the cottage is a little grade II listed house, at the end of a georgian terrace, 300 yards from the quay of the historic harbour village of charlestown. set back from the bustle of the village by its long path and lawn, this beautiful cottage is decorated to the exquisitely high standards you would expect from us.
the cottage sleeps 4, in seaside bliss.
built in the late 1700's, the tiny harbour village of charlestown is largely unchanged and has been granted UNESCO world heritage status.
the beaches, either side of the quay, are an easy stroll. amble over the quay's lock gate to the hotel for a crab sarnie on their terrace or stay at home in one of the two lovingly planted, sunny courtyard gardens.
charlestown is approximately 10 minutes from both the eden project and the lost gardens of heligan. it is also ideally situated for visiting Fowey, the maritime museum in falmouth, the tate at st ives, and padstow, with rick stein's restaurants. the airport at newquay and jamie oliver's restaurant fifteen are a short drive, and it is 10 minutes from the main line train station.
there are two bedrooms, a king and a small double. the cabin bed in the smaller bedroom would not be out of place on a falmouth packet (ship) a good reason to the visit the maritime museum. the cabin bed is a tad tight for 2 fully grown people, unless of course they are very friendly! both bedrooms have style, comfort and attention to detail. the sheets are from the white company and are the most fabulous egyptian cotton percale, the duvet, pillows and towels are all from the white company too. and you will find a hairdryer in each bedroom.
this cottage sees us bring together our eye for detail and design. it also houses some of david's favourite finds !
the slate floored kitchen (heated) has all the modern appliances you would expect, ceramic hob, electric oven, fridge, microwave, dishwasher, Belfast sink, WiFi and landline phone and hopefully everything else you might need. the washing machine, tumble dryer, overhead airer, belfast sink, iron and ironing board are in the old laundry, the largest of the three outbuildings. the log store and the original loo ( working ) are in the others.
maybe dine in cosy candlelight at the table in the sitting room, warmed by the wood burner or catch the sun rising with an alfresco breakfast in the back courtyard and maybe supper with the sun going down in the front flower garden.
the oak floored sitting room has a tiny sofa for two, with a pair armchairs beside the wood burner. the television is smart, and there is a digital radio/CD.
the bathroom, with its ceiling open to the rafters has a cast iron bath coupled with a powerful overhead shower and the softest towels to wrap up in after a good long soak.
there are all sorts of things you might like to use if you are bringing preschool kids to the cottage such as a buggy, socket covers, anti door slammers, a baby monitor, a steriliser, a changing mat, stair gates, a high chair, a play mat, a travel cot with sheets and waterproof mattress protectors, plates and bowls, tumblers, knives, forks and spoons, a potty, a baby bath and a hand held food whizzer.
we do not allow animals, nor smoking.
parking is easy and free.
if you would like to bring friends, parents or parents in law, but want to give them (and you ! ) a bit of space, the studio is available for short stays all year round and is just down the road.
our cottages are wonderfully close to each other
but not so close you can't breathe
and we can sleep up to 24.
do let us know if you'd like some great grub when you arrive, likewise the night you leave or maybe a brilliant breakfast box for your first morning?
if you'd like our wonderful therapist to visit for some
spa at home just send us an email.