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Lily Cottage


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Charlestown, near St Austell, Cornwall
Grade 4 Star rating
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This quaint cottage, centrally located in the harbour village of Charlestown is an ideal base to explore this historic area.

With a quiet private drive, in the middle of Charlestown with a peaceful garden, is the setting for this quaint holiday cottage, set within a World Heritage Site. The village of Charlestown is home to tall sailing ships moored in the harbour and the regular location for many TV and film sets including Poldark. It is a bustling village with great local pubs, cafes, galleries and restaurants, as well as a harbour and sandy beach. A shipwreck museum with a collection of artefacts from Titanic is always popular. The South West Coastal Path provides stunning views and skirts the village along the beach and the dramatic cliffs. There are many National Trust houses and private gardens nearby, and the Lost Gardens of Heligan and the renowned Eden Project are a must for all. There are many activities available nearby from deep sea fishing to kayaking and the latest water based craze of stand up paddle boarding. There are 2 golf courses within 1 mile and cycling, swimming and surfing on the nearby north coast. There are many local beaches to enjoy that all important English seaside holiday such as Porthpean, Carlyon Bay and Polkerris, with many of them having beach bars and cafes and often live music. Enjoy dinner looking out to sea whilst listening to local artists. A short drive will bring you to Fowey, Lostwithiel, Newquay, Padstow and the north coast, a mecca for surfing and a completely different coastline for you to explore. Beach 350 yards.Shop 600 yards, pub and restaurant 300 yards.

Ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. Separate toilet. Most rooms with wooden floor. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft four poster), 1 twin with additional pull-out single. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

Gas coal-effect fire in living room. Gas underfloor heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Two Freeview TVs (one 32"). DVD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed lawned garden with patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (1 car). No smoking. NB: 4 steps in garden.

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  • Barbecue
  • Dishwasher
  • Enclosed Garden / Patio
    Enclosed Garden / Patio
  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Golf nearby
    Golf nearby
  • Highchair
  • Pub within 1 mile
    Pub within 1 mile
  • Stairgate
  • WiFi
  • Baby and Toddler Friendly
    Baby and Toddler Friendly
  • Cot Available
    Cot Available
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Coastal within 1 mile
    Coastal within 1 mile
  • Coastal within 3 miles
    Coastal within 3 miles
  • Coastal within 5 miles
    Coastal within 5 miles
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site

Customer Comments

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 23/06/2018
    This is a lovely holiday home in a great location. Perfect accommodation for a family of 4 with a pleasant garden and very friendly neighbours. Short walk into the centre of Chalestown with its great selection of restaurants. Highly recommend Wreckers for great food.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 17/02/2018
    Can not fault the cottage, Charlestown or Cornwall. It was important for us that our puppy was totally part of the holiday and both Lilly Cottage and Cornwall allowed her to be. We felt at home immediately we arrived, the contact with Sarah before and during our stay was excellent with a welcoming tea tray with biscuits on arrival. Charlestown itself is not only beautiful it has many cafes, restaurants and pubs for both two and four legged adventures.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 03/02/2018
    A great Cottage in a great location, the local pub is a real plus!

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 09/12/2017
    Great spot to sightsee, lovely walks, excellent pubs and beautiful countryside.

  • 2

    Confirmed guest, 11/11/2017
    Very disappointing, nowhere to park as car park being resurfaced for the whole week. This had been notified to the owners long before and if we had known beforehand we would have cancelled. Owner sent message on arrival day! Very little information in cottage, eg how to operate heating, what to do with rubbish. Broken blind in bedroom (held together by safety pins) meaning we had to hang clothes from window to get any privacy. Couldn't contact owner (no email and mobile just took message). Ended up leaving 2 days early.

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the owner; I pride myself on my high rating as I run Lily Cottage as my only business - it is essential that I get excellent reviews to ensure future bookings and last year I was awarded a top rating certificate as I had entirely positive feedback and was in the top percent across the board. I also genuinely want my guests to enjoy their stay. My mother took the call from the guest and explained that the parking area was being resurfaced 9 - 5 Monday to Friday two or three days prior to their arrival. On arrival, I left a bottle of Prosecco and some Thorntons chocolates and a note apologising for any inconvenience in the working days of the week and asked them to contact me if they experienced any problems. In preparation, should I get a call saying that parking was difficult, I did the following: Spoke to the manager of Contec, the building company, and was assured that my parking space would be usable although disruption was inevitable. Spoke to my neighbour who so kindly offered to give up her space and park on the road should it be necessary. Spoke to my mother who has a holiday let in neighbouring Carlyon Bay that was free that week so should the guest be really disgruntled, then they could move to her property. When I did not hear anything from the guest, I assumed (it would seem wrongly) that all was well. My contact numbers are in the black book, I have an answer machine on my home phone so if I am not at home and out of signal on my mobile, if a message is left I can return the call immediately on my return. This black book clearly visible on the television table has all the instructions in it including the heating although I of course left the underfloor heating on and there is a gas fire in the lounge as well. Rubbish collection is also given in detail in this book. The good thing with booking through an agent is should a problem arise, the guest can contact the agent and they will talk to me but since this is the first I have heard, I am taking it that they were not contacted either. The first time I was contacted by guest was a message on my home phone on Friday afternoon to say they were leaving a night early. On receiving this call I went down to Lily Cottage and spoke to the builders.I was told that parking for number 4 was obstructed for 2 days but they gave the guest the option of double parking directly outside Lily Cottage as the car belongs to my neighbour's daughter who is away at Uni also in the lane and parking at a right angle to no. 4 spot. The only point I will concede is that one of the blinds in the twin room had a safety pin on one of the strings on the back, it was however fully operational and if I had been called (should the guest be unhappy with safety pin on reverse) I would have put up the curtain pole and curtains which I had to put up as I had noted the damage a week prior but didn’t have time to drill in curtain pole etc. I am sorry that the guest did not enjoy their holiday but I am disappointed by the score of 2, especially as I was given no opportunity to put right their complaint.

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8.8 out of 10 – based on 13 reviews collected by Reevoo
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