Speedwell

Charlestown, Cornwall (Ref. 960046)

  • Rating

  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

Features

  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

The property

A special coastal retreat, this immaculate cottage is a one minute walk from Charlestown's incredible harbour and sandy beach, recently used as a location for the filming of Poldark. A daily stroll around this historic unspoilt village will reveal elegant Georgian Houses, quaint fisherman's cottages, coffee shops, gift shops and a rather good pub. Charlestown, a Unesco World Heritage Site, still survives as a working port as well as being home to The Phoenix, a magnificent two masted tall ship which is open to the public (please check times in advance) and runs voyages out of Charlestown harbour subject to their sailing programme. The village is also home to the Shipwreck, Rescue and Heritage Centre, a mighty collection of artefacts including pieces from the Titanic. Slap bang in the middle of the Cornish Riviera, other coastal hotspots nearby include Mevagissey, Looe and Fowey and we recommend the latter for a day of browsing galleries and boutiques followed by a waterside lunch and a spot of boat watching. For keen walkers, the South West Coastal path meanders through the village and around the south coast revealing hidden coves, wooded valleys and cliff top drama. The biomes of the Eden Project are also within ten minutes drive, host to a wide range of music and arts events throughout the year, it is much more than a collection of tropical plants. The Lost Gardens of Heligan are a great nearby visitor attraction for all the family.


Speedwell has been thoughtfully furnished to create a homely and welcoming space to return to at the end of the day. The open plan living room has a cosy gas fire and patio doors leading to the enclosed rear garden. The kitchen is light and airy and well equipped with everything you will need for your self catering holiday. Sit back with an evening tipple and listen to the trickling waters of the little stream that runs just behind the garden. Perfect for couples or families, the three bedrooms are tastefully decorated with crisp white linens and fluffy towels completing the picture.

Accommodation

Over two floors. Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 1 x double, 1 x single. Bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin and WC. Kitchen. Sitting/dining room with gas fire.

Amenities

Gas central heating. Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer. TV with freeview, DVD, WiFi. Fuel and power included in rent. Bed linen and towels included in rent. Cot and high chair available. Off road parking for two cars. Enclosed courtyard garden. One pet welcome at £25 per week. Sorry no smoking. Shop and pub within a 5 minute walk. Beach 1 minute walk.

About the location

CHARLESTOWN

St. Austell 1.5 miles; Eden Project 2 miles; Truro 16 miles.

A delightful and much sought-after coastal village of stone cottages and Regency houses, on the south coast near St. Austell. Famous for its collection of tall ships riding at anchor in the harbour, the shipwreck museum, excellent pubs and restaurants and easy access to the coastal path, it’s the perfect holiday destination. It has even been used as a filming location, most well known for appearing in Poldark. The area is rich in golf courses with Carlyon Bay and Porthpean close by. The picturesque fishing village of Mevagissey is 20 minutes' drive away by car, while the Lost Gardens of Heligan, several stately homes and gardens and the fabulous Eden Project are all within 5 miles, with Newquay and North Cornwall coast only a 35 minute drive away by car.