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  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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9 Customer Reviews

  • "Thank you very much again for another wonderful holiday in Oakenhurst."

    It’s like seeing an old friend and everything suddenly looks rosey! Needless to say we’ll be back, hopefully this year if I have anything to do with it!

    Glad you had a super time again - we love having you back! Thank you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Heather5.0May 2024

  • "Oakenhurst is a remarkable development and offers a very quiet, relaxing and comfortable venue for a holiday."

    The views from the many windows are dramatic, with an ever-changing land and sea-scape. Facilities are entirely adequate with an abundance of crockery, glasses and cutlery. A very nice hamper of food and drink was provided. We would be happy to revisit in the future.

    Many thanks for your visit and for your kind feedback. We would be happy to welcome you back if you do decide to come again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Chris4.7Apr 2024

  • "What a unique and very special property Oakenhurst is!"

    We had a lovely stay for 2 weeks in November (2023). We were lucky enough to have some sunny days, and the views out across the river are just amazing. It was so relaxing just sitting watching the boats, canoes, and wildlife go by! We were really warm and cosy inside during the evenings, and on the days when the weather was a bit grim. The bedroom in the sail loft is also lovely and cosy. We prefer to visit Cornwall out of season as it is quieter, and Oakenhurst is the perfect property if you like peace and tranquillity, but still want easy access to everything. We would also highly recommend a visit to the Fisherman's Arms, which is a 2 minute walk away, and does excellent food all year round. The train does not disturb at all - in the 2 weeks we stayed, it only went past twice (both times during the day), and it is very slow as it only carries china clay. The only suggestion we would make, is to take a trolley for luggage and shopping (we took a festival trolley) as there is a short (less than a minute) sloped walk from the car park to Oakenhurst. Loading everything in the trolley cuts down on journeys to and from the car! All in all, we loved our stay in this special property and hope to return soon!

    It was lovely to meet you on arrival, and I'm glad you had a great time. Thanks very much for taking the time to write such detailed and helpful feedback. We look forward to welcoming you back whenever you can make it. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kelly5.0Nov 2023

  • "We loved Oakenhurst & felt like millionaires staying there."

    Have already booked it again next May. The only downside to the place was the small size of the shower.

    Glad you had a wonderful time here, and we look forward to welcoming you back in May. Many thanks for the feedback - and while we sadly can't fit in a larger shower cubicle, we are looking to change the fittings so there is more space inside the cubicle. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Thomas4.7Oct 2023

  • "Very beautiful, tranquil,Unique small pocket of Heavenly retreat."

    A larger shower cubicle / option downstairs. Shower curtain running inside the Bath upstairs. A simplification of the lighting circuitry relating to a more straightforward understanding of which switches switch on and off which lights would be super helpful

    Thanks very much for your kind comments and feedback. We have improved and simplified the lighting plan, and yes, the shower is a bit cramped, so we are looking into changing the shower fittings to create more space in side the cubicle. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ashley4.7Sep 2023

  • "Stayed in Oakenhurst a couple of weeks ago."

    Delightful welcome package left fir us. The surroundings and view exceeded our expectations. Birds and seals on the estuary. It was the leave and solitude we craved. Will deff rebook !!

    Many thanks for your lovely comments - we look forward to welcoming you back! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ilona5.0Jul 2023

  • "This is a unique and lovely house."

    Everything you need is there and after a busy day just to relax watching the river is fantastic with a gin! Sue

    Thank you for coming to stay, and your kind feedback - glad you had a lovely time. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jun 2023

  • "The house was stunning, the locality was stunning, the property was everything we could hope for."

    Utter peace and quiet completed a wonderful holiday. The generous selection of local goods was a lovely surprise, why not have an unexpected cream tea for breakfast? The house came with everything anyone could ask for as far as we could see! Coming down the stairs to the 180 degree river views of a morning and returning to them at the end of the day never ceased to make us smile. How lucky were we? We have every intention of returning to Oakenhurst and Golant in the future. Can't wait.

    Many thanks for staying and for taking the time to leave your kind feedback. We're thrilled you had such a lovely time, and look forward to welcoming you back again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Heather5.0Jun 2023

  • "The property is in a great location and very well built."

    Inside is amazing with great views from the main living area. There is truly nothing like this in such a great location and the locals are really friendly.

    Thank you for your kind comments - we're biased, but we agree, it is a magical place! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Richard5.0May 2023

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  • Mezzanine double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with bath, basin, heated towel rail, and WC
  • Ground-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail, and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting areas
  • Thermal energy heating from the river and underfloor heating
  • Electric oven, electric hob, two fridges, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer, coffee machine, toaster, kettle, microwave
  • WiFi
  • TV with Freeview
  • CD player
  • Heating and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Nearby public car park - charges may apply.The property is 50m from the car park and is accessed via a flight of steps
  • Sorry, no pets, no smoking
  • Shop 2.6 miles, pub, 0.1 miles, on the River Fowey
  • Note: The water supply to the property is spring fed, please consider your usage whilst staying at the property
  • Although near a train track there are only two trains per day (if any) along it

The property

Fowey 4.4 miles.

Oakenhurst is a traditional oak-framed boat house, nestled on the banks of the River Fowey in Cornwall, in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Enjoying breath-taking riverside views and steeped in history from the 19th century, with exposed stone walls, lofty beamed ceilings, and a charming exterior, Oakenhurst welcomes two guests, offering the ideal base for a romantic retreat in the quaint village of Golant.

Park up nearby before making your way to the boat house and ascending the oak steps, to reach the light-flooded open-plan living space, offering elevated views of River Fowey which ebbs and flows with the tide; prepare meals in the well-equipped kitchen and dine as a two, or relax in this space enveloped by beamed ceilings, traditional furniture whilst enjoying panoramic river views.

When sleep calls, head upstairs to the mezzanine, also known as 'the ropeloft', to a plush 6ft zip/link bed which can be configured as two singles or one luxurious super-king-size double.

There is a handy en-suite bathroom, the sky lights in the ropeloft have blinds; there is also a sail at the front of the mezzanine which can be used as a curtain.

The property also has a shower room downstairs, ideal for using after a day of hiking, boating, or exploring the coast.

If you can tear yourself away from this stunning abode, a short walk away you can hire kayaks to explore the river, or dine out at the Fishermans Arms, a popular, and friendly pub.

To stock up on the essentials and for further eating out options head into Tywardreath or Par, before spending a day in the picturesque sailing destination of Fowey, with its shops, museum, eateries and the secluded sands of Readymoney Cove.

A short drive away, head to the Eden Project to tour its botanical garden, stroll around Pinetum Gardens, or visit the delightful port of Charlestown, rich in heritage.

Complete your getaway by hiking across Polperro Heritage Coast, towards the fishing village, before reaching Polperro Harbour for the best vantage point, or Polperro Beach, enveloped by picture-perfect turquoise waters.

Experience a unique escape at Oakenhurst.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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About the location


Fowey 3.8 miles; Charlestown 7 miles; St. Austell 7.7 miles

Perched on the River Fowey, Golant is a quaint Cornish waterside village offering the Fisherman’s Arms pub, a kayak/paddleboard hire company and occasional pop-up Thai restaurant. There are many good coastal and estuary walks in the surrounding area, including the Saints’ Way, and just 2.5 miles away (or four miles by car) is the famous yachting haven of Fowey which is bursting with character. Walk down the enchanting narrow streets surrounded by historic Georgian buildings. This unique town is home to an array of shops, pubs and restaurants, with plenty to offer for everyone all year round. You can even join an owl experience, play golf, go horse riding or pursue your artistic talents with pottery or painting courses. There is the aquarium, museum and St Catherine's Castle, as well as Readymoney Cove, all waiting to be explored. Whenever you plan to visit, keep a look out for the festivals, fairs, markets and theatre performances on throughout the year (both in Fowey and Golant – it’s an active village!). There are many attractions in the area, including Mevagissey and Charlestown harbours, brewery tours, the Eden Project and the Lost Gardens of Heligan. Discover them all from this fantastic base!

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