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Polmear Farm
Charlestown | Nr St Austell Bay | Sleeps 12 in 2 cottages

Uniquely placed in the heart of the unspoilt 18th century harbourside village of Charlestown, a world heritage site recently featured in Poldark, these sympathetically converted Grade II listed barns along with the owners red brick and stone farmhouse set amidst peaceful countryside are one of the oldest dwellings in the village.

Just a couple of minutes stroll from the sand and pebble beaches and coastal path, there is also a footpath running through the property leading to Carlyon Bay and several good restaurants.

The conservation area focuses around the quayside which is the home port for a famous collection of Square Sail tall ships and still survives as a working harbour today. Much care has been taken to retain the charm and character of these two south facing stone and slate barn conversions which are surrounded by extensive landscaped gardens for the visitors use with sea views from the lawn and ample parking space available. The location within the village provides a private and tranquil setting. Outside storage can also be made available for bicycles, canoes and boat trailers.  In the owners private garden, as a keen member of the Cornwall Beekeepers Association they keep beehives.

The amenities of the village are all close at hand, including the Shipwreck & Heritage Centre, restaurants, tea rooms, pub and hotel. St Austell, 2 miles, has a good choice of supermarkets and shops, a railway station, 4 golf courses and the Eden Project and Lost Gardens of Heligan are within a 10 - 15 minute drive. Newquay Airport and the North Coast is only 30 minutes away.

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Dolphin Cottage | 173

Charlestown | Nr St Austell Bay | Sleeps 6

Polmear Farm Charlestown St Austell Cornwall
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  • "I can't imagine finding a better cottage anywhere. Everything we could possibly need and want was provided..." Mrs C Glazzard ··· read all
  • "We have stayed at this cottage previously, it is of an excellent quality and the owners are lovely...." Ms J Gazzani ··· read all
  • "It was a real pleasure to stay in Dolphin Cottage. The setting is beautiful and the owners are excellent..." Mr S Ashoo ··· read all
  • "Fantastic cottage, spotlessly clean, perfect position to visit all of Cornwall. Owners could not be..." Mrs C Mitchell ··· read all
  • "Home from home. Wonderful hosts." Mrs K Hall-Jones ··· read all
  • "We have stayed at Dolphin and Seagull about 5 times. Patrick and Diane treat you as friends and not..." Mr K Adams ··· read all
  • "Lovely Owners. Beautiful cottage. Wonderful location." Mrs P Hirst ··· read all
  • "Patrick and Di can't do enough, they are perfect hosts. The property is gorgeous in a relaxing town." Mrs S Brogan ··· read all
  • "An excellent property with wonderful hosts in a glorious location." Mr S Wilson ··· read all
  • "Excellent cottage in an excellent location. Patrick and Diane were lovely and most helpful looking forward..." Mr K Richards ··· read all
  • "A fantastic property, well appointed in a lovely quiet location. Di and Patrick, the hosts, are very..." Mr D Gillman ··· read all
  • "Dolphin Cottage was a very good find, its well presented to a high standard. Cant find any faults, very..." Mr M Cain ··· read all
  • "Perfect Cottage in a perfect location." Mrs C Wilford ··· read all
  • "Property lovely, full of character, ideal location in the village of Charlestown. Owners very welcoming..." Mr W Johnson ··· read all
  • "Dolphin Cottage is wonderful and Charlestown is the best location we have stayed in Cornwall." Mr & Mrs J Lea ··· read all
  • "Excellent support of the owner." Mr J Hutter ··· read all
  • "We have stayed at Dolphin Cottage the last three years and it's the best cottage we have stayed at...." Mr K Adams ··· read all
  • "Fantastic location in the centre of Charlestown. Well appointed with lovely bed linen and towels. Surrounded..." Mrs S Peden ··· read all
  • "Both Dolphin and Seagull cottages are excellent places to stay - everything is of such a high standard..." Mrs P A Lane ··· read all
  • "Our holiday at Dolphin Cottage lived up to and even exceeded our expectations. The proprietors were..." Mrs C Haycock ··· read all
  • "An exceptional cottage which was perfect for our first visit to Conrwall. The owners had thought of..." Mrs S Houlding ··· read all
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  • Sleeps6 + cot
  • Bedrooms3
  • Bath/Shower rooms2
  • WC2
  • PriceLow £556 / High £1,253
  • Bed LinenIncluded
  • TowelsIncluded
  • ElectricityIncluded
  • HeatingCentral Heating incl.
  • ChangeoverSaturday
  • Check in4:30 PM
  • Check out10:30 AM
  • Pets2 pets welcome
    (£24.00 pppw)Help!
  • SmokingNo smoking
  • Loyalty discountAvailableHelp!
  • ParkingPrivate Parking (3 spaces)
  • Short BreaksYes (out of high season)
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This spacious L shaped barn is entered through the front door into a hallway and to one side is the master bedroom with a kingsize double bed and an en-suite shower room W.C. with hand basin.

On the opposite side, the entrance hall leads through to a bathroom W.C. with wash basin and shower over the bath, a twin bedded room and a delightful living room. There is a fully fitted country style kitchen/diner with doors leading out to the beautiful grounds and a work bar divides the comfortably furnished leather sitting area with natural wood flooring and with a ceiling open to the apex of the roof.

An additional conservatory and large greenhouse providing fabulous extra space for dining and entertaining adjoins the living room.

Stairs from the hallway lead up to a gallery landing which provides an extra casual seating/play area and to one side a door opens to a large bedroom with two single beds underneath the eaves. The owners provide free charcoal/firelighters for the barbecue and can arrange for scallops, lobster, crab, fish (all weather and season dependent) to be delivered from local fishermen.

PLEASE NOTE
- Owners provide free charcoal/firelighters for the barbecue and can arrange for scallops, lobster, crab, fish to be delivered
- This property welcomes a maximum of two dogs

Facilities
  • BBQ
  • DVD player (Blu-ray)
  • DVD/CD player
  • Dishwasher
  • Duvets
  • Electric oven
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Garden furniture
  • Gas hob
  • Highchair
  • Microwave
  • Parking
  • Radio/CD Player
  • Sky package
  • Stairgate
  • TV (Digital)
  • TV (Satellite)
  • Travel Cot
  • Washer/dryer
  • ipod dock

Features
  • Coastal walks nearby
  • Walk to beach
  • Broadband (wireless)

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  3. Weeks marked as 'Reserve' (highlighted in blue) cannot be booked at this point in time because availability and prices have not yet been agreed with the owner. You can reserve these weeks in your name until availability and pricing has been agreed. It is important to note that a 'Reserved' period can only be confirmed in your name if the owner wishes to make the Reserved period available for booking.
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* You can also use this calendar to book a holiday longer than 7 days that is not a multiple of a week(s).

† Most holidays that cannot be booked using the 'Book Week(s)' calendar will require further checks from our staff before we can confirm the price and agree the booking.

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How would you rate the cottage's fittings, furnishings and equipment?’

A property will achieve a rating of 5 Smiles down to 1 Smile, although it is our policy not to carry any properties with ratings lower than 3 Smiles. The customer chooses from the following ratings:
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There is an extra charge for pets, most commonly at £24 pppw (per pet per week).

Assistance dogs are of course welcome in all our cottages free of charge, however owners of them should be aware that a considerable number of people are allergic to dogs and in some cases can have a severe reaction. Owners are therefore encouraged, where at all possible, to choose a property which normally allows pets.

Some properties accept pets other than dogs, but in all cases we are required to confirm consent from the cottage owner. Please contact the office on 01208 895 354 if you would like to take a pet other than a dog with you to one of our cottages.
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A 5% loyalty discount is available at some properties for guests returning for a second or further holiday within 2 years through Cornish Traditional Cottages. If you are eligible for the Loyalty Discount your final balance payment will be reduced accordingly after your booking has been submitted. The Loyalty Discount cannot be claimed with any other discount.
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  1. Select the check box next to the week(s) you wish to book. Multiple weeks can only be booked consecutively. Non consecutive weeks must be booked separately.
  2. A summary of your booking will appear. To proceed with the booking select the 'Continue booking' button in the summary box. Deselect the weeks to remove the summary box.
  3. Weeks marked as 'Reserve' (highlighted in blue) cannot be booked at this point in time because availability and prices have not yet been agreed with the owner. You can reserve these weeks in your name until availability and pricing has been agreed. It is important to note that a 'Reserved' period can only be confirmed in your name if the owner wishes to make the Reserved period available for booking.
  4. 'Reserved' weeks (as opposed to 'Reserve' weeks) can only be booked by a customer who has 'Reserved' the highlighted period.

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All prices are per week per property. Many properties promote an all inclusive price although some charge for extras such as bed linen, towels, heating and/or electricity. The Property description will detail any extra charges.

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Booked: A customer has committed to a holiday period by paying a deposit or the full amount for a rental period.

Reserved: When a property is not yet available to be booked, a customer can 'Reserve' the property in their name on a first come first served basis. When Cornish Traditional Cottages and the owner have agreed availability and pricing for your selected period we will contact you to let you know if you can then book the property in your name. A Reservation does not guarantee a booking because the owner has first right of refusal on all availability.
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There are few better places to take a short break than in Cornwall. They can frequently be arranged, mainly out of season though, for periods to suit guest's particular requirements, but there is always a minimum rental, for practical reasons.

Cornwall in the early Spring is usually blessed with fine warm weather. It is this climate which brings out the wild flowers and spectacular gardens which make this time of year such an ideal one for a holiday. During July and August and other busy times of the year short break holidays are normally only available at short notice, but please enquire and we will do our best to accommodate you.

If short breaks are available, the cost of a short break is calculated as follows:
3 nights: 70% of weekly rental price
4 nights: 80% of weekly rental price
5 nights: 90% of weekly rental price
6 nights: 100% of weekly rental price

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Weeks marked as 'Reserve' (highlighted in blue) can only be 'Reserved' (ie they cannot be booked) at this point in time because availability and prices have not yet been agreed with the owner. You can reserve these weeks in your name on a first come first served basis until availability and pricing has been agreed.

It is important to note that a 'Reserved' period can only be booked if the owner wishes to make the 'Reserved' period available for booking. Upon completion of your reservation you will receive confirmation by email or post containing details of the reservation.

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Booked: A customer has committed to a holiday period by paying a deposit or the full amount for a rental period.

Reserved: When a property is not yet available to be booked, a customer can 'Reserve' the property in their name on a first come first served basis. When Cornish Traditional Cottages and the owner have agreed availability and pricing for your selected period we will contact you to let you know if you can then book the property in your name. A Reservation does not guarantee a booking because the owner has first right of refusal on all availability.
Dolphin Cottage - Testimonials
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  • "I can't imagine finding a better cottage anywhere. Everything we could possibly need and want was provided. The house and garden were lovely and our hosts so thoughtful. " Mrs C Glazzard
  • "We have stayed at this cottage previously, it is of an excellent quality and the owners are lovely. No complaints at all, a lovely holiday cottage in a peaceful setting." Ms J Gazzani
  • "It was a real pleasure to stay in Dolphin Cottage. The setting is beautiful and the owners are excellent hosts. We would love to return if health will allow it." Mr S Ashoo
  • "Fantastic cottage, spotlessly clean, perfect position to visit all of Cornwall. Owners could not be more welcoming or accommodating. We will be back again and again." Mrs C Mitchell
  • "Home from home. Wonderful hosts." Mrs K Hall-Jones
  • "We have stayed at Dolphin and Seagull about 5 times. Patrick and Diane treat you as friends and not as a business. They are great cottages in a nice area easy to travel to most of Cornwalll. Will return again next year and be greeted by our friends Patrick and Diane." Mr K Adams
  • "Lovely Owners. Beautiful cottage. Wonderful location." Mrs P Hirst
  • "Patrick and Di can't do enough, they are perfect hosts. The property is gorgeous in a relaxing town." Mrs S Brogan
  • "An excellent property with wonderful hosts in a glorious location." Mr S Wilson
  • "Excellent cottage in an excellent location. Patrick and Diane were lovely and most helpful looking forward to our next trip to Charlestown." Mr K Richards
  • "A fantastic property, well appointed in a lovely quiet location. Di and Patrick, the hosts, are very knowledgeable about the local area and cannot do enough to ensure you enjoy your stay." Mr D Gillman
  • "Dolphin Cottage was a very good find, its well presented to a high standard. Cant find any faults, very pleased." Mr M Cain
  • "Perfect Cottage in a perfect location." Mrs C Wilford
  • "Property lovely, full of character, ideal location in the village of Charlestown. Owners very welcoming and helpful, lovely cream tea waiting for us. Dogs made very welcome, had a lovely holiday." Mr W Johnson
  • "Dolphin Cottage is wonderful and Charlestown is the best location we have stayed in Cornwall." Mr & Mrs J Lea
  • "Excellent support of the owner." Mr J Hutter
  • "We have stayed at Dolphin Cottage the last three years and it's the best cottage we have stayed at. When we know dates for next year we will book Dolphin if it's available. Diana and Patrick the owners are a lovely couple and are most helpful and friendly." Mr K Adams
  • "Fantastic location in the centre of Charlestown. Well appointed with lovely bed linen and towels. Surrounded by large attractive grounds. Extremely helpful owners. " Mrs S Peden
  • "Both Dolphin and Seagull cottages are excellent places to stay - everything is of such a high standard. The owners are extremely pleasant and helpful without being at all intrusive. We would never consider staying anywhere else. " Mrs P A Lane
  • "Our holiday at Dolphin Cottage lived up to and even exceeded our expectations. The proprietors were extremely hospitable and welcomed us with homemade produce which was very tasty. The property was very clean, comfortable and had everything that was needed during our stay. Truly 'home from home'." Mrs C Haycock
  • "An exceptional cottage which was perfect for our first visit to Conrwall. The owners had thought of everything. The upstairs area was just right for the teenagers. " Mrs S Houlding
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