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The Waterwheel Inn

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Front of property
Double Room, Ensuite | Terrace/patio
Double Room (Small Double) | Egyptian cotton sheets, premium bedding, individually decorated
Standard Triple Room | Egyptian cotton sheets, premium bedding, individually decorated

Overview of The Waterwheel Inn

The Waterwheel Inn

3.0 star property
3-star inn in St Austell with restaurant and bar/lounge

9.6/10 Exceptional

104 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Non-smoking
  • Restaurant
Bodmin Road, Trethowel, St Austell, England, PL25 5RR

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About this area

What's nearby

  • Eden Project - 14 min drive

Getting around

  • Newquay (NQY-Newquay Cornwall) - 26 min drive
  • Bugle Station - 8 min drive
  • St Austell Station - 21 min walk
  • St Austell (USX-St Austell Train Station) - 22 min walk


  • Nepalese Gurkha Restaurant - 15 min walk
  • White River Fish Bar - 15 min walk
  • Moustache Jacks - 16 min walk
  • Smorgers - 16 min walk
  • Taste of India - 18 min walk

About this property

The Waterwheel Inn

The Waterwheel Inn is a great choice for a stay in St Austell. For a bite to eat, guests can visit The Waterwheel Restaurant, which serves dinner. Other features include a bar/lounge, a terrace and a garden. Fellow travellers love the comfortable beds and helpful staff.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
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

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 14 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time from 4 PM until 10:30 PM
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • There is no front desk at this property
  • Guests must contact the property for check-in information
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation
  • If you are planning to arrive after 10:30 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets allowed (2 per room)*
  • Service animals welcome
  • Restrictions apply*


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free on-site self-parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free cooked-to-order breakfast each morning 8:30 AM–9:30 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge

What to do

  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Zip-lining nearby

Working away

  • Meeting rooms


  • Built in 1780
  • Garden
  • Terrace


  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Raised toilet seat
  • Grab bar near toilet
  • Bathroom emergency pull cord

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen television
  • Digital TV channels

Home comfort

  • Heating (climate-controlled)
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Premium bedding

What to enjoy

  • Individually decorated

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi


  • Daily housekeeping

Special features


The Waterwheel Restaurant – This restaurant only serves dinner.

Fees & policies


  • Service animals exempt from fees
  • Pets are allowed for an extra charge of GBP 5 per pet, per night

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place and staff at the property wear personal protective equipment.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.


This property accepts credit cards.

Also known as

Waterwheel Inn St Austell
Waterwheel Inn
Waterwheel St Austell
The Waterwheel Hotel St Austell
The Waterwheel Inn St Austell, Cornwall
The Waterwheel Inn Inn
The Waterwheel Inn St Austell
The Waterwheel Inn Inn St Austell

Frequently asked questions

Does The Waterwheel Inn offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, The Waterwheel Inn does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at The Waterwheel Inn?
As of 29 Nov 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at The Waterwheel Inn on 1 Dec 2022 start from $115, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at The Waterwheel Inn?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at The Waterwheel Inn?
Yes, pets are welcome, with a limit of 2 per room. There's a charge of GBP 5 per pet, per night. Service animals are exempt from fees.
Is parking offered on site at The Waterwheel Inn?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at The Waterwheel Inn?
You can check in from 4 PM - 10:30 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM. Contactless social distancing and check-out are available.
What is there to do at The Waterwheel Inn and nearby?
Have fun with nearby activities such as hiking and zip-lining. The Waterwheel Inn also has a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near The Waterwheel Inn?
Yes, there's an on-site restaurant, The Waterwheel Restaurant. Nearby restaurants include Nepalese Gurkha Restaurant (15-min walk), White River Fish Bar (15-min walk) and Kingswood Bar and Restaurant (2.5 mi).

Overall score and ratings






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Property conditions & facilities



10/10 Exceptional

Travelling in Cornwall looking for a beautiful place to stay amid the lush vegetation of Cornwall and found perfection at The Waterwheel Inn. Francisca and Mark are Great hosts with wonderful friendly and welcoming staff. Food was delicious and breakfast in the garden room lovely. A real Cornish welcome and intriguing history in the Garden area. Your next place to stay in Cornwall
Brigid, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Lovely stay in a beautiful old inn with pretty gardens. Food was really good.
Kate, 3-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Very enjoyable stay, very friendly, clean and tidy, food amazing. Perfect stay would recommend.
David, 1-night business trip
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10/10 Exceptional

The best B&B in Cornwall
So if you’re reading this review you’re probably considering staying at the Waterwheel. My advice … stop reading this review and just book it now. If you want to read more though, read on. The Waterwheel is probably my favourite B&B I have ever stayed in. It’s Gorgeous inside, the staff are wonderfully friendly and attentive, and the garden is a tranquil and relaxing haven. I was somewhat sceptical that it would be with a busy (by Cornwall standards) road next to the Inn but it never bothered me or my fiancé once. The rooms are spotless clean, the showers are powerful and refreshing and the breakfast is wonderful. It’s location is a great point to explore Cornwall from and I highly recommend this accommodation to anyone who. A massive thank you to the Waterwheel team for their hospitality over the last three nights, especially Donna, who really made us feel at home.
Laurence, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Owners and staff couldnt do enough. The breakfast and meals in the restaurant were above and beyond the normal expected. I would recommend this property to everyone. We booked a twin room and it was downstairs. If you have reduced mobility .There are steps down to the reception but if you ask there is an alternate entrance.
Fran, 2-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Jason, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Beautiful place to stay, highly recommend. Mark, Francine and there excellent team went above and beyond to make our stay most enjoyable.
Kim, 7-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

I had a great time in cornwall and at the waterwheel inn. every aspect about this inn was a positive experience. Thank you to Mark and Francesca for an amazing experience, definately will consider coming again in future.
James, 3-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Roger, 4-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Our stay here was delightful. The hotel was clean the staff were friendly and helpful and the food was good. I wouldn't hesitate to stay here again.
Deborah, 2-night trip
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