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The Old Vicarage in St.Columb Minor

Bedrooms 6
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


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

The Old Vicarage is a fantastic holiday home with an emphasis on that "home" feel- we live here the whole year and only rent it out in the school holidays. For 2017 we have added a few new additions to make your stay even more enjoyable - a hobbit house and trampoline for the children and a log cabin sauna for the adults. 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 but unfortunately it is not really 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. Until 10/1/17 we are also offering 10% off the listed price for Spring half term, Easter and the week starting 15 July.

Mr Matthew Hill
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, French, German
Calendar last updated:
21 February, 2017

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 Cornwall

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • 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
  • 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
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Water Sports Gear ...
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.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(7 traveller reviews)


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: Sep 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 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: Aug 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 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: Aug 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Good Family Accommodation

  • 5 of 5

We were a party of seven adults two children and a baby. The house was large, clean and well provisioned and completely suitable for a group of our size. The children's play room was very popular with the two younger members of our group. Outside there were large grassed areas and a beautiful patio with a barbecue pit. There was a generous welcome pack and the Hills had provided lots of information to make our stay rewarding and enjoyable. Porth beach was about 15 minutes walk and, for the less energetic, it was possible to park on the beach. The beach was perfect for families being wide and sandy, with life-guards who were very proactive, a cafe and toilets. The local pub was two minutes walk away and sold good beer and nice meals. We had two days of bad weather but the house was well located for the families in our group to access other local tourist attractions. I would definitely book this accommodation again if I were going to Cornwall and I would definitely recommend it to anyone looking for good quality comfortable accommodation in this part of Cornwall.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect large house for a Cornish getaway

  • 5 of 5

The Old Vicarage was simply stunning. Having stayed in many different houses along the North Coast over the years it is difficult to fault the Old Vicarage. Loads of space, loads to do both inside and out and excellent, considerate hosts who have thought of everything for you. We can't wait to return and hope to do so next year if possible.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fabulous Holiday Home For Family and Friends

  • 5 of 5

We were a party of 9 adults and 3 children plus baby in cot.

Everything was provided for us a truly home from home experience and more. Garden and playroom/cinema was equipped with everything to keep young ones happy and entertained every evening. Fantastic location a week was not long enough we never got the chance to use the pizza oven or BBQ. The children loved the Zoo, Springfields, Aquarium and beaches. The owners Irena and Matt were very attentive and provide lots of information that would be tailored to your needs.

We loved our stay in 'The Old Vicarage' .

  • Review Submitted: Sep 3, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Wow thank you so much for your great review. We are very grateful and appreciate the kind words. It made us super happy to read your review. Please book again, you are most welcome, Kind regards Irena and Matt
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Summer holiday
8 Jul 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £750

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

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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