St Austell Luxury Villas
About the Resort
The St Austell Villas occupy a great location with quintessential fishing villages such as Padstow, Fowey and Mevagissey nearby as well as a whole host of attractions and beaches within striking distance. Take in a performance at the Minack theatre, see the animals at Newquay Zoo or take a tour round the St Austell brewery.
The holiday villas themselves are reason enough to visit, with large spacious living spaces, private outdoor decking and large balconies leading off the master bedroom. With the largest property sleeping up to 7, this resort is perfect for a family holiday in Cornwall. If you have children, they will love the outdoor playground and on-site woodland trails.
Some of the holiday villas are dog friendly, meaning your four-legged pal will be free to explore the beautiful countryside with you. If you're looking for a dog friendly beach nearby, why not try Hemmick Beach or Gorran Haven Beach? These beaches are dog friendly all year round meaning neither you or your dog miss out on the fun! Relax and unwind to the sound of the waves at Pentewan or Carlyon Bay, visit the tranquil Gardens of Heligan or head to Porthpean for some adrenaline boosting watersports activities.
Things to Try
Explore the rainforest biome at the internationally renowned Eden Project and walk high amongst the trees via the rainforest canopy walkway. View the iconic giant bee sculpture and grab a refreshing drink at the Boabab Bar. The Med Terrace restaurant is perfect for a spot of lunch.
Created by famous engineer, John Smeaton and completed in 1800, Charlestown harbour was a key port in transporting tin, copper and china clay from the area. Now it is a much-enjoyed attraction and has featured in many films and TV series for period settings.
China Clay Trails
Walking or cycling near the coast is a great way to take in some of the incredible Cornish views. Discover the fascinating mining history behind St Austell by exploring the china clay trails. There are many routes to choose from including the Pentewan Valley trail, Wheal Martyn to St Austell or Par Beach to the Eden Project.
St Austell Brewery
Founded in 1851, the St Austell Brewery is now the biggest brewery in Cornwall. The brewery is open to the public and offers a guided tour around the factory followed by a tasting session. The brewery has a restaurant onsite and is a great place to stop for lunch or a cup of tea and a must-visit destination for beer lovers.
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Food & Drink
There are lots of restaurants to try including Waves Restaurant at the Britania Inn for a mix of pub classics and seafood specials, Charlies Coffee House for a leisurely breakfast or lunch or The Longstore for steaks and seafood. Sams on the Beach is great for pizza and seafood with a view.
The Eden Project and the Lost Gardens of Heligan are popular attractions for guests staying in the area, offering fascinating days out suitable for the whole family, and the endlessly fascinating Caerhays Castle within its 140-acre grounds is a must-visit for keen historians.
Aquila, a charter company in Mevagissey, is a great place to charter a fishing boat for the day, many visitors return with tales of whale or dolphin sightings. For an activity with a difference why not polish up your survival skills at Footsteps of Discovery, run by ex-military personnel, you'll learn how to survive whilst having fun.