A jaw-dropping retreat, created by award-winning architects to showcase the dramatic natural beauty of Cornwall's Camel Estuary.
  • Sleeps: 12
  • Bedrooms: 6
  • Bathrooms: 6.5
  • Minimum stay: 3 nights

Magnificently located on the old industrial landscape of Camel Quarry, on the striking shores of Cornwall’s Camel Estuary, English Garden represents wild, scenic luxury at its finest.

Created from earthy, natural materials by award-winning architects, with a breathtaking garden (designed by Gold Chelsea winner Mary Reynolds, no less), and solar panels for heating, the house sleeps up to 16 guests, and is chock-full of sensory indulgences.

There’s a beautiful cedar hot tub for you to enjoy sunset views from, along with a media room and a gym, with designer accessories, well-chosen art, and streamlined, uncluttered surroundings throughout.

The box-like upper floor is languorously open plan, flanked by floor-to-ceiling windows that showcase that wild and wondrous scenery to jaw-dropping perfection. With irresistibly comfy seating, you’ll feel compelled to breathe out and relax – or curl up with a good book from the well-stocked shelves.

Meanwhile, the kitchen area is so fabulously well-equipped and well-appointed, with a sleek Range and a walk-in fridge, that you’ll be fighting over who gets to prepare the evening meal!

Enjoy the winner’s culinary creations at the large dining table, as you chat and laugh together with more of those sweeping views for company.

On sunny evenings, why not head out to the roof terrace or garden, instead? You’ll find the former equipped with a built-in barbecue, and bench seating for sizzling suppers, while the latter is filled with enchanting nooks and crannies… featuring estuary views, a firepit, and a swinging pumpkin seat to help you gaze at the distant, twinkling lights of Padstow.

Keep reading

At a glance

  • Created by a team of award-winning architects and designers, this is a truly magnificent house that sleeps 12-16 guests, positioned on the scenic shores of Cornwall’s Camel Estuary.
  • The upstairs lounge, kitchen and dining area is flanked by floor-to-ceiling windows that showcase wild, wondrous views. Try tearing yourselves away!
  • The house boasts a dedicated media room and a gym, along with 6 en-suite bedrooms.
  • There is a roof terrace with a built-in barbecue, and a garden with a firepit, seating, and a cedar hot tub that faces the sunset.
  • Walk or cycle the energising Camel Trail, hop on a ferry to the beaches at Rock, or head into nearby Padstow for a celebratory meal.


  • Dog Friendly
  • Family Friendly
  • Hot Tubs
  • Large Groups
  • Seaside Breaks


Architect-designed house, sleeps 12-16 guests.  Open plan lounge, kitchen and dining area: seating, corner sofa, floor-to-ceiling windows, dining table with seating for 12, well-equipped kitchen with Range cooker and walk-in fridge.  Gym, media room, 6 en-suite bedrooms.  Roof terrace with bench seating and built-in barbecue.  Designer garden with cedar hot tub, swinging pumpkin chair, firepit.

Local Activities

Walking, cycling, swimming, watersports, beaches, ferry trips, restaurants

More information

When it’s time to turn in, there are six downy bedrooms to choose from, each one boasting its own deluxe en-suite.

After a sound night’s sleep and a hearty, home-cooked breakfast, it’s time to plan the day ahead. You’re on the edge of the scenic, 18-mile Camel Trail, so a brisk walk or cycle is surely a must to begin with.

You could also hop on the Black Tor Ferry over to Rock, and spend a day stretched out on the sandy beach, or head into Padstow for a meal. You’ll find plenty of amazing eateries to choose from, such as Rick Stein’s famed seafood restaurant, which is perfect for celebrations!

However you end up spending your holiday time, the highlight of each day is sure to be coming together at English Garden again by evening, swapping animated stories against awe-inspiring, utterly unforgettable surroundings… both inside and out.

Things to note

Check in from 5pm – 11pm, check out by 10am. Well-behaved dogs are welcome by prior arrangement only. You will be welcomed by the housekeeper, who will show you around and clean/maintain the property daily throughout your stay.

Where you'll be staying

Padstow, Cornwall

You might also like

Appears in these collections