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Olivias

Cornwall, United Kingdom

Per week

from 1120.00 to 1715.00 GBP
The Owner / Manager

Antonia Shields

Member since Mar 2012
  • Bookings Accepted:100%
  • Avg. Response Time:7 minutes
  • Availability Updated:3 days 16 hours

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BFB's Overview

Olivia's is an exquisite retreat for frazzled parents with tots in tow. A true ‘bolthole’, this small but perfectly formed 2-bedroom, Grade II listed cottage is set at the end of a Georgian terrace, on the top deck overlooking the harbour in the historic Georgian port of Charlestown, which was recently granted World Heritage status. Step out of the elegant interior and the beaches either side of the quay are almost right on the doorstep, whilst the village's fine selection of cafes, shops and pubs are just as close and perfect for a nipping out for a lazy brunch or a warm drink after exploring the beach.

As we've come to expect from designers Antonia and David, who also own the popular Marine Villa and the Cottage properties, Olivia's has been lovingly restored with a keen eye for design and sustainability. A study in understated, family-friendly, elegance, sophisticated Farrow and Ball shades wash the walls, White Company linens dress the beds and a wealth of expertly picked antique and hand crafted pieces play up to its character and style, creating maritime bliss for a family of four.


Accommodation Overview:
Olivia's has two bedrooms, a king and a tiny double, both dressed with super soft White Company, Egyptian cotton percale bedding and towels. It sleeps maximum of 2 adults and 2 children including infants (The price is based on 2 adults + 1 child throughout the year with exception of July and August weeks when 2 adults + 2 children are included in the price. Outside of July and August an additional child can be added for £15 per night). The double has lovely garden views whilst the king size, romantic antique bed looks out to Sea. Each bedroom has a hair dryer, clock, blanket and sewing kit.

The stylish, slate floored kitchen is well equipped with ceramic hob, electric oven, fridge, microwave, dishwasher and hopefully everything else required to whip up a family feast. The cottage's washing machine, tumble dryer, iron and ironing board are in the laundry cupboard which is located in the extension. There is a dining table in the sitting room which is perfect for romantic evenings in and charming log burner, though during the summer months guests may prefer to dine outside, taking in the views from the front lawn. The cosy, oak floored sitting room has a pair of tiny sofas nestled beside the log burner perfect for snuggling up with a hot coco after a busy day exploring finished with a TV (in built DVD) and digital radio/CD player.

The family bathroom is located in modern extensive and is kitted out appropriately with a bath, shower and a bundle of soft towels perfect to wrap up in after a good long soak.

An exceptional list of baby and toddler gear is provided (see Fast Facts for breakdown) making Olivia's with its pretty garden and fabulously scenic, convenient location, a haven of both style and child-friendly appeal.

Please note: Short breaks are available in low season and in April and September by request.

Location Information

The picturesque harbour village of Charlestown has retained a great deal of its Georgian beauty, so much so that it is often used as a film set. Although it is small, it boasts a couple of good pubs, a bistro, a good new restaurant and a funky coffee shop, all of which welcome little ones. Surprisingly, the village also boasts a great salon for indulgent treatments, perhaps by bartering with an afternoon of golf a the nearby course?

A major benefit of being almost harbour-side is the access to delicious freshly caught fish. The fisherman generally stops by the cottage to collect orders, and comes highly recommended. A little further afield but well worth the trip to Truro is the aptly named ‘Cheese Shop’ - heaven for cheese fans! The two beaches within easy and stroller-friendly walk of the cottage are ideal for introducing toddlers to the delights of rockpooling and net fishing, whilst the Eden Project is practically on the doorstep and, if using the land train (tractor pulled train through the attractions), also very toddler friendly.

The village shop sells a great spotting book to keep kids interested and the café does decent nibbles. For an 'Enchanted Forest' experience, head to Cardinham Woods and stumble upon the wonderful tea shop set in a centuries old woodsman's cottage, with a handy children's play area outside and useful baby-changing room. But, with the tall 'pirate ships' and rockpooling adventures on the doorstep, many don't make it too far from the cottage.

Top tips for eating out include: Jamie Oliver's 'Fifteen' in Watergate Bay for its family-friendly lunches, the St Kew Inn for excellent garden and gastro pub fayre, Nathan Outlaw at the St Endoc hotel for an indulgent night without little ones, and Austells is handy for an excellent meal. Charlie's cafe or terrace at the Pier House hotel in Charlestown make a great lunchtime sandwich and coffee stops. Antonia is full of advice for othe brilliant places including some stylish, scenic and nipper-friendly locations in nearby coastal towns/villages.

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Arrivals and Departures

Check-in time: 16:00

Check-out time: 10:00

Payment

Reservation Deposit: 50%

Balance: 56 days prior to arrival

Arrivals and Departures

Check-in time: 16:00

Check-out time: 10:00

Payment

Reservation Deposit: 50%

Balance: 56 days prior to arrival

Pricing Notes

The price is based on 2 adults and 1  children of any age including infants with exception of July and August weeks when 2 adults + 2 children are included in the price. An additional child 0-12 can be added from the options and extras section for £15 per night (outside of July and August) 

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Rates

6 Jan - 31 Mar 2017 : £1120 /week1 Apr - 30 Jun 2017 : £1225 /week1 Jul - 30 Sep 2017 : £1715 /week1 Oct - 21 Dec 2017 : £1120 /week22 Dec - 31 Dec 2017 : £1225 /week6 Jan - 31 Mar 2017 : €1327.984 /week1 Apr - 30 Jun 2017 : €1452.483 /week1 Jul - 30 Sep 2017 : €2033.476 /week1 Oct - 21 Dec 2017 : €1327.984 /week22 Dec - 31 Dec 2017 : €1452.483 /week

Arrivals and Departures

Check-in time: 16:00

Check-out time: 10:00

Payment

Reservation Deposit: 50%

Balance: 56 days prior to arrival

Pricing Notes

The price is based on 2 adults and 1  children of any age including infants with exception of July and August weeks when 2 adults + 2 children are included in the price. An additional child 0-12 can be added from the options and extras section for £15 per night (outside of July and August) 

Special Offer - Details:

Arrival: , Departure:

Price: GBP

Who owns this place?

Fast Facts

Olivias has 2 bedrooms, a king and a tiny double and sleeps 2 adults and 2 children including infants. Rates are based on 2 adults + a child (except in July & August)

Coast Within Walking Distance

A rockpooling beach is virtually on the doorstep and at low tide the sand is exposed

Amenities within Walking Distance

Pub, cafe and shop within 2 mins walk

Babysitting

Babysitting by childcare professionals may be pre-booked on request. Costs are £9ph.

Nursery Gear (additional)

The baby gear at Olivias, like each of Antonia's (owner) properties is fantastic! Socket covers, anti door slammers, baby monitor, steriliser, changing mat, stair gates, high chair, bumbo, play mat, travel cot, childrens crockery and cutlery, potty, buggy with rain cover, baby bath and a food blender

Indoor Toys / Games Room

A few toys suitable for babies and toddlers are provided. Plus a great collection of movies for both mini guests and parents.

Meal Delivery / Room Service

The owner can provide outstanding food to pop in the oven leaving guests free to enjoy stress free, good grub at home with no need for a babysitter.

Visiting Spa Therapist

Visiting massage/beauty therapy service available on request

Stairgates / no stairs

Stairgates provided

Private Garden / Terrace / Balcony

The cottage has a lovely private lawned garden.

Wifi / Cable Internet Access

WiFi available

Golf

Golf course within 1 mile

Fireplace / Wood Burner

Log burner

Reviews

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  • Our holiday at Olivia's was the best holiday we have had in the UK in the past 11 years! What more to say? It has been tastefully decorated, was perfectly clean, is kitted out with excellent appliances, kitchen tools and baby gear, is bright and even more spacious than we anticipated!Review dated 01/08/2012

  • The Applestore had the body of a boutique hotel with the soul of a seaside cottage. The owners couldn't have been more helpful and we simply loved our stay.Review dated 03/11/2009

  • Just spent a fabulous Christmas week at The Apple Store - had a fantastic time and the decor/facilities everything far exceeded our expectations.Review dated 03/11/2009

  • Wow! What a great place to stay. No more foreign holidays! Did we enjoy our stay at the Apple Store? To answer that all I perhaps need to say is that at present my wife has locked herself in the bathroom and refuses to ever leave!Review dated 03/11/2009

  • Did we enjoy our stay at the Apple Store? To answer that all I perhaps all I need to say is that at present my wife has locked herself in the bathroom and refuses to ever leave!Review dated 03/11/2009

  • It was beautiful, but very small.... Rated 4 out of 5. Owner Responds: Just to clarify, the Bedroom is 14ft x 13ft, Shower room & dressing room approx 4ft x 16ft, the Sitting Room is 18'5ft x 8ft & the Kitchen is 18'3ft by 10'7ft. Most guests find it spacious and a lovely size for a couple and baby/toddler.Review dated 03/11/2009

  • Serendipity!Review dated 03/11/2009

  • Loved the Apple Store! It has the feel of a boutique hotel with the added convenience of immaculate baby facilities, making our holiday effortless! All in all a fantastic holiday which has set us up with high standards for our next break. Thank you for your warm hospitality.Review dated 03/11/2009

  • What a wonderful, peaceful space to holiday! Fond memories of our first family holiday- thank youReview dated 03/11/2009

  • Our first time at The Apple Store and we have a truly wonderful time. The house is just beautiful- sparkling clean, stylishly decorated and so family friendly. As for the bed, I could of slept in it forever! This has been a really wonderful place to spend a week!Review dated 03/11/2009

  • A great place to stay, it has so many good features including great style, equipment, beds , bathrooms etc. Antonia and David-the owners really know what they are doing. Thank you for providing such beauty, quality and kindness!Review dated 03/11/2009

  • Visit number three, where did the time go!?! We are looking forward to visit no.4 next year! Home from home!Review dated 03/11/2009

Our holiday at Olivia's was the best holiday we have had in the UK in the past 11 years! What more to say? It has been tastefully decorated, was perfectly clean, is kitted out with excellent appliances, kitchen tools and baby gear, is bright and even more spacious than we anticipated!

The Applestore had the body of a boutique hotel with the soul of a seaside cottage. The owners couldn't have been more helpful and we simply loved our stay.

Just spent a fabulous Christmas week at The Apple Store - had a fantastic time and the decor/facilities everything far exceeded our expectations.

Wow! What a great place to stay. No more foreign holidays! Did we enjoy our stay at the Apple Store? To answer that all I perhaps need to say is that at present my wife has locked herself in the bathroom and refuses to ever leave!

Did we enjoy our stay at the Apple Store? To answer that all I perhaps all I need to say is that at present my wife has locked herself in the bathroom and refuses to ever leave!

It was beautiful, but very small.... Rated 4 out of 5. Owner Responds: Just to clarify, the Bedroom is 14ft x 13ft, Shower room & dressing room approx 4ft x 16ft, the Sitting Room is 18'5ft x 8ft & the Kitchen is 18'3ft by 10'7ft. Most guests find it spacious and a lovely size for a couple and baby/toddler.

Serendipity!

Loved the Apple Store! It has the feel of a boutique hotel with the added convenience of immaculate baby facilities, making our holiday effortless! All in all a fantastic holiday which has set us up with high standards for our next break. Thank you for your warm hospitality.

What a wonderful, peaceful space to holiday! Fond memories of our first family holiday- thank you

Our first time at The Apple Store and we have a truly wonderful time. The house is just beautiful- sparkling clean, stylishly decorated and so family friendly. As for the bed, I could of slept in it forever! This has been a really wonderful place to spend a week!

A great place to stay, it has so many good features including great style, equipment, beds , bathrooms etc. Antonia and David-the owners really know what they are doing. Thank you for providing such beauty, quality and kindness!

Visit number three, where did the time go!?! We are looking forward to visit no.4 next year! Home from home!

Parent Rated*

5/5
  • Overall Experience
  • Child-Friendliness
  • Location
  • Hospitality / Welcome
  • Interiors

*Ratings by verified BFB guests who stayed here with young children.
Rated by 1 guests.



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