Cornwall is yet again being firmly placed in peoples’ hearts and minds as another TV series of Doc Martin begins filming in Port Isaac. Port Isaac doubles as Port Wenn, the village where London Doctor Martin Ellingham (Martin Clunes) tries to fit in with the local community with hilarious consequences. The seventh series is due to be aired this autumn.
Port Isaac is one of the prettiest and quintessential fishing villages on the North Cornwall coast. Old cottages tumble down tiny winding lanes to the harbour and seagulls cry from the chimney tops. The views are second to none, especially from the cliff walks and if you are fan of Doc Martin you will recognise many of the buildings and views, especially the Doc’s house.
Above: Doc Martin’s house & the school where Louisa works (was a school originally, now a restaurant!)
Port Isaac is THE dream location for a holiday or permanent home by the sea. With prices starting from just £209k this is the time to buy.
Above: views around Port Isaac harbour
Port Isaac is a great base from which to explore the surrounding area – Port Quin and Port Gaverne are picturesque coves within walking distance, and a short drive away are Tintagel with its romantic castle ruins and Arthurian legends, and Padstow, where you will find a bustling fishing harbour, the Camel Trail and Rick Stein’s fish restaurant.
Above: wandering around Port Isaac
Above: peaceful Port Quin at the close of day and the Camel Estuary, Padstow