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Join in the community spirit when you rent a holiday cottage or holiday rental home in St Columb Major, Cornwall

St Columb Major is a large parish town in North Cornwall in between the surfing capital of Newquay and the market town of Wadebridge. Little Petherick, St Issey, St Wenn, Roche, St Dennis, Colan, St Columb Minor, Mawgan in Pydar (St Mawgan village) and St Ervan border St Columb Major, which is also known as St Columb. The parishes of higher and lower St Columb (St Columb Major and St Columb Minor) are both named after their patron saint, Columba.

Places to holiday in St Columb Major, Cornwall

St Columb is close to many tourist attractions in Cornwall, which makes it a popular holiday destination for those who prefer to stay in a smaller community. Community being the optimal word here, as St Columb is noted for its hospitality, community spirit and organizations, such as the football club, bell ringers, town council, parish church, young farmers club and its old Cornwall society.

There are plenty of hotels, guest houses, bed and breakfast (b&b) in the surrounding area, but the best way to really become part of this community is to rent self catering accommodation. With a host of camping and caravan sites there is plenty of choice, but many holiday makers prefer the home from home comforts that holiday cottages provide.

If you are planning to holiday in St Columb at the time of its famous Hurling festivities, then you will need to book your cottage early as crowds engage in this ancient game on Shrove Tuesday and its rematch a fortnight later. The night before there is a sense of excitement, yet the town resembles a ghost town with all the shop windows shuttered ready for the teams to compete for the silver ball.

Things to do in St Columb Major

The main amenities in St Columb include the five pubs, Red Lion, Liberal Club, Silver Ball, Ring O'Bells and the Coaching Inn, a fish and chip shop and a Chinese takeaway, post office, doctors surgery, petrol station, repairs garage, as well as tea rooms, pharmacy, banks and two butchers. It is central to visit fishing ports like Padstow, Looe and Polperro and for the surfing beaches of Perranporth, Newquay, Polzeath and Bude or walking the coastal path.

A number of streams and rivers flow through the parish of St Columb on the way to fill up Porth Reservoir at Colan, which is has excellent coarse fishing, nature trails and bird watching facilities and adjoins Colan woods part of the Hoblyn Estate. Surrounding towns and villages not yet mentioned but well worth a visit include St. Eval, St. Dennis, Withiel, St. Enoder, St. Merryn, Stenalees and Bugle.

Westworld Raceway is a great place to watch Sierras, Minis, Stock cars, Rods and Bangers racing. Other wonderful attractions in near to St Columb Major include Cornwall's Crealy Park, Cornish Birds of Prey Centre, Springfields Fun Park and Screech owl sanctuary.

Weather in St Columb Major

St Columb Major's climate is in line with that of the rest of Cornwall, mild and unpredictable, although it will be slightly warmer than coastal areas.

Travel to St Columb Major

St Mawgan, Newquay and Plymouth airports and the port of Plymouth serve St Columb Major, as does the branch line railway at St Columb Road. National Express has a direct route from London and buses operating in the vicinity include First and Greyhound.

    Excellent! 4.7/5
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    Barn #1939189
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      Cottage #8240284
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        Apartment #6814177
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          Cottage #1968072
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            Apartment #6829053
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              • 2 BA
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              Bungalow #8166004
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                • 1 BA
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                Cottage #6094010
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                  • 1 BA
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                  House #8087774
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                    • 2 BR
                    • 1 BA
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                    Cabin #8268146
                    4
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                      • 2 BR
                      • 1 BA
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                      Cottage #8154727
                        • 2 BR
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                        Cottage #1863696
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                          • 2 BR
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                          Cottage #8264568
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                            • 2 BR
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                            Cottage #6772232
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                              • 2 BR
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                              Cottage #1965897
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                                Apartment #6812498
                                  • 3 BR
                                  • 1 BA
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                                  Cottage #6828166
                                    • 2 BR
                                    • 1 BA
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                                    Cottage #1967383
                                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                      (33 reviews)
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                                      • 1 BR
                                      • 1 BA
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                                      Cottage #8147142
                                      33
                                      Viewed 129 times in the last 48 hours
                                        Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                        • 2 BR
                                        • 1 BA
                                        • Sleeps 4
                                        Cottage #6823960
                                        10
                                        Viewed 111 times in the last 48 hours
                                          Exceptional! 5/5
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                                          • 4 BR
                                          • 2 BA
                                          • Sleeps 8
                                          Cottage #6082727
                                          22
                                          Viewed 121 times in the last 48 hours
                                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                            • 3 BR
                                            • 2 BA
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                                            • Sleeps 8
                                            Apartment #8119558
                                            16
                                            Viewed 132 times in the last 48 hours
                                              Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                              • Studio
                                              • 1 BA
                                              • Sleeps 2
                                              Cottage #6734905
                                              16
                                              Viewed 53 times in the last 48 hours
                                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                (13 reviews)
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                                                • 2 BR
                                                • 2 BA
                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                Barn #1784347
                                                13
                                                Viewed 61 times in the last 48 hours
                                                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                  • 3 BR
                                                  • 3 BA
                                                  • Separate Toilet
                                                  • Sleeps 6
                                                  Cottage #8134710
                                                  12
                                                  Viewed 55 times in the last 48 hours
                                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                    • 2 BR
                                                    • 2 BA
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                                                    Apartment #6785474
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                                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                      • 1 BR
                                                      • 1 BA
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                                                      Apartment #1903452
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                                                        Excellent! 4.5/5
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                                                        • 2 BR
                                                        • 1 BA
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                                                        Cottage #1305587
                                                        29
                                                        Viewed 70 times in the last 48 hours
                                                          Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                          • 5 BR
                                                          • 3 BA
                                                          • Separate Toilet
                                                          • Sleeps 10
                                                          House #8151818
                                                          20
                                                          Viewed 88 times in the last 48 hours
                                                            Excellent! 4.6/5
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                                                            • 2 BR
                                                            • 1 BA
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                                                            Cottage #8047461
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                                                            Viewed 70 times in the last 48 hours
                                                              Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                              • 2 BR
                                                              • 1 BA
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                                                              House #8106723
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                                                              Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                • 4 BR
                                                                • 4 BA
                                                                • Sleeps 8
                                                                Cottage #8121395
                                                                16
                                                                Viewed 52 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                  Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                  • 1 BA
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                                                                  Bungalow #6113635
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                                                                  Viewed 56 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                    Excellent! 4.7/5
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                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                    • 1 BA
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                                                                    Cottage #8129170
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                                                                    Viewed 59 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                      • 5 BR
                                                                      • 3 BA
                                                                      • Separate Toilet
                                                                      • Sleeps 9
                                                                      House #8138805
                                                                      10
                                                                      Viewed 56 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                        Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                        • 1 BR
                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                        • Sleeps 2
                                                                        Cottage #8108950
                                                                        22
                                                                        Viewed 33 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                          • 3 BR
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                                                                          • Sleeps 8
                                                                          House #8109315
                                                                          33
                                                                          Viewed 65 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            Excellent! 4.7/5
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                                                                            • 1 BR
                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                            • Sleeps 4
                                                                            Cottage #705929
                                                                            17
                                                                            Viewed 77 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                              Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                              • 1 BR
                                                                              • 1 BA
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                                                                              Barn #8161289
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                                                                              Viewed 43 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                (17 reviews)
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                                                                                • 5 BR
                                                                                • 3 BA
                                                                                • Separate Toilet
                                                                                • Sleeps 11
                                                                                House #8169817
                                                                                17
                                                                                Viewed 54 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                  (13 reviews)
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                                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                                  • 1 BA
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                                                                                  Cottage #401909
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                                                                                  Viewed 36 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                                                    (15 reviews)
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                                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                                    • 1 BA
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                                                                                    Cottage #8118992
                                                                                    15
                                                                                    Viewed 23 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                      Excellent! 4.6/5
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                                                                                      • 3 BR
                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                      • Sleeps 6
                                                                                      Cottage #428907
                                                                                      7
                                                                                      Viewed 49 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                        Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                        (21 reviews)
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                                                                                        • 4 BR
                                                                                        • 3 BA
                                                                                        • Separate Toilet
                                                                                        • Sleeps 10
                                                                                        House #6082701
                                                                                        21
                                                                                        Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                          Excellent! 4.4/5
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                                                                                          • 4 BR
                                                                                          • 4 BA
                                                                                          • Sleeps 8
                                                                                          House #6718325
                                                                                          7
                                                                                          Viewed 35 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                            (16 reviews)
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                                                                                            • 1 BR
                                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                                            • Sleeps 2
                                                                                            Cottage #6860784
                                                                                            16
                                                                                            Viewed 39 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                              (11 reviews)
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                                                                                              • 2 BR
                                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                                              • Separate Toilet
                                                                                              • Sleeps 6
                                                                                              House #8030881
                                                                                              11
                                                                                              Viewed 43 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                                (8 reviews)
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                                                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                Cottage #8121424
                                                                                                8
                                                                                                Viewed 29 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                                                  • 2 BA
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                  Apartment #6802030
                                                                                                  3
                                                                                                  Viewed 40 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                    Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                                                                    (9 reviews)
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                                                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                                                    • 2 BA
                                                                                                    • Separate Toilet
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                    House #6873113
                                                                                                    9
                                                                                                    Viewed 51 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                                      (24 reviews)
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                                                                                                      • 4 BR
                                                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 8
                                                                                                      Apartment #6469119
                                                                                                      24
                                                                                                      Viewed 75 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                       

                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Brilliant and quiet!

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Such a nice place to stay, wish I stayed for longer
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jul 26, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jul 2017

                                                                                                      Luxury accommodation in a coastal village

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      A very comfortable week in a quiet area but easy travelling distance to many places. The apartment was beautifully equipped and the owners were so friendly and welcoming.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jul 2017