Celtic Connections: St Edmunds House

Owned by the famous chef Rick Stein, this beautifully restored Georgian townhouse in Padstow offers the finest in hospitality and seafood cuisine.

Set in a private garden with fabulous views across the Camel Estuary, this delightful hotel with just six superb rooms designed by Jill Stein provides a true taste of coastal charm. The highly luxurious accommodation features beautiful bathrooms with powerful showers and, in some cases free standing baths. Four poster beds, oak flooring, double French doors and American shutters all combine to complement these light-filled, stylish rooms.

Breakfast is served in Rick Stein’s flagship seafood restaurant, just a short walk down the hill, with a choice of speciality dishes such as smoked haddock kedgeree, grilled kippers or the classic English breakfast. Alternatively, if preferred, a continental breakfast can be served in the privacy of your room.

Talking of the locality of St Edmunds House, Mr Stein comments, “I love Padstow for its strong sense of identity. There are Cornish coastal towns that seem to exist almost solely for the summer season, and all but die at the end of October, but Padstow is very different. There’s
a year-round community here, which makes the town feel very much alive, even in the depths of winter. A big part of this is that Padstow is
not a seaside town, but a working fishing port – it’s a beautiful place to come for a holiday, but it has a purpose that is distinct from tourism, giving the town a defined character rooted in the traditions of the fishing industry.”


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