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Pretty 2 bedroom listed fisherman's cottage in a picturesque harbour

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Wireless Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking


About the property

Cosy, sleeps four, heating throughout, open fire, phone, WiFi, SKY, dishwasher

A cosy home from home maintained to a high standard offering two bedrooms, one with king size bed and one with generous size bunks, and also a cot side and travel cot, a sitting room with log fire and a dining area to seat six people (high chair provided), a fully equipped kitchen including dishwasher, microwave, cooker and hob, and a fitted bathroom with bath and shower. All rooms have carpets and are heated. There is a flat screen digital television with SKY+ and a DVD player in the sitting room, and a CD player, WiFi and telephone, and in the main bedroom there is a digital TV/DVD player. The comfy king size bed has an electric blanket for those wintery nights. A selection of books, games, DVD's and CD's are available for guest use. There is a small gated outside area perfect for sitting on the garden bench with a cup of tea (or glass of wine?!) and reading or enjoying the sunshine.

Jacki Kynaston
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
14 July, 2017

About Jacki Kynaston

We are a Devon based family and love to escape to Cornwall whenever we can. We have two young adult boys (now 19 and 21) and have been enjoying Cornish breaks with them since they were born, initially starting off in a caravan. Our older children love it too and have started to introduce it to their own children.

Jacki Kynaston purchased this cottage in 2003

Why Jacki Kynaston chose North Cornwall

We fell in love with the ruggedness of Port Isaac on a day trip from the campsite we were staying at when the boys were babies. We decided we would like to own a house in the harbour and completely fell in love with Temple Cottage as soon as we stepped inside. We have owned it for 17 years.

What makes this cottage unique

The cottage is cosy and peaceful and on a winter's night there is nothing better than getting a good fire roaring. We have installed Sky TV and wi-fi to keep you in touch with the outside world if necessary! The sound of seagulls and the crashing waves and the smell of salty sea-weedy air is a real tonic, as are the cliff walks and stopping for a drink and a chat in a local pub.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We have had a fantastic time staying in this quaint cottage in this beautiful village. Thank you for the thoughtful treats on arrival. Watching the filming of Doc Martin was very interesting and we adored the seagulls, especially watching the baby chicks. We shall miss them!
Jun 2017
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Port Isaac in Saint Endellion

Property Type:
  • cottage (semi-detached)
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Wall mounted hairdyer.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Cot , Travel cot, cotside and foldaway camp bed provided.
  • Duvets and pillows are provided for 4 people. Please bring own linen and bath towels. These can be provided at a small extra cost on request.
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Basic provisions are provided including welcoming wine and biscuits, tea, coffee (and cafatiere), milk, sugar, tea towels, kitchen roll, cling film, tinfoil, salt and pepper, washing up equipment, dishwasher tablets, washing powder, hand wash, toilet paper, toilet cleaning equipment, hand towel.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(6 traveller reviews)

Pretty 2 bedroom listed fisherman's cottage in a picturesque harbour
average rating of 5.0 based on 36 reviews

charming cottage with great central location

  • 5 of 5

we had a lovely 5 night stay at the cottage which was clean and very well equipped for our stay. thank you also for the welcome biscuits and bottle of wine which was much appreciated. the included parking space although tight for a large 4x4 was a great bonus as parking is at a premium in port isaac .i also did enjoy watering the hanging baskets each day and chatting to passing people coming through squeeze belly alley which is quite a tourist attraction. so once again thank you jacki for letting us stay in your charming cottage

  • Review Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you David for your very kind review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Temple Cottage. It certainly sounds like you were able to make yourself feel very at home, meeting passers by etc, which is what we like to hear, and thank you for watering the hanging baskets. We look forward to welcoming you back to Temple Cottage again one day. Best wishes, Jacki
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Beautiful picturesque village

  • 5 of 5

This our second visit to this wonderful comfy cottage. Lovely location beautiful picturesque village, and we had fantastic weather too. Friday evening was made even more special sitting on the harbour with a drink listening to the 'fishermens friends'. Highly recommend

  • Review Submitted: Jun 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your very kind review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your return visit to Temple Cottage. You were lucky catching the Fisherman's Friends performing too which is always a highlight. We look forward to welcoming you back to the cottage again soon. Best wishes from Jacki
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  • 5 of 5

What a perfect week my husband and I had in Port Isaac! Temple Cottage is perfectly located around the corner from everything, from the harbor to restaurants and pubs. Having a designated parking space turned out to be crucial, as there is no convenient place to park and public parking is FAR away and costly. The cottage's parking is a few blocks away, but, trust me, it's a great benefit! The cottage is charming and cozy, but I do think it's past time to replace the love seat and chair. Terrific kitchen and great bedding. Thank you for the welcome basket! I just sent a friend the link to this cottage and I'm sure you'll be hearing from her soon. We look forward to returning!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Melaney Thank you for your kind comments and I am so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Temple Cottage. We are constantly looking for ways to improve the comfort of Temple Cottage, and stay ourselves regularly, so will bear in mind your comments about the well loved sofa and comfy chair! We look forward to hearing from your friends as they would be most welcome if they decide to come and stay. Best wishes Jacki
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Clean, tidy with all mod cons. Good location too.

  • 5 of 5

Very nice stay, access for loading/unloading is a little difficult but this added to the charm for us.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Paul Thank you for your kind review and we are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay. Hopefully having our private parking space to use made up for the lack of parking in the harbour itself, which I know can be tricky sometimes. We look forward to welcoming you back one day. Best wishes Jacki
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Lovely cosy cottage in perfect location.

  • 5 of 5

What a great week we have just had at Temple Cottage. A cottage full of character in a fabulous location only a minutes walk from the harbour and restaurants. Our children loved exploring the harbour in the evenings whilst we took our own wine and cushions down to the harbour to enjoy the sunset. I can highly recommend this property, perfect family base at a competitive price. A trip to Trebarwith Strand is well worth it if you are into body boarding, thanks for some great memories :)

  • Review Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to welcoming you back again one day.
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Beautiful cottage with plenty of love within it!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay in the cottage was wonderful, Jacki has thought of everything from picnic chairs to body boards everything for your use. It is such a cosy and welcoming place,very clean and with the most amazing hanging baskets outside the front door. This is the reason for my comment that this cottage has plenty of love within as so much thought has gone into it for the guests enjoyment

  • Review Submitted: May 29, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind comments Andrea. I am so pleased that you enjoyed your stay and found the cottage so welcoming. It's great to get positive feedback as I always hope we are meeting our guests expectations. We look forward to welcoming you back to Temple Cottage one day. Jacki
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Port Isaac
Nearest Ferry
45 Miles
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Rock, St Endellion, Daymer Bay
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Nearest Motorway
65 Miles
Exeter (M5)
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Port Isaac
Nearest Ski
45 Miles
Plymouth dry ski slope
Nearest Beach
200 Metres
Port Isaac
Car: necessary

Port Isaac is a picturesque unspoilt working fishing harbour, situated in a small cove between steep cliffs, on the north coast of Cornwall. The village has narrow alleys and streets of whitewashed cottages and the beach is safe for swimming, crabbing and rock pooling. There are traditional pubs selling local beers and good food, and several restaurants of good local reputation, as well as gift shops, a pottery, a fudge/ice cream shop, a Cornish pasty shop and an excellent fresh fish cellar, with a small aquarium run by the fishermen.You can relax on the beach and watch the fishermen bringing in their day's catch, or you may even like to join in with them singing their popular sea shanties on the beach on a summer's evening. For the more energetic, you may enjoy the many cliff top walks, taking in the beautiful rugged scenery. Local attractions include surfing at Polzeath, the calm waters of Daymer Bay, sailing at Rock, a ferry to Padstow, and Tintagel, Boscastle and the Eden Project.

Other Activities: Cycling on the Camel Trail (a disused railway), Coasteering, Kayaking

Temple Cottage is located in the quiet pedestrian only Dolphin Street and is only seconds from the beach/harbour. On reaching Port Isaac on the B3267, you will see a Co-op on your right (a good place to get supplies), then turn left down into the harbour. Follow the road right down to the bottom and around to the right in front of the cafe and find somewhere to temporarily park and unload. The cottage is at the end of SqueezeBelly Alley (which is to the left of the cafe) on the right, or walk up Middle Street (next to the Lifeboat Station) and turn first left into Dolphin Street, passing 3 houses on the left.

Our parking space is at the top of the village in the old garage which is opposite Trelawney Garage on the road towards Port Gaverne. Our space is outside and to the left of the building and is signed. It is only a short walk from the cottage and can be reached by walking up the road past the shops or by the cliff footpath and then through the council car park.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Port Isaac, Cornwall

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
longer days
3 Jun 2017 - 21 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
summer hols
22 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
indian summer days
2 Sep 2017 - 13 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
autumn half term
14 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
fireside nights
28 Oct 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Christmas and New Year
23 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £15
Linen £15
wifi £15

Changeover day is Friday but for the purposes of this rate table it appears that the first date that the booking rate commences is a Saturday.
A small charge of £15 is made for linen and towels on kingsize bed and £15 for the bunks.
A small well behaved dog is welcome at £15 per week.
Wi-fi is £15 per week and a password will be needed from the owner.
An honesty box is made available for your telephone calls. Calls are charged at 40p per minute.
No extra charge is made for electricity please use carefully

Please pay 25% deposit on booking and the balance 5 weeks before your stay

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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