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Charlestown Holiday Home

Situated within an exclusive gated community, “1 The Nest” is a Charlestown holiday home that epitomises coastal elegance. Its prime location invites guests to immerse themselves in the rhythm of coastal living. With pubs, restaurants, and the quaint Charlestown harbour within a leisurely stroll, every day offers a new adventure right at your doorstep.

The picturesque surroundings beckon visitors to explore nearby attractions. From the shimmering waters of Carlyon Bay and Polkerris beaches to the verdant fairways of the Carlyon Bay golf club, there’s a wealth of experiences awaiting discovery.

Completing the experience, this sanctuary ensures contemporary comfort while maintaining an intimate connection with the charming coastal essence of the region. Whether you’re seeking a tranquil retreat or a base to explore the vibrant locales, “1 The Nest” promises an unforgettable stay.


Features & Facilities

Close to beach

Pubs and restaurants within easy walking distance

Sorry, no pets allowed.

Linen and towels supplied (please bring your own beach towels), electricity and heating.

One private parking space at the bottom of the front garden


The living room of “1 The Nest” is designed to be both inviting and opulent. Anchored by a plush corner sofa, it’s the ideal spot to unwind after a day of coastal exploration. The smart TV caters to all your entertainment desires, be it catching up on favourite shows or immersing in a movie night.

Natural light cascades in through the expansive bi-fold doors, which not only illuminate the space but also create a seamless connection to the tranquil courtyard garden outside. Here, the line between indoor comfort and outdoor serenity blurs, making it perfect for both cosy evenings and sunlit afternoons. The two level garden offers privacy and seclusion, as well as a perfect sun trap! The paved courtyard has outside dining for six guests, and the upper patio has additional dining facilities, as well as a lovely egg swing chair.

Adjacent to the living room, the kitchen and dining area offer a harmonious blend of functionality and style. The kitchen, boasting high-quality integrated appliances, is a culinary enthusiast’s dream. Whether you’re whipping up a quick breakfast at the bar or hosting a dinner at the table for four, these spaces are designed with both casual and formal moments in mind.

The master bedroom emerges as a serene sanctuary, featuring a luxurious 5ft king-size bed, promising rejuvenating slumbers. The inclusion of a wardrobe ensures ample space for belongings, while the Juliet balcony provides an intimate setting to embrace the coastal breeze or enjoy a morning coffee.

The second bedroom, equally alluring, caters to both families and friends with its flexible 3ft twin beds. The thoughtful design guarantees a restful night, irrespective of the day’s adventures.

Attention to luxury continues in the bathrooms. Each space is designed to provide both functionality and relaxation, from invigorating morning showers to tranquil evening soaks.

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Area Information:

Charlestown Harbour:
An iconic and historic port, Charlestown Harbour is a must-visit. With its collection of tall ships and the often-filmed quayside, it exudes an old-world charm. Dive into maritime history, wander along the pier, or simply sit and watch as the world goes by.

Charlestown Shipwreck & Heritage Centre:
This intriguing museum showcases artifacts from shipwrecks and offers insights into the maritime history of Cornwall. With exhibits that span over a vast period, it’s a fascinating stop for history enthusiasts.

Eden Project:
Just a short drive from Charlestown, the Eden Project is one of Cornwall’s most famous attractions. Wander through the biomes and explore diverse climates and plant life, from tropical rainforests to Mediterranean landscapes.

Wheal Martyn Clay Works:
Celebrate Cornwall’s rich industrial heritage by visiting this museum. Learn about the china clay industry, see vintage equipment, and enjoy a stroll through the woodland walks.

A scenic drive from Charlestown will bring you to the picturesque town of Fowey. Wander through its narrow streets, enjoy riverside views, and indulge in local delicacies at quaint cafes.

Lost Gardens of Heligan:
Rediscovered after decades of neglect, these gardens are now a testament to nature’s resilience and human dedication. They offer a blend of cultivated gardens, woodland walks, and jungle areas.

St Austell Brewery:
For those with a penchant for fine brews, a visit to St Austell Brewery offers insights into the brewing process and, of course, tastings of their famed ales.

Tall Ship Sailing:
Step aboard one of Charlestown’s historic tall ships for a unique sailing experience. Feel the ocean breeze as you immerse yourself in nautical tales of old.

Coastal Walks:
The South West Coast Path offers scenic walks with breathtaking views of the Cornish coastline. Whether you opt for a leisurely stroll or a challenging hike, the landscapes will captivate you.

Attend the Charlestown Regatta:
Held annually, this event celebrates maritime traditions with boat races, sea shanties, and local festivities. Join in the fun and feel the community spirit.

Diving and Snorkeling:
Explore the underwater world around Charlestown. With its clear waters and rich marine life, it’s a haven for divers and snorkelers.

Visit Local Art Galleries:
Charlestown and its environs are home to many artists. Discover local art galleries, where you can appreciate works inspired by the stunning coastal landscapes.

Kayaking and Paddleboarding:
The calm waters around Charlestown make it ideal for kayaking and paddleboarding. Rentals and lessons are available for both beginners and experienced paddlers.

Join a Historical Tour:
Learn more about Charlestown’s rich history and its connection to the clay industry. Guided tours offer fascinating insights and stories.

Relaxation at Carlyon Bay Spa:
Treat yourself to a day of relaxation at this nearby spa. From massages to beauty treatments, indulge in moments of pure rejuvenation.

Golfing at Carlyon Bay Golf Club:
For golf enthusiasts, the nearby Carlyon Bay Golf Club offers a challenging course with panoramic sea views. Perfect your swing while soaking in the vistas.

Tallships Creamery: Once a weighbridge, now a paradise for ice-cream lovers. Indulge in the Tallships Creamery’s homemade ice creams and sorbets, infused with Cornish cream and local ingredients. Try the classic Captains Cream Tea or the intriguing Sticky Fudge Frenzy. Located at Charlestown Road, PL25 3NL. Call them at 01726 65444.

Cubs on the Deck: This seasonal coffee and tapas kiosk graces Charlestown quay, presenting a delightful assortment of freshly cooked foods. Relish your meal at their outdoor tables or grab a takeout.

Short & Strong: A picturesque café and deli with an outdoor view of the quay. Treat yourself to their aromatic coffees, homemade cakes, delectable cream teas, and light meals. Located at Charlestown Road, PL25 3NL. For inquiries, call 01726 68598.

The Longstore, Charlestown: A relaxed ambiance with a focus on locally-sourced steak and seafood. This establishment, overlooking Charlestown’s quay, is a perfect blend of flavors and views. Reach them at Charlestown Harbour, Charlestown PL25 3NJ or call 01726 68598.

Springtide: Located at the edge of Charlestown’s picturesque harbour, it offers a mix of seafood delights and pasta dishes. The ambiance is complemented with local brews, wines, and cocktails. Find them at St Austell PL25 3NJ or dial 01726 879053 for reservations.

Charlestown Fish Co.: Operational from Easter to September, this harbourside gem serves fresh fish dishes, crabs, and lobsters. Located at Charlestown Road, PL25 3NJ. For more information, call 07815 631474.

Pier House: This inn, situated at a prime location on Charlestown’s harbour edge, offers pub classics, seafood dishes, and cold drinks on a sunny harbourside terrace. Reach them at St Austell PL25 3NJ or contact 01726 67955.

The Harbourside Inn: Renowned for its real ales, it also boasts an extensive menu of pub classics. Situated at Harbour Front, Charlestown, Saint Austell PL25 3NJ. For inquiries, call 01726 67955.

Rebellion Roast House: A Texan-inspired roast house and cocktail bar, they specialize in perfectly-cooked burgers, steak, and seafood. Known for generous portions and friendly service. Located at Quay Road, Charlestown, Cornwall. Bookings can be made at 01726 839888.

The Boathouse, Charlestown: Just less than a mile away, this venue promises another delightful culinary experience, adding to Charlestown’s rich tapestry of dining options.

Charlestown Beach: A small, pebble beach located next to the historic harbour. Popular for its scenic views of tall ships and its proximity to the village’s amenities. It’s perfect for a leisurely stroll or simply soaking in the maritime atmosphere.

Porthpean Beach: Situated a short drive from Charlestown, Porthpean offers a sheltered sandy beach, ideal for families. The calm waters are great for swimming, and rock pools at the fringes add to the beach’s allure for young explorers.

Carlyon Bay: A stretch of sandy coastline, Carlyon Bay is perfect for sunbathers, beachcombers, and water sports enthusiasts alike. With its evolving landscape due to tidal changes, every visit feels distinct.

Duporth Beach: A serene and secluded beach not far from Charlestown. The golden sands and gentle waves make it a great spot for picnics, relaxation, and occasionally spotting marine life.

Polkerris Beach: Less than a 10-minute drive away, this sheltered harbour beach offers water sports rentals, making it a hotspot for paddleboarding, windsurfing, and kayaking. With a few eateries nearby, it’s easy to make a day of your visit.

Par Sands Beach: A wide expanse of sand that’s easily accessible and dog-friendly all year round. The adjoining dunes and freshwater lake make it a unique spot for both relaxation and nature walks.

Pentewan Beach: Located to the south of Charlestown, this large sandy beach is popular for swimming and water sports. Its proximity to the Pentewan Valley Trail also makes it a favourite for those looking to combine a beach day with some hiking or cycling.


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As you set your sights on the picturesque harbor village of Charlestown, here are some general directions to guide your journey.

By Car:

  • Head towards the South Cornish coast, following signs for St Austell, which is the nearest large town to Charlestown.
  • Once in St Austell, local signage will direct you towards Charlestown. The village is located just a short drive southeast of the town center.

By Train:

  • The nearest major railway station is St Austell.
  • Upon arrival at St Austell station, you can opt for a local taxi or bus service, both of which offer short rides to Charlestown.

By Air:

  • The closest airport is Newquay Cornwall Airport.
  • From Newquay, it’s approximately a 30-minute drive to Charlestown. Car rental services are available at the airport, or alternatively, local transport services can be arranged.