Cute as a button, totally unique and utterly adorable - welcome to The Shrimp! This tiny fisherman's cottage is set in the heart of the picturesque fishing village of Port Isaac, so you can throw yourself into village life from this prime location with the harbour, shop, galleries, pubs and restaurants all a few steps away. In fact, when the Fisherman's Friends sing on the quay in the summer months you only need to open the front door to hear their delightful sea shanties.
This traditional, one up one down, fisherman's cottage oozes character by the bucketful with flagstone floors, exposed beams and stone walls and has been styled to retain much of its rustic charm. Downstairs there's a small dining-table that overlooks the lane, a sofa to relax on after a busy day in north Cornwall and a compact but sufficiently equipped kitchen - but with not one, but two Nathan Outlaw restaurants in the village and a whole host of other great places to eat and drink do you really want to be cooking whilst you're on holiday? Ladder stairs lead up to the bedroom, which even for a cottage this small has a king-sized bed (accessible from one side) and after all that sea air you will be assured of a good night's sleep. The bedroom has a small sink and the shower-room leads off from the bedroom - what more do you need!
Port Isaac is a real treasure. With its traditional fishing harbour and higgledy-piggledy cottages lining the narrow streets it could be set back in time, but add to this a vibrant community, stylish shops and galleries, pubs and cafes galore not to mention some fabulous walks, and it really is a magical haven for a great holiday. Now famous for TV's Doc Martin - if you time it right you might catch them filming - as well as being home to the Fisherman's Friends, both have helped to put Port Isaac well and truly on the tourist map.
You could ditch the car and easily spend your whole time in the village and who could blame you, but if you want to venture a little further afield, there are even more treasures to discover. The beaches at Polzeath and Daymer Bay are quite stunning, and at Rock you can try your hand at sailing or windsurfing or take the foot ferry over to Padstow and indulge in more culinary delights. From the vibrant town of Wadebridge, after browsing the shops, you can cycle along the Camel Trail leading off to Bodmin Moor in one direction and Padstow in the other, and if you want to see some houses of a large scale Pencarrow and Lanhydrock should do the trick.
Open plan living-room with kitchen and dining areas. TV, DVD player and CD player. Electric 2 ring hob, combination microwave and fridge
Bedroom 1 with king-size double bed (5'), vanity unit and en suite Shower-room with shower and WC
- Dogs welcome (1 medium-sized dog only)
- Arrive/Depart Saturday
- Short breaks available
- Public car park 500 yds distant
- No smoking
- Pub 50 yds
- 2 NS heaters
Welcome to The Shrimp.
The open plan living-room is full of character.
The pretty cottage bedroom.
Step outside the front door and look right - that's how close you are to the harbour.
The dining-table looks out to the little lane to the side of the cottage.
The kitchen is compact and surprisingly well-equipped but with so many great places to eat close by do you really want to cook when you are on holiday?
A few nautical touches to remind you how close you are to the sea.
The ladder that takes you up to the bedroom - there are handles to assist you.
With all that sea air you are sure of a good night's sleep.
The shower-room leads off from the bedroom. There's a small sink in the bedroom.
Port Isaac in all its glory.
The village is charming and has a selection of shops, galleries, pubs and restaurants.
Nathan Outlaw has two restaurnats in the village - go on, treat yourself.
You'll enjoy watching the boats bobbing up and down in the harbour.
The beach at Polzeath is stunning.
Take the foot ferry from Rock over to trendy Padstow.