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

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


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

Carole Cleave
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
26 May, 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.

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 Charlestown in Cornwall

Property Type:
  • cottage
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
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 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
  • 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.


4.8/5 -
(5 traveller reviews)


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: Nov 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 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: Oct 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 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: Feb 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Family Holiday

  • 5 of 5

We can't recommend this wonderful, cosy cottage highly enough. Carole was lovely to communicate with and left some lovely goodies (fresh flowers, a cream tea & bottle of wine) to welcome us.

The cottage itself is gorgeous - tastefully decorated in line with the sensitive period restoration. It has everything you could need to make your stay comfortable. The views from the main bedroom are just lovely!! The central location within Charlestown is wonderful - the harbour with all its charm is right on the doorstep. Carole thoughtfully provided a high chair, and we found the cottage well suited to our 9 month old.

We couldn't have asked for a a better, more relaxing first family holiday!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 5, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

The location of the rental was ideal to get around to see Eden Project, (Found!) Gardens of Heligan, and the north and south coast lines, Truro , Falmouth etc.

The cottage was spacious for 4 adults and very well looked after and appointed and provisioned with an excellent kitchen.

The restaurant choice (4) in the harbour area is very good and caters for all tastes and pockets.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 9, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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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.
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