Our Location

Quay House Creekside Apartments are a converted grain barn situated on the banks of a wooded tidal creek at Little Petherick, just 2 miles from Padstow. The public footpath ‘The Saints Way’ runs past us and takes about 35-40 mins to walk into Padstow, joining the Camel Trail at the Iron Bridge. Alternatively you can drive to Padstow in just 5-7 mins. This quintessential and popular Cornish town has an international reputation for fine food and is a wonderful place to visit.

The coastline near us is varied with picturesque coves, windswept dunes and family friendly beaches. We have 7 beaches all within 15 minutes drive of Quay House. Historic houses, interesting fishing villages and great restaurants, all in easy reach. If you fancy leaving the car at home, just a minutes saunter down the lane from Quay House is a lovely bistro. The Old Mill House serves up a delicious evening menu, Sunday lunch and afternoon cream tea.

Transport links

The buses run every hour between Bodmin-Wadebridge-Padstow stopping at Little Petherick.

The nearest train station is Bodmin Parkway. Nearest airport Newquay.

Places to visit

We are ideally placed to explore North Cornwall and beyond, here are some places we recommend:

The Camel Trail, a beautiful way to enjoy the Cornish countryside, was once a disused railway line, now you can cycle or walk between Wenfordbridge, Bodmin, Wadebridge and Padstow with bike hire in Wadebridge or Padstow.

Port Isaac is a beautiful fishing village and the location for the television series Doc Martin, as well as being home to the famous singing group Fisherman’s Friends.

The Eden Project is about a 35 minutes drive from Quay House. The largest greenhouse in the world, full of exotic plants and a great rainy day attraction. Plus you can also find thrilling zip wires and an ice skating rink in winter with music concerts in the summer.

When it comes to Food we are spoilt for choice. World renowned chef Rick Stein has restaurants near by (The Seafood Restaurant, St Petroc’s Bistro, Rick Stein’s Cafe, Stein’s Fish & Chips, The Cornish Arms to name a few!) In Padstow we also have Prawn on the Lawn, Paul Ainsworth’s No. 6 restaurant and plenty others to choose from. Catch the ferry across to Rock and sample the culinary delights there too. Closer to home we have the Pickwick Inn and The Journeyman, which serves Indian and Thai food.

Trevisker is a boutique garden centre on the outskirts of Padstow serving great food and full of lovely independent businesses to peruse.

If you are feeling active you can learn to surf at Harlyn Bay. The Extreme Academy Sports are based at Watergate Bay and offer a range of activities.

Lanhydrock House and Gardens are an absolute must for young and old alike. In springtime the rhodo’s, azaleas and camellias are superb, in summer a gentle stroll around the house and extensive gardens with a picnic is what we suggest. Also near by are the family owned Prideaux Place in Padstow and Pencarrow House and Gardens at Washaway. Trerice near Newquay is another National Trust house, a real Tudor gem. We also recommend The Lost Gardens of Heligan, there’s just so much to explore!

When it comes to Beaches, there is something for everyone. Our nearest is Trevone Bay, soft and sandy with a Blue Flag Award. Next is Harlyn, great for surfers and one of the best for families. Constantine is popular for swimming, our favourite for sunsets. Treyarnon Bay has good easy access with rock pools to explore, Porthcothan’s nicely sheltered and dog friendly all year round.

Trevose Head has a beautiful lighthouse and a great place to storm watch across Booby’s Bay. Watergate Bay is famous for surfing and we have to mention Bedruthan Steps – simply breathtaking!

Head to the Padstow Tourist Information Centre for more information about our surrounding area.

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