The Quay Road Villa
Perks for the Parents
This original wing of a Grade II Georgian house overlooks Charlestown harbor and its tall ships and is well set up for those with young - and older - children. It has a pair of magnificent sea view bedrooms both with super king beds and luxurious ensuite bathrooms. 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. Every room has a great view. In the dining room, the huge oak table is perfect for a large Cornish breakfast or a candlelit supper. The bathrooms have baths and power showers and there is a hot outside shower, ideal after a long day at the beach.
Why Kids Love it
This historic home is delightful for children who can spy boats from the living room window and marvel at swordfish bills on the mantelpiece. Nearby activities are family-oriented: there are 2 beaches in Charlestown, 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 master bedroom also has a small interconnecting study that can be made up as a child’s room. It 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, Bumbo, JoJo Maman Bebe play mats, travel crib, dinnerware, Rubber Duck potty, McLaren single stroller, Rubber Duck baby bath and food blender.
Things to Know
Minimum stay: 3 nights in January, February, March, October, November and December; 7 nights in July, August and around Christmas. Three night stays available by request in April and September. Outside peak months (July-August), the residence can be booked as a 2 or 3 bedroom house. A 20% discount applies for a 2-room booking. Prices listed are based on 2 adults and 2 kids staying at the property. Please contact the host for accurate pricing if more are staying. 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. There is only one bathroom.
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 town 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 easy nearby.
This house has a lounge, kitchen, separate dining room and small front garden. Upstairs there are 2 bedrooms with superkingsize beds. Both have space for a crib. The master bedroom also has a small interconnecting study that can be made up as a child’s room. The family bathroom has a rolltop bath and power shower. The residence is part of a larger house, where the owners also live. There is a private entrance for them and the guest wing of the property is completely private.
This carefully restored Grade-II listed Georgian building is full of design details and beautiful collections: swordfish bills, earth-toned egg cups, original Cornishware, and oil paintings of boats in raging seas. The sash windows offer fantastic views on Charlestown harbor where tall ships still occasionally visit. Bedrooms are made up with crisp white bedding and to hotel standard. We love the historical detailing in the furniture and paintings.
Tall ships, high seas and beach time
Love pirates, beaches, pubs and off-the-beaten-track Cornwall? Try Charlestown. This small Georgian harbour town 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.