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LUXURY LARGE 7 bedroom house Fantastic Sea Views sleeps up to17. 12 ADULTS 5 C

Bedrooms 7
Space 3,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking


About the property

When It Comes To Frontline Properties The Beach House Is The Epitome Of Seaside Venues

After visiting the Beach House, Cornwall Today wrote: ‘when it comes to front line properties the Beach House is the epitome of seaside venues’.

This property is in the VILLAGE of PORT ISAAC It features breath taking sea views, a chic interior and a warm and relaxing atmosphere. Outside there's a Chablis balcony, sun terrace, courtyard, large garden and PARKING FOR 7 CARS The 40ft conservatory looks out to sea, and there's also a games room, sauna and free wi-fi. In terms of activities, there are two golf courses nearby, as well as a surf school and a cycle track from Wadebridge to Padstow. The South West coastal footpath is just 200m away. The house itself is located in Port Isaac, a beautiful fishing village that some may recognise as Port Wenn, as featured on the hit TV series Doc Martin . Star of the show Martin Clunes and the rest of the cast can often be seen around the village, and are kind enough to be photographed with holiday makers in between shots. The latest series will start filming early 2015 ....Sleeps 12 Adults 5 children.


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colin shepherd
Member since: 2010
Speaks English
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Calendar last updated:
12 June, 2018

About colin shepherd

We already had a cottage in Port Isaac when the St

Andrews Hotel came on the market in 2002.

The renovation took two years and involved taking the building back to its 1890 fabric.

Colin, who has been a professional photographer for 40 years for National papers and magazines, was very much hands on with a small dedicated team from the village to rebuild the Beach House to what it is now.

We absolutely adore Port Isaac which has the most

lively and welcoming community you could ever wish for.

Julie runs her own Solicitors' practice just outside Bath, and looks forward to catching up with the many friends we have there.

The comments in the visitors book tells us that the love and care put into the house has given so much to so many.

There are two gorgeous harbour beaches.

Why colin shepherd chose Port Isaac

As so many of our guests write to us," The house has spirit " it immediately

embraces you with a feeling of a well being ,comforting, relaxing.

The space that it enjoys for families, reunions , Its a house as a child

that will stay with you. never feeling crowded, the 40 ft conservatory,

the lounge, the large kitchen, the games room, the sauna as well as

the balcony and sun deck areas.

What makes this house unique

There are two gorgeous harbour beaches – one at Port Isaac and the other at Port Gaverne just around the bay. There are lovely places to eat and masses of fresh seafood brought in by the Port Isaac fishermen every day. You can even buy your own from the fish cellars and have fresh crab sandwiches on the sun terrace at the Beach House looking out to sea, or pop across to the Beach House Chablis balcony and watch the boats going in and out of Port Gaverne.

Please take the time to browse through our website and absorb the wonders of Port Isaac and North Cornwall through the lens of a photographer forever captivated by the sheer beauty of the Cornish coast.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Colin

As promised, here is my review .

We had our first holiday at Beach House 3 years ago – and keep on returning, simply because it has so much to offer. It is rare to find a house of this standard in such a stunning location that has en-suite bathrooms and caters so well for a large group. And accepts dogs!

It is very well equipped with plenty of mugs, glasses, plates and pans – on one occasion we had the full complement of 16 guests and managed to seat everyone round the table.

There is also plenty of space and comfortable seating allowing everyone to spend time as they choose – whether it be watching tv, sitting in the conservatory to enjoy the view or playing pool in the games room.

The location is excellent for walks, and has good pubs/places to eat. It’s even better now the Co-op has been refurbished - we managed to do all our shopping there this year, which is a bonus as it saves driving to Wadebridge.

Beach House is a great place for a large family or group of friends. We will have happy memories of our get-togethers there.
Oct 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Port Isaac in Cornwall

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:30
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 17
  • Max. adults: 12
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • village
  • waterfront
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 3 - Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Shower room 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • All bedrooms are en- suite with baths or showers not in the children's room.
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 17
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Cot , stunning sea views from your bed lovely bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , stunning sea views from your bed lovely bathroom
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , With on suite
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , 1 Cot , Lovely sea views on suite travel cot ,single bed
    Bedroom 6 - 2 Double Bed , Lovely sea views from your bed, on suite
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Double Bed , Lovely sea views from your bed, on-suite
    Bedroom 7 - 1 Double Bed , 4 Single Bed , Family rooms one double sea views two 3ft bunks one on suite
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps UP TO 17 (7 Bedrooms) 12 Adults 5 children Notes on bedrooms: Five x double bedrooms. All with fantastic sea views One x twin room. One room with 2 bunks
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • bay
  • churches
  • playground
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: Further information and photos please see our website. There is a co-op in the village, guests that have a shop & drop either with Sainsbury,s or Tesco, deliveries should be made after 3-30pm. 18 the Terrace Port Isaac PL29 3SG Outside: Two large tables in the courtyard with seating. Outside shower to wash down surfing wetsuits etc plus a BBQ. On the sun deck is seating tables and a garden seat swing. Plus of course the chabilis balcony which looks down to the beach and across to Tintagel castle.(Adults must accompany children ) Utility Room: Washing machine, freezer, tumble dryer, sink and extra fridge. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: ALL bed linen and beds are made up And are changed each week on changeover day Friday. Towels ARE supplied (Bath/Hand. Other: Lounge two large sofas, TV, Hifi, DVD. Tables, wood-burner. Fold back doors to 40ft conservatory. The GAMES ROOM has FREE pool table, , Full size table Tennis as well as a Sauna and shower and Toilet


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average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews

Lovely house with everything you need for a fantastic holiday and in a wonderful location.

  • 5 of 5

Unfortunately we only stayed for a long weekend, would have loved longer. There were four teenagers and five adults but because of the size and layout of the house we were able to all do our own thing without being on top of each other. The kids loved the games room and spent many happy hours there whilst the adults enjoyed a glass of wine sitting on the terrace looking out to sea.

The owner had given us an information sheet which included names and numbers of the numerous pubs, restaurants and takeaways which we found extremely useful.

I would also just like to mention that I left several items of clothing in a bedroom draw which I had completely forgotten about and the housekeeper sent me a text asking if any member of our party had left anything. When I realised that I was the culprit she asked for my address and sent them to me the same day. Sally is definitely an extremely competent housekeeper so don’t worry if you are worried about leaving anything behind they will find their way back to you!

We all thoroughly recommend The Beachhouse at Port Isaac for a wonderful holiday.


West Midlands

  • Review Submitted: 23-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great for a get-together

  • 5 of 5

I booked the Beach House for my 70th birthday weekend with the family (10 of us age range 22 to 70) and it was a great success! Super house, completely and perfectly equipped, plenty of space for everyone to do their own thing be it enjoying the sea view, playing pool, table tennis, table football etc and then come mealtimes a big dining table for getting together around. Marvellous location on the edge of the village, very useful Co-Op round the corner and more restaurant and pub opportunities than can be taken advantage of over a weekend. All the bedrooms and en-suites are very, very nicely equipped and decorated and all in all the house is superbly comfortable. I have absolutely no reservations about recommending the Beach House for a stay and come some suitable occasion we will be back!

  • Review Submitted: 05-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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The perfect family home in a perfect location.

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for a large home for a mix of adults and kids in Cornwall, look no further! We had 7 adults and 4 kids (2 x 5yo and 2 x 3yo) and we were amazed to find the house was so large that we didn't feel remotely under each other's feet at any point for an entire week. Lots for us and the kids to do within the house and even more to do within a short walk. Port Gaverne beach (and pub) is a must with kids and we made the short daily walk there at some point every day.

Colin (owner) was great to deal with and the whole thing was stress free and faultless. House in great order and clean and tidy.

Can't wait to get back there for another week.

Highly recommended

  • Review Submitted: 06-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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fantastic place stunning views 👍👍

  • 5 of 5

We were so impressed with the layout games room all facilities we enjoyed it so much that we are looking to book again the conservatory was great in the evening when we all chilled out plenty of sofas and views to die for .

  • Review Submitted: 16-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Hard to beat!

  • 5 of 5

What a fantastic house with stunning views that are guaranteed to take your breath away. The house takes full advantage of it's situation with the majority of the bedrooms having sea views together with the main reception rooms. We were lucky enough to have brilliant weather but if the English weather lets you down, the conservatory is in prime position to make the most of the views. We were a party of 14 and 3 generations. There was enough space to rub shoulders when you wanted but find some peace when you didn't. We all came together at meal times where we could eat at the large table in front of that view and make use of the well equipped kitchen. The games room provided endless entertainment and the variety of outside spaces meant you could enjoy the sun all day long. The location was perfect too. To one side was a short work into quirky Port Isaac. We enjoyed the pubs, takeaways, shops, fish market and live music on the beach. To the other side was beautiful Port Gavern with it's pretty bay and handy hotel. It's not often you can find a quiet beach with a cold beer watching the kids play safely in the rock pools. The neighbours, house keepers and property owners went out of their way to help us. All the ingredients for a wonderful holiday. I couldn't recommend it enough and can't wait to go back!

  • Review Submitted: 20-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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What a fantastic place!

  • 5 of 5

We were a group of 12 adults most of whom were celebrating 30 years of marriage. From the moment we entered the house, after Colin was there to greet us and help with car parking, we had the most wonderful long weekend. We had already viewed the house online and were very excited but the reality was even better. We were particularly surprised by the amount of outdoor space available to us. To say the kitchen in particular was well equipped was an understatement. There was plenty of everything even when the dishwasher was full of what we had used previously. The house was spotless and the views are to die for! Scones on our arrival was a nice touch also. We had beautiful weather but we knew if it hadnt been we would never have been bored - we had a mini tournament on Sunday afternoon in the games room where everyone was occupied at the same time! The village is walking distance and we brought back fish and chips for our supper on the first evening. We have already booked to come here again in December 2016 for a long weekend. It is very good value for money. We have no hesitation in recommending this gem we have found and been fortunate enough to enjoy.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Oct-2015
  • Date of Stay: September 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Nearest Barpub
300 Metres
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Nathan Outlaw Double Michelin restaurant 100 mts
Nearest Ski
4 Miles
Nearest Beach
300 Metres
Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:Nathan Outlaw fish restaurant (master of fish ) 100 mts a must for lunch or dinner.

Cookery courses at Rick Stein's seafood school in Padstow. Surfing schools are run from Polzeath beach 10 minutes away. Water skiing and sailing schools are run from Rock 15 minutes away. Doc Martin tours to film locations by one of the Fishermens

Friends shanty singers, with added humour !!

There are beautiful coastal walks, and the South West Coastal Path is just 200m away from the house.

Port Isaac and Port Gaverne beaches are perfect for rock pool fishing.

The Camel Trail cycle path is not to be missed. The trail goes from Wadebridge to Padstow and on to Bodmin on the old railway.

fantastic day out


There are two beaches which you can walk to from the Beach house. Port Gaverne beach is a lovely sandy beach for dogs ,full of rock pools as well as boating with a slipway. Port Isaac is also a sandy beach with rock pools and where you can see the local fishermen bringing home their catch. Both beaches are a 5 minute walk away. The now chart topping Fishermen Friends sing in on the beach in the summer on some Fridays evenings.

The South West coastal path (630 miles) is 200m from the Beach House.


Newquay airport is the nearest to Port Isaac where car hire is available. Use of a car to reach the village is recommended.


Tintagel is 20 min drive. Boscastle is about the same. Polzeath is a great surfing beach and is a 15 minute drive, as is the Rock estuary. Padstow can be reached by a ferry from Rock. Eden project 40 mins drive.

Further Details:

Co-op that stock most items in the village of Port Isaac, plus a ATM

Tescos do a delivery if you shop online, and most banks are to be found in Wadebridge 20 minutes away.Or you can shop online and arrange

a delivery after 3-30pm Tel 0845 677 9694



Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Port Isaac, Cornwall

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 Jun 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
1 Jul 2018 - 31 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Aug 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
1 Oct 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
1 Nov 2018 - 30 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
1 Dec 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
22 Dec 2018 - 28 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
New Year 2019
29 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £500

Booking Notes:
Booking the Beach House is done via the OWNERS DIRECT site , or beach house web site where a email booking form is available. A deposit will hold the booking and final payment to be made six weeks prior.
A £300 refundable deposit is held to cover breakages and house being left in
a reasonable order .

Changeover Day:
Friday changeover arrival time after 3-30pm departure 10am.

Notes on prices:
Tariff for a 3 night stays £1850

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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