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Oyster Bay

(Ref. 997729)

Port Isaac, Cornwall Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 12 Guests

  • 6 Bedrooms

  • 4 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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29 Customer Reviews

  • "A lovely holiday home with an amazing view and plenty of space and facilities for the whole group to feel relaxed and enjoy the break."

    Thanks so much for the lovely review: we loved having you - do please book again! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jen5.0Mar 2024

  • "A superb property, perfectly maintained, with stunning views!"

    Highly recommend!

    Thrilled you had such a good time, spending a Happy New Year at Oyster Bay. Do please come again! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Dec 2023

  • "Absolutely loved our stay at Oyster Bay."

    Went for a birthday celebration with family and friends. The views were unbelievable. We didn’t want to leave.

    Come back soon, Dawn, we loved having you. Bestest, Juliet Property Owner

    Reviewed by Dawn4.7May 2023

  • "Brilliant place and great communication and service from the owner."

    Dear Peter This is so lovely to hear! Thank you enormously for the feedback - I've got a fab team! All very best, Juliet Property Owner

    Reviewed by Peter5.0May 2023

  • "A little late sharing our feedback but we feel we must!"

    We were a family group of 5 adults and had a fantastic time, despite the patchy weather - which was a great excuse to learn how to cook on an AGA! (The kitchen is really well stocked and even the knives were sharp - not something you often find in a holiday home!) Oyster Bay is definitely a family home with gorgeous photo’s of the family and occasional drawings dotted about the place. It had a really lovely atmosphere! The decor was fresh and up to date, and was very tasteful. We had plenty of room for us five, even sitting by the picture windows looking out to sea, reading our books, or sat at the kitchen table playing board games! We did have a couple of beautiful days weather - we’ve been to Port Isaac many times before and love the outdoors, and this time was particularly great with the Annual Sea Shanty festival taking place whilst we were there. If thinking of visiting, do try Oyster Bay, you won’t regret it!

    What a wonderful write-up to read, thank you so very much. I am just thrilled you had such a good time and enjoyed the special Oyster Bay atmosphere and how clever of you to coincide with the Sea Shanty Festival. Please come to stay again soon! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Irene Anna5.0Apr 2023

  • "Beyond our expectations lovely views near to centre of village,my family and I celebrated my partners 70th in style,wonderful views out the main parts of the house."

    Thrilled you enjoyed the celebratory stay :) Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andrew4.4Apr 2023

  • "We had a fantastic stay at Oyster Bay!"

    Amazing views and location. Would definitely recommend a stay. Port Isaac is beautiful and it was a great base. We even spotted dolphins in the bay from the house! The only feedback we had was cereal bowls - we couldn’t find any! Everything else was fantastic :)

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Feb 2023

  • "We stayed at Oyster Bay over Xmas."

    9 adults and 2 children. We arrived in the dark but the house was warm and welcoming. A nice touch was the bottle of Oyster Bay bubbly! The house was very clean and the kitchen had all the utensils and china you could possibly want. It even has 3 fridges which were all needed to stock our Xmas food and drink. The next morning we woke to see the most amazing view from the lounge/diner. We had very good communication with the owner and the company who clean the house. The only problem we encountered was the parking as we had 3 cars and there was only room for 2. At Xmas this was not a problem but in the summer it may be. The house is at the top of the hill and it is a very steep walk into Port Isaac so it is not so good for the old and anyone with walking difficulties. Thank you for sharing your beautiful house, hopefully we will return one day.

    Reviewed by Gail4.7Dec 2022

  • "It was all very very good we loved it and everyone said how comfortable the beds were !"

    ! We were 5 couples in the winter, the only thing we would change possibly, although I do not think it would an issue at all in the summer or with children was easy seating, we tended to all come home at night and fight (not literally) over the comfy chairs, but saying that, we could not configure another way to do it. That is only us being really picky and the only thing we could comment on, it was overall fabulous and extremely well equipped, spacious so easy to keep clean, superb location and yes, will hopefully book it and come back again next year.

    Reviewed by Susan4.7Dec 2022

  • "Oyster Bay was perfect for our 3 generation holiday - aged from 14 to 81 years!"

    We have stayed in Port Isaac many times over the last 20 years and will never tire of the views and the view from the lounge and main bedroom were just stunning! Perhaps the only downside was that there wasn't enough 'comfy' seating for everyone to enjoy the views but this would not stop us from booking again.

    Reviewed by Stephanie5.0Oct 2022

  • "Oyster Bay is absolutely fantastic."

    It has everything you could need for a fabulous holiday in Cornwall. Accommodation and facilities are perfect for a big group getaway. And the views are incredible! We would definitely stay again and recommend to others.

    Dear Katie I'm so glad you had a wonderful stay at Oyster Bay - do please come again, we'd love to have you! All best wishes, Juliet Property Owner

    Reviewed by Katie5.0Aug 2022

  • "I don't think I can praise this house highly enough!"

    From the minute you walk in the door the incredible view hits you - we just stood and stared!! I have never had a better view in any house I've stayed - the front bedroom with its balcony is just a joy. Everything you are going to need is in this house - the best range of kitchen equipment you can imagine - I would highly recommend this holiday home and can only hope to stay in Oyster Bay again in the very near future.

    I'm so glad you had a lovely stay and particularly that you enjoyed the master bedroom balcony - it's a good spot for doing not very much at all but staring out to sea, isn't it?! I love my cooking especially with all the fresh seafood about, so, yes the kitchen is pretty well-equipped and there is nothing worse than turning up to a rental house and find three mugs and two wine glasses for a large gathering, so I hope we've covered that too! Thanks for coming, book again! All best ,Juliet Property Owner

    Reviewed by Iain5.0Jul 2022

  • "Fantastic house with the most amazing views!"

    Very comfortable and well equipped. Our teenage daughter particularly enjoyed the cabin!

    So glad! Yes, I struggle to get my teenagers out of the cabin even on glorious days! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Jun 2022

  • "We have been with Sykes many times."

    Oyster Bay was comfortable and a good base to see port Isaac and surrounding areas.We thought it was a detached property and were staying in the main bedroom( there were just 2 of us).However we think the owners next door stayed with their children in the room next to ours connecting.We were woken up at 5.30 for a couple of mornings and consequently had to move rooms.Fortunately we had many to choose from.Be aware to of the housekeeping money of 400 (you must request it back) we didn't realise and after a week no-one reminded us.!!!!!!However the house is good for a large family Perhaps we should have read all the details more carefully and we therefore would definitely do that in future.All things considered we would recommend Oyster Bay for a large family wishing to stay in Cornwall.

    Yes, as it is a semi-detached property we did put soundproofing in when doing up the house, but we too are hoping that the new owners next door may do some as well!!! I'm glad you had a good holiday nevertheless. It's not really that one has to request the return of the housekeeping bond (which we had to introduce after the house was once left in the most terrible state), so much that I can't return the bond until I am in receipt of the guest's bank details, as requested in my welcome email (the one sent in advance of the holiday which includes all the instructions on how to get in to the house etc). Property Owner

    Reviewed by Karen3.8May 2022

  • "Our family of 12 recently spent a week here to celebrate a 60th Wedding Anniversary."

    The place was immaculate, well-positioned with a short walk to the port. The house facilitates are excellent to with a large kitchen/diner/lounge area and all the bedrooms are of a good size. The best part about this property is the amazing views you get which lookout onto the sea. Would definitely recommend Oyster Bay for large family holidays. We'll be back!

    I am thrilled you had such a wonderful stay with the family for this milestone celebration -- my congratulations to the diamond couple! Do please come back to stay again, with all good wishes, Juliet Property Owner

    Reviewed by Antonia5.0Mar 2022

  • "A lovely spacious property with fabulous views."

    The owner was really helpful and easily contactable. The arrival of Storm Eunice made for some spectacular seascapes, and an interesting drive home! Would definitely recommend.

    I am so thrilled you had a great time. Do please come again and we'll try to divert the storms next time :) Property Owner

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0Feb 2022

  • "Lovely well kept house thoroughly enjoyed our stay"

    So sorry for belated response but I've only just found this 'respond' function on the Sykes website! I'm so glad you had a good stay and enjoyed Oyster Bay - do please come again! And I'll pass on your 'well-kept' comment to Rosie and my wonderful changeover team as the credit is all theirs. With thanks and all good wishes, Juliet Property Owner

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Nov 2021

  • "We had a fabulous stay at Oyster Bay!"

    The house is finished beautifully with panoramic sea views and is perfectly based to explore Port Isaac and the surrounding area. We would highly recommend a stay at this property.

    So sorry for belated response but I've only just found this 'respond' function on the Sykes website! Thank you for your kind words about the house - we love it, and I'm so glad you do too! The views are pretty unbeatable aren't they - do please come again. With thanks and all good wishes, Juliet Property Owner

    Reviewed by Victoria5.0Oct 2021

  • "Great location, House was beautiful, comfortable with everything you could possibly wish for."

    We had a wonderful time.

    So sorry for belated response but I've only just found this 'respond' function on the Sykes website! I'm thrilled you had a wonderful time with the family and that you enjoyed Oyster Bay as much as we do - do please come again! With thanks and all good wishes, Juliet Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Oct 2021

  • "Holiday home is first class with a spectacular view across Port Isaac Bay."

    Its location is ideal for getting around the North coast of Cornwall.

    So sorry for belated response but I've only just found this 'respond' function on the Sykes website! I really appreciate your kind words about Oyster Bay and I'm thrilled that you had a great stay. With thanks and all good wishes, Juliet Property Owner

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Sep 2021

  • "Fantastic house with plenty of room for a large family."

    In a beautiful part of Cornwall with incredible views. A week isn’t long enough, we all really enjoyed ourselves.

    So sorry for belated response but I've only just found this 'respond' function on the Sykes website! I'm so glad you had a great stay with the family and enjoyed those spectacular views - do please come again! With thanks and all good wishes, Juliet Property Owner

    Reviewed by Katharine5.0Jul 2021

  • "WOW, WOW, WOW."

    If you are thinking of booking accommodation to stay in Port Isaac, Cornwall, look no further. Firstly, The views. From the huge full length windows in the open plan kitchen you have amazing views all the way to Tintagel Island, Upstairs in the main bedroom there is a freestanding bath where you can relax and enjoy the same views. Trust me you are not overlooked. The accommodation is spacious, clean and well decorated. The kitchen is well stocked with enough cutlery and utensils to make your stay an easy one. The seating area at the back has a large corner outdoor sofa which is a real sun trap late in the afternoon. All the bedrooms have very comfortable beds making ensuring you have a great nights sleep after a hard day at the beach. Outside there is ample parking for two cars and further parking is available a short walk away at the local car park. The Cabin is a separate building at the rear which has the benefit of an En-suite bathroom. This was truly a delightful stay and it was a pleasure to deal with not only Sykes but the owners too. 100% we will book this accommodation again. What a lovely family home in probably the best location in Port Isaac.

    Dear Bob, So sorry for belated response but I've only just found this 'respond' function on the Sykes website! But I am really grateful for your wonderful review and noting all those things that make a stay like having enough cutlery (my bete noire!). You are so kind to take the time and I am thrilled that you all had a wonderful holiday, and please do come again! All best wishes, Juliet Property Owner

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Jun 2021

  • "The holiday home was great, perfect location and very well equipped."

    We loved it!

    Reviewed by Kim5.0Aug 2020

  • "Our stay at Oyster Bay has been one for the books."

    The house, tastefully decorated and with all luxury facilities one desires, makes for a perfect location to cosy up with loved ones on a stormy weekend. The break-taking views allow you to soak in the magnificent Cornish coast without even leaving the house. The property is located in such way that you have access to some of the best restaurants in the renowned village of Port Isaac, and some of the best surfing beaches in Cornwall.

    Reviewed by Oana5.0Feb 2020

  • "Wow what an amazing house, the pictures do not do this house justice."

    The views from the property where spectacular. We all enjoyed our stay at Oyster Bay.

    Reviewed by Deanna5.0Sep 2019

  • "Fabulous house."

    Very roomy for us all. Port Isaac is sadly extremely hilly and was difficult for my 85 year old mother

    Reviewed by Jan5.0Aug 2019

  • "The photos on the website do not do this property justice - the view is absolutely breathtaking."

    Reviewed by Julie4.7Jul 2019

  • "The house was far better than shown on your website so would suggest better photos and description of the house"

    Reviewed by David5.0May 2019

  • "We had an amazing stay."

    The house was lovely. The view is amazing. Super easy to check-in! Thank you!

    Reviewed by Nic5.0May 2019

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  • Five bedrooms: 1 x super-king size double with freestanding bath and en-suite shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x king-size double with en-suite shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x king-size double (can be arranged as two single beds), 1 x twin, 1 x adult-size bunk room
  • Family bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living-room with a kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • Additional sitting room with woodburning fire
  • Utility
  • Cabin property
  • One bedroom; 1 x king-size double bedroom with en-suite shower, with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Electric central heating with two woodburning stoves
  • Electric AGA, electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, TV, DVD player, WiFi, selection of book, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for fire/stove inc. in rent
  • Linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for two cars.There is alternative road side parking nearby on a first come first serve basis
  • NOTE: Lundy Road is a private road and parking is not permitted
  • Garden space at the front and back of the property, complete with furniture
  • Sorry no pets or smoking allowed
  • Shop 5 mins walk, pub 10 mins walk
  • No Stag/Hen or similar style of parties
  • Note: 4pm Check in

The property

Oyster Bay is a beautifully-decorated semi-detached property, superbly located for enjoying the stunning and rugged north coast of Cornwall.

The property is situated at the end of a quiet lane in the iconic village of Port Isaac, the famous home of ‘Doc Martin’ As you enter the property you are welcomed into the spacious open-plan living and dining room, with full-width picture windows giving spectacular views over the sea to Tintagel Head, and a dining table seating up to 12.

Immediately you are drawn to the spectacular far-reaching sea views, something you will never tire of.

Comfortable chairs are arranged to make the most of those views and encourage lots of card-playing and newspaper-reading!

While the host owners wish you wonderful weather so that your holiday is spent on one of the many stunning beaches within a short drive, they have also striven to make Oyster Bay a wonderful holiday house where you can relax and unwind in comfort whatever the weather.

This room beams character as a wood-burning stove warms the space, perfect for winter evenings or after a brisk walk along the coast.

Adjacent is the well-equipped kitchen (with electric Aga) while a utility room provides all the necessities required for your stay, including additional towel rails for drying out wet weather and surfing/swimming gear.

Finishing the ground floor is a further TV sitting room, boasting a wood-burner for anyone wishing to relax in peace, but also a desk space for those needing to check-in - the WiFi is very good.

Located on the first floor are the five elegantly decorated bedrooms and a family bathroom.

Here, you will find a spectacular master bedroom with a super king-size bed with a free-standing bath situated next to the picture window, perfect for enjoying a relaxing soak looking out to sea or up at the stars, in addition to an en-suite shower room.

The balcony off the master bedroom is the perfect spot to make a plan for the day, enjoying the view over a cup of coffee.

The principal guest bedroom has a king-size bed and is also en-suite, whilst the family bathroom is shared between another king-size double (which can be arranged as two single beds if preferred), a twin bedroom and the adult-size bunk bedroom, which also has sea views.

For couples wanting complete privacy there is a cleverly designed cabin in the rear garden, complete with a king-size bed and an en-suite bathroom.

Outside, guests will have a front and rear garden area, each finished with comfortable furniture, allowing you to enjoy the sun whatever the time of day.

With the village centre a gentle stroll away, you have a large selection of pubs and shops at your fingertips (the local Co-op does the best croissants and Nicky B’s pasties are second to none; the Golden Lion in Port Isaac is the destination for after winter walks, great ale, big plates of hearty food, while Port Gaverne Hotel and Pilchards Café in Port Gaverne is perfect for sundowners).

For special occasions (book months ahead to avoid disappointment) there is the Michelin-starred Outlaw’s.

Only slightly easier to get in to is his original small-plates restaurant down near the Plaistow in Port Isaac.

Within 10 minutes you will also locate sandy beaches from family friendly Daymer Bay to surf-spectacular Trebarwith Strand, and, of course, there are exhilarating coastal paths - everything you need for a memorable holiday in Cornwall!

Other activities within Port Isaac include, taking a photo outside Doc Martin’s home, which is a short walk up Roscarrock Hill, or journey on a wildlife-spotting or mackerel-fishing boat trip from the harbour during the summer season..

Port Gaverne is home to sea-kayaking and coasteering days out courtesy Ben at Cornish Rock Tors.

Oyster Cottage is a truly special house in a great location to be enjoyed all-year-round.

Note: This property has a refundable Good Housekeeping bond of £400.

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About the location


Polzeath 6.5 miles; Padstow 16 miles

Port Isaac; one of the true Cornish treasures. A beautiful fishing village nestling in a steep sided valley, the old village in the valley remains unchanged from its days of fishing, slate export and smuggling in the previous century. An abundance of small character properties complemented by larger cliff-top retreats, can be found with easy access to the numerous restaurants and shops of the village. The sandy harbour provides an abundance of rock pools as the tide retreats. There is ample parking at the top of the village and the village is a popular tourist destination with plenty of attractions including the dramatic Doyden Castle, the beautiful Lundy Bay and the famous Doc Martin's clinic. There are also plenty of pubs, restaurants, and shops in the village. Just a short drive from the beaches of Polzeath, Daymer and Rock, it is perfect for romantic and family holidays alike.

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No Stag/Hen or similar style of parties.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Christmas