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Cornish seaside villa with private steps to the beach

Believed to have been built in 1888, Derry House retains most of its charming period features. Situated in a commanding position on the Cornish boast overlooking Looe Bay the house has retained its period feel with sash windows, shutters, fireplaces, slateflagged and wood flooring and a fine colonial-style veranda.

In particular, the spectacular conversion of the top floor into an attic studio with a magnificent teak-floored balcony makes the most of the views, and also provides a stunning fifth bedroom, while the veranda below linking the main reception rooms also maximises the outdoor space the property provides.

The accommodation in full comprises four bedrooms, three reception room, kitchen/breakfast room, utility room, ground floor wet room, three bathrooms, attic studio/bedroom five, conservatory and veranda.

Behind the property is a two-storey stone-built former coach house and stable suitable for conversion to separate annexe accommodation subject to planning consents.


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The main lawned garden descends towards the sea and is stocked with a variety of plants and palms and has a small orchard. A timber gate then leads to a private route to the beach via an impressive timber staircase and decking.

The property is situated 12 miles form Plymouth and the nearby village of Downderry has a primary school and East and West Looe have excellent shops, amenities, pubs and restaurants as well as picturesque streets and fisherman’s cottages.

The guide price is £1.5m. For further information please contact Savills on 01872 243 200 or visit

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