Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 5
Arabia Cottage is located approximately 200 yds from the harbour and beach in the traditional fishing village of Port Isaac. Port Isaac consists of a fascinating jumble of old cottages and houses clustered around a beautiful sheltered harbour, sitting between steep hills to all sides. There are many small lanes and alleyways to explore in the old part of the village, which has kept its original charm and character and is unspoilt by commercialism. The village is regularly used as a location for film and television, and was the location for the television series 'Doc Martin'. It is also home to Port Isaac 'Fishermas Friends' who occasionally perform on the harbour during the summer.
You will be spoilt for choice for places to eat in Port Isaac, with its excellent pubs, restaurants - including Nathan Outlaws Fish Kitchen - and take aways. Self-caterers are also well provided for with bakeries, fish cellars by the quay, and a small co-op at the top of the hill.
Arabia Cottage is a traditional Cornish cottage which has been extensively renovated and furnished to a very high standard. No expense has been spared and no corners cut in making this an ideal base for your holiday. The downstairs features an open plan kitchen, living and dining area and the upstairs has three bedrooms and a family bathroom. There is also a 'studio' which is accessed via the garden containing a large sofa, tv and playstation to keep teenagers happy. The typically Cornish terraced garden has a variety of well-stocked borders and provides wonderful views over the village and harbour and out to sea.
|Size||Sleeps up to 5, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Port Isaac 200 m|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||200 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest railway: Bodmin 20 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Satellite TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (3), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 5, Lounge seats for 5|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden|
|Further details indoors|
The bespoke solid wooden kitchen features local Delabole slate worktops and high quality appliances including an induction hob and integrated dishwasher. The kitchen has a wide range of crockery, cutlery and cooking equipment, including a plastic set for use in the garden.
The living area has an LCD TV with Sky digital TV and a DVD player. There is a selections of DVD's and books provided for both adults and children.
The bathroom is fitted with high quality fittings and is fully tiled, with underfloor heating and a heated towel rail.
The beds all have good quality, comfortable mattresses and there is ample storage space provided in each room.
The studio room is where the washer-dryer, ironing board and clothes airer are kept (all hidden away in cupboards), in additional to the extra seating space. This room boasts a wonderful out to sea.
There is a selection of games for children in a cupboard in the studio, along with a selection of playstation games.
The garden is on several levels with steps linking the different areas. The borders are well established and look especially stunning in the summer months. There is a table and benches at the top of the garden where you can enjoy one of the best views out to sea in the village. There is also a small slate terrace at the front of the property, with a lovely view over the village.
The cottage has a designated parking space in a small private car park about 100 yds up the road.
The West Country region
North Cornwall is home to some of the most beautiful coastline in England, with a wide range of sandy beaches and miles of walking along the coast paths. One of Cornwalls most famous attractions, the Eden Project, is approximately 45 mins drive.
The popular town of Padstow is about 1/2 hour by car, or it can be reached via the ferry at Rock. The surfing beach of Polzeath is a couple of miles along the coast in one direction with the beautiful beach at Trebarwith Strand in the other. Port Isaac itself is a beautiful village to walk around, with a jumble of narrow lanes and alleys. It is home to several galleries displaying work by local artists and has plenty of places to eat, ranging from excellent restaurants to an equally excellent fish & chip takeaway.
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18 Jul 2013
"A beautiful place to stay"
Arabia cottage lived up to all our expectations. Very close to the heart of the village and had good amenities especially the bathroom. The views from the upper garden were great and there was plenty … More
14 Jul 2013
"Wonderful holiday and lovely cottage"
Arabia Cottage was in a perfect location for exploring Port Isaac and had a convenient parking space just a few yards up the hill. The cottage was very clean and had everything that we needed includi… More
31 May 2013
"Lovely cottage great location"
We stayed in May 2013 with our 3 yr old. Cottage very well equipped and warm furnished to a good standard and clean. However would not recommend this for the unfit it's on a very steep hill and n… More
19 Feb 2013
"Love the cottage, love Port Isaac"
Port Isaac is such a cute little village with a cute little cottage. We were maybe a little cavalier on the hilliness of the place (elderly collie struggled) but beautiful and the views from the cosy cottage gorgeous.
A couple of things we'd point out:
- info on where the coop/nearest shop out of season would have been useful
- be aware that there is no mobile reception in the village
- a couple of dirty/chipped crockery items
But we still loved it. Perfect for my husband's birthday weekend with our dogs.
11 Nov 2012
"Loved Arabia Cottage; Loved Port Isaac; Loved Cornwall"
Loved Arabia cottage. It is an ideal position for the harbour, has a designated car parking spot (a MUST in Port Isaac). The cottage is warm and toasty and above all cleaner than clean. The beds are s… More
19 Oct 2012
"Delightful property, delightful location."
Arabia cottage was just what it said on the tin, and more! Our weather wasn't kind and the lashings of hot water and cosy heating was wonderful to return to after walking the coastal path. The locals were extremely friendly and helpful and there was plenty to do in the area, we particularly enjoyed the Camel Trail, Padstow, Tintagel and the Castle Hotel , and the Eden Project could have filled two days, if we had had them! The only word of caution we would have, to enjoy fully the studio (lovely views and ambience) and the top garden remember the steps, anyone elderly might have difficulties! Brilliant all round for us, though.
2 Oct 2012
We had a very happy family holiday in Port Isaac. The weather wasn`t brill but the cottage has a great studio room with tv and games etc. The view from the studio and garden is wonderful. The cottage … More
8 Nov 2011
"lovely cottage, beautifully presented, well equipped, centrally positioned"
Having decided to stay in UK instead of going abroad, we looked for a cottage in a small seaside harbour setting and booked the cottage between the 12th and 19th of October 2011 for something completely different as we live inland near Worcester. Port Isaac is very small with narrow streets making vehicular access and parking quite difficult, so we relied on the description and chose the cottage particularly because it had an allocated parking space. The cottage is beautifully presented with an open plan kitchen/lounge/dining area downstairs and three good size bedrooms and bathroom upstairs, together with a further loft room with sofas and a tv linked to the sky channel downstairs. It has been recently re-furbished and decorated to a high standard being very comfortable and welcoming. The cottage is on a steep hill and we would not recommend it to anybody who has problems walking or in a wheelchair. Cars can be parked outside the cottage to load/unload but completely block the road which is surprisingly busy, but not intrusively so. The allocated parking space is about 100 yards away up the hill. The garden rises up in three distinct levels from the back, with steep steps and was the only place in the cottage with a view of the harbour and sea, which is excellent. (The top of the garden is also the only place we could get any sort of reception on our phones). The cottage is about 100 yards from the harbour which has a couple of pubs, a few shops, some restaurants and an active fishing fleet of a few boats. Apart from a small convenience store in the harbour, the nearest shop is a co-op on the outskirts of the village - probably a car ride away unless you were walking that way. There are cliff walks along the coastal path in both directions - very steep in places - beware distances, what looked like a steady 2 mile walk seemed twice as long with the ups and downs, but were nevertheless most enjoyable. Whilst there we visited Padstow , once by car and once by bike along the Camel trail, having hired bikes in Wadebridge and cycled along the riverbank , very flat and enjoyable. We also went to Rock, lovely houses and river frontages, St Enodoc golf course - really superb, Constantine Bay and Trevose golf course which are quite spectacular. All in all, just what we were expecting, especially good as the weather was ok. The owners were very helpful as we booked only 3 days before we travelled and we found everything in the cottage just as advertised.
10 Aug 2011
"Fantastic cottage, fantastic location, fantastic weather!"
We where lucky to have stayed at Arabia cottage when we had the beatiful weather at the beginning of May 2011. My Husband and I and our 2 Springer Spaniels. The cottage was beautiful. Spottlessly clean and furnished to a high standard. The garden has stunning views of the harbour and whilst sitting there in the glorious sunshine, I was able to watch the filming of the TV series Doc Martin. I spent most of the day on my own as my Husband was working in the area, therefore as a fan, it added to the exitement of our stay and I was never bored. Coastal walks from the cottage are stunning and as I never had the use of the car this was important. Port Issac is dog friendly and our 2 pooches loved their early morning dip in the ocean where they made plenty of friends, including 2 from Australia. We visited Polzeath which is only a couple of miles away and watched the local surfers, although be warned, dogs are not allowed on the beach at certain times of the year, but we where not disappointed as we where able to walk the coastal path and found a great dog friendly beach. The cottage is in a great location and you can easily access the major roads to get to other parts of Cornwall. We visited Truro for a couple of shopping trips and St Ives and even went down to Lands End. We have been to Cornwall before but was so impressed with Arabia Cottage and would have no hesitiation to recommend it to friends and family.
9 Aug 2011
"Character Cornish cottage, beautifully presented"
Arabia Cottage is a typical original Cornish cottage set into the hillside just above Port Isaac. It has been beautifully refurbished, with a traditional kitchen with Cornish slate worktop and floor, original fittings, stripped floors and a woodburning stove in the lounge area downstairs. Upstairs the bedrooms are simple and gorgeous, and the family bathroom is sleek and if the weather is a bit iffy, toastily warm with a huge towel rail and underfloor heating.
Outside and upstairs again is the 'studio', a light, airy room that is great as both a teenagers' hangout and a family lounge, with fantastic views down to the harbour. Up another couple of levels to almost the top of the cliff, there's garden furniture from which there are surely the best views in Port Isaac! The terraced garden is cared for and amazingly well stocked.
The cottage is very well equipped - dishwasher, plenty of crockery and cutlery, enough books to read for weeks, childrens toys and books, family games and beach 'stuff'.
It's not large, but perfectly big enough. It is delightful. Just mind your head when you go up and down stairs....
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