The Quay Road Cottage

charlestown, cornwall
2 bedroom - 1 bath
(2 reviews)
Travel dates:
£200 - £360 per night (GBP)
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Perks for the Parents

This beautiful, quirky and historic building in Charlestown is well-equipped for parents with 1-2 children and has luxury touches including White Company linen, blankets and top of the range baby equipment. The house is historic but the kitchen is all mod cons and sensitively renovated. There’s a cosy wood burner in the oak-floored living room and the digital TV has a built in DVD player. The thoughtful owners, Antonia and David, can help with everything from babysitters to home-cooked meals and an in-home spa experience.

Why Kids Love it

Nearby activities are family-oriented: there are 2 beaches in Charlestown itself, plus ice cream shops, a small museum and boats in the harbor. The Eden Project, Cornwall’s most-visited family attraction, is just a short drive away. The children’s bedroom has a double bed - ideal for 1, 2 children will have to share. This home is particularly well kitted out for babies and toddlers, with provisions including: 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 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 cottage has a maximum capacity of 4 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 exclusive use of the house. Car hire is recommended. Parking is easy nearby. 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. It is a great area 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. 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.

Accommodation Details

This 2-bedroom cottage has a lounge with small dining area and a separate kitchen and a small grassy garden enclosed by stone walls plus a courtyard garden at the front. Upstairs there are 2 bedrooms. One bedroom has a kingsize bed, the other has a double bed. A travel crib can be added. The bathroom has a bath tub and power shower and is downstairs.

Style Notes

This seaside cottage is packed with quirky eccentric English decor, including oil paintings of stormy seas and collections of seafaring items. Whitewashed walls, antique furniture, sash windows and panelled walls all add to its character. Owners Antonia and David refurbished the property and have a unique touch when it comes to interior design.

  • 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
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.

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.

2 reviews

Laura B.
Visited in June 2019
We absolutely loved our stay in Antonia's wonderful cottage! The cottage is beautiful and historic, with modern touches where it matters (bathroom, kitchen) and plenty of room for a small family. We loved making a fire on blustery, rainy days and opening all the doors and windows when the sun was shining. Antonia is amazing and went out of our way to help us have a great stay - we had dinner waiting when we arrived, breakfast for the next morning, and a wonderful babysitter watched our daughter one evening while we had a date night. This area of Cornwall was gorgeous, with a hiking path walking distance away and easy access to local activities (including award-winning ice cream right down the street). Don't miss the kayaking trip Antonia recommends; we had so much fun taking my 3 year old daughter on it!
Emily F.
Visited in September 2017
This charming cottage wowed us from the moment we pulled up. It is set in an exquisite little fishing village, complete with a pub overlooking the water, a fabulous coffee shop, a nice sit-down seafood restaurant and beautiful tall ships. The cottage is well-laid out and very kid-friendly. We loved the cross between modern and quaint in the decor. There's a large luxurious tub, cosy beds and a lovely little front garden. But what really sets this property apart is the amazing hostess - Antonia. She arranged a spa night for us, delivered meals (a standout stew with fish straight from the ocean) and breakfast and made sure we were squared away and happy. She helped us navigate the NHS when our child got sick and provided tons of tips and guidance. We felt so lucky to have found this property!!