“And you really live by the river? What a jolly life!”
Kenneth Grahame's The Wind in the Willows
 
View looking up river from Cascade with the tide fully in (photo taken from Cascade's balcony)
 
Uninterrupted views looking up river
   
View of the river looking downstream (photo taken by the kitchen door)
 
 
The view  looking upstream from Cascade's patio with Castle Dore rowing club showing in the foreground. This picture is taken when the tide is fully out, and is a delight to watch the tide continually ebbing and flowing during the day.
 
 
 
 
Golant Pill (inner harbour).
This view is taken by the Castle Dore rowing club, near the lower garden entrance to Cascade, and at the end of this short lane of 100 yds you will find the Fisherman's Arms.
 
 Golant Pill
 
 View of the cottage, plus its own gardens, from its private parking above
 
 
 
 Cascade gardens leading down from the Cottage to Water Lane below.
 
 
Kitchen
 
 
 Balcony for master bedroom (perfect for breakfast)
 
 
 
Sitting room 
 
 
 
 Dining area


 
Private steps from above the Cottage 
 
 
 Views from Cascade balcony
 
 
 
Video clip from Cascade's balcony
 

View from Cascade's balcony

 
Private steps up towards Cascade Cottage
 
 
Part of Cascade's patio which runs along the front of the Cottage. Perfect spot for lunch.
 
 
Master bedroom
 
Oak bed
 
oak bed
 
 
And these are the views from the bedroom (quite breathtaking)
 
 
 
 
 
Cascade's patio and private gardens below
 
 
Views from the bedroom balcony
 
 
 
 
The other bedroom (twin beds)
 
 
 
 
Shower room 
 
 
Front of Cascade (river side) with kitchen window on right hand side.
 
 
 
  
 And the view looking out from the kitchen window.
 
 
Our cottage is ideally situated to explore the best of Cornwall's beaches and walks (with the Saints Way and Encounter Cornwall on your doorstep), but you will see from the photos above that even if you never left the cottage during your stay you will still have a glorious and relaxing holiday enjoying one of the very best outlooks in Golant.
 
Some more pictures from the area around Golant
 
Fowey town.
This is part of the main street, although all the roads look similar, quite narrow and with a lot of history. Usually best to park in the public car park above and walk down into the town.
   
 
 
 
Fowey town quay and the place to hire a boat, book a fishing or tour trip, or just to have an ice cream and enjoy the views across to Polruan.
 
 
There are numerous coastal footpaths, and all quite magnificient.
 
This is Lantic Bay beach. Stunning spot. Its reasonably close to Polruan (opposite bank to Fowey & round the headland) and is quieter than other beaches as its a fair walk (but enjoyable walk) and is not commercialised in any way. No ice cream vans here.
 
Alternatively there are other close by and sandy beaches (Fowey side) such as Polkerris below which has parking, facilities, pub, beach hire etc.
 
Inland, Bodmin Moor is close by.
 
 
 Or a short 30 minute drive will take you to the North Coast of Cornwall which is more windy and renowned for its surfing and seaside resorts such as Padstow (below).
 
Perhaps try body boarding or surfing (this picture of Polzeath close to Padstow). At Polzeath you can hire boards & wet suits, parking is on the beach itself and there are good toilet and washing facilties. 
 
Nearby to Fowey, along the South Coast you will discover some very pretty fishing ports such as Charlestown & Mevagissey (picture below).
 
 
Organised Kayak trips and lessons on the Fowey. Encounter Cornwall organise trips from CastleDore rowing club (based very close to our lower garden steps - see our location page). If this is something that you might be interested in, you might like to give them a call before your holiday to see what is organised.
 
 
 
The Fishermans Arms in Golant (Cascade Cottage is off to the left hand side, just out of view).
 
 
 
Path leading up through our gardens
 
 
 
Panoramic view
This panoramic view below was sent to us by a holidaymaker and was taken on a special camera lens from Cascade's master bedroom window, which cleverly fits the whole view in from left to right!