St Austell cottages
St Austell is a large Cornwall town that was once at the heart of the clay mining industry. One of the gigantic pits in the area is now home to the famous Eden Project. Visit St Austell Brewer, the tall ships and harbour of historic Charlestown, and The Lost Gardens of Heligan near Mevagissey. The Town has a good sample of independent shops and High Street favourites. Also, visit the interesting China Clay Museum.
Why visit St Austell?
St Austell is a pleasant town with handy amenities as well as being close to many of the area’s top visitor attractions. Once a centre of Cornish industry, it is now a major tourist destination because of its relation to The Eden Project, Mevagissey and the Lost Gardens of Heligan.
Things to do in St Austell
St Austell is close to the Eden Project and Heligan, the most popular tourist attractions in Cornwall. It’s also great for access to the beaches, the Dodman Peninsula and the Roseland, all of which are quiet parts of the region. The China Clay Pits are great to tour via the self-guided cycle trails.
Why stay in a St Austell cottage?
Our lovely collection of cottages in St Austell are perfect for every occasion. Whether you are travelling as a couple seeking a romantic escape, a family looking to mark a celebration or take the dog away, we have a cottage perfect for your Cornish break. There’s so much to see in this part of the country, and we have even more Cornwall cottages for you to choose from in our full collection.
Three must-see places to visit in St Austell
- Take a tour of the St Austell Brewery and see how their ales and beers are made and enjoy the free sample of the drinks at the end of the tour.
- Visit the Eden Project and take a walk through a rainforest without having to leave the UK.
- The UK’s only China Clay Museum at Wheal Martyn has woodland walks, children’s play areas and much more for a great family day out.