A drop in the ocean! Cornish fisherman’s cottage that has been owned by the same family for 150 years in village where Doc Martin was filmed hits the market for £435,000
- The Grade II-listed home in Cornwall boasts stunning sea views of Port Isaac
- The historic home was built in by the current owner’s great-great grandfather
A Grade II-listed fisherman’s cottage dating back to the 1860s and owned by the same family for 150 years has hit the market priced at £435,000.
Chy Byghan (Cornish for ‘Bitty House’) is a stone-built is situated in the village of Port Isaac, and was built as part of a terrace of cottages on land owned by the current owner’s great-great-grandfather for a local emigrant returning from Canada.
Located on Fore Street, within short walking distance of the harbour, the property boasts stunning sea views.
On the ground floor of the two-bed terrace, you will find a homely sitting room which has been kitted out with an open fire.
There is also a modern kitchen alongside a fully-equipped shower room, sun room and separate utility room.
The Grade II-listed fisherman’s cottage in Cornwall has a history dating back to the 1860s
The homely sitting room in the historic home has been kitted out with an open fire
Located on Fore Street, within short walking distance of the harbour, the property boasts stunning sea view
Upstairs you will find two double bedrooms, both of which have the original beams in the ceiling, adding to the character of the property.
The master suite also boasts incredible views, making it the perfect place to sit and watch the sunrise in the mornings.
Outside, Chy Byghan offers a patio garden with a seating area, and to the rear, there is also a summer house and raised patio with a generous lawned garden.
Both the inside and outside of the property have been well-looked-after by the current owners.
Port Isaac has been a fishing village since the 14th century and was a busy port from the middle-ages up until the mid-19th century.
The Cornish village is known for its picturesque winding roads, its quaint cottages and gorgeous sea-front views that featured scattered small boats on the beach.
The name Port Isaac is derived from the Cornish Porth Izzick, which means ‘corn pot’, and was an important point for trade, dealing with the import and export of various good such as coal, timber, pottery and Delabole slate.
Despite its heyday as a fishing village in decline, it has reinvented itself a popular tourist spot, which is owed to its charming location, as well as some is its more famous visitors.
Port Isaac has become a popular location for both films and television series, where it is the real-life location for the fictional village Portwenn from the ITV television series Doc Martin, starring Martin Clunes.
There is also a modern kitchen alongside a fully-equipped shower room, sun room and separate utility room
Upstairs you will find two double bedrooms, both of which have the original beams in the ceiling, adding to the character of the property
The Cornish village is known for its picturesque winding roads, its quaint cottages and gorgeous sea-front views that featured scattered small boats on the beach
The 2000 comedy thriller Saving Grace was also filmed in the village as was Swept from the Sea in 1997.
The village has been popular for filming for several decades now, with much of the original BBC television series of Poldark being filmed here in the 1970s.
Scenes from Cornish author Rosamunde Pilcher’s The Shell Seekers (featuring Vanessa Redgrave) were filmed on Fore Street, where the historic cottage is located.
The Grade II-listed home is on sale at £435,000 with John Bray Estates.