Sand Pails

Padstow Area, North Coast

  • Awaiting Grading
  • Perfect for nature lovers, walkers and families, set on the water's edge in a quiet location, just 3 miles from Padstow.

You can book this property from:

  • £436 per week
  • £62 per night
  • Awaiting Grading


Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 1 double bed
  • 2 single beds


  • Oven
  • Cooking hob
  • Microwave
  • Fridge
  • Washing machine


  • 2 WCs (in total)
  • Towels provided
  • En-suite bathroom
  • Bath
  • Shower


  • Balcony
  • Private parking
  • Rural location

How far to ...?

  • Beach 3 miles
  • Pub 1 mile
  • Shop 3 miles

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Welcome pack
  • River views
  • Countryside views

Nearby activities

  • Walking
  • Cycling
  • Fishing


  • Ground floor WC
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Ground floor bath/shower room

Read the full Access Statement for this property.

Access Statement

Access Guide 

Property Name: Sand Pails 

Property Location: Saints Way, Little Petherick Creek. PL27 7QT.


Description: Sand Pails is one of a small row of houses called Saints Way built on the tributary edge, with the tidal water literally in front of the terrace. A two-bedroom holiday home on Little Petherick Creek part of the Camel Estuary. The property sleeps up to 4 people.


From the A30 heading south, exit at Bodmin following the A389 towards Wadebridge. At Wadebridge, take the A39 towards Newquay and then right on the A389 signed St Issey and Little Petherick. At the centre of the village turn right following signs for the car park over the small bridge before St Petroc's Church as you head towards Padstow. Go through the car park and continue along the lane (about 100 metres) which runs adjacent to the river which is on the right. The property is on the right- hand side and is clearly marked.

Pre-arrival and local facilities

  • The nearest bus stop is: Little Petherick Village Hall A389. Local bus route 11A runs between Liskeard, Bodmin, Wadebridge and Padstow, stopping at Little Petherick. For timetables visit
  • The nearest train station is Bodmin Parkway 22 miles (30min by car) from Sand Pails.
  • The nearest petrol station is: Trecerus Industrial Estate, Padstow PL28 8RW (Texaco)
  • The nearest electric vehicle charging point is: Tesco Superstore Padstow Sarah's Lane
    Padstow, Cornwall, L28 8EL (4 x  7kW 32A  Type 2 Mennekes Pod Points)
  • The nearest pub/restaurant: 2 minutes level walk to the Old Mill Bistro Little Petherick, Padstow PL27 7QT ( )   
  • Mobility equipment hire : Concern Wadebridge- mobility scooters, wheelchairs and walking aids.
  • The nearest airport - Newquay Cornwall Airport (NQY) is located 11 miles (20 min drive) South from Little Petherick. Taxis can be ordered at the airport on arrival.
  • Accessible taxis are available on request from A2B taxi, tel. 01872 272989.
  • The nearest A&E with 24hr service is located at Royal Cornwall Hospital (Treliske) in Truro, TR1 3LJ, telephone 01872 253 111.
  • The nearest hospital with minor injuries unit is located in Boundary Road Bodmin, PL31 2QT. Telephone 01208 251300, opening hours 08:00 – 22:00 daily.

Arrival and car parking

  • Type of parking available: Parking is available for 1 car in the clearly marked parking space adjacent to the cottage.
  • Number of spaces available: One
  • For what sized car- Large
  • Parking surface is: Brick-paved
  • Is the parking level: Yes
  • Is there good space to unload once parked? -Yes
  • Distance to property from parking: 5 metres
  • Distance to nearest public parking area: Visitor parking is not available but there is a pay and display car park 100m from the property, behind the village hall
  • Is it pay and display? -Yes
  • The width of the path to the property is: 5 metres
  • How many steps are there en-route to the entrance? -Level access step-free

Main entrance

  • The main entrance door width is: The entry door to the cottage is: 78cm (30.7’’) wide and step free. (small door plinth)
  • Number of steps to the main entrance: Level and Step Free
  • The height of the key safe is: 137cm (4’6”)
  • The height of the keyhole is: 107cm (3’6”)
  • How many other entrances to the property are there? -None
  • Is the entrance well lit? Yes-wall lantern with motion sensor. 

Living and dining rooms

  • The flooring is: Karndean vinyl flooring
  • Are there are any rugs? -One in lounge area
  • The door widths within these areas are? -75cm (2’5)
  • Is there good space between furniture? -Yes
  • Is the furniture moveable or fixed? -Moveable
  • Is the floor level and step free? -Yes
  • Are wall plugs set high or low? -Both
  • Are electric sockets high or low? -Both


  • Is the floor level and step free? – Ground Floor-Level access to the sitting/dining room, the shower room and Bedroom 2.
  • The width of the doorways is: No doorway open plan lounge/diner
  • What height is the worktop to the floor? -The microwave is built into the fitted kitchen at the height of 89cm/35’’? The worktops and the basin are at the height of 89cm/35’’, the basin has a dual control mixer tap.
  • Is the oven set high or low? -low- The oven is 72cm (28.3’’) high with a drop down door.
  • The fridge height is: small fridge with a freezer compartment fridge is located underneath the kitchen units.
  • The freezer height is: see above
  • Is crockery stored high or low: Crockery & glasses are located in the wall units at the height of 138cm/4’6’’ but can be moved down to the worktop on request.
  • Are wall plugs set high or low? High
  • Are electric sockets high or low? High
  • Is any equipment stored externally or away from the main kitchen, and if yes; what and where? No
  • The washing machine is built into the lower level cupboards and is front loading. The kitchen area has a Karndean floor. The furnishings and floor have a good colour contrast; the room is well lit by spotlights.

Bedrooms and landings

  • How many floors does the property have? -Two- ground floor/first floor
  • The number of steps between floors is: 12
  • The flooring is: Vinyl- wooden stairs
  • Is the flooring level in each bedroom? -Yes
  • The door widths are: 75cm (2’5) 

Bedroom 1

  • Bedroom 1 is located upstairs and can be accessed by a spiral staircase. The staircase is 60cm (23.6’’) wide and has a handrail on the right. There are 13 steps up, each 20cm (8’’) tall.
  • The bed is a 150cm/5ft king size with a height of 61cm/24’’ from the floor to the top of the mattress and 29cm/11.4’’ clear space underneath. The widest space around the bed is 115cm/3’9’’.
  • Bedroom fittings include a bedside cabinet, a chest of drawers, an armchair, a wall mounted TV and a wardrobe with a clothes rail at the height of 145cm/4’9’’. The bedroom is well lit by spotlights and occasional bedside lights
  • Is the bedroom furniture moveable or fixed? - Moveable
  • Are wall plugs set high or low? - Low
  • Are electric sockets high or low? - Low

Bedroom 2

  • Situated on the ground floor
  • Two x 91cm (3’0”) beds
  • The bedroom is decorated in neutral colours and has a Karndean flooring. The room has a 90cm/3ft single bed with a height of 53cm/21’’ from the floor to the top of the mattress and 31cm/12.2’’ clear space underneath. The widest space around the bed is 117cm/3’10’’. There is a further single truckle bed stored under the single bed; the floor space will be very restricted when the bed is set up. Bedroom fittings include a bedside cabinet and a wardrobe with a clothes rail at the height of 146cm (4’9’’). Furniture can be moved. The bedroom is well lit by spotlights and occasional bedside lighting.

Bathrooms and cloakrooms

  • Type of flooring: - Tiles
  • Is the flooring level? -Yes
  • Width of the doorway: 1st Floor - the door opening is 49cm (19.3’’) wide. The bathroom has a bath and WC. There is no overhead shower. The bath is 55cm/21.6’’ tall and 60cm/23.6’’ wide and has handles on both sides. The toilet seat is 39cm/15.3’’ tall. The basin has hot and cold water faucets and is at the height of 77cm/30.3’’. The bathroom has a tiled floor and is well lit by a skylight and spotlights.
  • Width of doorway downstairs en-suite- A shower room is downstairs on the left from the entrance. The door opening is 64cm (25’2’’) wide. The shower enclosure has a 15cm (6’’) step and a 52cm (20’4’’) wide opening. The shower enclosure measures 85 x 115cm (33’4’’ x 3’9’’)
  • The controls are at the height of 145cm (4’9’’). The toilet seat is 39cm (15’3’’) tall. The wash basin has a single lever mixer tap and is at the height of 85cm (33’4’)’. The bathroom has a tiled floor and is well lit by a window and spotlights.
  • Is there an accessible or adapted WC? -No
  • Is there an accessible or adapted bath or shower? -No
  • Is there a ground floor WC? -Yes
  • Is there a ground floor bathroom or shower room? -Yes
  • Does any bath or shower have a grab rail or handle fitted? -Bath 1st floor has handles on both side of the bath.
  • Is there any shower where access is level rather than a step up? -No

Outdoor facilities 

  • Private furnished waterside terrace with table chairs and barbecue
  • External areas are: Back entrance. -From parking area and via French doors.
  • Is permanent seating provided? -Yes- Outside table and chairs available
  • Is there outside lighting? -Yes
  • Is there colour contrast of critical surfaces (eg edges of steps) -No
  • Are there footpaths to follow for visually/mobility impaired? -No
  • Are there barriers to entry into any part of the garden? Metal ladder to Creek-Permanently padlocked.
  • The cottage has a large patio area that can be accessed through the lounge area. The French doors are 2 x 75cm (29.5’’) wide with a 15cm (6’’) step. The patio furniture includes a table and chairs with armrests. There’s a balcony upstairs that can be accessed through Bedroom 1. The door to the balcony is 78cm (30.7’’) wide and step free. The balcony measures 140 x 165cm (4’7’’ x 5’5’’)
  • Are there any other hazards (e.g. ponds, water features)? -Decking is adjacent to flowing river and a tidal Creek


  • Is there a landline telephone for guests to use? -No
  • If yes, does it accept incoming calls only or incoming and outgoing calls? -Not applicable
  • Mobile phone reception information: Very poor at best-Wi-fi calling through Wifi is available.
  • Wi-fi available
  • Closest public telephone is: Not Known
  • Can you easily access an electrical socket in all rooms without having to move furniture (not cloakrooms or bathrooms)? -Yes
  • Do you provide speciality alarms for hearing or sight impaired guests?
  • The property is non-smoking. The cottage has electric heating.
  • Light switches are at the height of 120cm/3’11’’.
  • The property does not accept animals.
  • The property has linked hardwired fire alarms on both floors.
  • Main exit routes are fitted with turn locks to facilitate keyless exit (both front door and French doors to rear)
  • Emergency lighting is fitted that will illuminate in the event of a power outage (ground floor and 1st floor)

 Additional relevant information

Please add further details on any accessibility items or restrictions found at the property: None


Completed by:  Owner

Important - Please Note

House Rules

  • Check in: 7pm
  • Check out: 9am

  To give our cleaners enough time to complete the additional cleaning and sanitising that is currently needed to keep our guests safe, check-in and check-out times at the majority of our properties have been temporarily revised. The revised times for this property are reflected above.


Sand Pails is a stylish contemporary property set in the most peaceful, idyllic location by the water's edge of the tidal creek at Little Petherick. It boasts a large private terrace at the back, providing stunning creek views, perfect for watching the wildlife, breakfasting in the morning sunshine and enjoying a glass of your favourite tipple as the sun goes down. The Saints' Way passes the front door and so makes it the ideal base for those who love country walks, getting away from it all and being close to nature. It also has a ladder (with lockable gate) that allows access to the river when the tide is in, it’s the perfect property for anyone who loves being close to the water.

Located in the small hamlet of Little Petherick, Sand Pails is modern, comfortable and well-equipped, combining the tranquility of the riverside with the glorious sandy beaches and the gourmet delights of Padstow just a short drive away. The Old Mill House Bistro is 200 yards walk, very handy for lunches, cream teas and an evening meal. In addition The Journeyman is excellent for a good curry and is only up the lane. You will be spoilt for choice in Padstow with a large selection of restaurants, cafes, shops and galleries and don’t forget to hire bikes and cycle to Wadebridge on the Camel Trail. 

Shower Room: Thermostatic shower, basin, WC, heated towel rail.
Sitting Room/Kitchen/Diner: Smart TV, DVD player, french doors to decked terrace, river views, built in electric oven and ceramic hob, refrigerator with ice box, microwave, washing machine.
Bedroom 2: Single bed (3') with pull-out truckle bed, wardrobe, chest of drawers.

Bedroom 1: Double bed (4'6"), wardrobe, TV, french doors to Mini Balcony: Views over creek, 2 chairs.
Bathroom: Bath, basin, heated towel rail, WC.

GARDEN & PARKING: 1 designated parking space. Large decked terrace overlooking the creek, garden furniture. 

Changeover Day: Friday - arrival 4:00pm - departure 10:00am.
Power and Heat: Electricity included in rent; electric heating, heated towel rail.
Bedding and Linen: Bed linen and towels provided.  Please bring your own beach towels.
Baby Equipment: None but may be hired - see hire page.
Shop: 3 mls Pub: 2 mls 

NOTES: No smoking, No Pets, WiFi provided. Important information about internet usage. Mobile reception varies. Information about mobile phone coverage.  Open tread spiral staircase from sitting area (winds in a tight turn - take care with the elderly and small children).  



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.