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15 mins cycle to Padstow on the Camel Trail, separate garden with estuary views.

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage


About the property

3 bed sleeps 5 in lovely rural setting, 15 mins to beaches and attractions

Converted in 2000 from an old Cornish stone farm building, The Old Dairy stands in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty just 200 yards from the picturesque Camel Estuary at Old Town Cove. Just over a mile by foot (or bike) from the delightful harbour town of Padstow and fifteen minutes by car from a selection of fantastic beaches. Set in a rural location the house benefits from being in a development of six similar homes all converted from the original Lower Halwyn Farm outbuildings. There is a cosy living room with Freeview/DVD and a kitchen/diner (with gas hob, oven, microwave, washer/dryer and dishwasher) on the ground floor and 3 light and airy bedrooms ,1 king, 2 twins (with rural views) and a shower room upstairs. Outside there ia a patio area to the rear of the property with table and chairs and BBQ plus a separate level lawned garden with outstanding and uninterrupted views over the estuary and the Camel Trail below. Allocated parking space. GCH, utilities and linen hire incl.

Rachael Jones
Member since: 2009
Speaks English
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Calendar last updated:
4 October, 2017


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Saint Issey in Cornwall

Property Type:
  • cottage (terraced)
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Sink
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Single Bed , Single Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Vi Spring Mattress.
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • DVD Player
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(14 traveller reviews)

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15 mins cycle to Padstow on the Camel Trail, separate garden with estuary views.
average rating of 4.642857 based on 14 reviews

Fab Cottage in a great location

  • 5 of 5

A very welcoming, and homely cottage which is set in the most beautiful location. It is exceptionally well equipped,with almost everything you could wish for. The cottage is very clean and well laid out, making it a perfect venue for families. The views from the garden are stunning, where many hours could be spent overlooking the camel estuary, watching the tide come and go. The camel trail - perfect for walkers, buggy pushers and of course cyclists, is a short walk from the cottage, which then (after a brisk 20 min walk) takes you straight in the beautiful town of Padstow. We would recommend this cottage to many.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Jun-2009
  • Date of Stay: May 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: A really pleasing review. Since this family holidayed at The Old Dairy we have had the bathroom completely redone so its EVEN better now than it was then!
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Large property close to camel trail

  • 3 of 5

Lovely large house with parking. It was 5 minute walk down to the camel trail and then a 40 minute walk to Padstow. Looked much easier on a bike! To drive to Padstow was 15 minutes. It is in a quiet location accessed by driving up some very narrow lanes.

The lounge was a great size and good sized table in the well stocked kitchen. Bedrooms were also all a good size. Bathroom only had a shower but the shower was amazing and lovely and powerful. It also has a nice lawn area with lovely estury views and great for kids to have a run about in. There is a large decked area for dining outdoors too.

Our only negatives are -

The house was not very clean when we arrived. After an 8 hour drive it was not the best welcome to spend an hour hoovering and wiping down. Not sure if it had sat empty before we arrived and I appreciate it is in yhe countryside so we can handle a bit of dust and cobwebs. However the floors were thick and wipes were black after wiping surfaces. Thr bathroom sink was clogged with long thick hairs that I had to remove and under sofas and furniture was really bad. Cutlery draw was really dirty but utensils clean.

The house is grouped in between other holiday homes so if you get noisy neighbours sat out drinking and have young kids it can get annoying.

Curtains are all very thin and dont cover windows fully so in summer months your also up early. This can be a good thing though as its a lovely area.

For price, size and location I would recommend I just think it needs a good deep clean and then kept on top of before arrival.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your feedback Simon. Whilst I'm really pleased that you enjoyed the house and all it has to offer, I am really disappointed the house wasn't clean and I hope you will accept my sincere apologies. The cleaning has been addressed and I am hopeful no further issues will arise.
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prefect holiday home

  • 5 of 5

It really is home from home very cosy and comfortable, well equipped, clean and warm. Wonderful walk a long the Camel trail into Padstow looking out onto the estuary even in the winter very beautiful, the bus is at the end to catch into Wadebridge or Newquay which we did for walks a long the coastal path back to Padstow on 3 days, then there is the Christmas Festival a real must wonderful experience and something going on differently for 4 days also lots of pubs and restaurants to visit and everyone so very friendly.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Dec-2014
  • Date of Stay: November 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely Cottage

  • 5 of 5

A lovely cottage with many added extras that make for a relaxing holiday. It took us about 45 minutes to walk into the heart of Padstow and really enjoyed the walk. Many fantastic surfing beaches nearby and seeing dolphins really made our holiday. Eden Project a worthwhile day trip and not too far away. Cycling the other way to Bodmin was nice and not too busy either. We are now confirmed cider drinkers after consuming the welcoming Rattler's!!

  • Review Submitted: 28-Aug-2013
  • Date of Stay: August 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is always great to hear that our guests have had a good holiday at The Old Dairy. The walk along the Camel Trail to the heart of Padstow has some fantastic view of the town, Rock and the estuary mouth. Thank you for taking the time to write a review. It is much appreciated.
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Perfect for a dad & 2 older teenagers

  • 5 of 5

Things we really liked:-

- Clean & tidy on arrival & exactly as described in brochure (though we did make it into Padstow in 9 minutes on the bikes)

- Terraced BBQ area at the rear for cleaning beach gear and servicing bikes

- Well fitted and practical kitchen with stable door to let the morning sun in over breakfast

- Outside table and chairs

- The remote location and views

Things to be aware of:-

- If you are there to cycle, you will either start or end your day with a nice little hill (depending on whether you are road cycling or using the Camel trail)

- There is nowhere outsie to store bikes totally out of sight and padlocked to the building (we ended up storing the more expensive bikes inside the house)

Overall, a fantastic holiday for the 3 of us and we will definitely consider booking again either as a summer holiday or perhaps shorter breaks at other times of year.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Aug-2013
  • Date of Stay: August 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you - we really appreciate your comments. Our children (now 10 & 8) have grown up on that hill. Years back it felt like we would always get off and push - now we can all stay on to the top, we look out for the shed roof and we know we've made it! I also like to think it helps balance out the cream tea that usually follows the ride home ;-). I'm pleased the bike storage didn't put you off a return visit.
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Idyllic rural retreat

  • 5 of 5

This is one of the most idyllic cottages we have ever had the pleasure of staying in. The location is truely beautiful!!! We felt immediately at home as soon as we got there. The Old Dairy provides the perfect family holiday accommodation with all the essential washing facilities. The garden is simply stunning with the most beautiful view over the Camel Estuary and adjoining farmland. The only problem is that once you have experienced a holiday in this cottage you don't want to leave!!!! We can't wait to go back now

  • Review Submitted: 11-Jun-2013
  • Date of Stay: May 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Nearest Train
12 Miles
Car: necessary

The Old Dairy is in a quiet and peaceful location 200 yards from the Camel Trail, the beautiful disused railway line along the Camel River to Padstow and the Atlantic Ocean beyond. The estuary is the home to an abundance of wildlife and there are small beaches and coves to explore along its length. Padstow itself is a scenic fishing port made popular recently by Rick Stein and his investment in the town. There are a range of great places to eat/drink and shop in the town and over the water in Rock.

Within 15 minutes drive are a whole host of beaches, cliff walking routes and local attractions. The Eden project is 30 minutes by car, the Lost Gardens of Heligan 45 minutes, Creally's Cornwall Adventure Park is only 10 minutes away. There are lots of activities in Newquay all about 20 minutes away, including Watergate Bay (and Fifteen Cornwall!) and Fistral Beach.

This part of the North Cornwall coast has to be heaven to all water/beach/surf/cycling/walking/nature loving enthusiasts.

Other Activities: bird watching


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Saint Issey, Cornwall

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

There are no additional charges to pay. Rates include all utility costs, cleaning, bed linen (although not cot sheeets) & tea towels (but not bath towels).
Midweek and weekend breaks may be available off season or at short notice please contact us to enquire.
Payment terms for bookings - 50% to secure booking and the remaining 50% four weeks prior to the holiday commencing.
Our cancellation policy is set out in the Booking Form and states that once you have paid your deposit you will remain liable for the balance unless we are able to rebook the dates. We will do our best to do this. This cancellation policy is correct and please ignore any other cancellation information given to you by any website.

50% of the rental required to secure the booking. The remaining 50% is due 4 weeks prior to the booked dates.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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