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Mays Cottage

St Issey, Cornwall (Ref. 976306)

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  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi


    • “It was a very comfortable cottage in a good location”

    Mrs Collins, Tamworth, October 2018

    • “We had such a lovely time at May’s Cottage. The home has everything you could need and is a great size. It is close to both Padstow and Rock (about an hours walk into Padstow) and is very dog friendly. We had a welcome hamper on arrival and everything was detailed out in the house booklet. The perfect holiday home and we’ll definitely be back! Thank you!”

    Miss Glover, Saffron Walden, September 2018

    • “This was our second visit to Mays cottage and it was just as lovely as the first time! The whole lay out of the cottage really suited us and having 3 bathrooms is definitely a plus. We loved sitting in the conservatory for our meals, it seemed to be sunny in there all day long! On a couple of the cooler evenings we enjoyed sitting in the very cosy sitting room. Location wise was great too, close to all the good beaches and Padstow and there's even a good bus service into Padstow for bored teenagers. The camel trail was reasonably close to cycle too, albeit a bit hilly getting there! We will definitely be back.”

    Mrs Gilford, Northampton, August 2018

    • “Would highly recommend May’s Cottage with respect to location, the facilities and overall beautiful property that it is. However, it wasn’t quite as clean as previous properties we have stayed at but perhaps we are just a bit too fussy! Thanks for a great holiday and see you next year.”

    Ridge, July 2018

    • “A very well equipped cottage in a peaceful location. Excellent position to reach Padstow and the beautiful beaches to the west, Rock and Trebetherick plus the Camel Trail - all within a few minutes. So many excellent eateries! A footpath map around the village for short dog walks would be beneficial. Continental weather for the whole week was an added bonus.”

    Mrs Hyde, KINGSBRIDGE, June 2018

    • “We very much enjoyed May's cottage and our holiday there, but having stayed in Helpful Holidays cottages of 4 star rating over the last 25 years or so, we don't think that it's a 5 star property, probably 4, although it's not as immaculate or well equipped (particularly the kitchen) as, for example, Charlton Lodge (S42) where we've stayed 4 times.I suppose it inevitably suffers somewhat from being looked after by a paid caretaker rather than the owners, the cleaning being superficial rather than thorough. The landing light ( lacking any shades !) was festooned with cobwebs as was the recess of the window on the stairs. We were unable to find any of the additional black bin liners referred to for rubbish disposal, but perhaps most unpleasantly, on our first morning, I found that, on using the double room en suite shower, the tray filled to the brim with water which didn't drain away until I'd removed a large mass of hair from under the drain cover. My wife and son also found hairs in the other shower and the bath downstairs. The bedroom with 4 bunks is very basic, rather tatty, and needs redecorating. Shame.”

    Mr Marshall, Wimborne, May 2018

    • “A lovely cottage, very well equipped and comfortable and in a great location.”

    Mr Thompson, SHEFFIELD, April 2018

    • “Yet again Mays Cottage was delight to walk into and then spend the week there. If I could buy this cottage I would. It is so welcoming and warm. Having the log fire on every evening just finished the days off perfectly.”

    Mr Wilson, BRACKLEY, April 2018

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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, underfloor heating with wood burning stove
  • Microwave, fridge-freezer, tumble dryer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with DVD, WiFi, Phone, Fuel and power inc. in rent except for wood burning stove
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available on request
  • Off road parking for two cars
  • Enclosed garden with barbecue
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome, Sorry no smoking
  • Pub less than 1 mile from property
  • Note: This property is best for a maximum of 6 adults or 4 adults and 4 children
  • Note: This property has a refundable Good Housekeeping bond of £100

Regional Information

ST ISSEY 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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
  • Note: This property is best for a maximum of 6 adults or 4 adults and 4 children.
  • Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.