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Character Cottage Close To Centre Of Wadebridge & Camel Trail

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking


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
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Calendar last updated:
24 April, 2018

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 Wadebridge

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:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
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 ...
  • Video Library ...
  • 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.


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Character Cottage Close To Centre Of Wadebridge & Camel Trail
average rating of 5.0 based on 26 reviews

Lived upto our Expectations

  • 5 of 5

This was our second time holidaying in Cornwall/Wadebridge, what I can say is that this property is probably the best in the area, it has everything, including the all important parking. Yes you could stay in either close by Padstow or Polzeath; however, neither have the facilities of Wadebridge which also allows you to travel easily to both North & South coast lines etc.

Mike and Jenny the owners hit the mark in every respect in relation to the accommodation provided, the three of us loved it and will be back asap.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review. We're so glad you enjoyed your stay at Brae Cottage and liked Wadebridge as much as we do. It is full of independent shops and eateries and a great base for a holiday. It's a bit of an undiscovered gem in Cornwall.
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What a fantastic cottage

  • 5 of 5

the layout is well considered and decor and equipment in the cottage is to a very high standard. We will definitely be back here in the future.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Comfortable and well equipped

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic clean cottage. Everything you could possibly need is provided. The decor was very thoughtful.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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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: 06-Nov-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 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: 16-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 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: 09-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 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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Nearest Airport
12.6 Miles
Newquay Airport
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Little Plates
Nearest Golf
6.5 Miles
The Point, Polzeath
Nearest Train
11.3 Miles
Bodmin Parkway
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Litttle Plates
Nearest Beach
6 Miles
Car: recommended


There are many lovely beaches with a short drive, you could easily visit a different one of every day of your holiday. The local beaches include (with miles):

Rock 6; Polzeath 7; Daymer Bay 7; Tregirls 7.5; Trevone 8; Harlyn 9; Constantine 10; Treyarnon 11; Porthcothan 11.6; Mawgan Porth 12; Bedruthan Steps 13.7; Watergate Bay 14.6; Porth 15; Newquay beaches inc. Fistral 17.


Wadebridge is just off the A39 Atlantic Highway.

Bodmin Parkway mainline rail station 11.3 miles.

Newquay Airport 12.6 miles.

Good local bus network.


The cottage is a 2 minute walk to the shops, cafes and restaurants of Wadebridge.

Further Details:

Wadebridge is a bustling market town characterised by independent shops, cafes and restaurants. There is also a town centre cinema. You can get all the food & drink you need on your doorstep, including excellent local produce - there are 2 great butchers, a fishmongers and an artisan bakers only yards away from the cottage. There is a very well-stocked Co-op supermarket a 3 min walk away and a large supermarket on the outskirts of the town if you really need it. There is also a great selection of clothes, shoes and accessories shops. We even have a local vineyard, the award winning Camel Valley Wines. Oh and there's also a lovely spa (River Spa).

Wadebridge is also home to the John Betjeman Centre. You can feel the affection Betjeman had for the Camel Estuary and coast near Wadebridge in his poetry. He is buried at the tiny church at St Enodoc near Rock. "Those moments, tasted once and never done, Of long surf breaking in the mid-day sun. A far-off blow-hole booming like a gun" (Cornish Cliffs, John Betjeman).

The Camel Trail runs alongside the estuary all the way from Padstow on the coast to Bodmin on the edge of the Moor. You can hire bikes in Wadebridge. Rock and Padstow are both nearby and you can take a ferry across the estuary from one to other e.g. Rick Stein's fish and chips for lunch in Padstow and oysters for dinner at Nathan Outlaw in Rock.

Many of North Cornwall's finest beaches are within 25 mins of the cottage - the nearest is Rock at less than 20 mins by car. Wadebridge is also surrounded by golf courses.

Other great places to visit nearby are the Eden Project, the Lost Gardens of Heligan, and the National Trust properties at Lanhydrock and Trerice.

You can also hit the south coast of Cornwall easily from Wadebridge. The beautiful Fowey estuary is 20 miles away and the historic port of Charlestown is 19.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Booking Notes: Our changeover day in summer high season 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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.