Marine Villa can sleep six in seaside elegance but is equally wonderful for a couple. Built in the late 1700s, the tiny harbour village of Charlestown is largely unchanged and has been granted UNESCO World Heritage Status.
The beaches, either side of the Quay, are so close a toddler can make it - no need for the buggy. Stroll over the Quay's lock gate to the Hotel for a crab sarnie on their terrace or stay at home in your lovingly planted, south facing Courtyard Garden.
Charlestown is approximately 10 minutes from both the Eden Project and the Lost Gardens of Heligan. It is also ideally situated for visiting Fowey, the Maritime Museum in Falmouth, the Tate at St. Ives, and Padstow, with Rick Steins restaurants. The Airport at Newquay and Jamie Oliver's restaurant Fifteen are a short drive, and it is 10 minutes to the train station (mainline from Paddington).
Every room has a stunning view across the historic harbour and out to sea.
This house sees David and Antonia bring together their eye for detail and design. The bedrooms have style, comfort and attention to detail. The sheets are from the White Company and are the most fabulous Egyptian cotton percale (the duvet, pillows and towels are all from the White Company too). There are hair dryers, clocks, blankets and sewing kits in each bedroom.
The kitchen has all the modern appliances you would expect, washing machine/tumble dryer, gas hob, electric oven, fridge, microwave, dishwasher, WiFi and landline phone and hopefully everything else you might need...
The dining room has a huge solid oak table, perfect for late lazy breakfasts or an even later candle lit supper. If the tall ships are in, you might even spot someone swinging from the Crows Nest!
In the sitting room there are two fabulous sofas, a fire place for real fires, the TV has a built in DVD, and there is a radio/CD, both of which are digital. The house is sheltered from the bustle of the harbour by its large sculptural hedges.
The bathroom, with its view out to sea, leads to the master bedroom or hallway depending on which door you use. The traditional cast iron bath coupled with a powerful overhead shower and the softest towels to wrap up in after a good long soak make this a near perfect bathroom, or after a long hard summer's day at the beach, enjoy hot outside shower to rinse away the sand and salt.
There are all sorts of things you might like to use if you are bringing pre-school kids to Marine Villa such as a buggy, socket covers, anti door slammers, a baby monitor, a steriliser, a changing mat, stair gates, a high chair, a play mat, a travel cot with sheets and waterproof mattress protectors, plates and bowls, tumblers, knives, forks and spoons, a potty, a baby bath, a hand held food whizzer and a few toys
We do not allow animals, nor smoking. Parking is easy and free.
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Cottage added 26th August 2013