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3 bedroom detached house for sale

Cape Cornwall, St. Just, Penzance, Cornwall, TR19

Sold STC £795,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Wonderful sea views
  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sitting room with sea views
  • South, east & west facing terraces
  • Large gardens & grounds
  • Fisherman's hut
  • Access to slipway
  • Parking
  • EPC Rating = F

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

A beautifully finished cottage with views of some of England's most magnificent coastline. With three bedrooms, lovely living areas, terraces, 1.7 acres and a fisherman's hut.


With magnificent views out over the Atlantic Ocean, Cape Cornwall lies on some of Cornwall's most westerly coastline. Bordered by National Trust land, Cove Cottage and its grounds are part of a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, a conservation area and more recently a World Heritage Site. The Cape is an important area for wildlife and the cliffs provide a wonderful vantage point, with sightings of basking sharks, whales, dolphins, gannets and peregrine falcons not uncommon. To one side of the Cape is Priest's Cove; a traditional fishing cove with colourful lobster boats, a slipway and a large manmade salt water pool.

On the other side, you'll find Porthledden Bay; a wide rocky bay with plenty of rock pools to explore and good swells for the very experienced surfer.

The simplest, and perhaps best, way to enjoy the area is from the South West Coast Path which runs west towards Cot Valley and on to two of Cornwall's finest surfing beaches; Gwenver and Sennen and east across Kenidjack Valley towards Botallack and Geevor Tin Mines and the iconic Crowns; two engine houses that perilously cling to the cliff.

The town of St Just is one mile away by car or across fields by foot path. St Just has a good sense of community and pride in its Cornish heritage; both mining and in more recent years, art. St Just provides just about everything one might need with food stores, a greengrocer, a bakery (the oldest Cornish pasty maker in the World), two butchers, two cafes, a Post Office, surgery and pharmacy, homemade takeaway Pizzeria, four pubs (three of which serve food) and two art galleries.

The St Just to St Ives road is one of the finest drives in Britain. With spectacular sweeping views down to the sea, ancient field structures, granite engine houses, rugged moorland and fascinating villages along the route such as Zennor. Half-way to St Ives you'll pass the award-winning Gurnards Head Inn. Indeed West Penwith is noted for its seafood and other fine restaurants including Ben's Cornish Kitchen in Marazion, the Old Coastguard in Mousehole and The Beach Restaurant at Sennen Cove. Travel to and from Cornwall has improved greatly in recent years. Penzance is the terminus for the main line to London Paddington, while Cornwall Airport at Newquay has daily flights to London and other UK and European Airports.


Finished with a subtle, chic nod to the seaside, Cove Cottage has a small but tastefully finished interior. There is an open plan sitting/dining room with log burner to the rear, opening on to a south east facing side terrace. To the rear here is also a downstairs shower room with WC and WHB and adjoining utility room. The galley kitchen is smartly finished with white units and black work tops with glimpses towards the sea and leads down to a second sitting room. With spectacular sea views through its floor to ceiling windows and double French doors, this fabulous room has a vaulted ceiling and opens on to the terrace, perfect for the summer yet wonderfully positioned for watching the Cornish winter sea.

The upper floor has two nicely proportioned bedrooms, with a further single bedroom facing south. The master bedroom enjoys absolutely stunning views across the garden and out to sea. There is also a good sized bathroom and store cupboard.

Gardens and Grounds

A slate flag stoned terrace wraps around the south and east sides of the cottage, creating lovely sun traps and place from which to enjoy spectacular sunsets. From here the garden flows down in a number of terraced lawns and on to the paddock. The lower section of land has a good sized south west facing fisherman`s shed, with space to store small craft such as kayaks, with a gate leading to the slipway path. This shed has, in the past, been granted planning permission to convert into a studio.

Square Footage: 1,327 sq ft
Acreage: 1.7 Acres



(Postcode TR19 7NN)

From St Just, follow the road to Cape Cornwall. Continue past the school and follow the road towards the sea, passing the Golf Club. Just before the entrance to the NT car park is the track to Cove Cottage with parking for one car [but could accommodate two small cars]

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Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
29 July 2016


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