Quince Cottage is a charming and well equipped Cornish cottage within easy reach of the magnificent sandy beaches of the North Coast. The cottage is detached with its own garden and lies in the heart of the beautiful village of St Tudy. There is parking for one car beside the kitchen door and additional parking on the lane beside the cottage. The cottage has gas fired central heating as well as an open fire. This beautiful & friendly village benefits from a delightful pub (with excellent food) and a very well equipped shop.
Cottage in St Tudy, Nr Wadebridge, North Cornwall - In A Conservation Area
Susan C Connolly
- Calendar last updated:
- 22 Mar 2019
About Susan C Connolly
My husband and I escape to St Tudy whenever we can. With the help our caretaker and housekeeper we all take pride in making Quince Cottage a lovely place to stay.
Susan C Connolly purchased this Cottage in 1970
Why Susan C Connolly chose Saint Tudy
Quince Cottage has been in our family for over 40years. We love the timeless and unspoilt beauty of the village, the exceptional friendliness of the villagers and the spectacular beaches nearby. Quince Cottage lies in the heart of the village, between the lovely church and the excellent pub.
What makes this Cottage unique
Quince Cottage is ideally placed for access to one of the most beautiful stretches of coast in England with wonderful sandy beaches, rock pools and wild rocky headlands. The area offers so much to do and see for both adults & children: * days on beach * watersports, (swimming, paddling, surfing, wind surfing, sailing, kayaking and canoeing) * quaint fishing villages (Port Isaac & Padstow) * wide range of delightful pubs & restaurants * spectacular walks along the headland and on Bodmin moor; * golf, fishing, tennis, birdwatching and horseriding and a host of entertainment for children
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
Lovely house in village with everything you could need for a holiday.
Nice house/cottage. Well equipped kitchen. Spacious downstairs bathroom with really great shower. Comfortable if firm bed. Off road parking just about big enough for large car. Sometimes tight parking with pub across the road but not a real problem. Garden furniture and bbq all provided. Lots to do in the area coastal walks fantastic coves and beaches to discover down narrow lanes. Seaside towns Moors National Trust houses and riverside waterfalls.
Charming and comfortable
We had a lovely week based in St Tudy, although the teenagers would have liked a bit less quiet and a bit more buzz! The weather was mixed but warm and we enjoyed days out in Newquay (half an hour drive) with it’s wonderful surf. Very busy, though. Had a tricky drive to Trebarwith - I nearly couldn’t manoeuvre my enormous Ford Galaxy around the steep and windy roads! The pub across the road is very nice, but quite pricey - more of a trendy restaurant than a ‘local’ pub. The cottage is well equipped, although we had to turn on the heating to dry our towels after swimming and clothes after washing - the weather wasn’t very good ‘drying’ weather and we could have done with a clothes horse, but we managed. Thanks.
Lovely cottage in great location
We loved our stay here. The pub is just across the road and served great food and was very welcoming.
The only reason I haven't given this cottage 5 stars is because I couldn't find any baking trays. Cooking a roast on New Years Day was a bit difficult without them but the oven is fantastic.
The only other comment I have is the covers on the sofas are white which for a rental property is unusual especially when we had children and a dog. I was constantly worrying about them and making sure they remained clean.
Overall though the cottage is great and cosy. The village is lovely and the people are very friendly.
I hope that we will book again in the future.
Great property. Lovely village. Very convenient family friendly pub
We had a great stay at St Tudy. Lovely house perfectly situated within easy reach of beaches at Rocke and Polzeath. Not far from The Eden Project which was well worth a visit especially for the Zip Wire! The house had a great outside space and room to park. The owner had left wood and coal so we could have a fire in the evenings. The internet strength was good and kept our ten year old son happy. The pub over the road was really friendly and serves great food. The village is so pretty and very quiet. We would highly recommend this house.
Really nice cottage in a great location.
Quince cottage was very homely, nicely equipped and very comfortable. The garden is a sun trap with BBQ. The St Tudy Inn is just over the road and even when busy, you couldn't hear any noise in the house.
Great place to stay
We enjoyed our stay *(13 nights) in Quince Cottage St. Tudy very much, because the cottage is well-maintained, the village of Saint Tudy is very pretty, complete with Community Shop, and there are innumerable places to visit in this part of Cornwall. The online listing description of the cottage is accurate. Family from The Netherlands, (5 people)
Special interest holidays:
Ideal for many types of holiday:
- Beach holidays
- Walking Holidays in Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (Coastal path, etc)
- Painting & Birdwatching
- Watersports esp surfing, sailing, windsurfing and canoeing etc
- Cooking courses (at Rick Stein's in Padstow)
- Bicycling (especially along the Camel estuary (Camel Trail)
- Fishing (sea fishing & on inland lakes on Bodmin Moor)
- Gardens & Stately homes (Lanhydrock (6miles), Pencarrow (3 miles) ,Eden Project (16 miles), Lost Gardens of Heligan (23 miles), and Trelissick (nr Truro)
- Wine tasting (Camel Valley Vineyard)
- Wildlife centres (several)
- Local History (Lostwithiel - former capital of Cornwall; old tin mining; slate mining; King Arthur & Tintagel Castle, ancient May Day celebrations at Padstow, Bodmin Gaol, etc)
- Tennis ((St Kew - i.e. next village & Bodmin)
Easy access to sandy beaches.
Surfing - Polzeath & Trebarwith (boards & wet suits for hire at both beaches).
Sailing & windsurfing - Rock & Daymer Bay
Kakaking/canoeing - Port Quin
Swimming - all beaches
Road: Quince Cottage is a one hour drive from Exeter (M5). & hence good connection to most UK cities.
Rail: Bodmin Parkway - main railway station - 20 mins drive from cottage, with fast & direct trains from London etc. Trains also met by taxis (but need to book in advance) and local bus service to Wadebridge etc & villages en route.
Air: Newquay Airport - 30 mins drive. The airport also has car hire.
The beaches of Polzeath, Rock, Daymer Bay & Trebarwith are all in easy reach (10-15 mins).
Many interesting places to visit in close vicinity (less than 20 mins); eg Tintagel Castle – on a promontory above the sea; Padstow – Pretty fishing harbour. (inc Rick Stein, shops,) travel there by ferry from Rock or by bicycle from Wadebridge; Port Isaac & Boscastle (25mins) - charming fishing villages; Lostwithiel – beautiful little town with fascinating history.
St Tudy is a beautiful Cornish village nestling between Bodmin Moor and the north Cornwall coast. This picturesque, unspoilt village has conservation area status. St Tudy is a very friendly village, with a delightful pub, a good shop and post office and a lovely church.
The village lies in spectacular rolling Cornish countryside, the North Cornwall coast is close by with magnificent sandy beaches, such as Trebarwith Strand, Polzeath, Rock and Daymer Bay and pretty fishing villages such as Port Isaac, Padstow, Port Quin and Boscastle. Enjoy wonderful walks along the coast, the Camel estuary, Bodmin moor (all Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty) and a host of attractions and things to do in the area.
Tennis, (St Kew & Bodmin), horseriding.
Bicycles for hire in Padstow, Wadebridge & Bodmin for cycling along the Camel Trail (along the Camel estuary).
Eden Project (16 miles), Lost Gardens of Heligan (23 miles), Trelissick (nr Truro) and gardens at Lanhydrock, Pencarrow etc.
Unusual outings eg Ferry to Padstow; Bodmin & Wenford Railway Steam Train; Camel Vineyard with wine tasting.
Huge range of walks - most spectacular are along the Coastal footpath, but also on Bodmin moor and in the lovely rolling countryside around the village.
Attractions further a field include: St Ives (& Tate Gallery); Minack Open Air Theatre at Lands End (dramatic & wonderful on a summer evening); St Michael’s Mount – south of St Ives; Fowey & the south coast (about 50 mins).
Local towns of Wadebridge & Bodmin have charm & offer good shopping & amenities.
Extensive range of activities and visits for children; including several wildlife centres.
Excellent food in many delightful local pubs & restaurants, including Rick Stein’s restaurants in Padstow and Jamie Oliver’s “Fifteen” near Newquay.
Additional pricing information
Booking Notes: Booking is secured by email confirmation with full contact details + 25% deposit; the balance is due 6 weeks before the rental. If booking last minute, the full rental must be paid and cleared before arrival. In the event of a cancellation, please be aware the booking deposit is not refundable, so we advise you to arrange your own holiday insurance. However we will endeavour to re-let your booking and if successful return your full deposit less a £25 handling fee. Changeover Day: Rentals usually begin on a Saturday in the high season (or Friday by arrangement in the low season) with arrival from 3pm. On the agreed day of departure we ask you to leave by 10am. Notes on prices: From £350 short breaks and from £400 to £840 per week in peak season. In addition to the rental, a refundable security deposit (25% of the full rental fee) is also required, which is refunded to you in full, provided the cottage is left in good order. Quince cottage is offered at a reasonable rent on the condition that it is left clean and tidy and in good order when you leave.