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Porthpean Beach Road, St. Austell, Cornwall, PL26








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Key features

  • Frontline, coastal location with panoramic sea views over St Austell Bay
  • Large building footprint with lapsed replacement dwelling outline planning permission
  • Four double bedrooms, all with generous ensuite bathrooms
  • Southeast facing extensive flag stone terrace and mature gardens
  • Large open plan kitchen/dining/living room with multiple sea views
  • 'Access for all’ property with adapted access and living accommodation
  • A successful holiday let
  • EPC Rating = D


A rare opportunity to acquire a secluded, coastal property that offers uninterrupted views of St Austell Bay, close to the historic port of Charlestown, with direct access to Duporth Beach.


Methrose is a spacious, family home, originally built in the 1970’s which has subsequently been remodelled to create a contemporary coastal retreat. The house is light and airy, designed to take advantage of the exceptional coastal views; the open plan living and dining space wrapping around the south and east elevations with full height picture windows, framing the stunning views and taking advantage of the sun path through the day and the moon trail at night.

The house is finished to a high decorative standard; the white walled rooms seamlessly flowing from inside to outside with large glazed doors and windows throughout the property connecting the living spaces to the surrounding landscape.

The single storey house is approached via a shared, private drive with a private parking area for four cars.

The house is entered via an open porch covered, double glass door into a large, central entrance hall, with a convenient cloakroom and plenty of coat hanging space. The porcelain tiled hall floor is naturally lit from above by a roof light. A door to the right leads directly into the living spaces while a long corridor to the left provides access to the first two bedrooms.

The main living space is open plan with the kitchen, dining and living areas flowing together.

The kitchen and dining area has two glazed French doors that lead directly onto the expansive garden terrace, perfect for Al fresco dining and access to the large built-in barbecue. The adjacent, open plan kitchen area has been fitted with plenty of work top and storage space and includes a feature Rangemaster induction hob and double oven, an integrated dishwasher and full height fridge with a porcelain butlers sink below an east facing window. The black basalt work surfaces and splash backs unite the kitchen area, terminating in an island breakfast bar counter. From the kitchen there is single glazed door to the side terrace.

Connected to the kitchen is a large utility and boiler room, with storage and housing for a washing machine and tumble dryer. The utility room has a double stainless steel sink and a partially glazed door to the entrance drive. There are plenty of spaces for hanging sea salty coats and storing sandy flip flops after a day at the beach. A large, recently installed boiler keeps the room warm and feeds the central heating system around the house.

A small hall to the rear of the kitchen leads to two, generously sized double bedrooms, each with an ensuite bathroom. Both bathrooms have a walk in shower with body and head shower angled fittings. The bath rooms are tiled in travertine stone providing a luxurious, spa like ambience. One of these bedrooms has direct access onto the garden terrace via glazed French doors.

All of these areas have porcelain floor tiles emulating a stone finish.

From the dining and kitchen area, double glass doors open onto an L-shaped living room with picture windows capturing the sublime views across the bay. A focal point to this space is the cream enamelled Stovax wood burner which creates a cosy lookout from which to view the coast. The floor is tiled in porcelain, driftwood timber style tiles. To the southern elevation of the sitting room is a glazed full height window that slides back to provide access directly onto the grand garden terrace.

From the main entrance hall there is a corridor to the left that connects to two further double bedrooms. The first bedroom has oversized doors to enable ‘access for all’ with adapted accommodation for less able users. Two broad double windows overlook the garden and the bay in the distance.

The second bedroom, at the end of the corridor, is also generously sized with ample room for a large double bed and storage. The end double bedroom also enjoys views over the sea and has a full-size bath in a sizeable bathroom. Again both bedrooms and corridor are porcelain tiled.

Roof hatches at either end of the property provides access to two large roof spaces.

Exterior, gardens and garage - Methrose is accessed via a shared, private drive that opens out onto an informal paved and lit entrance drive, where there is parking space for several cars. The house sits to the west of the plot, with the main gardens and terraces laid out to the south and east of the house where the sound of waves and sea birds add to the coastal atmosphere.

The garden includes extensive shrub and flower beds including palms, grasses, bamboos and sub-tropical plants creating a verdant, maritime setting to the property. From the parking area there is a sloping path to the front door and paths that lead around either side of the house. The rear garden has areas of paved terrace and sloped lawns which are bordered by trees and fences. The lawns provide the foreground to an open view across the cliffs to the heritage coast where tall ships can be watched entering and leaving Charlestown port in the distance.

There is subtle external wall lighting around the house, creating soft wall washes at night, helping to avoid light pollution in this coastal location. There is a small concrete shed in the garden with conveniently located external power sockets and storage trunks for outside furniture upholstery.


‘Methrose’ is a substantial, single storey home overlooking St. Austell’s romantic coastline with its secluded bays, historic attractions and idyllic ports. The property is located to the south east of the small village of Duporth, close to the infamous UNESCO World Heritage Site of Charlestown Harbour. The property directly overlooks Duporth Cove and is surrounded by stunning, protected, coastal landscapes which are renowned for their wildlife and heritage value, making the area a popular destination for holiday makers and film set locations. Methrose benefits from access to Duporth cove and beach, which is private and thereby not open to the public. Porthpean beach is also of very close proximity.

Duporth village is surrounded by nationally significant archaeology, flowering cliffs and sandy coves, offering some of the very best landscapes, walking routes and swimming waters in the Duchy. The south-west coastal path is but yards away from the property, offering a direct route down to the cove from the garden. At nearby Charlestown Harbour, there are a number of popular restaurants, bars and cafés including The Longstore and The Rashleigh Arms.

The city of Truro is about 16 miles away offering an excellent selection of shops and restaurants, junior, senior and tertiary schooling as well as a mainline railway station with a branch line to Penryn and Falmouth and the main inter city service to London Paddington. Cornwall Airport at Newquay is within 17 miles and has daily return flights to London as well as other domestic and international destinations.

Square Footage: 2,434 sq ft


Heading towards St Austell along the A390, take the turning into Porthpean Road. Continue along Porthpean Road for just over half a mile, passing a mini roundabout along the route and then taking the third turning on the left, after the roundabout. Descend Porthpean Beach Road and take the fourth turning on the left, before the road turns to the right, descending towards the beach. Follow the road and immediately after the sixth house (Seascape) on the right hand side, there is a discreet driveway on the right to Methrose, follow this lane and Methrose is on the right.

Distances (miles) - Charlestown 1, St Austell - 1.9, Mevagissey - 5.1, Truro - 16.4 miles, Cornwall Airport (Newquay) - 17, Newquay - 17.8

Additional Info

SERVICES - Mains water, oil-fired central heating, private drainage and electricity

AGENT NOTE - A gated path leads directly onto the coastal path and the adjacent woodlands beyond the north east of the property are protected by an Area Tree Preservation Order ensuring long term privacy.

VIEWINGS - Strictly by prior appointment with Savills.

FIXTURES AND FITTINGS - Only those mentioned in these sales particulars are included in the sale. All others such as curtains, light fittings, garden ornaments, etc. are specifically excluded but may be available by separate negotiation.

IMPORTANT NOTICE - Savills, their clients and any joint agents give notice that: 1. They are not authorised to make or give any representations or warranties in relation to the property either here or elsewhere, either on their own behalf or on behalf of their client or otherwise. They assume no responsibility for any statement that may be made in these particulars. These particulars do not form part of any offer or contract and must not be relied upon as statements or representations of fact. 2. Any areas, measurements or distances are approximate. The text, images and plans are for guidance only and are not necessarily comprehensive. It should not be assumed that the property has all necessary planning, building regulation or other consents and Savills have not tested any services, equipment or facilities. Purchasers must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise.


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Band: F

Porthpean Beach Road, St. Austell, Cornwall, PL26


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  • St. Austell Station1.5 miles
  • Par Station3.3 miles
  • Luxulyan Station4.5 miles
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