Celebrity chef Rick Stein has placed his finger in yet another Padstow pie, by opening a new collection of self-catering holiday homes near the fishing village.
The restaurateur and television presenter, who owns four restaurants, four shops, a cookery school, a pub and 40 guest rooms in the small beach destination, has now launched a cluster of holiday hideaways.
Located in Trevone Village, a few miles outside Padstow, Trevone Farm is home to one four-bedroom and three three-bedroom properties.
There, guests can enjoy a week-long or three-day break in homes customised and designed by the chef’s ex-wife and business partner Jill.
Boasting double bedrooms, en-suite bathrooms, an outdoor shower, barbecue and wood burning stoves, the houses have what Jill Stein describes as "a coastal theme with a homely feeling to them, somewhere to kick off your shoes and instantly feel relaxed.”
The properties also include a selection of books and flat-screen televisions, and wi-fi will be available from December.
Prices start at £800 for three nights in the autumn and spring, and go up to £2,500 for seven nights in the peak season of July to September.
The celebrity chef, who has presented Rick Stein’s Seafood Odyssey, Rick Stein’s Food Heroes and Rick Stein's Cornish Christmas, said: “This is our first self-catering venture. The four peaceful houses are surrounded by green pastures and the charming village of Trevone.
“When I walked there last week on a sunny autumn day the birds were singing and there was a lovely smell of dairy cows.”
On his website the chef describes his love of Padstow: "I love Padstow for its strong sense of identity,” he said.
“There are Cornish coastal towns that these days 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 good 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 is a beautiful place to come for a holiday, and it does get very busy in July and August, but it has a purpose that is distinct from tourism, and this gives the place a defined character that is rooted in the traditions of the fishing industry."
For more information about Trevone Farm, contact the reservations department on 01841 532700. Alternatively, visit www.rickstein.com.