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The Keep Pot

Port Isaac, Cornwall (Ref. 967296)



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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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68 Customer Reviews

  • "This is a super cottage with parking right in Port Isaac."

    Mary the owner has thought of everything you could possibly want for your stay and you can feel the love she has for this place. The only negative from our stay is the constant racket from the nesting seagulls on the roofs opposite. They can keep up the din all night !

    Reviewed by RobertJun 2022

  • "Our second visit to this cottage."

    ...Well looked after cottage with everything you could wish for........Cant fault it.....The only downside of our stay,is that we didnt see any filming of Doc Martin...But this little gem is my Happy place..

    Reviewed by LindaMay 2022

  • "Our second visit to “The Keep Pot”definitely one of the most comfortable cottages we’ve stayed in!"

    Clean spacious and in the delightful village of Port Isaac!we would definitely recommend it,and will be back!Thank you once again Mary,for sharing this true gem of a place

    Reviewed by WendyApr 2022

  • "A beautiful cottage very clean and everything you need it's in a very good ..."

    A beautiful cottage very clean and everything you need it's in a very good location and Mary the owner very helpful nothing to much trouble

    Reviewed by ElaineApr 2022

  • "Beautiful clean and well appointed property."

    Everything we needed for a fantastic weeks stay. Perfect.

    Reviewed by Simon KennethMar 2022

  • "One of the finest cottages we have stayed in,everything we needed, highly recommended."

    Reviewed by ColinMar 2022

  • "It was all fabulous,especially the snug ,flowers and wine ."

    Thank you Mary

    Reviewed by LizMar 2022

  • "A comfortable, well equipped cottage in the heart of the village."

    We would be very happy to stay there again.

    Reviewed by PatriciaFeb 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage, tastefully decorated"

    Reviewed by MarianneFeb 2022

  • "What a superb cottage Mary has Faultless condition and facilities and tastefully decorated for the festive season The private parking, which accommodated our Ford Mondeo estate, was a real bonus."

    Being at the top of Fore Street the location could hardly be better with just a couple of minutes walk to pubs, restaurants, and shops. 10/10, we would stay again

    Reviewed by KevinDec 2021

  • "Great location, beautifully decorated and extremely well equipped."

    Cottage was tastefully decorated for Christmas, down to cushion covers and towels, and bottle of sparkly in the fridge. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by PeterDec 2021

  • "We have just returned from a week at The Keep Pot, the cottage was extremely clean and well equipped."

    Mary left a lovely bottle of wine and some sparklers for us (we arrived on Nov 5th!).It is in a very good location, just a short walk from a pub and shops. We would not hesitate to recommend The Keep Pot.

    Reviewed by FionaNov 2021

  • "Superb cottage, the best I’ve ever stayed in."

    Great location, short walk to the harbour. Also able to park my car outside which is a bonus in Port Isaac!

    Reviewed by AndrewOct 2021

  • "A lovely little cottage in a great position."

    Extremely well equipped with many home comforts. The owner of the property was very helpful and accommodating .

    Reviewed by GlynisOct 2021

  • "Absolutely love the cottage its immaculate, Close to everything ,this was our second time on the cottage ,we booked for next year again ,can't wait."

    Reviewed by ValerieOct 2021

  • "Beautiful cottage kept to a very high standard."

    Very well equipped for self catering.The owner takes pride in the place with attention to detail on decor and equipment.A fabulous holiday we’ve booked this cottage several times for it’s truly a beautiful place to stay we have rebooked for next year can’t fault it at all

    Reviewed by SusanOct 2021

  • "Just perfect ."

    Fantastic location . Beautifully presented cottage , has everything you would need . Parking a bonus !

    Reviewed by ClaireSep 2021

  • "This is our 2nd stay at the keep pot."

    We love it. Lots of lovely little touch’s, fresh flowers and wine. Super comfy and clean. Mary the host is always available if needed. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by JackieSep 2021

  • "The cottage was perfect and everything you could want was to hand."

    You have to be a bit patient with the TV but that was explained. No WiFi but again that was explained and was a bonus to get away from. A wonderful stay in your wonderful village. Many thanks.

    Reviewed by DianeAug 2021

  • "What a beautiful stay in this lovely cottage."

    We arrived early and had already had a text from Mary saying it was ready from 1.45pm .it is the best equipped place we have stayed in . So homely , parking is a massive advantage as Port Isaac has limited space . PORT Issac itself is quaint but with so few pubs or restaurants you need to book places before you travel . The Old School House restaurant was a fantastic meal if a little piece. Plenty of places to visit within 10 miles . Tintangel,Wadebridge, Boscastle all with visiting . Just over the top of the hill is PORT Gaverne which has an amazing beach and 2 great pubs , and you get a free Tuk Tuk back up the hill in the evening. All in all a fantastic holiday .Mary is very responsive to all messages . No WIFI in the cottage if that suits you but you can get it in pubs .

    Reviewed by RobertJul 2021

  • "The Keep Pot was everything we wanted the owner Mary is a credit."

    Everything was spotless, location excellent and parking such a bonus in Port Issac. Meals in village and Mary's recommendations were spot on, but you absolutely have to make reservations, don't rely on the pub as this does not open every day and sometimes stops serving food. The only minor thing for us was the bed was to firm, lumpy and creaked every time you got in and out or moved, so a new mattress is definitely needed.

    Reviewed by SamanthaJun 2021

  • "Great location with bonus of parking."

    The attention to detail in this cottage was way above what you expect in a rental property and shows how much the place means to the owner. The only negative was the lack of mobile coverage (Voda) so felt a little cut off.

    Reviewed by RobertJun 2021

  • "Lovely cottage in great location."

    .very high standard of cleanliness and comfort..can definitely recommend the keep pot .port Isaac and surrounding area is beautiful with lovely walks,beaches and pubs...

    Reviewed by SusanMay 2021

  • "Lovely cottage in a brilliant location."

    The owner has decorated it superbly with sea-side themed ornaments and decor - charming! Did miss having wifi as the mobile signal was also non existent but can soon pick up urgent messages on visits to restaurants and shops. Only improvement would be a stronger flowing shower, ideally. Otherwise all absolutely lovely and disappointed it was not available for the same week the following year.

    Reviewed by CharlesMay 2021

  • "Everything about this cottage was faultless,comfortable,clean,and everything we needed was there!"

    We’ve even booked to go back next year!keep up the good work Mary and you’ll never be short of holiday makers visiting you in this wonderful cottage in this idyllic location!

    Reviewed by WendyApr 2021

  • "The cottage was beautiful, loved the decor ,it was clean and very comfortable, we were left a bunch of flowers and a bottle of wine which was a lovely touch ."

    Port Issac is a lovely place with everything we could want within walking distance, we will definitely revisit .

    Reviewed by ValerieOct 2020

  • "A beautiful well equipped cottage."

    Furnishings to a very high standard.Attention to detail by owner excellent. This is our 3rd stay here and have already booked for next year. A rare find.within a cul de sac with private parking area. Ideal location for visiting the North Cornish coast. Would highly recommend .

    Reviewed by SusanOct 2020

  • "Our second stay at The Keep Pot and as previously we would'nt hesitate to recommend to others."

    It exceeded all our expectations especially during these surreal times! The owner is a credit to her exceptional high standards.

    Reviewed by MargaretSep 2020

  • "This is a perfect cottage for a couple."

    Everything is provided, and the owner has gone to great lengths to provide cleaning materials and appliance information. The cottage is ideally situated, just off the main road but within 5 minutes of the harbour. It goes without saying that anyone visiting Port Isaac will no doubt be aware that the harbour is at the bottom of a steep hill, and cars are not allowed. This is why the Keep Pot location is so good. Parking outside is a real bonus in this location. We would throughly recommend.

    Reviewed by StephenSep 2020

  • "The cottage was excellent, for location, comfort and cleanliness."

    Mary had all you needed in the cottage for a stress free holiday. hand gels and cleaning antibacterial sprays to help with covid guidelines. all in all a perfect retreat.

    Reviewed by JackieAug 2020

  • "A wonderful clean cottage ideally situated for Port Issac would certainly return and recommend."

    Reviewed by GlennMar 2020

  • "Lovely cottage, warm, comfortable, had everything I needed for my stay."

    Reviewed by AlanFeb 2020

  • "I would have liked the option once paid the deposit to pay in installments, or even by a different card prior to the full balance needing to be paid The Cottage, and the owner however, are amazing, and we can't wait to go back."

    The best cottage we have ever stayed in in fact, from any company. Mary must be congratulated on her outstanding home.

    Reviewed by CharlotteFeb 2020

  • "Lovely cosy cottage."

    Sea-side themed décor, local pub The Golden Lion very welcoming with superb food.

    Reviewed by GillJan 2020

  • "The Keep Pot is lovely, brilliant position in the village."

    Superb facilities. Everything done so that you feel welcome, even wine and flowers waiting on arrival. Excellent information booklet and everything we could need. Couldn't recommend it more. We will go back.

    Reviewed by TeresaNov 2019

  • "The booking process and the accuracy of the accommodation listing were perfect."

    But the property itself is something very special! A great home from home for us, with every facility catered for, every little thing provided for, and the wonderful thoughtful touches by the owner made the Keep Pot and our stay simply wonderful. A lovely "welcome pack" when we arrived after a long day's drive in traffic made our arrival so welcoming, and the many little touches, such as the basket of DVDs (very useful on wet afternoons!) meant we would stay here again in a flash, and would recommend the Keep Pot to everyone. Yes the mobile signal and lack of WiFi could be inconvenient, but I can confirm that, as in the "Fisherman's Friends" film, there is great reception at the end of the sea wall! A fabulous stay, despite inclement weather (it is Cornwall!), and great value for money. Excellent thank you!

    Reviewed by JeremyOct 2019

  • "The Keep Pot was the nicest place we have stayed in Cornwall."

    There were so many touches to make the place unique. The only way to improve it would be a bigger bed as there is definitely room for it.

    Reviewed by KateOct 2019

  • "We’ve been here for 2 years beautiful well equipped cottage ..."

    We’ve been here for 2 years beautiful well equipped cottage Comfortable with very high standards and attention to detail Already booked it for next year Parking at property

    Reviewed by SusanOct 2019

  • "The Keep Pot is clean, homely and thoughtfully equipped with everything you could possibly want."

    The parking space is a real bonus in Port Isaac. We had a fantastic week and hope to return soon.

    Reviewed by AdamSep 2019

  • "Overall a very highly rated experience."

    The only real area for improvement is the need for wi-fi or at least a decent 4G service. I suspect that both of these are beyond the owner's control, and indeed that a lot of visitors would be happy not to have them

    Reviewed by PeterAug 2019

  • "We absolutely loved staying in The Keep Pot."

    It is by far the nicest cottage we have ever stayed in and we are desperate to return! It has everything you could possibly need while on holiday and staying right in Port Isaac, with parking, was absolutely perfect. We enjoyed the short and easy walk to Port Gaverne, as well as making the most of the various places to eat near to the cottage. The little sitting room upstairs was perfect for reading and looking out over the rooftops. The owner made sure that we were settled in and extra little touches made our holiday really special. The only niggle would be that the bed could do with a new mattress. Absolutely recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by HugoAug 2019

  • "Ideal spot ,easy parking, everything in the house you could possibly need, clean comfortable good choice of DVD's for the one rainy day we had."

    Reviewed by PeggyJul 2019

  • "The Keep Pot is a lovely place to stay."

    Everything has been thought of to make this a home from home. Roses

    Reviewed by LinJul 2019

  • "The Keep Pot, the cottage was excellent, Well positioned with parking space (major plus in Port Isaac), spotlessly clean, well furnished and fitted."

    I would highly recommend. (pity no wifi)

    Reviewed by AndrewJul 2019

  • "First class holiday cottage."

    The best that we have ever stayed in. Could easily live there!

    Reviewed by MargaretJun 2019

  • "Was terrific."

    The cottage was exactly as described. Very comfortable and cosy. Port Issac was such a great place to have a weeks holiday. Will come back.

    Reviewed by ChrisJun 2019

  • "A very comfortable cottage situated in a good position in Port Isaac."

    With the added advantage of having a parking space, this is the ideal spot to benefit from the sights and sounds of this part of North Cornwall. Everything you need is to hand, and the facilities at the Keep Pot are very good. We have visited on a number of occasions, and it never fails to please.

    Reviewed by JohnJun 2019

  • "Lovely cottage, beautifully decorated."

    Comfortable bed. Gorgeous little village! The dvds left for visitor use was a nice touch. They were up to date movies & we really enjoyed them, thank you.

    Reviewed by KarenMay 2019

  • "Arrived at The Keep Pot,Walked through the door and WOW."

    ..what a beautiful cottage....Could not fault anything...Clean,Beautifully furnished ..Everything you needed was there...Very short walk into Port Isaac..Perfect...Watched some filming of Doc Martin,and met some of its stars...Met up with friends and ate at The Old School House,The Moat and Port Gaverne Hotel.....We live in Cornwall...but always enjoy Port Isaac,for a change of scenery....and what stunning scenery it is.........didnt want to leave...10/10..

    Reviewed by LindaMay 2019

  • "Lovely cottage well catered."

    easy access to villlage and lots of information in cottage re how to operate all equipment. Lots of information about the area. Only one suggestion maybe upgrade the mattress.

    Reviewed by JillMay 2019

  • "The Keep Pot was a very comfortable, clean, well equipped lovely place to stay."

    Lots of lovely touches and sea scape ornaments. Felt like home. Highly recommend staying here.

    Reviewed by JackieMar 2019

  • "Excellent cottage."

    Very comfortable and warm. Parking for one small car and easy access by foot to Port Isaac shops. Only thing missing is wifi which we needed.

    Reviewed by RobynOct 2018

  • "Central location to reach many wonderful views of North Cornwall ..."

    Central location to reach many wonderful views of North Cornwall Excellent for walking or relaxing holidays, The Keep Pot is a lovely well equipped cottage with excellent standards,off street parking,and a garden with sea view

    Reviewed by SusanOct 2018

  • "Not our first time at the Keep Pot and certainly not our last."

    If you are looking for comfort,cleanliness and well equipped together with a very helpful and friendly owner then this is the cottage to book. Also in an excellent position for local amenities and the surrounding area. Cannot find fault.

    Reviewed by MichaelSep 2018

  • "This cottage was fantastic."

    Anything and everything was provided. Very comfortable and homely feel. Decorated to a very high standard.

    Reviewed by PaulAug 2018

  • "The location was very good, parking a big bonus Really happy with choice"

    Reviewed by JudithJul 2018

  • "Our third visit to Keep Pot Cottage."

    As always lovely and clean and very well presented and in an excellent position. A joy to stay in.

    Reviewed by ChristineJul 2018

  • "The "welcome pack" of wine and flowers is such a nice touch."

    Instructions on appliances, windows, tv, etc., very well presented.

    Reviewed by RogerJul 2018

  • "The cottage of Keep Pot was fantastic, every convenience was catered for and the attention to detail was outstanding."

    It is extreamly clean and well cared for. It is situated perfectly in the centre of Port Isaac, and has its own parking space, which is a great asset.

    Reviewed by StewartJun 2018

  • "This was our fourth stay at The Keep Pot, the cottage is superbly equipped with everything you could possibly need for a relaxing holiday."

    Situated in a quiet corner at the top end of the village with superb sea views just around the corner. My wife and i love it, highly recommended.

    Reviewed by PhilipJun 2018

  • "An extremely comfortable and clean cottage in an excellent location."

    I cannot fault the facilities and the attention to detail. It is far better equipped than other more expensive cottages we have stayed in over the years.

    Reviewed by StellaJun 2018

  • "A wonderful spacious and beautifully decorated cottage in an excellent location, just off the main road into Port Isaac."

    It is a home away from home, an absolute delight. We will be booking next years stay shortly :-)

    Reviewed by KristineMay 2018

  • "The cottage was very well fitted out, with everything to self cater, even down to a pizza cutter."

    Great care had been taken to help guests work the TV, Satellite tuner, DVD player, kitchen and bathroom equipment and the storage radiators. There were boxes of games, jigsaws, recent DVDs and some music CDs etc for relaxation. Pots of flowers welcomed us to the property and there was also a private garden area behind the property, though other than an initial exploration, it wasn't warm enough to enjoy that. It was clear that the owner wanted everything to go well for the holiday, with information on local walks, maps and leaflets for sight-seeing. Port Isaac is a charming unspoilt fishing village, and much as I remember from my first visit 60 years ago, even with the 'Doc Martin' connection of recent years.

    Reviewed by DavidMar 2018

  • "We were thrilled to find the Keep Pot at Port Isaac beautifully decorated with little touches all around, making it so comfortable to come back to each day."

    The owner had thought of everything, eg torch, pen & paper, and had left full instructions for working everything. Moreover, she was kindly in touch with us at any time - and has even send us a parcel with a few things we had inadvertently left behind. We can't remember a better cottage we have ever stayed in.

    Reviewed by RosemaryMar 2018

  • "A lovely cottage with everything we needed very cosy and comfortable lots of personal touches"

    Reviewed by PaulFeb 2018

  • "We found the keep pot exceptionally clean and well kitted out, great location, you could walk to every where you needed in the village."

    Reviewed by PeterDec 2017

  • "Excellent, well appointed cottage in a wonderful location."

    Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by RosemaryNov 2017

  • "Perfect spot ."

    . accommodation superb

    Reviewed by GarryJun 2013

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  • Ground Floor: Lounge
  • Kitchen/Diner
  • First Floor: Bedroom with double bed and Emma mattress
  • Snug
  • Shower Room with shower cubicle, WC and washbasin.
  • Central heating with wood burning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, dishwasher, fridge, freezer, microwave, washing machine.Wifi
  • Smart TV/DVD
  • Cot and highchair available on request
  • Bed linen and towels included free of charge
  • Patio to the front, and gravelled and decked area to the rear
  • Off road parking for one car
  • Regret no pets
  • No smoking
  • Shop 1/2 mile
  • Pub 200 yards
  • Beach 400 yards.

The property

The Keep Pot is a 19th century, end of terrace, former fisherman's cottage set into the hillside overlooking the picturesque fishing village of Port Isaac.

The cottage has been completely renovated and refurbished to create a stylish holiday retreat for two.

From the first floor windows, there are glimpses of the sea, which are echoed inside in the Keep Pot's blue and white decor.

A wood burning stove creates a warm and ambient atmosphere in the spacious lounge whilst the adjacent kitchen/diner is smart and well equipped.

On the first floor there a small snug, where you can read quietly in a comfy chair.

A private parking space for one car is tucked at the front of the cottage, together with a small patio seating area.

Accessed via a small lane at the rear of the cottage is a small decked area with a table and chairs, and a further garden area with a shed, ideal for drying wet suits or storing bicycles.

The Keep Pot is the perfect spot to simply lock up the car and enjoy all that this enchanting village has to offer on foot.

The Coast Path is a mere 75 yards away and the nearby narrow streets lead you down through the village with its many pubs, cafes and shops to the fishing harbour below.

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About the location


Polzeath 6 miles; Padstow 9 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.

Region Information

Note: Babies and children from 2 year to 18 years not allowed Note: For any holiday starting between 16th September and 27th May, a heating supplement of £15.00 will be added to the cost of your holiday.