Quince Cottage is a superb barn conversion set in a courtyard of 4 other cottages, 3 of which are also available to let. This beautiful rural spot nestled in the Ruthern Valley is less than 10 miles away from the stunning north coast of Cornwall and a short drive from Bodmin Moor. There are plenty of walks meandering through the Cornish countryside or with stunning views from the coastal footpath of glistening, sandy beaches or coves tucked in against dramatic cliffs ravaged by the Atlantic rollers.
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This delightful single level, stone barn conversion offers a spacious living area with large dining table, fully fitted kitchen, a family bathroom and 3 tastefully decorated bedrooms one of which has an ensuite shower room. The property shares the communal courtyard at the front.
Quince Cottage shares the communal courtyard with 4 other properties so large groups or multiple families can be accommodated at the same venue but maintain their own privacy. The other properties available to let are Rosemary Cottage (sleeps 6), Sloe Cottage (sleeps 6) and Stables Cottage (sleeps 2).
Ground floor: Enters into open plan lounge/dining room with an open fire, fully fitted kitchen area, doorway leading to hallway with doors to: 1 double bedroom with 5' bed, 1 twin bedroom, a family bathroom with bath and over shower and a master double bedroom with 6' bed and en suite shower room.
Exterior: Shared courtyard at front with exterior furniture and BBQ facilities. Parking in designated bays.
Facilities & Services
Heating is via modern thermostatically controlled electric radiators and the open fire. There is a newly fitted kitchen with a range of units. There is an electric oven and hob, a microwave, toaster, kettle, fridge/freezer and dishwasher. There is also a washing machine and a tumble dryer in the kitchen. The lounge area has a digital TV & DVD player, CD & Radio. There is free WiFi at the property. There is a hairdryer at the property plus an iron and ironing board. A cot and highchair are also available.
Electricity, heating, bed linen and towels are all included. Quince Cottage has an open fire and all wood is included in your rental. Up to 2 well behaved dogs will be permitted. The first dog is FREE, but the second is at a small additional cost of £25 per week, although please remember that you cannot leave dogs unattended in the cottage alone. Regrettably no smoking is allowed. There is off road parking for up to two cars.
General Booking Information
Arrival / Departure is normally a Saturday.
Short breaks are available as last minute bookings or during the off season.
£150 pre-authorised to your credit or debit card as a security deposit is required.
Withiel is situated about 5 miles from Wadebridge and 15 miles from both Newquay and Padstow. The Atlantic Coast of Cornwall offers some of the most picturesque and breathtaking scenery in the country with golden sandy beaches at 25 locations within 20 miles from Quince Cottage; these include Crantock, Fistral, Perranporth, Polzeath and Watergate Bay. Most of these are patrolled by RNLI lifeguards during the summer season. The coastal footpath delivers some stunning walks and incredible views through this dramatic section of coastline. Hustyns, the luxury spa and resort centre, is only 10 minutes away by car and offers day passes to the gym and swimming pool as well as a variety of beauty and spa treatments. There is also a first class restaurant. The golf courses of St Enodoc and Trevose are within easy reach.
These days Newquay's excellent surfing waters are the town's main industry, whereas it once used to be a major export port for the county's mining efforts as well as a north coast port for pilchard fisheries. Fistral Beach holds many surfing competitions throughout the year, and also hosts Run to the Sun over May Bank holiday, a VW and Custom Car Show. Both the Women's and Men's Gig Championships are held here, as is a balloon festival and surf and lifesaving events. Newquay Zoo now houses 130 different species in sub tropical gardens in the centre of the town.
Neighbouring Watergate Bay and The Extreme Academy offers you a 'ski resort on a beach' and a plethora of activities to keep even the most active occupied. Fifteen Cornwall, founded by Jamie Oliver in 2002, sits on top of the two mile beach at Watergate offering inspirational views for the young chefs and professionals to create fantastic menus from local and seasonal produce. The Lappa Valley Steam Railway just outside Newquay offers both the old and young an interesting day out. Newquay Airport has made the north coast one of the easiest places in Cornwall to get to, with regular flights from various locations across the UK. The town also has an Aquarium, a Waterworld and numerous immensely pretty beaches for the less active. Trerice, run by the National Trust and 3 miles outside of the town, is an Elizabethan manor house and garden with restricted winter opening times.
Wadebridge, once a market town, is now more widely known as being part of The Camel Trail, the cycle route out to Padstow from the depths of Bodmin Moor on the old tramway route. You can hire a bike at the start of the trail and cycle to Padstow, now famous for being home to Rick Stein's The Seafood Restaurant, amongst others which the celebrity chef owns in the town. From Padstow you could take a boat trip across the Camel Estuary to Rock and lounge on the beautiful beach that stretches all the way around to Daymer Bay. The National Lobster Hatchery neighbours Rick Stein's empire in Padstow.
The Royal Cornwall Show ground at Wadebridge hosts the county show every June, come rain or shine, and is opened each year by a member of the Royal Family. Cornish farmers have had to diversify in recent years and so has the Show, but they have kept their traditional roots with steam engines being shown next to the shiny new high-tech tractors. It's not every day you get to see formation JCB digger dancing in the main ring. The National Trust have three properties nearby - Lanhydrock House, Trerice and Carnewas & Bedruthan Steps. Slightly further afield is the Eden Project in St Austell, famously built in a disused china clay pit.
Guest from London stayed for 5 nights.
Tucked away down narrow green walled country lanes; Quince cottage is in a delightful horseshoe of terraced stone cottages surrounding a pretty little private green. All mod cons provided, including a barbecue and outside seating. A perfect place to hide away in the Cornish countryside, and a short distance from the coast and several of Cornwall's beautiful gardens, including the Eden Project. The owners were extremely helpful with initial directions, instructions and welcome goodies on our arrival. We would highly recommend a stay here.
Guest from Waterlooville stayed for 7 nights.
Four of us stayed at Quince Cottage and had an excellent time. Cottage is delightful and quite well placed for seeing Cornwall. Please be aware of the very narrow roads....... not advisable when the 'Cornwall Show was on' thankfully at the end of our stay. A very enjoyable holiday, despite the sometimes unseasonable weather !
Guest from Manchester stayed for 4 nights.
The cottage was very comfortable and the locals are very friendly. I had some problems with the country lanes as unnamed and difficult to navigate. The cottage itself is a little out of the way but has great facilities.
Guest from Knaresborough stayed for 7 nights.
The cottage was clean, tidy and had all the facilities we could have needed for a week away. The kitchen was very well equipped with everything you could need. The bedrooms were comfortable with a selection of bedding available. We chose tthe cottage for it's central location so we could travel to various areas in the Cornwall & Devon area which worked well for us - especially as everything in Cornwall is spread out! There were lots of leaflets for things to do & a file of information in the cottage which was really useful. The only downside to the cottage was the slight damp in the main bedroom & ensuite. The extract fan doesn't work that well so the bathroom floor gets damp after a shower & the bedding felt very slightly damp upon getting in it.
Guest from Barton-upon-Humber stayed for 7 nights.
The location is quiet but not too far from the coast, Camel Trail, Bodmin and Wadebridge. Had a nice time and found the cottage fine for our needs really enjoyed the peace.
Guest from Woolwich stayed for 3 nights.
Excellent cottage. Kept extremely clean. Upon arrival we were warmly welcomed by the owner via phone even though they were not in the cottage and asked to call them anytime if we need help. Rooms are comfortable and very well equipped, beautiful kitchen and living area. Most importantly the open fire in the living area was awesome. Woods were kept enough for fire. Supermarket is within 6-7 min drive distance. Would definitely recommend to everybody! It's a true sample of excellent hospitality. Thank you again to the owner for going just that little step extra for their guests!!!
Guest from Cardiff stayed for 4 nights.
A very clean, compact and comfortable barn conversion with those lovely thick walls and log fire. Quiet and sufficient space for six (or 5 and a dog in our case). Dog friendly - great! Located sufficiently far down narrow lanes to feel remote but close enough to the main roads to have easy access to the rest of Cornwall. Several pleasant river access areas for hours of play for the kids and dog within easy walking distance. Everything was laid on and well presented. Very warm. You know electric showers are a design disaster, requiring subtle control, but there is also a bath fed by an immersion heater. We appreciated all of the many little items that revealed how the owners cared about our stay. Reading one of the other reviews regarding the creaking ceiling - well this is slight and just adds to the character. It's not intrusive.
Guest from Bristol stayed for 4 nights.
Quince Cottage occupies part of one side of what was, presumably, a square farmyard. It's 100 yards or so off a little-used country lane, so it's beautifully quiet. The nights were cloudy while we were there, but I imagine you'd get a great view of the stars. It's nicely furnished, very comfortable, lovely and warm. We really enjoyed our stay.
We're very pleased you enjoyed your stay in Quince Cottage. You are right - the view of the stars is great on clear nights!
Guest from Dorset stayed for 5 nights.
Unfortunately, we had to cut our stay at Quince Cottage short. Our dog was taken ill the day after we arrived and we had to return home. My sister and her husband stayed on and had a very enjoyable time at the cottage. The plumbing was very poor though as regards the shower in the bathroom, it kept alternately between scalding hot and cold without any warning and the wobbly toilet seat in the ensuite was never rectified. My sister tried the contact numbers to get in touch with the owners of the property but to no avail. Something seemed to be wrong with both email and telephone numbers. Unfortunately, she did not try to get in touch with Cornwalls Cottages for their help. Because there was only one complete bathroom, this property is only suitable for one couple and so I can`t recommend it for anyone but a family sharing, otherwise it is a lovely place to stay in Cornwall.
We are pleased your sister and her husband enjoyed their stay at the cottage, but apologise for their experience with the plumbing. As I mentioned when I emailed our Quince Cottage Information File to you before your stay, as new owners of the cottage we are pleased to learn of any improvements we could easily make. My husband and I have just returned from a week's stay in the cottage; in order to test out the shower in the bathroom, we used it exclusively. Although we found it works well, we concluded that the dual controls can make successful use tricky. As a result, we shall now add usage instructions to our Information File. If all else fails, there is also an additional shower in the bathroom which runs from the bath taps. We are sorry, but somewhat surprised that your sister could not contact us, since at least one of us was at home throughout almost all of your stay. Both email and phone were working, but there were no messages on either. Thank you once again for your comments.
Guest from Kidderminster stayed for 7 nights.
I was back in the UK for a short while and we needed a holiday with plenty of options for grown up kids and Adults, we had a wonderful time exploring the North Cornish cost and a few old favourites, The Cottage was very well presented and well appointed for our needs, TV, WiFi, Cooking, Walking and relaxing, good for all weathers
Guest from Frome stayed for 7 nights.
The cottage is tucked away in the country-side and is reasonably well equipped. The main bedroom is actually part of the neighbouring two-storey building which means there can be some noise from the floor above - a little disconcerting. Ventilation has obviously been a problem in the cottage and there is an air of mustiness but the property is clean, tidy and comfortable.
Thank you for your comments. We are new owners (early 2015) and are gradually updating the cottage. Of particular note is the new heating system throughout the cottage, and the installation of Broadband.
Guest from Saffron Walden stayed for 7 nights.
A very comfortable cottage in a lovely quiet setting. A perfect place to relax and unwind! Lovely views of the surrounding countryside and easy access to both north and south Cornish coasts.
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