The Cabin for 2, is very special and a bit unusual...
Our Cabin is a pair of tiny, exquisitely renovated Grade II listed buildings, with a private sunny courtyard, designed for alfresco eating, living and generally have a grand time, hidden in the flower gardens of a grand Georgian Grade II Listed house on the Quay overlooking the historic harbour village of Charlestown.
The Cabin sleeps 2 in seaside tranquillity.
Built in the late 1700s, the tiny harbour village of Charlestown is largely unchanged and has been granted UNESCO World Heritage Status.
The beaches, either side of the Quay, are so close a toddler can make it. It is an easy stroll over the Quay's lock gate to the Hotel for a crab sarnie on their terrace or you might like to stay at home in your lovingly planted, south facing Flower Garden.
Charlestown is approximately 10 minutes from both the Eden Project and the Lost Gardens of Heligan. It is also ideally situated for visiting Fowey, the Maritime Museum in Falmouth, the Tate at St Ives, and Padstow with Rick Stein's restaurants. The Airport at Newquay and Jamie Oliver's restaurant Fifteen are a short drive, and it is 10 minutes to the train station (mainline from Paddington).
The beauty of the Cabin is being able enjoying the best of the weather whilst being protected from the worst, in total privacy.
The decoration is to the exceptionally high standards you would expect from both of us.
The king size cabin bed would not be out of place on a Falmouth Packet (Ship). We have definitely spent far too much time at the Maritime Museum! The bedroom has style, comfort and attention to detail...the ceiling is low, adding to the charm, and a cot fits perfectly! The sheets are from the White Company and are the most fabulous Egyptian cotton percale (the duvet, pillows and towels are all from the White Company too). There is a hair dryer, a clock, a blanket and a sewing kit in the chest of drawers.
The adjoining wet room has a wonderfully powerful shower, basin and most importantly, a loo with a view!
The open plan sitting room/kitchen is designed for comfort. There is a wonderfully squishy sofa, a smart television, a Bose sound dock and WiFi. All the kitchen appliances would expect to find are there, a ceramic hob, an electric oven, a fridge, a microwave and a dishwasher. You'll find everything else you might need in the cupboards. The washing machine, tumble dryer, airier, iron and ironing board are to the rear in the wash house.
Eating is in the sitting room/kitchen with its bank of windows overlooking your private garden or in the enclosed courtyard, where you can soak up the sun before, during or after a lazy lunch and if it looks as if it might rain or the sun is just too hot (!) the state of the art sail can, at the press of a button/crank of a handle, cover the entire courtyard, meaning you can enjoy being outside whatever the weather.
It is this, along with the magical setting that makes the Cabin so wonderful.... We spent a summer here and didn't want to go home.
There are all sorts of things you might like to use if you are bringing preschool kids to the Cabin such as a buggy, socket covers, anti door slammers, a baby monitor, a steriliser, a changing mat, a high chair, a play mat, a travel cot with sheets and waterproof mattress protectors, plates and bowls, tumblers, knives, forks and spoons, a potty, a baby bath and a hand held food whizzer.
We do not allow animals, nor smoking. Parking is easy and free.
If you would like to come with friends, parents or parents in law, but want to give them (and you ! ) a bit of space, the Studio is available for short stays all year round and is at the top of the garden path.
Do let us know if you'd like some Great Grub when you arrive, during your holiday or the night you leave, and maybe a Brilliant Breakfast Box for your first morning or every morning?
If you'd like our wonderful therapist to visit for some
Spa at Home just send us an email...