10 Years of Bed and Breakfast

In March 2012, Woodlands Country House will be 10 years in business under the ownership of Pippa and Hugo Woolley.


Over the last 10 years we have achieved many, if not all our goals: we were awarded ‘Best Bed and Breakfast of the year’ for not only Cornwall but also in the South West. For the past four years we have been awarded five stars by Visit Britain along with a Gold Award and The Breakfast Award. When the RAC were rating B&Bs we achieved their highest accolade; a Little Gem Award. And we were awarded The Certificate of Excellence from Tripadviser. Along with other awards from Sawday’s and Taste of the West, we have had endless compliments from the people who really count; our guests.

We moved into Woodlands Country House in March 2002, in a howling gale and lashing rain. We had three weeks to paint, decorate and re-furnish the house in time for our first guests – a British couple who had just returned from a mission in China! We had always said we would make magnificent breakfasts and were very disappointed when our very first guests said they will not be having breakfast – just the bill! But then – as the years passed by, we not only enjoyed cooking lovely breakfasts for our guests, we also managed to gather a reputation and accolades for our Cornish breakfasts — we even wrote a book about them.

From the start we wanted our guests to be comfortable. We spent a lot of money on mattresses and bedding. The linen is Frette Egyptian cotton - the best you can buy, the towels are the largest and fluffiest and the bathrooms have lovely Gilchrist and Soames toiletries and soaps. We have ensured our guests will not want for anything and they will have all the information they ever need to ensure they know what is going on in the area, places to walk with wonderful views and endless great places to eat in and around Padstow. We have kept up with technology; flat-screen televisions, DVD players and a DVD library, WiFi throughout the house and an on-line booking system. Now we are trying to get to grips with Twitter and other 21st century communication tools. Even our ‘computer guy’ is setting us up to go into a ‘Clowd’ in 2013—an Apple ‘thing’ we believe!

Woodlands Country House has seen some changes over the ten years. There has been some extensive decoration and refurbishment. We started off with eleven rooms, all with en-suite showers and all with horrible brown tiles. We now have eight stylish and individually decorated en-suite bedrooms. The reception rooms like the Blue Room, the entrance hall and the stairs have been redecorated in Victorian colours, the endless ‘bobbly’ wallpaper removed and the old beading and cornices brought back to life.  New flooring and carpeting throughout. In the future we want to extend the ground-floor rooms and add a shower cubicle to the Jade Room.

Finally, Pippa and Hugo have found over the last ten years guests enjoy the security of seeing their hosts whenever they come to stay. Along with the invaluable assistance of Rosy, our numerous regular guests, know that they have arrived home from home. We will do anything to ensure our guests have a comfortable, restful and enjoyable stay at Woodlands Country House – accommodation and breakfast with a touch of splendour.

Here’s to the next ten years!


Disability Access

Accommodation with disability access is in short supply in Padstow. Click here to find out more about our ground floor rooms with access ramp and great views to boot. Read more..

Dogs Welcome

Who wants to leave the four legged member of the family behind when going on holiday? At Woodlands Country House we welcome all members of your family. Read more..

Hugos Breakfast website


We introduced Hugo’s Breakfast Cereals in 2014 after we got so many people - guests as well as local shopkeepers - wanting to buy Cornish Granola, Cornish Muesli, Cornish Birchermüesli, Cornish Granola - Quinoa & Fruit (Gluten Free), and Apple & Blueberry Porridge, under the banner of ‘Hugo’s Breakfast'.Read More..


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