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Fisherman's Cottage



Updated: 02-Oct-2016
Cottage in Port Isaac, Cornwall, England - Just 30 Seconds From Harbour

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Our cottage, Choughs, is a very good-value, self-catering holiday home, ideal for 2 to 3 people (or two adults and two children). Port Isaac is a 700-year-old fishing village, nestling between the cliffs on the rugged north Cornwall coast. It has been welcoming tourists for years but retains a quaint and uncommercialised charm. Recently, it has been widely admired as the beautiful setting for the film The Shell Seekers and the TV series Doc Martin. It is also an ideal base from which to visit Padstow (and Rick Stein's many eating venues!), Rock, the beaches at Polzeath and Daymer Bay, Tintagel Castle and the National Trust's Lanhydrock House and Gardens. The Eden Project, St Michael's Mount and Tate St Ives are all within easy reach by car. Port Isaac itself is also home to two Nathan Outlaw venues, including the two-Michelin-starred Restaurant Nathan Outlaw, ranked the second-best dining venue in the UK in the Good Food Guide 2017.

  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Garden
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Speaks English

Guestbook comments from the manager

"Lovely, quaint cottage, very well-equipped and good value. Had a wonderful week" – Lorraine & David, Sussex

"Cottage was fab. Had a fantastic time and celebrated our anniversary" – Gary & Liz, Tyne & Wear

"We've really enjoyed our stay. Choughs is a super cottage, great value – just excellent" – Mark, Basingstoke

"Great cottage. Ideal location to explore Cornwall. Felt like time slowed down for us. Thank you" – Clare & John, Bristol
Mar 2008
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3 Reviews

based on 3 holidaymaker reviews

Uxbridge, Middlesex

Had a wonderful week at Choughs cottage

  • 4 of 5

This cottage is perfect for two & and an ideal base for walking & exploring. There are some very good eating places just a few yards from Choughs so leaving the car at the top of Port Isaac was not a problem for us at all. The 10 minute coastal walk to pick up the car was a lovely way to start the day if you wanted to go exploring further from the village. Although small the cottage was very clean & cosy on the chillier evenings & was a lovely homely place to return to at the end of a day spent walking. We hope it won"t be too long before we can visit again.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 18, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great cottage

  • 5 of 5

Great place ,great cottage for two , don't complain about things like car parking etc if you have already been told about the cottage from the owners.

Recommended ,

Frank and wendy

  • Review Submitted: Sep 12, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 1 of 5

Very small you have to move living room chairs to sit at dining table, no handrail on second set of stairs, water pressure low water running water downstairs stops all upstairs, car parking difficult public car park is very busy due to popularity of village so you have to wait for spaces, nice and close to harbour and lots of nice places to eat. Said no pets but dog lead was on coat hooks wife is allergic to animals and was sneezing a lot of the time.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 29, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comment, Pj. As our listing says, the property is a small 19th-century fisherman's cottage, and we stress it is suitable for only two or three people. It is priced accordingly and, we would suggest, extremely competitively compared with similar cottages in Port Isaac. Your suggestion for a handrail is good and we will install one as soon as possible. We cannot explain the dog lead – it must have been left there by a previous guest (in contravention of our strict no-pet policy). Port Isaac does indeed get busy in August, but the recent addition of a second car park has increased parking facilities. We're pleased you liked our close-to-harbour location and enjoyed the several good restaurants nearby.
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Activity and Interests


Choughs is located just 50 metres from Port Isaac's pebbly/sandy beach. At low tide the rock pools are fascinating to explore.


For visitors without a car, Port Isaac can be reached by train. The nearest station is Bodmin Parkway (15 miles) and a taxi costs about £35. The nearest town is Wadebridge (9 miles).


Tintagel Castle, Boscastle, Polzeath Beach, Daymer Bay, Rock, Padstow and St Enodoc golf course are all between three and 10 miles away by car.

Further Details:

There are some lovely restaurants around the Platt (harbour), all just a moment's stroll from our cottage, so you won't have to worry about driving home. And during the summer months look out for two regular attractions: the St Breward Silver Band, which sets Port Isaac alight with its renowned Floral Dance procession down to the harbour; and the local Fisherman's Friends singers who perform traditional sea shanties, wonderfully evoking fishing times gone by [they've now performed twice at Glastonbury]. Both events are free and popular with children and adults alike.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Oct half-term 2016
22 Oct 2016 - 4 Nov 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Nov-Dec 2016
5 Nov 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late April 2017
22 Apr 2017 - 28 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
May bank holiday 2017
29 Apr 2017 - 5 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
May 2017
6 May 2017 - 26 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Spring bank holiday 2017
27 May 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early summer 2017
3 Jun 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer 2017
15 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early Sept 2017
2 Sep 2017 - 15 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early autumn 2017
16 Sep 2017 - 20 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
We require a £100 deposit to be paid at time of booking, with the remainder paid four weeks prior to the start of your holiday. For bookings made within four weeks, we ask for the whole sum to be paid immediately.

Changeover Day:
Weekly rental periods in summer are typically Saturday to Saturday but other options are also available – please contact us.

Notes on prices:
Prices in sterling.
To enquire about availability over Christmas and New Year, please contact the owner.

£100 deposit at time of booking.
Reminder due four weeks prior to arrival date.
Please note, payments via PayPal are possible but we will require you to pay PayPal's transaction charge.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Updated: 02-Oct-2016
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Property Type

  • cottage


  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided ...


  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob


  • Dining Area


  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television


  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...

Location Type

  • beach
  • waterfront


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over bath, basin, toilet, heated towel rail and shaver socket. Immersion heater.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 3 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Main bedroom on first floor with double bed. Hairdryer. Second bedroom on second floor with 2 single beds.


  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: Choughs is perfect for two to three people. It is homely and comfortably furnished, quite small, and traditional in style rather than very modern. The cottage is just 50 metres from the beach but does not have a view of the sea. There is an electric fire in the living room, as well as an oil-fired storage heater. Both bedrooms have convector heaters. An immersion heater supplies hot water to the kitchen and bathroom. Sorry, no smoking and no dogs (but we cannot guarantee that pets have not stayed in the property). Outside: Choughs has a tiny, colourful front garden, plus a back door that leads to our shed and also to an alleyway out to the adjoining street. When arriving and departing, it is possible to park, briefly, within 20 yards of the front door to unload/load your car. At other times, you must park in the main car park at the top of Port Isaac; the walk up the hill will help work off all the fresh fish and cream teas you will have enjoyed! Alternatively, give your legs a rest and jump in the new taxi-shuttle service that operates between the harbour and the top of the village. Cleaning / Towels / Linen: Bed linen and bathroom towels ARE INCLUDED.

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