A stunning, spacious, family home near Padstow
Sitting pretty on the edge of peaceful hamlet Little Petherick is Kismet, an elegantly styled family home which sleeps eight. Just over two miles from popular harbour town Padstow, at Kismet you have the best of both worlds; surrounded by luscious countryside yet a short drive from North Cornwall’s stunning beaches and charming towns. A keen walker? Enjoy the Saints’ Way trail and head to Padstow on foot as you follow the shores of Little Petherick Creek north to the River Camel.
However, once you’ve arrived at Kismet, you may not want to leave. This bright and spacious property fuses country charm with sophisticated styling, offering a perfect home from home.
Fully equipped to ensure your holiday is smooth sailing, the open-plan kitchen/diner/lounge is a sociable space. The country-style kitchen, complete with a large range cooker and sizeable island, is a chef’s dream, while the stylish wood-burning stove and sinkable sofas make a great space to relax after a day’s exploring. The traditional dining table comfortably seats eight and also overlooks the stunning landscaped gardens to the front of the house.
A house highlight must be Kismet’s cinema room. Boasting an enormous screen, projector, surround sound and large plush sofa, guests can enjoy the cinema experience from home.
Upstairs, the house sleeps eight across four well-appointed bedrooms. The master bedroom features a luxurious king-size bed, while the ensuite boasts a roll-top bath and freestanding shower. The second double bedroom also has its own ensuite, while the two further bedrooms are light-filled twin rooms. All bedrooms inspire tranquillity, with neutral décor, large windows and local artwork.
Guests will also admire Kismet’s gorgeous gardens. Presenting well-manicured flora, it’s a serene haven, and the perfect place to relax. With gardens at both the front and rear of the house, the views stretch to the rolling hills beyond. The large terrace, compete with veranda, outdoor dining set, sun loungers and a BBQ means guests are well catered for al-fresco dining under the Cornish sun.
High-quality bed linen and towels are provided at all of Cornish Secrets properties.
Padstow itself is more known for its harbour than beaches. However, being on the wild north coast, beautiful sandy spots are not very far away at all. Daymer Bay, Harlyn Bay and Constantine Bay are all in easy reach, plus lesser known Mother Ivey’s Bay and Booby’s Bay are certainly worth a visit. And around five miles of south of Padstow, Porthcothan Bay is a large sandy beach which is popular with families and surfers alike.
Time spent in Padstow will be filled with fun and food! Every foodie in the UK knows Padstow is the place to come to experience the best fresh locally sourced ingredients and in particular, seafood! Celebrity chef, Rick Stein, has a number of businesses here including a cafe, a delicatessen, a bakery, a restaurant and his famous fish and chips. Rick isn’t the only move and shaker in town though and Padstow has many strings to its bow, including No.6 by Paul Ainsworth. There is a good mix of foods here too and a pasty from the Chough’s bakery is just as well advised, followed by a famous Roskilly’s ice cream.
Whilst the food at Padstow is definitely a highlight, it is not all that Padstow and Rock have to offer. Why not catch a Sealife Safari to see local seals, dolphins and if you are lucky, a basking shark. It’s a great way to experience the coast.
For those who enjoy jumping in feet first, there is always plenty of fun to be had with Ocean High, who offer lessons in stand-up paddleboarding, kayaking and kite-surfing in Rock. Brea Beach at Rock has soft golden expanses of sand that are a perfect place to relax with the family and take a dip in the water. If you want to take it inland then why not cycle the Camel Trail which provides an easy route to cycle to Bodmin.
If you enjoy a heated pool to relax in, Rock’s luxury spa Cowshed might be more up your street. Cowshed is part of the St Moritz Spa and Hotel, where you can indulge in some serious pampering and relaxation. Perfect for getting ready before a night out at local restaurant, Paul Ainsworth’s The Mariners, where you can take in the view of the twinkling Padstow lights across the water.
This property is also just over three miles from family favourite Camel Creek – the perfect place to head when the Cornish weather isn’t up to scratch.
Kismet is well placed to explore further afield, you’re positioned close enough to the A39 to make day trips to Bude, St Ives and the south coast easy to reach. There is so much to explore in this area, that you will never be bored!
Kismet is available weekly from a Friday.
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Booking fee: There is a non-refundable booking fee of £35 per booking
Damage deposit: A refundable damage deposit of £300 is payable. This will be held until the end of the occupancy and will be returned to the guest within 2 weeks of departure, subject to deductions for any damage to property caused during the occupancy.
Dog stays: £50/dog/week – up to 2 dogs welcome.
NB. All bookings are subject to our Terms and Conditions.
Four bedrooms, sleeping eight
Four bathrooms, including two ensuites
Just over two miles from popular Padstow
Landscaped gardens with terraces, furniture and BBQ
Outside area covered by a glass veranda, to be used whatever the weather
King-size master bedroom with roll-top bath
Separate utility room
Plenty of parking