Welcome to Mount Pleasant (the lower section on the right as you look at the house from the garden). The garden is gorgeous and very sunny.
The sitting-room is on the first floor making the most of those wonderful views.
Just look at the view from your private garden, what a beautiful spot.
The bedroom is simply gorgeous.
The view down from the garden! If the Fisherman's Friends are singing you will have your own private box!
The cottage kitchen.
The cottage dining-room is very charming.
The kitchen is well-equipped but with so many great places to eat and drink in the village do you really want to cook whilst you are on holiday?
The dining-room also has fabulous views.
Open up the cottage door and the village is waiting to welcome you.
The sitting-room is very stylish...
...and of course the view is quite stunning.
The bedroom is styled to perfection.
The bed is super-comfy.
Being on the second floor you have more of a bird's eye view from the bedroom.
Mount Pleasant enjoys a prime location in Port Isaac.
Mount Pleasant sits in the middle of the village.
Watch the comings and goings in the harbour.
Port Isaac is picture perfect.
The village is utterly charming with narrow streets (sometimes steep) lined with traditional fisherman's cottages.
This area of north Cornwall is stunning.

Mount Pleasant

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Port Isaac / Sleeps 2 + cot

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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 (200 yards)

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

Port Gaverne Cove (¼ mile)

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

Mrs Compton August 2019

Pretty

We loved this little bay. Lovely to explore the little beaches and caves when the tide is out. Great place to hire paddle boards and kayaks. Can get very busy.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Reinhartz June 2019

Lovely views

Port Gavern with Doyden Castle is a magic place. From here you can start your walk to Port Isaac or to Polzeath. Or just enjoy the surroundings and have a delicious sandwich from the salt pig.


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

The 'Doc Martin' Walk (1 ½ miles)

A lovely stroll 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.

Nearest town

Port Isaac (¼ 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 Inn (3 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

October 2020

St Kew Inn

Excellent food and friendly service to our party of six. Would recommend fish meal of the day.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

October 2020

P Boorman

excellent food very friendly staff


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 (2 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.

Port Gaverne Hotel and Restaurant (½ 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.

The Longcross Hotel and Gardens (1 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.

Fresh From The Sea (200 yards)

Owners Calum and Tracey Greenhalgh live locally and Calum takes his own boat out daily to catch crab and lobster. You can buy locally caught fish here and visit for a crab sandwich or lobster salad in their sunny courtyard (or inside if wet). Recommended by Nathan Outlaw in the Times newspaper as one of the top 5 places for fish in Cornwall!

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

Dr Fisher May 2012

Fresh from the Sea

If you want a fresh tasty lunch and don't want to pay restaurant prices then visit Fresh from the sea. The friendly staff freshly prepare a range of foods and we enjoyed (on two visits) lobster,crab and prawn sandwiches. We ate there on our first visit, to dodge the rain and even had a couple of glasses of wine to compliment the food. Very informal and child friendly.

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