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The Waterwheel Inn

Bodmin Road | Trethowel, St Austell Pl25 5RR, England
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Ranked #26 of 93 St Austell B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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5 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
Mary H Quorn, United Kingdom
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Quorn, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stayed at the Waterwheel Inn for 3 nights and used it as a base to visit Helligan, Eden Centre and Trebah - and we hope to return to see what Mark and Francesca have achieved with their own garden in the future. We found the atmosphere delightful and relaxed, and the food - both dinner and breakfasts great. The... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I stayed with my parents from the 4th-7th April and we had a wonderful stay. We were greeted by Mark who was very welcoming and helped with our bags to our rooms upstairs. The dinner in the restaurant on Friday night was excellent in food quality, value for money and Francesca looking after us was just wonderful. We felt thoroughly... More

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frithsoken, Owner at The Waterwheel Inn, responded to this review

Goodness! What a lovely review - thank you. Kernow is fast becoming our major attraction; at this rate we won't be able to squeeze his head through the door, it will have grown so large! He (and we) would be happy to welcome you back and we are so glad you enjoyed your stay. Mark and Francesca More

Brentwood, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Just come back from having a 4 day stay at the Waterwheel. Great to have a comfortable lounge to relax in and the fact that there was a small bar was a bonus. Exellent food and service and all the staff were very friendly. Will go back again.

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frithsoken, Owner at The Waterwheel Inn, responded to this review

I'm glad you enjoyed having the lounge area and bar. We hope that it is a place where you can kick your shoes off and curl up on a sofa with a glass of something and feel at home. We look forward to seeing you again and many thanks for taking the time to post a review. Francesca More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I didn't stay at the Waterwheel during my short stay in St. Austell, but after finding them on Coeliac UK for dinner in the area (which wasn't either a Dominos or Frankie & Benny chain) I decided to give them a visit. The building was extremely charming and once inside was greeted by friendly staff and the very lovely black... More

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frithsoken, Owner at The Waterwheel Inn, responded to this review

I am so pleased that you found lots of items on the menu that you could enjoy that were gluten free. I am only sorry that we had run out of our gluten free lasagne and that you didn't get to try the lemon polenta pud! As we prepare and cook virtually everything on the premises we know exactly what... More

Poole, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

B & B was excellent, we were made to feel welcome, a home from home. Welcomed by Kernow, Mark and Francesca, had to wait for Bailey to put in an appearance, but worth the wait. Lovely room next to the running stream, great breakfast, excellent evening meal (Lamb Shanks to kill for) in a well decorated dining room. Kernow took... More

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frithsoken, Owner at The Waterwheel Inn, responded to this review

I am so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us at The Waterwheel Inn. The patio has now been concreted so it is a little easier to enjoy the garden and the tree ferns have come out of the polytunnel to add some exotic beauty. It is lovely to see the garden taking shape and I will try to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Found the B&B to be of the highest quality. Francesca and Mark are excellent hosts and very welcoming. The room was pleasant, great decor and facilities. The breakfast offering was excellent, plenty of choice, good local products and cooked very well. We ate in the restaurant one evening and again found the menu and choice of dishes very good. The... More

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frithsoken, Owner at The Waterwheel Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely comments. I am glad that you mentioned 'home from home' as this is really what we aspire to create. I am pleased that you enjoyed the breakfasts and restaurant meals and Kernow is really pleased to feel that he adds charm to the lounge! Mark and I look forward to seeing you again. Francesca More

San Jose, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We used the B and B as a base for a weekend away with friends to explore Eden and Lost Gardens and to celebrate a birthday. We were made to feel very welcome by Francesca and Dave as well as Kernow the dog and Bailey the cat. The evening meal and breakfast were top quality and all good value for... More

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frithsoken, Owner at The Waterwheel Inn, responded to this review

Dear Guests, Thank you for taking the time to post this review. It was a pleasure to meet you all and I am so glad you enjoyed your stay at The Waterwheel. My head is still juggling, 19, 5 and 251810 but I had to throw away the acronyms as I needed some sleep! Francesca More

Exeter, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

great stay would highly recommend great food and lovely company we were made to feel very welcome room was very comfortable clean and tidy.the breakfast was really nice freshly cooked and we could choose what we wanted

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frithsoken, Owner at The Waterwheel Inn, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for this kind review. I am really glad that you loved your stay at The Waterwheel . Mark cooks a fabulous Full English breakfast but we have also just added a few more things to the breakfast menu to ensure even those who don't enjoy the great British fry-up can enjoy greater choice. We... More

Taunton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

the room and en suite was on the small side but was very clean and comfortable. However a full length mirror was needed as there was only one small mirror in the shower room. The staff were friendly and the food was good. There was plenty of parking space. Overall it was good value for money. We would certainly go... More

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frithsoken, Owner at The Waterwheel Inn, responded to this review

Dear Guest, I am so pleased that you enjoyed your stay and that you felt we offered good value. Our rooms vary in size and are more homely and quaint rather than palatial but I am glad that you found them comfortable and clean. I do take your point about the lack of mirrors and will be rectifying this over... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

Have just had a couple of nights at this inn and found Penny and Jeff extremely welcoming and friendly, they really put themselves out for the guests. The Waterwheel inn is well situated, good parking, excellent breakfast, the option of an evening meal in the restaurant -so we could both have a drink with our meal. Our room was small... More

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frithsoken, Owner at The Waterwheel Inn, responded to this review

You may have realised that the response to your review was accidentally written on the next person's review. Apologies for that. I have asked trip advisor to with them but have had no reply so I will respond to the previous review below but thank you again. Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review. Yes,... More

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Additional Information about The Waterwheel Inn

Also Known As:
The Waterwheel Hotel St Austell
The Waterwheel Hotel
The Waterwheel Inn St Austell, Cornwall
Address: Bodmin Road | Trethowel, St Austell Pl25 5RR, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cornwall > St Austell
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #26 of 93 B&Bs / Inns in St Austell
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Waterwheel Inn is situated in a wooded valley beside a river. We offer bed and breakfast accommodation in our eight en-suite bedrooms. In the evenings guests can have a drink in the licensed bar and eat in the on-site restaurant, or a 10 minute walk will take them into St Austell town centre. ... more   less 
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