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Stone's Throw

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Charlestown, Cornwall Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


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

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36 Customer Reviews

  • "Nice enough apartment, just lacked some finishing touches."

    The killer for me though was the broadband. I had to do some work whilst visiting for the week the broadband speed made that impossible. 5mbps download and less than 1mbps upload is not up to today's requirements. Better broadband is available in the area.

    Reviewed by Maurice3.4Apr 2024

  • "Apartment is in a handy location, walking distance to Charlestown and a few minutes drive to Asda, Tesco, Lidl or Aldi."

    The apartment has plenty of space and the kitchen/ lounge area was bright and comfortable . Overall the apartment was clean and well maintained but big cobwebs on the ceilings and tops of furniture and units were definitely not done for a while.I think that was mentioned in a recent review in February, alas if I had read it sooner I would have realised the washing machine wasn’t working. I did send a text asking how to switch it on but didn’t get a response, but then when I saw that review and didn’t try again also as we didn’t require the DVD player I can’t say if that was working or not. Regarding the other reviews we didn’t cook much but the kitchen had the basics to cook with, let’s say you might not be able to bake a cake but you can certainly put a roast dinner together if needed. Personal choice, but again reading earlier reviews about the double bed being soft etc. We would agree it was way too soft to be considered comfortable as we are used to a very firm bed but this is again is our personal choice.

    Reviewed by Louise3.4Mar 2024

  • "The apartment is lovely, modern and spacious."

    It was mostly clean, but there was a lot of dust under the furniture and some cobwebs on the ceiling. The key code was late coming through, but after prompting, it was texted before we arrived at the apartment. It was tricky trying to work out how to set the heating initially, but we managed to work it out. However, we couldn't get the DVD player to work or the washing machine which was completely dead. We texted the owner, but got no response. The kitchen wasn't particularly well kitted out, so we avoided cooking most of the time sadly. We have stayed in better equipped holiday homes in Cornwall.

    Reviewed by Sonia3.1Feb 2024

  • "A very nice apartment well fitted out with some very nice artwork on the walls, The patio doors to the outside seating area could do with some oil or a locksmith."

    We had two very nice weeks.. Peter and Sue Upton

    Thank you for your feedback - the lock has been fixed. Apologies for your inconvenience. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Peter4.7Sep 2023

  • "Everything was absolutely fantastic except for the Internet."

    I do online trading and some websites were restricted by a parental lock. I had to purchase BTWifi in order to stream and browse freely.

    Reviewed by Tahir4.4Mar 2023

  • "Heating controls weren't clear plus smoke detector kept going off (Low battery)"

    Reviewed by Gary4.4Dec 2022

  • "Our major disappointment was that the wash basin in the en suite bathroom was unusable for the duration of our stay."

    The plug was fixed closed and we could not use the sink. We had to share the other bathroom sink which was inconvenient. We contacted the owners on the day we arrived and the next two days and did not even get a reply. This is not good when we paid over £900 for the weeks rental.

    Reviewed by Michael4.1Sep 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay at the apartment."

    The apartment is well equipped. The balcony next to the main bedroom is fantastic. Sleeping with the door open on hot nights is lovely. Main bathroom is a fantastic size. Decor is lovely and reflects the area perfectly. Laminate floors are lovely as well. The private beach is beautiful and that’s where we spent most of our holiday. Minor moans-the front room carpet could do with a clean and the main bedroom carpet has several hair straighter burns on it.

    Reviewed by Ford4.4Aug 2022

  • "Stones Throw is a fabulous property, very peaceful area, good bus service, for those who want a break from driving, 15 min walk into Charlestown and the bars and restaurants."

    Only downside is you have to drive to nearest shops for groceries etc, so make sure you take everything with you. The private beach is amazing!!!!!!! A lovely holiday!!!!!!!

    Reviewed by Malcom5.0Jul 2022

  • "We have stayed in this area many times and appreciate how convenient everything is."

    The property is ok but with some maintenance could be fabulous. The designated parking spot is partially covered with vegetation so if your car is longer then 8 feet you will be sticking out or parking out on the road. The mattress is very old and so soft you can feel the bed frame. The bathroom light switch only works sometimes and can turn off without warning.The patio doors off the lounge are a nice touch but were so dirty you couldnt see out at all so I took pity on them and cleaned them inside and out. We stayed here late 2017 and reported all of these faults after our stay. We wont be staying here again there are better value properties nearby.

    Thank you for your feedback and although we normally don't respond we always rectify any issues which have been raised. To go through your points we have now fixed what was, annoyingly, an intermittent fault with the light switch. The car parking vegetation should be looked after by Belmont Properties, the site landlords, as part of their service charges and I have chased them following your comments - they have now assured me they will rectify the problem. Unfortunately due to the ongoing building work nearby there has been a problem with the dust - we have asked a local window cleaner to come more often. As regards the mattress it is not actually 'very old' - we purchased the apartment brand new in 2015 and with it all new furniture - most mattresses are recommended to be changed every 8 years and our plan is to replace in line with this. However we will now check given your feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Martin3.1May 2022

  • "1) We tried to recycle as per instructions in the welcome pack."

    Someone else put their recycling in the bin marked 18, which we believe to be our rubbish bin. Having searched the bin store we could find no other recycling receptacle. There was only 1 black bag in the apartment which was already in the bin. So we were unable to use a bin bag for our recycling. We removed other people's recycling from our bin, including glass bottles. Other holiday lets had full sized wheelie bins for their recycling. 2) The light in the main bathroom flashed when turned on, continued to flash and then turned itself off. We text the housekeeper, earlier in the week about this, but received no reply. 3) A tea towel was left in the washing machine, damp. we rewashed and ironed it, but it was not ours so we left it in the apartment. 4) Ice cream and frozen vegetables were left in the top shelf of the freezer from previous tenants. These items were not ours. 5) we cleaned tomato ketchup off the strut between two kitchen cabinets. 6) The drain in the en suite shower was VERY slow to drain. 7) The parking space for No.18 is difficult to access because of over hanging vegetation. 8) When checking our bedrooms to ensure we had all our belongings we found mattress protectors under the bed which we put in the bath with other laundry. We had no mattress protectors actually on our mattresses.

    Reviewed by Nigel4.1Sep 2021

  • "The larger balcony is level with a road and so is unusable ."

    There is little in the way of cookware for oven or microwave . The private access to the beach and coastal path is a real bonus and goes a long way to compensate for the apartments shortcomings . Overall a good location but could be great with a few improvements .

    Reviewed by Rodney4.4Sep 2021

  • "Accommodation ideally situated within walking distance of Charlestown."

    Access to a private beach. Nicely decorated.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Sep 2021

  • "Really lovely apartment with private beach."

    Rained the entire half term week however coming back to such a lovely environment helped. Close to lots of really good cornish sites and activities.

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Oct 2020

  • "Read the recent reviews just before we went and I was worried about what the apartment would be like."

    It was lovely, very high spec, warm and cosy. My particular worry was the comments about the bed but it was very comfortable and we both slept very well. The apartment was very clean and hand wash provided at every sink. The area is lovely, Charlestown was around a 15 min walk and had some lovely pubs, all with very good hygiene in place and great food. Recommended is the steak night at the Rashleigh Arms, but you will need to book. It was delicious. One note, the coast path between the complex and Charlestown is closed due to rock falls so you need to access the coast path going east from Charlestown.

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Oct 2020

  • "Lovely flat."

    Good location and nice beach. Double mattress needs replacing - it's completely gone on one side and not comfortable on either side. Would be helpful to be informed that hot water is not turned on rather than finding out after the first day's walking that the shower is cold! Would be useful to be given information about recycling. Also would be useful to be given clearer information about what is provided or not provided in terms of bedding, towels, soap, loo roll etc. - we were told to bring certain items that were needed but not others.

    Reviewed by Julie3.4Sep 2020

  • "Location was excellent with the little beach and lovely town of Charlestown within walking distance."

    Nice to have a parking space and a little outdoor patio, and plenty of storage for our clothes, kid toys, etc. The kitchen amenities were disappointing, especially given the greater need for self catering in times of Covid. The freezer needs a serious defrost, there were no coffee making means at all (we bought-- and left there-- a small french press), no baking tray, and very little by way of tools for food prep, pots & pans; and what was there was pretty poor quality - like an afterthought.

    Reviewed by Suzanne2.5Aug 2020

  • "Great accomodation in fantastic location."

    Definitely recommend trips to Charlestown, Mevagissey, Fowey, Eden project and Lost Gardens of Helligan. Flat was spotlessly clean when we arrived which was reassuring in light of covid pandemic. Private beach was perfect with sand and clear water and plenty of space for social distancing (although no shade so take an umberella if it is hot). Takes about 10mins to walk down from the flat and fairly steep path so not ideal for those with mobility issues (steps down to last bit of beach). Flat was very comfortable and kitchen well stocked for cooking an evening meal. Dishwasher would have been a good addition. The email did say they would provide soap and surface spray but neither was there when we arrived so had to buy our own. We were also asked to take duvets and pillows/ sheets due to covid as well a our own towels. I am glad we did as the only negative about the flat was the bedding. The mattress covers were tatty and didn't fit well and the pillows (although clean) were about an inch thick. The flat was furnished to a high standard and so I am suprised owners have not responded to the numerous complaints about the bedding as this really lets the place down. That said if you are taking your own it doesn't really matter. You might want to take matress covers as well. The balcony was a welcome addition although the patio furniture is rather tatty and could do with replacing. There is a second smaller patio area off the lounge which is really too small to use but does allow some privacy when opening the french doors to let some air in if it is hot. Several local takeaways deliver on Just Eat if you fancy a night in. Would have been 5 stars across the board if bedding and patio furniture had been up to scratch.

    Reviewed by Joanne4.4Aug 2020

  • "First positives - very nice flat with nice decor and spacious, also linen basket nice touch, nice surroundings very quiet Negatives - Under equipped kitchen - not really suitable for self catering - not sufficient pots/pans utensils to cook for family of 4 - 2 tiny frying pans, no covered oven dishes for stove/microwave - No breadboard, no wooden spoons - No dishwasher (did not check spec before) but 1st rented place in 10 years without one - Impression is that lost/damaged items not replaced - Also impression is that do not want self catering, would prefer guests to eat out Linen - Very old bedding, should be replaced, since seen similar comments from other guests Communication - Poor, voicemail message with instructions to contact them on evening before for key collection details - I tried phoning 2-3 times and texted on Thursday before - no response - Only received confirmation text 7."

    30 pm on Friday before Saturday book in - Feel that Covid has been used as a catch all excuse - it is not unreasonable to want confirmation / assurance earlier than 7,30 pm on night before (what about overseas guests ?) Overall impression is that unnecessary niggles that could easily be rectified with a little effort - overall score 6.5/10, could easily have been 9/10 for not a lot of hassle or cost from owner

    Reviewed by Sean3.4Aug 2020

  • "Great apartment in amazing location walking distance to Charlestown harbour and access to a lovely private beach."

    Fab place for a chilled out getaway and makes a good base for exploring the many local attractions.

    Reviewed by Nicola4.4Feb 2020

  • "Quality of cutlery and bedding let’s down a beautiful home"

    Reviewed by Jan4.7Sep 2019

  • "Missing a dish washer in kitchen area,also missing a wardrobe in twin bedroom no balcony furniture on living room balcony,nice apartment but spoiled after staying at 28 Clock Towers don't be to disappointed."

    Reviewed by James3.4Sep 2019

  • "From the photographs Stones Throw appears to be a lovely modern apartment which was one of the reasons we chose it."

    Spacious and with a private beach, it did not disappoint, the cleanliness of the apartment was average. However, we complained about the standard of bedding on the day we arrived. The quilt cover had seen better days was bobbly and pilling,it did not close at the bottom as the press studs did not work. The pillows were of poor quality and well used.There was no protective mattress cover or pillow covers which we found unacceptable. We did find a mattress cover in the airing cupboard which we put on the mattress but it was worn and torn at the corners. Louise, our contact, refused to do anything. We contacted John Pier in customer services who spoke to us once but thereafter never got back to us. We have sent photographs and emailed the company with no reply. Quality accomodation should have good quality bedding which this did not, a disappointment and unacceptable as is the non existent company support

    Reviewed by Lesley3.1Aug 2019

  • "This is a lovely flat with parking and well situated for The Eden Project, The Lost Gardens of Heligan plus Mevagissy and Fowey etc."

    The postal address given is Charlestown although in fact the area is Duporth and it is quite a long walk to Charlestown. We loved our time there and would certainly come back if we decide to return to Cornwall.

    Reviewed by Hazel4.1May 2019

  • "We had a lovely time in the flat, with all the facilities you could need."

    The whole flat was simple, spacious and clean. The beds and sofas were comfortable, the kitchen had everything we needed to cook, and the bathrooms were large and pristine. It was also very close to Charlestown (5 min walk) which was important for us, and easy access to lots of things to do. We loved staying here, the only downside would be that there are currently building works being done across the road, which would wake us all up at 8am with drilling, diggers and loud beeping. We appreciate that it isn’t the property owners’ fault, but would’ve preferred to know about the building works ahead of time.

    Reviewed by Holly4.1Apr 2019

  • "Cleanliness a little disappointing - shower needed a good clean and windows were very dirty."

    Cheap looking sheets ( fitted ) ill fitting and wouldn't stay. Lovely flat on a nice development.

    Reviewed by Lisa3.8Feb 2019

  • "The apartment was superb-beautifully furnished,very comfortable and well equipped."

    It was in a lovely location although it was difficult to find on arrival in charlestown-fortunately a local resident helped us out! Part of the problem was that the post code was not on the Sat.Nav.Overall we were very satisfied with the holiday and the ease with which it was arranged. Our first time with Sykes but it will not be our last. Mike and Sheila Smith

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Sep 2018

  • "Good"

    Reviewed by Terry.edward5.0Sep 2018

  • "Very disappointed with the description of the cottage on your site compared to the reality when we arrived."

    I have sent you several e-mails regarding my experience the reference number is COR-72847-CF and you have not had the decency to reply. The promises regarding customer service on your website are obviously false and put there to trick people into booking with you because your true service is disgusting.

    Reviewed by Kenneth2.2Jul 2018

  • "We throughly enjoyed our time in Cornwall and Stone’s Throw was very comfortable, the cleanliness of the apartment was immaculate."

    However there are issues with the hot water in the showers. The temperature of the hot water in the shower in the en-suite was always luke warm at best. After reading the reviews we then used the main bathroom for showering but that shower also had issues - it appear the hot and cold water do not mix correctly. The apartment is well located and although the access to the beach was through a gate for which you are given a code thus giving the impression that it is a private beach. Once outside the gate you can go down to the beach or up to the coastal path and as the coastal path is open to everyone so is the beach.

    Reviewed by Sandra4.1Jul 2018

  • "Keys were not easy to access."

    It was all a bit in personal. But couldnt fault the flat at all. It was excellent. As a previous visitor had commented....the ensuite shower was cold...couldn’t get it warm enough.. shame because it was huge! It was the only negative.

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Jun 2018

  • "This is the second time staying at Stones Throw, and as before, the apartment was an idea and comfortable base for exploring Cornwall."

    If there is one small criticism, the en suite shower doesn't run warm enough.

    Reviewed by Joanna5.0Jun 2018

  • "Plenty of hot water to wash up with But one shower had no hot water the other was intermittent."

    Not good.

    Reviewed by Julie3.8May 2018

  • "Our stay at Stone’s Throw was very comfortable, the cleanliness of the apartment was immaculate."

    We struggled a little with the heating system and the shower in the en-suite was always freezing cold and therefore never used. The shower in the main bathroom was fine. There was no hairdryer in the property and therefore one had to be bought. A dishwasher would also have been useful - nobody wants to do washing up whilst on holiday and there is plenty of room for one. The apartment is well located and access to a private beach was an added bonus. On the whole we would very much recommend a stay at Stone’s Throw to friends and family though taking into account the above suggestions we feel would benefit future guests.

    Reviewed by Sally C J4.1Mar 2018

  • "Lovely place to stay."

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Jun 2017

  • "Very impressed with the high standard of the apartment, and the location."

    My wife however would have loved a full-length mirror. But really we had a wonderful week. Thank You

    Reviewed by Bob5.0Jun 2017

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  • All first floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double with balcony and en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area.
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 1 car
  • Patio and balcony with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1 mile
  • Beach 5 mins walk.

The property

This contemporary first-floor apartment is situated in a select development near the historic harbour village of Charlestown, just ten minutes' walk to a gated beach.

Ideally located for a beach holiday and also touring the south coast of Cornwall, this is a lovely apartment for a small family.

After parking in your reserved space, you enter the apartment via a lift to the first floor where along the hallway you will find two bedrooms, one of which benefits from an en-suite shower room, along with a family bathroom.

The double room also has a balcony, ideal for an early morning cup of coffee.

The spacious open plan living area has comfortable sitting and dining areas as well as the well-equipped kitchen, plus there is also a patio accessed from the sitting area.

From the apartment it is a delightful short stroll to the beach.

Walk through the communal gardens down to the gated entrance for which you are supplied with a code.

After a day spent relaxing on the beach, take the short walk into Charlestown which boasts a superb choice of pubs, bistros and restaurants where a wonderful time can be had.

Stroll past the famous tall ships which are often moored up and sit on the harbour wall as you gaze out across the sea; a wonderful way to spend a memorable evening.

This apartment is an excellent base for discovering many of the leading tourist attractions in the area such as St. Austell, one of the largest towns in Cornwall, as well as the Eden Project and the Lost Gardens of Heligan, which are both short drives away.

With such a good location for discovering the Cornish coast, this apartment provides a most comfortable base for a holiday or short break at any time of 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