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Ship Shape

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Port Isaac, Cornwall
Grade 4 Star rating
Pets 2
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18th-century holiday house is just 100 yards away from Port Isaac, made famous by the TV series ‘Doc Martin’

This end-terrace holiday cottage which benefits from a parking space was once an old pilchard trading house and is only 100 yards from the picturesque harbour of Port Isaac, made famous by the TV series ‘Doc Martin’. Set over four floors, this 18th-century grade II listed house is full of seaside character having been lovingly restored and totally refurbished by its owners. The cottage nestles amongst the narrow streets of Port Isaac which are filled with traditional North Cornish properties, pubs, interesting shops and restaurants. With the beach only a stone’s throw away, this is an ideal spot to take advantage of fabulous fishing spots, rock pooling and stunning cliff top walks along the South West Coastal Path, taking in the breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean. You are ideally placed to visit the many tourist attractions that this area has to offer including Tintagel, the mythical home of King Arthur, Boscastle and Padstow with its array of shops, pubs and restaurants, including Rick Stein’s famous seafood restaurant. From here the ferry can be taken across to Rock with its shops, restaurants and bars. In the centre of Padstow, bikes can be hired to cycle the Camel Trail, a disused railway line along the Camel Estuary where an abundance of birdlife can be seen, to Wadebridge and then all the way to Bodmin. The Eden Project is within driving distance as are the many beautiful gardens of the South Coast. There are many stunning sandy beaches within easy reach, ideal for a family day out, dog walking or a day surfing. Shops, pub and restaurant 20 yards.

Ground Floor:
6 open-sided steps to...
Kitchen/dining room: With wood burner, electric range, microwave, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer, beams and slate floor.
First Floor:
Living room:
With Freeview TV, DVD player, CD player and sofa bed (for flexible sleeping arrangements).
Second Floor:
Bedroom 1:
With ¾ double bed (access from one side only).
Bedroom 2: With bunk bed.
Bathroom: With shower over small bath, and toilet.
Third Floor:
Bedroom 3:
With double bed and en-suite with toilet and low ceiling.

Central heating from wood burner, logs available locally. Electric heaters, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Travel cot, highchair and stairgate. Parking for 1 car, 400 yards. No smoking.

Show amenities 


  • Highchair
  • Pub within 1 mile
    Pub within 1 mile
  • Stairgate
  • Woodburning Stove
    Woodburning Stove
  • Wifi
  • Cot Available
    Cot Available
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Fishing Nearby/On-site
    Fishing Nearby/On-site
  • Coastal within 1 mile
    Coastal within 1 mile
  • Coastal within 3 miles
    Coastal within 3 miles
  • Coastal within 5 miles
    Coastal within 5 miles

Customer Comments

  • 7

    Confirmed guest, 06/04/2018
    Overall pleased with our stay, lovely character in the cottage right amongst it all in the harbour. Felt it could have been a little cleaner upon arrival and tough to heat the place on a cold day.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 16/02/2018
    We enjoyed our stay at Ship Shape cottage. It is in a prime position, beautifully decorated and very comfortable. The only reason we did not give a top score of 10 for Overall Rating and Comfort & Equipment was that it is quite hard to heat the cottage over the four floors if it is really cold. We stayed in February and even with the wood burner going in the kitchen area, it still seemed chilly in this room. I'm sure we will return in the warmer summer months.

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 06/10/2017
    We had a lovely week at ship shape,its a very traditional cottage,full of character,it was very clean and comfortable,the village of port Isaac was so lovely great place to stay,be prepared for very steep walks though.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 08/09/2017
    We had a wonderful stay at a beautiful and tastefully decorated cottage in the heart of Port Isaac. Although we were self catering, everything was available within the cottage if you had forgotten anything and the owners were immediately to hand when I made any request. When originally booked, it was for myself and my Old English Sheepdog but then my 84 year old mother decided that she would like to come and I had to leave my dog behind. At first, I was worried about the stairs and suitability and so was she but in the end, the trips up and down the stairs proved to be beneficial as exercise and together with the walks and sea air, she has returned healthier at the end of the week than the beginning. The cottage's location close to the harbour means that you are within a short walking distance from all of the restaurants and cafes although it is advisable to book for dinner to avoid waiting for a table but inevitably the proprietors will try and fit you in somehow. Friday nights saw the beach filling up for a performance by the Fisherman's Friends with sea shanties, totally in keeping with the harbour and the atmosphere was very warming. The lanes are narrow but I didn't see any car scrapes providing you take it slowly and carefully and the locals are aware that visitors are nervous of the width and I found give way to you every time. I found the car park space without any difficulty which was some yards from the front door, although I had to unload luggage and mother first in the area suggested by the owners. I would heartily recommend this as a place to stay in all weathers as a very comfortable and relaxing holiday break.

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the owner. Wow what fabulous feedback thank you for taking the time to review the cottage. So pleased you and your mother had a wonderful stay and got to experience the Fisherman’s Friends performing on the Platt, we agree it is totally magical. Hope you made use of the picnic blankets/ picnic chairs in the cottage so you had a comfortable spot ! Please come back and stay again with your lovely dog.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 18/08/2017
    Wow! This place is perfectly nestled in the centre of the quaint village of Port Isaac, with two fantastic pubs within a stones throw away we were in our element. The cottage has everything you need and is super cosy with a clean, fresh and modern look. You really couldn't find a better location if your staying in Port Isaac.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 04/08/2017
    A very comfortable and quirky cottage in the heart of the village located close to the harbour. Well equipped and tastefully decorated. We really enjoyed our stay at Ship Shape.

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the owner:- So pleased you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for taking some time to review it really does mean a lot. Nothing like being in the heart of the village! Hope to see you at Ship Shape again in the near future.

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 28/07/2017
    We very much enjoyed our stay at this quirky property. It has a great central location near the harbour, pubs and restaurants. It is, however, not for the unfit as it has steep stairs, low ceilings in the master bedroom and the car parking space is up a steep hill. It was great to be able to take the dog on walks straight from the property and she loved sniffing around the harbour beach. There are fabulous beaches a short drive away and large supermarkets in Wadebridge where you can get everything you need.

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the owner:- Thank you so much for your great feedback so glad you had a wonderful time. It definitely keeps the heart pumping being on four floors and in the middle of hilly Port Isaac!! Luckily the beach is dog friendly all year round with lots more to explore on the doorstep. Tesco’s also deliver to the cottage or have a click and collect service should you need it. Look forward to welcoming you all again soon.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 14/07/2017
    Perfect location and fantastic cottage👍

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the owner:- That’s lovely to hear, thank you for your feedback it really does mean a lot. We hope you will visit again very soon.

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8.4 out of 10 – based on 10 reviews collected by Reevoo
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