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Mays Cottage

St Issey, Cornwall (Ref. 976306)

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 8

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 3

  • Pets Yes

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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29 Customer Review(s)

  • Darren

    “Lovely old cottage, had everything you might need, ideal for our extended family holiday, garden felt safe to let the dogs roam , patio areas for chilling with a coffee in the morning or beer in the evening, dishwasher and washing machine came in very handy, lovely welcome basket on arrival with delicious scones.”

    Great location, close to padstow and some lovely beaches and nice pubs.we had a great family holiday, couldn't have asked for more, great communication too with the owner to get Olly the octopus returned safe and well.

    Great location, close to padstow and some lovely beaches and nice pubs.we had a great family holiday, couldn't have asked for more, great communication too with the owner to get Olly the octopus returned safe and well.

    - Darren, June 2022

The property

On the edge of St Issey, a superb semi-detached cottage, one cottage in from a tiny lane that leads down to a creek and the Camel Trail.

Attention to detail and flair gives a rustic French feel, but with all modern comforts.

It faces its large, enclosed and pretty sunny garden with two patios (tables/chairs, barbecue) and a few steps up to a lawn.

Four steps up from parking area to entrance.

Living room with oak beams, thick uneven walls, big sofas, TV/DVD, garden view and an inglenook (woodburner).

Smart kitchen (dishwasher, microwave, fridge-freezer, electric cooker), opening into lovely big conservatory/dining room (TV).

Ground-floor bathroom (suite, shower over bath).

Steep open stairs from living room up to three bedrooms - a double (5' metal-framed bed) with en suite shower-room (suite), step up to a twin with walk-in wardrobe and en suite shower-room (suite), and a room with two sets of 3' bunks and VDU/DVD (additional clothes-storage space on landing).

Washing machine, tumble drier and wetsuit drying in garage, plus warm outdoor shower for sandy children/dogs.

Best for maximum of 6 adults or 4 adults/4 children.

Footpath/lane walk/cycle across creek bridge to Padstow (about 3 miles).

A beautiful cottage in a stunning area. St Issey: village with pub 3 miles from Padstow and about 5 from the great sand/surf beaches around Trevose Head and cliff walking (Bedruthan Steps).

Sailing and excellent golf (St Enodoc) at Rock, 10 miles.

Petherick Creek, ½ mile (creek-side Camel Trail footpath to Padstow), and 2½ miles to the start of the Camel Trail at Padstow.


  • Three bedrooms: a king size double with en suite shower, basin and WC, a twin with ensuite shower, basin and WC and a room two sets of adult bunks
  • A family bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC on the ground floor
  • Open plan kitchen with conservatory cum dining area
  • Sitting room with wood burning stove.
  • Central heating with underfloor heating and a woodburner Smart kitchen with dishwasher, microwave, fridge-freezer and electric cooker
  • WIFI
  • VDU/DVD Big conservatory with TV
  • 4 steps up from Parking area to entrance
  • Large enclosed and sunny garden with lawn
  • Two patios with table and chairs and barbecue
  • Ground floor bathroom
  • Footpath or cycle to Padstow (3 miles) Outside warm shower for sandy children and dogs
  • Washing machine and tumble drier and wet suit drying area in garage
  • Cot and high chair available
  • 2 well behaved dogs welcome (no bigger than a labrador please) Sorry, no cats and no smoking
  • Pub in the village of St Issey
  • Sand and surf beaches 5 miles away at Trevose Head
  • Excellent sailing at Rock and Golf 10 miles away at St Enodoc 2.5 miles to the Camel Trail to Padstow

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

About the location


Padstow 3 miles; Wadebridge 4 miles.

St Issey is a small rural hamlet with a church, pub and village shop, just 3 miles from the beautiful fishing village of Padstow. There are several top quality bathing and surfing beaches within 5 miles and the coastal path wends its way over the cliff tops and down among the rocky coves through some of Cornwall’s best coastal scenery. The little gem of Padstow with its famous restaurants, tranquil harbour and interesting shops should not be missed, and the Camel cycling and walking trail from Padstow to Bodmin makes a great day out. Take the ferry across the Camel estuary to Rock, surf the Atlantic breakers at nearby Polzeath, visit up-and-coming Wadebridge, or enjoy the fabulous Eden Project (20 miles) - the perfect base for a perfect holiday.

Note: This property is best for a maximum of 6 adults or 4 adults and 4 children.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Last minute
  • Christmas