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The Old Sunday School

St Merryn - North Coast

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.
  • Friday Changeover day
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Sorry, no pets allowed
  • WiFi Available
£428 - £1028 per week *


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, ceramic 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.

Changeover Day: Friday - arrival 3:00pm - departure 10:00am
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.


  • Friday Changeover day
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Sorry, no pets allowed
  • WiFi Available
  • Bed Linen Included
  • 1.9 miles to a pub
  • Countryside Views
  • Towels Included
  • 4 Stars
  • 1.9 miles to a restaurant
  • 3.8 miles to a beach
  • Fire or Stove
  • Garden/Courtyard
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher


Local Area

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).


Comfortable, quirky house with everything you need! Would definitely stay here again.Needham Family - 2nd November 2018
Very comfortable, great location to visit. Rumford is a beautiful location. Will definitely be back. Carole & Simon - 14th September 2018
What a lovely relaxing place to visit. The house has everything we needed plus a lot more. Beautiful village and surrounding area. We will be back!Mr & Mrs Pithouse - 20th May 2018
Lovely property, very comfortable and well appointed. Would come again.Mr RONALD DAGNALL - 11th April 2018
Lovely property, nice mix of modern conveniences within the wonderful character of an old church. Very spacious, well looked after, definitely one that we would love to return to.Mrs Gwen Woolmore - 30th October 2017
We had a lovely time for our 10th Cornwall visit. Always a birthday in the middle and this cottage was fantastic to spend a relaxing time. Constantine Bay always a favourite, St Mawes, Rock, Rick Steins Fish Shop, trips around the bay and Go Karting. Lovely walks in the area and according to the body boarders, a 'legendary' shower. A great place to spend a week. Thank you.Mr H - 4th June 2017
Lovely relaxing stay. Great beaches and good places to eat. Thanks for the cream tea on arrival. We had a great time.Miss M - 3rd April 2017
Our second visit to the Old Sunday School and we hope to return to this lovely part of Cornwall. It has been relaxing and enjoyable despite the wild, windy and wet weather! What a well-appointed, comfortable holiday home. Many Thanks.David and Gillian - 24th March 2017
Thank you for a lovely weekend. Wonderfully appointed house in a great central position. Thanks to your local knowledge we saw six of the seven beaches in one walk. A lovely meal in Padstow with more local tips. Even managed to squeeze in a visit to Truro. Thanks again for your hospitality.Maggie and Peter - 18th November 2016
Thank you for a lovely stay. Had a great week. It's a lovely place to stay and we will definitely re-visit Cornwall next year.Chloe and Ben - 14th October 2016
The Old Sunday School has been a delight! Lovely place to relax with everything we could have needed. We've been blessed with good weather & so every day has been a beach day - 7 bays! Also, enjoyed tea & drinks at YHA Treyarnon - fantastic setting & on a Saturday some v. mellow great music :-)Mr and Mrs Woods - 5th June 2016
What a fantastic place! We loved the mezzanine lounge and had great fun exploring the local area. The bakery at St Merryn is strongly recommended. Already looking forward to our next visit.Andy and Sarah - 18th April 2016


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