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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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    Excellent! 4.7/5
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    • 5 BR
    • 3 BA
    • Separate Toilet
    • Sleeps 10
    House #8156138
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      Wonderful! 4.8/5
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      • 1 BR
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      Apartment #8165897
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        Apartment #1689974
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          • 2 BR
          • 1 BA
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          Apartment #1993945
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            • 1 BR
            • Separate Toilet
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            Cottage #1862132
              • 1 BR
              • Separate Toilet
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              Cottage #1860274
                • 3 BR
                • Separate Toilets
                • Sleeps 6
                Cottage #1860445
                  • 3 BR
                  • Separate Toilets
                  • Sleeps 5
                  Cottage #1860273
                    • 2 BR
                    • Separate Toilet
                    • Sleeps 4
                    Cottage #6846734
                      • 2 BR
                      • 1 BA
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                      Apartment #6980309
                        • 1 BR
                        • 1 BA
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                        Cabin #8286193
                          • 3 BR
                          • 3 BA
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                          Bungalow #8304397
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                            • 1 BR
                            • 1 BA
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                            Cottage #8304921
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                              • 1 BR
                              • 1 BA
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                              Multiple rentals House #6866308
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                                • 3 BR
                                • 3 BA
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                                Multiple rentals House #6866308
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                                  Exceptional! 5/5
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                                  • 1 BR
                                  • 2 BA
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                                  Apartment #1992428
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                                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                    • 1 BR
                                    • 1 BA
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                                    Cottage #8147142
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                                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                      • 2 BR
                                      • 1 BA
                                      • Sleeps 4
                                      Cottage #6823960
                                      10
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                                        Exceptional! 5/5
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                                        • 4 BR
                                        • 2 BA
                                        • Sleeps 8
                                        Cottage #6082727
                                        22
                                        Viewed 150 times in the last 48 hours
                                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                          • 2 BR
                                          • 2 BA
                                          • Sleeps 4
                                          Apartment #6785474
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                                          Viewed 101 times in the last 48 hours
                                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                            • 3 BR
                                            • 2 BA
                                            • Separate Toilet
                                            • Sleeps 8
                                            Apartment #8119558
                                            16
                                            Viewed 151 times in the last 48 hours
                                              Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                              • Studio
                                              • 1 BA
                                              • Sleeps 2
                                              Cottage #6734905
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                                              Viewed 59 times in the last 48 hours
                                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                • 2 BR
                                                • 2 BA
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                                                Barn #1784347
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                                                Viewed 65 times in the last 48 hours
                                                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                  • 3 BR
                                                  • 3 BA
                                                  • Separate Toilet
                                                  • Sleeps 6
                                                  Cottage #8134710
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                                                  Viewed 61 times in the last 48 hours
                                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                    • 3 BR
                                                    • 1 BA
                                                    • Sleeps 5
                                                    Cottage #8103973
                                                    19
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                                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                      • 1 BR
                                                      • 1 BA
                                                      • Sleeps 2
                                                      Apartment #1903452
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                                                        Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                        • 2 BR
                                                        • 1 BA
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                                                        • Sleeps 4
                                                        House #8106723
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                                                        Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
                                                          Excellent! 4.5/5
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                                                          • 2 BR
                                                          • 1 BA
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                                                          Cottage #1305587
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                                                          Viewed 87 times in the last 48 hours
                                                            Excellent! 4.5/5
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                                                            • 2 BR
                                                            • 1 BA
                                                            • Sleeps 4
                                                            Cottage #8047461
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                                                            Viewed 89 times in the last 48 hours
                                                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                              • 5 BR
                                                              • 3 BA
                                                              • Separate Toilet
                                                              • Sleeps 9
                                                              House #8138805
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                                                              Viewed 74 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                • 5 BR
                                                                • 3 BA
                                                                • Separate Toilet
                                                                • Sleeps 10
                                                                House #8151818
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                                                                Viewed 111 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                  • 3 BR
                                                                  • 2 BA
                                                                  • Sleeps 6
                                                                  Cottage #6712453
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                                                                  Viewed 54 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                    Excellent! 4.7/5
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                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                    • Sleeps 3
                                                                    Cottage #8129170
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                                                                    Viewed 68 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                      • 4 BR
                                                                      • 4 BA
                                                                      • Sleeps 8
                                                                      Cottage #8121395
                                                                      16
                                                                      Viewed 57 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                        Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                        (33 reviews)
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                                                                        • 3 BR
                                                                        • 2 BA
                                                                        • Sleeps 8
                                                                        House #8109315
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                                                                        Viewed 67 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                          Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                          • 1 BR
                                                                          • 1 BA
                                                                          • Sleeps 2
                                                                          Cottage #8108950
                                                                          22
                                                                          Viewed 35 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            Excellent! 4.7/5
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                                                                            • 1 BR
                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                            • Sleeps 4
                                                                            Cottage #705929
                                                                            17
                                                                            Viewed 88 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                              Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                              • 1 BR
                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                              • Sleeps 3
                                                                              Barn #8161289
                                                                              21
                                                                              Viewed 56 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                (17 reviews)
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                                                                                • 5 BR
                                                                                • 3 BA
                                                                                • Separate Toilet
                                                                                • Sleeps 11
                                                                                House #8169817
                                                                                17
                                                                                Viewed 73 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                                                  Cottage #401909
                                                                                  13
                                                                                  Viewed 32 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                                    • 3 BA
                                                                                    • Separate Toilet
                                                                                    • Sleeps 10
                                                                                    House #6082701
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                                                                                    Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                      Excellent! 4.4/5
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                                                                                      • 4 BR
                                                                                      • 4 BA
                                                                                      • Sleeps 8
                                                                                      House #6718325
                                                                                      7
                                                                                      Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                        Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                                        • 1 BR
                                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                                        • Sleeps 2
                                                                                        Cottage #6860784
                                                                                        15
                                                                                        Viewed 50 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                          (11 reviews)
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                                                                                          • 2 BR
                                                                                          • 1 BA
                                                                                          • Separate Toilet
                                                                                          • Sleeps 6
                                                                                          House #8030881
                                                                                          11
                                                                                          Viewed 49 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                            (8 reviews)
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                                                                                            • 2 BR
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                                                                                            Cottage #8121424
                                                                                            8
                                                                                            Viewed 35 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                              • 2 BR
                                                                                              • 2 BA
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                                                                                              Apartment #6802030
                                                                                              3
                                                                                              Viewed 59 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                                                                (7 reviews)
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                                                                                                • 3 BR
                                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                                • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                Cottage #428907
                                                                                                7
                                                                                                Viewed 50 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                  Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                                                                  (9 reviews)
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                                                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                                                  • 2 BA
                                                                                                  • Separate Toilet
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                  House #6873113
                                                                                                  9
                                                                                                  Viewed 55 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                                    (24 reviews)
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                                                                                                    • 4 BR
                                                                                                    • 2 BA
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 8
                                                                                                    Apartment #6469119
                                                                                                    24
                                                                                                    Viewed 96 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                                      (16 reviews)
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                                                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                      Apartment #8165837
                                                                                                      16
                                                                                                      Viewed 27 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                       

                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Great central Location

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We really enjoyed our stay at this quirky but very well appointed cottage in a really good central location. Its ideal if you want to park the car up and forget it for a day or two. Would visit again.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jul 2017

                                                                                                      A well equipped family house in a perfect location

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      This was our second extended family holiday at Atlantic House. The location next to the beach is ideal for our small grandchildren. Having 2 lounges is ideal for younger and older family members. The house is comfortable and furnished beautifully. The warm outside shower is perfect for the young ones returning from the beach. The house was spotlessly clean on our arrival, and the cleaners did an excellent job in the middle of our stay. We had a couple of maintenance issues on both of our stays. Last year the loft bathroom toilet flush was not working properly, the washing machine broke down and had to be replaced, and the septic tank had to be emptied during our stay...not a pleasant experience! This year there were continuing problems with the downstairs toilet flush, which despite a visit from the plumber remained an issue throughout our stay. However, these issues would not deter us from returning to Atlantic House. Overall a lovely holiday was had by all.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jun 2017