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Beautiful, Cosy, Modern, Well-equipped Cottage For Two In Quiet, Rural Location

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Property type cottage
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Cottage in St Columb Major, Cornwall, England - 10 Mins To Nearest Beach; Close To Newquay, Padstow, Truro, St Austell; Easy Access To The A30

Penty-Lowarth is situated in a small hamlet near St Columb Major. Access to the whole of Cornwall is easy with the property being 10 minutes from the nearest beach, close to Newquay, Padstow, Truro, St Austell and with easy access to the A30. Places nearby include Eden Project, Lost Gardens of Heligan, Lanhydrock, Camel Trail & more. The single storey property is a beautiful, cosy, modern, well-equipped cottage for two in a quiet, rural location and comprises open plan living, dining, kitchen area, separate bedroom with king size bed and a shower room. There is parking and a private garden. The property is equipped with 2 sofas, TV, DVD player, radio/CD player, dining table & chairs, fridge, combination-microwave and hob. Duvets, bed linen & towels are provided (not beach towels). Cornish Cream Tea served on arrival with our compliments. Home-made bread is available to buy, with beauty treatments available at Yvette’s Beauty Room in the owners’ home.

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Yvette Britton
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 2 days
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Calendar last updated:
13 June, 2018

About Yvette Britton

My name is Yvette, and our family moved to Cornwall from Worcestershire 9 years ago following my husband being made redundant. It’s been the best move we’ve ever made! We had been holidaying in Cornwall for some 30 years and when the opportunity came to live here, we seized it with both hands. We refurbished an old Cornish cob cottage and brought it back to life and this is now our own home. We have especially enjoyed creating our garden from scratch, and part of this design included building Penty-Lowarth which is Cornish for ‘Cottage in the Garden’. My husband Jeremy, works in IT for a local company, and as well as looking after Penty-Lowarth and our guests, I also work from home as a Beauty Therapist in my spare time! We also lead a small church family called Open Heaven.

Yvette Britton purchased this cottage in 2010

Why Yvette Britton chose Saint Columb Major

We love the relaxed pace of life, the stunning variety of scenery, the amazing gardens and the unique climate.

What makes this cottage unique

The cottage is perfectly situated for seeing the whole of Cornwall. It is in a peaceful, rural location, ideally suited for those who are looking for a retreat, but beaches, shops, pubs and restaurants are not far away. We aim to make our guests feel special and at home, and a home-made Cornish Cream Tea is served with our compliments on your arrival.

Guestbook comments from the owner

1. Beautiful, quiet retreat. Appreciated the welcome of flowers and cream tea. Bed was a welcome surprise as no bad backs (a first for us)! This has been the BEST accommodation we have ever stayed in. Thank you for all the attention to detail.

2. As soon as we arrived we knew we had chosen a good property. It was clean, modern and the cream tea and fresh flowers left by the friendly owners were a lovely touch. It was well situated in a lovely quiet location and we managed to tour around the whole coast of Cornwall from there.

3. A gem of a cottage, very friendly and helpful owners - the cream tea awaiting our arrival was an unexpected and lovely touch. Everything was of the highest standard, and the situation of the cottage was such that most of Cornwall was accessible within a shortish car journey. We would certainly recommend this property very highly, it far exceeded our expectations!
Jun 2013
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Saint Columb Major in Cornwall

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • beach
  • rural
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Separate bathroom with toilet, wash basin and extra large shower cubicle with electric shower. Heated towel rail. Tiled floor. Double glazed frosted window. Shaving point. Towels and Bath Mat provided.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: The bedroom comprises a good quality king size bed, 2 bedside tables, chest of drawers and wardrobe. Solid bamboo wood flooring. Heater. The double glazed window overlooks the garden.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Outside: A small private area of garden has been set aside for the use of our guests. Table, chairs and barbecue are provided. There is parking for one car on the drive, adjacent to the cottage. Utility Room: There is a broom cupboard with broom, brush and dustpan, mop and bucket, clothes airer and pegs, iron and ironing board and a torch. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Clean towels (not beach towels) and bed linen are provided. The cottage is cleaned thoroughly prior to your arrival. Other: Entrance lobby with coat hooks.


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Cottage in the garden

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Our stay here was perfect - the cottage is in excellent condition and well equipped and maintained. Yvette was a perfect host - welcoming, friendly (lovely cream tea on arrival) and helpful without being intrusive.

The location is ideal for visiting almost anywhere else in the area, and both north and south coasts are only a short drive away. We had a wonderful time walking on the coastal paths and admiring the stunning coastline and beaches. The Eden Project is within easy reach for an interesting day out; the quirky little museums at Mevagissey and Jamaica Inn are really worth a visit, and Padstow has the most spectacular beach we have ever seen. There are some local pubs offering good quality food, but the cottage is well equipped to cook your own meals if you prefer. Hope you enjoy your stay as much as we did.

  • Review Submitted: 18-May-2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
4.5 Miles
Newquay Cornwall Airport
Nearest Train
14 Miles
Bodmin Parkway
Nearest Beach
7 Miles
Mawgan Porth
Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

A simple range of Beauty Treatments are available at Yvette's Beauty Room in the specially equipped salon in the owners' home.


We are 10 minutes drive from Mawgan Porth which is a beautiful sandy beach on the North Cornish coast. Many other beaches on both North & South coast are also within easy reach.

St Columb Major is our nearest small town with the larger towns of Newquay, Padstow, Wadebridge, St Austell and Truro being 8-14 miles away.


Leave A30 at Victoria Interchange B3274 (Roche & Victoria) by Cornwall Services. Take 1st exit at roundabout at top of slip road. Follow road for approx 5 miles. Look for left turn to Springfield's Pony Centre and Ruthvoes. Take this left turn. Penty-Lowarth is situated on the left-hand side after 1/4 mile at The Poplars.

Newquay Cornwall Airport is 10 minutes drive. Bodmin Parkway is the nearest mainline railway station being 20 minutes drive. A car is recommended as there are no buses less than a mile away.


St Columb Major 2 miles; Newquay 8 miles; Wadebridge 9 miles; St Austell 10 miles; Eden Project 11 miles; Padstow 11 miles; Truro 14 miles, Lost Gardens of Heligan 16 miles; Bodmin Moor 17 miles.

Further Details:

St Columb Major has a co-op, a banks, a post office, a butchers, chemist, hairdressers, pubs, chinese take-away and fish & chip shop.

Larger supermarkets are available in Newquay, Wadebridge, St Austell and Bodmin.

Several good restaurants serving home-cooked food are nearby. Jamie Oliver's 'Fifteen' restaurant is 6.5 miles away, and Rick Stein's famous fish restaurant and deli are in Padstow just 11 miles away.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Saint Columb Major, Cornwall

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Booking Notes:
A 10% non-returnable deposit is required to secure your booking, with the balance to be paid 6 weeks before your arrival. Bookings made within 6 weeks of your start date to be paid in full when booking. Payment by BACS & cheque only. Booking terms are available on application. Cancellation insurance is advisable. Refund policy is in our terms and conditions. Confirmation & directions sent when payment received.

Changeover Day:
Changeover Day is Friday although there is some flexibility for shorter breaks or in low season. Arrival after 4pm and departure by 10am.

Notes on prices:
Prices shown are for 7 nights. 3 night breaks 75%, 4 nights 80%, 5 nights 85%, 6 nights 90% of the price shown. Short breaks available all year round.
Winter Fuel Payment of £15 per week from Oct to April (inclusive).

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.