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Beautiful 18th Century Character Cottage. Close to beaches.

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1 shower room, sleeps 5

Goosebean is a beautiful18th century character cottage in the heart of of St. Columb Major. Located 5 miles inland and within easy reach of the best surfing beaches in Cornwall, St. Columb Major is a small rural town surrounded by beautiful countryside.

Ideally located between Padstow, Wadebridge and Newquay there are plenty of activities available for all the family.

Sleeps 5 in three bedrooms:

1 double room, 1 room with bunk beds and 1 single room.

The cottage has recently been thoughtfully refurbished and offers perfect accommodation for those seeking a great holiday in Cornwall.

Outside, the courtyard garden has table and chairs and barbecue facilities.

See owners website: www.goosebean.co.uk

More Details

Member since: 2009
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 April, 2017


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Saint Columb Major in Cornwall

Property Type:
  • cottage (semi-detached)
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • town
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Alarm Clock
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Parking ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , (Bunk beds)
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • 5 garden chairs
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website:


Very Good! 4.1/5 -
(11 traveller reviews)

Beautiful 18th Century Character Cottage. Close to beaches.
average rating of 4.090909 based on 11 reviews

Sweet but distinctly damp

  • 2 of 5

The cottage had everything we needed and the accommodation suited our needs. It was well equipped including WIFI and a washing machine. It was warm with comfortable beds. There is no bathroom or toilet on the first floor which was a nuisance when you have young children. The outside space at the front of the cottage isn't as the photo suggests here; it is a rather dank, dark space due to heavy foliage plus the cottage sits just back from the main road; not particularly safe with young children or pleasant enough to use.

There is a distinct smell of damp as soon as you open the front door and the unpleasant smell engulfs the front room and dining area off the kitchen. For this reason alone I would not re book this cottage. One of my children suffers with asthma and another had an unfortunate attack of croup while we were there. Damp accommodation was really not conducive to their condition, hence we spent very little time in the cottage during the day.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very sorry to hear that your holiday in Goosebean Cottage was not a happy one. We have taken your concerns very seriously and we are addressing the issues you raise in your feedback in advance of our next booking. The living room, dining area and stairwell are being completely redecorated, and any damp patches will be treated. We have employed a gardener to cut back shrubs to maximise sun light to the garden. Usually after the winter period (when the cottage remains empty), we personally take responsibility for preparing our cottage for the holiday season. Every year we have been able to spend time repainting, spring cleaning and making sure the garden area is immaculate. However, due to unforeseen family circumstances we were unable to do so this year and we entrusted the preparation of our cottage and garden to an agency which has clearly let you and us down. In our description of Goosebean Cottage on HomeAway, the cottage has a garden to the front of the house. The garden is enclosed and is set back from the main road by 20 meters or so. The garden is as shown in the main photo (mid morning) apart from a fence which was erected a few years ago designed to give the garden additional privacy from the cottage next door. The cottage has also been repainted a paler shade of yellow than is shown in the photo. You were our first customers of the season and we would like to pass on our sincere apologies. We have been renting our cottage to holiday makers since 2007 and have only ever received positive feedback. Furthermore, previous holiday makers (and our own family) have loved spending time in our cosy cottage which is warm, inviting, comfortable (close to fantastic beaches and sights) and (apart from on this occasion) damp free! We would like to reassure future parties who have booked a holiday in Goosebean Cottage that all issues raised by you are currently being expertly addressed.
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Clean we'll kept cottage

  • 5 of 5

We spent 6 days here in September 2016, we found that the cottage had everything we needed. It was in a great location to get around Cornwall, although we never spent a great deal of time in the cottage it was always a nice place to come back to. The amount of literature in the cottage for things to do was a great help. We found parking ok there is a free car pack less then 2 minutes from the cottage. It was so good we are booking up again for next year.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely old cottage close to stunning Cornish coast

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Goosebean Cottage over Easter 2016 when the weather included high winds, heavy rain and hail. The cottage was a great place to stay for weather like that - warm, comfortable, cosy, well-lit and draught-free even though it is very old with thick stone walls.

The cottage was immaculate, freshly decorated and with pretty seaside-themed accessories. The kitchen is very well equipped and provisioned. The beds and linen are very good too. There is a lady available locally in case of any problems.

Word of warning - tall people need to watch their heads in the bedroom doorways!

The street parking was generally fine and, on the occasions when all spaces were taken, we parked in the little car park which is free overnight. We believe that the street parking is now up to 2 hours between 9 and 6 with no return for 4 hours. So not a problem unless you want to spend the whole day at the cottage. And we never saw the cars being checked.


The co-op just down the road is great for shopping, with good opening hours. There is a big Tesco just as you go into Wadebridge and another at Padstow.

The beaches and cliff walks are all within about 20 minutes drive with stunning views and good beach cafes for coffee and cake. Good for bird watching too - we've never seen and heard so many skylarks. The coastal walk from Trevone to Padstow is stunning and worth saying hello to the volunteers in the coastal watch station who will tell you all about their work.

The Cornish Arms at St Merryn is a smart Rick Stein inn with excellent traditional pub food. The Watergate Bay Hotel has a good brasserie with lovely views over the sea. It also owns the Beach Cafe down on the beach where we had a good brunch watching the surfers. Lewinnick Lodge above Fistral Beach in Newquay is excellent too.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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lovely cottage

  • 4 of 5

Nice clean house with everything you need for a comfortable stay. We enjoyed it very much!

  • Review Submitted: May 18, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Goosebean Cottage - a lovely property

  • 4 of 5

A lovely cottage with plenty of room, clean and tastefully decorated.  Beds were very comfortable (which is always a bonus).

St Columb Major is a great market town with plenty of shops all within 5 minutes walking distance (Lloyds TSB, Co-op, 2 butchers (lovely burgers), a Chinese (very nice), 3 pubs,  2 fish and chip (great cheesy chips).

The village is in a great location for Watergate Bay ( 6miles), Mawgan Porth (4 miles), Newquay (9miles) and Truro (16 miles). The main A30 and Atlantic Highway are only a few minutes drive away which makes exploring Cornwall easy.

Street parking limited to 1/2hr from 9am - 6pm. Public car park around the corner charges from 8am-5pm Monday to Saturday 50p for 1 hour or £1 for 3 hours. This was a problem as most days we left by 9am.

The only thing would would have liked to have in the cottage was an iron and board.

Housekeeper most helpful when we a problem with the bath and was rectified immediately.

We had a lovely stay and thank you for letting us stay at Goosebean Cottage.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 5, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely Cottage in a great central Cornish location

  • 4 of 5

What a quaint, nicely decorated little cottage, with 2 adults our 3 boys and a baby we still all had plenty of room. The house is clean and well maintained and is well kitted out, our children especially enjoyed the choice in videos.

St Columb Major is a wonderful little town with all the necessary amenities, the 2 local butchers are worth a visit. There are more than enough pubs to choose from and a great fish and chip shop just a few meters down the road.

We found the central location super, we managed to visit most of Cornwall during out 2 week stay. Mevagissey and Mouse Hole were two of the highlights on our many adventures.

Plus point was when one of the bedroom curtain rails came down the local contact person was most helpful and organized for it to be immediately repaired.

2 points of attention are that there is no clothes dryer as stated in the facilities breakdown and that the street parking is limited to a 1/2 hour, there is however a car park just around the corner but it costs up to 3 pounds a day and over a 2 week vacation that can add up.

We had a wonderful stay at Goosebean Cottage and look forward to returning to Cornwall.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 11, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Whilst parking in the bays directly opposite the cottage is officially limited to 30 minutes between 9am and 6pm, we often leave our car in these bays all day and all night and have never received a parking ticket. St. Columb Major is a small rural town where parking restrictions seem not to be enforced in the same way as they would be in a larger town. The car park, which is a one miunte walk around the corner, is free of charge from 5pm to 8am and the charge during the day is £1 for three hours.
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Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Mawgan Porth

St. Columb Major is a small traditional Cornish town located about 5 miles from the coast. The town is surrounded by beautiful countryside ideal for walking and cycling.

The town itself retains a community feel, unspoilt by tourism. A variety of traditional shops and pubs are available all within a short walk of each other. There is also a park with a playing field and playground for younger children.

St. Columb Major lies equidistant (approx. 7 miles) between the popular towns of Wadebridge and Newquay. Wadebridge lies on the Camel Estuary and boasts a variety of shops, restaurants, art galleries and cinema. Here you will also find cycle hire shops and access to the Camel trail lying between Padstow and Bodmin goal.

Newquay offers a lively and buzzing experience for teenagers seeking night life and great surf wear shops. Here, you will also find Newquay Zoo and Hendra swimming complex.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Saint Columb Major, Cornwall

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
17 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Half term
27 May 2017 - 10 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early Summer
11 Jun 2017 - 20 Jul 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Mid Summer
21 Jul 2017 - 3 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Summer
4 Sep 2017 - 13 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
October Half Term
14 Oct 2017 - 29 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
30 Oct 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
16 Dec 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

Rental period is Sunday to Sunday during peak periods

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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