Padstow in Summer

Padstow Harbour – photo with thanks from The Basement

Padstow is the quintessential Cornish fishing village; with picturesque boats bobbing about in the harbour and quaint buildings nestled in colourful streets. A perennial favourite with locals and tourists alike, Padstow has plenty to offer visitors, giving even the most ambitious holiday-maker a full schedule. Padstow’s charm will soon work its magic and have you coming back for more, year after year.

Padstow is the perfect destination for food-lovers and is ideal for a foodie holiday. Thanks to Rick Stein, Padstow has an international reputation for seriously good food. Enjoy the finer things in life and sample some top quality Cornish seafood at Stein’s Seafood Restaurant; an indulgence you won’t regret. Be inspired by the bounty that Cornwall has to offer and immerse yourself in the foodie experience by taking a course at the Seafood School. Then enjoy the best coffee in Padstow and outstanding harbour views from the terrace of The Basement; described by The Telegraph as one of Padstow’s standout restaurants.

Padstow also makes a fantastic place to take kids, with plenty of fun for all the family. Get active with a cycle ride along the Camel Trail, enjoying the scenic views along the 5.5 mile route to the bustling market town of Wadebridge. A wildlife boat trip aboard the Jubilee Queen is something nature-lovers will never forget – you might even glimpse puffins, dolphins and basking sharks. Pop in to the National Lobster Hatchery to learn about the vital conservation work that is being done and see these amazing creatures of the deep up-close.

Here at Forgotten Houses, we have several stunning self-catering properties in the Padstow area – the ideal base from which to begin your love affair with this spell-binding Cornish village. We also have properties throughout Cornwall which are perfect for making day visits to Padstow.