Oh Buoy! Charlestown


Located just a hop, skip and jump from the characterful harbour of Charlestown, South Cornwall, Oh Buoy has been creatively influenced by the rich heritage of this maritime village and offers a superb luxury holiday home-from-home.  2 boutique bedrooms, a contemporary bathroom and spacious open plan living space offer relaxed accommodation for 4 guests with a coastal courtyard garden.  The village of Charlestown has much to offer with cool cafes, welcoming pubs and beautiful beaches.

At a Glance

Property highlights
  • Stunning coastal decor
  • Walk to the beach
  • Explore South Cornwall
  • Perfect in all seasons
  • 1 with a double bed
  • 1 with twin beds

Main bathroom

  • Children Welcome: Yes
  • Cot Provided: Yes
  • Dogs Welcome: No
What to expect from Cornish Gems
  • Digital area guide
  • Welcome hamper on arrival
  • Property welcome folder
  • First class Customer Service
Terms and conditions of hire

Step Inside

A warm Cornish welcome awaits at Oh Buoy. This split level home is reverse level in layout and is set within a private quiet mews of stone Cornish cottages created to evoke the old Charlestown smokehouses and fishermen’s digs of yesteryear.  Arrive to a central hallway with ample hooks for all your holiday kit and lead into the 2 bedrooms set across the ground floor, a double and a twin. The master bedroom is set to impress with indulgent luxury linens and soft shades of lemon and greys whilst the twin room offers a nautical theme in red, white and blue. The contemporary bathroom is no less considered with a cool coastal theme and thick fluffy white towels for the perfect post beach pamper. Climb the central staircase to the first floor and enjoy the lofty space of the living, dining and kitchen areas. The kitchen is perfectly ship shape with modern appliances and ample space and storage for holiday cooking.  The attractive country style dining table and chairs offer a sunny spot as perfect for breakfast as for dinner. Sink into the generous corner sofa after a day on the coast and relax amidst the luxury and thoughtful style of Oh Buoy.  This first class cottage comes from the heart of its owner who has cleverly combined nautical chic with holiday comfort and step back in time as the vintage photographs and maps offer a nod to the once working harbour. Be it couples, friends or family, immerse yourself in the charm of Oh Buoy!

From your Holiday Door

Step from your hoilday door into the paved and gravelled suntrap courtyard and soak up the Cornish sunshine. This tucked away haven is perfect for lazy afternoons with a good book or enjoy alfresco dining in style. Bay tree topiary and verdent evergreens create an established garden ambiance with private gated entrance. Oh Buoy is located just 200 yards from Charlestown harbour, once a thriving West Country waterway today the harbour is more at home as a film set attracting crews from all over the world but more recently for the BBC series Poldark. Tall ships often take shelter and offer the perfect backdrop to your holiday snaps. Children will enjoy the Shipwreck museum packed with pirate and smuggling tales, a real taste of historic Charlestown. The village offers a collection of tempting places to eat including Charlie's Coffee Shop just accross from Oh Buoy (their cakes are very impressive!), The Rashleigh Arms serving traditional ales and excellent pub grub, The Boathouse Lounge Bar and Kitchen is well worth a reservation. Charlestown is tucked away under the shelter of The Dodman and Black Head and offers some crystal clear swimming waters, superb rockpooling and two beaches (one sandy and one with pebbles). The inspiring Eden Project is a short drive away and comes highly recommend for a family day out. Follow the road heading South and explore the beauty of The Roseland Peninsula, a breathtaking area of Cornwall with hidden sandy coves and quintessential Cornish villages including Portloe and St Mawes. Whatever your agenda, a stay at Oh Buoy is perfect in all seasons ... discover your Cornwall from this luxury gem. 


  • Choose from 2 beautiful bedrooms located on the ground floor
  • Master bedroom: A double bedded room with 2 x bedside tables and lamps, clock, built in wardrobe (located under the staircase)
  • Bedroom one: A twin bedded room with bedside table and lamp, small chest of drawers, wardrobe, clock


  • A coastal inspired contemporary bathroom located on the ground floor
  • Deep bath 
  • Over the bath shower
  • Wash hand basin
  • WC


  • A fully fitted modern kitchen
  • Electric oven
  • Electric 4 hobs
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Under counter fridge
  • Under counter freezer with 3 drawers
  • Utilities include: Washer/dryer, iron with ironing board, washing line and pegs

Living and Dining

  • The open plan living, dining and kitchen space is set on the first floor
  • A wooden dining table with 4 dining chairs
  • Large corner sofa
  • Nautical chest coffee table
  • Large TV with integral DVD player
  • PURE bluetooth speaker

Other Features

  • Luxury linens and towels included
  • WiFi
  • Outside bistro table and chairs with cushions
  • Private allocated parking space (no height or width restrictions)
  • Walk to the harbour and beaches
  • Travel cot
  • Highchair
  • Stairgate


  • There is a short 25 yard gentle slope to the gate and up to the front door
  • Level courtyard garden
  • Reverse level living
  • There is one internal flight of stairs with handrail (14 steps)

Oh Buoy is an excellently presented property, very comfortable and well equipped. We really enjoyed the open plan layout. Charlestown is a charming base from which to explore the area. We would not hesitate to recommend this property.

All testimonials >

Wonderful luxurious property

Jackie Brennan

Lovely decking and chairs. Lovely cottage.

Bob Ferguson

Oh Buoy was a beautiful cottage which lived up to our expectations.

Catherine Butterworth

Only one word to describe ' Oh buoy'.Perfect!

Mandy Peters

The cottage was lovely.

Jan Hutchinson

I have complete confidence that any holiday let I book via Cornish Gems will be of a very high standard in terms of decor, facilities and cleanliness.

Philippa Thacker

Beautiful property, would highly recommend.

Louise Cowell

Oh Buoy! is a truly lovely property

Kathryn Widdowson

Well positioned property, convenient for Eden Project , Lost Gardens and Roseland coastline. Easy access to good restaurants. Well presented comfortable cottage.

Chris Snowling