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

94% (154 Member Ratings)

"Tennis, crazy golf, swimming and walking"
May 22, 2017
kingsbridge, 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 check-in time: 3pm. Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard checkout time: 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 24 hours

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

The room rates listed are for double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.

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94% Positive
(154 Member Reviews)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Retallack Holiday Lettings Ltd over the past 15 months.
4.4 Ambiance
4.4 Location
4.6 Rooms
4.4 Quality of Service
4.5 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Tennis, crazy golf, swimming and walking
Other Comments
The only issue we had with the site, was the loud music being played from the skiing lake and the practice surfing. Yes we are old! Felt that it was more geared up to the younger set than couples in their 60,s Could not fault the accommodation, although the bathroom was not very private. Very clean and comfortable.
mandy May 22, 2017 kingsbridge, United Kingdom
Other Comments
Really lovely place, quiet, Fistral apartment was lovely really modern and everything you needed. On the down side there are no restaurants, pubs, or shops anywhere near so you have to drive everywhere. The green room restaurant on site is very expensive. Spa ok, gym too small for resort but pool, sauna and steam room extreamy clean. Activities on site great for teens and up but quite expensive.
Jacqueline May 21, 2017 Porth, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Peace and quiet, and the location.
Other Comments
We were off season, so it may well not be quite so peaceful at busy times.
john May 21, 2017 Telfordtelford, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Peaceful and quiet
Kelvin May 06, 2017 Fareham, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Peace and quiet - location
Lynne May 05, 2017 Paignton, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Apr 30, 2017 New Abbot, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Setting lakeside and smart interior of apartments
Damian Apr 29, 2017 Cullompton, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Very clean spacious apartment overlooking the lake
Other Comments
Had to walk through Spa to get to indoor pool. No information given at check in about facilities available. Lounge bar not easily accessible.
Diane Apr 28, 2017 Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The ducks visited every day on our lake!
Roger Apr 27, 2017 Torquay, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Really loved this resort - great facilities, friendly staff and modern accommodation.
Other Comments
Would definitely return to this resort. So much to do in the area that we didn't even get to make use of the water park facilities or spa which all looked great.
Wendy Apr 24, 2017 Woking, United Kingdom

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