Port Gaverne Hotel, Port Isaac, Cornwall
Providing a home-from-home atmosphere, this coastal hotel sits in the beautiful town of Port Isaac, famed for providing the backdrop to the hit TV series Doc Martin. Dine on fresh, seasonal fare served up in the two AA Rosette-awarded restaurant, all washed down with a pint of local ale and you'll be enjoying a slower pace of life in no time.
Rooms available from £150 per night
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Located on North Cornwall's dramatic coastline, just a five-minute walk from the 14th-century fishing village of Port Isaac, with its narrow winding streets and whitewashed cottages - it's reachable by foot along the clifftops.
The Port Gaverne Hotel & Restaurant sits in a beautiful secluded cove in Port Gaverne.
By car: London is around 5 hours away, Bristol is 2 hours 40 mins and Plymouth 90 mins. Public parking is available nearby.
By train: London Paddington to Bodmin Parkway takes around 4 hours. The hotel is a 40-minute drive from the station in a taxi. Book trains to Bodmin Parkway.
CHARACTER & STYLE
A coastal theme is prevalent throughout - the restaurant's walls are decorated with vintage black and white photographs, while large wooden tables, fisherman's lanterns, oversized cushions and freshly cut flowers add to the cosy and homely atmosphere. Low lighting further contributes to the ambience.
You'll be welcomed by the friendly staff that boast fantastic knowledge of the locality and will happily bestow anecdotal stories from the area. The traditional old bar offers the perfect place to settle yourself for the evening, with its slate floors, wooden beams and a wide range of proper ales. There's also a large terraced area and a beer garden for warmer days.
- Laundry service
- Free Wi-Fi
Each of the homely 15 ensuite rooms has its own style, in-keeping with the style and character of the building and adding quirky character, there's a focus on antique furnishings. Access to the bedrooms is via a steep, narrow staircase.
Room types: Superior Double or Twin, Family room
Key amenities: ensuite bathroom with Molton Brown toiletries, bathrobes, slippers, Sky TV, tea and coffee making facilities, free Wi-Fi
Food & Drink
Catch-of-the-day is a must, given the location, and guests can expect ultra-fresh dishes created from local seasonal bounty - with zero food miles, the mackerel caught straight from the rocky cove is as fresh as food comes. Sit out on the decking of hotel's beach café, Pilchards, at high tide, just a few yards from the sea and serving a daily-changing menu.
The restaurant: 2 AA Rosettes, classic British dishes, local produce. Open daily for lunch and dinner. Mains from £16.
Pilchards Café: beachside cafe, tapas, seafood. Open for lunch and dinner. Small plates from £8.50.
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