Holidays in St Austell

St Austell is a busy town in South Cornwall that has its very own historic harbour at Charlestown where tall ships still grace the waterways. The town has grown out of the now redundant China Clay mining industry which has resulted in the flooded clay pits offering a surreal but beautiful landscape. The Clay Trail runs through the area where you can explore the unusual sights by bike or on foot.

With plenty of shopping, holiday cottages, places to eat and big name attractions such as the Eden Project, St Austell has become a great holiday destination.

Search for cottages in St Austell or view our guide to St Austell holiday cottages below.

Did you know

Odd but true – some flooded china clay pits have particles in them that make the water a striking blue colour. Today, St Austell still exports clay rich in Kao-Lin, an essential ingredient for producing porcelain. It was previously only found in china.

Cottages in St Austell (56)

Must see

Eden Project Perhaps Cornwall's best known visitor attraction. Check out the biomes and the fantastic farmhouse café.

Kidzworld! A great adventure park that is suitable for the whole family, particularly younger children.

Wheal Martyn Museum & Country Park Heritage centre surrounded by 26 acres of woodland and walks.

Featured cottages in St Austell

Sylvan View
Sylvan View
Fowey (6mls NW), South Cornwall
Sleeps: 2 | Bedrooms: 1
Per Adua
Per Adua
St Austell, South Cornwall
Sleeps: 5 | Bedrooms: 3
Poppy's Annexe
Poppy's Annexe
Mevagissey (4mls NW), South Cornwall
Sleeps: 2 | Bedrooms: 1
St Austell - Heligan Apartment
St Austell - Heligan Apartment
St Austell, South Cornwall
Sleeps: 4 | Bedrooms: 2
Top Sails
Top Sails
Charlestown, South Cornwall
Sleeps: 2 | Bedrooms: 1
Kerensa
Kerensa
Fowey (5mls NW), South Cornwall
Sleeps: 2 | Bedrooms: 1
St Austell - Eden Apartment
St Austell - Eden Apartment
St Austell, South Cornwall
Sleeps: 4 | Bedrooms: 2
Lower Gurtla The Barn
Lower Gurtla The Barn
Fowey (6mls N), South Cornwall
Sleeps: 6 | Bedrooms: 3
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Places near St Austell

  • Carlyon Bay
    (3mls)

    A stretch of beautiful beaches and stunning sea views.

  • Mevagissey
    (5mls)

    A pretty village where art and fishing dominate life on the coast.

  • Fowey
    (7mls)

    Postcard perfect harbour town with a castle, foot ferry and boats.

  • Lostwithiel
    (7mls)

    Full of enriching history and award-winning markets hiding unique treasures.

  • Polruan
    (8mls)

    Opposite Fowey in South Cornwall, Polruan is a small fishing village.

  • Bodmin
    (10mls)

    Scenic and dramatic where high valleys plummet to the coast.

  • Roseland
    (10mls)

    Beautiful part of South Cornwall with calm waters and green spaces.

  • Polperro
    (13mls)

    Polperro has secret coves and a beautiful fishing village.

  • Wadebridge
    (13mls)

    On the Camel Trail where a walk in the country can end at Padstow.

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