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Fisherman's cottage in the heart of Port Isaac with parking. Pet friendly

Bedrooms 3
Space 861 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking


About the property

Living/dining room, kitchen, 3 bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, sleeps 6, garden

The Scuppers is a 200 year old traditional fisherman's cottage situated in the very heart of picturesque Port Isaac village and just 100m from the harbour, with its bobbing boats, lobster pots and pretty beach of rock pools and sand. Boasting one of the best located gardens in the village, terraced with breath-taking views over the harbour and rooftops - ideal for artists and lazy afternoons in the sun. The cottage has been fully refurbished to provide comfortable, high quality holiday accommodation whilst retaining the original features like exposed beams and log/coal burning stove. On the ground floor it has a well equipped fitted kitchen with dishwasher, microwave, fridge/freezer and washer/dryer. Comfortable lounge/dining area with seating for 6, Smart TV, DVD and Loudspeaker dock for iPod/MP3. Heating is by newly installed electric radiators.

The 3 bedrooms are situated on the first floor and comprise 1 double bedroom, 1 twin bedroom and 1 smaller bedroom with bunk beds. The bathroom is newly refurbished with shower over bath, heated towel rail and shaver socket.

There is a small landing with a range of books, toys and games.

The terraced garden is accessed from a door on the landing. On the lower terrace there is a table and 4 chairs and on the upper terrace a table and 4 chairs, parasol, 2 loungers and barbecue, there is also a storage trunk with beach items for guest use - body board, buckets and spades.

Free wifi, unlimited broadband and phone for incoming calls only. Samsung SMART TV

Private parking space for one car.

Dog friendly.

Saturday - Saturday letting/changeover

At certain times of year short stays of 3 days+ may be available. Please contact the owner directly for availability and prices.

Things to do and see: Port Isaac is a world in itself. It has become well known as the location of the TV series Doc Martin. It is also home to the Fishermans Friends the award winning, close harmony singing group. In addition the fantastic coastal paths are accessible to walkers most of the year and it's easy to spend time in the village as the local shops and restaurants provide all you need for a few days of rest and recuperation. Further afield are the delights of Padstow - joined by ferry to Rock with it's sailing community and golf course - Tintagel, with is ruined but majestic castle, pretty village centre and the fascinating King Arthur's Halls, and the wilds of Bodmin Moor. The world famous Eden Project is 30 minutes drive and further along the cost is St Ives, with its artists' community and Tate Gallery, and Newquay with its surf and sand culture.

Local Amenities:

There are several restaurants and a pub (dog friendly) offering a range of good food, there are also several tea/coffee shops plus a fish and chip shop offering during the season plenty of choice all within a very short stroll.

Port Isaac has a local Co-op supermarket which is well stocked and has long opening hours with a free cash machine. There is also a larger branch of the Co-op in Wadebridge (8 miles away) Lidl and Tesco. The local delicatessen has wonderful home-made pasties, and other prepared foods - well worth a visit - and the Fish Market on the Platt is a mecca to foodies. Choose your lobster and they will even cook and prepare it for your table! There are several other interesting gift shops and galleries selling a wide range of gifts and clothing. The renowned Port Isaac Pottery is situated in a converted Weslyan chapel overlooking the harbour and well worth a visit for hand painted items from wall tiles to lamp bases.

Within walking distance is the attractive cove of Port Gaverne with its local inn (dog friendly) serving a range of good food.

History: This part of North Cornwall is rich in legend and ley lines. Synonymous with tales of piracy and smuggling it's easy to see why with its numerous rocky inlets, hidden caves and treacherous waters. Port Isaac is still a working fishing port serving the tourist centres along the coastline with its daily hauls of lobster, mussels and other fresh fish. It was famous in the last century for its kippers which were smoked in the cellars next to the beach. Further along the coast is the mystic Tintagel Castle, steeped in Arthurian legend and folklore. Visitors must also pay tribute to the brave residents of Boscastle who have re-opened the village to visitors after the devastating floods.

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stephanie randall
Member since: 2009
Speaks English
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Calendar last updated:
12 October, 2017

About stephanie randall

Now semi-retired, my husband myself and our two dogs live in South Devon close to Totnes

stephanie randall purchased this cottage in 2009

Guestbook comments from the owner

This was our 3rd trip to Port Isaac, the cottage is very cosy and well equipped, the beds are also very comfy and the whole place is very clean and tidy. The weather wasn't great so couldn't make use of the terrace and views.

We loved it and will return.
Apr 2016
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Port Isaac in Cornwall

Property Type:
  • cottage (terraced)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 861 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Free Wifi
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - Bunk Bed
  • Books ...
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
There is a travel cot for babies, however the terraced garden is not ideal for small mobile children or toddlers without close supervision. This property would appeal to budding artists or photographers as there are spectacular views from the garden terraces.


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Fisherman's cottage in the heart of Port Isaac with parking. Pet friendly
average rating of 4.733333 based on 20 reviews

An authentic taste of Cornwall.

  • 4 of 5

A very comfortable, modernised, well maintained,well equipped, thoughtfully furnished and decorated,fisherman's cottage well situated in a little harbour village renowned for it's starring role as the venue for BBC's 'Doc Martin' series.

The private, terrace garden is a true delight which offers roof top views stretching across the village to the harbour and beyond....heavenly!

The steep, stepped access to the upper terrace could be quite challenging for the less able bodied and less fit individual.... the steep ascent to the allocated car parking place could also pose a difficulty.

However, the steep slopes that make up the village, might mean that Port Isaac is not an ideal place to visit for you!

We will certainly return....Whilst we can!

  • Review Submitted: 20-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review. As you point out, the old historic part of Port Isaac with its narrow winding lanes and alleys is situated at the bottom of a very steep valley which makes it what it is - absolutely charming and picturesque. However the steep climbs are maybe not for the faint hearted!
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A very comfortable, cosy cottage with everything you could possibly need for your stay.

  • 5 of 5

What a fabulous week! It rained a lot and was extremely windy, but that didn’t matter one bit! We donned our wellies and waterproofs and braved the elements, the views from the coastal path are magnificent. We drove to Harlyn Bay to walk the dogs, which is a fabulous large wide sandy bay with masses of room for the dogs to burn off some energy. Nearby Daymer Bay is another great long sandy beach. We spent a rainy day wandering through the streets of Padstow, but other than that we holed up n the cosy cottage, played games and did jigsaw puzzles. It was absolutely the most relaxing week I have spent in a long long time! Thank you

  • Review Submitted: 05-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fabulous place , the cottage was also lovely.

  • 5 of 5

Port Issac is a beautiful village with good places to eat and drink. Everyone you meet is really friendly. Fabulous walking and scenery.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely character cottage in a wonderful location

  • 5 of 5

Great place to stay. The cottage is very well equipped and ideally located with a very short walk to the centre of Port Isaac and a parking space up the road. The walks in the surrounding area are breathtaking. Loved it!

  • Review Submitted: 10-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Last week of the summer hols in Port Isaac

  • 5 of 5

Lovely stay here again in beautiful, peaceful, safe Port Isaac. This year we ditched the car and travelled from London to Bodmin by train and then a taxi to Port Isaac. No car meant getting out and walking, taking the bus and relaxing. Co-op and smaller stores plenty good for most things and lots of cafes and restaurants for eating out. The weather was lovely. We stayed in one of the old cottages on Church Hill. All creature comforts were supplied, wi-fi not too good but that is the beauty of staying in Port Isaac - you can really get away from it all.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful cottage

  • 5 of 5

Such a well equipped and wonderfully situated cottage in the heart of the village - really couldn't have asked for more. We had a lovely week and enjoyed every moment - we'll be back!

  • Review Submitted: 26-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
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Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Slipway Hotel
Nearest Ferry
80 Kilometres
Nearest Train
20 Kilometres
Bodmin Parkway
Nearest Motorway
50 Kilometres
M5 Exeter
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Slipway Hotel
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
Port Isaac harbour. Small beach with rock pools
Car: recommended

The picturesque harbour village of Port Isaac nestles between the Camel Estuary and Tintagel on the stunning North Cornwall coast. The area offers exhilarating walks along the coastal path, bike rides along the 10 mile Camel Trail, and safe beaches for both swimming and surfing. Polzeath is just a short drive away favourite spot of our previous Prime Minister Mr Cameron and his family, excellent for all levels of surfing with lessons and equipment available to hire. Many visitor attractions are within easy driving distance, including Tintagel Castle, the Eden Project and the artists' community of St Ives with the Tate Gallery. The village of Port Isaac is a famous conservation area and a popular location for film and TV crews. It's narrow streets have featured in, the film Saving Grace and, more famously in Doc Martin, the internationally popular TV series. Local 'colour' is provided with open air performances of the Fisherman's Friends, an accapello singing group. There is good selection of local restaurants, (including the recently opened Nathan Outlaw's Michelin starred seafood restaurant) pubs and coffee shops in both Port Isaac and other local villages.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Port Isaac, Cornwall

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Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £10

Long weekends/weekends (Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights) and mid-week (Monday to Friday nights inclusive) deals available upon request. Preferred change over day is Saturday, the rental period commencing after 3.00 p.m. on Saturday. However, we are flexible depending on availability.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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