Surround yourself with water, dine under steel rafters, wander down the former launch slipway and dip your toes in the estuary – experience a holiday like no other at The Old Lifeboat station.
Unconventional. Idyllic. Truly unique. If you’re looking for somewhere you’ll never forget, you’ll find it here. Formerly the Padstow RNLI Lifeboat Station, this property’s history has been lovingly preserved with many original features including the former steelworks and winching equipment, while its accommodation has been meticulously updated, with modern features including a wetroom, sun terrace and parking for four cars.
Throw open your balcony doors for breakfast, take lunch on the terrace and watch the light turn golden from the water’s edge come evening, whether you’re holidaying with family or friends the Old Lifeboat Station is a place to gather, marvel and most of all enjoy.
ACCESS: Access is gained from the driveway to the property with ample parking for 4 cars. From here there is a wooden gate and four steps down onto the coastal path. From here there is another wooden gate with two steps down to a paved/decked patio area with picnic bench.
GROUND FLOOR: From this patio area there is one small step up and one small step down in to the entrance hall. The property is then set out on many different floors/levels. From this entrance hall there is one small step down into a double bedroom with en-suite and four steps down into the kitchen/breakfast room. From here there are 1 step down into the bunk bedroom ‘cabin room’ and four steps down into another dining area (there are also steps leading down to the ‘boat room’) with a wet room 1 step up with a decked shower and washbasin, this shower room is not private.
FIRST FLOOR: Nine steps up from the entrance hall take you up to the open plan living room with two seating areas and one step up in the middle of the room. Three steps up from here take you through glass doors onto the decked balcony to the front of the property with amazing panoramic views of the estuary.
OUTSIDE ACCESS: From the kitchen there are 5 steps into the boathouse (which has a wet room to the right), from the boathouse there are 12 steps down to the lifeboat slipway. All In all there are 3 sun terraces on either side of the property. The owners have also refurbished the boat room at the front of the house which is ideal for dogs, fishing tackle etc. and also has a door leading straight on to the ramp and down to the sea/beach (not available in autumn and winter). From the patio area there is one step up to a further decked area with seating and 6 steps down through a small gate straight on to the rocks which lead down to the water/beach.
HEATING: The property is heated throughout via night storage heaters. There is also an electric fire in the living room.
BABIES EQUIPMENT: There is a high chair which is located in the boat room. There is also a travel cot which is kept under the bed in the top double bedroom.
NB: Bed sizes and facilities can change without notice, although we will endeavour to update,
Harbour Holidays cannot be held responsible for the WIFI connection as we are reliant on external parties for this. Please do not use the WIFI access to download movies/music etc, as some connections do have ‘download limits’ and if they are used up may not be replenished until the next month.
Please note that some rooms have slanted ceilings and restricted head room.
All rooms are on different levels, with lots of nooks and crannies so please take care with children.
The information leaflets and instructions are kept in the kitchen.
Total Number of Bedrooms : 5 Total Number of bathrooms / WC's : 4 Number of Dogs Permitted : 2 (Dog charges apply)Inside
This property is split level: As you enter the house there is a kitchen/breakfast room with an electric hob and oven and an American style fridge/freezer (1/ 2 fridge / ½ freezer), a dining room, and a large living room with 2 seating areas, TV and DVD player and a WC and washbasin.
There are 5 bedrooms in the house, 2 with an en-suite shower room and a family bathroom with bath, shower, WC and washbasin.
There is also a boat room which can be used for storage, with access to the slipway and a wet room (open shower and washbasin)
Bedroom 1: A master double bedroom (4ft 6” bed) with a TV with built in DVD player and an en-suite shower room with shower, washbasin and WC.
Bedroom 2: A bunk bedroom (cabin room with 3ft beds)
Bedroom 3: A double bedroom (4ft 6” bed) with a TV with built in DVD player and an en-suite shower room with shower, washbasin and WC.
Bedroom 4: A twin bedroom (3ft beds)
Bedroom 5: A double bedroom (4ft 6” beds)
3 sun terraces/balconies with table and chairs, parking for up to 4 cars.Linen and Towels
This property provides linen and towels.
Linen changed weekly. Please bring your own beach towels.
(all pillows and duvets are synthetic)
Keys are collected from a central point in Padstow (open 24 hours a day) details will be sent to you before your arrivalNB:
Gas and electric are included in your holiday cost.
Care to be taken with children on the balconies and slipway.
Dog fee of £30 per dog per week.
The boat shown in the images belongs to the owner and is not for guests use.
The telephone is a pay phone.
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