St. Columb Major

Retallack Resort & Spa

Member rates available
Sarah Richardson
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Why We Love It

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

94% (158 Member Ratings)

"Peace and quiet."
24. Jan 2017
Chippenham Wiltshire, 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 on 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 Retreat Spa 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 (closed 16-30 January for refurbishment).

Travelzoo tip: Click here to see our list of 101 Things to do in Cornwall.

Retallack Resort & Spa will be undergoing renovation work until 30 March, 2017. During this period, guests may experience some noise or light disturbances, and some hotel facilities and services may not be available. The spa will be in Lodge 39 until 30 March, still offering a full service. There will be no shop on site until 1 April.



  • 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 and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. Please check with the hotel.


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.

Additional details: Retallack Resort & Spa will be undergoing renovation work until 30 March, 2017. During this period, guests may experience some noise or light disturbances, and some hotel facilities and services may not be available. The spa will be in Lodge 39 until 30 March, still offering a full service. There will be no shop on site until 1 April.

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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.

*Unless otherwise stated, Travelzoo-exclusive extras are valid once per stay (based on two adults sharing). Value is an estimate based on double occupancy. Extras are only included with Member Rates and may not be available on all dates. Extras are non-transferable and have no cash value. Total value may vary depending on time of booking and availability. When included, breakfast may be limited to 2 guests per stay subject to hotel’s discretion. Other restrictions may apply; see our T&Cs for details.

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94% Positive
(158 Member reviews)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Retallack Holiday Lettings Ltd over the past 15 months.
4.4 Ambiance
4.4 Location
4.5 Rooms
4.5 Quality of Service
4.5 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Peace and quiet.
Edwin 24. Jan 2017 Chippenham Wiltshire, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Other Comments
Rude staff
Susan 14. Jan 2017 braintree, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
View of lake and the ducks and geese. Value for money just right for the Padstow Xmas fayre
Walter 05. Dec 2016 Stourport on Severn, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Peace and quiet
KIM 07. Nov 2016 Rugby, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
lovely and quiet location. friendly staff
Other Comments
Things were winding down so there was not a lot to do in the evenings
GILLIAN 03. Nov 2016 FLEET, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Comfy bed, lovely surroundings. Apartment was great.
Sarah 31. Oct 2016 Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Beautiful location, fantastic equipped accommodation
Jane 19. Oct 2016 Nuneaton, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Peace and quiet. Friendly sfaff
Daniel 16. Oct 2016 Stourport-on-Severn, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The restaurant. The lake.
Other Comments
It was a little run down, the "apartments" are studios with just a frosted glass door diving the toilet from right next to the kitchen. The fire alarms are directly above the kitchen and go off every morning if you cook. The sofa was old and worn, it was a sofa bed so when you sat n it, you sank down the back and sat on the metal frame. We ended up sitting on the bed as was more comfy. The cosy lounge for kids was playing music with swearing!
Charmaine 11. Oct 2016 weymouth, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Pool, apartment was lovely
Other Comments
I would recommend to friends and family with or without xhilsrwn
Sarah 04. Oct 2016 Stockport Cheshire, United Kingdom

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