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The Gables Guest House

1 Edgcumbe Road, St Austell PL25 5DU, England
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Ranked #51 of 98 St Austell B&B and Inns
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Loved The Gables. Food was superb, room small but comfortable and everything immaculately clean. Barbara and Mike were hospitable, friendly, welcoming and full of information. Lovely garden. Cornwall is easier with a car, but the walk into town was pleasant and we were able to get buses to take us everywhere. Hard to leave!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Myself and my husband spent a lovely week at the Gables. Barbara and Mike are a fabulous couple who greeted us like long lost friends. They gave suggestions for places to visit during our stay that we hadn't thought of, they have a great knowledge of the area. The breakfasts were amazing, I adored the pancakes especially. Our room was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Very clean, fresh hot breakfast. Hosts very helpful. Lovely scenery from the window. Room was small but adequate and bed comfortable. Busy road though quite at night. Bus to Eden project or station across the road. 30 minutes walk to station. Not always easy to get a taxi so if you want one book one in advance. Trains frequent and... More 

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Bracknell, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

We have just returned from a lovely few days in Cornwall. Our stay at The Gables was a very pleasant one all down to the lovely owners Barbara and Mike. From the minute we arrived we were made to feel very welcome. The house was lovely and the garden was beautiful. A big plus was that the guest house had... More 

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Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

I was looking for a late room for a business trip with just two days notice, somewhere to sleep after a long drive but not too expensive. I found the Gables Guest House on line and called them. They were very helpful and friendly and had the personal service a hotel does not have. They had a perfect single room... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

The owners were very welcoming and friendly. They easily coped when we requested to change rooms to one with a bath and did it with a smile on their face. The Guest House is very clean and comfortable, and breakfast was superb. Would highly recommend!!!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

Just came back from a short break in Cornwall, celebrating our first wedding anniversary, and this was a fantastic place to stay. Great location - both easy to find and good distance to local attractions like The Eden Project and neighbouring beaches. Rooms were beautiful and spotlessly clean. We stayed in the Penwarne room and was very happy to see... More 

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

We enjoyed our stay with Barbara and Mike, they were very good hosts. They gave us plenty of tips on where to eat out and places to visit, Mevagissey and Fowey being our favourites. Barbara is a very good cook, her full English breakfasts set us up for the day. On returning each evening our room had been cleaned and... More 

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Chippenham, United Kingdom
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

I guess the two things you want when you stay B&B is good clean comfortable accommodation and a good breakfast. The Gables scores top marks on both. Handy location if you're thinking of visiting Eden Project and the Lost Gardens or just passing through. Barbara and Mike are two of the nicest folk you could wish to meet.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013 via mobile

Came down to Cornwall totally stressed and left so relaxed. Barbara and Mike are natural hosts and nothing is too much trouble. Our room was contemporary and spotless with all the bits you need on a weekend away. Breakfast was well worth getting up for. The B&B is well situated to discover the cornish coastline and Barbara helped us find... More 

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