Sunday Cottage

Padstow, Cornwall

It's quiet here but you're just minutes from the harbour, shops, pubs and restaurants, including two of Rick Stein's


2 bedrooms


Sleeps 4


You’ll feel tucked away in the old part of Padstow surrounded by narrow streets and old stone and slate cottages. You’re well away from the crowds and have your own parking place, which is like gold dust here. This little Grade 11 listed granite cottage was once the Sunday school to the church nearby – you’ll hear the bells on Sundays. Walk straight in to an open-plan living area with books to browse, music, games and an electric wood-burner for chilly days.

The South West Coastal Path and the Camel Trail can be joined from here and you can hire bikes in the town. Head towards St Ives on the coastal path for challenging ups and downs with stunning sea views and wildflowers in May. You can take the ferry over to Rock for interesting shops and yet more places to eat, and there’s one sandy beach you can walk to.

A five-minute stroll will take you down to the harbour where boats bob, children clutch their crabbing lines, tourists mill about and the pubs spill onto the streets in summer. It’s fun to sit on the bench with an ice cream here and people-watch – it’s real old-fashioned English seaside holiday stuff.

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We think you'll love

  • Being able to walk down to the harbour
  • Having your own parking space
  • The quiet, historic location
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Home truths

  • There's no garden
  • Padstow gets very crowded in the school holidays
  • You'll need to get in the car for most of the sandy beaches


  • 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


  • 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
After 3.00pm
Check out
Booking restrictions
Please see owner's availability calendar. Minimum stay: 7 nights in high season. Children over 8 welcome. No dogs please.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Pubs/restaurants 5-minute walk.


Nightly price
from £74
Weekly price
from £520
1 Cottage for 4
From £742 bedrooms


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The neighbourhood

The craggy north Cornwall coastline hides many a pretty tumbledown harbour village, but Padstow’s particular style is a little less shabby, a little more chic. The working harbour mainly serves to supply the clutch of upmarket seafood restaurants and chip shops with the catch of the day, but you’ll still find happy families crabbing on a summer’s day – come rain or shine. School Cottage’s patch is in the oldest part of the village and a Cornish pasty’s throw from the centre.

Local points of interest from Diane Hoe

  • Peaceful location in Old Padstow - park up on arrival (off-street parking) and simply take a 3min stroll down to harbour, restaurants & shops - forget the stresses & strains of the car - mmm - bliss!!
  • 5 mins. walk to the Bike-Hire & the start of the Camel Trail, a disused railway between Padstow, Wadebridge, & for the more energetic, onto Bodmin for the full 18miles. The trail follows the estuary, with stunning views & good bird watching opportunities
  • Padstow is known for its excellent range of good eating houses, these include various Stein's establishments, Paul Ainsworth's, pubs, cafe's & take-away's, in fact Padstow is 'Food Heaven'!
  • Excellent walking direct from the cottage. 5mins to the coastal path & all points south - or cross on the ferry to Rock & all points north.
  • Again, local beaches are mins walk away along the mouth of the estuary, further afield are Trevone, Harlyn, Constantine, to name but a few.
  • The cottages also make a perfect base to explore rest of Cornwall.


Diane Hoe

Owners Diane and Ron have been coming here since 1995 – School Cottage is still their own holiday home, so there’s a lived-in feel to the place and they leave you information about good things like how to find the best crab sandwiches in Cornwall (in someone’s back garden, no less).