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The Old Vicarage in St.Columb Minor

Bedrooms 6
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

The Old Vicarage in Newquay, Cornwall, England - A Stylish Mixture Of Modern And Period, Sitting In Half An Acre Of Self-Enclosed Gardens

We have only two weeks of the season still free. For 14-21 July we are offering 20% off the listed price. And for 25 Aug-1 Sep we have 10% off the listed price. Please contact us for details.

The Old Vicarage is a fantastic holiday house with an emphasis on that "home" feel- we live here the whole year and only rent it out in the school holidays.

The mixture of period features, hand picked antiques and modern touches hopefully make the Old Vicarage a unique experience. You have the option of either enjoying the self-enclosed south facing gardens or walking the half mile down to Porth beach. If you're feeling adventurous you can borrow one of the house's many surfboards to try your hand on the waves of Cornwall's North Shore. With a village pub at the end of the road and Newquay and Watergate on your doorstep, you are unlikely to get bored. This is either a perfect family holiday home (we can supply cots, children's toys etc) or a charming base to explore Cornwall's many attractions. You can even make your own pizza in our pizza oven or bbq in the evening sun. We believe that familes would get the most out of the house and unfortunately it is not suitable for stag or hen parties. We love it that families have enjoyed their stay at the Old Vic and for those returning families we offer 10% off the listed price.

Mr Matthew Hill
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, French, German
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
12 June, 2018

About Mr Matthew Hill

After five months in intensive care in Bristol, to our absolute joy, our son Paul was well enough to come "home". The only problem was that we didn't have a "home" for him. Then, in the spring of 2013 we found the Old Vic which we begged, borrowed and stole to buy. Since then we have bust a gut trying to mould it into the perfect family home for Paul and then our new daughter Grace. It has been far from plain sailing, but hopefully you will agree it has been worth it.

Mr Matthew Hill purchased this house in 2013


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Porth in Newquay

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • village
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom1 -Master bathroom with bath and walk in shower and toilet Bathroom 2 - Shower and toilet Bathroom 3 - Shower and toilet in annex Downstairs WC
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 12 (6 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1- Double bed with a chaise-lounge to enjoy the views down the valley Bedroom 2 - Double bed with a vintage sofa Bedroom 3- Double bed with footstool Bedroom 4 - 2 single beds Bedroom 5- Double or twin beds Bedroom 6 - Double bedroom in annex
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna
Notes on accommodation: Please note this is a non-smoking property. Outside: The old vicarage sits in a half an acre of garden. The garden has about a third of an acre at the front mostly grass- good for chilling or kicking a football around. Once the front gate is closed the garden is totally enclosed. The front garden gets the morning sun until about five and the back gets the evening sun. There is a BBQ along with seating for the whole family. From the kitchen you can walk into the patio garden and enjoy the evening sun. Utility Room: It can be either the children's playroom or a cinema room with a projector allowing you to catch up on one of many classic films. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: The Old Vicarage is cleaned thoroughly before arrival. Towels and linen are fully supplied. Other: There is a formal dining room with seating for up to 10.


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The Old Vicarage in St.Columb Minor
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews

second time we stayed, just booked the third

  • 5 of 5

This is the second time we've stayed at the property and even though it was perfect last time the owners have added even more features with a child's play house and trampoline which was great for keeping the kids entertained while the adults enjoyed a glass of wine on the terrace.

We went as a mixed group with some small children and the house is well set up with a child's play room equipped with all the toys you need to keep them entertained while we put the BBQ and pizza oven to good use.

The location is also perfect for getting to some of the local beach's including Porth which is a short walk away.

I cannot recommend enough

  • Review Submitted: 06-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic holiday home that didn't disappoint!

  • 5 of 5

We arrived at The Old Vicarage as a family of 12 on Saturday afternoon. We usually stay in a caravan each year but decided on a change this time. First impressions of the house was that it was bigger than it looked in the pictures and the back garden was amazing. A pizza oven, barbecue, hobbit house, trampoline and outdoor sauna...we knew we had struck gold! Inside didn't disappoint either. Matt and Irena had left a generous welcome package and card that made us feel instantly at home. Everything in the kitchen was labelled, which saved time trying to find things in different drawers and the cupboards were well stocked with tea, coffee, sugar, herbs, spices and oils. In the welcome package was suggestions of what to do and where to go and we had a fabulous take out from the local curry place and a trip to the beach as a result. The house itself is well maintained and very spacious but the most special part is that it has a real family feel to it, so you never felt like you couldn't relax...quite the opposite! It was lovely to come 'home' after a day at the beach and put your feet up, listen to some music and wait for dinner to be cooked. Each bathroom had shampoo and conditioner provided and there were plenty of toilet rolls/kitchen rolls and cleaning stuff available too. The framed artwork in each room is defo worth a look also. Matt and Irena were fantastic at getting back to us with any questions we had and nothing was too much trouble. We had three young children with us and they enjoyed the toy room and the outdoors especially. Nanna and Grandad had the annex and were delighted to have their own space, with all the amenities of a house. The fact they had a hiding place from the grandkids was an added bonus! All in all we had a wonderful holiday and we will definitely return to The Old Vicarage. Thank you again Matt and Irena for letting us stay in your beautiful home :)

  • Review Submitted: 20-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful property in a very convenient location

  • 5 of 5

Just wonderful. Beautiful house in grounds that are full of sunshine dawn to dusk. Plenty of room to gather together or find a quiet nook to take a moment. The bedrooms all have gorgeous views and all the double rooms have a lovely chaise to chill and read a book or just enjoy the views over the fields and church. How lovely to sit on a sunlit patio with a glass of bubbly listening to the church bells whilst the kids are working of their energy on the trampoline ? . Porth beach is 10 minutes down a path at the end of the garden and there is a a great local pub less than 5 minutes in the other direction. Fab food - honestly! Go to Newquay if you have to but preferably visit whipsiderry and porth island and celebrate the fact you can leave your car at home to do so

The kitchen is great for cooking (large range master) and dishwasher but we loved the ceremony of theoutdoor pizza oven.

Yes the weather was kind to us but we had a stay at home day at the kids request and between the films-sauna-games and "toys" we could have filled all week happily without leaving the house

Matthew and Irena couldn't have been more helpful and this is clearly a home that is built on love and family

We hope to return next year

  • Review Submitted: 30-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect for a large family group

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect place to stay,Matthew and Irena have taken a great deal of pride in the house which was obviously more of a family home than the standard rental property.

The location couldn't be better, Newquay is close by and a easy taxi ride after a night out and Porth beach is a nice walk with many of the surf beaches a short drive away.

I would recommend this property without reservation, it made for a wonderful holiday

  • Review Submitted: 04-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fabulous holiday home

  • 5 of 5

We spent 2 wonderful weeks here with friends. What an amazing house, 10 minutes walk to beautiful Porth beach and everything we could need in the house. Beautiful home in which to relax, chill out, enjoy BBQ and Pizza, sit in the sun and plan great days out nearby. Would definitely recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Excellent Holiday Home

  • 5 of 5

This is a very large and wonderfully presented house. The acommodation is vast and very nicely decorated and furnished. We stayed as a large family group, with parents/children in the 5 x bedrooms in the main house, and my Mum & Dad in their 70's stayed in the attached annex which is self-contained, giving them a well deserved bit of peace and quiet. It is impossible to fault this place. The location is fine, 10 mins walk or 5 mins drive to Porth beach, 10 mins drive to the center of Newquay, good pub 2 mins walk, pasty & coffee shop 5 mins drive. Lovely welcome pack from owner added to the feel good holiday feeling. Most highly recommended. (And try the Pizza oven in the garden, works a treat!)

  • Review Submitted: 12-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Special interest holidays:

You can use one of the house's many surfboards (we have something for everybody!) to try your hand at one of Cornwall's foremost attractions.


It is just over half a mile to Porth and 0.75 mile to Whipsiderry which is a quieter and more relaxed beach.


Newquay Airport is just over 4 miles away whilst Newquay train station is 2 miles away.


We are three miles walk to Watergate Bay and Jaimie Oliver's Fifteen.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Porth, Cornwall

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7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
We have a strict non-smoking and no dogs policy

Changeover Day is Saturdays (slightly more flexibility in the off-season)

To secure the booking you will need to pay a deposit upfront which automatically converts to a security/damage deposit upon arrival. The payment of the rental rate is required six weeks before arrival.

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.
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