Doc Martin Country & Maritime Plymouth
Port Isaac and Padstow - 'Doc Martin' Country
On this short break we take you to Port Isaac where you have the chance to wander the streets seen in the programme and also on to Padstow. The popular TV series 'Doc Martin' is set in the Cornish town of Port Isaac, on the north coast between Padstow and Tintagel, playing the fictional village of Portwenn.
Whilst many of the interior scenes are shot at Roscarrock Manor Farm which is just outside Port Isaac and home to a number of sets, most notably the doctors surgery, there are still a number of star studded spots to visit (or view from afar) in Port Isaac. Stop by the Liberal Club which is the village shop in the series and stand in Martin Clunes' shoes by enjoying a pint in the Golden Lion Pub which has been used sociably by the cast and crew as well as for filming. There are also a handful of private residences that double as locations such as Mrs Tishell's chemist shop which is a house called Little Dolphins in Middle Street, Louisa's home on Fore Street and Bert's Restaurant which is a stone's throw from the doctors surgery.
Alongside the village of Port Isaac itself, Fern Cottage is one of the most recognisable Doc Martin locations and draws fans from all over the world keen to get a shot of Doctor Ellingham's surgery. It is easily found in Port Isaac by walking 100 metres past the harbour and up the hill towards the coast path for Port Quin, and as well as the kudos of welcoming the blood phobic doctor, Fern Cottage enjoys impressive views over the village and natural harbour. When cameras aren't rolling, die-hard fans of the series can rent the cottage as a perfect holiday idyll.
In the afternoon we arrive at the Fistral Beach Hotel in Newquay for 1 night with evening meal & breakfast. Free time to use the facilities at the hotel. Open to hotel guests and members, the Fistral Fit complex at the Fistral Beach Hotel and Spa hosts a state-of-the-art fitness suite, heated vitality pool, hot tub, steam room and sauna.
Please note children under 16 are not allowed in the Spa at Fistral Beach can use facilities at sister Hotel The Esplanade.
Departing after breakfast, we take you to Padstow is situated on the West side of the Camel estuary in North Cornwall. It is an area of outstanding natural beauty with wonderful bays and beautiful golden beaches. The town itself has a colourful and ancient history. Old crooked streets slope down to the harbour where many fine medieval buildings can still be seen. Today Padstow remains a working fishing port whose produce has been made famous by Rick Stein's television series and acclaimed Seafood Restaurant. You will find beaches within walking distance of the Harbour, or a short drive along the coast will take you to some of the finest beaches in Cornwall. With its wonderful views Padstow is ideal for walking. There are any number of other restaurants, cafes, pubs, and takeaways many of whom also subscribe to Rick Stein's philosophy of making the most out of perfectly prepared, fresh Cornish produce. Rick Stein has opened no less than five eateries in the town.
Then we head for home via Plymouth for the journey home.
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
Depart from your home area in the morning travelling to Cornwall, arriving around lunchtime in delightful Port Isaac, setting for 'Doc Martin'. We have the afternoon to explore before we head to Newquay and our overnight hotel, dinner, bed and breakfast.
After breakfast we depart the hotel & proceed to Padstow before heading home via Plymouth to make our way home.
Fistral Beach Hotel
The Fistral Beach Hotel and Spa in Newquay is a cool beachside hotel with coastal chic by the bucket load. The contemporary hotel in Cornwall has 71 luxury-laden rooms and suites, a stylish spa, a laid-back lounge bar and vibrant beachside restaurant.
The Fistral Beach Hotel and Spa's jaw-dropping ocean views are the ultimate backdrop for wild Cornish adventures, coastal getaways and romantic weekend retreats in Cornwall. Wake to the sound of waves breaking on the beach and cast your troubles away in our oasis of cool and calm - Fistral Spa - Complete with vitality pool, sauna and nine treatment rooms, the luxury Fistral Spa in Newquay is designed for intense relaxation.
Please note children under 16 are not allowed in the Spa at Fistral Beach can use facilities at sister Hotel The Esplanade.Back to top