3 bed Detached house (for sale) Bay View Road, Looe, Cornwall PL13

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

10th Mar 2022

Last Published

30th Jun 2022



  • Type: Detached house
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Listing status: sale
  • Country: England


Tycarra is a lovely detached family home situated in a prime coastal position on the eastern edges of the popular town of Looe. The property is one of only a handful of truly frontline properties and enjoys uninterrupted, panoramic views up and down the coastline. The current owners and their family have owned the property for the past 35 years. The property is set well back from the cliffs.

Tycarra is approached down its own private driveway where there is ample parking for five or more vehicles or boat trailers in front of the detached double garage. The driveway leads on round the back of the garage sweeping round to the house itself. There are also two sets of pedestrian pathways leading from the parking area to the house below. The double garage has further rooms off it and access up to the loft above.

The front door to the main house leads into a hallway off which is a WC and cloakroom. To the front are French doors that lead out onto the south-facing terrace. Stairs lead up to the first floor landing. Off the hallway is the sitting room that has a fireplace and lovely views out to sea. Off this is The Jungle Room or sunroom that also enjoys spectacular views. To the other side of the hallway is the dining room that again has a fireplace and magnificent views. Beyond this is the kitchen that has a Rangemaster with gas hobs and electric ovens and two larders off it. From the sink the kitchen also has spectacular coastal views. Beyond the kitchen is the utility room with doors out to the front and rear.

Stairs from the hallway lead up to the first floor landing and corridor off which are three bedrooms and family bathroom. All three bedrooms have bay windows to maximise the sea views and the principal bedroom has sliding doors that lead into an enclosed balcony. This bedroom has an en suite bathroom at the rear and a walk-in wardrobe. The second bedroom also has an en suite shower room. There is a separate WC to the rear of the corridor.

Gardens and grounds
Outside and in front of the house is a summerhouse that lies beside the south-facing terrace that runs along the length of the house. A path leads down to a terraced front lawn below and the path leads further down to a pedestrian gate that provides access onto the lane below. This, in turn, provides access onto the Southwest coast path and on down to the foreshore and beach.

The garden is particularly special and covers an unusually large plot for the area. There are a number of magnificent Monterey Pines, many of which have Tree Preservation Orders on them. They enhance the privacy.

South Cornish Coast
Plaidy is a highly sought after and accessible waterfront location on the South Coast of Cornwall, close to East Looe. Tycarra sits in an elevated position on the front edge of the village with uninterrupted, panoramic sea views out over Looe Bay, St George's Island and up the coast towards Rame Head.

The pretty towns of East and West Looe are built around a busy harbour and contain a good range of shops, pubs and restaurants. Situated about a mile from the property, these can be reached easily on foot by walking along the beach. More extensive amenities and shopping facilities can be found in Plymouth, which is about 18.5 miles away.

The area is well known for its suitability for sailing and other water sports with moorings available in Looe Harbour and opportunities for sea fishing and fresh water fishing nearby. Other sporting activities in the area include Looe Golf Course designed by Harry Vardon, and The Championship Course at St. Mellion is about 16 miles away.

Communication links in the area are excellent and Plaidy is well regarded for its accessibility compared with some other coastal areas of Cornwall. The A38 is about 8 miles to the north of the property and gives access to Plymouth and Dartmoor. There is a mainline station at Liskeard with a direct service to London Paddington which takes around 3 hours 30 minutes as well as airports at Newquay and Exeter with daily flights to and from London.


Local info for PL13

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Property Value Data/Graphs for PL13

Property Type % Avg. current value Avg. # beds Avg. # bathrooms
Detached house 33.6% £572,132 4.1 2.1
Semi-detached house 12.7% £274,643 3.1 1.1
Flat 10% £204,545 2.4 1
Terraced house 9.1% £268,000 2.8 1.4
Detached bungalow 6.4% £330,700 2.7 1.3
Maisonette 4.5% £325,000 3 1.6
Cottage 4.5% £516,000 3.6 3.2
Mobile/park home 3.6% £54,124 2 1
Bungalow 2.7% £303,000 2.7 1.3
End terrace house 2.7% £235,833 2.7 1
Lodge 2.7% £78,998 2.3 1.7
Other 1.8% £112,498 2.5 0.5
Land 1.8% £122,500 0 0
Country house 1.8% £1,100,000 8 6.5
Semi-detached bungalow 0.9% £250,000 2 1
Barn conversion 0.9% £365,000 3 1

Area Information

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Current Average Value


Value Change

£110,595 41%


Current Asking Prices in PL13 Average: £380,171

Property Type 1 Bed 2 Beds 3 Beds 4 Beds 5 Beds
Houses £185,000 (5) £210,826 (18) £351,118 (33) £521,944 (18) £513,889 (9)
Flats £232,500 (2) £160,000 (8) £200,000 (4) - £800,000 (1)
All £198,571 (7) £187,388 (28) £327,682 (38) £521,944 (18) £542,500 (10)

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6 bed Detached house () Herodsfoot, Liskeard, Cornwall PL14 £2,750,000
6 bed Detached house () Antony Passage, Saltash, Cornwall PL12 £2,500,000
5 bed Detached house () West Street, Polruan, Fowey PL23 £2,250,000
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