St Petroc, Cornwall
The Camel Estuary on Cornwall's rugged and romantic Atlantic north coast is one of England’s most desirable, yet understated, up-market hideaways - not just for the two princes, prime ministers (all regular visitors) etc., but for everyone else as well. Whether it is cliff-top hikes, fishing, surfing, sailing, visiting historic houses (Lanhydrock, etc), the Tate Gallery at St Ives, the Eden Project or just savouring the seafood and other tastes of Padstow (gourmet capital of the UK, made famous by TV chef Rick Stein) or Nathan Outlaw in Rock, King Arthur’s Castle (Knights of the Round Table legend) and lots more, there’s something here for you too. And there’s classic British links golf: within 5 minutes drive is St Enodoc, recently rated no 35 in the world outside the US. Indeed, the Atlantic coast is home to several other renowned links: tells all...
St Petroc sleeps 6-11 in a typical 1920s English seaside holiday house. It has a lot of charm, but is also run down and you can sometimes feel the damp, especially in the winter and in wet weather. We supply fast-acting convection heaters and a £100pw electricity allowance to combat this. But nearly everyone who stays there (in some cases, once over the initial reaction to the foregoing!) doesn't want to leave.
This house has been in our family for over 60 years: despite the 'run-down' label we have done some careful updating of the facilities, including a second bathroom. We have also upgraded bedding and furniture, and added broadband wi-fi.
So why do we get more repeat tenants at this property than at any of our other properties? Perhaps you should come and see for yourself...
Highly recommended for weatherbeaten surfers, golfers, sailors and cliff-walkers. Not recommended for the elderly, nor families with young children.
Watch the slideshow below for a tour of the house and its amenities... To start the slideshow, move the cursor onto the black space: a caption will appear; then click the 'play' arrow, bottom right.
St Petroc from the driveway. The amazing view comes as a surprise after one enters the house.
Dusk - in summer, the sun sets into the sea between the two islands.