Chy-Yn-Gwydh in Penpol, near Feock, south Cornwall is as unique as its name. A new timber-framed 2,700 sq ft house built to make the most of its peaceful setting close to Penpol Creek, it is also in prime position for sailing buffs, between Truro and Falmouth.

The house itself is built in Canadian cedar with aluminium double and triple glazed windows, gutters and down pipes. In the shape of a large capital A, it has two large glazed atriums and a wall of glass folding doors at one end of the living room. From here there is a prettily paved and gravelled area, leading to a large oval heated swimming pool, surrounded by woodland. Above the sitting room is the main bedroom with a glass-fronted south facing balcony and a modern en-suite bathroom with free-standing Villeroy and Boch egg shaped bath.

The house has oak flooring throughout the ground floor, a 27ft long reception hall and an impressive staircase made in stainless steel with solid French oak treads and glass balustrades. In the corner of the living room is a futuristic looking stainless steel circular Swedish log burner, and on the wall is a 50 inch plasma screen. There is surround sound and internet access throughout the property.

Techonology buffs will also have a field day with the remote control showers, radiators which look like large vertical coiled springs and an all-singing, all-dancing black and white kitchen. Chy-Yn-Gwydh is on the market for £975,000 through Lillicrap Chilcott. For more information, please contact + 44 (0)1872 273473, or visit www.waterfrontandcountryhomes.com.