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Jasmine Cottage

A cosy and bright cottage, enjoying sea glimpses

Sleeps 3 in 2 bedrooms (+ cot) Friday arrival 1 well behaved dog welcome Short breaks available
The Retreat

Jasmine is a single-storey dog-friendly cottage in Port Gaverne, enjoying open-plan living space and is ideal for couples or smaller families. Sleeping three in spacious comfort, Jasmine is a home from home in peaceful surroundings.

Short breaks are available on selected dates from September – April (Friday or Monday arrival, 3 night minimum). If your desired dates are not bookable online please contact the team here.

Located right at the heart of the hamlet of Port Gaverne, opposite the pub beer garden, you will feel very much a part of the community in Jasmine. Enjoy glimpses of the sea from the kitchen in this cosy, single-storey cottage with parking just outside. The beach and pub are a stone’s throw away and walks can be enjoyed along the dramatic North Cornish coastline literally from your door. Jasmine Cottage is ideal for smaller families, couples or those with limited mobility.

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

The king and single bedrooms and the bathroom lead off the living area. The cottage is tastefully furnished with Victorian pine furniture, and the large window in the kitchen/dining/living room overlooks the courtyard garden, flooding this welcoming room with morning sunshine. Solid oak and tiled floors enrich this cottage and cosy furniture make relaxing a pleasure after a bracing walk along the coast before sampling locally caught fish or tasting the ale in the pub opposite.

Jasmine Cottage is one of a number of delightful properties nestled in the beautiful, secluded cove of Port Gaverne on the north Cornish coast. Owned by the National Trust, Port Gaverne is a sheltered inlet that has a small sandy beach at low tide, rock pools and caves, cliff walks with magnificent views and stunning sunsets.

This small group of cottages are a delightful collection of restored 18th Century Cornish buildings that were originally fishermen’s dwellings and now make eight attractive self-contained holiday cottages positioned around a sunny courtyard garden, and just a stone’s throw from the beach.

Port Gaverne is also just a five-minute walk from Port Isaac; location of the popular Doc Martin series. This quaint little town is a fourteenth-century fishing village with winding lanes, whitewashed cottages and a wide range of restaurants. Jasmine Cottage and its surroundings offer a tranquil haven to enjoy a self-catering holiday in Cornwall. Take a look for yourself with our live Port Gaverne webcam.

Home from home
We have stayed at Green Door every since they opened and Jasmine in particular is our favourite. Well appointed and equipped, it is our home from home.
Philip & Elaine — April 2024

Retreat Features

  • Private parking
  • Free Superfast Wifi
  • Access to shared garden
  • Ground floor living
  • Well equipped kitchen
  • Moments from the beach
Principal bedroom: king bed
Bedroom two: single bed
All bed linen and bath towels provided
Well equipped kitchen
Dining table and chairs for three
Open plan lounge/kitchen/diner
Smart TV
Superfast WiFi available
Bluetooth speaker
Bathroom with shower over bath, hand basin, toilet
Bathroom towels provided
Access to shared, enclosed communal garden
Outdoor seating
Allocated parking for one car outside of the property
Communal EV charging point
Travel cot and highchair on request (cot linen available on request)
One well behaved dog welcome
Essential cleaning items
Gas central heating throughout
Friday standard changeover
Short breaks available, September — April. Changeover days are Monday and Friday.
Check in after 3pm
Check out before 9:30am
Single storey property
Please contact us for more information


Port Gaverne is right next to Port Isaac, of Doc Martin and Poldark fame. However this little cove has an intimate  charm all of its own, away from the crowds of its neighbour. Although the beach is small, it’s dog-friendly all year round — and wait for the tide to go out and you’ll be rewarded with sand between your toes, rockpools to search through and caves to discover. Take a look for yourself with our live Port Gaverne webcam. For those with a taste for adrenalin, this sheltered cove offers some excellent coasteering too – get hold of Cornish Rock Tors who will guide you safely along the rocky shore and through the water. They also offer wild swimming sessions, kayaking, and stand up paddle-boarding, as well as plenty other land-based activities – so if it’s an active holiday you’re after then look no further.

Travel times

  • Port Gaverne is about 17 miles from the nearest mainline station at Bodmin Parkway. Regular and convenient services run from all over the UK.
  • Port Gaverne is 20 miles from the A30, with a driving time from London approximately 5 hours with good traffic and Exeter is roughly an hour and a half away. Full details to plan your route will be available on booking.

Things we love

  • The cottage is seconds away from the nearest beach, which is dog-friendly all year
  • Nearest shop for amenities is located in picturesque neighbouring Port Isaac, 10 minutes up the road
  • Port Gaverne Inn is moments away, a great gastropub
  • Miles of glorious coastal walks await, right from your doorstep

The port gaverne guide

Port Isaac Outlaw's Fish Kitchen close to Forever Cornwall holiday cottages

A foodie's favourite

In the heart of the hamlet, the Port Gaverne Hotel and Restaurant serves up Cornish produce — and it’s delicious. Try a range of gins, taste local ales and let the bar staff recommend a fine wine, as there are plenty to choose from.

Stroll from the Port Gaverne holiday cottages along to Port Isaac and experience exquisite dining at Restaurant Nathan Outlaw. Famed for its seafood taster menu, this Michelin starred restaurant is the perfect place for a celebration or romantic treat for two. If you’re accompanied by children, who may not appreciate Mr. Outlaw’s finest cuisine, follow your nose to the Angry Anchovy for excellent pizza and Cornish craft ale. There are also plenty of other places serving fresh seafood, such as Fresh From The Sea at the top of town.


Port Gaverne Cove - near Forever Cornwall holiday cottages

Sheltered cove right on your doorstep

Port Gaverne’s dog friendly beach is a small one, but wait for the tide to go out and you’ll be rewarded with sand between your toes, rockpools to explore and caves to discover. See for yourself with our Port Gaverne webcam with live footage of the cove. For those with a taste for adrenalin, this sheltered cove offers some excellent guided coasteering too — get hold of Cornish Rock Tors who will guide you along cliffs and through the water. They also offer wild swimming sessions, kayaking and stand up paddleboarding, as well as plenty other land-based activities. The cove is moments away from our cottages and apartments in the area, so walk sandy footsteps back up to your retreat, or wrap up in a towel and get the wood burner going to dry out.

Walking Holidays in Port Gaverne Cornwall

Coastal footpaths and clifftop walks

North Cornwall is famous for its dramatic, rugged coastline and Port Gaverne is no exception. Whether you head east or west, you’re greeted with stunning coastal walks — or head inland for circular strolls. Take the coastal footpath and walk east up the coast towards Tintagel, which will take you past some fantastic beaches, often requiring a walk down to their sandy shores but certainly worth the trip. Head west along the coast in the opposite direction and up the footpath to Port Isaac for a great coastal walk that’s not too long or strenuous, just up to Port Quin and back again.

Between Port Quin and Polzeath is a fabulous stretch of the coast path, jutting right out into the Atlantic and offering some really spectacular views. All of the coastal footpaths are dog friendly, but there are some steep sections so make sure you keep the lead handy.

Port Isaac harbour as seen from Forever Cornwall holiday cottages nearby

Port Gaverne and Port Isaac

With Port Gaverne beach literally on your doorstep, and Port Isaac beach just a 20-minute stroll, there’s no shortage of sheltered coves within walking distance. These beaches are small, picturesque and family and dog friendly — a great way to while away an afternoon at any time of year. Port Gaverne beach is flanked by Port Isaac headland and ‘The Main’ (Port Gaverne’s headland), which tend to protect the beach from the big Atlantic waves. Port Isaac beach has a breakwater, so is generally a calm harbour with picturesque fishing boats dotted around.

Beaches Padstow Area Polzeath 26 August 2016 2. Matt Jessop


An inspiration for poet Sir John Betjeman, Polzeath is a wide sandy beach about six miles from Port Gaverne. The village of the same name has plenty of restaurants and amenities to fuel a fun-filled day at the beach. With lifeguards on duty during summer days, a surf school on hand and plenty of rockpools to explore, Polzeath is the ideal place for a beach day.

Beaches Padstow Area Daymer Bay 26 August 2016 2. Matt Jessop

Daymer Bay

Daymer Bay is a very sheltered beach about 8 miles from Port Gaverne. It sits in a sheltered spot at the mouth of the Camel Estuary, with calm waters and a long stretch of golden sand, and was one of poet John Betjeman’s favourite locations in Cornwall — it’s not hard to see why. One of this beaches great features is that it’s dog-friendly all year round too — and the wide open space makes it perfect to tire a four legged friend out!

Trebarwith, Adamgibbard

Off the beaten track

Follow the coastal footpath to the east, or drive the road out of Port Gaverne and park up at Tregardock Farm. From here, it’s around a 20-minute walk and a bit of a scramble over some rocks to reach the sandy, quiet beach of Tregardock — be sure to check the tides beforehand! If you don’t fancy the walk, keep driving until you reach Trebarwith, with pub, shop and carpark, making it a little more family friendly and accessible — but a bit busier too. Both have an air of the undiscovered about them though, with waterfalls, caves and rockpools to explore, as well as being a little quieter than the likes of Polzeath.

Food & drink
Pub at Port Gaverne near Forever Cornwall holiday cottages

Port Gaverne eateries

Port Gaverne has an extremely good food offering given the size of this tiny hamlet. Two of the best are in the heart of the hamlet — The Port Gaverne Restaurant and Hotel and The Pilchard’s Cafe, both of them are just off the beach. The Port Gaverne Restaurant and Hotel serves up excellent gastropub food and fine wines, or rinse off sandy feet and call in at The Pilchard’s for some tapas-style light bites and freshly made lunches.

Port Isaac Outlaw's Fish Kitchen close to Forever Cornwall holiday cottages

Michelin-starred food

Neighbouring Port Isaac is filled with brilliant restaurants, but the most famous perhaps are those of Michelin-starred Cornish chef, Nathan Outlaw. The seafood tasting menu at Outlaw’s New Road is a real experience for anyone who appreciates good food — make sure you book in advance! If you’re after something a little more relaxed, wander down into the town to Outlaw’s Fish Kitchen, where fishermen and local growers dictate the menu daily. Housed in a 15th century fisherman’s cottage, you can still expect white tablecloths and superb service but with a more relaxed atmosphere.

Angry anchovy Port Isaac Pizza

Laid-back dining

Follow your nose to popular Angry Anchovy and take a seat for excellent pizza and Cornish craft ale. This dog friendly restaurant serves freshly made pizza, and despite its name, offers plenty of non-seafood options, too. If you’re hankering after a crab sandwich, head to the top of the hill to Fresh From The Sea. Husband and wife team Callum and Tracey catch crab, lobster, mackerel and Cornish varieties of fish from their own boat and have been championing sustainable fishing practices since 2003.

Buying local in Port Isaac

This little town with two Michelin-starred restaurants is, unsurprisingly, one of the best places to get hold of fresh seafood. There are several fishmongers in this tiny village where you can pick up freshly landed fish, as well as delis in the centre and farm shops in the surrounding area.

Find out more about buying local in with our handy Local Food Guide to Port Gaverne and Port Isaac

Things to do
Port Gaverne Stand up paddleboarding Rock tors


If you’re after an injection of adrenaline, you’ll need to speak to Ben at Cornish Rock Tors. North Cornwall’s coastline lends itself particularly well to coasteering and other adventurous sea sports like kayaking, paddleboarding and wild swimming. Cornish Rock Tors have equipment to hire if you know what you’re doing, but we’d recommend getting Ben to show you around the Port Gaverne waters.

Matt Jessop VCL Statue Tintagel North Cornwall

Tintagel Castle

The English Heritage Site of Tintagel Castle is often portrayed as King Arthur’s birthplace, with its Dark Age ruins, rich history of royals and mystical feel. Cross the footbridge and climb the 148 steps up to the island and walk through the wooden door that opens out to the Grand Hall, built by the fist Earl of Cornwall. Immerse yourself in the legend of King Arthur with the story slabs in the medieval garden, the bronze statue on the headland and search for the wizard Merlin’s face carved into the cliffs on the beach below.

St Nectans Glen

St Nectan’s Glen

With an unmistakeable air of magic, this woodland walk with three waterfalls and hermitage are a must visit at any time of year and in any sort of weather. Park your car and walk 20 minutes into the woods to discover the first and biggest waterfall — at 60ft, this impressive waterfall has carved its own path through the rocks and tumbles down into the pool next to the pathway. Walk into the pool (if you forgot your wellies, the shop will lend you some for free) to really experience the magic of this waterfall – and make sure you don’t miss St. Nectan’s Kieve, the sacred hermitage next to the pool.

North Cornwall Padstow 24 August 2016 5. Matt Jessop

Padstow Foot Ferry

Port Gaverne to Padstow is a good 30-minute drive. Head to Rock, however, on the other side of the estuary and marvel at the millionaire’s playground. Hop onto the Padstow foot ferry that carries its passengers across the mouth of the Camel Estuary, past the Doom Bar and on to Padstow. The ten-minute journey is much shorter than driving to the town, and a much more entertaining mode of travel. The ferry goes every twenty minutes, usually from Rock but sometimes from Daymer Bay on a very low tide.

Guests Say
  • Home from home

    We have stayed at Green Door every since they opened and Jasmine in particular is our favourite. Well appointed and equipped, it is our home from home.

    Philip & Elaine — April 2024
  • Beautiful area

    Lovely cottage — I think we've stayed here about 10 times now (and I hope there will be another 10!). Such a beautiful area with stunning views.

    Helen & Sean — March 2024
  • Back again

    Back again to welcome in the New Year. Had a great week relaxing after Christmas. Enjoyed the fireworks and the beach. See you next year.

    Sue & Robert — January 2024
  • Very comfortable and cosy

    We have had a lovely Christmas in this lovely cottage and with family in Rose Cottage — equally nice. We have been very comfortable and cosy. We agree that Forever Cornwall have been a great company to deal with. Hope we will come back.

    Peter & Colin — December 2023
  • We will be back that's for sure!

    Our first trip to Jasmine Cottage. We have fallen in love with the warmth, view and charm of Port Gaverne. We will be back that's for sure! Thanks to Green Door Cottages team for a great holiday let, very clean and fully equipped. Been very lucky with weather for this time of year. Be back again.

    N & D — November 2023
  • So comfortable, warm and clean

    Had a wonderful relaxing week! Jasmine in October — perfect! The cottage is so comfortable, warm and clean. Really couldn't ask for more. Plenty of wonderful dog walks to be had. Thank you — and hopefully see you again soon.

    Julie — October 2023
  • Lots of coastal walks nearby

    We have had anther lovely stay in Jasmine Cottage. Perfect for us with lots of coastal walks nearby. We watched the coronation and then went for a walk towards Tintagel. Thank you for a lovely place to stay.

    Sally, Bob & Marley — May 2023
  • So many great memories

    We have been coming to Port Gaverne since the 1980s, first staying in the hotel and then at the cottages, one by one! We love this area and always enjoy ourselves, either a long break or for a mini-break as now. We always come home with treats from Trevathan farm shop. We have seen the village and area grow. Thank you for so many great memories. Jasmine is a lovely cottage to stay in.

    Pat, Tony & Bruno — April 2023
  • Back again!

    Back again! Another lovely week in Port Gaverne. Great fireworks on the beach.

    Robert & Sue — New Year 2023
  • Wonderful cottage

    Thank you for a very enjoyable stay. A wonderful cottage as always.

    Jean & Terry — October 2022
  • Perfect

    We have had a lovely holiday staying in Jasmine Cottage. Jasmine was perfect, full equipped kitchen, very cosy. Its position is ideal for coastal walks and playing ball on the beach with our springer spaniel, Harley. He has had a great time. We have visited Tintagel, Boscastle, Padstow, Treyarnon and Constantine Bay enjoying the coastal paths at these locations. Hope to come again soon.

    Sally, Bob & Harley – October 2022
  • A delight

    Jasmine Cottage is a delight — it has everything one could wish for. We opted for Jasmine for its position — loved the glimpse of the sea as promised. Rock is a lovely beach to visit and there is a foot ferry over to Padstow, which saves driving. Trebarwith Strand is fabulous — spectacular when the tides in with rough waves. We're sorry our week has come to an end but have enjoyed our stay — Daisy will be sulking that the beach won't be featured in her walks for sometime!

    Jane, Keith & Daisy — September 2022
  • A surfer's area

    We have spent a week here in Jasmine Cottage. We've visited Bodmin Jail, Tintagel, Padstow, Wadebridge and Port Isaac. Definitely a surfer's area. Lovely stay here.

    The Bohdjalians — Septmeber 2022
  • Lovely

    A lovely week in Jasmine. Swam in the sea every day. Visits to Polzeath, Tintagel and Lanhydrock.

    Alison, Mike & Heidi – August 2022
  • Totally recommend

    It was such a pleasure to stay in Jasmine! The smallest walk to the beach we've ever had and an absolute treat! Will definitely, hopefully, come back! We got in the sea right away. Honestly beautiful and totally recommend.

    The Lunns — August 2022
  • Can't wait to come back

    We have had an amazing time here at Jasmine Cottage. A time to truly reflect and realise that the UK has some extremely fabulous treasures and holiday hideaways! Can't wait to come back next year.

    The Polleys & Archie — April 2022
  • Hilary — February 2022
  • Will be back

    Another enjoyable stay, great location! Will be back.

    The Hughes — New Year 2022
  • Very cosy

    We've had a wonderful time staying in Port Gaverne and have loved Jasmine Cottage. Very cosy with everything we needed. Port Gaverne and Port Isaac beaches are great for exploring and collecting sea glass and looking in the rock pools. Great pasties from Nicki B's and cream teas, homemade cakes and hot chocolates from the Cornish Cove. Loved Heligan as always, and exploring different beaches and coves along this beautiful coastline. We'll be back!

    Jack & Katie — November 2021
  • Very lucky

    Our family has been coming down to Cornwall for over 50 years but never stayed in a nicer cottage. We have been very lucky with the weather and have been to many interesting places nearby.

    David & Catherine — October 2021
  • Very comfortable and clean

    We've had such a lovely week, walking around the area and eating delicious seafood caught locally. The cottage was very comfortable and clean with everything we needed. Will definitely be back!

    The Parrins — June 2021
  • A truly memorable week

    A fantastic base for our Cornish holiday. We came for a wedding and then stayed on to explore Port Isaac and Padstow. We enjoyed two beach days (Polzeath and Daymer). Would recommend getting to both early in high summer to secure parking. A truly memorable week filled with ice creams, sand castle building, wave jumping, pebble collecting and soaking up the beautiful views. We love Cornwall!

    The Masters Family — June 2021
  • What a wonderful place!

    What a wonderful place! So glad we found you. Lovely cosy and comfortable cottage. Weather great. Stayed with our dog, Archie, who enjoyed the beach and walks. Nice fairly easy walk into Port Isaac around the coast path. Walk from Rock to Daymer Bay was lovely. Coming back in November with extended family to stay in upper apartment - can't wait!

    The Parsons — April 2021
  • Peaceful

    The first after lockdown. A lovely change of scenery and peaceful few days in this beautiful place. A lovely homely cottage and for my son, having mobility problems, was ideal with no stairs. Managed a few days on the beach — Polzeath and Mawgan Porth being our favourites. Goodbye Port Gaverne. Loved it!

    Julie, Ian & Oliver — July 2020
  • Wonderful stay

    As usual, we had a wonderful stay in Jasmine and we love Port Gaverne! It is such a lovely, quiet place to stay. Amazing for coastal walks. See you next year!

    The Lloyd family — October 2019
  • Dream-like

    We have had a beautiful week with our grandchildren staying in Jasmine. We are from London and a week of beach life is like going back in time for us, so dream-like! We've been very happy here, thank you!

    The Smith family — August 2019
  • Perfect spot

    We have spent a great week at Jasmine! What a perfect spot — great views, local food, great pubs and ace sunsets — all on your doorstep! Really perfect spot for my husband and dog to relax whilst I was playing at St Endellion festival!

    The Ward family — August 2019
  • Cosy place

    Lovely stay — thank you for providing a cosy place to stay by the sea! We love Cornwall, the sea air and the sea itself!

    The Demsky family — June 2019
  • Delighted

    Once again we have been delighted with our stay at Jasmine and enjoy the surrounding areas. This is our 40th year visiting port Gaverne and we love it. The weather has been consistently good and has added to our holiday. We cannot wait until next July when the family are joining us to stay in Rashleigh and Torca! May have to squeeze in another visit before then. Thank you!

    The Jones family — May 2019
  • Fabulous stay

    Thank you for a fabulous stay at Jasmine. We've had a great time exploring the local area. Just step outside and enjoy wonderful walks on the beach and up on the headland. We'll be back next year!

    Georgi & David — April 2019
  • Always enjoy being here

    Have stayed at Jasmine several times and always enjoy being there.

    Mrs S Jones — May 2018
  • Tidy, spacious and beautiful

    Second year at Jasmine and it never fails to impress. Tidy, spacious and beautiful property with all amenities catered for. Will definitely be returning.

    Miss V Rugen — May 2017
  • Three generations of our family absolutely love it!

    We having been staying at these cottages for many years, and now three generations of our family absolutely love it! As always, it was a wonderful week. There's so much to see and do locally, with great walking and good pubs!

    Mrs S Jones — May 2017
  • Would this property highly!

    My wife and I stayed for a long weekend in December so we were very pleased that the cottage was warm and that directions for the control of the heating were available and easy to understand. The cottage was nicely furnished with very comfortable beds. We were especially impressed by how well equipped the kitchen was. The reason we chose this cottage, of course, was the proximity of the Port Gaverne Hotel next door with its cosy bar — perfect for a pint and the daily newspaper — and its fabulous restaurant. All in all we were delighted with the whole experience and would recommend this property highly.

    The McManus' — December 2016
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