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Peaceful Rural Retreat, Ideal Base To Explore Cornwall



Updated: 16-Sep-2016
Cottage in Withiel, Nr. Wadebridge, Cornwall, England - Newly Refurbished 16th Century Barn Conversion. Rustic Charm With A Focus On Comfort

Set in the heart of the glorious Cornish countryside, Welsummer Cottage is one of three cottages, nestling in peaceful and tranquil surrounds, allowing couples and families to escape from busy lives. The cottage is located within half an hour of major attractions including Padstow, Rock, the Camel Trail, Saints Way, Polzeath Beach, Port Isaac and the Eden Project. Log burner makes a cosy addition and twin sets of double doors allow ease of indoor-outdoor living.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

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Wonderful 2 weeks at Welsummer Cottage

  • 5 of 5

I completely agree with the previous reviewers about this beautifully renovated barn and great location. I would add how very liveable this place is with its 2 bathrooms, open plan ground floor, a gas range for cooking (rare in rural holiday cottages in my experience) gas central heating and woodburner, although we didn't need these in August. The only thing I can think of that we would have liked was a bigger frying pan for cooking the lovely fresh fish you can get from The Old Forge Fish Shop in nearby Wadebridge, although I have no doubt the attentive owners would have provided one if I'd asked.

Another reason to stay is that Charmion and Charles have just opened their wonderful new venture on the same site....The Poultry Patch....where you can see their incredible collection of rare breed chickens and learn all about the history, biology and life cycles of these diverse birds. I thought our children at 11 and 13 would be too old to appreciate this but they have created an educational experience for all ages and have clearly done so with a great passion for their subject. The cottages are tucked away nicely on the lovely site and we enjoyed hearing the contented crowing of their very well cared for birds in the morning...not intrusive but a lovely way to realise you are in the countryside and away from it all.

The Poultry Patch also houses a couple of donkeys, some geese, ducks and rabbits. It would make a great half day out if you are in the Padstow / Wadebridge area, and also has a playground and coffee shop. We felt privileged to be amongst their first visitors. I wish Charmion and Charles every success. Their cottages are a delight, and the Poultry Patch deserves to become a well loved and much visited attraction in the area. We will be reserving earlier next time as I have no doubt Welsummer Cottage (named after a breed of chicken!) will be booked up well in advance in the future.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful stay, high recommend

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here in July and it was an easy route to get to. The cottage is located in a beautiful rural location. When arriving, there were chickens and Donkeys and the cottage looked beautiful. There were fresh scones and clotted cream on arrival and tea, coffee, sugar, milk and a cold bottle of water waiting for us, just what we needed.

It was clean and exactly like the photos, just stunning. Charmion and Charles had thought about everything, there were all the utensils you needed, books, DVDs, an information pack and brochures.

We didn't get to see Charmion or Charles at the beginning, but that's because we were out a lot. On the last day Charmion came to say goodbye and checked we'd a lovely stay, which we did, in fact we didn't want to leave.

The cottage is only a short drive to Newquay and Padstow, so I definitely recommend going there. The local Tesco isn't far away, but due to the roads being only single tracks it seems like forever, so I would recommend getting some basic food items before you arrive, particularly if you've had a long drive.

We will definitely be going back as there is so much to do in this area, we stayed for 4 days and didn't get to see even a quarter of it. I was in two minds if to write this review, not because I didn't want to provide feedback, because selfishly I want to stay again and I know it will become booked up very quickly once people read and see these fantastic reviews. It is a little "gem" and I highly recommend it.

Thank you Charmion and Charles

  • Review Submitted: Jul 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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The perfect holiday home

  • 5 of 5

Well it was the perfect holiday from the start ,

After our long drive we arrived at our desatnation , to a beatlfuily finshed barn conversion with all the mod cons .It was well worth the trip , our host Charminon and charles were very welcoming and made us feel at home .

The cottage was nestled in a beautiful part of cornwall , quite and peacefull .

I wont ramble on , just one more thing I highly recommend a stay here a welsomers cottage , because I will be back again.

Thank you charmion and charles for a wonderful place to stay.

Mr Paul & rosemary dawe and family.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Simply Stunning.......Perfect Cornwall Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Patch Cottages exceeded our expectations and was even more beautiful than we could have imagined. Everything about this accommodation and region was simply stunning and we extended our stay while here to be able to enjoy it a little longer.

The cottages have been beautiful and carefully renovated with everything thought of for a very luxurious stay and with all the equipment needed to be able to cook for our family of four each night. If you are after a break from cooking there are many gorgeous restaurants also close by to enjoy.

The Cottages are tucked away in the lush rural setting of Cornwall enough to feel secluded but also close enough to a few surrounding villages to have all amenities just a short drive away. We also found many picturesque Cornwall attractions close by to explore and really fell in love with this region.

There are lovely woodland walks to explore from the doorstep which our kids just adored. What kids doesn't love skimming stones and jumping muddy puddles!....and it was lovely to come home after a chilly day and light the fire while the kids explored the outdoor area with an array of ducks and chickens to meet.

The owners, Charlie and Charmion were the perfect hosts and went over and above to make our family feel welcome and provided so much information on the area and recommend places for us to visit. They really care about their guests and obviously take a lot of pride in what they do.

Whether you travelling as a family with children or wanting a romantic cosy Cornwall get away, we highly recommend Patch Cottages.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : at 12 Miles Nearest Barpub : at 2 Miles Nearest Golf : at 6 Miles Nearest Train : at 10 Miles Nearest Motorway : A30 at 3 Miles Nearest Restaurant : at 1.5 Miles Nearest Beach : at 10 Miles Car: recommended

The cottage is located within half an hour of a number of major attractions such as the Eden Project, Lost Gardens of Heligan, Padstow, Rock, Port Isaac, Boscastle, Tintagel, Charlestown (where Poldark was filmed) and Wadebridge.

Nearby beaches include Polzeath, Constantine Bay, Daymer Bay, Rock, Watergate Bay.

Great walking from the cottage; entrance to the 27-mile long Saints Way (one of Britain's most popular walking tracks) within 2 miles and a number of great circular walks possible from the cottage.

For keen cyclists, the Camel Trail entrance is located less than five miles away, adjacent to a number of bike hire providers. Other trails are located nearby.

For those who enjoy wine, Camel Valley Vineyard is located within ten minutes drive. St Austell Brewery and Healys Cyder Farm are also within half an hours drive.

Stately houses Lanhydrock and Pencarrow can be reached within less than 20 minutes.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 23
22 Oct 2016 - 28 Oct 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 24
29 Oct 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 24
17 Dec 2016 - 7 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Once a booking is made we will send you confirmation via email or post.
A 20% deposit is required to secure a booking with the balance due one month prior to arrival.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Saturday, except at Christmas when this will be Tuesday (2015).
Arrival from 4pm on first day, vacate by 10am on departure day.
Shortbreaks will be considered during off peak periods, please contact us to enquire.

Notes on prices:
Includes a basket of wood for the log burner, all gas, electricity and linen. Free WIFI.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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Property Type

  • cottage


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove


  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • Video Library


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • rural
  • village


  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Main bathroom with bath, handheld shower over bath, WC and basin. En-suite to master bedroom, with shower, WC and basin.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Master en-suite bedroom with king size oak bed. Twin bedroom with two single oak beds. Exposed beams throughout the light and airy bedroom areas add character and charm.


  • Terrace ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: Wi-Fi broadband internet access. Outside: Access to large garden areas around cottages. Outdoor furniture on patio area - sole use. Cottage opens to a charming courtyard - shared with two other cottages BBQ area and BBQ tables - shared with two other cottages. Utility Room: Understairs storage area with washing machine, washing basket, clothes airer, iron and ironing board. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen included, please bring beach towels. Cottages are cleaned weekly.

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