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OVERVIEW

Style meets comfort at this cosy 18th-century townhouse owned by the super friendly Michelin-starred chef, Paul Ainsworth. Set away from the bustle of the harbour, it offers six individually styled bedrooms, named after traditional British sweets. Expect home comforts and pampering treats within cosseted surrounds.


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THE NEIGHBOURHOOD

Set on a quiet hillside in the Old Town of Padstow, known for its historic harbour, this boutique townhouse offers prime position, away from the holidaying hordes. The charming fishing town has an astonishing knack for food and hospitality, boasting many foodie hotspots, including Paul Ainsworth's very own Michelin-starred No. 6 and Italian-inspired Café Rojano by Paul Ainsworth.

​By plane: Newquay Airport (20-minute drive).

By train: Bodmin Parkway and Newquay are both a 35-minute drive away, with trains to Plymouth, Penzance, London Paddington and Par. Book trains to Newquay.

By car: Just off the A39, Plymouth is 1 hour 15 mins away, Exeter 1hour 35 mins and Salisbury 3 hours 20 mins. Free parking is available.

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THE LOOK AND FEEL

The ivy-clad stone 18th-century townhouse offers No. 6 diners somewhere unique to stay where attention to detail is unrivalled. Decorated by Paul's wife, Emma and interior designer, Eve Cullen-Cornes, enjoy luxe fabrics in rich contrasting hues, bespoke interiors, handmade restored furniture and limited-edition artworks by Magnus Gjoen - making it a choice retreat for design-centric foodies.

THE FACILITIES

A boutique bolthole with an openhouse vibe - take advantage of the innovative Kitchen-Pantry, offering indulgent treats, savoury snacks and light bites, alongside an impressive gin, whisky and wine collection, available via an honesty box system. All-day room service is offered by the friendly and attentive Townhouse team.

  • Sister restaurants
  • Bike hire
  • Kitchen-Pantry
  • Picnic service
  • Complimentary transfers
  • Pet-friendly
  • Surfing lessons
  • Adults-only

BED AND BATH

Choose from six luxe suites with their own unique décor, ample home comforts, with a few little surprises. In Paul's typically playful style, the Townhouse's guestrooms are named after traditional British sweets. All offer complimentary teas and ground coffee, alongside a well-stocked minibar and bathrooms designed for indulgence.

Room types: Popcorn, Marshmallow, Bon Bon, Toffee Apple, Honeycomb, Rhubard & Custard

Key amenities: Ensuite bathroom with Bloom Remedies toiletries, TV, tea and coffee facilities, free Wi-Fi

FOOD AND DRINK

Paul and Emma took over No.6 in 2009, gaining a Michelin star four years later. Enjoy creative dishes in the vibrant private dining room, or enjoy a cocktail at CiCi. Menus fuse fashionable ingredients with familiar, comforting touches.

Caffè Rojano: Laid-back family dining. Continental and à la carte breakfasts. Open daily from 8.30am-10pm.

Paul Ainsworth at No. 6: Michelin-starred dining, reservation only. Open Tuesday-Saturday for lunch and dinner. Four courses for £85.

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