About a mile from St Issey on the Camel estuary side, a sturdy, 19th cent. detached cottage on a tiny no through lane with one neighbouring house and hedgerow meadows all around. About ½ mile of stream-crossing meadow footpath (don't forget torch/boots!) takes you to a pub (excellent children's play area), and about ½ mile of lane takes you to the Camel Trail (cycle/walkway to Padstow and Wadebridge along the estuary; fantastic for birdwatching). In front of the cottage, enclosed by a wall and five-bar gate, a mostly grassed garden with patio (picnic table, barbecue).
Inside, a very comfy, attractive home. Porch to front door into fitted kitchen (dishwasher, washing machine, microwave, fridge-freezer) with slate floor, table/chairs; beamed living/dining room with woodburner, slate floor (rugs), TV/DVD. Stairs up to two bedrooms (footboards) – a double with 6' four-poster, and one with a double (5') plus single bed (terrific view); bathroom (suite plus bath-shower). A lovely quiet spot close to a great sailing/surfing area.
|Size||Sleeps up to 5, 2 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Telephone|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (1)|
|Further details indoors|
Please bring your own beach towels.
The agent has its own star rating system to quantify interior quality, comfort and ambience. This property has been rated 3.5 star.
Cornwall's north coast: from the river Camel north to Bude and on to Morwenstow and the highest cliffs in the West Country, it is a mixture of great cliffs and beaches. Walking (coast path) and bird-friendly cliffs (usually no road near): peregrines possible. Great sand/surf beaches at Polzeath, Trebarwith, Widemouth Bay, Bude and Sandy Mouth; sandy coves at Port Gaverne, Bossiney, Crackington Haven, Duckpool, and others less accessible; Rock, also sandy, is the place for watersports, including sailing on the Camel estuary; very fine golf course (St Enodoc); mini-fjords at Port Quin and Boscastle. Port Isaac is very pretty round its cliff-enclosed harbour.
The well-worth-riding Camel Trail cycleway (bicycles for hire) follows the river Camel from Bodmin Moor to Padstow. Pencarrow is a beautiful house with wonderful garden. Tintagel has a ruined castle (King Arthur's?) on a wild headland. St Juliot church was restored by Thomas Hardy and 'a pair of blue eyes' nearly fell down a Crackington cliff. Bodmin Moor, its highest hills quite mountainous, is only a little way inland and Blisland, on its northern edge, is one of Cornwall's prettiest villages - makes a change from sea: so does lovely Lanhydrock (see Cornwall's 'Med'). Not far to Eden (see South Cornwall).
St Issey: village with pub 3 miles from Padstow and about 5 from the great sand/surf beaches around Trevose Head and cliff walking (Bedruthan Steps). Sailing and excellent golf (St Enodoc) at Rock, 10 miles. Petherick Creek, ½ mile (creek-side Camel Trail footpath to Padstow), and 2½ miles to the start of the Camel Trail at Padstow.