The BirdcagePort Isaac, Cornwall
- 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 BirdcageA 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.
Availability & book
- Selected dates
- Changeover day
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
Not accessibleView accessibility guide (PDF 984 KB)
Kitchen with door leading to bathroom.
Sitting room with multi-fuel stove.
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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