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April Cottage

(Ref. 1080331)

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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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  • perfect (4)
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  • damp (3)

8 Customer Reviews

  • "The cottage location is fab."

    You get what you pay for and the pictures are not misleading however the decor and furniture need updating. Kitchen well equipped however not a lot of cupboard space for grocery, massive wine rack on the wall could be better utilised. Living room, carpet and furniture old and on last legs, TV system is all wrong, the tv that is there needs to be upgraded to a SMART TV. Smell of damp downstairs was overpowering however read previous comments and we brought an electric air freshener which helped massively as all the plug ins were empty of any perfumes. Hallway again first impressions carpet and walls need an overhaul. Bedroom main no issues there Bathroom ok Didn’t use the top floor as only two of us. Decking no issues. We had the dehumidifier on and must have emptied twice a day helped with the damp smell. Overall it served the purpose for us however it is tiered and requires investment.

    Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us. We are very pleased to hear that the location of the property suited your needs and thank you for your suggestions on how to improve the property, all feedback is shared with the owner. We are sorry to hear that you experienced some maintenance issues during your stay, your comments will be raised to our property quality assessor maintenance team - John Bray Cornish Holidays on behalf of the owner. Property Owner

    Reviewed by John2.5Oct 2023

  • "April cottage is a delightful, well maintained and tastefully decorated cottage."

    Everything worked perfectly (once we'd figured out how to use the hob)☺️ There is a slight smell of damp downstairs which apparently is quite common in these cottages. Steep stairs not good for people with mobility problems. Overall we had a lovely stay and would recommend.

    We are pleased to hear you got to enjoy the cottage and had a great stay. 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 Janice4.4Sep 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay at April Cottage and enjoyed some spectacular coastal walks and sunsets on the door step."

    We even got to hear a women’s sea shanty band one evening. April Cottage is up a very steep hill but was worth the walk up and down with pubs near by for dinner. The cottage was clean and tidy and a perfect base we went to padstow, Mawgan Porth, bedruthan steps and tintagel. The only thing that we had to replace was the toilet roll as there was barely any on the rolls provided when we got there and no spares which seemed an over sight.

    Thankyou for your lovely comments about your stay with us. We are very pleased you enjoyed your visit and we hope to welcome you back in the very near future. John Bray Cornish Holidays on behalf of the owner Property Owner

    Reviewed by Emma4.7Aug 2023

  • "Absolutely perfect location, right in the heart of beautiful Port Isaac."

    Sadly the accommodation was extremely damp to the point that when I stripped the beds I discovered the pillows were mouldy. Very disappointing and not what I expected considering the cost of the rental. The three stars are purely for the location NOT the accommodation.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry for the inconvenience caused by these issues. Your comments have been passed on to the team here at John Bray Cornish Holidays and to the owner. We hope you still managed to enjoy your visit despite these issues and would love to welcome you back to North Cornwall in the future. - John Bray Cornish Holidays on behalf of the owner. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Genevieve2.2Aug 2023

  • "Starting positively, the cottage was lovely, a little quirky which we liked but everything we kind of expected from a typical seaside cottage."

    It was clean, the beds were comfy and everything we needed was supplied. Location is perfect and the fact that you get a parking space was a bonus. We arrived on the Saturday in torrential rain but on Sunday morning the weather had improved so we could go and have breakfast on the decking, it was lovely. I had received a phone call on the Friday telling me about the scaffolding next door and they were hoping it would be taken down during the week, I said as long as it doesn’t spoil the view then it’s not a problem, it most certainly did but as it turned out it would be the last time we used it. The sun comes over lovely in the morning, perfect for breakfast alfresco unless you’ve got builders within 10 feet of you banging and drilling from 8.30. We felt confined in our property looking out at the nice weather rather than being able to make the most of it. There were a couple of times after that we could have used it as the builders weren’t there, unfortunately the reason they weren’t there was because it was absolutely chucking it down with rain. We feel disappointed that we weren’t informed earlier about this when we booked and the impact it would have. The scaffolding is going to be up for a good few weeks looking at how the work is going so people need to be told beforehand that the decking will potentially be out of bounds during the day unless you like sharing your tea and toast or afternoon tea with a couple or so workmen! My son was in the attic room and was woken up most mornings by the noise which he wasn’t happy about (he is 18 and isn’t happy about a lot of things to be fair!!). I visited your office to mention our concern and report the fact that the carbon monoxide detector went off at 4am, it seems this probably should have been swapped in the last few years for a new one as it hadn’t been changed since being fitted in 2013. We were told maintenance would come out that day to fit new batteries, by 4.45 no one had been so my wife popped back to the office to inform them, they were literally just closing the door. Obviously carbon monoxide is the secret killer so felt more comfortable with a working alarm and eventually a man turned up to put new batteries in and confirm my view that indeed it did need a new one fitted which he did the following day. As I said at the office, I don’t honestly know what you can do about the building work and the scaffolding but it does have a massive impact on peoples holiday stopping at April Cottage which is a shame as everything else was great. I would be interested to hear if anyone else shares our views whilst staying there in the last few weeks or coming weeks.

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    Reviewed by Jim4.1Jul 2023

  • "We had to vacate your property early this morning ( a day early) due to a severe allergy of either mold, mildew, or whatever was used to clean the carpets and upholstery."

    We noted a very strong odour when we first opened the door and then tried to air out the home by opening all the windows. In the middle of the night our son could not breathe. He had to spend the rest of the night in the car with me. Also, there should be a caveat that any person over 6 foot tall should not rent this property. Multiple head strikes. Looking forward to hearing a reply and any resolution you might offer as we were clearly unable to stay. Regards, Irene and Mark

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    Reviewed by Mark1.3Jun 2023

  • "Very sweet cottage."

    My daughter and I spent a happy week at the cottage writing our screenplay. The front room was perfect for lounging and writing and the beds in the attic were comfortable. Loved the proximity to the harbor, literally only 1 min walk to everything - including Doc Martins house. The house was perfectly situated because at night it is in a quiet spot, not much foot traffic past it. Also has a nice balcony for sunbathing. I sent an email on day two regarding certain items that needed to be fixed (fridge shelf and front room blinds).

    Reviewed by Rebecca3.4Apr 2022

  • "Very good"

    Reviewed by James5.0Sep 2021

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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.


  • Over three floors
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x second-floor twin with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room
  • First-floor sitting room with TV and access to decking area
  • Electric oven and induction hob, microwave, fridge, washer/dryer, TV with Freeview, Blu ray player, PS2, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Balcony with terrace furniture
  • Allocated off site parking space for one car a short walk away
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Note: Outside decking area must be treated with care and is not suitable for unaccompanied children
  • Note: Check-in from 4pm and check-out by 9:30am

The property

April Cottage is a characterful and charming former fisherman’s cottage, set within the idyllic fishing village of Port Isaac, Cornwall.

Set over three storeys, April Cottage has two bedrooms and two bathrooms, making it a perfect choice for a family or for couples sharing.

The sitting room is a generous size, making for the ideal spot to unwind in with the family.

On nights when you don’t fancy eating out you can stay in and sit around the dining table after rustling up a gourmet meal in the well-equipped kitchen/diner.

There are two bedrooms set across the first and second floors to choose from, a double room on the first floor boasting views of the village to wake up to, and a twin room on the second floor, complete with an en-suite shower room.

After a day of exploring the Cornish coast why not retire to the sitting room on the first floor to unwind and watch a spot of TV or walk out to the balcony from here and enjoy a drink on the deck whilst watching the fishing boats coming and going, an idyllic way to end the day.

Port Isaac seems to expand out from the harbour and there is a warren of streets to explore, all containing charming shops, galleries, pubs, and restaurants.

The most famous street has to be Squeezy Belly Alley, one of the narrowest thoroughfares in the whole of the UK, make sure to visit this local landmark during your wanderings about the village.

There are plenty of attractions to enjoy nearby; visit Merlin’s Cave in Tintagel thought to be the birthplace of the legend of King Arthur, with a commanding statue resting above the bay of the king himself.

Pentargon Waterfall in Boscastle is a beautiful sight to behold amidst the natural beauty, or search the archaeological remains dotted over Bodmin Moor, with plenty of walking and cycling opportunities here.

Along with fishing trips, sea safaris and the likes of Newquay, a true surfing capital, all on the card too, there’s lots to choose from.

Discover all of these things and more from April Cottage in Cornwall.

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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Please note: The stairs to the top floor attic bedroom are narrow and steep with limited headroom. The small outside decking area is not suitable for unaccompanied children. The steps up to the front door are steep so may not be suitable for people with mobility problems.
The wood burner is not for guests use.

The parking space is located 50m up the road from the property in the Quarry Car Park.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season