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Grandpa Dickson's

(Ref. 976316)

Little Petherick, Cornwall Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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55 Customer Reviews

  • "Grandpa Dicksons is a really lovely home from home to stay while exploring Cornwall, our dog had a great time enjoying all the walks and beaches nearby."

    The property was roomy, light and airy, beds are comfortable and the kitchen was well stocked with everything you would need. A few small gifts of doggy treats, tea bags, bottle of alcohol free drink, biscuits, on arrival was extremely thoughtful. We will be using your site again in the future for a large family holiday in 2025.

    Reviewed by Susan3.4Sep 2023

  • "Loved the homely feel very comfortable and well furnished, loads of outdoor space for our 2 dogs and parking."

    Location was very quiet and we enjoyed the surroundings and local beaches. Hosts were very helpful and on hand if anything required for our stay.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Sep 2023

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at Grandpa Dicksons."

    The house is lovely and Andy and Faye are great hosts. They thought of everything including a lovely welcome package, they even did something for our dogs which was a great touch. Great location for exploring Northern Cornwall. We will definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by David4.7Jul 2023

  • "Amazing location such a peaceful and relaxing place to stay."

    Home from home. Hosts could not be more helpful.

    Reviewed by Nick5.0Jun 2023

  • "Another fantastic stay at Grandpa Dicksons."

    The cottage is very well equipped, clean, bright and airy. The owners have thought of everything to make it a comfortable stay. It is tucked away on a quiet road but a great base for exploring the area with its walks along the SW coastal path, amazing dog friendly beaches and quaint towns and villages. Looking forward to coming back next year!

    Reviewed by Joanna5.0Jun 2023

  • "Disappointing not being able to walk along the creek into Padstow as expected."

    Reviewed by Muriel4.7Jun 2023

  • "A perfect retreat, in a tranquil setting."

    Grandpa Dickson's had everything we needed, and more. Very clean throughout, and the outside decking was an added bonus, bringing us closer to nature. We saw so much wildlife during our stay and loved the sound of the stream at the bottom of the garden. A mini-paradise.

    Reviewed by Katy5.0May 2023

  • "First class property with every possible comfort and amenity you could wish for."

    Would not stay anywhere else when visiting North Cornwall. Looking forward to returning in September and have rebooked for next year.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0May 2023

  • "This was our second stay at Grandpa Dixons."

    We love the cottage and found it very comfortable and has everything you need to make it an enjoyable stay. It is in a quiet no through road with beautiful views over the fields. The welcome pack very much appreciated. The area is minutes away from our favourite beaches with stunning coastal walks. ☺

    Reviewed by Julie4.7Apr 2023

  • "Wonderful property with a lovely homely feel."

    Peaceful and beautifully kept. Would definitely book again

    Reviewed by Jackie5.0Apr 2023

  • "Lovely lodge , good location to access nearby beaches, walks and Padstow."

    Peaceful surroundings and well maintained safe garden for our grandsons . We loved the outside balcony overlooking the garden and stream leading from the lounge area. We also appreciated the welcome pack and the call from the owner to make sure everything was ok. We had everything we needed for a lovely family holiday, thankyou.

    Reviewed by David4.1Apr 2023

  • "What a charming house."

    Easy to find and in very peaceful private road overlooking fields. We thoroughly enjoyed our week in March. The house is in an ideal location for sightseeing or just chilling looking at the wonderful birds that come to the bird feeder every day. Very well cleaned and everything you could want inside. Thank you again.

    Reviewed by Annette5.0Mar 2023

  • "Grandpa Dickson’s is a real gem."

    Warm, welcoming and very comfortable, it is located in a quiet cul-de-sac and you can hear the relaxing sound of the trickling brook at the bottom of the garden. Within easy reach of beaches and excellent restaurants, the house was very clean and well equipped and the owners were kind enough to ensure we had everything we needed during our stay. Would highly recommend and definitely intend to return again.

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Mar 2023

  • "We have just returned from a lovely week spent at Grandpa Dicksons."

    On paper, the cottage suited our needs perfectly and was the same in reality! It is cosy, comfortable, dog friendly and well equipped. We enjoyed the pretty walk into Padstow and the stunning scenery along the coast. Grandpa Dicksons was the perfect place to return to after a days walking. Communication from Sykes Cottages was great but the welcome texts from the owners, Andy & Faye, was a lovely personal touch. We highly recommend Grandpa Dicksons & would love to stay there again!

    Reviewed by Tracy5.0Sep 2022

  • "Perfect no complants"

    Reviewed by Malcolm5.0Aug 2022

  • "Excellent place to stay in a relaxing environment."

    Close to Padstow and Watergate Bay.

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Jul 2022

  • "A superbly equipped cottage in an excellent position."

    Andy and Faye the owners were wonderful, easy to contact and nothing to small for them. Can’t recommend enough!!!!

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Jul 2022

  • "A lovely holiday home set on a private residential road, making the stay very quiet and the garden was very tranquil and private!"

    Inside was clean and very well equipped, along with a small welcome tray for our arrival! The owners were in touch throughout our stay, offering their knowledge of the area when we needed it! We had a fantastic stay!

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Jun 2022

  • "Perfect holiday stay everything we hoped for and more worth the 10 hours journey ..."

    Perfect holiday stay everything we hoped for and more worth the 10 hours journey to get there first class communication from the owners such a tranquil location yet so close to Padstow and many other beautiful places

    Reviewed by Steph5.0Jun 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay a this lovely peaceful place."

    The hosts were excellent. I would definitely recommend Grandpa Dicksons. Such a great location.

    Reviewed by Janene5.0Jun 2022

  • "Just spent an amazing week at Grandpa Dickson’s."

    A beautiful cottage with everything you could want for a comfortable and relaxing holiday. The cottage was immaculately clean with a dishwasher, washing machine, fridge and separate freezer. The owners contacted us before our stay to give us their phone number so that we could contact them if there was anything else we needed. We are going to book to go back again next year. The best cottage we have stayed in !!

    Reviewed by Joanna5.0May 2022

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at Grandpa Dicksons cottage, the whole cottage was exactly how it was pictured and very clean!"

    We loved watching the birds at the feeders daily and also the cows in the behined field :-) We will book again

    Reviewed by Samantha5.0May 2022

  • "Another wonderful stay at our home from home “ Grandpa Dicksons “."

    This really is a lovely escape from normality and we recharged our batteries. The peace and tranquility at this lovely little haven is just what we needed and enjoyed another wonderful two weeks here. Andy and Faye really do go the extra mile and we have arrived back in Wales counting down until we return in October.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Apr 2022

  • "Grandpa Dixon's was the perfect place for our family to stay."

    The cottage was tastefully decorated with a lot of thought put into making it a holiday retreat where we felt at home straight away. The views over the fields at the back were amazing. It was very peaceful but just minutes away by car into Padstow. There are some gorgeous beaches and coastal walks nearby. We've booked again for next year and look forward to returning. Thank you Andy and Faye for everything.

    Reviewed by Julie4.7Apr 2022

  • "Fantastic property, clean modern convenience it met all or needs, the owners were great kept in touch both before and during our stay, very friendly and helpful."

    The location is just down the road from Padsow and perfectly positioned to explore east and north Cornwall. We will definitely recommend to our friends. Hope to visit again In the near future.

    Reviewed by Anonymous5.0Apr 2022

  • "The communication from the owners was exemplary."

    The owners clearly love Grandpa Dicksons, the decor, colours and artistic touches compliment this glorious part of the world. Highly recommend this stay, it’s simply lovely.

    Reviewed by Charles5.0Feb 2022

  • "What a wonderful place Grandpa Dicksons is!"

    From the moment we pulled into the driveway and saw the spacious, beautiful and fully enclosed gardens we knew we were in for a lovely relaxing week with our 2 dogs. The location was perfect, so peaceful and felt away from it all, yet only down the road from Padstows bustling harbour with all its pubs, restaurants and shops! Once inside, Grandpa Dicksons was immediately warm and welcoming, it was spotlessly clean, beautifully presented and during our stay we were exceptionally comfortable and cosy, everything was of good quality and a high standard... Andy and Faye have thought of just about everything, right down to supplying bird seed to keep the feeders topped up, so that you can enjoy the many feathered guests who visit the garden...Oh, and the squirrel who taps on the lounge door when they are empty

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Nov 2021

  • "Very comfortable house."

    Excellent communication with the owner who was extremely helpful during our stay. He made us feel very welcome.

    Reviewed by Malcolm5.0Oct 2021

  • "Beautiful peaceful location - but each access to Padstow, costal walks and beaches."

    Stylish interior design of chalet holiday home. Comfortable facilities. Good customer caring interaction with Andy (owner) before, during & after.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Sep 2021

  • "Fabulous stay at Grandpa Dicksons very clean and spacious with everything you need for a holiday stay."

    Master bed was comfortable which is so important. Owners were so friendly and welcoming even called the day before to welcome us. Excellent quiet location easy reach of Padstow without the crowds loved our stay and looking to rebook. Thank you Andy and Faye

    Reviewed by Nikki5.0Aug 2021

  • "Superb place to stay in a beautiful little village with in walking distance of Padstow."

    We were even more delighted with Grandpa Dicksons on arrival as it even exceeded the photographs. It had a real Cornwall vibe and instantly made us feel relaxed. Andy and Faye are so polite and helpful. Lovely spacious and clean property. We will be sure to stay again.

    Reviewed by Tom5.0Apr 2021

  • "Steps into the property difficult for elderly, especially when taking in and removing luggage."

    Good location for exploring Cornwall.

    Reviewed by June4.7Sep 2020

  • "Had a wonderful holiday, Grandpa Dixon’s is well appointed, well equipped, and our home from home."

    Quiet and peaceful this is by far and above one of the best places we have stayed and we have stayed in many and they have all been great. We have had a wonderful week and headed home with our batteries recharged safe in the knowledge that we have another holiday to look forward to when we come back to Grandpa Dixon’s in the not too distant future. I should add that thanks to Annie the cottage is scrupulously clean and so welcoming.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Sep 2020

  • "We really enjoyed our stay."

    The owners were helpful and accommodating. We would recommend the property to friends and will use Sykes again.

    Reviewed by Matthew3.8Aug 2020

  • "The cottage is good, but would be significantly improved by better quality mattresses and bed linen that is washed and then dried immediately, the duvet covers and pillow cases smelt damp."

    I have been advised that the owners like spiders, We would prefer that bedrooms were free from cobwebs and spiders on arrival. The main living area and kitchen was very comfortable and well equipped.

    Reviewed by Marguerite3.8Aug 2020

  • "Overall property was excellent for where it was, for outlook, facilities and comfort."

    Was let down on two main areas: a) hot water supply to main bathroom was poor, e.g. impossible to have one shower directly after another or shower after having had bath. Consequence was that small electric shower room had to be used by us all - something we wanted avoid having come together from 2 households in a family bubble (COVID-19). Had also anticipated super clean accommodation partic because of Covid - however property had clearly not had a deep clean for a long time, ingrained dirt obvious. Having said that, kitchen/bathroom facilities were satisfactorily clean, bed linen/towels were clean. Suppose just expected better with Covid, but no special efforts obvious. Owner courteously rang us on arrival to say hello and there was welcome milk, biccies for us.

    Thank you for staying with us at Grandpa Dickson’s. It was lovely to chat with your party on the phone that first evening and to hear your enthusiasm and appreciation of Grandpa Dickson’s. It was kind of you to say that you can tell when something is prepared to the highest quality. We are so sorry to hear that you subsequently had difficulty with the water. We can only think that perhaps you didn’t use the “boost” function? (This is labelled beside the bathroom). Grandpa Dickson’s is an eco-friendly house that heats water using the Economy7 system during the night. This usually provides enough water for a day however the system is easily boosted to heat further using the button by the second bathroom. We have checked with subsequent guests who say all has worked well. To supplement the signs, we will ensure we also explicitly mention this boost facility to all future guests. Thank you for asking about cleaning. We are spending hours extra each week to deep clean the cottage. In all areas of hygiene, we are going beyond the recommendations. For example, each week, all of the cushions, pillows, throws and duvets (not just the covers!) are rotated out of the cottage and new ones brought in. With these steps and many others, you can be sure that the cottage was thoroughly and hygienically prepared for you. We hope that this response is reassuring. You are always warmly welcomed at Grandpa Dickson’s. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Elaine4.1Jul 2020

  • "Great location, Cottage was very well equipped."

    Garden secure which was great as we had our two dogs for company. Nice touches included shortbread and milk in the fridge. Cosy cottage, some minor issues need attending to however as it is at the end of the season we'd expect would be picked up in time. Would definitely return.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Nov 2019

  • "Wonderful accommodation, perfect location, would highly recommend a stay at Grandpa Dicksons!"

    Reviewed by Jo5.0Jul 2019

  • "Comfy, everything you need, plenty of local information, beautiful artwork and attention to detail in the rooms"

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Jul 2019

  • "Beautiful holiday home ,had everything you could wish for ."

    Nice touch with the milk ,biscuits and dog treats.lovely relaxing home .would definitely stay here again.even the dogs loved it .thank you for a lovely holiday.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Jun 2019

  • "Bedding was a problem for us as the majority of pillows and quilts were feather and 3 out of 4 of us are allergic to feathers."

    Even the spare ones in the wardrobes were feather. The only shower was in the tiny bathroom with hardly any room to dry yourself, the large bathroom only had a bath which we didn’t use. The use of the landline telephone (with honesty box) was so useful as the mobile signal was hit and miss.Very peaceful and relaxing property with loads of extra touches. A very enjoyable weeks holiday.

    Reviewed by Jill4.4Jun 2019

  • "A lovely holiday lodge which is set in beautiful surroundings."

    Very spacious and comfortable, it is the ideal location for exploring the beautiful North Cornwall coastline.

    Reviewed by Christine4.1May 2019

  • "Grandpa Dicksons is a lovely property to holiday in and to use as a base."

    The location is perfect if you enjoy the area around Padstow and beyond. Coastal path users will enjoy its location and appreciate the comfort of the property upon returning. Its very well appointed and has a lovely airy feel about it. Only downside was the outdoor furniture, could do with updating. Apart from that its a fantastic base for a break in North Cornwall.

    Reviewed by Rob4.7May 2019

  • "Lovely peaceful place to stay."

    High standard furnishings and comfortable beds. Sunny veranda and huge number of birds to spot. Close to our favourite beach sat nav willing. Will return as soon as possible.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0May 2019

  • "This is a lovely place perfectly positioned for padstow although if you want to walk into town be prepared for a hike!"

    we were hoping to walk in regularly with a toddler but that is definitely a no go. Although the lodge is on a street with a few other properties it is still really private. A bbq would be a good addition and an outdoor table that you could eat a meal on as the veranda is lovely but the outdoor seating is getting a little weathered and only suitable for drinks. Would definitely return. Nice little welcome treats too.

    Reviewed by Tracey4.1Apr 2019

  • "Lovely cottage with a relaxed feel to it in a wonderful location for exploring this part of Cornwall."

    It was lovely to receive a phone call on our first evening from the owners to check that everything was OK - nice touch. Tea/coffee/milk/biscuits on arrival was great and needed after the long drive. I would definitely recommend this cottage to anyone and we certainly hope to return in the future.

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Apr 2019

  • "Beautiful and well equipped"

    Reviewed by Lynn5.0Mar 2019

  • "It was a lovely cottage which was very comfortable to come back to after days of exploring."

    The little things really made a difference like milk already in the fridge for us for when we arrived and some lovely biscuits on the side to welcome us :) blankets on hand for those cosy nights snuggling in on the sofa. Even having a washing machine there was a god send ! Very happy with our stay thank you :)

    Reviewed by Ayley5.0Jan 2019

  • "First time using Sykes so I don’t know if the standard is the same for all cottages but Grandpa Dickson was seriously well equipped."

    Didn’t have to use any of the things I’d taken ‘just in case’

    Reviewed by Carolyn4.7Oct 2018

  • "Really nice location which was great for getting to all attractions."

    Place was well equipped and had everything we needed. Our one complaint was that it was not the cleanest in places, there was collections of dust under the beds and dining tables which wasn't great considering the rental charge

    Reviewed by Chris4.1Sep 2018

  • "The property is fantastic, however in the write up it states’’ hop,skip and a jump from the saints way, camel trail etc’’ what it doesn’t mention is that you need to navigate a very busy, narrow road with no pavement to reach it?"

    I wouldn’t advise walking down there with dogs or children and feel this should be highlighted in the details. Also some general maintenance on the decking is required as some of the wood is rotting particularly near the gate. *************************************************************************************************************** Owner response : I have been in touch with Sykes and I have amended the description of our property due to your feedback. I am glad you thought the property was fantastic.

    Reviewed by Dana4.7Jun 2018

  • "Lovely holiday home in a really nice spot."

    Will be booming again next year

    Reviewed by James5.0Jun 2018

  • "Grandpa Dickson's 976316 was an excellent base for our 1 week holiday in Cornwall, Little Petherick is a lovely little village and is only a short distance to Padstow Harbour."

    The accommodation was excellent and very comfortable, with lovely rural views to the rear from a large decking area with seating, ideal for that relaxing drink in the evening. The whole family thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would absolutely recommend Grandpa Dickson's for your Holiday Stay. Terry Harris

    Reviewed by Terry5.0May 2018

  • "Perfect holiday chalet,tastefully decorated and in a central position accessible to local bays and Padstow and Wadebridge."

    Would have no hesitation in recommending it as a holiday chalet.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0May 2018

  • "The cottage is decorated to a high standard loads of space and brilliant location to explore Cornwall."

    Reviewed by Terry5.0May 2018

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  • Three bedrooms: a king size double with footboard, a further double and a twin
  • Family bathroom with bath, hand-held shower, basin and WC and a shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, sitting area and dining area
  • Large hallway.
  • Night storage heating
  • Microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Blu-ray, DVD, WiFi, Phone, Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Full Fibre Broadband
  • 400 Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available on request
  • Off road parking for three cars
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome, not permitted on the furniture
  • Sorry no smoking.

The property

This smart, well insulated detached, timber clad cottage sits beside a little stream in the pretty hamlet of Little Petherick, deep in the wooded valley of Petherick Creek 2 miles from Padstow.

Light bright and airy with oak flooring throughout, this beautiful, modern holiday home provides elegant and stylish accommodation for families visiting this delightful part of Cornwall.

On the ground floor, a large hall handy for coats and boots leads through to sunny, open living area with well-equipped kitchen, dining area and sitting area with patio doors leading to a sheltered balcony – perfect for evening sundowners.

Three smart bedrooms, a double with a door to the balcony, another double and a twin plus a family bathroom and shower room complete the smart, elegant accommodation.

Little Petherick, with gardens to the front, side and back, enjoys tranquil meadow views from the large, enclosed, private balcony at the back with a little fenced stream trickling past its back boundary.

It’s just a short distance to a lovely creek-side path leading to the lively harbour town of Padstow, with its wide array of shops, pubs and elegant restaurants.

This pathway also links to the famous Camel Trail.

A quiet, convenient, cosy all-year-round home in a lovely part of north Cornwall.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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About the location


Padstow 2.5 miles; Wadebridge 4.5 miles.

Set in a wooded valley at the head of a tidal creek running up from the Camel Estuary, this tiny hamlet of Cornish stone houses exudes peace and tranquillity. The beautiful countryside around Little Petherick is criss-crossed with a network of local footpaths, amazing gardens and stately homes to explore, and the Saint’s Way Trail passes through the hamlet offering an off-road walk into Padstow. Padstow is a charming working fishing port with colourful harbour surrounded by glorious sandy beaches is at the head of the Camel River. Watching the everyday ebb and flow of harbour life is a perfect way to spend a day. This foodie destination with popular eateries from Rick Stein and Paul Ainsworth is the start and end point for the Camel Cycle Trail and a good base for watersports. Nearby, Wadebridge is a bustling market town perfectly placed alongside the ebb and flow of the River Camel. The town hosts an array of excellent shops, pubs and restaurants and is home to North Cornwall's only family-owned cinema. The excellent surfing beaches of Harlyn and Constantine are ideal for safe family fun, and Constatine Bay is also home to a golf course, just a few miles away, while a passenger ferry across the river from Padstow to Rock takes you to the beach at Daymer Bay. Just around the corner toward Pentire Head is the surfing paradise at Polzeath, and when the beach no longer calls, there’s a golf course nearby, several stately homes and gardens to visit and the Camel Trail to walk or cycle. Also the fabulous Eden Project is just fifteen miles away.

Note: Sorry, no short breaks