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The Mill House

(Ref. 1006590)

ST Columb Major, Cornwall Show on map


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  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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18 Customer Reviews

  • "Really lovely cottage with everything you could need for a holiday."

    Great outside space just a shame the weather didn’t let us use it! Tennis court needs some TLC but was a fun extra! The cottage is very damp especially the bedrooms downstairs which was a shame but understandable based on the location and structure. Worth noting as could cause problems for those with medical issues. The garden is not secure but the property is down a long drive and no passing traffic so not a massive concern for dogs unless you have one that is likely to take themselves off exploring.

    Reviewed by Clara4.1Jul 2023

  • "Lovely place, quiet location and having the living rooms upstairs was ideal as we got to see deer, foxes and pheasants in the garden."

    Brilliant to go downstairs to bed and escape the heat, so refreshing after a fun packed day. Would definitely return . If it was my property I would add a hot tub on the patio as it is sheltered and private

    Reviewed by Jonathan4.7Jun 2023

  • "Lovely cottage great size for our shared family holiday."

    Reviewed by Yvonne3.8May 2023

  • "We've just returned from a very enjoyable family holiday in Cornwall, staying at The Mill House."

    We were 7 adults (two elderly), one teenager and our family dog. The House was very comfortable and the location was perfect for accessing Newquay, Padstow, Rock, beaches, Bodmin (20 mins) and further afield. Yet a peaceful haven to return to at the end of the day. The house was well equipped and there was shared access to a tennis court and washing facilities. There is parking for 2/3 cars right outside. The garden is dog friendly, although not completely secure at the side by the parking area. However, it is possible to park a car to block the gap. We ordered an online delivery from Sainsburys to coincide with our arrival and they delivered with no problems. The Mill House is joined to other properties but we weren't disturbed by any of the other guests and barely knew they were there. Rosemary is a fantastic host (she lives in the main house near the property) and welcomed us, she is available by mobile phone if you need anything (we didn't). The house is upside down with one of the bedrooms and a shower room on the same floor as the living area, kitchen and terrace/ garden. This was great for the two elderly members of our family, who could stay on one level. I would recommend The Mill House and would definitely stay there again if I return to that area. Thank you Rosemary.

    Reviewed by Louisa5.0Aug 2022

  • "Lovely house in a beautiful location."

    We had a fantastic time here.

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Jul 2022

  • "A lovely upside down property in a very peaceful location, but ideal for exploring all of Cornwall ."

    Reviewed by Sean4.4Apr 2022

  • "We stayed here for one week (08/04/2022-15/04/2022) we wish it was longer."

    The property was all we wished for. Had everything we needed and was very comfortable. The owners were very helpful. We had one issue with one of the showers. This was remedied as soon as it possibly could be. It didn't hamper our stay at all, although there were seven of us at the property there were two other showers to use. There was plenty to do in the area, both north and south coasts were easily accessible. The only thing which I think would be useful is another key for the front door so the party could split up and each have a key. I would definitely book a stay here again and would definitely recommend the accommodation.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Apr 2022

  • "Wonderful setting and fantastic for dogs with our own private patio and garden off the lounge."

    Very close to the beaches nothing is very far away. Rosemary checked we were ok a couple of times and asked if we needed anything. Would love to go back again!

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Sep 2021

  • "The cottage was really lovely well equipped and in an excellent location."

    The biggest problem was that the downstairs bedrooms were extremely damp with the bedding and our clothing feeling unacceptably damp to touch. The base of our dogs basket was so wet we had to dry it out and then place it on a bin liner. Considering how much we paid we feel this was totally unacceptable and would find it difficult to recommend to anyone else.

    Reviewed by Sandra3.4Sep 2021

  • "Amazing cottage with all amenities necessary and more, beautiful scenery with Rosemary near by for assistance"

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Aug 2021

  • "The setting was beautiful."

    The cottage was just lovely. The photographs don’t do it justice. We ate outside on the sun deck most nights and made plenty of use of the BBQ and gardens for boules, and rounds of tennis on the tennis courts. There were lots of lovely walks for the dog from the cottage. It was not far from the coast, Padstow, the Eden project and lots of lovely places to visit. Rosemary was very welcoming. Would return again!

    Reviewed by Tanya5.0May 2021

  • "Great accommodation."

    Very good lay out, with spacious lounge area, leading out onto lovely patio/bbq area and pretty garden. Very quiet location, and although you have neighbours, your outside space is very private.. The location is quiet too. I would have stayed again, but an awkward end to a weeks stay when we mixed up the check out time. Thinking it was 10am, but the cleaners and owner were outside at 9.30 being very blunt about us getting out. There was also a demand for us to strip all beds, due to COVID…? Really never heard of this, despite numerous staycations recently. Haven’t done it before, no intention of starting now. We’re on holiday.!

    Reviewed by Tom4.1May 2021

  • "We had a really lovely week at the cottage, enjoyed playing some tennis on the court."

    Would recommend to others and would also be open to coming back ourselves!

    Reviewed by Nicole4.7Sep 2020

  • "Lovely setting and charming owners."

    Lovely hot water and the property was warm and welcoming despite being stripped back for these COVID times. A fabulous central location for visiting both coasts.

    Reviewed by Elaine3.8Sep 2020

  • "We had a very enjoyable stay at the Mill House."

    It is spacious, comfortable and well equipped. It is in a really beautiful, very quiet location but ideally placed for visiting a range of places in Cornwall. Car needed. Lovely private garden and patio area. Although people were staying in the adjoining cottage, we never heard any sound from them. Our sons enjoyed using the tennis court. Friendly and helpful owners. Would stay again.

    Reviewed by Janice4.7Sep 2020

  • "Loved the peaceful and quiet setting."

    Beautiful cottage with ample room for all the guests. It would have been useful if the travel cot provided also came with a mattress. If we had known this prior to the holiday then we could have brought our own. Never the less we all had a great holiday at The Mill House.

    Reviewed by Kathryn4.7Jul 2020

  • "The cottage was advertised as having a washing machine."

    We only book cottages with washing machines and there was not one available. We were told this was because of Covid 19, but that makes no sense as we could have wiped it down with anti-bac wipes after we had used it - the town nearby was operating a launderette!!!!! We had to wash clothes in a bucket repeatedly and hang them on a fence to dry, as the washing line was very short and had no pegs and there was no clothes airer provided either. We would request a refund from the balance of our holiday for this inconvenience. Not sure why two extra hours of cleaning was needed (our arrival and departure times changed) as there were cobwebs in the property. We had a problem with a toilet, the contact for any issues came out promptly and returned to fix the problem the next day.

    Reviewed by Lucy3.4Jul 2020

  • "Perfect location and gorgeous cottage."

    Lots of space and amazing WiFi speed! We had a really lovely week here and are hoping to come back maybe next year. The owner is really nice and welcoming too. Would def recommend.

    Reviewed by Samantha5.0Sep 2019

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  • Reverse level accommodation
  • Four bedrooms: 1 x ground floor super king-size double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x first floor king size double bedroom with adjacent shower room with shower, basin and WC, 2 x ground floor twin
  • Ground floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • First floor kitchen/diner
  • First floor sitting room
  • Shared utility building with washing machine and tumble dryer. One King Size double bedroom is situated on the first floor with adjacent shower room.
  • Oil central heating
  • Oven, hob, microwave,full size fridge/freezer, TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Dryer available
  • Travel cot and Highchair available on request
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Terraced garden at rear with patio, lawned area and outdoor furniture
  • Shared tennis court
  • Two well behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1.9 miles
  • Note: No stag/hen or similar
  • Note: There is no facility to charge electric cars on site.

The property

This traditional stone barn conversion rests near the delightful market town of St Columb Major, near the sweeping North coast of Cornwall.

The Mill House boasts reverse level accommodation with three ground floor bedrooms followed by a double on the first level, each with ample storage space and neutral décor.

Climb the staircase to find the living room elevated by exposed beams and a bright and airy feel, where you can get the family together for a cosy night in.

Cook up a delicious feast in the kitchen next door and catch up on the adventures you've had so far around the large dining table.

The spacious lounge leads out onto the terrace, ideal for soaking up the rays on a warm summer's day with a refreshing drink in hand.

Choose to enjoy a restful break at The Mill House.

Note: This property can be booked with Ref. 1006575, 1006588 and 1006589, together they can sleep 20 people.

Roserrans, St Columb

St Columb Major 1.9 miles. This beautiful collection of stone-built cottages lie on the fringes of St Columb, boasting a lovely quiet setting, yet within easy reach of the surfing town of Newquay and Cornwall Airport. Positioned within 50 acres of farmland in the small hamlet of Tregatillian, you have the makings of a relaxing holiday, being completely surrounded by all the coastal delights of Cornwall. Choose to bring your family and friends along to this charming farm, and whether you are celebrating a special occasion or simply looking to get away to relax and explore, you can share a memorable experience together whatever time of the year! Each cottage has been tastefully presented allowing you to get that much-deserved break you have been waiting for, with quiet spots to unwind with a book, well-equipped kitchens in which to prepare home-cooked meals and dining areas to enjoy them at. There is also a lovely, mature garden on-site for you to enjoy summer picnics and drinks on the lawn, and you also have shared use of the tennis courts. Nestled between Wadebridge and Newquay, the charming village of St. Columb Major boasts plenty of shops and other local amenities to assist your stay. The local pub offers a range of ales as well as food in its restaurant, while a gathering of old houses adds character to this delightful village. The National Trust Elizabethan manor house Trerice lies close by and is well worth a visit, along with the Camel Trail, which follows the River Camel from Padstow, and the China Clay Country Park near St Austell, offering a fascinating tour of the 19th century clay works. You also have the stunning Watergate Bay, Mawgan Porth and the gardens of the Eden Project awaiting your discovery. A fabulous base to bring your loved ones for an adventure in Cornwall.

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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.

Note: Please note that bookings are only to start from a Friday changeover.