0 bed Detached house (for sale) Porthmeor Road, St Ives, Cornwall TR26

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Knight Frank - Exeter Sales
19 Southernhay East, Exeter
01392 976011
First Published

9th Jul 2020

Last Published

10th Jul 2020



  • Type: Detached house
  • Bedrooms: 0
  • Listing status: sale
  • Country: England


Planning permission under reference PA19/08819 was approved in March 2020 to redesign/extend and make external alterations to St Christopher's which formerly comprised three residential apartments and commercial premises. Part of the beach level was once a commercial beachfront cafe which currently has planning permission to convert to residential use. The approved planning permission is to create three apartments.

The approved planning permission is to create three apartments. The accompanying Computer-Generated Images give an indication of what the apartments could look like.

The following text describes the layout as seen on the approved architect's plans. This is a provisional idea of how the accommodation could be arranged and should be altered to suit the purchaser's needs, subject to further discussion with planners and in order to comply with current building regulations. For example, our intention was to install a commercial-style sprinkler system rather than the fire doors shown, to create a striking open-plan interior design.

(Porthmeor Road runs behind Porthmeor Beach and is one storey above the beach level. The description 'ground floor' refers to Porthmeor Road level. Ground floor would be viewed as first floor from the beach).

Number 3 St christopher's
The Penthouse Apartment (colour blue on architect's plan)

Entered from cobbled area in front of property on Porthmeor Road. A glamorous ground, first and second floor, three double bedroom apartment encompassing double-height spaces with dramatic glazing and balcony overlooking the famous Porthmeor surfing beach.

Ground floor (1st floor from beach).

Entrance hall, Coat cupboard, shower room, WC, utility room.

Reception room/open plan dining and kitchen areas

Approximately 60ft long with double-height glazing to beach and exceptional views of the sea, beach and headland beyond. Three double height Crittal-style windows overlook the Pressing Yard which have slatted wood screening for privacy/light pollution.

Dining/kitchen areas with bridge crossing the void above .Seating area beside double-height glazing with balcony and expansive views of the beach, sea and sky. Floating open-tread stairs to the first floor.

First floor (2nd floor from the beach).

Bedroom 2
Bedroom 2 is set back approximately 2 metres from the double-height glazing. It is fronted by a glass wall and includes a walkway across the void (over the seating area below) to a Juliette balcony overlooking the beach.
En-suite shower room. WC. Wardrobes.

Bridge link to bedroom 3 and stairs to roof terrace at rear.

Bedroom 3
Large Crittal-style window overlooking courtyard, en-suite shower/WC/wardrobes.

Second floor (3rd floor from the beach).

Master bedroom 1
Vaulted ceiling. Full-width glazing with balcony overlooking beach.
En-suite, open-plan shower room with free-standing bath (seen in bedroom on CGI ). WC. Wardrobes.

Sun terrace

Stairs from bridge to roof terrace at rear of property (approx 3.5m x 2.5m)

Parking space directly in forecourt of St Christopher's off Porthmeor Road.

Number 3A st christoper's
(Porthmeor Road apartment)

Approached via traditional granite steps to a first floor sunny balcony this is a light, spacious, apartment with two double bedrooms arranged over first and second floors.

First floor

reception room

Door from balcony into a south facing living room with open plan kitchen and dining area. Windows overlooking the charming and historic Porthmeor Road.

Bedroom 2
Double bedroom with window overlooking Porthmeor Road.
En-suite shower room/WC.

Stairs up to

Second floor

Bedroom 1
Loft -style double bedroom open to eves with dormer window overlooking Porthmeor Road and roof light to the rear above stairs.
Low-level storage cupboards.
En-suite shower room/WC with second dormer window.

Number 3B st christopher's
Porthmeor beach-level apartment

A unique split-level, one-bedroom apartment with direct access onto Porthmeor Beach

North Cornish Coast
The clarity of light, sandy beaches and turquoise waters of St Ives have attracted artists and those seeking an outstanding quality of life since the 19th century. Centred on a working harbour, the winding cobbled streets that were once the homes and inns of sailors and fishermen are now vibrant with restaurants, pubs and cafes; showcasing Cornwall's fabulous delicacies.

The cliff top walks to the west of St Ives are exhilarating while boutiques and galleries provide a more tranquil afternoon. Most notably, the town is now also home to the landmark Tate Gallery, the famous Barbara Hepworth Museum and the Bernard Leach Pottery.

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There is excellent surfing at both Porthmeor Beach and at St Ives Bay. These are two of the most sheltered beaches in the area, ideal for swimming and more leisurely water sports. The South West Coast Path links Carbis Bay Beach and the rail station to Porthminster Beach in St Ives which is home to the award-winning Porthminster Beach Café.

Overlooking the Hayle Estuary at nearby Lelant (2.5 miles), there is a spectacular links golf course with views stretching up towards Godrevy Lighthouse.

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A branch railway line links St Ives to the main Penzance to Paddington line at St Erth (5.5 miles) with trains from there taking about 5 hours to reach London.

Newquay Airport is about 40 miles away and offers daily flights to London Stansted, London Gatwick and a growing number of cities across the UK.

Recent and on-going improvements to the main A30 Trunk Road now provide fast access to the M5 motorway network at Exeter.

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The towns of both St Ives and Carbis Bay are well served with doctors, dentists, professional services, shopping including supermarkets, a leisure centre and schooling. There are many cafés, bars and restaurants around St Ives harbour and the area is renowned for its artist community with plenty of galleries.


Local info for TR26

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Property Value Data/Graphs for TR26

Property Type % Avg. current value Avg. # beds Avg. # bathrooms
Flat 31.5% £344,811 2 1.2
Detached house 21.6% £569,993 3.7 1.6
Terraced house 12.6% £415,634 3.3 1.6
Semi-detached house 5.9% £415,615 3 1.3
Maisonette 5.4% £304,167 2.3 1.4
Cottage 3.6% £305,000 2 0.9
Land 3.6% £354,375 1.6 1.3
Bungalow 3.2% £497,857 3 1
Detached bungalow 3.2% £420,707 2.7 1.3
Other 2.3% £338,990 1 0.4
End terrace house 1.8% £269,500 2.3 0.8
Mobile/park home 0.9% £62,475 2 1
Barn conversion 0.9% £337,250 4 2.5
Town house 0.9% £735,000 3 3
Semi-detached bungalow 0.9% £337,500 2.5 0.5
Link-detached house 0.5% £600,000 5 0
Farm 0.5% £1,000,000 0 0
Country house 0.5% £1,000,000 4 1
Parking/garage 0.5% £30,000 0 0

Area Information

Average Price Paid




Current Average Value


Value Change

£69,418 20.1%


Current Asking Prices in TR26 Average: £415,493

Property Type 1 Bed 2 Beds 3 Beds 4 Beds 5 Beds
Houses £186,250 (4) £338,917 (26) £424,830 (48) £568,628 (25) £673,173 (11)
Flats £214,553 (18) £358,170 (46) £419,647 (17) £315,000 (1) -
All £209,407 (22) £351,217 (72) £423,475 (65) £554,311 (28) £635,825 (12)

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