The Sanctuary Cornwall is situated in the charming village of Golant, which is just two miles from Fowey Town. There are four en-suite bedrooms on-site and the beautiful Barn Owl Suite. All of them offer panoramic views of the countryside, river, and the village, and are the perfect place to kick back and relax.

The Sanctuary is in the perfect location to enjoy the beauty of Cornwall as it sits on 12 acres of land, which guests are free to explore. The path from the site leads right down onto the ‘Golant Downs’, which cover 100 acres of wild space.

Their story

Karen and David Johns bought a plot of land in 2015. When they bought the land, there was an old barn still on-site, which was then converted into one of the most sustainable eco-lodges in Cornwall.

They aim to encourage everyone to connect with the natural environment and engage with the local landscapes. Not only is the Sanctuary a place to relax, but Karen and David are hoping that they’ll be able to offer classes, walks, and courses soon as part of their stay! Read more about them here.

Sustainability actions

Lowest impact construction and operation

Highest level of energy efficiency

Pioneer in waste management

Fully organic and chemical-free operation

Actively protects nature and community

  • Visit the Eden Project
  • Go walking in the ‘Golant Downs’
  • Visit St. Catherine’s Castle
  • Go on a guided kayak tour of Fowey Estuary
  • Visit the Fowey Valley Cider



The Sanctuary is situated in Cornwall, UK. The closest airport is at Newquay, Cornwall or Exeter International Airport. The latter is about 80 miles away.
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