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Beautiful 18th Century Character Cottage. Close to beaches.

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

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

Kerenza cottage is a beautiful 18th 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 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.

More Details

Property Manager
Helen and Jeremy
Member since: 2008
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
19 July, 2018

Guestbook comments from the manager

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. It was so good we are booking up again for next year.
Sep 2016
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in St Columb Major in Cornwall

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Max. adults: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • town
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Bath (no shower)
    Shower Room - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Both the bathroom and shower room are on the ground floor of the cottage
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bunk Room - 2 Single Bed
    Single bedroom - 1 Single Bed
    Main Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , King size bed
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • churches
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(6 traveller reviews)

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Beautiful 18th Century Character Cottage. Close to beaches.
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 7 reviews
Sri Lanka

Beautifully presented, very comfortable cottage

  • 5 of 5

It was a hot week in the Padstow area but the flagstone floored dining room was always beautifully cool. The living room was so cosy and we felt so at home relaxing there in the evening. The bedrooms were also very welcoming with excellent beds and linens. A great base for the area and highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Queensland Australia

A great base to see the best of Cornwall

  • 5 of 5

The little cottage was warm and cosy and for a couple so much room. The historic town of St Columb Major has parking issues and as the little cottage does not have private parking it could be a problem. As we were out every day the parking of 2 hours max in the street out front (9-6) was not an issue. The little cottage was clean and tidy and had a lovely warm feel to it. I would highly recommend staying here. St Columb Major is the best place to stay to see the whole of Cornwall

  • Review Submitted: 27-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We’re delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay in our cottage. With respect to the parking, if you can’t find a place on the road outside the cottage, there are three car parks within a five minute walk. The nearest is 50 meters around the corner (literally a one minute walk). The furthest car park is no more than a 5 minute walk away and is free 24 hours a day. We feel we should point out that, although you have described the cottage as “little”, it is in fact a good sized 3 bedroom cottage :) with ample room for a family. Having lived in Australia ourselves we do appreciate that houses there are often considerably bigger than in the UK. Thank you for your feedback and we hope you’ve enjoyed the remainder of your stay in the UK.
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September Holiday

  • 5 of 5

Very clean, comfortable accommodation, that suited us ideally.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect location for short break with family

  • 4 of 5

My family enjoyed our 5 day short break in this warm cosy cottage which had everything we required . Comfy beds, linen and towels provided and fully equippped kitchen with extras like board games, dvds and excellent wifi for our 2 young adult children. It was lovely to return from the beaches and settled in for a cosy evening with tv or scrabble.

We would recommend this cottage and stay here again as it's an ideal location for surfing beaches and picturesque harbours and the lost gardens of Heligan.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wonderful cottage in a great location

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was a fabulous base for a great family holiday. The bedrooms were a decent size and the living room was just what we needed. The kitchen had everything we requiredfor our family of three, although there is plenty for larger parties. The bath was a massive bonus, our 2 year old daughter particularly loved it. Very clean and user friendly, I would be very happy to recommend the cottage to friends and family.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Das niedliche Häuschen liegt zentral in St. Columb Major, leicht zurückversetzt von der Straße. Wir haben uns hier von Anfang an wohl- und erwünscht gefühlt. Vielen Dank noch einmal an Helen und Jeremy für die schöne Willkommensüberraschung. Das saubere Häuschen verfügt über eine liebevolle und aufmerksame Ausstattung, die es an nichts mangeln lässt. Sie spiegelt die Freundlichkeit und Herzlichkeit der Vermieter wieder. Die Küche ist umfangreich ausgestattet. Familien mit Kindern jeden Alters finden hier alles Notwendige. Alle Räume dieses Hauses verfügen über Fenster...überall Tageslicht. Auch das Wetter dieser Häuschens lässt keine Wünsche offen. Fast ausschließlich Sonne ;-) Eine Pizzeria ist in 50 m zu erreichen, in 5 min erreicht man fußläufig den kleinen Supermarkt mit Geldautomat und die Postfiliale. Hier kann man sich auch mit frischen Brötchen eindecken. Umfangreiche Einkaufsmöglichkeiten gibt es in Bodmin und Newquay, welche man in rd. 15 min mit dem Auto erreicht. Sehr wohl haben wir uns auch im Ortszentrum befindlichen Ring-O-Bells gefühlt. Wenn wir die Sonne genießen wollten, sind wir oftmals zum Strand nach Holywell gefahren. Unser Tipp gegen Parkplatzsorgen: Im oberhalb gelegenen Perran Sands Holiday Park kann man gegen eine Tagespauschale parken und kommt recht nah an den Strand. Besonders schöne Erlebnisse für uns waren die Küstenwanderungen zum Dodman und bei Padstow. Überwältigende Landschaften. Was gibt es nicht? Es gibt keine Kaffeemaschine, keine Spülmaschine und keinen zum Haus gehörigen Parkplatz (trotzdem kann man meist sehr gut in der Nähe des Hause parken). Das war jedoch auch alles nicht versprochen und wir haben nichts davon vermisst. Ganz im Gegenteil. Es war ein sehr schöner und erholsamer Urlaub. Wie schön er war, lässt sich daran erkennen, dass wir nicht wissen, ob der Fernseher funktioniert. Weder wir noch die Kinder haben diesen während unseres Urlaubs auch nur einmal angeschaltet.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Crealy Great Adventure Park
Great for kids!
Nearest Airport
5 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
The Silver Ball
Nearest Golf
5.9 Kilometres
Treloy Golf Course
Nearest Train
4 Kilometres
St. Column Road
Nearest Restaurant
400 Metres
The Ring 0' Bells
Nearest Beach
8.9 Kilometres
Mawgan Porth
Car: recommended

Kerenza Cottage is in the heart of the pretty Cornish town of St Columb Major. There are a variety of shops, pubs and a little tea/coffee shop. The Co-op is a well stocked supermarket, a few minutes walk away. The town also has two excellent butchers. There are many public footpaths leading into the surrounding countryside and out towards the coast. For those who love to ramble, there is a beautiful walk through the woods, towards St Mawgan (great pub there to rest in) before continuing on to Mawgan Porth beach. The walk takes about an hour and a half in total.

In St Columb Major there is a large playing field and a great playground for children. The church is impressive and stands overlooking the town.

The fishing harbour of Padstow is 16.7 km away (15 to 20 minutes by car). Padstow is home to many excellent fish restaurants owned by Rick Stein. His fish and chips, eaten on the harbour wall after a hard day on the beach are a must and a perfect way to round off a happy day!

Watergate Bay (9.3 km / 12 minutes by car) is great for surfing and has good bars and restaurants (including Jamie Oliver's Fifteen restaurant). Watergate Bay Hotel has a fantastic bistro for evening meals. Sitting on their terrace offers fantastic views out across the bay.

Wadebridge (10.8km / 14 minutes by car) has fantastic nightlife, shopping and surfing

Wadebridge (15.5 km / 16 minutes by car) - picturesque market town with interesting shops and famous for the Camel Trail to Padstow or Bodmin. Bicycle hire is available at the start of the Camel Trail

Eden Project (20.4 km / 21 minutes by car) - popular visitor attraction. The large "biomes" that are found here contain plants that are collected from many diverse climates and environments around the world. Well worth a visit!

The Lost Gardens of Heligan (26.6 km / 30 minutes by car) near Mevagissey, are one of the most popular botanical gardens in the UK

Mevagissey (28.2 km / 34 minutes by car) boasts a working harbour, with a few dozen small fishing boats. Very quaint fishing harbour.

Fowey (30 km / 35 minutes by car) this small town on the south coast is on the mouth of the river Fowey and is popular for boating and sailing. You can take a ferry from here to Mevagissey during the summer months.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in St Columb Major, Cornwall

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Mid Summer
15 Jul 2018 - 2 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Summer
3 Sep 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

Manager'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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