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St Johns Cottage

St Austell, Cornwall (Ref. 970186)

  • St Johns Cottage - (Ref. 970186)

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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

  • Reviews

    Mrs Grainger

    “The cottage was very comfortable ...”

    The cottage was very comfortable and in a good location for the town, sea and other attractions such as Eden Project, etc. We had a great holiday, did not use the car all week but did a lot of walking and used public transport and ferries, (the services are very good). ...

    The cottage was very comfortable and in a good location for the town, sea and other attractions such as Eden Project, etc. We had a great holiday, did not use the car all week but did a lot of walking and used public transport and ferries, (the services are very good). The garden was a plus for relaxing in the morning and when we got home in the evening Just a couple of points: There are no mirrors in the bedrooms which makes it difficult for drying hair, makeup etc. There is one in the bathroom but if the cottage has all rooms occupied it could be an issue and you cannot use a hairdryer in there . There is only hanging space for clothes in one of the bedrooms, there are plenty of cupboards and drawers in the other rooms.


  • Off road parking
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

The property

Perfectly located for touring all of Cornwall, in particular the beautiful South coast and the unmissable tourist attractions of the Eden Project and the Lost Gardens of Heligan, this charming terraced cottage is situated in the centre of the old market town of St Austell, just a short walk from the town centre.

The owners, one of which is an artist, have furnished the cottage with both character and style, with a multi-coloured bright living room and a kitchen/diner on the ground floor.

On the first floor, the master room features a antique bed brought back from France, with a small double room and a twin completing the accommodation.

At the rear of the cottage is a small courtyard and garden with seating to relax after a day out exploring all Cornwall has to offer.

Just down from the cottage and a very short stroll is St Austell's town centre, offering a multi-screen cinema, ten pin bowling and a host of bars, restaurants and takeaways offering something for everyone.

When it comes to a day out, you really are spoilt for choice.

Apart from the nearby tourist attractions, the old character village and working port of Charlestown and fishing village of Mevagissey are both a short drive away and well worth a visit, along with many other small coves and beaches.

A character cottage in an ideal touring location to be enjoyed all-year-round.


Three bedrooms: 2 x double, 1 x twin. Bathroom with shower, WC and basin. Sitting room with gas fire. Kitchen with dining area.


  • Gas central heating with gas fire
  • Electric oven with gas hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, TV with Freeview, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for one car with a provided permit and reserved space at the nearby church
  • Chargeable Public car park also close by
  • Courtyard and garden with furniture
  • Two well behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Pub and shop 5 mins walk
  • Note: The car parking is in a nearby church car park a few minutes walk from the property, and there is a designated space which the owner provide a permit for.

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About the location


Pentewan 4 miles; Charlestown 1.5 miles; Truro 15 miles.

Just a short drive from the pretty south Cornish coast, St Austell is one of the largest towns in Cornwall. The landscape around St Austell is rich in kaolin (china clay) and this once made the region extremely prosperous. Today, the china clay industry is in decline and tourism has become the mainstay of income for St Austell and its surrounding parishes. St Austell town centre is home to a range of independent and well-known shops, an undercover shopping centre and a Local Produce Market, which takes place every Friday and Saturday. There is also a range of excellent restaurants, cafes and inns – from traditional country pubs to 2 AA rosette fine dining. Just outside St Austell is the iconic Eden Project, as well as the award-winning Lost Gardens of Heligan, Kidzworld, and the Wheal Martyn China Clay Museum. There are some beautiful beaches in this area, too – many with good kayaking conditions – and many miles of coastal footpath to explore. The mainly traffic-free Pentewan Cycle Trail runs from St Austell to Pentewan; here you can enjoy a bite to eat at the village pub or beach burger shack before making your return journey to St Austell. One of St Austell’s main events is the Torchlight Carnival which takes place each November – and of course, the World Pasty Championships, which are held at the Eden Project each March!

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Christmas
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