The White Cottage

Port Isaac, Cornwall

At-a-glance details

  • Sleeps 6
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Preferred changeover day Friday
  • Minimum stay 2 nights
  • Number of dogs welcome 0
  • Acorn rating 4 What's this?
  • Reference 011038

About The White Cottage

A white-washed cottage with lots of Cornish charm in the small hamlet of Port Gaverne.

Just metres from the beach at Port Gaverne sits this former fish cellar. It’s come a long way since its fish salting days and now provides a traditional three-bedroom beach retreat with added Cornish charm. Original slate floors, a stone-walled fireplace and low doorways give a particular historic character to this cottage, whilst the courtyard and walled garden provide lots of space for lounging outside. 

You’ll be staying in a traditional Cornish hamlet where small fishing boats line the sands and white-washed, slate-roofed cottages nestle on its winding streets. At low tide, rock pools and secret caves emerge from the craggy rocks, whilst high tide brings deep waters that allow for diving adventures. 

The South West Coast Path runs past your doorstep, so you’ll be on the pathway to the rest Cornwall. From here you can walk to the lively harbour village of Port Isaac in 10 minutes or for longer walks head west to Lundy Bay and Polzeath surfing beach.  

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Features and facilities

  • Cot & high chair 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

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  • Ground floor

    Hall, utility/cloakroom with shower cubicle and lavatory, kitchen, sitting/dining room with solid-fuel stove, bedroom (double with 6' bed which can also be a twin on request).

  • First floor

    Two bedrooms (one double with 6' bed, one double with 6' bed which can also be a twin on request), bathroom with shower mixer attachment.

Notes for guests

Access: The access statement is for guidance only. For up to date photos please those images in the main website page.

Heating: Night storage heating, Electrorad eco heating and convector heating included.

Parking: Parking available for one vehicle outside cottage, with one additional space nearby.

Garden: Enclosed, private garden which is accessed from the French doors in the sitting room.

*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.

Bike/kayak storage: There is designated, secure storage for customers bikes and/or kayaks in a separate building approx. 100 metres from the cottage.

Logs/charcoal: Environmentally friendly briquettes can be purchased at the time of booking or whilst at the cottages for use on the fire.

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

Free entry to Tintagel Old Post Office on production of booking details subject to seasonal opening hours.

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.

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About the Acorn rating

We have applied a 1-5 acorn rating to each cottage to be used only as a guide that covers location, style of interior and facilities you may be looking for. The range runs from 1 Acorn at a more basic level such as Bird How which due to its stunning yet remote location doesn’t have a caretaker through to 5 Acorns at the highest level – such as Shute Barton.

Cottage pricing is not judged on the Acorn rating alone and as all our cottages are of an individual nature we recommend that all factors are considered when making your choice.

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