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Middle Cottage

Talskiddy near St Columb Major, Cornwall (Ref. 931319)

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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

  • Mr Asher
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    “Midddle cottage was all we were ...”

    Midddle cottage was all we were looking for. ...Quiet location with easy access to beaches and local towns and villages....property was very clean and facilities very good..would stay again!

    Midddle cottage was all we were looking for. ...Quiet location with easy access to beaches and local towns and villages....property was very clean and facilities very good..would stay again!


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

The property

St Columb Major 1.5 miles.

This delightful terraced cottage is beautifully located in the idyllic, quiet Cornish village of Talskiddy, a short drive from Mawgan Porth and the market town of St Columb Major.

You enter into the comfortable sitting room which is full of character; the centrepiece being the large fireplace with woodburner and original clome oven, a really cosy room for the cooler evenings out of season.

With beams throughout, the charm carries through to the dining and kitchen area, which leads out to the garden and patio which has a barbecue for alfresco dining.

The vegetable and herb garden at the front of the cottage is there for your use, and you are welcome to help yourself accordingly.

The stairs from the dining area lead you to the three bedrooms and a bathroom with a lovely deep, freestanding bath, perfect to relax in after a day on the beach.

Talskiddy is one of the smallest villages in Cornwall, the only facilities being a red telephone box and a Victorian postbox.

The village is one of the few in the county with a village green and also has a duck pond, known by the locals as 'the harbour'.

Less than two miles away is the ancient town of St Columb Major, which has all the facilities you could need including pubs, takeaways, a supermarket, two award-winning butchers’, both famous for their pasties, and a wonderful 15th century church.

With the well-known attractions and beaches of Rock, Polzeath and Padstow within easy reach there will always be plenty to do here, and great countryside walks start from your doorstep.

Mawgan Porth is a must visit, less than five miles away, with its large sheltered, dog-friendly, sandy beach that sits at the bottom of steep cliffs and offers acres of soft white sand, rock pools, caves and magical sunsets.

There is a pub, café and shops opposite the beach, whilst a short stroll will take you to one of Cornwall's finest restaurants at one of its top hotels, The Scarlet, for something special.

The cliff walking is magnificent here, with the famous Watergate Bay the next bay that you will reach on the path towards Newquay.

An ideal cottage for holidays all year round.

Sleeping arrangements

  • Bedroom 1

    1 x double bed
  • Bedroom 2

    1 x double bed
  • Bedroom 3

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    1 x bunk bed


Three bedrooms: 2 x double, 1 x adult bunks. Bathroom with freestanding bath, separate shower, basin and WC. Kitchen with dining area. Sitting room with woodburner. External utility.


  • Electric central heating with woodburner
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer in utility, dishwasher
  • TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and fuel for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 1 car by the house and another space available on the green
  • Patio with furniture
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2 miles
  • Note: Sloping ceiling in one of the double bedrooms.

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
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