Harbour Holidays

Quiet Cottages for a Peaceful Padstow Break

Want to experience Padstow but have the option to retreat to your own space for peace and quiet? Dip into this buzzing town and its dreamy delights from a secluded cottage that feels a world away from the hustle and bustle of the harbour.

Our collection includes quiet coastal cottages and relaxing rural retreats on the outskirts of Padstow and the surrounding villages. It’s up to you whether you want to venture out for beach days, swanky restaurants, local attractions or sublime countryside strolls from your secluded sanctuary just a pebble’s skim away from it all. 

Creek View, Little Petherick

Creek ViewSleeps 3 + 1

Hideaway in a cosy country cottage on the edge of Camel Creek. Just ten minutes’ from Padstow, you’ll feel miles from the hustle and bustle in this restful little haven nestled in the rural hamlet of Little Petherick. It’s up to you whether you want to rejuvenate with the countryside and creek views, cruise to the coast’s seven bays, or even trot into town on the Saints Way pilgrimage route. 

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Goonhaven, Padstow 

GoonhavenSleeps 6 + 2 in the garden ‘hut’

Within walking distance to the harbour, yet just far enough out of town to feel distanced from the crowds, this beautiful bungalow boasts breathtaking views of the Camel Estuary. Sip coffee as the sun rises over the golden sands hemming the countryside, relax in the tranquillity of your out-of-town location with a boutique ‘hut’ retreat in the garden, and amble into Padstow or along the Camel Trail at your leisure. 

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Trenoder, Trevone Bay

trenolderSleeps 6 

Looking for a chic beach retreat where you can slip into the rhythm of the tides and yo-yo between sandy shores, wild walks, trendy town outings and lazy nights in by the log burner? Wake up and pad down to a wave-lashed beach, slink into Padstow via a wild coastal walk or hop on the Atlantic coaster bus, and come home to sip your favourite tipple with a sublime view of the sunset. 

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The Spinney, St Ervan

The Spinney St ErvanSleeps 7

Family holidays are all about relaxation and spending quality time together in this spacious home bedecked in designer details, in a rural hamlet location. Gather for family meals and games nights, and make special memories on fun-packed family day trips to Padstow (just 15 minutes’ drive) and the dreamy beaches on its doorstep. 

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Dolphins, Constantine Bay

DolphinsSleeps 5 + 1

Treat yourself to a sleek beach pad nestled footsteps from a sweeping sandy bay where you can often spot dolphins on the horizon. It’s just a short drive into pretty Padstow and its platter of things to do and see; or you might just want to ditch the car keys, hit the surf and the golf course, then kick back in the garden, light the BBQ while the kids commandeer the playhouse, and let sunny days turn into starry nights around the fire pit. 

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3 Trehelles, Mawgan Porth 

TrehellesSleeps 6

Just a stonework dot on the dramatic North Cornwall coastline between Padstow and Newquay, this plush coastal retreat promises a sublime sanctuary at arm’s length from the shoreline and a short drive from the buzzy harbour town. Waking up in a sun-filled bedroom and surrounded by squid-ink walls, slow mornings and candle-lit evenings are wholeheartedly encouraged, between swims in the Aegean-blue surf, strolls along the rugged coast path and excursions into Padstow to graze on its scenic and culinary delights. 

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3 Pilot Cottages, Hawkers Cove

3-PilotsSleeps 6

Bound along the coast path into pretty Padstow, or bask on the window seat and watch boats bounce by as you lap up the charm of coastal living on the brink of a secluded sandy cove. Originally built for the crews of pilot gig boats, the meticulously restored Pilot Cottage exudes original character fused with contemporary features, in a to-die-for location where you can hop across the rocks onto sugar-white sands. 

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Marshall Barn, St Issey

Marshall BarnSleeps 4

Indulge in the quainter side of Cornwall in a converted barn just four miles from the seagulls and fishing boats of Padstow. Watch the trees sway in the breeze, choose a novel from the bookshelf and fill up on bacon butties in the light-filled kitchen. All just moments from the vines, orchards and sheep of Trevibban Mill, and a short drive from Padstow and a necklace of sandy bays for beach days and fish and chips by the sea. 

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Little Gambia, Padstow

Little gambiaSleeps 5 + 1

Sink into your own private Eden in show-stopping gardens just a short hop from Padstow. Soak up the rays in your sunny conservatory, enjoy breakfast in bed with rolling countryside views, or skip across the fields for a spot of crabbing on the harbour wall. Or how about stopping for afternoon cream tea in the heart of Padstow, before coming home to sizzle sausages on the BBQ in your paradise garden abode?

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Fancy retreating to a peaceful pad within easy reach of Padstow? 

Check out our ‘Around Padstow‘ and ‘Cosy Corners’ collections to find a secluded holiday cottage in North Cornwall.

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