1 bed Cottage (for sale) Porthallow, St. Keverne, Helston TR12

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5 Wendron Street, Helston
01326 358754
First Published

13th May 2021

Last Published

17th May 2021



  • Type: Cottage
  • Bedrooms: 1
  • Listing status: sale
  • Country: England


As its name implies The Haven provides the perfect antidote for those seeking an escape from the rigours of modern living. It is also likely to appeal to those seeking creative inspiration or wishing to be based away from urban areas in these post pandemic times. A former fisherman's cottage, 'The Haven' has been greatly enhanced in recent years to provide open plan beachside living whilst retaining it's character and would be attractive to those seeking a permanent residence, second home or holiday let investment.

Fronting onto the beach the property's raised glass screened sun deck, bedroom balcony, 'Boathouse' and sun patio all enjoy truly wonderful sea views towards the mouth of the Helford River, across Falmouth Bay, the Roseland Peninsula beyond and on a clear day Rame Head near Plymouth can be sighted.

Internally the cottage is beautifully presented and has been designed to take full advantage of the marine vistas on offer. Particular features include a recently fitted contemporary kitchen with a step vaulted ceiling, a stunning 'picture' window which provides a lovely backdrop to the dining area, a 'snug' with bi-fold doors opening out onto the slate patio and the lounge with its' beamed ceilings and a log burner. The en suite master bedroom has its' own private balcony with elevated views across the cove.

Outside the property has a 'Boathouse' which would suit a variety of uses (subject to any necessary permissions and consents) and may appeal to those seeking to work from home. An enclosed glazed sun deck would seem the perfect place to enjoy al fresco dining whilst enjoying the breath taking views.

In brief the accommodation comprises a open plan kitchen/dining area, snug, lounge, cloakroom and shower room whilst upstairs is an en suite master bedroom. The residence benefits from double glazing and some underfloor heating.

Once home to the pilchard industry, Porthallow is situated on the sheltered eastern side of The Lizard Peninsula and is situated within an area of outstanding natural beauty. There is a pleasant shingle beach with coastal views out across Falmouth Bay and The Roseland Peninsula beyond. The village is situated at the half way point of the South West Coast Path from where one can enjoy a walk to Nare Point and the mouth of Gillan Creek beyond. In the centre of the village is the Five Pilchards public house whilst just up the hill lies the popular Fat Apples Cafe.

The village of St Keverne lies approximately two miles away and boasts an active community with a good range of clubs, societies and organisations, having a good selection of local shops which cater for everyday needs, two public houses, a health centre, Methodist chapel, Anglican church and primary school. Comprehensive schooling is available in the nearby village of Mullion. A short drive away is the majestic renowned sailing waters of the Helford River. Helford is set in an area of outstanding natural beauty and lush countryside. For the sailing enthusiast the area offers excellent facilities and opportunities for exploring the many beautiful wooded creeks including Frenchman’s Creek, immortalised by Daphne Du-Maurier in the novel by the same name.

The Accommodation Comprises (Dimensions Approx)

Stable Style Front Door Leads To

Entrance Hall

With slate flooring, a bench seat with overhead storage, a telephone point and twin windows which look over to the sun deck and beach. There is a door to the cloakroom and openings to the lounge and open plan kitchen/dining area.

Kitchen / Dining Area (5.82m'' x 3.48m'' (max) (19'1'' x 11'5'' (max)))

With a step vaulted ceiling and a continuation of the slate floor tiling, the focal point of the room is the picture size window to the front which has shuttering and a bench seat from which to enjoy the stunning views. There is a stylish fitted kitchen with mini stone tile splash backs, a solid wood worksurface which incorporates a mini induction hob, a one and a half bowl ceramic sink with a Swans neck mixer tap over and an integrated fridge. An integrated electric oven is part of a recessed unit comprising cupboards and drawers with pull out larder units. To the side is a window looking out to the sun deck and the valley beyond whilst the room benefits from under floor heating and recessed LED lighting. Two steps lead up to

Snug / Sun Room (6.45m'' x 2.26m''(max) (21'2'' x 7'5''(max)))

The perfect place to watch the world go by or enjoy a book. Bi- fold doors open out on to the sun patio whilst the window 'frames' the sensational sea views. There is a skylight and recessed LED lighting. Step and bi-fold door to

Shower Room

Well appointed and stylish with mosaic patterned tiling to part of the walls and flooring. There is a ceramic wash hand basin set on a slate shelf with a mixer tap over, tiled splash backs and a walk in tiled shower enclosure with electric shower and a partial glass screen. Overhead there is a velux window, two wall cupboards and spotlighting.


Comprising a low level w.c, pedestal wash hand basin with mixer tap and cupboard below. There is slate flooring, a mini stone tile feature wall, an extractor and LED lighting.

Lounge (4.75m'' x 3.25m'' (15'7'' x 10'8''))

An attractive room with beamed ceilings, ornate wood panels, wood effect flooring, twin windows looking out towards the valley and beach area and an under stairs display shelf. The slate hearth and log burner (with top oven) provides a focal point for the room.


Open tread pine staircase and half landing lead to an open plan

Master Bedroom (4.47m'' x 3.78m'' (max) (14'8'' x 12'5'' (max)))

A lovely light dual aspect bedroom with a patio door to a private sun balcony with elevated sea views. A side window looks across to the valley and beach whilst a further window to the front is akin to a picture postcard view. There is a 'cabin style' recessed mini wardrobe with a hanging rail and shelf, beamed ceilings, LED lighting and a latched door to the


Comprising a w.c with a concealed cistern, a mounted wash hand basin with a mixer tap over set on a slate plinth with slate splash backs and cupboards under. There is a slate display shelf, a further shelving unit, LED lighting and attractive pine panelling.


Fronting on to the beach the property is approached via a gate and steps which lead to a separate sun patio, the glass enclosed raised sun deck and the front stable door. Adjacent to the property is the

'boathouse' (6.17m'' x 3.38m'' (max) (20'3'' x 11'1'' (max)))

A sliding door opens into an extremely useful room which could inspire a budding writer, artist or someone seeking a craft studio. The views across the beach and the bay remain inspiring whilst inside there are two further obscure glazed side windows, a beamed ceiling, recessed spotlighting, an electric radiator and doors to storage room and


With a low level w.c with a pedestal wash hand basin set within a vanity unit with a cupboard below and tiled splash backs.

Storage Room

A useful space with shelving

Agents Note One

The owners of The Haven have traditionally parked on the beach that is privately owned and managed by the Porthallow Village Association.


Mains electricity, water, drainage


On leaving Helston proceed along the A3083 towards The Lizard. Just past Culdrose take the left hand turning at the roundabout and follow the B3293 heading towards Coverack/St.Keverne. Continue along this road and take the turning right at the next mini-roundabout signposted St.Keverne. Follow the road into St. Keverne and as you come to the square turn left going past The White Hart public house and immediately left again. Follow this road down into Laddenvean and proceed along the road out of St.Keverne following the signs for Porthallow. Descend into Porthallow and pass The Five Pilchards public house. Drive onto the beach and turn left and drive to the far end where you can park on the right with the cottage on the left.


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Property Value Data/Graphs for TR12

Property Type % Avg. current value Avg. # beds Avg. # bathrooms
Detached house 33.6% £545,694 4.1 2.1
Detached bungalow 10.9% £397,889 3.4 1.6
Land 9.4% £106,246 0 0
Flat 7.8% £195,745 2.1 1
Bungalow 7% £287,778 2.9 1.2
Other 6.3% £441,806 3.1 1.5
Cottage 6.3% £371,869 3.1 1.5
Semi-detached bungalow 3.9% £160,990 1.8 0.8
Semi-detached house 3.1% £339,975 3.3 1.3
Mobile/park home 2.3% £51,667 2 1
End terrace house 2.3% £201,333 3 1
Terraced house 1.6% £201,750 3 1
Terraced bungalow 1.6% £147,500 1.5 1
Barn conversion 1.6% £160,000 1 1
Link-detached house 0.8% £225,000 3 1
Maisonette 0.8% £275,000 3 1
Country house 0.8% £535,000 5 2

Area Information

Average Price Paid




Current Average Value


Value Change

£52,709 17%


Current Asking Prices in TR12 Average: £362,066

Property Type 1 Bed 2 Beds 3 Beds 4 Beds 5 Beds
Houses £172,000 (5) £198,203 (17) £414,653 (35) £458,209 (28) £598,073 (13)
Flats £128,125 (4) £212,475 (2) £267,500 (4) £225,000 (1) -
All £152,500 (9) £199,705 (19) £399,560 (39) £450,167 (29) £598,073 (13)

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