This is an exceptionally pretty fisherman’s cottage that appeared as Doc Martin’s house in the TV production, tucked down quaint Squeeze Belly Alley and just 50 yards from the seafront. This cosy, delightful terraced cottage with an Aga, open fire and flagstone floors, lies in the heart of historic picturesque Port Isaac. The open-plan, downstairs living area, with its original floors and open fire, has been fitted and furnished to a very good standard making the most of the space. Set just 50 yards from the sea, the property is close to a variety of outstanding pubs and restaurants, including two restaurants owned by TV chef Nathan Outlaw: ’Outlaw’s Fish Kitchen’, the 14th-century building housing Nathan’s one Michelin star eatery, and ’Restaurant Nathan Outlaw’, which has been awarded two Michelin stars, are both a stone’s throw from the cottage.
Haven Cottage is the perfect spot from which to set off on the stunning coastal footpath. Port Isaac is a hidden Cornish gem, famous as the idyllic setting for ITV’s comedy ’Doc Martin’, with Haven Cottage having a starring role in the seventh series. The village is home to the famous acapella singers, the ’Fisherman’s Friends’, who perform live in the harbour on Friday evenings in the summer season. There is no parking in the centre of this ancient village, however cars can easily be parked 500 yards away in the village long-term car park.
Close by are the sandy beaches and restaurants at Rock and Polzeath, ideal for surfing, and along the coast is the fishing town of Padstow, with its array of shops, pubs and restaurants, including Rick Stein’s famous fish restaurants. Up the coast from Port Isaac are the coastal villages of Boscastle and Tintagel, the mystical home of King Arthur. Travel a little inland to find Bodmin Moor, unspoilt moorland at its best, and the Eden Project, both well worth a visit. Other attractions include the many beautiful gardens of the south coast and the fishing villages of Fowey, Mevagissey and Looe. Shop 500 yards away, pub and restaurant 20 yards.