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The Port Gaverne Restaurant & Hotel is set in a beautiful secluded cove, five minutes' walk from the fishing village of Port Isaac - famous from the hit TV series Doc Martin - on Cornwall's dramatic north coast. You'll enjoy exceptional seasonal fare here, inspired by the bounty on your doorstep; think fresh catch-of-the-day, washed down with local ale. Traditional features from the building's past have been kept, making this the perfect seaside bolthole to explore the north Cornish coastline from. The hotel has 15 quirky and characterful bedrooms featuring antique furnishings and a few little luxuries. Suited to foodies, coastal adventurers, and anyone looking for a relaxing seaside escape drenched in history, this is a home-from-home with heritage at its heart.

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Natalie Millar-Partridge
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For over 15-years, Natalie has written extensively for regional, national and global publications, offering an inside track on unusual and exciting destinations; a highly curated approach to the most groundbreaking places to stay – from the super-luxe to the quirky, curiously different and considered properties to have on your radar. Natalie is based in South West England.



The picture-postcard village of Port Isaac provides photo opportunities at every turn, with lots of eateries and delis stocked with fresh crab and Cornish pasties.

The hotel is a two-minute stroll from the beach and five minutes' walk from Port Isaac village.
By car: London is around 5 hours away, Bristol is 2 hours 40 mins and Plymouth 90 mins. Public parking is available nearby.
By train: London Paddington to Bodmin Parkway takes around 4 hours. The hotel is 40 minutes' drive from the station in a taxi.

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Style & Character

This is every outdoors lover's dream! Suited to those looking for a characterful seaside bolthole, for exploring the north Cornwall coast. It's incredible to experience all the authenticity of a bygone era, being at the helm of Cornwall's most profitable pilchard and herring ports.

Service & Facilities

It's a joy to step outside and breath in the salt-fresh air - grab a sunny spot outside and soak up the dreamiest of sea views.

  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Garden
  • Laundry service
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Pet-friendly

All of the rooms at the Port Gaverne can accomodate dogs for an extra fee.


The quirky features of the Doc Martin room, with its coastal-inspired interiors, including a wall of nautical mirrors and large cushioned window seat, make it our favourite. We love the nooks and crannies, as well as traditional features such as low exposed beams, complemented by wingback chairs and large comfy beds.

Superior Double or Twin, Family room
Facilities include: ensuite bathroom, Molton Brown toiletries, bathrobes, slippers, Sky TV, Nespresso coffee machine, tea

Food & Drink

With zero food miles, the mackerel caught straight from the rocky cove is as fresh as food comes. The whole-baked lemon sole, cockles and clams with rainbow chard is delicious too, just add hand-cut chips with Cornish sea salt and a local gin.

The restaurant: 2 AA Rosettes, classic British dishes, local produce. Open daily for lunch and dinner. Mains from £16.
Pilchards Cafe: beachside cafe, modern European, tapas, seafood. Open for lunch and dinner. Small plates from £8.50.

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