Holiday cottages in Port Isaac and Port Quin

Famous for its quaint winding streets and white-washed buildings, it’s easy for anyone to be seduced by Port Isaac’s Cornish charm.

Many flock to this historic fishing harbour to see the higgledy-piggledy lanes that were made famous by the TV drama, Dr Martin. But there’s also the photogenic crystal blue waters lined with fishing boats and the aroma of fresh seafood that lure the crowds in.

Away from the bustle of tourists, the South West Coastal Path leads you onto the nearby hamlet of Port Quin whilst offering sweeping views of the north coast of Cornwall along the way. Stay in one of our historic cottages nearby to experience authentic Cornish living.

The front door to The Birdcage, Port Isaac, Cornwall

The Birdcage  

Rising out from the higgledy-piggledy lanes of Port Isaac is The Birdcage. As a former cobblers shop it has plenty of character with its open beamed ceilings, snug rooms and a staircase that slims down to just over a foot wide in places. With clear views of the harbour from the bedroom this cottage is ideal for a quirky stay with a hint of luxury.

The view from Guy's Cottage, Port Quin, Port Isaac, Cornwall

Guy's Cottage 

One of two fishermen’s cottages, Guys is right on the edge of the beach in the small hamlet of Port Quin. The charismatic cottage boasts views of the sea from its rooms and access to the South West Coastal Path from its doorstep. It’s full of character with a traditional stone-walled exterior, a cosy log burning stove and downstairs stable doors that lead you onto a private, walled terrace.

The exterior of Lacombe Cottage, Port Quin, Port Isaac, Cornwall

Lacombe Cottage  

Once a fisherman’s cottage, Lacombe is one of the oldest buildings in Port Quin. With its low ceilings, original open beams and a solid-fuel stove, it’s the epitome of a traditional Cornish cottage. But don’t get too cosy as there’s plenty to explore nearby; Rock beach, Polzeath and Port Isaac are all within four miles.

The exterior at Carolina Cottage, Port Quin, Port Issac, Cornwall

Carolina Cellar 

Carolina Cellar sits on the edge of the inlet of Port Quin. In its previous life it was a pilchard cellar where fish would be brought for salting and pressing, but now its location is ideal for adventure-seekers with The Camel Trail for cycling, the South West Coastal Path for hiking and Polzeath beach for surfing all nearby.

The exterior of the Doyden House apartments, Port Issac, Cornwall


Based on the ground floor of Doyden House, Conor offers uninterrupted views across Lundy Bay towards the Rumps. Its secluded location makes it an idyllic place to stay, but if it gets too quiet for you, then the bustling harbour village of Port Isaac and tourist-magnet beach Polzeath are both within four miles.

The exterior of Doyden Castle, Port Isaac, Cornwall

Doyden Castle 

Live like a king in your very own castle high on the cliffs of Port Quin. Peer through gothic arched windows onto panoramic views of the sea and surrounding greenery. Although the building is neither a real castle nor a folly, you and the family can live regally in this fantasy fortress and play king and queen for a week or so.

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