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The best of coast & countryside - 10 reasons to stay at Penquite

This delightfully unexpected discovery lies along a leafy country lane, not far from the cobbled streets of Port Isaac. Accommodating two to sixteen guests, this uniquely flexible and luxurious hideaway comes with an outdoor heated swimming pool and beautiful, mature gardens.

Penquite House, a luxury self-catering holiday home near Port Isaac with heated swimming pool

Nestled in the most picturesque of settings, the Penquite collection consists of Penquite House, Cottage and Annex. Here are the top 10 reasons to choose Penquite for your next holiday.

1. Fantastically flexible accommodation

Penquite House, a luxury self-catering holiday home near Port Isaac with heated swimming pool
Penquite Cottage, a self-catering Cornish country cottage near Port Isaac
Penquite Annex, a self-catering holiday home near Port Isaac, North Cornwall

Whether it's a family get together or a romantic break for two, Penquite can accommodate two to sixteen guests.

Penquite House sleeps six and can be let in conjunction with the Annex also sleeping six guests. Penquite Cottage sleeps up to four guests and can be let together with the House or independently. Penquite is a fantastic option for wedding accommodation with a range of breathtaking venues to choose from nearby.

2. Your very own heated swimming pool

Penquite House, a luxury self-catering holiday home near Port Isaac with heated swimming pool
Penquite House, a luxury self-catering holiday home near Port Isaac with heated swimming pool
Penquite House, a luxury self-catering holiday home near Port Isaac with heated swimming pool
Penquite House, a luxury self-catering holiday home near Port Isaac with heated swimming pool

This enchanting, luxury home comes complete with an outdoor, heated swimming pool. Enjoy a leisurely lap before breakfast for an invigorating start to the day. The swimming pool at Penquite is a tranquil oasis, complete with a bright mosaic outdoor shower, sure to be a hit with the children. The pool is open from the end of May through to September and is available with the House and Annex.

3. A large country garden

Gardens at Penquite, a self-catering holiday cottage near Port Isaac, North Cornwall
Holiday cottage with outdoor heated swimming pool near Port Isaac
Gardens at Penquite, a self-catering holiday cottage near Port Isaac, North Cornwall
Gardens at Penquite Cottage, a self-catering holiday house near Port Isaac, North Cornwall

Penquite House and Annex are surrounded by heavenly gardens. It won't take long to slip into the relaxed country lifestyle as the birds sing in the mature trees above. The lawn is perfect for relaxing with a good book or playing garden games with the family.

To the front of Penquite Cottage is a pretty lawn with carefully planted trees and flower beds. A high Cornish stone wall offers privacy from the main house as well as shelter for sunbathing. The garden provides a tranquil spot to enjoy picnics, afternoon tea and blissful holiday relaxation.

4. Port Isaac is on your doorstep

Stay at Penquite and enjoy a holiday near Port Isaac
Explore the harbour of Port Isaac from your base at Penquite House, a self-catering holiday property
Penquite is located near the traditional fishing village of Port Isaac in North Cornwall
Stay at Penquite and enjoy all the charms of nearby Port Isaac including watching the fishermen

Take to the country lanes that wind through the lush Cornish countryside to the famous fishing village of Port Isaac. In less than ten minutes you will be in Doc Martin country where the narrow streets and whitewashed houses are sure to enchant.

Walk around the pretty harbour and watch the fishermen bringing in the catch of the day. The Fisherman's Friends movie was recently filmed in Post Isaac so you can enjoy spotting the various locations used in the film.

5. Cornish farmhouse meets contemporary architect design

Interiors of Penquite House, a self-catering holiday home near Port Isaac sleeping six to twelve guests
Bedroom in Penquite Annex which can be let with Penquite House, sleeping twelve and near Port Isaac
Beautiful bedroom at Penquite Cottage, a self-catering holiday cottage near Port Isaac, North Cornwall
Log burner at Penquite, a luxury self-catering home near Port Isaac

Throughout Penquite House you'll spot many bespoke, handcrafted features and plenty of hidden gems. The old squire’s mounting block still stands outside, while beautiful stone fireplaces can be found within. Contemporary features include the dramatic gable end, double-height kitchen and dining area. This brings the outside in, opening out onto the terrace and swimming pool through large, bi-fold doors.

The interior of Penquite Cottage is a luxurious combination of original features with a contemporary twist. The high-spec kitchen has a beautiful slate floor and crisp white worktops. The modern granite breakfast bar is a great place to sit and enjoy a morning coffee and newspaper.

6. Perfect for cosy evenings in

Both Penquite House and Annex benefit from fireplaces. At Penquite House a snug with a log burner provides the ideal place for curling up with a good book or box set. Penquite Cottage has a stunning inglenook fireplace with a slate hearth and wooden mantel.

7. Culinary delights nearby

Nearby Port Isaac has become famous as a foodie haven. Nathan Outlaw has two restaurants here including the cosy Fish Kitchen serving locally caught seafood and the self-named restaurant up the hill, perfect for a special occasion.

Just along from Port Isaac is the peaceful cove of Port Gaverne. Here you will find The Port Gaverne Hotel & Restaurant, nestled in the centre of this picture-perfect setting and everything you could hope for in a Cornish pub.

8. Get out on the water

From Penquite House you can easily get to Port Gaverne and enjoy a kayaking session with Cornish Rock Tors
Take to the water with Cornish Rock Tors and enjoy a coasteering session at Port Gaverne when you stay at Penquite
There are plenty of watersports to try nearby to Penquite House, a self-catering holiday home near Port Isaac

The sheltered stony beach of Port Gaverne is a great launching point for a boat or kayak. Cornish Rock Tors are based here and offer kayaking, paddle boarding, wild swimming and coasteering.

9. Explore the coast by foot

From Penquite you can join the South West coast path at Port Isaac
Penquite is perfect for a walking holiday with the South West Coast Path taking in nearby Port Isaac
From Penquite you can join the coastal path at Port Isaac and walk to the picturesque Port Quin

With miles and miles of scenic footpath to explore, Penquite makes the perfect base from which to explore North Cornwall. Hop onto the South West Coast Path at Port Isaac and head along to the tiny fishing haven of Port Quin complete with picture-perfect stone cottages, a sheltered cove and the iconic land mark of Doyden Castle.

10. Discover the surrounding beaches

Rock beach is just a short drive away from Penquite, a self-catering holiday cottage near Port Isaac
Polzeath beach is just a short drive away from Penquite, a self-catering holiday cottage near Port Isaac
Daymer Bay is just a short drive away from Penquite, a self-catering holiday cottage near Port Isaac

Enjoy this base for all holidays, whether you prefer bucket and spade days at Trebarwith Strand, surfing at Polzeath, family fun in Port Isaac or water sports in Rock.


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