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The Old Smithy

St Columb Major near Newquay, Cornwall (Ref. 15205)



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Reviews & Ratings

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70 Customer Reviews

  • "Really enjoyed our stay at The Old Smithy, it was and had everything you would require whilst staying away."

    Would highly recommend if your looking to have a break in Cornwall.

    Reviewed by JimOct 2021

  • "Such a lovely cottage, in a nice quiet village with access to shops."

    We liked it so much we have already booked for next year x

    Reviewed by JoanneSep 2021

  • "Fabulous location and everything you could need and more."

    A perfect cottage so cosy and welcoming.

    Reviewed by JoanneAug 2021

  • "We received great communication after booking and leading up to our holiday."

    The property was beautifully maintained, in a great location and it had everything we needed for our stay and more. Can’t wait to stay here again!

    Reviewed by HelenAug 2021

  • "The house was absolutely beautiful and so comfortable."

    We had a fantastic time and the location was perfect. We would love to return.

    Reviewed by TeresaJul 2021

  • "Excellent accommodation, was one of the nicest we have stayed in, in a town with plenty of facilities."

    Short drive to many beaches.

    Reviewed by Sarah JaneJul 2021

  • "Always a pleasure to stay here."

    The house and facilities were excellent and another amazing stay here

    Reviewed by HelanJun 2021

  • "Can't recommend this cottage enough."

    It's located at the back of the main street, down a short driveway and into a large cobbled parking area, therefore very quiet. From the minute we walked through the front door, it felt cosy and welcoming. The interior was immaculate, tastefully decorated and very stylish and comfortable, with everything you could possibly need and much, much more. There was even a wine fridge which sadly, wasn't working during our stay but there was plenty of room in the fridge anyway. The beds were really comfortable and the twin beds had the luxury of double duvets so there was no fighting to keep the duvet on the bed at night. The bathrooms were well-fitted and the showers powerful and hot. We loved the little patio garden but sadly the weather meant we didn't get a chance to use it. Locationwise, it was in the middle of everywhere we wanted to visit without having to travel any great distance. The cottage is just 2 minutes walk to the Ring O' Bells pub which does great meals (you do have to book) and the fish and chip shop is next door to the pub. There is a well-stocked Co-op just 2 minutes in the opposite direction, with well-organised traffic light system for social distancing. The cottage is a little gem which we'd love to rent next time we visit Cornwall.

    Reviewed by RogerMay 2021

  • "Immaculate, newly painted and very well equipped cottage."

    Pretty garden pots. We are never disappointed here. Cosy place to shelter from wet and windy weather. Managed to take advantage of outdoor table and chairs a couple of times which would be lovely in the sun.

    Reviewed by HelenMay 2021

  • "The Old Smithy is a lovely property which has been tastefully decorated and fitted with quality fittings."

    It is spotlessly clean with an abundance of cleaning products in the cupboard. The court yard seating area enjoys full sun, Showers are excellent, bed is comfy. The location is excellent both for major roads and having a good pub and supermarket 2 minutes away was perfect, there is also a lovely walk to the sea. We loved our week there and think its one of the best cottages we have stayed in and will defiantly book again.

    Reviewed by StuartApr 2021

  • "We have rented The Old Smithy on 4 occasions and really love it."

    It is very comfortable, conveniently situated with the advantage of designated car parking space. Very clean and homely, especially with Christmas tree.

    Reviewed by HelenDec 2020

  • "I regularly visit Cornwall with my husband so we have stayed in various types of accommodation."

    I knew from the pictures that we had chosen a lovely old fashioned house but the pictures really did not do The Old Smithy, justice. We had the best time and it was a home from home experience.

    Reviewed by MargaretSep 2020

  • "Great cottage, very spacious."

    Has everything you need. The contact with the owner I had was great, very helpful. Nice & quite. Neighbours to the front & to the side are lovely people. Would recommend & would return. Handy CO OP shop 100 metres away, as is the pub(ring of bells).

    Reviewed by GaryAug 2020

  • "Perfect location for us to drive short distances to see all the places we had on our visit list, amazing."

    A stunning place to stay with all the extras. Thank you so much.

    Reviewed by MarieJan 2020

  • "I booked this break away for my partners 40th birthday and all I can say for The Old Smithy is WOW."

    It is absolutely gorgeous and has everything you need and more proper home from home. The little village is perfect and has everything you need, we was there for the Christmas light switch one which was lovely. It makes a perfect base to travel to see the sights as you are pretty central to most places, we went to newquay, padstow and st.ives. I cannot recommend The Old Smithy enough.

    Reviewed by DanielleNov 2019

  • "Well equipped accommodation in a lovely town close to main road links linking the whole of Cornwall."

    We had a fantastic weeks holiday and will definitely be returning.

    Reviewed by JoanneJul 2019

  • "This cottage is perfect can’t imagine staying anywhere else in cornwall."

    Perfect area not too far from all the amazing beaches and beautiful places that you’d want to visit. Located in a nice little town friendly welcoming locals. The cottage for us is perfect and has everything you’d possibly want and need.

    Reviewed by SarahJun 2019

  • "Cottage was beautiful and in a lovely village - well cleaned and presented - ..."

    Cottage was beautiful and in a lovely village - well cleaned and presented - great base for exploring north part of Cornwall - will definitely be booking a return visit thanks

    Reviewed by SarahMay 2019

  • "We had a lovely week at the Old Smithy."

    It was a beautiful place, decorated to a very high standard. It had all the bits and pieces you would need for a normal stay. The owners were very helpful on our arrival day helping us locate the cottage. It was an excellent base to explore Cornwall.

    Reviewed by EmmaApr 2019

  • "THE Old Smithy is a beautifully renovated and very well designed cottage with everything you could wish for."

    It has a small flower laden patio which catches the sun. The cottage is in the middle of the interesting little town of St Columb Major with lovely beaches about 15 minutes away.

    Reviewed by DawnFeb 2019

  • "It is a lovely warm, comfortable, well equipped cottage."

    It's location is perfect for seeing north and south Cornwall. This was our second visit to the Old Smithy and we will be booking it again in the future.

    Reviewed by SusanNov 2018

  • "We had a lovely stay at The Old Smithy."

    We were there just as the weather cooled down towards the end of August which was a little frustrating but The Old Smithy was a very comfortable and relaxing base to come back to. It is very well equipped and was really like a home from home. The Co-op was conveniently close by too and with the lovely kitchen we were happy to cook and eat in a few nights. I managed to leave a few items behind when we left and the owner kindly contacted me and posted them to us which was much appreciated. A very enjoyable holiday.

    Reviewed by RuthAug 2018

  • "Cottage exactly as described on the listing and on other reviews, fantastic."

    Spotlessly clean, very well appointed enjoyed by all including our little dog. Very quiet lane beyond the church for early moring walkies. Central location for supermarket and fanatastic fish & chips from round the corner. We loved Porthcotan Bay only a 20minute drive away.

    Reviewed by RachaelAug 2018

  • "Beautiful cottage."

    Everything you could need for your holiday. Very handy supermarket just around the corner. Easy to get onto A39 /A30. Short journey to the beautiful Watergate Bay

    Reviewed by AnneAug 2018

  • "Lovely property, so convenient for St Columb town."

    This was our second visit, so obviously a favourite and would recommend to anyone needing accommodation for four people in the area.

    Reviewed by TimMay 2018

  • "The owner of the property was very helpful and considerate."

    The property was beautifully appointed with good quality furnishings and was spotless despite being dog friendly which was a huge factor for us.

    Reviewed by TimothyDec 2017

  • "The whole process using Sykes was easy."

    The cottage when we arrived was fabulous, clean and tidy with excellent facilities which the pictures don't do justice to. The cottage was in a central location so it was easy to walk to the local shops and pub.

    Reviewed by TracyNov 2017

  • "Excellent, very comfortable, well decorated cottage."

    Good location. Excellent facilities. Limited facilities outside for dog.

    Reviewed by HelenOct 2017

  • "All in all a fantastic time was had by my family & I."

    The cottage was of a very high standard & well worth a visit

    Reviewed by GayleAug 2017

  • "Great property, the best we have stayed in so far."

    Reviewed by AndrewJun 2017

  • "A little difficult to find in the narrow streets of St Columb, but well worth it when we got there."

    Reviewed by LynnFeb 2017

  • "Absolutely superb cottage did not want to leave."

    Had everything and more we needed and will definitely be returning.

    Reviewed by LouiseFeb 2017

  • "Very nice, well equipped and comfortable cottage"

    Reviewed by AnthonyFeb 2017

  • "Had a wonderful weeks holiday in Cornwall, the cottage had everything we needed and more!"

    Would definitely book again. Many thanks :)

    Reviewed by TanyaNov 2016

  • "Fantastic cottage in great location!"

    Cottage was spacious, comfy and dog friendly! Near to plenty of beaches and coastal walks! Situated in a lovely little village with small supermarket, chippy and pub!

    Reviewed by ShonaNov 2016

  • "Had a !overly week at The Old Smithy."

    Beautiful cottage and very impressed that they had everything you needed. Great location for exploring Cornwall.

    Reviewed by KathyOct 2016

  • "Loved Cornwall & this property so much that on the way home in the car we talked about re-booking for next year!"

    Everything was just perfect & we were sad to be going home.

    Reviewed by HelenAug 2016

  • "A nice area to stay for getting about and the cottage was well cared for."

    Reviewed by LeonardJun 2016

  • "What a great week at The Old Smithy."

    The location is excellent to explore the wonders of North Cornwall and we felt very comfortable in this attractive cottage with plenty of windows and light and a nice outlook into the courtyard. The kitchen was really well set up so we were happy to prepare are own meals.

    Reviewed by JennyMar 2016

  • "We stayed at The Old Smithy last year and everything was just as good this year."

    The cottage has such a high standard with everything, can't fault it in any way. It is ideally located in the middle of St Columb Major, with everything on your doorstep, and nowhere in Cornwall is too far to visit from this location, ideal. Will definitely be back again next year!

    Reviewed by PaulSep 2015

  • "Liked everything; it was beautiful and ideal for everything, a great location for touring the area."

    It's one of the best places we have stayed, everything about it was amazing. I could live there very comfortably. A fabulous place, would recommend, it is a credit to the owner and her cleaner.

    Reviewed by TerryAug 2015

  • "An absolutely beautiful cottage in an ideal location to travel around surrounding areas."

    We would definitely recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by LouisJun 2015

  • "The cottage in St Columb Major is lovely, well equipped and in the right place to see all of Cornwall."

    We have had the "wow effect!"

    Reviewed by RosmarieMay 2015

  • "The cottage was a lovely place to come home to after a full day of sightseeing."

    Cornwall is beautiful and the location of the cottage was very convenient.

    Reviewed by SusanMay 2015

  • "Such a comfortable and relaxing place to stay, it was really easy to settle in to."

    The cottage was beautiful and very clean.

    Reviewed by MollyApr 2015

  • "Wow. This is a beautiful cottage in a lovely part of Cornwall and we had a great week there."

    The local butcher has a good selection of quality meats and the cottage is only a stones' throw from the co-op too; great for any forgotten items. We were very lucky with the weather and visited Watergate Bay each morning to walk the dog before then exploring in the afternoon. This is a fantastic place and we are already planning for next year.

    Reviewed by ToniApr 2015

  • "The cottage was very comfortable and had everything we needed."

    The location was excellent.

    Mrs NippardMar 2015

  • "The property was excellent in every respect, could not fault it."

    Clean, modern, lovely décor, everything you could want.

    Reviewed by NeilMar 2015

  • "The Old Smithy is well located in Cornwall to provide us with a base for touring the county."

    It is so comfortable and well appointed, that it offers a total sanctuary at the end of the day, to cook a meal, relax in front of TV and read books on the lovely sofa. Thank you.

    Reviewed by DianeFeb 2015

  • "The cottage was lovely and of a high standard."

    It was larger and nicer than I had anticipated. I would definitely recommend to others and would stay again on our return to Cornwall.

    Reviewed by MichelleDec 2014

  • "The Old Smithy was comfortable with every amenity we could want!"

    Plenty of room for two couples and nicely decorated.

    Reviewed by GayleNov 2014

  • "The cottage itself and where it was located, as nowhere was too far to travel to in Cornwall."

    St Columb Major had everything we wanted, including a well stocked Co-Op. Cottage was probably the best place we have stayed in and could not recommend highly enough both cottage and St Columb Major, really made our holiday great.

    Reviewed by PaulSep 2014

  • "This is a fantastic well equiped property in a very central but secluded position in the village of St."

    Columb Major. All of our required facilities such as private parking, a good pub restaurant and convenience store, etc., were within 100yds.

    Reviewed by RonaldAug 2014

  • "The property was in an excellent place to explore the area."

    The cottage was very comfortable and roomy for two people.

    Reviewed by DawnJun 2014

  • "Beautifully set up and equipped, had absolutely everything."

    Reviewed by AnnaMay 2014

  • "A very high standard of cleanliness, had everything you needed in the kitchen and had a high standard decor."

    A lovely home.

    Reviewed by LisaMay 2014

  • "The property was amazing."

    A stunningly beautiful renovation, attention to detail second to none, finish was better than any high end boutique hotel you could ever hope to stay in. Everything you could need was included, down to milk in the fridge, coffee, tea, sugar and biscuits to welcome us and some for the dog too, on top of a pile of extra towels just for her and a doggy dinner mat as well! Perfectly located to explore most of Cornwall 20 minutes from the coast in several directions. Could easily live there happily ever after; the pictures do not do it any justice or show just how big it is either.

    Reviewed by FionnadhMar 2014

  • "The Old Smithy was very clean and well equipped."

    The village had a few shops and pubs for food which were only a short walk away. The accommodation was first class, the best we have ever stayed in and will hopefully be coming back soon.

    Reviewed by DianeJan 2014

  • "Beautiful clean home."

    Reviewed by NeeshaDec 2013

  • "The Old Smithy is a beautifully decorated and well equipped cottage."

    As a family we really enjoyed our time there, its located well for exploring Cornwall.

    Reviewed by KateAug 2013

  • "We enjoyed the week in the nice Old Smithy."

    We appreciate the well restored old building with the modern kitchen and bathrooms. St Columb is a nice little town, and we explored the surrounding in Cornwall with car, and returned to our Old Smith with great pleasure!

    Reviewed by GertAug 2013

  • "Everything was 5 star and would go back tomorrow."

    Reviewed by AnneJun 2013

  • "We loved everything about the cottage, it was ideally situated for us, local shops and pubs/restaurants just round the corner, we went out every day to somewhere new."

    Had a wonderful time and cannot wait to go again.

    Reviewed by PhilJun 2013

  • "This property was well placed for all local amenities."

    Also very handy to all the places of interest that we wanted to visit. The property itself was very tasteful, well decorated, good on all counts.

    Reviewed by MauriceJun 2013

  • "One of the best holiday cottages I have ever visited."

    Owners both exceptionally helpful and nothing was too much trouble. A real home-from-home and I could not recommend this place enough!!!

    Reviewed by SamMay 2013

  • "Property is light and airy."

    Interior decor, a very high standard. Fixtures and fittings first class. Very peaceful location.

    Reviewed by SusanFeb 2013

  • "The house is stunning - there was such a wonderful welcome with a cream tea waiting for us, and for our dog a pack of treats and towels for him if needed whilst we were there."

    Furnished to a very high standard making the stay feel very homely - would definitely recommend this to everyone.

    Reviewed by DellaNov 2012

  • "The property was of a very high standard and centrally located for touring."

    Reviewed by JenniferOct 2012

  • "Nice central location."

    People friendly. Lots of dogs everywhere!

    Reviewed by MSep 2012

  • "The accommodation was refurbished to a high standard and had all the comforts of home."

    It was also central to amenities.

    Reviewed by ElizabethSep 2012

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The property

This gorgeous semi-detached cottage has been finely restored from a 300-year old inn, which stood derelict for many years, in the centre of St Columb Major.

The cottage has beautiful finishing and contemporary styling, with a light and airy feel in the open plan living area, which has original timber flooring throughout, and with a beautiful Shaker-style kitchen with black granite worktops and a natural slate floor.

Perfect for a group of four, this St Columb cottage has two bedrooms and two bathrooms.

The stone courtyard at the rear of your cottage in St Columb catches the sun, and is a pleasant area to enjoy a refreshing drink.

The shops, historic buildings and inns are a stone's throw from this St Columb cottage, and the popular sandy beaches around the Newquay area are only a fifteen minute drive.

These beaches are safe, sandy, regularly have clean surf and have plenty of activities going on in season.

From this St Columb cottage there are many other visitor attractions on offer, including the Cornish Birds of Prey Centre, Buccaneer Bay pirate centre, Newquay Zoo and the Blue Reef Aquarium.

And of course, there are always numerous magnificent coastal walks and Cornish sub-tropical gardens to enjoy when you stay in this character cottage in St Columb.


  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with fitted kitchen, dining area and sitting area.
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric double oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, drinks cooler, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Courtyard garden at rear with furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2 mins walk.

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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.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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