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Attractive retreat for 2 close to beach and village. Sit outside and look at the sea!



Updated: 26-Oct-2016
1 bed apartment in Port Isaac with private parking, garden, close to village and beach

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The Jolly Boat is a delightful apartment for two people. It is one of seven apartments in Seapoint, a Victorian building perched high above the sea on the edge of Port Isaac. It is modern, sunny, light and airy and makes a lovely retreat for two people all year round. It is well placed, being within easy walking distance of Port Isaac village and harbour, beautiful Port Gaverne cove and pub and the coffee shops, gift shop and restaurants at the top of the village. There is free private parking directly outside - a real bonus in Port Isaac where parking can be almost impossible, especially in high season.

The apartment itself overlooks the communal garden at the back - this is an outside space that guests can use to sit in; the garden has views of the sea and there is a drying area there for washing, wetsuits etc.

As soon as you step out of the Seapoint building you are facing the sea, with dramatic views across to Port Gaverne. You can take the chairs and small tables from the communal area at the front of Seapoint and place them on the area directly overlooking the sea to enjoy a coffee or a glass of wine.

More Details
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Linens provided

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About the Owner

We live in Cardiff and have two grown up sons. We started coming to Port Isaac 15 years ago and visited a few times every year, growing to love it more and more each time. We always dreamed of owning our own place in this beautiful spot and that dream came true when we bought the Jolly Boat, our much loved second home. We spend as much time as we can in this lovely little apartment and are very happy to share it with others when we can't be there ourselves.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

Previous guests have said:

Lovely – cosy flat everything you could possibly need or want & a perfect location! Wonderful to come back to after cold cliff walks. I cannot think of anywhere better to celebrate the New Year. Thanks for allowing us to share the Jolly Boat we’ll certainly be back – Rachel & Steve, Leicestershire

Really Lovely stay, Great location & super place just for two. Can’t wait to return and enjoy all over again! – Darren & Ailsa , London

Many thanks for a wonderful holiday. What a beautiful apartment. We don’t want to go home. Already planning our next trip. Thanks again – Lee & Kerry, South Yorkshire

A very pretty and cosy flat! We had a lovely time here. Port Isaac is lovely and we can’t wait to come back again. Thank you very much – Lucy & Garry , West Midlands

Lovely apartment, central for so many things. Nice to come back to, to relax after a day walking and exploring – Lynda & Martin ,Tyne & Wear
Jan 2014
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10 Reviews

based on 10 holidaymaker reviews


Absolutely lovely Port Isaac property!

  • 5 of 5

Comfortable,clean,smart; everything needed was there - what a lovely home and the location just stunning; lucky to have had the hottest week's weather this summer, what a pleasure to have the turquoise waters of Port Gaverne to swim in! Very highly recommend and thank you Karen and Jeff!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for this lovely review - and yes you were certainly blessed with glorious weather! Kind regards, Karen and Jeff
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Perfect hidden gem

  • 5 of 5

There is so much to say about the Jolly Boat that its difficult to know where to begin. An absolutely delightful hidden gem. Including parking, which is an absolute must in Port Issac. It has everything you need to make your stay as comfortable as possible, a real home from home and decorated with art from local artists, which really is a lovely touch; Karen and Jeff have certainly thought of everything. The view from the front entrance is simply breathtaking. This was our fist visit to Port Issac, even though we visit Cornwall every year we are completely in love and will most definitely be back. There are plenty of places to eat and drink and we enjoyed some of the nicest food to be had anywhere. The walks along the coastline were spectacular.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review - we look forward to welcoming you to the Jolly Boat again. Kind regards, Karen and Jeff
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Just perfect!

  • 5 of 5

We have sadly just returned from a 5 night stay in the jolly boat and we're missing it already!!

We decided to have a honeymoon in port isaac and treat ourselves to a fancy dinner at Nathan outlaws restaurant, which very conveniently, is less than a 2 minute walk from the jolly boat!

The flat is a 5 minute walk from the centre of town which is stunning and has some lovely restaurants and pubs on offer. We also did some serious walking, being so close to the costal path.

The flat itself is beautiful!! A perfect seaside retreat. It's out of town so it's lovely and peaceful. It also comes with its own parking space which you soon come to realise is a real bonus in port isaac! The flat is very thoughtfully equipped with everything you may need and furnished/decorated to a very high standard. We were there for the last week of October and we found it very cosy :)

The owners, karen and Jeff, have thoughtfully left an information booklet in the flat with all sorts of useful local information. They also left contact details should we have needed anything during our stay, which we didn't need but it was reassuring to know it was there if needed.

All I can say is thank you so much, I am determined to return on a yearly basis :-)

  • Review Submitted: Oct 31, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Anita, thank you so much for this lovely review. We are really pleased that you had such a great honeymoon in the Jolly Boat! We'd be delighted to welcome you back again soon. Kind regards Karen and Jeff
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Superb apartment.

  • 5 of 5

The Jolly Boat is a lovely clean, well maintained and bright apartment which was well equipped with everything you need for a comfortable stay. The location was great for seeing Port Isaac and surrounding areas. Had a very enjoyable week here and Karen, the owner, was very helpful, her customer service was excellent. I would definitely hope to stay here again in in the future.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 3, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for this lovely review!
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Great stay at the Jolly Boat

  • 5 of 5

We have been holidaying in Port Isaac for a number of years now, however, the Jolly Boat is the best accommodation we have had by far.

The property is very clean, nicely decorated, well equipped and in an ideal location.

The owner, Karen Lewis, was very helpful and provided excellent customer service.

We would recommend this property to anyone looking to stay in Port Isaac and indeed, we are planning to use the Jolly Boat again next year for our holiday.

Andy & Lynne

  • Review Submitted: Aug 8, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Andy and Lynne Thank you for taking the time to write this lovely review. The Jolly Boat is our much loved holiday home and we are always pleased when guests tell us they have enjoyed it as much as we do! We look forward to welcoming you again next year. Kind regards Karen and Jeff
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A Truly Jolly Boat

  • 5 of 5

The Jolly Boat is a delightful little first floor flat, not hugely spacious, but entirely adequate and well equipped. There are excellent views from the front of the property and a huge (communal) garden at the back of which we made good use. There is also a designated parking space - a significant bonus in Port Isaac.

We had several enquires (regarding incidental things such as bed linen and delivered shopping) prior to arrival, and we found the owners extremely accommodating and quick to respond.

The property itself is maintained to a high standard, and very well equipped. We took advantage of the CD and DVD collection. There is a landline, which was useful for incoming calls. Mobile 'phone reception is poor, and the (superfast) WiFi was most useful.

All in all, a very comfortable flat, well equipped and maintained to a high standard, and well situated. We had a most enjoyable stay and would certainly recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 26, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write this lovely review - we are glad you enjoyed your stay at the Jolly Boat.
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From the Owner

We fell in love with the Jolly Boat because it was just what we were looking for as our little retreat. It is in a wonderful position - very close to both Port Isaac and Port Gaverne, but far enough out of the village to be quiet even in the height of summer. We had been looking for 'our place' for some time and we knew that we wanted privacy and - most important and difficult to come by in Port Isaac - private free parking directly outside. The apartment is perfect for two people - comfortable, light, and well equipped. Most of all we love to sit outside the front on a summer's evening and watch the sea. Perfect!

Activity and Interests

Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

The area is wonderful for walking, surfing, swimming and watersports. There are plenty of cultural activities on offer throughout north Cornwall and of course the Eden project is within easy driving distance. We are very close to the Camel Trail for cycling and there are several bike hire places in Wadebridge and Padstow.


The beach at Port Gaverne is less than a ten minute walk, and Port Isaac harbour about the same. As soon as you step out of the front door of Seapoint you face the magnificent Atlantic ocean - beautiful at any time of the year. The coastal path is easily accessible within a ten minute walk.


Car recommended.


Port Isaac is a great base for a holiday in North Cornwall. Padstow, Rock, Polzeath (great surfing beach), Tintagel and Boscastle are all within very easy driving distances.

Further Details:

You will be very well placed to explore the locations of the successful TV series 'Doc Martin' in Port Isaac and Port Gaverne.

There is an excellent range of places to eat and drink within easy walking distance, including Nathan Outlaw's 1 Michelin star Fish Kitchen and his 2 Michelin star signature restaurant: Nathan Outlaw (recently moved to Port Isaac from nearby Rock). There are also two good pubs with food and numerous coffee places within easy walking distance. There is a well stocked Co-op supermarket within five minutes walk of the Jolly Boat and an excellent fish market in Port Isaac Harbour. You can often see the fisherman unloading their catch.

A wider range of shops including excellent butchers, bakers, greengrocers, gift shops etc. can be found in both Rock and Wadebridge - about a 15 minute drive.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
23 Dec 2016 - 30 Dec 2016
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
New year
31 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
11 Feb 2017 - 24 Feb 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
early spring
25 Feb 2017 - 7 Apr 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
8 Apr 2017 - 21 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 3
22 Apr 2017 - 28 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
29 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
27 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
early july
1 Jul 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
peak summer
15 Jul 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
We ask for a 30% deposit on booking, balance to be paid at least 4 weeks prior to the start of the rental. All short stay bookings (minimum 4 nights - off season only) are paid in full at time of booking. We advise you to take holiday insurance as we are unable to offer refunds due to cancellation. Thank you.

Changeover Day:
Saturday changeover, but negotiable in low season.

Notes on prices:
We often have last minute deals or special offers. Please contact us to find out more.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Updated: 26-Oct-2016
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Property Type

  • apartment


  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine


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


  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library


  • non smoking only

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea
  • village

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • surfing
  • swimming


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • Bathroom with wc, wash basin and bath with overhead shower


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: 1 bedroom with new, high quality double bed; wardrobe and chest of drawers.


  • Golf ...
  • Garden


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: Please note, we do occasionally accept small dogs with prior discussion and agreement. Outside: There is a large communal garden at the back of Seapoint, with sea views. There are drying facilities here for clothing and wetsuits. There is a communal courtyard for storage of bicycles, surf boards etc. There is also a communal area at the front, directly overlooking the sea and the headland towards Port Gaverne. Guests may take a table and chairs out, to sit and enjoy the lovely view. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bed linen is provided, beds are made up prior to arrival and there is an end of stay clean included. Guests are asked to bring their own towels. Other: There is an internal communal area at the front of Seapoint, with table and chairs available for guests to take outside if they wish. The views from here are of the dramatic north Cornwall coast. You can look across to the unspoilt cove of Port Gaverne.

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