Holiday Cottages Cornwall

 

                                                                                                                                                                                     Holiday Cottages Cornwall 

Charlestown

An interesting and working survival of a Georgian cornish village, remaining relatively unspoilt, with an 18th century harbour and some of the last surviving tall sailing ships. Consequently  a much used location for historical films (the T.V. series The Onedin Line and more recently in 2006 a Mel Gibson cinema production). The village boasts mostly original buildings, cooperages, ropewalk, timber and clay stores.  The original granite buildings and houses give a glimpse of what life was like in the 18th century.  The Shipwreck and Heritage Museum (small entry fee) complements the village with its interesting exhibitions and is well worth a visit.  The museum has taken great care in its selection of 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.  A pleasant  village based around the small harbour, from which fishing boats still sail.  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. Also a couple of cafes. 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