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The Old Smithy Pet-Friendly Cottage in St Columb Major, Cornwall

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sleeps 4
2 rooms
2 bathrooms

The Old Smithy Pet-Friendly Cottage description

Holiday home
The Old Smithy is a lovely semi-detached holiday home, a quality conversion of a former inn in the town of St Columb Major. There is a double bedroom with en-suite shower room, and a twin room, as well as a family bathroom. Downstairs is an open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area. Outside is off road parking for two cars, and a rear courtyard with furniture. The Old Smithy makes a wonderful base for the amenities of St Columb Major, the beaches around Newquay, the coastal path and much more.

The lively town of St Columb Major lies just seven miles from Newquay. The town has many amenities including pubs, shops and a post office. St Columb Major is situated among superb countryside. Newquay is a bustling, popular seaside town which has a number of pubs, bars, shops, aquarium and zoo. Newquay is also well known for surfing and fantastic beaches. Nine miles from St Columb Major is the pretty, fishing town of Padstow. Also nearby are some beautiful walks along the South West coastal path, which has some stunning scenery, and the walks takein rugged cliffs tops, lovely sand dunes and beaches. Within ten miles there is something for everyone, from stately homes and beautiful gardens to adventure playgrounds, theme parks and golf courses. Only eighteen miles away are the famous Eden Project and Lost Gardens of Heligan. St Columb Major and the area nearby have many attractions which are fantastic to visit any time of the year.

Cornwall's visitors are constantly tempted back to the beautiful coastline, tiny fishing villages, hidden coves and the world-class surfing. Whatever the reason, Cornwall has long cemented its place as one of Britain's premier holiday destinations.

Gas central heating. Electric double oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, drinks cooler, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi. Fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Off road parking for 2 cars. Courtyard garden at rear with furniture. One well-behaved dog welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop and pub 2 mins walk.


  • Accepts Pets
  • Cooker
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wifi
  • Near Pub
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Mrs Bonsor
May 2019
Cottage was beautiful and in a lovely village - well cleaned and presented - .... Cottage was beautiful and in a lovely village - well cleaned and presented - great base for exploring north part of Cornwall - will definitely be booking a return visit thanks
Mrs Johnson
April 2019
We had a lovely week at the Old Smithy.. It was a beautiful place, decorated to a very high standard. It had all the bits and pieces you would need for a normal stay. The owners were very helpful on our arrival day helping us locate the cottage. It was an excellent base to explore Cornwall.
Mrs Jones
February 2019
THE Old Smithy is a beautifully renovated and very well designed cottage with everything you could wish for.. It has a small flower laden patio which catches the sun. The cottage is in the middle of the interesting little town of St Columb Major with lovely beaches about 15 minutes away.
Mrs Williamson
November 2018
It is a lovely warm, comfortable, well equipped cottage.. It's location is perfect for seeing north and south Cornwall. This was our second visit to the Old Smithy and we will be booking it again in the future.
Mrs Edwards
August 2018
Beautiful cottage.. Everything you could need for your holiday. Very handy supermarket just around the corner. Easy to get onto A39 /A30. Short journey to the beautiful Watergate Bay
Mrs Green
August 2018
Cottage exactly as described on the listing and on other reviews, fantastic.. Spotlessly clean, very well appointed enjoyed by all including our little dog. Very quiet lane beyond the church for early moring walkies. Central location for supermarket and fanatastic fish & chips from round the corner. We loved Porthcotan Bay only a 20minute drive away.
Miss Reynolds
August 2018
We had a lovely stay at The Old Smithy.. We were there just as the weather cooled down towards the end of August which was a little frustrating but The Old Smithy was a very comfortable and relaxing base to come back to. It is very well equipped and was really like a home from home. The Co-op was conveniently close by too and with the lovely kitchen we were happy to cook and eat in a few nights. I managed to leave a few items behind when we left and the owner kindly contacted me and posted them to us which was much appreciated. A very enjoyable holiday.
Mr Sayers
May 2018
Lovely property, so convenient for St Columb town.. This was our second visit, so obviously a favourite and would recommend to anyone needing accommodation for four people in the area.
Mr Cook
December 2017
The owner of the property was very helpful and considerate.. The property was beautifully appointed with good quality furnishings and was spotless despite being dog friendly which was a huge factor for us.
November 2017
The whole process using Sykes was easy.. The cottage when we arrived was fabulous, clean and tidy with excellent facilities which the pictures don't do justice to. The cottage was in a central location so it was easy to walk to the local shops and pub.
Mrs Thyer
October 2017
Excellent, very comfortable, well decorated cottage.. Good location. Excellent facilities. Limited facilities outside for dog.
Gayle C
September 2017
This place certainly has the WOW factor. Your every need is catered for, not a thing out of place, even down to our dog being left a Bonio in the dog bowl for our arrival. Lovely decor, light, airy, spacious & makes you feel very special. Downstairs is very relaxing with lovely patio doors allowing sunlight in virtually all day. The master bedroom is huge with an en suite that is superb. The bed & pillows were so comfy. Our daughter (12) loved her room as it had a tv in it & the separate bathroom, which made her feel very grown up seeing as she didn't have to share with mum & dad!!! Definitely a place I would choose to stop again. Very central to all that Cornwall had to offer. Only about half an hour to our favourite beach, Treyarnon Bay, which was our main reason for booking this cottage. With regards to the dog, the outside area is not secure so if your pet has a tendency to wander then maybe you need to have a re-think, plus no grass around so they can do their "business". Luckily our pooch sticks to my husband like glue so she never ever bothered to make an escape bid plus we didn't mind waking her round the village to let her go to the toilet & obviously we had pooh bags aplenty to clear it up!!!! Would be nice if we could have had re-cycling boxes for our empty "Rattler" bottles as I do like to re-cycle where I can. Apart from these two small blips I can highly recommend this cottage as a great base for a holiday to Cornwall .... get it booked!!!!!
Gayle C
September 2017
All in all a fantastic time was had by my family & I.. The cottage was of a very high standard & well worth a visit
Mr Smith
June 2017
Great property, the best we have stayed in so far..
February 2017
Just returned back from a superb weeks holiday staying at The Old Smithy. The cottage was perfect, lovely decoration and had everything we needed. Added bonus of a Co-op a short walk away and the Ring O Bells does great food. Hopefully returning in October we loved it that much. Oscar our dog was also made very welcome xx
Mr Stockall
July 2016
A nice area to stay for getting about and the cottage was well cared for.
Mrs Munns
March 2016
What a great week at The Old Smithy. The location is excellent to explore the wonders of North Cornwall and we felt very comfortable in this attractive cottage with plenty of windows and light and a nice outlook into the courtyard. The kitchen was really well set up so we were happy to prepare are own meals.
Mr Faulkner
October 2015
We stayed at The Old Smithy last year and everything was just as good this year. The cottage has such a high standard with everything, can't fault it in any way. It is ideally located in the middle of St Columb Major, with everything on your doorstep, and nowhere in Cornwall is too far to visit from this location, ideal. Will definitely be back again next year!
Mr Hinks
September 2015
Everything about this cottage was excellent. The Old Smithy was in an ideal place for touring and close to amenities. The cottage was very clean and everything in it was top quality which was credit to the owner and cleaner. We could have lived there-we loved it .
Mr Hinks
September 2015
Liked everything; it was beautiful and ideal for everything, a great location for touring the area. It's one of the best places we have stayed, everything about it was amazing. I could live there very comfortably. A fabulous place, would recommend, it is a credit to the owner and her cleaner.
Mr Salisbury
June 2015
An absolutely beautiful cottage in an ideal location to travel around surrounding areas. We would definitely recommend this cottage.
Miss Ocheduszko
May 2015
Such a comfortable and relaxing place to stay, it was really easy to settle in to. The cottage was beautiful and very clean.
Mrs Claire-krattiger
May 2015
The cottage in St Columb Major is lovely, well equipped and in the right place to see all of Cornwall. We have had the wow effect!
Mrs Loizou
May 2015
The cottage was a lovely place to come home to after a full day of sightseeing. Cornwall is beautiful and the location of the cottage was very convenient.
Mrs Holmes
April 2015
Wow. This is a beautiful cottage in a lovely part of Cornwall and we had a great week there. The local butcher has a good selection of quality meats and the cottage is only a stones' throw from the co-op too; great for any forgotten items. We were very lucky with the weather and visited Watergate Bay each morning to walk the dog before then exploring in the afternoon. This is a fantastic place and we are already planning for next year.
Mrs Nippard
April 2015
The cottage was very comfortable and had everything we needed. The location was excellent.
March 2015
Absolutely beautiful, loved everything about this cottage and will most definitely be back. The location is ideal as it is easy to get to places yet quiet and private. It has its own parking (always a plus in that neck of the woods) and a lovely local pub that does great food. Well laid out, very nicely decorated and has all the mod cons you need. Wish it was mine!!!
Ms Greenwood
February 2015
The Old Smithy is well located in Cornwall to provide us with a base for touring the county. It is so comfortable and well appointed, that it offers a total sanctuary at the end of the day, to cook a meal, relax in front of TV and read books on the lovely sofa. Thank you.
Mrs Cobble
December 2014
The cottage was lovely and of a high standard. It was larger and nicer than I had anticipated. I would definitely recommend to others and would stay again on our return to Cornwall.
Mrs Cowley
November 2014
The Old Smithy was comfortable with every amenity we could want! Plenty of room for two couples and nicely decorated.
November 2014
We stayed here with another couple, and the place had everything we could possibly need. It was immaculate, comfortable, and convenient - we could walk to a grocery store and great take-out places. Well-decorated, satellite tv, two great bathrooms! Good base for exploring Cornwall.
Mr Faulkner
October 2014
The cottage itself and where it was located, as nowhere was too far to travel to in Cornwall. St Columb Major had everything we wanted, including a well stocked Co-Op. Cottage was probably the best place we have stayed in and could not recommend highly enough both cottage and St Columb Major, really made our holiday great.
Mr Varo
August 2014
This is a fantastic well equiped property in a very central but secluded position in the village of St. Columb Major. All of our required facilities such as private parking, a good pub restaurant and convenience store, etc., were within 100yds.
Mrs Melloy
July 2014
The property was in an excellent place to explore the area. The cottage was very comfortable and roomy for two people.
Mrs Hynds
June 2014
Beautifully set up and equipped, had absolutely everything.
Miss Finn
May 2014
A very high standard of cleanliness, had everything you needed in the kitchen and had a high standard decor. A lovely home.
Miss Lyle
April 2014
The property was amazing. A stunningly beautiful renovation, attention to detail second to none, finish was better than any high end boutique hotel you could ever hope to stay in. Everything you could need was included, down to milk in the fridge, coffee, tea, sugar and biscuits to welcome us and some for the dog too, on top of a pile of extra towels just for her and a doggy dinner mat as well! Perfectly located to explore most of Cornwall 20 minutes from the coast in several directions. Could easily live there happily ever after; the pictures do not do it any justice or show just how big it is either.
Mrs Atkins
January 2014
The Old Smithy was very clean and well equipped. The village had a few shops and pubs for food which were only a short walk away. The accommodation was first class, the best we have ever stayed in and will hopefully be coming back soon.
Ms Singh
December 2013
Beautiful clean home.
December 2013
Beautiful property, immaculate from top to bottom. Had everything we needed for our stay. Prime location close to the beach and the Eden project. Would recommend to all. Will definitely be going back in the summer 2014.
Mr Schmidt
August 2013
We enjoyed the week in the nice Old Smithy. We appreciate the well restored old building with the modern kitchen and bathrooms. St Columb is a nice little town, and we explored the surrounding in Cornwall with car, and returned to our Old Smith with great pleasure!
Mrs Vinton
August 2013
Everything was 5 star and would go back tomorrow.
Mrs Bridgeman
August 2013
The Old Smithy is a beautifully decorated and well equipped cottage. As a family we really enjoyed our time there, its located well for exploring Cornwall.
Mr Weller
June 2013
We loved everything about the cottage, it was ideally situated for us, local shops and pubs/restaurants just round the corner, we went out every day to somewhere new. Had a wonderful time and cannot wait to go again.
Mr Blow
June 2013
This property was well placed for all local amenities. Also very handy to all the places of interest that we wanted to visit. The property itself was very tasteful, well decorated, good on all counts.
June 2013
This cottage has the wow factor as soon as you walk in. The photos do not do it justice. St Columb Major is a lovely little village with local shops and pubs also very central for getting out and about. Visited Lands End which did take about 1hr 20, Padstow, Port Isaac where they were filming Doc Martin, Sennen Cove which is beautiful, loads of other towns and villages, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Cornwall and cannot wait to go back.
Mr Johnson
May 2013
One of the best holiday cottages I have ever visited. Owners both exceptionally helpful and nothing was too much trouble. A real home-from-home and I could not recommend this place enough!!!
Ms Jardine
February 2013
Property is light and airy. Interior decor, a very high standard. Fixtures and fittings first class. Very peaceful location.
Della Williams
January 2013
We loved our stay here - had lots of friendly touches such as a cream tea to welcome us and dog treats for our dog! Compelted to a high standard - woudl definately go back
December 2012
Good service from start to finish. Home was beautifully decorated and nice and central for sight seeing. National Trust properties close by, nice walks, beautiful coastline and interesting towns. Only blip was not being able to find the house easily-perhaps instructions could be improved? We couldn't see the name 'The Old Smithy' anywhere. Otherwise 10/10.
Ms Williams
November 2012
The house is stunning - there was such a wonderful welcome with a cream tea waiting for us, and for our dog a pack of treats and towels for him if needed whilst we were there. Furnished to a very high standard making the stay feel very homely - would definitely recommend this to everyone.
Mrs Howling
November 2012
The property was of a very high standard and centrally located for touring.
Tina Gates
October 2012
Turned up on the Saturday pm where we were meet by the owner as there was a problem with one of the lights in the bathroom, she had a electrican turning up at any moment to fix it. She left us to settle in and unpack whilst the light was getting fixed, once this was done she wished us a great time and lefted. There was a bottle of red wine on the side and cream teas two great touches. The conversion is done to a very high standard spotless throughout, very clean even though pets have been welcome in this cottage. Beds were made in both bedrooms and towels on the beds too. Never heard of st columb major before, but it is an excellent base to get to Newquay, st Ives, Edan project, within 30mins. There's a co-op just across the square which is a 2min walk which is great to get a morning paper! And a local butchers too. There are a one or two things I would ask to change, another chair in the lounge area, DVD player in lounge for those cold nights in,some more hangers in the wardrobes and some shelves in the bathrooms so you can put the toiletries on. Other than that this is a 5 star cottage and would recommend to anyone wishing to visit Cornwall.
Mrs Blythin
September 2012
Nice central location. People friendly. Lots of dogs everywhere!
Miss Davies
September 2012
The accommodation was refurbished to a high standard and had all the comforts of home. It was also central to amenities.
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