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Cosy Cottages for an Autumn Break in and around Padstow, Cornwall


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Updated September 2023

Time for an an autumn break in Cornwall? Think empty beaches, salty breeze, magical woodland and cosy cottages with roaring log fires. It’s our favourite time of year for a quiet and colourful getaway, and we’ve got plenty of picture-perfect holiday homes where you can curl up beside the log burner after an invigorating beach walk or a wander through the woodland and gardens.

Find inspiration for your autumn break in Cornwall with these cosy cottages in Padstow.

Rosehill Cottage

Whether you’re reading the newspaper in the alcove or popping the cork on a fine vintage in front of the fire, Rosehill Cottage makes a romantic period retreat for an autumn break in Cornwall. Classic features include exposed stone walls, wood-beamed ceilings, slate floors and a traditional hearth housing a log burner, fused with modern style and creature comforts – all in a tranquil location within walking distance of Padstow’s pubs and restaurants.

Rosehill Cottage, Padstow

Gallery Cottage

Tucked away down a narrow alley in the heart of Padstow, is this contemporary yet cosy cottage is perfect for couples and small families wanting to bask in the autumnal glow in Cornwall. A smart and stylish two-bedroom holiday retreat, it’s close to the centre of the action of this small town, and only a short distance from sublime coastal and countryside walks.

Gallery Cottage, Padstow

Writer’s Cottage

Isn’t autumn just the perfect time for some literary inspiration and to squirrel away with a book? Sink into the armchair in this gorgeous cottage once owned by famous novelist Patricia Tyrell, and read or write your own tome between rejuvenating jaunts to and from the harbour, beaches and gardens.

Writers Cottage, Padstow


Step out into the vibrant streets of Padstow from this delightful seaside-style hideaway. This two-bedroom apartment just a few minutes’ walk from Padstow’s picturesque harbour, pubs and restaurants is an ideal base for an autumn holiday .

Harlyn, Padstow

11 Cross Street

Pasties beside the harbour, cycle rides through dappled woodland and a characterful cottage where you can hunker down beside the log burner. Isn’t that what divine autumn breaks are made of? This beautiful granite townhouse boasts pastel shades, wooden floors, beamed ceilings and a private courtyard, providing the perfect pad to unwind after exploring nearby beaches and gardens.

11 Cross Street, Padstow


Stay in the former quarters of the butler of Prideaux Place, in this five-star Gold property in a quiet area on the outskirts of Padstow. This diminutive, historic building is deceptively large inside, with enough space for six people to relax in contemporary style just yards away from Prideaux Estate’s garden and deer park – which look stunning in the autumn.

Butlers, Padstow

Lobster House

Sandwiched between period properties on either side, this narrow three-storey house is the epitome of a cosy cottage. Inside this unassuming home, you’ll find a luxurious retreat with gorgeous features including slate floors, wooden beams and a snuggly living room warmed by a wood burner. Close to the harbour and the town’s amenities, Lobster House makes a great base for an autumn break in Padstow.

Lobster House, Padstow

Bark House, Port Isaac

From curling up with a mug of cocoa on the corner sofa to a romantic breakfast in bed, this cosy Cornish nook is the perfect pad to call your own for an autumn break. A former fisherman’s net loft converted into a two-bed cottage, Bark House is so close to the quay that you can listen to the fishermen banter as they land their catch and be dining on just-caught fish in a waterside restaurant just hours later.

Bark House, Port Isaac

1 Rock Cottage, Little Petherick

This traditional cottage nestled in countryside just a short drive from Padstow, sits right on the Old Saint’s Way pilgrimage route. Don your walking boots and hit this stunning trail for autumn walks, then settle down for the evening in sumptuous style beside the log burner.

1 Rock Cottages, Little Petherick

Book a Cosy Cottage for an Autumn Break in Padstow

This is just a small selection of the cosy cottages we have available for autumn breaks in and around Padstow. For further inspiration and availability see our Cosy Corners collection.

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