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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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                                                              Lovely place to stay

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                                                              Stayed for one week with my wife and dog. Location is great if you have a car. Historic harbours are all close by, with dog friendly beaches near as well. Areas like St Ives, Newquay and Falmouth are easily reachable with a short drive. The apartment was a great size for us, with everything in place to make it feel like a home from home. Rob and Cath are excellent hosts and always available with help and local knowledge. I would recommend Gunnado to any couple with or without pet.
                                                              • Review Submitted: 18-Jul-2016
                                                              • Date of Stay: Jul 2016

                                                              Brilliant a holiday you will not regret booking.

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                                                              Okay where do I start? Well I could tell you that Beam Reach is clean, well presented and has all the required kitchen utensils but you can read that elsewhere and that is really the boring stuff. Yes there are lots of pots and pans, two cafetieres, a large American fridge and fresh towels and linen everywhere but you don't want to know about that . . . . . . .. . you want to know about the pool! It's huge, I've seen domestic pools before but this is on a different scale and in length it would not shame a small parish leisure center. It also has a salt water system (not that you'd know) which is something I'd never even realised existed. I can't tell you the science but there is no chlorine added at all and it doesn't even seem particularly salty and is kind on the skin and the eyes. The
                                                              • Review Submitted: 14-Jul-2016
                                                              • Date of Stay: Jun 2016

                                                              Very charming cottage! Great holiday location!

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                                                              My wife and I stayed in this charming cottage with my wife's sister and her husband. The listing is accurate but does not begin to describe the warm and spacious accommodations. The cottage is housed in an historic dockyard building, which borders on the charming harbour and historic quay with tall ships. The owners, Andrew and Beth, were very friendly and welcoming, promptly answering our every need (although the cottage was so well supplied we have very few needs). The cottage is immaculately kept and maintained, and the modern amenities does not take away from the old world charm. Would highly recommend to one and all. Charletown is a small timeless village and the cottage is in the centre, close to wonderful restaurants, shops, and wonderful walking trails along the beautiful Cornwall coast. Great place to relax and enjoy your surroundings. Thanks you Andrew and Beth. A very special holiday!
                                                              • Review Submitted: 10-Jul-2016
                                                              • Date of Stay: Jun 2016