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Old Zanzig Mill

Padstow Area - North Coast

Fantastic, unique converted old mill, in tranquil surroundings - the perfect base for a relaxing Cornish break.
  • Saturday Changeover day
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 Pets allowed
  • WiFi Available
£527 - £1254 per week *


If you are looking for a truly unique, tranquil, relaxing, stunning and spacious countryside retreat, then Old Zanzig Mill is the place for you (perfect for any time of year). Situated in a peaceful rural location, between popular towns of Padstow and Wadebridge, this converted old mill is set within six acres, close to the village of St Issey. The well-equipped open plan kitchen/diner is the perfect place for you to enjoy a meal and a drink with your family and friends. However, if you prefer not to cook, you will be in the perfect spot to enjoy the large choice of exceptional local eateries. The Halfway House Inn is a great dog friendly pub within walking distance which serves delicious food all year round. The spacious upstairs lounge, with exposed beams and wooden floor, provides a lovely place to relax in the summer and winter months, the woodburner in the centre of the room provides a great feature and will make you feel warm and cosy. Within the extensive grounds, you will have access to your own barbecue area complete with fire pit, so you can sit out in the evenings while the sun sets and the stars begin to shine.  As well as seating by the nature pond and an extensive lawn area to enjoy. A 20-minute drive will take you to a number of beautiful beaches, you will be able to visit one every day of the week, or if you fancy a bit of shopping the old market town of Wadebridge and historic fishing port of Padstow are just under 4 miles away. For walkers, there is the Saints Way to enjoy, which links the north and south coasts between Padstow and Fowey.  Not to mention the nearby coastal paths that are waiting to be explored. The owners are on site with their little friendly dog, should you need anything during your stay.

This property offers a small group discount of 20% on full weekly bookings for parties of 2 or fewer at certain times of the year which means that if low occupancy for 2, only one bedroom will be available, please contact us for bedroom preferences. This discount is automatically applied and the holiday price you are quoted reflects this. If you have any questions or require full use of the property, and don't want bedrooms to be locked off, please call our friendly team on 01841 533331 or email cottages@cornishhorizons.co.uk for more information.

Kitchen/Dinner: Range style cooker, gas hob, retro style fridge, freezer, dishwasher, microwave, dresser, stairs to first floor.
Utility Room: Washing machine, tumble dryer.
Bedroom 2: Twin beds (3' - may be zip and linked to form 6' superking), chest of drawers, wardrobe.
Bedroom 3: Single bed (3'), chest of drawers, wardrobe.
Bathroom: Bath (thermostatic shower over), basin, w.c.
Bedroom 1: Kingsize bed (5'), wardrobe, dressing table, chair, hair dryer.

Lounge: TV, DVD player, woodburner, telescope, bookcase.

GARDEN & PARKING: Parking for multiple cars. To the front fenced area with pond and patio furniture (please supervise young children while using this area). Separate patio area with built-in benches. Large lawned garden with garden furniture, walk through to barbecue area with garden furniture, seating area, kitchen area, fire pit, barbecue, running water.  Six-acre plot, currently wild, which guests are free to explore and discover local wildlife (please supervise children and be careful of your footing in this area). Selection of garden games and table tennis table.

Changeover Day: Saturday - arrival 3:00pm - departure 11:00am
Pets Welcome: Maximum 2; additional by arrangement; £25 per pet per week. Information about bringing your pet
Power and Heat: Oil, gas & electricity included in rent; oil fire c.h. and hot water. Woodburner in lounge (first batch of logs provided), heated towel rail.
Bedding and Linen: Bed linen and towels provided (please bring your own beach towels). Please order linked beds in advance.
Baby Equipment: High chair, travel cot, stair gate available; please order in advance, other equipment not provided but may be hired - see hire page.
Shop: 1.5 ml Pub: 0.5 ml

NOTES: No smoking. WiFi provided. Important information about internet usage. Mobile phone reception varies. Information about mobile phone coverage.


  • Saturday Changeover day
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 Pets allowed
  • WiFi Available
  • Bed Linen Included
  • 0.5 mile to a pub
  • Countryside Views
  • Towels Included
  • 4.5 Stars
  • Stairgate
  • High chair
  • Travel cot
  • 0.5 mile to a restaurant
  • 6.2 miles to a beach
  • Fire or Stove
  • Garden/Courtyard
  • Washing Machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher


Local Area

Padstow is arguably now one of the best-known of Cornwall's holiday destinations - a working harbour still retaining the character of the fishing industry while also managing to reinvent itself as a modern holiday destination. Padstow has so much to offer the discerning holiday maker, with several beaches along the Camel Estuary, where you can also have a go at a range of water sports such as sailing and windsurfing, as well as a variety of boat trips such as fishing excursions, speedboat rides, sea-life safaris and the ever popular Jubilee Queen. You can indulge your passion for food at an excellent selection of restaurants in the town, which is now the base for a number of celebrity chefs including Rick Stein and Paul Ainsworth.  If you're looking for more active pursuits, you can cycle the Camel Trail, the route of the old railway line running between Padstow and Bodmin.  If walking is more your thing, there are many walking trails and routes waiting to be discovered, and if you're bringing a dog, there are plenty of dog-friendly places to explore. Gaining popularity in recent years is the Padstow Christmas Festival, now spread over four days, with cookery demonstrations, food and craft market, and entertainment.


We absolutely loved our week at Old Zanzig Mill. Donna and Nathan left us completely alone but were there if needed. The cream tea was most welcoming. The Mill was extremely well equipped with quality kitchen appliances and utensils - from the DAB Roberts Radio to the Rangemaster cooker and huge fridge. Furnishings were top notch and we spent most of our time in the wonderfully large and relaxing kitchen. We plan to return in a couple of years. - Georgia & NigelMiss Georgia Rowley - 15th October 2018
Great place to stay!Mr Steve Howells - 17th September 2018
We had a lovely week at the property. We could relax as if at home when in the property and it was a great location for beaches, Padstow and The Camel Trail.Mrs Maria Smout - 7th August 2018
I’ve stayed in many properties in Cornwall and this by far is the best. The property was beautifully designed and so well equipped and extremely comfortable. I will be booking this property again next year without a doubt. Amazing property. Mrs Lindsay Jones - 16th July 2018
A perfect property for us, plenty of space to spread out, plenty of storage and well furnished with everything you could need. Fantastic property. Loads of space, well furnished. Great locationMr Jeremy Thomas - 19th February 2018
A lovely property with a thoughtful and helpful layout and useful fixtures/equipment etc. Rooms were very cosy and comfortable and the kitchen bench and table were a great help. Miss J Bestwick - 14th November 2017
Donna and Nathan were very welcoming. Lovely touch of cream scones on arrival and not forgetting treats and water bowl for the dog. Great week at the Old Zanzig MillMrs Susanne Webb - 13th November 2017
This was our first visit to Zanzig and our first break with a pooch in tow. The cottage is great - nice touch with the cream tea on arrival (and the dog biscuits!). This is a lovely, relaxing spot - perfect for an off-season break. Even the weather was great. We look forward to coming back. - 11th November 2017
Absolutely superb..!! We loved the upcycling theme and the attention to detail was impressive.. such a lovely home from home!Mrs Hanna Dickenson - 2nd November 2017
A very comfortable stay - we will return! Thank you Nathan and Donna for creating this special haven and good luck for the future. We love Cornwall and Zanzig!. - 1st November 2017
We have had a fantastic week. We loved staying at Zanzig which we found lovely and homely. Beautiful place to rent. We will be back!Dickenson Family - 28th October 2017
Donna and Nathan have created the perfect away from it all property that wants for nothing - if you forget to pack it don't worry it will be there waiting for you. We had a wonderful week at Old Zanzig and look forward to returning.Mr Graham Briggs - 17th October 2017
This is a great property, owners lovely. Have already booked again for next year, this says it all FANTASTIC Mr Steve Howells - 25th September 2017
We have had a fab time here. Real home from home. Donna and Nathan very welcoming. Already booked for next year!Howells family - 23rd September 2017
We "double" all the previous comments written about this place. The hosts, the space, all the things you forget to pack, but are here anyway. Lovely cream tea and fresh eggs on arrival. What a lovely touch. All in all it's beyond 5 stars from all of us.Tripp family - 16th September 2017
A superb property, with everything you could possibly need when on holiday. Lovely owners, very friendly, we felt at home straight away. will definitely go back.Mrs Alison Underwood - 4th September 2017
A lovely, extremely well equipped house in a perfect location. We felt really welcome and at home here. A beautiful place to stay.Underwood family - 2nd September 2017
Charming, delightful, and the owners were very pleasant and helpful.Mr Patrick Sedgwick - 29th August 2017
A lovely, restful, peaceful place to stay. We loved the charm and tranquility of this old mill, and the sound of the babbling mill stream that still lives, running down the hill beside the house. Thank you for the opportunity to stay awhile in this bewitching place. Happy holidays to all who come after.Sedgwick family - 26th August 2017
The owners are very nice and he welcome was very warm . They had everything you could need and we borrowed their beach equipment which was such a help Mrs Andrea Ridland - 7th August 2017
We've had a great couple of weeks, thanks to the comfortable and well placed Zanzig Mill. Perfect to reach everything.Brett-Sheridan Family - 22nd July 2017
Fabulous week in Old Zanzig Mill. Well equipped, comfortable and cosy. Home from home. Will definitely book again. Thank you!Mrs L Cook - 6th May 2017
Well, what can we say - we had a great time here, all home comforts and more. Thank you for your hospitality and lovely welcome. We have already recommended you to our friends! Good luck and thanks.Flint family - 22nd April 2017
A peaceful location for a relaxing week away with our two dogs. The property was clean and well presented with everything we needed. Donna made us feel very welcome, thank you.Mrs E Jarvis - 10th April 2017
excellent cottage,lovely friendly owners superb in all aspects & excellent service across the boardCarol Stokes - 6th December 2016


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