April Cottage

ID: S374144

  • Bedrooms 2
  • ・ Sleeps 4
  • ・ Pets No

Snaptrip says

April Cottage in Port Isaac offers a charming stay with its excellent location and quaint features. Guests appreciate the proximity to the harbour and local amenities, as well as the bonus of a parking space. The cottage's unique character and comfortable beds are noted, although some guests mention a damp smell and suggest updates to the decor and facilities.

Guests that stayed at this property said

The cottage is generally described as clean, but there are several mentions of dampness and a strong odour that affected some guests. However, the beds were found to be comfy and the property tidy upon arrival.

The location is highly praised for its proximity to the harbour and local attractions. It's considered perfect for exploring Port Isaac, with the convenience of nearby pubs and coastal walks.

Guests find the beds comfortable and the cottage cosy, though the steep stairs may pose a challenge for those with mobility issues. The presence of dampness has affected the comfort level for some.

Facilities are adequate with a well-equipped kitchen and comfortable bed, but there are reports of maintenance issues like a mouldy pillow and a carbon monoxide detector that needed replacing. Some guests suggest the need for updates and repairs.

There is no mention of gifts or special touches that would indicate thoughtfulness from the hosts. Therefore, this category cannot be scored.

About this property

April Cottage is a characterful and charming former fisherman’s cottage, set within the idyllic fishing village of Port Isaac, Cornwall. Set over three storeys, April Cottage has two bedrooms and two bathrooms, making it a perfect choice for a family or for couples sharing. The sitting room is a generous size, making for the ideal spot to unwind in with the family. On nights when you don’t fancy eating out you can stay in and sit around the dining table after rustling up a gourmet meal in the well-equipped kitchen/diner. There are two bedrooms set across the first and second floors to choose from, a double room on the first floor boasting views of the village to wake up to, and a twin room on the second floor, complete with an en-suite shower room. After a day of exploring the Cornish coast why not retire to the sitting room on the first floor to unwind and watch a spot of TV or walk out to the balcony from here and enjoy a drink on the deck whilst watching the fishing boats coming and going, an idyllic way to end the day. Port Isaac seems to expand out from the harbour and there is a warren of streets to explore, all containing charming shops, galleries, pubs, and restaurants. The most famous street has to be Squeezy Belly Alley, one of the narrowest thoroughfares in the whole of the UK, make sure to visit this local landmark during your wanderings about the village. There are plenty of attractions to enjoy nearby; visit Merlin’s Cave in Tintagel thought to be the birthplace of the legend of King Arthur, with a commanding statue resting above the bay of the king himself. Pentargon Waterfall in Boscastle is a beautiful sight to behold amidst the natural beauty, or search the archaeological remains dotted over Bodmin Moor, with plenty of walking and cycling opportunities here. Along with fishing trips, sea safaris and the likes of Newquay, a true surfing capital, all on the card too, there’s lots to choose from. Discover all of these things and more from April Cottage in Cornwall.

Port Isaac; one of the true Cornish treasures. A beautiful fishing village nestling in a steep sided valley, the old village in the valley remains unchanged from its days of fishing, slate export and smuggling in the previous century. An abundance of small character properties complemented by larger cliff-top retreats, can be found with easy access to the numerous restaurants and shops of the village. The sandy harbour provides an abundance of rock pools as the tide retreats. Only ten minutes drive from the beaches of Polzeath, Daymer and Rock, it is perfect for romantic and family holidays alike. There is ample parking at the top of the village.


Over three floors.

Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x second-floor twin with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC.

Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC.


Sitting room.

First-floor sitting room with TV and access to decking area

Electric oven and induction hob, microwave, fridge, washer/dryer, TV with Freeview, Blu ray player, PS2, WiFi.

Fuel and power included in rent.

Bed linen and towels included in rent.

Balcony with terrace furniture.

Allocated off site parking space for one car a short walk away.

Sorry, no pets and no smoking.

Note: Outside decking area must be treated with care and is not suitable for unaccompanied children.

Note: Check-in from 4pm and check-out by 9:30am

Nearby points of interest

  • Rock Beach
  • Carnewas at Bedruthan - National Trust
  • Watergate Bay
  • Tintagel Castle
  • Museum of Witchcraft and Magic
  • St. Columb hurling
  • Springfields Fun Park and Pony Centre

Reviews (8)

  • Thomas

    Good location and handy parking a bonus. Facilities very good. Might be a stretch walking up and down the hill for anyone with poor mobility. Very well equipped and comfortable bed. I would advise people to use the Church Hill access even though further along the road. We arrived on a Saturday in the harbour to a mass of people, dogs, prams etc. and thought we'd entered a pedestrian only zone. Not an experience for the faint hearted. Quietened down during the week.

  • John

    You get what you pay for and the pictures are not misleading however the decor and furniture need updating. Kitchen well equipped however not a lot of cupboard space for grocery, massive wine rack on the wall could be better utilised. Living room, carpet and furniture old and on last legs, TV system is all wrong, the tv that is there needs to be upgraded to a SMART TV. Smell of damp downstairs was overpowering however read previous comments and we brought an electric air freshener which helped massively as all the plug ins were empty of any perfumes. Hallway again first impressions carpet and walls need an overhaul. Bedroom main no issues there Bathroom ok Didn’t use the top floor as only two of us. Decking no issues. We had the dehumidifier on and must have emptied twice a day helped with the damp smell. Overall it served the purpose for us however it is tiered and requires investment.

  • Janice

    Everything worked perfectly (once we'd figured out how to use the hob)☺️ There is a slight smell of damp downstairs which apparently is quite common in these cottages. Steep stairs not good for people with mobility problems. Overall we had a lovely stay and would recommend.

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