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NORTH CORNWALL

2020

Padstow AND THE CAMEL ESTUAR Y

ROCK , WA D E BRID G E , ST IS SEY, ST ME R R YN A ND THE SEVEN BAYS

YOUR GUIDE TO WHERE TO STAY PLACES TO EXPLORE THINGS TO DO WHERE TO EAT OUT padstowlive.com


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Welcome to

Padstow

WADEBRIDGE

POLZEATH

ROCK PORT ISAAC andmuchmore

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COASTAL PASSION IN RECENT YEARS, PADSTOW HAS BLOSSOMED INTO NORTH CORNWALL’S PREMIER RESORT. visit to Padstow oers a unique opportunity to savour all that is good about a holiday in Cornwall. As well as representing Padstow, this guide covers the surrounding area from Port Isaac in the North to Watergate Bay in the South and Wadebridge & Bodmin in the East. We are a year round holiday destination and Padstow is just as lovely in the spring and autumn as it is at Christmas and New Year when the festivities and harbour lights lend their special magic. We look forward to welcoming you and hope you enjoy a wonderful holiday in the town and surrounding area of which we are very proud.

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Visit us online to book accommodation, find information on events throughout the year, discover restaurants and activities to enjoy during your stay.

Visit padstowlive.com


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WHAT’S ON

Contents

03 WElComE

06 CoNtENtS 07 tourISt INformAtIoN 08 uSEful INformAtIoN 10 DISABlED fACIlItIES 11 EVENtS DIArY 13 INtroDuCINg PADStoW 15 SPECIAl EVENtS 17 INtroDuCINg WADEBrIDgE

35 BEACH GUIDE

19 PlENtY to SEE AND Do 27 thE SurrouNDINg ArEA 28 St mErrYN 29 trEVoNE BAY 29 lIttlE PEthErICk & St ISSEY 29 Port ISAAC, Port gAVErNE & Port QuIN

38 EATING OUT

31 PolzEAth 33 roCk & DAYmEr BAY 35 BEACh guIDE 38 EAtINg out 42 gEttINg to PADStoW

mAPS 43 PADStoW toWN mAP 45 ArEA mAP

ACCommoDAtIoN 47 Book WIth CoNfIDENCE 49 SElf-CAtErINg ACCommoDAtIoN 53 SErVICED ACCommoDAtIoN Design: morpixels.com Photography: VisitCornwall.com photography, Matt Jessop, Adam Gibbard. James Ram.

55 CArAVAN AND CAmPINg 57 PAtA mEmBEr CoNtACt DEtAIlS 6


The PadsTow TourisT informaTion CenTre is in The mariner’s CloCk Building on The souTh Quay of The harBour. we are oPen all year round, our helPful and friendly sTaff are on hand offering a wealTh of loCal knowledge and informaTion.

THE PADSTOW TOURIST INFORMATION CENTRE We stock a large selection of ordinance survey maps, walking guides and excellent books on many tourist topics. We also stock tide timetables, a wide selection of greetings cards, postcards, local produce such as fudge, jams, biscuits and chocolate. our gift range includes our own unique selection of merchandise using images of local Padstow scenes and Poldark paraphernalia. We can arrange for items to be posted on request. Accommodation

Facilities We offer a good range of services including printing, photocopying, scanning and emailing so that you can keep in touch whilst you are away from home. (Small fees apply). Tickets We also sell tickets for various local events such as music in the Park at Prideaux Place and music events at Pencarrow house. Please check our events page on padstowlive.com.

We offer an advanced booking service for hotels, bed & breakfast and self catering accommodation. to avoid disappointment at busy times why not book online or call into our office to book your holiday. Information is also available on camping and caravan sites. Please do not hesitate to call the tIC for further information.

Tel: 01841 533449 email: info@padstowtic.co.uk www.padstowlive.com 7 follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram


USEFUL

I N FO R M AT I O N BANKS lloyds mobile banking service at the link road Car Park. tues 9.45 – 12pm fri 9.45 – 3pm

Pl28 8DA tel: 01841 532296 www.padstow-tc.gov.uk

BOOTS PHARMACY (PADStoW)

the harbour office, West Quay, Pl28 8AQ tel: 01841 532239 www.padstowharbour.co.uk

8-10 market Street, Pl28 8Ah tel: 01841 532327 CINEMA (WADEBrIDgE) tel: 01208 812791 CHURCHES Padstow Parish Church, Church Street, Pl28 8Bg the Parish office, 46 treverbyn road, Pl28 8DN www.padstow parishchurch.org.uk St. Johns methodist Church, Church lane, Padstow St. Saviours & St. Petroc Catholic Church services now held in St. Petroc Parish Church www.padstowlive.com tel: 01841 533776 COUNCIL OFFICES Padstow town Council, Station house, Station road, Padstow

PADSTOW HARBOUR MASTER

DENTIST (PADStoW) mr r macrae, riverside, Pl28 8BY tel: 01841 532373 DOCTORS (PADStoW) Petroc group Practice, the Surgery, Boyd Ave, Pl28 8Er tel: 01841 532346 HOSPITAL (BoDmIN) (not 24 hour) Boundry road, Bodmin, Pl31 2Qt tel: 01208 251300 (truro) royal Cornwall hospital, treliske, truro tr1 3lQ tel: 01872 250000 AGE CONCERN tel: 01872 266 388 LIBRARY (PADStoW) (limited opening) the Core Building,

the lawns, Pl28 8EB tel: 0300 1234 111 PADSTOW PARK AND RIDE Just before tesco on the A389. tel: 07747 602716 PARKING See page 44 POST OFFICE the Spar shop, middle Street, Padstow Pl28 8AP tel: 01841 533400 VETS Penmellyn Vet group, St. Columb tel: 01637 880307 Nute Veterinary, higher trenant rd, Wadebridge, Pl27 6hB tel: 01208 813258 DOG WARDEN tel: 0300 1234 212 MARINE STRANDINGS Dead marine (run by the Cornwall Wildlife trust). tel: 0345 2012626 live strandings (run by the BDmlr) tel: 01825 765546 RSPCA tel: 0300 1234999 (for birds, wildlife & exotics ask for Peter) TESCO FREE BUS tel: 01208 77989

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D I SA B L E D FAC I L I T I ES PadsTow is a greaT PlaCe To visiT and exPlore and The following informaTion is inTended To advise Those ThaT need assisTanCe wiTh moBiliTy.

toilets

Wheelchair Hire

there are disabled toilets located on North Quay (radar key), in railway Car Park (radar key) and link road Car Park (20p charge). radar keys can be purchased form Padstow town Council in the railway Car Park at ÂŁ4 each.

Wheelchairs, scooters, crutches and other equipment can be hired, please contact:

Parking there are disabled parking spaces in all the public car parks, they do incur a charge with no concessions. there are 4 disabled parking spaces on Broad Street, these are free but are limited to a 3hr stay. Disabled badge holders may park on double yellow lines for limited period but please check your badge literature for information on any restrictions. Please be aware that many of Padstow’s streets have an additional yellow stripe running over the curb which means that parking here is completely prohibited. Black Tor Ferry Padstow to Rock the Black tor passenger ferry has been designed to take wheelchairs. It has a ramp that comes down at the front so that you wheel straight on without dismounting. however, at low tide the ferry runs from lower Beach which is not wheelchair friendly, it has a slope and steps and when you arrive at rock at low tide you put down on the beach. At high tide it lands at slipways at both rock and Padstow so therefore it is better if you wait to cross at high tide.

mobility Centre south west ltd. (Bodmin) tel: 01208 75355 email: sales@mobilitycentresouthwest.com website: mobilitycentresouthwest.net Tremorvah industries (truro) tel: 01872 324340 email: enquiries.tremorvah@cornwall.gov.uk website: tremorvah.co.uk Cornwall mobility (for beach wheelchair hire) tel: 01872 254920 email: info@cornwallmobility.co.uk website: cornwallmobility.co.uk Concern wadebridge tel: 01208 812392 Trail Bike hire (Padstow) tel: 01208 532594 website: trailbikehire.co.uk Bridge Bike hire (wadebridge) for use on the Camel trail only. tel: 01208 813050 website: bridgebikehire.co.uk

if you require further information please contact us at the Padstow Tourist information Centre. Tel: 01841 533449 email: info@padstowtic.co.uk * Whilst we are happy to advise on disabled parking we cannot be held responsible for anyone receiving a parking notice as a result of illegal parking.

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Events

JUNE

2020

JA N UA RY haywoods farm Cider wassail Check website for date www.haywoodfarmcider.co.uk

F E B RUA RY

royal Cornwall show, wadebridge showground 4th – 6th June Polperro music festival - 25th anniversary 20th - 27th June st merryn steam & vintage rally 27th & 28th June www.stmerrynrally.com Padstow rnli harbour day Check website for dates www.padstow-lifeboat.org.uk

Charity garden opening at Tregothnan 25th & 26th April In aid of Sowenna mental health www.tregothnan.co.uk

The Big lunch, wadebridge 6th & 7th June www.lovewadebridge.co.uk Pencarrow house open air Theatre Alice in Wonderland, 14th June www.pencarrow.co.uk

wadebridge Choral society spring concert, wadebridge school 25th April at 7.30pm

wadebridge lions Beer festival Check website for dates www.e-clubhouse.org

snowdrop sundays at Pencarrow 9th & 16th february www.pencarrow.co.uk

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Cornish hurling, st Columb 25th february

Padstow ‘obby oss’ may day 1st may

music in The Park. Prideaux Place Check website for details www.prideauxplace.co.uk

world Pasty Championships, eden Project 29th february www.edenproject.com

st ives food and drink festival 15th & 17th may

J U LY

Bluebell sunday at Pencarrow house Check website for dates www.pencarrow.co.uk

Padstow vintage rally and Country fair Check website for dates www.padstow-rally.co.uk

fleet Beer festival and live music, well Parc, Trevone 23rd & 24th may www.wellparc.co.uk

Pencarrow house open air Theatre It’s only rock and roll, 14th June www.pencarrow.co.uk

M A RC H st Pirans day Celebrations 7th march www.visitcornwall.com

wadebridge rotary wheels, royal Cornwall showground Check website for dates www.royalcornwallshow.org

expowest Cornwall food and drink show, royal Cornwall showground,wadebridge 3th – 5th march

Charlestown regatta week 27th – 3rd August

Cornish hurling, st Columb 7th march

Polzeath Beer & music festival Check website for dates www.thepointpolzeath.co.uk

APRIL

Padstow to rock swim 18th July

rnli easter egg rolling Competition, Padstow 12st April

Boconnoc steam fayre 24th – 26th July

easter egg hunt. eden Project Check website for date www.edenproject.com

Charlestown regatta Check website for dates www.charlestownregatta.org

st endellion music easter festival 4th – 12th April

Cornwall Truck show Check website for dates www.cornwalltruckshow.co.uk wadebridge Carnival Parade 25th July

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S E PT E M B E R Bude Jazz festival 1st - 4th September www.visitbude.info Padstow rnli harbour day Check website for dates www.padstow-lifeboat.org.uk st mawgan steam rally 19th – 20th September www.stmawganrally.org.uk Padstow Carnival week tBA st. endellion summer music festival Check website for dates www.endellionfestivals.org.uk

AU G U ST Prideaux Place garden Party Check website for dates www.prideauxplace.co.uk Creation fest, wadebridge 1st – 7th August fowey regatta & Carnival week 14th August www.foweyroyalregatta.co.uk Cornwall folk festival, wadebridge 28th – 31st August newquay fish festival Check website for dates www.newquayfishfestival.co.uk Padstow rnli harbour day Check website for dates www.padstow-lifeboat.org.uk music event at Pencarrow house hits from the Blitz, 14th August www.pencarrow.co.uk st merryn Carnival Parade Check website for dates www.stmerrynpc.org.uk

st ives music festival 12th – 26th September www.stivesmusicfestival.co.uk

O C TO B E R wadebridge Bike lights Check website for dates www.wadebridgecreativehub.co.uk

N OV E M B E R Bonfire and firework display, well Parc, Trevone 5th November www.wellparc.co.uk Bonfire and firework display, wadebridge rfC Date tBC Contact 01208815311 Cornish winter fair, wadebridge 21st November www.royalcornwallshow.org

D EC E M B E R Padstow Christmas lights switch on Check website for date www.padstowlive.com Padstow Christmas festival 3rd – 6th December www.padstowchristmasfestival.co.uk wadebridge Choral society Christmas Concert, st minver Church Check website for dates www.wadebridgechoral.org.uk wadebridge new years eve fireworks 31st December

Pencarrow house family fun day Check website for dates www.pencarrow.co.uk

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Padstow

HIGHLIGHTS WORKING HARBOUR SHOPS BOAT TRIPS LOBSTER HATCHERY PRIDEAUX PLACE CAMEL TRAIL RESTAURANTS


HISTORIC HARBOUR MORE THAN A BRITISH SEASIDE TOWN, PADSTOW IS NOW FIRMLY ON THE FOODIE MAP. hen the ancient Cornish settled in the area many centuries ago they chose the site for Padstow with great care and foresight. Nestling in a narrow gulley on the western side of the river Camel estuary, the town is sheltered from the prevailing winds and the air is generally soft and balmy.

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moving down the hill the buildings huddle closer together until they crowd around the harbour. there you’ll find a great mixture of houses, quays, boat slips, inns, cafés and restaurants, gift and boutique shops, holiday cottages and food shops, and the like. None of this was planned; it just evolved as the years moved on. No architect could have designed the magic of Padstow. It is just the result of years of adaptation to change, of getting the best out of local materials and then using the buildings and the surrounding environment to meet the needs of a working and friendly harbour town. of course, time and tide wait for no one – though in Padstow time does seem to wait just a little longer than elsewhere. here, everything moves a little slower. the traffic moves slowly because it has no other option and it’s no good the people who live here rushing because their lives are governed by the tides, the seasons of the year and the farming calendar. Visitors soon notice that Padstonians instinctively know that rushing about doesn’t do anyone any good. Some would like the whole world to slow down but they know this cannot be. So instead they invite visitors to rest awhile, to savour the joy of the day, to slow down – even if it’s only for a few days.

the harbour is undoubtedly the strongest attraction in the town and visitors find themselves drawn to it like a magnet. fishing and pleasure craft rock side-by-side on their moorings, children fish for crabs from the harbour wall, quayside inns and cafés overlook the calm water. there are seats all around the harbour and because there’s always something going on and it’s such a vibrant and interesting place it’s a favourite spot for both locals and visitors. While you’re here please try to set aside some time to share in our heritage. our museum may not be large but it does contain many of our historic treasures and artefacts. the tourist Information Centre stock a wide range of local history books of interest. the church too reflects the life, past and present, of our seafaring town – a warm welcome awaits you at its services as it does in the town’s methodist Chapel. But the town and its harbour is just the first step in getting to know the area. A short walk to the top of the town brings you out at our very own stately home – Prideaux Place. Walk or cycle the Camel trail towards Wadebridge, Bodmin & Wenford Bridge, take a stroll along the South West Coast Path towards one of several sandy beaches or continue to Stepper Point, the cliffs and headland You can also take the regular ferry service across the Camel Estuary to rock. Nearby St merryn has restaurants and two pubs. Around Padstow we have the Padstow Brewery, trevibban mill Vineyard and trevisker garden Centre with its pet shop, restaurant and clothing all in one place! there is plenty of parking, see page 44.

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Special events


PADSTOW AT CHRISTMAS CHRISTMAS IN PADSTOW IS A UNIQUE EXPERIENCE AND DEFINITELY NOT ONE TO BE MISSED. the Christmas light Switch on takes place on the first weekend in December, preceded by a service and carol singing. from the 3rd to 6th December sees the harbour come alive. the festival showcases everything that is great about Padstow. Set against the back drop of the picturesque harbour illuminated with hundreds of Christmas lights, the marquee is the centrepiece of the festival. housing the Christmas market and chef demonstrations it will play host to the best food, drink and craft producers in Cornwall.

PADSTOW OBBY OSS THE BIGGEST DAY IN PADSTOW'S CALENDAR may day (or 'obby 'oss day as it is known outside of Padstow) is the biggest day in Padstow's calendar. it is not unusual to see 30,000 people crammed into our little town. it is a day when Padstonians from all over the world return to their roots.

Stock up on all your Christmas presents while listening to great sounds from local bands. When you are done with shopping why not enjoy one of the free demonstrations from famous chefs such as rick Stein, Nathan outlaw and Paul Ainsworth, to name but a few. With offers in many of the shops and restaurants, why not spoil yourself in Padstow and get into the festive mood strolling around the town taking in the christmas lights that produce a wonderful spectacle around the harbour.

There have been many conflicting theories about the origins of the obby oss. some say its roots are in pagan times, others that it’s a rain maker, a fertility symbol, a deterrent to a possible landing by the french some centuries ago or even a welcome to summer. whatever, the mists of time and the helping hand of successive generations of Padstonians have blunted the true reasons for its creation.

the town is proud of having its own Christmas Carols. Carol singing starts on the first Sunday in advent and continues every Sunday thereafter until Christmas Eve. Carollers meet in the market Place between 7 & 7.30pm and the small streets echo to the sound of their voices as they sing to local residents while collecting money for charity.

as the procession moves around the town, dancers perform a traditional gyrating dance to the sound of the accompanying musicians and drummers. last, but not least, are the ‘followers’, young and old who follow the procession every year and join in the singing of the traditional ‘may song’. may day takes place annually on 1st may (2nd may if the 1st falls on a sunday). 16


Wadebridge HIGHLIGHTS CAMEL TRAIL INDEPENDENT SHOPS SKATE PARK RIVERSIDE COFFEE SHOPS CINEMA BIRDWATCHING RESTAURANTS


RIVERSIDE QUAINT THIS BUSTLING MARKET TOWN, WHICH THRIVES ALONGSIDE THE RIVER CAMEL, OFFERS A WIDE VARIETY OF THINGS TO DO AND SEE FOR ALL TASTES AND AGES. iverside walks, indoor and outdoor leisure facilities and of course the nationally recognised Camel trail linking Padstow to Bodmin town and Bodmin moor – 17 miles of traffic free walking and cycling putting Wadebridge at the heart of your holiday choice.

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there is ample car parking in town; at lidl, Co-op, Jubilee fields, Polmorla road and goldsworthy Way. Wadebridge has a wealth of green open spaces and playing fields. Egloshayle park has two playgrounds, one for the under 5s and the other for under 14s. this is also where the bowls, tennis and cricket clubs are based and the town’s war memorial can be found. Jubilee field runs alongside the Camel Estuary with benches for admiring the scenery and there is a skateboard ramp and basketball area. If you prefer indoor activities then the leisure centre has a modern gym, squash courts, a 25m pool and sports hall running classes in everything from badminton to martial arts. tel: 01208 814980.

for poetry fans, there is a memorabilia room dedicated to the life of Sir John Betjemen in the John Betjeman centre on Southern Way by the bus station. for more information visit www.johnbetjeman.org.uk. there are numerous events going on throughout the year. the Wadebridge Carnival, folk festival, Bike lights, the Big lunch to name but a few. there are numerous eateries in Wadebridge ranging from cafes, coffee bars, sandwich shops, bakeries and delicatessens to restaurants and pubs. Why not finish the day with a trip to the regal Cinema to see the latest blockbuster! A short drive from Wadebridge you will find trelawney garden Centre, hawksfield, haywood’s Cider farm, the Camel Valley Vineyard, Pencarrow house and Bodmin Jail, Alpaca trekking, Cardinham Woods and the Badger forest School.

If shopping is what you want, then you will not be disappointed. there is a buzzing collective of independent and inventive shops selling everything from clothing to lighting. You will find many locally sourced products from the Butchers, Bakers, Delicatessens and fishmongers. the Wadebridge Country market on a thursday morning in the town hall sells local produce such as fish, meat, cakes, pastries, jams, honey, eggs, plants, seasonal fruit and vegetables, plus various arts and crafts. Why not take a step back in time and visit the museum at trebur house on the corner of Cross Street and Chapel lane, to learn about Wadebridge’s past which stretches back more than 6 centuries.

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ALL AT SEA THERE ARE A WIDE RANGE OF ACTIVITIES TO ENABLE VISITORS TO FULLY APPRECIATE THE BEAUTY OF THE NORTH CORNWALL COAST FROM THE SEA. regular boat trips leave the harbour daily (weather dependant) from large pleasure boats to rIBs and speedboats. Dolphin, seal and puffin spotting is a great way to spend an hour or two. We have an Angling Centre in Padstow and there are varied fishing trips available – great for catching mackerel for a beach BBQ! It is also possible to fish from the headland or harbour and there are a number of well-managed lakes nearby. Appropriate licences are required, please contact the harbour office on 01841 532239 or the Angling Centre on: 01841 532762 for more information. Sailing, stand-up paddle boarding, water skiing, wakeboarding, kayaking and wake surfing are available at the Camel Ski School in rock. for the more adventurous, why not try some coasteering or surfing offered by harlyn Surf School in harlyn or the Cornwall Surf Academy at various locations between Newquay and Padstow. Surfing lessons are also available with Waves Surf School. Details can be found on our website. Also available to visitors to the North Cornwall coast are vineyards, cider farms, brewing companies, private tours, amusement parks, an aqua park, go-karting, outdoor learning (Badger forest School) and a lobster hatchery. Visit www.padstowlive.com/things-to-do

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Entertainment & sport the kernow Players put on a number of productions all through the year, staged at the little theatre in Barry’s lane, a very charming venue. Wadebridge has the nearest cinema with two screens showing all the latest films.

Explore the area Out & about on foot

Padstow is lucky to have it’s own stately home, Prideaux Place, owned by the Prideaux-Brune family and open to the public from spring to autumn. It is the venue for a number of fundraising events including concerts and fetes. It has also been used as a filming location many times on tV and film including most haunted, Antiques roadshow, twelfth Night and the 2015 movie Bad Education. You will find Prideaux Place located at the top of Church Street, just a short walk from the harbour.

there are several outstanding golf links close by, notably the trevose golf Club, which also has tennis courts, and the Point at Polzeath. Padstow also has a crazy golf course in the harbour at greens Café. for the adrenaline junkies there is a go-kart circuit at St Eval with separate tracks for children and adults. there are a range of surf schools nearby offering surf lessons, paddle boarding, water ski-ing, kayaking, coasteering. there is also an 18 mile cycle path perfect for cyclists of all abilities. Please see www.padstowlive.com for details.

Shopping Padstow has an array of shops nestled around its harbour from fine jewellery and art galleries to bucket & spade shops. there is an abundance of clothes shops from boutique fashion and surf wear to outdoor wear. Whatever you need, hiking boots or a book to read on the beach, Padstow has it all.

Spas and Treatments Spas and /or treatments are available at trevose golf club, the Point at Polzeath and old Customs house, Padstow.

on North Quay you will find greens of Padstow with its brand new Crazy golf and fabulous views over Padstow and the estuary – keeping the whole family happy! further along past the South Quay into the Station Car Park you can find the lobster hatchery, the only such establishment in the uk, supporting sustainability in the fishing industry. A fun all-weather activity. opposite the lobster hatchery you will find the old Station house which is now the home of the Padstow museum. Dating back to 1899, it was home to the station master and the railway station offices. 22


Onfoot A magnificent Elizabethan mansion situated above the historic port of Padstow. Set within 40 acres of grounds – the house, an international film location, contains a cornucopia of Cornish history with Poldark connections. guIDED tourS | DEEr PArk EVENtS | lICENSED tEA room tel: 01841 532411

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www.prideauxplace.co.uk


WALKING thErE ArE SomE fANtAStIC WAlkS ArouND our ArEA. thE tWo moSt PoPulAr ArE thE South WESt CoASt PAth AND thE SAINt'S WAY.

South West Coast Path the South West Coast Path has been opened up from minehead to Poole, a distance of 630 miles. the route is split into manageable legs. In our area the 3 legs are Port Isaac to Padstow, Padstow to Porthcothan, Porthcothan to Newquay. Each leg is 10-12 miles but you can walk shorter sections if you wish. for further information go to www.southwestcoastpath.com The Saint's Way Based upon ancient trade routes the path takes you through the complete spectrum of Cornish landscapes, from tranquil harbours and ports, along rugged cliff top coastal paths, to inland tors and uplands as well as passing by the white peaks and dams of our own unique China Clay Country! Also known as the Drover's Way, historians suspect the route has been used as far back as the Bronze age by traders, drovers and pilgrims en route from Ireland and Wales to mainland Europe, anxious to find a way to avoid the long and dangerous sea passage around lands End. resurrected in 1986, the Saints Way is a fully signposted and maintained trail following public footpaths, quiet back lanes and leafy tracks. Your route takes you from the bustling harbour of Padstow on the North Coast, meandering inland following the Camel Estuary before heading for the hills and uplands of Central Cornwall. With plenty to spot en route, the trail links the shrines, standing stones, holy wells and Neolithic sites of past ages with today's sleepy hamlets, stunning scenery, a modern day wind farm and a small detour to the world famous Eden Project. the Saint's Way, or forth an Syns in Cornish ends after two magical and memorable days walking in the stunning natural port of fowey deep in Daphne du'maurier country on the South Coast. Saints’ Way maps and guides are available in the tourist Information Centre.

SHORT WALKS FROM PADSTOW ■ Walk up past Prideaux Place along tregirls lane as far as the stile on your left. follow the footpath out to the coast then turn right and follow the coast path back to Padstow (about 6 miles) via hawkers Cove. ■ follow tregirls lane to tregirls farm at the end. turn right just as you come into the farmyard then follow the track to the beach. the coast path is sign posted off to your right just before the beach. follow this back into Padstow (about 3-4 miles). ■ follow tregirls lane past Prideaux Place. turn right just after the arch. this path leads you across the fields to Chapel Stile. turn right at the stile and follow the path back to Padstow, this route is known locally as trigg troll (2 miles). ■ take the ferry across to rock. follow the coast path towards Brea hill (towards the mouth of the Estuary). the little church of St Enodoc is tucked in behind Brea hill. (3 miles out and back). ■ follow Dennis lane to the end, around the lake then turn left and navigate across the footpath to the Queen Victoria obelisk on the top of Dinas hill. from here you can follow the footpath along the creek to little Petherick. there is another footpath on the other side of little Petherick creek which leads you back to the Camel trail. N.B. this route is impassable in places at high tide and can be muddy (approx 3-4 miles each way).

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BRIDGE BIKE HIRE The Camel Trail, Wadebridge, Cornwall PL27 7AL Family Cycle Hire along the Camel Trail Adults & Children’s Bikes, Tandems, Tricycles, Trailers and Tagalongs. Ex-Hire Bikes for Sale, Repairs, Parts & Accessories, Booking Welcome.

Call us on 01841 533 533 info@padstowcyclehire.com

Mountain bikes, hybrid bikes, tandems, trikes, tags, trailers & children’s buggies (pushchairs)

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www.bridgebikehire.co.uk

01208 813050

padstowcyclehire.com

• Accessories • Spares • Repairs • Ex hire bikes for sale • Wheelchair hire

• Open all year round • Over 400 bikes available including a range of special needs cycles • Late night opening during school holidays

Unit 6, South Quay, Padstow

info@trailbikehire.co.uk www.trailbikehire.co.uk Telephone:

01841 532594

THE CAMEL TRAIL 18 MILES OF MOSTLY FLAT AND TRAFFIC FREE TRAILS PADSTOW–WADEBRIDGE 5 MILES


THE CAMEL TRAIL AN IDEAL DAY OUT FOR ALL THE FAMILY he Camel trail is a 18 mile largely traffic free, smooth-surfaced and virtually level cycle way which passes through some of the most spectacular countryside in the south west. following the disused railway line once used by the london and South West railway, cyclists hug the Camel Estuary from Padstow to Wadebridge before joining the route through the deeply incised and beautifully wooded Camel Valley to Bodmin. mid-way between Padstow and Wadebridge why not stop for a coffee, snack or ice-cream provided by the wonderful Atlantic Coast Express (Easter – october half term, 10-5 daily, weather permitting). Just a short cycle ride from Wadebridge and you will come across the beautiful Camel Valley Vineyard, where you can take a wine tour or just sample some of their award winning wines! At Bodmin yet another line, one of the most historic in the country, winds its way inland to the foot of Bodmin moor where it comes to an end near Blisland, an extraordinarily pretty moorland village. Bodmin Jail is also accessible via the trail.

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Visitors can easily hire bikes in Padstow and Wadebridge, if they don’t have their own. the trail provides access into the heart of North Cornwall, experienced cyclists can veer away from the trail exploring the many villages and country lanes which lie close to the trail. the Camel Estuary is a designated Area of outstanding Natural Beauty and provides as excellent habitat for birds. large areas of salt marsh encourage a variety of winter waders, while on the mudflats at low tide you can often see members of what was Britain’s very first colony of little Egrets. Peregrines, osprey, mute Swans, several types of duck including Shelduck, Shoveler, teal and mallard make the estuary their home. You may also see the common and green Sandpiper, oystercatchers, Black headed gulls and many more migratory birds. there are a number of purpose built hides on the estuary with those on the trail open to the public. the Camel trail Partnership, formed in 2001, includes local communities, the forestry Commission, English Nature and the Environment Agency all of whom have a particular interest in seeing the trail managed for wildlife and landscape as well as for people.

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Surrounding area THE COASTLINE NEAR PADSTOW IS SPECTACULAR WITH MILES OF SANDY BEACHES, ONE FOR EVERY DAY OF THE WEEK. eading north out of Padstow, along the coast path, there are several beautiful sandy beaches within the Camel estuary. lower Beach and St george’s Well are accessible on foot from the harbour, whilst harbour Cove has a car park on the field behind as well as being accessible on foot.

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these unspoilt beaches are as nature intended, free of buildings and shops – a perfect getaway. As you round Stepper Point and head South West, the first bay on the Atlantic coast is trevone which has both a sandy beach and a rocky beach for rock pooling. harlyn Bay, half a mile west has a fine, half-mile long stretch of sandy beach, perfect for swimming and surfing and backed by dunes, low cliffs and fields. A large car park overlooks the beach. mother Ivey’s Bay, on the other side of Cataclews Point is small and secluded with a steeply shelving beach, whilst around the other side of trevose head, the greens and fairways of trevose golf and Country Club stretch back from the sands at Booby’s Bay.


moving south down the coast the next beach is Constantine Bay. fringed by sand dunes, its long crescent provides ample space for everyone. Swimming and year-round surfing are popular on this beach but conditions can be dangerous at times. treyarnon Bay is a narrow sandy beach with rocks on its northern side providing many rock pools and a large natural swimming pool, cleaned and refreshed twice daily by the changing tide. A mile to the south is the seventh and final beach at Porthcothan Bay. long and narrow, it is bordered by dramatic cliffs on both sides. A quiet beach, it is safe for swimming and surfing and is patrolled like most of the beaches by lifeguards during the summer season.

St Merryn the pretty village of St merryn, approximately 3 miles from Padstow, is ideally located for access to 7 beautiful beaches and bays. the village has several small shops, Prynns Cafe, restaurants, a fish and chip shop and a church. there is also a pub in the heart of the village and just outside is the Cornish Arms, a rick Stein establishment offering local beers and traditional British Pub food. there are several good Caravan & Campsites within easy reach of St merryn and the 7 bays. Please visit padstowlive.com for more information.

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Trevone Bay Just over 2 miles from Padstow is trevone Bay. unlike many coastal villages, trevone has a thriving local population who love to make visitors feel part of their community. During the summer months there are numerous village fetes and activities, at which all are welcome. trevone has two lovely beaches surrounded by high cliffs on one side and big rocky ledges and outcrops on the other. one of the beaches has golden sand, sheltered alcoves and is perfect for children and adults alike who want to enjoy a beach holiday. Dogs are not permitted on this beach from Easter Day until the end of September. the other, (known locally as rocky Beach) is a must for all those who like rock pools, crabs and fishing nets! At low tide, a natural swimming pool appears, particularly popular for snorkelling.

Port Isaac, Port Gaverne & Port Quin Little Petherick & St Issey two miles south of Padstow on the A389 to Wadebridge lie the adjoining parishes of St Issey and little Petherick. Saints founded both parishes and the Saint’s Way passes through the villages on its way to fowey. Both parishes had several mills including a tidal gristmill at Sea mills in St Issey. mr tregaskis, a previous owner of Sea mills, was a member of the total Abstinence Society and he tried to persuade the people of Padstow to abandon their ‘obby oss’ celebrations. he offered them a free ox to roast for the next seven years if they would cease the festival. Needless to say he was driven out of town and the ‘obby oss’ celebrations still thrive. the remains of the mill’s old sea wall that trapped the tides are still visible and both the old mill at little Petherick and mellingey mill still have working waterwheels today.

Port Isaac, was a busy coastal port from the middle Ages to the mid 19th century when it was an active harbour where cargoes such as stone, coal, timber and pottery were loaded and unloaded. fishing and fish-processing were also important and today there are still fishermen working from here although tourism plays an increasingly important role. Port Isaac has been the setting for films such as the comedy Saving grace and the popular tV series Doc martin. It is also home to the fisherman’s friends, a local singing group who have appeared at glastonbury and have featured in a film about their lives. the filming took place in Port Isaac and the fisherman’s friends still sing regularly around the harbour during the summer months. Nearby you will find more to explore at Port Quin, Port gaverne and St Endellion. Port gaverne is situated at the end of a deep winding valley and at low tide there is a small, sheltered, sandy beach with an abundance of rock pools. A beach paradise for all the family whatever their age. Port Quin is a National trust fishing village, known by some as the village that died after the entire male population disappeared mysteriously in the 19th century. St Endellion hosts a music festival both in spring and summer in its famous collegiate church, once the place of worship for Sir John Betjeman.

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WANDER AMONGST THE 18TH AND 19TH CENTURY COTTAGES AND SOAK UP THE ATMOSPHERE OF THIS COASTAL VILLAGE AND LATER SAMPLE SOME OF THE LOCAL CATCH FROM THE RESTAURANT MENUS


Polzeath ituated on the North coast of Cornwall, Polzeath is home to a fantastic beach and village and is also one of the world’s most renowned surfing destinations. Polzeath, is split into two parts – the old and the new, both overlooking a magnificent stretch of golden sand between Pentire head to the north and highcliff to the west.

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It was a favourite haunt of the late poet laureate, Sir John Betjeman and is celebrated in some of his verse. there are many local shops, providing everything required for the holidaymaker. Within the village is a pub, bars, ice cream parlours, cafes and restaurants. the Cracking Crab beach café is perched above the beach with fantastic views and sunsets. there are also several camping sites, and Valley Caravan park also has self catering apartments.

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Polzeath is a haven for surfers and beach lovers alike. there are lifeguards on the beach during the daytime in the summer season. Although generally a safe beach, there can be large surf with rips and care should be taken at all times. there is a sand and shingle beach, situated at the mouth of a river and backed by interesting cliffs. there is also a nature reserve and some interesting rock pools on the beach. Dolphins may sometimes be spotted and this is a good area for many types of coastal bird including puffins. the beach more or less disappears at high tide and the car park may disappear too in very stormy conditions! the coastal path passes through Polzeath in one direction to Daymer Bay and rock, and in the other through New Polzeath, Pentire Point and along miles of stunning coastline. Past a large slate seat is the sheer cliff west of the rumps. looking back to the left is Newlands rock. on the unusually shaped double headland of the rumps


is the Iron-Age cliff castle. this promontory fort with superb coastal vistas has a massive triple rampart and ditch system protecting an area of around 6 acres at the tip of the headland. Several hut circles lie within the enclosure. Excavations have unearthed pottery from the 1st century BC and indicate trade with the mediterranean area. Near the promontory, may be seen signs of the caves at guglane, just below the ramparts. the large offshore rock behind the eastern headland is the mouls, a breeding site for puffins, gannets and kittiwakes. further on, there is a 19th century folly at Doyden castle. It is possible to walk to Port Quin, where there is a car park.

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PADSTOW TO ROCK FERRY the Black tor ferry runs from rock to Padstow all year round during daylight hours. to cross the Estuary after the ferry finishes please contact the rock Water taxi on 07778 105297 or visit rock-watertaxi.co.uk for details, they provide a service from Easter until the end of october.

ock could hardly be less appropriately named as its popularity is largely due to its beautiful beach which stretches along the side of the Camel Estuary all the way around to Daymer Bay at low tide. the mile-long fine sand beach is fringed with dunes and a coastal path which takes you all the way to Port Isaac and beyond!

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owing to its sheltered waters, rock is a haven for water based leisure pursuits including angling, fishing trips, windsurfing and rowing. It is also home to Camel Ski School which offers kayaking, paddle boarding, wakeboarding and water skiing amongst other activities. rock is also home to several restaurants, bars, cafes and clothing shops.

Just a short walk away is Daymer Bay, popular with families owing to its relatively safe bathing. A little stroll inland brings you to St Enodoc church with its distinctive crooked 13th century steeple. St Enodoc Church is probably best known through its association with Sir John Betjeman, the former poet laureate, who is buried there. the graveyard is also the resting place for some of the sailors and fishermen who have lost their lives on the infamous Doom Bar at the entrance to the Camel estuary. the church earnt itself the nickname of 'Sinking Neddy' a couple of hundred years ago when it became buried it the sands from the beach. At one stage it could only be entered through the roof.

THE MILE LONG FINE SAND BEACH IS FRINGED WITH DUNES AND A COASTAL PATH WHICH TAKES YOU ALL THE WAY TO PORT ISAAC AND BEYOND!

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See the map on page 45/46 to locate all of these wonderful beaches.

Beach GUIDE

ConsTanTine Bay this beautiful wide sandy beach, has the reputation of being one of the best surfing beaches in North Cornwall. Constantine Bay beach offers a sweeping arc of gently shelving soft pale sands, taking you down to the clean waters and breaking waves. there are also numerous rock pools to explore.

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Situated between rock and Polzeath, Daymer Bay is one of the jewels in North Cornwall's crown and is a pleasant sandy bay with rock pools. Accessed via steps, the beach is very sheltered and at low tide stretches to rock to form a large expanse of sand. It is an excellent spot for swimming, windsurfing, boating or canoeing as well as an ideal location for families with children. to the right of Daymer Bay is the small beach known as greenaway, which is accessible from tristram car park, it is usable only at lower tides.

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A crescent shaped bay of sand and pebbles with rock pools situated to the east of trevose head. It has a reputation as one of the safer beaches and is therefore popular with both families and surf schools.

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mawgan Porth is a wide sandy beach with sand even at high tide. there is level access to the beach.

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to the north of Padstow harbour and accessible via the coast path is a super stretch of sand from St george’s Cove, which has a seasonal dog ban, to harbour Cove & hawkers Cove, which are dog friendly all year round. the walk from Padstow to


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on the opposite side of the estuary to Padstow, rock has a long sandy beach extensive sand dunes. At low tide the beach stretches from Porthilly Cove north to Daymer Bay. there is a passenger ferry between rock and Padstow.

Trevone Bay harlyn Bay

St george’s Cove takes about 20 minutes, taking in fantastic views across the estuary. At low tide you can access lower Beach, accessible from a path just a 5 minute walk from the harbour on the way up to the War memorial.

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Situated at the mouth of the Camel Estuary, Polzeath Beach is a super family beach with a large expanse of sand. It is also one of the finest surfing beaches in the u.k. Access to Polzeath beach is via the beach car park and steps.

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trevone has two beaches and is about 1½ miles from Padstow. there is a sheltered sandy beach and a rocky one (Newtrain Bay) with a natural swimming pool. Access to the beach is via a small slope and there are also steps from one of the car parks. for more about trevone Bay see page 24.

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Situated in an area of outstanding natural beauty treyarnon Bay is a popular beach with surfers and is one of the ‘Seven bays for seven days’ which can be found along this stretch of the coastline. there are numerous rock pools and small coves to explore, and low tide reveals a large area of golden sand. there is also a natural swimming pool at the bottom of the low cliffs which is easily accessible at low tide.

Port Quin is a sheltered but narrow beach to the east of Port Isaac. to the west is a beautiful walk.

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A sheltered, narrow cove with plenty of sand at low tide, it is popular with families as it has plenty of rock pools. It’s also a short walk to neighbouring Port Isaac.

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Porthcothan affords stunning views towards trevose head and the lighthouse.

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Eating Out

WHATEVER YOUR FAVOURITE FOOD, THERE ARE PLENTY OF EXCITING PLACES TO EAT, AT ANY TIME OF THE YEAR.

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The old shiP hoTel tel: 01841 532357

BarnaBy’s tel: 01841 533845

The PiCkwiCk inn & oliver’s resTauranT St Issey. tel: 01841 540361

The mariners rock. tel: 01208 863679

sT. PeTroC’s BisTro tel: 01841 532700

The PoinT aT PolzeaTh Polzeath. tel: 01208 864602

The seafood resTauranT tel: 01841 532700

The CraCking CraB Polzeath. tel: 01208 862333

riCk sTeins fish & ChiPs tel: 01841 532700

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PadsTow harBour hoTel tel: 01841 532486

warne’s Bar & resTauranT tel: 01208 814332

The BasemenT tel: 01841 532846 Cherry Trees tel: 01841 532934 Burgers & fish tel: 01841 532884 greens of PadsTow tel: 01841 532002 Prawn on The lawn tel: 01841 532223 Paul ainsworTh aT no.6 tel: 01841 532093 emBers wood fired Pizza tel: 01841 533600

ROCK & POLZEATH

ConsTanTine resTauranT tel: 01841 520208 Trevisker’s kiTChen & dining tel: 01841 541361

roJano’s in The sQuare tel: 01841 532796

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Gettinghere BY CAR from the m5 south, turn onto the A30 just after Exeter. there are several options from the A30. the most direct way is to come off at Bodmin (A389) and follow directions through Bodmin and Wadebridge to Padstow. Just after the village of Whitecross turn right through little Petherick and St Issey (A389). this section of road is narrow in places and is not recommended for wide vehicles. to avoid this narrow road do not turn off after Whitecross and stay on the A39 until Winnard’s Perch roundabout then turn right towards Padstow. Alternatively stay on the A30 until the Indian Queens turning then follow the directions to Padstow (A39). BY BUS Padstow is served by the go Cornwall Bus 11A which goes to Bodmin Parkway Station via Wadebridge. the A5 Atlantic Coaster bus which is run by first kernow, follows the coast road to Newquay via Newquay Airport. the nearest National Express stop is in Wadebridge. You can catch the 11A bus from Padstow to there. tel: 01752 662 271 www.plymouthbus.co.uk tel: 0345 6460707 www.firstkernow.co.uk

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CO N TAC TS NEWQUAY AIRPORT tel: 01637 860600 www.newquaycornwallairport.com SKYBUS tel: 08457 105555 www.islesofscilly-travel.co.uk NIGHT WATER TAXI tel: 07778 105297 www.rock-watertaxi.co.uk NATIONAL RAIL ENQUIRIES tel: 08457 484950 www.nationalrail.co.uk

BY RAIL OCEAN TAXIS

the nearest train station is Bodmin Parkway which is approximately 17 miles away. You can get the 11A bus from the station to Padstow. tel: 0345 7000 125 www.gwr.com

tel: 0798 0001323 www.oceantaxiscornwall.co.uk

BY FERRY

tel: 07805 011251

COASTLINE TRAVEL the nearest ferry port is at Plymouth which is approximately 50 miles away. the ferry service is provided by Brittany ferries. there is a bus and train service from Plymouth. Car hire is available at the ferry port. BY AIR the nearest airport is Newquay which is about 12 miles away. Skybus and flybe operate services from many British and European cities. You can get the A5 Atlantic Coaster bus from the airport. Car hire is also available. www.cornwallairportnewquay.com tel: 01637 860 600

MILLER’S TAXIS tel: 07873 498 349 CORNWALL PRIVATE CAR HIRE tel: 07724 114253 NATIONAL EXPRESS tel: 0871 7818181 www.nationalexpress.com TRAVELINE tel: 0871 2002233 www.travelinesw.com 42


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all accommodation establishments advertised in the Padstow holiday guide meet a minimum standard requirement. most are inspected and graded under the national Quality accommodation schemes operated by visitengland and the aa. others are members of the Padstow TiC approved accommodation scheme. if you are looking for a hotel, guesthouse, self catering cottage or holiday park, you will be guaranteed quality accommodation.

How to Book Padstow TiC offers a free advance booking service for hotels, bed and breakfast and self catering accommodation. To book go to padstowlive.com or call 01841 533 449.

Complaints in the first instance please take up any complaint with the owner or manager of the establishment concerned. if you are still not satisfied with the outcome please contact the relevant inspecting body. all complaints to inspecting bodies must be put in writing. For details contact: visitengland: 0845 3006996 aa: 01256 844455 TiC: 01841 533449

Accommodation Gradings self-CaTering Self-catering properties are now awarded one to five stars based upon the overall quality of facilities provided. Properties with the highest star ratings may provide additional facilities. hoTel hotels are awarded one to five stars based upon overall quality, range of facilities and level of service provided. guesT guest houses, bed and breakfasts, inns and farmhouses are awarded one to five stars based upon service, hospitality, cleanliness, bedroom, bathrooms and food. holiday Parks VisitEngland awards star ratings reflecting the overall quality of the park from one to five stars – five stars being reserved for parks of exceptional quality. A rose Award is available to be awarded to 4 and 5 Star holiday Parks. ratings for campsites and caravan parks by AA inspectors are based on a five-point pennant scale. Pennant ratings increase with the quality and variety of facilities a park offers.

for more information on the Quality rose assessment scheme and the star ratings please visit visitengland.com for more information on AA ratings visit theaa.com

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green Tourism Business sCheme the gtBS is the national sustainable tourism certification scheme for the uk. Businesses opting to join green tourism are assessed by a qualified grading advisor against a rigorous set of criteria, covering a range of areas, like energy and water efficiency, waste management, biodiversity and more. those businesses that meet the required standard, receive a Bronze, Silver, or gold award based on their level of achievement.

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LittleEgret Self contained apartments built into an old grain barn in a beautiful and peaceful setting on the banks of a wooded tidal creek about three miles from Padstow. Idyllic views from apartments. Pets welcome. T.

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Yellow Sands Holiday Cottages fully equipped with quality furnishings and equipment, thoroughly serviced prior to arrival – creating an environment to sit back, relax and enjoy! Set in a prime, quiet location, within an area of outstanding natural beauty, the sandy shores of harlyn Beach and the coastal footpath are just 250 metres away! An ideal base for touring the County. Padstow harbour town 2.5 miles. Village amenities and trevose golf Course within 1 mile. open all year. Brochure upon request.

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Luxury 4 bedroom bungalow with 3 bathroom / shower rooms. Stunning, panoramic views over the Camel Estuary. Padstow is a short walk away from Little Egret. The Camel Trail is right on the doorstep just below Porthilly View. Sleeps 8.

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We invite you to come relax in our spacious, quality accommodation. The Apartments are 3 and 4 star rated, some with balconies. Sharmalyn House is a detached 4 bedroom property also 4 star. All our properties are ideally located just 200 yards from superb sandy beach and coastal foot path and set in landscaped gardens. Harlyn Bay near Padstow.

relax in our 4-5 star accommodation, explore sandy beaches, breath-taking coastal walks and some of the country’s best loved attractions. restaurant, bar, swimming pool, golf courses, tennis courts, games room. dog friendly.

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Debbie & Chris welcome you to their 4 star Edwardian bed & breakfast. high quality en-suite accommodation with 2 double en-suites and 1 family en-suite (1 double/1 twin). Walking distance of the town centre and Camel trail. Centrally located for all that Cornwall has to offer. Parking. T.

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B&B grade II listed georgian townhouse comprising of spacious furnished rooms situated in the historic market town of Wadebridge in the heart of Cornwall. Just 10 minutes from North Cornwall coastline & beautiful sandy beaches. 2 minutes walk from the famous Camel trail – just 20 minutes from Padstow. Breakfast includes locally sourced produce & our very own free range eggs! Within walking distance of all local amenities & town centre. Parking available. Self-catering – georgian character cottage with wood-burner situated in a beautiful enclosed courtyard. Sleeps 6 + cot. from £399pw.

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07809701914 E. springjen1@aol.com

WWW.spring-garden.co.uk

St. mINVEr B&B FROM £32 (PEAK SEASON £37.50)

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tredower Barton is a farm Bed and Breakfast with beautiful countryside and panoramic views, near the North Cornish Coast. Padstow and Port Isaac, golfing and Sailing nearby. Delicious Breakfast. open Easter to october.

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01208 813501 dally.123@btinternet.com

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FROM £250 / £12

Trevean Caravan Park WiFi

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St mErrYN CARAVANS/CAMPING FROM £270 / £12

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trevean Caravan & Camping Park is a small family-run park, near sandy surfing beaches. Spectacular coastal scenery. luxury caravans, modern toilet/shower block, free showers, disabled facilities, baby changing, launderette, electric hook-ups. Static caravans from £270. T.

01841 520772 trevean.info@gmail.com W. www.treveancaravanandcamping.net E.

Situated in unspoilt countryside between Porthcothan and treyarnon Bay. Ideal for swimming or surfing. trevose golf course nearby. modern 4 and 6 berth caravans, holiday chalets, touring caravan sites, electric hook-ups and camping. • Well stocked shop • laundry facilities • hair drying room • games room

• modern toilet block • Children’s play area • Bar & restaurant • Club Wifi

Tregavone Touring Park

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CAMPING FROM £11

Quiet family run park near sandy surfing beaches. laundry room. Countryside views. horse-riding, golf & fishing nearby. Walks on farm. Electric hook-ups. level. free showers & hot water. Play area. Static caravan available. New for 2018, glamping bell tents & new shower block. T.

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01841 520230 E. carnevascampsite@aol.com W. www.carnevasholidaypark.com

01841 520148 info@tregavonefarm.co.uk W. www.tregavonefarm.co.uk E.

PADSTOW CREEK CORN WALL we’re here to help... Holiday Cottages & Glamping Pods Trerethern Farm, Padstow, Cornwall PL28 8LE info@padstowcreek.co.uk

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serviCed aCCommodaTion arum house tel: 07866 311624 Brookdale B&B tel: 01208 815425 Coswarth house tel: 0790 7626084 Cyntwell B&B tel: 01841 533447 olcote house tel: 01841 533884 Padstow Townhouse tel: 01841 550950 Pengelly farmhouse tel: 01208 814217 Penjoly guest house tel: 01841 533535 Pennatillie farm tel: 01637 880280

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shoPs Circle Contemporary tel: 07919003165 drang & driftwood galleries tel: 01841 533114 hawksfield Cornwall tel: 01208 816899 Padstow angling Centre tel: 01841 532762 Padstow Coffee Company tel: 01841 521349 Paws in Padstow tel: 01841 541361 Quay art tel: 01841 533534 rock gin tel: 01208 851718 Trelawney garden Centre tel: 01208 893030 Trevisker garden Centre tel: 01841 541361 whitegoose tel: 01208 815157

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