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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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    Cottage #1305587
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      House #8154409
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        Exceptional! 5/5
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        Cottage #6722683
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          Wonderful! 4.9/5
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          House #8030881
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            House #8058023
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              Bungalow #6709407
                Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                • 4 BR
                • 2 BA
                • Sleeps 8
                Multiple rentals Cottage #1139629
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                  • 2 BA
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                  Multiple rentals Cottage #1139629
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                    Exceptional! 5/5
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                    • 3 BR
                    • 2 BA
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                    Cottage #1097615
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                      Excellent! 4.7/5
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                      • 2 BR
                      • 1 BA
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                      Cottage #8150827
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                        • 2 BR
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                        Cottage #8173879
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                          Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                          • 4 BR
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                          House #8144885
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                            Exceptional! 5/5
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                            • 3 BR
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                            Cottage #8151354
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                              Exceptional! 5/5
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                              • 4 BR
                              • 3 BA
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                              Cottage #8124936
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                                • 4 BA
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                                House #8123450
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                                  Cottage #6856665
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                                    • 2 BR
                                    • 2 BA
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                                    Apartment #1881994
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                                      Exceptional! 5/5
                                      (27 reviews)
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                                      • 3 BR
                                      • 2 BA
                                      • Sleeps 8
                                      House #8173996
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                                        Exceptional! 5/5
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                                        • 3 BR
                                        • 2 BA
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                                        Multiple rentals Barn #6481304
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                                          Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                          • 3 BR
                                          • 1 BA
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                                          Bungalow #89764
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                                            Exceptional! 5/5
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                                            • 3 BR
                                            • 2 BA
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                                            House #8153818
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                                              Very Good! 4/5
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                                              • 4 BR
                                              • 3 BA
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                                              • Sleeps 10
                                              Apartment #8161535
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                                                • 2 BR
                                                • 1 BA
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                                                House #8124984
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                                                Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                  Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                  • 4 BR
                                                  • 3 BA
                                                  • Separate Toilets
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                                                  House #8148804
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                                                    Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                    (11 reviews)
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                                                    • 4 BR
                                                    • 2 BA
                                                    • Separate Toilet
                                                    • Sleeps 8
                                                    House #411534
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                                                      • 4 BR
                                                      • 2 BA
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                                                      House #8126562
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                                                        Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                        (6 reviews)
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                                                        • 2 BR
                                                        • 1 BA
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                                                        Cottage #8166379
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                                                        Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
                                                          • 3 BR
                                                          • 1 BA
                                                          • Sleeps 7
                                                          Cottage #6817041
                                                            • 3 BR
                                                            • 2 BA
                                                            • Sleeps 6
                                                            House #8062200
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                                                              • 3 BR
                                                              • Separate Toilet
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                                                              Cottage #1857778
                                                                • 1 BR
                                                                • Separate Toilet
                                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                                Cottage #1864413
                                                                  Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                  • 3 BR
                                                                  • 2 BA
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                                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                                  Cottage #1882634
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                                                                  Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                    Cottage #6117535
                                                                      • 4 BR
                                                                      • 4 BA
                                                                      • Sleeps 8
                                                                      House #6879077
                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                        • Sleeps 4
                                                                        Cottage #1690133
                                                                          Excellent! 4.3/5
                                                                          (8 reviews)
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                                                                          • 2 BR
                                                                          • 2 BA
                                                                          • Sleeps 4
                                                                          Cottage #8163060
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                                                                          Viewed 45 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            • 2 BR
                                                                            • 1 BA
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                                                                            Cottage #6065160
                                                                              • 4 BR
                                                                              • 3 BA
                                                                              • Sleeps 8
                                                                              Cottage #6065078
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                                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                                • 1 BA
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                                                                                Multiple rentals Barn #6481304
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                                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                                                  Cottage #6117573
                                                                                    • 3 BR
                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                    • Sleeps 6
                                                                                    Cottage #6184171
                                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                                                      Cottage #6117528
                                                                                        • 3 BR
                                                                                        • 2 BA
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                                                                                        Cottage #6730854
                                                                                          • 2 BR
                                                                                          • 1 BA
                                                                                          • Sleeps 4
                                                                                          Cottage #6065211
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                                                                                            • 1 BA
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                                                                                            Cottage #6117586
                                                                                            Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                              • 4 BR
                                                                                              • 3 BA
                                                                                              • Sleeps 8
                                                                                              Cottage #6065216
                                                                                                • 3 BR
                                                                                                • 2 BA
                                                                                                • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                Cottage #6065255
                                                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                                                  • 2 BA
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                                                                                                  Cottage #6065197
                                                                                                    • 3 BR
                                                                                                    • 3 BA
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                                                                                                    Cottage #6117539
                                                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                                                      • 1 BA
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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Well equipped, great location

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Really good cottage, comfy beds, great towels and large kitchen. Right in the centre so ultra convenient. Warm. Drier and front door latch not working on our visit but I'm sure just early season niggles. Still give 5 stars as such a lovely place to stay.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 13-Feb-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Feb 2017

                                                                                                      Stunning location

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      The house is huge and very well-appointed. Beautifully decorated with lovely bed linen & toiletries, etc. The housekeeper was really helpful and the admin-side was handled very professionally. Even in bad weather we had an amazing stay and we would definitely come back.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 10-Feb-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jan 2017

                                                                                                      Wonderful barn conversion in stunning location!

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      This was our second visit to the Lynhay; it's just such a special place! In fact, rather selfishly, I don't want too many people to know about it as it will become too popular :( Anyway... The barn conversion is so tastefully done with exposed slate, an Aga and lovely squashy settees...all the kitchen equipment you could ask for and so much style! Lovely bedrooms, linen, and all spotlessly clean. We just loved it and felt so at home. As if you need more there is a steel barn at the top of the property with activities and games for the children, so useful on wet days. The views and walks from the barns are truly wonderful; walk to Trevone beach in one direction, or over the fields into Padstow in the other. Headland walks, surfing, rock pooling all just there on the doorstep. Vivienne was lovely to deal with and nothing too much trouble! If you need space for a larger group there is a bigger barn on the same property - so could be perfect to be together- but apart. Can't wait to go back!!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 09-Feb-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Oct 2016