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12 Jul

In addition to government rules we have taken advice from Quality in Tourism, Visit Cornwall, PASC and the AA to ensure we have made The Strand as safe as we we can for guests. Our risk assessment can be accessed via the link below and we have applied for the AA Covid confident scheme. Risk […]

Re-opening The Strand

23 Jun

The news has just been announced that self-catering accommodation will be allowed to re-open from 4th July 2020. Our plans are well in hand but we won’t be re-starting our holiday lets until 10th July to allow the initial rush to subside.  During the next few days we will be contacting everyone who has a […]

2020 Padstow Festival cancelled

23 Jun

A statement from Padstow Christmas Festival   It is with heavy hearts that the committee and I have to announce the cancellation of this year’s Padstow Christmas Festival, which was due to take place from Thursday 3 to Sunday 6 December 2020. This has not been an easy decision to make, and we would like […]

Planning to re-open

19 Jun

A date has yet to be announced by the Government but we are working on the assumption that we will be allowed to re-open The Strand in July. With only a couple of weeks to a potential reopening from the 4th July, we are using the time to prepare and make sure that our guests have an […]

Padstow during lockdown

07 May

Wednesday 6th May 2020 Driving into Padstow this week past the empty car parks and closed businesses, it felt like a Sunday in late January except the weather was warm and the trees and flowers in full bloom   ….  and it has been like this for 6 weeks! There is some gentle activity – a […]

Our lovely guests

09 Apr

We closed the Strand on 21st March and I just wanted to say a thank you to our guests for their response. It has made a difficult job so much easier – here are a few excerpts from some of the emails received: ‘Thank you for your email and we fully understand your decision in […]


01 Apr

It has been about 10 days since we closed The Strand and we have gone rapidly from welcoming visitors to Cornwall with open arms to asking if people would please stay away until this horrible virus has been beaten. With only one hospital we are very grateful that the vast majority of people have indeed […]

Jan/Feb work

07 Feb

We have a short pause in lettings for January to address the maintenance and any upgrades in the apartments. This year we are concentrating on the ground floor of Apt 1 which has been stripped of all furniture and the kitchen in readiness for a new one. More photos week by week:     and a […]

Christmas Lights

20 Nov

The Christmas Lights for 2019 will be switched on at 6pm, Saturday 30th November on the Bandstand, Padstow. It will be part of Nadelik Lowen day which starts at 12 midday and features Craft Stalls, Children’s Fancy Dress Parade, Raffles and Prize Draws, Live Music etc. The Nadelik Lowen Elves can be found at Lanadwell […]

Crying the Neck

23 Sep

If you are a keen viewer of Poldark you may be familiar with the harvest festival tradition called ‘Crying the Neck’. It is held in the fields when the last ‘stook’ of corn is cut and followed by a short prayer in Cornish or English. Padstow Old Cornwall Society has been helping to revive the […]