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Oh Buoy!

Charlestown, Cornwall (Ref. 977245)



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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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27 Customer Reviews

  • "Oh Bouy! was a great find for my family of 3 to stay in during the Easter Holidays 2022."

    The property was beautifully and comfortably furnished and had everything we could possibly need for our stay. Its proximity to Charlestown harbour, beach and high-quality restaurants was a huge bonus as it meant we could wander down early morning and late afternoon/early evening after trips out for the day. We had a brilliant holiday, thank you!

    Reviewed by EmmaApr 2022

  • "An exceptional property!"

    Beautifully furnished with high quality items, comfortable and clean throughout. Thoughtfully laid out with delightful welcoming touches. I can't think of one thing the owner could improve on or change to better this cottage. it really is a gem and all credit to her she hasn't just decorated/furnished it as a 'rental' - she's gone for quality. Would move in tomorrow!

    What a lovely thing to say! Thank you so much I really appreciate it Property Owner

    Reviewed by SandraApr 2022

  • "Super cottage."

    Very very clean and so well equipped with lovely decor and furnishings. Very close to all that lovely Charlestown has to offer with access to some good walks (albeit worth noting the coast path is closed in places due to land slippage).

    Reviewed by NicolaApr 2022

  • "A wonderful holiday home in the perfect location for our trip to the Eden Project."

    It was so clean and tidy with the lovely touch of scones and cream waiting for us on arrival made it feel very welcoming. Would definatly stay again.

    Reviewed by JaneFeb 2022

  • "Lovely property with a better equipped kitchen than some larger properties."

    Wonderful location less than 200 metres from the harbour. Off-street car parking was convenient to the property. Really suits a family of four, with plenty to do in the surrounding area including a Kids Parkrun on a Sunday morning at Par.

    Reviewed by AdrianNov 2021

  • "One of the best places we have stayed in Cornwall thank you"

    Reviewed by BrainOct 2021

  • "The cottage had a lovely coastal feel about it, very nicely furnished with tasteful finishing touches."

    The beds were super comfy and the bedding and bed linen was suitable and good quality. Super location and great parking.

    Reviewed by AmandaOct 2021

  • "A lovely character modern cottage."

    Ideal base to explore the area from Fowey ,Mevagissey and Eden Project Please keep it a secret as I wish to return for my next visit. Victoria the owner very nice.

    Reviewed by SimonDec 2020

  • "It was nice to arrive to homemade scones, cream tea, Prosecco and tea/coffee/ ..."

    It was nice to arrive to homemade scones, cream tea, Prosecco and tea/coffee/ milk Very well appointed cottage with everything catered for

    Reviewed by SteveOct 2020

  • "Oh Buoy was one of the loveliest cottages that we have ever stayed in."

    the owner has gone above and beyond in setting exceptional standards of comfort, decor, equipment and cleanliness

    Reviewed by IanOct 2020

  • "The accommodation was first class Charlestown was a great base for exploring and relaxing Amazing holiday"

    Reviewed by ElizabethSep 2020

  • "Great holiday, the cottage was so clean, beautiful decor we couldn’t have asked for more, we will definitely return."

    Reviewed by KatieAug 2020

  • "2 minutes walk into Charlestown harbour, so easy access to restaurants, pubs, beach and harbour."

    Totally thoughtful host, available to help but otherwise unobtrusive .... clearly (and understandably) takes pride in a lovely property. Well equipped with all the usual appliances, but also with added extras to minimise any hassle. Fantastic.

    Reviewed by ThomasJul 2020

  • "The cottage was ideally placed to walk into the harbour and restaurants."

    Charlestown is a good location for touring around that part of Cornwall, with many attractions in the area.

    Reviewed by AlanSep 2019

  • "The property was exceptionally high standard with all a holiday cottage needs accounted for."

    The cleanliness and decor were superb. With welcome touches on arrival, showing us we’d picked the right property. For us, a Saturday to Saturday booking would be more useful but we can overlook it for this fabulous place!

    Reviewed by IsmaySep 2019

  • "The perfect place to stay!"

    Everything you could have wanted was provided, thank you Victoria. Cleanliness is always high on my list of requirements and this was exceeded, no need to clean anything on arrival! Charlestown is always a pleasure to visit with many things to do in the surrounding area, will certainly be back!

    Reviewed by LesleyAug 2019

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Oh Buoy."

    On arrival it was easy to get in using a combination lock to access the key and we were excited to find fresh scones and Prosecco in the kitchen - very welcome after a long journey. The cottage was spotlessly clean, furnished beautifully, a good size for a family of four, and had everything we needed including towels, washing machine, dishwasher, iron and clothes airer. There were other nice touches such as a Nespresso coffee machine, DVD player, small selection of DVDs, wifi, freeview, Netflix and information about the local area. Charlestown is a great base with its charming harbour, beach, gift shops, deli, museum and great restaurants/cafes all less than 5 minutes walk away. And by car we visited the Eden Project, Lost Gardens of Heligan, Fowey, Lostwithiel and took day trips to Newquay and St Ives. We would highly recommend this cottage. Thank you for a wonderful first holiday in Cornwall.

    Reviewed by JoanneAug 2019

  • "Lovely cottage, ultra clean, very well equipped, good quality bedding and fixtures/fittings."

    Owner goes above and beyond, even providing things like kitchen roll, wash up liquid, foil, tea, coffee, sugar amongst other things. We travelled by train and the fact that these items were provided made our stay so much easier and meant we avoided the additional cost of these necessary items. Absolutely recommend.

    Reviewed by JulieJun 2019

  • "Oh Buoy is a beautiful well equipped, tastefully decorated, immaculately clean cottage tucked away in a tranquil spot yet close to the Main Street in Charlestown ."

    From the small harbour side town you can easily visit many nearby attractions. We found the Eden Project, Lost Gardens of Heligan and St Austell Brewery tour to be three places definitely worth visiting. A lovely holiday! Thanks to Victoria

    Reviewed by JaneJun 2019

  • "Oh Buoy is in an excellent location in the centre of Charleston and within no more than a stroll of a selection of pubs, restaurants and the picturesque harbour."

    Despite being so close to the amenities the cottage is situated in a small private courtyard and could not have been more peaceful. In a busy village the off road private parking is an additional bonus. The cottage itself is immaculately decorated and furnished to the highest standard and could not have been more comfortable. The owner, Victoria, goes out of her way to make you welcome and provides some excellent unexpected touches in the form of a fresh cream tea and a bottle of Prosecco awaiting you on arrival.

    Reviewed by RobertJun 2019

  • "Oh Buoy was an immaculately presented holiday home: equipped with everything you could possibly need."

    It was ideal for two but would be a bit small for four adults. The car parking space was a bonus. Charlestown itself is a delightful coastal village ideally situated for visiting a large area of Cornwall. It has several restaurants so we never actually cooked anything at the cottage. All in all we could thoroughly recommend both Oh Buoy and Charlestown for perfect holiday

    Reviewed by AnneMay 2019

  • "A very helpful owner"

    Reviewed by LeeMay 2019

  • "We had a fabulous week in 'Oh Buoy', right from arriving at the cottage and being welcomed with a cream tea with Prosecco left for us."

    The cottage is very clean, well equipped and tastefully decorated in a subtle seaside manner. Not that we spent much time in...there is plenty to do in and around Charlestown including the Eden Project, The Lost Gardens of Heligan, lovely cliff top walks in either direction, the very different harbours of Mevagissey & Fowey. (We would have liked to go on the ferry between the two but it wasn't running until the day we left). We would certainly visit again. We had difficulty connecting to the wifi on arrival but Victoria gave us instructions to rectify it and was always at the end of the phone to answer any queries. Thanks for a great week!

    Reviewed by JuliaMay 2019

  • "Not enough cutlery or crockery to use dishwasher."

    Bedroom storage poor. Big roasting tray did not fit oven.

    Reviewed by TonyApr 2019

  • "A wonderful cottage that is both clean, well equipped and comfortable."

    In the lovely location of Charlestown with many restaurants that are of all a high standard. Conveniently placed in Cornwall to be able to visit a variety of attractions and beaches. We had the best week. Victoria was available to help and answer any questions. She left some lovely treats for us which were hugely appreciated on arrival. We have stayed in many places but this was by far one of the nicest locations and accommodations - we would love to return! Thank you!

    Reviewed by SApr 2019

  • "We had a lovely stay at Oh Buoy!"

    We were greeted with such a nice welcome; a card, flowers and some treats in the kitchen. The cottage was sparkling clean and very cosy. It had everything we needed for a weeks stay. Oh Buoy! is a minute walk from the shops, restaurants and great ships of Charlestown, but tucked away so you can enjoy a quiet day in if you choose too. Overall, a fantastic stay in a fantastic cottage! Highly recommend.

    Reviewed by RosaMar 2019

  • "Super cottage, dressed to the highest standard."

    Lovely touch's by the Lady owner, fresh flowers & Cornish cream tea for our arrival. The only draw back was the master bedroom's wardrobe was across the entrance hall (with two couple staying lead to one or two awkward moments) may I suggest supply two dressing gowns for this room. But otherwise all positive.

    Reviewed by NevilleSep 2018

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  • Two bedrooms; 1 x ground floor double, 1 x ground floor twin
  • Bathroom with walk-in shower , basin and WC
  • Open plan living room with kitchen, sitting and dining area.
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, PURE Bluetooth speaker, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 1 car
  • Garden with patio and furniture
  • Sorry, no pets or smoking
  • Shop and pub 5 mins walk.

The property

Situated in the heart of one of the most attractive and sought after seaside villages in Cornwall, this beautifully and stylishly furnished stone cottage is set in a small private mews just a short stroll from the harbour of the historic Georgian working port of Charlestown.

As you arrive and enter this delightful cottage you immediately sense the homely feel and character with a nautical influence that carries on throughout.

Designed in an 'upside down' style the two bedrooms are both located on the ground floor along with the bathroom.

On the first floor the open plan living room offers total comfort and relaxation with cosy seating, a country style dining area and a well equipped kitchen.

Outside, the patio area offers a delightful suntrap where you can relax with a refreshing drink and decide whether to dine alfresco or take a short walk to one of the fine choices of restaurants, pubs and cafes.

Charlestown to this day remains unspoilt and full of Georgian character.

Looking at the fleet of magnificent square rigger ships in the harbour you are transported back into a bygone era and it is easy to see why this is such a popular setting for films and TV series such as Poldark.

A wonderful setting in a beautiful cottage for a truly memorable holiday whatever 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.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Christmas
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