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The Mackerel

Charlestown, Cornwall (Ref. 934013)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor accommodation
  • Icon/Feature/Smoke-free Smoke-free
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/By the sea Seaside
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  • Reviews

    “Very comfortable and nicely decorated holiday cottage.”

    Well managed and can’t find any fault really. WiFi did fall out a couple of times but a very minor issue. Many thanks!

The property

An ideal base from which to tour the south coast of Cornwall, this cosy contemporary house is set in a quiet area in the heart of the world-famous Georgian village and working port of Charlestown, a mile from St Austell and close to the Eden Project.

Driving down to the village you turn off to this quiet location where the house is situated, hidden away yet only a few minutes walk to the harbour.

Parking outside, you enter the house into the hallway leading through to the sitting room before going through to the well-equipped kitchen and dining area.

From here you can access the decked courtyard and then take the stairway up the old foundry wall to the upper lawned garden where you can relax after a day touring the coast.

On the first floor are the two bedrooms, a double and a twin, along with the bathroom.

To this day Charlestown remains unspoilt and retains much of its Georgian character and this unique combination has led to the village being much in demand as a film and television location.

Fans of Poldark will instantly recognise the proud harbour where you regularly see magnificent square rigger ships transporting you into a bygone era.

Well worth a visit is the Shipwreck, Rescue and Heritage Centre located in the village and containing many exhibits relating to Charlestown's past and of course some interesting shipwreck salvage.

For a small village there are three excellent pubs serving good food and local ales as well as restaurants and cafés.

Less than a mile away is Cornwall's largest town, St Austell, with a cinema and a variety of shops, restaurants and pubs.

St Austell Bay, with its many sandy beaches is a haven for water sports and walkers will have the choice of the stunning South West Coast Path or the many woodlands and trails.

With so much to do whatever the weather, this really is an excellent holiday destination.


  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Ground floor basin and WC
  • Sitting room with gas fire
  • Kitchen with dining area.
  • Gas central heating with gas fire
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot, highchair and stairgate
  • Off road parking for 1 car with unlimited roadside parking opposite the property
  • Split-level rear garden with lawned upper area and lower decked courtyard with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 5 mins walk.

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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

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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