Holiday Cottage in St Austell
Sleeps 4 - Bedrooms 2 - From £431
You are truly in Poldark country here! Several scenes from the much-loved ITV series were filmed around Charlestown's historic harbour and many other well-known film and TV series. It is a great place to explore with its fascinating Shipwreck Centre, lovely beach and great range of places to eat. Crinnis Beach (often known as Carlyon Beach) is a substantial stretch of sand where you can enjoy pop up restaurants, street vendors, a frisbee golf course and various open-air theatre and cinema events during the season. Little Avallen provides the ideal base for exploring this part of Cornwall, with the Eden Project and Lost Gardens of Heligan only a short drive away.
Ground Floor: Open plan kitchen, living and dining room, fitted units and appliances, table and chairs and comfortable seating. Twin bedroom to the rear with 3' beds and storage. Stairs from the living area to:
First Floor: Master bedroom with a 4'6" double bed, dormer window with views over the bay and storage. En suite shower room with WC and hand basin.
Exterior: Parking space in front of the annexe, small patio with table and chairs.
Facilities & Services
Heating is via thermostatically controlled electric radiators. The kitchen has a range of equipment and fully fitted units and appliances. There is an electric oven and gas hob, a microwave, toaster, kettle, dishwasher, fridge with integral icebox. The sitting room area has a flatscreen digital Smart TV. There is WiFi available at the property. There is an iron & ironing board.
Electricity, heating, bed linen and towels are all included, but you will need to bring your own beach towels. No smoking is allowed. No dogs. There is a travel cot, high chair and stairgate available on request.
General Booking Information
Arrival / Departure is normally a Saturday.
Short breaks are available during quieter periods.
£250 pre-authorised to your credit or debit card as a security deposit is required.
Having largely resisted the modernisation and commercialisation of some other popular destinations, Charlestown has held onto its unique, quintessential Cornish charm. For this reason, it has been a popular backdrop to many film and television projects, including Poldark, Dr Who and Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland. Steeped in history, no visit would be complete without a trip to the Charlestown Shipwreck and Heritage Centre, which exhibits a fascinating array of artefacts, stories and information about the village and its maritime history. Aside from the museum, Charlestown also has a couple of art galleries, a harbourside pub boasting excellent views, a small sandy beach, and many small shops to browse your way through. Once a year, the village holds its annual Regatta: a week-long event featuring watersports, games, sports competitions and a carnival, all to raise money for the village. With plenty to while away an enjoyable day, Charlestown is well worth a visit.
St Austell was once the major producer of the world's China Clay. Now with cheaper imports, the industry is in decline, but The Wheal Martyn China Clay Museum set in two former working pits depicts the countryside in years gone by. Wet weather activities could include the visitor centre at St Austell Brewery, sampling beers and ales made on the premises. The brewery has recently started exporting its products across the Tamar River to England, so you may find where your favourite brew is made.
Fowey (pronounced Foy) is one of the most iconic places in Cornwall. Set on the steep banks on the Fowey Estuary, the narrow streets and alleys are just great to explore. Views of the harbour are dramatic. Just watching the activities in the harbour can keep you occupied for many hours! Life in Fowey revolves around the water. The local fishing fleet land the freshest catches, and local specialities include mussels, oysters, clams, crab & lobster. There are some great restaurants and pubs around and nearby. Life on the water culminates in the middle of August with the Fowey Regatta Week, where yacht racing takes place all week. Watch the historic Falmouth Working Boats racing in the close confines of the estuary, or enjoy the many festivities around the town.
Pentewan (just north of Mevagissey) has an industrial past that is still evident today. It was once a busy harbour built by a local mine owner for shipping china clay. Inland is the Pentewan Valley Trail which is 4km of woodland and riverside walking following an old gauge railway to the village of London Apprentice. The village also has a small, friendly pub with tables on the old harbourside. There is a wonderful sandy beach which is ideal for families.
The town of Mevagissey is just a 15-minute drive away. Mevagissey is a wonderful little Cornish fishing village in South East Cornwall. The tiny seaside village is packed with old Cornish cottages complete with narrow alleyways leading to converted fish cellars offering gift shops, galleries, pubs and cafes. Once a major Pilchard port, now the harbour boasts a smaller fleet, many of which provide sea tours or boat trips to Fowey situated further up the South coast. The harbour provides an ideal backdrop for a fish and chips supper, followed by a stroll through the town at dusk.
The Lost Gardens of Heligan and the Eden Project are within an easy drive, and so this is an excellent location for the keen gardener. Nearby Gorran Haven offers an alternative day out. You can continue south along the coast down to Caerhays Castle and Porthluney Cove. Cliff walks in all directions along the coast offer spectacular views out across the St Austell Bay, with the coastal path only a few minutes walk away.
5 out of 5
Service and Staff: 5
Value For Money: 5
Fantastic property with unrivalled views of Carylon bay!Reviewed on 12/08/2021
We loved staying here - perfect for our family of 4! Modern, clean & v comfortable. The location is amazing - a coastal path takes you to crinnis beach in 15mins - a beautiful picturesque walk - alternatively can drive & park. Great for water sports! 10 min coastal walk the other direction - takes you to Charlestown. A stunning harbour with amazing restaurants! Would give our stay 10/10!
4.8 out of 5
Service and Staff: 5
Value For Money: 4
Great stay with fabulous sea viewReviewed on 09/08/2021
We really enjoyed our stay very much! The location & view is stunning and the hospitality was brilliant!