Ruan Minor, Helston, Cornwall, TR12 7LS | Property for sale | Savills
4,858 sq ft(451.32 sq m)
Guide price £1,200,000(€1,400,950)

Ruan MinorHelston, Cornwall, TR12 7LS

    Key features

    • Unique modernist style house
    • Inspired by the architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright and other mid-century modernist architects.
    • Designed in collaboration between the owners and local award-winning Architectural Technologist Chris Strike of R A Design Ltd
    • Expansive views over the landscaped gardens and surrounding countryside
    • Private and peaceful hamlet location
    • Around 1.63 acres
    • Recently constructed Garden store & workshop
    • Around 1.4 miles from renowned beaches of Kennack Sands and Kynance Cove
    • Excellent local Primary & Secondary schools

    A superb opportunity to complete the construction of a unique house designed by an award winning local Architectural Designer in a tranquil hamlet on the picturesque Lizard Peninsula

    About this property

    • The property has around 1.63 acres, and is situated in the small hamlet of Treal in the Poltesco Valley within the Lizard Peninsula Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The property is bordered by a stream to its western and southern boundaries. A triangular part of the land sits on the other side of the lane and has potential as a secondary building plot subject to all necessary planning requirements and consents.

      The property consists of the following: -

      - The Bungalow (To be demolished on completion of the new house)
      - The New House (to be completed)
      - The Separate Garden equipment store and Workshop

      The Bungalow-

      The east facing bungalow sits to the east of the new house and has two double bedrooms, kitchen, a reception room, 3rd bedroom/study and a bathroom. The bungalow benefits from upvc double glazing and oil-fired central heating throughout and was refurbished and rewired in 2015.

      Agent Note-

      - Please refer to the planning permission, for conditions and further information-PA16/11789

      - Potential secondary building plot across the lane (Subject to all necessary planning requirements)

      THE NEW HOUSE - To be completed

      The approved permission is for the new house to replace the existing bungalow, which is to be demolished on completion of the new house. The new three storey house is positioned further back in the plot following the line of the natural ridge, built into the existing landform and working with the topography of the site. On approach, the house largely presents as a single storey building with much of the lower two levels of the building being subterranean and concealed when viewed from the lane. The design takes inspiration from the designs and principles of organic architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright and other modernist architects of the mid-20th Century, to create a distinctive and individual home within the Cornish environment.

      A guiding principle of the design was to enable access and connectivity to the surrounding gardens and landscape from each of the principal rooms. The property was designed by the owners in collaboration with award winning local Architectural Technologist Chris Strike from RA Designs in Porthleven, who have designed numerous residential builds and renovations across Cornwall. The new house acknowledges the principles of PassivHaus and is intended to provide a low impact eco-friendly home.

      Points of Note-

      Construction- The property has been built using an Insulated concrete formwork (ICF) system which utilises two skins of extruded polystyrene and reinforced concrete to provide a highly insulated structure. The external walls are to be finished with silicone render (to be completed) with the majority of the lowest level and areas on the middle and upper levels being clad in a mixture of granite and serpentine stonework facing, all won from the site. The roof is constructed with projecting parapet eaves and areas of canopy for shelter and shading and has a single ply membrane flat roof finish and triple glazed rooflights.

      Windows- The powder coated aluminium windows and doors are a mixture of fixed and opening lights, sliding doors and bi-fold doors, in double and triple glazed units, all of which have been manufactured, purchased and stored locally and a number have been installed on the upper floor.

      Power, Heating & Ventilation systems- The building is to be served on all floors by a mechanical ventilation with heat recovery (MVHR) ventilation system designed by the Green Building Store which has been partially installed on the top level.A Kensa ground source heat pump with 3 boreholes is to be installed for the domestic hot water and underfloor heating installations throughout. The pump and ancillary equipment have been procured and are stored off site locally. A 4 kw PV solar array together with battery storage and car charging points is planned.

      Planned Layout

      Second Floor (Level 3)- The Second (top) Floor is the main accommodation level and is to comprise a large entrance hallway with a feature entrance screen and doors and bi-fold doors leading onto a covered terrace. Off the hall is the kitchen/dining-room with bi-fold doors leading to the eastern breakfast terrace; a large reception room linked to the kitchen/dining-room by a pair of large sliding pocket doors and a glazed screen with French doors opening onto the balcony and to include a feature fireplace with inset cassette log burning fire.

      The lobby/circulation area off the entrance hall gives access to the stairs down to the bedroom level below; a WC and study; a second reception room with bi-fold doors leading to the main western terrace and a large utility/boot room with access to a further terrace and secondary access to the driveway area.

      An externally accessed services room is also at this level, which is to contain the MVHR unit and other services equipment. A balcony, with fabulous views over the gardens and surrounding countryside and accessed from all rooms, wraps round the entire floor linking four distinct terraces/entertaining areas, to the east, south and west. External staircases at the east and west ends provide access to the lower levels and the gardens.

      Self-Contained Annexe- Also on the second floor, with separate access and linked to the main house via the utility room, is a one-bedroom annexe with shower room, open plan living/kitchen/diner with bi-fold sliding doors out on to the western terrace.

      The First Floor (Level 2)- The first floor is the bedroom level and is accessed via a central stair from the level above and a lobby leading to: The generous main bedroom suite includes a large ensuite bathroom with WC, bath, wash basin and separate shower and a walk-in wardrobe. Bi-fold doors lead onto a terrace overlooking the west lawn, gardens and stream.

      A large second bedroom with en-suite shower room has a glazed sliding screen onto the balcony. A third double bedroom with a glazed sliding screen onto the balcony. A further bathroom with WC, bath, wash basin and separate shower.

      Additionally at the west end on this level, accessed off the terrace and via the external stairs from the level above, is a separate wellness/fitness room with sliding glazed screens and a separate access door. At the east end is a separate externally accessed storeroom and a waste recycling room and WC with access to the external stairs to the level above and the gardens and driveway. A balcony, with views over the gardens and surrounding countryside and access from all rooms, wraps round the entire floor linking the east and west ends of the building and access to the gardens.

      Ground Floor (Level 1)- At the west end of the building and accessed externally, is a separate Garden Room providing facilities to the secluded lawn area here including a kitchenette and a shower room with shower, wash basin and WC. A large set of bifold doors open onto a deck/terrace entertaining area.Also here is a large plant room for services plant and equipment which will be linked to the M&E room on the second floor and is accessed externally via a pair of service doors.


      Car Port- (To be built)
      Open fronted covered parking for two vehicles is to be attached to the side of the property.

      Garden equipment store & Workshop- A large garden equipment store and combined workshop clad in black stained larch boarding with lined and insulated walls and roof; double-glazed powder coated aluminium windows and insulated doors, tiled floors, power and data connection and mains cold water.

      The gardens which surround the property are stunning and have been designed and landscaped by the current owners. Laid mainly to lawns, the gardens sweep down from the driveway to the stream and an orchard area with a mix of mature and semi-mature fruit trees. A decked or terrace area outside the garden room is anticipated. The owners have created multiple seating and entertaining areas to take advantage of the sun.

      View payable Stamp Duty for this property

    Once complete The Glanis will be a truly stunning property on a south facing plot in a quite beautiful location.

    George HillProperty agent

    Local information

    • Cornwall's unique character comes from its historic landscape and some 400 miles of spectacular coastline. Treal is a small hamlet located in the Poltesco Valley only a mile and a half from the sandy beach at Kennack Sands and from Cadgwith Cove, an active fishing village with an Inn and a number of good restaurants and cafes. The renowned Kynance Cove is less than 3 miles away.
    • Ruan Minor, just over half a mile away, has an independent village store and Post Office, offering local produce sourced from the surrounding area, along with a community Café. A Farm Shop selling their own dairy products and other local produce is within 1/3 mile.
    • Lizard Village is only three and a half miles away and is the most southerly settlement on the British mainland. There is an excellent primary school, a number of active social clubs, three pubs, several local cafes and a superb butchers arranged around the village green and surrounded by National Trust land. More varied shopping and dining facilities can be found in Mullion, which also hosts an outstanding secondary school and excellent golf course approximately five miles north-west. The Lizard Peninsula is renowned for its scenery, flora and fauna.
    • Much of the coastline is protected by the National Trust and the surrounding countryside is classified as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, characterised by towering serpentine cliffs, magnificent beaches and pretty fishing villages. The Lizard's varied strata and microclimate allow 600 species of flowering plant, nearly a quarter of all UK species, to thrive here, including Cornish Heath, found nowhere else in Britain.
    • The market town of Helston is 10 miles away and has a wide range of shopping and schooling facilities, whilst the cathedral city of Truro, approximately 27 miles away, is the municipal centre of the county. Travel links to the area are good, with the Lizard Peninsula being served by wide roads and the A30 providing dual carriageway access through Cornwall from the M5 at Exeter. There are mainline railway stations at Redruth and Truro and Cornwall Airport (Newquay), offers both domestic and international locations.

    Additional information

    • EPC for the new house is currently only predicted
    • SERVICES- Mains water & Private drainage, Electricity, Oil Fired, Central heating in the bungalow, Telecom
    • 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.
    • Directions: From Helston follow the wide and easy road A3083 in the direction of Lizard Village. Turn left off the A3083 signed Ruan Minor, Follow the road and just after the Rozen Furniture showroom (on the right) at the crossroads, take the left turn signposted Kennack Sands & Kuggar. Follow the road for about half a mile and take the unsigned left turn to Treal. The Glanis is the first property on the left on entering the hamlet. Poltesco Beach 0.5 - Kennack Sands 1.5 - Cadgwith Cove 1.5 - Kynance Cove 2.7 - Mullion 5.5- Helston 10- Redruth 23- Falmouth 23- Truro 27- Cornwall Airport (Newquay) 46 (All distances are approximate and in miles)
    • EPC Rating: C
    • Tenure: Freehold
    • Council Tax Band: TBC