Beach House

Port Isaac, Cornwall
The Surrounding Area at Beach House
A view of Port Gaverne near The Beach House, Port Gaverne, Cornwall
Boats on the beach at Port Gaverne near The Beach House, Port Gaverne, Cornwall
The Surrounding Area at Beach House A view of Port Gaverne near The Beach House, Port Gaverne, Cornwall Boats on the beach at Port Gaverne near The Beach House, Port Gaverne, Cornwall

At-a-glance details

  • Guests 4
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Preferred changeover day Thursday
  • Minimum stay 2 nights
  • Number of dogs welcome 1
  • Acorn rating 5 What's this?
  • Reference 011030

About Beach House

Doc Martin fans will recognise this pretty coastal cottage set in a former fisherman's home on the hill in Port Gaverne with gorgeous sea views.

Next door to The White Cottage (another holiday cottage) and used as the film set for the Police House in Doc Martin, this little cottage in the hamlet of Port Gaverne has wonderful views over the sea. Even if you haven’t seen the series then the location will blow you away, with Port Isaac around half a mile away and the stunning Cornish coastline on your doorstep. 

This historic little cottage was a former fisherman's home, but now it’s an inviting holiday let. Open the front door and step into the entrance hall, off which you’ll find a cosy living room with woodburner and dining room. Then there’s the kitchen and a downstairs cloakroom and WC. Upstairs are the two bedrooms, one double and one that can be either a twin or a double. There’s also a first floor snug with wonderful views across the sea and another woodburner to make it really cosy. The garden outside is enclosed, but still has great sea views and a table and chairs for enjoying alfresco meals outside after lazy days at the beach. 

With the charming hamlet of Port Gaverne and its dog-friendly beach to wander and rock pools to explore, as well as buzzy Port Isaac’s narrow white-washed streets only half a mile away, you’ll find yourself perfectly positioned for enjoying everything that a Cornish break has to offer. Soak up the pretty seaside towns, stunning beaches and wonderful food. Treat yourselves to a feast at Restaurant Nathan Outlaw (although you’ll have to book in advance), just a short walk from the cottage, or nip into one of the many restaurants, pubs, or the local shop.

Beach lovers should head to Polzeath, only four miles away from the cottage, for one of North Cornwall’s best surfing beaches, or spend some time at Rock, Daymer Bay or Crackington Haven to stroll the sands, paddle or build sandcastles. You can also enjoy clifftop walks along the beautiful coast here, picking up the South West Coast Path from just outside the cottage door. If history is your thing, then take a trip to dramatic Tintagel Castle perched above the waves and soak up its Arthurian legends. Foodie Padstow is always busy, but also makes for a great day out exploring, or nip to Lanhydrock, a Victorian country house and estate. When you stay with us, the funds from your holiday go towards caring for special landscapes and places, like the wonderful Cornish coast.


Why book with us?

  • Unrivalled locations
  • Exclusive access to special places
  • Award-winning customer service

Features and facilities

  • Cot & high chair not available
  • Microwave available
  • Fridge available
  • Freezer available
  • Dishwasher available
  • Washing machine available
  • Tumble dryer available
  • Telephone not available
  • Television available
  • DVD available
  • WiFi* available
  • Open fire / wood burner available
  • Garden available
  • BBQ not available


Not accessible


  • Ground floor

    Sitting room with woodburning stove, dining room, WC, kitchen and utility/drying room.

  • First floor

    Double bedroom and en-suite bathroom with separate shower, double bedroom (which can be made into a twin on request), en-suite bathroom with separate shower and a snug with a woodburning stove.

Notes for guests

Access: If you would like a copy of the accessibility guide for this cottage please call the team on 0344 800 2070.

Beach House adjoins The White Cottage.

Heating: Beach House is heated by calor gas central heating. There are also two wood burning stoves; one in the sitting room and the other in the snug on the first floor. These will be laid for you on arrival with enough fuel to get you started.

Fire supplies: Fire making kits can be purchased at time of booking or whilst at the cottage.

The Fire making kits cost £20.00 and contain kindling, firelighters and Ash logs, enough for two evening fires.

Parking: Designated parking for the duration of your stay is nearby at Rashleigh Cellars.

Garden: Enclosed, private garden with outdoor seating.

*WiFi: This is now available, but please note that intermittent connection problems can sometimes occur and should not be relied upon. We are pleased to provide free WiFi at this cottage which is supported by BT.

Offers: Guests will benefit from a late Sunday checkout of 4pm at this cottage.

Local suppliers: Discount offered to National Trust guests at Cornish Rock Tors and Outdoor Adventures. These outdoor activity providers offer kayaking, surfing, coasteering and much more.

Dogs: Port Gaverne beach is dog friendly.

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About the Acorn rating

To help find the best cottage for you, we have created our own quality rating system for our holiday cottages called the Acorn rating. Ranging from 1-5 Acorns, the rating gives you an indication of a property’s facilities, fixtures and fittings, with five being the highest quality level. The Acorn rating is not connected to any other industry rating system that may be used for holiday cottages and is only to be used as a guide that covers location, style of interior and the facilities you may be looking for. We do not set our cottage pricing based on the Acorn rating we have given a cottage as all our cottages are of an individual nature. Therefore, we recommend that all factors are considered when making your choice. In addition, some of our cottages are curated to be sympathetic to their time period. This means that they might not have all of the aspects of modern living, but impress in so many other ways.

1 Acorn: simple living accommodation with basic furniture and fixtures fit for purpose and clean. Running water and a toilet are provided. There could be some limitations to heating and washing facilities – details of these will be stated clearly on the cottage's webpage. Bedding, linen and towels are supplied with a few exceptions, which are again clearly stated). Facilities for basic catering and living are provided. In general, a 1 Acorn cottage does not have WiFi.

2 Acorn: a mid-quality range of furniture and fittings. Bathroom facilities are basic or there may be a high number of guests to bathroom ratio depending on the size of the cottage. Very few 2 Acorn cottages have WiFi and the kitchen white goods and washing facilities are basic. Bedding, linen and towels are supplied in all 2-5 Acorn cottages.

3 Acorn: a good, standard offer. Generally it is correctly proportioned for the number of guests but could have a few compromises, for example a small kitchen, or a lower bathroom to guest ratio. The variety of white goods available will be better than a 2 Acorn cottage.

4 Acorn: these cottages have more premium furniture, fittings and lighting. Additionally the ratio of bathrooms to guests is likely to be higher, and the bathrooms would be more likely to have separate and spacious showers instead of showers over baths.

5 Acorn: a luxury accommodation offer with very few limiting factors. This is the highest offer available. It is well-equipped and has spacious facilities throughout the cottage or is set within an extraordinary location or building. The furniture is of a high standard, and has real comfort for modern living.

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