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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

                                                                                                      Fantastic apartment in amazing location!

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We had a wonderful short stay in this apartment over New Year. We were delighted with the location, right in the middle of the village! The kitchen was great and we catered for all the family on New Years Eve before going out to the quay to watch the fireworks at midnight. The apartment feels really spacious because of the open plan layout and the bedrooms were cosy and well decorated. We also had a delicious meal in The Golden Lion (a stone's throw from the apartment). We walked these meals off at the lovely Polzeath and Trebarwith Strand beaches. All in all, an impressive hideaway in a magical location. I would definitely recommend this apartment.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 31-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Dec 2016

                                                                                                      Perfect break!

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Had a great weekend away in this place. Lots of space and rooms for everyone. Perfect for large family's as there is a massive dining table for everyone to get round. Nice and clean! Fantastic location, just around the corner from Padstow and there is a great costal path towards Port Quinn with fantastic views! There is also a co-op just a 5 minute walk which has everything you need and there is a great pub also 5 minutes away. Fantastic communication with the owners.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 25-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jan 2017

                                                                                                      Just the break we wanted

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Set in the heart of the village lovely as usual.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 19-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Dec 2016