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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.

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    Wonderful! 4.9/5
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      Wonderful! 4.8/5
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      House #810935
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          Wonderful! 4.8/5
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            Excellent! 4.6/5
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            Cottage #8061397
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              Exceptional! 5/5
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              • 3 BR
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              House #8123379
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                Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                Cottage #8157338
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                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                    Apartment #6949230
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                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                • 6 BR
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                                      Cottage #1863477
                                        Exceptional! 5/5
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                                        Apartment #6798652
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                                                    Multiple rentals Cabin #8158860
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                                                                  • 4 BR
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                                                                      • 2 BR
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                                                                                  Cottage #1867368
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                                                                                        Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                                            Cottage #6846734
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                                                                                                Cottage #1902549
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                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Very spacious and felt just like home. Was overjoyed that there are children's toys indoors and outdoors as didn't have much room in the car for many of my son's toys. The top floor made a perfect area for the girls who would spend most of their time up there watching the dvds that are in the room. The garden is a decent size - not big but not too small - and beautifully designed. The beach was a nice bonus and all the children loved it. The house is in a great position to view Cornwall with a huge Asda half a mile away that's open 24 hours, tesco nearby in another direction and plenty of petrol stations around.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 18-Apr-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Apr 2017

                                                                                                      Westaway Cottage

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Lots of nice touches, great holiday cottage. Very well equipped a real home from home. Certainly worth pay the extra to take a dog, with easy access to the coast path by the harbour.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 15-Apr-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Apr 2017

                                                                                                      Birthday celebration

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We loved our long weekend at Edens Horizon on the outskirts of St Austell. The views of St Austell and the surrounding countryside from the large picture windows are delightful as is the garden which our grandchildren enjoyed enormously. All the bedrooms are comfortable and clean. Everything worked as it was supposed to with no problems. Even the heating was easy to adjust when the evenings became chilly. We were celebrating my wife's birthday with our children and grandchildren - ten adults and two children in all. We only had a few days when we could all get together and this house proved to be a perfect place to stay with enough space for all of us. The large lounge was ideal for family gatherings but we also appreciated that there was another comfortable seating area as well as a large dining area with a table which could accommodate us all for meals. There are also two kitchens and three fridges! There is a supermarket a few minutes drive away and the seaside is within very easy reach. Kate, the owner of the house recommended somewhere in Charlestown (remember the "Onedin Line"?) for us to have a celebration meal together. The location is good, very close to many places of interest worth visiting. We particularly enjoyed Lanhydrock House. I must also mention the cream tea on arrival which was much appreciated as some of us had had a tortuous journey due to motorway delays! We would certainly recommend this house for a holiday break.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 14-Apr-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Apr 2017