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St Columb Major is ideally situated just a few miles from the beautiful north Cornish coast. Perfectly located for a traditional family summer holiday or a cosy romantic getaway, this charming market town has plenty to offer its visitors and it is the perfect base from which to explore this gorgeous part of the world.

Just seven miles away is the picture-perfect resort of Newquay, with its golden beaches, fabulous restaurants and bars, buzzing shopping streets and zoo. The quintessentially Cornish fishing village of Padstow is also close by and is a great place for boat trips, exhilarating speedboat rides or to simply sit in one of the many excellent cafes on the harbour side and watch the world go by.

If you enjoy walking, you will find yourself in heaven in north Cornwall. This stretch of the south-west coastal path is one of the most beautiful routes in the UK as it twists and turns along the cliff tops overlooking the Atlantic, past pretty, rock-pool-strewn coves and some of the best beaches in the region. Nearby Polzeath is one of the world's most famous surfing destinations.

There is something for everyone in the area around St Columb Major. World-famous gardens and stately homes sit alongside a number of scenic golf courses in the lush green landscape. The adventure park at Cornwall's Crealy is a dream come true for kids of all ages, with its great selection of rides and farm animals just waiting to be befriended.

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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
14
Bedrooms
7
Pets
2

Dating back in part to the 14th century, Little Lanherne Farm stands detached with a lawned garden, a small meadow, and a terrace that is perfect for watching the sunset while enjoying an al fresco dinner. Set in approximately 2½ acres of land, this impressive former farmhouse is perfect for a special Cornish holiday, or special occasion to be shared with friends or family. The house is divided into two parts, the main house sleeping twelve and a self-contained annexe sleeping two. The beautiful village of St Mawgan - home to Japanese ornamental gardens, country pub and shop - is approximately 1 mile inland from Mawgan Porth (with cycle trail and quiet lane to beach). It lies halfway between Newquay and Padstow on Cornwall’s dramatic north coast - famous for its selection of excellent surfing beaches, surf school, cliff walks and Cornish Coastal Path. The area is well served with several local golf clubs, such as Trevose, Constantine and Newquay (all within 5 miles). Padstow is easily reached, where fine dining, fishing and boat trips, and cycling along the Camel Trail can all be enjoyed in this quaint fishing village made popular by TV chef Rick Stein. Newquay’s famous surfing beaches are within 3 miles, as are Newquay Zoo and two sports centres. Jamie Oliver’s restaurant, Fifteen, is at Watergate Bay just 3 miles away where there is a beach café and an extreme sport academy offering kite surfing, wind surfing and much more. Little Lanherne is ideally situated for visiting the Eden Project, the Lost Gardens of Heligan and Bodmin Moor. Truro with many amenities is within 15 miles; Bodmin, St Austell, Falmouth, St Ives, Penzance and Lands End are all easily reached. For golfers, the Merlin Golf and Country Club is very close by. Sea fishing and coarse fishing available locally. Shops and pub 1 mile.

Main house: Large living room with wood-burning stove, wooden floor and concertina sundeck doors to decked terrace. Large, well-equipped, beamed farmhouse-style kitchen/dining room with oil-fired range (for cooking) and wooden floor. Sitting room with wood-burning stove. Utility. Shower room with toilet. First floor: Two double bedrooms, each with 6ft bed; one with en-suite bathroom and toilet, one with walk-in wardrobe. Two double bedrooms. Two twin bedrooms, one with wooden floor. Two bathrooms, each with toilet; one with designer bath and wet room shower. Shower room with toilet. Annexe: (Access from main house or via separate entrance) Living/dining room with flatscreen TV, French doors to courtyard. Kitchen. Double bedroom with 5ft bed. Shower room with toilet.

  • Wood-burning stoves - fuel available locally
  • Electricity, oil/LPG central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Travel cot
  • High chair
  • Two satellite TVs
  • Two DVDs (small library)
  • Two stereo/CDs
  • Oil range included
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Wi-fi broadband
  • Telephone - local, incoming and emergency calls only
  • Large lawned 2½-acre garden with patio, terrace and furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Parking (for 7 cars)
  • Natural water supply from borehole
  • No smoking
  • NB: 4 steps and fenced pond in garden

WAS
NOW
£1103-£2613
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
10
Bedrooms
5
Pets
2
Hillhead Farm Ref: TPH

With its close proximity to the dramatic north coast of Cornwall and its large gardens and meadow, this detached farmhouse is perfect for larger families, whilst retaining its charm and cosy feel. This holiday property, situated deep in the Cornish countryside, is perfect for touring the county and visiting some of the north coast’s most beautiful beaches and towns, including Watergate Bay, Newquay, Mawgan Porth and Padstow. The beautiful coastline offers dramatic scenery, wide expanses of white sand bordered by cliffs and small coastal villages and hamlets. Tourist attractions such as Crealy Adventure Park and Cornwall Aviation Museum are close by for a great experience. The beach at Mawgan Porth, the closest to Hillhead Farm, provides something for everyone, from surfing, rock pooling, crabbing, kite flying, picnics and evening barbecues on the sand, watching the sun setting across the bay. Padstow and Newquay are equidistant, each offering their own unique charm and facilities, such as surf schools, a zoo, marine aquarium, off road cycling trails, kite surfing, world-renowned chefs and their restaurants, with Rick Stein in Padstow and Jamie Oliver at Watergate Bay, sea fishing, kayaking and go-karting. Travel further afield and be surprised by the diverse range of tourist attractions and quaint Cornish villages that can be reached with ease, with National Trust houses and gardens, the Eden Project, Lost Gardens of Heligan, Roseland Peninsula and the historic Bodmin Moor. Towns and villages to visit include Fowey, Falmouth, Port Isaac, St Ives, Truro and Mevagissey which all provide an excellent day out. Newquay airport is within a 5-minute drive, so leave the car and arrive in style from many destinations. Horse riding, golf, cycling, swimming and sailing are all available in the area. Beach 3 miles. Shop and pub 500 yards.

Living room with wood-burning stove in feature fireplace and wooden floor. Sitting room. Dining room with French doors to patio and a well-equipped farmhouse-style kitchen area with oil range (for cooking), electric cooker and slate floor. Utility. Games room. Shower room with toilet. Separate toilet. First floor: Three double bedrooms; one with en-suite shower room and toilet. Two twin bedrooms, each with zip & link beds (can be 6ft doubles). Bathroom with separate shower cubicle and toilet.

  • Wood-burning stove - fuel included
  • Gas, electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • High chair
  • Two Freeview TVs
  • Radio/CD
  • iPod dock
  • Oil range
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Large garden with courtyard, patio and furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Ample parking
  • Cycle store
  • Games room with table football and wii
  • Welcome pack
  • Pets free of charge
  • No smoking
  • NB: Gated pond in grounds. 7 steps in garden

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NOW
£892-£2429
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
0
Salathiels Ref: W40186

Quiet rural location

This spacious detached bungalow enjoys a peaceful rural location yet is only a short distance from the holiday resort of Newquay. This property provides a perfect hideaway from where you can explore some of the finest beaches in the country, or walk the most beautiful section of the coastal footpath with its rugged cliffs and secret coves. The surfing capital of Newquay has an abundance of shops and restaurants to satisfy all tastes. A short drive can take you west to Truro, now the capital city of Cornwall, while to the south you will find the famous Eden Project and the Lost Gardens of Heligan. Shop 3 miles, pub and restaurant 2 miles.

All on ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 2 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Shower room. Separate toilet.

Open fire in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating, electricity and bed linen included. Cot. High chair. Video. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Enclosed lawned garden and furniture. Parking (3 cars).

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NOW
£245-£854
Shortlist
Grade 0 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
1
Little Owl Lodge Ref: 30478


This large, detached, timber eco-lodge is situated within the grounds of the Cornish Birds of Prey Centre, which has coarse fishing lakes (licence required), regular displays and over 100 birds of prey (£10pw for guests). It is close to Padstow, Watergate Bay and Newquay’s many golden beaches. With all the rooms being on the ground floor, access is easy for all and with its lawned garden, Little Owl Lodge provides the perfect holiday base to enjoy this area of Cornwall or as a touring base to venture further afield. Just minutes away is a spa, along with a surf simulator and a restaurant run by an award-winning chef. Padstow is home to Rick Stein’s restaurant, and the start of the Camel Trail - a cycling and walking trail that hugs the shore of the river Camel, which are just minutes away and the perfect day out for the whole family. Newquay, with its surf culture and miles of golden beaches, provides the perfect facilities for that quintessential British seaside holiday. Several NT properties and gardens warrant a visit nearby, with the famous Eden Project, just a 30-minute drive. The Lost Gardens of Heligan are within reach. Surfing, tennis, golf and fishing available locally. Please note the property is on a site of similar lodges, some of which are still under construction. Beach 7 miles. Shop and pub 3 miles, restaurant ½ mile.

All on ground floor: Living room with French doors/dining room/kitchen with wooden floors. 3 bedrooms: 2 double, one (5ft) with en-suite shower room with toilet, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Beams throughout.

Woodburner in living room (no fuel provided). Underfloor air source heat pump central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. iPod dock. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Freezer. Garden with decked verandah and furniture. Access to 40-acre woodland grounds. Parking (2 cars). Coarse fishing on-site (licence required). Natural water supply from spring. No smoking. Couples and family bookings only. NB: Fenced lake in grounds.

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NOW
£296-£1001
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
0
Wiki Wheels Ref: W43190

A Scandinavian-style detached lodge set in the ownerss smallholding, Wiki Wheels offers a secluded and peaceful family holiday destination which is only minutes from the dramatic North Cornwall Coast. The resorts of Newquay, Padstow, Port Isaac and Perranporth are easily reached. Also close by are many tourist attractions such as the Owl Sanctuary, Crealy Adventure Park, Newquay Zoo, Goss Moor cycle trail, riding stables and the many beaches of the north coast. Shop and pub 0.5 miles and restaurant 0.75 miles.

All on ground floor: Living/dining room with beams and wooden floor/kitchen with slate floor. 2 bedrooms: 1 double with patio door, 1 twin. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Solar panel electric central heating included (£10per week November-March). Gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Gas cooker. Microwave. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Shared laundry room with washing machine. Large enclosed garden with patio and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (3 cars). Welcome pack. No smoking. Couples and family bookings only. NB: 1 step in garden.

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NOW
£279-£865
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
0
Retreat Cottage Ref: E3926

Within a few minutes’ drive of many lovely north coast beaches, this very comfortable Grade II listed cottage sits in an attractive courtyard development, a short walk from the outstanding 14th century village church, shops and pubs. Mawgan Porth and Watergate Bay’s water sports facilities are about 6 miles, and the popular, lively resort of Newquay’s fine surfing beaches are 8 miles. Lanhydrock and Trerice (both NT) are a short drive and the Eden Project is about 30 minutes away. From Wadebridge (8 miles), the Camel cycle trail follows the estuary to the fishing port of Padstow, and Rick Stein’s restaurants. Shops and pubs within walking distance.

All on ground floor: Living room. Dining area/kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

Gas CH, elec, bed linen and towels inc. DVD. M/wave. Washer/dryer. Patio and furniture. Parking. No smoking. Friday to Friday.

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NOW
£285-£861
Shortlist
Grade 5 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
3
Nankivell Ref: 15375

Open country views

This attractively converted, upside-down semi-detached barn, is located in a small courtyard opposite the owners’ home. Enjoying open country views and a peaceful holiday location, it is very convenient for exploring the magnificent North Cornwall coast. Bustling Newquay is only 7 miles, and there is a good choice of beaches within easy reach. The picturesque fishing village of Padstow, 9 miles, has much to offer including Rick Stein’s famous seafood restaurant and boat trips.
The fabulous Eden Project at St Austell will delight the young and old alike with its giant biomes playing host to all manor of exotic plants and rainforests. The cathedral city of Truro, the Lost Gardens of Heligan or Port Isaac are within easy driving distance. An ideal base for a trip to Land’s End, a visit to St Ives with the Tate Gallery, or to discover the open air Minack theatre in the cliffs at Porthscatho. Riding and golf can both be enjoyed nearby. Shop and pub 1½ miles.

Ground floor: 3 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft), 2 twin. Utility room with shower cubicle. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet. Separate toilet. First floor: Living room with French doors. Dining rooom/kitchen. Separate toilet.

Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. Video. Electric Range. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer.Telephone-on request. Balcony. Enclosed garden with patio area and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (3 cars).

WAS
NOW
£367-£1139
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
2
The Sunday School Ref: 30324


Perfectly situated to enjoy the benefits of Cornwall and sitting quietly behind the owner’s converted chapel, overlooking the Cornish countryside, this former Sunday School provides an ideal holiday base from which to explore the county. Cycling and walking on the official ’Clay Trails’ within the area are a must, along which you can explore the area and even reach the world famous Eden Project. St Austell, with its leisure centre, is approximately 6 miles, as is the village of Charlestown, home to ’tall ships’ and a shipwreck heritage museum that houses artefacts from the Titanic. To the north of the property, the fishing village of Padstow, with its numerous restaurants (local seafood is a speciality), is easily accessible. Also available is bike hire (the famous Camel Trail), fishing trips and diving. Newquay, with its excellent surfing beaches, is approximately 12 miles away, and close by is Jamie Oliver’s restaurant ’Fifteen’. On the south coast, the ancient fishing port of Fowey is within 10 miles and was home to Daphne Du Maurier. Fowey has many events throughout the year, such as the Du Maurier festival and the Fowey Royal Regatta. It is also home to many galleries, pubs, restaurants and shops. Sea fishing, sailing and diving trips are available locally. Bodmin Moor is also close by and provides an excellent location for horse riding, walking and mountain biking. The Lost Gardens of Heligan, Lanhydrock House, Restormel Castle and Crealy Adventure Park are all within an easy drive. Beach 6 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

All on ground floor: Living room with French doors/dining room/kitchen with wooden floor. 2 double (1 5ft, 1 6ft zip and link) bedrooms. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. 32" Freeview TV. DVD. CD. iPod dock. Electric range. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed, lawned courtyard with patio, sitting-out are and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (3 cars). Cycle store. Welcome pack. Pets free of charge. No smoking. Wheelchair access. Friday to Friday.

WAS
NOW
£252-£848
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
10
Bedrooms
4
Pets
0
Oak Tree Barn Ref: W40707

Wonderful rural location

This truly delightful, detached, sympathetically converted barn is set on a working farm. Its splendid size offers space for friends and family to come on holiday together without having to get under each other’s feet. This accommodation is very well furnished and with its large gravelled area to the front and rear it offers the chance to witness the sights and sounds of rural Cornwall. Only three miles to Newquay, it is ideally placed for beach lovers, surfers, walkers, tourists and people looking for theme parks and attractions, which include Eden and Crealy Adventure Park, which are only a few miles away. A few miles further up the coast lies Padstow, an old fishing port, which is full of character. Its narrow streets are filled with small shops, cafés and restaurants. Or why not visit Truro, the capital of Cornwall or the historic Lanhydroch House with its wonderful gardens and park. Shop, pub and restaurant 2 miles.

Ground floor: Living room. Dining room. Kitchen. Second living room. Utility room. Cloakroom. 1 twin bedroom with 2 additional singles. Shower room with toilet. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 2 double, one (5ft) with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. DVD. Stereo/CD. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Enclosed gravelled area and furniture. Barbecue. Ample parking.

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£532-£1332
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