Cottage in St Endellion, Port Isaac, Cornwall: meticulously modernised, immersed in the landscape between Port Isaac & Polzeath
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I grew up in Cornwall, spent much of my childhood in Little Trentinney and now live a couple of valleys away. My grandparents fell in love with the cottage in the 1960s - they went for a walk in the countryside and found it derelict - and bought it and moved here in the 1970s. It's a magical place - three generations of our family have enjoyed the magical views, beautiful garden and incomparable peace and quiet. While we've all lived here over the years and loved it, we took the decision to rent it out in 2011. I hope you get as much from it as we have.
Janey purchased this Cottage in 1960
Why Janey chose Port Isaac
You're so close to the coast here - Port Isaac, Polzeath and Rock are all nearby, and the nearest market town is trendy Wadebridge - but when you turn off the road onto the farm track, you're in another world. There are fields on all four sides, almost always used for grazing animals - so you're surrounded by lambs in the spring, and sheep and cattle the rest of the year. It's so quiet here that you can hear the animals cropping the grass and the stream flowing along the bottom of the valley - it's the perfect antidote to city life.
What makes this Cottage unique
You'll have free run of the large garden (and its fruit trees!) The surrounding farmland is owned by our neighbours, but there's a public footpath running through three of the fields, which will take you up to the coast at St Endellion and onto Port Isaac and Port Quin; or inland towards St Kew.
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Beautiful remote cottage - whats not to love
We had a fantastic week in September just after the schools went back, so very peaceful Cornwall. Weather was not so kind but we had enjoyable days out walking the coastal path and visiting various nearby ports. We loved Port Isaac and Padstow. The cottage is truly lovely and very remote from anyone which makes a change from busy Kent. The views from the sunny bedrooms is to die for and we had a family evening watching TV in the cosy 2nd lounge. Cooked all our meals and ate like Kings including blackberries and apples picked in the garden. The Booley was fit for two of our youngsters who enjoyed a little independence.
Delightful cottage. Clean, well equipped and maintained. Owners are on hand if need be, but otherwise leave you to enjoy your stay - they are helpful and friendly and clearly want you to enjoy your stay, leaving a welcome pack of goodies. The cottage itself is comfortable, and is in an exceptionally secluded, beautiful and peaceful location, yet within very easy access to a host of local attractions, services and the North Cornwall coast. It is an absolute gem and highly highly recommended.
We recently stayed at Little Trentinney, such a lovely picture postcard place. Located in the middle of fields with only cows, sheep and pheasants for company, its an amazing location. Waking up to the amazing views across the fields is wonderful. Being only 1.5 miles from Port Issac (doc Martin country) and Wadebridge/Padstow/Rock on your doorstep gives plenty of options for days out. With Polzeath beach also up the road great for surfing. We enjoyed every minute of our two week stay and plan to return for family holidays in the future. A truly special cottage what ever the weather.
Erholsame Zeit in schönster Umgebung
Wir hatten als 5-köpfige Familie überaus erholsame Ferien in diesem einzigartigen Cottage in Cornwall. Das charmante Haus besitzt den Comfort, den man erhofft und erwartet und die Strände sind in weniger als 15 Minuten mit dem Auto erreichbar. Auch die Highlights Port Isaac und Padstow liegen in Reichweite für einen Kurzausflug. Schöne und gute Restaurants finden sich in den Nachbardörfern St. Kew oder Chapel Amble. Die Kommunikation mit der Vermieterin war sowohl angenehm als auch professionell. Insgesamt ein Ort, den man gern auch mehrmals besuchen möchte.
Port Isaac (fishing village): 2.5 miles
Polzeath (beach/surfing): 5 miles
Rock (beach/sailing): 5 miles
Daymer Bay (beach): 6 miles
Lundy Bay (beach): 4 miles
Tintagel/Boscastle (villages): 10 miles
Padstow (fishing village): 14 miles (or 5 miles to Rock, and take the ferry across the Camel Estuary)
Land’s End: 63 miles
Bodmin Parkway railway station: 16 miles
Newquay Cornwall Airport: 19 miles
Cars are strongly recommended as public transport is very limited. Do let us know if you’re planning on hiring a car, as we can often negotiate special rates with the Hertz desk at Newquay Airport.
St Endellion: 1 mile
Port Isaac: 2.5 miles
Polzeath: 5 miles
Rock: 5 miles
Daymer Bay: 6 miles
Lundy Bay: 4 miles
Tintagel: 10 miles
Wadebridge: 5.5 miles
Padstow: 14 miles (or 5 miles to Rock, and take the ferry across the Camel Estuary)
Bodmin Moor/Roughtor: 12.5 miles
Eden Project: 21 miles
Lost Gardens of Heligan: 28 miles
Truro: 30 miles
Tate St Ives: 51 miles
Land’s End: 63 miles
There are plenty of lovely farm shops around here - Trevathan (farm shop and PYO strawberry fields) is at St Endellion, a mile up the hill from the cottage. St Kew Harvest - a wonderful farm shop and bakery - is 3 miles away.
Of course Padstow and Rock have long been famous for food, but Port Isaac is quickly catching up with Nathan Outlaw's newest (and more affordable) restaurant which opened in 2013. Wadebridge is fantastic for coffee and cafes.