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Driftwood, Charlestown Charlestown

£487 - £1428 per week
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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 player.

Kitchen/dining area

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

WC

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 double 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.

 
 

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2020

1 Jan - 8 Feb487
15 February510
22 Feb - 21 Mar487
28 March542
4 Apr - 11 Apr747
18 Apr - 25 Apr542
2 May678
9 May - 16 May745
23 May1074
30 May889
6 June924
13 Jun - 20 Jun1002
27 June1118
4 July1175
11 July1197
18 July1328
25 Jul - 22 Aug1428
29 August974
5 September895
12 September809
19 September592
26 Sep - 10 Oct586
17 October598
24 October672
31 Oct - 12 Dec487
19 December869
26 Dec - 31 Dec1104

2021

1 Jan - 6 Feb487
13 February510
20 Feb - 20 Mar487
27 March542
3 Apr - 10 Apr747
17 April487
24 April542
1 May678
8 May - 22 May745
29 May1074
5 June889
12 June924
19 June1002
26 June1118
3 July1175
10 July1197
17 July1328
24 Jul - 21 Aug1428
28 August974
4 September895
11 September809
18 September592
25 Sep - 9 Oct586
16 October598
23 October672
30 Oct - 11 Dec487
18 December869
25 Dec - 31 Dec1104
 

Holidays in Charlestown

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.

Beaches

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 the beach between October and Easter.

Dining Out

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.

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.

Things to do

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.

 

Local events

Charlestown Christmas Market

Find unique gifts and tempting treats at Charlestown Christmas Market featuring a wide range of local crafters and traders.

28th - 29th November 2020

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Falmouth Spring Festival

The Falmouth Spring Festival is a wonderful early season celebration of coast, community and culture. Falmouth town and its community will be celebrating spring with a range of events and activities throughout the week. The town will be painted yellow with daffodils and decorations and spring clean days will see the beaches and towns tidied up.

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Cornwall Spring Flower Show

Held at Boconnoc House, Lostwithiel, the Cornwall Spring Flower Show is a real treat for gardening enthusiasts. The two day event features show gardens, competitive classes and horticultural stands. Enjoy the fabulous displays, pick up plants for your own garden and ask the experts for some tips and advice!

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Tregothnan Charity Garden Opening

On this special weekend, Tregothnan will open its private gardens to the public. These secluded gardens on the banks of the River Fal have diverse trees and rare collections of flowers and plants. There are more than 100 acres of gardens to explore, featuring ancient camellias, magnolias and rhododendrons. 

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Roseland Festival

This lovely little festival in the stunning Roseland Peninsula offers something for everyone, including music, art, films, walks and talks. 

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Helston Flora Day

An ancient annual event, Helston Flora Day includes craft stalls and traditional dances throughout the day, where crowds line the streets to watch the procession.

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Fowey Festival of Arts and Literature

Celebrating the life and works of this renowned author, the Du Maurier community festival in Fowey has grown into a popular annual event.

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Fal River Festival

A ten-day festival celebrating life on River Fal. The not-for-profit event incorporates music and drama, arts and heritage, gig racing, swimming and lots more.

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Looe Raft Race

This fun event is organised by Looe Boat Owners Association in support of Looe RNLI. Enjoy the fun by making and entering your own raft, or just come and cheer everyone on. 

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International Sea Shanty Festival, Falmouth

The Falmouth Sea Shanty was founded and is organised by Falmouth Shout. Sea Shanty events aim to preserve and promote the maritime heritage of Falmouth and Cornwall as a whole and are thoroughly enjoyable.

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Mevagissey Feast Week

Celebrated since 1754, Mevagissey Feast Week is a celebration of food, music, dance and more. With a host of colourful events being held throughout the week, this is a festival not to be missed!

TBC 2021

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Stithians Show

Celebrated since the early 1800s, the Stihtains Show is a fine agricultural event showcasing animals, arts and crafts, food and drink, music and more. Don't miss the Countryside Area and Exhibition Ring. 

12th July 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

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Henri Lloyd Falmouth Week

Henri Lloyd Falmouth Week is one of the largest sailing regatta's in the south west with more than 300 yachts racing over eight days.There is also a full events line-up which includes entertainment in Falmouth's Events Square and offsite activities such as outdoor film screenings and Red Arrow displays.

6th - 15th August 2021

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Fowey Royal Regatta

The Fowey Royal Regatta includes sailing contests, a carnival, the crowning of the Fowey Queen, a pasty eating contest, and as per tradition, a giant pasty which is shared out among the community. 

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Falmouth Beer Festival

Always a popular event, the Beer Festival takes places annually at the Princess Pavillions. Admission includes a commemorative festival glass and offers over 250  cask ales, 100 ciders and perries, fruit wines and bottled beers.

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Falmouth Oyster Festival

Celebrate the start of the Oyster season at Falmouth's Events Square. Get involved with food demonstrations, browse local craft stalls and taste some spectacular seafood!

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Mevagissey Shanty Festival

The Mevagissey Shanty Festival is taking place across various harbourside venues. There will be lots of shanty and accapella groups from all over the Uk entertaining the crowds throughout the weekend. The event begins at 7pm on the Friday and will continue on the Saturday at 11am.The main stage will be at the Mevagissey Activity Centre where there will also be a Cornish beer festival going on at the same venue.

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Truro City of Lights

A festival of light delights the crowds who line the streets to see a parade of giant handmade lanterns. All manner of samba, brass and pipe bands process alongside, accompanied by flamboyant dancers. Further outdoor music performances take place throught the evening and there are many a food and drink stall at which to pick up a tasty snack or warming drink.

TBC November 2021

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Made in Cornwall Christmas Fair

Browse an impressive selection of Cornish crafts and delicious food on the Piazza in Truro. It's a great place to find special Christmas gifts for loved ones with plenty of choice from local artisans, artists and food and drink producers.

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Mevagissey Christmas Lights

The big Christmas lights switch on in Mevagissey will take place at 5pm, illuminating the harbour with sparkly lights.

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Truro Winter Gift Fayre

Find the perfect presents for your nearest and dearest at Truro's Winter Gift Fayre. You can expect to find luxury food and drink, festive decorations and gorgeous gifts, with more than 80 stalls from local South West producers.

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