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The Elms


The Elms Guest House is a warm and friendly bed and breakfast in St Austell on the Cornish Riviera just minutes from the popular Eden Project and the beautiful victorian Lost Gardens of Heligan. A magnificent Georgian Style House dating back to the1920's. Many of the fine original features have been lovingly maintained including wooden panels and old radiators. 

What are the rooms and facilities on offer at The Elms?

There are 4 private rooms fitted with all the facilities you would need for your stay in the Elms Guesthouse. They offers a flat-screen TV, desk, storage and tea and coffee making facilities. Each room has its own en-suite bathroom which is maintained to a high standard for when you check in.

What can guests enjoy when staying in the St Austell area?

The Elms Guest House is in the best place to explore the major attractions in Cornwall. Just a 10 minute drive from the Eden project and Heligan's Lost Gardens. Nearby is Charlestown's picturesque harbour with its big ships. The fishing village of Mevagissey is just 5 miles from the property and there are many excellent restaurants. Your hosts would love to help you to make your stay most interesting, fun and relaxing. Whatever you do.

Where can guests enjoy food and drink?

A tasteful first class traditional Cornish breakfast is served in the conservatory that will set you up for the day, whatever you choose to do.

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Free WiFi


The Elms

Once found, never forgotten! Our stay here was superb. Peter is a wonderful host and made us feel very welcome. Our room was clean and very comfortable. I had the best nights sleep I'd had for ages. A refreshing shower in the morning and then a beautifully cooked and delicious breakfast. All in a...

The Elms

We were two ladies doing a Garden Tour, and The Elms was ideally situated for visits to the Lost Gardens of Heligan and The Eden Project. Our room although a little small for 2 single beds, was very comfortable and clean, and Peter who runs the Guest House on his own, was the perfect host and wor...

The Elms

We stayed at the Elm Guest House for 5 nights. What a wonderful find, the room was immaculate , fantastic Cornish breakfast and Peter the host was wonderful,couldn't do enough even helped us when our car wouldn't start. Would highly recommend staying here, we will certainly be staying again.

The Elms

We stayed here for one night and were very impressed with this lovely guest house. The rooms are well appointed and were lovely and warm. Ensuite with Jacuzzi bath too! The Cornish breakfast is wonderful and Pete, the owner, is a friendly and knowledgeable host. Highly recommended

The Elms

We stayed at the elms last week, it was extremely clean and well run. Peter was an excellent host he made us feel welcome. Peters cooked breakfast was excellent one of the best we've eaten. We will definitely stay again.

The Elms

Very friendly. Clean. Great food, local. Very helpful. Will definitely come again. Price very reasonable.

The Elms

Warm, friendly, lovely couple who bend over backwards to accommodate and solve problems. Highly recommended. Great central place in Cornwall to see all the sites.

The Elms

Very warm welcome on arrival. Immaculate, clean tidy. Beds very comfortable. Beautiful towels and bathroom toiletries. Plenty of tea and coffee. Breakfast excellent, served with a smile. Come and go as you please. Nothing to much trouble and we are coming back again.

The Elms

Lovely warm and friendly welcome. Exceptionally clean and well provide in rooms. Guests choose their breakfast menu, time to eat and breakfast is cooked specially for you. Small lounge with choice of drinks & free internet use.

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Facilities & information


Child friendly

4 Star Official Rating


Free broadband access (wifi)

Activities, Recreations, Games, Sports

Bars, Cafes & Other

Four Poster Beds


Whirlpool Spa Bath in Rooms

Whirlpool Spa Baths, Hot Tubs

Room Service & Food/Drink


Bicycling, Cycling



Rugby pitches

Other Activities (generally outdoor)

Water sports

Recommended walks

Extra info

Room Prices From: £35.00

Room Prices To: £40.00

Single Occupancy Prices From: £36.00

Single Occupany Prices To: £65.00

Star Rating: 4

Vendor Accreditation: AA 4 Stars

Mastercard: Yes

MaestroSwitch: Yes

Visa: Yes

Number of rooms: 4

Arrival information and directions

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Address: 14 Penwinnick Rd, St Austell, Cornwall, St AustellPL25 5DW, United Kingdom

Brief Directions: Head towards St.Austell and pick up the A390 in the direction of Truro. Pass the Texaco Garage / McDonalds roundabout on your left and you will find Pondhu Road approx. 50 yards up on the right. You will see us on the corner.

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