor & I do not want them to distract from our amazing week: - the table and benches outside could use some TLC - we had multiple splinters across our group & the smaller bench made some large ‘cracking’ noises when we sat on it… so didn’t use it but the other 2 benches gave us plenty of seating so was not a huge issue for us. - it is great that pub menus are left at the property, but they should be updated (or removed totally) as the prices have increased since those were included in the information pack. Not such an issue if you go to eat at the pub but we ordered a take away on the last night & it was more than we expected to pay based on menus provided at house! All of the above included - we would 100% be back to Island House!! Thank you

    Thank you so much for taking the time to leave feedback on Island House. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay and would love to return! Since your stay we have taken time to attend to both the points you raised and resolved them for future guests. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Carly4.4Jun 2023

  • "Absolutely fantastic"

    Reviewed by Stuart5.0Apr 2023

  • "Most was excellent."

    A local electricity outage at 10am approx on Thursday 9th caused the boiler to shut down permanently. Therefore no heating or hot water for our last evening. Fortunately we did not get back from dinner at the pub till 9.30, so were not too frozen.

    Thank you for taking the time to complete your feedback. There was a power outage in the whole of the village. The boiler didn't switch back on due to the timer but had you made our housekeeper aware, she would have been happy to let you know how to switch the boiler back on again. We are glad that you had a lovely stay and we hope to maybe welcome you back again at a later date. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lawrence Mark4.4Mar 2023

  • "The house is lovely."

    It's very easy to live in and had all that we needed. We enjoyed the log burner but the house was perfectly warm without it. The location is amazing,

    Reviewed by Esther5.0Feb 2023

  • "As a regular user of rented cottages the most that I can say is that this is the best."

    Reviewed by James5.0Feb 2023

  • "Fabulous, picturesque views."

    Great location. Lovely welcome pack, however the house wasn't very clean. Mouldy shower door in ensuite, internal doors full of spills, drips and dirty marks. Lots of cobwebs and one of the bedrooms had snot on the wall. Apart from the cleanliness of the house we had a lovely time and would recommend.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are pleased to hear that you found Island House to be fabulous and in a great location. Cobwebs, we thought we had caught them all, unfortunately as we learned over this summer, spiders tend to come out at night in an old cottage and then cobwebs need removing again in the morning. The miniscule black speck found on the shower door has been fixed. Regarding the internal doors, I think you are referring to wear and tear and some marks that cannot be removed from old paintwork, ingrained stains. However, we are working our way around all paintwork in the property and we are currently going through a period of renovation. The new year will see Island House, with many new improvements. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sarah3.1Aug 2022

  • "A cafetiere would be welcome, otherwise a perfect rental."

    Reviewed by James5.0Apr 2022

  • "A delightful place to spend a few days."

    The cottage is in a perfect spot, very comfortable and well appointed. A thoroughly lovely place to wake up in and perfect for a group of six friends to use as a base for walks around the gorgeous countryside by the Fowey River. I love the little terrace on the river and the multitude of song birds around the garden. Watching the activity on the river is great and the Fishermans Arms pub across the road is splendid. The kitchen dining room was were we spent most of the time and is the perfect space for socialising and eating. Love Island House and would like to return sometime.

    Reviewed by Phil5.0Mar 2022

  • "Beautiful property, beautiful place, Sykes have made booking and re-booking (pandemic posponement) very easy and without stress or fuss."

    thank you for making life easy with organisation and a wonderful holiday

    Reviewed by Kevin4.7Feb 2022

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size with TV, balcony and en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x king-size with TV, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Study
  • Central heating with underfloor heating and woodburning stove
  • Electric oven, grill and hob, microwave, 2 under-counter fridges (one with small freezer compartment), washer/dryer, dishwasher
  • 2 x TV, TV with Blu-ray, DVD player, WiFi, landline, selection of books
  • Power and starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair, cot and stairgate available on request
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Enclosed garden with patio, furniture and barbecue
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome, Sorry no smoking
  • Shop 2.6 miles, pub 0.1 miles
  • Note: This property is not suitable for anyone who has mobility issues.

The property

Tywardreath 2.6 miles.

Nestled on the edge of the harbour in Golant near Tywardreath, Island House is a fabulous, family-friendly cottage in Cornwall.

The property is an idyllic spot surrounded by water on three sides at high tide, with water views from every window and charming character throughout: a picturesque base for a family or group of six's Cornish holiday, with two well-behaved dogs welcome!

Off-road parking ensures an easy arrival before stepping inside to find a well-equipped kitchen for a self-catering stay, where guests can dine in the light-filled dining area.

Retreat to the sitting room decked with limestone-flagged floor, rugs and exposed beams for a homely space to snuggle up in front of the woodburning stove.

For a quieter spot, set yourself in the charming little study with a desk and selection of books.

Spend summer evenings admiring your beautiful surroundings from the garden, conveniently enclosed for pets and children, along with a barbecue and seating area to dine with riverside views.

Climb the twisting stairs to the first floor for views of the river moorings and the Victorian railway embankment, where you'll find a stylish bathroom with sloped ceilings and beams for a relaxing soak or a hot rinse in the shower.

All three bedrooms have been thoughtfully appointed with attractive furnishings and décor to make yourself at home; choose between a king-size with TV and twin, whilst the master king-size is located up a separate set of stairs from the kitchen, featuring a TV, en-suite shower room and a balcony to watch the sunrise with your morning coffee.

If you can tear yourself away from Island House, Fishermans Arms is a wonderful pub to take a break from cooking and enjoy views of the estuary, and those seeking outdoor adventures can paddle board along the River Fowey!

A short journey takes you to Tywardreath, a hilltop town offering excellent pubs and shops, whilst Fowey lies further along the coast; stroll through Fowey Museum, visit Fowey Aquarium or visit Whitehouse Quay.

Resting on Cornwall's renowned coastline, there are plenty of sheltered, dog-friendly beaches to spend lazy days soaking up the sun and paddling in the sea; discover the likes of Readymoney Cove and Polridmouth Cove with glorious coastal paths for hikers to enjoy.

For a family-friendly cottage in Cornwall in an unforgettable setting, book your stay at Island House.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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About the location


Fowey 3.3 miles; St Austell 6.3 miles.

The pretty, historic Cornish village of Tywardreath, meaning ‘The House on the Strand’, lies in the heart of Daphne du Maurier country and features in her book of the same name. St Andrew’s, the village church, is said to have the best peal of bells in the area, while the village has a lively community, centred round its excellent pubs and range of shops. There are several safe, sandy beaches close to the village, with a variety of watersports and leisure activities available. Par, a small, china clay port with a dog friendly sandy beach is a fifteen minute walk from the village or 5 minutes in the car, home to a main line railway station. Polkerris Beach, a 30 minute walk or a 5 minute drive away, has a beachside restaurant, pub and watersports centre. The attractive waterside village of Fowey is just three miles away, from where there are some dramatic cliff walks to Gribbin Head, passing through much of du Maurier’s familiar landscape. There are many family attractions in the area, including Mevagissey and Charlestown harbours, the Eden Project and the Lost Gardens of Heligan. Tywardreath is a village that will appeal to families and those keen to explore the rich heritage and gorgeous coastline of South Cornwall.

Note: This property is not suitable for anyone who has mobility issues.