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The Old Sawmills
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The Lodge at Old Sawmills
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Dining table in conservatory
View from Medieval Quay

The Old Sawmills, Golant, Fowey, Cornwall

Sleeps 4 - 20 9 Bedrooms 16 Dining

Large holiday house and garden lodge sleeping up to 20 for family and friends groups on the Fowey Estuary

Holiday Rental for Groups of Families and Friends. The Old Sawmills, Golant, Fowey, Cornwall, sleeps 4 - 20 in 9 bedrooms.

Set in its very own tidal creek on the banks of the river Fowey, The Old Sawmills is a haven of tranquillity. No roads or neighbours and nestled in acres of woodland, the location alone is stunningly beautiful.

While staying at the Old Sawmills you have the feeling of being on your own island, as access to the Sawmills is by boat... yet you can walk out any time, along the scenic footpath of the Saints Way. The Old Sawmills is an ideal base for visiting Cornwall, or a perfect setting for simply relaxing and watching the tide lap in.

The house has seven bedrooms and five bathrooms. A conservatory, patio and barbecue terrace provide plenty of places to sit and enjoy the view. Nearly all the rooms have stunning views over the water. A maximum of 16 can be accommodated in the house.

For larger groups, there is also the option of The Lodge which sits around 50m away from the main house and sleeps up to a further 5 guests. Nestled on the edge of woodland and overlooking the creek, its location makes it a wonderful hide for watching wildlife. Deer have been known to roam into the garden and peer through the windows, whilst kingfishers and other birds can be observed at close proximity. The Lodge is set in its own contained and gated garden so pets and small children can be kept from wandering.

The Sawmills is an ideal base for walkers as there are several exceptional coast and country side walks that can be joined right from the doorstep of the Sawmills including the Saints Way. Fishing too can be enjoyed on site and boats can be hired from Fowey and delivered to you at the Sawmills. Canoe and kayak hire is available in the nearest village, Golant.

The nearest pub is only a 15 minute walk away also in Golant. There are plenty of pubs, restaurants and tea rooms in nearby Fowey and some superb beaches and coves in the vicinity.



Free Wi-Fi in house and Lodge.

Disabled Facilities

Not suitable for wheelchairs or people with mobility issues as a 15 minute walk is required to get to and from the house outside of tide.

Dog Friendly

Dogs welcome with £20 surcharge.


The house kitchen has a range cooker with double oven, dishwasher, microwave and all you would expect for large parties. Second kitchen in The Lodge.

Dining Room

Seating for 16 in the conservatory and if hiring Lodge as well, table can be brought into main lounge to create dining for 20.

Sitting Room

The lounge area is a lovely bright communal space with high beamed ceiling, windows overlooking the water. A large wood burner provides extra warmth.

TV and Music Facilities

All the bedrooms in the house have TVs as well as in the lounge and in the Lodge.

Games Room

No games room currently

Heating and Open Fires

Heating in the house is provided by storage and electric heaters and woodburners. The Lodge has central heating and a woodburner.


7 bedrooms in house, 5 doubles, 3 en suite. One family room sleeping up to 4 and a bunkroom sleeping 2. 2 bedrooms in Lodge, a double and bunkroom.


Linen and towels provided.


5 bathrooms in house and 1 in Lodge.

Children's Facilities

2 high chairs and 2 cots available. Masses of outdoor space to play, creek for crabbing and woods to explore! Toys and DVDs in house.


Barbecue terrace, patio, acres of private woodland and private creek.

Swimming Pool

Natural swimming pool!!


Designated parking spaces in the village. It is a 15 minute walk to the house if the tide disallows boat access.


No smoking in house.

Booking Information

Weekend and midweek bookings taken. Weekends from £1111 for 7 bedroom house and from £1680 for the week. Lodge weekends from £250 or a week from £425.

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Weekly Price
From £2200


Situated between the charming village of Golant and the historic port of Fowey, south east Cornwall.

  • 1 mile away.
  • Par railway station is 3 miles away. Most trains stop here, alternatively Bodmin or St Austell.
  • Fowey. The historic and picturesque harbour town of Fowey is just a 10 min boat ride away from the Old Sawmills, a 40 minute walk or 10 minute drive.
  • 3 miles away in Fowey or Par. Large supermarkets located in St Austell or Bodmin.
  • Fishermans Arms Pub serves food and is a 15 minute walk away in Golant. There is also a rosetted restaurant at The Cormorant hotel in Golant.
  • Newquay, 17 miles away, or Plymouth.

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