5 bedroom cottage for sale7/9 Middle Street, Port Isaac
Kittiwake is a pretty cottage situated along one of the more popular streets in the village. Lovingly cherished for many years, the current owners have continuously looked after the property whilst it still provides a perfect opportunity for a purchaser to add their own touch.
Like many properties in the village, Kittiwake is no different in that it is unique and charming with many period features and quirky room lay-outs.
The addition of the separate annexe adds to the list of positives and overall the cottage could suit a permanent residence or indeed would make a very successful holiday let.
The pretty coastal village of Port Isaac is spectacularly sited on the rugged stretch of North Cornwall coastline that runs between the Camel Estuary at Rock right the way up to the Devon/Cornwall border at Bude.
In years gone by, Port Isaac was a busy fishing port and from the Middle Ages to the mid-19th century it was an active harbour where cargoes like stone, coal, timber and pottery were loaded and unloaded. Fishing and fish-processing were also very important and today there are still fishermen working from the harbour. The village is now nationally and internationally renowned for its association with the television series 'Doc Martin' which helps tourism that plays an increasingly important role in the village and the economy of North Cornwall in general.
Most of the old part of the village consists of picturesque 18th and 19th century cottages, many of which have been officially listed due to their architectural and historic importance, and are located within narrow alleys and streets that wind down the steep hillside toward the harbour at the bottom.
Neighbouring Port Gaverne was originally developed in the nineteenth century as a slate, coal and limestone handling port where shipbuilding would also have taken place. Vestiges of this industry remain, but mainly today the village consists of a small and picturesque collection of cottages and houses with the majority of the large impressive Victorian industrial buildings having long since been converted into residential accommodation. At low tide there is a sheltered sandy beach with an abundance of rock pools and is regarded as one of the safest beaches in North Cornwall.
Accessed on ground level, the main entrance is from the private courtyard, through a timber door into the kitchen. From here a door leads into the utility room and an opening at the other end leads into the dining room and into the living room where a glazed timber door leads onto Dolphin Street. Upstairs comprises three en-suite double bedrooms, a twin bedroom and a family bathroom. The annexe is accessed from the courtyard with its own fenced off area and has a open plan kitchen/ living room, a bedroom and a shower room.
The property benefits from a lovely enclosed slate and paved courtyard that can be a real sun trap!
The pottery and gift shop next door (open standard shop opening hours) has a right of way to their rear door. As we understand, this is rarely used however they do have access should they require it.
Mains electricity, water and drainage. Oil central heating. EPC E.
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