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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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      Cottage #428907
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        Excellent! 4.5/5
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        Apartment #8035859
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          Exceptional! 5/5
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          • 1 BA
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          Cottage #8027943
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            Excellent! 4.4/5
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            • 1 BA
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            Cottage #8053557
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              Exceptional! 5/5
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              • 2 BR
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              Bungalow #8113554
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                Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                Multiple rentals Cottage #8153688
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                  • 4 BR
                  • 4 BA
                  • Sleeps 8
                  Multiple rentals House #8153688
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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
                      • 1 BA
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                      Cottage #8145828
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                        Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                        • 1 BA
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                        Barn #1821180
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                          • 3 BR
                          • 1 BA
                          • Sleeps 6
                          Cottage #8060556
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                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                            • 4 BR
                            • 2 BA
                            • Sleeps 8
                            House #1780560
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                              • 3 BR
                              • 1 BA
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                              Apartment #6926943
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                                Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                • 4 BR
                                • 2 BA
                                • Sleeps 10
                                House #8133449
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                                  • 3 BR
                                  • 1 BA
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                                  Cottage #8056252
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                                    • 4 BR
                                    • 2 BA
                                    • Sleeps 7
                                    Cottage #8139059
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                                    Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                      Exceptional! 5/5
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                                      • 2 BR
                                      • 1 BA
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                                      Cottage #8160203
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                                        • 2 BR
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                                        Cottage #6040433
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                                          Very Good! 4/5
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                                          • 3 BR
                                          • 1 BA
                                          • Sleeps 7
                                          Cottage #8036499
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                                            • 5 BR
                                            • 2 BA
                                            • Sleeps 11
                                            House #8078946
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                                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                              • 1 BA
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                                              Apartment #8143969
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                                                • 5 BR
                                                • 5 BA
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                                                House #8166685
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                                                Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                  • 3 BR
                                                  • 1 BA
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                                                  Cottage #8052582
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                                                    • 5 BR
                                                    • 2 BA
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                                                    House #8142784
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                                                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                      • 4 BR
                                                      • 3 BA
                                                      • Sleeps 9
                                                      House #6910967
                                                      6
                                                      Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
                                                        • 4 BR
                                                        • 2 BA
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                                                        House #6951116
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                                                          • 3 BR
                                                          • 1 BA
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                                                          Multiple rentals Cottage #8127304
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                                                            • 5 BR
                                                            • 3 BA
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                                                            Farmhouse #8137748
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                                                              • 4 BR
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                                                              House #8168043
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                                                                Cottage #6816262
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                                                                  House #6939052
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                                                                    House #6961242
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                                                                      • 5 BR
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                                                                      House #8031676
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                                                                        • 1 BR
                                                                        • 1 BA
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                                                                        Multiple rentals Cottage #8127304
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                                                                        Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                          Excellent! 4.7/5
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                                                                          • 1 BR
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                                                                          Barn #8155747
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                                                                          Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                            • 2 BR
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                                                                            Cottage #1857126
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                                                                              • 2 BR
                                                                              • 2 BA
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                                                                              Cottage #1859679
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                                                                                Cottage #1859680
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                                                                                  • 3 BR
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                                                                                  Cottage #1858822
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                                                                                    • 3 BR
                                                                                    • 2 BA
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                                                                                    House #6714786
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                                                                                    Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                                      • 2 BA
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                                                                                      Cottage #6816703
                                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                                        • Sleeps 4
                                                                                        Cottage #6817079
                                                                                          Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                                          (11 reviews)
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                                                                                          • 3 BR
                                                                                          • 1 BA
                                                                                          • Sleeps 6
                                                                                          Cottage #6813272
                                                                                          11
                                                                                          Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                            (9 reviews)
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                                                                                            • 5 BR
                                                                                            • 4 BA
                                                                                            • Separate Toilet
                                                                                            • Sleeps 8
                                                                                            Barn #8152494
                                                                                            9
                                                                                            Viewed 27 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                              • 2 BR
                                                                                              • Separate Toilet
                                                                                              • Sleeps 4
                                                                                              Cottage #1859961
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                                                                                                • 1 BA
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                                                                                                Cottage #6857
                                                                                                4
                                                                                                Viewed 43 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                                  (6 reviews)
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                                                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                  Cottage #8172733
                                                                                                  6
                                                                                                  Viewed 29 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                    Apartment #477291
                                                                                                    3
                                                                                                    Viewed 48 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                      • 4 BR
                                                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                      Cottage #1690262

                                                                                                      Holiday Cottages Port Isaac - Self Catering (300+)

                                                                                                       

                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      A truly quaint cottage located on Port Isaac's picturesque harbour.

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      What a great base to explore all the local historic sites & other places of interest in Cornwall. Weather was very sunny & ideal for getting out & about. Had drinks on the harbour most evenings until dusk. A well equipped cottage with all the comforts of home. Daily visits from Cyrill the seagull, who I fear may have put on a little extra weight !! Must visit again soon. Thank you.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jun 17, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jun 2017

                                                                                                      Beautiful house in a fantastic location.

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      You couldn't be in a more perfect spot in a superb place !!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jun 17, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jun 2017