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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.

    Exceptional! 5/5
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    Cottage #6082727
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      Excellent! 4.4/5
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      Apartment #8035859
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        Exceptional! 5/5
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        • 3 BR
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        Cottage #8027943
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          Excellent! 4.6/5
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          • Sleeps 6
          Cottage #428907
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            Cottage #8053557
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              Multiple rentals Cottage #8153688
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                • 4 BR
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                Multiple rentals House #8153688
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                Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                  • 2 BR
                  • 1 BA
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                  Bungalow #8113554
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                    Excellent! 4.5/5
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                    • 3 BR
                    • 1 BA
                    • Sleeps 6
                    House #8078309
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                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                      • 1 BR
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                      Cottage #8145828
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                        Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                        Barn #1821180
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                          • 4 BA
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                          House #6517464
                            Excellent! 4.3/5
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                            • 3 BR
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                            • Sleeps 6
                            Cottage #8060556
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                            Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                              • 2 BR
                              • 1 BA
                              • Separate Toilet
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                              House #8152588
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                                • 4 BR
                                • 2 BA
                                • Sleeps 8
                                House #1780560
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                                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                  • 4 BR
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                                  House #8133449
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                                    • 3 BR
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                                    Apartment #6926943
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                                      • 1 BA
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                                      Cottage #8056252
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                                      Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                        • 4 BR
                                        • 2 BA
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                                        Cottage #8139059
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                                          • 4 BR
                                          • 3 BA
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                                          House #6517461
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                                            • 5 BR
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                                            House #8078946
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                                              Cottage #6040433
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                                                Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                • 2 BR
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                                                Cottage #8160203
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                                                  Very Good! 4/5
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                                                  • 3 BR
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                                                  Cottage #8052582
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                                                    • 5 BR
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                                                    House #8142784
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                                                      House #8166685
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                                                        • 3 BR
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                                                        House #6517443
                                                          Very Good! 4/5
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                                                          • 3 BR
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                                                          Cottage #8036499
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                                                            • 4 BR
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                                                            House #6951116
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                                                              • 4 BR
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                                                              Cottage #6517500
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                                                                Multiple rentals Cottage #8127304
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                                                                  • 5 BR
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                                                                  Farmhouse #8137748
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                                                                    Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                    • 1 BR
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                                                                    Apartment #8143969
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                                                                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                      Apartment #8154789
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                                                                        Excellent! 4.7/5
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                                                                        Barn #8155747
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                                                                        Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                          • 4 BR
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                                                                          Cottage #6816262
                                                                            Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                            • 4 BR
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                                                                            House #6910967
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                                                                            Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                              House #6939052
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                                                                                • 2 BR
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                                                                                House #6961242
                                                                                  • 5 BR
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                                                                                  House #8031676
                                                                                    • 4 BR
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                                                                                    Multiple rentals Apartment #8072210
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                                                                                      • 1 BR
                                                                                      • 1 BA
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                                                                                      Multiple rentals Cottage #8127304
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                                                                                        • 4 BR
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                                                                                        House #8168043
                                                                                          • 2 BR
                                                                                          • 2 BA
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                                                                                          Cottage #6816703
                                                                                            • 2 BR
                                                                                            • 1 BA
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                                                                                            Cottage #6817079
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                                                                                              Cottage #6913279
                                                                                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                                (8 reviews)
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                                                                                                • 5 BR
                                                                                                • 4 BA
                                                                                                • Separate Toilet
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                                                                                                Barn #8152494
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                                                                                                  Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                                                  Cottage #6857
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                                                                                                  Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                    • 2 BR
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                                                                                                    Multiple rentals Cottage #8072210
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                                                                                                      Multiple rentals Cottage #8072210
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                                                                                                      Holiday Cottages Port Isaac - Self Catering (300+)

                                                                                                       

                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Fabulous House in perfect location

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Fantastic house in perfect location for charming Port Isaac and the wonderful Port Gaverne. Great to be able to watch the sea crashing over the rocks in all kinds of weather. House is perfect and easily accommodates 9 people, especially great to have 3 bathrooms, a large dining kitchen and large comfortable lounge. We will be back!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: May 21, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Apr 2017

                                                                                                      Great place to stay in Port Isaac

                                                                                                      4 of 5
                                                                                                      We really enjoyed our stay here! These are the plus points for the Sail Loft. It is, as you say, very conveniently located in Port Isaac, aka Port Wenn. The cottage is rightly described as 'cosy,' i.e. small, but it it well furnished and equipped and has the advantage of car parking, which is a real bonus in Port Isaac. Access to coast walks is great. Port Isaac to Port Quin, via the coast path is demanding, but well worth the effort the scenery is superb. there is, a seasonal refreshment van in Port Quin. The return route, overland, is much easier! Tintagel is nearby, as is St Agnes, Chapel Porth, and the remains of the old tin mines. We had a great walk around Pentire Head today, which was stunning. In our view, the only problem with Sail Loft is logistical. You have to pick up the key in Trebetherick, which is a 20 minute drive from Port Isaac. You also have to return the keys to Trebetherick, which means an extra 40 minute detour, there and then back towards your destination, which in our case is Manchester, a long drive without having to take the key back. Is there any way around this? The only other problem was waste disposal. It was clear that the rubbish had to be placed in grey bags, but there was only one furnished for our use. However, I asked for another, and this was delivered today. (Wednesday). This was important, because the dustbin men only pick up bags labelled with their company logo. In talking to the bin men, they seemed to suggest that black bags were picked up on one day, and grey bags the next.(Another bin for the Manor House property was not emptied whilst we were staying at Sail Loft, possibly because the rubbish was in a black bag?) There is also conflicting information as to where the waste should be put. One leaflet suggested the edge of the property, Middle Street, the other Church Street.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: May 02, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Apr 2017