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:

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 28 February to 08 March 20 from 15 March to 17 March 20

Florence Place, Newlyn, Cornwall, England

3 bedroom Cottage, West Country.

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

Stylish 3 bedroom cottage in the coastal town of Newlyn near Penzance, well located for discovering some of the best of Poldark country nearby.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £366
Next availability:
from 23 February to 23 May 20 from 30 May to 27 June 20

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 23 February to 21 March 20 from 28 March to 04 April 20

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: £372
Next availability:
from 23 February to 07 March 20 from 14 March to 26 March 20

Valley Holiday Lodge, Tamar Valley, Gunnislake, Cornwall, England

4 bedroom Holiday Lodge, Cornwall.

sleeps 2 - 6 guests
2 - 6
4 bedrooms
4
2 bathrooms
2
dog-friendly cottage, 1 dog(s) welcome
1
3 star

Family-friendly and dog-friendly holiday lodge with a private hot tub, set within a Cornish holiday park close to Dartmoor National Park.

Special features: pool (), tennis court, outdoor hot tub, sauna.

Weekly Price from: £435
Next availability:
from 22 February to 26 March 20 from 30 March to 04 April 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