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

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 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 a single bed which can be made into twin beds or a double, a sitting room with log fire and a dining area to seat six people, 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. 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 a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
18 June, 2018

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 22 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 Port Isaac

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 18 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 Cornwall

Property Type:
  • cottage (semi-detached)
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
  • Shoes off in the cottage please
  • Doggie guests to stay downstairs and off the furniture please
  • Strictly no smoking in the house
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
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , the single bed can be made into twin beds or a double bed
  • 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.


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Pretty 2 bedroom listed fisherman's cottage in a picturesque harbour
average rating of 5.0 based on 42 reviews

Wonderful homely cottage with all mod cons, loved it

  • 5 of 5

I had a wonderful week in Temple Cottage. It was a lovely home from home in a beautiful setting. Everything in the cottage was to hand with all mod cons and in such a fantastic location with some beautiful walks, lovely places to eat and friendly local people. I would recommend staying at Temple Cottage to anybody and would certainly return again.

Thank you Jacki for giving me the opportunity to stay at your wonderful home.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Elaine Thank you for taking the time to write your very kind review. I am so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Temple Cottage and that you enjoyed your time exploring Port Isaac. We look forward to welcoming you back to Temple cottage again one day soon. Best wishes Jacki
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  • 5 of 5

Couldn't fault it, warm, cozy, and welcoming, which began even before we had opened the door, as the Christmas tree and lights were visible through the window. Perfectly placed near the harbour, everything to hand. The cottage very well equipped, the beds large and comfy.

Simply perfect!

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Loved our stay at cosy Temple Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed a few nights stay in Temple Cottage. Tastefully decorated by the owner to retain the olde worlde charm, with comfy bed and super shower. It was very clean, cosy and warm and equipped with everything one could need - even logs in the basket for a cold November evening. It is situated in a perfect position with a few steps to the harbour, shops, pubs and restaurants to mingle with the friendly locals or take one of the coastal walks and see the amazing scenery. Would certainly stay here again when next in this part of the country.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Charming and homely cottage in the middle of a lovely fishing village

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely stay at Temple Cottage in the heart of beautiful Port Isaac. Just a short stroll from the harbour, shops and restaurants it was a perfect base for our holiday in Cornwall. The cottage has all the comforts of home and is well equipped with everything you could possibly need. I would definitely recommend a visit.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Karen Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review. Your kind comments are much appreciated. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Temple Cottage and look forward to welcoming you back one day. Best wishes Jacki
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Charming cottage, great location

  • 5 of 5

A perfect stay in Port Issac! The cottage is perfectly located in the old town, only a minute walk from the harbour and restaurants. It was clean and very well equipped for our stay, but I think it's time to replace the windows, at least the kitchen and bedroom one's. The loading and unloading works well as discriped from Jacki before. Little tricky but it works. :-) to have the private parking space was very helpfull.

Thanks for the welcome biscuits and bottle of wine. We are looking forward to returning!

  • Review Submitted: 11-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Lars Thank you for your helpful comments and I am so pleased that you had a good stay at Temple Cottage. As the cottage is a listed building, we have a rolling programme of repairs and renovations constantly required and will be looking at replacing the windows in the not too distant future. I think you will agree though that the age of some of these things adds to the appeal! I am glad that you were comfortable in the cottage and we look forward to welcoming you back again one day. Best wishes Jacki
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Cosy cottage, clean and well equipped with you could need many thanks .

  • 5 of 5

Love Port Issac the cottage is perfectly situated for strolling around the quaint village , friendly people will be back soon .

  • Review Submitted: 21-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review Laura. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Temple Cottage and look forward to welcoming you back again one day. Best wishes from 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
2 Jun 2018 - 20 Jul 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Summer Holidays
21 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Summer
1 Sep 2018 - 12 Oct 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Autumn half term
13 Oct 2018 - 26 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Shorter Days
27 Oct 2018 - 14 Dec 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Christmas and New Year
15 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £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 £10 for each of the single beds.
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 50p per minute.
No extra charge is made for electricity please use carefully

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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