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St Austell has easy access to sandy beaches, first class visitor attractions and miles of dramatic south Cornish coastline.

At the heart of the Cornish Riviera, St Austell is a bustling market town that attracts visitors all year round, thanks to its easy access to golden beaches and famous attractions. The curve of St Austell Bay is a haven for watersports and family holidays, while the humid tropics of the world-class Eden Project are not too far away from St Austell cottages.

Visit the Lost Gardens of Heligan and, at the Wheal Martyn China Clay Country Park, learn the story of the men, women and children that lived in the shadow of the clay tips, providing a superb insight to St Austell's China Clay industry in years gone past. The park is also home to Cornwall's largest working waterwheel and is set in 26 acres of pet friendly wood and countryside. Keen walkers should try The Clay Trails which offers fantastic view points along the way.

The St Austell Brewery Visitor Centre provides at a walk through museum that tells the tale of Cornwall's famous beers and pubs.

There's lots on offer in St Austell, come and explore this corner of Cornwall for yourself. Search for St Austell holiday cottages today.

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Grade 4 Star rating
The Old Chapel Ref: GC8

Just 2 miles from lovely sandy beaches, this sophisticated 19th-century granite chapel conversion enjoys unspoilt views from its landing and galleried first floor living room, and has a secure south-facing garden with a sunny aspect. The Old Chapel is very comfortable and well-equipped and makes a perfect location for a relaxing and fun-filled holiday, ideal for 12 adults and 4 children. Just a 15 minutes’ walk down a bridle path that leads from the front door of the chapel will take guests into the car park of the Eden Project – impressive geodesic domes filled with flora from around the world. For another pleasant day out the Lost Garden of Heligan is easily accessible.
Nearby, the harbour of Charlestown has a Shipwreck and Heritage Centre that charts a fascinating history of fishing, wrecks, mining and migration to North America. It has its own beach, whilst St Austell Bay offers outstanding cliff and coastal scenery with beaches at Carlyon Bay, Porthpean, Pentewan and Par. Across the water, tucked into the hillside between Par and Fowey, the small, picturesque harbour of Polkerris has a sandy beach and is an excellent place for swimming with good, clean waters. An excellent pub can also be found in Polkerris. Shop 1 mile.

Spacious, panelled hallway. Dining room leading to large, attractive open-beamed fitted kitchen with Aga Rangemaster and TV. Utility. Large double bedroom with 5ft antique-style bed and en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet and open-tread stairs leading to children’s attic room with four single beds (for +4 children) and very low-beamed, sloping ceiling. Further double bedroom (6ft 6in zip/link beds) with en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Twin bedroom. Cloakroom/toilet. First floor: Large beamed, galleried living room with open fire and far-reaching views over countryside to the sea. Double bedroom with 6ft 6in carved bed and en-suite bathroom with separate walk-in shower cubicle and toilet. Double bedroom. Twin bedroom. Bathroom with separate walk-in shower cubicle and toilet.

  • Open fire – fuel included
  • Electricity, central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Cot
  • Two TVs (Teletext)
  • Video
  • DVD
  • Electric cooker (in utility)
  • Aga Rangemaster
  • Microwave
  • Washer/dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Telephone (honesty box)
  • South-facing garden with furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Parking
  • Friday to Friday
  • NB: Steep granite steps to garden

Grade 5 Star rating

With panoramic views along the beautiful Cornish coastline and down into St Austell Bay, this detached holiday home is set in an acre of landscaped gardens, approximately 300 yards up from the secluded sandy cove of Porthpean, where visitors can paddle, swim or hire a kayak and explore the coastline from the water. Scuba diving is also available along the coast. This large, spacious house has everything in it or nearby for a perfect, quintessential Cornish holiday, including coastal walks, golden beaches, quaint fishing villages such as Mevagissey, where a ferry can be taken to Fowey and National Trust gardens and houses aplenty. The amazing Eden Project and the fascinating Lost Gardens of Heligan are both close by. The area is full of natural and man made attractions that make this a choice destination for all the family or groups of friends, with many farm shops selling local produce for that special meal. A golf course that overlooks the bay is a short walk along the lane and an off-road cycle and walking trail through ancient woodland is nearby. Fowey, with its beautiful estuary, Royal Yacht Club, narrow lanes and historic buildings is a must. Meander along its narrow streets and browse many local shops, galleries and crafts shops whilst planning lunch in cafés and restaurants that overlook the estuary and out to sea. Activities include deep sea fishing, river kayaking, sailing and walking. For a more leisurely affair, a local hotel just minutes from the house has an impressive spa and indoor infinity pool for a day of pampering and relaxation. The dramatic north coast is within easy reach, where visitors can surf, watch the waves or visit many of the pretty harbour villages, such as Padstow, Port Isaac or St Ives, all essential ports of call for visitors to Cornwall. Horse riding, bike hire and surfing are all available nearby. Beach 300 yards. Shop 1 mile, pub and restaurant ¾ mile.

Spacious living room with open fire, sea views and wooden floor. Sitting room with wood-burning stove. Large, open-plan dining room with well-equipped kitchen area, French doors to terrace and tiled floor. Utility. Double bedroom with 5ft bed and en-suite shower room with toilet. Wet room with toilet. First floor: Double bedroom with 5ft bed, sea views and en-suite bathroom with separate shower cubicle, twin basins and toilet. Three twin bedrooms, one with sea views and en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet, one with en-suite shower room and toilet. Single bedroom. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Second floor: Double bedroom with 5ft bed and sea views. Twin bedroom with sea views. Bathroom with over bath shower and toilet.

  • Open fire and wood-burning stove - fuel included
  • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Travel cot
  • High chair
  • Two Freeview TVs
  • DVD
  • Radio/iPod dock
  • Double oven
  • Combi microwave/oven/grill
  • Two washing machines
  • Tumble dryer
  • Two dishwashers
  • Freezer
  • Additional fridge/freezer in games room
  • Wi-fi
  • 1-acre enclosed, lawned garden with courtyard, terrace and furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Ample parking
  • Cycle store
  • Games room with table tennis
  • Welcome pack
  • Pets free of charge
  • No smoking
  • Ground floor facilities
  • NB: 12 steps in garden

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