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Beautiful 18th Century Character Cottage. Close to beaches.

9 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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3 - 7 nights


Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday cottage in Saint Columb Major - Goosebean Holiday Cottage

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

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm

Member since: 2009
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
13 September, 2016
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based on 9 holidaymaker reviews

Beautiful 18th Century Character Cottage. Close to beaches.
average rating of 4.4444447 based on 9 reviews

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
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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
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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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Very nice house and village

  • 4 of 5

We, a family of five from the Netherlands, have stayed in this cottage during our summer holiday. The cottage has a lot of atmosphere and realy wunderfull beds! We had a splended meal at the local pub and felt realyy at home in this house and friendly town.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 9, 2010
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2010
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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, Newquay & St Austell area

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
3 Oct 2016 - 21 Oct 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
October Half Term
22 Oct 2016 - 29 Oct 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
30 Oct 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
17 Dec 2016 - 8 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
9 Jan 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Apr 2017 - 16 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
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
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Standard price
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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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Saint Columb Major in Cornwall

Property Type:
  • cottage (semi-detached)
  • Self-catering
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
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • 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

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