WELCOME TO YOUR SANCTUARY IN CORNWALL
A place to unplug, unwind, relax and reconnect with nature.
Welcome to The Sanctuary Cornwall, a sustainable 5 bedroom, off grid eco build, set in 12 acres of mixed woodland and pasture overlooking Golant village and the Fowey Estuary, in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Accommodation is normally booked on a B&B basis (minimum 2 nights) but self catering is an option if you book the whole building – or just our Barn Owl Suite. Whilst ideal for friends, families or special interest groups up to 14 it also lends itself to retreats, courses or as a small venue hire. The emphasis is on connecting with the great outdoors in a sustainable way and giving visitors the opportunity to sample off grid living at our pioneering project.
There are no TVs or WiFi (although you can access 4G). Solar is our main source for electricity and heating – and water comes from our own borehole. A log boiler, using our own logs, provides heat in the winter months and as a last resort we have a backup generator. Parking is limited and restricted to one vehicle per room (additional cars can use the village car park 5 minutes walk away). If you can adapt to that, we do have a stunning building, underfloor heating, walk in showers, spacious comfortable bedrooms with private terraces enjoying some of the best views in the area. We provide a locally sourced buffet breakfast, with tea and coffee available all day.
STAYING WITH US
WAKE UP WITH A VIEW
We have four individually styled en-suite bedrooms plus our Barn Owl Suite, all enjoying panoramic views over the river, village and countryside. All have their own terrace space with table & chairs. Our larger Oak room and the Barn Owl suite are also suitable for those with mobility needs. Every room has the option of king size or twin beds, and of adding a third smaller single bed to each room. They also have comfy chairs and a small table. Reading lights are attached to the headboards, with small bedside tables. Oak & Birch can be hired to make a suite of rooms.
THE FINEST LOCAL PRODUCE
THE FINEST LOCAL PRODUCE
We offer a continental buffet breakfast, so that you can help yourself when you are ready. We normally offer this between 8am-10am, but are happy to be flexible if you can give us some notice! We try to source our food as locally as possible – bread is either from Quay Bakery or Niles in Fowey. Our local Leyonne farm produces milk for Trewithen Diaries, so we use their butter, milk and yoghurt as much as possible. Eggs are also supplied by the farm, the coffee is from Olfactory coffee roasters in Falmouth and tea from the Tregothnan estate, also near Falmouth.
GET OUT THERE!
You are spoilt for choice in this beautiful part of Cornwall! The Sanctuary has 12 acres of sloping land to explore. It is being managed as a wildlife haven, so it is not manicured and has uneven paths, rabbit holes and tree roots, so please take care where you put your feet. We have mown paths around to help guide you, but point out that it is your responsibility to take care. Paths from our land lead to over 100 acres of wild space, known as ‘Golant Downs’ which have paths leading through the woods down to Sawmills Creek (Bodmin Pill) and on to Fowey.
HOW TO ARRIVE
We are located in the picturesque village of Golant which overlooks the estuary about two miles upstream from the town of Fowey.
FROM THE FOWEY ESTUARY
TO CANOE / KAYAK HIRE
What our guests say:
Such an inspiring place, you really couldn’t ask for a more beautiful setting. The owners are so passionate and knowledgeable about nature, and so committed to environmental sustainability.