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Commanding one of the best positions in the village, this Cornish bolthole is a hop, skip and a jump down to the picturesque harbour in Port Isaac. Immerse yourself in village life in this self-catering holiday home, giving a unique aspect down to the harbour from the large front window, overlooking the beautifully crooked lane to the harbour.
This stylish coastal home combines comfort with convenience in facilities to bring everyone together. Step up through the front door into the light and airy living space, designed with open plan living in mind. The building itself is steeped in history as was once a corn chandlers and then a bakery shop, the original shop front now features the dining area with seating to provide a fantastic place to sit back with a large cup of Cornish tea and watch the world go by. The lounge area gives a comfortable sofa to wind down on, with plenty of books on the shelf inviting you to switch off from technology, dive into a holiday read, curl up and escape the outside world. In the evenings, a small electric fire adds a cosy feel to this space, with a smart TV for movie nights and your favourite catchup. At the back of this main downstairs area a shaker style kitchen features modern facilities in a compact design, with a breakfast bar to allow a couple of your guests to keep you company while cooking. Take the six steps up to the upper ground floor level where you will find the family bathroom and double bedroom. Here you can step out a door into the little enclosed courtyard which gives you somewhere to take in fresh air, complete with AstroTurf for a modern mini-garden feel! Up the open tread staircase at the back of the house leads you to the master bedroom with king size bed and its own TV, also featuring access outside to a small balcony above the courtyard. On this same top level is a children’s bedroom where they can snuggle up in their built-in bunk beds and fall asleep to stories of seaside adventures, cheeky pirates and pesky Cornish pixies!
In the prime position a stone’s throw away from the harbour, the stony beach is perfect as your other outside space to enjoy while relaxing on your holiday. Watch the traditional fishing boats potter in and out of the harbour, with the day’s catch taken straight off the boats into the local restaurants. You will be spoilt for choice with where to eat with Michelin starred Outlaw’s Fish Kitchen just a few doors away, the whitewashed Golden Lion pub near the corner of the lane, Mote pub and eatery on the harbourside, Slipway restaurant just the other side of the Harbour. At the top of the village, Nathan Outlaw’s ‘New Road’ restaurant offers another fantastic choice. It’s not just dinner that is covered here; Nicki B’s pasty shop next door to the apartment will tempt you into stocking up for your lunches and The Krab Pot café on the other side gives another place for coffee in a wonderfully traditional building. Once replete, you can potter around the local shops and galleries of the village and take the tiny lanes to spot the familiar sights from the TV series Doc Martin and Fishermen’s friends and see the traditional cottages of Port Isaac; just be sure to have a jaunt down Squeezy Belly Alley before your next feast! Ideally located on the north Cornish coastline, the harbour of Port Gaverne is just down the road and Port Quin gives a little inlet for kayaking and snorkelling at high tide. Roughly 5 miles away is the famous surfing beach of Polzeath, with the gentler shores of Daymer Bay and Rock just around the corner from there. With plenty to explore, you won’t be short of adventures here.
About the location
Polzeath 6 miles; Padstow 9 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. Only ten minutes drive from the beaches of Polzeath, Daymer and Rock, it is perfect for romantic and family holidays alike. There is ample parking at the top of the village.
Please note that while named Ground Floor Flat as there are more above at the front, the bedrooms lie on an upper ground level and upstairs at the back of the building. Please be aware that in the nature of traditional cottages in Port Isaac, the stairs to the first floor bedrooms are narrow and steep, there are 13 steps to this level. If you have any questions regarding accessibility, please get in touch with us.
Please be aware that one specific parking space is reserved for guests at the old garage next to Outlaw's New Road restaurant. A notice must be displayed in your car during occupation, please ask for details closer to arrival.