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Valley views, private garden, close to beautiful beaches.

Bedrooms 2
Space 645 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

Peaceful rural 'getaway'. Watergate nearby. 2 Bedrooms, sleeps 4.

Bryn Cottage has it all...

Close to some of the most beautiful wild surfing beaches of North Cornwall (Newquay, Fistral, Watergate, Mawgan Porth, Constantine, to name a few!), this former barn has been converted to a cosy and characterful holiday retreat.

Occupying the upper ground floor of this traditional Cornish stone building, Bryn benefits from stunning views across unspoilt countryside. The raised patio terrace is furnished with table and chairs and is a perfect spot for relaxing and enjoying the sun, peace and beauty of the Cornish countryside. At night, the lights of Bodmin can be seen from here, twinkling across the valley in the far distance. Sitting out under the Cornish night sky is an absolute must at Bryn. Away from light pollution, the stars are an incredible sight, as is the occasional comet. Bats and owls are frequently spotted in the evenings, while buzzards are common sights around the area during the day time.

Bryn has its own private garden with large lawn & off road parking. Steps lead up to the raised patio and front door. The cottage is comfortably and tastefully furnished throughout, with close attention to detail and the visitor's every need. In keeping with the charming character of the barn conversion, there are beams throughout and an open fireplace in a stone hearth.

With the accommodation all on the first floor of the building, all rooms have views across the private garden, open valley or attractive cottage courtyard. Bryn sleeps four in two bedrooms: the master bedroom has a king-sized bed and beautiful hand-carved oak headboard. The second bedroom is twin-bedded and a travel cot and high chair for a baby/toddler can also be provided.

The spacious bathroom has a bath and electric shower over. The hallway has space for boots/shoes and coat hanging and there is a large Ordnance Survey map of the area on the wall, to help you plan your local outings!

The large lounge has a galley-style kitchen to one side, separated by the feature stone hearth and chimney breast. With comfortable soft furnishings, the lounge is a sunny and cosy space for relaxing with a book, a glass of wine and a roaring log fire in the colder months. A dining table and chairs are positioned by one of the large sunny windows, so you can enjoy the lovely views whilst eating.

The kitchen is well-equipped, to provide you with all the convenience you might have at home. Basic household essentials are also supplied (tea, coffee, sugar, kitchen linen, kitchen roll, washing-up liquid, soap, and so on) so that you don't have to bother with all those necessary but tedious purchases when you arrive.

The cottage is equipped with a television, DVD and video players, music centre and a selection of films and CDs. We also have a selection of boxed toys, games and puzzles for our younger visitors, as well as books, leaflets and maps about things to do in the local area and wider afield in Cornwall.

Bryn is close to the tiny hamlet of St Wenn and the small (but very well equipped!) town of St Columb Major. The coast is a short drive over rolling countryside, with the attraction of famous locations such as Padstow, Rock, Newquay and Port Isaac (famous location for the filming of 'Doc Martin') and home of the TV character 'Poldark'.

There is so much to do in Cornwall; being in a central location our visitors to Bryn Cottage are spoilt for choice! The popular Eden Project is only 10 miles away, while famous beaches and seaside locations of the North Coast are less than 15 minutes by car. The bustling towns of Wadebridge, Bodmin and Truro are just 9, 13 and 19 miles respectively. King Arthur's famous Tintagel Castle is a short drive and well worth a visit, both for its history and stunning views. The beautiful quayside location of Port Isaac (home for 'Doc Martin') is in the same direction and just 17 miles away.

Another famous spot for filming is the charming stately home, 'Prideaux Place', just outside Padstow. A mere 12 miles from the cottage, Prideaux Place has been to filmset location for the Rosamunde Pilcher film: 'Coming Home', as well as other productions made for German television such as 'Flowers in the Rain', 'The End of Summer', 'The Long Weekend' and 'The Red Dress'.

The Tate Gallery and Hepworth Museum are both in beautiful St. Ives and a short drive away is the quaint seaside town of Port Isaac, where the British series 'Doc Martin' is filmed. The pretty Lost Gardens of Helligan are worth a visit, as is the Cornish Maritime Museum at Falmouth.

Cornwall abounds with historical heritage sites and gardens, inclusing: Pendennis Castle, Lanhydrock House, St Mawes Castle, Cotele Tudor House, Glendurgan Garden, Trelissick Garden and Trerice Elizabethan Manor House.

The beaches are of course Cornwall's top attraction! The county offers some of the most beautiful beaches in the country. They are many and varied, ranging from quiet, sandy coves to the magnificent and famous surfing beaches such as Newquay and Watergate Bay. Surfing lessons are available from most of the large beaches and many beaches have additional facilities such as cafes, bars, restaurants and life guard care. Rock pooling and beach fishing are also popular activities, as is kayaking and beach kite-surfing.

Walking and cycling opportunities are plentiful in this area. The well known Camel trail, just 9 miles from Bryn Cottage, is a dis-used railway track that runs alongside the River Camel from Bodmin to Padstow, via Wadebridge. It runs through 11 miles of beautiful and unspoilt countryside, and is a haven for cyclists, walkers, runners and bird watchers. Although the surface is ideal for cycling, it is also level and smooth, making it suitable for prams and wheelchairs. Cycles of all types can be hired from a number of centres at Wadebridge, Bodmin and Padstow.

Cornwall is also a great holiday destination for families with children. Aside from the great beaches and quays with crabbing and rock-pooling fun, there are a great many other attractions for youngsters, including: nearby Crealy Adventure Park, Flambards Adventure Park at Helston, and The National Seal Sanctuary (also at Helston). Newquay is a short drive from Bryn Cottage and its attractions include: Newquay Zoo, Dairyland Farm World, Blue Reef Aquarium, Lappa Valley Steam Railway and Springfields Pony Centre.

Further afield, Penzance and the far west of Cornwall to Land's End are just over an hour's drive away. Here you can visit the stunning spot of St Michael's Mount and the amazing Minack open air theatre on the cliff edge at Porthcurno.

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Amanda Handley
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About Amanda Handley

Hi. We bought Bryn Cottage back in 2004, having spent a number of happy holidays there. We live near London but try to get to Cornwall as often as we can. For us, it is a real home-from-home and we hope you will feel the same when you visit.

Amanda Handley purchased this cottage in 2004

Why Amanda Handley chose Saint Wenn

Bryn Cottage is in a perfect location - a good way into Cornwall yet close to both North and South coasts. We have close access to both the main A30 and the A395 Atlantic Highway, meaning we can easily access most parts of Cornwall.

The cottage is in the middle of the countryside in an amazingly beautiful and peaceful spot. For us, it provides a real escape from busy city life - and we hope it will do the same for you.

What makes this cottage unique

We are close enough to the beautiful beaches to reach them in a short drive, yet far enough away from the busy roads to feel at peace even at high season.

Our favourite things about Bryn Cottage are the absolute peace and quiet, the green valley views and the amazing star-lit skies at night, far from any light pollution.

Guestbook comments from the owner

I had a lovely stay at Bryn Cottage. It was home from home. The welcome tray and bottle of wine was a really lovely touch. I was able to sit out one evening on the patio enjoying the view over the fields. It was nice and quiet, but with others in the cottages nearby it didn’t feel too isolated. It was a convenient location for sight seeing - The Eden Project and The Lost Gardens of Heligan (which I visited) being in easy reach by car. I loved the way the cottage was decorated and the opportunity to have an open fire was especially appealing. The bed in the double room was really comfortable. I slept very well. All in all it was a very welcome break and did the trick of recharging my batteries, so to speak. I would highly recommend it.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage around the Saint Wenn around the Cornwall

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 645 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Large bathroom with bath, electric shower, heating and additional heated towel rail.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Cot
  • Sleeps 4 plus sprung camp bed for a small child and travel cot for a baby
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Steps leading up to raised patio and front door may be unsuitable for the infirm, although the accommodation inside is all on one level. We aim to provide you with a 'home from home' holiday, so In addition to the listed facilities we also provide: radio alarm clock, hair dryer, iron & ironing board, washing line, children's boxed toys, large selection of family films, books, maps and visitor information. We want you to feel welcome as soon as you walk in, so we have a tea tray ready for your arrival and ensure that all basic household items are provided (kitchen towel, toilet paper, washing up liquid, foil, soap, tea, coffee, sugar, salt & pepper and basic herbs, and so on).


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Valley views, private garden, close to beautiful beaches.
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 26 reviews

Centrally located and very comfortable.

  • 5 of 5

Bryn cottage is in a beautiful and very quiet spot to be able to enjoy quiet evenings on holiday. The outdoor space is excellent for children.

The cottage had all the extras you need (and probably forget when packing) to be comfortable away from home.

It is centrally located so you can enjoy all that Cornwall has to offer.

Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review of your stay at Bryn Cottage. We try really hard to make it a 'home-from-home' for our visitors so it is great to hear that you found it so. We are glad you had such a good stay and hope we can welcome you to Bryn again in the future.
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Fantastic home from home!

  • 5 of 5

We have had a fabulous stay at Bryn cottage. When we arrived it was immaculately clean and is so well thought out - it has everything you could need and more. It is beautifully located, so peaceful and quiet but within easy travelling of everything you might want to explore in Cornwall. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Bryn and we hope to visit again in the future!

  • Review Submitted: 25-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review of your stay at Bryn Cottage. We are so pleased you enjoyed your time in Cornwall and really hope you will be able to stay with us again.
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Had everthing we could want. Lovely to come back to in the evening or even spend a quiet day

  • 5 of 5

Very comfortable and very well laid out. Nice view from the dining table watching the buzzard and kestrel. Will miss the birdsong in the mornings when having breakfast with the windows open and the sunlight streaming in. Also the moon rising was quite something to see. Very clean and well looked after. Excellent shower, comfy sofas, well equipped kitchen. Private patio - not overlooked. Only visitors were the friendly chickens from next door. Brilliant thunderstorm too one evening but felt very safe within the granite walls.

So much to see but only scratched the surface: Eden project, Heligan, Jamaica Inn and the moor - very atmospheric. Beautiful little harbours too, Padstow of course and we did Fowey one hot afternoon.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay. You have touched upon the things that we also feel make Bryn a very special and relaxing place to be. We do hope we can welcome you to stay again in the future. Amanda and Jeremy.
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Quiet, pleasant and home away from home

  • 5 of 5

We had a pleasant stay at the cottage. Owners welcomed us with wine and delicious biscuits. A very good position for visiting different parts of Cornwall. Quiet and tastefully decorated home away from home. We would love to go back again.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We are so glad you felt at home at Bryn Cottage. We have tried hard to create that comfortable feeling of having everything you need for your stay. It would be a pleasure to be able to welcome you back again for another holiday.
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Away from it all......

  • 5 of 5

If you want a quiet spacious retreat the Bryn Cottage is for you. In a delightful setting, it is central for all North Cornwal's attractions. Treat yourself and enjoy it.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review of Bryn Cottage. You are right, it is easy to get to both coasts and is also pretty central for many of Cornwall's wonderful sights and attractions. So glad you enjoyed it :-)
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Fantastic cottage in idyllic location

  • 5 of 5

Spotlessly clean, comfortable and beautiful cottage in fantastic peaceful location

  • Review Submitted: 05-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to leave a review of Bryn Cottage. It was a pleasure having you to stay an we hope to welcome you again one day.
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Nearest Airport
14 Kilometres
Newquay Airport
Nearest Barpub
6 Kilometres
St Columb Major
Nearest Ferry
67 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Lanhydrock Golf Club, Lostwithiel
Nearest Train
3 Kilometres
St Columb Road Railway Station
Nearest Motorway
120 Kilometres
M5 Junction 31
Nearest Restaurant
14 Kilometres
Many, within
Nearest Beach
17 Kilometres
Mawgan Porth, Watergate Bay
Car: necessary

The cottage lies in an ideal position for touring Cornwall, being within easy reach of both the North and South coasts and their many magnificent beaches. It is within 10 minutes of both the A30 and A39, and similar distance from Newquay Airport. The far west coast at Land's End is an easy day trip. Situated in the peaceful rolling countryside 8 miles inland from Padstow, Bryn Cottage has bright, stunning views across open fields and farmland to the nearby hamlet of St. Wenn.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage around the Saint Wenn,

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Early Autumn
7 Sep 2018 - 23 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Nightly Rate
24 Oct 2018 - 24 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Early Autumn
25 Oct 2018 - 25 Oct 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Autumn half term
26 Oct 2018 - 1 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Late Autumn/winter
2 Nov 2018 - 20 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Christmas & New Year
21 Dec 2018 - 3 Jan 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Winter/Early spring
4 Jan 2019 - 4 Apr 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Easter holidays
5 Apr 2019 - 25 Apr 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Late spring
26 Apr 2019 - 23 May 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Summer half term
24 May 2019 - 30 May 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Early summer
31 May 2019 - 27 Jun 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
High summer
28 Jun 2019 - 5 Sep 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning fee £75

If you require fewer/more nights than stated, please get in touch and we will be happy to try to accommodate your wishes.

ALL OUR RENTAL PRICES ARE FULLY INCLUSIVE OF THE FOLLOWING: includes heating, electricity, Wi-Fi, towels, bed linen, kitchen linen and basic essentials to help you settle in immediately. Logs and coal for the open fire are available locally. Visitors are asked to supply their own beach towels.

CLEANING is charged at a flat additional rate of £75 per booking.

CHANGE-OVER day for week long bookings is usually Friday.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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