Original Grade 2 Listed Cottage in Charlestown. Parking, Private Relaxing Garden, Comfortably Accommodates 4
About Carole Cleave
We live two miles away in St. Austell and have owned this cottage for 10 years. We rebuilt it with love and care over a long period and tried to retain all its traditional feel. One day we hope to move into it and so we did it up with that in mind rather than as a holiday let. You will find some quirky features which reflect the love we have for the cottage. Our three grown up children all live and work locally. We clean the cottage ourselves and are on hand should there be problems.
Carole Cleave purchased this Cottage in 2002
Why Carole Cleave chose Saint Austell Bay
Love of the village of Charlestown. The peaceful location.
What makes this Cottage unique
Very convenient for village facilities yet secluded with private gardens.
100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
Very cosy, comfortable accommodation
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Carole's Cottage. The cottage was very cosy, comfortable with all the facilities you would need for a self catering holiday. Location was excellent and a really good base for visiting the sites of Cornwall.
Beautiful, peaceful cottage
Couldn't have wished for anything better. The cottage had everything you could need, well equipped kitchen even supplying tea, coffee, sugar and fresh milk, clotted cream and scones on arrival along with a bottle of wine to unwind after your journey.
Everything was lovely and clean, fresh bedding and ample supply of tea, hand and bath towels.
The bathroom was perfect and spacious with a big walk in shower.
Carole the owner was there to greet us to make sure we were happy with everything, amazing friendly host.
Fantastic location for touring. We did Penzance, St. Ives, Porth,The Eden project and more.
The harbour itself is beautiful and a wonderful place to relax enjoy a meal and a drink.
Only downside, we couldn't find a normal little shop that supplied everyday items and newspapers in the harbour itself, but saying that, Asda, Tesco, Morrison and Aldi are only a short drive away.
Very clean and comfortable and everything you could want supplied
A very beautiful cottage with so much character and tastefully decorated throughout to reflect the history of the cottage and the surrounding area. A real step back in time but in a modern era. So cosy and comfortable and spotlessly clean. Parking outside property also a bonus. Lovely places to visit and plenty of places to eat with fabulous food. Carole, our host, was so accommodating and the gifts that were left were very much appreciated.
Lovely cottage in a superb location in Charlestown
I booked Carole’s cottage on behalf of my elderly grandparents who were travelling to Cornwall to attend my wedding. The whole process from booking to checking in was superb, Carole always responded to any email questions I had very promptly and called me on the day when the cottage was ready to hand over the keys in person.
The cottage itself is very pretty with a well equipped kitchen, comfy beds and a walk in shower which was excellent for my grandparents who struggle to get in and out of a bath. There is also a parking space, which is rare in Charlestown when so close to the harbour.
The whole experience was great from start to finish and I highly recommend Carole’s cottage for its charm and amazing location in Charlestown.
Thank you Shenel for your lovely review. It was certainly a very special occasion that you were all in Cornwall for and I am so pleased that your grandparents enjoyed their stay. My husband and I enjoy the cottage and always hope that our guests will also. Thank you again and I wish you and Greg a wonderful married life together.
A Wonderful Stay.
My husband and I stayed at Carole’s lovely cottage for a week in July. From the moment we arrived Carole and Malcolm made us feel welcome (thank you for the lifts). The cottage was perfect for our needs, very comfortable and cosy. The icing on the cake was the garden which is a sun trap at all times of the day, we loved having our breakfasts there.
Charlestown was a lovely place to stay, and we found getting around on public transport a breeze once we had timetables. It has a variety of eating places, The Longstore and the Boathouse were our favourites. The harbour offers many opportunities to sit and idle away the time if that is what you want to do, and I have to say we spent quite a time watching the comings and goings in the glorious sunshine. Everyone is friendly and helpful, locals are full of chat and information. We would return to Charlestown tomorrow and would certainly stay in Carole’s cottage. Thank you so much for a great time.x
Thank you Karen and Nick for your lovely review. It was great to meet you both and see the 'Durham Knocker' !!! We always hope that guests will enjoy the cottage as much as we do and we are not usually disappointed.
Comfortable and well equipped cottage
It was a pleasure to meet you both on your arrival at St Austell railway station. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay in the cottage.
Special interest holidays:
If you wish to take day trips by train or coach we can offer unlimited secure free parking 100yds from St. Austell railway/bus station. St. Ives by train is a lovely day out on a branch line. Equally good days out by train on branch lines are Looe, Falmouth and Newquay. Gunnislake and Calstock is another brilliant branch line trip. Look out for special off peak prices for train travel in the county.
The beaches are at the end of the harbour and there are numerous other beaches including quiet remote ones all along this coast. Cornwall is awash with beaches. The Coastpath goes through the village with numerous other footpaths traversing the area, both easy walking and challenging.
Newquay Airport 16 miles distant. St. Austell has a mainline railway station. National Express services go through St. Austell. Charlestown is served by local bus service.
If you wish to have a car free holiday this is an excellent spot as it is adjacent to the harbour and in the middle of the village. Local bus services connect to St. Austell regularly and coastal walks with bus return journeys are popular. If you come by train we offer free transfers to and from the railway station.
St Austell 2 miles. Eden Project 4 miles. Fowey 6 miles. Mevagissey 5 miles.
Truro 15 miles. Newquay 17 miles. Being in central Cornwall access to a wide area is within range. Simple planning can help avoid the busiest roads.
Tesco and Asda are within 1 mile. Polkyth Leisure Centre 2 miles away. Gym at Rugby Club - 1 mile away. Restaurants and Pubs within 2 minute walk. Take away with delivery service 1 mile away. Excellent fish and chip shop within 1 mile. St. Austell is a medium size town with a new shopping development. All the facilities one would expect to find are at hand. The owner will be happy to advise.