£104 / night
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Arabia Cottage. Traditional cottage with parking and garden. – Home 162316 Cottage

  • 3 bedrooms
  • 5 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Arabia Cottage. Traditional cottage with parking and garden. – Home 162316

  • Cottage
  • 3 bedrooms
  • sleeps 5
  •  min stay varies

Excellent Excellent – based on 41 reviews

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Cottage / 3 bedrooms / 1 bathroom / sleeps 5

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car advised
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

Description from owner


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.

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • Pets welcome
  • High chair available

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Double Bed
    Bedroom 2: Single Bed
    Bedroom 3: 2 Single Beds
  • 1 Family bathroom


  • Wi-Fi available
  • Private garden
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Sea view
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • Video player
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users


Check in time: 16:00, Check out time: 10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).

Damage deposit: £100.00
No smoking at this property


Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

Booking confirmed

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

24 hours after booking

50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 8 weeks before check-in.

8 weeks before

25% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.

4 weeks before

No refund if cancelled less than 4 weeks before check-in.

Check-in date

* The booking fee is stated in the cancellation policy information on the payment page. This fee helps us run our secure platform and enables us to provide 24/7 customer support

House rules

Due to the number of steps at the property, it may not be suitable for very young children, the elderly, or anyone with mobility issues.
We welcome well-behaved dogs at the property, but ask that dogs are kept off the furniture. If a dog is malting please clean up after it as much as possible so that our cleaner doesn't have to spend hours hoovering. If excessive cleaning is required due to dog hair etc, we reserve the right to retain some of the damage deposit to cover the extra cleaning costs.


About the owner

Mark A.
Response rate:
Calendar updated:
17 Aug 2019
Years listed:
Based in:
United Kingdom
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Languages spoken: English

This Cottage has 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and sleeps 5. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 13 Apr 2011. Located in Cornwall, it has 41 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £573 to £1489.

The Owner has a response rate of 95% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 17 Aug 2019.


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Guest reviews

41 reviews

Very Good


Reviewed 17 Oct 2017

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

Owner's reply: Hi, thanks for your lovely review and I'm really glad you enjoyed your stay. We unfortunately live a long way from Cornwall (in derbyshire) so aren't personally able to put together a welcome pack, but I'll raise it with our cleaners and see if its something they would be able to include as part of their service. Best wishes, Charlotte.

“Very Nice Cottage, Great Location”

Reviewed 14 May 2017

Beautiful cottage with a great location and view. We really enjoyed our stay here, especially the extra family room at the top entrance.

Owner's reply: Thanks for your review, I'm glad you enjoyed your stay!

“beautiful cottage perfectly located in the village”

Reviewed 9 Nov 2016

A very nice traditional cottage - you have to mind your head here and there - a short stroll up a steep hill from the centre of Port Isaac. Well equipped and with comfortable beds, although it was a bit light in the mornings and the seagulls were very noisy! Interesting second living room up some steep outdoor steps which the kids liked and a beautiful little garden with stunning views up yet more steep outdoor steps. Not for anyone who has a problem going up or coming down! Useful to have a parking space up the hill.

“Lovely cottage in perfect position”

Reviewed 6 Aug 2016

This was a lovely cottage in a perfect position in port isaac - close enough to stroll into town but with a feeling of privacy. A really beautiful garden up three sets of very steep steps with superb views over the town. Comfy beds, kitchen worked well. Two very small negatives; there were some dog hairs in the carpets etc which did not bother me and the bin men didnt collect our rubbish which is not the owners fault!

Owner's reply: Hi, thanks for your review and I'm glad you enjoyed your stay. Apologies about the problems with rubbish collection. Cornwall council have changed their policy regarding waste collection from holiday lets but the new system doesn't apply until mid August, so we're trying to get an answer as to why they haven't been collecting. I hope it didn't cause you too much inconvenience. All the best, Charlotte.

“Love the cottage, love Port Isaac”

Reviewed 19 Feb 2013

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.

“Delightful property, delightful location.”

Reviewed 19 Oct 2012

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.

“lovely cottage, beautifully presented, well equipped, centrally positioned”

Reviewed 8 Nov 2011

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.

“Fantastic cottage, fantastic location, fantastic weather!”

Reviewed 10 Aug 2011

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.

“Character Cornish cottage, beautifully presented”

Reviewed 9 Aug 2011

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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