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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.

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                                                                                                      Spacious house in beautiful location overlooking the sea and within a 10 minute walk of Mevagisseyy

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                                                                                                      A beautifully appointed, spacious house enjoying stunning sea views from the garden was the perfect location for the eight of us from Sidcup Art Club in Kent on our painting holiday in Mevagissey. Four spacious double rooms (we used the cinema room as a bedroom) and a single bed in the children's room provided us with plenty of private space as well as the large lounge, dining, covered and open balconies with views towards the sea provided ample communal living. The large parking area was priceless as we did not have to concern ourselves with parking issues during our stay. Everything was provided for every eventuality.....a wonderful house for a three generation family. Teenagers, families and film buffs will love the extensively equiipped cinema room. Mevagissey itself was delightful, and was a ten minute walk along the coastal path or down the roads (best not to mention the climb back, but that got easier as we got used to it!) The coastal path and secluded beach (access for the agile and sure-footed) provided walking opportunities to those of us who did not paint. We made good use of the Tea on the Quay where Cornish pasties and fresh wholesome food were freely available,and run by a delightful family who made us feel very welcome and even reserved us a table for lunch on our last day and had fresh catch of the day when eating out at the Ship Inn and the Harbour which we did every night of our stay. We visited The Lost Gardens of Heligan as a group and took many photos for future paintings. We painted in Mevagissey by the quay most days and were made most welcome by local fisherman and visiting tourists alike.Our painting holiday could not have gone better, the weather was super kind to us, glorious blue skies for five whole days and a beautiful house to enjoy and come back to after a day's painting.
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                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: May 2017

                                                                                                      Fantastic place.

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                                                                                                      The Beech Hut is tucked away in a gorgeous place in North Cornwall. Leonie welcomed us with a wonderful lit wood burner and the smell of freshly baked bread.There was a small hamper full of essentials like coffee tea sugar etc. Very thoughtful . The Hut is fully equipped with everything you need to enjoy your holiday. The Hut is so cosy you really don't want to leave, but you must explore the area. Cornwall is so diverse, the people are so friendly. We would recommend this property to stay. But we won't be telling too many people incase we can't get the weeks we want to stay here !
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: May 27, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: May 2017