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The Porthole

Port Isaac, Cornwall (Ref. 1080553)


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  • 5 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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  • Anouska

    “We had a great time staying at The Porthole.”

    - Anouska, October 2023

    Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us. We are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay at the property and look forward to hopefully welcoming you back in the future - John Bray Cornish Holidays on behalf of the owner. Property Owner


  • Three bedrooms: 2 x double bedrooms (one with stunning coastal views), 1 x single bedroom with sea views
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open plan kitchen/ dining room wood burner
  • Spacious living room with wood burner
  • Conservatory
  • Porch
  • Small garden with lawn
  • Off road parking for 2-3 cars, a small car to the front and space for 1 larger car or 2 small cars to the rear
  • Spectacular sea views
  • Shops are less than 0.2 miles away
  • Quiet location in Port Isaac
  • Central heating with two wood burners
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV, DVD player, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Decked terrace area with garden furniture and sea views
  • One pet welcome
  • Sorry no smoking

The property

From its elevated position on the stunning north Cornwall coast, The Porthole offers far reaching sea and coastal views towards Tintagel Head. The exterior of this newly refurbished holiday cottage belies its stylishly furnished interior. With a wonderful conservatory from which to enjoy the sea and coastal views in all seasons and a decked terrace for sunny days, plus parking for two to three cars (a small car to the front and space for one larger car or two small cars to the rear). The Porthole is the ideal getaway for a small family, or group of friends. Located just 5 minutes walk from Port Isaac harbour itself, this self-catering home sleeps 5 guests in 3 bedrooms with one bathroom. The Porthole has been tastefully decorated in fresh and light tones to reflect it's coastal landscape. The open plan, fully fitted kitchen offers plenty of space to cook up delicious family meals using freshly caught seafood from the fishmonger by the harbour. Light the wood burner in the dining room and linger over mealtimes, before retiring to the airy living room with contemporary stripped wooden flooring to relax while you watch a movie or read a book. There is another wood burner in the living room to curl up beside on cooler days. The adjacent conservatory is light and bright and perfectly positioned to make the most of the jaw-dropping views. Open the patio doors wide on warm, sunny days to let the sea air flood in, or wander out to the sunny decked terrace to marvel at the view. Upstairs the master bedroom and single bedroom both offer more views of the Atlantic Ocean, with a third double bedroom set to the front of the property. All bedrooms share a family bathroom with overhead shower.This area of the north Cornwall coast offers plenty to do for all ages, from sampling the foodie delights of the many cafes, restaurants, shops and pubs in Port Isaac and Port Gaverne, to swimming, walking, sea kayaking, fishing and coasteering - the list is endless! Port Isaac harbour itself offers plenty of rock pools for small children to explore at low tide, with ice-creams, fudge or fish & chips available to satisfy hungry tums. The coastal paths around Port Isaac offer amazing views, from short walks to more challenging routes, the choice is yours. Nearby Tintagel, Boscastle and Trebarwith beach are all worth visiting, or you can head west towards Polzeath, Daymer Bay or Rock on the sheltered Camel Estuary. Here you can try surfing, sailing, waterskiing or even head out on a boat trip to spot seals and dolphin and experience the coast from a different perspective. Ground Floor Large entrance Porch Open plan Kitchen/Dining room Sitting Room with sea and coastal views Conservatory with sea and coastal views First Floor Bed 1: Double bed with sea and coastal views Bed 2: Double bed Bed 3: Single bed with sea and coastal views Bath/Shower/WC


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Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location


Polzeath 6.5 miles; Padstow 16 miles

Port Isaac; one of the true Cornish treasures. A beautiful fishing village nestling in a steep sided valley, the old village in the valley remains unchanged from its days of fishing, slate export and smuggling in the previous century. An abundance of small character properties complemented by larger cliff-top retreats, can be found with easy access to the numerous restaurants and shops of the village. The sandy harbour provides an abundance of rock pools as the tide retreats. There is ample parking at the top of the village and the village is a popular tourist destination with plenty of attractions including the dramatic Doyden Castle, the beautiful Lundy Bay and the famous Doc Martin's clinic. There are also plenty of pubs, restaurants, and shops in the village. Just a short drive from the beaches of Polzeath, Daymer and Rock, it is perfect for romantic and family holidays alike.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Christmas