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Eat & Stay

Eat in our Cafe

Join us at our newly refurbished "Boatshed" Office & Cafe, opening for business seasonally from 10am. (earlier & later to accomodate sessions, if your SUPing we are serving!)

Now under New Management but still offering the same locally sourced Drinks and Snacks to include Teas and Coffee (posh coffee of course) and introducing our fresh delivery of OGY1 Pasties during busy times, along with our home bakes supplied by the lovely Jacqui at "Jac's Happy Cakes". We will also have a limited stock of our very own STAND. clothing range along with both SOLA  & C-Skins wetsuits, wet boots and Buoyancy aids, dry robes, Moonshine Sunglasses and lots more!!

The Boatshed is the heart of our business and you don't have to be a paddler to be made welcome. Come along and say hi and let us know what you think of the changes we have made. 

The Boatshed Cafe, a place to meet with old friends and new.



Stay In Golant

From our friends and former owners of Encounter "The Sanctuary" will be open for business (see info / local links page to access it's website). The 5 en-suite bedrooms all have stunning views over the estuary and private balconies. Located just above the main village in 12 acres of woodland and pasture it's the perfect place to connect with the great outdoors. It's completely "off-grid" being powered by solar electricity and heated by solar thermal panels with a log boiler for back-up when the sun isn't shining. Water comes from our own 50m borehole. The bedrooms are all designed to be flexible with double, twin and triple bed options. In addition to 3 standard bedrooms, there is a larger bedroom with full size day bed and our Barn Owl suite which can sleep 4 and can double as a funtion room. Rooms are normally booked on a Bed & Breakfast basis. However, the Barn Owl Suite has it's own kitchen and so there is a self catering option. Self catering is also available to small groups (up to 12) either with or without the Barn Owl Suite.

The Santuary website "" can be accessed through our Info / Local Links page. 


A little more information .....


Now under new Management: David and Karen have now sold Encounter Cornwall to the team at Paddle Cornwall SUP, Jules, Clair, Phil and Ben who will continue to offer the same award winning services you have come to know and love, with the introduction of Stand Up paddle Board lessons and tours, making this an all inclusive, water activities centre, for locals and visitors alike. Having run a mobile SUP school from the slipway in Golant, to now having thier own premises will allow them to offer an enhanced activities portfolio including SUP Tours, Lessons, parties and events and ensure they continue to cater for a diverse audience, so if you are a water lover looking to enhance your skills on the kayak or SUP or a complete beginner, where better to start your journey than with the PCS team.


Kernock Cottages, Pillaton, Saltash

Get away from it all to a luxurious Cornish escape. Close to the Devon border, these award-winning luxury holiday cottages in Cornwall provide you with the perfect venue for exploring both Cornwall and Devon. Kernock Cottages offers four glorious cottages set in a private estate, each with a private hot tub and Weber gas barbecue. The cottages are all family-friendly and dog-friendly (and we’re great for babies, too!). Each cottage has been awarded the 5* Gold rating by VisitEngland – the highest award in self-catering holiday accommodation. All the cottages are high quality, spacious, comfortable and flexible, sleeping 2, 4, or 6 people (or 10 guests if Owl and Tree are booked together), plus cots and zed beds if you need them. Super dog friendly with acres of secure land for your dogs to explore:


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