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Holiday cottage near the sea.

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

House in Charlestown, Nr. St Austell, Cornwall, England - Convenient Location, O

This delightfully presented modern 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. There is a patio area 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 even 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, & The Boathouse. The Galley 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.34.

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 award -winning world champion status surf beaches - and body-boarding too. Polkerris – wonderful watersports beach. Charlestown Shipwreck & Heritage Centre. Bike trails and cycle hire. Coast path walks. Sailing. Windsurfing. Kayaking.

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Sally Harvey
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, Dutch
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
9 July, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Charlestown in Cornwall

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • village
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Modern tiled bathroom. Bath with shower over, basin and WC
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - King size bed
    Bedroom 2 - Twin beds
  • 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
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Garden
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Outside: Enclosed and private garden with patio, with garden furniture.


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average rating of 4.8 based on 10 reviews

Fantastic place to stay

  • 5 of 5

The property was in a great location, 10 minutes walk max to the harbour and a very nice pub right by the sea. The house was very clean and comfortable and had everything you could possibly need, especially in the kitchen which was very well equipped. We appreciated the secluded little garden with table and chairs as it was very hot during our stay. We found Charlestown an excellent place to stay as it was close to the Eden project, the Lost Gardens of Heligan and plenty of excellent walks either from the doorstep or within a short drive.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfectly formed

  • 5 of 5

Lovely clean modern house, well fitted out with quality furnishings and a fresh cosy feel.

Ideally located for the surrounding attractions especially the Eden Project and The Hidden Gardens of Heligan.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to review my property, I really appreciate it, I hope I can welcome you back in the future Best wishes Sally
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Perfect holiday

  • 5 of 5

Fully equipped, beautifully decorated, really comfortable and homely, real home from home, ideal for family or couple ample space and storage, great that bedding and towels supplied and WiFi big plus. And parking spot real bonus.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the trouble to write a review, we really appreciate it, best wishes Sally
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Perfect stay

  • 5 of 5

My brother and I stayed here for a weekend stay, the house was perfect couldn`t fault it at all.. The location is perfect too for visiting lots of areas around.The local village was great the local pub is good for food.. I would recommend this for anyone to stay in.Thankyou

  • Review Submitted: 02-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely review, we really appreciate it and look forward to welcoming you back, Kind regards Sally
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Beautiful cottage. Was like a home from home wiyh everything that you would need included!

  • 5 of 5

We had a fabulous stay at No.34! Comfortable, clean and very homely. Only a short walk or drive to all local amenities and local attractions.

We look forward to visiting again next year!

  • Review Submitted: 28-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A good base for getting out and about in Cornwall

  • 4 of 5

The property was compact and in good condition suitable for up to 2 adults and 2 children. The owner was helpful but not available on the premises.

Local restaurants were within 10 minutes walk.

This was a good base for getting out and about in Cornwall with everywhere within about an hours drive.

I would be happy to return or recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
18.5 Kilometres
Car: recommended


Charlestown has two beaches (8 mins walk from No.34) 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.34


Please see linked website for details of local attractions.

Further Details:

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


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Charlestown, Cornwall

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
High Season
15 Jul 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2 Sep 2018 - 15 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
16 Sep 2018 - 29 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Late Autumn
30 Sep 2018 - 20 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
October half term
21 Oct 2018 - 27 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
28 Oct 2018 - 22 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
23 Dec 2018 - 29 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
New Year
30 Dec 2018 - 5 Jan 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

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 Saturday. 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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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