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.
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House in Charlestown, Nr. St Austell, Cornwall, England - Convenient Location, Only 8 Minutes To The Sea. Charlestown Offers A Real Cornish Experience
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- Calendar last updated:
- Oct 22, 2018
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Beautiful cottage in a peaceful location
The cottage was beautiful, immaculately clean and very cosy. It had all the facilities we needed and the garden is a great sun trap. The location is ideal as a base for exploring Cornwall with the Eden project only 10 mins away and Truro 30 mins. Would highly recommend.
Lovely clean and comfortable home
We had an enjoyable stay in Charlestown.. Great location for visiting Heligan and Eden... Cottage had everything we needed and a very comfortable bed.
Comfortable modern cottage
A lovely comfortable modern cottage in easy walking distance of the beautiful Charlestown habour.
Clean, functional, well appointed and well situated. Beautiful area. Easy walking distance to local amenities.
Generally very pleased. Comfortable beds, powerful shower, modern property,nice garden especially side of house with seating area.modern kitchen.Nice property overall. Definitely recommend.
Would have given 5 stars? But gave 4 stars over some very minor things,probably a bit petty of me?
Local neighbours cats messing in garden on the stones leaving a horrible smell.Floor tile under back door mat in kitchen broken so a bit of a sunken floor under mat. Had to reboot boiler once, instructions inside of boiler door.There is a numbered parking space for property around corner in car park but convenient to park outside especially if been food shopping, but on a few occasions parking space outside property taken when we got back, not a major issue but a pain if car loaded with shopping.spoke to Sally who is the owner, very friendly lady. So as I said earlier petty & picky issues. We all as a family really enjoyed staying at the property and only 10 min walk into Charlestown of which is a really lovely place with pubs, restaurants and beautiful little harbour with spectacular views. Great pub called The Pier House by the harbour where you can sit with a drink and admire the view.
And of course Famous place for Captain Poldark (Aiden Turner) where they done a lot of filming. Great Cornish Cream Tea at Wreckers restaurant in the village. Shipwreck museum as well. Definitely will visit Charlestown again.
Wonderful, cottage, location
Really lovely place to stay the cottage was clean, homely and we'll situated. Wonderful few days shall definitely return. Totally recommend
Alison, thank you so much for taking the time to review No26, I really appreciate it.
Looking forward to welcoming you back,
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.
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.
Please see linked website for details of local attractions.
Please see linked website for information regarding local eateries, pubs and leisure activities.
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