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Padstow, sleeps 12, 6 B.rooms,5 bathrooms, stunning estuary views, parking,dogs

Bedrooms 6
Separate WCs1
Space 4,305 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Peaceful, 4 car parking, stroll to harbour, Steins, beaches & Prideaux Place

PADSTOWHOUSE is great for that perfect English summer holiday or cosy winter break by the fire looking out on the estuary. Suitable for adults and kids, rated 4*GOLD and Family and Pet friendly by the Tourist Board. Padstow House is a large six double bedroomed house recently modernised for 12 in comfort. We can offer two twin rooms and four doubles, or one twin and 5 doubles, and on request may provide additional beds for children. More information can be found at Padstowhousedotcodotuk.

The house is situated in a quiet residential area and is therefore not suitable for stag or hen parties, or large groups who want to party hard all night! It is perfect for family groups, ramblers or mums wanting a relaxing few days to re-charge and spoil themselves with some good meals and down-time (we can provide details of nearby spa treatments).

Just 300 metres from the harbour, restaurants and inns but in a quiet location with private parking for 4 cars.

There are 4 receptions - a dining room with oak table seating 12, a lounge with amazing views and 3 sofas and marble surround fire, another sitting room for reading and a further TV/games room both with BT TV freeview and hard drive recorders. We also have BOSE wireless speaker so you can hook up your iphone or tablet and listen to your own sounds or maybe read one of our many novels or local guide books.

Three of the double bedrooms have the beautiful estuary views and the two front first floor bedrooms have en-suite shower rooms with basins and wcs. On the top floor is a new bathroom serving the twin and double room there. On the first floor is a family bathroom with large bath and a walk in shower, wc and basin, and one rear bedroom has a new;y refurbished en-suite shower, basin and wc.

The decked patio area to the rear with table and seating for up to 12, is a sheltered suntrap from mid-morning, with a Weber gas barbeque.

At the front of the house, enjoy morning views with your coffee and soak up the sun.

At PadstowHouse we are constantly making improvements to the property to make our guests' stay as comfortable as possible. We can help get your holiday off to a great start by putting away your shopping if you arrange a supermarket on-line shop to be delivered on arrival day (liaise with our housekeeper on timings). Deliveries can be made with Waitrose, Tesco, Sainsbury's and maybe more - it is improving all the time!

All our bedrooms are light, large and spacious and have a hair-dryer and mirrors in useful places to help you when you are getting ready!

The modern kitchen (refurbished 2016) has all modern appliances including a microwave oven grill, and a large steam combo oven, an induction hob, large fridge and an undercounted freezer. We've selected a good range of cooking and kitchen utensils, a dishwasher and the all important wine fridge. Outside is a separate utility with sink, washing machine and tumble drier.

Family friendly, pet friendly - secure rear garden.

Our house has been used by all generations of families getting together to celebrate a special occasion - from a wedding to significant birthday. There is space for everyone to dine together and sit together in the main living room and a separate TV room is perfect for the kids or if you need a bit of peace and quiet to read and contemplate the view.

The house has also been used by companies for management and team building weekends, and we can help to organise activities such as kayak expeditions, surf lessons, even wine tasting or a visit to the vineyard via a bike ride on the Camel trail.

It's not just for the summer - many people use PadstowHouse as a base for an off-season walking holidays on the South West Coastal Path or the Saints' Way, as a base when doing a cookery course at Rick Stein's cookery school, and of course for a culinary tour of the wonderful nearby restaurants - not just Steins, but Paul Ainsworth's Number 6 and Rojano's and Nathan Outlaw at St Enedocs, plus Jamie Oliver's 15 Cornwall. We will allow for smaller groups to book - even couples - in off-peak times for reduced rates. This can be a great alternative to a hotel bedroom as you get all the space downstairs to use, bring your dog, and can of course make meals if you don't want to go out to eat every night.

For serious walkers there are lots of coast and country walks including the Cornish coastal path and Saints Way across the peninsula to Fowey. A 2 mile walk to Stepper point along the cliff path takes you to the open sea providing amazing views. We often go for a 10 mile hike from Padstow to Treyarnon and organise a taxi home, or go by bus and walk back. Another favourite is to take the ferry across to Rock and walk to Polzeath via Daymer Bay for lunch.

We are on bike route 32 and have an external laundry room where you can lock up expensive bikes if you wish.

Our local housekeeper is nearby and very helpful if you need more information, baby-sitting, dog-sitting or putting away your shopping on the day of arrival. We have the numbers of surf instructors, restaurants, horse riding and vets - all in the brochure sent on booking.

We have been rated as family and pet friendly by the Tourist Board, and can help with any requirements such as cot hire, high chairs and even push-chair hire.

Because we are in a quiet and peaceful location, we do ask that guests help keep the area calm, and therefore request that noise is kept to a minimum after 11 pm to respect our neighbours and their bed and breakfast guests. For this reason, we don't consider the house suitable for noisy parties.

More Details

Lisa Murphy
Member since: 2010
Speaks English, French, German
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
9 July, 2018

About Lisa Murphy

We bought this house as a perfect holiday home, and when our children were younger we used to spend all summer here, inviting our friends their families and our relatives to join us and share our amazing place. Our children loved the range of activities with beaches, cycling and sailing in the day, and Ricks chippie or a barbecue in the evening. When the kids became teenagers we let them explore the town and local beaches in the knowledge the town is a safe and friendly place to be, giving them the freedom to be allowed to go out on their own around the town safely.

When the children became young adults and wanted to do their own things in the holidays, we started renting PadstowHouse house out to let others enjoy our fabulous property and have their own great family holiday experiences. However, we still all visit outside the school holidays when time allows to enjoy the place, recall our great memories and create new ones with a mix of walks, cycling, surfing, sailing, golf and restaurants.

PadstowHouse is a home from home, so everything from furniture to kitchen equipment is chosen carefully, so it is good quality, robust and gives us and our guests pleasure. Because we visit regularly, and have a fantastic housekeeper, we can check that everything is in good order ready for our guests.

Lisa Murphy purchased this house in 2005

Why Lisa Murphy chose Padstow

When I walk through the door of this house, I can feel a whole load of the stresses of working life evaporate! It is a real home from home and we feel very privileged to have this house and to be able to share it with others who appreciate it.

It's amazing to open the curtains in the morning and see the wonderful view - sometimes if I wake up early, there is a mist over the water and it is quite magical watching the sun rising whilst having a cup of tea in bed.

Everyone says they sleep really well because of the fresh air and quietness. If you live in a busy town, it's a real treat to open the window at night, and let the sea air in whilst keeping warm under the fluffy duvet!

After a great day on the beach or one of the many other activities it's nice to stroll down to the harbour for a pint, maybe fish and chips or a memorable meal at one of Rick Steins or Paul Ainsworth's places. There are always new restaurants and bars popping up, and Prawn on the Lawn is a new favourite. No need for the car to go to a restaurant or pub - PadstowHouse is within walking distance of Padstow which means you can really relax, and it offers plenty for all the family.

What makes this house unique

The house is large, with modern refurbishment and furnishings, and comfortable and with the view of the estuary is constantly changing with the tide and weather, and even when it is raining, the view is spectacular. In winter, coming back to a cosy log fire is a real treat after a day walking the cliff-paths. Having stayed in other houses in Padstow before we bought this house, I really appreciate the fact that we have lots of parking space, as we know we can park our car after a day trip away - the last thing you want when coming back is a carful of tired children and a long walk from the car to the house!

It's also great to be able to stroll down to the town centre and have a few drinks without worrying about taxis after a meal out.

The sheltered rear decking area is a sun trap and is a perfect spot for a relaxing read after a busy day or or later on to barbeque mackerel caught on a fishing trip. We have an external laundry room with a sink and washing facilities that are very useful after a family day on the beach. The hose pipe is good for sandy feet and dogs too. The house is in an exceptional location with great views a short stroll from the harbour with all the restaurants but far enough away to always be very quiet. After a busy day everyone will sleep like logs thanks to the fresh sea air, quietness and luxury bedding.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Just a quick note to let you know that we had a great time this weekend. The house is simply beautiful and never felt crowded even when all 10 of us were in together. And it's such a great location, it's so handy to be able to walk into town rather than have to take a car or taxi.
Apr 2012
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Padstow in Cornwall

Property Type:
  • house (semi-detached)
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 4305 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
  • As this is a quiet neighbourhood we ask guests to be considerate and keep noise down after 11pm
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • town
  • village
  • waterfront
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Alarm Clock
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , On the top floor, new in 2016 bath with shower attachment
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , En suite to Bedroom 1 - new 2016
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , En suite to bedroom 2 new 2016
    Bathroom 6 - Toilet , downstairs wc and basin
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Refurbished 2016. Separate shower, bath, wc and basin
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , En suite to bedroom 5, completely refurbished 2016
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , En-suite shower, basin, wc
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , sea views , ensuite shower, wc and basin. Super king option
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Double Bed , en-suite shower, wc, basin
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Double Bed , sea views, top floor
    Bedroom 6 - 2 Single Bed , Rear view, share bathroom on the top floor with bedroom 3
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Double Bed , Rear view can be twin room if required. First floor.
  • All bedrooms are large. We use good quality Egyptian cotton white bed linen with fluffy duvets which are made up for arrival. Bath sheets and hand towels are provided. We also provide bath mats, tea towels and an oven glove. Most bedrooms are large enough to take a cot for a baby - these can be hired from a local company. The house is on three floors; on the top floor front has a king size bed to and there is a twin at the rear. There is a bathroom with bath and shower attachment, wc and basin on this floor. On the middle floor, there is a king size at the front with ensuite shower room and the other front view room is a double with en-suite shower. To the rear is one double with en suite shower room, and one super king or twin room opposite the family bathroom. All bedrooms have a hair-dryer provided and flat screen TVs. Bathrooms and wash basins are provided with local luxury soap.
  • Books ...
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Wood Decking
  • 10 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
This is home from home and has all the extras you would expect to make your stay enjoyable. There are many books including seafood cookbooks, games such as chess, scrabble and Cornwall edition monopoly. Also DVDs and playstation games for you to enjoy. There are three lounges, one seats 10, the TV room seats 8 and is great for kids. The laundry facilities are in an exterior wash house, with an additional sink and hose pipe - ideal for washing down wet suits or sandy feet. We can arrange for extra cleaning, putting away food orders prior to arrival, babysitting and also help arranging activities such as golf, surf lessons, sailing etc. Please note that due to its quiet residential location, this house is not suitable for Stag, Hen or any noisy parties.


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Padstow, sleeps 12, 6 B.rooms,5 bathrooms, stunning estuary views, parking,dogs
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews

Fantastic luxury home a stroll from padstow harbour

  • 5 of 5

Padstow House is a lovely comfortable and spacious holiday home only a 5 minute stroll from Padstow harbour and all the restaurants and shops. There is private parking for 4 cars plus free on street parking. There is ample space for 12 to enjoy themselves plus 5 bathrooms, a modern kitchen and well furnished living and dining rooms.

Highly recommended

  • Review Submitted: 11-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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a top spot

  • 5 of 5

We stayed as a group of 12 over the May bank holiday weekend. The house is beautiful. Clean, well furnished and really spacious even with 12 adults. Fantastic dining table that was able to accommodate everyone in a single sitting.

Fabulous views.

Really central location.

My only tip would be that the mornings can be very light through the venetian blinds present in some of the rooms so if you are a sensitive sleeper (like me!), take an eye mask!

  • Review Submitted: 20-May-2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your review. I am glad you had a lovely stay. It is true the light is very strong at the front of the house, and we have now put curtains with blackout lining on the front bedroom windows!
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Just Perfect

  • 5 of 5

This house has it all,Lovely views and right on the doorstep to Padstow Harbour,very spacious ,there was ten of us and we had loads of room.The owners are very helpfull and everything is there for you. They could not have been more helpful . Thanks for a great stay. The Ellis family.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Dec-2011
  • Date of Stay: October 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your review, Ellis family, it was a pleasure to have you to stay, and our housekeeper said you were perfect guests! We hope to see you again soon, kind regards, the Murphys.
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
The London Inn
Nearest Ferry
50 Miles
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
St Enodoc
Nearest Train
25 Miles
Bodmin Parkway
Nearest Motorway
90 Miles
Exeter M5
Nearest Restaurant
250 Metres
Rick Steins St Petrocs or Seafood Restaurant
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
St Georges
Car: recommended

PadstowHouse is situated within walking distance of Padstow, a small fishing village situated at the mouth of the Camel Estuary to the Atlantic. As well as an ideal place for kids the town is known for gastronomy, with Rick Stein and his four eateries, deli and shop making it famous. Now there are other great eating places such as The Michelin Star Paul Ainsworth's No6 which is our favourite, Prawn on the Lawn and Jamie Oliver's Fifteen down the road at Watergate Bay, Nathan Outlaw across the estuary at Rock as well a many other good places. Two great bars are in the town - Bin Two which is a wine shop with a bar (serves great lobster rolls in the day time), and Ruby's cocktail bar. There are plenty of traditional pubs as well.

Padstow itself is excellent for sight-seeing, fishing, crabbing, cycling the camel trail, walking, water-skiing, kayaking, coasteering and sailing. There is so much to do, it's difficult to fit it all into a week. You can walk to the town beaches of St George's Well and Tregirls or take the ferry to the beaches of Rock. A short car ride takes you to the excellent sandy beaches of Trevone, Harlyn and Constantine Bays where you can book in for surfing lessons or just enjoy the swimming and sunbathing.

Therre are many excellent golf clubs close by with Trevone and St Enodocs at Rock being very close. For those happy with a little crazy golf, there is what must be the most beautiful pitch in the UK just up from the harbour where you can also sit on the sunny sheltered terrace, enjoy the best views and eat home made cakes and clotted cream tea - bliss!

There also plenty of other great things to do. Why not visit the Eden Project, The Lost Gardens of Helligan, Tintagel, the beauty of St Ives and Polperro and St Michaels Mount or even see a play at the magnificent location of the Minnack Theatre.

Padstow is a great holiday destination for all. Whilst the village centre can get busy in the day time in high season, our house is tucked away from the hustle and bustle, in a peaceful residential area, so you can enjoy the views without the crowds. You also don't have to worry about where to park, as we have 4 private parking spaces. This really does take the stress away as you know you can go off on a day trip confident that you can park up behind the house.

Later on, when the day trippers go home, Padstow becomes much quieter, and you can walk down to the harbour for a bit of crabbing with the kids, or a relaxing drink at Bin Two, the cosy wine bar that provides rugs for chillier nights on the terrace. Make sure you book ahead for restaurants, as this is a food hot-spot! We provide lots of tips in our detailed information pack. Follow us on Twitter @padstowhouse for the latest information.

May Day (1st May) is a very special occasion in Padstow, and the whole village celebrates from dawn to midnight. The Christmas Fair in early December is also becoming a great occasion, and gets booked up quickly, with the top chefs giving demonstrations, lots of Christmas stalls, the harbour lights switched on and a firework display. There is also a lovely carol service by the harbour.

Even in winter, this area is beautiful, with many sunny days to enjoy the tranquillity of the coastal walks.

We particularly recommend getting a bus or taxi to a further point along the cliff path and then walking back to Padstow. Some of our guests have managed many 'legs' of the Cornwall coastal path using our house as a base. Check out our website for more details -


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £25
Refundable Damage Deposit £500

Prices may be subject to change at the owners' discretion. Please ask us at PADSTOWHOUSE if you want to stay for between 3-6 nights and we will give you a price if we only state 3 nights or 7 nights.
We can close off some bedrooms to allow smaller groups to rent the house at off-peak times or for last minute bookings at a lower rental rate. Even just one bedroom can be made available for a perfect relaxing alternative to a hotel room, with the advantage of all the reception rooms on the ground floor as well as a bedroom!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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