4th Mar 2022
29th Mar 2022
- Listing status: sale
- Country: England
A rare opportunity to acquire one of the most iconic detached houses in Mousehole stylishly refurbished perched on the waters edge looking out across the bay to St Michaels Mount.Location
Described by Dylan Thomas as 'the loveliest village in England', Mousehole is a bustling fishing harbour with higgledy-piggledy streets, elegant art galleries, and a unique beauty. Evocative of a bygone era, small streets and alleyways wind around the sandy harbour adorned by pretty stone cottages. Cliff paths lead in both directions along spectacular coastline to secret coves and hidden vistas.
Perhaps more than any other part of the country, West Cornwall embodies a quality of relaxation and timelessness and is blessed with white powdered shell beaches and crystal-clear blue water for some of the best water sports and diving in the UK. As one of the region's most-loved harbours, Mousehole is no exception.
Furnished with fine restaurants including the famous Ship Inn and the Old Coastguard Hotel, the area not simply a summer get-away spot – weekly markets showcase local artistic talent, producers and craftspeople, while over Christmas the medieval village is renowned for its light festival and draws visitors from all over the country. Nearby Newlyn, home to one of the UK's most important fishing fleets, now has its own independent cinema, delicatessen, quality restaurants, coffee houses and boutique shops.
While West Cornwall has long been celebrated for its micro-climate, awe-inspiring scenery, rugged coastline, arts scene and legendary surfing, the area is fast developing as a culinary and sporting destination. There are a host of highly acclaimed restaurants in Penzance, St. Ives, Mousehole and Sennen. Meanwhile competitive dinghy sailing, wind surfing and kite surfing are synonymous with Mount's Bay.Description
This seaside home is in the heart of Mousehole, one of the most picturesque places in Cornwall. Originally the local custom house and part of the St. Levan estate, it has been carefully renovated into a stylish home on the harbour front. Comfortably sleeping 6 people, it offers some of the best views of the village with the beach at the door.
The entrance off South Cliff leads into a small hallway with a step up into the double aspect main open plan kitchen, dining & living area. The eat-in kitchen has light grey, painted bespoke wall & base units with built in Neff oven, ceramic hob, microwave, slimline dishwasher and under-counter fridge, while the adjacent living area has a hidden hinged wall-mounted TV (in a cupboard with shelving below), along with ample space for a couple of sofas. The box bay is the perfect spot for a comfortable armchair in which to sit and enjoy the harbour view.
Down three steps from the living area is the utility room with a further built in under-counter fridge and washing machine/dryer, as well as a large under-stairs storage cupboard.
The first floor is accessed via a return painted staircase to a small landing, off which there are two bedrooms. Offering breath-taking views of the sea, the principal bedroom has a box bay as the living area, engineered oak flooring, and three steps leading down to an incredibly luxurious panelled bathroom. Facilities include a modern wall hung toilet, copper free-standing bath, copper and tin wash basin, along with a vibrant, colourful encaustic tiled floor. The second bedroom, also with engineered oak flooring, has two sash windows with French shutters looking out onto South Cliff, a wood panelled wall with a 'hidden' built-in wardrobe, and an en-suite fully stone tiled bathroom with a shower.
The third bedroom is a self-contained suite, solely accessed via the private seafront terrace. Entry is via a stable door into the bedroom with a stone-tiled floor, a fully stone-tiled en-suite shower room, and a small kitchenette with a bespoke wooden wall and base units containing an integrated washing machine and fridge, a single hob anda sink, with a granite work surface.
Rear terrace: - To the right of the property is a lockable full-height bespoke iron gate giving access via a passageway to the third bedroom and rear terrace. The small paved private terrace area is directly on top of the harbour wall and has space for a bench, a small table, and chairs and looks directly out over the harbour across Mount's Bay to St Michael's Mount and the Lizard Peninsula.
Located on the left-hand side of the passageway is a bespoke wood-built storage area with slate roof for housing the large lpg gas bottles along with an enclosed and lockable cupboard.
Mains Water, Drainage & Electricity
Bottled lpg Gas Central Heating with Hive control system
Broadband: Via tp-Link 4G Dongle, but can be installed
Strictly by prior appointment with Savills.
May be available via separate negotiation
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Square Footage: 1031 sq ftDirections
Newlyn 2 – Penzance 3 – Sennen Cove 9 – St Ives 11 - Truro 32 – Cornwall Airport (Newquay) 46
(all distances are approximate and in miles)
Driving from the Newlyn & Penzance direction we recommend to park in the car park just before The Old Coastguard on left had side upon arriving at Mousehole. From here walk down the hill towards the harbour. Walk round the harbour passing The Ship Inn on your right and Harbour Edge is the first white painted property on the left-hand side.
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