Around Stowford Guest House

Just a 10 minute walk to the market town centre of St Austell. Amenities include, good shopping, sports centre, multi screen cinema, swimming baths, tennis courts, restaurants and pubs.
Local walks : Coastal and riverside walks, woodland walk with cycle path along the Pentewan Valley.

Within a short drive :
The world famous Eden Project
The Lost Gardens of Heligan
The National Trust properties of Lanhydrock House & Trerice House
The historic port of Charlestown with its Tall Ships and Heritage Centre
The picturesque fishing village of Mevagissey
The sailing port of Fowey with its individual shops & stunning riverside walks
Sandy beaches at Pentewan, Gorran Haven, Porthpean
Three 18-hole golf courses in St Austell (bookings can be arranged by Claire & Brian)
The cathedral city of Truro

Touring: St Austell could not be better placed for touring. All the north coast Newquay beaches are only a short drive. Lands End in the west is just over the hour and Plymouth City to the east is only 45 minutes.
Your hosts are local to Cornwall and very familiar with the county, they will be very happy to advise on places to visit, good restaurants and good country inns.

The Eden Project, St Austell

The Eden Project, St Austell.

A large scale horticultural site containing biomes housing plants from sub-tropical and mediterranean climates.

Sat nav details: [Postcode] - PL24 2SG
Distance from us: 4.3 miles
Approximate driving time: 0hr 13min
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Shipwreck and Heritage Centre, Charlestown

The Shipwreck and Heritage Centre, Charlestown.

The Shipwreck and historical artefacts on display in the centre are the largest private collection of this type on public display in Europe.

Sat nav details: [Postcode] - PL25 3NJ
Distance from us: 0.2 miles
Approximate driving time: N/A (5min on foot)
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Lanhydrock House, Bodmin.

Lanhydrock House, Bodmin.

Stunning 17th century house and gardens, used as a film set for The Three Musketeers (1993) and Twelfth Night (1996).

Sat nav details: [Postcode] - PL30 5AD
Distance from us: 9.5 miles
Approximate driving time: 0hr 20min (Opens in new window)

Pendennis Castle, Falmouth.

Pendennis Castle, Falmouth.

Built by King Henry VIII to defend from attack against the French and Spanish over 450 years ago.

Sat nav details: [Postcode] - TR11 4LP
Distance from us: 27.7 miles
Approximate driving time: 0hr 45min (Opens in new window)

The Lost Gardens of Heligan

The Lost Gardens of Heligan.

Heligan, seat of the Tremayne family for more than 400 years, is one of the most mysterious estates in England.

Sat nav details: [Postcode] - PL26 6EN
Distance from us: 7.4 miles
Approximate driving time: 0hr 21min (Opens in new window)

Dairyland Farmworld

Dairyland Farmworld, near Newquay.

Dairyland Farmworld, an all weather working farm family attraction near Newquay.

Sat nav details: [Postcode] - TR8 5AA
Distance from us: 12.7 miles
Approximate driving time: 0hr 25min (Opens in new window)

Poldark Mine, Helston

Poldark Mine, Helston.

Cornwall's most popular mining heritage site, with organised mine tours.

Sat nav details: [Postcode] - TR13 0ES
Distance from us: 30.4 miles
Approximate driving time: 0hr 52min (Opens in new window)

Flambards Theme Park

Flambards Theme Park, Helston.

Established over 30 years ago, Flambards is one of Cornwall's top all family all weather theme park attractions.

Sat nav details: [Postcode] - TR13 0QA
Distance from us: 33.5 miles
Approximate driving time: 1hr 1min (Opens in new window)


Water taxi at Fowey


The harbour famous for sailing and a welcome haven for visiting yachts.

Sat nav details: [Town Centre] - Fowey
Distance from us: 8.7 miles
Approximate driving time: 0hr 21min (Opens in new window)

Mevagissey Harbour


The harbour is a working fishing harbour, but is also a welcome haven for visiting yachts.

Sat nav details: [Town Centre] - Mevagissey
Distance from us: 7.0 miles
Approximate driving time: 0hr 18min (Opens in new window)

The Moor at Bodmin


Ancient Cornish town, with a steam railway and nearby rolling moorlands.

Sat nav details: [Town Centre] - Bodmin
Distance from us: 13.5 miles
Approximate driving time: 0hr 22min (Opens in new window)



The most popular tourist destination town in Cornwall, with great beaches and popular night life.

Sat nav details: [Town Centre] - Newquay
Distance from us: 18.3 miles
Approximate driving time: 0hr 38min
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Home of some of the greatest restaurants in the South West.

Sat nav details: [Town Centre] - Padstow
Distance from us: 20.5 miles
Approximate driving time: 0hr 39min (Opens in new window)

The Hoe at Plymouth


City in Devon with a great array of shopping and entertainment facilities.

Sat nav details: [Town Centre] - Plymouth
Distance from us: 37.7 miles
Approximate driving time: 1hr 9min (Opens in new window)

Truro Cathedral


Cornwall's capital, with a range of shopping facilities. Explore the cathedral too...

Sat nav details: [Town Centre] - Truro
Distance from us: 16.2 miles
Approximate driving time: 0hr 30min (Opens in new window)



An historic maritime town, now home to the National Maritime Museum Cornwall.

Sat nav details: [Town Centre] - Falmouth
Distance from us: 26.3 miles
Approximate driving time: 0hr 48min (Opens in new window)

St Ives

St Ives.

Historic Cornish town with world class beaches and charming cobbled streets.

Sat nav details: [Town Centre] - St Ives
Distance from us: 42.3 miles
Approximate driving time: 1hr 6min (Opens in new window)

St Michael's Mount - overlooked by Penzance


Penzance, in the far west of Cornwall is set in Mounts Bay - dominated by the grandeur of St. Michael's Mount.

Sat nav details: [Town Centre] - Penzance
Distance from us: 44.5 miles
Approximate driving time: 1hr 7min (Opens in new window)

Local Beaches

Porthpean Beach

Porthpean, St Austell.

A popular sandy beach that gets very busy in late summer. Slipway for dinghies.

Sat nav details: [Town Centre] - Porthpean
Distance from us: 1.4 miles
Approximate driving time: 0hr 4min in new window)

Pentewan Sands

Pentewan, St Austell.

A wide sandy beach with a disused harbour. The beach is private but access is allowed from Pentewan village.

Sat nav details: [Town Centre] - Pentewan
Distance from us: 4.7 miles
Approximate driving time: 0hr 9min (Opens in new window)

Carlyon Bay Beach

Carlyon Bay.

The Beach is situated between the sailing haven of Fowey and historic village of Charlestown, and close to the up and coming market town of St Austell.

Sat nav details: [Post Code] - Pentewan
Distance from us: 1.7 miles
Approximate driving time: 0hr 5min (Opens in new window)

Local Golf Courses

Porthpean Golf Club

Porthpean Golf Club.

Porthpean Golf Club is a relaxed and informal club. We can offer a variety of packages tailored to meet your individual requirements.

Sat nav details: [Post Code] - PL26 6AU
Distance from us: 1.2 miles
Approximate driving time: 0hr 4min
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St Austell Golf Club

St Austell Golf Club.

The club has thriving Men's, Ladies, Seniors and Junior sections and has a friendly atmosphere towards both members and visitors.

Sat nav details: [Post Code] - PL26 7DS
Distance from us: 3.2 miles
Approximate driving time: 0hr 8min
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Other Useful Links

Great Gardens of Cornwall

Great Gardens of Cornwall.

Welcome to the great gardens of Cornwall. Enjoying the warmth of the Gulf Stream, these magical Cornish gardens are home to a wealth of the most exciting, rare and beautiful plants and trees in the British Isles.. (Opens in new window)

Walking in Cornwall

Walking in Cornwall.

One of the most popular answers people give about why they love coming to Cornwall is the coastal and inland footpaths, which provide dramatic views around every corner. (Opens in new window)


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