Fishermans Cottage - a holiday cottage that sleeps 4 guests in 2 bedrooms
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Minimum age of primary renter:18
Max guests:4 (sleeps up to 4 adults)
Great place. Lovely views. Close to all amenities to.
Would recommend to anyone to come and stay at fishermans cottage. Great location. Grewt views. Great for walks. Great atmosphere all round
Port Issac is a charming, welcoming fishing village.
What a wonderful time from start to finish! Port Issac is a frozen moment in time, with wonderful restaurants, hidden alleys and cliff bluffs to explore.
fishermans cottage Port Isaac
We loved the location of the cottage Port Isaac is beautiful, the fishermans cottage is very small but has a lot of character however the furnishings are very old and tired the beds on the first floor are an absolute joke, the headboard on the lert hand bed leans at 45 degree angle and the bed feels like it will break, our second and third nights we slept in small beds on the top floor. The fact that there is no shower in the bath room made our stay even more unplesant as we did not feel happy useing the bath, this cottage is in need of a total makeover these issues have already been raised in previous reviews which I wish I had taken note of.
Thank you for your review. As you say, the cottage is in an ideal location, just yards from the harbour, with lots of character. There is only so much that can be done with a centuries old cottage in a Conservation Area. Plumbers are reluctant to install a shower, which I agree would be a advantage. The bed you mention is being replaced over the winter. Regards Christine Dawson
A lovely holiday!
Our short stay in Cornwall was complimented by being able to stay in Fishermans cottage which was full of character with it's sloping floors and low ceilings, a real taster of what it would have been like to live in such a building all that time ago. The beds were comfy and the cottage was fully equiped with all that was needed for our stay.
The only small thing that we feel could have been improved on, was the tv reception which was on some occassions impossible to watch because of interference. But as we were on holiday and not wanting to stay in watching telly, it was not much of an issue.
On the whole, it was a lovely experience! Thank you!
Many thanks for your kind review. We love Port Isaac and have had the cottage for some 35 years now. Sadly we cannot get down as often as we would wish. We will be down in a couple of weeks. My husband will look at the tv. This has happened in the past occasionally. It works on a different channel to the ones up country. People occasionally change it, to the disadvantage of the following visitor. I am sorry that you were disadvantaged.
The cottage was ok - very small - as expected - can do with a bit TLC, the beds can do with an upgrade - new ones please
also the bath is big, can require all the hot water - for one bath, also no shower or hose in the bath !!, just the bath and hot & cold taps
Thank you for your comments. The beds in the first bedroom are on the list for renewal over the winter. We had the builders in re roofing last winter and that made it inconvenient. I have asked plumbers on two occasions about replacing the bath. It is, as you say, large and cast iron. No one wants to carry it out and down the stairs, space being tight. Similarly when asking for a shower, they suck their teeth and that is an end to the request. I have had a couple of hoses, but they tend to be round ended. The taps are oval ended and large. Hoses will not fit. I will keep trying, the problems with very old cottages, Regards Christine Dawson.
Enjoy our stay however the roof lacked in the bathroom and to small for a family of four
No shower in the bathroom the bathroom roof lacks if it rains . To small for a family of four or more
Port Isaac, tucked away on the North Coast between Padstow and Boscastle, has recently been home to the television series 'Doc Martin' with Martin Clunes. Although previous years have seen the series Poldark film here and in nearby Port Quinn. Much of the village is 18th and 19th century and there a wonderful narrow streets and alleyways to explore. It is a maze of narrow lanes and pathways known as "drangs" with only one road through, along which traffic is discouraged. The houses are traditional stone built, slate hung cottages. As with many places in Cornwall, once having relied heavily on fishing and fish processing, the village now caters for many visitors with plenty of shops and eateries for the frequent visitors. In the heart of the village are a pub, two hotels, two cafe / bistros. There are other pubs and a cafe at the top of the village. There is a bakery, delicatessen, fishmongers and a well stocked Coop supermarket. Fish may also be bought from the local fishmerchants in the fish cellars by the harbour. There are also the usual art and craft shops.
Those interested in fishing may hire a local boat and fisherman. Kayaking may also be arranged in the village. The National Trust coastal path runs through the village and provides spectacular walks over the cliffs. Many places of interest are in easy reach: Pencarrow House, Tintagel, The Eden Project, the Lost Gardens of Heligan along with many others. Padstow is close by with its many restaurants and attractions. It can be visited by the foot ferry from Rock and trips may be made out to sea, with puffins on the nearby islands at the right time of year. At Rock there are excellent beaches and boats may be hired from the sailing school along with windsurfers. Other good sandy beaches are at Polzeath and Trebarwith, both of which cater for windsurfing. There is also Daymer Bay, a famous windsurfing spot. From Daymer, it is just a short walk to St. Enedoc church where Sir John Betjeman is buried. Wadebridge has shops of interest and makes a pleasant wander round.