Where to stay around Saint Austell?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,150 holiday lettings near Saint Austell. From 593 cottages to 262 houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Saint Austell is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Saint Austell?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Saint Austell. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • St Austell (USX-St Austell Train Station): 4,676 holiday lettings
  • St Austell Station: 4,678 holiday lettings
  • Watergate Bay: 3,547 holiday lettings
  • Eden Project: 4,393 holiday lettings
  • Polzeath Beach: 3,172 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Saint Austell listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent cottages in Saint Austell?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 593 cottages in Saint Austell. Our other popular types of Saint Austell holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 262 self catering accommodations
  • Apartments: 177 self catering accommodations
  • Barns: 55 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including bungalows and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Saint Austell?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 78 holiday homes with pool available in Saint Austell. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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    Make a holiday cottage in St. Austell your home away from home

    Tucked away in the Cornish countryside behind a crescent-shaped bay lies St. Austell. As one of the largest towns in Cornwall, St. Austell naturally attracts tourists from all corners of the UK and beyond. In addition to its wealth of convenient amenities and holiday accommodation, the town is within striking distance of beautiful beaches, golf courses, and the Eden Project, Cornwall’s most visited attraction. In light of everything St. Austell has to offer, its accommodation rivals that of surf haven Newquay as one of the top holiday destinations in Cornwall.

    HomeAway has an impressive selection of holiday cottages in St. Austell that are well suited for a couple’s retreat, family or group holiday. Most apartments have two to three bedrooms and can accommodate up to six guests at a time. Many are located within a short distance of the coast, whilst others offer convenient amenities such as Wi-Fi, satellite television, and a pool. St. Austell holiday homes offer that perfect combination of accommodation in a well-facilitated, urban setting with immediate access to glorious countryside and coasts.

    Things to do

    -Golf: Guests staying in St. Austell holiday apartments are spoilt for choice when it comes to golf courses. With modest green fees and a beautiful 18-hole inland course, St. Austell Golf Club is a good option. Along the coastline, Carlyon Bay Golf Club provides a little bit more of a challenge for keen golfers and is just three miles from the centre of St. Austell. Also in the area is Porthpean Golf Club. The 18-hole course at Porthpean is perched above St. Austell Bay and offers pay-as-you-go green fees.

    -Beach: There are four major beaches within reach of holiday accommodation in St. Austell. Pentewan Beach in the popular village of the same name is a popular destination for swimming, surfing, windsurfing and canoeing. Watersports fans might consider holiday cottages in Pentewan, to be closer to the action. Porthpean Beach, which lies adjacent to Porthpean Golf Club, is well suited for families thanks to its calm waves and broad strip of sand. Holidaymakers with dogs will want to visit Par Sands Beach, which welcomes dogs year-round.

    -Family activities: The Eden Project is without a doubt the best family attraction in this part of Cornwall. The eco-friendly destination is less than five miles from St. Austell and consists of several bio-domes, including one that contains the largest rainforest in captivity. The Eden Project also hosts a number of notable events throughout the year that the whole family can enjoy.

    -Outdoor attractions: Holiday apartments in St. Austell are within easy reach of the South West Coast Path. The 630-mile pathway is full of amazing scenery, historic sites, and opportunities for wildlife watching. Within St. Austell itself is the St. Austell Circular path, which is an easy route that takes visitors through the China Clay Museum as well as the St. Austell Brewery.

    Weather in St. Austell

    This part of Cornwall enjoys pleasant and mild weather. July and August are the hottest months, with an average high temperature of 19°C. Holidaymakers can expect to experience highs of 15°C or more from May all the way through to October. Winter and spring are mild and are accompanied by a decent amount of rainfall.

    Travel to St. Austell

    St. Austell is very well connected and can be reached by car via the A391 and A390. From London, visitors can also reach the town by rail in just over five hours. St. Austell is also just 15 miles south of Newquay Cornwall Airport, which receives flights from throughout the UK.

    Activities and attractions in and around St Austell

    Do you want to find top things to see and do while you're in the area? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to check out everything that makes St Austell a one-of-a-kind holiday spot. Here are some of the most popular attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

    • Cornwall Football Golf (3.1 mi / 5 km)
    • Mevagissey Aquarium (3.9 mi / 6.3 km)
    • Wingz Bird and Animal Sanctuary (6.2 mi / 10.1 km)
    • Screech Owl Sanctuary (7.2 mi / 11.6 km)
    • Fowey Estuary (7.3 mi / 11.8 km)
    • Readymoney Cove (7.3 mi / 11.8 km)

    Attractions in and around St Austell

    Looking for things to do while you're in St Austell? Local attractions include Lost Gardens of Heligan, Wheal Martyn China Clay Country Park and Pinetum Park and Pine Lodge Gardens. Fun activities in the city include St Austell Brewery and Charlestown Harbour. Discover Mevagissey Aquarium, Porthpean Beach or Charlestown Shipwreck and Heritage Centre while exploring the city during your stay. Other places to visit in town include Pentewan Sands, Cornwall Football Golf and Mevagissey Museum.

    Exploring the gardens and other natural features in St Austell

    Whether you're looking for fun outdoor activities or just want to take in the scenery, St Austell is a great place to get outside. Here are some of the area’s most stunning features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

    • Porthpean Beach (2 mi / 3.2 km)
    • Lost Gardens of Heligan (2.4 mi / 3.9 km)
    • Pentewan Sands (2.8 mi / 4.4 km)
    • Wheal Martyn China Clay Country Park (2.9 mi / 4.7 km)
    • Pinetum Park and Pine Lodge Gardens (2.9 mi / 4.7 km)
    • Eden Project (3.8 mi / 6.2 km)