Attractive holiday home | St Illex, Port Gaverne
Sitting-out-area | St Illex, Port Gaverne
Port Gaverne

St Illex

  • Sleeps up to 8
  • 4 bedrooms
  • 2 bathrooms
  • Up to 2 pets allowed
Pets stay free
Car parking on site


out of 5

Watch the sun rise and set over the sea, stroll along the coastal path and make St Illex the place where family memories are made.
5 steps to entrance.
All on the Ground Floor:
Open plan living space.
Living area: Freeview TV, DVD Player, Ipod Dock, CD Player, Woodburner, Selection Of DVD’S, Bi Fold Doors To Patio
Dining area: (1 Step), Bi Fold Doors To Patio
Kitchen area: 2 x Electric Oven, Electric Hob, Microwave, Fridge/Freezer, Dishwasher
Utility Room: Washing Machine, Tumble Dryer
Bedroom 1: (3 Steps), Kingsize (5ft) Bed
Bedroom 2: Double (4ft 6in) Bed
Bedroom 3: Zip And Link 2 x Single (3ft) Beds
Bedroom 4: 2 x Single (3ft) Beds
Bathroom: Bath With Shower Over, Toilet
Shower Room: Cubicle Shower, Toilet
Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Fuel for wood burner available locally. Travel cot and highchair. Large, lawned front and rear gardens with three patios, garden furniture and barbecue. Raised terrace and garden furniture at front. Private parking for 3 cars. No smoking. Please note: There are 3 steps from the terrace to the garden.
Beautiful views along the Cornish coast greet visitors to this single-storey, light and spacious property. The property features a split level, open plan living and dining area, each with bi-fold doors opening out onto patio areas, affording stunning sea views, with gardens front and back. Dog friendly, this is the perfect place from which to explore this unique part of Cornwall.
The house is tastefully furnished and comfortable all year round with a wood burner and central heating. Standing on the headland above the picturesque village of Port Gaverne, the house is a few steps from the north Cornwall coastal path. The beach at Port Gaverne is a 6-7 minute walk away and a little further is Port Isaac, with its huddle of slate houses and narrow alleyways.
The state-of-the-art kitchen is great for catering and cooking the fresh local produce. There are two excellent fish shops in Port Isaac that sell their daily catch of fish and shellfish; specialities are crab and lobster.
Local lamb, beef and pork are all available at the nearby farm shop, which has wonderful views overlooking the sea.
Famous now as the setting for the TV series ’Doc Martin’, Port Isaac is a working fishing village with shops, bars and several top-quality restaurants.
This area is now renowned as a ’foodie paradise’, with several celebrity chefs located here and the area is very well served by a whole variety of dining places to fit every pocket.
Close by is a hotel and next door is a bistro, which has indoor and outdoor dining. There are two Michelin starred restaurants in Port Isaac run by Nathan Outlaw. Nearby in Padstow is Paul Ainsworth’s Michelin starred restaurant and he has a great pub too. Rick Stein’s Seafood Restaurant and Cookery School are in Padstow. Rick Stein also has a number of other restaurants with varying price ranges.
This is an ideal spot for those who enjoy coastal walks, bird watching, golf, fishing, surfing, sailing, kayaking, cycling or just lazing on the beach. Polzeath’s famous surf attracts all comers, and its glorious sandy beach is just a short drive away. The cliffs, caves and rock pools are a children’s paradise.
Within an easy drive are Padstow, Tintagel, Boscastle, Bude and Wadebridge.
Wadebridge hosts one end of the Camel Trail, with a 5-mile dedicated cycle ride to Padstow on the old railway track, alongside the picturesque Camel Estuary. To the north stands Tintagel’s medieval castle and the quaint fishing village of Boscastle, with Crackington Haven and Bude a little further on. Inland lies Jamaica Inn and Bodmin Moor, the setting for the ’Poldark’ stories.
A few minutes’ walk away is a water sports centre, Cornish Rock Tors, based on the beach at Port Gaverne. They offer kayaking, paddle boarding and coasteering for individuals and groups. Polzeath’s famous surf attracts all comers, and its glorious sandy beach is just a short drive away. Water sports can be enjoyed at Rock, from where a passenger ferry crosses the Camel Estuary to the town of Padstow. Daymer Bay has another glorious sandy beach, and the golf course at St Enodoc is open to the public. John Betjeman, the late Poet Laureate, is buried at St Enodoc Church, with its twisted spire.
An ideal location. Dog friendly, this is the perfect setting for families to have fun and explore this unique part of Cornwall. Shop, pub, and restaurant nearby.


    Awarded for achieving an overall rating of 4.75 or higher

    Customers' Choice 2020


Coastal Within 1 Mile
Cot Available
Detached Property
Garden or Patio
Highchair Available
Open Fire or Woodburner
Parking - On Site
Pets Allowed
Pets Free of Charge
Pub Within 1 Mile
Sea View
Shower Cubicle
Washing Machine
Woodburning Stove


Good to know

Check in and check out times

  • Arrive after 16:00
  • Depart before 10:00


  • 2 pets allowed

Car parking

  • On-site

What's included?

  • Wifi
  • Electricity
  • Bed linen
  • Towels


  • No smoking, please