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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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,
Dogs by prior arrangement . No smoking.
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