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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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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Lovely Cottage

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We had a lovely stay in the beautiful cottage, very close to all amenities and only a few second away from the pub (bonus). Port Isaac is absolutely stunning and we will defiantly be returning to this cottage. Thanks for such an amazing stay Tom, Emma and Bow the Jack Russell
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 03-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Aug 2016

                                                                                                      Nice stay

                                                                                                      4 of 5
                                                                                                      Well refurbished with great facilities and ideally placed for several amazing restaurants within walking distance . The views are genuinely stunning. Will visit again very soon.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 17-Dec-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Sep 2016

                                                                                                      Fabulously Quirky Property - highly recommended

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Tides Reach is so uniquely cornish. If you love all things Cornwall you should stay here. Just step out of the front door and Port Isaac harbour beach is there. My children (and Labradors) spent hours scouring the rock pools. Also outside the front door (about 10 paces) is The Mote restaurant which sells the best food. The fisherman bring their catch passed the front door - you can't get fresher than that. The Golden Lion pub is also just up the alleyway and has a very classic pub feel with good beer. Both places accommodate children. Ther is a lovely hubbub of people milling about during the day and I did wonder if it might be noisy at night with pubs etc being so near but it isn't. You get to lie on your bed, listening to the sea. So relaxing. We will return.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 31-Oct-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Oct 2016