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Luxurious & Romantic Beach Front Cottage in Charlestown with HotTub & Log Burner

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 193 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

2 bedroom luxury cottage with butterfly garden & hottub in cliff top location

Breathtaking 2 Bedroom Luxury Cornish Cottage with Panoramic Sea and Harbour Views with Hot Tub - Featured on Channel 4's George Clarke's Amazing Spaces Series 6 Episode 8

Harbour Lights - be the star of your very own atmospheric love story in this unique luxury sea sanctuary, set along the sweeping south coast of Cornwall.

The beautiful village port of Charlestown has played host to many famous figures in its time, from Poldark to Alice in Wonderland...and most recently George Clarke, who featured Harbour Lights, formerly known as the ‘Loo with a View', on his hugely popular ‘Amazing Spaces' TV programme.

It's not hard to see why George was so captivated by the intricate work lovingly carried out on this imaginative and elegantly restored property. Built in 1771 as a fish and net cellar, the building was later renovated into public conveniences before being rescued from its ramshackle state in 2015. The building has now been fully renovated into a truly luxurious pet-friendly two-bedroomed holiday hideaway, full of natural character and marine-inspired style, featuring truly unsurpassed sea views from the cliff top.

Great care and attention has been taken with the design and furnishing of every room to ensure perfect harmony with the beautiful coastal surroundings. Ancient reclaimed timber décor and solid oak doors add chic touches of time-honoured style, alongside the more contemporary pure white Italian marble worktops and soft grey backgrounds that perfectly complement the magnificent bay and harbour views from the windows.

The ground floor encompasses a spacious open-plan living area, described by George Clarke as fabulously "light and airy", featuring a fully furnished designer kitchen that looks out across the harbour. Fire up the stylish log burner and watch the ships as they glide languidly by!

Take the stairs and discover two exquisite bedrooms, one large double featuring glorious views over the harbour and Charlestown Bay - with a luxurious Heritage bath right at the bottom of the bed. The second, slightly smaller, bedroom features a beautiful view of the garden area.

You'll also find a stunning Italian marble and stainless steel furnished en-suite, and a utility area and walk-in wardrobe featuring fitted storage and a washer-dryer.

Underfloor heating and a Sonos sound system with three independent zones runs throughout, so that wherever you happen to be, you'll be effortlessly able to set the perfect mood!

The views become even better outside, when experienced with a glass of bubbles from the lavish four-seater hot tub looking out across the sea! There's a slate patio with shower area that's particularly lovely after a sandy day on the beach, and a beautiful garden with decked terraces and colourfully lush flowers and plants that have been carefully selected to make the most of their surroundings.

Discover Harbour Lights' namesake at the end of the garden...a quaint little lookout shed which in times past was home to the searchlight that guided the Tall Ships safely into harbour. Here you'll find two benches carved from the old roof timbers, creating the perfect romantic hideaway.

Oh - and just in case you're wondering whether any remnants of the building's former history remain, hanging proudly above the downstairs bathroom are the original ‘ladies' and ‘gentlemen' signs...the Cornish born-and-bred owners just couldn't bring themselves to flush those away!

You'll find it extremely difficult to tear yourself away from this sea sanctuary, but if you decide to venture out and about, why not take your dog to Charlestown beach for a run, perhaps with some seal and dolphin-spotting along the way? Watch the fishermen bring in their daily catch before taking yourselves off to indulge in a gourmet seafood meal at the award-winning Falmouth Bay Seafood Café, another of the owners' stylish dog-friendly retreats.

There's also a large and friendly selection of local restaurants, bars and ice-cream parlours just five minutes' walk away, including the locally renowned Pier House Hotel. The ancient Grade 2 listed port is steeped in historical architecture...along with a glittering touch of celebrity from its regular use as a film set.

So set sail to Harbour Lights and take a punt on a invigorating and relaxing break with genuinely breathtaking sea views you won't forget in a hurry!

More Details

Owner
Charlotte Thomson
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

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

Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
18 July, 2018

About Charlotte Thomson

I am a Cornish girl through with a passion for property, and more importantly, Cornwall!

I live in here with my fiance and 3 beautiful chihuahuas, running a family Seafood restaurant in Truro.

Our little family enjoy Cornish life and live it to the full - There is so much to do here! Walking, fishing, soaking up the sunsets, bodyboarding, relaxing with a cream tea, dog-walking, sunbathing, eating fish and chips on the beach, shopping, seal watching... The list is endless and we wouldn't live ANYWHERE else, in the world!

Charlotte Thomson purchased this cottage in 2015

Why Charlotte Thomson chose Charlestown

As soon as you step into the property you will see for yourself, it doesn't need to be sold!

But as a little teaser, try to imagine dolphin watching from your bed, watching the tall ships glide into the harbour from the bath, sipping Champagne in the hot tub whilst you watch the tide come in, walking 200m down the romantically lit path to the local restaurants for dinner, or snuggling up in the lookout with a hot chocolate enjoying a novel...

Romance, luxury, elegance, and character are all combined beautifully in our seaside retreat.

What makes this cottage unique

A 4 seater hot tub overlooking the sea

A stunning established coastal butterfly garden perching on a glass balustrade surrounded cliff top

A surround sound Sonos music system

Ipad with docking station

Wine cooler

Luxury bed with a bath at the end looking out to sea

Breathtaking panoramic views of the harbour and sea

Close to the Eden Project and St Austell town

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Charlestown in Cornwall

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 193 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 3
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • rural
  • town
  • village
  • waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Downstairs bathroom/wetroom with basin, toilet, & shower
    Master Bedroom En-suite - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , En-Suite with basin&toilet. Bath at end of bed with seaview
  • The master bedroom comes with an en-suite including a large basin, towel radiator, and toilet. There is a family bathroom on the ground floor with a shower, toilet and basin.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Double Bed , Stunning Master Bedroom with Bath, Dressing Room & En-Suite
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , Small double room, view over patio area. Day bed & pull out
  • There is one large luxury master bedroom with a bath at the end of the bed which looks out over the sea. This bedroom comes with an en-suite including a large basin, towel radiator, and toilet. There is also a walk in wardrobe/utility area for storage which also houses the washer dryer. There is another much smaller bedroom with a single bed and pull out trundle which can be made up to a small double. Please note this room is very small, idea for 2 children.
Entertainment:
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • 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
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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5

Beautiful and tranquil

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for our wedding anniversary and we had an amazing time. The property is even better than it looks in the pictures with thoughtful touches left such as the welcoming package which made it even more special.

The views are incredible and the location is great. We enjoyed visiting the Eden project and Lost Gardens of Heligan (both a short drive away) but equally enjoyed staying in Charlestown and wandering around the harbour, enjoying coastal walks and the local restaurants. An amazing place. Thank you for a very relaxing week away

  • Review Submitted: 27-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Fabulous house in stunning location

  • 5 of 5

Our stay in Harbour Lights was delightful. The house itself is beautifully thought-out with unbeatable views, and Charlotte was quick to respond to my small query. We hope to return.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Fantastic place to stay

  • 5 of 5

What more could you want. To be able to sit on your own private sun deck or sip bubbly on your patio and all you hear is the gentle lapping of the sea. Harbour lights is beautifully furnished and extremley comfortable. Certainly lives up to the reputation of being luxurious.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Had a truly relaxing couple of days in Charlestown, staying in this gorgeous little property.

  • 5 of 5

This property stands in an impressive position over-looking the sea. The property itself is nicely furnished and comfortable. We found that Charlestown offered a good number of delicious places to dine and there is plenty in the local area to keep you entertained, whatever your interests. The only slight downside is the lack of parking space with the property but we didn’t find this a problem- I suspect it may be rather different in the Summer period? We will hope to return to stay again :)

  • Review Submitted: 27-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
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5

Amazing location and such a nice place to relax

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for 3 nights and loved it

  • Review Submitted: 30-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
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5

2nd time here- as stunningly beautiful as ever x

  • 5 of 5

A romantic, clean, comfortable getaway in a stunningly beautiful harbour. Lots of nice places to eat for a weekend getaway. We never left Charlestown all weekend it was complete chill out time. Will definitely return again escaping the madness of city life xx

  • Review Submitted: 26-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
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Location

The Pier House Hotel
Eating and drinking There are a lot of little bars, restaurants and cafes in Charlestown w...
Nearest Airport
13 Miles
Newquay Airport
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Pier House
Nearest Train
1.8 Miles
St Austell Train Station
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
A30
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Pier House
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
Charlestown
Car: not necessary

The beautiful village port of Charlestown has played host to many famous figures in its time, from Poldark to Alice in Wonderland...and most recently George Clarke, who featured Harbour Lights, formerly known as the ‘Loo with a View', on his hugely popular ‘Amazing Spaces' TV programme.

It's not hard to see why George was so captivated by the intricate work lovingly carried out on this imaginative and elegantly restored property.  Built in 1771 as a fish and net cellar, the building was later renovated into public conveniences before we rescued it from its ramshackle state in 2015. 

The building has now been fully renovated into a truly luxurious pet-friendly two-bedroomed holiday hideaway, full of natural character and marine-inspired style, featuring truly unsurpassed sea views from the cliff top. 

You'll find it extremely difficult to tear yourself away from this sea sanctuary, but if you decide to venture out and about, why not take your dog to Charlestown beach for a run, perhaps with some seal and dolphin-spotting along the way?  Watch the fishermen bring in their daily catch before taking yourselves off to indulge in a gourmet seafood meal at the award-winning Falmouth Bay Seafood Café in Truro, another of our stylish dog-friendly retreats.

The ancient Grade 2 listed port is steeped in historical architecture...along with a glittering touch of celebrity from its regular use as a film set.

So set sail to Harbour Lights and enjoy an invigorating and relaxing break with genuinely breathtaking sea views you won't forget in a hurry!

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Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £25
Refundable Damage Deposit £150

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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