Doyden CastlePort Quin, Cornwall
- Guests 2
- Bedrooms 1
- Preferred changeover day Monday
- Minimum stay 2 nights
- Number of dogs welcome 0
- Acorn rating 5 What's this?
- Reference 011101
About Doyden CastleA little fortress at the edge of the cliffs on the Port Quin headland, with sea views all around.
Be king or queen of the castle when you stay in this intriguing cliff-top fantasy fortress. It was owned by Samuel Symons, an infamous bon-viveur, in around 1830 as a place to entertain his friends. Now, it plays hosts to an eccentric one-bedroom holiday home full of quirks from its past. Inside you’ll find arched gothic windows, a cosy open fire and even the original wine bins in the cellar.
It’s set on a secluded headland of Port Quin where you’ll be encompassed by jewel coloured ocean views. Walk down the hill to Port Quin’s sheltered inlet where you go rock pooling, kayaking or fishing.
For longer walks you can loop onto the South West Coast Path, which runs just past the front door, and hike to the higgledy-piggledy lanes of Port Isaac. To the east, you’ll find surfing beach Polzeath and foodie hotspot, Padstow.
Availability & book
- Selected dates
- Changeover day
Features and facilities
- Cot & high chair not available
- Microwave available
- Fridge available
- Freezer available
- Dishwasher available
- Washing machine available
- Tumble dryer available
- Telephone available
- Television available
- DVD available
- WiFi* not available
- Open fire / wood burner available
- Garden not available
- BBQ not available
Not accessibleView accessibility guide (PDF 1281 KB)
Sitting/dining room with open fire.
Double bedroom (with 6' bed which can also be a twin on request).
Cellar floor: entrance door to kitchen/diner, utility room, shower room, separate lavatory.
Notes for guests
Access: The accessibility guide is for guidance only. For up to date photos, please see the images on the webpage.
Due to the close proximity of the cliff and the sheer drop we feel that this hazard makes the cottage unsuitable for children.
The partly walled track to the Castle is quite narrow in places, please take care. Arrival in daylight is advised.
The stairs within the castle are quite steep.
Parking: Access by car to unload/load; at other times please park at Doyden House, a five to 10 minutes walk away.
Garden: There is no garden, although it is possible to sit outside the castle.
Telephone: There is no telephone at Doyden Castle, however guests can make outgoing calls from telephone in the hall at Doyden House.
WiFi: There is no WiFi at Doyden Castle but guests can use the WiFi connection in the communal area at nearby Doyden House.
Heating: Night storage heating, eco electric radiators and convector heating included.
Fire: The fire or wood burning stove will be laid with sufficient logs for the first evening.
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.
Offers: Guests will benefit from a late Sunday checkout of 4pm.
Free entry to Tintagel Old Post Office on production of booking details subject to seasonal opening hours.
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