Padstow (Cornish: Lannwedhenek) is small historic fishing village on the north coast of Cornwall, England famous (and perhaps spoilt) for being the residence of TV celebrity chef Rick Stein. The town has expanded greatly, become very up market and expensive, and lost its old-fashioned fishing village character, due the crowds who come because of the fame it has gained by featuring on television. Do not let this put you off, it is still a beautiful town to visit (although many now describe it as Cornish London).
Coming from Exeter, take the A30 to Bodmin. then drive through Wadebridge and onto Padstow.