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Make a holiday cottage in Port Isaac, Cornwall your home away from home

Port Isaac sits idly along the rugged and expansive coast of the Atlantic Ocean, on the North Cornish Coast of Corwall. The stunningly charming little village, used as the setting for the TV drama "Doc Martin", will instantly capture your heart, with its port centre, tiny, winding streets and idyllic shops and local art galleries.

Places to holiday in Port Isaac, Cornwall

Beyond rolling green hills, Port Isaac sits in a small valley next to the harbor with whitewashed buildings, holding charming narrow streets. Streets are so narrow locals refer to some as “Squeezebelly Allies.” Much of the community is reminiscent of its records dating back seven centuries with lobster pots sitting next to its coastal waters. So timeless is this seaside community that it was the backdrop for the popular television series Doc Martin.

Ocean waters are full of opportunities to take in this seaside environment while fishing and sailing, as well as water skiing and on strenuous treks. Simply relaxing in any of Port Isaac’s guest homes and self catering cottages is a great way to enjoy the environment.

Local restaurants have fresh seafood caught and delivered daily. Port Isaac pubs are an enticing way to sip a pint while sharing the day’s adventures. Port Isaac is also home to several galleries showcasing the work of local artisans who beautifully reflect the community in paintings. Other galleries display the pottery of community artists.

Things to do in Port Isaac, Cornwall

Longcross Victorian Garden, the only garden with public access on this part of the coast, grows unique species of plants due to its salty seaside environment. A maze design wanders through the garden. History outside the garden is no further away than Tintagel Castle. This castle sits on an island which is visible from many parts of Port Isaac, giving it a mystical appearance. Dating back to the late 1130’s, local legend states this was the location of King Arthur’s conception.

Coastal waters are also enjoyable while listening to the activity of fishing boats in the harbor or relaxing in any of Port Isaac’s guest houses and self catering cottages. Beaches like Port Gaverne are restful at low tide with a small area of many rock pools. Port Quin is equally popular, not as a sunbathing beach but an area which provides respite while enjoying a picnic or sitting on the coastline. This same coastline is equally enjoyed when chartering a boat. Riding on the water is a wonderful way to take in the communities stunning views.

For a bit more mystery, consider the village of Port Quin, referred to by locals as “the village that died.” Legend says the entire population of men disappeared in the 1800’s, creating an interesting visit. Take a coastal drive to the other small neighboring communities of Rock, Polzeath, Wadebridge and Padstow.

Weather in Port Isaac, Cornwall

A long and expansive coastline, in combination with the Gulf Stream, gives Port Isaac a very temperate climate. Given its position as a coastal community it typically sees no snow or frost. During winter months the waters of the ocean become their most active with crashing waves. During summer months the oceans waters become calm.

Flights to Port Isaac, Cornwall

Newquay Airport (NQY) is under an hour from Port Isaac and Exeter Airport (EXT) is a little more than an hour. Both airports are served from across the UK by Air Southwest.

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Holiday Cottages Port Isaac - Self Catering (300+)

 

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Excellent location, great customer service

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Great booking experience from start to finish, the owner maintained excellent communication and provided very clear instructions and guidance. Everything worked like a swiss clock from enquiry to leaving at the end of our stay. Sea Haven is a Lovely big house in a central location both for Port Isaac and the surrounding areas, It has all the modern facilities you could wish for. Parking was never an issue and all eight of us would love to make a return visit in the future.
  • Review Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017

We absolutely loved the house and the town.

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We had a great week here in early July. We were 2 families, the children ranging in age from 18 down to 5, 10 of us in all. There was plenty of space in the house and it had everything we needed. The location of the house was great, at the top of the hill, just a few minutes walk from the harbour and all the shops, cafes and pub. The town itself is fantastic, the right combination of touristy and local. We swam every day in the harbour and jumped off the pier, we enjoyed The Fisherman's Friends on the Friday evening, and we watched Doc Martin being filmed. When we had one small problem of a key snapping in the lock, Kate, the owner, was really good about it and had arranged to have it fixed the same day. Would we go back? Definitely
  • Review Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017