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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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                                                                                                  One of the best self catering holidays we've enjoy

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                                                                                                  I have visited Cornwall annually for many years with my husband and children and now with my grandchildren. Port Isaac has become our favourite village and this year, for the first time we stayed at the Manor House which is right in the centre of this relaxing resort. Our beds were super comfy and there was plenty of room for us all to be together if we wished (6 of us) or have our own space for a quiet read if we felt like it.. Kitchen was large with plenty of room round the dining table and contents were plentiful and easy to find! Garden was delightful - we made a bit of noise sometimes but no-one complained! My family like to shower but I prefer to relax in a bath and the bath was nice and roomy for an 80+ year old. Never had to worry about hot water as it was constantly available. Entrance and quaint streets took a bit of manoeuvering but it all added to the holiday and we had no scrapes. Would have liked a few more pictures/ornaments to give homely feel but all in all we had a truly happy stay. Thank you for making it so.
                                                                                                  • Review Submitted: 24-Sep-2016
                                                                                                  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016

                                                                                                  Excellent house and location.

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                                                                                                  We had a great time in Port Issac staying in this well maintained clean and tidy house. We would stay there again if on holiday in the area as it was a great base for exploring the area. There were several good restaurants and pubs just a minute or so from the house or more just 10 minutes walk up the hill. We had a great time. It was also great fun having a beer while watching the local fishermen landing the catch at the beach.
                                                                                                  • Review Submitted: 19-Sep-2016
                                                                                                  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016

                                                                                                  Beautiful setting in the heart of Port Isaac.

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                                                                                                  Very clean. There were five of us (adults) and we had everything we needed. Would happily stay there again. Having somewhere to park the car was a great advantage.
                                                                                                  • Review Submitted: 13-Sep-2016
                                                                                                  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016