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Cottage with parking, garden, two patios nr Eden with sea views

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

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.


Owner
Sally Harvey
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, Dutch
Calendar last updated:
12 October, 2017

Location

Coast/Beach:

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.

Travel:

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.

Distances:

Please see linked website for details of local attractions.

Further Details:

Please see linked website for information regarding local eateries, pubs and leisure activities.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Charlestown in Cornwall

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
General:
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • White-tiled bathroom, with tiled floor. Bath with shower over, basin and WC
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • 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
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Garden
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Notes:
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.

Reviews

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Cottage with parking, garden, two patios nr Eden with sea views
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 15 reviews
Manchester, UK
5

Lovely modern house in a fabulous location

  • 5 of 5

We chose this house as it was close to The Eden Project and the Lost Gardens of Heligan, plus it had the important designated parking space! However it had so much more.

The house was very bright, clean and modern and had everything we could need. The two patios meant we could sit in the sun if we were in, and the view from the main bedroom, of the church and sea beyond was gorgeous. The living room was perfect for a night in watching TV or DVDs. There aren't any food shops in Charlestown but there is a large supermarket a short walk in the other direction, and others a short drive away.

The house is a short walk down the hill to the harbour and beaches. There are plenty of places to eat and The Pier House Hotel was great to sit outside watching the sea and harbour. The Eagle Has Landed fans will recognise this.

Although the beaches at Charlestown are pebbly a walk along the coastal path in both directions will bring you to quiet sandy beaches. The path to the left when facing the harbour gives amazing views. Don't give up part way. The beach at Carlyon is further than the one in the opposite direction but it isn't a difficult walk (there is a car park if you want to drive). There is a beach bar and you can buy food, (and toilets!), so sitting on the stunning beach with a beer in the late evening, then watching the sun going down while walking back was brilliant.

The furthest we drove was to Padstow as there is lots to do close by. There is also a bus from either the end of the drive or opposite the church. We went to Fowey (we loved it there) and Mevagissey by bus, which isn't cheap but much more relaxing if visiting at peak times, as we were.

I wouldn't hesitate to return, and our 15 year old thinks the same (the wifi was great too!).

  • Review Submitted: Sep 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Judith Thank you so much for your lovely review. It was kind of you to take the trouble and we really appreciate the time you took to do this. I do hope we can welcome you back to our lovely part of Cornwall again sometime. Best wishes Sally Harvey
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5

Lovely House

  • 5 of 5

House is lovely, very clean and comfortable and has everything you need for a relaxing stay in the area. The Eden Project is close by and makes a great day out, very interesting and lots to see inside the Biomes as well as extensive grounds outside. Property is near to the coastal path and makes a good base for walking. Local bus service very handy too.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Clean, very well-equipped, modern 2-bedroom house; close to sea and picturesque harbour area.

  • 5 of 5

The house is clean, very well-equipped and modern. The location is excellent: close to the sea and picturesque harbour area. Sam and Jamie, a few houses away, were extremely helpful and friendly on the couple of occasions we needed them.

The only improvement we can think of is that initially we found it impossible to light the burners on the hob. The manufacturer's instructions in the booklet were useless. Even after Sam came round to show us the method, we could not get the knack. It was only when our son joined us the next day, with experience of similar hobs, that we found how to keep the burner alight. The trick is to push the knob down, turn it to the full-on position and hold it down for as long as necessary - which may even be longer than the 15 seconds maximum stated in the booklet. I suggest that an extra note should be written and included in the welcoming file.

Overall, we were very happy with the property, and would definitely try to rent it again if we come back to Cornwall.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time and trouble to review our property. I'm so glad you had an enjoyable time here in Cornwall. I will endeavour to deal with our hob as soon as possible. Thank you again for your feedback, and I hope we can welcome you back to our property again. Kind regards Sally Harvey
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5

Lovely

  • 5 of 5

Had a fabulous week house had everything we needed and more

  • Review Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wigan, Greater Manchester.
5

Excellent accommodation in a fabulous location.

  • 5 of 5

Property spotless, all mod cons and really comfortable beds. Five minute walk down the road to the harbour which hosts great pubs and restaurants.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to review our property. It's really appreciated. So glad you enjoyed your vacation. Sally
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5

A lovely house

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to write your review, I really appreciate it. I am so happy you had a wonderful holiday, and look forward to welcoming you again. Sally Smither Harvey
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Charlestown, Cornwall

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Autumn
14 Oct 2017 - 20 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£375
for 7 nights
£375
 
 
Autumn Half term
21 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£435
for 7 nights
£435
 
 
Winter
28 Oct 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
£345
for 7 nights
£345
 
 
Christmas 2017
23 Dec 2017 - 29 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
£785
for 7 nights
£785
 
 
Christmas 2017
30 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£785
for 7 nights
£785
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Booking Notes:
Please see website link for full details of booking and cancellation policy

Changeover Day:
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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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