The Captain's Gig is a stone's throw from the beach and coastal footpath at Charlestown.
The cosy sitting-room looks out over the harbour.
Looking out from Bedroom 1.
The kitchen and the glazed dining-area which connects to the deck and garden.
Looking out into St Austell Bay from the top of the garden.
Charlestown harbour.
Steps lead from the dining-area up to the deck and garden.
The contemporary kitchen.
The glazed roof in the dining-area lets light flood in.
A window seat to look out from.
This little wood-burner will keep you toasty warm at all times of year.
Nautical touches throughout the cottage.
The view from the window seat.
Afternoon tea on the terrace? Don't mind if I do!
The family bathroom on the ground floor (Bedroom 1 upstairs has an en suite shower-room).
The ground floor family bathroom has a walk-in shower.
Bedroom 1 looks out over the harbour and coastline.
You can see the sea from bed!
Plenty of room for a cot in Bedroom 1.
Bedroom 2 looks out over the back garden.
Bedroom 2 has a double bed.
A door leads from Bedroom 2 into Bedroom 3.
Bedroom 3 has a single bed (and space for a cot).
The cottage has a lovely back garden
The Captain's Gig is part of a harbourside Georgian terrace.
A bench outside to watch the world go by.
One of the tall ships often moored in Charlestown harbour.
The narrow entrance to the tiny harbour.
Tall ships in the harbour.
Beautiful views out to sea.
A firm favourite for the filming of Poldark.
Spot the Cornish flag flying out from the top of a mast on one of the ships.
Tiny Charlestown harbour at dusk.

The Captain's Gig


Charlestown / Sleeps 5 + cot*

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7 Nights from £814

Sitting right above the tiny harbour at Charlestown with views of the tall ships moored below, The Captain's Gig is a lovely 18th Century terraced cottage sympathetically updated to provide delightfully comfortable holiday accommodation. Many a Poldark scene has been filmed here, with the unspoilt harbour cottages and beautiful square-rigged tall ships providing a wonderfully authentic backdrop to the historic storyline.

With a snug sitting-room housing a warming wood-burner in the inglenook fireplace and a window seat looking out to the harbour, beach and sea beyond, you'll be able to watch the comings and goings of this bustling little harbour whatever the weather. Lovingly and thoughtfully decorated and furnished, this gorgeous little cottage is the perfect place for families and couples alike.

The Captain's Gig is located next door to The Copper House (3810), making it the ideal base for groups of up to nine adults.

The historic port of Charlestown is a living museum to the bygone age of sail, with tall ships frequently moored in the narrow harbour. Sensitively restored, The Captain's Gig retains many original features with sash windows, low doorways and slate flagstones all enhancing the period feel and making this delightful little cottage truly welcoming. The uncluttered interior enhances the space, making this somewhere you can truly relax and feel at home. There is a spacious Shaker-style kitchen and a glass-roofed dining-area that allows light to flood in. The contemporary bathroom has a bath and walk-in shower, perfect for washing down little ones after a day on the beach. Upstairs, the master bedroom has views over the harbour and coastline, and an en suite shower-room. Bedroom 2 has a double bed and leads through to Bedroom 3 with a single bed, perfect for families with younger children. Both bedrooms look out over the long garden at the rear, an unexpected space in a village centre location and a wonderful space for children to play.

Accessed by steps just outside the kitchen, the garden is enhanced by a fenced deck area complete with inset lights, just the spot for a leisurely evening meal on balmy summer nights. A short walk along the harbour provides not just splendid sights, but access to the beaches either side of the harbour entrance, the coastal footpath, a choice of pubs, restaurants, village shops and cafes. If you can drag yourself away from this wonderful location, visits to the Eden Project, The Lost Gardens of Heligan, the fishing port of Mevagissey and the pretty sailing town of Fowey are all within easy reach.

Ground Floor


Entrance hall

Sitting-room with TV/DVD player and wood-burner

Kitchen with electric hob, electric oven, microwave, fridge, freezer and dishwasher


Bathroom with bath, wet room style shower, WC and wash-basin

First Floor

Bedroom 1 with king-size double bed (5') and en suite Shower-room with shower, WC and wash-basin

Bedroom 2 with double bed (4'6'') and access to Bedroom 3

Bedroom 3 with single bed (3') (accessed from Bedroom 2)

Outside Access to

Shared Utility-room with washing machine and tumble-drier

Take care as there are low doorways. *A cot is not provided, bring your own travel cot.


  • Dogs welcome (1 medium-sized dog only)
  • Arrive/Depart Saturday
  • Short breaks available
  • Wood-burner/Open fire
  • Parking on private road or in village car park (200 yards)
  • WiFi
  • No smoking
  • Pub 200 yds
  • Garden furniture
  • Full gas-fired CH