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Signal Post

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  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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15 Customer Reviews

  • "The property was lovely and we had a great stay there."

    Thank you for your kind review. I hope you come back and enjoy North Cornwall again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by PaulOct 2023

  • "A beautiful property in a fantastic location."

    Really enjoyed our stay.

    We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay and would love to welcome you back in the very near future. John Bray Cornish Holidays on behalf of the owner. Property Owner

    Reviewed by AdrianSep 2023

  • "A superb property."

    Very clean and great location with sea views and easy access to Port Isaac harbour and pub. Would certainly recommend.

    Thank you for sharing your feedback. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed the property so much, especially the views and access to Port Isaac. We do hope that we get the opportunity to welcome you back to Cornwall in the future. John Bray Cornish Holidays on behalf of the owner. Property Owner

    Reviewed by SueAug 2023

  • "A lovely property in a beautiful part of the country."

    But for the money paid it would have been nice to have a welcome pack on arrival even a bottle of milk in the fridge would have been appreciated. After traveling for 8+ hours in the car you don't really want to go back out to get shopping. Also the double mattress in the front bedroom is the single most uncomfortable bed any of us have ever slept in! It wants to be thrown! Nobody wanted to sleep in it. It would also have been nice to have been left with more than one toilet roll, one black bag and one dishwasher tablet again for the money paid you would expect a little more.

    Thank you for taking time to complete feedback from your stay at Signal Post. We are pleased you enjoyed the property and its location. As this is self-catering accommodation, a basic starter pack is left for guests and some owners do provide a welcome hamper but this is at their discretion. We are sorry this was not sufficient for your needs on this occasion but hope to welcome you back to Cornwall in the near future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by AbigailJul 2023

  • "A basic welcome pack would be nice as we arrived fairly late and didn’t have milk, etc."

    but lovely house and lovely holiday. Location of house is perfect.

    Thank you for taking the time to leave a review on your stay, we are so glad you enjoyed the property and we do hope to welcome you back to North Cornwall again soon. John Brays Cornish Holidays on behalf of the owners. Property Owner

    Reviewed by SarahJul 2023

  • "5 of us stayed here for a week the end of June 2023, great location and lovely views of the sea."

    Beautiful house and setting. Driveway is a little tight to get down, but I managed to reverse 2 medium sized cars and park them on the drive with a bit of help. Beds are comfy and pillows to, the bathrooms are very nice. On the photos you don't see that they have now put a brand new upstairs bathroom (not the blue one shown) and more modern. House is clean, very spacious and bright. I would say it could do with a TV in the veranda part as this is where we spent most of our time as you get the lovely views of the sea. Location is a little walk away from the centre of Port Isaac (not much to eat round there if you don't like fish mind). But lovely little village to walk around. (Chip shop is a amazing). Would come back again in a heart beat!!

    Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay, and that the property suited your needs. Thank you for your suggestion, all feedback is shared with the owner - John Bray Cornish Holidays on behalf of the owner. Property Owner

    Reviewed by RichardJun 2023

  • "Looking at previous feedback I was a little apprehensive about staying here."

    And I was even more concerned when we arrived to check in at 4.00pm and was told by the cleaner she would be another 30-45 mins. I was not impressed especially as 4.00pm is already a late check-in. However, I was pleasantly surprised when we finally managed to check in. Firstly there was a lovely welcome pack of goodies which was unexpected and made us feel very welcome. I found the property clean and had everything we needed. Yes there were some areas that could have been cleaner, for example the gaps between the cooker and the en-suite could have been swept a little more, but I really am picking at things. The house was comfortable, spacious and had lovely views. The location was perfect and we will definitely be staying here again. My biggest grumble was the parking, it was a very narrow space and reversing in and out of it every time was an extra stress that we didn’t need on holiday. You could not fit two cars in. It would have been better if we could have access to parking at castle rock.

    Thank you for taking the time to complete the feedback from your recent stay. We are sorry about the delay with the housekeeping; we will feed this back to the team. It is pleasing to hear your later impressions were otherwise more positive and that you found the property comfortable and spacious with a great location. The parking situation can be a bit difficult with some of our more coastal properties - the nearby council car park is an option for guests but spaces cannot be guaranteed. John Bray Cornish Holidays on behalf of the owner. Property Owner

    Reviewed by HelenApr 2023

  • "We really loved this property - very welcoming and with a wonderful view."

    Couldn't be in a better position! However, the parking situation is a little challenging - not with the small area (this was mentioned in the details), but the lack of turning area and so it meant reversing out. Not for the faint hearted! There were some little things that we feel need to be looked at with regards to the property: The fan in the ensuite isn't working The ensuite needs a towel rail The floor in the ensuite could do with upgrading Both tin openers don't work properly and made it impossible to open a tin There was no garlic press, only a part of one Missing key for the door into the utility room from outside Baking trays would be useful Not all lamps were working - had to replace a bulb Not all outside lights work The dishwasher is missing wheels on the lower rack These are only small things, however, they do make a difference.

    Thank you for taking the time to leave a review, we will speak to the owner of the property about your point, and I will also let maintenance know about the issues, we do hope to welcome you back to North Cornwall again soon. John Brays on behalf of the owners. Property Owner

    Reviewed by SusanMar 2023

  • "The house was spacious and well located but not very cosy."

    It was a bit worn and lacked welcoming touches. We couldn't get hot water from 2 of the showers the first night and had post walk cold showers before bed. We did eventually get hot water from one but the downstairs shower didn't have hot water at any time which was not great as we were waling the SW coast path every day. There was no welcome pack of instructions and we couldn't work out the microwave the first day. Pots and pans were in a big jumble and one was dirty. The cling film and foil was very useful. My friends rent out properties for holidays and were not impressed in general and felt it was rather unloved and basic.

    Thank you for taking the time to leave a review these issues will be brought up with housekeeping and maintenance, we hope this did not have a huge impact on your holiday and we hope to welcome you back soon. John Brays Cornish Holiday on behalf of the owners. Property Owner

    Reviewed by SandyOct 2022

  • "The property was in a beautiful location with stunning views."

    The equipment provided was comprehensive and when we raised some issues ie a plug missing from the sink and the ironing board broken they were quickly resolved. It was a such a shame that the windows were really dirty both inside and out - to the extent that I cleaned the bedroom and rear patio doors which were really filthy. The sink and shower plug holes in the main bathroom were really slow draining and blocked with hair, despite being reported this was not fixed. We purchased some domestic plug hole unblocker to remedy the problem ourselves, which worked. Also the coat hook panel in the utility room fell off the wall, again reported but not fixed albeit there was plenty of other hanging space. Generally the property needed a deep clean as it was looking tired and very grubby around the windows and doors. The shower in the en-suite was very low pressure. However as stated earlier this was a lovely property and we really enjoyed our stay overall it was equipped with everything you could need.

    Thank you for taking the time to feedback on your stay! We're very sorry that you had to experience these issues during your stay. Your comments have been passed on to the team at John Bray Cornish Holidays. We hope to welcome you back to north Cornwall in the future! John Brays on behalf of the owner. Property Owner

    Reviewed by PamelaSep 2022

  • "We had to re wash the tea towels as they smelt awful."

    We had to clean the dishwasher as it was blocked by grease and debris and not washing the pots. There was quite a lot of debris on the floors and sofa’s, looked as though it had not been hoovered. Some of the furniture was very dated and worn. Beautiful views, plenty of parking space for 2 cars. Felt as though it needed some TLC and a pressure washer on the outside areas! It could be made beautiful if it was cleaned properly with updated furniture but we were disappointed considering the cost of the property.

    Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us. We are pleased that you enjoyed the lovely views and that the parking suited your needs but are sorry to hear that you experienced some cleanliness and maintenance issues during your stay. Your comments will be raised to our housekeeping and maintenance teams and all feedback is shared with the owner - John Bray Cornish Holidays on behalf of the owner. Property Owner

    Reviewed by FionaAug 2022

  • "Our fourth visit to this property with our immediate family."

    Excellent property with everything that was needed. We stayed over the Christmas period and were very pleased with the tree,decorations etc.. Hope to return in the future. Have seen one or two poorish remarks from others who have stayed at the house in the past- think they must be referring to another property as we love this property.

    Many thanks for your feedback. It has been a challenging year and an enthusiastic, kind review is far more effective at motivating (stretched and challenged) staff than a complaint (guest or owner's) from afar! So pleased you had a lovely time. Please do come back and do feel free to feedback anything (reasonable - can't change the access in the village) that may make the place better for you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by RichardDec 2021

  • "The property was generously described and cleverly photographed."

    In reality it felt a bit like a student house. The kitchen equipment and some of the furniture looked like it had come from a charity shop. Mismatched glasses and chipped crockery are not what you would expect for the price we paid. The old faded kettle stopped working and fused the electrics one morning. The sofas are all covered with the bedspreads that were on the beds for the photos, and some of the cushions are tied on with old shoe laces. One positive was the bed linen and towels which were all white and looked new. The parking is not really usable unless you have a very small car. This could be such a nice property with a big more care and attention. It would also have much better views if the hedges were cut back. They make the garden feel really small. The owners need to spend some of their considerable rental income on bringing it up to standard. I was offered priority booking for the same week next year at a much higher cost.

    Thank you for your feedback Property Owner

    Reviewed by RachelSep 2021

  • "Several things needed- baking trays, kitchen clock, coasters for side tables, ..."

    Several things needed- baking trays, kitchen clock, coasters for side tables, some of the photos need updating, curtajns upstairs were missing curtain hooks, ensuite toilet pipes judders when flushed( poss valve )

    Many thanks for your feedback. It would appear such matters aren't always picked up by this year's overstretched staff. Trays, coasters, crockery have all now been sorted (thank you) and the photos should have been updated last year but sadly that didn't happen. Property Owner

    Reviewed by LAug 2021

  • "We did have a wonderful week thank you."

    Highlights were some wonderful food both locally at the Mote and the Port Gaverne Hotel and also further afield - the set lunch at Rick Stein’s Seafood Restaurant which was excellent value for money. The house was very spacious, well located and a wonderful base for all our walks and exploring. It was lovely and warm and well equipped on the whole. The staff we met at your office were also very helpful. The parking sharpened up our reversing skills!

    Ms. Sue BeachDec 2018

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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.


  • Four bedrooms: 1 x king-size with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x king-size, 2 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Ground-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin heated towel rail and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Utility room
  • Living room
  • Sun lounge
  • Central heating with woodburning stove and open fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, 2 x TV, DVD player, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Private parking for two small cars
  • Front and rear gardens with patio terrace
  • One pet welcome by arrangement
  • Sorry, no smoking

The property

Signal Post is a stylish, detached cottage located in the small fishing village of Port Isaac, Cornwall.

Nestled on the cliff above the village, the property boasts splendid sea views, and with four bedrooms and three bathrooms it is ideal for a large family holiday.

The interior of the house is light and modern; a spacious kitchen/diner contains all the amenities required for a week of self-catering, and two sitting rooms and a sun lounge provide ample space for the whole family to relax in style.

Upstairs, there are four generous sized bedrooms; two king-size rooms, one with en-suite shower and WC, and two rooms with twin beds.

A sheltered patio terrace is perfect for outdoor dining and for sitting in the evenings and watching the sunset.

Port Isaac is a charming village that still has a working fishing harbour, as well as a good choice of shops, pubs and restaurants.

It will be recognisable to many as a filming location used for Poldark and as the fictional village of Portwen from the TV series Doc Martin.

Enjoy walks along the South West Coast Path, take a guided tour of the town, or visit the quaint galleries and pottery shops.

For a fantastic trip to Port Isaac choose Signal Post.

Signal Post & Folly

Lovely location with separate accesses but side by side.  Perfect for a larger family that wants two properties with their own space.

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

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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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