Orchard Cottage, Golant


Impeccably restored cottage on Cornwall's south coast, 10 mins drive from Fowey and quiet beaches (sleeps 6)

3 Bedrooms

2 Bathrooms

Close to a beach


Private garden

Walk to a pub



Space & setting.

*Brand new*

Follow the River Fowey (pronounced ‘Foy’) upstream to the pretty village of Golant on its west bank, then check into this Grade-II listed cottage, a carefully restored family home where the sibling owners spent their childhood summers crabbing off the slipway and winning goldfish at the village carnival (which still takes place every August). Whether you’re scouting for the school holidays or rallying your WhatsApp group of friends, the sprawling south-facing lawn, pared-back architecture and snug movie room make Orchard Cottage a serene base for equally dreamy days spent kayaking on the river and walking along the downs.

The restoration took place in 2023, so there’s a box-fresh feel to the butter-yellow kitchen, vintage linen Bloomsbury armchairs and willow-green Cornish crockery, but whilst the contemporary touches – angular lamps, Corbusier-style chairs, blush pink walls – keep it cool, we like that the place still feels loved and lived-in. Hang out in the garden in the sun, take turns in the kitchen or simply make the most of your location – the cottage sits in the heart of the village so wander down to the waterfront for lunch at the Fishermans Arms overlooking the boats, or pitch up at Bar Silo to clink cocktails with a local crowd.

Getting here: drive or train to Par direct from London Paddington, then taxi (10 mins, book in advance)

“Our mother was brought up in the village, and the cottage was owned by friends of her parents. She walked their dogs during the summer holidays and they became her ‘second supper’ household. Our childhood summer holidays were often spent at Orchard Cottage with them. When our mother inherited the house, it came as a complete surprise. A full scope of refurbishment works were designed and managed by Alexander, who is a designer, to transform the Grade II- listed building into a contemporary space while retaining the original character of the home. We are so delighted to be able to share this special place with our family and friends, and now with a wider audience of guests.” Owners, Rachel, Steve, Catriona and Alexander

My Kip favourites

She loves
“Paddle-boarding on the river, then having an evening in with a locally-sourced meal, board games and wine aplenty!”

We love
The Architecture Office-designed dining table, which gets bathed in soft morning light at breakfast time.

You may not love
 A 3, 4 or 7-night min stay, with check ins on Fri/Mon. Not suitable for young children. Rates do not include a cleaning fee of £150. No shops in walking distance. Sorry, no pets.

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  • River Fowey via Unsplash
    River Fowey via Unsplash
  • ©Lost Gardens of Heligan
    © Lost Gardens of Heligan
  • Fowey via Unsplash
    Fowey via Unsplash
  • © The Duchy of Cornwall Nursery
    © The Duchy of Cornwall Nursery
  • Fowey via Unsplash
    Fowey via Unsplash
  • © The Duchy of Cornwall Nursery
    © The Duchy of Cornwall Nursery
  • The house is situated in a sessile oak-fringed estuary of the Fowey River, an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Bring walking boots to explore.
  • Encounter Cornwall rents paddleboards and kayaks at The Boatshed on the waterfront. Time your trip with high tide to explore the creeks and backwaters of the River Fowey.
  • Wander down to the waterfront of an evening for drinks in the Fishermans Arms and cocktails in Bar Silo (book tickets well in advance for the latter).
  • Pack a picnic and head to the Eden Project’s lesser-known sibling, The Lost Gardens of Heligan, for woodland walks and the UK’s only outdoor jungle.
  • Book in with Blue River Table for an unforgettable 3-course banquet on board Tethra, a restored Cornish fishing boat that serves up seasonal dishes.
  • Follow the footpath to the harbour town Fowey – you’ll pass Sawmills Studio, where artists such as The Stone Roses and Oasis recorded en route – and can grab a great bite at Sam’s Bistro or Pintxo.
  • Beach wise, we love Lantic Bay and Carlyon — book into Carylon’s beach sauna in advance and go for a sea dip then ultimate warm up.
  • Spend drizzly days pottering at The Duchy of Cornwall Nursery. Take afternoon tea in the Orangery or wild dine in their woodland terrace tipi, then stroll along the river to the remains of Restormel Castle.


  • Cottage with private garden
  • 3 bedrooms: 1 super-king; 1 double and 1 twin
  • 2 bathrooms: walk-in shower on ground floor; shower over tub on first floor
  • Note, water temperature is limited to 60 degrees from the air-source heat pump.
  • Fully equipped kitchen including range oven + hob, fridge and microwave; basics provided
  • Cosy lounge warmed by a woodburner
  • Smart TV, Sonos speakers, board games and books
  • Private garden with patio, seating and BBQ, plus large lawn
  • Not suitable for younger children and infants due to large gaps between stairs
  • Poor phone reception but good WiFi
  • Local property manager available by phone
  • Walk to local pub and river slipway (2 mins)
  • Walk/drive to Fowey for more pubs and restaurants (1 hour/10 mins)
  • Kayak and paddleboard hire/tours available locally (5 mins’ walk)
  • Sorry, no pets
  • Booking conditions: a 3 or 4-night min stay, with check ins on Fri/Mon respectively. Rates do not include a cleaning fee, which will be charged separately
  • Remember to pack: beach towels

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Payment: 30% deposit, with the balance due 8 weeks prior to stay.
Cancellations: 8+ weeks prior to stay: deposit refunded, minus a £30 processing fee.
6-8 weeks prior to stay: deposit retained, 70% balance refunded, minus a £30 processing fee.
4-6 weeks prior to stay: 50% of the total booking fee retained, 50% refunded, minus a £30 processing fee.
No refunds if booking cancelled within 4 weeks of stay.
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There’s enough wood, kindling and coals for your first use of the woodburner and BBQ.

In: 4pm. Out: 10am.

No, but the owner reserves the right to charge for damage over expected wear and tear.

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