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Talland Road, St. Ives, Cornwall, TR26








1,987 sq ft

185 sq m

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Key features

  • Renovation project for circa 400 sqm house
  • Around 0.39 acres
  • Parking for 3+ cars
  • Full Planning permission PA22/09446
  • Six potential bedrooms
  • Four potential bathrooms
  • South facing triple aspect living area
  • Utility Room
  • First floor balcony
  • EPC Rating = E


An exciting renovation/development project in a sought after location in St Ives with sea views and parking


The designer and original owner was Malcolm Haylett, primarily a renowned portrait painter and designer who settled in St Ives and opened a studio in the town, just after the war 1946. The opportunity arose to secure part of the gardens in the former grounds of Talland House – the summer residence of Virginia Woolf – and it was here that High Talland was built in 1960 with views of Godrevy lighthouse which served as inspiration for Virginia Woolf's novel "To the Lighthouse." . The existing house is thought to be the first flat-roofed home in St Ives and was featured in Ideal Home Magazine

The House-

Set in almost half an acre of private gardens, this house presents an exciting mid-century renovation project in a sought-after central location in St Ives. The house is set back from the road by a private granite pillared entrance in a shaded woodland pocket of mature trees. The driveway provides a good provision of off-street parking, an invaluable asset in a central St Ives location, and there is access on either side of the house to the rear gardens. Planning permission has been granted to extend and remodel the original 1960s building to the architectural designs of the current owners, presenting an impressive home of over 3,600 Sq ft and adding a pool house of 700 Sq ft. Work has begun with underfloor heating installed on the upper storey, a new roof with roof lights, smart lighting, rewiring and the subfloor replaced on the first floor as such the house and it is being sold as an opportunity to complete the project.

The Plans
Full plans can be seen at the Cornwall Council Planning Portal with reference PA22/09446

The new entrance hall will be on the upper level with extensive glazing to allow leafy views of the garden to act as a backdrop. The revised layout has been inverted to create a series of incredibly light, expansive living areas which now unfold across the upper floor.

The triple-aspect living area faces south, east and west and combines exceptional garden views with those over the sea and coastline. The windows are full height to maximise the light and impact. Floor-to-ceiling glazing optimises the southerly aspect, offering spectacular sea views whilst drawing warmth and sunlight through the dining areas and kitchen with expansive glazing from here also, looking out towards the sea and Gwithian Beach.

Three bedrooms and three bathrooms will occupy the upper floor, the main bedroom with a large ensuite and free-standing bath, and a walk in wardrobes all with garden views.

The lower level offers flexibility in layout but has the capacity for three further bedrooms and two bathrooms as per the architectural plans, each retaining direct visual communication with the surrounding gardens and including the secondary living room with large sliding glass doors allowing you to stay connected with nature while indoors.

With a sympathetic approach to the architectural merit of the building, the exterior will comprise off-white brickwork, aluminium and timber-framed windows. The partial renovation includes reroofing, rewiring, first-fix plumbing, replacing the subfloor on and installing underfloor heating on the upper level. Additionally, asbestos surveys, tree surveys, and topographic surveys were conducted. The internal spaces have been redesigned to align with contemporary living, maximising natural light and views of both the mature gardens, sea and coast line. To take advantage of this unique opportunity in creating one of the most desirable homes in St Ives.

Gardens & The Exterior

Entrance and Front Garden
The house is set back from the road. The entrance through granite pillars opens in to a shaded driveway with a good provision for off-street parking.

The Side and Rear Gardens
The gardens, once part of the grounds to Virginia Woolf’s one-time residence, Talland House, have fantastic potential for further landscaping. The garden wraps around both sides of the house to the rear and is full of flowering perennials, shrubs and trees. A swimming pool and pool house / studio can be added to the grounds as per the architectural plans.


St Ives has some outstanding schools across all ages. St Ives Infants (Ofsted Outstanding) St Ives Juniors (Ofsted Good) and St Ives Secondary School is the first Secondary school in Cornwall to receive the Ofsted Outstanding classification.

Mains Water & Drainage
Gas Fired Central Heating
BT Broadband

Agent Note-

- Covenants on title, enquire for further information

- CGIS- they are subject to change and for illustrative purposes only.

- Anticipated holiday rental income on finished build £230,000- £250,000

Council Tax Band: E
It is understood that as the redevelopment of an existing residence, the new property would be exempt from the principal residence policy and suitable for holiday lets or as a secondary residence.

Fixtures & 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.


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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.


High Talland is in a fantastic position, set in an elevated location offering views of Carbis Bay across to Hayle Towans. The property is further enhanced by its mature, secluded gardens, enveloped by trees and nature, offering a private sanctuary whilst being steps away from the high street, harbour, and beach.

Cornwall’s unique character comes from its historic landscape and some 400 miles of spectacular coastline. St Ives is home to the landmark Tate St Ives Gallery (built in 1993), the famous Barbara Hepworth Museum and the Bernard Leech Pottery. St Ives is also home to an array of beautiful beaches, which are repeatedly voted among the best in the British Isles, and rambling walks. While Porthmeor, famous for surfing, is probably its busiest, there’s a smaller cove on The Island, a stretch of headland crowned by a chapel and complete with fishing-themed tiles by Bernard Leach.
The turquoise waters of St. Ives have attracted artists since the 19th century due to its renowned clarity of light. The town, with winding cobbled streets, is also a ‘foodie’ destination packed with numerous restaurants, pubs and cafes all offering excellent fare including the award-winning Porthminster Beach Café.

The 630-mile South West Coast Path also runs through St Ives and offers fantastic walks in both directions. Heading west leads to the pretty village of Zennor and further to the Penwith peninsula. East leads towards Portreath and Newquay.

At nearby Lelant, overlooking the Hayle Estuary there is a spectacular links golf course with views stretching up towards Godrevy Lighthouse. A scenic branch railway line links Carbis Bay and St. Ives with the main London-Penzance line at nearby St. Erth.

Square Footage: 1,987 sq ft


St Ives Town Centre, Harbour & Beach is just under half a mile away
Truro 28 miles - Penzance 10 miles - Newquay Airport 35 miles

(All distances are approximate and in miles)

Take the A30 towards Penzance; at the Hayle roundabout, take the second exit A3074 signposted to St Ives and proceed for approximately three miles through Lelant and Carbis Bay.
Approaching St Ives, look out for Tregenna Castle on the left, then Atlantic Studio on the right.
Continue along Trelyon Avenue, bear left on to Albert Road. The road takes a sharp left on to Talland Road. Higher Talland is on the left hand side immediately after a Cross Road Triangle sign.


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Talland Road, St. Ives, Cornwall, TR26


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  • St. Ives Station0.1 miles
  • Carbis Bay Station1.0 miles
  • Lelant Station2.5 miles
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