Cottage in St Tudy, Nr Wadebridge, North Cornwall - In A Conservation Area
Susan C Connolly
About Susan C Connolly
My husband and I escape to St Tudy whenever we can. With the help our caretaker and housekeeper we all take pride in making Quince Cottage a lovely place to stay.
Susan C Connolly purchased this Cottage in 1970
Why Susan C Connolly chose Saint Tudy
Quince Cottage has been in our family for over 40years. We love the timeless and unspoilt beauty of the village, the exceptional friendliness of the villagers and the spectacular beaches nearby. Quince Cottage lies in the heart of the village, between the lovely church and the excellent pub.
What makes this Cottage unique
Quince Cottage is ideally placed for access to one of the most beautiful stretches of coast in England with wonderful sandy beaches, rock pools and wild rocky headlands. The area offers so much to do and see for both adults & children: * days on beach * watersports, (swimming, paddling, surfing, wind surfing, sailing, kayaking and canoeing) * quaint fishing villages (Port Isaac & Padstow) * wide range of delightful pubs & restaurants * spectacular walks along the headland and on Bodmin moor; * golf, fishing, tennis, birdwatching and horseriding and a host of entertainment for children
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Only ONE dog. Charge is £30.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
family of 3 August 2019
This cottage was very comfortable and in a lovely location. We would definitely recommend it and would stay here again.
The village is lovely with beautiful walks,a warm and friendly local shop and a very expensive pub.
The property was a lovely cottage with lots of leaflets with things to do in the area,also there a book about the village and its local walks. A good size property for a family of 4.
Quince cottage summer 2019
House a good size but stairs quite deep for small children, the bathroom is down stairs. Also with it being quite close to village inn it was noisy of an evening we couldn't have the windows open.
Could be better
Overall we found that the pictures used to advertise the property did not truly represent the property. The parking space was very tight due to bushes being overgrown. The decor of the property just felt tired & tardy. We also had a problem with wood louse which appeared every night in hall way & bathroom once we found where they were coming from we sprayed with fly spray & would end up wth between 10/15 every morning we had quite a pile by the end of the 2 weeks. It would of been nice if there was a welcome pack when we arrived also might what to have a visitors book so comments can be made.
Overall we feel the property wasn’t really good value for money.
St Tudy Quince Cottage
Lovely cottage full of charm, well equipped and furnished. Only drawback for multi-adult party (ourselves and grown up children) was single bathroom and wc.
Lovely quiet spot
This was a nice, well equipped cottage. We enjoyed our stay and a good base to visit places of interest in Cornwall.
Special interest holidays:
Ideal for many types of holiday:
- Beach holidays
- Walking Holidays in Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (Coastal path, etc)
- Painting & Birdwatching
- Watersports esp surfing, sailing, windsurfing and canoeing etc
- Cooking courses (at Rick Stein's in Padstow)
- Bicycling (especially along the Camel estuary (Camel Trail)
- Fishing (sea fishing & on inland lakes on Bodmin Moor)
- Gardens & Stately homes (Lanhydrock (6miles), Pencarrow (3 miles) ,Eden Project (16 miles), Lost Gardens of Heligan (23 miles), and Trelissick (nr Truro)
- Wine tasting (Camel Valley Vineyard)
- Wildlife centres (several)
- Local History (Lostwithiel - former capital of Cornwall; old tin mining; slate mining; King Arthur & Tintagel Castle, ancient May Day celebrations at Padstow, Bodmin Gaol, etc)
- Tennis ((St Kew - i.e. next village & Bodmin)
Easy access to sandy beaches.
Surfing - Polzeath & Trebarwith (boards & wet suits for hire at both beaches).
Sailing & windsurfing - Rock & Daymer Bay
Kakaking/canoeing - Port Quin
Swimming - all beaches
Road: Quince Cottage is a one hour drive from Exeter (M5). & hence good connection to most UK cities.
Rail: Bodmin Parkway - main railway station - 20 mins drive from cottage, with fast & direct trains from London etc. Trains also met by taxis (but need to book in advance) and local bus service to Wadebridge etc & villages en route.
Air: Newquay Airport - 30 mins drive. The airport also has car hire.
The beaches of Polzeath, Rock, Daymer Bay & Trebarwith are all in easy reach (10-15 mins).
Many interesting places to visit in close vicinity (less than 20 mins); eg Tintagel Castle – on a promontory above the sea; Padstow – Pretty fishing harbour. (inc Rick Stein, shops,) travel there by ferry from Rock or by bicycle from Wadebridge; Port Isaac & Boscastle (25mins) - charming fishing villages; Lostwithiel – beautiful little town with fascinating history.
St Tudy is a beautiful Cornish village nestling between Bodmin Moor and the north Cornwall coast. This picturesque, unspoilt village has conservation area status. St Tudy is a very friendly village, with a delightful pub, a good shop and post office and a lovely church.
The village lies in spectacular rolling Cornish countryside, the North Cornwall coast is close by with magnificent sandy beaches, such as Trebarwith Strand, Polzeath, Rock and Daymer Bay and pretty fishing villages such as Port Isaac, Padstow, Port Quin and Boscastle. Enjoy wonderful walks along the coast, the Camel estuary, Bodmin moor (all Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty) and a host of attractions and things to do in the area.
Tennis, (St Kew & Bodmin), horseriding.
Bicycles for hire in Padstow, Wadebridge & Bodmin for cycling along the Camel Trail (along the Camel estuary).
Eden Project (16 miles), Lost Gardens of Heligan (23 miles), Trelissick (nr Truro) and gardens at Lanhydrock, Pencarrow etc.
Unusual outings eg Ferry to Padstow; Bodmin & Wenford Railway Steam Train; Camel Vineyard with wine tasting.
Huge range of walks - most spectacular are along the Coastal footpath, but also on Bodmin moor and in the lovely rolling countryside around the village.
Attractions further a field include: St Ives (& Tate Gallery); Minack Open Air Theatre at Lands End (dramatic & wonderful on a summer evening); St Michael’s Mount – south of St Ives; Fowey & the south coast (about 50 mins).
Local towns of Wadebridge & Bodmin have charm & offer good shopping & amenities.
Extensive range of activities and visits for children; including several wildlife centres.
Excellent food in many delightful local pubs & restaurants, including Rick Stein’s restaurants in Padstow and Jamie Oliver’s “Fifteen” near Newquay.