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Character Cottage Close To Centre Of Wadebridge & Camel Trail

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Cottage in Wadebridge, Cornwall - Quiet Location, Close To Town Centre, with parking

Brae is our lovely holiday cottage in a quiet location just off Wadebridge town centre. We fully renovated it in Spring 2013, and the interior has been fully decorated again in May 2016. It is furnished to a very high standard, retaining original features combined with modern luxury touches, to create a cosy and bright living space. Wadebridge is a bustling market town that spans the River Camel. It's a perfect base to explore Cornwall. It has a great selection of independent shops, cafes and restaurants; plus direct access to the Camel Trail. There are many beautiful beaches nearby. The South West Coastal path can be easily accessed, as well as inland walks on Bodmin Moor. Rock, Padstow, Newquay, Port Isaac (i.e. Doc Martin country), Tintagel and Boscastle are all nearby. Wadebridge has some lovely restaurants and you can also try the famous eateries of Rick Stein, Jamie Oliver and Nathan Outlaw on the coast. The award winning Camel Valley Vineyard is nearby. Wadebridge is also very well served by public transport.

Michael Smith
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
21 April, 2017

About Michael Smith

We live in the North of England and both work very hard in professional jobs. Our hearts are in Cornwall where we knew each other as children in the 1970s. We met up again by chance after 31 years in 2008 and fell in love. We are now happily married and Brae Cottage is our lovely escape from our busy and stressful working lives.

Michael Smith purchased this cottage in 2012

Why Michael Smith chose North Cornwall

We love Wadebridge because it is a lively friendly town and everything you need is on your doorstep. It's busy enough to have the cafes, bars and restaurants we like, but quiet enough so that you can relax and enjoy 'Cornish time'. It's also a great base for exploring the rest of Cornwall.

We bought Brae Cottage in 2012 and spent 6 months fully renovating it. We have lavished as much attention on it as we did our main home - in fact probably more. We have kept its quirky cottage features like beams and a woodburning stove, but have added luxury touches like underfloor heating and a large 'walk-in' shower. While Brae is a cosy cottage it's big enough to relax in, with a good sized dining kitchen, a separate lounge and 2 double bedrooms.

What makes this cottage unique

We like to park up the car and potter about Wadebridge on foot for a least a couple of days before we venture further afield. We are gradually working our way through the many independent coffee shops but it may take some time!

When we do venture out our main love is rock climbing and we take advantage of the glorious Cornish sea cliffs whenever we get the time. We've also recently started surfing and Mawgan Porth and Watergate are our favourites.

Having realised Wadebridge is surrounded by golf courses we may give it a try.

We have walked a lot of the Cornish Coast Path on both the North and South Coasts and we often return to our favourite walks over and over again.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Wadebridge in Cornwall

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • river
  • town
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Luxury bathroom. Large walk-in power shower (fixed head & hand shower). Underfloor heating, heated towel rail, granite washstand with counter-top sink & cabinet with remote sensor integral lighting. Separate WC.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1: large & bright; king size bed; double aspect windows. Plenty of storage. DAB radio. Hairdryer. Bedroom 2: 4' double, large window, wardrobe & chest of drawers.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • 2 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: There is a TV with freeview, DVD player, a number of DAB radios and an iPod docking station. Both the bathroom and WC are downstairs at the cottage, in separate rooms. The cottage is fully equipped with smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors. This is a strictly no smoking property. Outside: There is a sunny courtyard with bench and patio furniture. A BBQ is available. There is also a covered porch area and washing line. There is a private parking space for one car directly outside the cottage. Utility Room: Washing machine. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels, guest soap & bed linen provided. Please bring your own beach towels. Property is cleaned at changeover. Other: Upstairs has an open bright reading room area with large window, comfy van der Rohe & Eames chairs, radiator and a selection of books. WC in separate downstairs room. Downstairs the cottage has a very spacious bright hallway with 2 velux windows.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(23 traveller reviews)


It's perfect

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful place to stay ,in a great location the cottage is done to a high standard we will be back

  • Review Submitted: Nov 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful place to stay

  • 5 of 5

Brae Cottage is beautiful! Mike & Jenny have gone to tremendous effort to make it feel like a home from home and we felt truly welcome as soon as we arrived.

It's finished to a high level and the decor is fantastic. The well stocked kitchen helped us on the days we ate in and snuggled up around the fire :)

A warning for technology lovers... There is no wifi and very poor mobile signal inside the cottage. Took a day or so to adjust but we soon got used to the tranquility!

The outdoor area was just right for our small dog and there was enough room in the hallway for his crate and pen at night times.

Well done to Emma the cleaner, the cottage was immaculate when we arrived!

We'd love to return next year for another much-needed rest from the hustle and bustle of Manchester life!

Jenny, James & Stanley the dog

  • Review Submitted: Sep 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review of Brae Cottage. It's great for us when our guests enjoy their stay. Yes Brae Cottage is without Wifi, and this was a conscious choice on our part; like you we enjoy the peace when we're there and the fact that we are away from the stresses of everyday life. Lots of the local cafes have free wifi, and this is always a good excuse for coffee and cake!
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Beautiful holiday cottage in a very convenient location

  • 5 of 5

Brae is the most stunning holiday cottage and in a very convenient location. Beautifully clean and comfortable, the owners (Jenny & Mike) have literally thought of everything you need to make you feel at home. The decor and furnishing are outstanding and so tasteful - there was even a welcome gift which was a complete surprise and so thoughtful.

I cannot speak highly enough of this property - it is truly outstanding in every way.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for this lovely review. We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay at Brae Cottage. The cottage is our much loved holiday home, so we do try to make that extra effort to make it comfortable for ourselves and our guests. It is really great for us when guests say they like it. I'm always buying little extra bits and pieces for the cottage; it's a bit of an addiction!
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Beautifully presented, well-equipped cottage

  • 5 of 5

This is a gorgeous cottage and evidently loved by its owners, who have furnished it to a high standard. The cottage was clean and homely and had everything and more that you would need for your holiday. There were lovely touches such as a welcome bag of goodies and use of the owners' bikes, books and maps. It was a great base for a family holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you we are so glad that you enjoyed your holiday at Brae Cottage. Yes you are right we do love it, and we are really happy to share it, and all that the area has to offer, with our guests.
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Tolles sowie liebevolles Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Das Brae Cottage ist ein wundervolles Cottage in Wadebridge. Viel Liebe zum Detail, sehr sauber, komfortabel und perfekte Ausgangsbasis um Cornwall mit allen atemberaubenden Facetten zu erkunden. Jenny war jederzeit bereit meine vielen Fragen im Vorfeld schnell zu beantworten. Nach einer langen Anreise fühlten wir uns sofort heimisch, sehr willkommen und das Begrüßungsgeschenk war eine schöne Überraschung. Die Tasche begleitet mich noch heute :)

  • Review Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for lovely review. We love to welcome international visitors. I have tried to translate your review for English speakers. "Brae Cottage is a wonderful cottage in Wadebridge. Great attention to detail, very clean, comfortable and perfect base to explore Cornwall with all facets breathtaking. Jenny was always ready to answer my many questions in advance quickly. After a long journey we immediately felt at home, very welcome and the welcome gift was a nice surprise. I have the the bag with me today.
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Fabulous cottage in wadebridge

  • 5 of 5

Our second stay in this fabulous renovated cottage. Everything you could possibly need in this cottage. Loads of restaurants & shops are all within walking distance. Furnishing & decor to very high standard. Owners are excellent & answer all questions or problems very promptly. Would not hesitate to recommend property. First class thank you.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you had a good second stay at Brae Cottage. We have lots of returning guests and we always love to have them back.
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Mid season
7 Apr 2017 - 20 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
High Season
21 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Mid season
1 Sep 2017 - 26 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Low Season
27 Oct 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
22 Dec 2017 - 4 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Booking Notes: Our changeover day is FRIDAY. Arrive from 4pm and vacate by 10am.
We can often be flexible out of season, when short breaks (3 or 4 nights) can also be arranged. Please email us with any queries.
If you wish to book our cottage we require a 25% deposit on booking. We then require the full balance to be paid 40 days before your holiday. At this point we will also require a £100 damages deposit returnable to you after your holiday. All payments can be made by credit card via Owners Direct, or by cheque or bank transfer.
Price includes all heating, towels, bedding etc.
Sorry we do not allow pets.

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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