1st Aug 2021
2nd Aug 2021
- Type: End terrace house
- Bedrooms: 3
- Listing status: sale
- Country: England
A superb four storey, three-bedroom cottage, located close to Smeaton's Pier, Harbour Beach and the centre of St Ives and has recently been renovated to a high standard.Location
Cornwall's unique character comes from its historic landscape and some 400 miles of spectacular coastline. This unique property occupies a magnificent setting on the harbour side with direct access to the beach. 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.Description
The property was once the family home of Sir Terry Frost ra a leading exponent of abstract art and a recognised figure of the British art establishment. The current owner, also an artist, has completely refurbished the property over the last 2 years in an imaginative, stylish and contemporary manner to a very high standard with an emphasis on light.
The "stable style" front door leads into an inner hall with stairs leading down to the lower ground floor bedroom with en suite shower room and a small kitchenette. Flooring is tiled with under floor heating and drawers and a small wardrobe have been creatively designed to fit under part of the staircase. This is quite a bright room as light floods in from a glass panel in the floor of the hall above. From the inner hall there is a glass panelled door into the main living area with engineered oak flooring, there is a partially exposed granite wall with recessed fireplace and electric log burner, a gloss white kitchen with built in oven, microwave, dishwasher & washing machine and wood block counter top. Glass backed open riser stairs lead to the first floor dual aspect landing. The landing has slatted flooring allowing light to flood the main living area below. Off the landing is the family bathroom, with overhead shower and a double bedroom looking out onto Quay Street. From the landing a staircase leads up to the top floor bedroom which is currently used as a studio. This is a stunning triple aspect room with a vaulted ceiling, original polished oak beams along with two Velux roof windows. The boiler is located in an airing cupboard in this room. There is also planning permission to enlarge the south facing window overlooking the rooftops to the harbour creating a Juliet balcony and a raised deck area.
To note majority of windows have been replaced with modern sash double glazed windows
There is a short pathway leading from Quay Street to the front door with a small seating area to the right of the property which is enclosed by a knee high wall (note there is planning permission in place to add railings to the wall, should they be desired). The cottage is only a few metres from Smeaton's Pier and access to Harbour Beach, referred locally as Kitty's Corner.
Mains Water & Drainage
Gas Central Heating (Worcester Combi Boiler)
Broadband (Note BT Fibre available)
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.
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1. They are not authorised to make or give any representations or warranties in relation to the property either here or elsewhere, either on their own behalf or on behalf of their client or otherwise. They assume no responsibility for any statement that may be made in these particulars. These particulars do not form part of any offer or contract and must not be relied upon as statements or representations of fact.
2. Any areas, measurements or distances are approximate. The text, images and plans are for guidance only and are not necessarily comprehensive. It should not be assumed that the property has all necessary planning, building regulation or other consents and Savills have not tested any services, equipment or facilities. Purchasers must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise.
Square Footage: 807 sq ftDirections
Harbour & Beach 25 metres
Truro 26 miles - Penzance 11 miles - Newquay Airport 36.5 miles
(all distances are approximate and in miles)
Follow Wharf Road round the harbour towards Smeaton's Pier, which then becomes Quay Street; follow the road as it bears round to the left. Guillemot Cottage is the last cottage on the left on the corner of Quay Street and Back Lane East.
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