House in Charlestown, Nr. St Austell, Cornwall, England - Convenient Location, Only 8 Minutes To The Sea. Charlestown Offers A Real Cornish Experience
This delightfully presented cottage is perfect for families or couples, as it is situated close to a host of attractions in this historic part of Cornwall. An 8 minute walk to two beaches, the harbour, restaurants and pubs. Sleeps 4, and has sea views from the master bedroom. There are two patio areas and outdoor furniture. A beautifully unspoilt Georgian harbour town and working port, Charlestown is a captivating piece of history. The port and village of Charlestown was named after landowner and entrepreneur Charles Rashleigh. It was built between 1790 and 1810 to provide a safe, deep water facility for local fishermen, and the traders in copper ore and china clay from the mines in the nearby St. Austell area. The Charlestown Shipwreck and Heritage Centre has many exhibits detailing the seafaring history of the port. Today Charlestown is a designated World Heritage site. The harbour is Grade II listed and a prime example of a late Georgian working port and has provided permanent moorings for 3 tall ships. Although, no longer permanent, the tall ships still frequent the harbour. Popular with film directors, Charlestown has featured in many films including The Eagle has Landed, The Three Musketeers, Poldark and lately Doctor Who. A selection of craft shops and galleries are scattered throughout Charlestown. During holiday season there are plenty of ice cream opportunities with the Tall Ships Creamery based next to the harbour and old weighbridge. Fine homemade Cornish produce – not just ice cream, fudge and sweets too. There are lots of places to have coffee and cream teas – Charlies, T'Gallant, & Orange Farm. The latter parks up on the harbour next to the beautiful Roundhouse, and serves local organic produce and artisan bread. Ben's Pasty Shack near the harbour is a great place to pick up a pasty or fresh crab or crayfish-tail sandwiches to take down on to the beach. The Pier House Hotel and restaurant, The Rashleigh and Harbourside pubs are family friendly and serve local ale and delicious food overlooking the beautiful harbour and its ships all year round. Wreckers restaurant specialises in locally-caught fish, while Austell’s in Carlyon Bay offers a more diverse and elegant menu. The Boathouse offers more relaxed dining for lunch, afternoon tea or an evening meal. The Bosun's Locker is above the Shipwreck Centre and is a family friendly eatery. Tesco and Asda are within approx 1.5 miles of No.26. Polkyth Leisure Centre close-by in St Austell offers an indoor pool with lots of family open times during the school holidays. Charlestown Health and Beauty salon is in the centre of Charlestown, offering a full range of Clarins treatments. Charlestown has an annual fun regatta in the summer, as do Fowey and Falmouth nearby – both of whom generally have a visit from the Red Arrows. Top attractions nearby include: The Eden Project. Heligan Gardens. Fowey – the home of Daphne Du Maurier. Mevagissey. 35 minutes to the North coast for surfing and body-boarding. Polkerris – wonderful watersports beach. Charlestown Shipwreck & Heritage Centre. Bike trails and cycle hire. Coast path walks. Sailing. Windsurfing. Kayaking.
Top Traveller Review
A lovely house
Sally Smither Harvey
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4.5 based on 10 holidaymaker reviews
A lovely house
I was a little bit nervous about our very first booking on this website, but all my worries were gone the second we stepped into the house. It's ideally located for day trips within Cornwall, it's a nice walk to the harbour and the shipwreck museum, not to mention to spotlessly clean, and tremendously equipped house. There is a lovely kitchen with everything you need, two bathrooms, all the TV channels in the world (which was during the Olympics), and even board games our little one thoroughly enjoyed. We would not hesitate to book again, and would definitely recommend to anyone.
Nice modern house
The location was excellent for exploring the coast line.
The property had everything you needed and more,clean and well cared for,with two nice sitting places outside with wonderful greenery,when you return tired and the sun is still shining!
The owner care that you get the best possible holiday,and all information is correct.I would highly recommend this property to anyone.we went out everyday,Eden project is a great place to visit,and Heligan gardens are magical,hard walking if you do have problems,but lots of sitting areas,the nearest we will get to the jungle,wonderful! The harbour at Charlestown is nice to sit and let the world go by,have a drink and the most wonderful crab sandwich and Cornish pastie we had anywhere,in a little outside cafe near Wreckers restaurant,also near the harbour was our best meal eating out.we had a very enjoyable week,a bonus was the hot sun,would not be the same without it! Thank you Sally.
This modern house provided good accommodation, was clean and tidy and well equiped. Proximity to Charlestown was a definite plus. You may be able to glimpse the sea from the master bedroom, but don't expect sea-views. Sam (at No. 62) was an angel and helped us with any problems we had.
Wonderful little seaside break
Just got back from a lovely break at this fantastic seaside cottage. The accommodation itself had everything we needed, including stair gates, highchair and travel cot for our toddler. On arrival the property was immaculate and everything was extremely clean. In terms of location, the quaint harbour at Charlestown and the nearby pubs and restaurants are a 5 minute walk away. We particularly enjoyed 2 meals at the local restaurant Wreckers. Further afield the cottage is in a good location to travel to nearby attractions such as Fowey and Mevagissey. Also only 45 minutes/1 hours drive away from the beautiful St Ives and Padstow. The owners were extremely helpful and even left a bottle of bubbly for us we were on a mini honeymoon! Lovely little touch. Thank you for a great stay.
This cottage is clean, tidy and well equipped, with quality furnishings. The side garden is a little sun trap and was lovely to sit out and relax over a glass of wine after a busy day walking. It is only a few minutes walk in to Charlestown harbour and an ideal location to visit all Cornwall has to offer. The Lost Gardens of Heligan is a must. Booking with owner was quick and efficient, all relevant information supplied. Would not hesitate in booking this cottage again.
Excellent accommodaiton, clean, comfortable and ideal location.
Activity and Interests
Charlestown has two beaches (8 mins walk from No.26) one either side of the harbour, with rock pools when the tide is out which are perfect for the pursuit of crabs and fish, or you can take the coastal footpath to Porthpean (or drive approx. 1.5 miles by car). Porthpean is a sandy beach, safe, sheltered and popular with families. With an array of water sports available, it is a great activity beach. Cleaned daily during the summer season and offering public toilets, a cafe and disabled access.
In Cornwall it is best to have a car for exploring the county.
Newquay Airport is approx. 18.5 miles from Charlestown
Bristol Airport is approx. 142 miles from Charlestown
Exeter Airport is approx. 81 miles.
St Austell railway station is only 1.6 miles from No.26.
Please see linked website for details of local attractions.
Please see linked website for information regarding local eateries, pubs and leisure activities.
|Rental Period||Minimum Price||Additional Nights||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event Price|
Oct Half Term
21 Oct 2016 - 27 Oct 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
28 Oct 2016 - 22 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
23 Dec 2016 - 5 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Additional pricing information
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
Please see website link for full details of booking and cancellation policy
Peak season changeover day is Friday. Out of season we can be flexible.
Notes on prices:
Out of peak season nightly rates can be negotiated with a minimum stay of three nights
- Available arrival
- Iron & Board
- Living Room ...
- Tumble Dryer
- Washing Machine
- Kitchen ...
- Child's Highchair
- Dining Area
- Satellite / Cable
- children welcome
- suitable for elderly or infirm
- near the sea
- Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
- Toilet 1 - Toilet
- White-tiled bathroom, with tiled floor. Bath with shower over, basin and WC
- 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
- Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
- Bedroom 2
- Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with Kingsize double bed Bedroom 2 with twin beds space for travel cot if required
Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website
- Outside: Enclosed and private garden with lawn and two patios, and garden furniture on each patio. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Weekly sheet/towel change is available.