The Charlestown Harbour Cottage

charlestown, cornwall
2 bedroom - 1 bath
(3 reviews)
Travel dates:
£240 - £380 per night (GBP)
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Perks for the Parents

This pretty stone cottage is perfect for a family with up to 2 small children and is just a short walk from the sand and pebble beaches of Charlestown. The house is historic but the kitchen is fully renovated with all mod cons and beautiful Cornishware. There is a cosy wood burner in the oak-floored sitting room and the TV has a built-in DVD player. A unique Georgian building on the quay is available to guests for a private candlelit dinner. The thoughtful owners, Antonia and David, can help with everything from babysitters to home-cooked meals and an in-home spa experience. Luxurious touches include White Company linens and blankets.

Why Kids Love it

The second bedroom has a unique pirate/princess high sleeper bed, sleeping up to 2 kids (ideally better for a children 4+). A travel crib can be added. There is a larger front lawn and a small back yard for playing in. Nearby activities are family-oriented: there are 2 beaches in Charlestown, plus ice cream shops, a small and quirky Shipwreck museum and boats in the harbor. The Eden Project, Cornwall’s most-visited family attraction, is just a short drive away. Babycare items include: socket covers, baby monitor, sterilizer, change mat, stair gates, Trip Trapp high chair, JoJo Maman Bebe play mats, travel crib, dinnerware, potty, McLaren single stroller, baby bath and a food blender.

Things to Know

RATES: The prices shown are per night for 2 adults. Beyond 2 adults, children are £20 per night each, teens £40 per night each, further adults £80 per night each, please let the host know how many people are in your party so they can adjust the booking quote accordingly. This house has a maximum capacity of 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children. Minimum stay: 3 nights all year, closed to arrival & closed to departure, 24th, 25th, 26th & 31st Dec, & 1st Jan. A refundable damages deposit will be required at time of booking directly to the host via bank transfer or card. All bookings are for the exclusive use of the house. The built-in bed is better for children aged 4+. The residence can also be booked with other Charlestown properties to offer flexibility and accommodation for friends.

About the Location

The residence is in Charlestown, south Cornwall. The village is 4.5 hours from London by car; the closest airport is in Newquay, 40 minutes away, with connecting flights from London airports. Exeter is 1.5 hours away and Bristol is a 2.5 hour drive away. Charlestown is easily reached by train from Paddington with a station 10 minutes away. Car hire is recommended to get the best from Cornwall. Parking is at the property. Charlestown is a great town for a young family, with 2 beaches on the doorstep plus walks, pubs and cafés nearby and the Lost Gardens of Heligan and Eden Project within easy reach. The surf beaches of the north coast are a 35-minute drive away.

Accommodation Details

This historic cottage has 2 bedrooms, both upstairs, 1 with a kingsize bed and the other with a built in bed sleeping 2 children or 1 adult. There is a kitchen plus lounge with dining area. There is a lawned front garden and a back garden with herbs and outbuildings with laundry facilities. The bathroom has a cast iron bath and power shower.

Style Notes

Seaside romance and modern touches. This cottage is packed with design details to remind you of the sea: gilded frames, parts of boats and oil paintings of stormy seas. Luxurious touches include White Company linens and blankets. We love the cosy feel, the heavy window shutters, the custom-built bed and antiques.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Baby Bath
  • Baby Monitor
  • Babysitter / Nanny
  • Backyard / Garden
  • Balcony
  • Bathtub
  • Bed Rails
  • Bicycles
  • Cabinet Locks
  • Changing Table
  • Chef / Catering
  • Children's Dinnerware
  • Corner Guards
  • DVD Library
  • DVD Player
  • Dishwasher
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace Guards
  • Game Console
  • High Chair
  • Housekeeper
  • Outlet Plugs
  • Parking
  • Pet-friendly
  • Pool
  • Pool Gate
  • Stair Gates
  • Television
  • Toys / Children's Books
  • Washer / Dryer
  • Wifi
  • Window Guards
1 king
1 full / double
sleeps 1
1 travel crib
Antonia and David S.
Member since April 24, 2013
sensitively restored seaside houses in charlestown with great grub & spa at home, luxury in absolute privacy.

3 reviews

Caitlin F.
Visited in July 2020
The Charlestown Harbour Cottage was heaven to hide away in for a few nights in early July. Our toddler was ecstatic about the bag of megablocks in the cupboard and we made great use of the kid friendly amenities - Stokke highchair and Maclaren stroller. The space was in perfect shining, sunny, polished condition. Wish we could have stayed a month.
Beata S.
Visited in July 2019
The cottage, the village, the sea and the host Antonia were just wonderful! We hope to return to one of Antonia's cottages soon again. Our daughter loved her room very much too.
Maria T.
Visited in May 2017
We had an amazing stay, Antonia was super helpful and we found the cottage to be perfect as a base to explore Cornwall. We are already planning to go back next year.

Charlestown, Cornwall

Tall ships, high seas and beach time

Love pirates, beaches, pubs and off-the-beaten-track Cornwall? Try Charlestown. This small Georgian harbour village is brimming with quaint buildings, family-safe beaches and a shipwreck center. The tall ships add an air of high seas intrigue while the location, close to the Lost Gardens of Heligan and the Eden Project, is perfect for families.