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Valley views, private garden, close to beautiful beaches.

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 - 7 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 Rosamund 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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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.
Mar 2015
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Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Tranquil Cornish cottage

  • 5 of 5

We had a great holiday at this character property in the heart of the Cornish countryside, with total peace and beautiful views over the fields towards Bodmin. The cottage, which forms the upper level of a converted barn, is very comfortable and well equipped. The owner was a pleasure to deal with, very kind and helpful. We stayed over the Christmas week and there were even seasonal decorations to welcome us! Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 5, 2010
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We have been delighted to be able to offer Bryn Cottage for rent again, following a total refurbishment during 2009. We look forward to welcoming old and new visitors for the forthcoming 2010 season.
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Perfect Cornwall Holiday Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Bryn Cottage was the perfect place for our four-week holiday. The location is near the coast as well as the moor. The walking opportunities were endless. The cottage is well equipped, heating is efficient, and the beds very comfortable. We enjoyed everyday of our stay.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are indeed so lucky to have this location: we are close to amazing beaches on the North coast as well as being a short drive from beautiful Bodmin Moor. We are also equidistant between north and south coasts and so exploring opportunities are many and varied. The comfort of our guests is paramount to us so we are delighted to know that our visitors are appreciating this.
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Peace and Tranquility

  • 5 of 5

We have been coming to Cornwall for 25 years and this is definitely the best, place we have stayed in! A comfortable, well equipped home, with stunning countryside views. We are already planning our next visit.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 10, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay. We try to create a real 'home from home' at Bryn as we want our visitors to relax from the moment they arrive. You are right about the views...they are lovely and we are so lucky to be in a rare spot of real peace and tranquility. Thank you so much for your review and do come and stay again soon!
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Quiet and cozy

  • 5 of 5

A nice , clean , very quiet and cozy cottage with everything you need

( and more ). perfect stay for 1-2 weeks in Cornwall

  • Review Submitted: Nov 1, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Comfortable, away from it all accommodation

  • 5 of 5

Bryn Cottage is the top storey of a converted barn, which was one of a handful around a small courtyard. so more of a flat really, with another holiday home underneath, however that was not a problem for us as there was no one there at all the time that we were there.

The property was clean and comfortable, and had been done up and furnished to a good standard, and had practically everything which anyone might need. The bathroom was lovely and the kitchen well equipped. Toys, books and games supplied for younger children and an extensive DVD and video library. There was space to park a car outside the door, and a lawned area for children to play.

The location is delightfully quiet, with a fantastic view across to Bodmin from both the lounge window and the terrace. Being a fair distance from any town there is low levels of light pollution at night, and therefore on a clear night the view of stars is fantastic. We were even able to see a couple of shooting stars.

Although off the beaten track, we found this to be a good location for travelling around to different places. Plenty of good beaches and child orientated attractions within a reasonable driving distance. A car would be essential.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 5, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to review Bryn Cottage. We try very hard to make it a 'home from home' and to supply everything that visitors of every age might like to find; so we were very gratified to read that you had appreciated this. I am so glad you enjoyed the peace and quiet of the cottage - we think this is one of the best selling points for Bryn! You are right - the downstairs cottage is owned as a private holiday home and so is rarely occupied. We hope we get the opportunity to welcome you back at Bryn Cottage another time in the future. Thank you!
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Lovely cottage with exceptional views

  • 5 of 5

Bryn cottage comprises the upper level of a two storey barn-conversion just outside the hamlet of St Wenn and enjoys spectacular views over the surrounding countryside. On arrival there was a problem with the front door key (which had been bent out of shape by the previous tenants) but the owner and her local helper provided us with a replacement very quickly indeed so we were soon enjoying the cottage.

Apart from the stunning view across countryside towards Bodmin, my main impression of the cottage is the high quality of the finish, especially the kitchen and bathroom, which would not be out of place in one's home rather than a holiday cottage. We also appreciated the owner's welcome pack of tea and coffee, a bottle of wine, and cakes.

We chose this cottage partly for its central Cornwall location, making it relatively easy to visit both South and North coast, though the terrible April weather during our stay meant that our sight-seeing was a bit limited. The gardens at Glendurgan and the stream railway at Bodmin were my personal highlights.

All in all, I hope to stay again in the future.

  • Review Submitted: May 27, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you had a happy stay and look forward to welcoming you to Bryn Cottage again in the future!
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Prices & Availability

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
17 Feb 2017 - 30 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Easter holidays
31 Mar 2017 - 20 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Early summer
21 Apr 2017 - 25 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Summer half term
26 May 2017 - 1 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Summer - June
2 Jun 2017 - 6 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Summer - July
7 Jul 2017 - 20 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Summer holidays
21 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early Autumn
1 Sep 2017 - 19 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Nightly Rate
20 Oct 2017 - 20 Oct 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Autumn half term
21 Oct 2017 - 26 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
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Late Autumn
27 Oct 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Christmas & New Year
22 Dec 2017 - 4 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

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ALL OUR RENTAL PRICES ARE FULLY INCLUSIVE: 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.

CHANGE-OVER day is Friday.

SHORT BREAKS are available and are charged at 70% of the weekly rate.

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.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Saint Columb in West Country

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