2 bed Detached house (for sale) Zennor, St. Ives, Cornwall TR26

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Savills - Cornwall
73 Lemon Street, Truro
01872 703876
First Published

20th Jul 2021

Last Published

29th Jul 2021



  • Type: Detached house
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Listing status: sale
  • Country: England


A truly immaculate two bedroom traditional Cornish Cottage, stylishly decorated and furnished with superb sea views in a magnificent setting.


The Location
Cornwall’s unique character comes from its historic landscape and some 400 miles of spectacular coastline. This superb property occupies a magnificent setting in the heart of the countryside with views over open farmland to the rear and to the front the Atlantic Ocean.

The village of Zennor lies between St Ives and St Just, on the Atlantic coast of Cornwall. It lies above the high, rocky cliffs of the coast and the rugged, boulder-strewn, granite hills and moors. This is a romantic, wild and brooding landscape which has been inhabited for at least 4000 years.

The Norman church of St Senara in Zennor probably stands on the site of a 6th century Celtic church. It was restored in 1890. Two medieval bench-ends remain and have been made into a seat. One end is the famous carving of the Mermaid of Zennor. She holds a comb and a mirror in her hands. Legend claims that this siren enticed Matthew Trewhella, the handsome son of a churchwarden, into the sea. He was never seen again! The South West Coast path is but a short walk away as is the Tinners Arms and the well reputed Gurnard’s Head Bar & Restaurant.

St Ives centre is just a short drive away and is home to the landmark Tate St Ives Gallery (built in 1993) and the famous Barbara Hepworth Museum, St Ives is bordered by three beautiful sandy beaches which are repeatedly voted among the best in the British Isles, one particularly for surfing. Set against the colourful backdrop of the working fishing harbour, the turquoise waters of St. Ives have attracted artists since the 19th century due to its renowned clarity of light. The town, with winding cobbled streets, is also a ‘foodie’ destination packed with numerous restaurants, pubs and cafes all offering excellent fare including the award-winning Porthminster Beach Café.

At nearby Lelant, overlooking the Hayle Estuary there is a spectacular links golf course with views stretching up towards Godrevy Lighthouse. A scenic branch railway line links Carbis Bay and St. Ives with the main London-Penzance line at nearby St. Erth. National supermarkets are to be found in Carbis Bay, Hayle & Penzance whilst in St Just there is an excellent co-op and a selection of excellent independent stores to include two excellent butchers, a grocer, news agents & post office not to mention four pubs, café’s and an excellent Fish & Chip shop.


The Property

The property is a Grade ll listed traditional 18th century two-bedroom granite cottage which was refurbished in 2017 by the current owners to an exceptionally high standard and is a very successful holiday cottage, currently marketed by Boutique Retreats.

Entrance via the front door into the porcelain tiled, wood panelled hallway with the sitting room to the left, kitchen dining room to the right and stairs leading to the first floor directly in front.

The sitting room has seagrass flooring, a window to the front with shutters, a window seat, exposed granite wall with a large inglenook with recessed log burner & slate hearth.

The kitchen dining room has been cleverly designed to maximise the space available and has a porcelain tiled floor, a window to the front with shutters, a window seat, exposed granite wall with a large inglenook with recessed log burner & slate hearth.

The bespoke wooden kitchen units and cupboards were made by George Robinson in Penzance, granite work surfaces, a Belfast sink, built in Neff oven and induction hob, under counter fridge and dishwasher along with a cupboard housing a microwave. The back door leads out onto the dining terrace & rear garden

The stair case leads to a small landing with an eaves Velux window which floods both the landing and hallway with light.

The principal bedroom is on the left which is a large double bedroom with seagrass flooring, built in wardrobe and window with shutter to the front.

The second bedroom is currently configured as a twin has seagrass flooring and window with shutter to the front.

The shower room has a porcelain tiled floor, a large stylishly tiled walk in shower, heritage style sink and a Velux window overlooking the rear garden and the fields beyond.

To the side of the house there is a Utility/Shower Room with porcelain tiled floor, wooden units, Belfast sink, built in washing machine, toilet and walk in shower.

The Shepherds Hut is a fabulous addition, complete with a wood burner, seating, fridge and sink perfect for a lazy afternoon making the most of the glorious sea views and the evening sunsets.

Gardens & The Exterior
The gardens to Kerrowe Cottage are in two parts, to the side of the house and to the rear.

The Rear Garden
This is a charming private south facing garden bordered by a Cornish Hedge overlooking pasture with the moorland & hills beyond. It can be accessed either from the kitchen through the back door or through a pergola covered gate via steps up from the side of the house.

There are three distinct seating areas, a tiled entertaining area by the back door, a gravelled area with space for a “Bistro” style table & chairs nestled in between mature planting and a further raised decked area, perfect for sun lovers. This is a mature undulating lawned garden with a few large granite boulders, lots of blue Hydrangeas and a stunning Fuchsia. There is also a granite and brick built, scantle roofed small shed which is used to house the BBQ, garden tools & logs etc.

The Side Garden
This extends from the house and is bordered at the rear by a Cornish hedge and to the front by post and rail fencing. The access from the road is via a five bar gate and parking for two plus cars.

The Shepherd Hut stands on a raised levelled & gravelled area close to the house. The lawned to the left garden rises up to a levelled seating area where there is a bench, table & chairs as the views out over the ocean from here are spectacular, particularly the sunsets.

Agent Note-

The sellers are currently getting an unregistered part of the garden registered through Land Registry though adverse possession. (Land registry map attached, blue dot marking the parcel of land)


Mains Water (Metered) & Electricity
Private Drainage
Calor Gas (Tank) Central Heating
BT Fibre Broadband.
Parking for 2 plus cars



Strictly by prior appointment with Savills.

Fixtures & Fittings
Only those mentioned in these sales particulars are included in the sale. All others such as curtains, light fittings, garden ornaments, etc. Are specifically excluded but may be available by separate negotiation.

Square Footage: 935 sq ft


From either St Ives or St Just take the B3306.

If travelling from St Ives continue past the turning for Zennor for about half a mile and you will see a Shepherds Hut on the left and entrance to the parking area.

If travelling from St Just continue past the Gurnard’s Head Restaurant for about a mile and Kerrowe Cottage is a white-washed granite cottage on the right just after a bend; vehicular access is just past the Shepherds Hut on the right through a gate.

St Ives Town Centre, Harbour & Beach- 5 – Penzance- 7 - St Just 8- Sennen- 14- Marazion- 14- Perranuthnoe- 11- Truro- 30 - Falmouth- 32- Newquay Airport 40

(all distances are approximate and in miles)


Local info for TR26

Floor plan


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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