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The Mackerel

Charlestown, Cornwall (Ref. 934013)



Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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

Reviews & Ratings

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25 Customer Reviews

  • "Having stayed in many similar properties we would say that this is WITHOUT DOUBT the BEST we have ever experienced -- Mrs Schofield's care & thought for her guests is evident everywhere!"

    !! -- THANK YOU AS ALWAYS Mrs S !!!!

    Reviewed by NealeMar 2022

  • "Everything was first class."

    From the time we moved in until the time we moved out. We would have liked to stay another two months but it was already booked. The cleaning service did an outstanding job. The house was immaculate! The landlord checked several times to make sure that the heating was to our liking. I cannot think of anything to complain about. Charlestown is a charming place to live. The locals are extremely friendly. There is no shortage of places to go.

    Reviewed by ChristineMar 2022

  • "It was good to find a full size fridge/freezer."

    There was everything you need in the property and is ideal for 2 people - adults might a bit more a squeeze in the lounge. The owner responded to queries very promptly and was very helpful.

    Reviewed by DougOct 2021

  • "The house was in a perfect location for us, clean, comfortable with full amenities."

    Car parking a bit tight for a large car as opposite street parked on the road. Welcome package of cream scones and fruit greatly appreciated.

    Reviewed by GailSep 2021

  • "The property shouldn’t be described as a cottage - it is a very small modern terraced house on a housing estate, much smaller than photos lead you to believe."

    The parking space is tiny; our car only just fit on it and was practically touching the window of the house! The tiny seating area at the back got no direct sunlight and really wasn’t pleasant to sit in. We felt the property was very expensive for what it was. That said, it was beautifully clean, well equipped and nicely decorated.

    I am sorry to learn that the stay did you not match your expectations. I am somewhat perplexed by your comments surrounding the way the property is described as it states it is a "cosy contemporary house" and the front of the property is shown in the pictures. With reference to the parking, it is believed that many neighbours and previous occupants have managed to park rather large vehicles in this space without any trouble, apologies if you had any difficulty yourself. The seating area does manage to get direct sunlight in the afternoon and there is a lawned area further up the steps which receives sunlight throughout the course of the day. Thank you very much for your comments and for taking the time to let us know your thoughts. Customer feedback is very important to help us continually improve our standards. Property Owner

    Reviewed by JanetteJul 2021

  • "A wonderful welcome pack from the owner was a lovely gift to have waiting for us when we arrived."

    How thoughtful! The cottage was very well placed for the village and for further afield. Would thoroughly recommend The Lost Gardens of Heligan, for a fabulous garden and Mevagissey, for a beautiful, working harbour. The facilities were excellent with everything you could possibly need. I only wish we lived closer for a repeat visit.

    Reviewed by PatJun 2021

  • "The Mackeral is a lovely small house in a great location."

    The house was clean, tidy and comfortable. The garden is up a flight of metal steps and is level with the first floor, there is a small yard outside the back door. The kitchen has everything that you would need. The heating cannot be turned on when required, it is set to come on twice per day. I messaged the property owner who happily set a third heating period. This isn’t great for a wet cold week in Cornwall, thankfully there is a gas fire in the lounge that we used to warm the house. The shower over the bath doesn’t have a thermostatic mixer so if somebody else uses a cold tap or flushes a toilet the shower temperature increases to very hot. Apart from these minor issues the house is great and has everything you would require for a comfortable stay. The cream tea was a very nice welcoming treat.

    Reviewed by SimonApr 2021

  • "This is a lovely little place with everything you could possibly need."

    It’s beautifully clean and looks newly refurbished. I had with me my partner and two (taller than me) teenage daughters who also enjoyed the cottage. We were welcomed with a package of scones, Jam and clotted Cornish cream, which was a lovely added extra. The pubs down then end of the main road were fab and had plenty to offer. Very picturesque place to stay. We ventured to all sorts from The Mackerel and it was a great base to go from. I would highly recommend it to anyone. Jackie the owner was also quick to respond to any message I sent her to, which is great communication.

    Reviewed by JodieAug 2020

  • "A stunning village and an equally beautiful house."

    The owner has thought of everything and we felt very safe with our 2 children (7&2years) Safety gate, little steps up the the beds, plug in night lights & locks on cleaning products-brilliant! The house is a small walk from the stunning harbour, which is breathtaking. The sea is crystal clear and the beach is lovely. Will be back!

    Reviewed by BeverleyAug 2020

  • "Wonderful home from home ."

    . the hosts had thought of everything. Very good location for exploring Cornwall

    Reviewed by NicolaJul 2020

  • "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!

    Reviewed by SarahApr 2019

  • "The mackerel is a lovely cottage comfortable and well equipped."

    What made it extra special was the lovely decoration and splendid location. Near many attractions. Charlestown it’s self is lovely and historic. Lovely pubs. Arty shops. Ice creams and two beaches and a museum. Three supermarkets within 10 minuets drive. Marvellous would love to go again!u

    Reviewed by LesleyMar 2019

  • "It was lovely right from beginning to end the cottage was peaceful and relaxing ..."

    It was lovely right from beginning to end the cottage was peaceful and relaxing 5 mins walk from cottage to Charletown the children loved the facilities and wanted to stay longer definitely 5 stars from us

    Reviewed by AvrilFeb 2019

  • "The cottage was fantastic, clean, modern and had everything we needed."

    It was a home from home and we thoroughly enjoyed our week there. We will definitely return and recommend to family and friends.

    Reviewed by JulieNov 2018

  • "Fantastic little house which was perfect for our stay in Cornwall."

    Great location and the house was immaculate and very comfortable. Thank you so much.

    Reviewed by JoOct 2018

  • "Great location, lovely property, made my holiday easy and stres free."

    Reviewed by ChrisOct 2018

  • "High quality cottage with excellent facilities."

    Well situated but pleased that my daughter was with me to park the car! Close to harbour and coffee shops and not far from supermarket.

    Reviewed by YvonneOct 2018

  • "The Mackerel is a lovely property and ideally situated for the Harbour, which has a great selection of places to eat."

    Also the fish and chip shop, butchers and bakers in Holmbush are excellent. We'll be back!

    Reviewed by RuthMay 2018

  • "Lovely cottage."

    great location,

    Reviewed by ChrisFeb 2018

  • "Very nice house, extremely clean and homely."

    Had a slight issue with the heating but the owners were very quick to offer a solution. We were not on holiday but had we been so this property is well located for a base and with the port practically on the doorstep you have a great first place to visit. Cant thank Jackie and her Husband enough for making our stay comfortable and for the advice given to us as new residents comers in Cornwall.

    Reviewed by IanNov 2017

  • "We weren't sure what to expect of this property, but it certainly looked okay on the internet."

    However, when we arrived we were very pleasantly surprised. The property was very clean, had every appliance you might possibly have in your own home and more. Did we have any regrets about this booking? Absolutely not, and we not hesitate to recommend this property to anyone else. A short walk away down toward the Harbour are several restaurants that offered a wide range of choice, although we ended up in The Rashleigh Arms on more than one occasion. They have a wide range of food choices and a particularly nice Cornish Lager. In brief, if asked to provide feedback in three words it would be :- Excellent, Excellent, Excellent

    Reviewed by DerrickNov 2017

  • "Everything needed for a self-catering holiday was available at the cottage and the premises were very clean, spacious and warm."

    Reviewed by FrancisOct 2017

  • "Extremely comfortable and clean property - excellent location, would book again"

    Reviewed by PipSep 2017

  • "Very Helpful owners."

    Excellent local advice folder, offered additional help,. Fully equipped kitchen. Liked the welcoming scones!

    Reviewed by BrianJul 2017

  • "Location very good."

    . Excellent bus services. We loved Charlestown.

    Reviewed by CharlesOct 2016

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  • 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
  • Please be aware this property only accepts 7 night bookings on a Friday check in. Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping Bond of £250.00

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...

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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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.

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Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping Bond of £100