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. Read more

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 44 self catering cottages in Port Isaac to show you...

  • Sleeps 10 + 2 cots
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £1089

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


Let us introduce you to the wonderful, the classic, Pengenna Manor! Tucked away at the end of a private drive, surrounded by glorious Cornish countryside, this unique and very spec...

  • Sleeps 10 + 2 cots
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £1089

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £465

2 bedroom, rural holiday cottage near Polzeath, North Cornwall.


Little Bokelly feels part of a secret kingdom, quite apart from the everyday world. Set down an unmade lane and converted from an old stable, its serene setting is quiet and peacef...

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £465

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £377

2 bedroom holiday cottage near Port Isaac, North Cornwall.


Retaining much of the original character, this 17th Century Grade II Listed cottage is in the village of St Kew Highway. As well as being close to the north coast, the harbour town...

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £377

  • Sleeps 6
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £564

3 bedroom, rural cottage with sea views in Polzeath, North Cornwall.


Only minutes from the rolling surf of the north Cornish coast, Atlantic View is a mid-terrace cottage enjoying superb views of the sea over the golf course at The Point. This is a ...

  • Sleeps 6
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £564

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

7 nights from £406

2 bedroom, dog friendly cottage near to the beach at Port Isaac.


As you turn off the Atlantic Highway, down towards the coast and into the unspoilt hamlet of Treligga, you will just know that you are going to have a most wonderful holiday. With ...

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

7 nights from £406

  • Sleeps 8 + 2 cots
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £730

4 bedroom, dog friendly cottage near Wadebridge, North Cornwall.


Ideally placed for exploring all the treasures north Cornwall has to offer and less than a mile from the pretty village of St Tudy, this wonderful barn conversion is ideal for fami...

  • Sleeps 8 + 2 cots
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £730

Need more time? Reserve any cottage for up to 24 hours before booking.

  • Sleeps 12 + 4 cots
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Thu

7 nights from £1195

6 bedroom holiday home with sea views in Polzeath, North Cornwall.


Only a hop, skip and a jump from the stunning beach at Polzeath, this ultimate get together home will delight beach crazy individuals and those wanting to indulge in this very spec...

  • Sleeps 12 + 4 cots
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Thu

7 nights from £1195

  • Sleeps 5 + 2 cots
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £404

3 bedroom self catering cottage near Port Isaac, North Cornwall.


If you're looking for a taste of village life, then this enchanting end of terrace cottage in pretty St Teath, close to the north Cornish coastline, is just the answer. Within walk...

  • Sleeps 5 + 2 cots
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £404

  • Sleeps 8 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £689

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


Rural in feel, yet only a five minute stroll to the village shop and pub, Wisteria Cottage is perfect for those who want to get away from it all yet have everything close at hand. ...

  • Sleeps 8 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £689

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £430

2 bedroom holiday cottage with sea views in Polzeath, North Cornwall.


A beach hut by the sea is exactly what Krowji is, and what a beach! Polzeath has it all; surfing, acres of sand, cowrie shell hunting, trendy shops, a plethora of restaurants and s...

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £430

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