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Cornwall - Charlestown

Charlestown is a village and port on the south coast of Cornwall, England, United Kingdom, in the parish of St Austell Bay. It is situated approximately 2 miles (3 km) south east of St Austell town centre.
The port at Charlestown developed from what was in the late 18th century the fishing village of West Polmear. Whereas other areas within the conurbation of St Austell have seen much development during the 20th century, Charlestown has remained relatively unchanged within this expansion. There are deposits of china clay in the area. Particles of mica quartz in the sea near Charlestown give it a turquoise-blue colour. The same colour is imparted to flooded china clay quarries.
Charlestown grew out of a small fishing village called West Polmear (also West Porthmear). Prior to the building of the harbour trading vessels landed and loaded on the beach. It was developed in the Georgian era (specifically from 1790 when work on building an outer quay began to 1799 when the first dock gates were erected) as a new town, and named after local landowner Charles Rashleigh who had a hand in its design. In 1799 the locals asked his permission to rename the place Charles's Town which in turn became Charlestown.

Guest House/B&B Self Catering Hotel

"Tall Ships"

Tel: 01726 871095

"One of the Best Kept Secrets in Cornwall!" 

 Nick, Brenda and Graham would like to extend the warmest of welcomes to you all. 

Tall Ships is a delightful 4* Gold Award Bed and Breakfast which has the added luxury of the privacy and peace of your own cosy cottage. 

The cottage is located in the beautiful, harbourside village of Charlestown, just 500 yards from the sea and its historic harbour.

Tall Ships is a Bed and Breakfast in the centre of Charlestown, providing a very high standard, centrally heated Bed and Breakfast accommodation in a large comfortable cottage. 

The cottage is tastefully decorated with modern furniture and private en suite shower facilities and separate washroom.

For some years Tall Ships has received the prestigious 4 Star Gold Award from visit England and also the very highly gained Breakfast Award which is a reliable indication of the top quality B&B accommodation and service our guests will receive.
The atmosphere of the cottage reflects the relaxed and friendly ambience of Charlestown and we are always at hand to make your stay as comfortable as possible.

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Appletree House

Tel: 07968 252853 / 01872 561630

Welcome to our light and airy 3 bedroom, detached house which sleeps 6. Its just a 10 minute walk from the historic harbour village of Charlestown on the beautiful South Cornwall coast where extensive and ongoing filming of Poldark has taken place, and a short drive to World famous Eden Project and Lost Gardens of Heligan. Experience local regattas, firework displays and carnivals in nearby villages.

The house itself is in a private, quiet, off-road location, ideal for families and very central for exploring cornwall. The ground floor has hallway, kitchen, dining room, cloakroom, toilet and lounge.

The large lounge has two sofas, television with freeview and a lovely open living flame fire, central heating and all the home from home comforts to make your stay enjoyable, whatever the weather, especially after a long coastal walk or stormwatching. Patio doors from the lounge lead to the sunny garden. Enjoy alfresco dining on the patio with outside table and chairs.

There is parking available for 2 cars on the private drive. All fuel costs are included in the rates. Short breaks may be available, please ask.

Dogs by prior arrangement . No smoking.

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