Carkeen Port Isaac

Up To 8
4Bedrooms in Detail
2Bathrooms in Detail

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Gem Rating Ratings explained
5 Diamonds

Facilities What do these mean?

  • Children welcome
  • Dogs permitted
  • No disabled access
  • Parking available
  • WiFi
  • No sea views
  • Near the beach
  • Wood burner/open fire
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • No swimming pool/hot tub
  • Cot

A warm Cornish welcome and tranquility awaits at Carkeen, North Cornwall. Follow the private sweeping driveway and arrive to the wonderful stone farmhouse set within acres of established gardens. 4 luxury bedrooms offer spacious accommodation for up to 8 guests whilst 3 reception rooms and large kitchen bring friends and family together to relax and enjoy some well earned time together. Carkeen is set within easy access of the North Cornish coastline and the golden sand beaches of Polzeath and Trebarwith Strand. The picture perfect village of Port Isaac is a short drive away offering tempting places to eat and beautiful coastline to explore. Ample parking. One well behaved dog

The Property

Carkeen is a beautiful stone farmhouse set within private grounds. Arrive to a convenient boot room with ample space for all your holiday kit and supplies for the perfect week, the cool slate pantry helps keep the kitchen decks clear and offers additional storage space. Lead into the farmhouse kitchen with modern twist. This inspiring kitchen is perfect for large group catering with all you could need to prepare a slap up supper or lazy Sunday brunch. The dining room is set just off the kitchen with large dining table and 8 dining chairs; this beautiful room welcomes celebrations in all seasons and offers a large traditional wood burner for cosy winter weekends. To complete the ground floor layout, Carkeen offers a smaller study room with relaxed armchairs and library of books whilst the inviting sitting room with wood burner and plenty of comfortable seating for all the party becomes the hub to the house at the end of the day. A central staircase leads to the first floor and collection of 4 luxury bedrooms, 2 double rooms and 2 twin bedded rooms. The master bedroom with ensuite shower room has been beautifully dressed in fresh whites and lilacs and creates a restful annex at the gable end of the house. A further double offers a boutique hotel style room with soft creams and natural hues, a wonderfully sumptuous room. The twin rooms offer a choice of azure blue décor or more country twist with chestnut leather armchair. Each room captures the verdant garden and established trees for a serene backdrop. A large family bathroom with deep bath and separate shower completes the first floor.

Carkeen is a beautiful house with everything that one needs for a perfect, tranquil holiday. I would recommend it to everyone who needs some time away from it all. And my sincere appreciation to the team who takes care for the cleaning and housekeeping: excellent work!!

The generous private garden really is set to impress with rolling green lawn just perfect for children to play and invites lazy days with friends and family. A wonderful slate terrace offers a slate and granite farmhouse table with 8 chairs. To the front of the house, pockets of garden offer further seating and quiet corners to escape the hubbub of the house. Herbs gardens brim with fragrant herbs in all seasons, rambling roses adorn the front porch and hardy evergreens flank the lawn offering a natural boundary. The lane to the front of the house is private with no through access other than Carkeen guests. From the rural North Cornwall location, pack up the car and head to the coast in 15-20 minutes. The popular surfing spot of Polzeath is a very short drive away and is a wonderful beach from action packed watersports to good old fashioned beach days. Further North enjoy the stunning scenery of Trebarwith Strand, Port Quin and the picture perfect coastal village of Port Isaac made famous by the Doc Martin series. If you are new to this corner of Cornwall or it is a favourite family stomping ground then you are well placed to explore the beauty and Cornish charm. If dining out is on the agenda then Wadebridge and Padstow offer tempting choices or enjoy the freshest of fish at Nathan Outlaws in Port Isaac. St Teath and the local country pub is within a 10 minute walk and accessed by a footpath from behind the house. St Teath offers a local shop and post office too.

Gather friends and extended family and stay in farmhouse chic at Carkeen for a holiday to remember.

Choose Your Dates The standard changeover day is Friday

December 2017


AvailableBookedDefault weekly checkin day is Friday

November 2017


January 2018

The following weeks are available in December 2017:
Fri 15 December - Fri 22 December
£1835.00 £1468.00
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Fri 29 December - Fri 5 January
£2139.00 £1711.20
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How to book and pay

How can I make a reservation?


  1. Select the property you wish to book
  2. Choose Availability/Prices
  3. Choose the date you wish to book on the calendar
  4. Register/complete/submit the online reservation and pay the monies due


Call: 01872 241241 (press option 1)

Opening Hours

Monday - Friday: 9am to 6pm

Saturday: 10am to 6pm


Advance bookings:

  1. Pay 1/3rd deposit to secure your holiday (33.3%) now and pay the balance 4 weeks before your holiday

Last minute bookings:

  1. Payment in full required for all holidays booked within 28 days of arrival

You can pay securely online or over the phone via Sagepay.

Cautionary Deposit:

  1. A cautionary deposit of £500.00 is required prior to your check in. The day before your arrival we will pre authorise your balance payment card for this amount. Should you wish to use an alternative card then please ensure you have this card readily available when making your balance payment. (Please note you can use a credit card for this without incurring any charges).

When you submit an online reservation, you will receive an automated reservation confirmation. Please contact the reservations team with any questions you may have.

How can I pay

We accept debit cards (no charge), credit cards (2.5% surcharge) and international bank transfers.
We do not accept cheque payments.

Online Payments

You can pay for the balance of your holiday and holiday extras by logging into your Cornish Gems account.


Beautiful house!

Alex Marland

Just beautiful

Jan Gill

We had a wonderful holiday - the property was superb - absolutely beautiful - the pictures simply do not do it justice. We were absolute delighted with the house and will definitely book again with Cornish Gems. Thank you so much.

Justine Bland

Fantastic property, lovely facitlities helped make a lovely family holiday. Easy road access to visit various beaches within resonable distance. Also lovely Pub in the village.

Mrs Lesley Power

The property was stunning! The second time we have booked through Cornish Gems the property Carkeen was beautifully presented of the highest quality and would be recommended with no issues at all ! Another lovely holiday and wonderful property! Thank you


Beyond expectations. Absolutely loved it and did not want to leave. Glorious position, beautiful decor, spotless everything and oodles of character

Jan Gill

Carkeen is a beautiful house with everything that one needs for a perfect, tranquil holiday. I would recommend it to everyone who needs some time away from it all. And my sincere appreciation to the team who takes care for the cleaning and housekeeping: excellent work!!

Ronny D'Hulster

Living and Dining

  • There are 3 reception rooms within the ground floor. A dining room, study and sitting room.
  • A beautiful dining room with large wooden dining table and 8 dining chairs, traditional woodburner, chestnut leather sofa, side tables, built in window seat
  • The study offers 2 relaxed armchairs, coffee table, collection of books
  • A beautiful sitting room with 2 x three seater sofas, coffee table, armchair, traditional woodburner, TV


  • A wonderful farmhouse country kitchen layout yet with modern appliances
  • Electric oven
  • 4 induction hobs
  • Aga with double oven and 2 hot plates
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Wine fridge
  • Fridge
  • Freezer with 4 drawers
  • Utilities include: A separate utility room with washer/dryer, iron with ironing board, belfast sink

Bedrooms4: 2 Double, 2 Twin

  • Choose from 4 luxury bedrooms set over the 1st floor, each with personalised decor and colour theme.
  • Master bedroom: Set across one wing of the house with double bed, 2 x bedside tables and lamps, wardrobe, TV, 3 seater sofa and side tables, ensuite
  • Bedroom One: A double bedded room with 2 x bedside tables with lamps, wardrobe, chest of drawers, armchair
  • Bedroom Two: A twin bedded room with bedside table and lamp, chest of drawers
  • Bedroom Three: A twin bedded room with leather armchair, bedside table with lamp, built in storage 

Bathrooms2: 2 Standard

  • A family bathroom with deep bath, a separate adjustable shower, wash hand basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Master bedroom: Ensuite shower room with wash hand basin, heated towel rail, WC
  • There is also an outside WC within the garden!

Other Features

  • Luxury linens and towels provided
  • Wifi
  • Private parking for up to 4 cars
  • Travel cot 
  • Highchair
  • Large established garden
  • Outside wooden dining table with 8 chairs
  • Picnic benches and stone seats throughout the grounds
  • Up to two well behaved dog are welcomed, house rules apply and a small pet supplement


  • Gentle slope access to front door
  • Gently sloping lawn
  • One internal flight of stairs, there are 1-2 steps down to living room and study areas

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