Higher Kemyell, Lamorna, Penzance, Cornwall, TR19 6NR | Property for sale | Savills
3,780 sq ft(351.17 sq m)
Guide price £1,100,000(€1,254,232)

Higher KemyellLamorna, Penzance, Cornwall, TR19 6NR

    Key features

    • A unique and flexible cliff top property with spectacular view
    • Located in an area of outstanding natural beauty (ANOB)
    • Property is located in a designated international dark sky park
    • Four Bedrooms/ Five Bedrooms
    • Farmhouse style kitchen dining room
    • Large reception room
    • Garden Cabin
    • Large field (2/3 of an acre)
    • Two successful Holiday lets

    A unique and flexible property in an enviable position situated at the end of a long private lane on the cliff tops between Mousehole & Lamorna enjoying views out over the ocean

    About this property

    • Kymaurah, presenting to the market for the first time was originally part of a group of barns owned by the St Aubyn Estate (owners of St Michaels Mount) but has been lived in for over 20 years by the current occupiers who have continued to develop and upgrade the property during this time. The ancient hamlet of Kemyel Wartha has four properties including Kymaurah with its long private lane, effectively a gated community. Kymaurah is now an extremely flexible property offering differing lifestyle opportunities. There is a four bedroom family house, two successful holiday lets and the Cabin a self contained accommodation, which would be perfect as a home office, a craft studio or for extended family looking for multigenerational living. A point to note that if required it would be possible to reintegrate the Dovecote in to the main house as there is a doorway (currently blocked) from the kitchen.

      The House

      Ground Floor

      A stable door opens from the front courtyard in to the kitchen dining room. To the left is a large inglenook with space for a large range cooker (piping for a Calor gas) with cupboards to the left of the chimney and a doorway (blocked) to the Dovecote. It is a farmhouse style kitchen with a tiled floor, vaulted ceiling with exposed “A” frame beams. There is space for a free standing American style Fridge Freezer and plumbing for both a washing machine and dishwasher. The striking feature of this room is a large pine dresser (available by separate negotiation). At the end of the room on the right is a large storage cupboard which also houses the new central heating boiler. A doorway opens in to the rear lobby which has a beamed ceiling, to the left a door in to the garden, ahead is a WC and a bedroom which overlooks the rear courtyard. On the right is the doorway in to the dual aspect main living room which has a beamed ceiling, stripped pine flooring, a glazed door to the front courtyard, an inglenook with recessed wood burner. To the left of the staircase to the first floor the current occupiers have cleverly created an under stairs office area. To the right of the inglenook is a passage to a further bedroom. The bedroom has a beamed ceiling, a window overlooking the front courtyard along with a door leading to a built in wardrobe and and shower room WC.

      First Floor

      The stairs ascend to a large bright dual aspect landing with a part vaulted, beamed ceiling. There is a large floor to ceiling window which offers superb views out to sea. There is ample space here for two large chairs to watch the ships sail by. There is also access to the rear garden with a gravelled sloped descent to ground level. Off the landing are two further bedrooms and a bathroom.

      The principal bedroom is a triple aspect room with magnificent views, pine floorboards, a vaulted ''A'' frame beamed ceiling along with a dual access built in wardrobes. To note there is ample space in this room to create an en suite if required. The second bedroom is a large single room with a window with sea views. The bathroom has a large walk in shower.

      Holiday Lets

      Both the holiday lets are currently marketed by Travel Chapter i.e. holidaycottages.co.uk. Income history is available if required.

      The Dovecote

      The Dovecote is currently marketed as an ideal Honeymoon Cottage or as a short break holiday for couples looking for a unique 'Romantic' atmosphere. The central front door opens from the courtyard in to a large room with a vaulted ceiling with exposed “A” frame beams, slate flooring, a granite fireplace with recessed wood burner and a small kitchenette. On the left gothic shaped hand crafted stained glass doors open in to the en-suite shower room. A further part glazed door opens on to the private decked courtyard area. This has raised planting with built in seating, sea views a cute summerhouse and a central sunken hot tub.

      To note the Dovecote could be reintegrated in to the main house as there is doorway (currently blocked) on the left of the fireplace in to the kitchen

      Honey Hedge

      This is the larger of the two holiday lets. The central front door opens from the courtyard in to a large room with a vaulted ceiling with exposed “A” frame beams, stripped wooden flooring. On the right of the front door is the sitting area which has wood burner on a slate hearth and a large floor to ceiling window overlooking the courtyard and gardens. To the right is the sleeping area, a dressing room & separate WC. The bathroom is through a curtained door which has a ceramic tiled floor, free standing slipper bath and an open shower with rainfall head. A door opens in to the private rear garden. Honey Hedge also benefits from a well-equipped dual aspect kitchen with cream Shaker style cupboards, a ceramic sink, an integrated oven, slimline dishwasher and ceramic hob and a cupboard housing a small fridge freezer.
      To note the Honey Hedge could be reintegrated in to the main house as there once was a doorway.

      Rear Garden

      This is a very private garden, laid to lawn, with a tall hedge to the left and a well planted Cornish hedge on the right. A gravel path leads down the garden to a west facing enclosed decked area and under cover hot tub. I have been told that this is quite a magical space in the evening, the perfect spot to watch the stars.

      To Note Honey Hedge has been awarded Five Stars and a Gold award from Visit Britain

      Gardens & the Exterior

      A Cornish hedge borders the front of the property and another the border between the adjacent property with double gates opening in to Kymaurah. On either side of the entrance are lawned areas with the driveway opening in to a large courtyard area with ample space for multiple vehicles. The two holiday lets, Dovecote and Honey Hedge have their own private outdoor spaces with Kymaurah having a garden that wraps round from the side to the rear of the property to the field beyond.


      The southwest facing side garden is accessed from either the kitchen or rear lobby, is laid to lawn and bordered by a Cornish hedge with a mix of mature shrubs and bushes. As the garden sweeps round to the rear there is a five bar gate, opening from the lane, giving access to the rear of the property and the field. Behind the house is a courtyard area with a south facing summer house, the Cabin, caravan, garage/workshop and a garden shed.


      This is a large block and wooden building with central double doors. There is ample space within for both a vehicle and a workshop area. Currently used as a boat store.


      The west facing cabin is of an insulated timber framed structure and has a large open living area with a small kitchenette and shower room/WC. It has two large windows either side of double doors which overlook the field. To the front is a gravel terrace and a raised lawned area. This is the perfect spot to watch the sunset of an evening.
      To note the cabin cannot be used for commercial purposes only for non-paying family, friends or guests.

      The Caravan

      To the left of the cabin is a stylish 1960's Caravan which is used as an artist studio but could fulfil many other uses e.g. a children's playroom, teenagers escape or a reading room. To the front of the caravan are grass steps up to the lawn and the field.

      The Field

      The field is open to the gardens and measures circa 2/3rds of an acre. Currently this is left to grow naturally and the local farmer comes in with his tractor to mow. The field could be perfect for a couple of ponies or perhaps alpacas!

      Water Well

      There is an old well in the garden, however, this is currently covered and not used.


      Private Water* & Private Drainage (*Water supplied via St Aubyn Estates)

      Oil Fired Central Heating (New boiler 2023)

      Private Lane: annual maintenance shared between 4 properties

      Broadband: Wildanet (approx. 50mbps)

      View payable Stamp Duty for this property

    Kymaurah is an extremely flexible property offering differing lifestyle and commercial opportunities. A perfect home with attached business or equally ideal for those looking for multigenerational living.

    George HillProperty agent

    Local information

    • Located in an area of outstanding natural beauty on the cliffs tops between Mousehole and Lamorna Kymaurah is located at the end of a long shared private lane and has a quite superb south facing position, surrounded by fields with views directly out to sea. The village of Lamorna is two miles away by road but only half a mile via the South West coastal path which is accessed just to the left of the property. Lamorna has a strong artistic community being popular with painters, potters, craftsmen and writers. There is an historic Inn called ''The Wink'' – the name most likely derived from the fact that the site was used by local smugglers, and ''tipping the wink'' to the landlord might get you contraband goods, or a signal to the landlord that you wanted, and were willing to pay for, a shot of something strong and illegal in your drink that couldn't be mentioned by name.
    • Newlyn, just over 3 miles away, is a very vibrant place. Famous for both its historic and current fishing industry as well as the Newlyn School of Artists of the late 19th century. Lying on the shore of Mount's Bay, Newlyn is one of the largest fishing ports in the UK. It lies adjacent to some of the richest fishing grounds in the Northern hemisphere and is the fulcrum of Cornwall's fishing industry. The South West's main fish market is in Newlyn and just opposite the harbour is good selection of excellent fish shops. Newlyn is also blessed with some great restaurants, café's, bars, a specialist cheese shop, an excellent coffee shop, a traditional Cornish Ice cream shop and an independent cinema with its own restaurant.
    • The coastline around Newlyn & Penzance takes in some of the county's most beautiful beaches, to include Sennen, Porthcurno & Praa Sands. The historic town of Penzance just five miles away has a wide range of shopping and schooling facilities. Penzance railway station provides direct trains to London Paddington and the town is now host to several well regarded restaurants and the recently refurbished Jubilee Pool.
    • The north coast is equally accessible with the town of St Ives a major attraction with its beautiful beaches, selection of high quality restaurants and its great shopping, not to forget the cultural experiences offered by Tate St Ives, the Barbara Hepworth Museum and the Bernard Leech pottery.

    Additional information

    • 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. The holiday cottages can be left fully furnished, website with well established domain name and extensive data base of guests, can be by separate negotiation.
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    • Directions: Lamorna 2 miles (1/2 a mile via coastal path), Newlyn 3.5 miles, Penzance 4.5 miles, St Ives 12 miles, Truro 33 miles, Cornwall Airport (Newquay) 42 miles. (All distances are approximate and in miles) From the centre of Newlyn take the B3315 in the direction of Paul & Sheffield up Chywoone Hill. Four hundred metres after Sheffield take the left turn signposted:- RAGINNIS, MOUSEHOLE, CASTALLACK continue for about a mile then take the road directly ahead of you with a dead end sign, signposted 'Kemyel'. At the T junction you will see, on the right, a gravel farm track, signed PRIVATE Road Kemyel Wartha only. Take this and after approximately a mile you will arrive at the edge of Lamorna Cove Valley. Go past the first set of gates on your right and Kymaurah is just round the bend on the right. There is ample parking in the courtyard.
    • EPC Rating: E
    • Tenure: Freehold
    • Council Tax Band: A