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The Shambles

Port Isaac, Cornwall (Ref. 1082463)

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

The property

The Shambles is a splendid two-bedroom Grade II listed character cottage nestled along the scenic Cornish coast in the charming fishing village of Port Isaac, Cornwall. Offering a superb central location surrounded by local amenities and just moments away from the harbour, as well as a traditional interior with original beams, slate floors and sash windows, The Shambles is a delightful getaway for a family of four or two couples who are wanting to explore the beautiful region of Cornwall. Park up in the allocated space at Trelawney Garage, before making your way over to your new home-away-from-home to begin your holiday. Step into the spacious living/dining room, where you can look forward to long, lazy dinners over a bottle of wine at the dining table, before snuggling up on the sofa in front of the woodburning stove, as you select the evenings entertainment courtesy of the Smart TV. Impress your guests with well-thought-out and tasty recipes in the well-equipped kitchen, where you can utilise the fridge with ice box, induction hob and oven to conjure up delicious feasts, along with a handy dishwasher ensuring cleaning up is a breeze! As the evening draws to a close, climb the stairs to the first-floor, where you will discover two beautifully-decorated bedrooms, a king-size with a stunning free-standing copper bath and Smart TV and a double with Smart TV, both ideal for those lazy Sunday mornings. Awake from a leisurely slumber and indulge in a refreshing shower, followed by a coffee from the Lavazza machine as you make plans for the day ahead. Explore your local surroundings, where you will find fantastic sea views on the rugged cliff top walks at Port Gaverne Beach or take to the waters with Cornish Rock Tors, where you can paddleboard and kayak to striking hidden coves. Be sure to visit the points of interest throughout the town, including Squeezy Belly Alley, an 18-inch-wide alley, and the National Trust Cottages, The Birdcage and The White Cottage. Venture over to Port Quin, home to the tiny 19th-century Doyden Castle, a former home which boasts impressive sea views from its elevated position, as well as a natural harbour which offers sheltered swimming, rockpools and excellent fishing opportunities. Just a little further, is the welcoming village of Tintagel, well-known for its remarkable castle which is said to be the birthplace of King Arthur, as well as Merlin’s Cave which is thought to the former home of the well-known wizard. Here you can explore the delights of the Tintagel Toy Museum or the National Trust Tintagel Old Post Office, which houses Victorian postal history. For beautiful walks, wander up to Glebe Cliff or hike over to St Nectern’s Glen, a magnificent woodland area, rich with wildlife and home to a 60-foot waterfall. For a getaway like no other, secure your stay at The Shambles.


  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size with free-standing bath and Smart TV, 1 x double with Smart TV
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room with woodburning stove
  • Electric central heating with woodburning stove
  • [Type] oven and induction hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, coffee maker, hoover, ironing board
  • 3 x Smart TVs, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 1 car at Trelawney Garage, Space 10
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.3 miles, pub 0.1 miles, beach 0.6 miles
  • Note: Sorry, no children under 10yrs
  • Note: There are three steps leading up to the kitchen, please take care
  • Note: Due to the cottages age, the steps leading to the first-floor are quite steep, please take care

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

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.

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