Cottage in Wadebridge, Cornwall - Quiet Location, Close To Town Centre, with parking
About Michael Smith
We live in the North of England and both work very hard in professional jobs. Our hearts are in Cornwall where we knew each other as children in the 1970s. We met up again by chance after 31 years in 2008 and fell in love. We are now happily married and Brae Cottage is our lovely escape from our busy and stressful working lives.
Michael Smith purchased this Cottage in 2012
Why Michael Smith chose Wadebridge
We love Wadebridge because it is a lively friendly town and everything you need is on your doorstep. It's busy enough to have the cafes, bars and restaurants we like, but quiet enough so that you can relax and enjoy 'Cornish time'. It's also a great base for exploring the rest of Cornwall. We bought Brae Cottage in 2012 and spent 6 months fully renovating it. We have lavished as much attention on it as we did our main home - in fact probably more. We have kept its quirky cottage features like beams and a woodburning stove, but have added luxury touches like underfloor heating and a large 'walk-in' shower. While Brae is a cosy cottage it's big enough to relax in, with a good sized dining kitchen, a separate lounge and 2 double bedrooms.
What makes this Cottage unique
We have taken a deliberate decision NOT to have WiFi at the cottage. We hope you agree that this helps you escape the stresses of normal working life! Almost all the local cafes and pubs provide free wifi and we find that this is sufficient for us when we are there. We like to park up the car and potter about Wadebridge on foot for a least a couple of days before we venture further afield. We are gradually working our way through the many independent coffee shops but it may take some time! When we do venture out our main love is rock climbing and we take advantage of the glorious Cornish sea cliffs whenever we get the time. We've also recently started surfing and Mawgan Porth and Watergate are our favourites. Having realised Wadebridge is surrounded by golf courses we may give it a try. We have walked a lot of the Cornish Coast Path on both the North and South Coasts and we often return to our favourite walks over and over again.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Guests are expected to respect the property and adhere to the Rental Agreement.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Lovely property, well equipped, great location & owners very responsive. Cant fault.
good ten day break good food within easy walking distance
Very well equipped very clean throughout, comfortable bed, excellent shower, thanks for the wine and nibbles
Lovely cottage in a great location
We found the cottage very comfortable and really enjoyed staying in it. The owners have gone to a lot of trouble equipping it with everything you need for a relaxing holiday. The location is great too, only a few minutes walk from the town. Can highly recommend 😊�
Cornwall best kept secret.
The pictures don’t do this property justice. Wonderful property full of character and little touches in the perfect location.
Had a great week in Brae Cottage. The location is great. Shops on your doorstep, camel trail nearby and a short drive to the beaches. The cottage is spotlessly clean and beautifully furnished. It is well equipped and has everything you need. I will definitely return to stay here. Thank you Mike and Jenny.
Property was of high quality in terms of facilities and furnishings and decor.
The vendors have obviously put a lot of thought into the property which feels homely and comfortable and pleasing to the eye as well as providing good quality facilities i.e. kitchen bathroom bedroom mattress books radios decor tv etc. It is also quite spacious as it has a separate sitting room from the breakfast room as well as a middle room upstairs so plenty of privacy. It is a 3 minute walk into Wadebridge centre so very convenient and the neighbourhood is friendly and private.
There are many lovely beaches with a short drive, you could easily visit a different one of every day of your holiday. The local beaches include (with miles):
Rock 6; Polzeath 7; Daymer Bay 7; Tregirls 7.5; Trevone 8; Harlyn 9; Constantine 10; Treyarnon 11; Porthcothan 11.6; Mawgan Porth 12; Bedruthan Steps 13.7; Watergate Bay 14.6; Porth 15; Newquay beaches inc. Fistral 17.
Wadebridge is just off the A39 Atlantic Highway.
Bodmin Parkway mainline rail station 11.3 miles.
Newquay Airport 12.6 miles.
Good local bus network.
The cottage is a 2 minute walk to the shops, cafes and restaurants of Wadebridge.
Wadebridge is a bustling market town characterised by independent shops, cafes and restaurants. There is also a town centre cinema. You can get all the food & drink you need on your doorstep, including excellent local produce - there are 2 great butchers, a fishmongers and an artisan bakers only yards away from the cottage. There is a very well-stocked Co-op supermarket a 3 min walk away and a large supermarket on the outskirts of the town if you really need it. There is also a great selection of clothes, shoes and accessories shops. We even have a local vineyard, the award winning Camel Valley Wines. Oh and there's also a lovely spa (River Spa).
Wadebridge is also home to the John Betjeman Centre. You can feel the affection Betjeman had for the Camel Estuary and coast near Wadebridge in his poetry. He is buried at the tiny church at St Enodoc near Rock. "Those moments, tasted once and never done, Of long surf breaking in the mid-day sun. A far-off blow-hole booming like a gun" (Cornish Cliffs, John Betjeman).
The Camel Trail runs alongside the estuary all the way from Padstow on the coast to Bodmin on the edge of the Moor. You can hire bikes in Wadebridge. Rock and Padstow are both nearby and you can take a ferry across the estuary from one to other e.g. Rick Stein's fish and chips for lunch in Padstow and oysters for dinner at Nathan Outlaw in Rock.
Many of North Cornwall's finest beaches are within 25 mins of the cottage - the nearest is Rock at less than 20 mins by car. Wadebridge is also surrounded by golf courses.
Other great places to visit nearby are the Eden Project, the Lost Gardens of Heligan, and the National Trust properties at Lanhydrock and Trerice.
You can also hit the south coast of Cornwall easily from Wadebridge. The beautiful Fowey estuary is 20 miles away and the historic port of Charlestown is 19.