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

  • Sleeps 8 + cot
  • Regret no pets
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7 nights from £706

4 bedroom holiday cottage near the beach in Rock, North Cornwall.


This delightful home-from-home will provide you with fantastic memories of a wonderful holiday exploring Rock, Polzeath, Padstow and the joys of north Cornwall. With its own enclos...

  • Sleeps 8 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £706

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

7 nights from £449

4 bedroom holiday cottage near Port Isaac, North Cornwall.


In the peaceful country hamlet of Trewalder, just a short drive from the wild cliffs and sandy beaches of the north Cornish coast and the fishing village of Port Isaac of 'Doc Mart...

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

7 nights from £449

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

  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £514

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


Tucked away down a quiet country lane, the little hamlet of Trewalder is the home of Rooky's Nook. This charming, detached cottage oozes romance and with no expense spared will pro...

  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £514

  • Sleeps 10 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
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7 nights from £1387

5 bedroom, dog friendly cottage with sea views near Port Isaac.


Wow, Upton Mill is stunning! Perched on the north Cornish coast just minutes from dog-friendly Trebarwith Strand and within easy reach of Port Isaac and Padstow, this is a perfect ...

  • Sleeps 10 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Thu

7 nights from £1387

  • Sleeps 3 + 2 cots
  • Dogs welcome
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7 nights from £520

2 bedroom, dog friendly cottage with sea views near Port Isaac.


Set down leafy country lanes and with the most wonderful views across open countryside out to the Atlantic Ocean, Hyde Barn provides a wonderful backdrop to your Cornish holiday. ...

  • Sleeps 3 + 2 cots
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £520

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

7 nights from £562

3 bedroom, dog friendly cottage with sea views near Port Isaac.


Trerubies is a delightful detached barn conversion with a sunny, south-facing garden and spectacular sea views inside and out! This charming retreat has been recently renovated to ...

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

7 nights from £562

  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £484

1 bedroom, dog friendly cottage with sea views near Port Isaac.


Offering stunning views of Cornwall’s breathtaking north coast, this is the perfect retreat for discerning couples seeking spacious, luxurious comfort in a tranquil setting. Surrou...

  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £484

  • Sleeps 2
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £548

1 bedroom, dog friendly apartment with sea views near Boscastle.


With the most enviable views across Trebarwith Strand out to sea, Praxis offers the perfect setting for those looking for the ultimate seaside getaway. Located in the heart of this...

  • Sleeps 2
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £548

Each and every one of our cottages is fully equipped with everything you’ll need on holiday.

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

7 nights from £492

3 bedroom dog-friendly holiday cottage near the beach in Rock, North Cornwall.


Rock is a very special destination and, coupled with the comfort and deceptively spacious interior of this charming Cornish terraced cottage, guests are assured a wonderful holiday...

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

7 nights from £492

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £291

1 bedroom self catering cottage in Wadebridge, North Cornwall.


Little Meadowside is a delightful little bolthole for two, located on the edge of the vibrant town of Wadebridge. Nestled in a tiny hamlet, down a private lane, you truly are tucke...

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £291

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