Padstow: Return to The Sailmakers

People who know me in real life, and even regular readers, will know we are huge fans of Padstow. We are obsessed with it. It’s a home from home which we have visited every single year since my eldest was born in 2001. We love the familiarity of it. It never gets tired or boring for us.
We first stayed at The Sailmakers in Padstow two years ago. We loved it, so we returned the following year and are just back home from another week there.
We always used to stay on a farm at a village about three miles outside Padstow. It was nice, but we got fed up of constantly driving into Padstow and paying a small fortune to park, plus the accommodation was getting rather dated. So we were very excited when we found The Sailmakers right in the centre of Padstow, and it hasn’t disappointed at all.
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When we last stayed at The Sailmakers we were living in a cramped three bedroom bungalow. The holiday house seemed huge in comparison and so much better than our own home. We wondered whether it would still seem as big now we are living in a much bigger house. Well, I’m pleased to say that it does!
You enter The Sailmakers through an integral garage – a bit like the bat cave. Getting in and out is not for the faint-hearted – there’s no way I could manage it, but if you’re planning to stick mainly around Padstow you can pretty much leave your car there for the week. No expensive car parks for you!
Behind the garage on the ground floor, but it feels like the basement, is a twin room perfect for bigger kids. My boy love staying down here, cut off from the rest of the family, where they can get up to mischief and make lots of noise. Every bedroom has its own bathroom, but this is the only one that has a shower, so there’s lots of wandering up and down two flights of stairs wrapped in a towel!
The main living accommodation is on the first floor – an open plan lounge, dining area and big kitchen. There is loads of space and it’s lovely and light with a big window across most of the width of the room. There’s also a dishwasher, which is essential for me, because how can a holiday be a holiday if you have to wash up?
There’s not much I miss from our cramped three bedroom bungalow, but I do miss my old bedroom. We went from a lovely big, spacious attic room to a small room with just enough space for a bed, some drawers and some wardrobes that didn’t even belong to us. So going back to The Sailmakers and a spacious bedroom was fantastic. The main bedroom is really big and has a super kingsize bed. It’s beautifully decorated and has definitely had a lick of paint since we were last here. The whole house is immaculately clean and fresh looking – none of the tiredness of the farm we used to stay on.
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Also on the second floor is another spacious twin room, which even has a sofa bed, meaning the house sleeps 6-7 people.
The only downside of the house is that it has no WiFi! I think it’s definitely time it moved into the 21st century and got connected. The farm we used to stay at had WiFi years ago!
It’s not cheap, but it’s a beautiful house in a fantastic location and we will definitely be back next year. You can book through
Cornish Horizons, but don’t book yet – we need to get in there first!
I have received no payment for this post. I just wanted to share what a brilliant holiday house The Sailmakers is.

 

 

Author: Sarah Mummy

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  1. Padstow looks and sounds fab! I can see why you guys love it so much 🙂 Great that ou got your fave accommodation again too, makes all the difference to a holiday. I’m desperate to get to that part of the the country, but it’s so tricky without a car…one day!! #magicmoments

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    • It certainly wouldn’t be easy without a car! Definitely worth a visit though when you can make it there.

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  2. Padstow looks like a lovely place and this looks like a lovely place to stay as well!
    Have a great week!
    Tammy x

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    • Thanks very much, it really is a fantastic place 🙂

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  3. You can never have enough bathrooms is my thought process! Sounds like a fab place!

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    • It’s great having so many bathrooms! It’s particularly good if you go away with another family or the grandparents.

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  4. It sounds really nice and the photos of it look good too. If it had wifi I reckon it would be a perspective little place (mind you I guess some would love to just get away from wifi for a while…maybe :)). Padstow looks beautiful. I need to go to that part of the world one day.

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    • It’s well worth a visit! I think I coped better without the Wifi than I thought I would, but sadly hubby needs it for work and can’t be without it. He kept wandering off to places where he knew he could find it!

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  5. It does look like a lovely place to stay. I agree I consider wifi to be an essential now, unless I am going to stay in the back of beyond to really get away from it all. For our holiday cottage this year there were just two essentials: near the sea and has wifi.

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    • I really hope they do get Wifi before next year. It seems really strange not to have it in this day and age. My husband really needs it for work, which sadly there is no getting away from!

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  6. Have been to Padstow a few times and can confirm that it’s an awesome place to go for a holiday. The Sailmakers looks like a fabulous place to stay, thanks for the tip-off.

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    • Thanks, Izzie, it is all amazing there! 🙂

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    • Thanks very much, it certainly is!

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  7. Good to see you had a brilliant holiday, was lovely to see you here for the day too! Popping in from Magic Moments.

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    • It was lovely to visit, thanks very much! 🙂

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    • It certainly is! Thanks very much 🙂

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  8. We’re heading down to Cornwall in 2 weeks for our summer visit home and I can’t wait. Padstow looks as lovely as ever! #magicmoments

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    • Enjoy! Hope you have a fantastic time 🙂

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  9. Cornwall is so beautiful, we love Looe and Polperro, but Padstow looks amazing too.x

    #MagicMoments

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  10. We love Cornwall and try to visit often as we have family there. I’ve not been to Padstow though, it looks lovely. Thanks for sharing – I can see why you all keep going back. x

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    • It’s definitely well worth a visit! Thanks. x

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  11. Sounds perfect! We are big fans of self catering apartments and have found some lovely ones over the years. Makes for a much more relaxed holiday with kids! I’ve never been to Padstow, but you do make me want to visit 🙂 #MagicMoments

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    • It’s well worth a visit if you ever get the chance. We’re huge fans of self-catering – they’re a bit more work than hotels, but it’s nice to have the independence (and you would never find me camping!).

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  12. Hello there, how lovely, and what a fab place to stay! We love Padstow too, and are looking forward to taking our little man there at some point as well. Really enjoyed your post! xxx #magicmoments

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    • Thanks very much! Padstow is such a beautiful place, I’m sure your little man will love it!

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  13. awww honey this is a beautiful place, the details make it all the more so! x

    Thanks for linking up with #MagicMoments (sorry i am late to pop over)

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