Today I was intrigued by a listing for “a picturesque stone cottage with uninterrupted views of the beach.” It’s located in the pretty coastal hamlet of Port Gaverne along the North Cornwall coastline. It’s near Port Isaac, an area you may recognize from watching the British TV series “Doc Martin” (love that show). Take a look!
The asking price for this 4-bedroom cottage, known as Leat House, is £1,050,000 (about $1.5m USD).
Check out the romantic view from the Juliet balcony off the master bedroom:
According to the listing, “The cottage has a wealth of period features including impressive slate flagged floors, cream louvered shutters to all windows, some exposed stone walls and two large and attractive working fireplaces.”
“The principal sitting room has a large window bay with impressive views.”
Looks like they’ve done a lot of work to update it. I was expecting it to look a lot older. And without wall-to-wall carpeting. Hm.
Anyone else wishing they were sitting right there, right now?
There were originally two stone cottages sitting next to each other, but they were connected to make a single larger one. For more photos and information, check the listing. (Thanks to Laura of A Place for Tea for finding this one!)
But that’s not all, folks! You know me–once I was thinking about it, I couldn’t resist looking up the stone cottage that served as Doc Martin’s Surgery (doctor’s office) on the show. Turns out it’s called Fern Cottage. Love the name. Here’s a photo of star Martin Clunes in front of it:
Today it’s a “2-bedroom self-catering holiday cottage” that you can rent.
It looks perfectly charming–and, again, much more modern inside than I expected:
You can see through the windows how close it is to the water:
The rooms were beautifully refurbished by Julie Kent Interiors. Visit her website for more information about her work.
Wouldn’t it be fun to spend the night at Doc Martin’s (former) house? For more photos and information about Fern Cottage, visit their website.
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