Port Isaac itself is a lovely fishing village, unlike Padstow it remains more rustic, though Padstow is also very worth a visit.
Miss Fisher's looks like it's just been refurbished, everything is new and very tasteful. Lots of appliances, and beautifully curated crockery - it feels seaside like without the obvious.
We found some great cooking books and DVDs to entertain us, and there are more books in the rather beautiful Hut in the garden. Because we visited in March we couldn't use it as a Summer House (it was dry but approx 11oC) but I think that's it's purpose.
Huge garden our dogs loved, and being a few minutes into the village by foot is very handy. It's very near the grocery store which we were worried would be a distraction, but turns out to be a godsend - it's open everyday, so an outdoor fridge for a fresh breakfast - we heard via Miss Fisher's website that they serve amazing Portuguese Custard Tarts - true.
Onsite parking for our cars was marvellous. We found most of the property in the heart of the village doesn't have parking, so overall, thought this was a better location. The village is really close, minutes by foot.
We missed the Doc Martin filming, it starts in April and goes on through till June 2017.
We are going back and trying to get in as an extra. The film crews are around already and they gave us some tips on where to be!
We visited Boscatle, Padstow, Port Gaverne and Wadebridge. We walked along the cliffs from Port Isaac to Port Quinn, it really was full of spectacular views.
The Golden Lion, The Mote, Nathan Outlaw's kitchen and The Port Gaverne Hotel served us some amazing food, go and try staying at this lovely cottage and wander about, take in some sights and eat some amazing food.
I stayed here over New Year and the welcome and quality of finish was just lovely. This is an excellent standard bungalow with all cosy home conveniences with modern and relaxing décor, 2 decent sized bedrooms, one en suite and a lovely open plan living area leading on to the spacious and attractive kitchen. The garden is large and very well kept and home to the cutest shepherds hut which serves as an extra bedroom or just lovely space to enjoy the garden from. The centre of Port Isaac is a few minutes walk away downhill (steep but that is the nature of the village) and a real bonus is the parking in front of the property - almost unheard of and can fit up to 4 cars. Great central location with loads of other excellent places to visit within a short drive. Perfect holiday location.