Westaway Cottage - a holiday cottage that sleeps 6 guests in 3 bedrooms
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Minimum age of primary renter:18
Max guests:6 (sleeps up to 6 adults)
Fabulous westaway cottage
Jenny at Cornwalls cottages was very helpful Re local knowledge and their instructions to and for the property were very clear.
We loved the cottage and the underfloor heating in the kitchen was so welcoming, warming our feet after a long coastal tramp. And to then hop into the super big roll top tub was heaven ! It’s obvious just how much thought and good taste has gone into making this cottage so welcoming for guests. The only criticism we would have was we found the sofas uncomfortable, and think they could do with an upgrade but apart from that all was superb and we would love to return.
Holiday in Westaway Cottage
Cleanliness in the kitchen not good , stale scones behind microwave, fridge had very old out of date cream (2 packets) freezer still had other people’s food. Fridge in main kitchen was not cold, looking inside the back was coated in ice, also could not get the oven to work. Stains on settee cushions. Upstairs was good with mega comfortable large bed. The saviour for this holiday was the garden, lovely.
We had a lovely stay in beautiful Westaway cottage. It’s perfectly located in Charlestown with only a short walk to the pubs and restaurants. It was also only a coastal path walk away from the one dog-friendly beach in the area which was perfect for us.
Westaway in March
What lovely accommodation, and welcomed with scones, jam and cream. Fabulous location in Charlestown.
Could not get tv to work
Lovely cottage second time we have stayed in it but we could not get the tv to work apart from that every thing was good
We booked Westaway Cottage due to a last minute getaway and having seen the cottage on various sites, were pleasantly surprised by how lovely it was. Facilities wise, everything was provided, however, there was no Greetings Pack of Information in the cottage. We looked high and low for the Internet Connection details, but only after looking in all the drawers did we find the Internet Code under a stack of other papers. All we were given when we booked the cottage were the House-Keepers contact details. There were no local information booklets suggesting places to visit, beaches to explore or even where the local Tesco was. I only found this out by asking one of the locals and he directed me accordingly.
Reading the "Comments" book, we noticed that many other previous guests had enjoyed a Welcome Cream Tea on arrival, we found we had been left some small scones and a pot of Tesco Jam in the fridge, hardly the "Cornish Cream Tea" many others had experienced.
Location wise, the cottage is in the perfect place, central to many places to visit. A walk along the Coastal Path to Carlyon Bay is a must, the views are breath-taking.
All in all, the cottage was nice, warm, once you put the heating on as the evenings were chilly and we endured a few storms along the way with the added bonus of seeing "Poldark" being filmed in the port.
I must advise though, that one of the ceiling beams in the dining/kitchen room is quite low, as I found out on our first evening there. If you are over 6ft tall, beware! The lump on my head is a testament to how low it is.
Nestled between St Austell and Carlyon Bay, Charlestown is a picturesque, historic fishing port on the South East coast of Cornwall.
Having largely resisted the modernisation and commercialisation of some other popular destinations, Charlestown has held onto it's unique, quintessential Cornish charm. For this reason, it has been a popular backdrop to a number of film and television projects, including Poldark, Dr Who and Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland. Steeped in history, no visit would be complete without a trip to the Charlestown shipwreck and Heritage centre, which exhibits a fascinating array of artefacts, stories and information about the village and it's maritime history. Aside from the museum, Charlestown also has a couple of art galleries, a harbourside pub boasting excellent views, a small sandy beach and a number of small shops to browse your way through.
Once a year the village holds its annual Regatta: a week long event featuring watersports, games, sports competitions and a carnival, all to raise money for the village. With plenty to while away a very pleasant day, Charlestown is well worth a visit.