3 bed Cottage (for sale) The Cove, Coverack, Helston TR12

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Heather and Lay Estate Agents
3 Church Street, Falmouth
01326 358017
First Published

30th Jul 2019

Last Published

29th Oct 2019



  • Type: Cottage
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Listing status: sale
  • Country: England


The location A three-acre sandy beach and crystal-clear sea awaits visitors to this beautiful fishing village. Only ten miles from Helston and twenty-one miles from Falmouth. Coverack offers peaceful, yet easily accessible, living. Unlike some fishing villages there are no single-track roads to the village is an important reason why so many people move to Coverack and our Dave who works in our Heather & Lay Falmouth office and lives here, champions the sociable community as a major reason for choosing Coverack as home. Dave would be very willing to talk to anyone wishing to know more about the activities in the village.
The local shop is run by Phil & Olivia offering most provisions and Bryn & Rob run Archie's Loft where you can get Cornish Roskilly's ice cream. The village 'local' is The Paris Hotel, built by the Redruth Brewery back in 1907 and named after the liner ss paris which ran aground on the headland on Whit Monday 1899. Ian & Lou are the fantastic hosts here offering good quality food and drink (don't forget the Wednesday night quiz) or if it is just fish and chips you are after then pop along to Mark at the old lifeboat house. Robin & Chris can teach you windsurfing, or, hire out kayaks or paddle boards and Marshall & Hannah offer a wide selection of local crafts/gifts in the Old Mill House.
Plenty of good walks are on the doorstep along the coastal path where hidden beaches, wildlife, flora and rocky outcrops present great interest, peaceful and spectacular scenery.

The property Built by a sea captain in 1875 and made out of granite, this family home has been a welcome sight to local fishermen for almost 145 years. All rooms are of a generous size and have a ceiling height of eight feet which makes for a light and airy feel even though this is essentially a large cottage. On the ground floor are three reception rooms plus the kitchen/breakfast room while upstairs are three double bedrooms and family bathroom. Stunning sea/beach/cove views are afforded to all front facing windows, while at the rear is a sunny courtyard and sail loft that could be a possible further rental income plus a further grassed garden on a higher level behind. Its currently a holiday home for our vendors but would also make a very nice permanent residence. Oil fired central heating and a well-presented interior.

Accommodation in detail (all measurements are approximate)

A wide wooden door (probably the original) opens into a vestibule that in turn leads to the...….

Hallway Long thoroughfare that leads down the near centre of the property, with doors to the lounge on one side and sitting room on the other. To the rear of the hallway are the stairs to the first floor (with a cupboard under), a glazed door leads to the dining room and kitchen at the rear. Exposed painted wooden floorboards. Old fashioned school type designer radiator.

Sitting room 14' 1" x 11' 1" (4.29m x 3.38m) Amazing views of the sea and beach from the window to the front. Marble effect fireplace with cream coloured woodburning stove. Cupboards and shelving are on either side of the fireplace and do look like they could be original. Exposed wooden and painted floorboards.

Lounge 13' 1" x 10' 1" (3.99m x 3.07m) Again fabulous views from the window to the front. Brick fireplace with wooden surround and mantle and inset woodburning stove. Exposed wooden and painted floorboards.

Dining room 12' 1" x 11' 1" (3.68m x 3.38m) Large fireplace with granite lintel above and inset woodburning stove. Slate flooring. Archway through to….

Kitchen/breakfast room 18' 1" x 7' 1" (5.51m x 2.16m) Horseshoe kitchen at one end and conservatory type breakfast room at the other. The kitchen has a range of base units with granite worksurface and inset Belfast sink with swan neck brass tap, Range style cooker with gas hob and extractor over. Window to side, slate flooring. Stable door to side entrance and rear courtyard

Turning stairs lead to the first floor. The stairs are worth a special mention as they are original and still have beautiful architectural features. Halfway up the stairs is a stained glass window that floods the stairwell and inner hall with natural light.

First floor landing Almost square and centrally located with doors to all bedrooms and the family bathroom. Painted wooden floors.

Bedroom one 14' 1" x 13' 1" (4.29m x 3.99m) Stunning room with two windows, one being a suspended box bay with seat placed in the most enviable position looking over the cove with views across the beach, sea and Lowlands. Cast-iron fireplace with wooden surround and mantle. Old fashioned school type designer radiator.

Bedroom two 12' 10" x 12' 1" (3.91m x 3.68m) Almost square room with window to the side and Cast-iron fireplace with wooden surround and mantle. Old fashioned school type designer radiator.

Bedroom three 13' 10" (4.22m) reducing to 10' 1" (3.07m) x 10' 1" (3.07m) L shaped room with Cast-iron fireplace with wooden surround and mantle. Old fashioned school type designer radiator.

Family bathroom 8' 1" x 7' 10" (2.46m x 2.39m) Very nice and fitted with a quality white suite that includes a double ended roll top bath with centre swan neck mixer tap and shower attachment. Pedestal hand wash basin, low level W/C with button flush, obscure windows on two sides. Airing cupboard housing Hetre Sadia Premier Plus hot water tank.

Outside There is a tall side gate that leads to a rear sunny courtyard with steps to the side that lead to the rear garden and raised area where the oil tank and boiler are sited.

Sail loft 17' 1" x 13' 1" (5.21m x 3.99m) As the name would suggest this very useful store room was one an area for the fisherman (who once owned Greystone) to repair sails and nets, but in recent years it had been converted to allow occasional visitors a place to stay. There is a mezzanine sleeping area, kitchen and wetroom with WC and shower facilities. Water, electric and lighting.

Rear garden High above the cottage sits a sunny 70ft grassed garden that has sea views looking over the rooftops and would make a perfect vegetable plot or private seating area.


Local info for TR12

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Property Value Data/Graphs for TR12

Property Type % Avg. current value Avg. # beds Avg. # bathrooms
Detached house 38.4% £563,334 3.9 1.3
Detached bungalow 13.1% £377,492 3.4 0.7
Semi-detached house 8.1% £302,491 3.4 1.4
Flat 7.1% £123,182 1.6 0.4
Mobile/park home 6.1% £100,149 1.7 1.5
Bungalow 5.1% £255,990 2.2 1.2
Cottage 4% £286,225 3 0.3
Land 3% £198,333 0 0
Other 3% £189,983 1.7 0.3
End terrace house 2% £180,000 3 1.5
Terraced house 2% £307,475 4 1
Link-detached house 2% £297,500 3.5 1
Farmhouse 2% £597,500 4.5 1
Semi-detached bungalow 1% £239,950 2 1
Maisonette 1% £180,000 4 1
Equestrian property 1% £475,000 3 0
Barn conversion 1% £399,000 0 0

Area Information

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Current Average Value


Value Change

£71,743 23.1%


Current Asking Prices in TR12 Average: £382,282

Property Type 1 Bed 2 Beds 3 Beds 4 Beds 5 Beds
Houses £96,632 (3) £206,020 (15) £377,668 (25) £477,920 (27) £640,390 (10)
Flats £103,333 (3) £138,069 (4) - £180,000 (1) -
All £99,983 (6) £191,715 (19) £381,412 (26) £468,408 (29) £645,355 (11)

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