Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
½ mile up from Port Isaac and less than a mile from its pretty harbour, a single-storey cottage converted from an old barn, all smart and immaculate with modern slate floors throughout. Famous 'Doc Martin' characters sat on its garden wall when the crew camped out here during its construction. At the back, a large, enclosed lawned garden (table/chairs, barbecue) and, beyond, agricultural barns (vehicle storage) and cattle-grazed meadows – an occasional tractor will trundle by.
From gravelled surrounds, 3 shallow steps up to front door; hall (space for coats/boots); living room with TV/DVD and glazed doors to garden; smart fitted kitchen/dining room (slimline dishwasher, washing machine, microwave, fridge-freezer) with table/chairs. Two bedrooms – a double (TV), and one with two single beds; shower-room (suite). Friendly owners live 100' away.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (1)|
|Further details indoors|
Please bring your own beach towels.
The agent has its own star rating system to quantify interior quality, comfort and ambience. This property has been rated 3.5 star.
The West Country region
Cornwall's north coast: from the river Camel north to Bude and on to Morwenstow and the highest cliffs in the West Country, it is a mixture of great cliffs and beaches. Walking (coast path) and bird-friendly cliffs (usually no road near): peregrines possible. Great sand/surf beaches at Polzeath, Trebarwith, Widemouth Bay, Bude and Sandy Mouth; sandy coves at Port Gaverne, Bossiney, Crackington Haven, Duckpool, and others less accessible; Rock, also sandy, is the place for watersports, including sailing on the Camel estuary; very fine golf course (St Enodoc); mini-fjords at Port Quin and Boscastle. Port Isaac is very pretty round its cliff-enclosed harbour.
The well-worth-riding Camel Trail cycleway (bicycles for hire) follows the river Camel from Bodmin Moor to Padstow. Pencarrow is a beautiful house with wonderful garden. Tintagel has a ruined castle (King Arthur's?) on a wild headland. St Juliot church was restored by Thomas Hardy and 'a pair of blue eyes' nearly fell down a Crackington cliff. Bodmin Moor, its highest hills quite mountainous, is only a little way inland and Blisland, on its northern edge, is one of Cornwall's prettiest villages - makes a change from sea: so does lovely Lanhydrock (see Cornwall's 'Med'). Not far to Eden (see South Cornwall).
Port Isaac: exceptionally pretty fishing village (shops, pubs, restaurants), setting for the 'Doc Martin' series, on a steep hillside round a natural harbour between cliffs (low tide beach, rock pools). Spectacular coastal walks. Port Gaverne (cove beach), ½ mile. St Endellion, 1 mile. Port Quin (beautiful 'fjord', spectacular walks), 2½. Polzeath (splendid sand/surf) and Rock (watersports, golf), 5.