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Wish you were here? - mysterious but beautiful Port Quin

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

2 bedrooms with all amenities, sea views

Situated in the secluded old fishing hamlet of Port Quin with rolling countryside behind, the property is enviably located at the top of the slipway and boasts sea and country views views from all rooms. The property was converted in 2005 to sleep 4 comfortably with one good sized double bedroom with en -suite and large twin room with sitting area. Both bedrooms have ample built in storage. The kitchen/ lounge/ diner is well equipped with electric double oven, hob, fridge, small chest freezer, microwave, washing machine and dishwasher. The bathroom has both a bath and separate shower with hot water being on demand. Benefiting from double glazing there is central heating if required. Parking is in the National Trust car park close by. We do have a meadow with a strimmed garden area containing a patio and rotary clothes airer behind the boathouse which just around the corner and through the farm gate.

A Short History of Port Quin: The village has been known as Portquin, Porthqueen, Parquin, Port Guin, Porthquin and Porthquynne and actually takes its name from the last of a series of derivations of the Cornish word 'qwyn' which means white.

One of the earliest references to Port Quin is in 1327.

The size of the fish cellars indicate the prosperity of the fishing industry at its peak but there was also lead and antimony mining nearby. The population was about 100.

Rather sadly, it appears today, that Port Quin's main claim to interest lies in the fact that as a village it has died, and the circumstances of its demise are not clearly understood. There are many theories which range from the loss of the men in a sudden and violent storm whilst fishing, lost at sea attempting to 'molest' a vessel, drowned escaping from the Customs and Excise men or escaping from the Press Gang to the men emigrating to Canada en masse after a bad fishing season and the closure of the mines.

Perhaps the real mystery here is not how the village died, for as we can see there are many feasible explanations for this, but rather how can a community vanish so completely without notice being taken of it?

More Details

Property Manager
Trisha Yelland
Member since: 2010
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
26 June, 2017

About Trisha Yelland

I grew up in Wadebridge and still live there on the old family farm. My family also farmed at Port Quin and 2 of my brothers still do. My parents moved to Port Quin when they retired and there is a long family history associated with the area.

Trisha Yelland purchased this apartment in 1990

Why Trisha Yelland chose North Cornwall

Port Quin is one of the few places that has NOT been commercialised with just a scattering of cottages owned by the National Trust and just a few private dwellings. It is situated on the route of the North Cornwall coastal footpath and pasture land all around. My family have lived here for generations.

What makes this apartment unique

Unique because it is unspoilt and the sea is almost at your doorstep with rolling pastureland behind.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Port Isaac in Saint Endellion

Property Type:
  • apartment (semi-detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • Ocean View
  • rural
  • waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Basic Soaps
  • Filtered Water
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Hot water available on demand and heated towel rail.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck Chairs
  • Garden
  • Patio
  • Veranda
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Attractions:
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
For wheelchair access there are two steps to negotiate in the porch.

Reviews

5/5 -
(3 traveller reviews)

Wish you were here? - mysterious but beautiful Port Quin
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews
West Yorkshire
5

Little gem in a stunning location

  • 5 of 5

If you like peace and quiet and enjoy the finer things in life, then this is the place to stay. The cottage is brilliant, spacious, cosy, quality furniture & very comfortable a real home from home. Everything you need is there. (Towels are provided but if you use more than 2 take some more)

The views are to die for! You can lie in bed listening to the waves lapping the shore, its so peaceful. There are the caves & rock pools to explore when the tide is out, and there are stunning walks to do, with plenty to see along the way.

We walked to Polzeath and back via the coastal path, and then walked to Port Issac where they offer a taxi shuttle service back home if you can't manage the walk back. Then at the end of a long day you can sit and watch the sunset over the bay - so beautiful.

There is also somewhere to park your car out of the way, and a private little garden where you can hang out your washing, or sit and have a bbq. It's a great spot to get to other places too. Tintagle, Boscastle, Wadebridge, Padstow to name a few are not very far away. A car is an essential for getting out and about.

We had no mobile reception, until we got about a mile away, but there is wifi if you feel you need to keep in touch with family etc. Trisha the owner is great to get on with via e mails, always a fast response.

Thanks Trisha for sharing this little gem, we wouldn't hesitate to recommended this place to friends and family.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 22, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We always strive to please and welcome all feedback from our guests.
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5

Fish Cellars apartment 1A

  • 5 of 5

We actually stayed in the apartment underneath Fish cellars 1, but it too is owned by the same people. We stayed in apartment 1A which is classed as a one bedroom apartment. It doesn't have the views of apartment 1 but we knew this as that is made perfectly clear in the listings description and is reflected in the price of the apartment when compared to the price of apartment 1.

However, we loved where we stayed and would highly recommend it. You only have to step outside your door and you have all the beautiful views of apartment 1. The apartment is classed as a 1 bedroom, but the living room is spacious and has a futon in it which my 2 children slept in at night time.

The kitchen/ diner also has a sitting area in it, so my husband and I would sit there in the evening to let the kids sleep. There is no TV though which at first I thought I would miss, but ended up enjoying the peace and quiet and read a lot more than I otherwise would have!

The apartment was clean, tidy well organised and contained all the essentials.

The location of the apartment was good for us. You do need a car to get around, but the famous surfing beach of Polzeath (where my kids spent hours body boarding every day)is only a 10 min drive away, and the famous 'Rock', 15 minutes away. We would recommend taking the ferry from Rock to Padstow for the day as it is such a picturesque place with lots on and lovely shops to visit and great food to be found.

There is a beautiful coastal walk literally on your doorstep too, which is well worth walking.

If you have any questions before your visit, the owners always get back to you quickly via e-mail and offers helpful, useful advice. We love Cornwall and would not hesitate to book this beautiful, quaint cottage again. We would like to Thank the owners for our lovely stay.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 24, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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5 0
Cornwall
5

Heaven on Earth

  • 5 of 5

I'd wanted to stay in Port Quin for around thirty years, since reading Poldark for the first time. It was dangerous, as expectations were rather high! Trish and Barry were incredibly helpful with directions for a nervous driver, so if I can manage the narrow lanes, you can too.

On arrival, I leapt out of the car to look at the view. The slip is just steps from your front door. Have a hanky ready. Stunning won't cover it. And I was well prepared. A more peaceful, beautiful and remote spot you'll have trouble finding. When you've got over that, go and look at home for the week. {Or if you're lucky, longer}

Spotlessly clean, beautifully decorated, fresh flowers and herbs. I was a bit worried about the bottle of wine. Had my reputation preceeded me? I can't think of a thing that wasn't provided down to the cuddly hot water bottle. Fortunately, I didn't need him. The heating was excellent, and included in the price {lots don't} all linens included, and beds made up.

Furniture is very good quality, tempted to take the TV table but no room in car. Views from windows to die for.

Hours of innocent fun on the beach and in the caves, just minutes up onto the cliffs. Polzeath one way, Port Isaac the other. Or walk up to St Endellion to see the church and have a cream tea on the way back at the LongCross. If you crave shops, pop to Port Isaac, you'll find lovely food and things to buy. Good clothing at The Gullery, and get some seafood at Just Shellfish, in the fishcellars, and take it 'home' for tea.

If you're lucky enough to be there in the summer months, Port Isaac's Fisherman's Friends sing on the Platt on a Friday night from the end of May to September-ish. Lusty shanties and sea-songs, but safe enough to take the kids. But go early, it's VERY busy. Singing starts around eightish. Or eight bells, if you prefer.

Would I go again? That would be a resounding YES!!!!!!!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 16, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
19 Miles
Newquay Cornwall
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Longcross Hotel
Nearest Ferry
46 Miles
Plymouth
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
St. Enodoc
Nearest Train
17 Miles
Bodmin Parkway
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
A30 at Bodmin
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Longcross Hotel
Nearest Ski
45 Miles
Dry ski slope Marsh Mills, Plymouth
Nearest Beach
20 Metres
Port Quin
Car: necessary

Secluded Port Quin on the Cornish coastal footpath nestling between Port Isaac, Polzeath, Rock and Padstow. Ideally located for all types of water sports such as swimming, snorkelling, fishing, kayaking and coasteering from Port Quin, swimming or surfing at Polzeath, sailing, windsurfing and waterskiing at Rock and yet within easy reach of Eden Project, Falmouth Maritime Museum, Newquay Aquarium and Zoo for those not so sunny days. Enjoy the breathtaking scenery from the coastal footpath that runs past the front door or have a round of golf at St. Enodoc or any of the other courses close at hand. Enjoy fine dining at Nathan Outlaw's new restaurant at St. Enodoc, Rock, Rick Stein's Seafood Restaurant at Padstow, Jamie Oliver's Fifteen at Watergate or Nathan Outlaw at Port Isaac. Finally for the shopper there is the market town of Wadebridge.

Other Activities: Kyaking, coasteering

Golf: There are a number of golf courses in the area including St. Enodoc, Roserrow and St. Kew.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Port Isaac, Cornwall

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
GBP
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Pre-Season
4 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
£300
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Offer
24 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£400
 
 
High season
9 Jul 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£750
for 7 nights
£750
 
 
in between
3 Sep 2017 - 9 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£450
for 3 nights
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£600
 
 
indian summer?
10 Sep 2017 - 23 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£450
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£500
 
 
end of season
24 Sep 2017 - 20 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£300
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£350
 
 
autumn half term
21 Oct 2017 - 28 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£450
for 3 nights
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£550
 
 
Whitsun
25 May 2019 - 1 Jun 2019
3 night minimum stay
£450
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£300
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Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £100
Pet Fee £25

Please note that changeover is SATURDAY. (Entry from 3 p.m. and departure by 10 a.m.)
Rates include linen, towels and electric.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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