Colesent Cottages (3 cottages)
About the home
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 lets|
Nearest amenities: 3.2km
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||May take pets - please enquire|
No smoking at this property
|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 suite and 1 shower room|
|Furniture:||Single beds (8), Double beds (4), Cots (2)|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Access:||Wheelchair friendly, Parking space|
Further details outdoors:
Plenty of safe parking. Public Swimming pool 2 miles away.
The West Country / Cornwall 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!
The Wadebridge area
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.
How to get there
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From M5 Junction 31 the A30 continues westbound for over 60 miles as a dual carriage way. Just after the dualling stops the road passes within 3 miles of Colesent. The following instructions describe the route from the A30 to Colesent.
You need to take the THIRD right hand turn after the dual carriage way stops. (You will know you are within 3 or 4 miles of the end of the dual carriage way when you pass the signs for "Jamaica Inn Museums")
The right turn is signposted "Blisland" and "St Breward". You come upon the turning quite quickly over the brow of a hill - so be prepared (There is a centre turning lane to use).
After turning right you are will come to a crossroads in about 1/2 a mile. Its a bit staggered but go straight across - sign posted St Mabyn. IGNORE ANY FURTHER SIGNS FOR ST MABYN!
Now you just have to follow this road for about 2.0 miles and you will come to our drive. It's very much a Cornish country lane and therefore quite twisty and turny. Ignore any junctions - just stay on the road - you will go through the hamlet of Tresarrett and over at least one small bridge. Just before you come to our drive you will go by Poley's Bridge car park (On the left) which is the start of the Camel Trail. Next you will go over Poley's bridge its self. A low, flat bridge with metal side rails.)
Our drive is immediately left (50ft or so) after crossing the bridge. You will see the sign after you have turned in.
Its a lot more straight forward than the above sounds. Honest!
Activities near Wadebridge
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
Beach or lakeside relaxation
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.
06 May 2012
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... more
14 Aug 2010
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... 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... more
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|Prices for group size 18|
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|23 Mar 12||30 Mar 12||£ 1050||£ 210||£ 210||4 Nights|
|Easter||30 Mar 12||6 Apr 12||£ 1260||-||-||1 Week|
|6 Apr 12||13 Apr 12||£ 1260||-||-||1 Week|
|13 Apr 12||20 Apr 12||£ 1050||£ 210||£ 210||4 Nights|
|20 Apr 12||27 Apr 12||£ 1050||£ 210||£ 210||4 Nights|
|27 Apr 12||4 May 12||£ 1155||£ 221||£ 221||4 Nights|
|4 May 12||11 May 12||£ 1260||£ 263||£ 263||4 Nights|
|11 May 12||18 May 12||£ 1260||£ 263||£ 263||4 Nights|
|18 May 12||25 May 12||£ 1470||-||-||1 Week|
|25 May 12||1 Jun 12||£ 1470||-||-||1 Week|
|1 Jun 12||9 Jun 12||£ 1785||-||-||1 Week|
|9 Jun 12||15 Jun 12||£ 1260||£ 263||£ 263||6 Nights|
|15 Jun 12||6 Jul 12||£ 1470||-||-||1 Week|
|6 Jul 12||27 Jul 12||£ 1785||-||-||1 Week|
|27 Jul 12||29 Jul 12||£ 2415||-||-||1 Week|
|29 Jul 12||31 Aug 12||£ 2730||-||-||1 Week|
|31 Aug 12||14 Sep 12||£ 1785||-||-||1 Week|
|14 Sep 12||16 Sep 12||£ 1575||-||-||1 Week|
|16 Sep 12||26 Oct 12||£ 1155||£ 221||£ 221||4 Nights|
|26 Oct 12||1 Nov 12||£ 1260||-||-||1 Week|
|16 Nov 12||21 Dec 12||£ 1050||£ 210||£ 210||4 Nights|
|21 Dec 12||28 Dec 12||£ 1050||£ 368||£ 368||3 Nights|
|28 Dec 12||4 Jan 13||£ 1785||£ 368||£ 368||3 Nights|
|4 Jan 13||29 Mar 13||£ 1050||£ 210||£ 210||4 Nights|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
Please phone for group rental rates. Please be aware that other than in low season, Swallows Nest and The Bulls House change over on Fridays and Hollyhill changes on Saturday. This means that your party cannot all arrive together and depart together if you need to use the three cottages. In low season and at Christmas & New Year you can choose your arrival and departure days.Book
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