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Situated on the north coast of Cornwall, the harbour town of Padstow is a charming place for a family holiday. Whether you want to relax on a sandy beach, play golf or go horse-riding, Padstow is sure to delight you. Rather than being cooped up in a pricey hotel, think about renting a harbourside villa or a comfortable cottage. Take advantage of the extra space and freedom that a rental property can offer. When you want a change from eating out, enjoy preparing your family's favourite food in the fully equipped kitchen.
Lovers of the sea can choose between fishing trips, coastal cruises, surfing and sealife safaris from Padstow harbour. If you're feeling active, you can hire bikes and cycle the Camel Trail alongside Camel Estuary. From Padstow to Wadebridge the trail follows a disused railway line; then it continues through the picturesque Camel Valley to Bodmin. Feeling up to a fourteen-mile walk? Follow the South-West Coast Path to Porthcothan and come back by bus. Fans of historic buildings mustn't miss Prideaux Place, an Elizabethan house in excellent condition with stunning views of the Camel Estuary and Bodmin Moor. Take a picnic or visit the tearoom that overlooks the deer park.
Crabbing on the beach will keep the children happy and won't cost a penny. Watching young lobsters at the National Lobster Hatchery is a unique experience for your family to remember, and you can even adopt one. In summer, head for the Maize Maze covering six acres at Trevisker Farm; there's a quiz trail to follow while you try not to get lost. Just five miles from Padstow, the St Eval Karting Circuit in Wadebridge is the largest one for children in the country. Fun for everyone is in plentiful supply Cornwall's Crealy Great Adventure Park at St Issey near Wadebridge. There's a playhouse for the youngest children and more daring activities, including a new rollercoaster, for the older ones.
Renting a beachfront villa or a harbourside apartment in Padstow is the perfect low-cost alternative to an expensive hotel. You can choose your ideal location and type of property from our great range of rental accommodation. Our customer reviews are there to help you pick the place that will be perfect for your family. Padstow is a delightful little town with so much to offer, whether you love the sea or the countryside. With our excellent value rental deals, you are sure to have a wonderful stay.