Port Isaac Cottages

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. When you think of a Cornish seaside destination, images of Port Isaac will come to mind. 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. 

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

We have 43 self catering cottages in Port Isaac to show you...

4 bedroom, rural holiday cottage near Port Isaac, North Cornwall.


Near the shores of Polzeath, Rock and Daymer Bay, this is a contemporary, spacious home managed with care for the environment. The Granary is an oasis offering a warm welcome and r...

  • Sleeps 6 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

Price per week £526 - £1440

3 bedroom, rural holiday cottage near Port Isaac, North Cornwall.


Two miles from the picturesque fishing village of Port Isaac and just minutes from the sandy beaches at Polzeath, Daymer Bay and Rock, Orchard Barn is a detached single-storey barn...

  • Sleeps 6 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

Price per week £582 - £1595

3 bedroom, dog friendly cottage near Port Isaac, North Cornwall.


Mays Cottage is perfection with its charming accommodation, enclosed garden and secluded location close to the shores of Port Isaac, Polzeath and Rock. Pack your bikes, surfboards ...

  • Sleeps 6 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £454 - £1475 *

* Includes 20% off for parties up to 2 + cot between 23 Jun and 30 Jun 2018, 15 Sep and 13 Oct 2018, 3 Nov and 15 Dec 2018. Bedrooms two and three are excluded at the reduced rate.

3 bedroom, dog friendly cottage near Port Isaac, North Cornwall.


Set in an idyllic country estate, Trewane Cottage is a detached, 17th Century, beautifully-styled retreat and the ideal place to recharge your batteries. The gorgeous kitchen/break...

  • Sleeps 6 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £557 - £1525

Dogs go free on holidays starting between 29th June to 5th July.

3 bedroom, dog friendly cottage near Port Isaac, North Cornwall.


Secreted away down a private lane, sheltering within its own south-facing walled garden and overlooking a beautiful wooded valley, this immaculately presented barn conversion is su...

  • Sleeps 5 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £566 - £1550

3 bedroom, dog friendly cottage near Port Isaac, North Cornwall.


Immaculately transformed into a stylish retreat, this detached former flour mill, just three miles from Port Isaac, is approached down a lane in a private wooded valley on the beau...

  • Sleeps 6 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Sat

Price per week £557 - £1525

2 bedroom, dog friendly cottage near Port Isaac, North Cornwall.


Trequite is a delightful hamlet, near the village of St Kew and nestled deep in the Cornish countryside close to the shores of Polzeath, Rock and Padstow. If you are looking for a ...

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £373 - £810

2 bedroom, dog friendly cottage near Port Isaac, North Cornwall.


At the heart of the rural hamlet of Trequite, yet only minutes from the vibrant and bustling north Cornish coast, White Cottage is simply an adorable holiday home. Great care and a...

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £386 - £840

2 bedroom, dog friendly cottage near Polzeath, North Cornwall.


Set in the peaceful hamlet of St Minver yet only two miles from the thrills and delights of trendy Rock and Polzeath, Church Lane Cottage is a little beauty! Wonderfully welcoming ...

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £565 - £1299

1 bedroom, rural self catering cottage near Polzeath, North Cornwall.


Post Office Cottage is an amazingly spacious cosy cottage for two. Beautifully furnished, this charming little bolthole nestling next to the Owner's home is ideal for exploring the...

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £314 - £635

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