Built in 2002, Althea House has been thoughtfully designed and finished to compliment its surroundings. Situated in the oldest part of Padstow, opposite the 14th Century Parish Church, it is just a short walk from the picturesque harbour, with its excellent restaurants and friendly pubs, but away from the bustle.

Church opposite Althea House         View from Althea House


Althea House offers 3 spacious and unique double rooms:

RAFTERS (2nd floor)BRACKEN (1st floor)DRIFTWOOD (ground floor)INGLENOOK (ground floor)
All rooms have:
  • En-suite bathrooms with full size bath, shower, toilet and basin
  • Thermostatically controlled central heating
  • Remote control colour television with digital channels, DVD/CD player with selection of DVDs
  • Free wireless broadband access available.
  • Clock radio, refrigerator, hair dryer, iron and ironing board
  • Complimentary fresh milk, chilled mineral water, cafetiere with selection of ground and instant coffee, selection of teas as well as hot chocolate, cappuccino and Cornish biscuits.

We respectfully ask guests to refrain from smoking in the house.



We serve breakfast between 8.30am and 9.30am, but individual requests can be catered for. Breakfast is served in the privacy of your own room, with the exception of Rafters where it is served in the private lounge.

Please see our breakfast menu


We would also recommend our other Padstow based B&B - Tregudda.

Tregudda has been deisgned and built utilising knowledge and experience we have gained from running Althea House Bed and Breakfast for 7 years. Along with Althea House we have been awarded 5 stars and a Gold Award at Tregudda. Many of the qualities which have helped us gain these awards can be found at Tregudda, such as large, comfortable rooms, fully en-suite with indulgent bathrooms, private lounge and dining area within each room where we serve your breakfast, to name a few.


Althea Library

We would also strongly recommend Althea Library, which is located adjacent to Althea House and shares the same private car park.

Althea Library offers 2 double rooms and 1 twin-bedded room. All have en-suite facilities (bath, shower, toilet and basin). All rooms are centrally heated and have remote control colour TV, tea and coffee facilities, clock radio, hairdryer and ironing facilities.

They have their own private car park for guests' use.

They respectfully ask their guests to refrain from smoking in the house. Regrettably this accommodation is not suitable for children or pets.

Althea Library has been awarded 5 Diamonds and a Silver Award by the ETC.

Jane and Geoff Beare

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