best places to stay in padstow

The 9 Best Places to Stay in Padstow

A visitor’s mecca for foodies, and those searching for the wild beaches of the North Cornish coast, the lively town of Padstow is a great place to stay in Cornwall.  One of the most popular places to stay in Cornwall, there’s loads to do here and some great places to explore.  You’ll also find some great places to stay in Padstow, from lovely harbourside hotels to friendly Padstow B&Bs as well as some simply luxurious holiday homes.  Here are the best places to stay in Padstow.


The 6 Best Holiday Cottages in Padstow

These Padstow holiday cottages and holiday apartments in Padstow combine the best of locations with stunning facilities.  They’re in easy to get to places, with luxury amenities and fittings.  You’re close to the foodie delights of Padstow and within walking distance of all the great food options that Padstow has to offer.  These Padstow holiday homes are full of character, and contemporarily decorated and some even have fabulous views too!  Here are the best holiday cottages in Padstow.

1. Sunny Harbour, Padstow

Sleeping up to 12 people in 6 bedrooms, this Padstow holiday house is perfect for large groups looking to explore Padstow and the North Cornwall coast.  This absolutely stunning holiday home in Padstow has a fabulous sunny courtyard and heaps of living space that ensure you’ll never feel crowded, plus it’s all within easy walking distance of central Padstow!  The contemporary kitchen is socially arranged so that the chef is at the centre of attention while cooking.  And this kitchen, with four ovens, is more than up to catering for the large groups this Padstow holiday accommodation can host!  Find out more details about Sunny Harbour.

This stylishly furnished home has retained so many of the original character features but is contemporary in design.  There are multiple dining areas, and living spaces all located downstairs.  And then there’s a patio, garden and terrace too.  Perfect for entertaining!  There are gorgeous views of the harbour, incredible bathrooms and your choice of 6 immaculate bedrooms. You can read more about this amazing Padstow Holiday house here.

Sunny Harbour Features

  • Enclosed Garden, Patio and Roof Terrace
  • Huge fully equipped kitchen
  • Multiple contemporary living spaces
  • Wi-Fi
  • Incredible location in Padstow

Key Information about Sunny Harbour

  • Sleeps 12 people
  • 6 bedrooms
  • 6 bathrooms

Sunny Harbour is a stunning large holiday home in Padstow.  A perfect large group or family holiday home located in the centre of town. This books out quickly, so you’ll need to reserve early!

2. The Port of Call, Padstow Holiday Home

Recent renovations gave this delightful Padstow holiday home a magnificent facelift. And while many of the home’s traditional elements, such as the elaborate fireplace, high ceilings, and wooden flooring, have been retained, the stunning makeover means that you’ll have every luxury. The huge kitchen comes complete with a thoroughly modern white cooking island, spotless tile flooring, and an inviting open-plan design, that makes for a very social cooking and dining experience. From the striking illumination to the glass-topped dining table, right to the charming terrace outside which just begs for sun-drenched drinks and nibbles outside, this is a seriously charming and sumptuous property. Padstow’s Port of Call holiday home is popular, so book early.

This holiday property in Padstow will have you unwinding in luxurious style. With an enclosed patio and terrace, an original open fireplace, and fabulous leather sofas, this is luxury personified. There are four bedrooms and three bathrooms in this stunning Padstow holiday home.  Read more reviews of the Port of Call here.

The Port of Call Features

  • Enclosed terrace
  • Open Plan Kitchen
  • Open fireplace
  • Balcony and terrace

Key Information about the Port of Call

  • 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms
  • Sleeps up to 8 people

This elegant townhouse is the ideal holiday base in Padstow, one of Cornwall’s most popular holiday towns. Check availability here!

3. Lantern Cottage, Padstow Holiday Cottage

Families or groups of friends will enjoy a beautiful getaway at Lantern Cottage, which provides the utmost luxury and relaxation throughout each visitor’s stay. This central Padstow holiday cottage has everything that you need for a holiday in North Cornwall.  Original features and character have been retained, yet there is a distinct contemporary feel to this glorious holiday cottage in Padstow.  There’s an open-plan living area with comfortable L-shaped seating, a dining area that seats three people, and a contemporary kitchen with granite counters. There are more details on what this Padstow Holiday Cottage has here

This holiday cottage in Padstow has a TV in the living room of the house and there’s a dining space, a seating area, and a full kitchen that includes a dishwasher, and a microwave. On the first floor, there are two bedrooms—a single room with an en-suite shower room and a king-size double room.  There’s also a shower room on the ground floor. Like Lantern Cottage? Check dates and availability now.

Lantern Cottage Features

  • Great central Padstow location
  • Shared small courtyard with communal seating
  • Shop and pub 200 meters
  • TV with Freeview, Wi-Fi, selection of books, games

Key Information about Lantern Cottage

  • Two bedrooms (includes 1 ensuite)
  • Ground floor shower room with shower, basin, and WC
  • Open-plan sitting, kitchen, and dining area.
  • Electric underfloor heating
  • Electric oven and induction hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher,
  • Fuel, power, bed linen and towels included

Come and stay in this beautifully decorated, superbly located Padstow holiday cottage. Check availability here.

4. Padstow Wagon House

This glorious barn conversion is located at the end of a long farm track – which means this rural idyll is perfect for a quiet time in Cornwall. It’s also perfectly located within easy walking distance of Padstow.  The classically-styled living room has original exposed beams and is elegantly decorated to capture the charm of a traditional Cornish cottage while providing the ideal spot to unwind after a day of exploring this gorgeous part of North Cornwall. During the winter, the wood stove provides a cosy retreat from the outside, while the floor-length windows provide gorgeous views and heaps of light. Check availability of this fabulous Padstow Holiday Cottage.

There’s a gorgeous cottage garden here, with a great gas barbecue and some fabulously comfortable garden furniture for summer alfresco eating.  This lovely Padstow cottage sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms, the two bedrooms on the ground level are cosy, lovely places to unwind after a full day of exploration. The charming twin attic bedroom has fabulous views of the estuary. Click here for more info about this lovely holiday cottage in Padstow!

Padstow Wagon House Features

  • Wi-Fi included
  • Off-road parking for 3 cars
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Beach, shop, pub, and restaurant within walking distance

Key Information about Padstow Wagon House

  • 3 bedrooms – 2 doubles and 1 twin
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 bathroom
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge with ice compartment, dishwasher and washer/dryer
  • Wood burner (first basket of logs included)
  • Electric, central heating, bed linen and towels included

Within walking distance of Padstow, but gloriously rural, this is a gorgeous holiday home in North Cornwall.  Check prices of the Padstow Wagon House.

5. Smugglers Den, Padstow

Smuggler’s Den is located right in the heart of Padstow, and this lovely compact Padstow 2-bedroom holiday cottage has character with modern twists.  The lounge area has two comfortable sofas, an electric fireplace, and a Smart TV. This holiday cottage in Padstow is set over four storeys.  You’ll find the kitchen/dining area on the ground level, and there’s a dining table with enough space for all visitors, an electric oven and stove, a fridge/freezer, a microwave, a washing machine, and a tumble dryer. There’s more on Smuggler’s Den Holiday Cottage in Padstow here

The first of the bedrooms in this Padstow holiday cottage which sleeps four people can be configured as either a king-size bed or two small twins, and there’s also the family bathroom on this, the third floor of the house. The main bedroom is housed on the top floor and contains a double bed.  There’s an enclosed patio at the rear of this lovely Padstow holiday home, with a bbq for some great alfresco dining. Read more reviews of the Smugglers Den.

Smugglers Den Features

  • Smart TV and electric fire in the lounge
  • Private enclosed patio with charcoal BBQ and outdoor seating
  • 2 dogs are allowed

Key Information about Smugglers Den

  • 2 bedrooms – 1 double and 1 king-size (can be split into twins)
  • 1 bathroom with shower over the bath and WC
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, microwave, washing machine, and tumble dryer

This unique four-storey holiday cottage in Padstow is seriously well-equipped and in a lovely location.  Check availability and see if your dates are free here!

6. The Blue Sandpiper, Padstow

This three-bedroom, six-person holiday home in Padstow combines a great location with stunning living space. There’s heaps of parking, some gorgeous areas and a fabulous patio garden too. You may either carry the day’s catch home to prepare yourself or take a quick foot ferry across to Rock for excellent beaches and more fantastic seafood eateries. See availability here.

Arranged in a very contemporary style, the Blue Sandpiper is fresh, with clean lines and some fabulous touches – there’s a spa bath, a  and 65″ smart TV with Bluetooth speakers. Like the look of the Blue Sandpiper? Click here for more info.

The Blue Sandpiper Features

  • Gorgeous patio garden
  • Spa bath
  • 65-inch Smart TV
  • Central heating
  • Wi-Fi throughout

Key Information about the Blue Sandpiper

  • Sleeps up to 6 – 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms
  • Ample parking
  • Dishwasher, freezer, and microwave
  • Bathtub

When looking for holiday homes in great locations, living space is frequently traded off for convenience to attractions, but not at The Blue Sandpiper. This Padstow Holiday Home is very popular, you’ll want to reserve your dates early!

Looking for what to do in Padstow? Our guide to the best things to do in Padstow is here.

The 2 Best Hotels in Padstow, Cornwall

From stunning harbour views to gloriously sumptuous rooms and facilities, we’ve picked the best hotels in Padstow, Cornwall.  These Padstow hotels are in the best locations, with fabulous amenities, friendly hosts and super comfortable rooms.  Here are the best hotels in Padstow.

1. The Padstow Harbour Hotel

The location of the Padstow Harbour Hotel, right on the harbour front means that many of the bright individually styled rooms here have views of the water.  Rooms at this top Padstow hotel also have a TV, a work area, and a private bathroom, as well as a hairdryer, ironing facilities, and free tea and coffee. Want to stay in this great Padstow Hotel? Click here to see available dates.

There’s free onsite parking here at this harbour-front hotel in Padstow and you can choose from a continental or full English breakfast at this lovely spot in the centre of town.  The Padstow Harbour Hotel offers free bike rental (first come, first served), and a welcome drink too!  Come on down to the Harbourfront, this is a fabulous place to stay in Padstow – there’s more here.

  • The Padstow Harbour Hotel Address: Station Road, Padstow, PL28 8DB, United Kingdom
  • Is there Parking at The Padstow Harbour Hotel? – Yes, free private parking is available at the hotel.
  • Is there a Restaurant onsite at The Padstow Harbour Hotel? – Yes
  • Is there Free Wi-Fi at The Padstow Harbour Hotel? – Yes, Wi-Fi is free
  • Is Breakfast available at The Padstow Harbour Hotel? – Yes

Your ideal coastal getaway in Cornwall. This four-star Victorian boutique hotel is perched right on the harbour in Padstow. Read more reviews of The Padstow Harbour Hotel here.

2. The Old Custom House, Padstow Hotel

This excellently located hotel in Padstow’s harbour has bright elegant rooms. There are 22 guestrooms with flat-screen televisions and free Wi-Fi. Designer toiletries and hair dryers are provided in the private bathrooms, which have bathtubs or showers and tea and coffee-making facilities. You’ll also love the award-winning breakfasts provided at Padstow’s Old Custom House.  Check availability here.

Rooms here at this superb hotel in Padstow are a great size and include super bathrooms too.  There’s a friendly staff here, and it’s worth staying here for the breakfast alone!  Check the rates at this super Padstow hotel.

  • The Old Custom House Address: South Quay, Padstow, PL28 8BL, United Kingdom
  • Is there Parking at The Old Custom Housel? – No, nearby parking is £8 per night
  • Is there a Restaurant onsite at The Old Custom House? – Yes
  • Is there Free Wi-Fi at The Old Custom House? – Yes
  • Is Breakfast available at The Old Custom House? – Yes

The Old Custom House’s spacious, traditional bar offers hearty pub fare and regional real ales. Diners may choose to eat in the bright conservatory. Every day, award-winning breakfasts are provided, including freshly prepared full English breakfasts. Like The Old Custom house? Click here for more details.

The Best Bed and Breakfast in Padstow

We’ve picked just one Padstow Bed & Breakfast, simply because of its friendly welcome, fabulously comfortable rooms, great breakfast and super parking options. 

Padstow Bed and Breakfast

The Padstow Bed and Breakfast offers the POLDARK & NANPARRA, two exquisitely furnished en suite rooms with “Super King Size” beds. Both suites here feature a lovely fusion of cheery colours and cosiness as well as a comprehensive range of amenities. This is a popular B&B in Padstow, you’ll want to reserve early!

There’s free off-road parking available as well as storage for bikes and surfboards.  As well as WiFi throughout the property, there’s also an outdoor seating area, garden and a lounge available to guests. . See more information about Padstow Bed and Breakfast.

  • Padstow Bed and Breakfast Address: 5A, Grenville Rd, Padstow, Cornwall, UK, Padstow, PL28 8EX, United Kingdom
  • Is there Parking at the Padstow Bed and Breakfast? – Yes, free private parking is available on-site.
  • Is there Free Wi-Fi at the Padstow Bed and Breakfast? – Yes
  • Is Breakfast available at Padstow Bed and Breakfast? – Yes

The deluxe suites available at this Padstow Bed and Breakfast are delightful, combined with a friendly host, this is the perfect place for a B&B in Padstow.  View full details of this gorgeous Padstow B&B here.

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Final Words on the Best 9 Places to Stay in Padstow

Whether you’re coming to Padstow for the food (and there’s lots of great food here), the north Cornish beaches or the hiking on the South West Coast Path, this is a fabulous place to stay in Cornwall.  The holiday cottages in Padstow are in a league of their own, and the harborfront hotels are stunning, both in location and facilities.  This is a magnificent place to stay and explore North Cornwall.

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