Bungalow in Padstow, Cornwall, England - Padstow At Its Best - Easy Walking To The Harbour, Local Beaches And The Camel Trail
About Trevor Brewer
The bungalow has been in our family since 1956 and we have had many happy family holidays in Padstow. We have a long tradition of outdoor eating and summer (or winter!) bar-b-ques and we have been able to make the most of this in Padstow, whether at the house, or on the local beaches. We have also had many great days sailing, or buzzing around the estuary on a variety of boats that we have owned over the years and provided you adhere to recognised safety principles, the Camel Estuary is made for watersports enthusiasts of any variety. We are convinced that once you have been to Padstow, you will find it hard to beat.
Trevor Brewer purchased this Bungalow in 1956
Why Trevor Brewer chose Padstow
The historic fishing village of Padstow has evolved into a chic holiday destination that boasts Rick Stein's famous “Seafood Restaurant”, as well as numerous other fine eateries. The six traditional pubs in town offer a wide selection of wines, local ales and cider, as well as exceptional, locally caught seafood. On the opposite side of the estuary, the exclusive hamlet of Rock plays host to a huge variety of sailing and water-sports activities. The legendary white sandy beaches of the region line the shores of the estuary for miles towards the open sea. The Camel Trail, once the route of the old steam railway, leads walkers and cyclists over five miles on a beautiful riverside pathway to the market town of Wadebridge. Locally, there is also some of the best surfing in the UK.
What makes this Bungalow unique
The harbour is a few minutes walk from the house and access to the Camel Trail even less. Our children, (now adults) and their cousins have equally fond memories of their regular visits to Padstow over the years. As young children they built sand castles on the local fine white sand beaches that are an easy walk from the property. As the children matured, their once drag-along boats changed to sailing days on the estuary, or at Rock. Shoreside fishing became off-shore fishing trips where our legendary 15 minute Mackerel tradition spawned. To qualify, the fish has to be caught from the ocean and onto the bar-b-que within 15 minutes - a summer delicacy with few rivals. We welcome you to our recently modernised luxury home and hope that your own Padstow traditions will start right here.
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Great holiday home
Clean, tidy and comfortable. No lawn for the dogs which was a shame but lovely sized garden otherwise. The rooms were all spacious and light. Extremely peaceful road which I loved. Well equipped inside.
Lovely bungalow in a fab area , easy access to the camel trail for the dog n a 5 minute walk into town .
We loved how quiet it was n the views were incredible.
Property had everything you would need
Great centrally-located bungalow
We really enjoyed staying at Tregenna. It had everything you might need (plenty of chairs/cups/knives etc. too - unlike some other rentals!}, had a nice airy feel to it, was very relaxing to stay in, and really only five minutes walk from the centre of Padstow. It was great that we could bring our dog too.
Sweet bungalow, lovely estuary views
The house is in a good position overlooking the estuary. A lovely walk into Padstow. All amenities are present in the house. However, there were too many written manuals of rules so it was difficult to feel relaxed when we were there. We feel the following improvements would make this a five star property: additional towels...we each only got one small hand towel and a small bath towel for the week. More dish towels and cleaning supplies...we had only two old dish towels, no sponge, one trash bag. A working updated radio. Higher water pressure in the showers, very difficult to wash hair and rinse off. A coffee maker instead of instant coffee packets. With these small fixes it would indeed have been a relaxed stay in a five star property.
Thank you for your comments Amy and it was a pleasure to have guests staying at Tregenna from the U.S.A.
There is in fact only one document pertaining to house rules and that is provided as a reference item to assist our guests during their stay. If you had read the other documents you would have seen that they are solely for information purposes, or to provide helpful safety advice.
My final email to any guest prior to their arrival is to say that if they have any problems with the bungalow at all, to let me know immediately and I will attempt to rectify the problem before their departure. I received no such contact from you in regard to any of the points you raise here Amy. Had you asked, you would have been provided with additional cleaning products the same day (but in four years, no other guest has ever requested additional cleaning items).
The bath towels are of standard size, not small but they are not bath sheets as you might find in some top-end hotels.
We provide coffee sachets for our guests to use on arrival, prior to doing their own shopping. There is also a Nespresso coffee machine which requires coffee capsules that are available from Tesco at the top of the hill. We do not provide capsules for that machine due to the very wide range of flavours available and leave it to our guests to procure capsules of their preferred flavour.
One shower unit is brand new, the other less than four years old and we have never before had negative comments about the water pressure in the showers.
The radio does work but may require tuning to your preferred radio station, although you could also have used the radio feature on the TV.
I am sorry that you were not able to make full use of the facilities available at the bungalow which are all fully explained in our Holidaymaker's Manual. It seems that unfortunately, you may have mistaken this document for a rule book.
Very comfortable property and great location, short walk down into Padstow town and harbour. Would definitely stay here again.
A bungalow was ideal for us, as my father has limited mobility
The views from the bungalow were gorgeous, and it was ideally placed for walking into Padstow or to the Camel Trail, both of which were only 5 minutes away. It was well equipped, and having leaflets of local events and attractions in the bungalow made planning what to do much easier. The welcome pack was appreciated after a long journey down! We had a lovely stay here for our week in Cornwall.
Padstow and the local area is reknown for its beautiful long white sandy beaches. From the harbour, the nearest beach is about a 10 minute walk and this is where the ferry to Rock will be found at low tide since there is not enough depth of water to get to the harbour at that point. St George's Well is a secluded cove another 10 minutes along the beach, then Tregirls beach 10 minutes further again. If you get the ten minute ferry to Rock, you will have access to more miles of sandy beaches.
The best way to get to Padstow is by road but once you are at the house, you do not actually need a car at all. Newquay airport is around 13 miles from Padstow, Bodmin Parkway railway station 19 miles.
From Padstow, Bodmin town is 16 miles, St Austell 21 miles, Plymouth 53 miles and Lands End 58 miles.
The nearest Tesco store, which also has a cash point, is a short walk up the hill from the bungalow and in Padstow town (another short walk but downhill) there is a Spar mini-market, a Barclays Bank, Post Office, pharmacy, art galleries and a variety of designer outlet shops. There are six pubs, Rick Stein's famous Seafood Restaurant, also his traditional fish and chip restaurant which is expensive compared to the two other competitors in town but produces excellent quality fare. There is also a good variety of other restaurants and bistros, coffe shops and ice cream bars.