Cottage rentals in Port Isaac, Cornwall, England

Port Isaac Cornwall


Facts about Self-Catering Holidays in Port Isaac


Port Isaac is a small fishing village with a working harbour where fish are still landed, sold and bought on the quayside. A small collection of restaurants and pubs around the harbour serve up cod, baked plaice, lemon sole, lobster and various dishes using the freshest fish to visiting tourists who come to wander through the extremely narrow lanes of the village, visit Doc Martin's house overlooking the harbour, browse lamps, bowls and vases with fish designs and a seaside themes in the fine art gallery. Walkers arrive here whilst walking the coastal path. Almost all visitors end up at the harbour at some point to sit and talk, take photographs and laugh at the unfortunate drivers who allow their GPS systems to bring them into the narrow lanes where three cars together cause gridlock.

Port Isaac is a picturesque village with a few of the usual shops selling Cornish fudge, pasties, cream teas and ice cream. It is interesting to note that one ice cream shop is closed on Saturdays for Shabbat and proud to explain that in a notice in the shop window. There is not a place for a beach holiday, there is no beach here apart from the small area of grey sand in the harbour.  Many of the holidaymakers are accompanied by a dog or two, the coastal path and walks into the hills are ideal for dog walking and dogs welcome cottages in Cornwall abound.

All roads and footpaths lead up into the hills away from the harbour. It is worth the climb during the summer to see the pretty cottage gardens overspilling with colourful blooms. Parking is difficult in Port Isaac; it is possible to find free parking spaces in the residential areas above the harbour and drivers should remember not to park on the pavement because that may incur fines. There is a car park a little higher on the north side of town that charged £3 in 2011 but entailed a lengthy walk into town. A walk down the steep lanes to the harbour via the road signposted 'village hall' is a short cut and passes interesting cottages crammed into the tiny lanes. 

If you rent a cottage for a self-catering holiday in Port Isaac, make that that is has parking and that you have the nerve to navigate any narrow steep lanes.

This part of the Cornish coast is rocky with small coves and wonderful views. The nearest large town is Wadebridge, eight miles away. Rock for sailing and Polzeath beach for superb family surfing is a short drive away.

Take  a look at holiday cottages in Cornwall generally to see if there is the ideal cottage for your self catering holiday this year in this popular destination in the south west of England.

 

 

Featured Self catering country cottages near Port Isaac, Cornwall, England:

2 Bedroom Polyphant Rural Retreat , Launceston, Cornwall, England

2 bedroom Barn Conversion, Cornwall.

sleeps 2 - 4 guests
2 - 4
2 bedrooms
2
1 bathrooms
1
no dogs allowed

Two bedroom barn conversion, part of a collection of three rural retreat cottages with expansive shared gardens in the rural hamlet of Polyphant, just 5 miles from Launceston and only around half an hour's drive from the Cornish coast and the Tamar Valley.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £250
Next availability:
from 25 October 2019 to 04 November 2019; from 10 November 2019 to 17 November 2019; from 24 November 2019 to 29 November 2019;

Summerfield House, Gorran Haven, Cornwall, England

3 bedroom Cottage, West Country.

sleeps 2 - 6 guests
2 - 6
3 bedrooms
3
2 bathrooms
2
dog-friendly cottage, 1 dog(s) welcome
1

Family-friendly cottage in the coastal village of Gorran Haven, great for families with kids with a garden featuring a trampoline, slide and swings for hours of family fun.

Special features: free internet access, games room.

Weekly Price from: £514
Next availability:
from 08 January 2021 to 12 February 2021;

Slate Cottage, Tredethy, Cornwall, England

1 bedroom Cottage, West Country.

sleeps 1 - 3 guests
1 - 3
1 bedrooms
1
1 bathrooms
1
dog-friendly cottage, 2 dog(s) welcome
2
4 star

Romantic retreat near the Camel Trail and Bodmin Moor, sleeping up to 3 people, within around a half hour drive of the coast.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £280
Next availability:
from 20 October 2019 to 21 December 2019; from 02 January 2020 to 18 July 2020; from 29 August 2020 to 19 December 2020;

Scylla View, Millbrook, Cornwall, England

2 bedroom Cottage, West Country.

sleeps 2 - 4 guests
2 - 4
2 bedrooms
2
1 bathrooms
1
dog-friendly cottage, 1 dog(s) welcome
1
3 star

Seafront holiday home above Whitsand Bay in Cornwall, with superb beach and sea views.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £424
Next availability:
from 02 November 2019 to 21 December 2019; from 04 January 2020 to 15 February 2020; from 22 February 2020 to 04 April 2020;

Halfpenny Family-Friendly Cottage, Tamar Valley, Gunnislake, Cornwall, England

3 bedroom Country Cottage, Cornwall.

sleeps 2 - 6 guests
2 - 6
3 bedrooms
3
2 bathrooms
2
no dogs allowed
5 star

Idyllic 3 bedroom Cornish country cottage with beautiful garden views and a lovely setting in the Tamar Valley, great place to relax with access to the owner’s outdoor swimming pool (solar heated) in the summer months, close to Dartmoor National Park.

Special features: free internet access, pool ().

Weekly Price from: £358
Next availability:
from 20 October 2019 to 26 October 2019; from 16 November 2019 to 21 December 2019; from 04 January 2020 to 04 April 2020;

We have no cottages within Port Isaac itself currently. However,the properties listed above are all within a 40 mile radius of Port Isaac. For more options please take a look at our search assistant or to widen your search, why not take a look at available Last Minute Cottages in England