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Oh Buoy!

(Ref. 977245)

Charlestown, Cornwall Show on map


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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


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

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51 Customer Reviews

  • "Very useful to have a parking space in this busy little town."

    Fabulous cottage in the perfect location. Pubs and excellent restaurants all within a few minutes walk. All of the little touches add to the experience…comfy bed, beautiful decor and scones to welcome you! Our second time staying here, and won’t be our last .

    Thanks for the great feedback Maria and lovely to have you back! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Maria5.0Apr 2024

  • "Thankyou for a lovely stay."

    Oh Buoy! is a fantastic little cottage. Very well equipped and comfortable. We loved how close the cottage was to the harbour and in walking distance of many pubs/cafes/restaurants. We would love to come back in the future! Thanks again.

    Thank you Rosie Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rosie5.0Feb 2024

  • "Hi Victoria."

    Thank you for letting us use your lovely cottage. We had everything we needed & had a great weekend. Thank you for the welcome pack it was very kind of you. Beds are very comfortable & perfect location. I can highly recommend your property to future visitors. Regards Jason.

    Thank you so much Jason, I really appreciate your kind words and look forward to you visiting again! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jason5.0Feb 2024

  • "Beautiful cottage, every necessity covered will definitely return"

    Thank you so much! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Collette5.0Nov 2023

  • "We love Oh Bouy."

    This was our second stay this year. It’s perfectly situated for the Harbour restaurants and the amazing Shipwreck Museum. Vicki is a fantastic host. Looking forward to another stay.

    Reviewed by Pamela /5.0Sep 2023

  • "We know Charlestown well, one of the best locations in Cornwall, but it’s the first time we’ve stayed there."

    And it did not disappoint! Oh Buoy is delightful; clean, well appointed and well equipped, and the parking space is a real bonus! It is set in a quiet courtyard, peaceful and tranquil, but only a few short steps from the hustle and bustle of the harbour familiar to anyone who watched Poldark. Eden Project, Lost Gardens of Heligan and Lanhydrock are all just a few minutes drive away; or relax on the secluded patio, then stroll down to the harbour for lunch. Highly recommended

    Thank you Paul, that means a lot Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Sep 2023

  • "We had a brilliant week in Oh Buoy and would definitely recommend the property to all."

    It is a fantastic house in an ideal location. It was spotlessly clean and had all the facilities you need in a holiday home.

    Thank you very much! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Aug 2023

  • "We had a lovely 2 week stay here."

    It has everything you need, is spotlessly clean and in a great location for exploring Cornwall. The facilities in the house were of a very high standard, including cutlery, crockery and pans etc which we have often found to be poor quality in other places we have stayed. Faultless service from the host, we contacted her a couple of times and she was very quick in her response. On arrival we were greeted with homemade scones and clotted cream and a bottle of fizz which was a very nice touch. Would definitely recommend.

    Thank you Julie! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Jun 2023

  • "‘Oh Buoy!"

    ’ was a home from home & looked exactly as beautiful as the photos! The decor and attention to detail really makes it a special stay, every time we walked through the door my daughter said ‘Oh wow’ and I think that sums our stay up perfectly. Victoria really went the extra mile by providing a welcome card (with contact details on) scones with clotted cream & jam, Prosecco and milk - we felt so welcome! As we have a toddler, it was also a bonus to have space for the travel cot and we also found a stair gate and high chair there - this made our stay much more comfortable (and safe!). Also the addition of a washing machine when you have little ones and a clothes horse is very beneficial! The weather was amazing which helped too. Overall we had a wonderful week and would love to come back. We’ve always been huge fans of Charlestown too, so the location was perfect for us!

    Thank you soooo much for your lovely, kind words it really is appreciated Property Owner

    Reviewed by Callum5.0May 2023

  • "We enjoyed our week at Oh Bouy."

    The cottage is beautiful and well situated in Charlestown. It was so well styled and could easily be in the pages of a Glossy magazine. The cream tea was delicious and the Prosecco perfect. If I could make one suggestion it would be a full length mirror. In a light area. It wasnt easy to get ready every day. Even on holiday I like to do my hair and makeup. However, it wouldn’t stop us returning. In fact we are already booked for September. From a personal viewpoint I would give Oh Bouy four stars but thats because I have a mobility problem so stairs are not my favourite but as I said, we are booked for September and looking forward to it. I will take the stairs slowly. Also it would be very mean for me to give four stars so five it is. A big thank you to Victoria. You are a star. See you in September.

    Reviewed by Pamela /5.0Apr 2023

  • "Oh Buoy is a beautiful place to stay."

    It has been thoughtfully decorated, and has everything you need and is really well maintained. Really nice touch with the welcome cream tea and wine. The property is well positioned to visit many areas and sites, as well as being a short stroll from the coast path. Charlestown itself, although small has a good selection of shops and some excellent restaurants.

    Reviewed by Matthew5.0Mar 2023

  • "This property is like all self catering properties should be!"

    A very clean,stylish,well presented property with extremely comfortable seating and beds. Everything had been thought of to make our stay an enjoyable one.We had scones with jam and cream,milk and wine waiting for us too! Charlestown is very quaint with lovely harbour restaurants and shops etc within walking distance. We enjoyed delicious meals at The Rashleigh Arms literally 2 mins walk. They have a lovely comfortable dining room at the back. I wouldn't hesitate in recommending this holiday home to anyone.

    Thank you so much for your kind words it’s much appreciated Property Owner

    Reviewed by Vanessa5.0Mar 2023

  • "Such a lovely house."

    Great location in the centre of Charlestown with parking on site. Great welcome of wine

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Nov 2022

  • "This is without doubt one of the nicest holiday cottages I have ever rented!"

    It is thoughtfully and beautifully decorated throughout, super clean with everything you need to make your stay comfortable and relaxing. The added welcome on arrival of a lovely cream tea from Victoria (the owner) was absolutely delicious and well received after a long drive. We only stayed for two nights as my main reason for visiting was to visit to The Eden Project which was only about 15 mins drive away. We wished we could have stayed for longer next time we will; this cottage is a real gem in the heart of Charlestown!

    Thank you so much Gillian for your lovely words, I really appreciate it Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Nov 2022

  • "Both bathroom shower and sink would really benefit from a soap dish."

    Otherwise perfect.

    Reviewed by Richard4.7Sep 2022

  • "Lovely property with great facilities and in a brilliant position."

    Car parking space was very useful. Can’t fault it!

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Sep 2022

  • "Amazing cottage , beautifully decorated with high quality bed linen, kitchen equipment etc."

    The extra touches from Victoria such as the scones and Prosecco really started our holiday with a smile! In a perfect location , a stones throw from loads of great restaurants and the harbour. The parking space is a huge bonus in this pretty little village. We definitely will be back!

    Reviewed by Maria5.0Jul 2022

  • "This cottage was the perfect base for our holiday."

    It was so beautifully decorated, with lots of little special touches to make the place feel like home (games, books, DVDs, beach items). We felt so relaxed in the open-plan room upstairs, with beautiful views over the trees. After a busy day, it was the perfect place to unwind! It’s perfectly situated to explore Charlestown (which is lovely and seems very up-and-coming) and other Cornwall attractions like The Eden Project & The Lost Gardens of Heligan. The only small point we would make is that we forgot to bring along a a baby bath tub for our toddler, which would have been a bit easier come bath time.

    Reviewed by Hannah5.0Jul 2022

  • "Lovely property."

    The only minor problem we had was that the WiFi went down for pretty much a whole day, which meant I couldn't access an important work meeting. Other than that, excellent property in an excellent location.

    Reviewed by James5.0Jul 2022

  • "A fantastic welcome with a tray of scones, strawberry jam, clotted cream, milk, coffee,tea and a bottle of sparkling wine !"

    The cottage is beautiful and cosy, the beds are very comfortable with high quality bedding which is exceptionally clean. I really can’t fault this holiday property and I would definitely recommend it to friends and family.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Jun 2022

  • "Cottage stunning, decorated tastefully, amenities excellent, location ideal for restaurants and the harbour car park a bonus in such a busy location."

    The cottage was very quiet of an evening and the scones and wine left a lovely touch

    Reviewed by Jill4.7Jun 2022

  • "Fabulous property, only downside was the master bedroom double bed was quite small, we are used to a king size!"

    Apart from that, everything was perfect

    Reviewed by Victoria4.7May 2022

  • "We were so very pleasantly surprised as we drove down Charlestown Road that Oh Buoy had its own parking place on a private car park , right outside the property."

    A massive bonus ! From the first moment that we saw the property we were thrilled. Immaculate throughout. The comfiest bed, with extremely high quality linen . Fabulous pristine white towels. Great shower and bathroom. The sofa is huge and extremely comfortable. Great for chilling on an evening gazing out at the beautiful trees and greenery and listening to the birds chirruping. Great kitchen , with a very efficient boiler , plenty of storage and fully equipped with a welcome card, fresh flowers , prosecco and basic essentials and scones, jam and cream were all provided as a welcome gift. Lots of storage for clothes and suitcases. Best of all a lovely garden with comfy seating and sat out with a glass of wine in the sunshine and we dried our washing out there on the airer each day . The position of Oh Buoy is brilliant, so close to restaurants and bars and of course the wonderful harbour. Charlestown is perfect for popping to Eden Project and Mevagissy , Fowey , each only 20 minutes away and the roads are great! We walked along to Carlyon Bay one day and what a surprise.. the sandy beach and stalls selling refreshments and pastries, despite it being midweek and early morning. Oh Buoy is such a home from home , perfect. A credit to the owner, Victoria who we met briefly upon our arrival who was. So friendly and helpful . I cannot praise the property enough.

    Thank you soooo much for your lovely review it really is appreciated Property Owner

    Reviewed by Julie5.0May 2022

  • "Excellent cottage in a great location with parking."

    Quiet and peaceful but short walk to the harbour. Very clean and well equipped. Ideal as a base to visit Eden Project, Lost Gardens of Heligan etc.

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0May 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 Sandra5.0Apr 2022

  • "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 Emma5.0Apr 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 Nicola5.0Apr 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 Jane5.0Feb 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 Adrian5.0Nov 2021

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

    Reviewed by Brain5.0Oct 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 Amanda5.0Oct 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 Simon5.0Dec 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 Steve5.0Oct 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 Ian5.0Oct 2020

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

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Sep 2020

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

    Reviewed by Katie5.0Aug 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 Thomas5.0Jul 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 Alan5.0Sep 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 Ismay5.0Sep 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 Lesley5.0Aug 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 Joanne5.0Aug 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 Julie5.0Jun 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 Jane5.0Jun 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 Robert5.0Jun 2019

  • "A very helpful owner"

    Reviewed by Lee4.4May 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 Anne5.0May 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 Julia5.0May 2019

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

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

    Reviewed by Tony3.8Apr 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 S5.0Apr 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 Rosa5.0Mar 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 Neville4.7Sep 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.

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This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Christmas