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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Padstow, Cornwall, England

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Kira8582
Huddersfield, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
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“Excellent base from which to enjoy the area”
Reviewed September 14, 2015 for a stay in September 2015
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Just returned from a wonderful break in Padstow, staying in the upstairs apartment at the Old Police House (Apt 1).
The accommodation was very well presented, clean, and made a comfortable home away from home. The property description was very modest and we were very pleasantly surprised when we arrived.
We didn't cook at all whilst we were there as there are so many lovely places to eat, but if we'd needed to prepare a meal we'd have been more than able in the "compact" but well equipped kitchen. The lounge was comfortable and a good size, as were the 2 bedrooms, with plenty of space to hang clothes etc.
The apartment is located close to everything that Padstow has to offer, being only a street or two away from the harbour, Rick Steins and all the shops, we were even able to get fresh warm pastries for breakfast from Chough's Bakery every day! It's also only walking distance to the camel trail for cycling, and the coastal paths and beaches. However, it was also extremely peaceful and a quiet place to stay. (I'm a notoriously light sleeper, but slept well).
The last thing to mention is that the owner, Sally, is possibly the most accommodating and welcoming "host" of anywhere we've stayed. Although we never met Sally and she was never intrusive, she made sure we had everything we needed and was easily contactable should there be anything wrong. We had no trouble at all, but really appreciated her flexibility in allowing us to add another night's stay on when our onward plans changed at short notice. It's very apparent that Sally and her family genuinely love the place and wish all their guests the best possible holiday.
We would happily stay at the Old Police House again and wouldn't hesitate to recommend to friends or family.

Date of stay: September 2015
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Management Response
Sep 15, 2015
Thank you SO much for giving us such a lovely, touching review! I always try to make sure our guests have a trouble free stay and you were really helpful when I needed a bit of maintenance done during your holiday. Much appreciated. I am very pleased to hear how much you enjoyed gorgeous Padstow, too. As you kindly say, the house is special to our family and we are very lucky. I hope you will manage to come back one day. Thank again. Sally x
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Billie W
Ilminster, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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“Simply Perfect”
Reviewed July 16, 2015 for a stay in July 2015

We have stayed before, and can't wait to go again. The apartment is delightful, clean, welcoming, Superbly well equipped. It's so close to the harbour yet peaceful. I have told all my friends and colleagues about it. I wouldn't stay any where else in Cornwall. Thank you Sally. X

Date of stay: July 2015
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Liked best: Everything
Liked least: Having to leave.
Traveling group: Teenagers
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Management Response
Jul 17, 2015
Thank you very much for such a wonderful review, and also for booking both our apartments for your family. Hoping to welcome you back soon! Sally x
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walterjt3...
Rochdale, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
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“Fantastic Vacation”
Reviewed April 27, 2015 for a stay in April 2015

Excellent location in the heart of Padstow Old Town, 1 minute from the shops, 2 minutes from the harbour. Central location yet quiet.

The 2 bed upstairs apartment was very clean and well presented. Bathroom a little dated and kitchen very small. Full sized Fridge on landing as no room in kitchen. However, you always appreciate a full sized fridge.

Padstow has plenty of food outlets; Pucelli's Restaurant a must. Non are cheep but you don't have to paly the earth every day. Pub food and hospitality fantastic. You must visit the Golden Lion.

Great walks and fantastic beaches ideal for dog owner or just dog lovers.

Recommend Padstow to everyone.

Date of stay: April 2015
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Liked best: Location and carparking on site
Liked least: Bathroom needs upgrade. Kitchen a little small
Traveling group: Extended Family
Your age range 50-64
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Management Response
Apr 28, 2015
Thanks so much for your review and I am really pleased you enjoyed your stay and thank you for your pointers for the future improvements we are planning to make as soon as we can.
Although the house has been in the family for very many years, it was in quite a poor state when my sister and I took it on two years ago. Since then we have been striving to improve the property as and when we can and did loads last year. We hope to do more this winter and appreciate you honest comments here as it gives us guidance as to which areas to address next. Sadly, we cannot find a way to extend the kitchen without a full loft conversion, which is just a dream at the moment! Hopefully, one day...
I aim to be realistic with our pricing as we do realise we are not 5 star Padstow, but we make it as clean, well furnished and comfortable as possible and, as you say, we probably have the best position in the town!
We hope you will return one day and see more improvements each time.
Thank you again for staying with us.
Sally
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Billy2331
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Cute and Cosy”
Reviewed February 23, 2015 for a stay in February 2015

Great location for the shops, harbour and beach. Nice and clean and well furnished with everything needed for a great break. Very good communication from owners. Parked car up and did not need to use again until leaving. Can walk to beach, harbour, shops, cafe's pubs and even Tesco. Found a nice little farm shop about a twenty minute walk away. Must try chicken pasties from Choughs, fish and chips from Chips Ahoy and all pubs are lovely with good food. Brilliant time in a little retreat with family and will be coming back. Thankyou.

Date of stay: February 2015
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Liked best: Location
Liked least: Nothing
Traveling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Feb 27, 2015
Thank you SO much for writing such a positive review. If our guests are happy, then we are happy! We have carried out some major improvements to the property this winter and it is lovely to get such nice feedback. We look forward to welcoming you all again when you are next in Padstow. Sally
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Louisa A
Abondance, France
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
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“Great New Year at the Old Police House!”
Reviewed January 6, 2015 for a stay in December 2014

My husband and I (with our dog!) stayed in apartment 1 and our close friends (with their dog) stayed in apartment 2 for new year 2014/2015 and what a fab time we all had! A fantastic location-literally a minutes walk to the harbour and all its activity! Considering Sally welcomes dogs Into both apartments, they are so clean and tidy and we couldn't ask for anything else...I read a couple of comments about the kitchen in apartment 1 being 'compact' but we thought it was cute, and very cleverly equipped...anyway, who spends time cooking everyday whilst on holiday In padstow??? The parking spaces are a god-send too...parking is at such a premium in the town so this is a great asset....and particularly for us, we were able to carry our bags in through the side gate/enclosed courtyard to the car park..and the doggies were able to have a secure 'sniff about' late at night/early in the morning...thankyou Sally for a terrific time and for being so easily contactable (not that we needed to-everything was as it was supposed to be) Louisa and David xx

Date of stay: December 2014
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Staceyell...
2 reviews
“Excellent Location- Lovely & Cozy Cottage”
Reviewed December 23, 2014 for a stay in December 2014

Me and my partner have just returned from a long weekend in padstow with our small dog.
The Old Police House was the perfect location for a nice easy weekend with the dog, the house is a few minutes walk from the town which is perfect when popping back and forth with Christmas gifts!

The house is warm and cozy and is more than big enough for the two of us and the dog.

We had such a great time and would definately visit again, however if it's just us two again we may book the downstairs apartment so we can let the dog out easily in the morning.

However it really wasn't a problem and the roads were so clear and quiet it wasn't hard to pop out in the morning and let him have a wander

Date of stay: December 2014
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Management Response
Dec 25, 2014
Thank you very much for taking the time to post such a lovely review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay.
Padstow is so beautiful in December.
Sally x
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Tracey T
Thatcham, United Kingdom
1 review
“Comfortable flat for a good value short break”
Reviewed November 2, 2014 for a stay in October 2014

Stayed here for 4 nights with 2 teenage children. The flat is comfortable and warm with good sized lounge and bedrooms. Kitchen is tiny as described but adequate for our needs (we ate out each evening). Well appointed. Great location being a very short stroll from the town. Resorted to parking in the pay and display, the car park by the flat has restricted space and getting in and of of the space proved almost impossible with cars parked each side and opposite, might be worth considering if you have a larger car. Overall good value and great to be able to book by the night for a short break. Would return.

Date of stay: October 2014
Traveling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Nov 7, 2014
Thanks so much for your review and I am pleased you enjoyed your stay. I am so sorry to read that the parking was difficult. Sadly for us, three new properties were built when the doctor's surgery was demolished and they rearranged the car park to fit maximum spaces in. When the car park is completely full (which is fairly rare) and there are lots of very large cars in there, it can be tight - although our two are the easiest to get in and out of, thank goodness.
We do say in the description that we are happy to refund if a guest has a large vehicle and needs to park elsewhere, so I will be in touch directly and offer this. The pay and display has a pathway which comes out really near the house, so is a good alternative. I do plan to re- line our two spaces this winter and hope this will help!
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