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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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                                                                                                      lovely seaside family cottage

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                                                                                                      all 10 of us plus baby Rosa and Dylan the dog had a lovely break - very good locations and wonderful views. Could do with another shower room downstairs for the number of people.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Aug 2017

                                                                                                      A Gem of A Holiday Home In the Heart of Port Isaac

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                                                                                                      As a family we have been coming to Port Isaac for 15 years and this was our first stay at The Manor House. The house is an absolute tardis and was the perfect base for a family break for a fortnight with eight people from age 7 to 70. Never a queue for the bathroom, always plenty of hot water, wi-fi and space to be together or apart. The decor is fresh, coastal chic and the beds were really comfortable and a great night's sleep was had by all. Having the sun room and the utility room was a great bonus for returning back from the beach, it kept sand out of the house and where it could be easily swept up. Having the outdoor tap meant wet suits could be rinsed and hung easily outside too. The BBQ and the gardens were lovely and enjoyed and the leat entertained the children for hours making boats. This was also our first stay at a property with parking in Port Isaac. To have parking in the village is an absolute luxury and there is plenty of space at the Manor House. We had a Toyota Rav4 and an Audi A4 All Road Estate and managed no problems at all accessing. We'd recommend driving in down Church Hill and turning right after the red phone box rather than turning in by the lifeboat station simply due to the number of pedestrians in the centre of the village. Would highly recommend and look forward to returning.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Aug 2017