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Holiday cottages in Port Issac

Famous for its winding streets and white-washed buildings, it’s easy to be seduced by Port Isaac’s Cornish charm. Stay at one of our holiday cottages in Port Isaac or Port Quin and you’ll be ideally placed to explore this special part of Cornwall.

Many flock to the historic fishing harbour of Port Isaac to see the higgledy-piggledy lanes that were made famous by the TV drama, Doc Martin. There's also the photogenic crystal blue sea bobbing with fishing boats and the aroma of fresh seafood to lure the crowds in.

We have two holiday cottages in Port Isaac or you could stay just along the coast in the small hamlet of Port Quin. These two harbour villages are connected by the South West Coast Path. Set out for walks along the path and enjoy sweeping views of the north coast of Cornwall along the way.

Coastal cottages in Port Isaac

The front door to The Birdcage, Port Isaac, Cornwall

The Birdcage 

A former cobblers shop, this holiday cottage in Port Isaac offers a quirky stay on the Cornish coast. Pentagonal shaped and three stories high, it looks out over the harbour. It's interiors are just as intriguing too, with its snug rooms, exposed beams and wood-burning fire. Sit out on the terrace and listen to the chime of fishing boats in the harbour. Sleeps 2.

The exterior of The White Cottage, Cornwall

The White Cottage 

If you're looking for a beach break in Cornwall, The White Cottage is the perfect place. A few metres from the sea and only a short walk from Port Isaac, this three bedroom holiday cottage is ideal for a holiday on the coast. Original slate floors and low doorways give the cottage historic character and there's lots of space for lounging outside. Sleeps 6.

Sea view cottages in Port Quin

The exterior of Quin Cottage, near Port Isaac, Cornwall

Quin Cottage 

Enjoy a traditional seaside holiday when you stay in this former fisherman's cottage. The cottage is located only a few metres from the sea where a tiny fjord reveals a beach at low tide. Inside, you'll find a bright and airy interior with cool cream walls and wood floors. Sleeps 3.

The view from the open-plan kitchen, sitting and dining room of Carolina Cellar

Carolina Cellar 

Carolina Cellar sits on the edge of the quiet inlet of Port Quin. With the slipway running alongside the cottage, you couldn't be closer to the sea. Its location is ideal for a walking or cycling break as the Camel Trail and South West Coast Path are both nearby. Sleeps 2.

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

Guy's Cottage 

One of two fishermen's cottages, Guy's Cottage is right on the edge of the beach in the small hamlet of Port Quin. The cottage boasts views of the sea from its rooms and access to the South West Coast Path from its doorstep. Sleeps 4.

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 low ceilings, original exposed beams and a wood burning fire, 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 for miles. Sleeps 3.

The exterior of Doyden House, which contains the Rumps apartment, Port Quin, Cornwall

Rumps 

Rumps is one of four spacious apartments in Doyden House, a large manor overlooking Port Quin. Inside, you'll find comfortable accommodation for two people. Outside, you can sit in the shared garden and enjoy panoramic views of the sheltered bay and out across the Atlantic Ocean. Sleeps 2.

The exterior of Doyden Stable Cottage, Cornwall

Doyden Stable Cottage 

Recently renovated, this sea view cottage overlooks Port Quin Bay. A 10-minute drive from the cottage takes you to Polzeath's wide, sandy beach - perfect for swimming and surfing. Or you could hop onto the water taxi at Padstow and head across the river to Rock Village. Sleeps 4.

The sitting room at Mouls, Port Isaac, Cornwall

Mouls 

Sleeping four people, Mouls is the largest apartment in Doyden House. There's plenty of space for the whole family, with a sitting room with open fire, kitchen with sea views and two bedrooms. Outside, there is a shared grassy area with seating - the perfect place to sit out and watch the sunset over the horizon. Sleeps 4.

The view from the garden at Conor, Cornwall

Conor 

On the ground floor of Doyden House, this one bedroom apartment is in a peaceful location for a couple's holiday in Cornwall. High on the cliff-top, the apartment offers uninterrupted views across Lundy Bay. Set out for a romantic stroll along the coast path to Port Isaac where you can sample fresh seafood in the seafront restaurants. Sleeps 2.

Unique retreats

The exterior of Doyden Castle, Port Isaac, Cornwall
The exterior of Doyden Castle, Port Isaac, Cornwall | © National Trust Images / James Dobson

Spotlight on Doyden Castle

High on the cliffs above Port Quin, it's no wonder that Doyden Castle is our most popular holiday cottage. With sea views from every room, this gothic-style fortress is one of a kind.

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Two women drawing a huge sun on the sandy beach at Kynance Cove, Cornwall

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