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Cob Cottage

(Ref. 11269)

St Columb Major near Newquay, Cornwall Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 3 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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41 Customer Reviews

  • "We had a lovely time in this quaint little cottage."

    Everything was there that we needed. We couldn’t have asked for more.

    Reviewed by Gill5.0Oct 2023

  • "I would highly recommend this delightful cottage."

    I only gave 9 rather than a 10 due to recommendation could only be made to those with good physical ability. The spiral staircase could be difficult to negotiate as it is narrow and limited headroom. But we loved it! Cottage is full of character and has everything you need and more! Log burner is a delight and made our nights in very cosy. Firelighters, sticks and some logs where available to start us off. Location is quiet with a long lane for walking our dog early morning and her evening relief lol. Lovely little enclosed court yard type garden, up some steps where we sat star gazing. Bed really comfy and whole cottage clean. Only negative comment would be the shower. Although it worked I would replace with a normal electric shower with 1 shower head and removing the rain rose as the pressure is quite low, but that is a minor criticism. I will certainly book here again!

    Reviewed by Michaela5.0Sep 2023

  • "Exellent accommodation would definitely recommend this property it was in an idyllic setting and everything was there what we needed."

    The cream tea on arrival was a lovely start to our holiday.

    Reviewed by Anita5.0Sep 2023

  • "I loved the cottage and the area, folks so friendly!"

    Cottage had really nice feeling about it, Clean and welcoming, cream tea , milk and tea all there!!! Just need to park carefully! Or by village green! It is tiny and cosy! Need to be reasonably mobile as stairs need care! I have a spiral staircase at home, so no problem for us! Garden was cute! Had breakfast outdoors !! And black cat came and visited us! Very rural, cockerel and foxes nearby and bats at dusk! Loved lying in bed and watching the stars! Thankyou for our lovely stay, it is a real chill out zone ! Sue and Paige

    Reviewed by Susan4.1Aug 2023

  • "The property was clean, location was good, but for us it was a little to small, ..."

    The property was clean, location was good, but for us it was a little to small, nice place but unfortunately we wouldn't return

    Reviewed by Andy3.4Aug 2023

  • "Parking not as bad as people say if you can drive/park a car."

    A lot of cob webs but cottage of an age so to be expected, a lot of dead bugs round the window so not cleaned well. Also had to clean the oven and clean/remove medication from the fridge. Very disappointing to not get a welcome pack for the money paid.

    Reviewed by Andrew3.1Jul 2023

  • "We booked a two week stay and only stayed 5 nights."

    When it says caution regarding the stairs they weren’t wrong they are steep along with the added danger of being carousel. If you are claustrophobic don’t book this very very tiny cottage. Sleeps three, most certainly not suitable for small children. The outside area for sitting is very untidy and not secure for a toddler or dogs - no gate onto a busy tiny road. The car parking is very small and our car was stuck out by 2ft with tractors, delivery van etc going by. We even spoke to the owner whom reassured us our car would fit. (Lies) Don’t let Sykes push you into speaking to the owner just listen to your instincts and trust the reviews. We stripped the beds when we were leaving only to find very badly stained quilts etc, just made us feel unclean. Only small bath towel and hand towels- no bath sheets for the taller, stockier person. We traveled 400 miles to be there and left saddened and shocked for the £1700 we paid for this horrid experience.

    Reviewed by Georgina1.6Jun 2023

  • "Marvellous peaceful stay at Cob Cottage, so clean and comfortable."

    The surrounding area was delightful giving us a week of rural solace. 100% recommended. Five stars well deserved.

    Reviewed by Bill5.0Sep 2022

  • "Had a week in this property in June this year."

    The area is perfect, quiet and when you did meet a local they were very friendly. The issues we had were, the parking space is very small, the washer/dryer did not dry our clothes, a clothes line or airer would be a good addition (especially with the energy prices), the photos are out of date as the living room has a very dark grey wall, this makes the room very dark and cold, and there is no rug, the floor is very cold. I appreciate the cottage is old, we had to buy logs as even in June the living room/kitchen was freezing. Overall the property is well equipped, we enjoyed our stay and it was an ideal location.

    Reviewed by Howard3.1Jun 2022

  • ""Small but very well formed!"

    " Very well equipped and furnished,I think a mention about size of the parking space would be a good idea, as its very limited and the lane is narrow, Great location for exploring, quiet, and tranquil. A lovely stay thank-you.

    Reviewed by Carolyn4.7Jun 2022

  • "We thoughly enjoyed our week in the cottage."

    It is in a lovely quiet rural hamlet but within easy driving distance of many popular locations and the A30 and A39. The property is very clean, well equipped and comfortable. The spiral staircase is a bit tight but otherwise no problems. Nearby St Columb Major has some useful shops. An excellent place to stay.

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Mar 2022

  • "Had a lovely relaxed week choose the cottage for it charm the spiral staircase ..."

    Had a lovely relaxed week choose the cottage for it charm the spiral staircase was a challenge with a suitcase but obviously this it mind it’s a old cottage and be adapted for holiday letting locals lovely and friendly always waved

    Reviewed by Wendy4.7Mar 2022

  • "Great cottage in a very small quiet hamlet."

    Good base to visit any of beaches between Padstow and Newquay or further afield. Cob cottage is very comfortable and cosy with lovely log burner and is very well equipped. At night it was lovely to be able to see the stars i through the velux window. Would visit again.

    Reviewed by Liz5.0Oct 2021

  • "It was a lovely location and the cottage was well equipped."

    The disappointing things where that we couldn’t let our dog straight out into the garden, because it’s separated from the house by a small communicable footpath and open to the lane directly, so our pet had to be on a lead to guide him to the garden at all times. But most importantly was the cleanliness of the property,, the shower grout was awful being brown stained from lime scale especially around the bottom of the tray and the bottom parts of the tiles. There was dust everywhere, although I know dust can collect it was actually terrible on the light fittings and there where momentous from previous tenants in the form of odds sock and childs painted stone in the main bedroom which I found getting into bed, it was partially under the bed. There are stained walls in the front room that look like damp also. We did find out that the spiral staircase as charming as it is,, is very difficult to take your cases up and my poor husband being 6,3 hit his head constantly. Overall we did enjoy our stay, but did feel let down by mainly the cleanliness.

    Reviewed by Vickie3.4Sep 2021

  • "The cottage is lovely and very well equipped."

    We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Location excellent for visiting the north coast. The only concern I would have is that the circular staircase is steep and not very wide. My husband and myself are of relatively slim build and it was not a problem but larger person may struggle with the stairs.

    Reviewed by Gillian4.1Sep 2021

  • "Absolutely superb cottage for the 2 of us, great BBQ / terrace area at the back."

    The provision of milk, scones jam and Cornish cream, together with coffee pods etc on arrival is a very welcome gesture. Quiet rural location, but beware of the noisy cockerel which seemingly gets vocal from 3am! Care needed on the feature circular staircase and the shower room could do with a shelf over the sink, but otherwise all areas beautifully modernised and thoughtfully colour coordinated. The nearby village of St Columb Major has a very useful Co-op, excellent Chinese takeaway and the Ring-O-Bells pub does exceptionally good food, as does the Falcon Inn in nearby St Mawgan.

    Reviewed by David5.0Jun 2021

  • "Lovely cottage ideal for couples in a quiet hamlet."

    Decorated to a high standard and lovely and clean, bedding above what you would normally expect , lovely quality! Some extra touches to welcome people after the journey , milk, cream tea which was unexpected. Added bonus of a coffee machine with pods for those who like a morning coffee. Lovely base to relax and enjoy the sun in the garden and explore the area with quick access to the coastal path beaches padstow, newquay truro etc highly recommended!

    Reviewed by Karen5.0May 2021

  • "Great location for beaches, Newquay and Padstow ideal central location for touring round."

    Reviewed by Colin4.4Oct 2020

  • "We both feel the double mattress was way too firm for us I know this is a personal thing so can't really complain but this could be this could be stated or a more middle ground firmness selected."

    TV could be better if it were a smart HDTV so you could stream Netflix or so. All that said it was clean, cosy and nice quiet place though the local Cockerell replaced my alarm clock haha.

    Reviewed by Glynn4.7Sep 2020

  • "2nd stay here, lovely, comfortable and well equipped"

    Reviewed by Beverley5.0Sep 2020

  • "Great place, very quite and peaceful, parking is quite tight, only good for a small car."

    Reviewed by Stephen4.7Aug 2020

  • "Perfect holiday cottage in a wonderful location."

    Ideal base for exploring and close to a lovely beach. Perfect for a couple or family of three, really could not fault it in anyway.

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Aug 2020

  • "Lovely quaint cottage with modern interior."

    Cosy in front of the woodburner on a winters evening. All mod cons. Clean, bright and airy. We came in Winter but sure it would be nice to sit in the small garden in the warmer months. Enjoyed our stay☺

    Reviewed by David5.0Feb 2020

  • "Cottage was clean and comfortable."

    Parking was a little bit of an issue- very tight.

    Reviewed by Jan4.4Sep 2019

  • "We were expecting to arrive at a 5 star clean cottage."

    We dont feel it is five stars as cleanliness was poor and the property had a fusty smell due to issues with dampness. We also had a constant dripping kitchen tap and a bedroom blind that would not fully close.

    Reviewed by Nicola2.5Aug 2019

  • "Had a great break in cob cottage."

    Nice quiet location which is central to popular places in Cornwall

    Reviewed by Christopher4.1May 2019

  • "The spiral staircase was very small and awkward to use, especially 6' 2" of me carrying a suitcase."

    The weather was very cold and we struggled to keep warm even with the log burner working. The shower switch valve did not work so washing hair became a small problem.

    Reviewed by Vivien4.1Mar 2019

  • "Lovely well equipped cottage and enjoyable stay."

    One small point: no recycling info or facilities.

    Reviewed by Louise3.8Mar 2019

  • "Very easy to use booking process, wonderful cottage in a peaceful and beautiful location"

    Reviewed by Mirelle5.0Dec 2018

  • "Your photo's of Cobs Cottage is very misleading inside and out, ie."

    you took a long shot of the outside of the house which looks like we are getting a good size rental property, but when we came around the corner it was very small for the price we paid. Inside the shower room it was to small and the shower itself was not powerful enough, also the hand wash basin was to small. There was no electric power point to plug a shaver into. As we only used the main bedroom it could do with a very good cob webbing. Outside the property the car parking space is to small for our large car as i was asked to move it twice to allow large lorry's through, i could not reverse it back to the wall as i would have blocked the access to next doors property. Overall we could not class this property as a 5 star rental home but more like a 4 star.

    Reviewed by David4.4Jul 2018

  • "Beautiful cottage situated in an idyllic location within easy reach of local beaches and other coastal resorts in Cornwall."

    The cottage itself is beautifully maintained,ideal for a couple and pet friendly. I have now visited the cottage twice and have booked again for next year.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Jun 2018

  • "We had a wonderful 2 week break and didn't want to leave."

    The house has all the mod cons and is designed making full use of all the space. Beds are super comfortable. It's in a great location for exploring the many great areas of north Cornwall. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Fiona5.0Jun 2018

  • "Lovely Cottage and met all expectations."

    Central location for visiting lots of beaches and other Cornwall sights. Welcomed with Cream tea and supplies of tea, coffee and a few other essentials, which was a nice touch. Tilly the Cockapoo loved it too

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Jun 2018

  • "Stayed at cob cottage for a week returning on 2nd June 2018 ."

    We had a lovely time the cottage was spotless and comfortable also great for the dog she loved the garden area. Very quiet location great for sleeping . The owners were very welcoming leaving cream scones and orange juice on our arrival. Lots of information on where to go around the area and the beaches were fab. Found the spiral staircase very challenging trying to get the suitcase upstairs . But all together a very enjoyable week.

    Reviewed by Pamela4.7May 2018

  • "A lovely cottage, extremely well renovated to today's standards."

    Very comfortable living. A most enjoyable break. A lovely welcome package to meet us on our arrival. A return stay is definitely on the cards.

    Reviewed by Alwyn5.0Feb 2018

  • "Had an absolutely amazing 4 days!"

    Cob Cottage exceeded expectations and we had a very relaxing stay here.

    Reviewed by Daniel5.0Feb 2018

  • "Great cottage with excellent facilities"

    Reviewed by David4.8Nov 2017

  • "Marked the property down slightly because spiral staircase might be a problem for people with mobility problems, but we had a very enjoyable break."

    Thank you

    Reviewed by Colin4.8Nov 2017

  • "Lovely cottage couldn't of asked for more."

    Reviewed by Ellen4.8Aug 2017

  • "The cottage was lovely and would definitely recommend to anybody looking for a nice cosy cottage for the week."

    Reviewed by Emily4.0Feb 2017

  • "Perfect break away for me & my partner, the cottage was extremely clean + we loved all the added extras the owners supplied."

    Perfect location to explore Cornwall, we will defiantly be going back.

    Reviewed by Rebecca4.8Oct 2016

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  • 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, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel and starter 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
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1 mile
  • Note: Open tread spiral staircase, care to be taken
  • Property accepts one small well behaved dog.

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, with a breakfast bar, 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.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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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. 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.