Skippers 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

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 Skippers 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.  

Availability & book

Preferred changeover day
  • Selected dates
  • Booked
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Features and facilities

  • Cot & high chair not available
  • Microwave available
  • Fridge available
  • Freezer not available
  • Dishwasher not available
  • Washing machine not available
  • Tumble dryer not available
  • Telephone not 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: 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. Some noise may be heard when our Bunkhouse is occupied.

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.

Places nearby


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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 such as Bird How which due to its stunning yet remote location doesn’t have a caretaker through to 5 Acorns at the highest level – such as Shute Barton.

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.

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