WE stayed for 4 nights in June 2014. Fabulous location with the most incredible views of the surrounding countryside down to the sea. Slight downside of the location is that the reason the views are so great is that the hotel is it is it is fairly remote from local amenities - no pubs/restaurants within realistic walking distance unless you are as sure footed as a goat! So a car is essential for getting around. For exploring the local area by car it is as well placed as any and plenty of parking at the hotel
We took a walk down to Port Isaac on our first night - a VERY steep walk down, we certainly didn't fancy the walk back up, but were warned taxis .are very hard to come by. So, when we arrived at the pub restaurant, we asked the manager if he could try and order us a taxi for 10pm. Fortunately for us, this worked and we didn't have to walk back up. The rest of our stay, we drove and saved the drinking for when we got back to the hotel.
The house itself is great with lots of original features - some amazing stained glass windows. The games room with pool table and dartboard was an added bonus. The room are all different with great character. We were in room 6 on the second floor of the main house. The bed was huge and very comfortable, the bathroom was a little tired but spotlessly clean. The only downside was that there was a heatwave whilst we were there and it got very hot - no aircon in a quirky victorian house, but honestly it never occurred to me we might need aircon in the UK!. We did ask for a fan, but not until our last day and stressed it was not a priority. James the extremely helpful manager said he would try and get us one. He couldn't find one just then, but I'm confident had we stayed any longer he would have got one.
Staff were all great, breakfast was very good indeed, we had a perfectly pleasant if not exceptional meal in the restaurant on one night. Overall we had an extremely relaxing stay. Would go back.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Beautiful converted Victorian residence, now s stunning boutique hotel with 3 acres of gardens overlooking port Isaac Bay where Doc Martin is filmed starring martin Clunes in the fictional village of Portwenn. Overlooks some 30 miles of coastline ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Longcross Hotel And Gardens
- Hotel Long Cross
- The Longcross Hotel & Gardens Port Isaac, Cornwall