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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, Seagull Cottage and Dolphin Cottage recently restored Grade II listed barns along with the owners red brick and stone farmhouse set amidst peaceful countryside is 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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Seagull Cottage | 172

Charlestown | Nr St Austell Bay | Sleeps 6

Polmear Farm Charlestown St Austell Cornwall
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  • "This is the best cottage we have visited, the 5 of us enjoyed our stay and so did Hamish the dog." Mr K Adams ··· read all
  • "This is a favourite property that we have visited a few times, we always enjoy our stay at this comfortable..." Mrs P Halden ··· read all
  • "This cottage is very suitable for elderly/infirm or mixed family groups." Mrs B Smith ··· read all
  • "This certainly rates as the best holiday cottage we have stayed at in terms of cleanliness and facilities..." Mrs A Henson ··· read all
  • "Our 5th year. Excellent cottage in central village location. Ideal for touring Cornwall. First class..." Mr M G Ainsley ··· read all
  • "Lovely cottage and great position in Charlestown, six of us had a lovely stay." Mrs S Lorford ··· read all
  • "This cottage together with the neighbouring Dolphin Cottage are excellent with modern technology and..." Mr P Collihole ··· read all
  • "Seagull Cottage is the perfect peaceful hideaway, and yet 3 minutes from wonderful eateries. Excellent..." Mrs A Aherne ··· read all
  • "Lovely and quiet, every facility. Excellent friendly hosts, a beautiful location. " Mr C Smith ··· read all
  • "Superb accommodation attended by owners who will do everything they can to make your stay happy and..." Mr N Primrose ··· read all
  • "Excellent cottage ideally situated. Patrick and Diane are wonderful hosts who are always available if..." Mr M G Ainsley ··· read all
  • "A charming haven. If your expectations are high, as ours were, you will not be disappointed." Mrs D Crockard ··· read all
  • "Wonderful experience all round from the booking through to the property / location. Property offered..." Mrs S Cleeves ··· read all
  • "An excellent, beautifully converted and furnished barn. Location in Charlestown so pubs, harbour and..." Mrs M Knight ··· read all
  • "Beautiful location, a wonderful welcome package and each time we go beds to die for!" Mr & Mrs G Haine ··· read all
  • "Seagull Cottage is a gem. It feels like home from home and has all the amenities you need for a perfect..." Mrs W Sleat ··· read all
  • "The hosts Patrick and Diane are brilliant and the property is out of this world, with the Sky full package..." Mr S Mears ··· read all
  • "We have stayed at both Seagull and Dolphin Cottage and both offer amazing accommodation, very clean..." Mrs S Thomas ··· read all
  • "Excellent holiday at Seagull Cottage and Dolphin Cottage. Large family group therefore booked both cottages..." Mrs J Bailey ··· read all
  • "Fantastic property with home comforts, lovely gardens, great location with lots of places to go nearby..." Mrs A Thorley ··· read all
  • "Another wonderful holiday in a glorious location, cottage excellent. Hosts Patrick and Diana as helpful..." Mr M G Ainsley ··· read all
  • "The hospitality and help provided by the owners is second to none and contributes to the homely atmosphere..." Mr B Perrin ··· read all
  • "Superb cottage in a lovely location, plus genuine and sincere hosts in Patrick and Diane." Mr C Jenkins ··· read all
  • "A perfect cottage in the perfect location with hosts to match. A cottage in the heart of Charlestown..." Mr L Claricoates ··· read all
  • "A fabulous cottage, well located and with an excellent host." Mr K Ralph ··· read all
  • "Seagull Cottage is a perfect hide away. It has everything needed for a perfect break and is an ideal..." Mrs W Sleat ··· read all
  • "They are the best cottages in Cornwall. We have stayed at Seagull and Dolphin, Patrick and Dian are..." Mr K Adams ··· read all
  • "Would definitely love to go again. Beautiful cottage, beautiful area and a lovely warm welcome. Had..." Mrs E Bouali ··· read all
  • "Eighth year, excellent cottage. Ideally situated, perfect hosts. This year blessed with hot weather." Mr M G Ainsley ··· read all
  • "This is a fantastic cottage in a wonderful location. Excellent for a family, lots to do in the area..." Mrs J Birks ··· read all
  • "A beautiful cottage in a superb location. Plenty of restaurants within walking distance but on Polmear..." Mr J Houghton ··· read all
  • "Excellent accommodation with excellent friendly hosts. Cottage in a perfect location and great for visiting..." Mrs S Thomas ··· read all
  • "Beautiful cottage, hosts were fabulous, very helpful and friendly. Couldnt of asked for better. Thank..." Mrs D Styles ··· read all
  • "A delightful cottage set in beautiful gardens. The accommodation cannot be faulted and the owners went..." Mr B Sawyer ··· read all
  • "Excellent location and well equipped cottage in beautiful gardens. Welcoming but unobtrusive hosts who..." Mrs G Thompson ··· read all
  • "A fantastic cottage in a central location. A warm welcome on arrival. " Mrs S Thomas ··· read all
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  • Sleeps6 + cot
  • Bedrooms3
  • Bath/Shower rooms2
  • WC2
  • PriceLow £467 / High £1,098
  • Bed LinenIncluded
  • TowelsIncluded
  • ElectricityIncluded
  • HeatingCentral Heating incl.
  • ChangeoverSaturday
  • Check in4:30 PM
  • Check out10:30 AM
  • Pets2 pets welcome
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  • SmokingNo smoking
  • Loyalty discountAvailableHelp!
  • ParkingPrivate Parking (3 spaces)
  • Short BreaksYes (out of high season)
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The smaller of the two properties, this lovely barn is entered from the parking area where the front door leads directly into a pleasant living room open to the apex of the roof, with a comfortable leather seating area, a fully fitted country style kitchen/diner and natural wood flooring.

A rear hallway gives access to a bathroom W.C. with hand basin and shower cubicle, a twin bedded room with patio door opening to the landscaped lawn and gardens and a master bedroom with a kingsize double bed and an en-suite shower room W.C. with hand basin.

Stairs lead up from the living room to the first floor and an attractive landing/snug area with casual seating ideal for reading or as a children's play room and to one side a door opens to the third bedroom with two 3ft single beds tucked under the eaves with some exposed low beams.

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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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.

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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.
  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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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:
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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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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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  • "This is the best cottage we have visited, the 5 of us enjoyed our stay and so did Hamish the dog." Mr K Adams
  • "This is a favourite property that we have visited a few times, we always enjoy our stay at this comfortable well equipped cottage." Mrs P Halden
  • "This cottage is very suitable for elderly/infirm or mixed family groups." Mrs B Smith
  • "This certainly rates as the best holiday cottage we have stayed at in terms of cleanliness and facilities. Also a wonderfully warm welcome by the owners with a guided tour of the property so we knew where everything was. Plus on hand advice on where to go and what to do. Fabulous stay," Mrs A Henson
  • "Our 5th year. Excellent cottage in central village location. Ideal for touring Cornwall. First class facilities. Owners are wonderful hosts who will do all they can to ensure you enjoy your holiday. Added bonus this year, two weeks of red hot weather." Mr M G Ainsley
  • "Lovely cottage and great position in Charlestown, six of us had a lovely stay." Mrs S Lorford
  • "This cottage together with the neighbouring Dolphin Cottage are excellent with modern technology and really comfortable and relaxing. Pubs and restaurants within walking distance, supermarket only 5 minute drive. The owners live on site but are unobtrusive but welcoming and remembering names without hesitation. All in all perfection. " Mr P Collihole
  • "Seagull Cottage is the perfect peaceful hideaway, and yet 3 minutes from wonderful eateries. Excellent, no other description. " Mrs A Aherne
  • "Lovely and quiet, every facility. Excellent friendly hosts, a beautiful location. " Mr C Smith
  • "Superb accommodation attended by owners who will do everything they can to make your stay happy and comfortable." Mr N Primrose
  • "Excellent cottage ideally situated. Patrick and Diane are wonderful hosts who are always available if required. Our fifth year at this cottage which says it all." Mr M G Ainsley
  • "A charming haven. If your expectations are high, as ours were, you will not be disappointed." Mrs D Crockard
  • "Wonderful experience all round from the booking through to the property / location. Property offered all that was expected and often much more - lovely." Mrs S Cleeves
  • "An excellent, beautifully converted and furnished barn. Location in Charlestown so pubs, harbour and beach a short stroll. The owners are excellent hosts, they served fresh crabs and scallops for us. Lovely holiday. " Mrs M Knight
  • "Beautiful location, a wonderful welcome package and each time we go beds to die for!" Mr & Mrs G Haine
  • "Seagull Cottage is a gem. It feels like home from home and has all the amenities you need for a perfect holiday in beautiful Charlestown." Mrs W Sleat
  • "The hosts Patrick and Diane are brilliant and the property is out of this world, with the Sky full package and broadband and a great location. We will be back." Mr S Mears
  • "We have stayed at both Seagull and Dolphin Cottage and both offer amazing accommodation, very clean and very comfortable." Mrs S Thomas
  • "Excellent holiday at Seagull Cottage and Dolphin Cottage. Large family group therefore booked both cottages. All home comforts and lovely outdoor space. Very helpful hosts. One word - fabulous. " Mrs J Bailey
  • "Fantastic property with home comforts, lovely gardens, great location with lots of places to go nearby. The owners go over and above to ensure you have everything you need." Mrs A Thorley
  • "Another wonderful holiday in a glorious location, cottage excellent. Hosts Patrick and Diana as helpful and considerate as always." Mr M G Ainsley
  • "The hospitality and help provided by the owners is second to none and contributes to the homely atmosphere." Mr B Perrin
  • "Superb cottage in a lovely location, plus genuine and sincere hosts in Patrick and Diane." Mr C Jenkins
  • "A perfect cottage in the perfect location with hosts to match. A cottage in the heart of Charlestown but with the surroundings and atmosphere of the countryside. Suitable for everyone." Mr L Claricoates
  • "A fabulous cottage, well located and with an excellent host." Mr K Ralph
  • "Seagull Cottage is a perfect hide away. It has everything needed for a perfect break and is an ideal home away from home." Mrs W Sleat
  • "They are the best cottages in Cornwall. We have stayed at Seagull and Dolphin, Patrick and Dian are more like friends rather than treating it as a business. We have stayed at Dolphin three times and return again in September. We will visit both next year and for many more years." Mr K Adams
  • "Would definitely love to go again. Beautiful cottage, beautiful area and a lovely warm welcome. Had a fantastic time." Mrs E Bouali
  • "Eighth year, excellent cottage. Ideally situated, perfect hosts. This year blessed with hot weather." Mr M G Ainsley
  • "This is a fantastic cottage in a wonderful location. Excellent for a family, lots to do in the area and coastal walks. Owners of the cottage are extremely helpful. We didn't want to leave." Mrs J Birks
  • "A beautiful cottage in a superb location. Plenty of restaurants within walking distance but on Polmear Farm you feel a million miles away. A great base to explore from with the best hosts we've ever encountered." Mr J Houghton
  • "Excellent accommodation with excellent friendly hosts. Cottage in a perfect location and great for visiting all parts of Cornwall." Mrs S Thomas
  • "Beautiful cottage, hosts were fabulous, very helpful and friendly. Couldnt of asked for better. Thank you." Mrs D Styles
  • "A delightful cottage set in beautiful gardens. The accommodation cannot be faulted and the owners went out of their way to make our stay one to remember." Mr B Sawyer
  • "Excellent location and well equipped cottage in beautiful gardens. Welcoming but unobtrusive hosts who provided a lovely cream tea upon arrival. We have been visiting Cornwall annually for over thirty years. Wish we had found Seagull Cottage sooner." Mrs G Thompson
  • "A fantastic cottage in a central location. A warm welcome on arrival. " Mrs S Thomas
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