The Birdcage

Port Isaac, Cornwall
The exterior of The Birdcage, Port Isaac, Cornwall
The exterior of The Birdcage, Port Isaac, Cornwall
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The sitting room at The Birdcage, Port Isaac, Cornwall
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The kitchen at The Birdcage, Port Isaac, Cornwall
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The bedroom at The Birdcage, Port Isaac, Cornwall
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At-a-glance details

  • Guests 2
  • Bedrooms 1
  • Preferred changeover day Friday
  • Minimum stay 2 nights
  • Number of dogs welcome 0
  • Acorn rating 3 What's this?
  • Reference 011084

About The Birdcage

A quirky three-storey cottage in one of Cornwall’s most iconic villages, Port Isaac.

Rising out of the higgledy-piggledy lanes of Port Issac is this Grade II-listed, former cobbler's shop. Pentagonal shaped and three stories high, it peeks over its neighbours to provide views of the harbour. Its interiors are just as intriguing too, with its snug rooms, exposed beams and a narrow staircase that slims down to just over a foot wide in places. 

You’ll be able to kick back on its terrace and listen to the chime of fishing boats on the harbour and the hum of tourists as they start arriving for day ahead. Winding lanes will lead you down to upmarket fish restaurants and a small shingly beach with aqua-coloured waters. 

Away from the bustle of village, the South West Coast Path can be hopped onto from here, where you’ll be on the pathway to the rest of North Cornwall. Head west to Port Quin, Lundy Bay and surfing beach Polzeath. 
 

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Features and facilities

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

Accessibility

Not accessible

View accessibility guide (PDF 984 KB)

Layout

  • Ground floor

    Kitchen with door leading to bathroom.

  • First floor

    Sitting room with multi-fuel stove.

  • Second floor

    Double bedroom.

Notes for guests

Access: The accessibility guide is for guidance only. For up to date photos, please see the images on the webpage.

The Birdcage is unsuitable for those with impaired mobility.

This gem of a cottage is small and compact. It has a very steep, narrow staircase 43cm at the narrowest point. It is only accessible on foot via a narrow and inclined pedestrian lane. There is no adjacent parking. Parking is available in New Road public car park. For information on long stay car parking at New Road, Port Isaac  please visit Cornwall Council website  cornwall.gov.uk  You can also call 0300 1234 222.

Children: Due to very steep, narrow stairs we feel this cottage is not suitable for children.

Heating: Eco electric radiators and a multi-fuel stove.

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

Fire starter kit comprises of: 1 x pack of six eco logs, 1 x net of kindling and 1 x pack of eco-firelighters

Further suppliers of eco logs, kindling and eco-firelighters can be purchased seperately.

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

Garden: Enclosed terrace with views over the wall to the sea. Access to the terrace is through a low door from the bathroom.

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

 

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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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