About Golant, Fowey and South Cornwall

Golant is an ideal base for exploring South Cornwall, with many excellent beaches in the area and absolute breathtaking coastal walks.

The historic village of Golant, has an excellent riverside pub which serves fantastic food, small hotel (Cormorant Hotel) with restaurant facilities and facilities for boat launching. Golant has around 110 dwellings with a population of circa 220 people. It has a 13th century Parish Church dedicated to St Sampson. Golant offers wonderful opportunities for sailing, boating, walking, hiking and nature enthusiasts.

Golant is an ideal base for exploring South Cornwall, with many excellent beaches in the area and absolute breathtaking coastal walks. The sandy beaches of Polkerris, Readymoney (Fowey) or Par sands are all within 5 minutes by car. Carlyon Bay (6 miles) also has many excellent beaches as well as a golf course.

Today most places are touched by the commercial world, Golant and its surrounding villages, Fowey, Lostwithiel, Charlestown, Polruan, Looe, Lerryn and Polperro still remain beautiful, quaint and antiqued to ensure and offer escapism.

Golant and Fowey offer wonderful opportunities for the sailing and walking enthusiast. Golant is only 3 miles from the picturesque harbour town of Fowey, which can be reached by road (3 miles) or by boat (2 miles) along the beautiful River Fowey, the setting for many of Daphne du Maurier's books. Fowey is a mecca for yachting and offers a variety of unique shops and boutiques, inns and restaurants, as well as sailing and fishing. Boat hire is available in Fowey.

Lostwithiel, home to several good restaurants and the heart of Cornwall's antique industry, is a short drive and can also be reached by boat. There are delightful fishing villages to explore, including Polperro and Looe, and several lovely gardens to visit including the Lost Gardens of Heligan and only a short 10 minute drive to the famed Eden project. A short drive to the north is the moated 13th-century Restormel Castle, and Lanhydrock House, the grandest house in Cornwall. A steam railway runs from Bodmin, on the edge of Bodmin Moor - the smallest and most accessible of the West Country's moors. Here visitors will be delighted at the stunning scenery as well as the ancient relics from the Bronze Age. St. Austell, with its wider range of shops (and soon to be completed new shopping centre) is 4 miles to the west. The Saints Way Path is located in the village of Golant which provides spectacular scenery for walks along the river Fowey and leads to all the coastal paths.

What our guests have said:


We stayed for the first week in August. Every thing was more than we expected, first class facilities and perfect peace.
The bedrooms are a good size and the lounge has ample room for everyone.
The information pack we received from the owner was very helpful and help with arranging our days out. Would highly recommend and would not hesitate to revisit.

T. Wiggan
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