The Old Smokehouse


2 Bedrooms

1.5 Bathrooms

Pets Welcome


Sea Views

Garden / Patio




Per Week

A charming Charlestown retreat in unrivalled harbourside location

The Georgian village of Charlestown is one of south Cornwall’s precious gems. Sitting pretty on the edge of the dramatic and picturesque St Austell Bay, this much-loved harbour village and UNESCO World Heritage Site is a historic hot spot. It may look familiar thanks to BBC’s Poldark selecting Charlestown as an enchanting backdrop for the show’s scenery, and it’s not hard to see why. Dotted with cobbled streets, tall ships, idyllic cafes, pubs and restaurants, it’s hard to beat The Old Smokehouse for location and Cornish charm.

As the name suggest, this former Smokehouse is enveloped by the Grade II* listed harbour, offering unrivalled harbourside views and access to the beautiful village beyond. Sleeping four, The Old Smokehouse is a superb example of idyllic Cornish living. A truly spectacular place, guests will immediately appreciate its charm as they enter the rear of the property through the charming patio and garden area. A place to sit back and enjoy a slower pace of life, while the refreshing harbour breeze and village’s vibrant personality creates a special holiday atmosphere.

Inside, you’ll be welcomed by the open-plan living space, flooded by natural light it’s well equipped for your Cornish holiday. It’s modern with a calming neutral colour palate to celebrate its coastal location, from the slate flooring to the restful blue hues throughout, the kitchen is fully equipped for your cheffing needs. The designated dining area, which comfortably seats four, is positioned next to the large French doors for an inside outside feel. Meanwhile the relaxing living space boasts two chunky sofas, a sumptuous armchair, and fully loaded 44” smartTV to unwind and enjoy your favourite shows after a day exploring. There’s also a convenient WC on this floor.

Upstairs you’ll find two welcoming bedrooms with exposed wooden beams and a contemporary shower room. The larger bedroom, enviably positioned at the rear of the property comes complete with stunning harbourside views and a luxurious king size bed. Both bedrooms come fully equipped with plenty of storage, stylish plantation shutters and TVs. The second bedroom is also generous in size featuring a king size bed. The modern shower room sits between the two bedrooms, boasting a double walk-in mixer shower with overhead drench and handheld attachment, plus a heated towel rail.

With a welcoming homely feel, The Old Smokehouse is a stunning example of Cornish holiday home. The property highlight has to be the desirably positioned garden and patio area, complete with garden furniture and Weber BBQ, where guests can simply sit back and watch the world go by, enjoy some alfresco Cornish dining and plan their next adventure. Not to forget the convenient parking space, which are few and far between in the area and open up guests opportunity for exploration.

With Charlestown on your doorstep, you really are spoilt for choice just seconds from your backdoor with coastal walks, fabulous dining, charming traditional pubs and famous beaches and attractions within easy reach. Least not forgetting the award-winning Tallships Creamery, with its delicious selection of Cornish ice cream, fudge and more, just a stone’s throw from the property. A charming Cornish retreat awaits…



  • Open-plan living/kitchen/diner.
  • The well-equipped kitchen features an electric Bosch oven with four-ring gas hob, integrated Blomberg dishwasher and fridge, Neff freezer, plus an additional freestanding Fridgemaster fridge. There’s a microwave, four-slice toaster and kettle.
  • In the living area there’s a two seater and three seater sofa, plus armchair with footstool. There’s also a wall-mounted 44” smartTV.
  • Wooden dining table, plus four chairs, which is positioned next to the large French patio doors which overlook the harbour and acess the patio and garden area.
  • Downstairs WC.


  • Bedroom one features a king size bed, a wardrobe, bedside tables, chest of drawers and armchair. Overlooking the harbour, the window comes with fitted plantation shutters. There’s also a small freestanding TV.
  • Bedroom two features a king size bed, a wardrobe, bedside tables, chest of drawers and armchair. The window comes with fitted plantation shutters. There’s also a small freestanding TV.
  • The modern shower room boasts a double walk-in mixer shower with overhead drench and handheld attachment, plus a heated towel rail.


  • The enclosed garden and patio area, complete with harbourside views, features a outdoor furniture set (a sofa and two chairs, plus coffee table) and a garden bench. There’s also a charcoal Weber BBQ for guest use.
  • One private parking space.

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.

The Old Smokehouse is available weekly from a Saturday.

Other arrival dates and short breaks are also available out of peak times.

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Booking fee:  There is a non-refundable booking fee of £35 per booking

Damage deposit:  A refundable damage deposit of £200 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.

Dog stays: £35/dog/week – up to 2 dogs welcome with prior permission.

NB. All bookings are subject to our Terms and Conditions.

At a Glance

Sleeps 4

2 King Size bedrooms

UNESCO World Heritage Site

Beautiful harbour views

Short stroll to the historic harbour

Open plan living / kitchen area

Pet friendly

Enclosed garden area

Reserved parking space

Outdoor patio furniture

Weber BBQ


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