Skipper's Cabin

Padstow, Cornwall
The exterior of Skippers Cabin, nr Padstow, Cornwall
The view from the garden at Skippers Cabin, nr Padstow, Cornwall
The kitchen area at Skippers Cabin, nr Padstow, Cornwall
The sleeping area at Skippers Cabin, nr Padstow, Cornwall
The bathroom at Skippers Cabin, nr Padstow, Cornwall
A beach close to Skippers Cabin, nr Padstow, Cornwall
The exterior of Skippers Cabin, nr Padstow, Cornwall The view from the garden at Skippers Cabin, nr Padstow, Cornwall The kitchen area at Skippers Cabin, nr Padstow, Cornwall The sleeping area at Skippers Cabin, nr Padstow, Cornwall The bathroom at Skippers Cabin, nr Padstow, Cornwall A beach close to Skippers Cabin, nr Padstow, Cornwall

At-a-glance details

  • Guests 2
  • Bedrooms 1
  • Preferred changeover day Friday
  • Minimum stay 2 nights
  • Number of dogs welcome 0
  • Acorn rating 2 What's this?
  • Reference 011107

About Skipper's Cabin

A one-bedroom shepherd’s hut sitting in a secluded valley close to Portcothan beach.

This rustic stone cottage started life as a shepherd’s hut. Now it plays host to a snug hideaway  in a secluded valley with views down towards the sea. It’s the perfect place to get away from it all. 

Inside there’s a modern open plan living, kitchen and bedroom area. It’s not unusual to wake up to livestock grazing by the windows or the chime of birdsong echoing through the cottage. Have breakfast in the garden before ambling down to the sandy beach at Porthcothan, keeping your eyes peeled for corn buntings and barn owls.

Explore further afield and discover the stunning beaches at Mawgan Porth and Watergate Bay, just three miles from the holiday cottage. And for some of the best seafood restaurants in Cornwall, head to foodie hotspot Padstow, just a 20 minute drive from here.  

Why book with us?

  • Unrivalled locations
  • Free entry to our places
  • Award-winning customer service
  • Help us care for nature, beauty and history

Our Covid promise

  • Postpone or refund with no admin fee
  • Enhanced cleaning regime
  • Discover more about our Covid promise

Features and facilities

  • Cot & high chair not available
  • Microwave available
  • Fridge available
  • Freezer not available
  • Dishwasher not available
  • Washing machine available
  • Tumble dryer available
  • Telephone available
  • Television available
  • DVD available
  • WiFi* not available
  • Open fire / wood burner not available
  • Garden available
  • BBQ available


Not accessible

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  • Ground floor

    Hallway, wet room with shower, combined kitchen/dining room/bedroom with 4'6 double bed.

Notes for guests

Access: The accessibility guide is for guidance only. For up to date photos, please see the images on the webpage.

Heating: Electrorad eco heating, electric wall heating and convector heating included.

Parking: Parking directly outside the cabin.

Garden: An enclosed garden with lovely views, a barbecue and picnic table.

Offers: Guests will benefit from a late Sunday checkout of 4pm.

Please note: This is a remote location with only our Bunkhouse close by (approximately 31 metres). Some noise may be heard when our Bunkhouse is occupied.

Telephone: The telephone is located in a nearby laundry room and is shared with guests of Porth Mear Cottage and Pentire Farm House.

Offers: Free entry to Tintagel Old Post Office on production of booking details subject to seasonal opening hours.

Bicycle/kayak storage: Basic bicycle/kayak storage is available in a building near to the cottage. This is a shared facility with other guests. Please let us know if you wish to use this facility upon booking.

Local suppliers: Discount offered to National Trust guests at Cornish Rock Tors and Outdoor Adventures. These outdoor activity providers offer kayaking, surfing, coasteering and much more.

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About the Acorn rating

To help find the best cottage for you, we have created our own quality rating system for our holiday cottages called the Acorn rating. Ranging from 1-5 Acorns, the rating gives you an indication of a property’s facilities, fixtures and fittings, with five being the highest quality level. The Acorn rating is not connected to any other industry rating system that may be used for holiday cottages and is only to be used as a guide that covers location, style of interior and the facilities you may be looking for. We do not set our cottage pricing based on the Acorn rating we have given a cottage as all our cottages are of an individual nature. Therefore, we recommend that all factors are considered when making your choice. In addition, some of our cottages are curated to be sympathetic to their time period. This means that they might not have all of the aspects of modern living, but impress in so many other ways.

1 Acorn: simple living accommodation with basic furniture and fixtures fit for purpose and clean. Running water and a toilet are provided. There could be some limitations to heating and washing facilities – details of these will be stated clearly on the cottage's webpage. Bedding, linen and towels are supplied with a few exceptions, which are again clearly stated). Facilities for basic catering and living are provided. In general, a 1 Acorn cottage does not have WiFi.

2 Acorn: a mid-quality range of furniture and fittings. Bathroom facilities are basic or there may be a high number of guests to bathroom ratio depending on the size of the cottage. Very few 2 Acorn cottages have WiFi and the kitchen white goods and washing facilities are basic. Bedding, linen and towels are supplied in all 2-5 Acorn cottages.

3 Acorn: a good, standard offer. Generally it is correctly proportioned for the number of guests but could have a few compromises, for example a small kitchen, or a lower bathroom to guest ratio. The variety of white goods available will be better than a 2 Acorn cottage.

4 Acorn: these cottages have more premium furniture, fittings and lighting. Additionally the ratio of bathrooms to guests is likely to be higher, and the bathrooms would be more likely to have separate and spacious showers instead of showers over baths.

5 Acorn: a luxury accommodation offer with very few limiting factors. This is the highest offer available. It is well-equipped and has spacious facilities throughout the cottage or is set within an extraordinary location or building. The furniture is of a high standard, and has real comfort for modern living.

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