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Panoramic Sea and Coastal Views

Bedrooms 1
Separate WC's1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Quiet location, minutes from Port Isaac harbour.

Hi everyone, just to let you know that we have renamed our property as 'The View', you'll see why should you stay there.

Also, are now using a local agent for bookings and management of the property, though you can still make contact with us if you wish to do so.

The agent is John Bray Cornish Holidays and their contact details are portisaac@johnbray.co.uk, phone 0120888302. Ourproperty is listed as 'The View' on their website. Look forward to having you stay.

The View is a ground floor, one bedroom flat although it will sleep 4 with the help of our sofa-bed. It offers outstanding, panoramic, sea views and has private parking for one vehicle.

The apartment is part of a late Victorian/early Edwardian property called Seapoint which was built as a hotel. It stands in a quiet location above the mid point between Port Isaac and Port Gaverne, at the end of a no-through road.

The accommodation was refurbished in 2014 and provides contemporary living whilst maintaining some original features such as fireplaces and high ceilings.

There is a fully fitted kitchen with integrated appliances. Pots, pans, crockery and cutlery is provided.

The bathroom has a fully tiled enclosure and a thermostatically controlled shower. In addition, there is a separate cloakroom with toilet and basin, which is a great help if there are four staying.

The double bedroom has built-in wardrobes and there is space to set up a travel cot. In the living room there is a sofa bed for two. Pillows and duvets are provided, but we can only provide sheets and towels for overseas visitors.

The living room has a sofa (bed) and two armchairs from which you can enjoy the far reaching panoramic views through new picture windows out across the bay and the coastline up to Tintagel. Maybe you'll see some dolphins.

Just a short walk from Port Isaac harbour and Port Gaverne cove the property is ideally located to explore on foot.

Port Isaac and Port Gaverne are often seen at Portwen in 'Doc Martin' and the new BBC series of 'Poldark' was filmed closeby.

The route of the National Trusts South West Coastal Path passes through Port Isaac and Port Gaverne so there are plenty of other walks to be taken as well, further information can be found on the website http://www.southwestcoastpath.com/

Locally there are shops, cafes bars and restaurants, plus you can buy seafood direct from the fishermen themselves down in the harbour.

Just a short drive away is the surfing beach of Polzeath and the family beach at Daymer. And then there's the rest of the area. Do I have time to describe.........

More Details

Vaughan and Tracy Castell
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
6 October, 2017

About Vaughan and Tracy Castell

We live in Gloucestershire, near to the Forest of Dean. When our little boy was born in 2012 we wanted somewhere we could get to without the fuss and hassle of an airport or railway station.

Vaughan and Tracy Castell purchased this apartment in 2013

Why Vaughan and Tracy Castell chose North Cornwall

My parents had many happy years living in Cornwall before I came along, so we had been on several holidays to Cornwall and often wondered about buying a home there. In 2013 we stayed at a friends cottage down by the harbour and just fell in love with the place and behold, Flat 7 was for sale. It needed work, but it was ideal for us. And at just 3 hours drive, perfect for a little lad in a baby seat.

What makes this apartment unique

No need to use the car for most of the time. Short walk to shops and there are pubs and resturants closeby. Port Gaverne beach is quiet and sheltered.

Best of all, the view from our window. Just so relaxing. What's more, dolphins are occasionally to be seen in the bay.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Port Isaac in Cornwall

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • village
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom with built-in shower cubicle. Thermostatic shower. Washbasin on vanity unit. WC. Shaver point. Heated towel rail. Separate smaller cloakroom with washbasin and WC. Please note, towels are NOT provided unless you are travelling from overseas.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 to 4 Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom with double bed. Pillows and duvet are provided but sheets and pillow cases are not (unless you are travelling from overseas). 2 built in wardrobes with hangers, chest of drawers, side tables with lamps. Storage for suitcases above one of the wardrobes. Television with Freeview. Cast iron fireplace (not working). Night storage heater. There is a sofa bed in the living room which provides the additional sleeping for 2 adults. Again, pillows and duvet are provided, sheets and pillow cases are not
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • bay
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
Notes on accommodation: If you use Google Streetview to look at Seapoint, the images are out of date. The large, but tatty, windows shown with the net curtains tied up is Flat 7, but since then these have been replaced with uPVC double glazing with bigger windows plus roller blinds inside. Outside: There is a table and 4 chairs in the communal hallway for the use of residents and guests. These can be taken outside for alfresco dining. There is a small graveled area on the opposite side of the road for residents and guests. At the rear of the property there is a lawned garden, which has some communal washing lines. There is a peg bag in the flat. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Tea towels and bath mats are included. We ask that UK visitors bring their own sheets, pillow cases, duvet covers and towels. For overseas visitors, we will provide these. The property is professionally cleaned between each booking. Other: Storage space in cloakroom with ironing board, iron, vacuum cleaner. There is a hairdryer in the bottom of the chest of drawers in the left wardrobe. Fuel for the kitchen fire is provided but please replace what you use, you can get it from the Co-op.


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Panoramic Sea and Coastal Views
average rating of 5.0 based on 16 reviews

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  • 5 of 5

What a fantastic place with stunning views, spotlessly clean, very attractive & comfortable interior with everything that you require. Good to have parking so close & so much within walking distance. Loved the Chapel Café, Nathan Outlaw's Fish Kitchen, The Krabpot & Fresh From The Sea. Also enjoyed trips to Padstow, Wadebridge & Boscastle. Great service from the owners, this is our second stay & have already booked for next year. This is a fab place to relax & recharge the batteries!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A Hidden gem in a truly fantastic setting

  • 5 of 5

What a truly fantastic find ........ from the minute we walked in WOW what you see in the pictures is just it and much much more ........ the spec and overall furnishings is first class ......... for us it was home from home we couldn't fault it.............we had such a relaxed week away we just didn't want to leave it really is a hidden gem down there............to wake up to those fantastic views was breathtaking..............Highly recommended ........... somewere we will deffinatly be back too ....

  • Review Submitted: Sep 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Beautiful apartment with stunning views perfectly situated for energetic coastal walks followed by lazy evenings just watching the tide come in. An ideal place to relax and recharge and we can't recommend it highly enough.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so grateful to continue to receive such good reviews. But its true, you do recharge no matter how you spend your time there. Wish I was there now actually.
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  • 5 of 5

Although the entrance and hallway , on first arival leaves you with a second or two of anticipation .

Once you open the door that is immediately forgotten , and the apartment is spot on !

Fantastic views over the bay with no interruption .

Only one tiny thought , it would be 100% with a outside veranda to soak up the evening atmosphere .

All in all fantastic place and we hopefully will be going back as soon as possible 👍𣐽𣑍

  • Review Submitted: May 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for this kind review. Look forward to your return. In respect of the communal entrance and hallway, these may well have been redecorated by the time this review is posted. And as for a veranda, yes, it's on our wish list and we have a cunning plan to make it happen, so watch this space (or, rather, our Owners Direct page). We have already had new windows installed in a way than one can be taken out and replaced by a door to give access to outdoor space. However, for now, guests can take the chairs from the communal entrance to an area behind the parking spaces on the other side of the road where there is a great view over the opposite headland and Port Gaverne.
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  • 5 of 5

WOW! What can we say! This flat was amazing the owners have thought of everything! The modern decor was a real treat? The view from the lounge across the sea was stunning and constantly changed depending on the weather, we could of happily stayed in and admired it. Port Isaac and Port Gavern were just a stones throw away from the flat. We will hopefully go back again real soon. Highly recommended. Can't believe we forgot to submit a review on our return.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for this review. Makes me wonder if we shouldn't offer our property selection and interior design service to others. This time next year Rodney........
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  • 5 of 5

Perfect! The location is perfect, the flat has everything you need and you have amazing views. We fell in love with this place and didn't want to leave. Even when the weather was wet and windy, we enjoyed sitting in the lounge and watching the waves crash against the coast. I can't think of any negatives! Highly recommended!!!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It's gratifying to receive such a wonderful review. We are so glad that our guests enjoyed their stay.
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
In Port Isaac or Port Gaverne
Nearest Golf
9 Miles
St Endoc
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
In Port Isaac or Port Gaverne
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
10 minutes walk?
Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

Surfing can be had at Polzeth, where boards and wet suits can be hired. There is a firm that offers training at the beach. Coasteering also available, and they use the headland opposite Seapoint so you can watch before you try.

Kyaking, fishing, snokelling etc is also available from local providers.


It takes less than 10 minutes to walk to the beach at Port Isaac harbour. Port Gaverne beach is also about a 10 minute walk.

Surfing beach at Polzeath is approx 15 minutes drive. A few minutes further on is Daymar which is great for families. From here, walk to rock and get the ferry to Padstow. Other beaches at Trebarwith Strand (also good for surfing) and Watergate Bay are not far away.

The North Cornish Coast Path passes through Port Isaac.

Try 'Coasteering', or from your chair just watch them jump from the cliffs.


Newquay airport is 30 minutes drive with direct flights from fifteen destinations both in the UK and Europe. Car hire available at the airport. 70 mins drive from Exeter airport. 20 mins drive from Bodmin train station. Buses available to Wadebridge, Rock and Polzeath. Good train links from Newquay and Bodmin to London.

Driving times will, of course, vary according to where you are travelling from. However, it takes approx two and a half hours from Bristol.


Padstow 10 miles. Tintagel 10 miles. Rock 6 miles.

Further Details:

Explore the locations of 'Doc Martin' in Port Isaac and Port Gaverne. Doc Martin filming in 2015 from March to July, we have heard.

Local shops, bars and restaurants are located within walking distance in Port Isaac and Port Gaverne. Nathan Outlaw has restaurants in Port Isaac, one down in the harbour (Outlaw's Kitchen with one Michelin Star) and the other, brand new, across the road from The Terrace.

The main supermarket is approx 5 minutes walk. It is open until 10pm almost every day and has a cashpoint.

And just a note here if you have children. We have a little boy of just over two and so, from experience, if you are bringing your children, leave the paints, crayons, pens etc at home. Drawing in the sand is just as good and the washing up water is free.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Port Isaac, Cornwall

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
17 - 11
16 Sep 2017 - 20 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
17 - 12
21 Oct 2017 - 1 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
17 - 13
2 Dec 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
17 - 14
23 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
We are currently in the process of changing to a local booking and management agent whose booking terms and conditions will vary from ours. However, until this if finalised we require 25% deposit on booking. Balance payable 4 weeks prior to arrival date. All short stay bookings (minimum 3 nights where shown) are paid in full at time of booking.Contacts via email, phone or post, confirmations via email or post. Confirmation constitutes contract. Payable by electronic transfer or cheque. We advise you to take holiday insurance as we are unable to offer refunds due to cancellation. Thank you.
Sorry, no smokers, no dogs (due to allergies).

Changeover Day:
Usual changeover day is Saturday but this can be flexible subject to availability. To allow for the flat to be cleaned between stays, we would appreciate arrival after 4pm and departure by 10am. Thank you.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.