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Crows Nest
Charlestown

£487 - £1428 per week
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A delightful property nestled in the heart of Charlestown, Crows Nest offers the family, a perfect home from home stay. Whether there is a culinary whizz in the family or not, the compact, country kitchen provides an inviting space for cooking up a local feast, before throwing a log on the fire and curling up on the comfy sofas. An alluring king size bed awaits in the master bedroom, along with a spacious walk in wardrobe & the benefit of an en suite. Outside guests can enjoy the garden, especially in the summer months, with a glass of wine and a good book. The property has the added bonus of private parking right outside, allowing you to explore further afield.

Charlestown, a home to tall ships and the filming of Poldark, it is a perfect location for those wanting to explore Cornwall. The walkers among you will relish the coast path, that runs from Charlestown to either Porthpean or Carlyon Bay, both boast fantastic beaches with golden sand. Also a great place for those coffee lovers or beer drinkers, with an array of establishments to visit, you'll be spoilt for choice.

Entrance hall

front door into hallway, stairs to first floor bedrooms, doors to:

Kitchen

electric oven and gas hob, under counter fridge with freezer box and slimline dishwasher.

Sitting area

sofa, Woodburner,TV, chair, table with bench seating, door to outside space.

Bedroom 1

king size bed, walk in wardrobe, en suite with shower cubicle, WC and basin.

Bedroom 2

twin beds.

Family bathroom

bath with shower over, WC and basin.

Bedroom 3

single bed with drawers under.

Outdoor area

table and chairs.

Additional information

gas central heating, WiFi, short breaks available.

 
 

Stayed for a week at the beginning of August with our 3 boys and absolutely loved the Crows Nest. Fantastic location in the heart of Charlestown with just a short walk down the lane and your at the harbour. Highly recommend the pasty place at the bottom of the lane for lunch!

The place itself was spotlessly clean and equipped with everything you could need for your stay including a washing machine, which I don't think was listed? Especially useful if you have children that come off one of the local beaches covered in sand! Great parking space too which is essential in Charlestown as parking is at a premium and difficult to find. Overall the place has everything and really felt like a home away from home.

Highly recommend the Crows Nest and will be returning again.

August 2021

A lovely cottage in the perfect location - highly recommended!

July 2021

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1 Jan - 6 Feb487
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11 September809
18 September592
25 Sep - 9 Oct586
16 October598
23 October672
30 Oct - 11 Dec487
18 December869
25 Dec - 31 Dec1104

2022

1 Jan - 5 Feb507
12 Feb - 19 Feb611
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26 March581
2 Apr - 16 Apr820
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30 April715
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Holidays in Charlestown

A visit to Charlestown on the south coast of Cornwall is perhaps the closest you can get to stepping back in time to Poldark’s Cornwall. Located on the outskirts of the town of St Austell, Charlestown is an unspoilt Cornish village and fishing port with a Grade II listed harbour. 


The historic port of Charlestown is ideally placed for exploring the south west coast path, with incredible views of the Fowey Estuary and St Austell Bay, and stunning beaches to discover nearby. Charlestown itself has an excellent choice of gift shops, pubs and restaurants, plus its own small shingle beach. The harbour is home to some impressive tall ships, which you may have spotted in scenes from Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland, or BBC’s Poldark. The area is steeped in history and remains quite unspoilt to this day.

Did you know...

Charlestown was famously used for the filming of Poldark!

Beaches near Charlestown

Charlestown Beach is a small south facing sandy beach with an area of pebbles of geological interest. This is a lovely little beach for sun bathing and paddling. 

Duporth Beach is a privately owned sandy cove, just a short walk on the cliff path from Charlestown. Direct access to this beach is restricted to residents, so the coastal path is the best way to get there. Duporth is a sheltered cove which is great for swimming and kayaking.

Porthpean Beach is a popular sandy beach which can be accessed via the coastal path from Charlestown. There’s plenty of space for beach games and sandcastle building and it’s a great spot for swimming. Porthpean is popular with windsurfers and there’s also a golf course near the beach. Dogs are welcome on this beach except between May 1st and 31st August (10am-6pm) when a seasonal dog ban is in place.

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Things to do in Charlestown

Attractions

Charlestown Shipwreck & Heritage Centre houses the largest private collection of shipwreck artefacts in Europe. With approximately 8000 rare items from around 150 different shipwrecks, their fascinating displays are well worth a visit.

The Eden Project is just over three miles away from Charlestown and offers a great day out for all the family. Explore the rainforest and Mediterranean biomes, the spectacular gardens, sculptures and epic Skywire zip-line. Look out for events and exhibitions too.

Lost Gardens of Heligan ae located just outside of the Cornish fishing village of Mevagissey, just under seven miles away from Charlestown. Discover Cornwall’s only outdoor jungle garden, exotic plants, ancient pastures and 60 acres of woodland, and search for the Giant’s Head and Mud Maid sculptures.

Watersports

Cornwall Watersports at nearby Pentewan Sands is the best place in the area for watersport lessons and hire, for a range of water based activities including boat trips, banana rides, kayaking, paddle boarding, water skiing and windsurfing. There are also some brilliant boat trips in the area, including Seas the Day Charters, running boat trips between Fowey and Mevagissey and mackerel fishing trips. There are also watersport activities and equipment hire in both Fowey and Porthpean, the River Fowey and St Austell Bay offering a fantastic setting for kayaking in particular, a great way to explore the Cornish coast.

Dining out in Charlestown

The Longstore is situated right on the harbour, with fantastic views. This steakhouse and seafood restaurant is a scenic place to enjoy a delicious meal on your holiday in Charlestown.

The Boathouse is a great place to relax, with picturesque views of Charlestown. The decking and garden offer a lovely place to enjoy a drink on a summer’s evening and the tasty menu includes pizzas, burgers and sharing plates.

The Pier House is a traditional harbourside inn with gorgeous sea views from the window seats and the beer garden. Tuck into one of their tasty pub classics or choose a dish from their daily changing specials menu.

Loveday’s restaurant is next to the Charlestown Shipwreck and Heritage Centre and serves a fantastic fusion of seafood with influences from East Asia and the Mediterranean. This is a great place to enjoy a relaxing meal together.

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Events

Charlestown Christmas Market

Located at Penrice Academy, Charlestown Christmas Market hosts 100 Cornish traders, showcasing some of the best food, drinks and crafts in Cornwall, alongside live entertainment. With plenty of parking and an inside venue, it's perfect for some Christmas shopping. 

20th - 21st November 2021

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Charlestown Regatta

Enjoy a week of live music, watersports, competitions, pasty-making, children's sports, raft races and a carnival, all with the backdrop of the famous Georgian harbour in Charlestown

TBC 2022

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Filming locations

In BBC’s recent adaption of Winston Graham’s Poldark, Charlestown was used as Poldark’s Truro. The historic harbour offered the perfect setting for the film set, the unspoilt Georgian port and tall ships providing an authentic 18th Century setting. Other movies that were filmed here include Hornblower, The Eagle has Landed, Creation, Treasure Island and Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland.

What our guests say...

We know how important honest reviews are when it comes to booking your holiday. To help you choose the right property for you, we publish all reviews left by guests who have stayed here in the past, with the few exceptions stated in our Review Guidelines. Please bear in mind that some facilities referred to by past guests in reviews can be removed or changed at any time.

Stayed for a week at the beginning of August with our 3 boys and absolutely loved the Crows Nest. Fantastic location in the heart of Charlestown with just a short walk down the lane and your at the harbour. Highly recommend the pasty place at the bottom of the lane for lunch!

The place itself was spotlessly clean and equipped with everything you could need for your stay including a washing machine, which I don't think was listed? Especially useful if you have children that come off one of the local beaches covered in sand! Great parking space too which is essential in Charlestown as parking is at a premium and difficult to find. Overall the place has everything and really felt like a home away from home.

Highly recommend the Crows Nest and will be returning again.

A lovely cottage in the perfect location - highly recommended!

Aspect Holidays have always been on hand to answer queries. Booking was a breeze, as was the check in information. You really feel like a valued customer.

Charlestown was a great base for us and had a lot more going on than we expected.

The cottage was spotless and has everything you need for a great stay. Furniture in the lounge was more suitable to 4 rather than 5 people, so that may be something that you want to consider.

Loved the small garden area and it was essential to have the parking space.

A well presented property in a very central location. Equipped with everything needed for a successful holiday. Under cover parking (which fitted a Ford Transit Van) was very good although other parking was available but all at some cost.

The Aspects team were responsive and well informed which made our booking easy and quickly confirmed - very helpful as it was a last minute booking!

Recommended.

Great place and position

Return visit to this beautiful well located cottage. Very comfortable house . Quiet area. Just be aware no convenience store in the village so make sure you arrive prepared. Under normal times lots of eateries and pubs to choose from. And the harbour area has been opened up with lots of lovely little places to sit out for a drink or BBQ food.

We enjoyed our stay, very comfortable cottage good furnishings. Warm and cosy. Great location . Charlestown has good places to eat and drink if required.

Crows Nest is a lovely property, well equipped with everything you need in a holiday rental. The location is superb very close to Charlestown harbour and Coastal walks, numerous eateries with the bonus of private parking. I would definitely recommend this property

A lovely cottage just a stones throw from the historic Charlestown harbour with it’s beautiful tea clippers and long boats- you can walk to several nice restaurants and two pubs within two minutes and it’s a perfect escape and a lovely place to rest and enjoy with loads of bays and historic sites nearby- thoroughly recommend