Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
The cottage is in the heart of Port Isaac about 50 yards from the harbour. It is up a narrow cul de sac with very little passing traffic. The front door opens off the lane with a stable door. On the ground floor is a living room and a separate kitchen. On the first floor is a bedroom and bathroom, with the second bedroom on the second floor. Both bedrooms have only single beds due to the difficulty of getting beds up the cottage stairs.
The cottage is part of a row of non identical properties.
It is all electric and provided with a fridge with freezer box, cooker, toaster, iron and all other kitchen implements. There is night storage heating with free standing heaters for back up if required.
There is television and a land line phone with broadband and wi-fi.
Visitors are able to drive up to the cottage for the purposes of loading and unloading luggage. For parking we have a reserved space about 300 yards away at The Old School Hotel which overlooks the harbour.
The village is the setting for the Doc Martin tv series. It is a traditional fishing village and has been since the Middle Ages. It is a maze of narrow lanes and pathways known as "drangs" with only one road through, along which traffic is discouraged. The houses are traditional stone built, slate hung cottages. In the heart of the village are a pub, two hotels, two cafe / bistros. There are other pubs and a cafe at the top of the village.
There is a bakery, delicatessen, fishmongers and a well stocked Coop supermarket. Fish may also be bought from the local fishmerchants in the fish cellars by the harbour. There are also the usual art and craft shops.
Those interested in fishing may hire a local boat and fisherman. Kyacking may be arranged in the village.
The National Trust coastal path runs through the village and provides spectacular walks over the cliffs.
Many places of interest are in easy reach. Pencarrow House, Tintagel, The Eden Centre, the Gardens of Heligan along with many others. Padstow is close by with its many restaurants and attractions. It can be visited by the foot ferry from Rock and trips may be made out to sea, with puffins on the nearby islands at the right time of year.
At Rock there are excellent beaches and boats may be hired from the sailing school along with windsurfers.
Other good sandy beaches are at Polzeath and Trebarwith, both of which are centers for windsurfing. There is also Daymer Bay, from where it is just a short walk to St. Enedoc church where Sir John Betjeman is buried.
Wadebridge has shops of interest and makes a pleasant wander round.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Port Isaac|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest railway: Bodmin Parkway 25 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Telephone|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 4|
The West Country region
Cornwall is an historic area with much to offer the visitor. The coast line is infinatly variable with high rugged cliffs, gently sloping hills and wide sandy beaches or small beaches with interest.
In between are the moors with their ancient settlements, monoliths and remains of houses.
There are old fishing ports and villages, Charleston is of interest as filming can be going on and old sailing ships may be in the harbour.
Newquay has the championship surfing and a large sea life centre.
St Ives has the Barbara Hepworth Gallery, the Tate St. Ives, narrow streets with many art galleries and large sandy beaches.
There are National Trust properties and houses along with private houses to be visited.
Goonhilly radiocommunications centre is of interest.
There are many attractions for the younger visitor to let off steam and be fascinated by.
Port Isaac is on the north Cornish coast and has been a fishing village for centuries.
It is close to the Camel estuary with the sandy beaches of Daymer Bay, Rock and Polzeath. Polzeath is a centre for surfing. Rock has a sailing school and windsurfing lessons can be had there. From Rock a foot ferry goes over to Padstow where there are restaurants, bike hire shops and an historic house.
The Camel Trail starts at Padstow and with the bikes you are able to cycle to Wadebridge and up into the moors. The trail is an old railway line, is of interest and safe for children.
Camelford and Tintagel with its famous castle is close by. Trebarwith Strand is another sandy beach with surfing at low tide.
Passing through Camelford you may get to Bodmin moor.
Pencarrow House is an historic house open to the public and beyond Bodmin is Lanhydrock House with it's extensive grounds.
There are many small places to visit to suit all tastes and ages.