Padstow, Cornwall
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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

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

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

& 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.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.


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


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

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 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

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

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.


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.


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.


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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 – walk there via pretty beaches for panoramic views of the coast.

Local points of interest from The Porters

  • 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 Porters

This seaside home has been in the family ever since it was bought  by a great-great-uncle over 80 years ago. The family think it was once a shepherd's cottage - the pictures in the upstairs corridor show its evolution over the decades, 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 enjoyed getting to know the local communities; they hope that other families will come to love the place as much as they do.