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

  • Sleeps 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.  
 

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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

Accessibility

Not accessible

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Layout

  • Ground floor

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

Notes for guests

Access: This access statement is for guidance only. For up to date photos please see the images in the main website page.

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/canoe/kayak storage available upon request.

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

We have applied a 1-5 Acorn rating to each cottage to be used only as a guide that covers location, style of interior and facilities you may be looking for. The range runs from 1 Acorn at a more basic level through to 5 Acorns at the highest level. Cottage pricing is not judged on the Acorn rating alone and as all our cottages are of an individual nature we recommend that all factors are considered when making your choice.

1 Acorn: simple living accommodation with basic furniture and fixtures fit for purpose, safe and clean. Running water and a WC 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 is again clearly stated). Facilities for basic catering and living are provided. Generally a 1 acorn cottage does not have wifi. Examples of a 1 acorn offer include Cartref, Wales and Rosedene, Worcestershire.

2 Acorn: a mid-quality range of furniture and fittings. Bathroom facilities are basic or there may be a high sleeps to bathroom ratio depending on the size of the cottage. Very few 2 acorn cottages have wifi and, similar to a 1 Acorn cottage, the kitchen white goods and washing facilities are basic in their offer. All 2 (and higher) Acorn cottages supply bedding, linen and towels. Examples of a 2 acorn offer include Engine Cottage, Cornwall and High Hallgarth, Cumbria.

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 sized kitchen, or a lower bathroom to guest ratio. The variety of white goods available will be better than a 2 Acorn cottage. Examples of a 3 acorn cottage include the Mustard Pot Cottage, Norfolk and Rose Cottage, Isle of Wight.

4 Acorn: these cottage have more premium furniture, fittings and lighting. Additionally it is likely to have added comfort extras. The ratio of bathrooms to guests will be higher, and the bathrooms would be more likely to have separate and spacious showers as opposed to over bath showers. Examples of a 4 Acorn offer include Portland House, Dorset and Stepper View, Cornwall.

5 Acorn: a luxury accommodation offer with very few limiting factors. It is well-equipped and has spacious facilities throughout the cottage. This is the highest offer available. The furniture is of high standard, and has real comfort for modern living. Examples of a 5 Acorn cottage include The Old Rectory, South Wales and West Gate Lodge, Yorkshire.

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