Colesent Cottages (3 cottages)
Cottage | 8 bedrooms | sleeps 18
Away from it all relax and recharge holidays. Traffic noise and light pollution free. Come and re-find yourself in our spacious and comfortable cottages. Star gazing, country walks, nearby beaches, pubs, cycling, the Camel Valley Vineyard, Rick Stein, Jamie Oliver, rivers, moors, the Eden Project, real fires - the list is endless. Come and stay and do it all or do part of it or do nothing! This listing is for the group booking of our 3 cottages all together. They sleep 18 in total and Hollyhill and Swallows nest are big enough for all visitors to be together for a gathering spread out between the lounge and kitchen etc. Sadly, formal dining for all visitors together is not really possible but an informal buffet type meal could be staged in Hollyhill or Swallows nest very successfully. Because of this the availability of a group booking for all three cottages depends on whether any of the cottages have already been booked individually. Our 3 cottages are also available to be booked individually through Holiday lettings under the names of Hollyhill (sleeps 7 max), Swallows Nest (sleeps 7 max), and The Bulls House (sleeps 4). Search in the Wadebridge area.. We have owned Colesent Cottages for nearly 9 years and you can read Trip Advisor reviews by entering "Colesent Cottages" in their search box and also on our own website www.colesent.co.uk. We are waiting for Trip Advisor to connect our previous reviews to this website.
|Size||Sleeps up to 18, 8 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car advised, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||3.2 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Newquay Cornwall 32 km, Nearest railway: Bodmin Parkway 16 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||8 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms of which 3 Family bathrooms, 1 En suites and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (8), Double beds (4), Cots (2)|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Access||Parking, Wheelchair users|
|Further details outdoors|
Plenty of safe parking. Public Swimming pool 2 miles away.
The West Country region
Colesent cottages are ideally situated to satisfy the most demanding list of "must haves" that any group of prospective holiday makers might put together.
For the traditional summer family holiday you need beaches! The nearest to us are the golden sandy stretches that make up the north side of the Camel Estuary. Rock and Daymer Bay are the main ones. Unusually for the North coast these beaches are protected from the Atlantic Surf and so the waves are smaller. As the tide goes out the coves join together making it possible to walk between them and also around to Polzeath. Polzeath sticks out just that little bit further and so is not protected from open Atlantic which means the Surf is back! (Polzeath is a very popular surfing beach at anytime of the year). Travelling time from Colesent: Rock/Daymer - 25 mins, Polzeath 20 mins.
Of course the North Coast bristles with stunning beaches. Only slightly further away, travelling west are the inlets and coves around Trevose head and the wider expanses of Watermouth and Newquay. North eastward up the coast you come to Trebarwith Strand and Crackington Haven.
When the beach isn't a priority (either at all or because of weather ) there is also plenty on offer. A large indoor swimming pool is only 2 miles away. The pretty market town of Wadebridge, bustling cosmopolitan Padstow, Port Isaac (The Port Wenn of TV's Doc Martin), Boscastle, Tintagel, Bodmin Moor and Bodmin itself are all well within half an hours drive. Pencarrow and Lanhydrock are the closest of many National Trust and English Heritage Properties. The World Famous Eden Project is half an hour away by car.
Our position also means that the South Coast attractions are also a pleasant drive away: Looe & Polperro, Fowey, Mevagissey and Charlestown to name but a few.
On a week or fortnights holiday you might want to venture a bit further a field. The 3 miles or so to the A30 means that Falmouth, St Ives and even The Lizard Peninsular can be reached in between 1 and 1 1/2 hours.
There are many other wonderful things to see and do. I haven't mentioned Theme Parks, Nature walks, Coast Paths or any number of additional possibilities. Come and stay and discover them for yourselves!
Wadebridge is one of North Cornwall's main market towns and gateway to the Camel Trail, now the third largest attraction in the whole of Cornwall. This centrally located town has much to offer visitors of all ages and interests all year round. Molesworth Street is a pedestrianised shopping street featuring many individual shops, cafes and the Molesworth Arms public house. Additional shopping and dining options are available along the Eddystone Rd and in the Polmorla Walk precinct.
The Camel Trail is a tract of beautiful countryside over 17 miles length. The Trail goes from Wadebridge to Padstow and from Wadebridge to Pooley's Bridge (Where Colesent Cottages is!). The whole of the Trail is level as it used to be part of the Bodmin and Wadebridge Railway. There is also refreshments along the way and a Public House at Bodmin. Bike hire is in plentiful supply in Wadebridge with three shops including Bridge Bike Hire in Eddystone Road, at the start of the Wadebridge to Padstow stretch of the Trail. The Trail is also popular for bird watchers, with a purpose built bird hide half way between Wadebridge and Padstow.
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17 Jul 2012
We decided that we needed a break and with our 17 year old daughter going abroad with her classmates to celebrate the end of her A Levels - we thought that we would try to get away for a few days.
We searched on line for dog friendly places to stay at short notice and came across Colesent Cottages.
I telephoned and spoke to the very helpful Maureen, and booked up there and then for a 5 day stay (Monday - Saturday) knowing that the forecast was for bad weather!
To say that the cottages are off the beaten track is an understatement - but this only added to the overall feeling of well being that we felt as soon as we arrived.
Maureen greeted us with a friendly welcome, and we straight away felt that we were 'at home'.
We shopped in Bodmin - walked the Camel Trail for a few miles and found the lovely pub at Blisland where we returned the following evening for a smashing meal and the pub quiz.
We visited Redruth, Truro and Newquay - visited the beaches (all dog friendly), and hired bikes at Wadebridge and cycled to Padstow and back (with our Jack Russel in a basket on the front of the bike).
We had lunch at the fantastic Fifteen Restaurent at Watergate Bay- overlooking the magnificent surfers on the beach, whilst enjoying a great meal.
Overall we had a really lovely break, if the weather was inclement - it didn't matter, as when we got back to the lovely homely cottage we could relax and catch up with Wimbledon and enjoy a glass of wine.
We would like to go back there - possibly with the whole family, as it is situated in a great central location for beaches, walks and attractions, or just to stay put and enjoy the gardens at the cottages.
6 May 2012
"This is total peace"
We have stayed in both Swallows Nest and Hollyhill. Both are well equiped, spacious and comfortable cottages. If you like nightlife I wouldn't recommend this place but, if like us you like to chi… More
14 Aug 2010
"An idyllic hideaway - wonderful hosts and warm hospitality"
We have just returned from our 5th holiday at Colesent, having stayed in Swallow's Nest once again.Maureen and Gary are wonderful hosts and it's clear that making guests comfortable and rela… More
This review has been transferred from our original Colesent Cottages entry on Trip Advisor. This review refers to Swallow's Nest Cottage. We have always sought feedback from our guests, even before Trip Advisor became the place to leave feedback, and our own website, accessible form the bottom of this entry, lists many comments from our guest book left by guests who have stayed with us over the 8 years we have been at Colesent.
19 Apr 2009
"We will be back!"
Bulls house: Well keept beautyfull cottage, high standard, tranquil location, nice private garden, friendly and helpfull hosts and ideal location for exploring cornwall. We loved it!… More
This review has been transferred from our original Colesent Cottages entry on Trip Advisor. This review refers to Bull's House Cottage. We have always sought feedback from our guests, even before Trip Advisor became the place to leave feedback, and our own website, accessible form the bottom of this entry, lists many comments from our guest book left by guests who have stayed with us over the 8 years we have been at Colesent.
19 Apr 2008
"Cornwall's Best Kept Secret"
Superb charming well presented and spotless cottage. Brilliantly well equiped with log fire and fantastic views. Wonderful base for exploring Cornwall. Have now been many times and stayed in all the … More
This review has been transferred from our original Colesent Cottages entry on Trip Advisor. These guests have stayed in all our cottages over a number of visits. We have always sought feedback from our guests, even before Trip Advisor became the place to leave feedback, and our own website, accessible form the bottom of this entry, lists many comments from our guest book left by guests who have stayed with us over the 8 years we have been at Colesent.
28 Mar 2008
"A fantastic find!!"
Well, where do we start!?......Gary & Maureen are great hosts, from the moment you arrive to the moment you go home your time spent here is fantastic! (Although get to the time we have to leave, we ne… More
This review has been transferred from our original Colesent Cottages entry on Trip Advisor. These guests stayed in both Hollyhill and the Bull's House cottage over a number of visits. We have always sought feedback from our guests, even before Trip Advisor became the place to leave feedback, and our own website, accessible form the bottom of this entry, lists many comments from our guest book left by guests who have stayed with us over the 8 years we have been at Colesent.
27 Mar 2008
"A fantastic place to stay in Cornwall"
We have now stayed at Colesent cottages 4 times over the last 3 years and have enjoyed each stay, it really is a fantastic place to have a holiday.Our first visit was during the winter (half term brea… More
This review has been transferred from our original Colesent Cottages entry on Trip Advisor. This review refers to Hollyhill Cottage. We have always sought feedback from our guests, even before Trip Advisor became the place to leave feedback, and our own website, accessible form the bottom of this entry, lists many comments from our guest book left by guests who have stayed with us over the 8 years we have been at Colesent.
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