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Henry's

50° 35′ 32.110″N -4° 49′ 54.359″W

Wrapped up in history and romance, this former net loft occupies one of the most coveted spots in Port Isaac, where sumptuous interiors (by Laurence Lewellyn-Bowen no less) meet an equally dreamy coastal backdrop.

Henry's, a self-catering holiday home in Port Isaac, North Cornwall

Description


Perched on the edge of the harbour, this luxury coastal retreat provides the ultimate location to immerse yourself in the enchanting village of Port Isaac. Tantalizing options for foodies and miles of scenic footpaths are the ingredients for a truly indulgent holiday filled with coastal adventures.

'Henry's' is coined from the original resident Henry, a well-known village character who ran the shop that sits below. Inside this white-washed, weather-beaten retreat, guests are treated to a delightful contrast of old and new. Exposed beams meet glistening chandeliers and sash windows frame the ever-changing coastal scenes. On calm days, watch fishing boats bob on the water. In winter take refuge by the crackling fire as storms rage against the harbour wall out to sea.

Tales of shipwrecks and smugglers surround Henry's (and the adjacent buildings) which date back to the eighteenth century. A smuggler's tunnel even runs from the pub next door right the way to a sea cave in the harbour. Henry's was formerly a net loft for the local fishing fleet where nets would be hauled in to be washed and repaired. After loving refurbishment by the Lewellyn-Bowens, Henry's now offers guests a unique and glamourous base in the heart of the village.

In the social spaces, glossy black floorboards contrast with the fresh white beams above. Soft blue walls reflect Henry's tranquil coastal surroundings. In the galley kitchen, exposed timbers above hold marks indicating that they once belonged to ships who braved the vast Atlantic Ocean. Smuggler's tales speak of a hidden staircase behind the fireplace in the kitchen at Henry's but it has never been found. Here, you can watch fishermen return with the catch of the day as you wait for the kettle to boil for that important first cup of tea.

A statement dining table provides the ultimate setting for holiday feasts. After windswept walks on the sand, throw some logs on the fire and warm toes as you share tales of the day gone by. Behind the log burner sits part of an original clome oven where many delicious loaves would have been baked. As night falls, retreat up to the plush lounge. Here sumptuous navy sofas and black and white scenes of Port Isaac create an elegant background for evening tipples.

As the day's dose of sea air draws sleepy souls up the softly carpeted stairs, three small but perfectly formed bedrooms offer a peaceful refuge. On the first floor, discover two bedrooms finished in calming tones of blush and lavender with a cosmos of stars dotted across the ceiling above. Those young at heart will delight in climbing the narrow staircase up to the woodland-themed bedroom. Here, you can sleep under the eaves and wake to seagulls soaring in the sky above through the Velux window.


Perched on the edge of the harbour, this luxury coastal retreat provides the ultimate location to immerse yourself in the enchanting village of Port Isaac. Tantalizing options for foodies and miles of scenic footpaths are the ingredients for a truly indulgent holiday filled with coastal adventures.

'Henry's' is coined from the original resident Henry, a well-known village character who ran the shop that sits below. Inside this white-washed, weather-beaten retreat, guests are treated to a delightful contrast of old and new. Exposed beams meet glistening chandeliers and sash windows frame the ever-changing coastal scenes. On calm days, watch fishing boats bob on the water. In winter take refuge by the crackling fire as storms rage against the harbour wall out to sea.

Tales of shipwrecks and smugglers surround Henry's (and the adjacent buildings) which date back to the eighteenth century. A smuggler's tunnel even runs from the pub next door right the way to a sea cave in the harbour. Henry's was formerly a net loft for the local fishing fleet where nets would be hauled in to be washed and repaired. After loving refurbishment by the Lewellyn-Bowens, Henry's now offers guests a unique and glamourous base in the heart of the village.

In the social spaces, glossy black floorboards contrast with the fresh white beams above. Soft blue walls reflect Henry's tranquil coastal surroundings. In the galley kitchen, exposed timbers above hold marks indicating that they once belonged to ships who braved the vast Atlantic Ocean. Smuggler's tales speak of a hidden staircase behind the fireplace in the kitchen at Henry's but it has never been found. Here, you can watch fishermen return with the catch of the day as you wait for the kettle to boil for that important first cup of tea.

A statement dining table provides the ultimate setting for holiday feasts. After windswept walks on the sand, throw some logs on the fire and warm toes as you share tales of the day gone by. Behind the log burner sits part of an original clome oven where many delicious loaves would have been baked. As night falls, retreat up to the plush lounge. Here sumptuous navy sofas and black and white scenes of Port Isaac create an elegant background for evening tipples.

As the day's dose of sea air draws sleepy souls up the softly carpeted stairs, three small but perfectly formed bedrooms offer a peaceful refuge. On the first floor, discover two bedrooms finished in calming tones of blush and lavender with a cosmos of stars dotted across the ceiling above. Those young at heart will delight in climbing the narrow staircase up to the woodland-themed bedroom. Here, you can sleep under the eaves and wake to seagulls soaring in the sky above through the Velux window.


Bedrooms


  • Bedroom one (master) has a double bed, chest of drawers, hanging hooks, hair dryer and Smart TV.
  • Bedroom two has a double bed, hanging hooks, and a built-in cupboard with shelves.
  • Bedroom three has a king-sized bed, hanging hooks and sea views.

Inside


  • Well equipped kitchen with combination oven and grill, dishwasher, fridge, freezer, microwave, kettle and toaster.
  • Family bathroom with bath and shower attachment, sink and WC.
  • Washing machine and tumble drier.
  • Log burner (first set of logs provided).
  • Smart TV.
  • Plug-in, oil-filled radiators.
  • Iron and ironing board.
  • Fan.
  • Wi-Fi.

Outside


  • There is no parking at Henry's, however there is parking available in the public car parks at the top of the hill. Please call the office on 01208 869090 to discuss parking options.

Accessibility


There is no parking at Henry's but it is possible to pull your car into the corner opposite to unload suitcases. There are seven steep steps up to the front door with a handrail alongside. There are steps leading up to the living room from the dining area. All bedrooms and the family bathroom are located on the first floor. Bedroom three is accessed via a narrow staircase consisting of eight steps and the sloped attic ceilings are very low here.

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After a day discovering the maze of treasures that the narrow, cobbled streets of Port Isaac have to offer, return home, curl up with a bottle of red and your favourite paperback and relax as the sounds from the harbour float in on the salty breeze.

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