Apartment in Port Isaac, Cornwall, England - Comfortable Ground Accommodation in Central Location, 30 yards from Beach
About Elaine Lewis
My husband and I live and work in the Cotswolds and have two teenage daughters. We discovered Port Isaac when we were on our honeymoon twenty years ago and fell in love with it then. We have been coming back ever since. Now that Doc Martin has put Port Isaac on the map we are delighted that more people are coming to enjoy this special location. We get a kick out of seeing our front door on camera. Port Isaac is also home to the now famous Fishermen's Friends singers and we take pleasure in seeing them perform on the Platt every Friday evening from 8 p.m. during the summer months.
Elaine Lewis purchased this Apartment in 2006
Why Elaine Lewis chose Port Isaac
When the opportunity came up to buy the apartment in 2006 we jumped at the chance because it is perfectly positioned in the centre of the village. Over the next eighteen months we undertook extensive renovations to turn it into a comfortable, high spec home from home. We try to get down there as often as possible as we love the surrounding area, walking the coastal path and visiting some of the glorious North Cornwall beaches. We hope you will like it as much as we do.
What makes this Apartment unique
What we enjoy most about the apartment is the open feel to the sitting room where you can sit and watch the world go by from the window. When you are cooking you are still all together which makes it a great entertainment space. We also like to be able to wander from the front door and have a choice of places to eat right on our doorstep.
Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
Wish we could have stayed longer.
The Stanley house was perfect for us, a party of three adults, one which was handicapped. The location could not be better, right smack dab in the middle of downtown Port Issac. The Large window in the living room allowed for people watching both for us and unfortunately for them as well. Not a problem, we didn’t care and enjoyed waving to the folks as they walked by. We did not know it when we reserved this rental That the doc Martin series would be filming. We were so excited to see the actors of this show and to watch the filming in action. We went into all of the stores and homes in the doc Martin series. The proprietors of the stores were very nice. Two of the three bedrooms of the Stanley House are upstairs and access to them is only by a very steep set of narrow stairs. The bedroom downstairs is accessed by three or four steps from the living room area. One of our companions was handicapped but was able to get to the lower bedroom. We loved staying in this location however there was no information provided on how to use the kitchen appliances, the washer or the TV. A note waiting for the renter would be very helpful. There also wasn’t any washcloths but that might be a British thing and a lesson learned to bring our own next time. Otherwise we loved this place and have already recommended it to a friend here in the US who has reserved it for a week in August. Oh, also you can’t park at this location. There is a small area in front where your luggage can be offloaded but you must park at the top of the town and walk down to the rental. There is a daily parking fee. If you wish to be right in the town where everything is happening, this is the place to rent!
Spacious cottage in Fantastic Location
We had a glorious week in Port Issac. The property was spacious and clean. The only problem we had was with rubbish collection which has been reduced from daily to weekly. Recycling point wasn’t to be found either.
The bathroom could do with an update.
All in all we had a great time and would definitely stay again. Thank you.
Perfect house, perfect location
We had a wonderful time at number 22 and cannot wait to go back.
Fabulous location in the heart of Port Isaac with everything on your doorstep.
Elaine was a brilliant host and answered questions in minutes.
We will for sure be back to this fully equipped house, home from home.
Thank you and see you soon.
Apartment in a great location, but generally quite tired and jaded.
Quirky apartment in a great location could be great with a new bathroom and overall refurb. General cleanliness could be better although bedding and towels nice. No hanging space for clothes and general storage limited. Bedrooms small but comfy. Great to walk a few steps to the pub and pasty shop!
Quaint, in central location. Key collecting system efficient. Port Isaac offers inconvenient options for public car park. The property is probably apt for 4 adults and two children. Sanitation facilities all being in 1 room was inconvenient for 6 and needs updating. Linen and all surfaces spotless. Once over our disappointment of the image of the house on the cliff top NOT being of this property, we enjoyed our stay.
Be aware of the nightly prowler (cat) in the upstairs bedroom.
Comfortable and convenient
Great home from home property and really useful parking outside for off load/ load, particularly shopping . Seconds from harbour . Handy pasties shop next door that sells essentials ... milk bread etc. Good size TV and Netflix to keep kids happy in the evening! Will definitely book again.
The beach is thirty yards from the front door and is ideal for beach combing, crabbing and skimming stones. We are in easy reach of surfing beaches at Polzeath and Watergate Bay as well as family beaches at Daymer Bay and Harlyn Bay. At low tide neighbouring Port Gaverne has a small, sheltered, sandy beach with rock pools, a perfect beach for small children.
Newquay airport is 30 minutes drive with direct flights from fifteen destinations both in the UK and Europe. Car hire available at the airport. 70 mins drive from Exeter airport. 20 mins drive from Bodmin train station. Buses available to Wadebridge, Rock and Polzeath. Good train links from Newquay and Bodmin to London.
Padstow 10 miles. Tintagel 10 miles. Rock 6 miles. Watergate Bay 14 miles
Port Isaac is a working fishing village with fresh fish available daily from the harbour. Every Friday the now famous Fishermen’s Friends (a group of local residents inc three fisherman) sing acapela sea shanties and there are regular visits from the St Breward Brass Band on the Platt. Fishing trips and kayaking can be arranged from the beach.