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

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking


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 cottage is located 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.

Golf at Carlyon Bay (look it up) one mile away.

Horse riding widely available locally.

Eden two miles away

Heligan four miles away.

Newquay sixteen miles away.

Bike hire locally.

Please ask about anything we have not thought about.

If you fancy breakfast out or a mid afternoon cream tea then walk to Lovedays wonderful restaurant just across the road

More Details

Carole Cleave
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
18 May, 2018

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 Saint Austell Bay

Love of the village of Charlestown.

The peaceful location.

What makes this cottage unique

Very convenient for village facilities yet secluded with private gardens.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Many thanks for letting us stay in your "beautiful" cottage. - The Harrison family.

Can't fault the cottage at all - it is spotlessly clean and smells lovely - everything we could need (and more). - Claire, Justin, Ben and Amy.

We want to say a great big thank you for letting us stay in your gorgeous cottage - it is lovely, clean and what a warm welcome you give. - Dawn, Jon and Jazmin
Nov 2011
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Saint Austell Bay in Cornwall

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • village
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bath with shower recently replaced by luxury offset quadrant
  • On first floor - Luxurious recently installed bathroom with spacious offset quadrant shower enclosure. Feedback from guests is that this is a much better option than the bath with shower over which was replaced. wc, handbasin, illuminated mirror.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • 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.
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • 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
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.


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Carole's Cottage in Charlestown, Prime Quiet Location 50yds from the Harbour
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Cosy Charlestown Cottage - a hidden gem

  • 5 of 5

Carole's cottage is a very homely and cosy place to stay, it has some very special features like its stable doors. It's conveniently located near the harbour yet tucked away in a quiet spot directly behind the Shipwreck centre. We had everything we needed here, the kitchen is well stocked with utensils even including a recipe book and the back garden was a real sun trap. We wouldn't hesitate to stay here again. Carole is a very friendly and helpful lady who even comes out to meet you on your first day - we've never had that in a holiday cottage before and its a nice touch. Thank you very much for everything, Carole.

  • Review Submitted: 18-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Absolutely wonderful location and great presentation of cottage.

  • 4 of 5

We loved staying here in this unique cottage. the only down fall for us was the size of the main bed. The little extra treats were a wonderful touch. Charlestown is very special and delivered everything I hoped for.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comments and we were pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay in the cottage and liked the area. With regard to the bed it is a normal UK sized double bed measuring 4ft 6ins and it is stated as a double bed in the listing of the cottage.
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A Lovely cottage in a brilliant location

  • 5 of 5

A comfortable, cosy cottage in a brilliant location. A lovely courtyard at the rear of the cottage - perfect for sundowners. Carole and Malcolm couldn't have been more welcoming and helpful. A cream tea and bottle of wine was especially appreciated.

Would return in a heartbeat.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Fantastic guests. Extremely understanding. Thank you for your review and for your comments in the visitor book. It was our pleasure meeting you all.
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Very clean and well equipped, good location.

  • 5 of 5

Everything was fine, a great place to stay, close to the village and amenities.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Nov-2016
  • Date of Stay: November 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A lovely cottage, a warm welcome and a wonderful week

  • 5 of 5

A very comfortable cottage which was the perfect base for our week in Cornwall. Carole and Malcolm made us feel very welcome on arrival. The cottage has everything you need and I would recommend this to anyone.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful cottage, beautiful place

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had a short break in February, the owners of the cottage are so welcoming and friendly , good communication priior to stay. The cottage has been decorated and refurbished extremely well, and if you want a home from home plus more this is the place to stay. It was lovely to find flowers on the table and milk and cream tea in the fridge, very nice after a long journey. Didn't want to come home - Charlestown is an oasis lovely place steeped in history fascinating. Thank you Carole and Malcolm for making our holiday very special indeed. Jean and Rob

  • Review Submitted: 23-Feb-2016
  • Date of Stay: February 2016
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Nearest Barpub
150 Metres
Rashleigh Arms
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Carlyon Bay and Porthpean pay and play both nearby
Nearest Train
2 Miles
St. Austell
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
Bosuns Diner
Nearest Beach
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 & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Saint Austell Bay, West Country

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 3
24 Mar 2018 - 25 May 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Late Spring
26 May 2018 - 6 Jul 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Pre Peak
7 Jul 2018 - 20 Jul 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Peak Summer
21 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early Autumn
1 Sep 2018 - 2 Nov 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
3 Nov 2018 - 21 Dec 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.
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