If you’re planning to visit St Austell for the first time, or if you’re already familiar with the scene but in need of a little insight, then the most important thing to think about is where you’re going to stay when you’re here. Which then are the best places to stay in our dear old St. Austell?
Well when you’re faced with the fine array of options that St Austell offers, you need a means of simplifying the decision-making process and the most useful way of doing this is to think about what most suits your personality. After all, a dream venue for some will be a nightmare for others because we’re all so wonderfully different. Some want to completely hand over control in order to relax,
while others want to retain their independence and go their own way.
So if you’re into just kicking back then a classic hotel stay will be best for you. St Austell has everything from familiar chains to charming independent establishments such as Boscundle Manor. Not only is the service here phenomenal but the setting is so beautiful that it’s in high demand for weddings too. The rooms here are exquisite as well and if you end up being inspired by the décor and the rather refined furniture then the beds at Bedstar can help you recreate something of the charm and grandeur in your own home.Now if the idea of a week or two in a hotel strikes you as too impersonal then the best choice for your stay will be a B&B. That home-from- home atmosphere conveys all the warmth of the people of St Austell to a visitor and sometimes you’ll strike up a real bond with your hosts. Mountview, Harmony Homestay and Pen Star House are all fantastic options. The great thing about going for a B&B over a hotel is that in addition to the relatively cheap beds available by doing it this way, you’ll have access to all the local knowledge of the hosts and can find out where all the hidden gems of St Austell are to be found.
Finally, we come to the most rustic option… camping. This really is a divisive option as it’s all about getting back to nature and being hearty. For some this is the antithesis of a holiday and is likely to cause considerable stress! For others this represents the ideal in holidaymaking as it means being able to enjoy a very natural kind of existence with the added benefit of technology to make it all comfortable and easy. If you do love to camp then St Austell has a great selection of campsites, one of the best being Carlyon Bay. As well as being right next to the sea, this award-winning facility has two heated outdoor swimming pools so you get the best of both worlds. Additionally it offers the tradition of a Cornish family business. How so…? Well believe it or not this camping park has been run by the same family for three generations and is still going strong, and if you decide to stay here you’ll soon understand why.