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Folly 2

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  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


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

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14 Customer Reviews

  • "The perfect get away house."

    Cosy yet spacious and very well appointed with everything you could possibly need to ensure a relaxing break. The views from the house over port Isaac harbour are a wonderful way to wile away a few hours and unwind. The many walks from the front door allows the freedom to explore this spectacular corner of Cornwall.

    Maria LockhartMar 2024

  • "It was perfect - so beautifully decorated."

    It was bright and airy and immaculately clean. We loved it

    Thank you for your kind comments, we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay and hope to welcome you back in the near future. John Bray Cornish Holidays on behalf of the owner. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jane4.7Jan 2024

  • "Perfect situation over Port Isaac bay."

    Property tastefully decorated and maintained. What more can one want!

    Hello Tim Thank you for booking The Folly - and visiting Port Isaac- I am so delighted you enjoyed your stay despite the weather! Haste ye back With kind regards Claire Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tim4.7Oct 2023

  • "I can't say enough good things about The Folly 2."

    My wife and I treated ourselves to this wonderful property because of it's location, beauty, and prominence in Doc Martin. We had never visited England or Port Isaac so this was a once-in-a-lifetime vacation. The inside is as wonderful as the outside. Clean, comfortable, and well-stocked. We only had one question for the owner and she answered it quickly and graciously. We would definitely return.

    Thank you so much for your comments - I am so delighted you had a good stay wonderful Port Isaac and found The Folly to be comfortable - I do hope you return one day meanwhile safe travels and haste ye back Kind regards Claire Property Owner

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Oct 2023

  • "This was one of the best holiday homes we have stayed in."

    Very comfortable and the location is the best.

    Dear Michelle thank you so much for your feedback- I am so delighted you enjoyed The Folly it gives me huge warmth to know guests have had an enjoyable holiday Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Sep 2023

  • "The house is lovely with a fantastic view over the harbour."

    Claire was very helpful and responded to all my queries very promptly and with detailed information. The drive up to the house is quite a challenge but worth it for the view and being in a prime location within the village. Good restaurants within walking distance of the house was a bonus.

    Thank you for your kind comments, we look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. John Bray Cornish Holidays on behalf of the owner Property Owner

    Reviewed by Fiona5.0Sep 2023

  • "We had an amazing stay at the Folly 2, soaking up the views of the bay :) Thank you so much, we will definitely be back!"

    Hello Alice so thrilled to hear you enjoyed yourselves at The Folly - Port Isaac is quite magical so I am glad you got to experience it Haste ye back kind regards Claire Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alice5.0Aug 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay in Folly 2!"

    Despite some unsettled weather we were able to do some great rock pooling, walks and sit out on the patio and enjoyed watching the world go by! It really has the most incredible view from there and the house was so comfortable and had everything we needed. Claire (owner) was so helpful and lovely when we had a query too! We were only 4 in the end (not 6) so we used the bedrooms on the first floor. The only slight issue was that the top floor smelled a bit damp when we arrived (one of the reasons we used the middle floor) but it’s hardly surprising, given the unseasonably wet weather we’ve had and being north facing/next to the cliff face. It was remedied with the heaters on for a bit. Thanks again Claire for a great stay. We’ll be back!

    Hello Louise Thank you so much for your kind comments, I am delighted you enjoyed your stay at Folly 2 it means alot..... Yes I think the horrendous rain has taken its toll and I will certainly look (and sniff) at the top floor when I am down in a few weeks to ensure it smells wonderful - thank you for that feedback. Wishing you a lovely rest of summer Claire Property Owner

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Aug 2023

  • "Folly 2 is beautiful."

    It was spotless and had everything we needed for our holiday. A welcome pack would be helpful. We didn’t find outdoor cushions for 2 days. Information about bins and rules might be helpful. The outdoor space is limited although a couple of sun loungers would be an excellent addition. I was ill for 2 days and would have enjoyed lying outside while everyone was out. On the whole, a fabulous house which was beautifully presented.

    Thank you for comments. We are in the process of updating our information pack for the property. I hope this didn't impair on your holiday to much and we can welcome you back very soon. John Bray Cornish Holidays on behalf of the owner Property Owner

    Reviewed by Angela4.7Jun 2023

  • "We were emailed on Saturday of our stay."

    We replied to this but on further investigation realised when returned home, we saw this was a no-reply email. This is not advised on the email. The below were also unsatisfactory at best: 1 - the property is not family-friendly. There is no child-friendly crockery or cutlery 2 - despite being listed as family-friendly, there was no cot or high chair. Poor at the cost of the stay 3 - fridge - had missing shelves etc. made very small for 2 families 4 - second-floor bedroom had no blind. This led to our children taking a long time to go to sleep and waking up at 0430. Hardly a recipe for a relaxing holiday 5 - No hairdryer. Poor for a family-friendly stay and for the cost of the holiday 6 - No toiletries - poor for the value of the holiday 7 - No dishwasher tablets - poor for the value of the holiday 8 - Only one set of keys. Poor for a 2-family house 9 - No instructions on parking. Lead to lots of passive-aggressive contact from the adjoining properties management company 10 - Heaters, all unplugged and unprogrammed with no instruction manual. Not the most welcoming intent or use in a cold house. Thankful we weren't staying in winter 11 - No instruction manual for the property. 12 - access road. The info on this was not in line with the difficulty of the road 13 - Bins - neither bin took the glass, it seemed the recylcing box for this was missing 14 - outside seats - the cushions were not fit for purpose and could not be used with the seating. Made enjoying the outside space very difficult 15 - no BBQ - very poor considering the cost of the stay

    Reviewed by Nicholas3.1May 2023

  • "We enjoyed our honeymoon here the view’s are fantastic, we did find a few hairs in the bath and on dining room table and living room and under the sheet on the bed when we removed them to strip the linen before we left the hairs were all the same short and black , the cheese grater was also broken so maybe a check of utensils and there was no measuring jug , im wondering if it was the cleaning staffs hair because if it being under the sheet , it did make me feel a little uneasy of the cleaning process , we would also recommend a upgrade to the tv a free view or sky if it was available to the area ,other then that the house is beautiful and the scones left were beautiful."

    Firstly, congratulations on your wedding ! Thank you so much for taking the time to give feedback from your stay. We are pleased you enjoyed your honeymoon in Cornwall. We're sorry about the housekeeping issues you have raised and that these were not picked up on changeover. We will raise these with the cleaner. We hope you choose to book with John Bray Cornish Holidays again as we would love to welcome you back to Cornwall in the very near future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Robert4.7May 2023

  • "We were very comfortable and happy staying in the Folly."

    There were a couple of cracked pieces of crockery which should have been removed - and someone had tried to light the battery operated candles - picky things but we were concerned that we would be blamed! Otherwise, perfect.

    Thank you for your feedback! We're glad you had a lovely stay at The Folly 2 and had the chance to make the most of the local amenities! We appreciate you bringing the cracked crockery and burnt candles to our attention. This will be investigated by our housekeeping team, promptly and removed. We hope to invite you back to North Cornwall again soon. John Bray on behalf of the owner. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Denise4.7Nov 2022

  • "We've been using The Folly 2 for several years now and love the property."

    Already booked for next year, we love the village and have been visiting for 15 years. We moved from using Northcliffe when that was sold & are so happy we chose this property. it's always clean, well presented and really does feel like home. Disappointed that we aren't able to take the dog anymore, and that the booking process has changed so that returning customers are no longer able to book the property for the same week each year but I guess things change. It won't stop us trying.

    Hello Mr Williams there is a new system at Sykes/John Bray it allows me to respond to guests comments - I have been going back and read your comments with delight - I am always striving to ensure the Folly is comfortable. I am really happy for my regular guests to review the dog policy (I had a few rogue incidents re dogs and wanted to ensure the house is always tip Top) - but for loyal guests I am happy to accept their dog staying - a dog makes Cornwall such fun kind regards Claire Property Owner

    Reviewed by Katherine5.0Oct 2021

  • "We had a fantastic holiday in Folly 2!"

    Great house great facilities and definitely want to book it again next year!

    Mr. & Mrs. James BurroughsNov 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.


  • Over three floors
  • Four bedrooms: 1 x king-size with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x king-size, 1 x second-floor double, 1 x second-floor double
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Second-floor bathroom with walk-in shower, heated towel rail, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room
  • Electric heating
  • Electric range cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Private parking for one car
  • Terrace with picnic bench
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking

The property

Perched on the cliffside, overlooking Port Isaac harbour, Folly 2 is a magnificent three-storey self-catering holiday home.

With private parking for one car, spectacular views, and four bedrooms and three bathrooms, Folly 2 is an ideal choice for a family or group of friends looking for a relaxing retreat in Cornwall.

The property is furnished to a high standard throughout and the large windows in all the rooms at the front of the house highlight the amazing views.

The kitchen is sleek and modern and has plenty of of gadgets, including a range cooker, to rustle up a hearty meal.

The dining room has a large table to accommodate all the friends and family guests, and the original fireplace keeps a real feel of opulence to the occasion.

After dinner, retire to the luxurious sitting room and curl up on the cosy sofa or settle down at the window seat and watch the comings and goings in the harbour.

There are four bedrooms spread across the first and second floors: two king-size rooms on the first floor, both with sea views, and a double and a room with two single beds on the second floor.

There is a family bathroom on both the first and second floors, as well as an en-suite shower room in one of the king-size bedrooms.

On sunny days the family can congregate around the picnic bench on the terrace or lawned area at the front of the house, enjoying a cream tea or ice cream.

Port Isaac has a long association with fishing, and you can still watch the boats come and go out of the harbour.

Port Isaac has a small sandy beach but if you are looking for a greater expanse of sand then you can travel along the coast to Polzeath Beach, Trebarwith Strand or any of the beaches dotted around Newquay.

After a day of exploring the coast, return for a good night sleep at Folly 2, ready to do it all over again the next day.

The Folly

1 ad 2 the Folly are two semi detached houses that sit in a fantastic location overlooking Port Isaac Harbour.

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. Only ten minutes drive from the beaches of Polzeath, Daymer and Rock, it is perfect for romantic and family holidays alike. There is ample parking at the top of the village.

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Please be aware access road to the house is very narrow
Please note mobile phone signal is sporadic in the village