Ruth Taylor

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Bedrooms 8
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THE OLD SAWMILLS

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One 7 bedroomed house and one 2 bedroomed wooden lodge

Set in its very own tidal creek on the banks of the River Fowey, The Old Sawmills is a haven of tranquility.

A converted water mill dating back to the 17th century

Nestled in acres of woodland, the location alone is stunningly beautiful.

Whilst 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 site has seen a wealth of history from medieval merchants to Wind in the Willows, wartime employment to world famous recording studio. Located between the charming village of Golant and the picturesque town of Fowey, it’s both an ideal base for visiting many of the sights of Cornwall and a perfect setting for simply relaxing and watching the tide lap in. Good fishing can be had from the outer quay and there are many walks that can be joined from the grounds

The Old Sawmills is a dog’s paradise too, and well behaved animals are welcome.

Suitability:
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Long-term Renters Welcome

Ruth Taylor

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Sleeps16
Bedrooms 8
Bathrooms6
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay nights
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The Old Sawmills
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews
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The Old Sawmills
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p825401
+44 01726 833338
Golant Newquay & St Austell
5

UNFORGETTABLE

  • 5 of 5
We hired out the Old Sawmill and the lodge for the week of our wedding which was taking place in Fowey.

As soon as me and my then Fiancée put eyes on the beautiful Sawmill we knew it had to take centre stage at our wedding. Picturesque and in perfect peace and tranquility; the only access to the Old Sawmill is by boat or an easy 15 minute ramble through the woods from Golant. It's beauty spoke for itself, but the history of the Sawmills as a recording studio added to its attraction. When you step foot inside you are stepping in the footprints of legends. From Oasis to Jessie J; there's a long list of musicians who have recorded tracks in the studios right beneath your feet.

Decorated in fairy lights and with lanterns in the surrounding trees we got the fairy tale wedding that we'd both dreamed of. Drinks in hand friends and family relaxed on the elevated balcony watching fireworks being set off from down next to the estuary while the toasty log fire glowed away inside to take off the chill.

The house manager, Ruth helped make everything possible for us during our stay. There was no problem too big, and no job too small for her. She was a ball of happy positive energy throughout.
  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
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The Old Sawmills
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p825401
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Golant Newquay & St Austell
5

A PERFECT LOCATION FOR A CELEBRATORY WEEKEND

  • 5 of 5
We found the Sawmills on the internet searching for a place to stay in January to have a birthday celebration for our son's 21st, when I read the numbers it accommodated and the proximity, it looked perfect, nice and remote, no worries about noise to neighbours, it allowed pets (our Irish Water Spaniel just loved it) and there was a recording studio attached (I didn't realise the history of artists who had recorded there when booking), it sounded fun only having access by boat or foot path. We gathered a group of his close friends from school and uni and managed to keep it as a surprise.

We were staying there when it seemed that the rest of the UK was having dreadful weather, the Sawmills seemed to have it's own micro climate, it was peaceful and calm, although the tides were the highest Ruth had ever witnessed, but that didn't stop our fun, in fact it added to it.

It was an eventful and truly memorable stay. Ruth picked us up in Golant by boat, we had mass catering for feeding 16 people over 3 days, therefore the boat was stacked, we were slightly late and the tide was too high to get under the small bridge so we had to carry everything along the footpath, we dropped 5 chickens and all the eggs in the river, however Ruth was a star and fished all the chickens out, they survived unscathed.

The accommodation was perfect. Plenty of space, an extremely well equipped kitchen that was the hub for social activity, mass catering, partying and chilling. The dining/conservatory room was so warm in January (we had a good trick, we just turned the controls up on the heater!). We never needed to light the wood burner. Considering the numbers of people we found it a really reasonable rental price for out of season. It was very clean, spacious and comfortable.

We had booked the recording studio and our son's old schoolmates who'd come from various uni's across the UK, had a track recorded and mixed. They were really impressed by Tom's skills and dedication. They went away from the weekend with a really professional recording and were totally chuffed.

We'd totally recommend a stay there, go prepared with food, there is plenty of fridge and freezer space, we cooked a roast lunch for 16 without issue, but is was planned on a grand scale. A perfect celebratory weekend, of fun, socialising and just chilling out. I'd imagine it would be stunning on a summers day, but it was as equally beautiful in the winter.
  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
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The Old Sawmills
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Golant Newquay & St Austell
5

MAGICAL WEEKEND IN THE WOODS.

  • 5 of 5
I booked a long weekend at The Sawmills for a group of friends and I to enjoy a relaxing getaway. We had a fantastic time. The house is old and beautiful, we loved getting out on the water in the little boat and canoe. Ruth picked us up from Fowey on the boat which added to a lovely weekend. Very relaxing hide away - I definately recommend and would go back tomorrow.
  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
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The Old Sawmills
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p825401
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Golant Newquay & St Austell
5

FABULOUS SOIREE AT THE SAWMILLS

  • 5 of 5
We had an amazing stay at the Sawmills, a joint birthday celebration, mainly adults but we also had one couple who stayed with a little baby, they had the lodge next door which was perfect. The location is unbelievable, completely secluded, access is exciting(!) but so long as everyone is prepared for a bit of walking/boating it adds to the experience. Ruth (the manager) helped us no end. The house was very comfortable, clean and warm and well equipped with cooking utensils etc. An unforgettable weekend. We want to go back soon!
  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
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The Old Sawmills
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p825401
+44 01726 833338
Golant Newquay & St Austell
5

THE OLD SAWMILLS

  • 5 of 5
We had a absolutely wonderful time at the Old Sawmills. It is perfect accommodation for a big family gathering or getting together with friends. The house itself is clean, well equipped and finished to a high standard. It is situated in a beautiful spot just off the river Fowey, an idyllic retreat so calm and peaceful. There is plenty of beautiful countryside and woodland to explore. To walk into Fowey itself takes about 45mins where there are several lovely pubs/restaurants and shops.Also a quay that is brilliant for crabbing! We recommend hiring a boat not only for getting around but to see the fantastic views from the river. The customer service was excellent from the moment we enquired about the property. Ruth was incredibly helpful and attentive and helped make our stay such a success. I can't recommend The Old Sawmills highly enough, it is a magical place.
  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
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The Old Sawmills
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p825401
+44 01726 833338
Golant Newquay & St Austell
5

THE LODGE AT SAWMILLS

  • 5 of 5
We stayed at the two bedroomed lodge at Sawmills. We had a wonderful time. The location was stunning at the end of a creek. The lodge was clean, well equipped and very comfortable. Ruth was very, very helpful.

It's useful to hire a small boat to get around as you can't park at the Lodge. We would leave the car at the nearby village of Golant and either walk or take the boat to get to The Lodge.

The surrounding area is beautiful and unspoilt as is Fowey. If you are a Daphne Du Maurier fan this is the area where she lived and loved and based her most famous novels.

The one pub in Golant is unpretentious and welcoming and provides good, tasty food. The area is great for wildlife and walking with fantastic views along the coastline.

We would certainly go again.
  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
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Map

Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Newquay
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
Plymouth
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Par
Nearest Motorway
50 Miles
Exeter
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Ready money
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Fishermans
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Lostwithiel
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Kilometres
Gol;ant

Situated between the charming village of Golant and the historic port of Fowey, the Old Sawmills is within easy reach of many of Cornwall’s attractions. 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. Longer or short term boat hire is available in Fowey, making it quick and easy to nip in and out of the town from the Sawmills. River trips, cruises and fishing outings, can all be arranged from Fowey, as well as Canoe and Kayak expeditions. Fowey has a wealth of Restaurants, bistros, tearooms and pubs, all offering food. Superb beaches and coves in the vicinity. Plenty of Fascinating Historic country houses including the splendid Lanhydrock. Many gardens to visit, particularly the magnificent Lost Gardens of Heligan and the world famous Eden project, which also hosts The Eden Sessions, a series of one day music festivals. Bike hire, golf and surfing are all within easy reach.

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Golant Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Waterfront
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
Theme:
  • Family
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Hair Dryer
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Wireless Internet
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Grill
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Blender
  • Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 16 people
Bathrooms:
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 6 -
Bedrooms:
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 6 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 7 - 1 double , 3 twin/ single
  • The House can accommodate 12 to 16, there is an open plan kitchen lounge, 5 bathrooms and seven BR, three of which are en suite. Bedding and linen are provided. All bedrooms have TV and DVD and all except one have superb views over the water. A slate floored conservatory doubles as a dining area, with superb panoramic views that stretch way over the creek to the other side of the river Fowey. The kitchen is extensively equipped with range style cooker large gas hob, and double electric oven. There is also a dishwasher, microwave and two larder fridges. A chest freeze is located at the back of the house with washing machine and dryer. Outside there is a patio, barbecue terrace, and large lawn as well as acres of woodland to explore. The lodge is nestled in the corner of the creek about 35m away from the main house it has 2 bedrooms and can accommodate up to 5, delightfully cosy with wood burning stove and gas central heating. Open plan kitchen/lounge and fully tiled walk in shower.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Games
  • Pool Table
  • Television
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Boat Dock
  • Patio
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
Suitability:
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • theme parks
  • live theater
  • coin laundry
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • sound/bay fishing
  • golf privileges optional
  • pier fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • mountain biking
  • surfing
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • deepsea fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing