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5 bedroom character property

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5 bedroom character property



Property features

  • Versatile Victorian residence
  • Panoramic sea views
  • Two attached annexes
  • Sheltered gardens
  • Sun room
  • Extensive loft room
  • EPC Rating = F

Property description

A handsome and highly versatile Victorian residence with two attached annexes and outstanding sea views.


Lizard Village is the most southerly settlement on the British mainland. There are a number of active social clubs, three pubs, several local cafes and an excellent primary school. Arranged around the village green and surrounded by National Trust land, the village is popular with holidaymakers and residents alike. Kynance Cove, one of the best-loved beaches in the county, is two miles to the west, with Landewednack Beach within a mile; to the north-east the pretty fishing village of Cadgwith lies some three miles distant, while more varied shopping and dining facilities can be found in Mullion, which also hosts an outstanding secondary school, around five miles north-west.


Kynance Bay House is a substantial Victorian property set in around an acre of gardens with two attached annexes perfect as ancillary accommodation or as holiday letting units. With the property situated at the southern tip of the most southerly village on the British mainland the aspect and views towards Kynance Cove, Frog Rock and Old Lizard Head are spectacular and complement the grandeur of the house.

The house was built in 1888 and was for a time the residence of J C Trewin, the Guardian drama critic, featuring in his memoir ‘Up from The Lizard’; he would hoist a Union Jack when his father’s ship passed beneath the nearby cliffs. Much of the surrounding land is in the stewardship of the National Trust and leaving the property on foot one can access several scenic routes across open farmland or cliff-tops.

The house itself retains many original features including the large windows, coving and high ceilings typical of the more noteworthy properties of the period. The ground floor is arranged around a spacious hallway which contains the original turning staircase.

The sitting room includes an open fireplace, sea views and double doors opening to a dual aspect sun room with views to the south and west across countryside and coastline. The dual aspect dining room, kitchen/breakfast room with coastal views, and laundry room complete the ground floor.

The half landing has a window seat in the feature double height window and a WC. To the first floor four double bedrooms, all with sea views, are served by a large family bathroom and two en suite shower rooms. The fifth bedroom is currently configured as a study. A staircase leads to the second floor where a series of attic rooms with skylights could be used for extra accommodation or hobby spaces.


The adjoined annexe has a dual facing open-plan living room and kitchen with French doors leading to the gardens. A staircase leads to the double bedroom above with an en suite shower room.


The attached cottage has a sitting room with a log burner with has French doors leading to a raised deck with sea views. There is a separate dual aspect kitchen/breakfast room, while the first floor contains a dual aspect bedroom with a nursery or dressing room off it, and an en suite shower room.


A driveway leads to the house with a well-planted sunken garden sheltered within a stone wall to the left. Two parking spaces opposite the house complement the ample parking to the front and side. A lawned area to the rear is flat and would suit a children’s play area particularly well, while a large gravelled area beyond that allows space for cars or boat storage.

The house is set in a central position and enclosed within its own grounds on all sides; to the front an L-shaped garden is separated by a gate to serve the two annexes, sharing the excellent views along the cliffs to Kynance Cove.

Square Footage: 4378 sq ft
Acreage: 0.98 Acres


Landewednack Beach - 1; Kynance Cove - 2; Mullion - 5; Helston - 12; Truro - 28; (all distances are approximate and in miles)

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