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Make a holiday cottage in Little Petherick your home away from home

Little Petherick is a beautiful example of a quintessential Cornish village. Located in North Cornwall between Padstow and Wadebridge, it is nestled in the Little Petherick Creek Valley. The location offers a tranquil setting for holidaymakers to base themselves in, allowing them to enjoy the coast and beaches, as well as the scenic delights of inland Cornwall. Little Petherick is a relaxing destination that nonetheless offers activities for all ages.

HomeAway holiday cottages in Little Petherick offer panoramic views of this lush environment. These comfortable accommodations are suitable for groups of four to six people, perfect for larger families or group getaways. Many are also pet friendly, so there’s no need to find a sitting service or kennel. Compared to other areas like surfer’s favourite Bude or foodie hotspot Padstow, holiday cottages in Little Petherick generally cost less. Affordable as they are, however, properties are rich in amenities like fireplaces, modern appliances and electronics. Many also include children’s toys, and several feature open-plan living spaces and BBQ areas. Offering a means of escaping the hustle and bustle, Little Petherick offers a variety of activities for visitors, either in town or within just a few miles.

Things to do

-Natural heritage: The Lost Gardens of Heligan are a short 12-mile drive away from the village. In this popular botanical garden, children and adults alike will delight at the magical exhibits. Even with its microclimate, there's something enchanting about finding such a sub-tropical paradise in the middle of a Cornwall getaway. Whenever you visit, it will certainly be a day well spent.

-Family attractions: Crealy Great Adventure Park is just three to five miles away from holiday apartments in Little Petherick and a big draw for families. If you don’t want to go, best not let the kids hear of it – they won’t be able to resist the petting zoo, rides and indoor and outdoor adventure areas. Book online to take advantage of discount pricing.

-Historical attractions: The village of Tintagel will have history buffs in heaven. The Tintagel Old Post Office is a National Trust property dating from the 14th century; but it's the ruins of King Arthur’s castle and the village’s many links with the Knights of the Round Table that attract. The walks around the village are among the most scenic anywhere and all of this combines to make Tintagel one of the most visited places in Britain.

-Cultural activities: The Eden Project is a global garden collected and grown under artificial biomes (or bio-domes). Visitors can wander its many paths and explore the stunning variety of flora. There are tropical plants, Mediterranean offerings and specimens from the world’s temperate zones. It also boasts the largest covered rainforest in the world!

-The Cornish coast and countryside are both beautiful and beg the attention of guests staying in holiday homes in Little Petherick. The beaches are fabulous, with places like Perranporth offering two miles of sand; perfect for surfers or sunbathing while the kids play. The UK’s top surfing town, Newquay, is also just a few miles away. Walkers will be impressed by the rugged coastal trails and the inland beauty of Bodmin Moor.

Weather in Little Petherick

Visitors will enjoy a warm, temperate climate here. Holiday cottages in Little Petherick offer outdoor seating and BBQ areas for summer evenings, but bear in mind that the area does see a lot of precipitation; so travellers are advised to dress appropriately. May is the driest month while December is the wettest. August is the warmest with January seeing the coolest temperatures. Temperatures can range from lows of 5°C in winter to highs of 25°C in the summer months.

Travel to Little Petherick

The distinctly rural location means the best way to reach Little Petherick is by car. It lies on the A389 which is connected to North Cornwall’s major trunk road, the A39. The nearest railway station is in Bodmin, and the closest major transport hub is Newquay. The village has a bus service on the Padstow to Wadebridge route.

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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Amazing for young children

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We arrived in Cornwall earlier than expected and called Georgina who was very accommodating and let us have the keys 2 hours early. When we arrived at the house the children were very excited to discover all the pirate toys and that they had been left a gift each. We also received a lovely welcome pack of sparkling wine and goodies.The house is lovely and has everything you could possibly need for a home away from home. The children loved the pirate themed bedroom and enjoyed spending time in the outside 'smugglers den' play house.There is a local beach which is apx 10-15 min walk through the fields, although we choose to drive to Polzeath most days (20-30 min drive). Tintagel is very close and handy for take away fish and chips! I would definitely recommend staying here, especially if you have children under 10.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jul 2017

                                                                                                      A well equipped family house in a perfect location

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      This was our second extended family holiday at Atlantic House. The location next to the beach is ideal for our small grandchildren. Having 2 lounges is ideal for younger and older family members. The house is comfortable and furnished beautifully. The warm outside shower is perfect for the young ones returning from the beach. The house was spotlessly clean on our arrival, and the cleaners did an excellent job in the middle of our stay. We had a couple of maintenance issues on both of our stays. Last year the loft bathroom toilet flush was not working properly, the washing machine broke down and had to be replaced, and the septic tank had to be emptied during our stay...not a pleasant experience! This year there were continuing problems with the downstairs toilet flush, which despite a visit from the plumber remained an issue throughout our stay. However, these issues would not deter us from returning to Atlantic House. Overall a lovely holiday was had by all.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jun 2017