The garden at Trefreock is very private and a real sun-trap.
The sitting-room is charming with oak flooring and large comfy sofas.
The kitchen/dining-room really is the heart of the home.
The double aspect  master bedroom is very spacious and beautifully furnished.
The view and location are quite stunning.
Cornish cream tea anyone, or a barbecue?
The kitchen is lovely and the Aga provides a wonderful warm backdrop.
The main staircase leads off from the kitchen/diner.
There are wooden stairs  leading from the kitchen to the sitting-room.
The sitting-room has wonderful high ceilings and plenty of room for all.
The wall of windows makes the room so bright and sunny, it's a great room for relaxing in.
The toasty wood-burner makes this an ideal retreat for those winter breaks.
The wooden staircase leads to the master bedroom and bathroom.
The bathroom is bright and fresh.
The master bedroom enjoys views over the open countryside out to sea.
..... an ideal spot to take in the view.
Bedroom 4 has a 'zip and link' bed so can be either twin beds or a double.
You'll enjoy waking up to this view ......
There are lovely touches throughout.
The twin bedded room has lovely crisp white linen and gentle reminders that you are so close to the sea.
You will probably find some of your own treasures at the seaside.
The bunk-room is delightful.
The shower-room is bright and inviting.
Trefreock basks in sunshine.
Even the entrance to the garden is charming.
The coastal walks are stunning from Trefreock.
Port Isaac is picture perfect
The Atlantic meets the shores of Cornwall!
The Point is at Polzeath where you can go and enjoy a swim, tennnis or golf.

Trefreock Barn

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

Nearest pub

The Golden Lion (½ mile)

With stunning views over the water, this tradional pub offers a warm welcome and locally sourced home made food. A great place to stop off for a crab sandwich and a pint and you might even see Doc Martin making house calls!

Nearest beach

Pinehaven (¾ mile)

This rocky inlet is just West of Port Isaac, the beach itself is not easy to reach and will involve a fair walk and scramble down over the rocks. It is unsuitable for swimming due to the rock formations and strong currents.

Nearest walk

The 'Doc Martin' Walk (1 ¼ miles)

A lovely seven mile circular walk which takes you past some of the memorable features of the popular Doc Martin series including Bert's Cafe, the school and the Doc's house. The walk follows some coastal path and is challenging in places. Park in the National Trust car park and follow the details on the Web site. Port Isaac has some lovely cafes, perfect for a mid-walk cream tea!

Nearest town

Port Isaac (¾ mile)

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 (2 miles)

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.

The Longcross Hotel and Gardens (½ mile)

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.

St Kew Inn (2 ½ miles)

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

Port Gaverne Hotel and Restaurant (¾ mile)

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.

Port Quin to Port Isaac (1 ½ 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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