Port Isaac, a charming fishing village on the Atlantic coast of North Cornwall, is an attractive destination for holidaymakers from all around the UK and the rest of the world. Since the early fourteenth century, this adorable fishing village welcomes crowds of tourists who come here to enjoy its narrow, winding streets lined with old white-washed cottages and traditional granite, slate-fronted Cornish houses, many of which are listed as of architectural or historic importance, and beautiful sandy beaches and coves washed by refreshing waves of the Atlantic.
As one of the favored holiday spots in the United Kingdom, Port Isaac do its best to accommodate every guest. There are some great hotels, charming inns and, for sure, some private cottages available for rent. Friendliness and hospitality of locals is a guarantee that regardless of your accommodation, you will enjoy your stay in Port Isaac. But in case you still wonder where to stay, we provide you with the list of our 5 favorite hotels and inns situated in and nearby the village.
Port Gaverne Hotel
500 m from centre, sea view, dog-friendly.
Port Gaverne Hotel is perfectly located just within a minute walk from a narrow cove of Port Gaverne beach. Ports Isaac is just a 5-minute walk away and famous Polzeath beach is about 15-minute drive.
The hotel is set up in a charming 17th-century inn offering light and airy rooms. Each of the hotel’s rooms is unique but there are always some antique furniture, traditional features, as well as free Wi-fi, a satellite TV, radio, private bathroom with a hairdryer and complimentary Cornish biscuits.
There is also a great restaurant where guest can treat themselves to freshly baked bread, home-made petit fours and daily changing specials. Every day, there is a hearty Cornish breakfast to enjoy. Furthermore, there is a great bar with wooden beams and a wide range of real ales.
Terrace Tea Rooms Bed and Breakfast
100 m from centre, sea view.
250 m from centre, sea view.
Located opposite to the Port Isaac’s fantastic harbor, there is an old building that dates back to 1526 with the Slipway hotel set inside. As the hotel features adults-only B&B accommodation, it is quite popular among couples.
Bedrooms in the hotel have en-suite bathrooms and offer great views over the harbor and village. There is also an outdoor terrace on the ground floor – a great place to enjoy a hot cup of coffee and watch the world goes by.
There is also a wonderful cafe where guests can enjoy Cornish cream teas and a range of scones, cakes, and homemade sandwiches. Although the cafe specializes in seafood, there are plenty more options, including non-seafood, vegetarian options and variety of drinks.
150 m from centre, sea view.
150 m from centre, sea view, pet-friendly.
Signal Field B&B
200 m from centre, sea view.
200 m from centre, sea view, dog-friendly.
The Gallery is nestled in the hub of a traditional wild Cornish garden with spectacular sea views overlooking Port Isaac Bay. This pet-friendly hotel has one of the best locations in Port Isaac: the beach is a just 2-minute walk from the hotel.
Contemporary rooms of the hotel feature everything needed, starting from free Wi-fi and flat-screen TV to super king-size bed, hairdryer and tea/coffee making facilities. Every morning, guest can enjoy a continental or cooked breakfast.
The Old School Hotel
250 m from centre, sea view.
The Old School Hotel is situated in one of the best Port Isaac locations, right at the top of a dramatic cliff with spectacular views over the harbor. Currently, the hotel is used as the school in ITV’s Doc Martin, with Martin Clunes.
The hotel has 12 individual rooms with everything needed for your comfortable stay, starting from free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TV to private bathrooms with free toiletries and a hairdryer.
Guests can enjoy the on-site stunning seafood restaurant with a licensed bar. There is also a luggage storage place and free private parking.
According to the rating on booking.com, the Old School Hotel is considered to be one of the top places to stay in Port Isaac.
The Longcross Hotel And Gardens
1,6 km from centre, pet-friendly.
The Cornish Arms
3 km from centre
The Cornish Arms is one of those charming places near Port Isaac situated in another traditional village known as Pendoggett. The village of Port Isaac is just 4 km away.
The Cornish Arms provides quick access to a coastal path and some great beaches known for surfing and swimming. What is more, this 16th-century coaching inn offers everything you can expect from a lovely village hotel, including free Wi-fi and parking, en-suite bathrooms in each room, welcoming atmosphere and a great food created from locally sourced ingredients. There is also a bar where you can try some cask ales, craft ales, ciders and gins. The menu includes gluten-free options.