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Poldark Cottage

(Ref. 956229)

Charlestown, Cornwall Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


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

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65 Customer Reviews

  • "Beautiful property in a fantastic location , the owner Claire was very helpful and understanding."

    Local amenities are very good with large supermarkets close by, a great place to stay for relaxing or exploring south Cornwall.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0May 2024

  • "This a superb property."

    In an excellent location, beautifully presented, and very welcoming. My wife & I cannot speak highly enough of this property. It forfilled our every expectation and we felt happy to be there.

    Reviewed by Ian James5.0May 2024

  • "Just had a great week stay in Poldark Cottage to celebrate two Birthdays, the cottage was beautiful, clean comfortable and everything we could possibly need, and plenty of room for our two cars right outside the door."

    Enjoyed the log fire on the cold evenings, in saying that we were blessed with good weather all week so we were able to get about and go on walks around Charletown. We would definitely recommend the cottage and would stay there again. Ann Mike Clair & Michael

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Jan 2024

  • "Fantastic property, great location within walking distance of the pub and restaurants."

    Cottage is perfect very comfortable, lovely and warm and parking which in Charlestown is hard to find without paying. Tv in bedrooms nice touch, two big bathrooms and loads of cupboard space and drawers. Thank you for making our Christmas stay so memorable

    Reviewed by Jonathan5.0Dec 2023

  • "Very lovely comfortable cottage in a great location."

    Well equipped and everything you need for a great stay.

    Reviewed by Tess3.8Nov 2023

  • "Excellent cottage, great location for Heligan and Eden Project plus Charlestown itself is really charming."

    Cottage was very clean, very well appointed and comfortable. Definitely recommended

    Reviewed by Clare5.0Nov 2023

  • "Poldark cottage was great, very well furnished, fitted out with all the appliances required, everything we needed, very comfortable, thoroughly enjoyed our stay, thank you."

    Ken Brealey

    Reviewed by Ken4.7Oct 2023

  • "Lovely cottage in a perfect location."

    Charlestown is delightful and there is so much to do in and around. The cottage has everything you need but it would be nice to have a folder of a few instructions about a few items. But this is minor. It is comfortable and perfect for a home away from home.

    Reviewed by Melanie5.0Sep 2023

  • "The house is perfectly located and to a high standard"

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Sep 2023

  • "Garden needs a little weeding and check-in time is quite late"

    Reviewed by Martyn4.1Sep 2023

  • "Very well equipped and comfortable cottage in a perfect location in Charlestown."

    The cottage was spotlessly clean on arrival and perfect for exploring Charlestown and the surrounding countryside.

    Reviewed by Richard4.7Jul 2023

  • "Fabulous property in perfect location with parking for 2 cars."

    Very well equipped and great showers. Excellent communication with the owner who was very helpful providing fans and a bbq. The appliances in the kitchen were top class, great oven and huge fridge freezer. Good washer, rotary fried and aider and tumble dryer Fabulous holiday home.

    Reviewed by Pamela5.0Jul 2023

  • "It was a wonderful cottage, and Claire couldn't have been more helpful."

    Reviewed by Holly5.0Jun 2023

  • "A lovely cottage in a fantastic location."

    Very comfortable and well appointed rooms. Was also great to have stress free parking on a private road. Loved being so close to the sea it was hard to leave. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay here and hope to be back in future.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0May 2023

  • "Lovely week away in a lovely cottage with fantastic areas to explore."

    Charlestown was beautiful.

    Reviewed by Claire4.4Apr 2023

  • "Lovely comfortable cottage in a great location."

    Fantastic to just get up early and wander around the harbour before breakfast. The cottage was spotlessly clean and warm on our arrival. The beds were so comfy, the bedding really cosy. The kitchen was really well equipped it had everything we could possibly need. Great to come in after long walks and relax in front of the log burner. We had a lovely stay

    Reviewed by Dawn5.0Feb 2023

  • "Beautiful cottage, great location and spotlessly clean."

    Very well equipped kitchen, everything you could need. Quality furnishings. Been decorated and re-carpeted since original photos on Sykes. Not sure you could park 3 cars but we managed with 2 (suv and an estate) cars. TV remote needs new batteries as had to swap with dvd ones, gas fire lighter was empty/didn't work, only minor things but other than that a lovely stay, good communication with owner too. Thank you

    Reviewed by Claire4.4Feb 2023

  • "The house was lovely and comfortable in a great location."

    The facilities were as we expected and we particularly appreciated the log burner which kept the living room lovely and warm. Kitchen utensils were better than we've had in other rentals, so we had everything we needed for meal prep. We had to turn the central heating down as it kept kicking in through the night. And we turned radiators in the bedrooms down as they were far too warm, which is much better than being too cold! We had a wonderful week there - thank you.

    Reviewed by Eleanor5.0Jan 2023

  • "This cottage was definitely the best one I have ever stayed in."

    Three big bedrooms with two bathrooms was a great size for us to stay in at New Year. The house is tastefully decorated and feels like a real home from home. The parking is a real bonus and the location, 50m from the harbour, pubs etc is excellent. We would not hesitate in staying here again.

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Dec 2022

  • "Fabulous cottage."

    Clean and comfy. Excellent location. Well equipped kitchen. Very comfy beds. Very helpful host. Recommend location for Eden Project, Lost Gardens of Heligon, Coast Path ... loads of beaches and places to explore.

    Reviewed by K5.0Nov 2022

  • "This is one of the nicest holiday cottages we have ever stayed in."

    Well and tastefully furnished, warm and comfortable, fantastic location and allocated parking. Ticks every box for staying in Charlestown.

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Oct 2022

  • "Poldark cottage was wonderful with absolutely everything we needed for a perfect stay."

    The location was great , a few minutes walk from the beach, harbour, pubs restaurants, ice cream shops and museum and parking was a definate bonus as we had two cars I would recommend the cottage to others and would book again if we stay in Charlestown in the future

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Oct 2022

  • "My family& I enjoyed our stay at Poldark cottage, we also found Charlestown charming, so much so I will be in contact later to see if we can book again next year."

    Reviewed by Ken5.0Sep 2022

  • "A fabulous cottage and location."

    The cottage was spotlessly clean and comfortable. A very easy one minute walk to the harbour and local facilities. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Jan4.7Jul 2022

  • "Lovely home in a fantastic position in Charlestown."

    The owner was very helpful & excellent with communications.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Jun 2022

  • "We have stayed in Poldark cottage many times, as always very comfortable clean and quiet."

    Easy short walk to the harbour and cafes etc, which is very good as my parents who have bad arthritis can manage the walk and love the house! as we do. The updates to the house look great! Poldark cottage great for any age.

    Reviewed by Lynn5.0May 2022

  • "Lovely cottage, spacious and well equipped."

    Fantastic location with easy access to places of interest. Parking was good. Only downside was the lack of maintenance of both front and back gardens e.g. full of weeds in the paving, cracked paving stones and wall and mismatched furniture. Not what we would expect of a 5* property.

    Reviewed by David3.8Apr 2022

  • "Beautiful house, great location."

    We loved being able to walk to the beach and so handy to have parking. House is very well equipped and feels so comfortable, we all felt so at home and were sad to leave, we cannot wait to come back.

    Reviewed by Cassi5.0Feb 2022

  • "Great cottage."

    Excellent location - close to the wonderful harbour and pubs/restaurants. We struck it lucky with the weather so we were able to walk from Charlestown to Carlyon Bay which was well worth it. Parking is limited - it would be difficult if you had more than one vehicle. The cottage was exceptionally clean and had all the amenities we needed to make our stay enjoyable, the only issue was the double bed wasn't very comfortable as the mattress had seen better days. Unfortunately, there is a business at the back of the cottage and they were very noisy early in the morning (05:30) so a lie-in wasn't on the cards. Nevertheless, would fully recommend it.

    Reviewed by Caryn4.4Sep 2021

  • "We all had a wonderful time at Poldark cottage."

    The Cottage was spacious, extremely clean and decorated and furnished to the highest quality. We had everything we needed. It was in a great location, within a very short walk to restaurants and harbour, literally a couple of minutes. There was also the added advantage of parking. There were Three couples and so Three cars, but there was plenty of room. The Cottage also had outside space with patio furniture and canopy. We all enjoyed the garden on our return from days out. We had a fantastic stay and look forward to staying again.

    Reviewed by Jacqui5.0Sep 2021

  • "We are very big on recycling at home."

    Being with the family on holiday there was quite a lot of waste but no recycling facilities or any guidance in the house.No hand towels which seemed strange.Other than that we had a lovely holiday in a very homely house..

    Reviewed by Michelle3.8Jul 2021

  • "Great location, close to Eden project and great beach Carolyn bay."

    Charlestown has plenty of great places to eat and drink and a lovely harbour. Poldark is well equipped and a great size, garden a real sun trap. Owners really helpful. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Jun 2021

  • "Excellent location"

    Reviewed by Susan4.4May 2021

  • "Location is perfect, and would definitely be happy to book another stay there if we were visiting the area."

    The house is well appointed and maintained and works well for 6 adults. The compact garden is more than functional and catches the sun perfectly from late morning into the evening. The owners were keen to help with the one minor question we had when we were down there, visiting in person to solve the situation. The only (very) minor issues were the lack of soap on arrival, and a trickyTV system to figure out, but all in all I would definitely recommend this property to any group of 4-6 people

    Reviewed by Philip4.7Apr 2021

  • "This cottage is ideal with you being right in the heart of Charlestown with parking opposite the house."

    Charlestown was delightful & can recommend the takeaway fish & chips down by the harbour. Thoroughly enjoyed our week there. All restaurants were very good at the social distancing rules but beware you do need to book in advance. I am sure we will be returning one day.

    Reviewed by Dina4.7Sep 2020

  • "A lovely property in beautiful Charlestown."

    Could not have been better located

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Sep 2020

  • "It was amazing, the cottage had everything we needed and it’s such an ideal location and we’ve already booked next year and are likely to book yearly for the foreseeable future."

    The owner was fantastic and welcoming. Loved it!

    Reviewed by Maxine5.0Jul 2020

  • "Lovely cottage, milk and biscuits on arrival appreciated for a much needed cuppa."

    Amazing location, I think we will be back.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Feb 2020

  • "Great location"

    Reviewed by Louisa5.0Feb 2020

  • "The Cottage was clean tidy and trimmed for Xmas, we had a great time, couldn't fault the accommodation"

    Reviewed by Alan4.4Dec 2019

  • "The cottage was perfect."

    Very comfortable, plenty of wardrobe space in every bedroom, bathrooms were excellent. Kitchen very well equipped and a lovely garden. The location was also perfect for us with two children aged 7 and 10. We had a very wet week but they loved rock pooling which was directly on our doorstep. They also enjoyed watching the tide come in each day. Couldn’t fault the cottage at all.

    Reviewed by Pam5.0Oct 2019

  • "Poldark Cottage is in an ideal location for exploring Cornwall."

    It is spotlessly clean, comfortable and cosy. The kitchen is very well equipped. The bathrooms are very spacious. All in all perfect for our holiday.

    Reviewed by Lyn5.0Sep 2019

  • "Great location, 2 minutes walk to Charlestown harbour but situated on a quiet side road."

    Parking for 3 cars was great as we all came from different parts of the country. Cottage was very well equipped, plenty of mugs, glasses etc so we didnt have to keep washing up. Bedrooms of a good size and showers both worked well. Everything was immaculately clean. Would definitely return to Poldark Cottage - even the sun shone!

    Reviewed by Mary5.0Aug 2019

  • "Fantastic location near the harbour."

    The cottage was very tastefully decorated and furnished with every convenience. The bathrooms were excellent and spotless. The kitchen was also a delight. The beds were comfortable. Everything matched, was new and yet it all felt homely. We also used the garden/terrace with its large table and 6 chairs...again, a great facility, particularly in the super weather we had. Outstanding!!

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Jul 2019

  • "Lovely property in a very characterful location with a little stream running across the back of the garden which was safe and well fenced."

    Nicely decorated, spotlessly clean, very comfortable and absolutely everything you might need in the kitchen. We really loved our stay here and enjoyed walking around the harbour as well as using the house as a base to visit the local area. We will definitely be back, although we do tend to travel around the country. Will be hard to match this property elsewhere for future holidays.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Jul 2019

  • "Situation of cottage, good garden area."

    Reviewed by Gloria5.0Jun 2019


    Reviewed by Allan5.0May 2019

  • "A very nice, clean and well presented house which provided a good base for our week long visit to Cornwall."

    Excellent beds and facilities. (Wash basin taps drain slowly and some brochures were last year's. Otherwise excellent.)

    Reviewed by John5.0May 2019

  • "Beautiful cottage,spotlessly clean and everything you need."

    Reviewed by Mary5.0Mar 2019

  • "What an amazing location."

    The cottage was perfect and well equipt with two showers which was a bonus. We stayed over Christmas and it felt like home from home. The mince pies and clotted cream that were there when we arrived was a nice touch.It was spotless and very comfy in all areas.Would definitely recommend to friends and family and would love to go back in the summer as an excellent base for seeing Cornwall.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Dec 2018

  • "Great cottage in a great location Very satisfied with whole experience."

    Reviewed by James4.7Dec 2018

  • "A beautifully presented cottage in probably one of the best positions in Charlestown"

    Reviewed by Nigel5.0Sep 2018

  • "Very modern, clean and comfortable place."

    Parking right outside and restaurants / cafe's / beer gardens / sea a few minutes walk away. Very quiet dead end lane. A fantastic place to stay. Walking from cottage (coastal path in both directions, Pinetum gardens) and places to visit a short drive away (Eden Project, Heligan, Screech Owl and lots more).

    Reviewed by Diane5.0Sep 2018

  • "Poldark Cottage was perfect for us and our family."

    It was in an excellent position with a very short walk to the harbour but up a lane that was quiet. Parking spot was also very useful as Charlestown can be very busy. There was a private garden at the back and the house was furnished very well, with all the facilities we needed. We would definitely love to stay there again.

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Sep 2018

  • "Brilliant location, everything in the cottage you would need, wonderful time had by all the family."

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Aug 2018

  • "The description of the cottage on your website was completely accurate, there were no nasty surprises when we arrived, the cottage itself was beautiful."

    clean, comfortable and very well equipped even down to baking trays for the oven. There was nothing that had been missed, the provision of tea coffee etc including a pint of milk to enable us to make a hot drink on arrival was really appreciated. It was a wonderful holiday and didn't want to leave.

    Reviewed by Lynette5.0Aug 2018

  • "Fabulous but made better by continual sunshine"

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Jul 2018

  • "Poldark cottage was excellent, modern, very well appointed and spotless."

    Its rear garden is quite private and a good place to chill out, with a drink or two, under the sunshade. Situated right in the centre of Charlestown, with its own parking, made it a good base from which to investigate the local area. It is two minutes walk from the old historic harbour, a small array of shops, several good restaurants and two pubs. Definitely recommend The Long House and Wreckers, both had excellent food and service. This property is well above average, in a good location, we were very happy with our choice.

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Jun 2018

  • "A beautiful well presented cottage that comfortably accommodates up to 6 adults in 3 double bedrooms with option of double or twin beds."

    Ideally situated in the centre of Charlestown port, 2 minutes walk from the quayside and restaurants. Immaculately clean when we arrived and all necessary facilities. We will use Poldark cottage again when we return.

    Reviewed by Geoffrey5.0Jun 2018

  • "Poldark Cottage is comfortable, very well equipped and well placed."

    We had a wonderful holiday there and hope to return one day. The local contact was helpful and very pleasant.

    Reviewed by Carol5.0May 2018

  • "Lovely cottage, well furnished and decorated, everything we needed and very comfortable beds."

    Peaceful and quiet in a great location: we thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0May 2018

  • "Poldark Cottage is very clean,peaceful and relaxing."

    A two minute walk takes you to Harbour cafes, shops. We were not disturbed by any noise as the lane to the house is quiet as it's a no through lane.The garden has lovely patio table and chairs with awning so you can sit out and enjoy the sound of the brook that runs past the back of the house. We would definitely recommend Poldark cottage and would book again. Thank you for a brilliant stay in Poldark Cottage Charlestown.

    Reviewed by Lynn5.0May 2018

  • "A fantastic cottage in a beautiful location, would highly recommend staying there."

    Reviewed by Suzanne5.0Apr 2018

  • "It is the second time we have stayed at the Cottage in the past 9 months and we loved it just as much as the first time."

    A beautiful cottage, with everything you would want, with a real home from home atmosphere. You can clearly tell that the owners love this house and have taken great pride in ensuring that everything is perfect.

    Reviewed by Tim5.0Mar 2018

  • "Poldark cottage was spotless , in a perfect location and very comfortable , we loved it."

    Reviewed by Jay5.0Feb 2018

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  • Three bedrooms: 3 x king-size doubles (two with zip/link can be twins on request)
  • Bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin and WC
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room with woodburning stove.
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, 4 x TVs with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for log burner inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 3 cars
  • Garden with patio and furniture
  • Sorry, no pets or smoking
  • Shop and pub 3 mins walk
  • Note: Check-in time is 4:30pm

The property

Situated in one of the finest locations in the unspoilt and historic working port and village of Charlestown, Poldark Cottage is hidden away along a quiet lane yet only a couple of minutes level walk from the world-famous harbour and beach.

With private parking directly opposite the cottage you enter into the hallway and immediately feel at home.

The living room is particularly comfy with a log burner for the cooler evenings adding to the atmosphere of this lovely cottage.

From here you can access the private garden at the rear with a patio and ample furniture to relax at any time of day.

On the first floor there are three beautifully furnished bedrooms, all with TV's, with two being zip-and-link beds giving you the option of two singles or a king-size double in each.

There are two bathrooms here, one on each floor with a shower in each and a bath in the family bathroom.

To this day Charlestown retains much of its Georgian character and capitalises on its past by harbouring a fleet of square rigger ships transporting you into a bygone era.

You wlll see why this unique combination of character and history so well preserved has led to Charlestown being such a popular location for filming, in particular, the TV series Poldark.

In fact you might well experience filming taking place when you stay here such is the proximity of the cottage to the heart of the harbour and village.

Of an evening as well as lunchtime you are well-catered for in terms of character pubs and excellent restaurants and cafes all within a few minutes' walk.

Poldark cottage provides excellent accommodation in a very special location and is available throughout the year.

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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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This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas