The origins of Ellerys are
unclear but the property had long fallen into
disrepair when, in 1956, it was bought by Marie
Welch who then painstakingly set about its
gradual restoration. Almost 50 years on, further
restoration work was completed in 2005 by
Ellerys’ current owners, Marie’s
grandson and niece, Chris Welch and Gill Prater.
Whilst Ellerys now has every
comfort and convenience of the 21st century,
it still retains its old charm. The cottage is
a mix of modern design detail and many original
features. Much attention has been given to the
lighting and use of colour and fabrics. The furniture
has been carefully chosen – antiques sit
comfortably alongside the new – and many
family paintings grace the walls. And, the large
Shaker style kitchen with its top quality appliances
has been designed to make cooking a pleasure.
fantastic views of the harbour, estuary and rooftops of old Padstow
colour throughout the majority
of the year from the spring bulbs, roses in summer
and flowering shrubs and trees
The lower garden offers:
Decked patio with
dining table with seating for eight
Small lawned area
with additional seating
Secure storage for
surf boards, wetsuits, cycles, buggies, etc.
In 2008, the upper garden was transformed from a bramble patch into an attractive garden with young
trees and developing shrubs and plants. It is a
hard climb to the top but, once there, the upper
garden has much to offer visitors of all ages.
an eighth of an acre of lawn
table and chairs for eight with parasol shading
deckchairs to relax and enjoy the peace and quiet
space for children to run and
play - please see Additional Notes
Ellerys is a 400 year old Grade 2 Listed cottage
with sloping floors, low beams, steep narrow stairs inside
and even steeper slate steps outside; great care
needs to be taken by all visitors. Some visitors
may find the steepness of the climb to the top
of the garden difficult. Please read Ellerys' Access Statement for more information.
Children are welcome at Ellerys; stair-gates are
fitted for your children’s safety on the
steep stairs. You will need to bring travel cots, high chairs, bed guards, buggies, etc. as these are not provided..
access to the garden is up steep slate steps and
the garden is not completely enclosed, young children
will need to be supervised at all times. Unfortunately,
the gradient of the garden precludes ball games.
We also welcome one well-behaved dog (no puppies) but we do ask visitors to
ensure that their dog is:
not allowed on the furniture and that suitable
bedding is brought for your pet,
not left unattended in the property, and
kept under control in the garden; please
note that the garden is not fully secure and there are "escape routes" for a determined dog.
Padstow Petcare at St Merryn - tel 01841 520967 - offer "day stays" or "sleep overs" if you want to go out for the day or evening without your dog.