The Lifeboat Station

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The epitome of seaside living, this quirky, cool home stay in the heart of oh-so-popular Port Isaac on the north Cornish coast is perfect for families or friends alike. (A 'Just for Two' rate applies outside of peak holidays, call to book).

At a Glance

From £957 for a long weekend or mid week break.
Family friendly Ideal Honeymoon spot Multi Generational Holidays Stone's throw from the sea Travel cot and highchair Pet-free property Sandy beach nearby Coastal Sea views Walking distance to a pub Walking distance to the beach Wood Burner Perfect For Couples Lower Occupancy Rate
Have a unique, quintessentially coastal experience in this fabulous property for six in north Cornwall. Located above a working lifeboat station, open the front door, take the stairs up and you'll find a wonderfully bright, light and beautiful retreat with epic harbour and sea views as well as gorgeous interiors. Boasting an enviable position in the centre of Port Isaac (of Doc Martin fame), it's located just steps from the beach, harbour and the Michelin-starred restaurants of Nathan Outlaw. A perfect seaside getaway.
Special 'Just for Two' rate

A special 'Just for Two' rate applies outside of peak weeks, bank holidays, school holidays, Christmas and New Year. At The Lifeboat Station the discount is 20%. Please note that only the Master bedroom will be available for you at this rate. Please call the office on 01872 553491 to book.

Living and eating

The kitchen and living area is beautifully open-plan with the sitting area at the far end of the room with breath-taking views out to sea. There are two comfy sofas - one in teal velvet, the other wool - perfectly positioned to gaze out of the windows whilst also nestled around the lovely wood burning stove. In addition, there's a Smart TV for films and box sets and a Bluetooth speaker for playing your favourite tunes.

The galley-style kitchen is at the other end of the room fully complete with everything you need to rustle up a mighty feast. Why not flex your culinary skills and buy some fish straight off the boat to cook? With a double oven, electric hob, dishwasher and all the other appliances you would expect (including the all-important Nespresso coffee machine), cooking here will be a dream. The dining table lies next to the kitchen and easily seats six.


There are three fabulous bedrooms to fall into at the end of a busy day on the beach. Two of the bedrooms are en suite with super-comfy king-size beds. The third bedroom is a twin. All have sumptuous 100% Egyptian cotton linens, opulent bedding, throws and cushions to ensure deep, restful sleep and are beautifully decorated in simple yet luxurious furnishings.


Both en suites are shower rooms with rainfall and hand-held shower heads, whilst the family bathroom has a luxuriously deep freestanding bath with a hand-held shower. All three have underfloor heating and heated rails to keep the Soak and Sleep towels warm and fluffy. In addition, White Company towelling robes and waffle slippers are provided.

A working lifeboat station

This property lies above a working RNLI lifeboat station so please be aware that they do have a siren that will be activated during the daytime if there is an emergency, but they will not use it before 8am or after 7pm.


The Lifeboat Station has one reserved parking space with bollard and combination lock, just a 10 minute walk from the property.

For additional parking, there is Port Isaac's main car park on the approach to the village and another closer to the water front, called St Endellion car park.


Babies and children are welcome, and a travel cot and high chair are provided. Please bring your own bedding.


This is one of our pet-free properties.


The Lifeboat Station has WiFi so if you need to stay in touch with the outside world you can.

Eating out

For a small village there are a surprising number of fantastic places to eat, including two Nathan Outlaw restaurants - Outlaw's Fish Kitchen (which has one Michelin star) and Restaurant Nathan Outlaw (which has two Michelin stars) - make sure to book as soon as you can in advance as these are very popular! There are lots of other top-notch eateries such as The Mote and the 17th century Port Gaverne Restaurant nearby. For something a little more laid back, head to The Krab Pot. Ultimately seafood is very much the name of the game here, and you'll be spoilt for choice.

In the Area

Set within such beautiful countryside on the north Cornish coast, there's plenty to do in and around Port Isaac which served as the setting for the TV series 'Doc Martin' and is also the home of The Fisherman's Friends. 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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Short breaks:

  • Mid Week Breaks (Mon to Fri) cost 75% of the weekly rate.
  • Long Weekends (Fri to Mon) cost 75% of the weekly rate.
  • Short breaks are not available at Christmas and New Year.


  • A 13 deposit & £38 booking fee secures your dates.
  • Payment of balance is due 8 weeks before your holiday starts.
  • There is a charge of £35 per pet per week or short break
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