OwnersDirect uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
OwnersDirect uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled

Carole's Cottage in Charlestown, Prime Quiet Location 50yds from the Harbour



Updated: 08-Jun-2017
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Bookable online

About the property

Original Grade 2 Listed Cottage in Charlestown. Parking, Private Relaxing Garden, Comfortably Accommodates 4

We aim to make you feel comfortable and completely at home in our 1860's cottage, which has been renovated throughout to give you a traditional feel of cosiness and quality. The original slate front is one of only two which still exist in the village. Two separate good size living rooms and a generous size kitchen offer plenty of family living space whatever the weather whilst the sheltered sunny and private garden is a major feature of the cottage- perfect for eating outside, relaxing with a book or sitting out in the evening. The period cast iron fireplace with gas fired coals gives a warm welcome if you are a little chilly whilst central heating warms the whole house. The location is just above the Harbour but hidden from the crowds at peak times, . A hidden gem offering privacy, yet direct access to the village, harbour and beaches. Parking for yourselves and your guests is right outside. Chill out at lunchtime or spend an hour reading in the garden whilst the rest of your party are on the beach, fishing off the harbour or walking the coast path. A two minute walk will allow you to join the rest of the party for lunch with them in the pub. The stable door at the back opens onto the quiet, private, sunny, slate paved, garden at the back of the cottage. Our cottage has been totally renovated but retains a cottage feel. It has 2 comfortable sized bedrooms, the main one is a double with lovely sea views to greet you when you wake. The other is a generous twin. The cottage perfectly accommodates four and is the ideal place to explore the area on foot, by bus or car. Feel free to phone for an informal chat before booking as we want you to feel happy about staying in the cottage. If you stay here we can offer you free unlimited parking 100yds from St. Austell railway station for train days out. Alternatively, if you would like a car free holiday we can offer you complimentary transfers to and from the railway station at the beginning and end of your holiday. We can also arrange transfers to and from Newquay Airport at nominal cost.

If you are trying to find the property on Google Earth there is no Street View as the roads in and around the harbour are all private and have not been surveyed. On the satellite view the cottage can be found by going to the top end of the harbour, look to the right to see the Shipwreck Centre. There is a road which is at right angles to the harbour running up the right hand side of the Shipwreck Centre and at the end on the opposite side there is a row of cottages on the right and a pair of cottages on the left which on the satellite view looks like a large detached property but is actually a pair of semis. The cottage is the left hand one of these.

More Details

About the Owner

Carole Cleave
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
8 June, 2017

About Carole Cleave

We live two miles away in St. Austell and have owned this cottage for 10 years. We rebuilt it with love and care over a long period and tried to retain all its traditional feel. One day we hope to move into it and so we did it up with that in mind rather than as a holiday let. You will find some quirky features which reflect the love we have for the cottage. Our three grown up children all live and work locally. We clean the cottage ourselves and are on hand should there be problems.

Carole Cleave purchased this cottage in 2002

Why Carole Cleave chose Newquay & St Austell area

Love of the village of Charlestown.

The peaceful location.

What makes this cottage unique

Very convenient for village facilities yet secluded with private gardens.

0 Reviews


From the Owner

Love of the village of Charlestown. The peaceful location.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Newquay at 15 Miles Nearest Barpub : Rashleigh Arms at 150 Metres Nearest Golf : Carlyon Bay and Porthpean pay and play both nearby at 2 Miles Nearest Train : St. Austell at 2 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Bosuns Diner at 50 Metres Nearest Beach : Charlestown at 150 Metres Car: not necessary

Special interest holidays:

If you wish to take day trips by train or coach we can offer unlimited secure free parking 100yds from St. Austell railway/bus station. St. Ives by train is a lovely day out on a branch line. Equally good days out by train on branch lines are Looe, Falmouth and Newquay. Gunnislake and Calstock is another brilliant branch line trip. Look out for special off peak prices for train travel in the county.


The beaches are at the end of the harbour and there are numerous other beaches including quiet remote ones all along this coast. Cornwall is awash with beaches. The Coastpath goes through the village with numerous other footpaths traversing the area, both easy walking and challenging.


Newquay Airport 16 miles distant. St. Austell has a mainline railway station. National Express services go through St. Austell. Charlestown is served by local bus service.

If you wish to have a car free holiday this is an excellent spot as it is adjacent to the harbour and in the middle of the village. Local bus services connect to St. Austell regularly and coastal walks with bus return journeys are popular. If you come by train we offer free transfers to and from the railway station.


St Austell 2 miles. Eden Project 4 miles. Fowey 6 miles. Mevagissey 5 miles.

Truro 15 miles. Newquay 17 miles. Being in central Cornwall access to a wide area is within range. Simple planning can help avoid the busiest roads.

Further Details:

Tesco and Asda are within 1 mile. Polkyth Leisure Centre 2 miles away. Gym at Rugby Club - 1 mile away. Restaurants and Pubs within 2 minute walk. Take away with delivery service 1 mile away. Excellent fish and chip shop within 1 mile. St. Austell is a medium size town with a new shopping development. All the facilities one would expect to find are at hand. The owner will be happy to advise.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

Convert Currency
Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 4
27 May 2017 - 7 Jul 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Rate 5
8 Jul 2017 - 21 Jul 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Rate 6
22 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 7
2 Sep 2017 - 3 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
4 Nov 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Christmas New Year
23 Dec 2017 - 6 Jan 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
We take cheques and bank transfers. £150 payable at time of booking. Balance on arrival. Short breaks - minimum 2 nights - are available at certain times of the year - please contact if interested.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Saturday. We would like guests to leave by 10am so that we can prepare the property for 3pm. Short stays might be possible by arrangement. Please contact the owner.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
Enquire Now
Updated: 08-Jun-2017


From the Owner

Very convenient for village facilities yet secluded with private gardens.

Property Type

  • cottage


  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine


  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob


  • Child's Highchair


  • Television

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea
  • village


  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • On first floor - bath with shower over, wc, handbasin, illuminated mirror.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 - Double bed, wardrobe with drawer under, bedside drawer. units, chair, Ottoman containing spare duvet and extra pillows. Sea views. Bedroom 2 - Twin 3 ft. beds, built in wardrobe, chest of drawers, chair. Village views.


  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome


  • Notes on accommodation: The cottage is finished traditionally with exposed beams and stained pine doors. Heating is by gas central heating and the period gas fire in the lounge. The cottage will be fully prepared for your visit to a high standard. The Hurley family lived in the cottage for many many years. George Hurley was the founder of Hurley Marine which made the Hurley 22 and other popular Hurley boats. Mona Hurley the last of the Hurleys in Charlestown lived her whole life in numbers 23 and 24 Quay road until her death in 2002 at the age of 94. Guests regularly comment on the homeliness they feel staying here. The living accommodation is spacious but offers individual space as we have resisted the temptation to make it open plan. If some people are watching tv in the lounge quietness can be found in the dining room. The garden offers pure tranquility even on a dull, gusty day. We have finished the cottage in traditional period neutral cream colours. We do not allow smoking or pets in the cottage. Outside: Compact lawn area at top of garden with attractive original slate flagstones to other areas. Two garden benches. Glass patio table and chairs. Parasol. Barbecue. Lockable shed with tumble drier and storage for bikes etc. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: The cottage will be fully prepared before you arrive. Towels, tea towels and bed linen will be provided. Other: Dining room - table and six chairs, sideboard containing selection of games and books, Built in cupboard with iron, ironing board, vacuum cleaner etc. Inside porch - Umbrella stand and coat hangers, space for wet shoes etc.