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5 bedroom detached house for sale

Near Marazion, Marazion, Cornwall, TR17

Guide Price £650,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Stunning Conversion
  • Grade II Listed
  • Beautifully Presented
  • Breathtaking Views
  • 2/3 Main Bedrooms
  • 2 Bedroom Apartment
  • Fabulous Sitting Room
  • Mature Gardens

Full description

A piece of Cornwall's heritage - A stunning Grade II Listed former Engine House, sympathetically converted to create a truly unique home with breathtaking views. Magnificent sitting room with balcony, 2/3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, kitchen/dining room. Integral 2 bed apartment. Mature and extensive grounds.


The Engine House is situated in a picturesque rural position approximately one-and-a-half miles from the centre of the pretty coastal village of Marazion and the splendour of Mounts Bay. Marazion stands on the shores of Mount Bay and is perhaps best known for the majesty of St Michaels Mount. A causeway once walked by pilgrims leads to the island at low tide where the tower and battlements of the castle rise to a height of almost two hundred and thirty feet above sea level. Whilst still occupied by the St Aubyn family, the castle and gardens are open to the public.  

The area is a popular destination for water sports including wind surfing, kite surfing and sailing and there is also a local RSPB Reserve, a favourite with bird watchers. The local sandy beaches offer safe bathing and enjoy wonderful views towards The Lizard Peninsula and Lands End.  

The village itself offers a range of local facilities including restaurants, public houses, primary school and health centre and is also a magnet for artists with several galleries in the centre. Within a few miles is the characterful harbour town of Penzance, which now forms the main commercial centre for the Lands End peninsula and offers an eclectic mix of restaurants and galleries. There is also a main line railway station which connects to London Paddington.  

The Engine House is also well positioned to take full advantage of the spectacular West Cornwall scenery boasting an array of towering cliffs, sandy beaches and picturesque fishing villages such as Mousehole, which is a few miles beyond Penzance. In the opposite direction is the attractive village of Perranuthnoe that boasts one of the oldest inns in Cornwall and has a sandy beach that is popular with families.


Thought to have been constructed in 1882 and now Grade II Listed, The Engine House is an iconic local building that is one of just a handful of similar conversions within the county.  

A truly unique home, The Engine House was originally converted in 1989 and now affords beautifully presented accommodation arranged over a total of five floors. Worthy of particular note is the magnificent top floor vaulted sitting room opening onto the fabulous elevated balcony soaring some forty feet above ground level and enjoying breathtaking panoramic views. In addition, the main residence includes two bedrooms plus further mezzanine galleried bedroom, bespoke oak kitchen and two bathrooms. On the lower floors is an integral yet separately accessed two bedroomed apartment with its own reception room, kitchen and shower room. This apartment also benefits from a superb balustraded sun terrace with delightful views over the gardens.  

Boasting handsome stone granite and brick elevations, the property stands within mature gardens and grounds of just over one acre including extensive off-road parking.  

In summary, an extremely rare opportunity to acquire a statuesque and truly individual home within easy striking distance of the south Cornish coast.


(with approximate room measurements shown on floor plan)  

Approached from ground level over a flight of steps is a large balustraded sun terrace with direct access through an attractive brick edged arched opening to:

Reception Hall

Central arched door with surrounding windows. Tiled floor. Night storage heater. Door accessing apartment. Open tread turning staircase rising throughout the building to upper floors.

Bedroom 1

Two tall windows to side elevation with exposed brick reveals. Night storage heater. Recessed downlighters. Deep built-in wardrobe.

Bedroom 2

Two tall windows to side with slate sills. Picture rail. Night storage heater.


Tall opaque windows to side and front. Tiled walls and floor. Contemporary sanitaryware comprising semi-pedestal wash basin, concealed cistern WC and double ended panelled bath with mixer tap, shower attachment and glass screen. Ladder-style towel warmer. Illuminated vanity mirror. Recessed downlighters. Underfloor heating.

Kitchen/Dining Room

A beautifully appointed kitchen/dining room with full width window to the front commanding magnificent elevated panoramic views. Further arched window to side with tiled sill. Handsome exposed granite walls. Comprehensively fitted with a bespoke Ben Williams oak kitchen featuring floor and wall mounted cupboards and drawers with wrought iron handles and iroko worksurface. Inset granite cutting boards. Ceramic one-and-a-half bowl sink and drainer with swan-neck mixer tap. Integral ceramic halogen hob with extractor American-style fridge/freezer. Night storage heater. Ceramic tiled floor throughout with three steps up from reception area.


Arched window to side with slate tiled sill. Beautifully appointed in a contemporary style featuring a deep panelled bath with glass side screen, mixer tap and hand held shower. Semi-pedestal wash hand basin. Slate tiled floor. Part tiled walls. Electric underfloor heating. Cloakroom. Two low level opaque windows and further high level window. Small wash basin and low flush WC.

Sitting Room

An astounding principal reception room located at the very top of the building. Superb 184 high vaulted ceiling complete with original style scissor beams. Contemporary wire suspended spotlights. Almost a full width glazed gable end with two sets of French doors opening onto the mesmerising elevated balcony. Further windows to all sides, again commanding superb views. Impressive free standing circular woodburning stove with glass front set on a semi-circular slate hearth. Handsome exposed stone and brick walls. Night storage heater with cover. Staircase rising to mezzanine bedroom area. Double doors to shelved linen cupboard with hot water cylinder. Twin-glazed doors opening onto a small galleried landing area with the stairs descending.


This breathtaking elevated balcony soars some forty feet above ground level with outstanding views over surrounding countryside and the village of Goldsithney.

Mezzanine Gallery

Currently utilised as a bedroom with intriguing circular porthole window. High vaulted ceiling with suspended spotlights.


An integral apartment that is approached either from the main reception hall or indeed via its own separate front door. Currently utilised for successful short-term holiday letting. An entirely separate series of steps rise to a splendid raised balcony with views over the grounds. From here a part-glazed door opens to a reception vestibule with additional door to:

Sitting Room

A charming and particularly cosy sitting room with spiral staircase descending to lower ground floor. Window to side. Picture rail. Recessed downlighters. Decorative fireplace with electric coal-effect fire.

Bedroom 4

Tall window to side with brick reveal. Night storage heater. Picture rail.

Bedroom 5

Tall window to side with brick reveal. Night storage heater. Picture rail.

Shower Room

Again, appointed with contemporary sanitaryware comprising walk-in glazed shower cubicle with overhead mixer, pedestal wash hand basin and low flush WC. Electric towel warmer. Tiled floor and walls. Recessed downlighters. Underfloor heating. Electric shaver point. High and low level windows.

Kitchen/Breakfast Room

Appointed with a range of oak-fronted floor and wall mounted cupboards and drawers with roll edged worksurface. Circular single bowl sink and drainer with mixer tap. Four-ring halogen hob with extractor over and oven under. Space and plumbing for dishwasher. Space and plumbing for washing machine. Integral fridge. Deep recessed window to front and further window to side. Electric underfloor heating. Tiled floor.


The Engine House is approached through a five-bar timber gate to a sweeping granite chipped stone edged driveway culminating in a wide parking/turning area at the side. Surrounding the property are mature lawned gardens interspersed with a wide variety of flowering shrubs, trees and plants and cleverly sub-divided into distinct formal and informal areas. Contained within the grounds are several outbuildings together with a vegetable plot. A separate gateway opens onto the lane at the side whilst the public footpath is well screened from the main section of garden. Underneath the main entrance sun terrace there is a useful storage area/workshop.


Mains water and electricity. Private drainage.


Strictly by prior appointment with Stags Truro office 01872 264488.


Proceed into Marazion from the Penzance direction and continue through the centre of the village until you reach The Fire Engine Inn. Turn left into Shop Hill and after a short distance turn right signposted to Plain-an-Gwarry. Continue on this road into Plain-an-Gwarry and turn right indicated towards Tregurtha Downs Livery. Stay on this road for a few hundred yards and The Engine House will be evident straight in front of you.



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