The Quay Road Villa

charlestown, cornwall
3 bedroom - 2 bath
(5 reviews)
Travel dates:
£360 - £520 per night (GBP)
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Perks for the Parents

This original wing of a Grade II Georgian villa overlooks Charlestown harbor and its tall ships. It has a pair of magnificent sea view bedrooms both with super king beds and luxurious ensuite bathrooms. 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 primary bedroom has a small interconnecting study that can be made up as a child’s room with a single or bunk bed. 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, 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 house has a maximum capacity of 4 adults (including teens) 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. 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 residence can also be booked with other Charlestown properties to offer flexibility and accommodation for friends. There is parking at the property.

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. Car hire is recommended.

Accommodation Details

This house has a lounge, kitchen, separate dining room and front garden with sea views. Upstairs there are 2 bedrooms with superkingsize beds and ensuite bathrooms. Both have space for a crib and the 2nd bedroom can be set up as 2 single beds. The primary bedroom also has a small interconnecting study that can be made up as a child’s room with a twin or bunk bed. It is the original wing of a grand Georgian Grade II listed seaside villa.

Style Notes

This carefully restored villa 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 are moored. Bedrooms are made up with crisp white bedding and to hotel standard. We love the historical detailing in the furniture and paintings.

  • 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
2 twin / single
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.

5 reviews

Jill C.
Visited in April 2019
We had an absolutely fabulous stay at Quay Road Villa, the house is immaculate, beautifully appointed and located in the ever so charming Charlestown. Antonia and David could not be lovelier, they truly have thought of everything and make it a very special stay. Antonia’s recommendations on things to do in the area are great, she helped us arrange a babysitter and directed us to a fabulous local restaurant, and the complimentary cinnamon buns which were at the house on arrival were epic! We’d love to return one day soon!
Michael S.
Visited in March 2017
We had an enchanted stay at the Quay Road Villa. The harbor and beach are excellent for strolling. The home is a masterpiece of antique coziness and whimsical maritime decor. For a fair extra cost, Antonia provided us with delicious, hearty meals (twin lobsters as a welcome meal: heck, yeah!). And she was very good with communication, providing thorough tips on things to do--and even the best driving routes down from London. This area of Cornwall is superb. We had great outings with our 3 year old and 1 year old at Heligan Gardens and the Eden Project. The kids especially loved the house, as did we all--evenings by the fire place, big comfy sofas and chairs, and wonderful views of the old square rigger from the bedrooms. An outstanding property and wonderful hosts.
David C.
Visited in February 2016
The property is in a fantastic location, very close to the sea and Charletown Harbour, and what a beautiful, well presented home Quay Road Villa is. We received the warmest of welcomes from Antonia and David and left to settle into this wonderful home. There is lots to do with the kids, The Eden Project, The Lost Gardens of Heligan, lots of walks, beaches close by and kayaking. We did The Gribben Walk which would have been even more spectacular on a dry day and is best for families with older kids. This worked up a serious appetite, so on Antonia's recommendation we booked a table at Sam's on the Beach and had the most amazing locally sourced sea food for lunch. The kitchen is well kitted out and we did cook dinner at home one night. The supermarket is close by, so shopping for groceries is not a problem. However, if you didn't fancy cooking for yourself, Antonia can provide some fantastic home cooked meals - one of which we did get to try - the fish stew.... You have to have the fish stew. All in all, a truly memorable stay and we will definitely be coming back! D&N
Sali H.
Visited in July 2014
This was a fantastic holiday. The property is absolutely stunning and very child friendly, located in a very sweet village. We intended to travel farther afield each day, but actually found ourselves staying in Charlestown on several days because it has everything you need - ice cream shops, beach (pebbly), pubs, a little museum, and so on. There are heaps of lovely places when you do decide to venture out though. One of our holiday highlights was lunch at Fifteen, which is located directly above a beach and is completely child friendly. We will definitely be visiting Antonia's properties again in the near future.
Marion B.
Visited in February 2014
We had a wonderful time ! Thanks again Antonia and David . We shall come back once. XX