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Padstow Town - North Coast

Attractive and welcoming cottage within a short walk of Padstow harbour.
  • Friday Changeover day
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Sorry, no pets allowed
  • WiFi Available
£628 - £1511 per week *


Mena-Gwins is a spacious and well equipped end terrace property which is only a short walk from the town and has parking for 2-3 cars. As well as a number of restaurants, including several owned by Rick Stein, Padstow also has pubs, cafes, shops and galleries, a beautiful unspoilt harbour and a maze of picturesque narrow streets leading down to the port.  Mena-Gwins is situated in a cul de sac, backing onto the road leading to the town and is only a 10 minute walk down to the harbour. The coastal path out of the town follows the river Camel and this takes you to a beautiful sandy beach in the estuary. The river is also popular for water sports such as sailing and windsurfing. A short drive takes you to several superb sandy beaches and the beautiful coastal path with its spectacular rugged coastline, only a mile or two down the road. At the top of the town will be found the historic and interesting Elizabethan manor house of Prideaux Place, home of the Prideaux-Brune family, which is open to visitors during the season.

This property offers a low occupancy discount of 25% on full weekly bookings for parties of 6 or fewer at certain times of the year which means that bedroom 4 is unavailable. 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.

Cloakroom: Basin, w.c.
Lounge: Smart TV, Blu-ray DVD player, gas fire.
Dining Room: Radio/CD/cassette player.
Kitchen: Gas hob, built-in electric double oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, slimline dishwasher, breakfast bar, 2 stools, (washing machine, tumble dryer - in garage and can be accessed from kitchen).

Bedroom 1:  Kingsize bed (5'), wardrobe, chest of drawers, hair dryer. En Suite Bathroom: Bath (shower over off mixer taps), twin vanity basins, w.c.
Bedroom 2: Double bed (4'6"), wardrobe, chest of drawers.
Bedroom 3: Twin beds (3' - may be pushed together to form 6' superking), wardrobe, chest of drawers.
Bedroom 4: Twin beds (3' - may be pushed together to form 6' superking), wardrobe, chest of drawers.
Shower Room: Power shower in large cubicle, twin vanity basins, w.c.

GARDEN & PARKING: Paved area to the front with parking for 2-3 cars. Enclosed rear garden with small patio, lawn and flower border.  Garden furniture, barbecue. Garage can be used for storage.

Changeover Day: Friday - arrival 3:00pm - departure 10:00am.
Power and Heat: Gas and electricity included in rent; gas c.h./hot water, living flame log effect gas fire lounge, electric towel rail shower/bath rooms.
Bedding and Linen: Pillows & duvets included; bed linen and towels provided (please bring your own beach towels). Please order linked beds in Bed. 3 & 4 in advance.
Baby Equipment: High chair provided. Other items may be hired - see hire page.
Shop: 300 yds Pub: 0.5 mls

NOTES: No smoking. WiFi provided. Important information about internet usage. Call box 400 yds. Mobile reception varies see - Information about mobile phone coverage.


  • Friday Changeover day
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Sorry, no pets allowed
  • WiFi Available
  • Bed Linen Included
  • 0.5 mile to a pub
  • Towels Included
  • 3 Stars
  • High chair
  • 0.5 mile to a restaurant
  • 1 mile 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.


Mena Gwins is a fantastic base for staying in Padstow. Not only is the house beautifully presented, but the location is excellent. We had a wonderful time and did not run out of things to do at any point. Mrs Hilary Turner - 26th August 2018
Really lovely property to which I'm sure we'll return in the future.John Alexander - 29th July 2018
This property was perfect for our family holiday. 3 couples and 1 child. All bedrooms were spacious, comfortable with good cupboard space. Downstairs sitting room provided ample seating and good size dining area with table and chairs. Overall we were very pleased and would certainly return. We appreciated the milk, biscuits and wine - Thank you.Mrs Preene - 5th June 2017
First class service again from Cornish Horizons, this was our third booking with you and always efficient and professional. Mrs Sharon Mcgowan - 10th April 2017
ExcellentMiss H Bailey - 7th December 2016
Well prepared property and friendly efficient service.Mr W Jeeves - 1st November 2015
Cornish Horizons is a highly professional and well organised establishment. We have used them for all of our trips to Cornwall over the past 5-6 years and will do so going forward. The property was spotlessly clean, very well equipped and ideally situated. Highly recommend this property!Ms Vivien Neagle - 29th September 2015
A well appointed property- ideal for a family holiday. Easy access to Padstow and the surrounding area.Mr S - 15th November 2014
Ideal location, well equipped and well presented.Mr W - 15th October 2014


Access Statement

Access Statement for Mena Gwins

Our holiday home is situated in a residential area on the immediate outskirts of Padstow just off the A389 from the Wadebridge direction. After passing Tesco on your right, Raleigh Close is the first turning on the left and is situated in a cul-de-sac.

Bookings/enquiries should be made through Cornish Horizons, either on-line at their Cornish Horizons website or by phone to 01841 533 331.

For information about public transport, maps, weather, local information etc around the Padstow area look on the Padstow website.

Various train operators run services to Bodmin Parkway (approx. 18 miles) mainline station. Phone National Railway Enquiries help line which is available 24 hours a day on 08457 484950 or the National Railway website. There is a bus that runs from Bodmin Parkway to Padstow. Buses are operated by Western Greyhound Tel No: 01637 871 871

National Express drop of point is at Wadebridge (approx. 7 miles from Padstow) Tel: 0875 808 080 or the National Express webside

Buses are operated by Western Greyhound. Tel No: 01637 871 871

The nearest airport is Newquay at St Mawgan, near Newquay. Telephone No 01637 860551

If travelling by road from another region, up to date traffic information can be found on the Traffic England Website.

Arrival and car parking facilities
There is car parking at the front of the house for 2-3 cars, the third parking space being suitable for a smaller car. The car parking area is slightly sloped upwards towards the house. 
The entrance to the house has one step, 14cms high, 66cms deep and 120cms wide
There is no handrail and the door is hinged on the right. The door is 82cms wide and opens inwards into the hallway. The keyhole is 38cms high.

Hallway and Living area
The hallway is 154cms long to the staircase and 97cms wide and is covered by a beige tile effect laminate.
On the left as you come in, there is a cloakroom, with a vinyl floor. The door width is 65cms, hinged on right. On the left as you enter there is a toilet, 41cms in height. Opposite the toilet to the right behind the door as you enter there is a hand basin inset
into vanity unit 33ccms high.

Past the cloakroom on the left are double doors with glass panels, each 104cms wide, which open into the lounge area which leads through an arch, 158 cms wide, to the dining room. The flooring in the lounge is a short pile carpet, whilst the dining room is laminated.

The lounge has one three-seater sofa with arms and two two-seaters with arms and one single armchair with arms. The furniture is a beige colour with floral pattern with red scatter cushions. There is a coffee table in the middle of the floor and a nest of tables between two of the sofas.

There is a gas fire and mantelpiece mid-way along the wall opposite the double doors. To the right of the fireplace there is a cabinet housing videos and dvds and a carbon monoxide detector on the upper part of the wall. To the left of the fireplace is a table with drawers and lower shelf.

There is a TV provided together with a Manhattan freeview digibox, a DVD player and a Video player, each with separate remote controls. Instructions are provided.

The dining area has a pine dining table, 241cms long by 90cms wide and 76 cms in height. 8 wooden chairs with rattan seats are provided.

On the left wall there is a wooden sideboard and to the right of the patio doors there is a pine cabinet housing glasses.

There is a minimum free space of 69cms between wall and table.

Behind the table, a sliding patio door 63cms wide with lock on right hand side opens onto the garden, with an approximate 30cms step down to the patio area.

The furniture is all moveable.

Kitchen and Garden

To the right of the dining room a glass panelled door 73cms wide leads into the kitchen.
It is right-hinged and opens into the dining area.
- Breakfast bar 97cms in height on the left as you enter with two stools, one with a back 150cms wide and 43cms in depth. 
- Electric double oven. Both oven doors are drop down. Height of lowest shelf 86cms, can be accessed from the side.
- Gas hob with extractor with light above and is 92 cms high
- Fridge Freezer with the Freezer section below and Fridge on top 
- Slimline dishwasher provided to the left of the sink. 
- Worktop height and sink height 89cms all with cupboards underneath.

The kitchen is evenly lit by spotlights in the ceiling and fluorescents under the cupboards either side of the gas hob. The kitchen back door is on the left wall exiting to the garden and is hinged on left and opens inwards and is 73cms wide and there is a 15cm step down to the patio area. There is a carbon monoxide detector on the upper part of the left wall near the back door.

The back garden has a small patio and lawn area with shrubbery at the back. There is a garden gate on the left hand side beside the house, hinged on the right and opening inwards. This leads to a communal passageway 81cms wide between the two houses
which runs along the side of the house to the front, via a gate hinged on right opening inwards.

Wooden garden furniture with a portable barbeque are provided at the property.

Garage and Laundry

As you enter the kitchen, a door on the right, 72cms width, hinged on right and opening outwards, leads into the garage. There is a step of 11cms depth into the garage. A washing machine and tumble drier are situated on the left.

The garage can also be accessed from an up-and-over door at the front of the property and surf boards, pushchairs, buggies etc. may be stored in here. However, it is not possible to park a car in the garage.

There is one flight of 13 carpeted steps to the first floor landing with a wooden handrail
on the right as you ascend. Steps are:-
- 8cms high
- 80cms wide 
- 9cms in depth

The landing is L shaped and measures 69cms x 120cms


The accommodation is available with three or four bedrooms, the fourth bedroom made
available by arrangement with Cornish Horizons when booking.

Bedroom 1

On reaching the top of the stairs, the bedroom facing you to your left is the largest
bedroom and benefits from an en-suite, which is situated inside to the left of the door.

- Door width 74cms 
- 5 ft King size bed 
- 2 Oak bedside tables 
- Wall mounted bedside lights 
- Bed height 50cms from floor to top of mattress
- Duvet covers and sheets are of a cotton/polyester mix 
- Hollow fibre pillows and duvets. Beneficial to allergy sufferers 
- Largest transfer space available to left or right of bed is 50cms 
- Largest free space clear of doors and furniture is 130cms x 65ms 
- 5 draw Oak chest of drawers on left of door between door and en-suite 
- Range of fitted wardrobes with mirror fronted doors opening outwards

(3 doubles + 1 single)

- 2 chairs with cushions

Bathrooms and WC

- Door with 66cms hinged on left opening inwards
- Bath with fixed shower over along left wall ? no hand rail 
- Bath height is 52cms with integral bath rails available either side in middle of bath
- Free space in bathroom (free of doors/furniture) is 118cms x 118cms
- Toilet is straight ahead facing door 
- Space either side of toilet is 25cms to the left and 36cms to the right 
- The flooring is laminated 
- There are two inset washbasins in a vanity unit, height 82cms against the right wall 
- Heated towel rail on right of door with switch outside in bedroom 
- Light switch for bathroom outside in bedroom

Bedroom 2
On reaching the top of the stairs, turn right and the bedroom is on your left 
- Door width 71cms, hinged on left opening inwards 
- Double white wardrobe on right with two doors opening outwards and two drawers at bottom of wardrobe 
- 3 draw white chest of drawers on right-hand side of bed with bedside lamp (doubles as bedside table) 
- 1 white bedside table with 3 draws on left of bed with bedside lamp. 
- 4ft 6'' double bed 
- Bed height 56cms from floor to top of mattress
- Duvet covers and sheets are of a cotton/polyester mix 
- Hollow fibre duvet and pillows, beneficial to allergy sufferers 
- Largest transfer space free of doors and furniture is 53cms.

Bedroom 3
On reaching the top of the stairs, turn right and bedroom 3 is on your right. 
- Door width 72cms, hinged on right opening inwards 
- 3 draw chest of drawers on left 
- Double wardrobe on left with two doors opening outwards and one drawer at bottom of wardrobe
- 2 single 3ft divan beds 
- 2 pine bedside tables 
- Bed height 53cm from floor to top of mattress 
- Duvet covers and sheets are of a cotton/polyester mix. 
- Hollow fibre duvet and pillows, beneficial to allergy sufferers 
- Largest transfer space free of doors and furniture is 65cms 
- Beds may be converted to a Superking size by arrangement when booking with Cornish Horizons 
- 1 Chair with cushion

Bedroom 4
On reaching the top of the stairs, turn sharp left to enter the bedroom 
- Door width 76cms, hinged on left opening inwards 
- Four drawer white deep chest of drawers with wall mirror above 
- 2 white bedside table with three drawers 
- 2 single 3ft divan beds with orthopaedic mattresses 
- Bed height is 67cms from floor to top of mattress 
- Duvet covers and sheets are of a cotton/polyester mix. 
- Hollow fibre duvet and pillows, beneficial to allergy sufferers 
- Largest transfer space free of doors and furniture is 120cms 
- Beds may be converted to a Superking size by arrangement when booking with Cornish Horizons 
- 1 chair with cushion

Family Shower room & WC
On reaching the top of the staircase turn right, shower room straight ahead 
- Door width 66cms, hinged on left, opening inwards 
- Two inset basins in double vanity unit on right 
- Internal electric power shower on left with cubicle dimensions 118cms x 66cms 
- Flooring is laminated 
- Door mechanism can be opened from outside with key hanging on landing 
- Heated towel rail on right of door with pull-switch on left of rail in the corner 
- Light switch on pull-cord on right as you enter

Additional Information
Good mobile phone reception
No telephone or broadband available

Contact Information
Address: Mena Gwins, 6 Raleigh Close, Padstow, Cornwall, PL28 8BQ
Taxis: Call a Cab 01841 521 184
Padstow Cabs 01841 532 384
Galaxy 01841 540 318
Acorn Cabs 01841 532 903
Jay Walton 01841 533 000
A2B (Padstow) 01841 533 333
Wadebridge Taxi Service 01208 812 725

Doctor: Padstow Surgery 01841 532 346

Updated January 2015






























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