Pentre is situated in the village of Polgooth, 3 miles outside of St. Austell. This old market town is just inland from the harbours of Charlestown and Mevagissey.
St. Austell: The most local town has all the regular high street shops, banks, chemist, church, cinema you might expect. If you have forgotten something a supermarket can’t supply, then St. Austell probably has a shop that will.
Charlestown: 18th Century harbour built to facilitate the transport of copper from nearby mines. It was later used for the export of China Clay, which the area is famous for, before being purchased by Square Sail to house their sailing tall ships. These magnificent ships can be seen in the harbour all year round and have provided the backdrop for many films and recently, Poldark. There are several small places to eat, both takeaway and table service. A selection of gift shops and galleries have recently opened up to make Charlestown a lovely place to wile away a few hours.
Mevagissey: This working fishing harbour is a beautiful spot if you want to wander around independent shops, stop for fish and chips looking out to sea and finish with a local ice cream or something from one of the bakeries. If you’re planning a trip to the Lost Gardens of Heligan and have a couple of hours to spare, then Meva is definitely worth the extra 2 miles down the road.
By Car- M5 and A30
A303 and A30
By Train- the nearest railway station is St. Austell.
By Bus- the bus station is at the railway station in St. Austell. Bus 23 takes you to Polgooth and (onwards to Heligan and Gorran Haven).
Distance from Pentre:
St. Austell 3 miles
Truro 14 miles
Exeter 77 miles
Bristol 157 miles
Birmingham 238 miles
London 252 miles