Travel Bug- Port Isaac


I love travel as we all do and this is one of my favourite spots. Located in Cornwall, England is the delightful coastal fishing port, Port Isaac. The picturesque port is a photo opportunity at every step. If you love photographing quaint 18th century cottages, soaking up stunning coastal views and wandering through the eclectic mix of shops, cafes, galleries and restaurants  you have come to the right place.

If your familiar with the television show Doc Martin featuring Martin Clumes and Caroline Catz,  you will know exactly where I am talking about. Doc Martin is filmed in Port Isaac although to television fans its more aptly  known as its  fictional name Port Wenn. Unlike other film sets Port Wenn is a permanent fixture, and it is exactly the same as its television depiction, which makes it all the more fun to spend time stuffing a plate of the best scones with jam and cream you could imagine at The Old School,  photographing yourself knocking on Doc Martin’s door or just eating the best local lobster you could imagine at The Mote restaurant.

One of the best parts about holidaying in Port Issac is its huge array of bed and breakfasts, hotels and holiday homes and there is something for everyone’s budget. We stayed at the modern B&B/Art Gallery  (yes we were child-free! but they do have a family room) that  looked directly over Port Isaac Bay (much to my sheer excitement , you could also see Fern Cottage the famous doctors home!!) . It boasts fabulous rooms with luxurious wallpapers , pretty French looking windows and my favourite thing a wet room. Yes a floor to ceiling grey slate wet room, it was fabulous I even took photos of myself in the wet room…. I know…. I photograph anything.

Port Issac is one of those relaxed romantic places that would be perfect to propose to someone, celebrate an anniversary or announce that you are infact…..pregnant. I found out I was pregnant in Port Isaac just over 2 years ago now… Looks like we will be needing that family room on our next visit!!!

Images courtesy of , kittiwake-cottage-cupcakes.jpg and

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  1. Jules

     /  December 7, 2013

    Wow that place looks so cute! Very quaint.


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