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Port Isaac, Cornwall
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Detached with a large garden, this cottage is centrally located in the heart of Port Isaac, just 300 yards from the beach.

Situated in the heart of Port Isaac, this detached, bright and airy holiday cottage has a large living room, a well-fitted kitchen, two bathrooms and a lovely garden with a decked area and a summerhouse. It provides a great space both indoors and outdoors for entertaining and relaxing in. Situated a few hundred yards from the South West Coastal Path, Port Isaac is a pretty working harbour that has been made famous by the TV series Doc Martin. Here you will find an array of shops, pubs and restaurants. Nathan Outlaw’s 2 Star Michelin Seafood Restaurant, which has been voted the best restaurant in the country, is only minutes away. A short drive away is Tintagel, the mythical home of King Arthur, Boscastle with its pretty harbour and Rock - a sandy surfing beach with a number of water sports available. Take a ferry across to Padstow, with its variety of shops, pubs and restaurants including Rick Stein’s famous fish restaurant. From here you can take the Camel Trail along the Camel Estuary to Wadebridge and beyond to Bodmin. Further down the coast is Watergate Bay, where you will find Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen restaurant. The Eden Project, Bodmin Moor with its unspoilt moorland, and Newquay with its famous surfing beaches, zoo and Blue Reef Aquarium, are all within easy reach. Beach 300 yards. Shop, pub and restaurant 200 yards.

2 steps to entrance. Ground floor: Living room. Dining room. Kitchen. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 2 double, (one 5ft) with 32" Freeview TV and en-suite bathroom with bath, walk-in shower and toilet, 1 twin with 32" Freeview TV. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. 42" Freeview TV. DVD. Blu-ray. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Large, enclosed garden with decked sitting-out area and furniture. Summerhouse. Parking (2 cars). No smoking. NB: 20 steps in garden.

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  • Detached Property
    Detached Property
  • Dishwasher
  • Enclosed Garden / Patio
    Enclosed Garden / Patio
  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Golf nearby
    Golf nearby
  • Pub within 1 mile
    Pub within 1 mile
  • Stairgate
  • Wifi
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Pets – not allowed
    Pets – not allowed
  • Coastal within 1 mile
    Coastal within 1 mile
  • Coastal within 3 miles
    Coastal within 3 miles
  • Coastal within 5 miles
    Coastal within 5 miles
  • Walk-in Shower/Bath
    Walk-in Shower/Bath
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site

Customer Comments

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 02/03/2018
    A wonderful cottage, spacious, very well maintained and decorated. Fully equipped, everything has been thought of, and it feels modern while maintaining character through the provision of local art, pictures, photos and some quirky artefacts. The coal effect gas fires in both the dining room and living room maintained a cosy feel to the house when it got very cold towards the end of our week - though central heating on it's own was very effective. The tiered garden looked lovely though unfortunately not the month to sit out in it. Great views across the valley to the cliff walks, and the postion was great with a short walk down to picturesque Port Isaac with it's great pub, small shops and restaurants. A short walk up the hill to a decent well stocked small Co-op, and if wanting to splash out Outlaws Michelin 2* restaurant. Cliff walks close by. Having to contact the owners a couple of times we found them extremely responsive, enthusiastic and helpful which only added to the great time we had here and we would thoroughly recommend this cottage.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 28/12/2017
    We had a wonderful Christmas at Carlenice! It was like a home from home. The owners made sure the house was decorated ready for our visit and even left us some choccies! Would definitely recommend to anyone wanting to stay in Port Isaac.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 29/09/2017
    The is an excellent place to stay, the house is nicely decorated and furnished and is well supplied with all that is erquired for a peaceful holiday. The availability of a parking space at the front of this property is a big bonus in Port Isaac. I've marked ths 'local amenities' down a big as although Port Isaac and the surrounding area are wonderful places to visit the shopping is very limited locally and some but not all of the restaurants are very expensive.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 22/09/2017
    Lovely cottage, well equipped with personal touches which make all the difference. Comfortable beds, large screen t.v. in the lounge and tv's in two of the bedrooms. We would recommend this cottage to anyone.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 11/08/2017
    Great location and a very comfortable cottage.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 04/08/2017
    This is a really lovely home to holiday in. Lots to see and do within walking distance and driving distance. Our weather wasn't brilliant but we still had a good time. Thank you

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 14/07/2017
    Beautiful home in a fantastic location. Great walks combined with good location to go out to explore surrounding attractions. We loved the house but just had 2 suggestions, kitchen needs some tlc and main bathroom was nicely decorated but base of the shower unit wasn't cleaned to a standard. This would not stop us visiting again a real find. ❤

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 07/07/2017
    Carlenice has got to be one of the best cottages we have stayed in, no expense has been spared to make this a wonderful holiday experience for everyone. It is spacious and comfortable with decent sized TV's, a must for the sometimes rainy days in Cornwall. The garden, although on three tiers and quite steep is wonderful, gorgeous flowers and outside seating areas. The car parking space was great, an essential for us when choosing a cottage. The location is great, not too far from the amazing Port but it is near the top of a very steep hill that could prove a problem for the less able. We just about managed it every day and evening! Doc Martin's house is visible from a bedroom for the many fans to know.

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9.5 out of 10 – based on 12 reviews collected by Reevoo
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