2 bedroom 2 bathroom property with secluded sunny courtyard close to harbour
About Lynda Nunn
I live in Kent
Why Lynda Nunn chose Port Isaac
I have been coming to Port Isaac for holidays for over 30 years and now both my children and grandchildren enjoy coming to port Isaac.
What makes this Cottage unique
It is one of the most peaceful places on earth. Whatever the weather there is always something to entertain you. Indoors we have a modest collection of books and jigsaw puzzles and you are welcome to use my water colours and pastels. You will find an easel among the walking sticks. The coastal path walks are breathtaking and vary from easy to challenging depending on your choice of route. You need good footwear. The local restaurants range from Michelin starred Nathan Outlaw to the fish and chip shop and everything in between. Fantastiic surfing at Polzeath beach a short drive away. The ferry to Rock is a must which takes you to Padstow home to Rick Stein Restaurants. Park at Rock and the ferry runs every 15 mins in high season.
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lovely cottage, great location
Very central, beautifully restored traditional fisherman's cottage. The website pictures do not capture how beatifully light it is as there are both East and West windows. The front garden is lovely - we used it a lot. You have to be tolerant of large numbers of gull families nesting among the houses. The walk to the carpark was not a big problem and the virtually car free centre was wonderful. The village is much nicer after all the tourists have gone home! You can walk to co-op and is moments from the beach, 15min from Port Gaverne beach on foot (this is a perfect beach for swimming to my mind). The Aga would be great in the cold months but as we were there during a heatwave was a bit too hot! There is a fair bus service along the coast and lots of walking from the doorstep as well as at least 3 beaches in walking distance (Port Quin and Port Gaverne were the best).
So glad you enjoyed your visit and appreciated the traffic free historic centre which is so peaceful especially in the evenings. The gulls are protected so we can't discourage them but it is amazing to see them close up!
Opening up all the windows and doors can help the airflow at times as we are blessed with a sea breeze that will freshen the air.
Comfortable, well equipped, nicely furnished, great location
Cottage is in the heart of Port Isaac without being surrounded by other tourists! Walk from the car park to the house is 10 mins along the cliffs, a good beginning and end to a day of sightseeing. Well furnished. Great to have 2 bathrooms. Kitchen had everything we needed. Aga was a new but good experience. Nice outside space. Low ceilings, be prepared to bend as you go upstairs. Thanks very much for a lovely holiday.
So glad you enjoyed the location. I hope your Mum enjoyed revisiting happy memories!
Cozy and charming
Bar Cottage is a gem. It is tucked away in the heart of the harbor area of Port Isaac and nicely sheltered from the sea. It is cozy, very comfortable, beautifully maintained and spotlessly clean. It was so nice to find good quality bed linens and towels. The en-suite bathrooms are spacious and the towel warmers were a real treat. The kitchen is very well equipped and you can make the most amazing toast and omelets on the Aga. The vintage tea service just begs to be used for afternoon tea in the sunny front garden. Don't feed the seagulls!!
The cottage is just steps away from the harbor with easy access to restaurants, shops and wonderful cliff top walks. Daily beachcombing resulted in much treasure; sea glass and pottery shards. Don's miss the Friday evening concerts on the slipway during the summer. Port Isaac is a great base for exploring (and walking) the north Cornwall coast; Boscastle, Tintagel, Polzeath, Rock, Wadebride & Padstow are all easy day trips.
There is no parking near the cottage (hence the 4 stars and not 5) but don’t let that put you off! You can unload fairly close to the cottage and then park in the car park at the top of the village (a 10 minute scenic walk) for £5.00 a day / £35.00 weekly pass.
Lynda was easy to communicate with and very quick to respond to the few questions we had when we arrived at the cottage (my 93 year old mother and I were the first guests to stay there.) I would not hesitate to recommend this beautiful property.
We had a great stay at this beautifully renovated cottage. Centrally located and well equipped.
The cottage has a lot of caracter, sitting in the middle of the old part of Port Isaac, very close to the port. At the same time it is very well equipped. Good kitchen and bathrooms.
Port Isaac is an historic fishing village and port where fresh fish is still landed daily, mostly lobster and crab. We have fish cellars where you can buy fresh fish. Lovely walks along the coastal paths. Excellent restaurants to suit all tastes, a pub and bakers shop only 30 meters away where you can buy the best pasties in Cornwall.