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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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    Barn #1939189
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        Apartment #6814177
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                                Apartment #6812498
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                                  Cottage #6828166
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                                    Cottage #1967383
                                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                      Cottage #8147142
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                                        Cottage #6823960
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                                          Cottage #6082727
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                                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                            Apartment #6785474
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                                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                              Apartment #8119558
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                                                Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                Cottage #6734905
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                                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                  Barn #1784347
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                                                    Cottage #8134710
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                                                      Apartment #1903452
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                                                        Cottage #1305587
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                                                            House #8106723
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                                                                  House #8138805
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                                                                    Bungalow #6113635
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                                                                      Cottage #8129170
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                                                                        Cottage #8108950
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                                                                            Cottage #705929
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                                                                              Barn #8161289
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                                                                                House #8169817
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                                                                                    Cottage #8118992
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                                                                                      Cottage #428907
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                                                                                        House #6082701
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                                                                                          House #6718325
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                                                                                            Cottage #6860784
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                                                                                              House #8030881
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                                                                                                Cottage #8121424
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                                                                                                  Apartment #6802030
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                                                                                                    Excellent! 4.6/5
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                                                                                                    House #6873113
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                                                                                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                                                      Apartment #6469119
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                                                                                                      Saint Columb Major Holiday Cottages & Homes (300+)

                                                                                                       

                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      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

                                                                                                      Amazing for young children

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We arrived in Cornwall earlier than expected and called Georgina who was very accommodating and let us have the keys 2 hours early. When we arrived at the house the children were very excited to discover all the pirate toys and that they had been left a gift each. We also received a lovely welcome pack of sparkling wine and goodies.The house is lovely and has everything you could possibly need for a home away from home. The children loved the pirate themed bedroom and enjoyed spending time in the outside 'smugglers den' play house.There is a local beach which is apx 10-15 min walk through the fields, although we choose to drive to Polzeath most days (20-30 min drive). Tintagel is very close and handy for take away fish and chips! I would definitely recommend staying here, especially if you have children under 10.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jul 2017