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A Spacious Georgian Merchant’s House - Just Yards From The Harbour

Overview

Property

Updated: 28-Nov-2016
4 bedrooms / 2 bathroom

Courtenay House is a large Georgian family holiday house, much lighter & more spacious than most holiday cottages, in a prime harbour front position in the centre of the old village of Port Isaac. It has been used as a much-loved family holiday home, holiday cottage ,writers retreat and artists studio for many years, and is available to rent, furnished to a high standard. The Grade II listed house was, in the nineteenth century, the home of the merchant Warwick Richard Guy, who owned many ships and businesses in Port Isaac including the historic Port Gaverne fish cellars.

The house can accommodate from a single couple in luxury up to 8 people. Well behaved pets are also welcome for which we make a small charge.

Just steps away from the beach, the house has sea views. From the garden there is a high level lawn with fantastic views across the harbour and out to sea, and there is a dining and barbecue terrace below this.

For the winter there is a comfortable sitting room with a large log fire. For the summer there is easy and safe access to the beach, even for young children, with a bathroom and another separate shower room, washing machine and dryer for your return. The local beach is great for families, and there are many other bathing and surfing beaches nearby.

It has two double bedrooms, and a twin room. There is also a children's room with two single beds in the former artists studio in the converted loft.

For entertainment there is a TV with DVD player and board games in the sitting room, and a good quality CD music player with i-pod connection in the dining room. Electricity, gas, logs & broadband are included in the rental.

The cafes and restaurants of Port Isaac are all a short stroll away.

For those who would like to cook, the large well equipped kitchen has a professional Lacanche range cooker and two fridges, a dishwasher and microwave. The renowned fish merchant Dennis Knight is a few doors away.

We regret no smoking within the house.

Garage parking for 2 cars are included. They are located further up the village, about a 250 metre walk from the house with easy access to the main road.

More details can be found at www.courtenayhouse.com

Features:

* Prime location, just steps away from Port Isaac harbour/beach

* Very spacious and well appointed 4 bedroom listed Georgian merchant's house

* Sleeps up to 8 comfortably - up to 6 adults + 2 children in 2 double bedrooms, a twin bedroom, and a children's room in the artists studio loft room with 2 single beds

* Sea views

* Terraced garden with excellent views and barbecue terrace

* Bathroom and separate shower room

* Log fire

* Heating, electricity and phone included

* Professional kitchen range, 2 fridges, dishwasher, washer and dryer, microwave

* TV, DVD, CD and Wireless Broadband

* Bed linen included

* Garages for 2 cars included

More Details
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Pets considered
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

We live just outside London where we both grew up. When we are not working, we love to be out walking. Cornwall is our favourite place to walk, along the hilltops and across the sandy beaches. We spend as much time as we can there.

Speaks English

6 Reviews

4.8
based on 6 holidaymaker reviews

5

Excellent house and location.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time in Port Issac staying in this well maintained clean and tidy house. We would stay there again if on holiday in the area as it was a great base for exploring the area. There were several good restaurants and pubs just a minute or so from the house or more just 10 minutes walk up the hill. We had a great time. It was also great fun having a beer while watching the local fishermen landing the catch at the beach.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Great place in Port Isaac

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time staying at Mike and Sue's house in Port Isaac, you really couldn't find a house that's closer to the harbor and all that this wonderful fishing village has to offer. The house is very spacious and was comfortable for our party of 7, everything you need is there and the house has been undergoing some nice upgrading, new bathroom / shower etc. One thing I didn't realize until we arrived is that the village has very small winding streets with little or no parking close by, thankfully the owners have thought of this and have secured the use of 2 garages in the village, once you arrive there you will realize this is a huge benefit. I would highly recommend this house for anybody looking to spend some time in Cornwall, its very well located to enjoy the surrounding area. One other recent upgrade is the addition of a nice new AGA in the kitchen, it made for a great place for the family to gather and enjoy cooking a nice breakfast every morning.

We definitely left Port Isaac with some great memories.

Thanks Mike and Sue !

  • Review Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. We're pleased you had a great time in Port Isaac and hope to welcome you again next time you visit Cornwall. Best wishes Mike and Sue
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4

Lovely house, nicely located, well equipped.

  • 4 of 5

Had a lovely time, good eateries, lots of excercise and wonderful views from the garden. A comfortable house.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Beautifully positioned, spacious, very well equipped and fantastic gardens with a perfect view

  • 5 of 5

Complete home from home and grateful that the owners have shared such an idyllic property for our family.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful house .

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful house in the wonderful Port Isaac , clean , tidy and full of character.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect house for a family stay

  • 5 of 5

We rented Courtenay House for Christmas, with three generations of the family and two dogs to accommodate. The house was clean and very well presented with lots of homely touches and lovely decor. Super big kitchen/dining room which made cooking and washing up very sociable activities; lovely snug sitting room and a really useful utility with a big laundry airer and tumble drier - came in very handy on a rainy week with the dogs and a baby in the house. The bedrooms were all well-sized with good storage for clothes etc. so we were able to unpack and feel really at home. Everyone commented on how 'lived in' the house felt within just a few hours of our arrival. The two garages were very useful although parking our party's extra cars in the town car park wasn't too expensive in December - £3 a day. Great location in the town with the harbour just visible around the corner, lovely pub just a few strides uphill and the fishmonger literally across the street. We were told before arriving that the garden steps are very steep and small children/older people might struggle, but this didn't affect us as the weather was not garden-friendly and we only used it for letting the dogs out. The owners were exceptionally helpful and communicative and very honest about the house. Can't wait for an excuse to go back!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

From the Owner

We have been coming to Port Isaac now for 35 years. It is an idyllic fishing village which in more recent years has become known to many more as the location of the TV series Doc Martin. Finally we have acquired the house that we have loved from the moment we first saw it all those years ago. Located in the heart of the village just yards from the harbour next to all the amenities it will suit families of all ages. Once visited, few fail to return to this beautiful part of England's coastline.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Newquay Airport at 20 Miles Nearest Barpub : The Golden Lion at 40 Metres Nearest Golf : The Point at Polzeath (Roserrow) at 5 Miles Nearest Train : Bodmin Parkway at 18 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Outlaws Fish Kitchen at 25 Metres Nearest Beach : Port Isaac Harbour at 25 Metres

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Winter 2016
29 Oct 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,200
for 7 nights
£1,200
 
 
Christmas & New Year 2016/17
17 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,300
for 7 nights
£2,300
 
 
Winter 2017
7 Jan 2017 - 10 Feb 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,200
for 7 nights
£1,200
 
 
February Half Term 2017
11 Feb 2017 - 24 Feb 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,500
for 7 nights
£1,500
 
 
Early Spring 2017
25 Feb 2017 - 7 Apr 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,300
for 7 nights
£1,300
 
 
Easter 2017
8 Apr 2017 - 21 Apr 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,750
for 7 nights
£1,750
 
 
Spring 2017
22 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,400
for 7 nights
£1,400
 
 
Spring Bank Holiday 2017
27 May 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,800
for 7 nights
£1,800
 
 
Early Summer 2017
3 Jun 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,500
for 7 nights
£1,500
 
 
Summer 2017
15 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£2,300
for 7 nights
£2,300
 
 
Late Summer 2017
2 Sep 2017 - 13 Oct 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,400
for 7 nights
£1,400
 
 
Autumn Half Term 2017
14 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,600
for 7 nights
£1,600
 
 
Winter 2017
28 Oct 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,200
for 7 nights
£1,200
 
 
Christmas & New Year 2017/18
16 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£2,300
for 7 nights
£2,300
 
 
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£2,300
for 7 nights
£2,300
 

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £15
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 90 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

From the Owner

Whether it is the perfect location just by the harbour, the views from the garden across the roof tops of the village and out to sea across the harbour wall or just sitting next to the log fire after a hard days walk, this house will make you feel very at home.

Property Type

  • house

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic

Dining

  • Dining Area

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • village

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • bay fishing
  • swimming

Floor Area

  • 1576 sq. ft.

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower)
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • The house has a bathroom with bath and a separate shower room on the ground floor.

Bedrooms

  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed, The bed is 5 feet wide
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed, This bed i 4 feet 6 inches wide

Meals

  • Self-catering

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