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Driftwood, Charlestown

£507 - £1490 per week

Just a stone's throw away from the beautiful tall ships of Charlestown Harbour, Driftwood offers stylish, modern living accommodation. Guest will enjoy the light and airy living room, sumptuous sofas and patio doors opening out to an enclosed garden, which is perfect to enjoy the evening sunshine with a glass of wine. The chef of the party will enjoy cooking up a Cornish feast in the kitchen, with all the appliances they could need. Upstairs is sleek and modern offering guests the perfect place to enjoy a good night's sleep before another day of activities.

Charlestown itself offers an array of restaurants, cafes and during the summer months pop up eatries with live music. For more activivties during your stay visit Porthpean Beach where you can take up paddle boarding or kayaking and explore the beauitful coastline. Hop in the car and head to the nearby village of Mevagissey, where you can wonder around the cobbled streets and visit the shops, go crabbing, or tuck into a Cornish Pasty. You can also get on board one of the many boat trips that head into the bay.

Entrance hall

entrance via front door into hallway with stairs to first floor and doors to:

Sitting area

two sofas, electric fire, patio doors leading to garden. TV and DVD.

Kitchen/dining area

electric oven and gas hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, table and four chairs and a bench.


hand basin.

Outside area

enclosed garden, bench, bistro table with two chairs, patio table with six chairs, outbuilding used to store bikes and paddleboards.

Bedroom 1

king size bed, TV.

Bedroom 2

double bed.

Bedroom 4

single bed.

Bedroom 3

single bed with draws underneath.

Family bathroom

bath with shower over, WC and basin.

Additional information

gas central heating, cot and highchair provided, WiFi, one dog welcome, short breaks available.


Lovely large house in a great location, a 10 minute stroll gets you to the harbour and bars/restaurants. Charlestown is a great base for a Cornwall holiday

May 2022

A very comfortable house, ideally located.

May 2022

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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


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.


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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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.

A very comfortable house, ideally located.

Lovely large house in a great location, a 10 minute stroll gets you to the harbour and bars/restaurants. Charlestown is a great base for a Cornwall holiday

Good location a short walk to the harbour, the property had everything we needed for a weeks holiday

Lovely stay at Driftwood. Everything we needed and more. Great location to the town and harbour and plenty of places to eat.

Loved this house . Great location . Well equipped for a relaxing break. We will be back .

Good location for good walks & pubs & good

Lovely, well equipped property just a short walk from Charlestown harbour and its great pubs and restaurants.

What a thoroughly enjoyable holiday we’ve just had at Driftwood, Charlestown.

A charming coastal themed house, excellently equipped for all our needs and a stones throw to the harbour and beach.

The customer service at Aspects Holidays was spot on and we would definitely recommend the house and Aspects to all our friends.

5 stars for sure!

We really enjoyed our stay at Driftwood. The cottage is larger than it looks and has all the amenities for a great holiday in Cornwall. Only a short walk from the shops and restaurants and Charlestown Harbour. A really good base for travelling around Cornwall.

Perfect location short walk to harbour town and park. Parking right by the house with a secure sunny garden. Well equipped and presented house. Lovely family holiday all around!