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Archie's Place

(Ref. 1008527)

St Issey near Wadebridge, Cornwall Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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33 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely cottage in a great location to visit everywhere in cornwall."

    Beds are super comfy & a nice size living area. Parking is not ideal as the garage is only for tiny cars. So had to park at the church, which is not far but no path in places on a narrow road.

    Reviewed by Mark4.4Mar 2024

  • "The shower pole was a bit iffy and there is no shop within walking distance but ..."

    The shower pole was a bit iffy and there is no shop within walking distance but there is a pub/restaurant 30 seconds walk away and the village is very quaint Overall we had a great stay and a lovely holiday Would definitely go back again

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Sep 2023

  • "Clean with attention to detail."

    Ideal location for all the beaches. Plenty of space with open plan living

    Reviewed by Andrew4.7Aug 2023

  • "Archie's place was simply perfect."

    It had everything we needed and more... Such as a welcoming bottle of prosecco in the fridge! It was clean, comfortable and convenient. We would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Jul 2023

  • "Lovely house, very clean, Only issue is the parking"

    So you had to walk to the car! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Chris4.1May 2023

  • "Very close to the local pub ring of bells which serves very good beer's and ..."

    Very close to the local pub ring of bells which serves very good beer's and food,the cottage is nicely situated between Wadebridge,Padstow and makes everything and places accessible,the only down point is no walk in shower

    Reviewed by Keith4.7May 2023

  • "Fourth occasion of staying at this property."

    We always travel to Cornwall at the same time every year and this cottage suits our requirements. Location is the most important consideration and this works for us.

    Reviewed by Iain4.1Apr 2023

  • "Property was clean and well appointed but very stingy on cleaning products left out, eg 1 dishwasher tablet for 2 week stay etc - no welcome gift which given how expensive it was was just mean, 9am check out very early (back door lock sticks and wooden windows hard to close when been open), over door does not quite fully close, hard main bed (cheap mattress), small towels (hardly big enough for an adult), location from website not at all obvious right on the main road, overall not value for money for premium being charged."

    Just proves you cant please everyone! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Chris4.4Jul 2022

  • "Very comfortable modern house, like most modern homes very small gardens and not ideal for dogs."

    What would have been even better would be to have had some useful info about St Isseys for example where you could take the dog for a walk and exercise, I only found the green open space next to the playground on my penultimate day. It would have been good to have this info upon arrival.

    Thank you for your feedback We do provide a lot of tourist information for guests, unfortunately we can't include everything or you'll be reading for days! We would advise guests to use google to check out any additional local attractions in the area. Also the local pub is only 25 yards away, they would be able to provide some good recommendations for a good day out as well as best places to walk the dogs. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andrew4.1Jul 2022

  • "Beautiful property in ideal location."

    Spotlessly clean, comfortable loung and kitchen area. Bedrooms spacious and comfortable beds. Will definitely return

    Hi Kathleen, Thank you for your positive feedback, very motivational to the Cleaners in St Issey and for us in Oxfordshire, all to often people look for the negatives where there are none. Look forward to welcoming you back in the future. regards David Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kathleen5.0Jun 2022

  • "We were impressed with the property and general layout."

    A few more instructions would have been useful and some checks done on the crockery. It was impossible to get into the garage however the parking at the church was fine. We enjoyed are stay and would probably go back again.

    Reviewed by Terry4.7Jun 2022

  • "Archie's Place was nicely situated in St Issey, close to Padstow and the surrounding area."

    The property was well equipped and had everything we needed for the week. Parking is in the church a few hundred meters walk, but we loaded/unloaded the car in the shared drive.

    Hi Peter, Thank you for the positive feedback, very motivational for us all, hopefully we can welcome you back in the future. Regards David Property Owner

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Jun 2022

  • "We stayed here last week lovely little place everything you need apart from tumble dryer , which in Cornwall if you do have wet days or wet beach towels need one no washing line either ."

    We have been visiting Cornwall for last 30 yrs !so know it well just a short drive to Padstow but other lovely places to visit nice drive to Mawgan Porth and Watergate bay too . Our main gripe for rating this lower was the bed really uncomfortable cheap hard mattress and on other two beds too not what you expect from holiday let when the guests want comfort after active holiday … owner really needs to change the mattresses or the whole bed in double room .The parking is a problem as you need to park inside garage but could not get car into , two other people parked there so not room for us without having risk of our car being damaged we parked on church over road and paid £1 a day which was ok for us not ideal for everyone .

    Thank you for your feedback, I am sorry to hear of your experience if you are unhappy or uncertain about anything in the cottage we encourage you to get in contact with us in order to resolve as soon as possible. I am sorry that you did not feel the mattress was adequate however can confirm that this was replaced two seasons ago and is medium to hard. The washing line is located in the garage and hole is provided in patio for this, we will update the joining instructions accordingly. The washing machine also has an integrated dryer. All information in regards to parking is provided on the Sykes website. Please see below for reference: * Please note: you must park your car in Archie's Place garage: the area between Archie's Place garage and neighbouring cottage garages is for turning only: if your car is too large to go in the garage or your party has two cars, parking is available in St Issey Church Car Park 50 meters of Archie's Place, on the notice board in the kitchen where there are vouchers for parking, put on your dashboard and please return when you leave. Further information about the parking is also provided as part of the key collection details sent by Sykes and is available on the wall in the porch and a map is located on the notice board. Unfortunately the we are unable to control the cars in the turning area as they are owned by other properties however hope this did not impact your stay too much. Our contact information is also provided on the Sykes key collection information and contacts for the Cleaning Companies are on display in the cottage should you need. I hope this provides some comfort for you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Colin3.8May 2022

  • "Facilities mention a washer/dryer."

    This is not the case as there is a washing machine, but no drying facilities; washing line etc. This did not affect us particularly but a family with children could find it a problem. The sun does not always shine, even in Cornwall and wet clothes need to be dried. We understand the property is still up for sale, we would still book it again next year if still available.

    Washing line in garage. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Iain4.4Apr 2022

  • "Lovely and very comfortable place."

    We felt like home. Great bedding sheets. The owner was helpful with our enquiries. Great driving distance from many beautiful spots. The bus service is very helpful if you want to visit Padstow and not worry about driving and parking. The property is on the main road and can be a little noisy during the day.

    Reviewed by Andreea4.4Nov 2021

  • "-Lovely little property and great proximity to Padstow, Trevone and all the ..."

    -Lovely little property and great proximity to Padstow, Trevone and all the other nice beaches -Recommend a great breakfast up the road at Strong Adolfos Cafe in Wadebridge -Parking a bit problematic with the garage too small for car and need for parking elsewhere -Only real negative was the wifi access which appears to be shared between 2 cottages and very intermittent

    Slightly confused regarding the Negative comments by Mr Corr, for clarification the information about the cottage on the Sykes website it says: - Please note: you must park your car in Archie's Place garage: the area between Archie's Place garage and neighbouring cottage garages is for turning only: if your car is too large to go in the garage or your party has two cars, parking is available in St Issey Church Car Park for a small donation fee, it is within 50 metres of Archie's Place. It is repeated on the joining instructions and there is a note reiterating the above and including map and directions in the Porch upon arrival. There are parking vouchers on the notice board which have been paid in advance. Regarding the Wi-Fi, following the comment I have contacted BT and carried-out speed checks. BT have checked line and speed and my findings of 70MB seem very good, better than most peoples home speed. In 12 years of running the cottage as a Holiday Let, first complaint about Wi-Fi. Upon receipt of the negative comments Cleaning Company contacted me asking what and why they have been marked down. Being the next people in the property we were very impressed how the cleaners prepared the cottage. Again, the first negative comment about cleaning. Contact details of the Cleaning Company and myself are available in the cottage and on the Sykes joining instructions, so confused why neither of us were not contacted by Mr Corr if he was unhappy! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Neil3.8Oct 2021

  • "Well presented with all that you need for your stay."

    Great location for country walks to Padstow.

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Oct 2021

  • "Wonderful cottage in a great part of the country, we were able to take advantage ..."

    Wonderful cottage in a great part of the country, we were able to take advantage of the short drives to a number of beaches so our Dog could also enjoy the holiday

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Oct 2021

  • "A lovely stay is this well appointed modern cottage."

    Everything you need for a great holiday. Would recommend to anyone wanting to enjoy this area of Cornwall due to its perfect location.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Sep 2021

  • "The cottage was extremely clean and facilities were good the only complaint was parking also the access to the property was from the main road not down the side road directions given were very confusing."

    Parking a ford focus we couldn't get it in the garage and no space to park on driveway so we at to find alternate parking which is difficult as your on a main road.This is my only criticism as the property was lovely. Kind regards Jean Harris.

    Reviewed by Jean4.4Jul 2021

  • "The house was lovely,great facilities,comfortable and a short drive to the beach."

    The only downsides were dog hairs in the bedroom and the car permanently parked next to the garage which meant turning was impossible

    Reviewed by Mark4.7Jun 2021

  • "Very happy with all great stay garage not suitable for cars other than that all good ."

    Reviewed by John5.0Jun 2021

  • "Lovely house with all you could need plus goodies in the fridge."

    Perfect position. Parking a challenge thanks to some inconsiderate neighbours. Use of church car park a better option.

    Reviewed by Helene4.7Jun 2021

  • "Lovely to have a bottle of Prosecco waiting for us!"

    Property was roomy,tidy and we would definitely return. Two toilets were an unexpected bonus and even though the weather wasn't too kind at times,we actually filled out time playing board games(which we never do at home!) Our dog crashed out every day due to all the walking that we did! Tintagel,Boscastle,Holywell,Trevose Head, Bedruthan Steps,Port Isaac and Healeys Cyder Making were places that provided memories we shan't forget. Only criticisms...bed not very comfy in one room and the squeeze climbing in and out of the car trying to fit it into the garage. Apart from that we loved the property and enjoyed our stay. Would recommend to anyone. Thank you

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0May 2021

  • "This is a lovely cottage situated in a really good location."

    Its modern and comfortable and an excellent base for exploring this area of Cornwall. It was cleaned to a great standard and we thank the owners for the goodies in the fridge on arrival. That was very welcomed :) We really did enjoy staying here and would definitely consider doing so again in the future and would recommend to our friends and family. Unfortunately, the pub a couple of doors down was closed due to Covid restrictions so we couldn't try it out but I'm sure it would have been great . Maybe next time :) Just be aware that parking can be an issue so be prepared to use the car park up the road. The garage is tiny and there is not much space in the parking block. We have a Corsa and even that was a tight squeeze in the garage but we managed to park it all the way in. We were lucky that he other holiday cottages in the block were not being used so we only had the one permanent residents car to navigate around in the parking block. This was parked poking out of their garage so we had limited turning space and ended up having to reverse out to the main road whenever we went out. However, on our last night we had new holiday neighbours who also parked with their car poking out of their garage and that did make it really difficult to get out of ours the next morning.

    Reviewed by Sandra4.7May 2021

  • "This is our usual late Spring getaway location and we have been here before."

    We like the village and have many friends in and around so we know what to expect. The village pub (Ring O'Bells only 25 yards away) in particular, is a great place (unfortunately closed until 17th May due to the Coronavirus). Location wise we can't fault it, being close to the Camel Trail and Padstow and the North Cornwall coast in general. The accommodation is comfortable, while appearing rather basic at the moment, again we suspect due to virus restrictions: vinyl flooring throughout. Some of the kitchen implements could be replaced due to wear and tear and the garage parking is very awkward to negotiate. A block of 5 garages which are not really wide enough for anything bigger than a Polo and almost inaccessible if one of the other garages is in use. Support network for the property is very good. We had an issue with the kitchen toaster which had an intermittent fault - resolved within the hour. In a nutshell, we would say it is functional rather than luxurious. Good for kids and a good WiFi broadband signal. Very efficient heating - we had quite low temperatures overnight. It suits us as the location is the single most important consideration. Would we recommend it - Yes. In fact we have already booked it for the same week next year. We hope all the usual facilities will be open fully by then.

    Reviewed by Iain4.1May 2021

  • "The cottage was very comfortable, clean and spacious and we would be very happy to book it again."

    The listing should 'assume no parking' although there is a garage, due to the way other people park only partly in their garage or in front of the other garages, we could not get to the garage allocated to Archies Place.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Apr 2021

  • "It was an amazing holiday and Cottage."

    The parking at the cottage was a little difficult as we were told that were had to park in the garage and that we were not allowed to park in the turn around. As our car was too large for the garage we parked eslewhere (as requested) but everyone else from the row of cottages (some are holiday homes) ignored that request and parked there anyway. If we had have parked in the garage we would have been blocked in. The cottage was much larger than the pictures suggested, lovely location. the kitchen was well sticked with everything we needed to cook our meals. Lovely large fridge and freezer too. Larger bedrooms, with plenty of space for our luggage and clothes. Really nice shower too. Smart TV and good internet connection I would recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by Kate4.7Apr 2021

  • "Lovely little cottage ,clean and modern."

    Within short drive of some beautiful beaches and villages. Not too far from Padstow. 2 nice pubs nearby ring O belles Sunday lunch well worth a visit. Food in both lovely.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Oct 2020

  • "Had a lovely stay in this excellent well appointed property."

    Clean and spacious inside with comfortable beds. Have already booking again for next year.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Sep 2020

  • "Great place to stay for your cornwall holiday"

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Sep 2020

  • "Lovely holiday home, really clean."

    All facilities and everything you could need. Really nice touches, such as milk left in the fridge on arrival. Very good communication via Sykes cottages and the process of checking in and out was easy.

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Aug 2020

  • "The cottage was well described in the available details and didn't disappoint."

    Very fresh and airy and tastefully decorated with everything you could need.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Jul 2020

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double and 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath and shower over, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living room with a kitchen, dining area and sitting area.
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, toaster, kettle, washing machine, TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair
  • Off-road parking for 1 car to the rear
  • Rear patio garden with furniture
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 3.2 miles and pub 0.01 miles

The property

Archie’s Place is a delightful stone cottage resting in the pretty village of St Issey, in the Cornish countryside, open all year round and is an immaculately presented cottage style property for four people and baby.

Wonderfully placed with easy access to several local sites, this well-presented and modern cottage boasts a light and airy interior, with a lovely open-plan living space.

The cottage has been equipped to the highest standard and furnished in a light and refreshing contemporary style.

It adjoins another cottage which could enable to book two bookings to holiday next to each other but in separate cottages.

The ground floor accommodation is open plan with a light and airy atmosphere. Curl up with your loved ones and enjoy quality family time together, catching up with the day's events in the spacious lounge area has two comfy sofas and wide screen TV with DVD player and Freeview.

The kitchen and dining area rests to the rear and is equipped to a high specification, included are washer/dryer, dishwasher, large fridge/freezer, gas hob, electric fan oven and microwave.

The dining area with its smart table, chairs and highchair provide the ideal setting for home cooked meals.

Also, on the ground floor is the bonus of a downstairs cloakroom with toilet and hand basin.

Follow the steps upstairs there are two bedrooms, one king size and one twin.

the king size bedroom is to the rear and has lovely countryside views towards the beautiful Camel Estuary.

The twin bedroom is to the front of the cottage, both rooms have plenty of storage and a travel cot (please bring your own travel cot bedding and linen) is available for you to use in either bedroom, providing plush beds and a range of modern furniture to store your personal items.

Delight in the family bathroom, with an elegant full-size white suite bath with shower over bath and hand basin, where you can enjoy a relaxing soak after a tiring day, also there is a heated towel rail and shaving point.

Freshly pressed bed linen (beds will be made ready for your arrival) and towels (one bath towel and one hand towel per person, one hand towel and bathmat in bathroom, one hand and two tea towels in kitchen) are also included.

Step out to the rear patio garden, with table and chairs for outdoor dining, where you can take a refreshing beverage to sit out and simply enjoy the fresh air and afternoon sun.

The front patio, with its bench to sit and enjoy the sun, is secure with latch on the front gate for children and pets to play securely.

Archie's place is the ideal base to explore North Cornwall, with Padstow and Wadebridge literally on your doorstep.

St. Issey is a pretty village with the local pub and restaurant, “Ring of Bells” being a 'very' short walking distance away!

There are several other restaurants within walk or short drive.

There are many sandy beaches, all within easy reach, where you can spend your days relaxing against the soft sand or taking the opportunity to get involved with Cornwall's favourite sport of surfing.

You are close to the Camel Trail for those interested in cycling, whilst plenty of nearby trails offer opportunities for walking and hiking.

Archie's Place is an excellent retreat for friends and families looking to explore this beautiful area of Cornwall, whether fine dining in Padstow, coastal walks, discovering the famous Saints Way or just soaking-up the sun, Cornwall is the place to be doing it!

Make it a memorable experience and use the opportunity to explore all this unspoilt countryside area has to offer, including the wonderful Bodmin Moor and the Trevose Head Heritage Coast for a plethora of attractions.

Pencarrow House & Gardens is within driving distance and boasts a wealth of history inside, dating back to the 17th century.

Noted for its art and antiques collection, this Georgian house is set in wonderfully landscaped formal gardens, perfect for exploring, with an on-site café if you fancy a spot of lunch.

Please note: you must park your car in Archie's Place garage: the area between Archie's Place garage and neighbouring cottage garages is for turning only: if your car is too large to go in the garage or your party has two cars, parking is available in St Issey Church Car Park for a small donation fee, it is within 50 metres of Archie's Place

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About the location


Padstow 9 miles; Newquay 16 miles.

The bustling market town of Wadebridge is perfectly placed alongside the ebb and flow of the River Camel, an ideal location for exploring the natural beauty of North Cornwall. The town hosts an array of excellent shops, pubs and restaurants, all offering a personal and friendly service and is home to North Cornwall's only family-owned cinema. The beautiful countryside surrounding the town is criss-crossed with a network of local footpaths, amazing gardens and stately homes to explore, whilst the renowned Camel Trail passes through the town, providing 17 miles of fabulous, traffic free walking, horse riding and cycling opportunities. The stunning North Cornwall coast is within 5 miles, boasting a huge selection of beaches, rocky coves and towering cliffs to explore and the nearby town of Padstow, with its colourful harbour, pastel-washed, medieval houses and celebrated restaurants is a must. Visit the UK surfing capital of Newquay, with over 11 miles of golden sandy beaches, a fascinating sea life centre, exciting zoo and vibrant nightspots. Whatever your desire, there's something for everyone in this terrific holiday location.