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Rising up out of the higgledy-piggledy buildings 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 a quirky and extraordinarily picturesque cottage with views of the harbour from the bedroom and sitting room, then The Birdcage is for you.
Children: Due to very steep, narrow stairs we feel this cottage is not suitable for children.
Heating: Night storage, Electrorad eco heating, convector heating and free eco briquettes for the stove included.
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.
Garden: Enclosed, pretty terrace with views over the wall to the sea. Access to the terrace is through a low door from the bathroom.
Accessiblity: The Birdcage is unsuitable for those with impaired mobility.
Offers: Guests will benefit from a late Sunday checkout of 4pm at this cottage.
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 entry to Tintagel Old Post Office on production of booking details subject to seasonal opening hours.
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 you will be set for life!