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Grey Roofs

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Port Isaac, Cornwall Show on map

4.8

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  • 5 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes

Features

  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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14 Customer Reviews

  • "A really charming gem of a cottage."

    Amazing position and parking up the hill was fine. Lovely original features, the decor was quirky but totally in keeping and really welcoming and fun. Sitting room very small but cosy for 2 adults and 2 teenage daughters - the wood burner was fab, the cottage heated up really quickly after cold wet hikes over the coastal paths. Welcome pack and daffodils were a lovely personal touch. If the cottage was mine I wouldn’t want to rent it out! A lot of love and thought has gone into the decor. Thank you for making it available for holidays - another week of happy memories, we have been coming to the area for years. Only downside were the mattresses which were not very comfortable. We had a lovely few days despite the unseasonably wet and windy weather.

    Reviewed by Tiffany4.7Mar 2024

  • "Beautiful, cosy and fun property in a perfect location with stunning roof terrace."

    Interiors were of an extremely high standard and expertly decorated. Everything worked perfectly and the kitchen was one of the best equipped we've stayed in. We stayed in March and property was a bit chilly when we arrived but soon warmed up once the radiators kicked in. Good instructions about heating, hot water and all appliances are provided. If you're going in winter, get a couple of bags of logs and kindling from the coop at the top of the village and use the very efficient wood burning stove. Fabulous range of top quality places to eat from Michelin starred to small sandwich shops cafes and of course, pasty shops. Coastal walks right from the doorstep. Property is on several levels so if you're not good with stairs you may want to consider another option, but we loved it and thought it added to the character of the place. Private parking space about 100m up a steep hill - but worth it, given there is no parking at all in the village. Would highly recommend.

    Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us. We are so pleased to hear that Grey Roofs suited your needs and that you enjoyed all that the property has to offer. We look forward to hopefully welcoming you back again in the future - John Bray Cornish Holidays on behalf of the owner. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jocelyn5.0Mar 2024

  • "Lovely cottage, beautifully decorated, cosy and warm."

    We very much enjoyed our stay.

    Thankyou and very pleased to get your lovely feedback. We are especially delighted that you enjoyed staying at Grey Roofs. We hope to welcome you back soo Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lucy5.0Oct 2023

  • "Very enjoyable stay."

    Cottage is clean, warm and beautifully decorated and furnished throughout. Excellent location in the heart of the village with easy access to the coastal path. The view from the rooftop terrace is stunning.

    Thank you for your lovely feedback. We are delighted that you enjoyed staying at Grey Roofs. We hope to welcome you back soon Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mike5.0Sep 2023

  • "I have been coming to the village for 22 years, i would class this as the best property I have stayed in down there."

    Great location, easy parking space and availability. The cottage has every amenity a family needs including extras which top it off. Perfect for young families, easy to unload and offload with luggage ! Would highly recommend. Can’t wait to visit again!

    Thank you for your kind words. Very pleased that you and your family enjoyed your stay at Grey Roofs, especially as regular visitors to Port Isaac. Hope to welcome you again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Edward5.0Sep 2023

  • "What a wonderful home from home, many thanks for all the touches that made this such an interesting house to stay in."

    Right at the heart of the town and everything we needed on hand.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are delighted that you enjoyed staying at Grey Roofs. We hope to welcome you back soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Maureen5.0Sep 2023

  • "Please can you add some instructions for the hob - the 4 sec hold on the key button was a bit of a barrier to using the hob on day 1."

    And maybe some microwave instructions We loved the decking space for breakfast and evening drinks. The place has a lot of love.

    Thank you for your feedback, we are delighted that you enjoyed staying at Grey Roofs. We have left a Guest Information folder at the cottage, which among other things, shows where to find instructions for the electrical equipment, however we will look to make them a bit more prominent and ready to access. We hope to welcome you back soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Charles4.7Jul 2023

  • "Great property lovely interiors and everything we wanted to hand"

    Thank you for taking the time to leave feedback, we are so glad you found the property fit for your needs and we do hope to welcome you back to Grey Roofs again soon. - John Brays Cornish Holidays on behalf of the owners. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Elen4.7Jul 2023

  • "Thanks for a fabulous stay at Grey Roofs."

    It is a beautiful cottage, immaculately & thoughtfully presented - Amazing!

    Thank you so much for taking the time to share such wonderful feedback with us. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay at Grey Roofs and appreciated it's beauty and presentation. We look forward to welcoming you back hopefully soon. John Bray Cornish Holidays on behalf of the owner Property Owner

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Jun 2023

  • "Wonderful cottage set in the heart of the village, decorated/furnished to a high standard, lovely details throughout."

    The view from the top garden is stunning. We had an amazing week with full on sun! Be mindful of steps, there are a lot of them, both in the house and to the garden.... on the plus side it keeps you fit, especially after a cream tea or two ;-)

    Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay at Grey Roofs. We do hope that we get the opportunity to welcome you back in the future! - John Bray Cornish Holidays on behalf of the owner. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kim5.0May 2023

  • "We had the most special stay at Grey Roofs with our three children."

    The property was beautifully presented and in the most amazing location. We walked the 50 or so yards to the waterfront each morning for a swim and enjoyed exploring the independent shops. The house was so much fun and our children (6,5 and 18 months) particularly loved the terrace looking out over the sea. Highly recommended!

    Thank you so much for your kind words. It's great to hear that you had such a fabulous stay and had the perfect base to explore the local area from. We would love to welcome you back to Grey Roofs anytime in the future. - John Bray Cornish Holidays on behalf of the owner. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Harvey5.0May 2023

  • "Beautiful little holiday home, right in the thick of everything, the property is very well equipped for your stay, there was nothing we didn't have!"

    The roof terrace is fabulous, yes the steps are steep and I wod imagine very slippy in wetter weather, would not recommend for little children! The issue with the property is parking, we picked this property because it had parking, it is stated a short walk away, however is up a very steep hill, if you are not very fit you struggle, also its hard to access, people dumped their cars anywhere regardless if it was their spot, noone appeared to lock it either, several times we came back we had no where to park, it spoilt it for us as we always had in the back of our mind when we went out if we wod be able to park on our return.

    Thank you for taking the time to leave a review, we are so glad you enjoyed your stay at Grey Roofs, and we hope to welcome you back soon. John Bray Cornish Holidays on behalf of the owners. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lisa3.4Aug 2022

  • "Wonderful place."

    The location was absolutely perfect, just where I wanted to be about 60 feet from Mrs. Tischels Chemist. Short walking distance to the Golden Lion. It is a lot of stairs but I knew that going in and definitely worth it for the view from the deck. I have been to Port Isaac before and decided to rent a cottage this time to have my own fridge.

    Hi Doug, Pleased that you enjoyed your stay and thanks for the excellent feedback. The cottage is indeed very near to the harbour, the Golden Lion and a number of other Doc Martin attractions. We have even chatted to Mrs Tishell on her way past the house during filming. You do need to tread carefully on the steps, but the view is worth it and it’s our favourite part of the cottage. Hope to welcome you again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Doug5.0May 2022

  • "We really enjoyed our stay."

    Location is fantastic and house was immaculate, the beds comfy and the bedding spotless. John Bray office responded immediately when the sash window got stuck- they came to the house on Sunday, brought a hook and fixed it right away. Obviously the steps could present a problem to some people as will access to the carpark and the size of the car space, this is the only downside but has to be accepted with the fantastic location. Overall, I would recommend and would return but with a smaller car.

    Dear Cindy, We were delighted to receive such positive feedback and glad that you enjoyed your stay. We are fortunate to have a parking space nearby, which fits a standard sized family saloon or similar. Indeed, the steps are steep! Thanks for sharing and prompting us to add additional information for guests. Hope to see you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Cindy5.0Apr 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

  • Private parking space at top of Church Hill
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin, 1 x single
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with wood burning stove.
  • Featured in The Daily Mail and The Sunday Times
  • Electric central heating with wood burning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer-dryer, Nespresso machine
  • Smart TV in lounge and TV's two in bedrooms, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Decked area with patio furniture
  • No smoking
  • 1 small well behaved dog allowed downstairs
  • Shop 0.5 miles, pub 0.1 miles, beach 0.1 miles
  • Note: The car park is located about 100m away from the property up a steep hill. The front door is accessed via a narrow walkway and steps. The elevated garden and terrace is accessed via very steep steps so care should be taken
  • Not suitable for the elderly or people with restricted mobility and children should not be left unsupervised

The property

Featured in The Daily Mail and The Sunday Times with a quirky sea featured designer makeover.

Grey Roofs is a picture perfect coastal retreat.

Situated close to the picturesque harbour of Port Isaac( 60 steps to the shore) with direct views of the harbour and sea from the deck. A boutique style, fisherman's cottage located just a few strides from Port Isaac harbour on the north Cornwall coast.

Grey Roofs is a picture perfect coastal retreat.

Stylishly decorated throughout, with meticulous attention to detail, this self catering cottage has been recently renovated to create a luxury holiday home-from-home by the sea whilst still retaining its original character and charm.

Sleeping five guests in three bedrooms and one bathroom, Grey Roofs has ideal accommodation for a small family or group of friends looking to explore the north Cornwall coast.

From your doorstep, take a stroll around the old village wondering through the narrow streets where you will find a host of white washed fisherman's cottages, an array of local shops, cafe's and restaurants all within easy walking distance. Step into a stylish and spacious fully fitted kitchen, well equipped with everything you could need to enjoy some Cornish inspired self-catering.

Gather around the farmhouse dining table, perfect for a light lunch or candlelit dinner.

A few steps down into the reception area and living area, a choice of armchairs entice you to linger afterwards, or you climb the steep cliff-side steps to the top decking area to enjoy evening drinks as dusk falls with stunning harbour and coastal views as a backdrop.

Lead on into the sitting area and sink into the comfortable sofa after a day beside the sea, play a family board game or relax in front of the log burner with a favourite film.

A separate study area provides a dedicated work space for those that need it in the reception area.

Upstairs, the three bedrooms and family bathroom offer a contemporary holiday haven.

The master suite with a king size bed continues the palette of gallant colours of the seaside.

The comfortable single bedroom shares the family bathroom with the remaining twin bedroom. Port Isaac is the home to the Doc Martin TV series, the Fisherman's Friends and a working harbour.

Take time out to eat a bag of fish and chips on the harbour wall as the sun sinks below the horizon - you won't regret it!

Spend a day enjoying the gentle comings and goings of the fishing boats in the harbour, listening to the waves hitting the rocks or rock-pooling on the nearby Port Gaverne beach.

If you're feeling energetic, a few miles west lies Port Quin, an unspoilt cove.

Tackling the coastal walk to Port Quinn over Lobber point past the rocky cove of Pine Haven and finally dropping down into this pretty National Trust owned cove.

A lovely spot for swimming, kayaking, rock pooling or fishing.

With cycling, golf, tennis as well as a wide variety of watersports on offer, as well as stunning sandy beaches at Rock and Polzeath and historic villages to explore - there is bound to be something on the North Cornwall coast to suit all members of your party. Whatever the weather, Grey Roofs is a superb base.

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 front door is accessed via a narrow walkway and steps. The elevated garden is accessed via very steep steps so care should be taken. It is not really suitable for the elderly or people with restricted mobility. small children should be supervised. The car park is located about 100m away from the property up a steep hill.

This property offers the following short breaks:

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