Cornwall Holiday Cottages

Phone
(01752) 260711
Address
8 Channel Park Avenue, Efford
Plymouth, PL3 6LQ, United Kingdom

A holiday cottage letting agency with a large number of holiday cottages throughout Cornwall Devon

 

                                                                                     Holiday Cottages Cornwall Devon


 


Charlestown

Charlestown is a fascinating and still  working survival of a Georgian cornish village, not much changed over the centuries, having an 18th century harbour and some of the last surviving tall sailing ships in the country. The village and harbour are often used  for filming (the T.V. series The Onedin Line and more recently in 2006 a Mel Gibson cinema production were filmed here). The village boasts mostly original buildings, cooperages, ropewalk, timber and clay stores.  The old Georgian and stone buildings and houses  give us an idea of  how life was lived in the eighteenth century.  For a small entry fee you can visit The Shipwreck and Heritage Museum  which hosts varying  interesting exhibitions and is well dropping in to see.  The museum has taken great care in its permanent exhibits which include the 'Heart of Ocean' necklace worn by Kate Winslet in the film Titanic, a Titanic Display,  Nelson memorabilia and much more that will appeal to a modern public.   Fishing boats still sail from the harbour and  next to the harbour is a good size sandy beach. The Piers Morgan Inn (good food) is right next to the harbour and the outdoor seating means you can take your meal while enjoying the view over the harbour and sea. There are beautiful coastal walks leading from the harbour and also circular footpath walks (buy the leaflet from the village shop).
 

Coastal path & view over Charlestown harbour 
Charlestown beach Enjoying view over harbour (Piers Morgan Inn) Rashleigh Arms
Rashleigh Arms (outdoor seating) Shipwreck & Heritage Museum