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:

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:
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Brock's Self-Catering Cornish Barn Conversion, The South West, Sweetshouse, Cornwall, England

2 bedroom Barn Conversion, South West.

sleeps 1 - 3 guests
1 - 3
2 bedrooms
2
1 bathrooms
1
no dogs allowed
3 star

Two bedroom stone-built barn conversion nestled in a rural hamlet close to Bodmin Moor and just a short distance of 5 miles from the coast, ideal for a tranquil relaxing break.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £256
Next availability:
from 10 April to 17 April 20 from 01 May to 10 May 20

No. 2 Menefreda Cottages, Rock, Cornwall, England

3 bedroom Cottage, West Country.

sleeps 2 - 5 guests
2 - 5
3 bedrooms
3
1 bathrooms
1
no dogs allowed
3 star

Family-friendly 3 bedroom country cottage enjoying a rural location close to Rock.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £462
Next availability:
from 31 July to 07 August 20 from 21 August to 06 September 20

Rosewall Cottage, Halsetown, Cornwall, England

2 bedroom Country Cottage, West Country.

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

Homely 2 bedroom country cottage conveniently close to the coast and just a short drive from the coastal town of St Ives and a choice of beautiful beaches.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £306
Next availability:
from 04 June to 22 June 20 from 27 June to 04 July 20

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: £288
Next availability:
from 14 April to 23 May 20 from 30 May to 20 June 20

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