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The Wheelhouse

3.5 out of 5

3.8/5 Good

Guests rated this property 4.0/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Pet-friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast available
  • Bar

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Social distancing
West Wharf, St Austell, England, PL26 6UJ

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationEden Project21 min drive
  • Popular LocationPolkerris Beach22 min drive
  • Popular LocationPendower Beach25 min drive
  • AirportNewquay (NQY-Newquay Cornwall)33 min drive

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About this area

St Austell

The Wheelhouse is located in St Austell. Caerhays Castle and Pinetum Park and Pine Lodge Gardens are local landmarks, and some of the area's activities can be experienced at South West Coast Path Section 31 Trailhead and South West Coast Path Section 32 Trailhead. Mevagissey Aquarium and Lost Gardens of Heligan are also worth visiting. Kayaking, parasailing and windsurfing offer great chances to get out on the surrounding water, or you can seek out an adventure with hiking/biking trails nearby.

What's nearby

  • Mevagissey Aquarium - 2 min walk
  • Mevagissey Model Railway - 2 min walk
  • Eden Project - 21 min drive
  • Polkerris Beach - 22 min drive
  • Pendower Beach - 25 min drive

Getting around

  • St Austell Station - 11 min drive
  • Newquay (NQY-Newquay Cornwall) - 33 min drive


  • The Fountain Inn - 2 min walk
  • Little Bay Cafe - 4 min drive
  • The Polgooth Inn - 9 min drive
  • Griggs Restaurant - 10 min drive
  • Smorgers - 10 min drive

About this property

The Wheelhouse

Adults-only bed & breakfast with restaurant and bar/lounge
Along with a restaurant, this smoke-free bed & breakfast has a bar/lounge and wedding services. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. This bed & breakfast has 4 rooms.
The Wheelhouse offers 4 forms of accommodation. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter


Contactless social distancing and check-out
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi and wired Internet

Parking and public transport

  • Free self-parking on site
  • Free off-site parking

Food and drink

  • Breakfast available for a fee
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar


  • No lifts

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services

Languages spoken

  • English


  • Smoke-free property

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Check-in from 3:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Early check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10:30 AM

Special check-in instructions

Guests will receive lockbox information

Access methods



Pets are allowed

Children and extra beds

This property welcomes adults only

Payment types at the property

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts Visa, Mastercard and American Express

We should mention

This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly)

Property is also known as

Wheelhouse B&B Mevagissey
Wheelhouse B&B St Austell
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Bed & breakfast Wheelhouse St Austell
St Austell Wheelhouse Bed & breakfast
Wheelhouse B&B
Bed & breakfast Wheelhouse
The Wheelhouse St Austell
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Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 1 out of 8 reviews
5 - Excellent 13%
Rating 4 - Good. 5 out of 8 reviews
4 - Good 63%
Rating 3 - Okay. 1 out of 8 reviews
3 - Okay 13%
Rating 2 - Poor. 1 out of 8 reviews
2 - Poor 13%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 8 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%




Staff & service


Property conditions & facilities

3/5 Okay

Business traveller
Booked the Wheelhouse on after applying the filter for "pet friendly." On arriving at the Wheelhouse, having driven, 190 miles from South Wales, I was told that there was only 1 dog friendly room and that was taken. The owners point blank refused to discuss. They need to sort this out before they have other disappointed guests turning up, only to find that it is not pet friendly at all!! The staff themselves were very helpful and tried to find us an alternative room; they seemed a little afraid of questioning the owners with this to be frank. Will obviously not be choosing the Wheelhouse again - with or without the dog.
Stayed 1 night in Apr 2021

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
A night in mevagissey in November
Fine nice and friendly breakfast was brilliant but a bit pricey for this time of year. Room lovely over looking the harbour en suite small but clean and served it's purpose.
Stayed 1 night in Nov 2019

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Good service
Very pretty place nice and warm and very friendly staff
Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2019

4/5 Good

Travelled with family
Liked: Room comfort
Disliked: Property conditions & facilities
Cobblestone Cottage @ The Wheelhouse
We stayed in Cobblestone Cottage. A little run down with frayed carpet and a tired bathroom. The fireplace had fire wood ash still in it and some of the sash windows wouldn’t stay closed (had to use a wooden spoon as a prop). The bunk bed mattresses were very old and bumpy, but the double bed was super comfy! Bed linens and towels were spotless. Fine for a 1 night stay. Be warned, breakfast isn’t included, even though claims it is, but apparently this is only for the rooms, not the cottage. Fantastic location.
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2019

2/5 Poor

Disliked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Disappointed and misinformed
The staff themselves were nice. The problem was the accommodation. We stayed in the cottage attached to the bar/cafe. The upstairs was clean and comfortable but the downstairs was not very clean. There was a smell of rotten garbage and we couldn't work out where it was coming from. After cleaning the sides and the bin the smell was still there. It wasn't until the following day we saw that they keep their rubbish bins under the kitchen. Even with the windows shut the smell was awful. On the site it stated that the price included breakfast. Was told by the staff that it was not and had to pay. The owner did give us a 25% discount but your site was misleading. The location itself was lovely right on the harbour. I wouldn't go to the wheelhouse again nor would I use again.
Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2019