This detached fisherman’s loft, set on a quiet street in Port Isaac, will not fail to impress. Knights Den, with its raised secluded courtyard which is perfect for al fresco meals, is a short stroll from the stunning picturesque coastline, village and harbour of this famous fishing village. Most commonly known as Port Wenn from TV’s Doc Martin series, and home to the Fishermen’s Friends, a sea shanty folk group, the village retains its local charm and feel due to its strong community. The coastline is typically Cornish, with soaring cliffs, remote coves, hidden bays and golden crescents of sand.
The coastal path can be easily reached from Knights Den and will lead you to Polzeath, a surfing mecca and pretty little town, and eventually towards Rock and Padstow. Tintagel, the mystical seat of King Arthur, is a short drive along the coast and the castle is a must for all. Golf courses galore can be found close by, from the Point at Polzeath to St Enodoc, which are great links courses and only minutes away. The inland town of Wadebridge, which sits on the River Camel, is a quaint, local market town with great local pubs and restaurants. The town has many bike hire centres as it sits on the Camel Trail, with Bodmin in one direction and Padstow in the other. A favourite ride is onto Padstow along the multi-use trail following the estuary, grabbing fish and chips on the quayside and a pint in a local pub, fortifying yourself for the ride back along the trail.
Port Isaac, although sitting on the north coast of Cornwall, is easily reached and a good base for exploring the county. Newquay, Truro, Bodmin and the south Cornwall coast are all easily reached, but if you wish to do nothing and enjoy the beach, the harbour and the Michelin starred restaurants, then Knights Den is a great place to spend the week. Sailing, surfing, kayaking, sea fishing, golf and horse riding are all available locally. Beach 650 yards. Shop and restaurant 500 yards, pub 600 yards.