A warm welcome awaits you at Ruth's Cottage.
The comfy sitting room showing some of the owner's artwork.
The three bedrooms are utterly delightful.
The luxurious en suite bathroom.
On balmy nights you'll enjoy a barbecue in the garden.
The delightful cottage kitchen...
...complete with Belfast sink and lovely stainless steel work surfaces.
The kitchen is well-equipped with gorgeous crockery.
The dining-room also doubles up as a snug with a large TV, ideal for catching up on some holiday viewing or perhaps a film.
The snug.
The pretty dining-area.
The cottage stairs lead off from the sitting-room.
There are beautiful features throughout - hand-made window shutters, original slate floors, and of course that all important wood-burner making this an ideal retreat all year round.
The super stylish shower-room on the ground floor.
Breakfast in bed - why not, you are on holiday after all!
Bedroom 1 has a king-size double bed and the most fabulous en suite bathroom.
You'll certainly enjoy a wonderful bubble bath whilst on holiday in Ruth's Cottage!
The second double bedroom also has a king-size bed and a delightful ornamental fireplace.
The single bedroom, decorated in pretty pastel shades.
The cottage has been restored with great care and attention - lovely sash windows, wooden floors and vintage-style radiators!
Why not pack up a picnic for your days out?
The steps leading up to the garden.
The pretty garden is a lovely spot to enjoy a morning coffee and plan your day ahead exploring this part of Cornwall.
The iconic clock tower in the heart of the village.
St Teath is a pretty village close to the north coast.
The White Hart Inn - the local village pub.
Along this stretch of the coastline the beaches are fabulous!
Port Isaac is picture perfect and well worth a visit.
Padstow is very popular - grab a bite to eat at the many eateries, browse the shops, hop on a boat trip or visit the historic Prideaux Place.

Ruth's Cottage

3967

4.3 miles E of Port Isaac / Sleeps 5 + 2 cots*

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7 Nights from  £413

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

Nearest pub

The White Hart St Teath (300 yards)

A traditional village pub offering a warm welcome and good food. Children and dogs are welcome and there's even dog biscuits available from the bar. You'll find ample parking available.

Nearest beach

Minehousedoor Cove (2 ½ miles)

Aptly named because of the mine located directly above it, this beach is mainly sand and rocks. It forms part of the Tregardock beach area with Trerubies Cove at the southerly end. With limited parking this beach is rarely crowded and offers a wide sandy area at low tide. Whilst not recommended for swimming, there are some great rock pools and dogs are allowed year round. Do watch out for the tide!

Nearest walk

St Breward on Bodmin Moor (2 ¾ miles)

Home to the highest church in Cornwall, St Breward is a village and parish on Bodmin Moor. Explore nearby and visit St Breward’s holy well, the famous Tors on the moor and the stone circles on King Arthur's Downs.

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

Mrs Cliff May 2011

St Breward circular walk and The Old Inn

Wonderful walk of just under 3 miles. Passes over moorland, through woodland and alongside a stream. Lovely far reaching views. We ended up at The Old Inn for a well earned pint! Good dog friendly pub that serves food.

Nearest town

Camelford (3 ¼ miles)

Camelford is an ancient Cornish market town through which the Camel river runs on its way to the coast at Padstow. The town itself has a good selection of pubs, cafes and restaurants, but it is perhaps Camelford’s surroundings that are the real draw here. Walkers are in heaven when they venture just outside Camelford to explore the moorland and climb two of Cornwall’s highest points, the tors of Brown Willy and Rough Tor; an extinct volcano. For the less energetic, a stroll along the river banks through Enfield Park is a lovely way to spend an afternoon.

Also nearby

St Kew Inn (3 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

Mrs Close January 2020

Very good food

Lovely food. Service was a little slow at lunchtime but they were aware of this, apologised and tried to resolve.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mr Howlett August 2019

So good we visited twice

Superb food, varied menu, good service. We were a group with 4 vegans and 2 carnivores and we all thought this Inn was top notch.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Roberts July 2019

A must visit

Fantastic pub, great menu for veggies, beautiful garden and loads of space


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mr Ingram May 2019

Excellent Food

The St Kew Inn does excellent food. It is not cheap but very good value for money. My wife said that the hake she had one evening was the best fish she had tasted for many years - cooked to perfection. You need to book early to get a table in the restaurant, but can also take pot luck in the bar where the tables are not reserved. The staff are very friendly and helpful.


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

St Kew Pottery (3 ½ 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.

Port Isaac (4 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!

The Mill House Inn (3 ¾ miles)

A former 18th century corm mill now transformed into a traditional coaching inn. You can enjoy warming real fires in winter and outdoor seating in warmer summer months.

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

November 2019

Excellent Sunday lunch, need to book.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Ms Hazell September 2019

Delicious Sunday lunch

Our second visit to this wonderful rustic pub. A warm welcome, great service and lovely food - only advice - make sure you’re hungry ... the Sunday roast is enormous but so tasty!


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mr Martin June 2019

Great old Pub

Great old pub fantastic food and good choice of Ales staff very friendly.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

May 2013

This delightful converted traditional mill house offers the best of both worlds: an excellent pint of Cornish Ale in a worn leather armchair, maybe a live band, maybe a fire in the hearth...then next door a crisp gastro-pub style fine dining experience all within a stones throw from the fabulous Trebarwith strand.

The Port William Inn (3 ¾ miles)

In a stunning setting, this pub offers wonderful views over Trebarwith Strand, excellent food and fine Cornish ales. A popular place for walkers, there is also a surf school nearby.

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

August 2019

Mussels to die for

Superb meal here. Service was a little slow but the food was worth waiting for.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mr Martin June 2019

Great food

Great food, warm welcome good choice of Ales


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Young October 2013

A real gem.

We stumbled across the Port William at Trebarwith Strand one evening on our way back from Port Issac. When we arrived the sun was setting, the tide was high and the waves roaring! The pub sits on part of the cliff which looks over the bay of Trebarwith, offering stunning views of this part of the coastline. We had a drink whilst sat on one of the picnic benches outside and watched the sunset. Bliss! We then returned to the Port William for lunch later in our holiday and the food was very tasty 'pub grub'. The staff were very welcoming and the pub is child and dog friendly and our two sons enjoyed looking at the huge fish tank that resides in the main bar!


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

The Ward Family May 2013

An exceptional place to watch the sun set over Trebarwith Strand either with a pint of fine Cornish ale, glass of wine or a robust pub feast. Great food and a recently added contemporary extension to the dining area with outstanding sea views.

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