Padstow, Cornwall
+44 (0)7850 170952
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£150 - £550
per night
£1050 - £3800
per week

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


7 beds


4 bedrooms


Sleeps 8

Children welcome
Babies welcome

£150 - £550 per night

£1050 - £3800 per week

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 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.

You’ll find a cream tea waiting for you in the well-equipped kitchen.

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

You should know

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


  • EV charger
  • Self check-in
  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Fire guard
  • Cot available


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


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


Nightly price
from £150
Weekly price
from £1050
Damage deposit
1 House for 8
From £1507 beds4 bedrooms


Booking information

Check in
From 4pm
Check out
By 10am
Other details
House sleeps 8 (7 adults, 1 child). Parking available for up to 3 cars.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.


I had passed Pentonwarra many times - always wondering what it would be like to actually stay there.......and since discovering that I COULD stay there - now I know. What an experience. The website is fantastic but actually being there is surreal - so much 'more'. I had to keep pinching myself. Totally immersed in the surrounds, the sea, the sky, everywhere you looked - we didn't need to leave the grounds! The quirky house is so warm and welcoming - and the addition of the baby grand piano in the first floor 'music room' was the icing on the cake for the two pianists in the party.

Elaine, Wallingford

This is a gorgeous house in a fabulous position , right on the beach and coastal path. It is perfect for a family holiday whatever the weather and we went in February and the sun still shined for 4 days and we managed to go surfing and swimming and we are not hardcore coldwater swimmers! The house is interesting, quirky , comfortable and very well maintained and managed . The area is good for lovers of the outdoors, with walking, cycling and watersports on the doorstep and a very interesting area for foodies with plenty of farm shops and great restaurants . Can highly recommend.

Susie, Crondall, Farnham

Pentonwarra is truly magical, the setting is unreal, on a private headline with a rocky beach on one side, a sandy one the other. The house is fantastic, sprawling and higgledy, a real warren and everywhere you turn is another picture perfect view of the sea (or surface of the moon if the tide is out!). Our youngest played the piano every day, again with a sea view. We barely left the village, only to walk the coast to Padstow or go to the farm shop. A true escape from general life and we all felt we need to return again. I cannot recommend highly enough.

Johanna, Salisbury

We had a fantastic week at this beautiful house in a stunning and unique location. Views of the sea from most rooms, spacious house that is kitted out for a welcoming stay. All towels and bedding were included and of good quality. Garden and patio area is idyllic. We will return again for sure..

Vicky, Wells, Somerset

Lovely house, lovely location, personal service. Linen and beds good, heating efficient and nice trays left for arrival

Jo, North Yorkshire

Pentonwarra is a lovely house with an intriguing history, architecture and interior layout. It could not be better sited, with a rock beach on one side, lovely sandy beach on the other and marvellous views of the sea in between. The coastal path passes it but the access road ends at the house so there is no traffic noise - just the sound of the waves. Nearby are a small shop, cafe and surfing facilities and a short walk away is Padstow Farm Shop. Inside the house has excellent facilities with everything imaginable provided to a high standard. We spent a glorious family week there.

Paul, Oxford

Such a beautiful, intriguing warren of a home to explore (hide and seek anyone?). You have exhilarating close-up views of the ocean from every window and your own bit of private headland nestled between two beaches. There's so much to do and to see right here: swimming, beach-combing, snorkelling, observing the ever-changing seascape and its wildlife... whatever floats your boat. Just lovely.

Melissa, Sawday's Inspector

Once again a fantastic holiday in a beautiful house and awesome location, heaven!

David, Ledbury

We had the best weekend at this amazing house in such a fabulous location . Both house and location have all the ingredients for a great family holiday . The house is very well equipped . Vicky and Emily who look after the house were more than helpful. Plenty to do for all ages in the area.

Anna, Weston Super Mare

Speaking as a local, I've always loved Pentonwarra even before I was lucky enough to stay there. It is simply unique and stunning with a character and charm all of its own. The view, especially at sunset, is just mesmerising and, even in January, the house is so warm, clean and cosy you don't want to leave. The housekeeper Emily, the admin Vicky, and Kevin (maintenance) are all wonderful, kind and helpful people and Trevone is very lucky to have the Porter family as guardians of such a well-loved local landmark. It's just perfect!

Jessie, Wadebridge, Cornwall

Our group of four adults and three children had a brilliant week at Pentonwarra. It is a truly remarkable property, with the sea lapping at its foundations and its own private headland. It's comfortable, cosy and very well equipped, with thoughtful features like a welcome basket of local produce, and a warm shower outdoors for rinsing off. We went body boarding on the sandy beach and rockpooling on the rocky beach; we swam in the sea pool; we walked to the Padstow Farm Shop for local cheese and huge cinammon buns; we went fishing off Round Hole point (and ate our catch for dinner). Wonderful.

Meredith, Edinburgh

Our second holiday at Pentonwarra as we love the house, the location and the friendly local people. It's been such a terrible time we have all suffered with Covid and the measures taken to make our stay as safe as possible was really appreciated by us. The week was just what we wanted with every family member enjoying themselves and wishing we had booked a second week! Good luck to the Porters for a successful season and thank you.

Richard, Bromley

Extremely well arranged, home has everything you need, and the views are everything you ever wanted. If you have little ones, rocky beach for crabs, shrimps and other exciting things and a wonderful sandy beach for sand castles and paddling/swimming. Never stayed at a better location.

Andrew, Cardiff

This is a truly awesome place, house is magical, gardens unique and views wonderful. House is very well appointed with views from each room, also Sid the seagull will visit each day and tap on kitchen window 😂 You have parking for 3 cars and space in the house for everyone, the balcony over the rookie beach is superb. Pentonwarra PARADISE!

David, Westward Ho! Devon

An absolutely beautiful house in a stunning location. As our long weekend was February we did have wind and rain, but for me it was awesome, as the house could not be closer to the sea to watch the waves crashing in was spectacular. The house is situated within easy reach of Padstow and Newquay and other cornish attractions. My sister and I enjoy walking and we were able to walk the coastal path which was right next to the house. If your not into walking the house is fabulous, warm and comfortable with everything you could need. I WILL definitely be staying again. A*

Deborah, Essex

Simply the most special and characterful house we have stayed in. We arrived to storm Hannah which certainly heighten our experience. The house is cosy, comfortable and beautifully furnished. Soft bedding and plenty of hot water for everyone taking baths and showers. Our children wishes they could stay did we! Many happy memories made here.

Louise, North Walsham

Wonderful location and a very special house for a family holiday. Happy days spent on the beach and wandering along the coast path, with a beautifully presented, superbly cosy house to return to. What more could one want?

Matt, London

What an amazing house, the family did not want to leave. It is the first place I think the whole group agreed we have ever wanted to come back to. It is a rare find, the location is stunning. We spent hours on the beach or rockpooling or just having a glass of wine in the terrace area watching the sunset. Some places rely on just the location and the inside of the house disappoints but not here, nice beds, linen and towels etc. The service was brilliant a thank you to Emily for being very helpful. We can’t wait to come back.

michelle, Cheltenham

We loved our stay at Pentonwarra. The accommodation was perfect for our family of different ages, with two living areas: the cabin bed perfect for our 16 year old- he could see if the waves were good from his bed! The local shops were a great bonus with supplies and cafe. The beds were very comfortable and the supplies and facilities great, especially since we were travelling from Australia( beach towels!). Breakfast on the front lawn was pretty special with the coastline views. Only reservation was with the heatwave and lack of airflow on the hot days, but very happy with all arrangements.

Alexandra, SYDNEY , Australia

It is not often that - on arriving at a new place to stay - you find that it is even more beautiful than it looks on the publicity but this is certainly true of Pentonwarra. The rooms and beds are comfortable and all facilities in good working order. During our stay, the weather did not allow us to make best use of the huge, private lawn, overlooking the sea, but it is clear that this would be a wonderful place to play or sit in Spring and Summer. The house is something of a maze but this only adds to its charms. I am sure we will visit again.

Hazel, Gloucestershire

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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.

Local points of interest from The Pentonwarra Trustees

  • 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.


The Pentonwarra Trustees

This seaside home has been in the Porter family ever since it was bought by a great-great-uncle over 80 years ago, and it's now managed by trustees. The family think it was once a shepherd's cottage but it has been extended over the years into a family home and now it's a wonderful holiday retreat. They've spent many happy beach holidays here and they hope that other families will love it as much as they do.