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Cottages in Carlyon Bay, Cornwall your home away from home

Carlyon Bay is a delightful sandy beach resort close to St Austell on the south coast of Cornwall. It has a pleasant beach suitable for families and there is often live entertainment in the evenings. The surrounding area was once dependant upon the tin mining industry and fishing. The nearest town is St Austell and it has a main street of small shops, supermarkets, banks and cafés. The St Austell Brewery can be toured and it produces cask ales for the local pubs.

The area is well known for its small fishing harbours and whitewashed cottages in the rural villages. It is a beautiful area for walking, with high banks full of wild flowers lining the winding lanes. The South West coastal path provides many walks with sea views, although it can be hilly and strenuous in places.

Things to Do at Carlyon Bay, Cornwall Visit the Local Pubs

St Austell and the surrounding villages all have old pubs and inns which date back to smuggling times. They serve excellent pub food in charming surroundings and often have the local St Austell Brewery beer on tap.

Explore National Trust Gardens

Cornwall has some exceptional gardens full of colour in the spring with camellias, azaleas and exotic flowering trees. In the summer the herbaceous beds are a delightful sight. Lanhydrock and Trelissick Garden are two of the most lovely, both just a short drive from your Carlyon Bay holiday rental. Golf

One of the best ways to enjoy the rolling countryside and sea views is from one of the local golf clubs. Play a round at Porthpean Golf Club, 2 miles from Carlyon Bay or at St Austell Golf Club just down the road from your vacation home in Carlyon Bay.

Places to Visit Near Carlyon Bay, Cornwall

Fowey

Fowey, pronounced “Foy” is just 4 miles away and is a historic harbour town with quaint streets lined with small local shops. St Catherine’s Castle is an interesting and historic place to visit.

Eden Project

This unique project is located in a former clay pit. Giant biomes create different climates and grow Tropical and Mediterranean plants in a re-created setting, complete with waterfall and full-size trees. A café and outdoor gardens make this a full day out.

Charlestown

This historic old working port is a delightful place to visit. It has retained its old characterful cottages and is used as the setting for period dramas and historical films. The inner harbour often has tall ships moored on the quay. There is a fascinating Shipwreck Rescue and Heritage Centre full of exhibits from shipwrecks, smuggling and the sea.

Weather in Carlyon Bay

Cornwall generally has mild winters along the coast and reasonably warm summers. Average temperatures throughout the year range from 8-19°C (46-66°F) with the heaviest rain showers between October and February.

Travel to Carlyon Bay

Cornwall is served by the local airport at Newquay which has regular flights from London. The area is also accessible by rail to Bugle, Losthwithiel and Bodmin stations, all within 9 miles of your holiday home rental at Carlyon Bay. However, a car is necessary to make the most of exploring this delightful area. Take the M5 and then either the A30 or the A38 to reach St Austell and Carlyon Bay.

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                                                                                                      Holiday Cottages Carlyon Bay - Self Catering (300+)

                                                                                                       

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                                                                                                      A week in Cornwall seeing all the sights was planned for some time together with my brother and sister in law. Given the unpredictability of Cornish weather, a good home base was required for the four of us. April Cottage delivered on all fronts for us. So comfortable, well equipped and with stunning views, we couldn't ask for more. The only slight drawback is parking, but if you accept that parking anywhere is problematic in Cornwall, it was really no big deal. A wonderful week, a great choice.
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                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Sep 2017

                                                                                                      Fabulous place

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                                                                                                      We had booked last minute and were not expecting much, however we were amazed and delighted with the location and with the accommodation. It is a shame that this apartment will not be available again due to refurbishment into conference facilities as the jacuzzi bath alone was just a wonderful surprise, but along with the sun room, lounge and huge kitchen and utility room, we felt we had hit the jackpot. It also overlooked a beautiful courtyard and being able to wander the gardens in the evening was an ongoing bonus. If we could have booked this again for next year we were willing to do so Immediately. The only items missing were an airer as there was a washing machine but nowhere to dry your clothes and a couple of utensils which we bought and left. Lovely cafe on site with great staff. Thank you for a very enjoyable week
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Sep 22, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Sep 2017