If you're looking for a traditional Cornish cottage in a picture-perfect seaside village, look no further than pretty Rosemary Cottage. Nestled in the iconic village of Port Isaac (of Nathan Outlaw and Doc Martin fame) and ideally situated to explore and sample the fabulous restaurants, art galleries and shops, this retreat is beautifully nautical in design with crisp whites, sea greens and sky blues running throughout.
Open the sea green stable front door and you'll find yourself immediately in the open plan living and kitchen area. Turn right and you'll find the gorgeous living area, complete with comfy tartan sofa and chair, stunning original flagstone slate flooring, huge inglenook fireplace with a lovely wood burner, exposed white beams and whitewashed walls with half-height wooden panelling. There's quirky seaside art dotted around, and woolly throws for cooler nights. The cottage entertainment is a TV with Netflix, DVD player and BOSE speaker for cosy nights in.
Turn left from the front door and a cute kitchen awaits you, complete with mint green Smeg fridge-freezer, kettle and toaster and matching mint green splash back and vintage light. Grey cabinets contrast well with the original flagstone slate flooring and black granite work tops. There's a gorgeous butler's sink, induction hob and separate eye-level built in Neff double oven, dishwasher and washer/dryer - plus all the equipment needed for a keen chef to create a culinary masterpiece.
There are two cosy bedrooms at Rosemary Cottage - the master bedroom has a large comfy bed, bedecked in nautical stripes and benefits from a handy in-built wooden wardrobe and window seat that looks out towards Port Isaac's harbour. We especially like the anchor-designed bedside table lamps! The second bedroom has a small cream wrought-iron double. The calming creams and whites of the walls and crisp bedding make this a dreamy retreat - with the seagulls mewing outside, they can drift off believing they are at sea.
Rosemary Cottage welcomes children aged 12 and over and 'babes in arms' only. If you'd like to bring a baby please call 01872 553491 to book.
There's a family bathroom with stripped pine floors, muted dove-grey and sky blue spanish tiled walls, with a wonderfil claw foot bath and drench head shower above . With heated rail to ensure your towels are warm and fluffy after a long soak, this is a great place to hide away after a long day exploring.
There's a public car park near to Rosemary Cottage in which you can leave your car.
Rosemary Cottage has WiFi, so if you need to get in touch with the outside world you can.
This is one of our pet free cottages.
For such a small village there are a surprising number of fantastic places to eat, including two Nathan Outlaw restaurants - Outlaw’s Fish Kitchen and 2 Michelin starred Restaurant Nathan Outlaw (book as soon as you can in advance as it is so popular!). There are lots of other top notch eateries such as The Mote and the 17th century Port Gaverne Restaurant. For something a little more laid back, head to The Krab Pot or The Chapel Cafe or for something to munch on the move, check out May Contain Nuts (two doors up from Rosemary Cottage) for a scrummy Pasty. Ultimately seafood is very much the name of the game here, and you’ll be spoilt for choice with at least twenty eateries around and about.
Set within such beautiful countryside, there’s plenty to do in and around Port Isaac. From cliff top walks (Port Isaac to Port Gaverne is lovely and less than 2 miles), and strolling around the local galleries and shops to fishing trips from the harbour (during the summer season) and relaxing on nearby beaches such as Polzeath and Daymer Bay, you’ll not want for things to do. You can also step out on to the fantastic Camel Trail or South West Coast path – perfect for walking and cycling. Just make sure to end in one of the cafes or tea rooms for a proper Cornish afternoon tea.
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