Cornwall is full of beautiful spots that will seduce property hunters, from romantic retreats and family houses to historic homes and properties that cling to the spectacular coast. Here's our pick of what's currently on the market.
Situated on the meandering banks of Port Navas Creek, which forms part of the Helford River — a large estuary tucked between Falmouth Bay and the Lizard Peninsula — is Foreshore: a glorious Cornish idyll that embodies what south west living is all about — views good enough to never warrant owning a TV and access down to the waters’ edge in seconds.
As you would expect of a house set in such a heavenly spot, access to water is paramount, and this property really makes the most of its incredible position with sweeping gardens that lead down to a private quay, a running mooring and ownership of part of the foreshore.
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Aside from seriously enviably views, Foreshore comes with a comfortable four bedrooms, three reception rooms, private parking and a number of outbuildings.
Located between two of Cornwall’s most renowned beaches, Porthcothan Bay and Treyarnon Bay, is Trevoyan Barn — a substantial four-bed stone barn conversion set within 2.5 acres of gardens and grounds.
The interiors are as romantic as the surrounding Seven Bays area. Thick wooden floorboards meet with vaulted ceiling and exposed beams.
As the barn is partially converted, there is further potential for development, plus planning permission for a separate four-bed detached residence within the grounds. Perfect as over-flow family accommodation or as a holiday let.
Originally designed by architect William White, this unique, Grade II listed barn conversion has an almost chapel-like style thanks to its gothic-arched windows and imposing stone gable ends.
The property is currently set-up as three separate dwellings, inside each of which are meticulously converted interiors to create spaces oozing with style and charm. Vaulted ceilings and roll-top baths appear generously throughout.
Watergate Bay is just six miles away and Newquay airport a convenient eight miles.
Built in 1842, this Grade II listed property was previously a School House and more recently the Village Hall. Today, the building stands as a three-bed family home which benefits from a huge open-plan living space and lovely organic interiors.
Adjacent to the property is a workshop which could be turned into a studio, home office or gym. The gated paved garden borders the local church yard, with space for al fresco dining and ample car parking spaces.
The coastal town of Perranporth is just two miles away, offering both day-to-day amenities and picturesque sandy beaches and great surf breaks.
Perched on the edge of the turquoise blue waters of Mousehole Harbour is this truly wonderful property that has jaw-dropping views and style in abundance.
The iconic former custom house for the St. Levan estate boasts a private sea-front terrace overlooking the harbour, whilst inside are three double, en-suite bedrooms — one of which is a self-contained suite which can be accessed via the terrace.
The neutral interiors feature a William Holland copper free standing bath, and box bay windows in the sitting room and bedrooms look out over the harbour.
If the photos haven’t given it away, this property is all about fireplaces. From the huge fireplace in the living room with granite and lintel jambs and an original Cornish clome oven, to the dramatic bressummer beam over the wood burner in the adjacent sitting room.
16th century Leigh Manor Farmhouse has period touches to make you stop in your tracks. Ceiling beams and timber framed walls decorate many of the rooms within the property, harmoniously blending with the timelessly classic interiors.
The property is tucked away in rural corner on the outskirts of the village with a sweet front garden, leafy rear garden plus a paddock. A listed Cider House can also be found within the grounds, complete with the original cider mill and wooden press, offering plenty of potential for redevelopment.
This lovely Grade II listed cottage from 1696 is surrounded by the most delightful established gardens and located in the hamlet of Tregarland Bridge, just a few miles from Looe.
The three-bedroom property offers comfortable interiors with plenty of natural light and views over the surrounding sublime gardens.
The sunny rear terrace is the best place to enjoy warm days, whilst the lawn and small stream add to the overall magic of this idyllic spot.
Down in the Roseland Peninsular — a stretch of land that lies across the water from Falmouth — is a substantial five-bed stone house set amongst 7.5 acres of rolling grounds.
Inside, the rooms are spacious and well-appointed with basement storage on the lower ground floor, two reception rooms, a study and large kitchen/breakfast room on the ground floor and five comfortable bedrooms on the first floor.
Completing this idyllic setup is a large stone barn which is currently used as a games/entertaining space, but could provide wonderful ancillary accommodation with all the right planning. Another barn at the entrance of the property is big enough for vehicle and boat storage.
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