An idyllic cottage moments from picturesque Charlestown Harbour
The picturesque historic harbour village and UNESCO World Heritage Site of Charlestown, dotted with cobbled streets and tall ships, is a quaint Cornish location. Spending just a few moments here, you can understand why the BBC’s Poldark chose Charlestown as a dramatic scenic background for the hugely popular show.
Following the traditional style, moments from Charlestown Harbour, Orchard Cottage is a superb example of a quintessential English cottage. Full of charm, the property was recently renovated to an outstanding standard, maintain many original features with luxury modern touches.
A magical property, guests will enter via the stable door, at the front of the property where both of the living rooms are positioned. To the right, a characterful combined dining space and living room. Complete with country style beams overhead, there’s a round wooden table with four chairs, and cosy living space for guests to relax, with a sofa and two plush armchairs, not forgetting the charming woodburner. There’s also a wall-mounted 43-inch Samsung The Frame smartTV fully loaded with Sky and Sky Sports, plus Amazon and Netflix. Guests can also enjoy their favourite music with RUARK Bluetooth speaker.
This room leads into the country-style kitchen. Complete with a traditional cooking Rayburn a Belfast sink and chunky wooden worktops, you’ll also find everything you need with an integrated Neff dishwasher, microwave and DUALIT kettle and toaster set, plus an Apple HomePod for those who like some background music as they cook. Guests also benefit from a separate utility space which is equipped with a freezer and washing machine.
There’s an additional snug, again complete with cosy woodburner, which is just as enchanting. Featuring a 43-inch smartTV, there’s a sumptuous deep sofa to sink into and bench seating. If business calls, you’ll also find a desk with monitor, keyboard and mouse tucked away in the corner.
The charm continues upstairs with two well-appointed bedrooms, and a family bathroom, which features a bath, electric shower, WC and heated towel rail. Both bedrooms are double in size, they come with handy built-in wardrobes for plenty of storage, stylish plantation shutters for a restful night’s sleep, and original fireplaces for decorative purposes.
With neutral tones throughout, both bedrooms are elegantly styled with plenty of natural light. The master bedroom, has its own ensuite with walk-in shower, WC and heated towel rail.
As you’d expect with a property named Orchard Cottage, to the rear there’s a substantial, well-maintained garden, affording wonderful countryside views to the neighbouring sheep and beyond – a fabulous space if you’re holidaying with your four-legged friend in tow. Orchard Cottage also has an outdoor dining set and BBQ if you want to dine under the Cornish sun, enveloped by the greenery that surrounds you.
There’s plenty of parking for two cars and you’re well located to stroll to Charlestown via the footpath directly outside the property. Duporth Beach and Porthpean Beach are both within walking distance, while Cornish hotspots Mevagissey and Fowey are a short drive away. You’re also less than four miles from the iconic Eden Project.
High-quality bed linen and towels are provided at all of Cornish Secrets properties.
The south of Cornwall holds many gems and Charlestown on The Rame Peninsula is one of them! Poldark fans will recognise this small harbour village, which is regularly featured in the hit BBC series. It was originally built in the 1700s to export copper and import coal and a visit to the harbour feels like stepping back in time. The harbour has places to eat out, including a pub and there are also some craft shops to browse or purchase a souvenir from.
You can reach the seashore in Charlestown if you fancy a paddle but if you are looking for a sandy beach, away from the crowds then Hemmick Beach is off the beaten track but well worth a visit of you can get there. Small but perfectly formed with sheltered spots for a picnic or a little bit of lolling in the sun. A more popular beach for ease of access is Par Sands, a long stretch of sandy beach suitable for all the family.
A couple of miles away is the popular seaside harbour of Mevagissy, which has quaint little streets lined with shops, galleries and cafes. On sunny days, grab some traditional fish and chips and eat them harbourside, while watching the fishing boats bob up and down. If you enjoy walking then you can easily access the South-West Coastpath from Mevagissy and walk back to Charlestown taking in the stunning Cornish coast on the way.
Garden lovers won’t want to miss a trip out to Pinetum Gardens, a 30 acre estate made up of different areas including water gardens, Japanese gardens and more besides. Also high on the list for garden lovers are The Lost Gardens of Heligan a lost estate, only rediscovered in the 1990s and lovingly restored to their former glory.
Other nearby attractions include the Wheal Martin, Cornwall’s china clay museum, catch the ferry from Mevagissy to Fowey, Caerhays Castle and much more on top. There is something for everyone on this stretch of the south coast in Cornwall.
Orchard Cottage is available weekly from a Saturday.
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Booking fee: There is a non-refundable booking fee of £35 per booking
Dog stays: £35 per dog, per week.
Damage deposit: A refundable damage deposit of £300 is payable. This will be held until the end of the occupancy and will be returned to the guest within 2 weeks of departure, subject to deductions for any damage to property caused during the occupancy.
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Idyllic country cottage
Sleeps four + cot
Moments from Charlestown Harbour
Recently renovated maintaining original features
Two double bedrooms (one ensuite)
Expansive garden with countryside views
Two living spaces with woodburning stoves
Close to Mevagissey and Fowey
Despite the lack of sunshine this week, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this stunning property. Its location makes it a pleasure to come back to on days out after exploring Cornwall or the local beaches. You feel secluded in its surroundings but it is just a short walk away to the few bars & restaurants available in the harbour area. Thanks once again to yourselves & to the owners of this beautiful property.