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The Old Smithy

(Ref. 15205)

St Columb Major near Newquay, Cornwall Show on map


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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


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

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71 Customer Reviews

  • "The Old Smithy was a super place to stay."

    Comfortable, clean and extremely well equipped, it exceeded our expectations. Its location is perfect for exploring Cornwall and we managed to see everything we wanted with only a little over an hour drive to anywhere.

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Apr 2024

  • "Incredibly well appointed cottage, fantastic location for exploring the area."

    Proximity to local amenities was also fabulous. Cottage had everything we needed for a great stay. Immaculately clean, warm and cosy for when the weather isn’t at its best. I have no negative feedback to give. The owners were so kind and helpful which set us up for a brilliant week.

    Thank you so much for such a wonderful review. Glad you enjoyed being at The Old Smithy. Lynn Property Owner

    Reviewed by James5.0Apr 2024

  • "Our 4th stay at the Old Smithy and it's like coming home, ideally situated in a ..."

    Our 4th stay at the Old Smithy and it's like coming home, ideally situated in a quiet courtyard and for exploring Cornwall Looking forward to returning

    Thank you Joy for your review. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Joy5.0Mar 2024

  • "Property was excellent ."

    Very clean and tidy . One of the best we’ve stayed at .

    Thank you for your lovely review. Much appreciated, glad you enjoyed Property Owner

    Reviewed by Garry5.0Mar 2024

  • "Superb property in a great location for exploring the area."

    Really beautifully furnished and well equipped. The property was clean and comfortable and close to all the local amenities. We had a fabulous stay and our dog loved sitting by the patio window squirrel watching.

    Thank you for your lovely review. It means so much to us that you enjoyed the cottage. Lynn Property Owner

    Reviewed by Pauline5.0Dec 2023

  • "This is the third time we have stayed at The Old Smithy and would highly recommend it ."

    So glad you have returned again and that you enjoy it so much. Thankyou Lynn Property Owner

    Reviewed by James5.0Nov 2023

  • "A very comfortable and quiet holiday cottage."

    Would highly recommend a stay here .

    Thank you for you review, so glad you enjoyed it. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Amanda4.7Nov 2023

  • "Had a wonderful stay at The Old Smithy’s Spotlessly clean and well equipped ..."

    Had a wonderful stay at The Old Smithy’s Spotlessly clean and well equipped Great location and the small town of St Columb had everything you need from a pub, chippy, bakers, butchers and convenience store Would definitely recommend a stay here

    Thank you for your lovely review. It means so much to us that you enjoyed our cottage and the village. Lynn Property Owner

    Reviewed by Marc5.0Oct 2023

  • "Beautiful cottage, fabulous local amenities."

    The Old thing we would have changed would be the mattress in king-size bedroom, too soft,but this is personal taste. Highly recommended. We have stayed 3 times so far and have already booked for next year.

    Thank you for your review. Mattresses area difficult thing to get right for everyone. Glad you enjoyed the cottage and will be returning. Lynn Property Owner

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Sep 2023

  • "4 of us stayed, 2 of us didn't mind the 13."

    5 tog quilt, but 2 of us found the 10.5 tog on the single beds too warm for this time of year. However we thought the property was lovely and very well situated.

    Thank you for your review. Next summer we hope to have thinner quilts for the warmer weather. Lynn Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tina5.0Sep 2023

  • "Lovely house had everything we needed for a comfortable stay."

    Parking ok if you have a smaller car as the entryway into the property was very narrow. Convenient location for shops, pubs etc and good location for exploring cornwall.

    Thank you for your review. The entrance is a little narrow but worth it when you get in. Lynn Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0Sep 2023

  • "It’s our first time staying at the old smithy and we absolutely loved it."

    The property is as lovely as it looks in the photos and the beds are super comfy. We loved staying here and the location is ideal if you’re wanting to visit Newquay, padstow and perranporth as all less than 30 min drive away. We can’t wait to book again!

    Thank you for your review. So glad you enjoyed staying at our cottage. Lynn Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Aug 2023

  • "The property was ideally located and well appointed."

    It was like a home from home. St Columb Major is a charming village, has 3 pubs and a Co-Op within a few minutes walk. Would stay here again.

    Thank you for your review. So pleased you liked our cottage. It is our holiday cottage too so we like it to be like home from home. Lynn Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Aug 2023

  • "Fabulous luxury stay at the cottage in great location for all the beautiful beaches."

    Lovely town with close amenities.

    Thank you for you lovely review, glad you enjoyed staying at the cottage. Lynn Property Owner

    Reviewed by Giles5.0Jul 2023

  • "Once again another wonderful week at The Old Smithy (despite the weather) booked ..."

    Once again another wonderful week at The Old Smithy (despite the weather) booked again for next year - perfect location nice and quiet

    Thanks again for your review. Sorry I can’t control the weather for you. Maybe next time. Lynn Property Owner

    Reviewed by Joy5.0Mar 2023

  • "The Old Smithy is the perfect home from home holiday cottage."

    It had everything we needed to make our stay comfortable and trouble free. Its location is perfect for exploring the rest of Cornwall. The added bonus is that it is a pet friendly holiday home and has allocated parking. Perfect stay in a perfect home. Would definitely like to return.

    Thank you for your review. So glad you enjoyed your stay with us and hope you can return soon. Lynn Property Owner

    Reviewed by April5.0Mar 2023

  • "This was our second stay at The Old Smithy and it has a "home from home" feel ..."

    This was our second stay at The Old Smithy and it has a "home from home" feel and already booked again for March It's in a fantastic location for exploring Cornwall

    Thank you for your kind words Property Owner

    Reviewed by Joy5.0Oct 2022

  • "Fabulous property, We loved it so much that we are going back next year."

    Clean comfortable and we could happily live there and that is the best compliment I can give.

    Thank you for your wonderful review. I am so glad you enjoyed the cottage and are returning again next year. Many thanks Lynn Property Owner

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Oct 2022

  • "Fantastic property!"

    A great little dog friendly base to explore Cornwall from. We absolutely loved our stay although the weather wasn’t brilliant, the only thing we would have liked is to have we could been able to turn the heating up a little as there were a couple of days we all came back drenched and couldn’t get warm. The side door could also do with a new lock as it is a bit fiddly to get into.

    Thank you for your review. I am glad you enjoyed your holiday. I am sorry you were cold but the heating is easily put on by turning the thermostat up by the front door, I wish you had rang me and I could have told you how to do it. I agree the lock needs attention. Hope to welcome you in the future. Lynn Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michelle4.7Sep 2022

  • "Lovely place to stay."

    Very well equipped and with good parking. A lot of thought has gone into making the cottage very comfortable for holidaymakers. It is a good base for visiting this part of Cornwall. We are definitely thinking of returning! Many thanks Wendy and Kevin Taylor

    Thank you for you lovely review. It means a lot to hear you enjoyed it. Many thanks Lynn Property Owner

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Sep 2022

  • "Welcoming, comfortable and well equipped, this cottage was conveniently located to enable us to explore the best of the local area with ease."

    Th space worked well for our family of four and included private off street parking - something of a rarity in this neck of the woods. Columb St Major is a small and quiet town, with just enough shops and services but not so much that it felt ‘touristy’. We did not notice any unwanted noise from the nearby airport and only the hum of the A30 if the wind was blowing in ‘that’ direction. I recommend this accommodation and will definitely stay here again.

    Thank you for you kind words. Glad you enjoyed your stay. Thanks Lynn Property Owner

    Reviewed by Fiona5.0Aug 2022

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

    The house surpassed our expectations. It had a nice layout and lovely bedrooms with comfy beds. The showers were also great! We would recommend it and will hopefully stay again.

    Thank you for you lovely review. It makes us happy that you enjoyed our cottage Lynn Property Owner

    Reviewed by Cath4.7Aug 2022

  • "Excellent cottage."

    Well located for local amenities and all tourist attractions. We would book this again if we return to Cornwall

    Thank you for you great review. Hope to welcome you again in the future Property Owner

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Jul 2022

  • "We had a fabulous time and the property was amazing it had everything we needed and was a great base, not far from lots of lovely beaches."

    We will definitely be booking again next year.

    Thank you for your review. So pleased you were happy there. Look forward to you visit next year. Lynn Property Owner

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Jun 2022

  • "The property was comfortably furnished, very clean and well-equipped."

    Although small the village in which the property is situated is well-served by an amazing bakery, butchers, Co-Op, fish and chip shop and the Ring O'Bells pub. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend this property - great location for visiting lots of different locations too.

    Thank you for your review and kind words. We love our holiday home and it’s great that you do too. Lynn Property Owner

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Jun 2022

  • "Excellent cottage and cleanliness - comfortable stay and excellent facilities - ..."

    Excellent cottage and cleanliness - comfortable stay and excellent facilities - highly recommended and will be booking for a return visit

    Thank you for your feedback. So happy you enjoyed our cottage. Look forward to welcoming you again in the future. Thank you for watering my pots. Lynn Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0May 2022

  • "The Old Smithy is exactly how it is described and pictured."

    Extremely clean, thoughtfully decorated and with all you should need for an enjoyable stay. The location is perfect for visiting all of Cornwall, nothing is too much of a drive. We would definitely stay here again!

    Thank you for your review. So glad you enjoyed the cottage,. It is important that guests enjoy and find everything they need. We look forward to your return. Lynn Property Owner

    Reviewed by Claire5.0May 2022

  • "The information pack in the cottage could do with being a little more in depth - a few more recommendations of places to visit and places to eat and drink would be useful."

    Hi, thank you for your feedback. You are right, I do need to update the information book. I do hope you enjoyed your stay ? Property Owner

    Reviewed by Samantha4.7Apr 2022

  • "Initially difficult to find the property in the village but was well worth the wait ."

    This accommodation is of the highest standard offering everything you need for a perfect stay. Was exactly as advertised and a great location to explore Cornwall. Will definitely stay again in the future.

    Thank you for your very positive feedback. I do understand it is not easy to find but you will know it in the future. We feel like it is a piece of heaven after a long day sight seeing. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Apr 2022

  • "We had a lovely time at the cottage."

    It was immaculately clean and had everything we needed for a relaxing stay. The cottage was situated in a lovely village which had everything we needed within walking distance. We are looking to return again in the Autumn.

    Thankyou for your review. I am glad you enjoyed the cottage and St Columb Major. Looking forward to welcoming you in the Autumn. Lynn Property Owner

    Reviewed by Victoria5.0Apr 2022

  • "Fantastic property, everything you need for a great stay, big bonus having a ..."

    Fantastic property, everything you need for a great stay, big bonus having a parking space in a small village - already booked to go back in October

    Thank you for your review. Glad you had a good time Property Owner

    Reviewed by Joy5.0Mar 2022

  • "A nice cosy and comfortable cottage close to town amenities and not too far from the coast."

    It was ideal for the two of us plus our dog. Would definitely recommend it for a couple or couple with two children. St Columb is an interesting place with many fine buildings, but seems to be in a bit of a time warp which we found quite charming. The Shrove Tuesday Hurling contest was bit of a shock but all done in good humour!

    Thank you for your nice feedback. Sorry I meant to remind you about the Hurling in St Columb Property Owner

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Feb 2022

  • "This is a beautiful, spotlessly clean property in a great location for exploring Cornwall — I would definitely return!"

    Thank you for you kind words, glad you enjoyed our cottage. Lynn Property Owner

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Jan 2022

  • "What a lovely stay!"

    A very cosy and homely property in a very convenient location! Would certainly recommend and would stay again.

    Thank you for your great review. Very much appreciated. Lynn Property Owner

    Reviewed by Laura4.7Jan 2022

  • "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.

    Sorry for late response. Glad you enjoyed The Old Smithy and hope to see you again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by James5.0Oct 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 Joanne5.0Sep 2021

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

    A perfect cottage so cosy and welcoming.

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Aug 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 Helen5.0Aug 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 Teresa5.0Jul 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 Jane5.0Jul 2021

  • "Always a pleasure to stay here."

    The house and facilities were excellent and another amazing stay here

    Reviewed by Helan5.0Jun 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 Roger5.0May 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 Helen5.0May 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 Stuart5.0Apr 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 Helen5.0Dec 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 Margaret5.0Sep 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 Gary5.0Aug 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 Marie5.0Jan 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 Danielle5.0Nov 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 Joanne5.0Jul 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 Sarah5.0Jun 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 Sarah5.0May 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 Emma4.7Apr 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 Dawn5.0Feb 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 Susan5.0Nov 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 Ruth5.0Aug 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 Rachael5.0Aug 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 Anne5.0Aug 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 Tim5.0May 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 Timothy4.6Dec 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 Tracy5.0Nov 2017

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

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

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Oct 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 Gayle5.0Aug 2017

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

    Reviewed by Andrew4.6Jun 2017

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

    Reviewed by Lynn4.8Feb 2017

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

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

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Feb 2017

  • "Very nice, well equipped and comfortable cottage"

    Reviewed by Anthony4.8Feb 2017

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

    Would definitely book again. Many thanks :)

    Reviewed by Tanya4.8Nov 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 Shona5.0Nov 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 Kathy5.0Oct 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 Helen5.0Aug 2016

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  • 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.

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.

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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.