Cob Cottage

St Columb Major near Newquay, Cornwall (Ref. 11269)

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  • Sleeps 3

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

The property

St Columb Major 1 mile.

A lovely cottage located close to the rural hamlet of St Columb Major on the north Cornish coast.

This 300-year old former farm cottage has been luxuriously restored to an extremely high standard whilst retaining many original features.

Drive down leafy lanes to the edge of Talskiddy you reach the cottage.

The quietness surrounds you as you enter the cottage through the porch and then into the open plan living area, where a splendid mixture of modern living and original features blend perfectly including a cloam oven nestled in the granite fireplace.

There is a well-equipped kitchen, dining area and comfortable sitting area with woodburner, which then leads out to the utility room and the garden.

Head up the spiral staircase from the living room, to find two comfortable bedrooms, both adjacent to the bathroom.

Outside the cottage is a beautiful enclosed garden with patio area where you can relax with a refreshing drink whilst enjoying the sounds of the countryside, or use the barbecue and dine alfresco.

History suggests that Talskiddy has been a settlement for over 4000 years and has a traditional village green and a duck pond, known by the residents as 'the harbour'.

The nearest town is St Columb Major, just over a mile away, where there are a range of shops, a supermarket, two traditional butchers, both well known for their pasties, take-aways and pubs.

The beautiful west facing beach at Mawgan Porth, which is mid-way between Newquay and Padstow, is situated just four miles from the cottage and offers acres of golden sands, superb surfing and wonderful coastal walks to Watergate Bay and Padstow.

With so much on offer close by, and easy access to Cornwall's major tourist attractions, there will always be plenty to do.

This lovely cottage is a perfect holiday base at any time of year.


Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x single. Shower room with shower, basin and WC. Open plan living area with kitchen, dining and sitting area with woodburner. Utility.


  • Electric central heating with woodburner
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 1 car
  • Garden with gravelled and patio areas, furniture and BBQ
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1 mile
  • Note: Open tread spiral staircase, care to be taken.

About the location


Newquay 7 miles; Padstow 9 miles.

An old and picturesque market town nestled among lush green countryside, just five miles from the North Cornish Coast. The resort attractions of Newquay includes bars, clubs, a zoo, vibrant shops, the National Surfing Centre and fabulous beaches are all just 7 miles away, while 9 miles in the other direction is the sleepy fishing port of Padstow. In between lies a beautiful section of the South West Coast path, winding its way over the clifftops, down to tranquil coves and across some of the region's top beaches. The surrounding area is also a visitor’s paradise with much to see and do, and there's good public transport links available by bus, coach, train and plane. Stately homes, world-renowned gardens, adventure playgrounds and theme parks, model railways, fishing lakes and golf courses are all to be discovered within 10 miles. Even the spectacular Eden Project and the Lost Gardens of Heligan, both on the other side of the county, are only 12 miles away, making this a superb base for your Cornish holiday.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas