Mays Cottage is the perfect bolthole
The sitting-room in light, warm and very cosy.
The dining-room enjoys views over the front of the cottage.
The kitchen is well-equipped and presented to a high standard.
The cottage has three gorgeous bedrooms.
The kitchen is light and airy and enjoys views over the back garden.
The house has a lovely open feel, with the sitting-area leading off from the kitchen.
The hatchway through to the dining-area makes it easy to serve up at mealtimes.
The dining-area leading through to the sitting-area.
Just imagine after a great day exploring all that North Cornwall has to offer coming home to Mays Cottage's lovely open fire.
A cream tea is a must!
Enjoy views overlooking the garden....
There are lovely touches throughout.
The master bedroom is beautifully styled.
And enjoys views over the back garden.
The twin bedroom.
This bedroom has a lovely bedstead and enjoys views over the front garden.
The cottage is surrounded with open countryside.
The family bathroom.
The garden at the back of the garden is a lovely spot to sit out and relax and unwind
The delightful garden
This way to the St Kew Inn!
The St Kew Inn has a great reputation and is well worth a visit.
Mays Cottage is not far from the beach at Trebarwith, Polzeath is just down the road.
The lovely valley leading down to Trebarwith Strand.
Polzeath beach is great for surfing.
The beach at Polzeath.
Rock beach.
Polzeath at low tide is spectacular.
Polzeath beach is just down the road.
The enclosed garden is beautiful and there is room to play and have a barbecue.

Mays Cottage


2.6 miles SE of Port Isaac / Sleeps 6 + cot*

7 Nights from £538 - £1475

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

Nearest pub

The Cornish Arms, Port Isaac (¾ mile)

A traditional Cornish pub which serves home made locally sourced food and Thai cuisine made by their chef from Bangkok.

Nearest beach

Barrett's Zawn (1 ¾ miles)

Difficult access mainly due to substantial cliff falls giving way to loose rock and scree. If you do manage to find a way down watch out for strong currents. Not for the faint hearted and not recommended for swimmers or surfers.

Nearest walk

St Kew Round Walk (1 ½ miles)

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 Gaverne (2 ¼ miles)

This sweet harbour village is a near neighbour of the better-known Port Isaac; it has just as much classic Cornish character yet remains relatively free of crowds in the summer. At low tide a small sandy beach is revealed along with rockpools that trap countless crabs, shrimps and tiny fish, providing hours of entertainment for children. Away from the beach, the whitewashed Port Gaverne Hotel tempts visitors with local seafood cooked to perfection.

Also nearby

St Kew Pottery (1 ¼ 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.

St Kew Inn (1 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 Isaac (2 ¼ miles)

You might well recognise some of Port Isaac’s winding lanes and its harbour; the port has long been a star of both the big and small screens, most notably in ‘Doc Martin’ and ‘Saving Grace’. This is Cornwall at its most quaint with streets so steep and narrow that in many places cars simply don’t fit. For a great meal of fresh fish landed at Port Isaac’s harbour, the Edge Restaurant is a brilliant choice and somehow those panoramic views out to sea from the tables add to the flavour.

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!

Port Gaverne Hotel and Restaurant (2 ¼ 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 ¾ 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.

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