- Property code: SAMB
- Changeover day: Friday
- Access statement available
- Near beach
- Designated parking
- Garden or outside space
- Nearby pub or restaurant
- Nearby shop
- Washing machine
In the heart of the historic fishing village of Port Isaac, Cornwall sits Sam Billings Cottage, a delightful Cornish holiday cottage full of character and charm, nestled in a tucked away location just a few steps from the harbour. Situated in a row of properties along the aptly named Squeeze Belly Alley, renowned as one of the narrowest thoroughfares in Britain, the cottage is attractively presented and offers comfortable accommodation with a clever use of space, a perfect base for a couple or a small family. Port Isaac offers many breathtaking walks across the dramatic coastline of North Cornwall, has its own beach and harbour and has become well known for its role in the TV programme, Doc Martin, as the fictional town of ‘Port Wenn'. There are a range of delightful boutiques, galleries, cafes, pubs and restaurants for those who wish to explore the magical narrow streets of this picturesque village.
Well-equipped kitchen with ceramic hob, built-in electric oven, washing machine, microwave, fridge with ice box and dining table to seat four. Living room with sofa, armchair, flat screen Freeview TV with DVD and door to small rear decked courtyard. A Small 'L' shaped bedroom with 2ft 6in quarter bunk bed. Stairs up to first floor. Double bedroom with views across the rooftops and 4ft 6in double bed. Bathroom with roll top bath, shower over, hand basin and WC.
Small rear decking area accessed from the living space with a table and chairs. Private, fenced garden across the path with a patio, small lawn and garden furniture.
There is a private parking space available at the top of the village, however unloading is possible by the entrance to the alleyway a few feet from the property. Further parking is available at the public car park at the top of the village (700 yards), approx. charge £35 per week.
- Included: Bed linen, bath towels, bed guard for one of the bunk beds. WiFi, electricity and heating (night storage).
- Telephone: For emergency calls only. Mobile reception mixed.
- Local Facilities: Sand and shingle beach in Port Isaac. Port Gaverne beach (sandy), half a mile. Port Quin 2.5 miles. Pubs, shops, restaurants and cafes within 50 yards. Fishing trips can be taken from the harbour in peak season times. Tintagel, Boscastle, Padstow all within a 30 minute drive. Two Nathan Outlaw restaurants in Port Isaac.
We did enjoy our stay! The weather was very atypical for a Cornish August and we ate very well at the lovely eateries nearby. Special mention to the Golden Lion, just a few yards away from the cottage, “Pilchards” at Port Gaverne and Nathan Outlaw’s fish restaurant: friendly, relaxed, great food, not to be faulted! The walking from the property is amazing, the SWCoastal path only yards away!
Had a lovely relaxing week. Weather was not great but just dodged the rain. Walks around area were challenging and at the same time others were great Squeeze Belly Alley could do with a clean up. Recommend this to anyone location in Port Isaac was wonderful.
Stay good-fantastic village to stay in. Coastal path walks are beautiful. Local shops a little limited but great seafood can be bought less than 50yards from the house.
Really nice, clean, well maintained, cosy little cottage ideal for a restful getaway close to all that we required for our holiday
Sam Billings is a very charming and quaint cottage in the heart of Port Isaac village. It also makes an excellent base for exploring the surrounding areas of Cornwall. I wouldn't hesitate in recommending this cottage to prospective holidaymakers.
Just spent the week at this gorgeous fisherman's cottage in Port Isaac. It has been one of our best holidays in recent years and we will certainly be returning as soon as possible. It was made all the more special to arrive to cards, a delicious cake and bottle of chilled Prosecco from the owner/agents as they were aware it was for my 40th birthday treat. A big thank you to Belinda and Natasha for the extra special touches.