1.9 miles N of Fowey


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Bedroom details

3 Bedrooms (Sleeps 6 + cot)

Bedroom 1

1 x king

Bedroom 2

1 x king

Bedroom 3

1 x twin

Set in one of the prettiest parts of Cornwall, Kerensa is as lovely as its name suggests. Step inside and you'll discover a retreat that's beautifully restored yet totally in keeping with its heritage, where stunning original features sit side by side by modern luxuries such as underfloor heating. With a subtle palette used throughout and a keen use of natural fabrics and woods, this is a totally calm, idyllic escape that simply invites you to leave your worries on the doorstep and step into a blissful, tranquil abode away from everyday life. With three stunning bedrooms, plenty of living space, a great kitchen, and a fabulous garden with spectacular estuary views, this is all you could want from a Cornish cottage and more. And it's dog friendly too! Set close to the River Fowey and just a short distance from the sea, this is a gorgeous part of south Cornwall, with rich undulating woodland, hidden creeks, gorgeous coastal villages and of course the glistening ocean waiting to be explored - so pack your bags and set your out of office, as Kerensa awaits!


For a cottage, there's a surprisingly large amount of living space for everyone, and with warm, neutral tones used throughout, it's easy to feel totally relaxed in this Cornish escape.

The beautiful sitting area, with stunning feature stone fireplace, wood burner and underfloor heating, is the perfect setting for autumnal evenings, offering cosy sanctuary after a long, blustery coastal walk, or a cool escape from the heat of a hot summer's day. With a sofa, armchairs and a cute window seat, there's room for everyone.

In addition, there's a large 'family' room or conservatory, offering a spacious retreat for everyone with glass doors leading out on to the terrace gardens and spectacular estuary views. Here you'll find lots of seating for everyone to sprawl out, whether to watch a film or a favourite box set on the QLED TV or hang around in the cocoon chair listening to your ultimate playlist on the BOSE speaker. This room also has underfloor heating.


The fabulous kitchen has everything you'll need to rustle up meals, whether it's the catch of the day from a fisherman in Fowey to super-fresh ingredients from a farm shop. With an electric Rangemaster oven with induction hob, microwave, dishwasher, fridge freezer, and all the other essentials including the all-important Nespresso coffee machine, you're all set whatever your culinary requirements. There's also a washer dryer on hand should you need it, plus underfloor heating.

The dining area is home to the country kitchen style dining table with seating for 6 - 8 people, the perfect setting for both lazy Sunday breakfast or dinner party celebrations with subtle overhead lighting, underfloor heating, and eye-catching exposed feature brickwork.

Sleeping and bathing

There are three lovely bedrooms to choose from in this gorgeous cottage.

The master bedroom is just lovely, boasting an oh-so-romantic king size four poster bed with wood-panelled walls, clever rattan ottoman and wardrobe for storage. Overlooking the terraced garden, estuary, hills and valley, this is a serene spot to retire to at the end of the day, whilst the open en suite has to be the pièce de resistance with its gorgeous, metal feature roll top bath and overhead shower - bliss!

The second delightful bedroom has a spacious king size bed, with a charming front aspect window seat - the perfect spot to retire to with a book and a coffee for a moments' peace.

The third bedroom has super-sweet twin beds, perfect for little ones or maybe friends staying together. This also has a lovely front aspect window seat.

The pretty family bathroom also has a stunning freestanding bath with overhead shower.

All bedrooms come swathed in luxurious linens, bedding, throws and cushions to ensure a blissful nights' sleep, and there's plenty of storage to stow away belongings.

Both en suite and bathroom come complete with heated rails to keep towels warm and fluffy.

Outdoor space

The incredible terraced, landscaped garden is the perfect setting, whether it's first thing in the morning or last thing at night. Fully enclosed, the stunning terrace benefits from spectacular views over the estuary, with outdoor tables and chairs for meals alfresco, plus a charcoal barbeque. In addition, there's a sweet bistro table and chairs for two.


There is street parking immediately outside Kerensa on a quiet lane which is suitable for one smaller sized car. Additional parking can be found in the nearby car park.

Babies and children

Babies and children are most welcome at Kerensa. A highchair and travel cot can be provided on request.


Kerensa welcomes up to two well behaved dogs. One small dog bed is provided. Please note, there is an additional fee per dog, per week or short break.

In the Area

Set in the pretty village of Golant, Kerensa lies on west bank of the River Fowey. Handily, you're just a short walk from The Fisherman's Arms, a fabulous, traditional pub with a warm welcome. If water sports are your thing, head to the Boatshed on the waterfront for kayak and paddle board hire, as well as wildlife and waterfront tours. This is a village with a strong boating community and it's oh-so-friendly and welcoming with lots of walks along the river, in the forests and over the hills. Pop in the car to visit oh-so-chic Fowey, with its bustling, narrow streets lined with fab independent shops and great eateries, whilst you're also not far from the iconic Eden Project, Charlestown (which featured in BBC's Poldark), The Lost Gardens of Heligan and the incredible coastline towards Looe. Head inland and the wilds of Bodmin Moor, Cardinham Woods and the gorgeous Lanhydrock House and Gardens await - all in all, there's a world of adventures on your doorstep!

This picture-perfect cottage lying close to the River Fowey is as pretty as can be, offering a tranquil escape with exquisite views and stunning interiors.

At a glance

From £1,214 for a long weekend or mid week break.

Sleeps 6 + cot | 3 Bedrooms | Dogs welcome

Key features


Al Fresco eating

Autumnal escapes

Baby on Board

Enclosed garden

Family friendly

Riverside location

Short drive to beaches

Travel cot and highchair


Dog friendly

Walking distance to a pub

Wood Burner

check in / check out days

Short breaks:

  • Mid Week Breaks (Mon to Fri) cost 75% of the weekly rate.
  • Long Weekends (Fri to Mon) cost 75% of the weekly rate.
  • Short breaks are not available at Christmas and New Year.


  • A 13 deposit & £40 booking fee secures your dates.
  • Payment of balance is due 8 weeks before your holiday starts.
  • There is a charge of £38 per pet per week or short break
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We know how gorgeous our retreats are, but don’t just take our word for it – here’s what previous guests say about Kerensa:

This was our second stay, we love the property and the area. Hopefully we’ll be back again soon

Golant is a lovely spot

Superb retreat. It was a really great experience and delivered exactly what we required.

We have stayed with Beautique Retreats on several occasions and as usual this cottage didn't disappoint with beautiful interiors and a gorgeous location. So peaceful and quiet and with a pub two minutes walk down the road.

Beautiful cottage..everything you need instead.. and outside theres lovely garden and lovely views..plenty of room for everyone..spotless and loved the decor very cosy..

Beautiful cottage with lovely furnishings. Stunning garden full of colourful plants.

A stunning cottage in such a beautiful village, lovely and welcoming pub at the bottom of the road and kayak hire just meters away. A perfect place!

Lovely cottage in a quiet village with the local pub just a short walk away.

The property is really lovely, there is plenty of room, it is beautifully furnished, and has a very pretty garden. It is very comfortable, and Golant is a lovely quiet village. Perfect for a peaceful break away.

Really well presented retreat, lovely location, quiet village but just a minute walk to a pub and close enough to Fowey that you have that option where needed! Lovely stay.

The cottage has been sympathetically and beautifully renovated, and all the fittings and furnishings are top quality and stylish. The terraced garden was bigger than expected with a gorgeous view of the River Fowey!

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