The Sunday House Review, Cornwall

Reviews : Accommodation

A pebbles throw from the River Fowey in the picturesque waterside village of Golant, The Sunday House offers pure escapism in a converted Grade II listed Victorian Methodist chapel built in 1896. Untouched by todays 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 historic village of Golant is an ideal base for exploring South Cornwall, with many excellent beaches in the area and absolute breathtaking coastal walks. The sandy beaches of Polkerris, Readymoney Par sands, Charlestown Beach are all within 5 minutes by car. Carlyon Bay (6 miles) also has many excellent beaches as well as a golf course. Porthpean Beach, Pentewan Beach, Porthluney Cove Beach, Carne Beach are 15 minutes away.

Golant and Fowey offer wonderful opportunities for the sailing and walking enthusiast, the property is in fact located on the Saints Way Path which provides spectacular scenery for walks along the river Fowey and leads to all the coastal paths. Golant is only 3 miles from the picturesque harbour town of Fowey, which can be reached by road (3 miles) or by boat (2 miles) along the beautiful River Fowey, the setting for many of Daphne du Maurier’s books. Fowey is a mecca for yachting and offers a variety of unique shops and boutiques, inns and restaurants, as well as sailing and fishing.

Lostwithiel, home to several good restaurants and the heart of Cornwall’s antique industry, is a short drive and can also be reached by boat. There are delightful fishing villages to explore, including Polperro and Looe, and several lovely gardens to visit including the Lost Gardens of Heligan and just a 10 minute drive away is the famed Eden project. A short drive to the north is the moated 13th-century Restormel Castle, and Lanhydrock House, the grandest house in Cornwall. A steam railway runs from Bodmin, on the edge of Bodmin Moor – the smallest and most accessible of the West Country’s moors. Here visitors will be delighted at the stunning scenery as well as the ancient relics from the Bronze Age. St. Austell, with its wider range of shops (and soon to be completed new shopping centre) is 4 miles to the west.

The greatest care has been taken to remain intrinsically faithful to the spirit of the original building (Circa 1896) and its usage, while creating a thoroughly comfortable, modern living space, with a high degree of comfort. Combining an imaginative fusion of original period features, contemporary custom design and exceptionally clever use of space, coupled with high specifications and exquisite attention to luxurious detail, the Sunday House offers a luxury and stylish place to lay your head. The house comprises of four bedrooms (3 ensuite) and comfortably sleeps nine. Bathrooms offer Gilchrist and Soames Amenities, beds are made up with imported Court of Versailles Linens and there is WiFi and are Flat Screen TV’s in each room.

What makes The Sunday House’s special beyond it’s interior and location it the enchanting river views from it’s upper levels and the secluded south-facing patio area which affords you the perfect place sit out with a glass of wine under the patio heater lulled by the trickling of the small adjoining?? stream that flows a steep course down the bank to the side of the property.

The Sunday House

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