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Rising up out of the higgledy-piggledy of old Port Isaac, now famous for the Doc Martin series, the Grade II-listed Birdcage is a remarkably charismatic building. Two centuries old, pentagonal, three-stored and with a terrace reached through the bathroom, this former cobbler's shop has tiny rooms and a staircase that slims down to just over a foot wide in places. If you're looking for an unusual and extraordinarily picturesque cottage with views of the harbour from the bedroom and sitting room, then The Birdcage is for you.
Heating: Night storage heating included, convector heating and free eco logs for the stove included.
Garden: Enclosed, pretty terrace with views over the wall to the sea. Access to the terrace is through a low door from the bathroom.
Parking: Access to cottage is by foot - there is no adjacent parking.
Parking available in the village lanes or in one of the public car parks at the top of the village.
For information on long stay car parking at New Road, Port Isaac, please visit the website. You can also call 0300 1234 222.
Please Note: This gem of a cottage is small and compact. It has a very steep, narrow staircase 43cm at the narrowest point.
Offers: Free admission to Tintagel Old Post Office subject to seasonal opening hours.
For any 2 night stay starting on a Friday, or 3 nights starting on a Thursday, guests can benefit from a late departure time on the Sunday of 6pm, at no extra charge.
Accessiblity: The Birdcage is unsuitable for those with impaired mobility.
Local Suppliers: Guest discount offered to NT guests by outdoor activity providers Cornish Rock Tors www.CornishRockTors.com and Outdoor Adventure www.outdooradventure.co.uk
Due to very steep, narrow stairs we feel this cottage is not suitable for children.
Cornwall may be steeped in Celtic history yet it also offers the uncomplicated joy of a day spent by the sea. From the picture-box charms of the villages and towns of St Ives, Polzeath and Port Isaac to the raw natural beauty of the coast, one trip to this part of the world is often just the start of many more. Remember to pack some good walking boots and youâ€™ll be set for life!