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Make a Padstow cottage your home away from home

Situated at the mouth of the River Camel near the North Cornwall coastline, Padstow is a wonderful little fishing town that is surrounded by a wealth of attractions. Close to beaches, a variety of outdoor trails, and plenty of family-friendly points of interest, Padstow is a year-round holiday destination that attracts couples, outdoor enthusiasts, and families alike. In recent years, greatly due to the fame of Rick Stein and his restaurants, Padstow has developed a reputation as a foodie destination. The Stein empire runs five establishments in Padstow itself but it has also inspired the arrival of other top-class dining establishments in the town and surrounding villages, including Paul Ainsworth’s No.6.

HomeAway has a wide selection of holiday cottages in Padstow available for rent. Offering the best of the countryside and coast, Padstow holiday accommodation ranges from luxury to budget-friendly and provides a good alternative to comparable rentals in surfer’s favourite Newquay. Most cottages have one to three bedrooms and start at less than £300 per week. Fully furnished and well appointed, holidaymakers can select a cottage with any range of amenities, including proximity to the beach, access to walking trails, horse riding facilities, and more.

Things to do

-Beach: There are no fewer than eight beaches at Padstow. Harlyn Bay Beach is one of the best family-friendly beaches in the area and is characterised by a sweeping strip of sand and shallow waters. Other great beaches for sunbathing and swimming are Porthcothan Bay Beach and Treyarnon Bay Beach. A seasonal dog ban from Easter to October is in place on many beaches in North Cornwall.

-Golf: Padstow holiday cottages sit between several prominent coastal golf courses. Trevose Golf and Country Club is just a few miles outside of town and caters to visitors. There are two beautiful courses at Trevose, a championship course and a headland course. Across the River Camel is St. Enodoc Golf Club. Rated 99th in the world by Golf Digest, the church course at St. Enodoc features undulating terrain and breathtaking coastal views.

-Outdoor activities: Located right on the River Camel, visitors staying in a holiday cottage in Padstow or holiday homes in Wadebridge can enjoy easy access to the Camel Trail. The popular recreational trail originates in Padstow and journeys to Poley's Bridge via Wadebridge. Open to walkers, cyclists, and horse riders, the trail is a great spot for bird watching and runs along the scenic Camel Estuary. Another excellent trail in the region is the South West Coast Path, which is a wonderful place to explore.

-Family attractions: Cornwall’s Crealy Adventure Park is a nice place to take kids and is just a few miles from Padstow. With plenty of kid-friendly rides and activities, it makes for a great day out. Closer to town, the National Lobster Hatchery has a wonderful visitor centre that children will enjoy.

Weather in Padstow

Padstow enjoys lovely weather, particularly in late summer and early autumn. The average high temperatures from July to September exceed 17°C. The rest of the year is generally quite mild and for the most part, any time is a good time for a stay in a holiday cottage in Padstow. Even in the winter high temperatures hover around 10°C, with things heating up again around April and May. Rain is possible throughout the year, but is more common in the winter than summer.

Travel to Padstow

Padstow is easy to reach by car. From the M5, exit onto the A361, then to the A39. Just past Wadebridge, take the A389 directly to Padstow. Holidaymakers without a vehicle can take the train to Newquay, which is 16 miles (26km) away. It’s also possible to fly into Newquay Cornwall Airport, located less than ten miles (16km) from Padstow.

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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Lovely cottage in great location!

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We have stayed at Meadow Court a couple of times previously but this New Year was the first time we have stayed at 'The Pad'. It's in such a lovely location and only a 15/20 min walk into Padstow which has everything you could possibly need from really good restaurants, pubs/shops as well as a couple of nearby beaches so your car doesn't really need to move if you don't want to drive anywhere. There's also a Tesco just up the road from the cottages so very convenient for any bits and pieces you might need. Turning to the cottage itself; it's so comfy and well equipped. Don't think there was anything I'd improve really and would definitely book again. In fact, we already have for this coming New Year's Eve!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 09-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Dec 2016

                                                                                                      Beautiful barn conversion in stunning location

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Stayed here for memorable Christmas week, no need to light fire as underfloor heating and Aga are fab. Loved Aga cooking. Well equipped stunning stone barn conversion. Amazing walks direct from barn or 5 mins in car to Padstow. My boys loved play barn. Would love to come back
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 06-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Dec 2016

                                                                                                      Wonderful Xmas stay at "Nellore" with sea views!

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Our family of five loved everything about the property. Nellore was characterful, clean, well-maintained, with a lovely homely and individual feel - no bland makeover! Comfortable and spacious, we could have taken three extra people as it slept and catered for eight. Layout, facilities and location (complete with sea view) was just as the listing described. Even in winter it was wonderful to be a few steps from beautiful Trevone beach, especially as the weather was mild - or when it wasn't, to sit in the window seat of the warm sitting room watching surfers in the distance! We were spoilt for choice with all the stunning walks from our doorstep. And with a farm shop in walking distance and Padstow with its restaurants overlooking a Christmas lit harbour just a few minutes drive, what more could we want? The owner provided excellent customer service from start to finish and I would certainly recommend the property to friends and relatives.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 04-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Dec 2016