Just a two minute walk from the tiny harbour, children's play park and popular pub in the quiet waterside village of Golant, this delightful chalet bungalow is unexpectedly spacious inside. The Sheiling is a real gem, a home-from-home with books, games and maps showing footpaths and places to explore.
The paved garden is enclosed with a pond in the front and tiny stream at the rear. A sheltered bench has views of the water, with boats on their moorings in summer and wildfowl feeding on the low tide mudflats in winter. This is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with footpaths meandering along riverbanks and picturesque Fowey and Polruan, linked by car and pedestrian ferries, a couple of miles away.
The Sheiling is beautifully presented and offers space to spread out. The main sitting-room has an open fire to toast your toes, perfect for cooler evenings and winter breaks. The south-facing sun-room opens out to an enclosed sun-trap courtyard, a lovely private space with a table and chairs for outdoor meals, and a tiny stream bubbling down towards the river. There is a separate dining-room and compact kitchen, with the double and single bedrooms sharing the bathroom.
Upstairs is a second sitting-room and a bedroom (with 'zip and link' beds so offering flexible double or twin accommodation) with an en suite shower-room, both with sloping ceilings so beware if you are tall!
The renowned yachting harbour at Fowey is close by and the Eden Project and Heligan Gardens, fabulous destinations for gardening enthusiasts, are just a few miles away. The fishing boats in Mevagissey and tall ships in historic Charlestown harbour are also within easy reach.
Kitchen with electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher
Sitting-room with TV, video, DVD player and open fire
Bathroom with bath, fitted shower, WC, wash-basin, washing machine and tumble-drier
Bedroom 1 with double bed (4'6'')
Bedroom 2 with single bed (3')
Sun-room with CD and tape player
Sitting-room 2 with TV/DVD player and tape player
Bedroom 3 with ‘zip and link’ (super-king double or 3' twin) beds and en suite Shower-room with shower, WC and wash-basin
Take care with the sloping ceilings on the first floor and with children near the stream and pond.
- Dogs welcome (1 dog over 2 years only)
- Travel cot and high chair
- Arrive/Depart Friday
- Short breaks available
- Private parking for 3 cars
- Telephone (incoming and local outgoing only)
- No smoking
- Pub 300 yds
- Patio furniture and barbecue
- Full oil-fired CH
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 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.
Mevagissey is a traditional working fishing village, very picturesque and full of old terraced cottages and shops.