About the home
Mac's House is the ideal location for your holiday as it is within easy reach of all amenities such as shops, supermarkets, pubs, restaurants, beaches and local, countrywide & international transport links. In fact, it is so
well positioned that you don't really need a car to enjoy your holiday here and explore the exciting tourist attractions that Cornwall, and in particular, the area in and around St Austell, has to offer. The World famous Eden Project, The Lost Gardens of Heligan, the beautiful, still working port, of Charlestown, the fishing village of Mevagissey, various UNESCO Heritage centres as well as a wealth of internationally renowned Gardens are all within a short distance of the house. Beaches are also within walking distance and sporting facilities such as golf and surfing are just a short drive/bus ride away.
Mac's House is centrally heated and has 2 bedrooms, a comfortable lounge, a separate dining room, a large, very light kitchen which has been recently re-fitted and a recently modernised bathroom with power shower. WiFi access is also available just in case you need to consult your emails whilst away.
Outside, there is plenty of off-road parking for several cars and the back garden consists of a huge, south facing, patio (50m²), a smaller patio with a barbecue and a further large lawned area. The garden and patios are very sheltered and ideal if you want to have a "stay at home" day.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||Porthpean, 1km|
|Will consider:||Long lets|
|Access:||Car not necessary|
Nearest amenities: 200m
|Family friendly?||Suitable for over 5s only|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Internet access, DVD player|
|General:||Central heating, TV, CD player, Telephone, Wi-fi available|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||2 Bedrooms, 1 family bathroom|
|Furniture:||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seating for 4, Lounge seating for 4|
|Other:||Please check with the advertiser regarding linen and towels|
|Outdoors:||Balcony / Terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Access:||Wheelchair friendly, Parking space|
Further details indoors:
Mac's House has the advantage of being on one level with just 2 low steps (about 4ins high) to the front door which may make it accessible for wheelchair users. We are hoping to have a ramp installed for even easier access, but at the time of writing this has not yet been fitted. Please note however that the bathroom hasn't been adapted for handicapped use.
Through the entrance door there is a hallway with pegs for hanging coats etc. From this hallway are the doors to the other rooms.
The living room is carpeted and has very comfortable seating for 4 people. It offers a flatscreen HDTV with integrated digibox with which you can view all the Freeview channels and a DVD player.
There is a gas fire in addition to the central heating radiators.
The cosy dining room provides seating for 4 people and has a stereo radio/CD/cassette player.
The main bedroom is furnished with a brand new comfy King Sized (5ft) divan with memory foam mattress, wardrobe, bedside tables and a dressing table/chest of drawers.
The twin-bedded room, in additon to the brand-new single beds, also has a wardrobe, chest of drawers and bedside cabinet.
Both bedrooms are carpeted and have central heating radiators.
Duvets & pillows as well as bedlinen & towels (not Beach towels) are all provided.
The kitchen has been completely refurbished and is very light with windows on three sides.
It provides a double oven with grill, washing machine/tumble dryer, dishwasher, fridge/freezer and microwave. There is an ample supply of cutlery, crockery, cooking utensils etc for your needs and of course a toaster & electric kettle are also provided.
The bathroom is also light and airy with washbasin, WC and a full-sized bath with Shower above. There is also a humidity controlled extractor fan and a dual-voltage shaver point.
Please note that Mac's House is a no-smoking property.
Further details outdoors:
To the front & side of the house is a private drive with ample off-road parking for several cars. The front garden has been set out with various grasses in a Mediterranean style.
The large south facing garden to the rear of the property is very sheltered and offers a really large paved patio area (50m²) as well as a smaller patio area with a barbecue. There is also a large lawn so there's plenty of scope for you to relax in the garden if you don't want to venture out on a particular day or days.
In the Winter months (October through until end of March) we make an additional charge of £50,-- per week to cover the cost of the gas central heating.
25% of the rental amount is due at the time of booking, the remaining 75% is due 8 weeks before the start of your holiday.
We take a £100,-- refundable security deposit against breakages/damages.
Please note that this property is strictly no smoking. You may, of course, smoke outside.
Mac's House is very suitable for the eldery, being on one level.
The West Country / Cornwall region
The historic market town of St Austell is Cornwall's largest town and is situated on the Cornish Riviera at the centre of St Austell Bay. It is an ideal base for your holidays as it's only a short drive away from all points North, South, East and West in Cornwall. St Austell boasts a 15c church which is architecturally unusual for Cornwall.
There is a brand-new shopping centre being built right in the heart of the town and a new multi screen cinema opened in December 2008. There are also a great many pubs, restaurants, coffee shops etc in the town all of which is just a short walk away from Mac's House.
Historically, the town became prosperous when William Cookworthy discovered China Clay in 1755. It became the centre of the trade and there are many signs of the former "King of Clay" activity in and around the town from the so-called "White Pyramid" which over the years has become more of a "Green Pyramid", to the UNESCO accredited Wheal Martyn China Clay Heritage Centre where you can get the real feel of the China Clay industry. In fact, the World famous "Eden Project" owes it's location to the trade, situated as it is in a former open-cast clay pit.
St Austell is also home to Cornwall's oldest independent family brewery which has been established for over 140yrs.Many original traditions and skills remain at the heart of their beers which is probably why they've won prizes within the brewing industry. You can follow the whole process from the raw ingredients through to sampling their traditional ales at their visitors' centre, which is well worth a visit.
The St Austell area
Mac's House with it's central location is ideally placed to visit many of the tourist attractions that Cornwall has to offer, including:
The Eden Project, featuring 5 massive Biomes (one of which is the biggest greenhouse in the World), which replicate the World's various climate zones, uses millions of plants to great effect. It offers all-year round entertainment (including plenty of things of interest for the kids) with concerts taking place throughout the year and in Winter they have a fantastic ice-skating rink.
Staying with the theme of gardens, Heligan with it's "Lost Gardens" was the seat of the Tremayne family for more than 400yrs and at the end of the 19c it's thousand acres were at their zenith. A few years later, ivy and bramble all but swamped the gardens and itwas only in 1990 when Tim Smits (designer of the Eden Project) and his team discovered them again. They are now restored to their former glory and well worth a visit being just 15mins drive away.
The Georgian port of Charlestown, which by the way is still a working port, has to be seen and it's only a 15min walk from Mac's House. Built between 1790 & 1810 Charlestown was originally built to export China Clay & tin. It is now, not only home to a magnificent collection of “Square Riggers” but is also being used as a wooden hulled boat building yard. The unspoilt port has been used as film setting for many period dramas, ranging from “The Eagle has Landed”, “Frenchman’s Creek”, to most recently in 2008, an American film series on the story of Darwin.
It also has a fantastic Shipwreck & Heritage Centre which again offers lots of things for children to do and see.
Truro with it's cathedral and super shopping centre is worth a trip just in case you need a bit of shopaholic therapy on holiday. There are Farmers' Markets held here as well every week.
Other towns/villages well worth a visit, especially as they're just a short hop away from Mac's house are:
Fowey and across the River Fowey, Polruan. In the Summer the annual Daphe du Maurier festival takes place and from close to here you can walk to Daphne du Maurier’s house, Menabilly which was her inspiration for “Manderley” in “Rebecca”.
The beautiful little fishing village of Mevagissey with it's narrow streets and plethora of small shops and pubs is also just down the road and worth the short drive. Some evenings in the Summer their male voice choirs gathers on the jetty to give a free concert. Definitely worth listening to.
At Bodmin you not only have the famous jail, but for steam train fans you also have the Bodmin & Wenford steam railway which has trips out quite often during the year. You can also take a trip up to the Moors and travel around, but be careful and make sure you take a map with you as signposts are rare and those there are often only show the next hamlet and not "Bodmin" or "A30".... The Camel Trail is also close to here.
Whilst in the area of Bodmin it's worth taking in a trip to the famous "Jamaica Inn" at Bolventor on the edge of the moors.
And don't forget, St Michael's Mount, Padstow, the jazz festival at Bude and of course Land's End.
Beaches are just a couple minutes drive away (you can also walk to them) and great sandy beaches are to be found at Porthpean, Crinnis, Pentewan, Gorran Haven & Par. If it's surfing you're looking for, then try the magnificent Fistral Beach at Newquay, home of the British Surfing Association School.
Golf - Also just "round the corner" you'll find 3 golf courses. St Austell Bay Golf Club, Porthpean & Carlyon Bay.
How to get there
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With BA, Ryanair, Air SouthWest, FlyBe and BMI Baby all flying into Newquay (only 1/2hr away), you can fly here from Belfast, Birmingham, Bristol, Cork, Dublin, Düsseldorf, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Isle of Man, Isles of Scily, Leeds/Bradford, Gatwick, Stansted, Manchester, Newcastle, St Brieuc (France) as well as Zurich. Slightly further afield, you can fly into Plymouth (1hrs drive away), Exeter (1,5hrs drive away) or Bristol (3hrs drive away).
Car hire firms are present at Newquay and if you wish to make use of their facility then try a compare cost website or the airline's own budget/preferred partner links on their websites.
St Austell is well served with fast trains taking, on average 4,5hrs (some take just 4hrs) from London, and, for example, just 5hrs to Birmingham, so if you don't want to drive, you can, in the words of the old advert, "let the train take the strain".
National Express buses also have a frequent service to & from St Austell.
If you're arriving from Mainland Europe on a ferry, then your nearest port is Plymouth, 1hrs drive away. From the channel ports it's about a 6hr drive.
Activities near St Austell
Tennis in town
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
Beach or lakeside relaxation
A winter sun break
23 Sep 2012
Nice clean homely bungalow with well fitted kitchen with modern amenities. Ideal for families or couples. The property has good off street parking and a private rear garden you can sit out in. The... more
22 Sep 2012
We stayed at macs place which was a lovely bungerlow with every thing you need the garden was lovely to relax . The locationwas excellent if you do not drive . Buses were a short walk and railway... more
04 Sep 2012
We really enjoyed our time in Mac's House. It literally was home from home for us and well equipped even down to the point of offering a good selection of DVDs to watch; having wi-fi access... more
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|Prices for group size 4|
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|3 Nov 12||22 Dec 12||£ 325||-||-||1 Week|
|22 Dec 12||5 Jan 13||£ 560||-||-||1 Week|
|5 Jan 13||16 Feb 13||£ 325||-||-||1 Week|
|16 Feb 13||23 Feb 13||£ 385||-||-||1 Week|
|23 Feb 13||23 Mar 13||£ 325||-||-||1 Week|
|23 Mar 13||6 Apr 13||£ 465||-||-||1 Week|
|6 Apr 13||8 Jun 13||£ 410||-||-||1 Week|
|8 Jun 13||29 Jun 13||£ 495||-||-||1 Week|
|29 Jun 13||27 Jul 13||£ 535||-||-||1 Week|
|27 Jul 13||31 Aug 13||£ 660||-||-||1 Week|
|31 Aug 13||28 Sep 13||£ 465||-||-||1 Week|
|28 Sep 13||26 Oct 13||£ 380||-||-||1 Week|
|26 Oct 13||2 Nov 13||£ 410||-||-||1 Week|
|2 Nov 13||21 Dec 13||£ 325||-||-||1 Week|
|21 Dec 13||4 Jan 14||£ 560||-||-||1 Week|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday and Saturday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
Changeover day is Saturday.
Duvets & pillows as well as bedlinen & towels (not Beach towels) are all provided.
Please note that for bookings in October through to March an additional £50,-- per week is added for use of the central heating.Enquire now
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