The Granary - Bed & Breakfast St Austell - We fell in love instantly with the building and wonderful location and we haven't changed our minds!
:: Holidays at The Granary
The Granary was a newly converted barn when we moved here in Autumn 1996. We fell in love instantly with the building and wonderful location and we haven't changed our minds!
We offer comfortable twin and double-bedded rooms, which are also available for single occupancy. The bedrooms have beamed ceilings, are central-heated and double glazed, and have tea and coffee making facilities with fresh refrigerated milk available. Rooms also have hairdryers and remote-controlled colour TV/DVD players, and we are now able to offer hire of up-to-date mountain bikes.
We offer a full English breakfast with eggs from our own hens, and we are happy to provide a full vegetarian breakfast for vegetarians. There are local pubs which do good meals for carnivores and veggies. We are animal lovers and have cats, rabbits, hens and ducks.
The Granary only accepts people of sixteen and over in order to maintain the peace and quiet of this wonderful location.
:: About our location
Boswinger is a very small South Cornish village, 3.5 miles from Mevagissey and 10 miles from St Austell. The village is set on the hill facing the Dodman Peninsula and looking down over Hemmick Beach, both of which are cared for by the National Trust and are beautiful and unspoiled. Caerhays, or Porthluney Beach, with the castle behind, is 2 miles by road and less if you are walking the Coastal Path, which is only minutes away from The Granary.
Within 5 miles are The Lost Gardens of Heligan, often featured on television, and well worth a visit. There are, of course, many other gardens in the area and the incredible Eden Project, with the largest controlled climate biomes in the world, is just to the east of St Austell. Tickets are available at The Granary for The Eden Project, which will do away with the need to queue. Local wines are produced at Polmassick Vineyard and St Austell Brewery welcomes arranged visits. Boswinger is served by a comfortable Community Bus, and the timetable includes travel to various places of interest including Heligan, St Austell, Truro and Trago Mills.
For those who like a busier atmosphere, Mevagissey offers many shops, galleries, pubs and restaurants. It also has a museum and a model railway. There is an attractive double harbour from which fishing trips are available during the summer months.
Gorran, one mile away, and Gorran Haven just over 2 miles away from us, both have pubs which serve lunchtime and evening meals, post offices and churches. In addition, Gorran Haven has a small harbour and two beaches, a restaurant, fish and chip shop and the usual village shops.
Our lovely local beach, Hemmick, is just down the lane from The Granary, the next beach along going towards Gorran Haven is Bow or Vault beach, a favourite for naturists and others who enjoy the peaceful location. Going round the coast in the other direction from Hemmick you will arrive at Caerhays or Porthluney beach. At the back of the beach stands the very attractive Caerhays Castle, used in a film version of Daphne du Maurier's "Rebecca", and whose gardens are open to the public several times each year.
During breakfast the spectacular views over the beach and hills can be enjoyed from our Dining Room, and perhaps the day's walk planned.
By prior arrangement, transport to and from St Austell bus and train stations is available. Some guests have found it useful to arrange with us to be driven to, or collected from, their day's walk, enabling them to extend their stay with us. Drivers may, of course, use our parking area. We have a heated drying room for walkers' wet clothes.
Weekly Rates available - Please see website for more information.
The Granary - Bed & Breakfast - St Austell - Cornwall