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Blue Lobster Cottage

(Ref. 1104772)

Port Isaac, Cornwall Show on map

4.5

Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes

Features

  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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12 Customer Reviews

  • "Pretty cottage over all excellent, clean and well equiped, great position, easy access to village and Nathan Outlaws."

    Parking space in front for one car. We able to get V60 volvo estate into space. Nice little garden with dining space and fire pit was raining during our trip so did not use it. Dog friendly well placed to access coastal path. Missing toilet seat cover and sink mirror/ shaver socket hummed couldn't work out how to turn it off. Minor issues though a lovely stay

    Hello thank you so much for your lovely feedback and so glad you had a great time. Thanks for letting us know about the toilet seat - we had no idea it was missing! We’ll get that sorted straight away and we are there in a couple of weeks so we’ll get the shaver socket sorted. Hope you come back to Port Isaac very soon. Louise Property Owner

    Reviewed by Philip4.7Sep 2023

  • "Lovely cottage very well designed, however a few issues like no lock on the bathroom door in fact it hardly closed properly which is no good with a mixed generational group."

    Carpet outside bathroom door needs fixing as it has come away from gripper rod which was painful to step on. Garden needs a tidy up loads of fag ends outside the back door to the right hand side and a drinks bottle to the left, it could do with a general tidy up. Kitchen floor has a few issues with edging strip coming up in a few places.

    Reviewed by Jacquie4.7Sep 2023

  • "We enjoyed our stay at Blue Lobster Cottage."

    NPS Property Owner

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Sep 2023

  • "We had a fabulous time staying at The Blue Lobster Cottage in Port Isaac."

    It was a last minute booking and we are so happy we chose this cottage. The owners have really thought about the decor and what is needed from a holiday let. The cottage was super comfortable for our family of 4 and the dog. The addition of the parking space and utility room/beach house was super. Especially after a few rainy and sunny beach days! We'll definitely be returning in the future!

    Thank you for your kind comments, we are so please you enjoyed your stay at Blue Lobster cottage, we look forward to welcoming you back in the very near future. John Bray Cornish Holidays on behalf of the owner Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Aug 2023

  • "Literally the worst level of service we have ever experienced in holiday rental!"

    I suspect John Bray was once a good local business before it was bought.

    Reviewed by Mark1.9Aug 2023

  • "We stayed at the Blue Lobster cottage for a week (2 people, one dog)."

    It was a great space for me and my Mum, and an ideal location to walk down to Port Issac or to Port Gaverne - Better for Morning Swims/Paddle boarding. The cottage had everything you would need for your stay, and with the English weather, it’s great for sunny days and rainy days inside. The parking is good for a small car with some power, we drove a Mini Sport Automatic and parked each day with no issues. Anything bigger could potentially be tricky but there is on road parking further up which was free. We are looking at rebooking for next year.

    Thank you for your kind comments regarding your stay at Blue Lobster Cottage. We very much look forward to welcoming you back on your return next year. John Bray Cornish Holidays on behalf of the owner Property Owner

    Reviewed by Molly4.7Jun 2023

  • "Lovely cottage, beautifully decorated and with everything we needed."

    Only complaint was that the car parking space is very small. we managed to park there once but then couldn't unload the car. we managed to find parking in the carpark around the corner, but I imaging in high season this would be very difficult.

    Thank you so much for your feedback. We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay and would love to welcome you back anytime in the future. - John Bray Cornish Holidays on behalf of the owner. Thank you so much for your lovely comments about our cottage and so glad you had a lovely stay. I just wanted to let you know that we have this week had the wall taken down between us and our neighbours and the drive re-laid, making parking much easier. We had hoped to have this done before Easter but our builder was delayed. As you mentioned there is also a car park just 2 minutes walk away but now parking on the front is vastly improved and we hope to get some new pictures done very soon. Many thanks. Louise - owner Property Owner

    Reviewed by Fiona4.7Apr 2023

  • "The most enjoyable week at Blue Lobster Cottage."

    From the moment we walked in it felt very warm and welcoming. The beds and facilities were excellent- it had everything we needed and more! The boys particularly loved the board games and football table in the Beach House Utility. It was the perfect base to explore beautiful North Cornwall. We’d love to return in the near future. Thank you x

    Thank you so much for your lovely feedback - we really appreciate it. The games table is a new addition so I'm so pleased your boys enjoyed it. Glad you had a lovely New Year and hope to see you back with us again soon. Louise Property Owner

    Reviewed by Awel4.7Dec 2022

  • "Brilliant. Good location, close to local Co Op."

    Well-equipped kitchen and laundry room. Lovely decor and theme throughout the house. No complaints from us. Recommended.

    Thank you very much for your feedback on your stay at Blue Lobster Cottage. We are delighted you enjoyed the property and all it has to offer. We hope to welcome you back in the future! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Sep 2022

  • "We had a lovely weeks stay."

    The cottage is clean and very well equipped and thought of everything you could need for a week away. As a family of 5 it was a little on the small side for us, although we did spend most of our time out exploring Cornwall. The parking however is a nightmare with 3 little ones. We have a Q7 and there was no chance we could fit on the space, agree with other reviews that the extra expense of the car parking wasn’t clear when booking. We upset some of the neighbours when unloading when we arrived, but was impossible to park in the car park and carry all our belongings up the hill with three young children. Again because of this we wouldn’t stay again which is a shame as it’s in a lovely location and clean.

    Hi Charlotte, thanks for your feedback we really appreciate it - we've only been renting our home for a few weeks so it's good to hear your thoughts. Glad you had a good week in Cornwall and I hope you found the recommendations I sent you useful. When we bought the cottage we were so pleased it had parking all be it on the small side as a lot of the cottages in the seaside villages don't due to their age (ours is over 100 years old). We appreciate that it is tight especially if you have a big car which is why we put the measurements on the description and mentioned there is alternative parking. I think the best thing I can do is to speak to John Bray about putting the prices of the car parks on the description as well to help make it clearer- I know the lower car park which is just around the corner is £36 for the week in high season. Thanks for letting us know your thoughts and I'm really glad you had a lovely time in Cornwall. Best wishes. Louise. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Charlotte4.4Aug 2022

  • "Very clean and well equipped accommodation."

    Comfortable beds and newly furnished. We think that the accommodation is on the small side for a growing family of 4. Whilst the lounge is nicely decorated, it's not that comfortable as the sofas are small and hard. Be really nice if a soft sofa was in there. Garden is impractical for children and the BBQ is not suitable so didn't use all week. The biggest issue by far is the parking space. We have a VW Golf and we could not fit it in. Whilst it's appreciated that the dimensions are on the sales details, the fact that there is a concrete wall either side really limits getting into the space. With this I've had to spend £70 on parking at the main car park at the top of the hill. A huge inconvenience especially when I thought I was booking a property with parking. With this I would not use the property again or recommend to our friends and family either. The parking is insufficient and I feel miss sold on this point which is a shame. We had a good week in Cornwall using this property as a base but it's not a dwelling to kick back and relax in due to some issues noted. Regards Richard.

    Hello Richard, Thank you so much for your feedback, we have only just started letting our home so really appreciate it. I'm sorry you struggled to park your car, we do understand that it is tight which is why we put the dimensions on the website and the other parking options that are close by. I park my XTrail in the space but I'm obviously used to it and we know not everybody would be comfortable trying to do so. We've tried to make sure the pictures give you a good overall view of the cottage but we will have a look and see if we can take some more detailed pictures of the parking to help make it clearer for future guests. Once again we are very sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused. We really hope you enjoyed your time in Port Isaac and we wish you all the very best. Kind regards, Louise. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Richard3.8Aug 2022

  • "Only minor downside is the parking - any long and low-down car is going to damage their front and/or rear bumper as it's so tight with all the kerbstones and mini-walls around."

    However, it's cheap enough to park down the road anyway (JustPark so you can do it whilst in the property if you need to extend), so I'd recommend that and save future owners the stress of trying to get it into the space and damaging the car (like I did, after a tired 7 hour drive!). But other than that, the place is SUPERB!!!!!!!

    Hi Mark, Thank you so much for your feedback, we really appreciate it. We understand the parking is tight and we are hoping to remove the smaller wall later in the year which hopefully will help. So glad you liked our home - we've spent the last 6 months renovating the cottage and it means the world to us. Once again thank you so much for your feedback and hope you had a wonderful holiday. Kind regards Louise Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Aug 2022

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This property is part of the John Bray Cornish Holidays collection.
John Bray Cornish Holidays offers some of the best located self catering cottages and holiday homes in North Cornwall’s loveliest locations including Rock and Daymer Bay, on the Camel Estuary, and Polzeath and Port Isaac on the Atlantic coast.

Summary

  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size, 1 x double, 1 x bunk
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin, and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • External utility
  • Sitting room 1 dog welcome - there is a stair gate at the bottom of the stairs to keep the dog downstairs)
  • Central heating
  • Log Burner
  • Electric oven, induction hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, wine cooler, Nespresso coffee machine
  • Smart TV, WiFi
  • Fuel, power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • There is an off road parking space for one car which has been extended in May 23 and now measure 195cm wide x 435cm long
  • There is also off road parking nearby and a car park just around the corner.
  • Rear garden with patio, furniture, and fire pit
  • No smoking
  • Shop 0.1 miles, pub 0.2 miles, beach 0.3 miles. , Note: There are steps to the front door and to the exterior of the property 1 dog welcome - there is a stair gate at the bottom of the stairs to keep the dog downstairs)

The property

Centrally located in Port Isaac, a beautiful fishing village in Cornwall, lies this delightful three-bedroom property, Blue Lobster Cottage.

Enjoying sea views, you will be just a stone's throw away from the harbour beach in Port Isaac, bay of Port Gaverne and an array of local amenities.

The cottage features a contemporary nautical design, state-of-the-art appliances, a private patio and is fitting for a seascape, welcoming up to six guests.

Benefit from the well-equipped kitchen, presenting everything that you'll need for a self-catering stay, along with a six-seater dining table, perfect to gather around after a day of adventure.

Travel to the rear patio if you'd prefer an alfresco affair, home to outdoor furniture and a fire pit, ideal for soaking up the Cornish sunshine over a bottle of wine; you'll also find access to the external utility from here.

Relax in the bright sitting room, hosting sea glimpses, before retiring to three spacious bedrooms, all offering an abundance of storage and finished to a high spec; a shower room completes the cottage, both convenient and chic.

Paces away you'll reach Port Isaac and its offering of shoreline restaurants and shops, including Fresh from The Sea, The Old School Restaurant, and a local Co-op.

You'll also arrive at Portwenn View, an elevated observation deck, set above the Cornish coast, Giant Slip and Slide Cornwall, perfect for the thrill-seekers of your group, and Doyden Castle, displaying cliffside views.

Travelling towards Polzeath, enjoy strolls across the resident beach, trek across Trebetherick Point, whilst stopping off at The Rumps, for far-reaching vistas across the county.

Padstow is accessible by car, perfect for visiting St Saviours Point, touring Padstow Museum, covering cultural, social and maritime events, and the National Lobster Hatchery, where you can adopt and track a lobster, or perhaps bring along your cycle, and follow the dedicated route across the Camel Trail.

Enjoy your getaway in Cornwall by staying at Blue Lobster Cottage.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location

PORT ISAAC

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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Please note the following re parking

There is an off road parking space for one car which has been extended in May 23 and now measure 195cm wide x 435cm long.
There is also off road parking nearby and a car park just around the corner.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter