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Luxurious & Romantic Beach Front Cottage in Charlestown with HotTub & Log Burner

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Hot Tub
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

2 bedroom luxury cottage with butterfly garden & hottub in cliff top location

Breathtaking 2 Bedroom Luxury Cornish Cottage with Panoramic Sea and Harbour Views with Hot Tub - Featured on Channel 4's George Clarke's Amazing Spaces Series 6 Episode 8

Harbour Lights - be the star of your very own atmospheric love story in this unique luxury sea sanctuary, set along the sweeping south coast of Cornwall.

The beautiful village port of Charlestown has played host to many famous figures in its time, from Poldark to Alice in Wonderland...and most recently George Clarke, who featured Harbour Lights, formerly known as the ‘Loo with a View', on his hugely popular ‘Amazing Spaces' TV programme.

It's not hard to see why George was so captivated by the intricate work lovingly carried out on this imaginative and elegantly restored property. Built in 1771 as a fish and net cellar, the building was later renovated into public conveniences before being rescued from its ramshackle state in 2015. The building has now been fully renovated into a truly luxurious pet-friendly two-bedroomed holiday hideaway, full of natural character and marine-inspired style, featuring truly unsurpassed sea views from the cliff top.

Great care and attention has been taken with the design and furnishing of every room to ensure perfect harmony with the beautiful coastal surroundings. Ancient reclaimed timber décor and solid oak doors add chic touches of time-honoured style, alongside the more contemporary pure white Italian marble worktops and soft grey backgrounds that perfectly complement the magnificent bay and harbour views from the windows.

The ground floor encompasses a spacious open-plan living area, described by George Clarke as fabulously "light and airy", featuring a fully furnished designer kitchen that looks out across the harbour. Fire up the stylish log burner and watch the ships as they glide languidly by!

Take the stairs and discover two exquisite bedrooms, one large double featuring glorious views over the harbour and Charlestown Bay - with a luxurious Heritage bath right at the bottom of the bed. The second, slightly smaller, bedroom features a beautiful view of the garden area.

You'll also find a stunning Italian marble and stainless steel furnished en-suite, and a utility area and walk-in wardrobe featuring fitted storage and a washer-dryer.

Underfloor heating and a Sonos sound system with three independent zones runs throughout, so that wherever you happen to be, you'll be effortlessly able to set the perfect mood!

The views become even better outside, when experienced with a glass of bubbles from the lavish four-seater hot tub looking out across the sea! There's a slate patio with shower area that's particularly lovely after a sandy day on the beach, and a beautiful garden with decked terraces and colourfully lush flowers and plants that have been carefully selected to make the most of their surroundings.

Discover Harbour Lights' namesake at the end of the garden...a quaint little lookout shed which in times past was home to the searchlight that guided the Tall Ships safely into harbour. Here you'll find two benches carved from the old roof timbers, creating the perfect romantic hideaway.

Oh - and just in case you're wondering whether any remnants of the building's former history remain, hanging proudly above the downstairs bathroom are the original ‘ladies' and ‘gentlemen' signs...the Cornish born-and-bred owners just couldn't bring themselves to flush those away!

You'll find it extremely difficult to tear yourself away from this sea sanctuary, but if you decide to venture out and about, why not take your dog to Charlestown beach for a run, perhaps with some seal and dolphin-spotting along the way? Watch the fishermen bring in their daily catch before taking yourselves off to indulge in a gourmet seafood meal at the award-winning Falmouth Bay Seafood Café, another of the owners' stylish dog-friendly retreats.

There's also a large and friendly selection of local restaurants, bars and ice-cream parlours just five minutes' walk away, including the locally renowned Pier House Hotel. The ancient Grade 2 listed port is steeped in historical architecture...along with a glittering touch of celebrity from its regular use as a film set.

So set sail to Harbour Lights and take a punt on a invigorating and relaxing break with genuinely breathtaking sea views you won't forget in a hurry!

More Details

Owner
Charlotte Thomson
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
9 December, 2017

About Charlotte Thomson

I am a Cornish girl through with a passion for property, and more importantly, Cornwall!

I live in here with my fiance and 3 beautiful chihuahuas, running a family Seafood restaurant in Truro.

Our little family enjoy Cornish life and live it to the full - There is so much to do here! Walking, fishing, soaking up the sunsets, bodyboarding, relaxing with a cream tea, dog-walking, sunbathing, eating fish and chips on the beach, shopping, seal watching... The list is endless and we wouldn't live ANYWHERE else, in the world!

Charlotte Thomson purchased this cottage in 2015

Why Charlotte Thomson chose Charlestown

As soon as you step into the property you will see for yourself, it doesn't need to be sold!

But as a little teaser, try to imagine dolphin watching from your bed, watching the tall ships glide into the harbour from the bath, sipping Champagne in the hot tub whilst you watch the tide come in, walking 200m down the romantically lit path to the local restaurants for dinner, or snuggling up in the lookout with a hot chocolate enjoying a novel...

Romance, luxury, elegance, and character are all combined beautifully in our seaside retreat.

What makes this cottage unique

A 4 seater hot tub overlooking the sea

A stunning established coastal butterfly garden perching on a glass balustrade surrounded cliff top

A surround sound Sonos music system

Ipad with docking station

Wine cooler

Luxury bed with a bath at the end looking out to sea

Breathtaking panoramic views of the harbour and sea

Close to the Eden Project and St Austell town

Location

The Pier House Hotel
"Eating and drinking There are a lot of little bars, restaurants and cafes in Charlestown w..."
Nearest Airport
13 Miles
Newquay Airport
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Pier House
Nearest Train
1.8 Miles
St Austell Train Station
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
A30
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Pier House
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
Charlestown
Car: not necessary

The beautiful village port of Charlestown has played host to many famous figures in its time, from Poldark to Alice in Wonderland...and most recently George Clarke, who featured Harbour Lights, formerly known as the ‘Loo with a View', on his hugely popular ‘Amazing Spaces' TV programme.

It's not hard to see why George was so captivated by the intricate work lovingly carried out on this imaginative and elegantly restored property.  Built in 1771 as a fish and net cellar, the building was later renovated into public conveniences before we rescued it from its ramshackle state in 2015. 

The building has now been fully renovated into a truly luxurious pet-friendly two-bedroomed holiday hideaway, full of natural character and marine-inspired style, featuring truly unsurpassed sea views from the cliff top. 

You'll find it extremely difficult to tear yourself away from this sea sanctuary, but if you decide to venture out and about, why not take your dog to Charlestown beach for a run, perhaps with some seal and dolphin-spotting along the way?  Watch the fishermen bring in their daily catch before taking yourselves off to indulge in a gourmet seafood meal at the award-winning Falmouth Bay Seafood Café in Truro, another of our stylish dog-friendly retreats.

The ancient Grade 2 listed port is steeped in historical architecture...along with a glittering touch of celebrity from its regular use as a film set.

So set sail to Harbour Lights and enjoy an invigorating and relaxing break with genuinely breathtaking sea views you won't forget in a hurry!

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Charlestown in Cornwall

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • rural
  • town
  • village
  • waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Downstairs bathroom/wetroom with basin, toilet, & shower
    Master Bedroom En-suite - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , En-Suite with basin&toilet. Bath at end of bed with seaview
  • The master bedroom comes with an en-suite including a large basin, towel radiator, and toilet. There is a family bathroom on the ground floor with a shower, toilet and basin.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Double Bed , Stunning Master Bedroom with Bath, Dressing Room & En-Suite
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , Small double room, view over patio area. Day bed & pull out
  • There is one large luxury master bedroom with a bath at the end of the bed which looks out over the sea. This bedroom comes with an en-suite including a large basin, towel radiator, and toilet. There is also a walk in wardrobe/utility area for storage which also houses the washer dryer. There is another much smaller bedroom with a single bed and pull out trundle which can be made up to a small double. Please note this room is very small, idea for 2 children.
Entertainment:
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

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Luxurious & Romantic Beach Front Cottage in Charlestown with HotTub & Log Burner
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5

Stunning property perfect location

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying here on our honeymoon. Harbour lights has the most beautiful views across the sea really peaceful & romantic. We felt at home straight away the decor is fab. Fantastic holiday in a great property in a perfect location. Thank you

  • Review Submitted: 27-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect location and stunning little cottage

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic stay at this gorgeous cottage perched on the cliff tops of Charlestown. We were really lucky with the weather which meant we could enjoy a glass of wine outside enjoying the view each day. The hot tub is brilliant whatever the weather. The second bedroom is pretty tiny so really best for children. A great stay though. I would definitely recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Incredible getaway

  • 5 of 5

A stunning house brimming with luxury in a wonderfully charming village, we would recommend this accommodation without hesitation!

  • Review Submitted: 02-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Fabulous in every way

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a 4 day break at Harbour lights. This property is simply stunning. It took our breath away- the location, tranquility, calm, everything has been thought of and the owners should be very proud. The finish of the property is quality and it is so wonderful that it is dog friendly. The hot tub is an absolute bonus as is the bath at the foot of the bed overlooking the sea which is quite beautiful.Its a true escape sitting under the stars at night in a gorgeous part of Cornwall. We absolutely LOVE this place and will be back very soon.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Perfect getaway retreat finished impeccably

  • 5 of 5

Charlotte and Joey have finished this property to a seriously high standard. We try to stay in places which are memorable and have the wow factor upon arrival and also for the duration of your stay. The rooms are great sizes, the log burner was a god send in December, and the finish in all rooms is excellent. If you're looking for a getaway and enjoy waking up to unobscured views of the Cornish coastline, this place is perfect. You'll also feel like a celebrity as the passers by stop in awe at the property. We'll be back!

  • Review Submitted: 28-Dec-2016
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Charlestown, Cornwall

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Low Winter 1
27 Oct 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£564
for 3 nights
From
£188
 
 
Christmas 2017
22 Dec 2017 - 28 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£750
for 3 nights
From
£250
 
 
New Year 2017/2018
29 Dec 2017 - 4 Jan 2018
4 night minimum stay
£1,000
for 4 nights
From
£250
 
 
Low Winter 2018
5 Jan 2018 - 8 Feb 2018
3 night minimum stay
£540
for 3 nights
From
£180
 
 
Feb Half Term 2018
9 Feb 2018 - 18 Feb 2018
4 night minimum stay
£840
for 4 nights
From
£210
 
 
Low Spring 2018
19 Feb 2018 - 29 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
£570
for 3 nights
From
£190
 
 
Easter Holidays 2018
30 Mar 2018 - 15 Apr 2018
4 night minimum stay
£980
for 4 nights
From
£245
 
 
Mid Spring 2018
16 Apr 2018 - 25 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
£570
for 3 nights
From
£190
 
 
Summer Half Term 2018
26 May 2018 - 3 Jun 2018
5 night minimum stay
£1,150
for 5 nights
From
£230
 
 
Low Summer 2018
4 Jun 2018 - 13 Jul 2018
5 night minimum stay
£975
for 5 nights
From
£195
 
 
Summer Holidays 2018
14 Jul 2018 - 3 Sep 2018
5 night minimum stay
£1,225
for 5 nights
From
£245
 
 
Low Autumn 2018
4 Sep 2018 - 18 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
£540
for 3 nights
From
£180
 
 
Autumn Half Term 2018
19 Oct 2018 - 27 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
£690
for 3 nights
From
£230
 
 
Low Winter 2018 (b)
28 Oct 2018 - 20 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
£540
for 3 nights
From
£180
 
 
Christmas 2018
21 Dec 2018 - 6 Jan 2019
5 night minimum stay
£1,250
for 5 nights
From
£250
 
 
2019
7 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2019
7 night minimum stay
£1,750
for 7 nights
From
£250
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£525
for 3 nights
From
£175
 

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £25
Refundable Damage Deposit £150

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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