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Bark House


Excellent 5/5 Score from 4 reviews

Bark House

Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 3

Key Info
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed

The Bark House is now a traditional two bedroom cottage which was originally used for hanging fishing nets after being steeped in bark mixture, hence its name.

In the centre of Port Isaac, famed for its quaint streets, the singing group 'Fishermans Friends' and use in the television series 'Doc Martin', this lovely cottage has been completely refurbished and redecorated to a superb standard throughout, offering very comfortable and stylish accommodation.

Nestling in a pretty lane just yards away from the picturesque harbour, this property is a real treat for those looking for an opportunity to really experience the magic Port Isaac has to offer.

The area has a great choice of restaurants and pubs, all specialising in fresh fish, and the popular resort of Rock is approximately 5 miles away.


Downstairs: Open plan lounge/kitchen/dining area.

Upstairs: 1 kingsize bedroom, 1 bedroom with 4ft bed and a bathroom with shower, WC and washbasin.


This property provides linen and towels. Linen changed weekly. Please bring your own beach towels.

If you would like to use the bed settee option please call the office for prior arrangment



Arrival - 5pm departure - 12 midday.

Parking is available in the pay & display at the top of the town.

Size Sleeps up to 3, 2 bedrooms
Access Car not necessary
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Newquay 34 km, Nearest railway: Bodmin Parkway 30 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries DVD player
General TV
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture Single beds (1), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 3, Lounge seats for 3
Other Linen provided, Towels provided

The West Country region

Port Isaac is a popular fishing village on the North Cornish Coast. With it's quaint streets and individual cottages plus beautiful bays and busy fishing harbour, it has always been a sought after attraction for visitors to the area. The village offers a choice of shops, restaurants and pubs which all offer fresh fish daily.

The rugged coastline is spectacular and there are an abundance of coastal paths and walks which explore the beautiful scenery surrounding the village. Situated just a few miles from Port Isaac are the beautiful bays of Port Quin, Polzeath with it's famous surfing beach and Roserrow Golf and Country Club and the seaside resort of Rock.

Port Isaac Village

Port Isaac village itself is like stepping back into the past, with stone and slate capped cottages, many bearing names, associated with the sea. These pretty cottages line the narrow paths and lanes, along streets such as Dolphin Street, the haunt of many a Sea Captain and Mariner from the past, to the legendary Temple Bar (Squeezy Belly Alley) which then leads out directly to the welcoming Golden Lion Inn and the beach and harbour.

Port Isaac is the perfect locations for setting out to explore the beautiful North Cornwall coastal walk both to the East and West, protected as they are by the National Trust. The views along the rugged coast and out to the Atlantic must surely rate as some of the finest in the country.

History of Port Isaac

The centre of the village dates from the 18th and 19th centuries, from a time when its riches were linked to local coastal freight and fishing. The port handled cargoes such as coal, wood, stone, salt, pottery and heavy goods which were conveyed along its narrow streets. The pilchard fishery began here before the 16th century and in 1850 there were 49 registered fishing boats and four fish cellars. Although the number of fishing boats has decreased since these times, you will still see Fishermen working from the Platt, landing their daily catch of fish, crab and lobsters.

Port Isaac TV Appearances

Port Isaac has been used a backdrop for many a TV programme and film including the BBC series Poldark which used locations in the area; the BBC drama serial The Nightmare Man was filmed in and around the village, which doubled for a Scottish island, the local village hall has been decorated by the team of DIY SOS, and to date, five series of ITV's Doc Martin have been filmed there although the village has a fictional name of “Portwenn.”

Port Isaacs Fishermans Friends

The Fisherman's Friends are shanty singers from Port Isaac who have delighted visitors and locals there for more than 15 years, they sometimes perform down on the harbour front on a Friday evening during the summer months. There's no leader or choir master in the group, they are all friends and fisherman's friends they truly are – each and every member of this unique group are have been fishermen, lifeboatmen and coastguards (as well as builders, artisans, hoteliers, and shop keepers) in Port Isaac and known each other since childhood , they were discovered singing in the Platt and signed up by a record company in 2010 and have gone on to release albums and perform at a number of festivals including Glastonbury!.

Eating Out in Port Isaac

As well as the pasty and fish and chop shops in the village, there are several restaurants to choose from, whatever your tastes and budgets you'll find something to suit you. Some of the restaurants include the following:

The Edge Restaurant

The Mote Bar and Restaurant

The Slipway

The Golden Lion Inn

Port Gaverne Restaurant.

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24 Jul 2014


"A tasteful relaxing home from home"

Perfectly situated this little gem of a retreat is far enough off the beaten track to be private, yet only 25 yards or so from the centre of the village, tranquil and tastefully decorated through out… More

26 Mar 2014


"Quite simply, perfection."

I have stayed at this wonderful cottage on numerous occasions and will continue to do so, I'm sure, for many years to come. At the heart of this pretty fishing village, Bark House offers a tranqu… More

14 Feb 2014


"Perfect in every way"

I have stayed in the bark house with my partner twice, and it is the most perfect, quaint, historical little cottage which has been fantastically renovated. It has beautiful homely touches, is very co… More

16 Jan 2014


"Perfect cosy cottage"

A wonderfully appointed little cottage, perfectly located in old Port Isaac. In a peaceful location just off the seafront but within a minutes walk from everything you could ever need in Port Isaac. P… More

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