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Fantastic Dog Friendly Fishermen's cottage close to harbour & beach. Sleeps 2-6

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Cottage in Port Isaac, North Cornwall, England - Quiet Location, 2 Minutes Walk To Harbour, Beach, Pubs And Restaurants

Sea Horses is a pretty, slate-fronted fisherman's cottage located in a quiet street in the heart of Port Isaac.

On entering the cottage you’ll find yourself in a beamed open plan living/dining area offering the perfect place to relax or dine. There is a 23" flat screen TV and DVD player, and a log burning stove, particularly appreciated by our out of season visitors.

The sleeping accommodation offers a spacious double room with 5ft king size bed, a pretty twin bed room and a bunk bed room which are bright and comfortable. There is also a well appointed family bathroom with an electric shower over the bath. The kitchen is modern with all the features you would expect including a range style cooker, microwave and dishwasher. Other facilities include fridge/freezer and washer/dryer.

Seahorses is situated just a 2 minute from the picturesque harbour and beach and the village's various pubs and restaurants.

Outside Space

At the back of Seahorses cottage, there is a small, pretty courtyard which joins the cottage to our utility area which houses the freezer and washing machine. The courtyard has a bistro table and 2 chairs, outside lighting and some tubs and boxes with plants. The space is approx 3 metres x 3 metres.

The cottage also benefits from its own garden with a table/benches and charcoal bbq, perfect for alfresco dining. In true Port Isaac fashion, the garden is separate to the cottage as it used to be an allotment. The distance from Seahorses front door to the garden is approx 30 metres.

Parking and Access

As with many Cornish fishing villages, Port Isaac has pretty lanes and alleys, and quaint cottages to explore. However, this means there is no parking close by and Seahorses doesn't have a parking space next to the cottage. It has a private parking space for one car which is located in the top part of the village, about a 10-15 minute walk away up the hill. This is free for our visitors to use. It is possible to bring a car to the front of the cottage to load and unload at the beginning and end of your holiday.

More Details

Tamzin Tye
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
21 November, 2017

About Tamzin Tye

We bought Seahorses in 2006 having fallen for the charms of Port Isaac ourselves some years earlier. We renovated the cottage to give it an authentic yet cosy feel and have been letting it ever since. Myself, my husband and our two children never tire of the cottage, Port Isaac and the surrounding area and always look forward to the times when we can enjoy it ourselves. Judging by the comments in our visitors book, it seems an awful lot of people feel the same way.

Tamzin Tye purchased this cottage in 2006

Why Tamzin Tye chose Port Isaac

We love it that the cottage is tucked away in a quiet lane and is very peaceful. At the same time, the harbour area with it's beach, cafes, pub and restaurants are a 2 minute walk away.

We can take a short drive to the beautiful, large sandy beaches at Rock, Daymer Bay and Polzeath and then come back to Port Isaac where there is a fantastic choice of places to eat and drink.

Or we can set off to explore the coastal paths along the North Cornwall coast with its stunning landscapes right from the doorstep.

Our 2 children have grown from babies to teenagers coming here and they love coming here to spend days on the beach (whatever the weather as we have a dog!), playing tag with the waves, or ball games, going body boarding, coasteering and, of course, taking surf lessons.

What makes this cottage unique

Port Isaac is also where the TV series Doc Martin is set, and has also been the setting of other movies in the past.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Sea Horses is a lovely cottage in the heart of Port Isaac. It is well equipped & catered for all our needs as a party of 4 for the whole week and 6 for part of the week (all adults) and a small dog. We cooked in the cottage some evenings but also enjoyed the local pubs, restaurants & shops. The parking space was useful and not too far from the cottage. The garden was also enjoyed, quite steep access steps (as described) but a great space and a real sun trap.

Our favourite Port Isaac restaurant was the Mote & we also loved the St Kew Inn. We enjoyed a trip to Daymer beach and also a visit to Padstow. Walks on the hills Port Quinn side and walks to Port Gaverne were also very enjoyable.

We would love to return & miss it already. We would definitely stay at Sea Horses again. Thank you

Aug 2016
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Port Isaac in Cornwall

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Electric shower over bath
  • Bathroom with bath and electric shower over.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot , This room can easily accommodate a travel cot
    Twin bedroom - 2 Single Bed , Not suitable for a travel cot due to size & configuration
    Bunk room - Full sized bunk beds - but too small for adults to stay
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with cast iron 5' double bed. Bedroom 2 with twin beds. Bedroom 3 with adult size bunk beds.
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Outside: Terraced garden belonging to cottage is accessed by a path running along the front of the cottage. Top tier has garden furniture suitable for outside dining. Garden is very steep - not suitable for very young or infirm. There is also a small courtyard at the back of the cottage. Utility Room: Fridge freezer, washer-dryer, log store. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen and towels are not included. They are available for an additional charge of £13.50 per person. Other: Dining area between kitchen and living area (all open plan) with table seating 6.


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Fantastic Dog Friendly Fishermen's cottage close to harbour & beach. Sleeps 2-6
average rating of 4.4444447 based on 19 reviews

Beautiful cottage in a fantastic location.

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful cottage, presented perfectly throughout.. Ciurtyard out the back and a lovely garden too. Allocated car parking space up the hill was a great bonus. Wonderful village location with fantastic places to eat. We would definately recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks Ceri, I'm really pleased you enjoyed your time at Seahorses. I hope you come and stay with us again soon!
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Lovely cottage it a great location in the middle of port isaac. Don't take a big vehicle though.

  • 4 of 5

The property was lovely, it was clean, well equipped and had all we needed for our stay. The location is great, right near the harbour and some nice places to eat. Our only issue was that the spare fridge which included the freezer did not work, the freezer got slightly cool but could not freeze anything.

As with most of Cornwall getting to the property to load and unload was a little tight and the parking space is a 10 minute walk up the hill but this wasn't an issue for us but maybe for those less able.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Pat, Thanks for your review, I'm glad you enjoyed your stay. I'm so sorry about the freezer, I hadn't realised there was a problem. Luckily, the guests who stayed the week after you reported the faulty fridge freezer to me, so I have now replaced that with a new one. I hope to see you again at Seahorses sometime in the future. Kind regards, Tamzin
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a cozy cottage in the centre of Port Isaac

  • 4 of 5

More than adequate for 4 - would have been a squash with 6!

  • Review Submitted: 25-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Lovely old cottage.

Has everything you need for an enjoyable stay.

Would recommend this cottage.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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fabulous house in a wonderful location. beautifully decorated and truly dog friendly

  • 5 of 5

The house was charming, and well thought out. The space was used really well. Lovely bathroom with a shower that worked and very comfortable beds! Everything we need apart from a cafeteria and Doc Martin DVDs, but we coped!

  • Review Submitted: 30-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Seahorses is a charming little cottage, perfecty situated in the heart of Port Isaac.

  • 4 of 5

It also had the added bonus of a garden 'attached' to the property which was brilliant as we had some great weather. Also the allocated parking space was a big plus! It is a well equipped property, clean and comfortable we had a fantastic week away and will definitely be returning to Seahorses again in the future.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary


2 minute walk to Port Isaac harbour and beach. 10 minute drive to Polzeath/Daymer and Rock beaches.


Seahorses is situated just 2 mins from the picturesque harbour and beach and the village's various pubs and restaurants.

Further Details:

Close to the beaches at Polzeath, Daymer Bay and Rock as well as nearby Wadebridge and Padstow.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Port Isaac, Cornwall

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
3 NOV - 20 DEC
3 Nov 2017 - 19 Dec 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
XMAS 2017
20 Dec 2017 - 27 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
28 Dec 2017 - 4 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £20
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

We can supply bedlinen and towels at an additional cost of £13.50 per person for bed linen, bath sheet and hand towel. Please indicate if you need bed linen when you make your booking. We always supply tea towels and a bath mat for each booking. You will need to bring your own beach towels. If you don't want us to supply linen, the cottage is equipped with pillows and quilts for you to bring your own.

Booking Notes:
Please enquire for short breaks - we do offer them at off-peak periods which is usually October to March. During peak periods we can offer a short break if Seahorses is still available 2 weeks prior to the date you want to stay.
Xmas & New Year dates can be flexible - please enquire.

Changeover Day:
Fridays are our changeover days in peak season. We can be more flexible during quiet periods or for last minute bookings.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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