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Charlestown, Cornwall (Ref. 960046)



Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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  • Broadband / WiFi
  • Seaside
  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available

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52 Customer Reviews

  • "The cottage was all we expected and more such a perfect position only a few minutes walk from the village centre."

    We loved the peace and quiet, the welcome pack, the sunny garden, everything done to make us feel at home. Charlestown is a perfect spot for eating out 'the best of Cornwall' fantastic places on the quay to sample local fish. We did of course have the best weather, sunny for a whole week which did help !!

    Reviewed by BarbaraJun 2022

  • "This is our third stay at Speedwell which says it all!"

    A lovely clean, comfortable cottage with everything you need in a perfect location. Andy the caretaker is always very helpful too. We hope to be back again next year!

    Reviewed by ChristyMay 2022

  • "The cottage was immaculate."

    Very convenient for everywhere we visited. Quiet and sunny. Good parking. We had everything we needed.

    Reviewed by SusannahApr 2022

  • "A beautiful cottage in a lovely quiet spot."

    The cottage itself is bright, airy and spacious. A beautiful large hallway and staircase, a really good sized and well equipped kitchen and three decent sized bedrooms with an en suite to the master bedroom. Unusually for me, I slept incredibly well throughout the entire stay. Out the back is a beautiful patio, with a stream trickling by, just beyond the fence. The property is well maintained, with a helpful caretaker nearby, I have to say that the property was absolutely spotless throughout, a rare luxury perhaps. The welcome basket, including milk, cream tea components, bread and coffee pods was a really nice touch and very welcome. Parking is conveniently just outside the property. All in all a perfect base for a holiday.

    Reviewed by GlennApr 2022

  • "An excellent holiday home."

    We had everything we needed for a perfect holiday in Charlestown. The welcome basket was an additional bonus (cream tea, coffee, tea bags, bread, wine). The garden is a sun trap and sheltered from the wind so we were able to sit outside in the late afternoon. Speedwell is perfect for a Cornish holiday and we would recommend it to anyone who asked.

    Reviewed by DorcasMar 2022

  • "We have had a wonderful week staying in Speedwell."

    The cottage is lovely, kitchen fully equipped, welcome basket was the best we’ve ever had. Good communication with the caretaker too. Charlestown is delightful and having private parking is a real bonus. We would highly recommend this property. Thank you Andy.

    Reviewed by DinaMar 2022

  • "Really lovely cottage."

    Very good location with enough room for 4 adults and our dog. Lovely to have the courtyard garden and the ability to park our 2 cars outside . Very clean and well equipped. We hope to return next year .

    Reviewed by SusanMar 2022

  • "Really lovely cottage a real home from home."

    We’ve stayed in a few cottages in this location and this was definitely the best. Arrival pack was a lovely unexpected addition. Really easy to self cater as there is literally everything you need. Very clean, well presented. Perfect for the dog with the enclosed garden. Even the recycling was made easy. Great location - we’ll definitely be back.

    Reviewed by JennieFeb 2022

  • "We found Speedwell to be a comfortable house - we quickly felt at home."

    We would recommend this house to anyone. The location is great and fantastic for a holiday. It would have been 5 Stars all the way if it were not for a couple of niggles. Firstly, we asked to bring items - when they are already there eg. tea towels, hand gels etc. The wifi in the house is strong and useful but the television is old and not able to display modern apps like Netflix or Amazon Prime and a freeview recorder would not go amiss. I know that watching TV is a secondary event but there are times when it is watched Lastly, the two armchairs are starting to lose their 'bounce'. These 'niggles' should not put anyone off as this is a lovely clean property and a credit to those who look after it.

    Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. We are so glad that you thought the house was comfortable and you felt at home there. Just to let you know that we have now updated the TV and put a smart TV in place. We have also ordered two new arm chairs which will be in place in the next couple of weeks. We very much look forward to welcoming you back. Property Owner

    Reviewed by PeterDec 2021

  • "Lovely property in a marvellous location."

    Comfortable, clean, well equipped. Thoughtful and much appreciated welcome pack. Definitely recommended and hope to return ourselves in the future.

    Reviewed by AdrianDec 2021

  • "A very clean cottage, lovely welcome basket awaiting us."

    Bed where lovely and comfortable Would certainly go there again Such a lovely village as well

    Reviewed by AnthonyNov 2021

  • "Speedwell is in a great location in Charlestown, the lane is quiet and flat, a two/five minute walk to shops and harbour."

    The house was very clean and had a lovely welcome pack.

    Reviewed by LynnOct 2021

  • "This cottage is in a perfect position in Charlestown harbour."

    We had a text message from Andy the caretaker to let us know cottage was ready. Cottage was absolutely immaculate clean comfortable full size fridge and three draw freezer and every type of kitchen utensil you can think of, and a very welcome cream tea hamper, Charlestown is very popular location for filming and there was a German film company filming while we were there. The cottage is within 1-5 min walk to all restaurants and cafes, shipwreck museum. I would not hesitate to book this cottage again.

    Reviewed by RobertSep 2021

  • "This is a beautiful cottage, has everything you need for a comfortable stay, lovely and clean and perfectly located."

    Reviewed by ChristyAug 2021

  • "Speedwell is a well-equipped and comfortable holiday home."

    Perfectly positioned to explore the local area, and generally peaceful to relax and enjoy the sun in the lovely little garden.

    Reviewed by JuliaJul 2021

  • "Speedwell has been a fantastic holiday cottage which my family have loved to return to over the past couple of years."

    It is simply ideal for a holiday vacation in Cornwall, and is situated perfectly for one to take advantage of the many interesting and memorable local attractions. We were ready to book again for the same period in July 2022, however were disappointed to note the price has increased from £1049 (2021) to £1740 (advertised July 2022). With regret, my family and I could not justify returning to this lovely cottage based on this price increase, and have made the decision to base ourselves elsewhere for our next Cornish adventure.

    Reviewed by ChrisJul 2021

  • "This is a beautiful, well maintained cottage, in a prime location in Charlestown."

    The back garden is very peaceful to sit out in when the weather permits, and is a proper sun trap most of the day. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay here

    Reviewed by StevenJun 2021

  • "Lovely and relaxing."

    Perfect Location. Plenty to do.

    Reviewed by JuliaMay 2021

  • "Shower in master bedroom isn’t enclosed so found water ended up on bathroom and would’ve stayed wet for most of day if we didn’t wipe it up."

    Found had to towels regularly for that.

    Thank you for taking the time to complete your feedback. We spoke with the owner regarding the point and raised and he reports that the en-suite shower room was designed purposely with as a no step shower to allow for easy access enclosure and is designed more as a wet room. Despite the point raised we hope you enjoyed your visit. Property Owner

    Reviewed by ZeausMay 2021

  • "The cottage is central to the village, set in a quiet no through road so was peaceful but ideally situated for pubs, bars and restaurants."

    The parking is conveniently directly outside the premises. There is plenty of room for a family; although we were two plus dog we could appreciate the space. There is a lovely little back courtyard which in May had the sun for a large part of the day. I imagine in high summer it is a wonderful suntrap! The cottage itself is well furnished with comfortable beds and settee/chairs and has great storage space both inside and out. The only thing I'd change is the addition of shelving in the two bathrooms as there is nowhere to put toiletries and makeup. We will definitely look to book there again.

    Reviewed by KevinMay 2021

  • "Great location, plenty of space in the cottage and thoroughly enjoyed the outside space."

    Reviewed by LeslieApr 2021

  • "We booked this cottage at the last minute and we were delighted with it."

    It was so comfortable, it felt like home. Spacious. Warm. Well-equipped. Spotlessly clean. Brilliant location. Car parking outside the door. Friendly caretaker.

    Reviewed by Susan JaneOct 2020

  • "Speedwell cottage was beautifully clean and perfect for our holiday and the welcome basket a lovely addition."

    It is situated right in the middle of the village extremely close to the harbour, beaches and all its amenities, which is great for young children or those unable to walk long distances as it is all on the same level. The cottage has a downstairs cloakroom/WC which is not included on the description but was an appreciated addition. The caretaker Andy was brilliant, he called beforehand so we had a contact number, which we did have to use as we were not sure how to turn the radiator on in the en-suite, he quickly came around and assisted us. There were cushions for the chairs in the back garden stored in the shed, unfortunately we only discovered this on the last day so were not able to make use of them.

    Reviewed by SharonOct 2020

  • "Superb cottage, very well equipped, comfortable and able to adjust heating to suit."

    Immaculately clean. Comfortable beds. Brilliant WiFi ( important to us!) Excellent location. Charlestown is utterly charming and it is central to many places on the south coast of Cornwall. BUT it Is essential to book restaurants as on arrival on the Saturday everything was full and we got takeaway fish and chips! Do call into Wreckers Deli. Garlic Wrapped Cornish Yarg cheese is divine. Their pasties are lovely too.

    Reviewed by JenniferSep 2020

  • "A very comfortable house in a wonderful village."

    I've never been to this part of Cornwall before but will definitely visit again.

    Reviewed by DavidSep 2020

  • "Had a wonderful week at Speedwell."

    Great location, just a couple of minutes walk to Charlestown harbour. We found the cottage to be spotlessly clean, comfortable and very well equipped. Hope to return in the not too distant future.

    Reviewed by JohnSep 2020

  • "Our 2nd hoilday at Speedwell and we absolutely love it."

    Very clean and comfortable with everything you will need for a great hoilday. Perfect location to explore the cornwall and with our fav beach Porthpean just around the corner you can't go wrong.

    Reviewed by ColetteAug 2020

  • "The house was perfect."

    Very clean, had all the facilities we needed and the owners communication was excellent. In the current climate couldn’t have asked for any more. Would like to go back and stay again.

    Reviewed by RossJul 2020

  • "The neighbours were doing building works ..."

    The neighbours were doing building works Tje second week which would start around 8 and finish around 4 Made the stay very noisy Other than that tje cottage was great

    Reviewed by NeilDec 2019

  • "We had a excellent holiday walking distance to pubs and restaurants which mean we could have a couple of drinks."

    There plenty of things to do with out driving to far and also you can use local transport.

    Reviewed by SimonNov 2019

  • "Unfortunately we were not told that builders were working next door so all day starting at 8 am kango hammers were going."

    We could not sit out in the courtyard garden the noise was deafening. Infact it made the hole house shake and items were falling of the shelves. If we new there were to be building work being carried out we would of not booked the cottage. I have two boys aged 4 and 7 and they were woken up every morning by the noise. Completely unacceptable. I have recorded the noise if you wish to follow this up. Regards Andrew Waite

    Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback. We are really sorry to hear you have experienced this during your stay at Speedwell. Your report of the building work was unfortunately the first we had heard that the work would be commencing in the neighbouring property. We are working with the owners to ensure the noise is kept to a minimum and will be in touch with any incoming guests to make them aware of the situation. Property Owner

    Reviewed by AndrewJul 2019

  • "This is our second year at Speedwell."

    Beautiful cottage. The only thing we were abit disapointed in was the cleanliness. Cobwebs hanging above bed which i got rid of and the oven and hob were very dirty. We do love it there as Charlestown is is a beautiful place too. It hasnt put us off though as we have booked again for next year. Thanks Julia.

    Reviewed by JuliaMay 2019

  • "The decor of this cottage is amazing, such a nautical feel and such unusual items."

    This made a great experience. Great location in Charlestown and everything provided that you could need. Andy the housekeeper was so prompt and friendly when we needed to contact him. Look forward to returning before too long.

    Reviewed by AlanApr 2019

  • "NO. Everything was fine for a holiday cottage"

    Reviewed by ChristopherApr 2019

  • "Speedwell was very clean and comfortable and had all the amenities needed and a nice welcome package, there was no need to take the car out in the evening as there are plenty of lovely places to eat in Charlestown and some nice walks in the daytime."

    This is the our second visit to Speedwell and we will be booking again.

    Reviewed by DebbieMar 2019

  • "Little touches of doggy treats fresh scones and flowers left for us was so welcoming ."

    ..the cottage was immaculate !!!!...the cottage itself could not have been situated in a more ideal position close to everything ..will definitely be returning ..thank you for a lovely holiday

    Reviewed by TinaMar 2019

  • "Speedwell cottage is a lovely airy cottage and much improved by the addition of en suite bathroom."

    It is in a brilliant position close to the harbour and all restaurants and good access to coastal walks. Also provides parking which is a bonus. The housekeeper Andy was very friendly and sent me informative texts telling me the cottage was ready earlier than expected. I would definitely go again - this was our second visit.

    Reviewed by GillMar 2019

  • "The cottage was lovely and the location was very convenient for the habour and restaurants."

    I believe access would be a challenge for people with mobility issues, as there are stairs and a slippy floor in the downstairs hall. This needs a different surface. The equipment levels are good, however there are some niggling issues with the tiolet banging when flushed and the cooker fan that did not work. Really enjoyed my stay at this cottage and would use cornish cottage holidays again without a doubt

    Reviewed by StephenSep 2018

  • "Excellent week."

    The crockery and glassware could do with a close inspection. There are a lot of chipped and cracked pieces. The tin opener had gone walk about but Andy replaced it within half an hour. Great location. Loved the wek

    Reviewed by MaggieSep 2018

  • "We had the most enjoyable time at Speedwell, the house was very comfortable we couldn’t ask for more and a big thank you to Andy the caretaker he went the extra mile to look after us."

    Please pass my thanks onto him, an absolute star.

    Reviewed by Lester CharlesAug 2018

  • "Really lovely cottage in a fantastic location."

    Easy parking outside. Cottage so clean and tidy. Lovely bathrooms. Kitchen so well equipped: Really loved our time in Charlestown we were really lucky with the weather, the back garden is a little sun trap so some loungers would have been nice. There was a great washing machine but no washing line which was odd. There is a tumble dryer but not everything is suitable for a dryer. Overall wonderful and we wouldn’t hesitate to return.

    Reviewed by DianeAug 2018

  • "Speedwell is a fab cottage in a fab location."

    Andy the housekeeper was very freindy and keeps the place in great shape. Parking outside the cottage is essential in Charlestown as otherwise you would pay a fortune. Only a short stroll to the harbour with a couple of pubs/bars/restaurants which is all you need locally and plenty of choice only short distances away. We spend most of our time on Porthpean beach which our 6yr old loved but again you are spoiled for choice if we wanted to stop around. Also plenty of rainy day options so we'll definitely be returning.

    Reviewed by ColetteJul 2018

  • "Great location and everything as advertised."

    Was impressed how quickly a small problem was resolved with the bed. Have already booked again for 2019 at the same place.

    Reviewed by PeterJun 2018

  • "A lovely cottage in a great location."

    On the minus side no hairdryer and my partner found the latex mattress on the king size bed uncomfortable. It was fine for me! Otherwise we enjoyed our stay and found it very relaxing. We would go back to that cottage.

    Reviewed by SarahJun 2018

  • "The location was superb, could not have been any closer to local facilities & attractions."

    The cottage was kept immaculately, & the cleanliness & functionality of all appliances & general décor was 100%. A very relaxing cottage to stay in for a week, well-situated to use as a base for exploring other areas of Cornwall, & we thoroughly enjoyed our holiday. Thank you Sykes, Highly Recommended!

    Reviewed by SusanJun 2018

  • "Speedwell is a great holiday cottage."

    It's clean, comfortable and really homely. Charlestown is a great base for a holiday in Cornwall with great local pubs, coffee shops and restaurants and lovely beaches and walks from the harbour. We will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by KarenMay 2018

  • "Great cottage in a lovely location."

    Beautifully clean with barely used appliances/ utensils etc. The cottage doesnt have a dishwasher as stated in the listing though.

    Reviewed by LauraMar 2018

  • "Great location, well equipped and lovely cottage."

    Great communication from the housekeeper Andy.

    Reviewed by MichaelFeb 2018

  • "This cottage is fabulous!"

    It is warm and clean and has everything you can think of that you might need. The new ensuite is lovely. It is a real home from home. The welcome basket was a great treat, thank you! It has its own parking space and it is just a couple of minutes to the beach and restaurants. We all really enjoyed our stay here and have booked again for next year. Definitely worth a stay.

    Reviewed by TraceyFeb 2018

  • "A lovely cottage; spacious, well equipped, clean, comfortable and very welcoming."

    Great location, lovely beaches close-by and farther afield. Loads to see and do; useful info pack in the cottage too.

    Reviewed by ClareOct 2017

  • "Second time we've used yourselves and both times the facilities and locations have been excellent!"

    Will be booking again in the future Thanks Dave

    Reviewed by DavidJul 2017

  • "Very clean."

    Prefect for a toddler. Well stocked l. All the bits ans bobs a family need.

    Reviewed by JenniferJun 2017

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  • Over two floors
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x double, 1 x single
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting/dining room with wood burner.
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, dishwasher, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, vacuum cleaner
  • smart TV, DVD, WiFi
  • Fuel and power included in rent, wood and kindling for the first fire
  • Bed linen and towels included in rent
  • Cot(120x160 cm) and high chair available
  • Parking for two cars on private dead end road
  • Enclosed courtyard garden
  • One pet welcome at £30 per week
  • Sorry no smoking
  • Pub within a 3 minute walk
  • Beach 2 minute walk
  • Shop less than two miles.

The property

An immaculate terraced cottage is a one minute walk from Charlestown's incredible harbour and sandy beach.

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...

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About the location


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.

Region Information

Note: Check in time for this property is 4pm.
Note: There is a low fence bordering the end of the courtyard garden beyond which there is a stream, children must be supervised.