St. Columb Major

Retallack Resort & Spa

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Why We Love It

  • The property is a 15-minute drive from fishing port and food mecca Padstow
  • We stayed here and loved the modern furnishings and lakeside location
  • The resort is near where BBC One period drama "Poldark" was filmed

Enjoyed This
(56 Member Ratings)
"Relaxing overnight stay - Although late february the weather was freezing, as was the surface of the lake but the accommodation was warm. We did not use any of the facilities and self catered."
Mar 03, 2018
Bristol, United Kingdom


Map & Directions

The property is just off the A39, a 10-minute drive from Newquay Cornwall Airport. Newquay, Watergate Bay and Padstow are within a 20-minute drive. The nearest railway station is St Columb Road, a 10-minute taxi ride away.

Rooms & Rates

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Retallack Resort & Spa is a self-catering resort near the north coast of Cornwall, within 20 minutes' drive of Newquay and Padstow.

Previous guests at the resort include the cast of "Poldark", who stayed there while filming the BBC's Cornwall-set period drama. Nearby filming sites include Porthcothan beach, Bodmin Moor and Charlestown -- all less than 30 minutes' drive away.

The Fistral self-catering properties include a double bedroom with lake views, a fully equipped kitchen, a bathroom with bath and separate shower, internet access, Sky TV with Kids, Sports and Movies channels, a DVD player and an iPod docking station.

Retallack Resort & Spa offers free use of its facilities, such as an indoor swimming pool, a steam room, a sauna, a spinning studio and tennis courts. It also has Cornwall's only FlowRider -- a surf wave pool (extra charges apply at the hotel). 

The aqua park has been supersized for 2017 -- it features an inflatable playground of slides, a trampoline, a climbing wall and a balance beam (extra charges apply at the hotel).

The new Esya Spa launches in April and offers a variety of treatments (must be pre-booked, supplements apply).

The on-site Green Room restaurant (open daily for lunch from 12-2:30pm and Wednesday-Saturday for dinner from 5-8:30pm) uses locally sourced produce, and The Driftwood Lounge serves freshly baked pizzas and has a children's area with an Xbox, a pool table and board games.

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  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Kids' club
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Fitness classes
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Indoor pool
  • Restaurant
  • Sauna / Steam Room
  • Tennis courts
  • Pet-friendly
  • Spa


  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour security
  • Baby-sitting service on request
  • Beauty treatments / massages (fees apply)
  • Express check-in / checkout

Room amenities

  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Fridge
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Kitchenette in some rooms
  • Outdoor space for some rooms
  • Sitting area
  • Flatscreen TV
  • iPod/iPhone docking station


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout
  • High-Speed Wi-Fi (fees apply)


  • Hair-dryer
  • Separate shower
  • Luxury toiletries
  • Bathtub (in some rooms)


  • Complimentary parking


  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible path of travel
  • Accessible pool area
  • Accessible restaurant

Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.


Check-in: Standard Time is 3pm.

Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard Time is 11am.

Children and additional guests: Infant's cot/crib available, free of charge, for children aged 3 and under. Must be requested upon booking; please use the Special Request field on the booking page. There is no extra bed available for older children and adults.

Pets: Dogs are allowed on request and will be charged at £40 per stay on checkout.

Fees: There is a 3% charge for credit card bookings, but no charge for debit cards.

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

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Customer service available Monday - Friday 9am - 6pm GMT + 8.

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

Enjoyed This
(56 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Retallack Holiday Lettings Ltd over the past 15 months.
4.1 Ambiance
4.2 Location
4.5 Rooms
4.3 Quality of Service
4.3 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Relaxing overnight stay - Although late february the weather was freezing, as was the surface of the lake but the accommodation was warm. We did not use any of the facilities and self catered.
Other Comments
Were surprised to be asked for a breakages deposit of £70.00 (not found in the booking terms) which we were told would be returned subject to the Ratallack Resort & Spa's subsequent inspection of the apartment! N.B. We left the apartment as we found it!
Anthony Mar 03, 2018 Bristol, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Pool,sauna and steam room.
Julie Mar 01, 2018 Winkleigh, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Nice apartment and great location in the heart of Cornwall.
Robert Jul 02, 2017 Bushey, United Kingdom
Other Comments
The apartment felt as it's going down in quality perhaps due to poor management for example the bed and bed sheets weren't clean it' was yellow instead of white, the apartment smelled of sewage coming from the bathroom. Very unpleasant!!!
Vygaile Jul 07, 2017 LondoN, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Other Comments
Would have been good to know that there was a £75 holding deposit for the accommodation on arrival!
Janine Nov 21, 2017 Newport, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Clean room
Other Comments
Breakfast expensive, considering bacon done to a crisp
Robert Feb 26, 2018 Swanseaswansea, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The apartment
AINE Jun 04, 2017 London, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
I liked the newly refurbished pool and spa facilities and the apartment was well equipped as usual . Location is good and there are lots of activities for children
Carolyn Jun 01, 2017 Nottingham, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The beautifully appointed apartment with everything we might need.
Other Comments
Excellent restaurant but opening times and menus should be better advertised.
Barbara Jun 26, 2017 Knutsford, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Lodge was well appointed with all amenities
Maureen Jun 27, 2017 Buckhurst Hill, United Kingdom

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