Our cottage, Choughs, is a very good-value, self-catering holiday home, ideal for up to three adults or two adults and two children, and located right in the heart of the old village by the harbour in a quaint traffic-free lane. Port Isaac is a 700-year-old fishing village, nestling between the cliffs on the rugged north Cornwall coast. It has been welcoming tourists for years but retains a quaint and uncommercialised charm. Recently, it has been widely admired as the beautiful setting for TV series Doc Martin and the film The Shell Seekers. It is the home of Restaurant Nathan Outlaw, rated the best restaurant in Britain by the Good Food Guide 2018, while the chef's other venue in Port Isaac, the wonderfully atmospheric Outlaw's Fish Kitchen, is just around the corner from the cottage. Between them, they boast three Michelin stars. There are several other super places to eat out at too. Port Isaac is also an ideal base from which to visit Padstow (and Rick Stein's many eating venues!), Rock, the beaches at Polzeath and Daymer Bay, Tintagel Castle and the National Trust's Lanhydrock House and Gardens. The Eden Project, St Michael's Mount and Tate St Ives are all within easy reach by car.
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Cottage in Port Isaac, Cornwall, England - Just 30 Seconds From Harbour
- Calendar last updated:
- 24 Sep 2018
100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
Lovely location, pretty garden.
Port Isaac lovely place to stay.
The Cottage is in a great location for the harbour and the front garden makes you think you are going into a lovely place. But the furniture, fixtures and fittings are very tired and need attention in the following areas. New bedding and bed - the main bed is only 4ft, people would expect at least 4ft 6in. The towels are very worn as is the bedding and duvet. The bathroom was good. The lounge/kitchen is generally poor. The settee are uncomfortable, the kitchen sink and cupboards need replacing. The washing up bowl was particularly unpleasant. There were no additional grey bags so we had to bring our rubbish home as the one left for us had to be used for the last visitors rubbish. Unfortunately we will not either recommend this holiday property or be revisiting it.
Thank you for your feedback. As our listing advises, our holiday home is a traditional fisherman’s cottage, dating from the 1820s, and these old properties are perhaps compact by modern standards. That is why we recommend it as suitable for two adults, and price it accordingly. We were already planning to upgrade some of the items you mention this autumn. And we were pleased you wrote to tell us you’d had a lovely week's stay in Port Isaac.
Very pretty,clean cottage.
The upstairs bedrooms were light and very spacious. Well furnished and equipped,plenty of hangers,sockets,mirrors and lighting.
Bathroom ,..plenty of room and bright.
Downstairs had everything kitchen,dining and lounge ,all in the one room ,so it appeared very crowded.
Front outside area very pretty and well planted up. It would have been nice to have had a small bistro type set there to sit at ,instead of the garden wall.
The back area wasn’t suitable for sitting outside in as several bins were permanently there.
This was the only problem....our bin was almost full on arrival,and despite putting it where requested, each night,it mysteriously found its way back overnight and was never emptied.
The weather was very warm and sunny so we opened back and front doors to cool house down.....stable doors would have been preferable but not essential.
Again the kitchen was well equipped,lots of sockets downstairs too and plenty of lights. The local booklets on Port Isaac we’re super.
A lovley find right in the centre of Port Isaac....couldn’t have been more ideal.
Walks from cottage plentiful.
Eating places in PortIsaac and Port Gaverne good and plentiful...a week wasn’t long enough to sample all of them.
For info, there is now a seasonal snack wagon in the PortQuin car park.
Beautiful charming unspoiled cottage in a tranquil environment. Totally relaxing.
Beautiful little gem of a cottage, tucked away just off the harbour. Very peaceful and relaxing, but close to all the various outlets that Port Issac has to offer. Total relaxation, best holiday for a very long time!
clean cosy charming
this is my second stay at Choughs. such i lovely little cottage, always spotless which is great when you're tired from a long drive from home, you can walk in put the kettle on and settle straight in. we were blessed with excellent weather and i find Choughs an excellent base for exploring the whole county
Small and cosy at a very pittoresk village
We, a couple, had a beautiful time with sunny weather, fantastic landscapes and stay in a cosy cottage at the harbour. There are very good restaurants and pubs - we will come back.
Lovely place for the price
Found this to be just as described, it is quite small but we're just a couple. Had a lovely stay here in May probably quieter than later in summer. Bed was comfy, shower good and wifi good. Had a slight issue with the dustbin but these things happen, owner has a local housekeeper who helped out. Very close tot he harbour – just round the corner. And Port Isaac is so charming. Really great for the price.
Choughs is located just 50 metres from Port Isaac's pebbly/sandy beach. At low tide the rock pools are fascinating to explore.
For visitors without a car, Port Isaac can be reached by train. The nearest station is Bodmin Parkway (15 miles) and a taxi costs about £35. The nearest town is Wadebridge (9 miles).
Tintagel Castle, Boscastle, Polzeath Beach, Daymer Bay, Rock, Padstow and St Enodoc golf course are all between three and 10 miles away by car.
There are some lovely restaurants around the Platt (harbour), all just a moment's stroll from our cottage, so you won't have to worry about driving home. And during the summer months look out for two regular attractions: the St Breward Silver Band, which sets Port Isaac alight with its renowned Floral Dance procession down to the harbour; and the local Fisherman's Friends singers who perform traditional sea shanties, wonderfully evoking fishing times gone by [they've now performed twice at Glastonbury]. Both events are free and popular with children and adults alike.
Shorter stays: We specify seven days, but other, shorter, stays may be possible. Please contact us to enquire. For the Christmas 2017 and New Year period, shorter breaks than seven days are priced at £95 per night. Changeover Day: Weekly rental periods in summer are typically Saturday to Saturday but other options are also available – please contact us. Notes on prices: Prices in sterling.