Oh Buoy! St Austell Bay/Charlestown/Eden

Up To 4
2Bedrooms in Detail
1Bathrooms in Detail

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Gem Rating Ratings explained
4 Diamonds

Facilities What do these mean?

  • Children welcome
  • Dogs not permitted
  • No disabled access
  • Parking available
  • WiFi
  • No sea views
  • Near the beach
  • No wood burner/open fire
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • No swimming pool/hot tub
  • Cot

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.

The Property

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!

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.

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 Your Dates The standard changeover day is Friday

December 2017


AvailableBookedDefault weekly checkin day is Friday

November 2017


January 2018

The following weeks are available in December 2017:
Fri 15 December - Fri 22 December
£909.00 £818.10
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Fri 22 December - Fri 29 December
£909.00 £727.20
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Fri 29 December - Fri 5 January
£909.00 £727.20
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How to book and pay

How can I make a reservation?


  1. Select the property you wish to book
  2. Choose Availability/Prices
  3. Choose the date you wish to book on the calendar
  4. Register/complete/submit the online reservation and pay the monies due


Call: 01872 241241 (press option 1)

Opening Hours

Monday - Friday: 9am to 6pm

Saturday: 10am to 6pm


Advance bookings:

  1. Pay 1/3rd deposit to secure your holiday (33.3%) now and pay the balance 4 weeks before your holiday

Last minute bookings:

  1. Payment in full required for all holidays booked within 28 days of arrival

You can pay securely online or over the phone via Sagepay.

Cautionary Deposit:

  1. A cautionary deposit of £250.00 is required prior to your check in. The day before your arrival we will pre authorise your balance payment card for this amount. Should you wish to use an alternative card then please ensure you have this card readily available when making your balance payment. (Please note you can use a credit card for this without incurring any charges).

When you submit an online reservation, you will receive an automated reservation confirmation. Please contact the reservations team with any questions you may have.

How can I pay

We accept debit cards (no charge), credit cards (2.5% surcharge) and international bank transfers.
We do not accept cheque payments.

Online Payments

You can pay for the balance of your holiday and holiday extras by logging into your Cornish Gems account.


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 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.

Nick & Janyce Lusis

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

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


  • 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

Bedrooms2: 1 Double, 1 Twin

  • 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

Bathrooms1: 1 Standard

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

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)

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