A Stone Cottage in North Cornwall Near Doc Martin’s House

Original Post: http://hookedonhouses.net/2011/07/09/a-stone-cottage-in-north-cornwall-near-doc-martins-house/

by hookedonhouses on July 9, 2011

Today I was intrigued by a listing for “a picturesque stone cottage with uninterrupted views of the beach.” It’s located in the pretty coastal hamlet of Port Gaverne along the North Cornwall coastline. It’s near Port Isaac, an area you may recognize from watching the British TV series “Doc Martin” (love that show).  Take a look!


The asking price for this 4-bedroom cottage, known as Leat House, is £1,050,000 (about $1.5m USD).

Check out the romantic view from the Juliet balcony off the master bedroom:

According to the listing, “The cottage has a wealth of period features including impressive slate  flagged floors, cream louvered shutters to  all windows, some exposed  stone walls and two large and attractive  working fireplaces.”

“The  principal sitting room has a large window bay with  impressive views.”

Looks like they’ve done a lot of work to update it. I was expecting it to look a lot older. And without wall-to-wall carpeting. Hm.

I wish they had more interior photos–where’s the kitchen? Baths?–but the setting is beautiful. Anyone else wishing they were sitting right there, right now?

There were originally two stone cottages sitting next to each other, but  they were connected to make a single larger one. For more photos and information, check the listing. (Thanks to Laura of A Place for Tea for finding this one!)

But that’s not all, folks! You know me–once I was thinking about it, I couldn’t resist looking up the stone cottage that served as Doc Martin’s Surgery (doctor’s office) on the show. Turns out it’s called Fern Cottage. Love the name. Here’s a photo of star Martin Clunes in front of it:

Today it’s a “2-bedroom self-catering holiday cottage” that you can rent.

It looks perfectly charming–and, again, much more modern inside than I expected:

You can see through the windows how close it is to the water:

A cozy bedroom:

Wouldn’t it be fun to spend the night at Doc Martin’s (former) house? For more photos and information about Fern Cottage, visit their website.

I’m such a sucker for a stone cottage–but I think I’m always hoping it’ll look like the one from The Holiday (which wasn’t even real, sadly). If you’re the same way, you can see the other cottages I’ve featured here.

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