St Columb Major

A delightful town and civil parish, St Columb Major can be found amidst rivers and streams in Cornwall. Take a long stroll through Fair Street and Fore Street, the older parts of town, its architecture dating to the 19th century. Along the way, pop into Glebe House with your significant other; the oldest house in the area and nearby the church, Glebe House is renowned for its structural beauty and cosy tea rooms. If you find yourself in Cornwall with good friends and prefer a stronger drink, then the Red Lion Pub offers a selection of local tipple in a jolly, traditional atmosphere. Afterwards, the Port and Starboard on Chapel Road is well known for its fish and chips, ideal for a fun meal with the kids. Also fantastic fun for the kids is the Cornish Birds of Prey Centre, where the whole family can learn about the surrounding wildlife.


Enjoy countryside living just a short drive from the pretty coastal village of Padstow. Sleeping four guests, this quirky pet-friendly cottage can be found in a rural setting in St Columb and even has its own paddock.

Every year in St Columb Major, the locals host a game of ‘Hurling’ – a medieval game unique to the town, brought back to life twice annually as a nod to the past of Cornwall. Castle an Dinas also sits proud nearby the town, an iron age hillfort that is a must-see for all curious visitors. Likewise, the ancient monument, Nine Maidens Stone Row, is the largest in the county. Spend an afternoon walking the hills, being sure to ask about the story of the Nine Maidens while there. For more gorgeous sights, walk along the Borlaserath and Retallack Moor, cherished for its plant life and sure to provide a stunning day out. Also making for a great day out is the Cornwall Archery – take the kids or go with friends to learn an exciting new skill. For any budding new surfers (or surfer veterans!), there is the Flow Rider Indoor Surf. So, whether you are looking for an activity-packed holiday or a relaxing escape, St Columb Major has something for you. It’s an easy drive to the wild rugged coastline and surfing beaches and resorts on the North Cornwall coast from Padstow to Newquay. The south coast beaches and ancient fishing harbours are also an easy drive to ensure a host of memorable day trips from your holiday cottage.