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The Mizzen

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Port Isaac, Cornwall Show on map

3.7

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  • 6 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes

Features

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

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9 Customer Reviews

  • "The WiFi code you detail is incorrect you need to list the one behind the router."

    Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us and making us aware. We will amend this and hope to welcome you back in the future - John Bray Cornish Holidays on behalf of the owner. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mandy4.7Dec 2023

  • "Mizzen is a a lovely cottage inside."

    Well decorated and furnished though master bed bit firm for us. We did have a lot of rain on day one and it flooded the front yard of the cottage, due to blocked drain and water also came into the cottage. Frustrating and smelly, maintenance needed on guttering. We called and John Bray representative got back to me quickly and plumber came out cleared drain within 24hrs. Thank you. They also got the over grown back garden sorted.

    Thank you for taking the time to feedback on your stay. We're very sorry that you had to experience these issues during your visit but thank you for your patience and understanding whilst we sorted them for you. We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay and would love to welcome you back anytime in the future. - John Bray Cornish Holidays on behalf of the owner. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Philippa3.8Jul 2023

  • "We had a great week in the village."

    The property needs a little maintenance. The guttering is broken at front, bathrooms need a refurb. When we booked we thought there was a car parking space, Sykes never got back to clarify this. We loved staying in the village, even if the logistics of getting in and out with older family was a bit challenging.

    Thank you for providing us with your feedback following your stay at The Mizzen, it is great to hear you had a great week. I have passed your feedback onto the maintenance team they will ensure the guttering is fixed. I will update the website in regards to the parking space so it is clear, I am really sorry that you question wasn’t answered – John Bray Cornish Holiday’s on behalf of the owners. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kay2.5Jul 2022

  • "There were no basic necessities such as extra toilet paper, no paper towels, tea, sugar and no nespresso pods for the coffee maker-which you can’t just go out and buy at a shop so there’s really no point in having it there."

    The dishwasher didn’t work and despite reaching out to Sykes Cottages via email several times no one ever got back to me. The upstairs shower could really use either a good scrub or new grout. The location was great, right in the center of town which was very convenient.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry for the inconvenience caused by these issues. Our properties are self catering by nature so these extra provisions are not provided. Your comments however have been passed on to the team here at John Bray Cornish Holidays. 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 Melissa4.1Jul 2022

  • "Need to make visitors aware that car park is a 15minute walk away up a hill."

    Beds very comfortable, sofas not. Water pressure too low in both showers-I have longish hair which wash 2- 3 times a week & it was difficult to wash shampoo out. Saucepan handles loose which made saucepans unsafe, we tightened the screw using a knife. No washing up bowl or drainer. Only 5 normal sized mugs yet property sleeps 6. No sieve or collander. No table mats & plastic tablecloth on dining table. Expected higher standard for price

    Thank you very much for taking the time to provide us with your feedback following your recent stay at The Mizzen. We have raised the issues with the water pressure and sauce pan handles with the maintenance team. We are speaking with the owner in regards to the washing up bowl, drainer, mugs, sieve, colander, table mats and table cloth. We do you hope you enjoyed your stay and the above issues didn’t have to much of an impact - John Bray Cornish Holidays Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andie3.4Jun 2022

  • "The property is beginning to show signs of what is probably fairly heavy use."

    The two single bedrooms have no hanging space at all which is fairly inconvenient for the occupants of those rooms. The location right in the centre of Port Isaac is great but it’s not for the elderly or infirm as vehicular access is pretty difficult. The reference by one reviewer to having a parking space is presumably a joke, the street is barely 1.5m wide and car access impossible.

    Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us. We are sorry to hear that the property didn't suit your needs, your comments will be raised to our property quality assessor and all feedback in shared with the owner - John Bray Cornish Holidays on behalf of the owner. Property Owner

    Reviewed by David4.1Jun 2022

  • "Great location, amazing views just a few steps away."

    Cottage was very comfortable for four adults.

    Thank you so much for your feedback. We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay and would love to welcome you back anytime in the future. - John Bray Cornish Holidays on behalf of the owner. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nicki4.1Sep 2021

  • "Although the cottage was beautiful, the garden was very overgrown and dangerous to access as the steps were overgrown with a bush."

    There were no hangers and when we asked for some we only got a few. There were no hand towels. The light was broken/maybe a bulb had gone in the downstairs toilet. There was a broken mug in the cupboard hidden at the back. There weren’t enough hooks for towels/coats. The single bedrooms had no hooks or hanger options. The single bedrooms blinds let all the light in. It just wasn’t as comfortable as we were expecting. Although the washing machine was awesome to have and that was a bonus. The dishwasher worked really well. However, Port Isaac is wonderful and it was a wonderfully unique place to stay.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry for the inconvenience caused by these issues. Your comments have been passed on to the team at John Bray Cornish Holidays. 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 Geraldene3.1Aug 2021

  • "We really enjoyed the cottage."

    Very well equipped. Perfect location, having the coastal path on your doorstep was amazing and it was lovely to sit outside in the back garden. The parking space was a real bonus! By the end of the week we had found all the short cuts!

    Dr. Karen BillJul 2019

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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

  • PLEASE NOTE: This property has been extensively renovated/redecorated by new owners in 2023 - please bear this in mind when viewing feedback before this date
  • Over three floors
  • Four bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x second-floor double, 1 x single, 1 x second-floor single
  • Ground-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining and sitting area with multi fuel stove
  • Electric central heating with multi fuel stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, Nespresso machine
  • Smart TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Enclosed garden with patio and furniture
  • There is no parking space for this property (the council car park is a 10 min walk up / down the hill)
  • 2 dogs allowed
  • No smoking
  • Shop 0.4 miles, pub 0.1 miles, beach 0.6 miles
  • Note: Check-in from 4:30pm, check-out by 9am

The property

Perched in the centre of the historic fishing village of Port Isaac, is this fabulous, four-bedroom cottage, The Mizzen.

Enjoying a superb location with easy access to some of the most beautiful beaches in Cornwall, as well as a stylish open-plan layout with contemporary furnishings, The Owner has recently made some beautiful sympathetic upgrades to the property in 2023, including new furniture, decorated throughout and renovations to the courtyards.

The Mizzen makes for a wonderful dwelling for a group or family of six looking for a coastal escape to Cornwall.

Be welcomed into the generous open-plan living space, where you can look forward to rustling up tasty home-cooked meals in the well-equipped kitchen, with the help of the electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and a handy dishwasher, so time won’t be wasted doing chores!

Gather around the dining table for six as you tuck-into a delicious meal and make plans for the days ahead.

Take advantage of the warmer weather and make dinner an alfresco affair out on the private patio as you savour the last of the day’s sunshine.

As the evening begins to cool, retreat to the sofa where you can relax with a glass of wine in front of your favourite show on the TV, as the alluring multi-fuel stoves crackles nearby.

Completing the ground floor is a well-appointed bathroom, where you can soothe tired feet with an indulgent soak in the bath.

Climb the stairs to the first floor, where you will find two beautifully-decorated rooms, a double and a single, both served by a shower room, along with two additional bedrooms, a double and a single which can be found on the second floor, providing ample sleeping arrangements for all parties.

Explore the local village where you will find a plethora of welcoming pubs and restaurants right on your doorstep, perfect for those evenings where you don’t feel like cooking!

Wander through the 18-inch wide, charmingly named Squeezy Belly Alley, where just over the hill, Doc Martin fans will be able see the home of the character Aunt Ruth, or enjoy a leisurely stroll to Portwenn View, which rests on the scenic South West Coastal Path and where you can soak up some of the best views in the area.

Take the short drive over to Polzeath, well-known for its family-friendly beach with glorious golden sands stretching for miles, here you can sunbathe with your favourite book, paddle the shores or take to the waters and try your hand at the local favourite watersport, surfing.

Just off the beach is the popular Oystercatcher pub, where you can treat your loved ones to a flavourful meal on the picturesque beach-view terrace.

Just a little further is Rock, where you can explore the waters of the River Camel via water skiing, test out your clubs at the historic St Enodoc Golf Club or catch a ferry over to Padstow, where you will find the National Lobster Hatchery, the Camel cycling Trail and the lavish 16th-century Prideaux Place.

For a memorable getaway to Cornwall, look no further than The Mizzen.

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: This property has been extensively renovated/redecorated by new owners in 2023 - please bear this in mind when viewing feedback before this date.

Please note: There is not a parking space for this property.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter