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Victorian home of real-life Doc Martin that overlooks the GP’s surgery in Cornwall goes up for sale

The Victorian home of a real-life Doc Martin that overlooks the grumpy GP’s surgery used in the hit ITV series has gone up for sale.

The three-bed semi-detached house, called Harewood, is on the market for £560,000. It was built in 1890 for Dr Richard George, the newly-qualified GP for the Cornish coastal village of Port Isaac.

The white-painted property is perched on a hill directly opposite Fern Cottage, which doubles as the home and clinic of Martin Clunes’ character Martin Ellingham.

This three-bedded Victorian home that overlooks the GP surgery used in the TV show Doc Martin has gone up for sale

The white-painted property, called Harewood, is perched on a hill directly opposite Fern Cottage, which doubles as the home and clinic of Martin Clunes' character Martin Ellingham

The white-painted property, called Harewood, is perched on a hill directly opposite Fern Cottage, which doubles as the home and clinic of Martin Clunes’ character Martin Ellingham

Its raised position gives it a stunning view of the harbour at Port Isaac, which is called Portwenn in the ITV comedy drama.

Doctor George, who was 24 in 1890, is believed to have taken over from Port Isaac’s previous doctor Frederick Trevan.

The field behind Harewood was known as ‘Doctor George’s field’ as it was where he kept his horses for getting around the parish on his rounds.

The semi-detached house was built in 1890 for Dr Richard George, the newly-qualified GP for the Cornish coastal village of Port Isaac. Pictured: The cosy living room comes with a traditional fireplace

The semi-detached house was built in 1890 for Dr Richard George, the newly-qualified GP for the Cornish coastal village of Port Isaac. Pictured: The cosy living room comes with a traditional fireplace

It was built in 1890 for Dr Richard George, the newly-qualified GP for the Cornish coastal village of Port Isaac. The bedrooms have large windows, making the rooms airy and bright

It was built in 1890 for Dr Richard George, the newly-qualified GP for the Cornish coastal village of Port Isaac. The bedrooms have large windows, making the rooms airy and bright

Doctor George, who was 24 in 1890, is believed to have taken over from Port Isaac's previous doctor Frederick Trevan. Picuted: The kitchen features an open plan, with just an archway separating the cooking area from the dining area-conservatory

Doctor George, who was 24 in 1890, is believed to have taken over from Port Isaac’s previous doctor Frederick Trevan. Picuted: The kitchen features an open plan, with just an archway separating the cooking area from the dining area-conservatory

The footpath through the field is known as ‘Doctor’s Meadow’ today.

His father Jonathan George, a farmer, donated the land next to Harewood for the village hall to be built which still stands today. Dr George remained the GP well into 60s.

Whoever buys Harewood will have a prime spot to watch the filming of the ninth and final series of Doc Martin which is due to start next spring.

Doc Martin has been filmed in Port Isaac since 2004 and since then the traditional Cornish fishing village has seen an influx of tourists from all over the world.

The property in on the market for £560,000 and overlooks the picturesque harbour of Port Isaac, where a lot of the filming of the show takes place

The property in on the market for £560,000 and overlooks the picturesque harbour of Port Isaac, where a lot of the filming of the show takes place

Harewood recently underwent an extensive renovation and has been used as a popular summer holiday cottage by current owners

Harewood recently underwent an extensive renovation and has been used as a popular summer holiday cottage by current owners

Harewood recently underwent an extensive renovation and has been used as a holiday cottage.

There is an option for the new owners to carry it on as a holiday let as there are already some forward bookings in place.

It could also make a comfortable full-time family home as there is a large lounge, a kitchen, conservatory/dining room, three bedrooms and two bathrooms.

It has a terraced patio garden and a raised terrace seating area, easily-accessibly from the dining area's patio doors

It has a terraced patio garden and a raised terrace seating area, easily-accessibly from the dining area’s patio doors

Harewood could also make a comfortable full-time family home as there is a large lounge, a kitchen, conservatory/dining room, three bedrooms and two bathrooms. Pictured: One of the bedrooms features a spacious 

Harewood could also make a comfortable full-time family home as there is a large lounge, a kitchen, conservatory/dining room, three bedrooms and two bathrooms. Pictured: One of the bedrooms features a spacious 

The bedrooms are illuminated as light from the outside pours in through the large windows. This room overlooks a field  known as 'Doctor George's field' as it was where the original owner kept his horses for getting around the parish on his rounds

The bedrooms are illuminated as light from the outside pours in through the large windows. This room overlooks a field known as ‘Doctor George’s field’ as it was where the original owner kept his horses for getting around the parish on his rounds

It has a terraced patio garden and a raised terrace seating area. At the front of the house is another seating area with views of the harbour.

The house also has parking space for three cars – a rarity in Port Isaac.

Jo Ashby, from estate agents John Bray, said: ‘Port Isaac has definitely increased in popularity in recent years, without a doubt that is partly down to the exposure of Doc Martin filming there, as well as chefs like Nathan Outlaw, whose restaurant at the top of the village has been voted number one in the country.

At the front of the house is another seating area with views of the harbour. The property also has parking space for three cars - a rarity in Port Isaac

At the front of the house is another seating area with views of the harbour. The property also has parking space for three cars – a rarity in Port Isaac

Jo Ashby, from estate agents John Bray, said: 'Port Isaac is a classic Cornish fishing village, but it has that wonderful combination of the heritage and history and also a bit of glamour with the film crews and Michelin-starred restaurants'

Jo Ashby, from estate agents John Bray, said: ‘Port Isaac is a classic Cornish fishing village, but it has that wonderful combination of the heritage and history and also a bit of glamour with the film crews and Michelin-starred restaurants’

‘Port Isaac is a classic Cornish fishing village, but it has that wonderful combination of the heritage and history and also a bit of glamour with the film crews and Michelin-starred restaurants. It’s the best of both worlds really.

‘Unlike a lot of Cornwall, Port Isaac is popular all year round and much less seasonal.

‘The cottages around the harbour are much smaller, because this is a little further out you get decent space and parking, which is very rare.

‘You also get a garden and a view – from the front terrace you can look down at the mouth of the harbour and there’s great views from the top bedroom.’

Local historian Malcolm Lee said: 'Doctor George was here into the 1930s, when he would have been in his late 60s'. Pictured: The large back garden is accessible from the dining room-conservatory

Local historian Malcolm Lee said: ‘Doctor George was here into the 1930s, when he would have been in his late 60s’. Pictured: The large back garden is accessible from the dining room-conservatory

Floor plans show the layout of Harewood, including its large lounge, kitchen, conservatory/dining room, three bedrooms and two bathrooms

Floor plans show the layout of Harewood, including its large lounge, kitchen, conservatory/dining room, three bedrooms and two bathrooms

Local historian Malcolm Lee said: ‘The 1891 census records that the village doctor was 24-year-old Richard George.

‘His father was the person who donated the land on which the Temperance Hall (village hall) was built in 1896, and he may well have owned the land where Harewood stands, possibly building it for his newly qualified doctor son.

‘The field to the north was always known to older locals as ‘Doctor George’s Field’, where he kept his horses for getting about the parish. The current footpath there is known as ‘Doctor’s Meadow’.

‘Doctor George was here into the 1930s, when he would have been in his late 60s.’

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