St Austell is one of Cornwall’s largest towns, situated just a few miles inland from the rugged, windswept coastline of Mid Cornwall. Surrounded by the “Cornish Alps”, which are actually completely man-made spoil mounds from the historical clay mining which gave the town its prosperity, St Austell cottages place you right in the cultural and historical heart of Cornwall.
Those interested in the history, culture and development of the region should head to the Wheal Martyn China Clay Museum, which explains all through a series of interactive displays and exhibitions. Of possibly wider appeal is the St Austell Brewery. The St Austell Brewery is Cornwall’s largest, and still has a string of pubs all across the county. Those interested in exploring the St Austell Brewery and trying some of their famous produce are in luck. The brewery is open to the public for tours.
Although set a little way from the coast, St Austell cottages are a magnificent base from which to explore Cornwall’s finest beaches. This stretch of coast is often referred to as the Cornish Riviera due to the quality of beaches, and whether you are looking to enjoy a water sports centre bustling with activity like Carlyon Bay or Duporth, or the quiet, secluded beaches of Polkerris. Fans of Daphne du Maurier may well notice many of the more famous sites from her novels along this stretch of coast too, as her cottage is just miles from St Austell cottages.
The 15th Century Holy Trinity Church is well worth exploring from a St Austell cottage. The church is highly unusual for Cornwall, with ornately sculpted figures decorating the tower and a distinct bend in the whole church. Nearby, the Caerhays Castle Gardens enclose 60 acres of woodland which make a perfect spot to walk and relax.
The Eden Project is just 2 miles down the road from St Austell holiday apartments. Without doubt, the Eden project is the most famous attraction in the region, with good reason. Even those who arrive thinking that they have no interest will take their time, lost in worlds of rainforests and savannas, all under the Cornish sun!
Newquay Airport is just half an hour from St Austell cottages, receiving flights from across the UK and northern France. Having the use of a hire car during your stay in St Austell holiday apartments is strongly recommended in order that you get the most from the whole region."