Cornwall Holiday Cottages

(01752) 260711
8 Channel Park Avenue, Efford
Plymouth, PL3 6LQ, United Kingdom

A holiday cottage letting agency with a large number of holiday cottages throughout Cornwall Devon

                                                                                                                                               Holiday Cottages Cornwall  Devon



Padstow, well worth a visit, is characterised by its pretty narrow streets and alleyways, a delightful fishing village.  A working harbour village but with the active fishing boats mostly on the harbour area on the outskirts of the village. Facing the sea there is a large harbour side car park on the furthest right hand side, with a second smaller harbour side car park as you proceed nearer the main village.  Park in the furthest car park where there is more room to turn the car and park & with more available parking spaces.  On the edge of this  car park, on the waterfront,  is the difficult to spot National Lobster Hatchery. For a small admittance fee you can seethe  hatchery, the hatching tanks, a display of live lobsters and an interactive lobster education room.  As you walk from the car park into the town you will pass a large fresh fish and sea food market (also Rick Stein's Fish & Chip shop). At the other side of the harbour is the Tourist Information Office.  The  touristy gift shops have been mostly replaced by interesting and individual shops selling an array of goods no longer found amongst  chain store dominated city centre shops, at prices from the modest to expensive; restaurants and cafes. Any remaining gift shops have gone somewhat upmarket with more interesting ware-reflecting Padstow's attraction as a more upmarket destination.  Padstow is associated with the T.V. chef Rick Stein who has a seafood restaurant in the village.  Those who did not book well in advance for a seat in his restaurant  can instead visit Rick Stein's fish and chip shop!  A pedestrian ferry, leaving  from the harbour, crosses the estuary to Rock and back and operates most of the year.  In Fentonluna lane are the Tropical Bird and Butterfly Gardens (Bird Parks) where there are 2 acres of garden, a tropical house, and of course colourful birds and butterflies.  At the top of the hill is the large St Petroc church, interesting old carvings including one showing a fox preaching to geese.  May Day is the big day of the year with the colourful Padstow Hobby Horse Festival, a large event - possibly the oldest dance festival in the country.

Padstow harbour Padstow harbour Padstow harbour
Padstow harbour Padstow harbour Padstow harbour
Padstow Rock Ferry Lobster Pot restaurant Famous Little Store
Rock/Padstow Ferry arriving in Padstow The Lobster Pot restaurant The Famous Little Store
Rick Steins cafe National Lobster Hatchery Hatchery tank
Rick Stein's Cafe The National Lobster Hatchery National Lobster Hatchery tank
Lobster Education room Padstow cycle hire
National Lobster Hatchery National Lobster Hatchery (interactive info on lobsters) Padstow Bicycle Hire 
Legend leatherwork Padstow Mussel Company Padstow harbour
Legend Leatherwork The Padstow Mussel Company Padstow harbour
Padstow tourist information view over estuary Harbour Inn
Tourist  office View across the estuary to Rock The Harbour Inn


Towns & villages of Devon and Cornwall