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Grade II-listed fisherman’s cottage used as Doc Martin’s surgery on the market for £1.25million

An iconic cottage which features as ITV’s Doc Martin’s home and GP surgery has gone on the market for £1.25million.

‘Fern Cottage’, which overlooks Port Isaac harbour in Cornwall and has featured in the show for 18 years, is a classic fisherman’s stone cottage boasting two bedrooms, a slate terrace and a tiered garden and impressive sea views.

It has been used as a holiday let, at more than £200 a night, when not needed for filming the Martin Clunes series.

The ITV comedy-drama follows Doc Martin, played by Martin Clunes, 62, after he moves from his bustling London practice to the fictional Cornish town of Portwenn after being unable to perform surgery due to his fear of blood.   

Now filming for the popular show has wrapped up for good after nearly two decades, the home has been listed for an expensive price. 

The famous Doc Martin house (pictured centre) that has become something of a landmark attraction in Cornwall has been put up for sale, for a staggering £1.25 million pounds

The building has been listed for sale ahead of Doc Martin’s final season, which it wrapped up filming for last year

The cottage commands an elevated position overlooking Port Isaac's historic fishing village and harbour

The cottage commands an elevated position overlooking Port Isaac’s historic fishing village and harbour

The property is currently ran as a holiday let and is offered for sale with all forward bookings

 The property is currently ran as a holiday let and is offered for sale with all forward bookings

The cottage is located in a small Cornish village called Port Isaac, though fans will know the area as the fictional Portwenn

The cottage is located in a small Cornish village called Port Isaac, though fans will know the area as the fictional Portwenn

The inside of the house (pictured) is quite different from what fans may have pictured a GP's surgery to look like

The inside of the house (pictured) is quite different from what fans may have pictured a GP’s surgery to look like

The property has two bedrooms, with exposed stone detailing throughout

The property has two bedrooms, with exposed stone detailing throughout

The ground floor features a hallway, sitting room complete with a stone fireplace, beamed ceilings and a modern kitchen with flagstone floor

The ground floor features a hallway, sitting room complete with a stone fireplace, beamed ceilings and a modern kitchen with flagstone floor

The ad by JB Estates reads: ‘One of Port Isaac’s most iconic cottages, commanding an elevated position overlooking Port Isaac’s historic village and harbour.

‘Better known as Doc Martin ‘s surgery, Fern Cottage is a beautifully presented Grade II listed fisherman’s cottage comprising cosy interiors, two double bedrooms and a family bathroom.

‘Benefitting from off-road parking, a terraced rear garden and stunning sea views from all principal rooms.

‘A stylish galley kitchen, separate dining room with log burner & cosy living room all overlooking the harbour and the Atlantic Ocean.

‘Two double bedrooms and a large family bathroom. Currently, a very successful holiday let, offered for sale with all forward bookings. Uninterrupted sea and harbour views from all principal rooms, front slate terrace and rear tiered garden.

‘Two parking spaces to the front. In all approximately 717 sq. ft (66.7 sq. m)’

The cottage has stunning views of Port Isaac harbour and a prime location within the small fishing village (pictured: Doc Martin filming at the property)

The cottage has stunning views of Port Isaac harbour and a prime location within the small fishing village (pictured: Doc Martin filming at the property)

One of the views from the home overlooking the picturesque harbour and the rest of the village

One of the views from the home overlooking the picturesque harbour and the rest of the village

The two-bedroom property offers a family bathroom, with the choice of a shower or a bath

The two-bedroom property offers a family bathroom, with the choice of a shower or a bath

The property is described as 'One of Port Isaac's most iconic cottages'

The property is described as ‘One of Port Isaac’s most iconic cottages’

The show has recently stopped filming its tenth and final season.

Though interested buyers may want to consider the impact of the popular show.

Doc Martin star Joe Absolom previously considered moving to the village, but found fans of the show make Port Isaac ‘too touristy’.

The actor, 42, who plays Al Large on the series, previously said tourists visit the idyllic Cornwall destination to ‘have a look at the Doc’s house, have a pizza and leave.’

In an official statement released in 2020, Martin, 60, and his producer wife, Philippa Braithwaite, 58, explained that they decided to end the drama to allow fans a chance to celebrate the show and it’s titular character with a final series.

They said: ‘We have loved making nine series of Doc Martin. When we launched the series in 2004 we could never have imagined how much our loyal viewers would take to the grumpy Doc like they have.

‘The series has avid fans both in the UK and throughout the world and we are thrilled that Doc Martin has topped the ratings every time.

‘However, after sixteen years we now feel that the time has come to say goodbye to Portwenn.’ 

THINGS TO DO IN PORT ISAAC

  • Take a cliff top path walk from Port Isaac to Port Gaverne – less than two miles
  • Get your photo taken outside the TV series home of Doc Martin, a short way up Roscarrock Hill on the left
  • Check out the local galleries and arts and craft shops
  • Take a boat trip or fishing expedition from the harbour during the summer season
  • Visit popular neighbouring beaches Polzeath and Daymer Bay
  • Catch the Fisherman’s Friends singing in the harbour on summer evenings
  • Cycle the famous Camel Trail from Padstow to Wadebridge
  • Wonder through the narrow alleys, cobbled streets and spot the 18th century fisherman homes, most of which are now officially listed as of architectural or historic importance
  • Source: Visit Cornwall  

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