Charlestown, near St. Austell, offers the perfect blend of modern Cornish living and historical features. It is one of the most striking locations Cornwall has to offer, and it’s no surprise whatsoever that it has been included in the UK’s World Heritage Site list.
First built in 1792 as a port, the Charlestown of the 2020s has stayed true to its roots. Visit now and you’ll still stumble upon stunning Tall Ships, vibrant cottages, and a rural, worn-out patchwork of cobbles on every street. It is no wonder that so many films and TV shows have sought out this Cornish gem over the years, with Poldark, The Eagle Has Landed, and Treasure Island representing just three of the many well known productions shot here. If you get lucky, you could well spot a star or two heading onto set for an upcoming blockbuster.
The allure of this now large village has meant that plenty of driven entrepreneurs have decided to set up camp here, meaning there is no shortage of restaurants, bars, and delis. The beach, meanwhile, offers a sheltered spot ready-made for wild swimming.
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We have recently worked with our development partners Stephens + Stephens on the brand, interiors and architecture for the new luxury development, The Nest. We have also worked on a wide range of wayfinding, signage and promotional materials for the Harbour and Shipwreck Museum as well as fully furnishing fantastic holiday cottages in the area. Head over to our project pages to view our work.