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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 spacious property and beautiful garden

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                                                                                                Lovely week in this spacious, light, modern home. Well equipped and laid out with a super lounge on the top floor with great views to the sea. We took 6 teenagers with us, always a challenge, and they thoroughly enjoyed sitting around and swimming in the super pool. The garden was a delight, fully enclosed and safe for the dog. The coastal path was a short walk away and only 20 minutes to walk to Charlestown where there was a pub and several eateries. The weather was so good we didn't venture too far from the pool, but we visited The Eden Project and The Lost Gardens of Heligan; all just a short drive away. David was great to deal with and responded quickly to any queries we had, we even had a good chat with the gardener! We will be booking again!
                                                                                                • Review Submitted: 26-Jul-2016
                                                                                                • Date of Stay: Jul 2016

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                                                                                                The property was clean and well furnished. Parking could be a problem, whilst we had no problems it was extremely tight. The property offered good value for money.
                                                                                                • Review Submitted: 25-Jul-2016
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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.
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