St Austell

London Apprentice
St Austell, CORNWALL PL26 7AR

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T: 01726 65478

M: 07546895302

E: mcguffspindrift@gmail.com

W: www.spindrift-guesthouse.co.uk

Contact: Linda McGuffie


All Year


£25-£35 per person per night


  • ROOMS3
  • Beautiful rural views
  • Private Parking
  • Delightful gardens with seating
  • Close to local amenities & beaches
  • Relaxing & friendly atmosphere
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Spindrift Guest House near St Austell in Cornwall
Spindrift double bedroom with ensuite
Spindrift Lounge
hollybank gables spindrift driveway


Spindrift is a large modern house furnished and decorated to a high standard offering quality bed and breakfast accommodation in a
rel;axing atmosphere. Situated in an elevated position overlooking the beautiful Pentewan Valley with views over the gardens or across
the valley towards Kingswood. On the main bus route from St Austell Rail and Coach station. Close to Eden Project, Heligan Gardens , Charlestown and Mevagissey.


Spindrift is in an elevated position with lovely countryside views. Two bedrooms are on the ground floor, the first has one double and one single bed with en-suite shower, toilet and wash basin, the second has a double bed with en-suite toilet and wash basin together with a private separate bathroom. The third bedroom which is upstairs, has a double and single bed with a private bathroom on the ground floor. The gardens around Spindrift have seating for guests to relax and enjoy the surroundings. The accommodation is unsuitable for a wheelchair to either the house or gardens because of the elevated situation.

Three Rooms

  • one with double bed, en-suite toilet and basin, and private separate bathroom
  • one with double and single bed with another private separate bathroom
  • one with double and single bed with en-suite shower, toilet and basin

All rooms are equipped with tea/coffee/biscuits etc, colour television, clock radio, hairdryer, tourist information brochures. Guests have access to their rooms at all times. A hearty Cornish breakfast, using local produce, is served in the dining area, with special diets catered for.


Fruit Juice, Yoghurt, Grapefruit segments, Prunes,

Choice of Cereals or Porridge

Cooked breakfast with Sausage, Bacon,
Potato Hash Brown or Waffle,
Mushrooms, Tomato, Baked Beans

Eggs, fried, poached or scrambled

Boiled eggs.

Continental Breakfast with warm Croissants, Bread Rolls
Selection of Cheeses, Cold Meats
Olives, Tomatoes, Celery

Fresh fruit
Toast, White, Brown or Granary
Bread and Butter

Jams, Marmalade, Honey, Marmite

Tea and Filter Coffee.


Spindrift is on the fringe of the small hamlet of London Apprentice between St Austell and Mevagissey. It is just a short walk to a footpath, which is part of the Cornish Way, this follows the White River down through the wooded Pentewan Valley to Pentewan Village and beach, approx 2 miles. A lovely walk or cycle ride. Good country restaurant within a short stroll. Popular village pub and restaurant at Polgooth 1 mile.

The picturesque fishing harbour and village of Mevagissey, with boat trips, restaurants, pubs, tea rooms, craft shops etc., and passenger ferry to Fowey. Further sandy beaches at Porthpean, Carlyon Bay, Gorran Haven. Charlestown harbour with its tall ships, museum, restaurants and pubs is 2 miles. The Lost Gardens of Heligan 4 miles, The Eden Project 6 miles. St Austell town has a new shopping centre, library, swimming pool, tennis courts multi screen cinema and choice of 3 golf courses.

Within 30 minutes The city of Truro with lovely cathedral, cinema and theatre, good shopping, popular boat trips down the river to Falmouth. Fowey a popular riverside town with boat trips, foot ferry to Polruan, individual shops and riverside walks. Bodmin town with the Jail museum leading on to Bodmin Moor and Jamaica Inn

Spindrift is well placed in the centre of Cornwall. Virtually anywhere in the county can be reached within an hour. Your hosts have been welcoming visitors for over 25 years, can advise on places of interest and loan maps to make the most of your visit.


From the M5 at Exeter, make for Okehampton, Launceston, Bodmin, take the turn to St Austell and Eden Project. From St Austell and the McDonalds double roundabout take the B3273 towards Mevagissey, after 2 miles you come to London Apprentice, look for Queenies cabin shop on the right, then a bend, the sign and drive for Spindrift is on this bend on the right hand side. Go up the drive and park on the large gravel parking/turning area.



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