Beacon Cottage

Port Isaac, Cornwall
+44 (0)800 048 7591
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An absolute Bobby Dazzler of a little cottage tucked into a terrace above the village with glimpses of rooftops and valley from the garden


2 beds


2 bedrooms


Sleeps 3

Pets welcome

The Experience

Lovely old flagstones, pretty sash windows and a beamed sitting room ceiling rub shoulders happily with a modern velvet sofa, some mid-century furniture and the odd antique – it couldn’t be a more pleasant place to spend a week or so. You’re in the middle of the terrace with no cars passing, so on sunny days you’ll be planted in the garden with its tiny lawn and wooden table – there’s a fire bowl out here so you can warm yourselves after dark.

The kitchen has all the gear you need, there are basics for cooking and cleaning stuff and a bottle of Camel valley wine waiting. Lovely to escape the city and wind up here, with the village just below you and the sea air to breathe in. Bedrooms are both upstairs, small but perfectly formed.

Wander down to a good choice of eateries, or cook up a storm with some freshly-caught fish from the village boats. Open the wine, light the wood-burner and choose a film to project onto the sitting room wall. Cosy.

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We think you'll love

  • Wandering into Port Isaac for shopping, or a pint, or simply to watch the boats in the harbour
  • Having Polzeath beach for surfing just five miles away
  • Snuggling up with a book or hosting your own cinema night when the weather isn't playing
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You should know

  • The shower room and loo are downstairs
  • No dogs
  • Parking is a one-minute walk, £5.20 a day summer, £2.90 winter


  • EV charger
  • Self check-in
  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Fire guard
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 3 nights.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.


Nightly price
from £95
Weekly price
from £670
1 Cottage for 3
From £952 beds2 bedrooms


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The neighbourhood

The village isn’t only famous for Doc Martin and Poldark - there are two Nathan Outlaw Michelin-starred restaurants as well as another in the Michelin guide. It's a lively, working fishing village with narrow twisting streets and in summer the Fisherman's Friends can sometimes be heard singing their shanties. Port Gaverne is a safe beach for swimming and paddling, the South West Coast Path is hilly from here and not for the faint-hearted.

Local points of interest from Ruth McMenamin & Matt Hand

  • The cottage is just a few minutes walk from one of the most dramatic sections of Cornwall’s beautiful coastal path. Head west to Port Quin and on to the Rumps or east for a more remote hike out to Trebarwith.
  • Port Isaac’s slipway, known locally as “The Platt”, comes alive when the Fisherman’s Friends are in town and singing their sea shanties. Grab a pint-to-go from the Mote Inn and have a sing-a-long by the shore.
  • Port Isaac and neighbouring Port Gaverne are graced with many fine eateries, including Nathan Outlaw’s pair of Michelin starred restaurants and the fantastically located Pilchards, which also features on the Michelin guide.
  • Local salty sea-dog Benny knows this stretch of the coast like the back of his hand. Book onto one of his coasteering trips for an adrenaline-packed guide to the local coves, or a kayak or paddelboard trip for a slower pace.
  • The local Camel Valley vineyard is renowned for its award-winning sparkling whites. They offer tours and tastings, or just drop in to pick up some delicious wine to go with some fresh fish from the village market.
  • Four miles west (as the crow flies), Polzeath beach offers some of the best surfing in the British Isles. Grab a board and wetsuit from Busty’s surf shack and catch some waves.


Ruth McMenamin & Matt Hand

Ruth (who used to pull pints in the local pub) and Matt have renovated this place themselves doing everything from plumbing to woodwork to sourcing recycled and local materials. They’ve provided everything you need for a green holiday and the building has the highest level of energy efficiency possible. They plant a tree for every booking and donate £5 to the Fishermen’s Mission. They love it here and come down as often as they can.