The paved garden outside the sun-room with glimpses of the river in the background.
The sitting-room is very comfortably furnished.
The sun-room leads out to the sunny patio.
The well-equipped kitchen.
The inner harbour at Golant, just down the road from The Sheiling.
The courtyard garden at the rear of the cottage is a south-facing sun-trap.
Bedroom 1 (ground floor) has a double bed.
Bedroom 2 has a single bed.
The family bathroom.
The sitting-room has a cosy fire.
The dining-room.
The upstairs sitting-room leads through to an en suite 'zip and link' (twin or double) bedroom.
Bedroom 3 has 'zip and link' (double or twin) beds and an en suite shower-room.
The en suite shower-room.
The garden faces south and is a wonderful sun-trap.
The view down to the river from the sitting-area at the side of the property.
The Sheiling is unexpectedly spacious inside.
The children's play-park in Golant, safely fenced by the inner harbour.
The waterside playing field in Golant, perfect for games or sitting and watching the boats.
Par Sands is a short car trip away, perfect for beach games and with parking right by the beach.
One of the beautiful tall ships moored in historic Charlestown harbour.
Readymoney cove.
Mevagissey is a traditional working fishing village, very picturesque and full of old terraced cottages and shops.

The Sheiling


2 miles N of Fowey / Sleeps 5 + cot

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Golant is a delightful, quiet village but be prepared for a long, narrow, bumpy & steep drive down into it! The access to the Sheiling is quite awkward and will only comfortably take 2 normal sized vehicles. The bungalow itself is spacious - apart from the small kitchen and quite comfortable. The garden is 'jungle like' attractive with plenty of seating. The house information folder is basic unlike other Classic Cottage properties visited over the years.

Lovely cottage. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. There are lots of places to visit in the surrounding area. Also some great places to eat eg. Sam’s (Fowey), Captain Hank’s Crab Shack (Fowey), and the New Inn pub (Tywardreath) serve a fantastic Sunday lunch. There are fishing trips from Looe and Mevagissey but these are best booked in advance. There are also speed boat trips (Sea Safari) from Looe which take you around Looe Island where there are seals and along the coast to Polkerris. On the doorstep in Golant is a water sports centre where you can learn to paddle board, kayak or canoe. You can also buy yummy Cornish pasties here and Jules makes a great coffee. There are tables outside where you can sit with your refreshments and look at the river.

Golant is a peaceful and pretty destination and the surrounding area has a lot to commend it. The Sheiling, however, is tired and in need of much TLC. To start with the positives, it has a garden which is a delight, a very comfortable bed which afforded a good nights' sleep and a shower which was both hot and powerful. However, the presentation of the property we found to be sad and depressing. There were stains on walls, peeling paint and soft furnishings which were threadbare and had seen better days. We also discovered cleaning issues and safety issues with the electrics. We contacted Classic who were prompt in coming out to see us. They were thorough and professional in listening to our concerns and promised some changes going forward. We were also reassured that the electric issues would be rectified. This could be such a lovely holiday home but in it's present condition, it wasn't for us.

Reply from Classic Cottages

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review following your stay at The Sheiling and we're so pleased to hear that the lovely location worked well for you. We're sorry that there were some areas that didn't meet your expectations on this occasion and we're very grateful to you for letting us investigate the points raised whilst you were in residence. We do try our best to be as honest as we can with our online photos and descriptions and believe that we do show a true reflection of this comfortable and traditional property. The Sheiling is an extremely popular property with a high turnover of guests throughout the season and the owner does have an on-going maintenance programme to ensure that refreshing takes place as and when possible. We have removed the cushion that had been well-used and have also approached the owner to ensure that the extension leads are not overloaded moving forwards. We were pleased to confirm with you, whilst you were on holiday, that the PAT testing of all appliances was in date. We've asked the housekeeper to pay some special attention to the areas around the doorhandles and spaces where some cobwebs had collected on future changeovers, so thank you for bringing this to our attention. We're so glad that we were able to reach a satisfactory resolution for you and hope we can welcome you back the south west in the future. Tressa, Customer Support

A lovely cottage that we would visit again The decor is dated but suited us. The bedroom layout was perfect for two couples. The upstairs en-suite was tight ( narrow shower and sloping roof. ) Located near to the tidal river. No local shop. this is Cornwall and to drive anywhere is slow and tricky!! Good value. We were two retired couples and was perfect for us, just make sure you take enough food with you.

Perfect holiday home for us. We had a family of 3 and a couple staying together, more than enough space. Great views and a lovely relaxing garden. Would definitely come back again.

Lovely, comfortable holiday home with everything we needed. Great location and also quiet and peaceful

A quirky house combining lots of character with modern necessities. Well suited for our family of five, with plenty of separate spaces for adults and teenagers to claim as their own. Lots of space to sit and eat outside, with a bubbling stream in the garden. If you decide to visit, make sure you're comfortable driving on single-track roads, as the only access to this quiet village is via one.

The website and photos are a true and accurate depiction of the facilities and location. The warnings about access via single track roads with paasing places are appropriate.

Parking would be for two family cars max , one blocking the other in . Is the garage part of the sheiling or is it linked to the next door reading room

Well located, well equipped cottage with lovely stream running through the bottom of the garden.

What a gem of a cottage! It is very well equipped with really comfortable beds and lovely outside area. The village is very friendly and having a pub within walking distance was an added bonus. We even had entertainment from a local folk group who met to sing together on the Sunday evening.

Well equipped property in a lovely village. Pub was great. There is also a lovely cafe at the water sports centre. The weather was fantastic too! The property could do with some general updating though.

Reply from Classic Cottages

Thanks so much for leaving a review and we're pleased to hear that you enjoyed your time at this lovely property. We work closely with our owners to ensure that refreshing and updating happens when possible, so we'll pass on your comments for their consideration. Tressa, Customer Support

Lovely spot

Remember to take own seasoning etc and very careful on the driving best to drive in and go to bottom and turn round

The Shieling is bright, with a lovely garden and in a beautiful, peaceful location in Golant. We spent many happy days on Lantic Beach and Polridmouth Cove and there are nice local walks as well as the coast path not too far away. There was a lovely welcome basket and the property was spotlessly clean and we found the beds all very comfortable. The house could do with some updating with some of the rooms looking tired and dated. It also missed some of the touches we’d enjoyed and come to expect in Classic Cottages properties - a good welcome pack of recommended places to visit, DVDs or on demand TV / games etc.

Reply from Classic Cottages

Thanks for taking the time to leave a review and we're sorry to hear that you felt The Sheiling was looking tired in places. It's obviously a very popular property which has had some busy seasons over the years but we do work closely with owners to try to ensure that reinvestment and refreshing happens regularly and we will pass on your feedback to them for their consideration. Due to the current situation with Covid some of our owners are not currently leaving a cottage information folder along with DVDs etc but hopefully this will change with things slowly becoming more relaxed. Tressa, Customer Support

This is a truly lovely cottage which is much more spacious than the pictures suggest. The garden surrounding the house with lots of different seating areas is really nice and means you can catch the sun anywhere! The cottage is very well equipped and feels very homely and it was also extremely clean on arrival. The COVID preparations and instructions were good. Fantastic too to be able to walk down to the river and the wonderful pub where we were made very welcome and had really delicious pub grub (salmon fishcakes to die for!). There are so many places to visit in the area, including The Lost Gardens of Helegan, Lanhydrock House and gardens, The Eden project and lots of lovely coastal villages. We went on walks from the house and particularly memorable Is the Hall walk from Fowey taking in Bodinnick and Polruan and taking the ferries. As another reviewer suggested, when leaving the property to go out, reverse out of the drive uphill and go down to the bottom to turn round! It is a narrow lane with passing places! We would highly recommend The Sheiling for a relaxing break.

What a beautiful holiday home. Very tranquil and relaxing. There are lots of personal touches throughout The Sheilings.

Reply from Classic Cottages

Thank you so much for taking the time to send your feedback. We are delighted to read that you enjoyed the personal touches and that you felt relaxed during your stay. We hope to welcome you back to The Sheiling. Sarah, Customer Support.

Beautiful garden and garden room. Fabulous location, quiet with stunning views from the house.

Lovely place to unwind.

This is a very comfortable house, with a peaceful garden. It is very well equiped. We had a relaxing time. we especially appreciated the beautiful environment, after being in lockdown for so long.

Excellent property, ideal for a family holiday.

Great location but that's all

Reply from Classic Cottages

Thanks for your review of The Sheiling - it's great to hear that you liked the location in the lovely village of Golant and we'll be in touch to discuss your feedback further. Kari - Customer Support

The Sheiling is a charming, Quirky cottage. It has everything you need and more. If you like it from the pictures you'll love it there. It's perfect. One tip - don't reverse into the driveway. Pull in, reverse out up the hill and go down to the river and turn around.

Beautiful spot, lovely walks also hand being close to the fisherman's arms for food in the evenings.

The cottage was lovely very comfortable. It had everything you could need. Would stay again.

In a very good location, close to Fowey and many walks close by. A good place for two couples sharing or if teenagers need space of their own.

Such a lovely feel when you walk in. So homely, such a lovely stay.

Fantastic location, easy reach of lots of places. Home from home

What can I say, the Sheiling has everything. From a good assortment of quality pots and pans, all with correct lids. Everything a kitchen needs, lovely comfortable bed, (haven't slept so well in ages!) very comfortable furnishings, and that incredible conservatory where we spent a great deal of time. The garden is wonderful with a great many birds and a frog, certainly the garden's natural stream is a real asset, and provides a home to whirligig beetles. Bats fly around in the evening, even a stag beetle came to see me. Cynthia, the housekeeper, was very kind and relaxed and made us feel very welcome. In short, if you want peace and quiet far from the madding crowds, the Sheiling is for you.

The cottage is in a quiet and peaceful location, with some good views of the River Fowey, and perfectly situated to visit places such as the Eden Project, Fowey and beaches at Polkerris and Par.

A lovely cottage in a quiet village with a friendly pub close to hand.

This was the second year that we have stayed at the Shieling. We loved it just as much this year and will definitely return again. Lovely property in an idyllic location peace perfect peace.

for the first time on using holiday rental properties we found the beds very comfortable and had, much needed, good restful nights.

Very nice property, very comfortable. No hesitation in recommending to others.

This was a last minute booking and we weren't sure what to expect, but on the basis of the excellent help we got when booking we were optimistic. We weren't disappointed, great service, great house and a great location for well needed R&R

Its not as good as it looks in the publicity.

Reply from Classic Cottages

We were so sorry to see that you were unhappy with your choice of property. As you know from our correspondence with you, we are very confident that The Sheiling is honestly and accurately presented with clear photos showing the paved garden area and the extremely comfortable and welcoming interior. It's a real shame that you would have preferred a grassed outside space, but we're glad that you loved the village and thank you for your additional comments about the easy parking and generous provision of fuel for the fire. We'd be delighted to help you find a different property to meet your requirements in the future. Tanya, Customer Support

A snug and serene cottage in picturesque Golant and a perfect base for exploring south east Cornwall. Spotlessly clean and very well equipped, The Sheiling is a characterful delight.

This house was absolutely perfect - we were a party of 2 couples and we could have our own space or be together quite easily..The location is lovely and relaxing,but equally there is plenty nearby to do. The pub in the village provides good food at reasonable prices for those days when you don't want to cook. An oasis of calm to which we hope to return very soon.

Great place to stay if you appreciate peace and tranquility. The cottage is a real gem, well equipped, comfortably furnished with a lovely garden where you can find many different spots to sit and relax, weather permitting.

This is a lovely bungalow in a beautiful, friendly village. The local pub ' The Fishermans Arms ' serves excellent food if you don't feel like cooking. You are only a short walk from the river and it is an easy walk as well, not too steep if you are older or pushing a pushchair. There is everything you could need in the cottage, and if it is rainy there are books , records, games and videos etc in abundance. If there is anything you need to know the extremely helpful housekeeper, Cynthia, is close at hand. Everywhere was clean and tidy when we arrived, and I hope it was not too bad when we left !!

Fantastic location and the most amazing, peaceful gardens. We enjoyed our time at The Sheiling.

We knew what to expect as this was our third stay here. This is a superbly equipped property, full of fascinating memorabilia collected by the owner's mother. We regret we had never met her and listened to the many stories she would have had to tell.

We would have liked to stay long enough to read all the hundreds of books!

As a family of 4 adults, one child, a baby and a dog, there was plenty of space at the Sheiling for a comfortable stay. Seemingly everything was provided including bed linen and towels and a huge range of kitchen items. The little touches were appreciated as well, such as the fresh flowers, milk and chocolates on arrival. Our granddaughter loved the little play area by the water. We also used the village pub on a few nights - the food was reasonably priced and of good quality.

This cottage was just perfect. Very comfortable and homely and in a lovely area close to the harbour and the pub. Just delightful in every respect. Can't recommend highly enough.

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