Charlestown harbour within walking distance
Wonderful traditional Cornish building
Lounge area leading to kitchen/diner
Well equipped modern fitted kitchen
A touch of the exotic
Open-plan accomodation
Double bedroom (can be made as a twin on request)
Bedroom laid out as a twin room
Double bedroom
Finishing touches
Shower room
Charlestown beach within walking distance
1 / 12  Charlestown harbour within walking distance
2 / 12  Wonderful traditional Cornish building
3 / 12  Lounge area leading to kitchen/diner
4 / 12  Well equipped modern fitted kitchen
5 / 12  A touch of the exotic
6 / 12  Open-plan accomodation
7 / 12  Double bedroom (can be made as a twin on request)
8 / 12  Bedroom laid out as a twin room
9 / 12  Double bedroom
10 / 12  Finishing touches
11 / 12  Shower room
12 / 12  Charlestown beach within walking distance

Customs House Roost

Charlestown, Cornwall
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Lovingly refurbished split-level cottage
  • Situated in the heart of the traditional harbour of Charlestown
  • Within walking distance of the Tall Ships
  • A perfect place to relax by a historic quay where time has stood still
  • Great for exploring the glorious Cornish coast
  • Close to the delightful villages Fowey and Mevagissey
Property code: 43123

This select property oozes charm and is ideally situated in idyllic Charlestown. A delightful destination in a perfect setting.

This beautifully modernised stone house, ideally sized for a small family or two couples, is in the village of Charlestown, home to famous Charlestown Harbour and Shipwreck Museum. Here you can wander the Georgian stone quays, used for filming the Poldark series, and see an ever-changing show of traditional and historic sailing craft large and small, from tall ships to local fishing smacks.

Here traditional solidity blends with modern comfort in a bright and simple style. There's nothing old-fashioned about furnishings and equipment, however. A modern open plan kitchen/dining/living area has everything you'll need including an inviting leather sofa, and the bedrooms upstairs are flexible for families – one can be double or twin. The shower room is compact and smartly tiled. Exposed timber beams and natural materials anchor the design to the original structure. Clever use of exotic details evokes the romance of voyaging to foreign lands – appropriate in a village which celebrates the age of sail.

The village's sandy beach is also within walking distance, and you've a choice of nearby shops and pubs. St Austell, just 1 mile away, has excellent shopping and dining choices, and the South Cornish coast with its South West Coast Path has walks of breathtaking beauty and many attractions for day trips. The Eden project is just 3 miles away and will fascinate with its botanical wonders, and the Lost Gardens of Heligan are within 7 miles. For a different type of seaside town, Fowey 7 miles eastward is tucked inside a steep natural harbour.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

Please note there is a refundable £150 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

  • 2 bedrooms: 1 double, and 1 twin zip-and-link (which can be made into a double on request)
  • Shower room: with shower and WC on the lower floor
  • Separate WC, on the lower floor
  • Smart TV and DVD Electric oven and induction hob, combi microwave oven, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washer/dryer
  • Bed linen and towels (not beach towels) included Electric, heating and Wi-Fi included
  • 1 small well behaved dog welcome
  • Beach, pubs, restaurants and shops all within walking distance
  • Gated off-road parking for 1 car
  • Arrival: 3pm

This property is personally managed by Joseph.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 17 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Tracey 6th September 2019

A very well presented and clean property in a very pretty location. The living area is very compact and mainly taken up by the kitchen, perfect for two, but anymore would have felt crowded. The top floor bedroom would definitely have been better left as a twin, as the ceiling is very low. The beds and pillows were very firm, not so comfortable for Read moreus, but that's a personal choice. Overall, an enjoyable stay. Hide

Reviewed by Sarah 16th August 2019

The living space was compact with just the one combined lounge and kitchen and ideally we would have loved some outdoor space as the weather was fab, but overall location was brilliant being so close to the harbour and beach. Inside the property was clean and everything you needed was there

Reviewed by Deborah 2nd August 2019

Great property- had everything we needed for a lovely holiday. Great location. Plenty to see and do and many good places to eat. Lots of good walks and many beaches that were dog friendly

Reviewed by Chris 26th July 2019

Good location, modern kitchen-diner was very well equipped, comfortable sitting area. Property was very clean and well furnished although we felt it was lacking in clothing storage. We would recommend this property, Charlestown is a great place to stay, very friendly locals, we particularly enjoyed breakfast in Charlie's.

Reviewed by Stuart 29th June 2019

Lovely cottage in a great location for the village. Coastal walks, even the town of St Austell was a brief ride away. everything you need was in the cottage, ( milk would have been a nice touch as we had to go out as soon as we got there). Local pubs offer great food choices and we found them welcoming and good value. Lovely coastal villages and inRead morens just a good walk or ride away. Hide

Reviewed by Terence 31st May 2019

Excellent property very high spec and in a quiet and convenient location a few hundred yards from sea.

Reviewed by Jonathan 24th May 2019

The Customs House Roost is a lovely cottage in the pretty village of Charlestown. The cottage was very clean and tidy for our arrival (thanks Liz!). It was very well equipped, in fact it was more like a home than a holiday let. We would certainly stay there again.

Reviewed by John 29th April 2019

A lovely apartment in a beautiful location. The harbour is picturesque but the walk back to the apartment is fairly steep. The restaurants are very good as is the local pub. There is a supermarket a short drive away. Several attractions are within easy reach. We enjoyed our short break.

Reviewed by Helen 24th March 2019

Everything was lovely but basics for the kitchen such as salt and pepper would have been useful.

Reviewed by Adam 8th March 2019

We would not change anything, great property, great location, very comfortable and well presented.

Reviewed by Catherine 2nd November 2018

Clean, comfortable and modern accommodation in an ideal situation. Would thoroughly recommend for anyone looking to visit the south coast of Cornwall.

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North Cornwall

Embark on clifftop wanderings along the South West Coast Path to discover ancient myths and legends; King Arthur at Tintagel Castle, or the giant at the Bedruthan Steps. Surfers flock here to ride the famous swell that carved the dramatic coastline, and Bude and Newquay are havens for the sport. From sandy bays and beaches to the seafood delights of Padstow or thrills of Camel Creek Adventure Park, North Cornwall is brimming with things to do; trails to trek, cream teas to gobble, and adventure to be had.

West Cornwall

Let the history, romance and raw beauty of West Cornwall whisk you through time, into rocky coves and along sweeping sands to Land’s End where the UK slips into the Atlantic. Discover an oasis of flora owed to the rare geology of the Lizard peninsula. You can kayak around Godrevy Island, wander the galleries of St Ives, catch a performance at the open-air Minack Theatre, and still make it to Marazion for dinner: St Michael’s Mount makes the ultimate backdrop.

South Cornwall

Tucked away from the swell of the Atlantic pretty fishing harbours sleep, and lush carpets of greenery roll up to craggy cliffs. Discover the fishing and smuggling history in Kingsand and Cawsand, or walk the South West Coast Path from Fowey to the tiny tidal beach at Readymoney Cove. Sample local ales in St Austell before visiting Charlestown’s tall ships, the enchantments of the Eden Project, or The Lost Gardens of Heligan. From vibrant towns to secret beaches and exhilarating days out, the south has it all.

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