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Within Easy Reach Of The North Cornish Coast



Updated: 31-Oct-2016
Cottage in St Tudy, Nr Wadebridge, North Cornwall - In A Conservation Area

Quince Cottage is a charming and well equipped Cornish cottage. 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.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Linens provided

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

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.

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5 Reviews

based on 5 holidaymaker reviews


Late Autumn Break

  • 5 of 5

We wanted a short break in a nice quite country village and this cottage looked to fit the bill.

We received comprehensive instructions & information from the owner and when we arrived it didn't disappoint.

The kitchen and lounge provided a great place for the family to relax and a welcoming environment to come back too after days out.

The bedrooms were nice and comfortable and the bathroom clean & modern. Also, to the great relief of our two boys, there was WiFi...

The only thing I would mention is that the ceilings are 'challenging' for the taller person but don't let that stop you.

It was also a good base for visiting central & eastern Cornwall. The Eden Project is not far, as too is Tintagel Castle and fish & chips in Padstow is well worth a try.

We would gladly recommend this cottage and would chose to stay here again.

Bob & Sue

  • Review Submitted: Nov 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely cottage with garden in a great location

  • 5 of 5

We were pleasantly surprised with the cottage as it was ample size for the 4 of us and dog. The kitchen was perfect and the lounge with the open fire was a lovely treat in the evenings. The information provided by Susan (the owner) prior to us staying was extremely useful and we visited a number of places that she recommended which we loved.

The location of a the cottage was great with Padstow, Poltreath, Port Issac and Bodmin all being relatively close. We hired bikes on a couple of days and cycled the Camel Trail from Wadebridge to Padstow and Wadebridge to Bodmin on another day. The trail was great for the children as it was relatively flat and free from traffic.

Although the cottage doesn't have wifi the local pub being approximately 20 metres away from cottage does. As a result we frequented the pub on a regular basis and all members of the family including the dog were happy!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Easter 2016 at Quince Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We travelled from Ireland and met our son, his wife and their dog and stayed in Quince Cottage for 5 days over the 2016 Easter Holidays. It's a quaint Cottage in a very friendly village. The description of the cottage was 100% accurate. It was very clean and warm and well equipped. The owner had sent us lots of information on local villages, towns, walks, beaches, sightseeing etc.and had very helpfully suggested booking some of the more popular restaurants before we travelled. In the cottage there were files with maps and leaflets. It was the first time for us to visit Cornwall and unfortunately it rained everyday except one. We picked 3 costal walks which were exhilarating in the wind and rain ...the descent to the beach on the Bedruthan steps ( 20 minutes away) to witness the storm at sea was a highlight. After these walks we arrived back to Quince Cottage wet and weary and it was then we totally appreciated the log fires, the great supply of videos and the excellent shower in the cottage. We enjoyed lovely restaurants in Port Isaac and Padstow but our favourite was the excellent restaurant in the St Tudy Inn, next door to the cottage.

Some day I hope to return and see Cornwall in fine weather and would be very happy to stay in Quince Cottage again.


  • Review Submitted: Apr 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Winter short-break in relaxing St Tudy

  • 5 of 5

We had a really relaxing winter break at Quince Cottage in St Tudy, which with its roaring log fire and olde-worlde charm makes a lovely base for a winter break. The kitchen is well equipped, but with the St Tudy Inn literally being just over the road, serving good food, and award winning fish and chip shops a few miles away, we did little cooking ourselves. St Tudy also benefits from a community run shop, ideal for the daily paper, bread and crumpets. Port Isaac and Padstow are only a few miles away, and even in mid-February, the azaleas and magnolias at the Lost Gardens of Heligan were in full bloom. The owner has a good choice in books, the selection in the bedroom was the best we have come across in a holiday rental!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fair sized quaint cottage in quiet St Tudy

  • 4 of 5

Quince cottage is a good size pretty property. It has a nice garden and a brand new bathroom with a great shower Beware if you are taking children there is no Wifi and phone reception is poor but this could be a welcome break ! St Tudy is a lovely small village and the cottage is right next door to the lovely St Tudy inn which we ate and drank in a couple of times over our stay. Unfortunately we found damp and mould in the blue bedroom which smelt and does need to be rectified but overall we had a nice break in North Cornwall!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 20, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Emma, I am glad you liked our cottage. We were surprised to learn that you had found damp in one of the bedrooms. It was a pity you didn’t tell us or our caretaker about this during your stay as we could have arranged to have moved you into our private bedroom (the fourth bedroom) which we don’t normally let out. We regularly inspect the cottage thoroughly and particularly before the start of the summer season, but had seen no sign of damp then, nor had any of the previous guests informed us about this. We are going to investigate this weekend. I did tell you that we didn’t offer Wi-Fi, but it is available free in the pub at the end of the lane. Unfortunately mobile signals are notoriously bad in Cornwall and you may have seen David Cameron’s comment about this in the press and his suggestion for remedying it. With kind regards Susan
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From the Owner

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.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Barpub : St Tudy Inn at 20 Metres Nearest Golf : St Kew at 2 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : A30 at 4 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : St Tudy Inn at 20 Metres

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)

- Horseriding

- 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.

Further Details:

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.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Low 2
29 Oct 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Xmas & New Year
17 Dec 2016 - 3 Jan 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Low season 1
7 Jan 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
1 Apr 2017 - 21 Apr 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Mid Season
22 Apr 2017 - 16 Jun 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Mid - High
17 Jun 2017 - 21 Jul 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
High season
22 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid Season 2
2 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 31-Oct-2016
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From the Owner

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

Property Type

  • cottage


  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine


  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • village


  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom - bath + excellent separate stand alone shower. WC.


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Three attractively furnished bedrooms, 1 double, two twin bedrooms. All beds are extremely comfortable.


  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue


  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • Notes on accommodation: The cottage has oil-fired central heating TV, DVD & CD players WiFi - high speed broadband Comfortable beds (i double bed, 4 single beds) A well-behaved pet is welcome by arrangement at £30 per week. Non smoking property Shop and pub in walking distance (less than 5 mins walk) Outside: Garden (lawn & large patio area) with teak garden table, parasol & chairs, garden loungers and a barbecue. Utility Room: Tumble drier in utility room. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Duvets, pillows and bed linen are supplied, but not bath or beach towels (unless by special arrangement).

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