Pentonwarra

Padstow, Cornwall
Self-catering


A magical family house with its toes in the water, a beach either side and Padstow’s pretty harbour and restaurants down the road

Bedroom

4 bedrooms

Sleeps

Sleeps 7

The
Experience

On its own private headland between two beaches – a sandy one for swimming and surfing, the other for exploring rock pools – this is an enchanting spot.

Explore the long stretches of coastal path in either direction, and walk the gentle 2-mile track to Padstow. Go barefoot all week and bask on the terrace overlooking Rocky Beach, where the sun shines from late morning until the invariably spectacular sunset – you’re so close to the water you can leave your towel here or lower a basket down for a beach picnic. Kids will love running around on the large level garden overlooking Trevone Bay while the grown-ups light up the barbecue and enjoy a beer.

Hunkering down in the house during a westerly gale or spring tide is quite something – you can watch the waves crashing over the rocks from your bed. It’s not unusual for the front garden to fill with foam from the sea.

Music room at Pentonwarra in Cornwall

We think you'll love

  • Waking up to the view and sound of the ocean
  • Bringing your surfboards and riding the waves at Trevone Bay
  • The single bunk bed room – it can feel like you’re on a boat
Cosy sitting room

Home truths

  • The layout is a little topsy-turvy
  • You’re quite exposed to the elements

Essentials

  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Oven
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Hob
  • Parking on premises
  • Barbecue
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Central heating
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Washing machine
  • Garden
  • Television
  • Tennis court
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair

Nearby

  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles

Activities

  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

Information
& pricing

Booking information

Check in
From 4pm
Check out
By 10am
Booking restrictions
House sleeps 8 (7 adults, 1 child). Parking available for up to 3 cars.
Closed
Never.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.

Pricing

Nightly price
from £171
Weekly price
from £1200
1 House for 7
From £1714 bedrooms

Reviews

We had an idyllic stay at Pentonwarra and are ruined for any other beach holiday in anywhere! The days were spent popping back and forth to the house from the two beaches, lunches in the garden, drinks on the terrace over-looking the most spectacular sunsets. We re-booked for next Easter while we were still there: says it all really!

Cathie, Lincoln

Pentonwarra is rapidly becoming our family "happy place" - such a gorgeous house, in a perfect location. It was as lovely in winter (for New Year), complete with storms outside as it was for a very sunny spring week last year. The house warms up really quickly and was very cosy and worked well even at full capacity (4 adults and 4 children including one teenager who loves the cabin room "cave"). With suitable clothing, the beaches and coastal paths are as enjoyable in winter as in summer - highly recommended.

Catherine, Worcester

Pentonwarra provided a perfect place for Spring Break. The cottage comfortable (4 adults, 2 children) and the location fabulous. The proximity to the beaches as well as to other sights in Cornwall were ideal. All 3 generations of the family thoroughly enjoyed themselves and are already planning for the next trip back!

Marion, Moscow

The website description and photos - excellent as they are - don't begin to do this extraordinary property justice. Being there in the flesh is something else. Unbelievable sea views. Spectacular seclusion. Quirky in the extreme - and all modern conveniences. Can't wait to come back.

Warwick

What a truly amazing place! We had such a wonderful time at Pentonwarra, we didn't want to leave. We were blessed to have two beautiful beaches & the coastal path right on our door step. There was no need to get in the car & drive anywhere. Pentonwarra was exceptionally clean & they provided us with some delicious local produce... Totally spoilt! We will definitely be returning.

Lucy

Pentonwarra is a magical, outstanding place in a stunning position and my wife and I thoroughly recommend it. You cannot get a better "sea fix" than this. The house was beautifully prepared for our arrival and is very well equipped - even the grand piano was in tune! A return visit is definitely on the cards.

Derek

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Location

The neighbourhood

Trevone Bay (1 mile) and Mother Ivey’s Bay (1.5 miles) can be reached by the coast path from the front door, but the one at the tip of your toes may just feel like your own private beach. Visit Padstow (2 miles) and eat at one of Rick Stein’s seafood restaurants, join the Camel Trail and explore a piece of history at Prideaux Place. Trevose Head Lighthouse is visible from the house – walk there via pretty beaches for panoramic views of the coast.

Local points of interest from Ruth Saunders

  • Rocky Beach is right on Pentonwarra’s doorstep, and perfect for poking around in rock pools, sunning yourself on baking rocks, swimming in the natural swimming pool, and skimming stones. Or you can just watch everyone else from your private balcony!
  • On the other side of Pentonwarra's private headland lies Trevone Bay, which offers perfect sandcastle-building sand and exciting Atlantic waves for swimming and body-boarding, and is watched over by lifeguards in the summer months.
  • Ten minutes' walk away, in a clifftop field overlooking Trevone Bay on the other side, is the strange natural phenomenon of the Round Hole. When the tide is low, you can climb down it and walk through a natural arch to the rocks at the foot of the cliffs.
  • From Pentonwarra's front door, a glorious stretch of north Cornwall’s coast path leads west to the perfect golden sands (and surf school) at Harlyn Bay and to the lighthouse at Trevose Head, and east to the Camel Estuary and Padstow beyond.
  • The pretty fishing village of Padstow is less than an hour's walk away over lovely countryside (or a little further via the coast path). There you'll find excellent seafood (not least from Rick Stein), the Camel Trail, Prideaux Place, art, shops, and more.
  • Within an hour's drive are Lanhydrock House, the Eden Project, the Lost Gardens of Heligan, Bodmin Moor and Bodmin Jail, the Bodmin and Wenford Steam Railway, as well as Port Isaac, Rock, and Newquay, to name just a few of the area's many attractions.

Introducing

Ruth Saunders

This seaside home has been in the family ever since Ruth’s great-great-uncle bought it over 80 years ago. The pictures in the upstairs corridor show its evolution over the decades – the family think it was once a shepherd’s cottage, but they’ve extended it over the years into a family holiday home. They’ve spent many happy beach holidays here and enjoyed getting to know the local communities; they hope that other families will come to love the place as much as they do.