Orchard Barn is a stunning detached barn conversion.
The wood-burner will be the perfect backdrop to any holiday at any time.
The large bi-fold doors open out to the patio and garden.
The open plan living-room is a stunning space to enjoy.
The well-equipped kitchen-area has granite worktops and all mod-cons!
A large Italian suite provides the perfect styling for this lovely room.
The bedrooms are beautifully styled with lovely finishing touches.
White crisp bed linen is used throughout the property.
The en suites are both luxurious.
The en suite facilities are stunning.
The en suite bathroom.
The twin bedrooms are light and bright.
The kitchen is exceptionally well-designed.
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Rock beach.
Daymer Bay beach.
Polzeath.
Port Isaac.

Orchard Barn

2583

2.3 miles SE of Port Isaac / Sleeps 6 + cot

7 Nights from £582 - £1595

The location of attractions is intended only as a guide. Distances are 'as the crow flies'.

Nearest pub

St Kew Inn (½ mile)

This 15th Century village pub was once home to the masons and craftsmen who constructed the nearby church of St James the Great. Today, you will find a welcoming bar and restaurant, with blazing fire in the winter, and a large beer garden for those balmy Cornish summer evenings. Look out for the resident ghost.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

May 2017

Best pub in the arae

Excellent pub food. Best in the area. Good real ale and great pub food consistent performance and very popular so need to book in season.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

September 2012

idyllic country pub

A warm welcome and helpful staff. The food was great - the haddock kedgeree was worth the trip alone.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mr Mann June 2009

Great country pub

Great atmosphere and food. Nice seating inside and outdoor summer barbeque.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

February 2009

Beautiful and Atmospheric

Picturesque 15th Century village pub serving beer from wooden barrels and excellent homecooked food prepared to order by hosts Paul Ripley and Sarah Allen. One of the most beautiful and atmospheric pubs in Cornwall.
- Mr and Mrs Whitten

Nearest beach

Port Gaverne Cove (2 ¼ miles)

Due to its sheltered nature this narrow cove is very safe for children offering a small sandy beach with rock pools to explore at low tide. In a peaceful beach-front village around the headland of Port Isaac, the beach is overlooked by high cliffs on either side with amenities close to hand.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mr Mann June 2009

Pretty and safe beach for children

We spent a lovely day on the beach at Port Gaverne - exploring rockpools at high tide and paddling in the safe shallow sandy waters at low tide. Finished off with a beach barbeque and grilled some fresh mackerel landed from a friendly fisherman's boat. Perfect.

Nearest walk

St Kew Round Walk (½ mile)

Take this five and a half mile ramble from St Kew to the villages of St Endillion and Tregellist. The walk takes in a woodland path and country lanes. Pop in to Trevathan fruit farm en-route. Take a look at the iwalkcormwall website for further details and other lovely walks in the area.

Nearest town

Port Isaac (2 miles)

When you think of a Cornish seaside destination, images of Port Isaac will come to mind. A quintessential Cornish fishing village, it is a popular holiday destination so there are plenty of self catering cottages in Port Isaac to choose from. With fisherman’s cottages forming narrow winding streets leading steeply down to the stone walled harbour, dotted with colourful vessels of all shapes and sizes. In fact many of the streets here are so traditional and narrow, including the aptly-named ‘Squeezebelly Alley’, a car is not an option so leave it behind while you take to exploring the architecture by foot. Many of the old buildings are listed as being of historical importance and certainly add to the ambience. The fishing industry is still at work here, left over from its days as a busy coastal port in the mid-19th Century.
Port Isaac cottages and Harbour Coast path near Port Isaac
The inspiration for many a painting, there are plenty of photo opportunities to be had with the lobster cages and wooden rowing boats along the harbour wall. Set down on the seashore, the surrounding area is very hilly and steep, which allows for far reaching views, and several pretty streams wind their way down to the waterfront. Take a boat trip for a spot of sea fishing or just a scenic float-along during the holiday season or walk along the coastal path for panoramic sea views and dramatic cliffs.

The village of Port Isaac, is now most recognisable as Port Wenn, thanks to being chosen as the setting for the television series, Doc Martin. However, many other movies and tv programs have been filmed here such as ‘Saving Grace’ (again, starring Martin Clunes) and ‘Amy Foster’ with Sir Ian McKellen. It was also frequently used as a set for the Poldark series. The locals are very welcoming and are a tourist attraction in their own right with the formation of Port Isaac’s Fisherman’s Friends - a group of Cornish shanty singers with a strong following.

A holiday in a Port Isaac cottage will be an excellent way to explore the north coast as there are many good beaches nearby such as the surfing beach of Polzeath and the family-friendly wide stretch of sand at Daymer Bay, which is also dog-friendly. It’s only a short drive to bigger towns such as Padstow, famed for its Rick Stein dominated restaurants, and Tintagel with the historic castle ruins. Being on the north coast, it is close to the Camel Trail which follows the River Camel to Padstow, an excellent cycling, walking or horse riding route.
The coast around Port Isaac

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Mitchell September 2012

Just like it is on the telly!!

Port Isaac is truey lovely to visit whether you are aware of the Doc Martin show or not, but if you love the show a visit here is a must!


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mr Mann June 2009

Doc Martin Filming in Port Isaac

They are presently filming a new series of Doc Martin in Port Isaac so keep your eyes open for Martin Clunes and the rest of the cast and crew. And when you get home it's great fun to spot the scenes you saw being filmed!

Also nearby

St Kew Pottery (20 yards)

Feeling artistic? Try your hand at some pottery, still life or life drawing classes with potter Jon Whitten. Jon, whose work can be found in collections in Europe, Japan, New Zealand and the US, specialises in contemporary, wheel thrown pottery, a large collection of which is on display here, and is available to buy.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

September 2017

If the weather is not so good!

I should have said whether the weather is good or bad an interesting couple of hours learning the art of pottery with your host Jon. Can even take your works of art (or otherwise!) back home with you. Thank you, Jon.

Port Gaverne Hotel and Restaurant (2 miles)

A beautifully restored traditional whitewashed inn in an outstanding location.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Cray July 2014

We had a fantastic meal on our last night at Port Gaverne. The staff were very obliging and helpful, as we were a large party we were able to have the upstairs lounge with a balcony and lovely views over the harbour. We will definitely eat here again if we are in the area.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mr Mann January 2010

Fantastic old fashioned pub next to the beach

The Port Gaverne is a lovely traditional inn with a great atmosphere and just across the road from Port Gaverne beach. The food is very nice - hearty and home cooked.

The Longcross Hotel and Gardens (2 miles)

Fine dining on the north Cornwall coast. Food is beautifully prepared and cooked to order. You can also wander around the Victorian gardens which are adjacent to the hotel.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Lonsdale July 2012

The Longcross Hotel

About 3 miles from Port Gaverne the hotel has wonderful views from its terrace and lovely Victorian gardens. We always visit to have lunch or dinner. The food is always great and the staff friendly and helpful.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Horry July 2011

Wonderful location with beautiful views over the bay. Very child friendly and helpful staff ensure the children are happy with colouring pads and pens so mum and dad can enjoy their meal!!
Wonderful food and not too expensive for the beautiful surroundings. Would highly recommend.

Trevathan Farm (1 ¼ miles)

Pick your own fruit and veg or buy it fresh from the farm shop.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mr Millett June 2015

excellent home produce

We stayed in a cottage nearby and used the farm for most of our supplies for a changed we wanted to sample the local produce and was not disappointed also the restaurant
is worth a visit and the pasties are scrumptious and the local wine is worth a try


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

June 2013

Trevathan Farm Shop and Cafe

An excellent place to take the children as there is a fun play area and a few animals to see including wallabies and their young. Quality food to buy and eat encourage you to return again and again. Picking your own fruit, including strawberries, gooseberries, raspberries, blackcurrants, is always an attraction in the season

Port Quin to Port Isaac (3 ¼ miles)

If you are feeling adventurous take the route that follows the coastal path and benefit from the stunning view you will be surrounded by. Alternatively there is an inland walk which is equally attractive but less energetic and brings you to the same location.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mr Smith June 2012

A superb walk, but it is strenuous, with lots of energy-sapping steps. Views from the cliffs are superb and we were lucky enough to see dolphins just below.
It's probably best to do the walk anti-clockwise. Park in the NT car park at Port Quin, turn right on the road out of the car park and after about 200m take the footpath on the left, next to some cottages. The path across the fields is easy, except for one short sharp climb near Port Isaac. Return via the coast path - twice the distance and 10 times the effort. Wear good shoes and take water if the weather is hot.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Baker September 2011

A beauitful coastal walk from Port Quin to Port Isaac about 6 miles, the coast line just takes your breath away. Then arriving at Port Isaac for a well deserved Ice Cream on the beach. The walk back was done in half the time with finding the shorter walk over fields which was just as pretty.

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