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Quay Cottage

Port Isaac, Cornwall (Ref. 1080302)

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  • Sleeps 5

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

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Features

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

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  • Milne

    “Hi there - we have regularly booked via John Bray over the years and regularly returned year after year to the same properties.”

    Sadly this won’t be the case with Quay Cottage: the first time ever with John Bray we have had any complaints. We appreciate we were lucky to get in anywhere during this unprecedented staycation summer. We are also highly appreciative to have been given a substantial discount once we made our feelings known. However it’s important to record that Quay Cottage is sad, noisy, and seagull infested. The downstairs sitting room is damp, dark and grubby. The kitchen is inadequate. The dining ...

    Sadly this won’t be the case with Quay Cottage: the first time ever with John Bray we have had any complaints. We appreciate we were lucky to get in anywhere during this unprecedented staycation summer. We are also highly appreciative to have been given a substantial discount once we made our feelings known. However it’s important to record that Quay Cottage is sad, noisy, and seagull infested. The downstairs sitting room is damp, dark and grubby. The kitchen is inadequate. The dining room is ghastly. The courtyard is filthy, covered with bird mess and inhabited by a seagull family who violently attacked us to protect their fledglings - meaning the only outside space was unusable, and access to the spare shower room impossible. So we had no outside space and one bathroom for five people with a loo that barely flushed. The twin bedroom hadn’t been cleaned properly. The single bedroom is small but fine (hooray) and the top bedroom is spacious and lovely. Which is just as well as ended up eating our evening meal up there every night as the downstairs rooms were so unpleasant we couldn’t face spending more time there than necessary. Suggestions for improvement: create another en-suite bathroom on the top floor and a balcony/terrace; rip out existing bathroom and replace; damp proof, redecorate and replace all furniture downstairs; transform kitchen and dining room by demolishing broken down outhouse; creating a glassed conservatory over the courtyard and installing an entirely new eat in kitchen with smaller and usable patio..

    - Milne, July 2021

The property

Quay Cottage, as its name suggests is right in the heart of Port Isaac, a stones throw from the slipway down to the harbour and sea, village and harbour views can be enjoyed from all three floors. The cottage will sleep 5 guests in 3 bedrooms with 1 bathroom, and an outhouse with small shower room/WC with the benefit of parking for one vehicle in private garage located at the top of the village. A sunny, walled courtyard garden is a tranquil spot to while away the hours with the morning papers or a good book, while the hustle and bustle of village life continues close by. Listen out on a Friday night for the sound of the Fisherman's Friends singing their atmospheric sea shanties from the Platt right outside Quay cottage and join the throng who gather to listen in the summer months. The self-catering accommodation comprises of a spacious twin bedroom offering fabulous views across the harbour and lobber point, a single bedroom and on the second floor a lovely large and light double bedroom again with harbour and sea views. The slate slabbed sitting room and exposed beams are sympathetic to the heritage and history of this traditional fisherman's cottage. A very teenager friendly annex and a small shower room/WC in the outhouse are accessed from the courtyard. After a busy day in the village or on the beach, create even more atmosphere in the comfortable sitting room by stoking up the wood burner and relaxing on one of the comfortable sofas. All manner of good food can be found a short stroll away; from fish and chips eaten on the slipway to fine dining in Nathan Outlaw's restaurant or sociable fish creations at his cosy Fish Kitchen. Art galleries and gift shops are lovely to browse around while the children enjoy ice creams or Cornish fudge before heading out to the rock pools in the harbour. A short drive away is the beautiful Camel Estuary at Rock where the sand dunes are a designated site of special interest due to the geology and flora and the calm estuary waters provide a haven for boating enthusiasts. Polzeath beach offers keen surfers an exhilarating ride, while Daymer Bay's calm bathing waters and stream offer traditional bucket and spade holidays.Ground Floor: Sitting Room, Kitchen, Dining Room, Utility Area (door to courtyard), First Floor: Bedroom 2: Twin beds, Bedroom 3: Single bed, Bath/W.C., Second Floor: Bedroom 1: Double bed, External rooms in courtyard: Outhouse with small Shower room and WC Teenager friendly annexe Please note: - Care should be taken on the stairs with children and the elderly. - Parking is in a private garage at the top of the village. Important to note: the allocated parking space for Quay Cottage is inside a garage, suitable for one small car. Dimensions for the garage are: 10.4 foot wide x 6.2 foot high. Please ask if you require any more details.

Floorplans

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Ground Floor

Summary

  • Over three-floors
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x twin, 1 x single, 1 x second-floor double
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • External outhouse with shower room and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Utility
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • External annexe/sitting room
  • Night storage heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freest, DVD player, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Private parking for one car
  • Courtyard garden with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking

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

About the location

PORT ISAAC

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: The stairs to the first and second floors are steep so care should be taken with children and the elderly and may not be suitable for people with mobility problems.

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