Courtyard Cottage sleeps four guests in comfort and like all of our Port Gaverne cottages, welcomes dogs. The open plan living, kitchen and dining area has stripped pine floors and a cosy wood burner. Both bedrooms are airy and full of natural light and there is a lovely shared enclosed garden, a fantastic nearby pub, and miles of walking to be had.

Short breaks available, October – June. Changeover days are Monday, Friday and Saturday. Three-night minimum.

This is one of four unique cottages in a terrace on the small lane that runs down to the beach. Courtyard Cottage is one of our Green Door collection, all situated in the heart of a tiny hamlet, right by Port Gaverne cove on the spectacular North Cornish coast. Here you can enjoy being moments away from popular Port Isaac with its restaurants and boutique shops but in a much quieter setting.

Take a look at our webcam, it provides stunning live views of Port Gaverne beach.

Bedroom at Courtyard Cottage - Self catering accommodation by Forever Cornwall

In and around Courtyard Cottage

Slate steps lead up to the property, into a wonderfully bright and spacious living area. Attractive wooden furniture, stripped pine floors and a vaulted ceiling complement the open plan arrangement of kitchen, dining room and lounge area. Whitewashed walls accentuate the local artwork, whilst inviting sofas create a snug atmosphere around the wood burning stove. The well equipped kitchen area has all you’ll need to rustle up delights when you are not eating out and you a have a rustic wooden table and chairs for four. The views onto the courtyard garden and country lane give the upstairs area a fresh feel.

As you go down the carpeted stairs you will find the two spacious bedrooms; the principal bedroom has a double bed, and Bedroom 2 has twin beds and access to the courtyard outside through doors. Both come with ample built in wardrobes, shelves and chests-of-drawers. Garden furniture and sun loungers make the slate terrace outside the bedroom door an ideal place to catch some sun on your doorstep, and your private parking is conveniently located nearby. Both bedrooms are bright and airy due to the large windows and doors allowing natural light to flood in.

Out and about

Courtyard Cottage is one of ten delightful ‘Green Door’ properties nestled in the beautiful, secluded cove of Port Gaverne on the north Cornish coast. Owned by the National Trust, this sheltered inlet has a small beach inviting you to explore the sands, rock pools and caves at low tide. Port Gaverne is a charming destination come rain or shine with coastal walks, magnificent views and stunning sunsets. Take a look for yourself with our live Port Gaverne webcam. It’s just a short stroll from the famous 14th century fishing village of Port Isaac which you may recognise as Portwenn, the location of the famous TV series ‘Doc Martin’.

The South West Coast path is immediately behind the property, and this entire stretch of coast has been designated both Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and Heritage Coast status.  You can walk east towards legendary Tintagel, or west past Port Isaac and tiny Port Quin cove to Pentire headland, Polzeath and the Camel estuary. Or simply stroll out to the dramatic headland right here for a perfect evening view. Port Gaverne is also one of the top wild swimming spots in Cornwall, and you can hire kayaks and SUPs on the beach, so pack your wetsuit, wellies and sunscreen and we’ll provide the fishing nets, body boards and walking maps!

For eating out, the multi award-winning Port Gaverne Restaurant & Hotel is just next door, dating back to the 17th century and specialising in local produce — particularly seafood and delicious local ales. Or there’s the seasonal “Pilchards” right by the beach with plates for sharing, teas and coffees.  Or stroll into Port Isaac with its growing foodie credentials, given that it’s home to famous celeb chef Nathan Outlaw’s Fish Kitchen.

Things we love…

Courtyard Cottage is cosy and practical, with everything you possibly need. We love the country cottage feel of the stripped pine floor and with a fire roaring from the doors of the traditional wood burner, you’ll feel yourself stepping back in time.  The reverse level layout and open plan design of the living area encourages an easygoing holiday with plenty of conversation. Enjoy an evening BBQ on the beach or in the shared courtyard garden — wander over to the Port Gaverne Hotel & Restaurant or the Pilchards café, or stroll up to Port Isaac to look for eateries. There’s always something to do here, but doing nothing is also an attractive option.

Courtyard Cottage sits between Torca and Marigold, and is one of four terraced cottages along this little lane by the pub — each one can accommodate four guests, and each is a unique retreat, but with a similar layout. Have a look at all of our Green Door cottages and apartments in Port Gaverne here.

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Retreat Features

  • Free Superfast Wifi
  • Private parking
  • Miles of coastal walks on doorstep
  • Moments from the beach
  • Hop, skip and a jump away from the nearest pub
  • Access to lovely communal garden
Bedroom 1: double bed
Bedroom 2: twin beds with access to communal garden
All linen provided
Well equipped kitchen
Washing machine
Dining table and chairs for four
Tea towels provided
Open plan lounge/kitchen/diner
Flat Screen TV
IPod Dock
DVD player
Superfast WiFi available
Bluetooth speaker
Bathroom with shower over bath, hand basin, toilet
Bathroom towels provided
Access to shared, enclosed communal garden
Outdoor seating
Gas central heating throughout
Wood burner (free logs provided)
Travel cot and highchair on request (cot linen on request)
Up to 2 well behaved dogs welcome
£35 charge per dog
Allocated parking for 1 car
Saturday standard changeover
Short breaks available, October - June. Changeover days are Monday, Friday and Saturday. Three-night minimum
Check in after 4pm
Check out before 10am
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So close to the beach
We had so looked forward to our week in Cornwall and as always it came up to expectations. Port Gaverne was a new area for us and one which we would definitely return to. The position of Courtyard so close to the beach and coastal walks has been a real bonus. The cottage is well equipped and comfortable. Super time, thank you.
Sue, Pete, Sally & Bertie the cockapoo — July 2021