Cadgwith, Ruan Minor, Helston, Cornwall, TR12 7JU | Property for sale | Savills
1,402 sq ft(130.25 sq m)
Guide price £1,100,000(€1,284,204)

CadgwithRuan Minor, Helston, Cornwall, TR12 7JU

    Key features

    • Outstanding and unique position within Cadgwith
    • Spectacular views out over the ocean, beach and village
    • Around 0.41 acres
    • Private parking for four plus cars.
    • Bathroom, cloakroom and shower room
    • Recently installed new kitchen
    • South West facing entertaining terrace
    • Less than 300 metres to the centre of the village
    • Grade ll listed four bedroom cottage

    Commanding a unique and outstanding elevated coastal position with the added benefit of private parking sitting in around 0.41 acres.

    About this property

    • The cottage was built in the late 1700's out of locally quarried Serpentine Stone with a slate roof. The situation of the cottage is outstanding and quite unique. Located less than three hundred metres from the centre of the village on the South West Coast path with views out over the beach and village. The cottage retains many of its original features and has been well maintained by the current owners with a recently installed new kitchen and the entire exterior of the property recently repointed using traditional lime mortar.

      Ground Floor

      To the front of the property there is a central covered porch with a small stone seat which gives access to the front door which in turn opens in to the open plan tiled living area with beamed ceiling and original wood panelled walls. To the left and right of the front door are windows with window seats overlooking the cove. The kitchen area is to the left, the central area being the dining area and to the right the living area.

      The recently installed kitchen has blue shaker style cupboards, woodblock work surfaces, a Belfast sink, integrated slimline dishwasher, space for a large fridge and new electric Aga (separate negotiation). At the rear of the kitchen is door opening in to the rear lobby off which is a cloak room, utility room which has space and plumbing for both a washing machine, tumble drier and fridge/freezer, large shower room and a door leading out to the private courtyard. The living area has a recessed log burner, a door leading out to the garden and at the rear of the room the staircase to the first floor.

      First Floor
      At the top of the stairs are the four bedrooms and the family bathroom. Three of the bedrooms are double and one a single. The two bedrooms at the front of the cottage have views out over the cove and village along with window seats, original fireplaces, stripped pine flooring and original wood panelled walls. The bedroom on the left also benefits from two built in wardrobes on either side of the fireplace. The single bedroom overlooks the upper garden and terrace and has a built in wardrobe and wood panelled walls whilst the other double has a window overlooking the courtyard. The family bathroom has a bath with an overhead electric shower. Within the bathroom is an airing cupboard containing an immersion heater.


      Accessed from the South West Coast Path a low level stone wall fronts the property with two access gates to the left and right of the cottage. There is a lawn to the front of the house, a gravelled pathway and borders to the left and right of the entrance porch.

      To the left of the house is a very private gravelled courtyard area with access to the rear lobby. The larger part of the garden is to the right of the house with steps and a gravel pathway leading upwards to a secluded paved seating area then up to a quite spectacular terrace. The semi-circular terrace is a recent construction and has superb views out over the ocean, beach and village and benefits from the sun from the morning through to the evening even long after the sun has left the cove. There is power and lighting throughout the garden.

      Stone Built Store

      The large stone store has two sections. The larger store is used for general storage whilst the other has been insulated and is currently used as a wine store.

      Private Parking

      Having parking in central Cadgwith is almost unheard of and having such a large parking space this close to the centre of the village is an enormous benefit. The parking area has sufficient space for four or five cars.

      Mains water, Drainage & Electricity
      BT Broadband
      Council Tax Band: E


      Strictly by prior appointment with Savills.

      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.

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    This is a glorious property in a fabulous position in one of Cornwall's most sort after villages. I'd love to wake up every morning to the amazing views and the sound of the sea.

    George HillProperty agent

    Local information

    • Cadgwith is everybody's idea of an archetypal fishing village with its tight cluster thatched cottages lining the sides of the valley and the small fleet of colourful fishing boats winched up on the shingle beach. The fact that the boats are still in use and the local pub (The Cadgwith Cove Inn) is renowned for its singing of Cornish songs of a Tuesday and Friday evening is testament to the traditional character of this village still being alive and well. The village also has a thriving gig club, a restaurant/café, The Crab Shack which offers a great selection of fresh fish and a small village shop.
    • The cove's orientation offers some protection from the prevailing south westerly winds that blow the strongest and has two small beaches, the fishing beach in front of the town where the slipway is right on the road, separating this from the adjacent (swimming) beach is a small rocky outcrop called the Todden. The large cliff to the south of the cove is known as the Man o' War.
    • 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 and a Doctors Surgery. 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 11 miles away and has a wide range of shopping and schooling facilities, whilst the cathedral city of Truro, approximately 31 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 flights to both domestic and international locations.

    Additional information

    • Directions: Following the road down from Helston at about 8 miles towards Lizard Village take a left hand turning to Ruan Minor ignore the sign to Cadgwith which says straight on. Continue all the way through Ruan Minor village (again ignore the signs to Cadgwith). Pass the village stores / post office, keep following the road as you come down the hill to Cadgwith. As you enter the village you will see a blue corrugated water barrel on the left, there is an entrance to a lane on the left hand side leading to the Man O War private parking area. From the parking area, walk up the coastal path for about 75 yards and Man O War is on the left after the two thatched cottages. Ruan Minor 0.5- Poltesco Beach 1- Kennack Sands 2.3- Kynance Cove 4.5 - Mullion 4.8 - Helston 11- Redruth 21- Falmouth 23 - Truro 31- Cornwall Airport (Newquay) 46 (All distances are approximate and in miles)
    • EPC Rating: F
    • Tenure: Freehold
    • Council Tax Band: E