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Water Wheels

(Ref. 1093103)

St. Austell, Cornwall Show on map


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  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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  • clean (8)
  • lovely (7)
  • stay (6)
  • no (5)
  • great (4)
  • good (4)

12 Customer Reviews

  • "This was a very well appointed accomodation."

    Vegetation at the rear could be maybe cut down a bit to give more sunlight in the lower ground floor. The TV was a complicated to ensure you got the right channels and it was dissapointing that Netflix and ITV X werent accessible easliy in its own right for the premises as we have found in other venues. However all in all this was a good accomodation. One last thing is that the entrance from the road needs attention as there is a very bad trough in the surface that is not got for the vehicles that enter akin to hitting a pothole.

    Thanks for your feedback. It is always appreciated when guests take the trouble to do so. We have been investing in the property since purchase, including new furniture, additional bathroom and new patio areas, as examples. We do have a regime of cutting the trees every two years, but will bear in mind once the season is over to see whether this should be more frequent and take on board your other comments too. Thanks again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Keith3.8Jun 2024

  • "Unfortunately the cleanliness of the facilities was not good needs a good deep ..."

    Unfortunately the cleanliness of the facilities was not good needs a good deep clean Location was excellent and local eateries where great

    Many thanks for your feedback from which we were concerned to learn of your experience. Bearing in mind the comments and high scores we have received in the past, we are unsure of why there was a problem with the cleanliness of the accommodation, but will work with our facilities company to review and ensure other visitors do not have the same experience. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sally1.9Sep 2023

  • "We had a fantastic week stay at water wheels."

    Accommodation was wonderful, spacious, spotlessly clean. The little extras like biscuits board games etc were a lovely touch. Only issue we had was there was no cot left, however after a quick phonecall this was sorted in no time. Great location for anyone wanting to see the sights of Cornwall. We have visited Cornwall numerous time previously and water wheels has been our favourite Accommodation to stay at. Would definitely recommend and we hope to return again in the future!!

    Thanks for taking the time to leave a review. It is much appreciated. So glad you had a fantastic week and that it has been your favouraite accommodation in Cornwall. Look forward to seeing you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Jul 2023

  • "Lovely, clean and comfortable."

    Ideal location for exploring the area.

    Thank you for taking the time to feedback on your stay. It is appreciated. We look forward to seeing you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susan5.0May 2023

  • "We had a wonderful stay , very clean & comfortable , lovely spacious lounge and very good size bedrooms, another bathroom was being installed whilst we were there , it would have been nice to have a dish washer but it wasn’t a problem."

    Loads of parking spaces . We would definitely stay here again

    Thanks for your feedback Richard. We have made quite a few improvements over the past 18 months. and we will add dishwashers to our next option to consider. We have managed to put them in a couple os cottages where the plumbing facilitated this already. Look forward to seeing you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Richard4.7Mar 2023

  • "We had a great holiday at the Kilns."

    The accommodation was excellent, very clean, everything you needed was supplied. Very comfortable beds, lovely and warm, as it was March and cold outside. We will definitely be coming again, no more Travelodge Lodges for us!!!

    Hi Joan and thanks for leaving the fedback. It was good to chat before you got there and glad you enjoyed your stay. See you again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Joan5.0Mar 2023

  • "A lovely spacious property, very clean and comfortable and very well presented."

    Some additional nice touches such as a Christmas tree and fresh bread and milk on arrival much appreciated

    Thank you for taking the time to leave feedback, Victoria. It is really appreciated. Glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Victoria4.7Dec 2022

  • "We stayed a week at The West Dry , Absolute top marks to Andy, for top Class and spotless accommodation , thank you for making us so welcome , and also even supplying shampoo for us !"

    , lovely to have milk bread biscuits , and a selection of tea and coffees , just perfect ! Arrived at The West Dry ,easy access from A30 we soon settled in ,The place was Lovely and warm , and every room spotless! So much room , everywhere ! the living room sumptuous , and so nice to relax after a day out and about! All rooms and Kitchen perfect ! Loved our stay despite heavy rain and storms every day ! Thanks Andy ! Paul & Denise Hythe Kent

    Thank you Paul and Denise for taking the time to give us such positive feedback. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay. We hope to see you again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Oct 2022

  • "We have stayed in a lot of holiday cottages, but this was my favourite!"

    Water Wheels was so spacious, clean, tidy and well equipped. It was perfectly situated for access to that area of Cornwall, and easy to find as well. There were plenty of local amenities. We would highly recommend staying here.

    Thank you for taking the trouble to leave feedback. We really appreciate it. So pleased you had a great stay and hope to see you again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Sep 2022

  • "Well maintained and modern property in clean condition."

    We really enjoyed our stay here and plan to return in future. Owner left some tea/Coffee, biscuits, milk and bread at the property, which was very nice after a long day in the car. There are lots of stores (Sainsbury's, Tesco, Aldi, Lidl) and small shopping street within short driving distance of the property.

    Thanks for taking teh time to leave feedback. So glad you enjoyed your stay. Hope to see you again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gijs5.0Aug 2022

  • "Beautiful house has everything you need."

    We were a family of 6 and absolutely loved our stay.

    Really pleased you enjoyed your holiday and the house. Looking forward to seeing you again. Many thanks Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ann Marie5.0Aug 2022

  • "We had a great week at Water Wheels."

    The kitchen was fully equipped with all you needed to cook each meal and we loved the 2 dining table options. The beds were very comfy with great clothes storage space in each room. Great water pressure in the shower and lovely warm water. We had to use the heaters a couple of times (it's England after all) and they gave out plenty of warmth. Lovely patio area that got the sunshine and great parking facilities. Travel cot was provided and also some milk, bread and essentials on arrival. Good location for exploring with a brilliant play area at the end of the road (need to drive to it but has parking). Par beach was only 20mins away and we would recommend Diary Park Farm for a wet day. Highly recommend a stay st Water Wheels.

    Thank you so much for your feedback. We are really pleased that you enjoyed your stay at The West Dry. We hope to see you again soon. Andy Property Owner

    Reviewed by Debra5.0May 2022

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x ground-floor super-king-size, 1 x ground-floor twin (zip/link, can be super-king-size on request), 1 x ground-floor twin
  • Ground-floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Lower-ground-floor living room with electric fire
  • Lower ground floor bathroom with shower, hand basin and WC.
  • Electric heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer
  • Smart TV, WiFi, selection of books, games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Washing machine and tumble dryer in shared utility (coin operated, pound coins required)
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair and travel cot available on request
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Private patio with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 1.2 miles, pub 0.9 miles

The property

Charlestown 7 miles.

Resting on the outskirts of St Austell, Cornwall in a restored, historical building is this fantastic property, Water Wheels.

Just over 5 miles from the centre of St Austell and 7 miles from the harbour village of Charlestown and the beautiful beach at Carlyon Bay.

Due to the location it is a perfect spot for exploring the whole of Cornwall.

The perfect dwelling for a family of six, Water Wheels offers ground-floor bedrooms, along with access to fascinating nearby attractions and coastal delights.

You will be met by ample off-road parking on arrival, where you can leave your car before heading inside the wonderful abode.

The kitchen/diner offers all the essential appliances, including an electric cooker and four-slice toaster, needed to make nourishing meals for all to enjoy at the adjacent dining table.

The lower-ground-floor living room offers a table seating six, for those family board games, along with a large corner sofa, Smart TV and electric log effect fire; making for an ideal space for socialising and relaxation!

When night falls, climb the stairs to choose between three fabulous bedrooms to rest in, with the first one being a super-king-size, another being a twin, and lastly, a twin consisting of zip/link beds which can be turned into a super-king-size to coincide with your sleeping arrangements.

The bedrooms all enjoy access to the family bathroom, where relaxing soaks amidst the bath's bubbles can be enjoyed after a day packed with sightseeing.

To the rear of the property is a private patio, so you can really soak up your peaceful surroundings over a steaming cup of morning coffee or an alfresco lunch.

There is so much fun waiting to be had at Water Wheels!

Note: This property can be booked with Refs. 1093095, 1093110, 1093105, 1093106 and 1093108, together sleeping up to 38 guests.

The West Dry Accommodation

The West Dry Accommodation consists of six marvellous holiday homes resting on the outskirts of Roche, Cornwall. Formerly known as part of Great Wheal Prosper, a working clay dry, it has been converted into this fantastic collection of lettings you see today. As you can see, this group of properties enjoy a great deal of character, whilst also boasting TVs, access to a communal utility, ample off-road parking and their own private patios. Nearby, Roche Rock, an attraction that seems like an abandoned prop from the set of the court of King Arthur, rises dramatically from the china clay terrain to the north of St Austell. When you see the destroyed fifteenth-century church that sits on its flat summit, the mystery surrounding this tall, nearly cuboidal lump of granite is considerably heightened. When it comes to your amenities, there is a convenience store in Roche village, along with a newsagents, post office, pharmacy and hairdressers, takeaways, pasty shop, butchers and a grocery. If you're looking to treat your loved ones to a meal out, The Victoria Inn can be found just outside Roche and The Bugle Inn rests, as its name suggests, in nearby Bugle; both offer hearty meals and local ale. Be sure to venture to St Austell for an outing, with its additional amenities, along with access to the shores of Duporth, Porthpean and Carlyon Bay, St Austell Brewery and the St Austell Golf Club. There is a wealth of attractions settled within easy reach, the most notable being The Eden Project just a short drive away. The other attractions range from the Wheal Martyn Museum, Bodmin Jail and The Lost Garden of Heligan to the National Trust's Lanhydrock House, Camel Creek Adventure Park and Dairyland Farm Park; there is truly so much to see here. A fantastic stay that is brimming with history, choose The West Dry Accommodation.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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About the location


Charlestown 2 miles; Carlyon Bay 3 miles; Mevagissey 6 miles; Fowey 8 miles.

The old market town of St Austell, just a mile or two from the south coast, is famous as the historic centre of the china clay mining industry. Today, its many beaches and its sub-tropical gardens provide plenty to see and do. The wonderful Lost Gardens of Heligan and the Eden Project are perfect for a family day out, and a little further afield Caerhays Castle provides a stunning backdrop to Porthluny Cove. On the edge of town, St Austell Brewery offers tours of the Victorian brewing equipment and a chance to sample the local beer, and for those looking for surf and sand, St Austell Bay has several beaches to choose from - Porthpean, Carlyon Bay, Pentewan, Polkerris - the last offering a variety of water-sports. As well as a small shingle beach, Charlestown, a pretty, historic port, often has wooden sailing ships in the harbour, and is popular as a film location. A little further afield are Fowey and its beautiful estuary to the east and the fishing port of Mevagissey to the west. With lots to do and something to keep the whole family entertained, St Austell is a great year-round destination.