St. Catherines Cove, Fowey, Cornwall, PL23 1JH | Property for sale | Savills
1,557 sq ft(144.65 sq m)
Guide price £2,250,000(€2,641,934)

St. Catherines CoveFowey, Cornwall, PL23 1JH

    Key features

    • Historic beach front property with breathtaking views of Fowey harbour
    • Beautifully styled and extended to reflect the property's maritime setting
    • Five metre wide glazed wall framing views out over the cove
    • Two floors of impressive accommodation, including spacious kitchen
    • Three double bedrooms all with luxurious ensuite bathrooms
    • Private, sheltered courtyard space at rear ideal for ‘al-fresco' dining
    • Single garage with additional external storage and one off street parking space
    • Walled, level lawn terrace with private beach access

    A rare opportunity to acquire a luxurious, three storey, coastal property that offers uninterrupted, multi-level views over the Fowey River and St Austell Bay.

    About this property

    • 'Beach Cottage' has its roots in the 18th century, established to become a sturdy, stone fisherman's store with overhead net loft, built on a natural stone ledge above the cove. Historic photographs record the conversion of the building to a residential cottage by 1910 and subsequently the property was gradually extended and completely renovated in 2009. The house has been sympathetically styled by the current owners to respect the historic character of the property and its Cornish setting while meeting contemporary living standards.

      The cottage is approached by a pretty walled cobbled courtyard and is entered at ground floor level via a solid oak front door, framed by glazed quarter lights on either side. The bright and airy arrival hall opens out to a spacious lobby, with dual aspect windows, finished in white tongue and groove ceiling boarding and large charcoal slate flagstone flooring. Full height fitted cupboards conceal a laundry with plenty of storage space, a washing machine and tumble drier. Directly off the entrance space is an internal door to the garage and another door to a cloakroom, awash with light from a 'Velux' window above.

      From the entrance hall, you will discover the impressive heart of the home; a large, yet cosy, open plan kitchen and snug, warmed by a granite stone framed fireplace with multi fuel burning stove. Windows flanking the chimney breast provide a preview of the breath taking vista that awaits in the sitting room. The kitchen has ample storage and working space; featuring tailor-made fitted units crafted from charming sky-blue painted timber and finished in speckled grey granite work surfaces to complement the slate flag floor. The impressive Falcon Range gas oven in stainless steel with its extractor fan, mirrors the fireplace at the opposite end of the room and the kitchen is equipped with a range of high specification appliances and fittings including a Fisher and Paykel double drawer dishwasher and Liebherr fridge. There is plenty of space for a large dining table to seat up to eight people and double French doors to the side open onto a private dining courtyard to the rear of the property.

      Through a shelved, portal from the kitchen, two steps lead down to the oak floored drawing room. This welcoming and impressively spacious living room features a five metre wide series of bifold doors that fold back to frame an incredible view of the cove and its surroundings. One cannot understate the rarity and 'wow' factor of these views. A recess in the corner of the room provides a quiet space for study or working from home. On the opposite side of the kitchen is a door to a carpeted double bedroom suite, with its own bathroom and walk in cupboard. The bathroom has a bath, shower and pedestal sink, illuminated from above by a roof light. A large window frames stunning beach views from comfort of the bed.

      From the entrance hall, ascending to first floor level, the house continues to impress... two separate bedroom suites with walkthrough dressing room and stunning bathrooms provide luxurious sleeping accommodation. The rooms are set partially in the eaves with fine carved roof beams partially exposed enhancing the nautical character of the property.

      The principal suite overlooks the beach with a spacious double bedroom and bathroom decked in porcelain timber look tiles with a freestanding slipper bath, walk in shower room with drench shower head fitting and high quality Hansgrohe fittings. The lighting throughout has been carefully designed to create a relaxing and luxurious ambience.

      The second double bedroom is a charming room overlooking the inner courtyard with an ensuite bathroom with walk in shower cubicle and luxury fittings. There is a large landing cupboard housing the laundry and water emersion heater. Skillfully designed, the house harmonises contemporary, artisan luxury with its breath-taking natural surroundings, creating an upmarket living and wellness experience.

      Exterior, gardens and garage - 'Beach Cottage' is finished externally in white textured render with a slate roof and black tudor style decorative timbers applied to the facades. The property is accessed via a gated, granite cobbled entrance courtyard which flows around to the rear of the house to a large, enclosed dining terrace which is framed by pleached trees and stone retaining walls. To the eastern side of the house is a single garage with remote controlled door access. The garage has an additional storage space for water sports equipment which also houses the gas boiler. There is a gated parking space for a car alongside the garage. The 'L shaped' house sits to the north west of the plot, with the walled front garden laid out as a series of paved and lawned terraces designed to withstand the saline environment. Granite cobbles frame a fine lawn and flow between seating areas that have been sited to enjoy the sun throughout the day. There is an external shower to stem the flow of sand into the cottage. In the centre of the walled garden is a hidden staircase with a steel gate that leads down to the beach, perfect for an early morning dip in this heavenly setting.

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    Properties sitting right on a beach rarely come up - this is a fabulous example of a quintessential Cornish cottage on the sea.

    George HillProperty agent

    Local information

    • 'Beach Cottage' is an iconic, waterfront residence situated in one of Cornwall's most picturesque locations. Nestled at the end of Readymoney Cove Road, this historic property graces the southeast facing, sheltered shores of the mouth of the Fowey River. This area has always been one of the most desirable addresses in Cornwall with its idyllic, sheltered creeks and coves, iconic architecture and the bustling medieval settlement of Fowey close by with its picture postcard waterfront attractions.
    • The cove is steeped in maritime heritage, once serving as a secluded hub for ship building and fishing. Beach Cottage was formerly a boat house with first floor net lofts which have been impressively and sensitively renovated to create a luxurious, characterful beach front retreat. The recently refurbished large drawing room is orientated to face the south east, the room's largely glazed façade allowing unrestricted views over the picturesque cove, with its castle ruins, listed lime kiln and a spellbinding seascape with its charming harbourside architecture.
    • The view from the property depicts a picture postcard scene of Cornwall's coast that has inspired artists and writers for centuries, including novelist Daphne du Maurier who was inspired by Fowey's romantic seascape. The cove is enclosed by verdant, coastal landscapes, protected for their cultural, wildlife and geological interest, making the area a popular destination for those looking for a peaceful, remote retreat, set within nature.
    • Fowey town with its dynamic café and restaurant scene is a fifteen minute walk away to the north east where a ferry provides a link to the opposite village of Polruan with a number of attractions including the popular gastro pub, The Lugger Inn.
    • The property is well located to sample the delights of the area which include a number of Nationally significant properties, the tropical habitats of the Eden Project, The Lost Gardens of Heligan and the beautiful Roseland peninsula.
    • The inland port town of Lostwithiel is about 8 miles away at the head of the river with a good selection of shops, restaurants and schooling as well as offering direct rail services to Plymouth, with onward direct high-speed services to London Paddington and Edinburgh. Cornwall Airport at Newquay is 25 miles away and has daily return flights to London as well as other domestic and international destinations.

    Additional information

    • Services and Sustainability - Mains water, drainage, gas and electricity. Heating is provided by a combination of radiators, underfloor heating and heated towel rails as well as passive solar gain.
    • 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.
    • Directions: Upon entering Fowey town, head south east on Lostwithiel Street towards Church Side. After 120 feet turn right onto Esplanade for 0.4 miles. Continue onto Tower Park and after 300 feet take a slight turning left onto Readymoney Road that drops down into the cove. The property is to your left on the waterfront and parking for viewings will be on the cobbled apron in front of the garage. Distances (miles: Par - 3.7, Fowey - 0.9 , Lostwithiel - 8, St. Austell - 9, Truro - 24, Cornwall Airport (Newquay) - 25
    • EPC Rating: D
    • Tenure: Freehold
    • Council Tax Band: G