Self Catering in and around Port Isaac

The Porthleven area has a great selection of self-catering available from seafront cottages to harbourside houses.


Port Isaac is a traditional fishing village in North Cornwall that is home to the TV series Doc Martin starring Martin Clunes, and the Fisherman’s Friends shanty singers.

Port Wenn

What's up doc?

Visitors to the Port Issac love to wander around and pick out the locations where scenes were shot for the long running TV show 'Doc Martin', from the Doctor Ellingham’s house on the west side of the harbour, to Mrs Tishell’s chemist shop on Middle Street, Louisa’s home on Fore Street and Bert’s Restaurant.

You can even rent some of them to stay in, including Doyden Castle on the cliffs above nearby Port Quin. This ‘folly’ was built in the 1830’s by a local landowner as somewhere secret to entertain his friends.

For more details on self-catering in and around Port Isaac (or Port Wenn!) click on the link below.

  • Anytime, but try to avoid the height of summer when the village can be very busy. Spring and early summer are good months to visit, as they are to visit all of Cornwall. Or why not come down in the winter and brave the coast path watching the waves break against the cliffs?

  • Due to the nature of Port Isaac's narrow, windy streets, vehicle access is very limited. It is strongly recommended that you park in one of the two car parks, the Main Car Park or the New Car Park, both located at the top of the village and wander down to the harbour area on foot.

  • The circular walk to Port Quinn along the South West Coast Path and back across the fields is about five miles in length, however it's not the mileage that you need to worry about, it's all the ups and downs and the steps!

    But, it's a fantastic walk and well worth all the climbs. Take refreshments with uyou and make a day of it.

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