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Sunnyside - A Cornish Cottage With Sea Views In Poldark's Harbour Charlestown

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking


About the property

Cottage in Charlestown, St Austell, Cornwall, England - Charlestown Is The Home Port Of Square Sail Tall Ships Used In Film Pro

Just 200 metres from the beach, beautiful coastal walks and minutes from a variety of restaurants and pubs, this pretty fisherman's cottage is set in a quiet corner of Charlestown, within an English rose garden at the front, whilst at the back there is a small Mediterranean-style, secluded courtyard, with white-washed stone walls, hidden candle light and tubbed palms.

Sunnyside is a warm and welcoming cottage which has been refurbished to give a light and homely feeling retaining many of its traditional features. The large well equipped galley kitchen is beamed and has plenty of work surfaces.

Although the shower room and toilet is quaint and bijou, it accommodates a full sized shower. Both of the bedrooms have window seats and ample room for clothes storage.

Charlestown’s harbour, which is flanked by beaches, can be viewed from the double bedroom. There are sections of Cornwall coastal path to enjoy within easy access!

The property also has Free WIFI.

More Details

Amanda Hastilow
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
22 March, 2018

About Amanda Hastilow

I was born in Cornwall and spent my early years in St. Ives. My work took me to this area. We have lived in Charlestown since 1998 and during our time here we have witnessed many changes, all for the better in my opinion. Charlestown has numerous eateries catering for both families and/or couples. There are many craft and souvenir shops tucked away and much more. We not only enjoy living by the sea, but also love the country walks on our doorstep. It is wonderful to be able to eat out, drink and enjoy the sea and countryside without having to get in our car. During the film making many people come to watch. It's an exciting time in Charlestown when the film crew arrive and the sets are built. We have been extras in some of the films made here! Another lovely time of the year is when the sea is wild and stormy, our small harbour is terrorised by raging spectacular waves. There is a great sense of community in Charlestown, which has contributed to us staying here for so many years! Although we have travelled extensively, we always love coming home and still appreciate this little gem where we've lived so happily.

Amanda Hastilow purchased this cottage in 2000

Guestbook comments from the owner

Charming, recreative - just perfect! -03Sep-2013

Cosy and comfortable for a chilly March stay! 23-Mar-2013

Ismay & John said...'Sunnyside is truly beautiful'


P. said... 'Peace and Tranquility' Oct 2012
Jun 2013
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Saint Austell Bay in Cornwall

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Sunnyside to be left as you found it. All bins to be emptied. Dishwasher to be emptied and all dishes to be put away.
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • village
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Beamed Bathroom - toilet, shower enclosure, sink and heated towel rail.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 3 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , Sea views Bedroom 2 - 1 Single Bed , Beamed ceiling All beds have anti-allergic mattress protectors, pillows and duvets. Heated blankets are available for the double and single bed.
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • swimming
Notes on accommodation: Pets not allowed. Non smokers only. Outside: Gated front garden, secluded courtyard to the rear, wooden bench and two bistro tables and chairs. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen, towels and t.towels are not included in the rental price. If you are travelling without a car and find this difficult, I can supply them for an additional charge of £15 per person. Other: Coal effect gas fire, gas central heating, washing machine, iron & board, wireless internet, paper towels, parking on private road outside the property, clothes dryer, toilet paper. Dining room: seating for 4 people.


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Sunnyside - A Cornish Cottage With Sea Views In Poldark's Harbour Charlestown
average rating of 4.6842103 based on 39 reviews

Super little cottage near the harbour

  • 5 of 5

A lovely little cottage ideal for 2 people to enjoy time in Cornwall. This cosy cottage was lovely even in January and would be even better in warm weather. The cottage was only a short walk from the harbour and cliff walks. It was also well positioned to explore much of Cornwall. In our short stay we visited the Eden project, the Lost Gardens of Heligan and Truro - all within easy reach. The village itself has a number of good restaurants and coffee shops but little else - but Tesco’s is only a couple of minutes away by car and St Austell has all you need. Overall a lovely cottage in a convenient setting and well worth a visit.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I’m delighted you found Sunnyside and it’s location to your liking. Thank you for writing this review and we look forward to welcoming you again. Kind regards Amanda
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Very warm, cosy and comfortable. Had everything we needed and in an excellent location

  • 5 of 5

Had a lovely relaxing break. Lots of gorgeous walks and good restaurants in Charlestown

  • Review Submitted: 10-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for taking the time to write this review. We’re happy to hear that you enjoyed the location and your stay at Sunnyside. Yes the many restaurants in Charlestown are varied and good. We hope you visit again. Kind regards Amanda
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Cosy Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We had a 4 night stay in this very comfortable and quaint cosy cottage, which had everything you need. Lovely town with nice pubs & restaurants, very close to harbour & beach (2 mins). We travelled around Cornwall every day and found this an ideal location to do this. Definitely worth a visit, would recommend to anyone.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for writing this review. I’m glad you found Sunnyside and the surrounding area to your satisfaction. We enjoy living in Charlestown because of the close proximity to the restaurants, coastal walks and the sea. We look forward to welcoming you again. Kind regards Amanda
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Very pretty cottage

  • 4 of 5

Sunnyside is a very pretty cottage right in the hub of everything without being invasive or noisy. Just where you want to be to stroll to pubs restaurants and the sea. Inside it is very quaint and cosy. The lounge and dining room are ample as is the entrance porch. Good sized kitchen but the back end of it seems to be a bit of a wasted space. The main bedroom is at the front and is a good size but the second bedroom is very small. The main problem for us was the lack of water power in the shower, very difficult to rinse shampoo out of hair. We are also used to the bedlinen being supplied in the price of the stay. We still enjoyed our short break though. The only other thing is we have never stopped anywhere in Cornwall without having some milk tea bags and scones awaiting on arrival.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for taking the time to write this review. I’m pleased you found Sunnyside to be well located and quaint. The cottage is quirky and being an original fisherman’s cottage the layout of the rooms are dictated by their traditional way of life, ie the smaller bedroom. I’m sorry to hear about the lack of pressure in the shower, if you had told me then I could have addressed the problem. You are the first guests to mentioned this. Regarding the ‘waste of space at the back end of the kitchen,’ I’m unable to comprehend what you would suggest, as this accomdates the boiler, the passage from the dining room to the kitchen and the back door leading to the courtyard? There were tea bags and sugar left for you, but I stopped supplying milk, biscuits etc because of the complaints that they might contain nuts, they are not gluten free and the milk was not suitable for people’s tastes. Likewise with the linen; people have many different allergies and requested a variety of bed linen. Thank you for your comments.
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Perfect location to explore south Cornwall and the Roseland. Spacious cottage for 2 people.

  • 4 of 5

Very pretty property. Small bathroom but perfectly adequate for a holiday. Outside space lovely with good facilities on the doorstep.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write this review. I'm glad you found Sunnyside to your liking. It is well located to explore Cornwall. Best wishes Amanda
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The most comfortable cottage in a perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

This is our second visit to Sunnyside cottage. It has everything you need for a comfortable stay in Charlestown. It has character and in a perfect location. Walking distance to various eateries & hostelries! ..& of course so close to the wonderful harbour. This year we were lucky to even see a little of Poldark filming. We had trips out to Mevagissey, Truro & St Austell & a shopping trip to the Cornicopia Cornish indoor market. We met the owner Amanda who was lovely and welcoming. Can't wait to return!

  • Review Submitted: 19-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm pleased you found Sunnyside comfortable and that you enjoyed the many restaurants and coffee shops Charlestown has to offer. Any filming is always an exciting time for our village, but to have the opportunity to see the filming of Poldark is very special! We look forward to welcoming you on your third visit to Sunnyside. Kind regards Amanda
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Nearest Airport
14 Miles
Nearest Beach
200 Metres


Nearest Beach : Charlestown beach at 200 Metres


Nearest Airport : Newquay at 13.47 Miles

Nearest Ferry : Plymouth at 40 Miles

Nearest Train : St. Austell Rail Station at 1.48 Miles

Nearest Motorway : M5 at 77 Miles

Car: recommended


Nearest Bar/pub : Rashleigh Arms at 30 Metres

Nearest Restaurant : Wreckers at 0.11 Miles

Further Details:

Conveniently located mid-way between the world renowned Eden Project, the Lost Gardens of Heligan, the beautiful beaches of the south coast and the ancient moorlands of Bodmin. Not forgetting, Fowey, the home of Daphne Du Maurier, a 20 minute drive away. All of these fabulous places can also be reached from the bustop a few yards away next door to the pub.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit £100

Booking Notes: during the months of October to December (Rate 9 &10), it is possible to stay for a minuim stay of three nights.
Please contact owner for details. Many thanks.
Changeover Day:
Saturday changeover.
Arrival 3pm
Departure 10am

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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