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A quirky & fascinating four double bedroom/three en-suite traditional cottage situated a stones throw from the harbour


Tucked away down a narrow street in the very heart of this picturesque fishing village just yards from the harbour is this quintessential Cornish cottage beautifully restored, loved and cherished by the current owners over the last 15 years. Kittiwake Cottage is packed full of charming and eye catching features and represents the very best that a property in Port Isaac can offer. From the different levels and unexpected turns and doorways and windows on various elevations to the cloam oven and beamed ceilings, this unique period property, furnished with a huge amount of style and flair, really does stand out from the crowd. With four bedrooms, three en-suite shower rooms and family bathroom, the property provides an excellent opportunity for holiday letting, bed and breakfast or as a residential home.

The property is entered from Dolphin Street straight into the cosy and inviting lounge which has a beamed ceiling and window looking out into Dolphin Street with obscure glass. The lounge was formally a fisherman's net store many years ago and the current owners have managed to incorporate it into the property. From here, there is a step down into the attractive double aspect dining room with a large walk in fire place and cloam oven, currently with an electric flame effect wood burner with a capped off chimney above. A door leads out to Middle Street and a second staircase rises to the first floor. A door opens into the unusual shaped split level galley kitchen/breakfast room. On the higher level is the breakfast area with banister around while the kitchen on the lower level is fitted with cream coloured shaker style floor and wall cabinets with a rolled edge wood effect work top above. Incorporated into the kitchen is a large Range cooker and circular stainless steel sinks. A low beamed ceiling runs through the room while a staircase at the far end of the kitchen rises to the first floor. Next to the stairs is a storage room housing the oil fired boiler.

The first floor landing makes for an interesting and charming area with sloping floors, unconventional shaped walls and a corner area with room for a table and chair by a window. There are doors to all rooms, a staircase descending to the ground floor and a staircase rising to the second floor. The stylish family bathroom incorporates a large bath with thermostatic shower above and curved glass shower screen, wc, hand basin and heated towel rail. The first bedroom is a good sized twin with window looking out over the courtyard and en-suite bathroom that incorporates a shower over bath, low level wc and hand basin. A large sash window has light flooding in from Middle Street. The second bedroom is a double with a large window looking out to Middle Street and window seat below. The room also has a built in under stairs cupboard. The largest bedroom on the first floor is accessed by two steps up off the landing. The room is fitted with a range of built in wardrobes while windows look out onto Dolphin Street and a door leads into the en-suite shower room. From the first floor landing there is a door leading up a short flight of stairs to the second floor. This rises straight into the recently converted double aspect loft bedroom with large beams, a Velux window and large picture window. This bedroom also has its own en-suite shower room which retains an exposed brick feature fireplace.

Kittiwake Cottage benefits from an enclosed courtyard with iron gates, accessed from Middle Street. The adjacent property, The Cellar, has a right of way over the courtyard for access. Services to the property include mains water, electricity and drainage with an oil fired central heating system. Kittiwake Cottage is a totally unique and fascinating property oozing character and we recommend viewing at your earliest convenience.

Port Isaac is a historic picturesque fishing village, which is now well known for its role in the popular TV series 'Doc Martin' as the fictional town of 'Portwenn'. It offers many breathtaking walks across the dramatic coastline of North Cornwall as well as its own beach and harbour. There are delightful boutiques and galleries for those who wish to explore the magical narrow streets and to finish off you can always pop into one of the cosy café's, pubs or restaurants. The neighbouring village of Port Gaverne was once a thriving 19th Century fishing port and to this day remains unspoilt with the sheltered sandy beach protected by the National Trust.

To find Kittiwake Cottage, turn off the B3314 coast road onto the B3267 signposted Port Isaac. Upon entering the village, follow New Road and then turn off left onto Back Hill taking you down past the church. At the end of Back Hill, turn left onto Fore Street. Follow Fore Street all the way down to the harbour. With the harbour now on your right, turn left into Middle Street and Kittiwake Cottage can be found along on the left hand side with the entrance on Dolphin Street. The postcode for satellite navigation is PL29 3RH.

Port Isaac  £460,000

  • Substantial & Quirky Character Cottage
  • 4 Double Bedrooms
  • 3 En-Suite Shower Rooms/Family Bathroom
  • Cottage Style Kitchen/Breakfast Room
  • Sitting Room & Separate Dining Room
  • Just yards from the Harbour
  • Excellent Letting Potential
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