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Cottage Situated Within the Grounds of an Owl Sanctuary and Wildlife Park.

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

One bedroom cottage sleeps 4 people within an owl sanctuary and Wildlife Park.

One large bedroom cottage which sleeps up to 4 persons with an open plan fully equiped kitchen and lounge area.

This property being unique as it is situated within the grounds of a zoo licensed owl sanctuary and wildlife park which has many owls, birds and animals. Guests have full access to the site day and night.

It has a children's play area and Tearooms which are open during normal opening hours.

The property is also located on the Goss Moor which is an area of national scientific interest within a 7 mile circular route of moorland ideal for walkers and cyclists and an abundance of wildlife.

Situated in mid Cornwall just off the main A30 and central to 4 major towns.

Eden Project 8 miles.

More Details

Owner
carolyn screech
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
August 12, 2017

About carolyn screech

My husband and I are both middle aged and our children have all married and left home over the past ten years and we were left rattling around in our large property with our also very large Leonburger dog who is hugely popular with guests staying in the cottage.

We decided this year that we should let the annexe cottage out for holiday let as we feel that guests who like animals and wildlife will love our Hooty owl cottage.

carolyn screech purchased this cottage in 1994

Why carolyn screech chose Cornwall

We moved to our current location in 1994 where we extended our owl sanctuary and wildlife organization which has been operating now for 27 years. We live on the edge of a moorland which is Ideal for walkers and cyclists as we are situated on the Goss Moor Trail, an area of outstanding natural beauty and abundant wildlife.

What makes this cottage unique

Situated in mid Cornwall just off the main A30 and central to 4 major towns, Newquay, Truro, Bodmin and St Austell.

Newquay airport is 6 miles and St.Columb Road railway station 2 miles. Local village amenities 1.5 miles. Newquay beaches are only 8 miles away and 8 miles to the Eden Project.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Despite this being a new property available this year so far visitors have thouroughly enjoyed their stay with us and want to rebook again for next year. Very clean and extremely comfortable. Excellent facilities within the cottage and on site in the park and on site tearoom. Good value for money and very friendly property owners and staff within the park.
Apr 2012
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Amenities

Saint Columb Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 baby crib
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps up to 4 persons (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: 1 large bedroom with king size bed and futon, and a travel cot when required. Triple wardrobe with shelves and drawers, 2 bedside cabinets and an ottoman with spare bedding. 2 large windows overlooking the garden. All rooms are double glazed.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: Visitors will have free entry to the sanctuary and wildlife park during their stay. Special discounts on additional activities for guests. Please have a look at our Webpage. Unfortunately no pets or smoking in the dwelling. Please note we do have a large friendly Leonberger dog so may no be suitable for people with a difficulty with dogs. Outside: Outside the cottage is a parking area, an enclosed private patio area with garden furniture. Towels / Linen Clean bed linen and towels provided weekly. The cottage will be cleaned after each booking or weekly for a 2 week stay. Other: The dining area has a dresser, table and 4 chairs. A high chair is also available when required.

Reviews

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Cottage Situated Within the Grounds of an Owl Sanctuary and Wildlife Park.
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews
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Outstanding experience

  • 5 of 5

We could only spend 5 days before flying back to Australia. A truly memorable experience to be able to visit the owls (don't forget the Kookaburra) at any time, day or night. Carolyn and her husband were helpful at the sanctuary and with imparting their local knowledge. They introduced us to a local wildlife artist, Dick Twinney, whose work is stunning. Cottage was immaculate, tastefully furnished and had everything we needed to be cosy and comfortable and Carolyn had supplied a snack for our arrival. All the staff at the Sanctuary were friendly, knowledgeable and always happy to answer questions. We learnt and handled many different varieties of owls and loved hearing their stories. There was absolutely nothing we could complain about! My grandchildren want to go there to experience the wildlife and play in the enormous playground. They also had a range of other animals, eg meerkats, goats, llamas, etc and we enjoyed helping with their feeding and talks about their habits.

  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Dale for your lovely comments and we are delighted we were able to make your stay both comfortable and enjoyable. We very much hope to see you again in the future, and hope you had a good journey home.
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Florida, USA
5

Cozy cottage in owl sanctuary

  • 5 of 5

We spent 2 weeks in this lovely cottage in Cornwall, part of an owl sanctuary. The hosts were superb - friendly, gracious and extremely accommodating. The cottage was fully equipped with linens and kitchen supplies. Furnishings were all attractive and comfortable, including the bed. A shared washing machine was very helpful to have on request. The accommodation alone was enough to recommend a stay here but the owls provided an additional incentive for the stay: a truly unique experience to enhance an exploration of Cornwall. Hiking trails right out the door also allowed easy access to the beautiful English countryside. This cottage is excellent for couples or small families; the owl sanctuary is an outstanding added feature for nature lovers of all ages. We highly recommend this accommodation and would certainly return on future visits to Cornwall, the best endorsement we can give.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We do try and make all our guests welcome and comfortable, and we are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to see you again soon.
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Yeadon Leeds West Yorkshire
5

Really comfy cottage

  • 5 of 5

This cottage is situated within the owl sanctuary itself. We found it to be just like staying at home, especially while sleeping in the kingside bed. Our children loved staying within the owl sanctuary, and at the end of our week my son did not want to return home. If he could have lived there he would have.

Would recommend anyone who loves owls to visit as you get to see the owls at night and have unlimited access to the sanctuary day or night.

The owners are really friendly and cannot do enough for you.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We do try and make all our guests welcome and comfortable, and we are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to see you again soon.
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Map

Nearest Airport
5.9 Miles
St Mawgan Airport
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Blue Anchor
Nearest Ferry
35 Miles
Plymouth Ferry port
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Atlantic Reach
Nearest Train
2 Miles
St Columb Road from Par main line
Nearest Motorway
75.1 Miles
M5 Exeter
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Penhale Round
Nearest Beach
8.2 Miles
Mawgan Porth
Car: recommended

If you follow the brown & white signs from the main A30 near Indian Queens on the Newquay junction.

This property of being unique as it is situated within the grounds of a zoo licensed owl sanctuary and wildlife park which has many owls, birds and animals. Guests have full access to the site day and night.

It has a children's play area and Tearooms which are open during normal opening hours.

The property is also located on the Goss Moor which is an area of national scientific interest within a 7 mile circular route of moorland ideal for walkers and cyclists and an abundance of wildlife.

Situated in mid Cornwall just off the main A30 and central to 4 major towns.

Eden Project 8 miles.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
A £100 deposit is payable at time of booking, with full payment due 4 weeks prior to holiday commencement. Bookings made less than 4 weeks before arrival full payment required.

Changeover Day:
Fridays/Saturdays depending on bookings. Arrivals - After 2pm but before 10pm if possible, but we are flexible according to travel arrangements ~ Please vacate the cottage by 10am on the day of departure.

Notes on prices:
Short breaks of a minimum 3 nights will be considered.
3 nights 70% of the weekly seasonal price. 4 nights 80% of weekly seasonal price and 5 nights 90 % of weekly seasonal price. A discount may be negotiated for last minute bookings when available.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.