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A Beautiful Manor House in the Centre of the Old Fishing Village With Parking - Manor House Sail Loft Cottage

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights



Manor House Sail Loft Cottage

A beautiful Grade 2 listed manor House cottage for 2 people in the centre of the old Port Isaac fishing village ( there is a Manor House for up to 8 people that can be hired separately).Short term stays maybe possible, on request. Parking in the spacious grounds. Beautiful and secluded private spot, less than one minute walk from the beach. On the North Cornwall coast, Port Isaac is a traditional unspoilt working fishing village consisting of an array of old cottages and houses huddled across picturesque harbour made famous in recent years by the filming of Doc Martin (Port Wenn) and by the Fishermen's Friends.See www.portisaacmanorhouse.co.uk for full overview and extensive pictures.

About the property


A beautiful Grade 2 listed Manor House for up to 10 with parking in the grounds (unusual for Port Isaac) in a fantastic location! Flexible accommodation to fit one group of up to 10 with attached cottage or two separate groups/families of 2,4,6 or 8. Short stays maybe possible, on request.Port Isaac has a beautiful beach, cafes, fishmongers, restaurants, art galleries surrounded by dramatic coastline and easy access to other great North Cornwall beaches, surfing, water sports, horse riding, coastal walking, golf, sea and river fishing, world famous restaurants and much more!

richard phelps
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
16 June, 2017

About richard phelps

Our family have been coming to Port Isaac since the 1960's.

The first time I came was in 1968 and I remember it well as Manchester United beat Benefica in the European Cup final and we listened to the match on the radio!

I have been to many many places in the world and Port Isaac is one of the best!

richard phelps purchased this cottage in 2014

Why richard phelps chose North Cornwall

Our family have been coming here for 45 years. We like it.

What makes this cottage unique

Parking in the old village in Port Isaac is a major benefit and very rare! The location is superb - spacious and private. Garden large bordered by River Leat. Manor House and cottage recently tastefully refurbished with luxury, rustic finish.

Available Rentals

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Booking Notes:
A 25% deposit is required to book the property and the balance paid up to 8 weeks before arrival. Up to 2 well behaved pets are welcome at a charge of £35 per pet. A deposit of £500 (£200 for The Manor House Cottage) is required and will be repaid no later than 72 hours after departure (provided no breakages/damage). Please note the property is strictly no smoking. Notes on price:
Prices are for the property per week in UK Pounds. Short breaks sometimes available - 3 nights at 75% of weekly rate due to high 'set up' costs.

Changeover day is normally a Saturday, thigh can be flexible. Departure is at 10am and arrival at 4pm


Accommodation and facilities for Manor House Sail Loft Cottagein Port Isaac in Cornwall

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets considered
Location Type:
  • beach
  • resort
  • Internet
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Golf ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Notes on accommodation: The elegant and stylish accommodation is arranged over 4 floors and has many original features. The total accommodation can be let altogether by one Group or in separately by two independent Groups (up to 8 people in the Manor House and 2 persons in The Manor House sail Loft Cottage). Parking is provided in The Manor House. There is a small and pretty river bordering the property and great care must be taken supervising young children. The Manor House comprises the main Manor House and the Manor House Sail Loft cottage with generous gardens bordered by the River Leat which runs down to the harbour. Outside: The Manor House has spacious gardens.Parking is provided in the grounds. There are generous gardens with bbq, outside seating and relaxation areas bordered by the River leat which runs down to the harbour.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(9 traveller reviews)


Great place to stay in Port Isaac

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay here! These are the plus points for the Sail Loft. It is, as you say, very conveniently located in Port Isaac, aka Port Wenn. The cottage is rightly described as 'cosy,' i.e. small, but it it well furnished and equipped and has the advantage of car parking, which is a real bonus in Port Isaac. Access to coast walks is great. Port Isaac to Port Quin, via the coast path is demanding, but well worth the effort the scenery is superb. there is, a seasonal refreshment van in Port Quin. The return route, overland, is much easier! Tintagel is nearby, as is St Agnes, Chapel Porth, and the remains of the old tin mines. We had a great walk around Pentire Head today, which was stunning.

In our view, the only problem with Sail Loft is logistical. You have to pick up the key in Trebetherick, which is a 20 minute drive from Port Isaac. You also have to return the keys to Trebetherick, which means an extra 40 minute detour, there and then back towards your destination, which in our case is Manchester, a long drive without having to take the key back. Is there any way around this?

The only other problem was waste disposal. It was clear that the rubbish had to be placed in grey bags, but there was only one furnished for our use. However, I asked for another, and this was delivered today. (Wednesday). This was important, because the dustbin men only pick up bags labelled with their company logo. In talking to the bin men, they seemed to suggest that black bags were picked up on one day, and grey bags the next.(Another bin for the Manor House property was not emptied whilst we were staying at Sail Loft, possibly because the rubbish was in a black bag?) There is also conflicting information as to where the waste should be put. One leaflet suggested the edge of the property, Middle Street, the other Church Street.

  • Review Submitted: May 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Dudley, Thanks for your thoughtful feedback and glad you enjoyed the walks. The most enjoyable walk I have done is to take a 1053 bus from the top of the village to Rock, get off at the Rock garage and walk back via Rock, Daymer beach, Polzeath, Pentire Head, Lundy Bay etc- 5-6 hours but not too many steep hills. I agree with your points on the improvement areas. If you decide to return, we can arrange to have someone meet you at the property with the key. The rubbish problem is a big 'headache' at the moment. Despite the fact I pay council tax, the council has ruled that holiday makers must having special disposal bags for which they charge £5 a bag. There seems to be confusion at the council how to manage the refuse collection. We have the added problem, as you point out, that people who haven't paid for the bags are dumping their black bags in the Cory labelled bins for The Manor House and Sail Loft and other properties. Apparently, Port Isaac is an experiment with this new system. Best wishes, Richard Phelps
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The property is compact, but has everything you need.

  • 5 of 5

The only complaint I have is that it was cold in the downstairs. It was February, but if rented in the winter months it could use another radiator.

The building is otherwise perfect!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Lori, Thanks for your constructive comment on the need for another radiator during the Winter. I'm pleased to let you know that I have now installed an extra radiator for cold days. I do hope you will return again. Best wishes, Richard Phelps
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Magical stay

  • 5 of 5

Booked the sail loft to celebrate our 38th wedding anniversary. Really great accomodation, booking was so easy and Richard the owner was very helpful. We would love to stay here again next year.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

A charming loft in the heart of Port Isaac. Comfortable and quiet with a beautiful garden, the Sail Loft had everything that we needed. I highly recommend it for any couples wishing to stay in Port Isaac.

  • Review Submitted: May 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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An idyllic Cornsh fishing village,just perfect!

  • 5 of 5

The Loft- style apartment has been tastefully created in a building steeped in Cornish character in the perfect location of the fishing village.We felt immediately relaxed with views of the beautiful white-washed cottages and a colourful autumnal garden. The owner recommended walks , the highlights of which included seal spotting on the coastal paths and following the valley stream inland through the Cornish countryside. We can't wait to return!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 29, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Excellent Location for Exploring Port Isaac

  • 5 of 5

When we travel we always stay in self catering apartments. We shop and cook as if we were at home. Therefore a fully equipped kitchen is of prime importance. The only item that my husband would have liked would be a four cup drip coffee maker.

To be fair we found this amenity in only one of the seven accommodations we rented during our 25 day vacation in the UK. The kitchen is very well equipped.

The apartment was very clean and well furnished. The wall of windows provided light as well as good ventilation. There were flowers, wine and treats to greet us. Much appreciated!

We suggest leaving your luggage on the main level as the spiral stairs are difficult to negotiate with even a carryon size luggage.

Parking on location was a real find in Port Isaac where free parking is non existent. Driving through the narrow streets can be a challenge. Compact cars are preferable.

We are fans of the program "Doc Martin". Luckily they were filming one of the days during our visit.

We enjoyed our visit to Port Isaac and our stay in Sail Cottage.

The one drawback to this accommodation is that you must drive 20 minutes on very narrow roads to another town to pick and then drop off the keys on arrive and departure. We found this to be a real nuisance. Other accommodations we used in the UK had key safes on site which were much more convenient.

Because of the this key situation we would probably not return to Sail Cottage.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 11, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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