The Old Sunday School

St Merryn, North Coast

  • 4 Star
  • This property can be found on Niche Retreats
  • Finished to a high standard set in the stunning rural countryside, located about 2 miles outside of St Merryn just minutes drive from sandy beaches.

You can book this property from:

  • £538 per week
  • £77 per night
  • 4 Star
  • This property can be found on Niche Retreats


Beds & bedrooms

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


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


  • 1 WC (in total)
  • Towels provided
  • Shower


  • Garden or courtyard
  • Enclosed garden or courtyard
  • On-street parking

How far to ...?

  • Beach 3.8 miles
  • Pub 1.9 miles
  • Shop 1.9 miles

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Welcome pack
  • Countryside views

Nearby activities

  • Walking
  • Cycling
  • Watersports
  • Golf


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

Important - Please Note

House Rules

  • Check in: 4:00pm
  • Check out: 9:00am

  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.


This grade II listed building dating as far back as the 1820s is steeped in history. Originally the village Methodist Chapel, it then became the Sunday School.  Despite the recent modernisation, the property has retained many of the original features inside and out including the high level arched windows and slate hung facade.  In contrast the finish is minimalist, enhanced by the focal staircase which is based on a similar design in Padstow harbour. 

The Old Sunday School is finished to a high specification, offering spacious but cosy accommodation, complimented by the log burner in the mezzanine lounge area.  The location of the unspoiled village of Rumford is in a rural area so many country walks on the doorstep, but also within easy driving distance of several well-known sandy beaches, and the old fishing port Padstow.  A visit to this property is a must for those looking for a relaxing stay with a difference!

Kitchen/Diner: Built in electric oven, induction hob, microwave, dishwasher, integral fridge and freezer, washing machine.
Bedroom 1: Double bed (4'6"), wardrobe, chest of drawers, hair dryer.
Bedroom 2: Twin beds (3'), built-in wardrobe 
Shower Room: Thermostatic walk-in shower, basin, w.c.  

Elegant open tread staircase leading to mezzanine floor:
Lounge: 42'' Smart TV with BT Sport, Netflix, DVD player, woodburner

GARDEN & PARKING: On road parking immediately outside property and nearby.  Patio area to the front with patio furniture and BBQ.

Power and Heat: Electricity and first bag of logs included in rent; woodburning stove in lounge, low consumption digital electric heaters in bedrooms, kitchen/diner, hall, under floor heating in kitchen / diner, heated towel rail in shower room.
Bedding and Linen: Bed linen and towels provided (please bring your own beach towels)
Shop: 1.9 mls Pub: 1.9 mls Coast:  3.8 mls

NOTES: No smoking, no pets, beware of open tread stairs to mezzanine level for small children and those with mobility issues. WiFi provided. Important information about internet. Call box 1.5 mls, mobile reception varies. Information about mobile phone coverage.


St Merryn is a hidden gem located within easy reach of the stunning coast of North Cornwall, with a friendly, welcoming atmosphere, helpful local convenience stores and delis, and a wide variety of places to eat.  Sometimes overlooked, due to the proximity of the larger town of Padstow just ten minutes' drive away, St Merryn is nevertheless a great holiday setting in its own right, its convenient location and many amenities attracting visitors back year after year. Known as the 'Seven Bays' area due to the number of beaches along this part of the coastline, you know you are approaching the village when you see the 'Seven Bays for Seven Days' signs on the road heading in. If it's a walking holiday you are looking for, St Merryn is an excellent choice, being near to beaches, cliffs and fields, where lovely views entice you from your holiday home and into the great outdoors.  And of course, if you have a four legged family member, they will love it too!  There is also a riding stables nearby if you've always wanted to explore the area on horseback (a wonderful way to see the stunning local scenery).