Offering an idyllic new place to stay – an on the water hideaway, moored in the picturesque village of Charlestown on Cornwall’s south coast – for an altogether different staycation experience.
Live like a nautical nomad for a night – or more – staying aboard the beautiful 1930’s Topsail Schooner Anny in the UK’s only open 18th century Georgian Harbour, a UNESCO World Heritage site - where the likes of Poldark, Taboo starring Tom Hardy and Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland were filmed.
This water accommodation is perfect for couples, groups or adventurous older families – Anny can cosily host up to eight between the master cabin (1 double, 1 single bed), second bedroom (3 single beds) and comfortable saloon galley (2 single beds).
Anny comes complete with all mod-cons, such as a shower, toilet and a fully working kitchen (fridge, gas hobs, electric oven, double sink, cutlery, crockery etc) – not to mention a spacious open deck offering an enviable sundowner spot with views looking out across the harbour and beyond to St Austell Bay.
Guests have their own private access and a crew member sleeps aboard, in separate quarters, to be called on if needed.
The galley is stocked with handy essentials such as tea, coffee, milk and breakfast supplies for you on arrival (plenty of shops handily close by too). A private chef, perfect for romantic meals and celebratory group feasts, is also available on request.
Where is there to eat…
Back on land in the village, guests won’t be short of choice to eat and drink on their doorstep – the village is a lesser known foodie hotspot since the arrival of The Longstore’s steak & seafood restaurant and there is also the choice of two proper Cornish pubs, The Rashleigh Arms and The Pier House, Short & Strong café, The Winestore (perfect to pick-up an impressive local bottle to take back to the boat!) and The Rum Sailor bar housed in the iconic round house on the Quay.
What’s close by…
Charlestown offer two beaches within a moment’s walk of the harbour – plus a choice of ice-cream parlours, gift shops and art galleries
Walk the South West Coast Path – the harbour village is conveniently on the Path meaning nearby Carlyon Bay, Duporth and Porthpean beaches are within each reach by foot
The world-famous Eden Project and The Lost Gardens of Heligan are just a short drive away
The Charlestown Shipwreck Centre – situated just next to the harbour - is home to largest private collection of shipwreck artefacts in Europe. Curated over the last 40 years the museum is a treasure trove of secrets from the seabed (great wet weather family attraction)
Tell me more about Charlestown…The harbour village of Charlestown is nestled on Cornwall’s south coast. A once working port dating back to the 18th century, started as fishing village known then as West Polmear, before the port was built by Charles Rashleigh – now the village’s namesake - to facilitate the transport of copper and later China Clay from nearby Cornish mines. Charlestown remains a very beautiful Cornish village, a thriving local community hub, welcoming visitors year-round.
Take a virtual tour here: https://charlestownharbour.com/360/#s=pano10
Tell me more about Anny…Anny was built, as a fishing vessel, in Denmark by Carstensen and Henriksen of Skagen in 1930. She fished until 1972, with a period under German control during WWII, and was later converted into a Topsail Schooner to travel around Europe and the Caribbean – before finding her now permanent home in Charlestown in July 2019 as water accommodation.
Price: From £195 per night (price is based on sole hire for up to 4 people – additional guests are £25pp/pn – max of 8 guests) and details of private charters within England and Europe are also available upon request.
To note: Short breaks available (no minimum night stay). All linens and towels are provided, although guests will need to bring toiletries and personal items. Guests are advised to bring sensible shoes, warm and wet weather clothing.
For more info or to book please visit: www.airbnb.co.uk / www.charlestownharbour.co.uk
To note: All linens and towels are provided, although guests will need to bring toiletries and personal items. Guests are advised to bring sensible shoes, warm and wet weather clothing.
For more info about CharlestownHarbour: https://charlestownharbour.com / @charlestownharbour(Facebook & Instagram)