Tregwelan Shepherd's Hut has a wonderful view of the Camel Estuary.
This really is a lovely setting.
The cosy wood-burner ensures year-round warmth.
The gorgeous view can be enjoyed from inside or outside.
Dine al fresco at the picnic table.
Wow!
You may not want to leave this lovely retreat.
Enjoy a leisurely breakfast before heading out exploring.
The kitchen-area, complete with induction hob, is very well-equipped.
Spend some quality time together.
You won't be able to get enough of this view!
Every detail has been thoughtfully put together.
An ideal base for exploring from.
The Owners have gone the extra mile to make this a special retreat.
Tregwelan Shepherd's Hut is a delight.
The cleverly-designed double bed converts with ease from the dining table and benches.
Spend lazy mornings gazing at the view.
As well as the toasty wood-burner, an electric panel heater is provided.
The stylish shower-room.
There is even a heated towel rail.
Of course, there is hot and cold running water.
Thoughtfully-provided products by the Owners.
Keep cosy whatever the weather.
A Dualit toaster and DAB radio are provided.
There are lovely touches throughout.
Grab a book and relax on a sun lounger!
A kettle is provided for that all-important morning cuppa.
Every detail has been thought of.
Plan where you're going to visit over breakfast.
This cute window is revealed when the table is converted into a bed.
The Owners' house is to the right, both private from eachother.
Bliss!
Sun lounger, book, wine, nibbles - perfect!
A view of the hut taken from the field in front.
Another view from the field in front of the hut.
What a special spot.
The picnic table is behind the hut, in the screened off garden area.
There is a unique undercover barbecue area too!
You can see part of the Camel Trail from the hut and garden.
This is the track that leads down to the Camel Trail.
The Camel Trail also has amazing views.
You don't have to get back in the car if you don't want to. Explore on foot or bycycle, there is plenty to see and do. Padstow is around a 20 minute walk via the Camel Trail.
Looking from the patio area out onto the Camel Estuary.
This is the view you will be greeted with when you arrive.
While away the hours watching the activity on the estuary.
Looking back towards Tregwelan Shepherd's Hut from the Camel Trail.
Head out exploring or relax at the hut, the choice is yours.
Toast some marshmallows on the fire-pit.
You can see over to Padstow in one direction and Rock in the other.
Both Rock and Padstow are well worth a visit.

Tregwelan Shepherd's Hut

3819

1.2 miles SE of Padstow / Sleeps 2 + cot* (no children from 1 to 9)

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The location of attractions is intended only as a guide. Distances are 'as the crow flies'.

Nearest pub

Stein's Fish and Chips (¾ mile)

Mr Stein's fourth addition to the foodie scene in this Cornish coastal town. A fish & chip restaurant as well as a takeaway serves quality local fish, as you'd expect. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner - although a battered cod for breakfast may be a bit much! They don't take reservations, but they reckon they'll fit you in.

Rated 2 out of 5 stars
Rated 2 out of 5 stars

June 2021

June 21 Holiday

Waited 1.5 hours after placing takeout order. Food very average and overpriced…would not recommend.

Nearest beach

Dennis Cove (½ mile)

This little cove is situated just off the Camel Cycle Trail, so a great place to stop with a picnic en-route to Padstow. There's a mix of sand and shingle and because of the strong currents in the estuary, it's not advisable to swim here.

Nearest walk

The Camel Trail (1 mile)

The Camel Trail is a 19 mile route that follows the beautiful Camel River from Padstow, where it joins the sea in a wide estuary, to Poley’s Bridge inland, where it is merely a stream running through woodland. En-route at Nanstallon you will also find the Camel Trail Tea Rooms. Bikes are for hire from either Padstow or Wadebridge and it's a brilliant area for bird watching. Visit Wenfordbridge in spring and delight in the profusion of daffodils, snowdrops and primroses.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

July 2021

Good cycling by the river

Bodmin to Wadebridge leafy and easy to travel on dedicated path. Access to Camel valley vineyard. Have to use bike lanes on roads to cross Wadebridge. Several bike hire spots in Wadebridge, cycle path to Padstow is much busier and needs more care. Couple of coffee stops on trail nearer Padstow.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Ms Simmonds April 2012

Wadebridge to Padstow

The Wadebridge to Padstow section of the trail is about 6 miles. Whilst you can hire bikes easily in Wadebridge the largely flat walk, which would be possible with a pushchair, makes a lovely walk. New views open up as the Camel twists and turns and the slower pace means you can spot the wildlife en route. Set off after breakfast and you will be in Padstow for lunch. A bus to Wadebrdge leaves Padstow from the old railway station on the half hour and will take you back in about 20 minutes.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

August 2011

Wonderful off road cycling venue, undisturbed with beautiful views and mostly flat easy cycling.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Cliff August 2011

Tranquil Trail

The four mile Helland to Bodmin section of the Camel Trail is much quieter than the Wadebridge to Padstow section. Park for free at Helland and follow the trail through peaceful woodland catching tantalising glimpses of the river through the canopy of trees. Wildlife abounds in this tranquil spot. Before leaving Helland go and have a look at the medieval Helland Bridge which spans the upper reaches of the River Camel.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Higgs August 2008

The Camel Trail

The trail is best explored from the Pooley Bridge end which is just 2 1/2 miles from daydream cottage. Shell woods are great in the autumn and cool and shaded during the summer. Wonderful for picnics by the fast flowing river.

Nearest town

Padstow (1 ¼ miles)

This is a historic harbour town on the north coast of Cornwall, with plenty of things to do and see so holidays in Padstow are always a popular choice. As a result, Padstow cottages do book up fast so get in quick.

Holidays in Padstow are well placed for exploring by any means of transport - easily accessible by car, lots of boat moorings, or set off along the South West Coast Path by foot. If walking is your thing, you can also enjoy The Saint’s Way which takes you from the town down to Fowey on the south coast. Otherwise the Camel Trail cycleway is set along the site of a former railway line, is disabled access friendly and perfect for dog walking or horse riding too.

It’s medieval history means deep rooted traditions of local culture, played out in the form of annual festivals such as ‘Obby ‘Oss and Mummers’, or ‘Darkie’, Day. ‘Obby ‘Oss is a May fertility festival involving the obligatory maypole and dancing in the streets whereas Mummers’ is an ancient midwinter’s celebration held on Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.

Nowadays, Padstow is known as a foodie Mecca with an eclectic mix of high quality restaurants popping up around the harbour. Padstow is often referred to as ‘Pad-Stein’ due to the prolific influence of celebrity chef Rick Stein on the town. Seafood is of course pride of place on any dining table here, but you may prefer to takeaway fish and chips and sit in the garden of your Padstow holiday cottage.

Rated 3 out of 5 stars
Rated 3 out of 5 stars

Mrs Ashton October 2012

Culinary mixed bag

Padstow seems to be a real culinary mix - we had one of the best meals we've ever had at Paul Ainsworth at Number 6 (he's just been awarded a Michelin star) and one of the worst fish and chips ever at The Old Custom House.

Highly recommend you avoid The Old Custom House.

Paul Ainsworth at Number 6 on the other hand is a fabulous dining experience.


Rated 3 out of 5 stars

Miss Chown July 2008

Did I miss the point?

I had great expectations but was somewhat disappointed by Padstow. We went out of season for lunch and a mooch around the shops, but although there was one shop that caught my imagination, we weren't inspired and ended up driving to St Mawes for a pub lunch instead!

Also nearby

St Kew Inn (6 miles)

This 15th Century village pub was once home to the masons and craftsmen who constructed the nearby church of St James the Great. Today, you will find a welcoming bar and restaurant, with blazing fire in the winter, and a large beer garden for those balmy Cornish summer evenings. Look out for the resident ghost.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Haywood June 2021

Sue

Due to COVID, we booked the St Kew Inn well in advance of our stay at the Carriage House.
The pub is within walking distance from the Carriage house, down hill all the way, but consequently up hill all the way back!
The food was delicious, service extremely good, and a bonus for us was meeting our waitress, Faye, who happily gave us some suggestions as to what to do whilst visiting Cornwall. The first was to cycle the Camel trail from Wadebridge to Padstow. It was a truly stunning way to visit Padstow. And on our second visit to the pub Faye suggested we could visit Charlestown. Again, we are so grateful for that advice. We wouldn’t have experienced either had it not been for Faye.
The ‘fish of the day’ was well worth it too!
We felt very safe, and all the measures to ensure that guests met the government guidance were in place. Thank you to all at the St Kew Inn.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

May 2021

Hidden Gem

We had two meals at St Kew Inn whilst on holiday in Cornwall and thoroughly enjoyed both meals. The service was attentive but not intrusive, the food was absolutely delicious and there is a good choice to choose from. Good beers and good prices too, if we go back to Cornwall we will definitely be booking a meal at St Kew Inn.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

October 2020

St Kew Inn

Excellent food and friendly service to our party of six. Would recommend fish meal of the day.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

October 2020

P Boorman

excellent food very friendly staff


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Close January 2020

Very good food

Lovely food. Service was a little slow at lunchtime but they were aware of this, apologised and tried to resolve.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mr Howlett August 2019

So good we visited twice

Superb food, varied menu, good service. We were a group with 4 vegans and 2 carnivores and we all thought this Inn was top notch.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Roberts July 2019

A must visit

Fantastic pub, great menu for veggies, beautiful garden and loads of space


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mr Ingram May 2019

Excellent Food

The St Kew Inn does excellent food. It is not cheap but very good value for money. My wife said that the hake she had one evening was the best fish she had tasted for many years - cooked to perfection. You need to book early to get a table in the restaurant, but can also take pot luck in the bar where the tables are not reserved. The staff are very friendly and helpful.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

May 2017

Best pub in the arae

Excellent pub food. Best in the area. Good real ale and great pub food consistent performance and very popular so need to book in season.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

September 2012

idyllic country pub

A warm welcome and helpful staff. The food was great - the haddock kedgeree was worth the trip alone.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mr Mann June 2009

Great country pub

Great atmosphere and food. Nice seating inside and outdoor summer barbeque.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

February 2009

Beautiful and Atmospheric

Picturesque 15th Century village pub serving beer from wooden barrels and excellent homecooked food prepared to order by hosts Paul Ripley and Sarah Allen. One of the most beautiful and atmospheric pubs in Cornwall.
- Mr and Mrs Whitten

No 6 Restaurant (1 mile)

Recently voted the best restaurant in Cornwall by the Which? Good Food Guide.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Ashton October 2012

Fantastic

We ate here soon after Paul Ainsworth was awarded his first Michelin star and the experience more than lived up to the hype. A very relaxed atmosphere, friendly and helpful staff and food which was absolutely divine. We cannot praise the team highly enough.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Ms Gulliford May 2012

Certainly lives up to being named best restaurant in Cornwall. Food is exquisite, friendly professional staff and not at all stuffy. Would go again and again. Jacqui Gulliford


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mr and Mrs Bond June 2009

Our favourite restaurant in Padstow

Number 6 has become more relaxed in 2009 and we were delighted to discover that its quality and commitment to excellence remains the same as ever. We love visiting this restaurant when we are in Cornwall. It is always the best eating out experience of our holiday.

The Mariners (1 mile)

Located overlooking the Camel Estuary and open for lunch and dinner. Reservations are required to dine upstairs but you can walk in and eat downstairs or outside.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Walsh August 2019

Sunday Lunch, Fish and Chips

This place is well worth a visit or two. The staff are welcoming and service is excellent. The food is superb, we are still talking about it!


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mr Kew October 2017

The Mariners

Excellent menu & food.Friendly helpful staff

Polzeath Beach (3 ¼ miles)

Nestled at the foot of Polzeath village, Polzeath Beach is one of the few beaches in Cornwall to enjoy Blue-Flag status. Popular amongst surfers for the quality of waves, Polzeath is also a great family beach. Extending half a mile or so at low tide, Polzeath Beach offers plenty of space for everyone to find their own little patch. This is not so much the case at high tide though as the sea returns to cover most of the sand. Lifeguards are on duty in the summer and there is a seasonal dog ban in place.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

July 2021

Good waves - can be a bit packed

Great Sandy beach with good waves. Areas for surfing/body boarding can get very busy.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Styles August 2013

Excellent beach. Watch the tides if you have younger children as when the tide is out there are lots of rock pools and safe , warm lagoons to explore! Great waves for body boarding.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

September 2012

Great for families and surfers, but not my cup of my tea at all. Too busy and difficult for non-surfers to swim.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Barr July 2011

Sandy Beach, wonderful for young and old alike

This beach is fantastic, we have been to many beaches throughout Cornwall and found this beach one of the best. It is perfect for young children (we have 3), nice sandy beach with lots of little rock pools over by the rocks to explore and for the kids to have fun. A surfers haven, my father and oldest boy took up surfing here and loved it. There are shops, toilets and places for food and drink a few moments walk away but it is not over crowded. Easy access for elderly and disabled too. A real holiday feel. Well worth a visit.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Llewellyn-Smith July 2011

A Great Beach for Children, Dogs & Surfers

Not only a beautiful spot, but a fantastic beach for children. The rock pools that form around the edges of the bay create warm pools that are great for exploring & wallowing.
Just wrap up warm as the wind is always a bit more prominent here - hence the great surfing opportunities!


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mr Mann June 2009

The essence of the seaside

The most perfect beach. A deep sandy bay fringed by rocks on each side. When the tide is out it leaves large shallow pools of water that are lovely for children. Also a surfing magnet.

Port Isaac (6 miles)

When you think of a Cornish seaside destination, images of Port Isaac will come to mind. A quintessential Cornish fishing village, it is a popular holiday destination so there are plenty of self catering cottages in Port Isaac to choose from. With fisherman’s cottages forming narrow winding streets leading steeply down to the stone walled harbour, dotted with colourful vessels of all shapes and sizes. In fact many of the streets here are so traditional and narrow, including the aptly-named ‘Squeezebelly Alley’, a car is not an option so leave it behind while you take to exploring the architecture by foot. Many of the old buildings are listed as being of historical importance and certainly add to the ambience. The fishing industry is still at work here, left over from its days as a busy coastal port in the mid-19th Century.
Port Isaac cottages and Harbour Coast path near Port Isaac
The inspiration for many a painting, there are plenty of photo opportunities to be had with the lobster cages and wooden rowing boats along the harbour wall. Set down on the seashore, the surrounding area is very hilly and steep, which allows for far reaching views, and several pretty streams wind their way down to the waterfront. Take a boat trip for a spot of sea fishing or just a scenic float-along during the holiday season or walk along the coastal path for panoramic sea views and dramatic cliffs.

The village of Port Isaac, is now most recognisable as Port Wenn, thanks to being chosen as the setting for the television series, Doc Martin. However, many other movies and tv programs have been filmed here such as ‘Saving Grace’ (again, starring Martin Clunes) and ‘Amy Foster’ with Sir Ian McKellen. It was also frequently used as a set for the Poldark series. The locals are very welcoming and are a tourist attraction in their own right with the formation of Port Isaac’s Fisherman’s Friends - a group of Cornish shanty singers with a strong following.

A holiday in a Port Isaac cottage will be an excellent way to explore the north coast as there are many good beaches nearby such as the surfing beach of Polzeath and the family-friendly wide stretch of sand at Daymer Bay, which is also dog-friendly. It’s only a short drive to bigger towns such as Padstow, famed for its Rick Stein dominated restaurants, and Tintagel with the historic castle ruins. Being on the north coast, it is close to the Camel Trail which follows the River Camel to Padstow, an excellent cycling, walking or horse riding route.
The coast around Port Isaac

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

August 2021

Boaty speedboat

Excellent trip along the coastline


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Mitchell September 2012

Just like it is on the telly!!

Port Isaac is truey lovely to visit whether you are aware of the Doc Martin show or not, but if you love the show a visit here is a must!


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mr Mann June 2009

Doc Martin Filming in Port Isaac

They are presently filming a new series of Doc Martin in Port Isaac so keep your eyes open for Martin Clunes and the rest of the cast and crew. And when you get home it's great fun to spot the scenes you saw being filmed!

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