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7 Nights See prices

  • £500  to  £1400

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  • £100 p/night
    3 night min. (off peak only)

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£785 Sat, 18 May 2024
7 nights - Save £100

Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    2 Rooms

  • Min Nights

    7 (peak)
    3 (off peak)

  • Children


  • WiFi


  • Dogs

    No Dogs

  • Bathrooms


  • Access


  • Log Burner

About Methven

Methven is a Cornish gem. Crafted in the 1850s from local stone and sympathetically refurbished by the current owners, this early Victorian holiday cottage is only 200 level metres from Padstow Harbour, fantastic restaurants (Rick Stein's Cafe and The Golden Lion are within strolling distance), galleries, and shops, and comes with a private south-facing garden and its own parking - practically unheard of in Padstow Old Town! The house sleeps four people in one double and one twin bedroom to provide couples and families with a delightfully comfortable place to stay while enjoying the coast, countryside, and captivating charm of Cornwall and the Camel Estuary.

You will love everything about Padstow. The historic town has everything you could wish for in a holiday destination. The town grew up around the picturesque harbour, which is still a busy fishing port. Needless to say, with the freshest catch of the day coming in daily, Padstow's restaurants serve some of the most delicious seafood in the UK. The harbour is also the place to go for a sightseeing cruise or a fishing trip, to dangle a crab line, or simply sit with a glass of something cold and watch the endless activity on the water. Padstow's coastline is a scenic mix of sheltered coves and wide sandy beaches. The closest beach to Padstow Harbour is Tregirls Beach, but you are also close to St George's Cove, Hawkers Cove, and Harbour Cove.

Favourite activities include taking the ferry across the River Camel to Rock, spending a few hours spotting wildlife on a Sealife Safari, and admiring the spectacular views from the South West Coast Path. Prideaux Place, a beautiful Elizabethan house with a deer park and tea rooms, is less than a ten-minute walk from Methven, as is the National Lobster Hatchery. Nearby, the all-weather Camel Creek Adventure Park is a good choice for the kids, while hiring bikes and hitting the traffic-free Camel Trail is great for all ages.

Contact the owner

Owner details:

John Rae joined Independent Cottages in March 2024

Enquire online:


Amenities / Facilities

  • Log Burner
  • Beach Nearby
  • Off-Road Parking
  • Accessible by Public Transport
  • Cot
  • Highchair
  • Pub Nearby
  • Golf Nearby
  • Garden/ Outside Area
  • Enclosed Garden
  • Smart TV
  • Washing Machine
  • Microwave
  • Dish washer
  • Shower
  • WiFi

Location (Cornwall)

Accommodation Comprises:

Methven is a 170 years old cottage, full of character with beamed ceilings and wooden floors.


  • Welcoming kitchen decorated in a classic country style with Shaker cabinets and an oak dining table. It is fully stocked with crockery, glasses and cooking utensils for a self-catering holiday in Cornwall.
  • Comfortable sitting room featuring a fireplace with a log burner, squashy sofas, a TV, and lots of information about the local area. Glass French doors open onto the south-facing patio.


  • Master bedroom furnished with a double bed and ample storage. All bedding and towels are included.
  • Second bedroom with twin single beds and storage.
  • Modern shower room with a WC and handbasin.

Outside: The cottage has a private south-facing patio garden with a picnic bench and a retractable washing line for drying wetsuits and beach towels. Secure allocated parking for one car is 50 metres away, and there is further parking in the public car park that is 200 metres from the cottage.

Additional Information: Utilities, WiFi, bed linen and towels are provided. Smoking and pets are not permitted.

Methven Tariff & Supplementary Information

Season Weekly Rate Short Breaks

Sat, 18th May 2024 - Sat, 25th May 2024
Changeover: Saturday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Sat, 1st Jun 2024 - Sat, 8th Jun 2024
Changeover: Saturday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Sat, 13th Jul 2024 - Sat, 20th Jul 2024
Changeover: Saturday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Sat, 3rd Aug 2024 - Sat, 24th Aug 2024
Changeover: Saturday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Sat, 5th Oct 2024 - Sat, 19th Oct 2024
Changeover: Saturday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Sat, 23rd Nov 2024 - Fri, 13th Dec 2024
Changeover: Saturday, Min Nights: 4
Short break prices:
4 nights: £760 | 5 nights: £800 | 6 nights: £895

7 Nights

4 Nights

Sat, 14th Dec 2024 - Fri, 20th Dec 2024
Changeover: Saturday, Min Nights: 3
Short break prices:
3 nights: £400 | 4 nights: £400

7 Nights

3 Nights

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Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms (1 Double & 1 Twin)
Sorry, the owner does not accept pets
Not suitable for wheelchair users
No smoking
Preferred Arrival Day:
Payment Options:
Credit / Debit Card
Booking Conditions:
Please refer to the owner for accessibility requirements, booking terms / conditions and cancellation policy.
Independent Cottages recommends that you take out holiday cancellation insurance.

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John Rae
Member Since March 2024

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Last Minute Offers

Sat, 18 May 2024 for 7 nights, £785
Save £100.

Methven 18 Month Availability Calendar

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* Calendar last updated: 8th April 2024
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