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St Illex in Port Gaverne, Cornwall

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sleeps 8
4 rooms

St Illex description

Beautiful views along the Cornish coast greet visitors to this property with a split level, open-plan living/dining room and bespoke kitchen area, with bi-fold doors opening out onto one of two patio areas, affording stunning sea views. Tastefully furnished and comfortable all year round, with an inglenook fireplace and central heating. Dog friendly, this is the perfect place from which to explore this unique part of Cornwall.
Standing on the headland above the picturesque village of Port Gaverne, the house is a few steps from the north Cornwall coastal path. The beach at Port Gaverne and a hotel/pub are a 5-6 minute walk away. Close by is the fishing village of Port Isaac, with its huddle of slate houses and narrow alleyways. Famous now as the setting for the TV series ’Doc Martin’, Port Isaac is a working fishing village with shops, bars and several top quality restaurants, including two run by Michelin star chef Nathan Outlaw.
This is an ideal spot for those who enjoy coastal walks, bird watching, golf, fishing, surfing, cycling or just lazing on the beach. Polzeath’s famous surf attracts all comers and its glorious sandy beach is just a short drive away. The cliffs, caves and rock pools are a children’s paradise. Water sports can be enjoyed just a few minutes drive away at Rock, from where a passenger ferry crosses the Camel Estuary to the town of Padstow and Rick Stein’s famous seafood restaurant and cookery school. Daymer Bay has another glorious sandy beach, and the golf course at St Enedoc is open to the public. John Betjeman, the late Poet Laureate, is buried at St Endeoc Church, with its twisted spire. Nearby Wadebridge hosts one end of the Camel Trail, with a 5-mile dedicated cycle ride to Padstow on the old railway track, alongside the picturesque Camel Estuary. To the north, stands Tintagel’s medieval castle and the quaint fishing village of Boscastle, with Crackington Haven and Bude a little further on. Inland lies Jamaica Inn and Bodmin Moor, the setting for the ’Poldark’ stories. Shop 1 mile, pub and restaurant 0.5 miles.

Ground floor: Split level living room with bi-fold doors/dining room with bi-fold doors and oak floor. Kitchen. Utility/drying room. Three steps down to 4 bedrooms: 2 double, one (5ft) with en-suite shower room and toilet, 2 twin (one zip and link can be double bed on request). Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Separate toilet.


  • Barbecue
  • Cot Available
  • Detached Property
  • DVD player
  • Dishwasher
  • Fuel and Power Included
  • Garden / Patio
  • Highchair
  • Pub within 1 mile
  • Sea View
  • Open Fire
  • Free Pets
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • Wifi
  • Bed Linen & Towels Included
  • Washing Machine
  • Car Parking - On Site
  • Allows Single Sex Parties
  • Allows All Under 25 Single Sex Parties
  • Cancellations Guaranteed
  • Owner Services Region
  • Brand Migration

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