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It’s been many years since I’ve been to Cornwall, so I was excited to return and familiarise myself with this beautiful county, more so with days of dry spring weather forecast!
I stayed at Tredore cottage which was a short stroll away from the historic harbour of Charlestown. Tucked away down a leafy private road opposite a play park, this coastal cottage in Cornwall can comfortably accommodate a family of 8 with its own large garden and space to park your car.
A quiet and conveniently located cottage in Charlestown
Nestled amongst the thriving plants in the sunshine Tredore felt very tranquil and secluded yet had plenty of amenities on its doorstep including shops, cafes and restaurants and a supermarket.
The cottage was elegantly furnished and spacious, particularly the kitchen and dining room where a welcome hamper and cream tea tray was also waiting for us on arrival.
Filled with paintings of local places like Fowey and books about Cornwall reminded us that we weren’t far from the sea and places of interest. Even if rain was to bead down the window, the idea of picking a book, sinking back into the sofa and sipping a cup of tea also sounds quite appealing!
A 3 bedroom cottage for 8 in Cornwall
Upstairs were three bedrooms and a large bathroom – the one bedroom had two separate bunk beds (ideal for up to four children), the second had a large comfortable bed that could be separated to make a twin, and the third had a pillowy bed with an ensuite shower room.
We were also supplied with rolled thick and fluffy bath towels, a minimalist hanging rail for our clothes in both double rooms, and the ensuite had a refreshing rainfall shower head with great water pressure.
The garden was brimming with plants either side of the grassy area – beneath a tree I could see what looked like the remains of a children’s den, and towards the back there were tables and chairs which I gravitated to one morning for some sunshine.
Charlestown has a Shipwreck Treasure Museum and historic harbour that was used for scenes in the Television Series of Poldark. During my stay there were a few food stall pop ups along the harbour too with outdoor seating that were popular on the weekend evening.
A gardener’s dream!
Beyond Charlestown there are many beautiful places in Cornwall nearby – in fact I’d say if you’re a keen gardener or love visiting gardens – this is a great place to stay as you’re only minutes away from the Eden Project, Pinetum Gardens, St Austell Garden Centre and The Lost Gardens of Heligan. I only managed to visit the Eden Project (which I’d highly recommend), but I’d definitely consider checking out the others when I’m next in the area – let me know if you do!
Seaside towns and villages to visit in Cornwall
I also enjoy exploring seaside towns and villages so during my stay I spent one day in Looe and Polperro, and another in Fowey and Megavissey.
Tredore is just one of Classic cottage’s holiday cottages in Cornwall, so if there’s a specific area you’d like to stay in or require a smaller/larger cottag they have a range of options for you.