Harbour Holidays

Where to Stay for the Padstow Christmas Festival

The market at Padstow Christmas Festival. Copyright Adam Sargent

The market at Padstow Christmas Festival. Copyright Adam Sargent

Lit up by fairy lights on the edge of Padstow’s pretty harbour, the Padstow Christmas Festival is a veritable festive outing for the whole family. Not only can you blitz your Christmas shopping at stalls showcasing the edible and arty produce of this beautiful area, you can also witness chef demos from the region’s greats such as Stein, Outlaw and Ainsworth. Bag one of these last-minute places to stay and kick off your festive celebrations in a uniquely Cornish way at the Padstow Christmas festival – this year between 1-4 December.

All prices are for a 7-night stay from Thurs 1 December 2022.

18 Dennis Road

18 Dennis Road, Padstow
Sleeps 8
From £871 per week

Fancy somewhere special to stay for the Padstow Christmas Festival? Designer home meets boutique hotel at this plush pad gazing out over the estuary. Drink in eye-popping views through the large bay windows and enjoy lazy mornings in your designer bedroom before indulging in finger-licking pastries for breakfast. Wander into Padstow to fill your gills, feel the festive vibes and shop until you drop – then come home and snuggle up with a Cornish tipple and foodie delights to toast the advent of Christmas.

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12 Samphire

12 Samphire, Padstow
Sleeps 4
From £903 per week

The sublime views say it all from this cosy apartment perched on the hillside overlooking Padstow. Gaze out to the coast and countryside where much of the region’s finest produce is plucked from, then wind down into the harbour and sample the gastronomic delights. When you’re not fighting over the four-poster, flopped on the sofa, or sizzling up a feast with a view, it’s the perfect location to pop down to the Padstow Christmas Festival. 

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Dennis Farm Apartment

Dennis Farm Apartment, Padstow, Harbour Holidays
Sleeps 2
From £568 per week

Drink your morning coffee overlooking the River Camel, then wander along the banks of the estuary to Padstow, to fill your basket at the Christmas Festival and indulge in the foodie delights of this iconic harbour town. Nestled on the outskirts of town, you can leave the twinkling lights behind and retreat to your ground-floor apartment, enveloped in the rolling Cornish countryside. 

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Fifteen, Padstow
Sleeps 8
From £1,352 per week

Ideal for large families keen to kick off the festive season in style, this spacious apartment is bedecked in vibrant style teamed with creature comforts. Underfloor heating and a sun lounge ensures you’re cosy indoors, and it’s a delightful walk along the Camel Trail to the twinkly lights of the festival and fish and chips by the harbour. 

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42 Dennis Road

42 Dennis Road, Padstow
Sleeps 6
From £1,043 per week

Wake up to birdsong and enjoy the sounds and sights of the countryside, with all the convenience of Padstow’s buzzing town just minutes’ away. While it’s tempting to stay in and soak up the jaw-dropping views, sink into the free-standing bath and enjoy the classy comforts of your holiday home, make sure your meander down to the harbour and dip into the festive feel of the Padstow Christmas Festival and the foodie delights of the town. 

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Discover More Places to Stay in Padstow this Christmas

Padstow harbour at night lit by the festival lights. Copyright Adam Sargent.

Padstow harbour at night lit by the festival lights. Copyright Adam Sargent.

Padstow is a fantastic place to visit in winter – offering the contrast of a pretty harbour town littered with boutiques and restaurants, alongside wild coastal walks, dramatic beaches and rolling countryside. 

Browse our collection of holiday cottages in and around Padstow and find the perfect pad for your Christmas holiday to Cornwall. 


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