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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.

    Excellent! 4.7/5
    (18 reviews)
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    • 5 BR
    • 3 BA
    • Separate Toilet
    • Sleeps 10
    House #8156138
    18
    Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
      Excellent! 4.6/5
      (23 reviews)
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      • 2 BR
      • 1 BA
      • Sleeps 3
      Cottage #8129170
      23
      Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
        Excellent! 4.6/5
        (16 reviews)
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        • 3 BR
        • 2 BA
        • Separate Toilet
        • Sleeps 6
        Cottage #8061397
        16
        Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
          Wonderful! 4.9/5
          (8 reviews)
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          • 1 BR
          • 1 BA
          • Sleeps 3
          Chalet #6943982
          8
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            Exceptional! 5/5
            (4 reviews)
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            • 3 BR
            • 2 BA
            • Separate Toilet
            • Sleeps 6
            House #8123379
            4
            Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
              Wonderful! 4.8/5
              (5 reviews)
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              • 1 BR
              • 1 BA
              • Sleeps 5
              Apartment #6949230
              5
              Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                • 2 BR
                • 1 BA
                • Sleeps 4
                Cottage #8082780
                5
                  • 2 BR
                  • 1 BA
                  • Sleeps 4
                  Cottage #8157338
                  4
                    • 2 BR
                    • 2 BA
                    • Sleeps 4
                    Cottage #6880387
                    2
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                      Exceptional! 5/5
                      (4 reviews)
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                      • 3 BR
                      • 1 BA
                      • Separate Toilet
                      • Sleeps 6
                      Cottage #8122935
                      4
                      Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                        Wonderful! 4.8/5
                        (4 reviews)
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                        • 4 BR
                        • 3 BA
                        • Sleeps 10
                        House #8132628
                        4
                          Excellent! 4.5/5
                          (10 reviews)
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                          • 2 BR
                          • 1 BA
                          • Separate Toilet
                          • Sleeps 4
                          House #8153330
                          10
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                            • 2 BR
                            • 1 BA
                            • Sleeps 4
                            Cottage #6821730
                            1
                            Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
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                              • 4 BR
                              • 4 BA
                              • Sleeps 8
                              House #8183499
                              Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                (8 reviews)
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                                • 6 BR
                                • 4 BA
                                • Sleeps 12
                                House #8131931
                                8
                                Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                  • 2 BR
                                  • 2 BA
                                  • Sleeps 4
                                  Apartment #6808561
                                    Exceptional! 5/5
                                    (7 reviews)
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                                    • 3 BR
                                    • 1 BA
                                    • Sleeps 6
                                    Apartment #6798652
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                                      • 2 BR
                                      • 2 BA
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                                      Apartment #8047081
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                                        • 1 BR
                                        • 1 BA
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                                        Multiple rentals Apartment #8158860
                                          • 3 BR
                                          • 2 BA
                                          • Sleeps 6
                                          House #8152583
                                            • 1 BR
                                            • 1 BA
                                            • Sleeps 2
                                            Multiple rentals Cabin #8158860
                                              • 2 BR
                                              • 2 BA
                                              • Sleeps 4
                                              Apartment #1689811
                                                • 2 BR
                                                • 2 BA
                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                Cottage #4367747
                                                  • 1 BR
                                                  • 2 BA
                                                  • Sleeps 2
                                                  Apartment #1689838
                                                  1
                                                    • 3 BR
                                                    • 2 BA
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                                                    House #6886872
                                                      • 3 BR
                                                      • 1 BA
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                                                      House #1689293
                                                        • 2 BR
                                                        • 1 BA
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                                                        Apartment #6859833
                                                          • 1 BR
                                                          • 1 BA
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                                                          Apartment #6910277
                                                            • 2 BR
                                                            • 2 BA
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                                                            Apartment #6878621
                                                              • 4 BR
                                                              • 4 BA
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                                                              House #1937952
                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                • 1 BA
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                                                                Cottage #6815988
                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                  • 2 BA
                                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                                  House #8177191
                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                    • 2 BA
                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                    Apartment #1689963
                                                                      • 3 BR
                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                      • Sleeps 6
                                                                      Barn #1788489
                                                                        • 1 BR
                                                                        • 1 BA
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                                                                        Apartment #8231845
                                                                          • 2 BR
                                                                          • 2 BA
                                                                          • Sleeps 4
                                                                          Bungalow #6831155
                                                                            • 2 BR
                                                                            • 1 BA
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                                                                            Apartment #1690997
                                                                              • 1 BR
                                                                              • 1 BA
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                                                                              Apartment #8232228
                                                                                • 1 BR
                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                • Sleeps 2
                                                                                Cottage #1690120
                                                                                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                  (5 reviews)
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                                                                                  • 1 BR
                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                  • Sleeps 2
                                                                                  Apartment #6798591
                                                                                  5
                                                                                    • 4 BR
                                                                                    • 2 BA
                                                                                    • Sleeps 7
                                                                                    House #8181717
                                                                                      • 1 BR
                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                      • Sleeps 2
                                                                                      Cottage #1969812
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                                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                                        • 1 BA
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                                                                                        Apartment #6798553
                                                                                        3
                                                                                        Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                          • 2 BR
                                                                                          • 2 BA
                                                                                          • Sleeps 4
                                                                                          Cottage #6819813
                                                                                            • 2 BR
                                                                                            • 2 BA
                                                                                            • Sleeps 4
                                                                                            Cottage #6816717
                                                                                              • 2 BR
                                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                                              • Sleeps 4
                                                                                              Cottage #6772128
                                                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                                                • 2 BA
                                                                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                Cottage #1968481
                                                                                                  • 3 BR
                                                                                                  • 2 BA
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                                                                                                  Cottage #8209895
                                                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                                                    • 2 BA
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                    Apartment #6778775
                                                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                      Apartment #6019403
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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Excellent value for money very cosy

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Peaceful place fantastic hosts beautiful beaches
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: May 19, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: May 2017

                                                                                                      Fanatastic for a family reunion.

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Beam Reach was a great place to stay and we really enjoyed our time there. We stayed as an extended family group of 10, in April 2017. The house was fantastic for our needs. Plenty of space for everyone, plenty of kitchen utensils and crockery. Nice and clean and well furnished. A lovely light, bright house with a gorgeous garden for kid's hide and seek. We paid extra for the swimming pool to be heated, but we all enjoyed it, especially the kids who were in twice a day - in April! It was easy to get to, easy to self-cater with Tesco close by, and well located for getting out and about in Cornwall. A nice quiet area and stunning views. Lovely to be able to walk to Charlestown along the coast path. We booked the stay from overseas and it was easy to communicate with David to organise everything, and he provided all the info we needed. We highly recommend this property. Mark and Alison
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: May 16, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Apr 2017