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Fabulous views from this 3 bed luxury cottage, sleeps 6 + cot, parking & garden



Updated: 12-Oct-2016
Cottage in Port Isaac, Cornwall, England - A 5 Minute Walk From Port Isaac Harbour And 10 Minutes Walk To The Safe Bathing Cove Of Port Gaverne

Sleeps 6 Plus cot. Private parking for one vehicle on site. Accommodation is on 3 floors, with an open plan living space located on the middle floor from where there are lovely sea and valley views all round. A shower room and 2 bedrooms are located on the ground floor, one of which has patio doors opening onto garden decking. The master bedroom is on the 3rd floor, has a fabulous sea view and a en-suite bathroom. Outside, the private secure rear garden features a summer house storing garden furniture. A hot exterior shower is in the garden with a clever wetsuit hangers for surfers! The house is just a 5 minute walk from Port Isaac Harbour and just 10 minutes walk to the safe bathing cove of Port Gaverne, and very close to the well stocked Co-op store.

Port Isaac is a quintessential fishing village with a buzzing atmosphere. Nathan Outlaw who already had one successful restaurant here the Michelin starred Fish Kitchen has moved his 2 starred Restaurant Nathan Outlaw here too, if visiting for this you will need to book well in advance! Its the quality of the local catch that brings him to our village.

The shellfish landed here is second to none. Padstow, Polzeath, Rock, Daymer Bay, Tintagel and Boscastle are all in easy reach. Both coastal and moorland walking are in the vicinity. Surfing & kayaaking instruction are offered either at Polzeath, Port Quinn or Port Gaverne.

April '16 will see the movie of the Fishermen's Friends story filming in our ever popular film set village! Port Isaac already doubles as Port Wenn in the ever popular TV series Doc Martin. The new series of Poldark also features local views. Free super-fast broadband. Parking is in front of the house, regret, no pets.

More Details
  • Sleeps 7
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

We bought this house with the proceeds of the sale of our family home when our father died. We named it Chy Kembro, Cornish for "House of the Welshman" in deference to his roots, and know he'd be tickled pink. Our association with the village started many years ago in 1965, when we spent our first magical holiday here...and never looked back. I now live in Port Isaac & run an Interior Design business, which skills have been put to good use project managing the refurbishing of this house to meet the high standards we aim for.

We love the area, and still spend all our leisure time here together! In all we think its perfect for a family holiday! We particularly love Daymer Bay not being surfy, but rather lazing types! I have lived here for 19yrs now and currently serve as an elected Parish Councillor.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a great holiday in Port Isaac and thoroughly enjoyed staying in your beautiful house.
May 2015
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41 Reviews

based on 41 holidaymaker reviews


Excellent Views

  • 4 of 5

Fantastic place, very comfortable with great views of the coast line. No hassles at all, house was very clean and would definitely recommend Chy Kembro to a friend or relative.



  • Review Submitted: Sep 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, and thanks for leaving it so clean and tidy! Have a safe forward trip home, N
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Superb cottage with amazing views.

  • 5 of 5

Beautifully appointed with lots of care taken to detail. Fantastic view of the coastline from both the living area and master bedroom. Ideally located to the picturesque harbour of Port Isaac. We would definitely stay again.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! I'll be very happy to se you return! Best wishes,Nicola
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Beautiful accommodation in a superb location

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely week staying here in July. The cottage was beautifully furnished, very clean and comfortable. The views were amazing and a real treat to wake up to. The location is perfect for the village, local restaurants and the convenient shop just a few minutes walk up the road. I would definitely recommend booking a table at any of the local restaurants as they do get very busy. Friday night on the beach listening to the "Fisherman's Friends" was delightful and there was such a lovely atmosphere. Would highly recommend this accommodation - we were here with two teenagers (who were happy about the Wi-Fi) but is perfect for families of all ages. Would definitely return.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Lynne, I'd be delighted to have you return!
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Lovely ,well decorated house with gorgeous views

  • 5 of 5

Nicola made myself,husband, granddaughter,her partner and 2 year old great- grandson very welcome in this stunning house in Port Issac.The views from the upstairs lounge/kitchen/diner are stunning from all directions.Downstairs perfect for little family,with direct access to secure garden.Our room on the top floor perfect.Having a bath overlooking Port Issac bay surreal.

Very clean.Just a small walk down to heart of village.Book a table at the Golden Lion about 6:00 on a Friday and you should catch the Fishermans Friends singing on the harbour ramp.Brilliant end to a lovely week.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! So glad you all had a lovely time & that Chy Kembro worked well for you. (its is nice to have a bit of child free space when holidaying with little ones isn't it?!) I look forward to you coming again, Nicola
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Chy exceeded our high expectations

  • 5 of 5

We knew that Chy was going to be good. It was Port Isaac after all. But the house was so much more than a typical holiday let. Both bathrooms and the kitchen are completed to a high standard, beds comfortable and the views towards Tintagel stunning. Chy will certainly see us again.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hey thank you for the cracking review. Hope to see you again soon! Best wishes, Nicola
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Superb cottage with views to the sea

  • 5 of 5

The property was excellent - very clean and well presented and included all we needed for a lovely week's holiday. The accommodation is very bright and airy with distant views and is well placed close to local amenities. We received a very good and friendly service from the owner and were made to feel most welcome, so we would be very happy to return and would recommend the house to other visitors.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! I look forward to seeing you next time! Best wishes, Nicola
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From the Owner

Fabulous cliff top walks, endless sandy beaches and teeming rock pools number among our reasons for choosing this stretch of the Cornish Coastline. Its still possible, if you don't mind a stretch, to get away from the holiday crowds even at the height of the season. But the evenings in Port Isaac buzz with people enjoying the sights, sounds and the excellent food. Port Isaac has lots of interesting shops and galleries including a lovely Pottery set in an old Chapel. Fresh seafood can be bought in the cellars, there is a bakery and a well stocked Co-op 5 mins from the house where there is a cash machine. The catch of the day can be enjoyed in the lovely sunny courtyard at Fresh From the Sea, quite honestly the freshest crab sandwiches in Cornwall, straight from boat to plate.

Activity and Interests

Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

We can provide in conjunction with a local company surfing holidays and tuition at nearby Polzeath.


Port Isaac harbour, the home of many a lurking crab is 5 mins walk down the hill. Port Gaverne offers safe bathing in a sheltered shingly cove. Sandy beaches are within an easy 20 min drive at Polzeath and Daymer Bay. For the more experienced surfers Trebarwith Strand is a 20 min drive up the coast, where there is a seasonally lifeguarded beach. This beach also offers the best rockpools around! Fabulous walking country along high cliff tops affords the best views of our glorious location.


Newquay Airport is a half hour drive, from which car hire is available. Exeter Airport is further at an hour's drive. Bodmin Parkway Station is a half hour in the other direction. There are bus services up and down the coast and to the local town of Wadebridge.


Padstow 10 miles, made famous by the chef Rick Stein. Tintagel of King Arthur fame, 10 miles the other way. Rock, the trendy place to hang out is a 15 min drive as are Polzeath & Daymer Bay. Daymer, once home to John Betjeman, who is buried in the charming church in the sand dunes on this beautiful beach. But in between these are many less popular and harder to get coves and beaches!

Further Details:

Port Isaac is recent years has become home to a plethora of very good restaurants, offering local fish and shellfish, booking is usually essential in high season. We supply you with menues and details. The fishing cellars on the harbour houses an excellent fishmonger, and up the street a baker provides locally made pasties. At the top of the village and close to the house is a superb little fish/shellfish shop, which also sells daily caught crab/lobster & wet fish as well as crab sandwiches, fish pate's, soups etc all from sustainable stocks. We have an excellent selection of cafe's, all supplying home made cakes and freshly produced food. There is a pub, which featured in the Doc Martin series, and the restaurants also double as bars. Over the hill in Port Gaverne is another pub, which features a great collection of photos depicting the days of sail and the local slate industry. We have a well stocked Co-Op store 2 mins from the house, hours 8am-10pm 7 days a week. ATM for cash.

Banks are in Wadebridge, as is Tesco who will deliver to our house as access is easy. Asda, Lidl, Sainsbury's and Morrisons are all in Bodmin. Nearest petrol station is in Delabole.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Half Term
22 Oct 2016 - 28 Oct 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Remember remember
5 Nov 2016 - 12 Nov 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Late Autumn
13 Nov 2016 - 23 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Christmas/N Year
24 Dec 2016 - 7 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early spring
8 Jan 2017 - 9 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Spring Half term
10 Feb 2017 - 17 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
18 Feb 2017 - 10 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
11 Mar 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Easter hols
1 Apr 2017 - 14 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Spring
15 Apr 2017 - 28 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
May blooom
29 Apr 2017 - 5 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
May blossom
6 May 2017 - 26 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
May Holiday
27 May 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Lovely June
3 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
July glow
1 Jul 2017 - 21 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Summer
22 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Sept ease
2 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Booking Notes:
A 50% deposit is required on booking, the balance to be paid 6wks before your holiday. We ask for a £100 returnable deposit against any damage. Terms re letting and cancellation are supplied on booking. Payment via BAC's.

Changeover Day:
During high season our changeover day is Friday. We request departure by 10 a.m. and will have the house ready for new occupancy from 2 pm.
Low season days and times are flexible on request.

Notes on prices:
Low season short or limited accommodation breaks are available on request.

Payment of 50% to secure the booking, the balance due 6 weeks before your tenure, when we also request £100 returnable damage deposit.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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From the Owner

As the sun drops down in Port Isaac it's quickly hidden behind the hilltops. Our house is set above the village, with wonderful surround views and gets the best of daylong sunshine. Whilst very picturesque, the tiny crowded streets of the lower village can be very noisy for a small family. Yet we are within 5 mins walk of the busy harbour! Parking is always an issue in Port Isaac, we have off steet parking for one vehicle, but are also near both the other car parks, without a steep walk!

Property Type

  • cottage


  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village


  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • playground
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • En-suite bathroom in bedroom 1, with bath + over bath shower (best bath view ever!), slipper sink, WC and heated towel rail. Downstairs shower room with walk in ceiling shower, WC, large sink and family sized heated towel rail. Both with shaver points.


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Plus Cot Notes on bedrooms: 3rd floor master bedroom 1, king size bed and en-suite. Bed 2 has a zipped double which converts to 2 singles. Bed 3 has 2 single beds. Beds 2 and 3 are ground floor and share a bathroom. Egyptian cotton bedlinen and anti allergy bedding are provided.


  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: I have used my skills as an Interior Designer to ensure the comfort of your stay. An optional shopping basket of local bread, bacon, eggs and sausages, or a vegetarian alternative can be requested. Both puzzles & games are supplied for family fun! Cooking basics are in the cupboard, tea, coffee, oil, herbs, spices you just supply the ingredients! We are anxious to get it right so welcome feedback from you stay. We have had four fabulous years of letting with wholly positive feedback. Feedback is mostly about the stunning views, but comfort, amenity and situation of the house, its convenience & quietness all feature. Chy Kembro is a non smoking property and we regret to say we do not accept pets. Outside: The garden has a summer house where garden furniture and umbrella is stored. It's nice & private with a high fence to one side and a thick hedge to the other side and rear. There is lawn for games and a selection of planter pots, some of which grow herbs for your culinary use. Outside there is also a decking area with steps up to the rear bedroom, ideal for alfresco breakfasting and an exterior shower for wetsuits. The side gate has a high latch for the safety of little fingers, so the garden is entirely secure. We provide re-cycling facilites in the gravelled side entrance to the house and ask our guests to utilise this facility. There is also a long exterior washing line and storm pegs.Off street parking in a gravelled parking space for one vehicle. Utility Room: We do not have a utility room but supply a washing machine and exterior washing line, & an exterior surfers shower with a clever rail for up to 6 wetsuits. An iron & board are in the cupboard. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Egyptian cotton bedlinen, luxury bath and hand towels are supplied on a weekly basis. The house is cleaned between lets unless a maid service is required on a negotiable basis. Other: All rooms are sound proofed and luxuriously appointed with handmade soft furnishings of high quality. Every attention has been given to detail in order to make your stay safe and comfortable. Centrally heated and double glazed throughout.

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