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Luxury Holiday Homes in Port Isaac

Home to jumbled streets, a sandy beach and bobbing boats in the harbour, Port Isaac is one of North Cornwall’s most-loved fishing villages.

A quintessential Cornish fishing village, our luxury beach houses in Port Isaac are the perfect choice for a South West break. From wild swimming in turquoise waters to dining harbourside in Port Isaac or surfing on nearby Polzeath Beach, there’s something for all ages. The beaches of Port Isaac and Port Gaverne are ideal for families, with Nathan Outlaw’s Fish Kitchen and Outlaw’s New Road close by. Fantastic day trips include Tintagel Castle or a walk around Boscastle Harbour, while the delights of Rock and Padstow are also never too far away.

Gwel Arvor

  • Port Isaac, Cornwall
  • Sleeps: 10
  • Bedrooms: 5 i
  • Bathrooms: 4

A sea-view oasis that lends itself to family groups, Gwel Arvor promises a peaceful getaway in the heart of bustling Port Isaac. With a hot tub for summer days and a wood burner for winter nights, it’s a tempting retreat in all weathers, where you’ll find a myriad of restaurants and beaches nearby.

  • Dog-Friendly
  • Sea/Water Views
  • EV Charger
  • Hot Tub
  • Swimming Pool
  • Games/TV Room

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Recommendations for Port Isaac

Port Isaac is best known for being the filming location for ITV’s hit TV drama Doc Martin. Tourists from around the world flock to the fishing village to see the famous set, including the doctor’s surgery and home from the show. Another famous export is the folk group Fisherman’s Friends, whose sea shanty renditions have resulted in two acclaimed feature films. Port Isaac is also well known for being one of Cornwall’s most beautiful coastal gems and draws visitors from far and wide to its narrow streets, quaint cottages and spectacular coastal trails. 

The nearest town to Port Isaac is Wadebridge. This historic market town lies on the River Camel and serves as a gateway to the Camel Trail – a scenic 18 mile walking trail that carves its way through the Cornish countryside to Bodmin, attracting walkers, horse riders and cyclists from near and far. Wadebride town centre offers a variety of independent shops, pubs and popular eateries. 

The village of rock is less than nine miles from Port Isaac and provides a ferry service over the River Camel to Padstow. This picture-perfect town is a foodie haven and has earned a reputation for hosting restaurants fronted by celebrity and Michelin-awarded chefs. Padstow also charms with its sandy beaches and coastal trails. 

Port Isaac has a variety of family-friendly destinations on its doorstep that provide shelter on a rainy day. Dating back to 1779, Bodmin Jail provides a fascinating step through time, with theatrical effects bringing tales of its former inmates to life – it’s also said to be haunted. 

Camel Creek Family Theme Park is just a five minute drive away. One of Cornwall’s most popular attractions, you’ll find thrill rides, a 5D cinema, animal areas and much more to explore here. There are fun events planned each year, so be sure to check ahead to see what’s on. 

Other highlights that are close by include Blue Reef Aquarium Newquay (10 miles), Newquay’s Lighthouse Cinema (10 miles), Trerice House and Garden near Newquay (11 miles), the Eden Project in St Austell (16 miles). 

Port Isaac has a sand and shingle beach that is fully consumed by the sea at high tide. The harbour is shared with the local fishing fleet, so you must be mindful of the working boats passing through. The waters here are safe to swim in, and you’ll find other idyllic spots close by. Around the coastline, Port Quinn offers a prime sheltered spot for sea swimming. 

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