School Cottage | Self-catering in Cornwall | Alastair Sawday's Special Places to Stay

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School Cottage - Self-catering in Cornwall

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2 Ruthys Lane, Padstow, Cornwall
England, United Kingdom

Diane Hoe

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+44 (0)1789 450214 (landline)

In the heart of Padstow's old town just a short walk from the harbourside, shops and restaurants. Find much comfort and a beautiful garden

Read guest comments

This is still a much-loved family holiday home, and it keeps its cosy, lived-in feel. The country-cottage kitchen has a solid wooden table, tiled floors and everything you'd need to feed famished explorers. There's a super wood-burner in the upstairs sitting room, and a big window that beautifully frames the view to the wonderfully peaceful and secluded garden. You need not despair of wet and wild days – there's a TV, DVDs, stacks of books to delve in to and plenty of outside storage for muddy boots and bikes. Bedrooms come in different shapes and sizes. One has an iron bedstead and an old fireplace, another gets the view, all have good mattresses and share a brand new bathroom across the landing. Walkers, surfers and paddlers will be in heaven. The famous Obby Oss procession passes the front door, and foodies couldn't be closer to the Stein trail. A happy spot for couples and families, with benches in the garden for warm days when you just want to sit quietly with a good book. Rare off-road parking too!

No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Wireless internet access available.
Public transport
Within 10 miles of a bus/train station.
Grounds for guests to explore.

Electricity included

Open fire / woodburner

Microwave oven

Central heating

Mobile reception




Cooked meals available

Washing machine

Restaurant within 3 miles

Shop within 3 miles

Pub within 3 miles

Relaxation areas

Breakfast available

Breakfast included



Spa on site

Bar on site

Free parking on site

Free parking nearby

Paid parking nearby

Local points of interest from Diane Hoe:

Local points of interest from
Diane Hoe:

  • This year we celebrate 20yrs of welcoming all our lovely visitors to these very special cottages - as they say - location is everything!
  • Off-road parking for 1 car. Park up on arrival, & indulge in the pure pleasure of a leisurely stroll down pretty streets to the harbour, shops & all of Padstow's excellent restaurants -just 3 mins away!
  • The cottages formed the original old Padstow School in the 1800/1900's, and retain many of the quirky, historical features, & but wonderfully comfortable, peaceful & relaxing. .
  • If walking is your thing - 5 mins from the cottage is the Coastal Path south - or - take the ferry across the estuary & walk to St.Enedoc church, or the Coastal path north. Stunning views whichever route you take!
  • A 5 min. wander takes you to local beaches along the estuary - a short trip, gives you a choice of 5 other beaches along the coast. Hire a bike & ride the Camel Trail with amazing birdlife & views, to Wadebridge & if you like a challenge - onto Bodmin!
  • Padstow is the perfect base to explore the rest of Cornwall - no where is too far away - and at the end of a busy day exploring, back to the cottage to enjoy a glass of wine in the peace & tranquillity of School Cottage garden!
Points of interest

Guest feedback
"Characterful property, beautifully furnished and thoughtfully equipped. The courtyard garden is very special......"

Jackie - London, United Kingdom

April 2017

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  • 1 Cottage for 6
Price:(i) £585 to£1350 per week

Booking info:

Please see owner's availability calendar on website. Minimum stay: 7 nights in high season. Children over 8 welcome. We love people, dogs not so much (pet-free home).




2 Ruthys Lane, Padstow, Cornwall

Self-catering School Cottage (self-catering)
Cottage ~ 2 doubles, 1 twin; 1 bathroom, 1 cloakroom.
Price: (i) £ 585 to £ 1350 per week

Diane Hoe

Visit website Check availability

+44 (0)1789 450214 (landline)