Port Isaac Holiday Cottage
A relaxing break on the Cornish coast
The holiday cottage Sea View, Port Isaac, is on Cornwall's spectacular North Coast halfway between the Boscastle and Tintagel to the North and Padstow and the Camel Estuary to the South. Known to TV viewers as the picturesque Port Wenn from ITV's Doc Martin series, it still retains the character of an old-fashioned Cornish fishing village with its higgledy-piggledy collection of whitewashed cottages and narrow alleyways (including Britain's narrowest thoroughfare in the aptly named Squeeezeebelly Alley).
The coast has been designated as an area of outstanding natural beauty and you can enjoy overlooking the harbour or rock-pooling in the quieter Port Gaverne beach, surf at Polzeath (below), hire a bike on the Camel Trail, go for spectacular coastal walks or explore the inland valleys and Bodmin Moor. There are plenty of wet weather attractions too including the tropical biodomes of the Eden Project, Newquay Zoo, Adventure Parks, historic houses and castles or, by far the most dangerous activity, a pub lunch followed by browsing in gift shops.
The Fishermen's Friends regularly return from concert tours to just enjoy singing on the Harbour Platt or you may get the chance to join in the Cornish Furry Dance up and down the streets with the St.Breward Band or enjoy the St. Endellion and other festivals.
Sea View is a traditional nineteenth century slate, timber and stone cottage built on three levels. The front garden is laid to lawn with seating; the kitchen stretches around the curved Church wall (not visible in above photo) with lounge and WC/shower on ground floor. Above is the master bedroom and further bedroom which can be used as a double or for children. On the top floor under exposed timber framed A-beams is a secluded room with twin single beds and adjacent bathroom/WC. Free WiFi and electricity included (all rooms have storage heaters and additional oil filled radiators). There is also a small wood burning stove in the lounge if required.