Or snuggle up in front of the flame-effect woodburner
Cosy sofas to relax in after a long day out
Plan the day ahead
Good sized lounge/diner
Dining for 2
Perfect place to cook up a good meal
Convenient kitchen area
Light and airy kitchen space
Double bedroom approach via cottage-style stairs
Bathroom with spacious shower
Enjoy the morning sunshine with a coffee
Shared garden
View towards the cottage
Nearby Port Isaac
1 / 14  Or snuggle up in front of the flame-effect woodburner
2 / 14  Cosy sofas to relax in after a long day out
3 / 14  Plan the day ahead
4 / 14  Good sized lounge/diner
5 / 14  Dining for 2
6 / 14  Perfect place to cook up a good meal
7 / 14  Convenient kitchen area
8 / 14  Light and airy kitchen space
9 / 14  Double bedroom approach via cottage-style stairs
10 / 14  Bathroom with spacious shower
11 / 14  Enjoy the morning sunshine with a coffee
12 / 14  Shared garden
13 / 14  View towards the cottage
14 / 14  Nearby Port Isaac

Little Tern,

Port Isaac (5mls S), Cornwall
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
No Dogs
Downstairs bathroom
Internet access
Beach within easy reach
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Charming character cottage a few miles from Port Isaac
  • Walk the South West Coast Path around some of the best scenery in North Cornwall
  • Take fishing boat charter out to sea and bring back the bounties of the ocean
  • Walk in footsteps of actor, Martin Clunes on the real life set of Doc Martin at Port Isaac
  • Get cosy by the wood burner effect electric fire
  • Perfect holiday retreat for romantic couples


Property code: LTERN

Welcoming cottage retaining many original features including low beamed ceilings and slate hung roof. A few miles away from the impressively jagged and beautiful North Cornwall coast.

Situated within a few miles of some of Cornwall’s best and most famous beaches, this is the perfect holiday getaway for couples on a romantic break. Guests are within easy reach of Polzeath, Rock, Daymer Bay and Port Gaverne. Found a short drive from the charming Port Isaac, which is an unspoilt, fishing village and nestles around a harbour which hosts restaurants, pubs, and a handful of interesting shops. Take a fishing boat charter from Boscastle and try to catch some amazing fish. Imagine frying some freshly caught fish in your self-catering holiday idyll. You may recognise Port Isaac from the immensely popular TV show Doc Martin. It’s also been used in films like Saving Grace and Blue Juice. Other places to visit include the smaller harbours of Port Quin and Port Gaverne, Pencarrow House, St Nectans Glen, Tintagel Castle and Padstow, home to Rick Stein’s famous seafood restaurants. Some of the best fish restaurants in England can be found in North Cornwall, so if seafood is your thing you’ll be in foodie heaven.

On arrival you will be greeted to a at this cosy and appealing cottage-style accommodation which dates back 100's of years. Guests will find an open-plan lounge/diner with many of its original character, with its low-beamed ceilings, ample comfy seating and an open inglenook-style flame-effect electric fire and a smart TV. Relax on the sofa of an evening and catch up with all of your TV and film favourites after a long day of exploring the wider area. The kitchen is equipped with an electric oven, halogen hob, a fridge, a microwave and a dishwasher – everything you’d expect to need to need to cook up a frenzy on your self-catering holiday break. Nearby is a shower room with WC. Upstairs is the double bedroom approached via a cute cottage style staircase.

Outside there is access to a lovely, lush shared garden and to the front of the property a small decked area with some chairs to relax in. It is a very welcoming and spacious garden to explore and relax in. There is off-road parking for one car.

  • 1 bedroom – 1 double
  • 1 shower with WC
  • Kitchen - electric oven, halogen hob, fridge, microwave and dishwasher
  • Smart TV
  • Wood burner-effect electric fire
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Electric and night storage heating
  • Regret no pets
  • Off road parking for 1 car
  • Beach 4 miles away, pub and shop 2 miles, farm shop 3 miles, golf course 3 miles away
  • Close to South West Coast Path and Port Isaac

This property has been let with us for over 10 years and is managed by Natalie.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 17 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Scott, 17th August 2019

Little Tern is a very well equipped, beautifully clean and quaint cottage ideally situated for exploring mid / north Cornwall. We really loved the property. The settee and armchair are quite small, so it's difficult to lounge and get really comfortable. A car is absolutely essential, as there in nowhere to walk within close proximity of the cottageRead more. Thank you for the cream teas left upon arrival! Hide

Reviewed by Carsten, 20th July 2019

The cottage is small but nice, cornish, oldfashioned as we like. There is what must be for two people.

Reviewed by David, 13th July 2019

The cottage was much smaller than it appears in the online photos, but it is a lovely little cottage and ok for just the two of us.

Reviewed by Alan, 29th June 2019

Quaint cottage in a quiet location which was not far from a lot of locations an ideal cottage for 2 people who want to get away from it all

Reviewed by Geoff, 22nd June 2019

Owner lovely and was always at the end of the phone to answer any queries. Scones, jam and cream on arrival very much appreciated. Netflix and Internet a big plus. Cottage in a very remote location; this is fine if you want peace and quiet. Nearest pub two miles walking distance but was always closed whenever we visited. Nearest town was a 20 minutRead moree drive which has some good eating places. Shops and all amenities catered for. Arrival time to access the cottage could be earlier than 3 pm. Hide

Reviewed by Jo, 18th May 2019

Lovely , cosy, little cottage, perfect size for 2 people. the lovely owner of the property had left a cream tea for our arrival which was a lovely touch! The cottage itself was spotless and well equipped. Good location, very peaceful and quiet with stunning views. lots of great places for visiting within a short drive; Port Isaac, Wadebridge, PolzeRead moreath, Boscastle to name but a few! St Nectans Waterfall is a must!! The local pub, The Red Lion, well worth a visit as the food is excellent. Hide

Reviewed by Douglas, 27th April 2019

We had a great few days in the cottage. It was a little smaller than we thought but big enough as we were out most of the time. The stairs to the bedroom are quite steep and the toilet and bathroom are downstairs so it was a bit awkward for 80 year olds for nighttime visits ,but we coped ok. The bathroom and shower were excellent but the settee andRead more chair could have been a little more comfortable. However we would go back again if we had another holiday in that area. The pub at Kew was very good. Hide

Reviewed by Paul, 22nd December 2018

If you require a quiet getaway break/holiday this is the perfect place for the individual traveler3!

Reviewed by Colin, 22nd September 2018

Little Tern is perfect for two people and has everything needed for a relaxing stay. We enjoyed sitting out at the front of the cottage on sunny evenings listening to the silence and then later looking up at the stars - there are advantages to having no street lighting. Wed certainly come again as the location is great for exploring the Cornish coaRead morest, the Camel Trail, Tintagel etc. PS On the third day we found the little tern looking down on us. Hide

Reviewed by Chris, 15th September 2018

The cottage was very convenient location wise as it was close to beaches and national trust properties which ever direction you went in . It was a very quiet and peaceful area.The cottage had an electric fire which warmed it up very quickly.

Reviewed by Patricia, 8th September 2018

Really nice little cottage, very well equipped. Good location within easy striking distance of most amenities.

Reviewed by Bernard, 11th August 2018

Cosy, comfortable well equipped cottage. Lovely quiet surroundings. Ideal location for visiting north Cornwall area.

Reviewed by Kirstie, 30th June 2018

Comfortable cosy cottage just a few miles from Port Isaac. Quiet surroundings, all you can hear are cows mooing and birds singing! A lot of ducking under the beams if you are tall though! Great location - not far from main villages and lovely beaches. Visit Crackington Haven and Trebarwith Strand for lovely rockpools.

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Or snuggle up in front of the flame-effect woodburner
Cosy sofas to relax in after a long day out
Plan the day ahead
Good sized lounge/diner
Dining for 2
Perfect place to cook up a good meal
Convenient kitchen area
Light and airy kitchen space
Double bedroom approach via cottage-style stairs
Bathroom with spacious shower
Enjoy the morning sunshine with a coffee
Show 2 moreShared garden


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