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Pretty Character Cottage With Garden And Play Barn



Updated: 23-Oct-2016
Cottage in St Issey, near Padstow, Minutes Drive To 7 Beautiful Bays, Padstow And Wadebridge

The cottage is situated down a quiet country lane in the village of St Issey, between Padstow and the market town of Wadebridge. 10-15 minutes drive takes you to a choice of 7 Bays, with surfing, fishing, swimming, rock pooling, hiking, climbing and plenty more. The Eden Project is a 30 minute drive away, as well as many other local attractions. The cottage is mid-terraced and has been lovingly renovated with plenty of character features. There is a small garden, with table and chairs and a BBQ for alfresco eating. At the back of the house, next to the 2 parking spaces, is a large barn which has toys in for wet days. We love to cook so you will find that although the kitchen is small, it is well equipped whether you want to cook a simple meal, bake some cakes or even make some ice-cream! There are also toys, games, books and DVD's for your use as well as beach hardy Tupperware!

  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the Owner

The property is owned by Nicky and Jock Mendoza-Wilson and enjoyed by their two young girls at various times throughout the year. We bought the property while we lived abroad as we love this part of Cornwall and we spent a year renovating it as we would want it for our holidays, not just as a business. We recently moved back to live in the UK again but have relocated to Somerset so that we can be down in Cornwall in just over 2 hours when we want to. Perfect. We love our holiday home and hope you will as well.

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Nice cottage, poor service!

  • 3 of 5

The property is small and cosy with great decor, where we enjoyed a lovely log fire every evening. However, it felt like someone had just upped and left, as the cupboards were FULL of the owner’s personal effects, leaving little storage for our belongings. The kitchen was extremely over stacked with countless plastic containers and crockery, the only place to store our food was a small wooden wall unit, fridge & freezer. The fridge door did not close properly, we had to lift it up and open the freezer door in order to close it, this could be problematic for older people of anyone with an arm weakness. The place was reasonably clean, although every single corner or the property housed endless spider webs, they were even on the bed in the attic room and under all the furniture, and a quick feather dusting would prevent this! The bedrooms were nice otherwise, the master bedroom had a comfortable bed and lovely window with great decor. Under the bed was rammed with 'stuff' and the bins hadn't been emptied! The attic room is very sweet (apart from all the webs), very pink and pretty, there is a rail on the outside of a cupboard for hanging clothes and a chest of drawers but the built in cupboards were completely full of kids stuff. Parking is a little tricky when the neighbours are all parked up however, there is space for 2 cars. The play barn was more of a dumping ground for hanging old carpet and 'stuff'! There is a 'heap' of toys and furniture requiring a good clean and sort out at one end of the barn. Unfortunately, you can no longer gain access to the barn as it has been rented out to an artist who arrived during our stay to clear out and prepare the barn for her use! The owner completely failed to mention this to us, the artist was quite concerned to learn that we had a key to access the barn. This didn't really surprise us, as all communication with the owner was extremely poor. Initially, our first booking was cancelled as the owner had failed to respond within the required 24 hours. After contacting the owner direct we made another booking and all seemed well. We had to contact the owner for directions to the property and ended up sitting outside the property until 19:30 having not been given the access code! When the owner eventually took our call, she was more concerned that she had had a hectic day stuck in traffic! This is a lovely, well situated cottage (no use of barn), in need of more care & professional management!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

We bought this particular cottage as we love the country side and we love the beach and this is the perfect location for both. Just near enough to enjoy the local towns but far enough away that you can enjoy peace and quiet. From previous holidays in Cornwall with children, we knew that even a short walk to the beach meant lugging so much stuff, we would often need to drive to the car park anyway - and we decided that was a actually a smart trade off to enjoy being able to get 'away from it all'!

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Newquay at 10 Miles Nearest Barpub : Ring O Bells Nearest Golf : Trevose at 4 Miles Nearest Restaurant : The Pickwick at 0.5 Miles Nearest Beach : Padstow at 3 Miles Car: recommended


Seven different and well known beaches are within a 10 to 30 minute drive from the cottage, including Constantine Bay, Treyarnon Bay, Harlyn, Watergate Bay. The area is known to have 7 bays for 7 days!


Newquay (15 minute drive) and Exeter (1.5 hours drive) and Bristol (2.5 hours drive are the nearest airports. Bodmin Parkway is the nearest railway station (25 minute drive). Use of a car is highly recommended.


St Issey is a 2 minute walk with a local pub. There is another pub 10 minutes walk away. Wadebridge, with supermarkets, shops, banks, post office, good restaurants, coffee shops etc, a cinema, swimming pool is a 10 minute drive away. Padstow also has a supermarket, a host of restaurants from fish and chips to high end, gift shops, fashion shops, banks, post office etc is also a 10 minute drive away.

Further Details:

There are surf schools at Constantine Bay and Harlyn amongst others. Pony Trekking is available near Padstow, cookery courses at Rick Steins cookery school in Padstow. Cycle the Camel Trail from Wadebridge or Padstow. Also available locally are canoeing, sailing, bike hire, golf, spa treatments, swimming, cinema, amongst many others.


Rental rates

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3 night minimum stay
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Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £50
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Please note that linen and towels are not included in our rates. If you require linen and towels please advise 30 days prior to the commencement of the holiday. A £50 charge is made for the linen and towels to be provided for all guests (up to 4 people) and beds ready made up on arrival.

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100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 23-Oct-2016
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Property Type

  • cottage


  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine


  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob


  • Television


  • children welcome

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea
  • village


  • cinemas
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room on ground floor, with large shower, wc, washer/dryer. Bathroom on first floor with bath, shower over, wc, sink, airing cupboard, heated towel rail.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 5 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Master bedroom with king size bed on the first floor, space for a travel cot if required. Twin bedroom with trundle bed under suitable for child. The twin is on the second floor and has night lights for children if needed.


  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • Notes on accommodation: Heating is through night storage heaters. These are very effective in the bedrooms. In the winter months we use the wood burning stove as well. You can burn coal or logs in this stove (can be supplied on request). Outside: Small garden laid to lawn with a patio. There is a BBQ, table and chairs. There are also deck chairs for the lawn if required, kept in the barn. Utility Room: Washer/dryer Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen can be included on request for a nominal charge. They will be changed every Saturday. Cleaning is also done on a Saturday. If you require any extra clean during the week this can be arranged and paid locally. Other: To the rear of the property is an old barn, the front part of which can be used for playing, painting, playdoh etc. We call it the messy room!

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