Oh my, what a wonderful place this is. Escape to the magical harbourside village of Charlestown, nestled on Cornwall's captivating south coast.
Tucked away on the edge of a gated courtyard, providing privacy and a peaceful setting, this home-from-home Grade II Listed cottage, invites you to immerse yourself in all that this fabulous village has to offer. You can wander from your door down to the magnificent tall ships moored in the harbour, the shops and galleries, the beaches and coastal footpath, not to mention the numerous places to eat and drink. In fact, you could ditch the car for your stay and really live like a local, truly embracing all the beauty that is on your doorstep.
Set over three floors, you will find delightful interiors. In the open plan living-room on the first floor, you are sure to enjoy special times together, whether preparing hearty holiday breakfasts, indulging in culinary delights around the dining-table or cosied up together on the sofa watching a family film. The two double rooms are also found on this floor, styled with comfort in mind and accents of vibrant zingy colours to set you up for the day ahead. The open stairs lead up into the twin bedroom which takes pride of place on the second floor. Set under the eaves the room is full of character and charm.
Charlestown has a fantastic selection of coffee shops, pubs, restaurants, and street food pop ups so you certainly won't be short of places to eat! There's a selection of stylish boutique shops and galleries if you fancy a spot of retail therapy and on warm summer evenings wander along the pretty harbour, marvelling at the historic tall ships whilst picking up a treat from one of the street food stalls.
If you're in search of those fabulous coastal views synonymous with Cornwall, then lace up your walking boots, pack a picnic and head out for a scenic walk along the coastal path where the views will take your breath away. Or enjoy lazy days on the beach, building sandcastles and taking the odd dip in the crystal-clear waters. If you're a Poldark fan, Charlestown was one of the favoured locations for filming the popular TV series, so you can seek out the filming locations and walk in the footsteps of Poldark himself!
If you do fancy venturing further afield St Austell Bay is dotted with several golden sand beaches and there's a fantastic choice of gardens to visit, including Heligan, Pinetum, Marsh Villa and of course, the Eden Project. The stylish sailing town of Fowey is nearby, and is well worth a visit for its restaurants, cafes, boutiques, and galleries or perhaps to kayak up the river to the little village of Lerryn, said to be the inspiration of Kenneth Grahame's Wind in the Willows.
Shower-room 1 with shower, WC and wash-basin
Utility-room with washing machine and tumble-drier
Open plan living-room with kitchen and dining areas. Smart TV. Induction hob, electric double oven, combination microwave (convection oven), fridge/freezer and dishwasher
Bedroom 1 with super-king double bed (6') and en suite Shower-room 2 with shower, WC and wash-basin
Bedroom 2 with king-size double bed (5')
Bathroom with bath, fitted shower, WC and wash-basin
Bedroom 3 with twin beds (3') and TV
Due to the character of 12 Merchant's Quarter there are low sloping ceilings in the snug/ office and in the twin bedroom, please take care. *A cot is not provided, bring your own travel cot.
- Dogs welcome (1 only)
- Arrive/Depart Saturday
- Short breaks available
- Private parking for 1 car and public car park 150 yards
- Superfast WiFi
- No smoking
- Pub 100 yds
- Courtyard furniture
- Full gas-fired CH (partial under-floor)
Welcome to 12 Merchant's Quarter, set in the charming village of Charlestown.
Open plan living is the order of the day, making the most of holiday time together.
There's a choice of three beautifully presented bedrooms to delight.
Chill out and relax, you are on holiday after all.
The historic harbour is only a couple of minutes walk away.
The kitchen has all you need to rustle up your holiday meals and plenty of storage too.
Enjoy holiday meals together but with such a great choice of places to eat and drink in the village, we don't think the dining-table will be used a great deal!
Set yourself to holiday time from the minute you arrive.
Such a fun space.
The little patio area outside the front door, is the place to enjoy a morning cuppa.
The large window really lets the light flood into bedroom one.
Morning treats in the super-king bed are a must on holiday.
Bedroom one has an en suite shower-room, ideal for a quick rinse off after a day on the beach.
A king bed awaits in bedroom two.
Snuggle up under the covers making the most of holiday lie-ins.
Vibrant zingy colours will set you up for the day.
A day at the beach is a must when staying at 12 Merchant's Quarter.
Bedroom three set up on the second floor.
The bedroom is full of character set under the eaves.
12 Merchant's Quarter is set within a gated courtyard, which provides private parking for the residents.
The little study is ideal for those who might need to catch up on some work.
The main family bathroom is on the first floor.
There's a useful utility-room on the ground floor.
He's ready to welcome you!
After wandering around the harbour why not head out along the coastal footpath which leads off in either direction from the harbour.
Day or night, Charlestown is quite magical.
This stretch of coastline has a great choice of beaches, there's even one right in the village.
The world renowned Eden Project is close by.
Spend the day at The Lost Gardens of Heligan, they are simply stunning.
The trendy sailing town of Fowey is a little further along the coast.