“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....
“Perfect Location” This apartment was right in the town of Port Isaac so it was perfect for heading out for coastal walks, sight-seeing, restaurants, etc.
It's located on the top floor of a 3 storey building so it's a bit of a challenge to get your luggage up there, but so worth it once you're there.
The first and second floor flats are not well-kept so there was a little apprehension as we walked up the stairs. Flat 3 though was excellent. Nicely appointed and had everything we needed. On the small side but it packed a lot in and made great use of every inch of space.
The bedroom was cozy and great for 2 people. The living area was plenty big enough for 2 people but it was also great for entertaining when 2 of our friends visited for the afternoon.
The kitchen was small but mighty! All appliances we needed (toaster, stove, fridge, washer/dryer, etc.) and was perfect for cooking meals.
We had really good wi-fi access thanks to a hand-written note on the notice board that a previous traveller had left, providing a pass-code for access.
Port Isaac is a beautiful part of the rugged Cornwall coast, and yes, we did have our picture taken outside Doc Martin's house!
A small and pretty fishing village in Cornwall, perfect for hikers and strollers alike, with phenomenal coastal views and charmingly picturesque surroundings. Be sure to book your next holiday rental in Port Isaac for a quiet and delightful insight into traditional Cornish fishing culture, and some incredible sights.
About Port Isaac
Port Isaac is located reasonably close to other more developed Cornish towns, so it's an excellent base if you want to explore further afield too.
What to Do
See if you can catch a performance by Fisherman's Friends. This famous sea shanty singing group are based here and perform regularly. Well worth seeing if you get the chance!
Top Port Isaac Travel Tips
For a charming and quaint walking holiday amidst gorgeous traditional coastal settings, be sure to book your next holiday rental in Port Isaac.
Top Destination reviews
The Old Bakehouse
We arrived at The Old Bakehouse mid afternoon we found the place very easily right in the middle of the tiny village offloading our luggage wasn't an issue either The appartment is very clean and inviting just as the pictures show and has everything you need for a very comfortable stay The bottle of wine left for the stay is a lovely touch Mr Moates is a very kind and generous man nothing is too much trouble and he is very quick on contact It is a very quiet and tranquil village excluding the enevitable seagulls. Everything is in close vacinity for sight seeing around the gorgeous coastline I would recommend staying here even if it's jus for the Doc Martin experience The golden Lion pub which is a stones throw away is an amazing experience with wonderful very welcoming staff Port Isaac We had an amazing experience and would come here again …
Arabia Cottage. Traditional cottage with parking and garden.
Lovely cottage in a perfect position. Spotlessly clean and well looked after. Fixtures and fittings to a high standard. All rooms well designed and well put together in terms of decor. The only thing that let it down slightly was no welcome pack such as a welcome card, bunch of flowers or milk/ biscuits. This makes a big difference to your stay. Apart from this a very enjoyable stay in a warm and cosy cottage …
3 Dolphin Cottage, Port Isaac, Cornwall
Heaven on /Earth
Dolphin Cottage is absolutely stunning and the most comfortable holiday cottage we have ever stayed in. We have returned every year for the past 5 years and visited twice last year! We are in the process of booking again for 2018 as it is the perfect family holiday home catering for my disabled elderly Mother and my grandchildren - all 4 generations. We love Port Isaac and the surrounding area of North Cornwall - so much to see and do rain or shine. …
Sea Holly Cottage ~ Port Isaac
A wonderful stay
Excellent,cosy cottage in a quiet location,everything within a few minutes walk and the added bonus of parking. Sea Holly cottage was spotlessly clean and extremely well appointed with everything you will need. Loved using the wood burner on cold evenings. Enjoyed evenings out at the golden lion. …
Cobble Court at Higher Hendra farm had everything you wanted for a quiet break but that was central for visiting places like Tintagel, Port Isaac etc.
It was clean and comfortable with lovely crisp bedding and big white bath towels. Angela's thoughtfulness with supplying a box with dog towel,bowls and even dog shampoo was unexpected. We took both our dogs and they were made to feel as welcome as we were.
If we were to suggest anything it would be to provide more information on local attractions, places to eat, takeaways etc. We'd printed off walks to do in the area before we left home so left them at the cottage for future guests.
Having said that, Angela and Phil were lovely hosts, very friendly and happy to stop for a chat.
We will definately go back and would highly recommend it to anyone - especially if they have dogs! …
Beautiful house, David was so helpful, Port Isaac is perfect , the people are so friendly , locals and visitors alike, it’s the second time i’ve stayed in the village , but staying in the Port itself in such wonderful accommodation made it even more special , will most definitely be back , thank you David and Port Isaac x …