About this listing
Calling all modern pioneers, urban gypsies, elegant adventurers and tasteful travellers in search of stylish secrets. Shhhhhhhh…..just down the hill, a pebble's throw from the River Fowey, in a picturesque waterside village, a secret sanctuary awaits you.
The Sunday House, a tenderly transformed 16th century Victorian chapel affording idyllic river views. Having been awarded the 5* Self-Catering Award from Visit England & offering four bespoke bedrooms, comfortably sleeping nine guests.
Plumped pillows and anti-allergy downy duvets, you'd be hard pushed to find a more luxurious space to sink into when it's time to put your head down. Wake every morning to the soothing stream that flows a gentle course down the bank to the side of the property and supplying a calming and gentle sound of running water. Your very own little piece of heaven; there's no better way to start the day. Snooze a little, read a little, grab a Nespresso and read a bit more. Our bedrooms are hard to leave. Yet so is our Riverview terrace. What better way to relax al fresco enjoying the idyllic views of the boats that drift by. Gaze out towards the river Fowey and watch the dragonflies dance beside kingfishers and wild otters frolicking in the very fold of the Fowey estuary that inspired Kenneth Grahame’s novel The Wind in The Willows.
The second floor open-plan living-room is an amazing space, with enormous windows, huge log burner, original Chapel organ and vaulted ceiling; it's a complete joy, offering the most stunning views. Star gaze, storm watch, or just get snuggly with one of our cashmere throws. A great ambience in the evening to ensure you and your guests are cozy and warm whilst relaxing on the lush sofas after a lovely day of walking on the Saints Way or exploring antique shops in Lostwithiel.
The kitchen is located in the former Sunday school, is really rather special. With original flooring throughout, you'll find a Rangemaster with gas hob and electric oven, Nespresso machine, Dualit appliances, fridge, freezer and dishwasher. The kitchen is large and spacious, with dusky Blue cabinets and smooth wooden work surfaces. It's fantastically well stocked with equipment too, so you'll never be left searching for a corkscrew - keep an eye out for the fabulous vintages pieces too. Even if you are a keen cook or wish to have a wonderful Cornish chef cater & entertain you (which we can arrange) the kitchen will be ideal for preparing any gastronomic delight. Fowey is just down the road so you can go and buy some crab, lobster or fresh fish and return to The Sunday House and barbeque on the terrace to the delights of your guests or use the range cooker for boiling, grilling or oven baking your purchased morsels. A lovely farm house kitchen table, with original chapel benches, ideal for those family breakfasts and long perfect holiday lunches.
The original double entrance chapel doors take you through panelled vestibule and to the delights of the dining hall. There you will find the original chapel pulpit, custom silk drapery, solid oak floors and marble fireplace. A exquisite dining table for eight, ideal for intimate crackling fire side supper parties.
There are four bathrooms; the three en-suites and the family bathroom are fitted with heating bars and the finest of fixtures, showers and antique claw foot bath tubs with copious amounts of hot water will ensure everyone is dressed for dinner on time. The White Company bath towels and Laura Ashley beach towels are provided.
A private south-facing terrace with stunning views and surrounded by beautiful Cornish countryside and River Fowey views, you will really be pushed to stray far. With surreal sunsets and evenings spent using the outdoor dining area with barbecue, teak furniture and outdoor heater why would you want to stray?
The laundry room houses the washing machine and tumble dryer and a travel cot and highchair are supplied.
Will your holiday feature a summer of romance on the Cornish Riviera, tales of merrymaking with the family on River Fowey or an inspirational short break discovering the hidden coves whispering the secrets of pirates and smugglers from times past you never knew existed? The Sunday House....a sanctuary awaits you.
Private garage parking with remotes. Additional parking available on the village quay.
Interaction with guests
If you have any concerns or property emergencies, please do not hesitate to call our property management team Roseland Property Services or ourselves.
The Sunday House, is set in an area of outstanding natural beauty, in the waterside village of Golant, ideally located on the west bank of the Fowey Estuary, an area of natural beauty and one of England’s loveliest estuaries.
Golant is an ideal base for exploring South Cornwall, with many excellent beaches in the area and absolute breathtaking coastal walks.
Our historic village has a charming riverside pub which serves fantastic fare and facilities for boat launching, a 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. There are wonderful opportunities for sailing, boating, walking, hiking and nature enthusiasts.
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 superb 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.
The Sunday House provides the perfect location to enjoy the idyllic views of the river, countryside and boats that drift by.
You can fly to Newquay, take a train to Par Station and even a ferry from Fowey.
Other things to note
Well-seasoned travelers can rest easily knowing that the beautiful Sunday House holds the prestigious Visit England 5* Self Catering Award and Gold Award, nine years in a row.
The Eden Project is 10 minutes away, The Lost Gardens of Heligan and Padstow are a 20 minute drive, the Cathedral City of Truro is 30 minutes away, and the sailing town of Falmouth is a little further down with beautiful St Ives 1 hour away. There are numerous beaches on both the north and south coast all within 20 minutes drive so the perfect base to explore! A Mecca for yachting and offering a variety of unique shops, boutiques, inns and restaurants, as well as sailing and fishing.
As much as we love our furry friends, absolutely NO pets are allowed.
Smoking is permitted ONLY on the outside terrace. Please use the ashtrays provided.
Please be a courteous neighbour. Not everyone is on holiday and people do live and work in the village.
Please park in the provided space in the garage or on the village quay.
From Sep 3 - Dec 23, 2016 the minimum stay is 3 nights.
I adore Cornwall! My love for the West Country, sea air & pasties began at age 4 with our annual family pilgrimages from London to Cornwall.
My summers were a mix of glorious Enid Blyton inspired adventures, searching for crabs in rock pools, exploring pirate-caves, building sandcastles in near perfect coves, surfing all day from sun up until Mum would come drag us out at sun-down, noshing on picnics with soggy sandwiches, and playing endless rounds of cricket with my cousins on the beach.
Of course my optimistic nature makes me forget the days of grey rain and being confined to barracks our holiday-let watching the hours of Faulty Tower re-runs! Yes, rainy Cornwall can sometimes be rather grey, but when the sun is out, it truly is one of the most gorgeous places on earth. In fact, some would call it magical! Which is why I chose 'The Sunday House' as my home away from home. Now every year I trek from California to Golant to re-live my own childhood memories and create new ones with my son. I hope "The Sunday House" can create magical memories for you & your love ones too!