Chywoone Hill, Newlyn, Penzance, Cornwall, TR18 5AP | Property for sale | Savills
2,978 sq ft(276.67 sq m)
Guide price £875,000(€997,685)

Chywoone HillNewlyn, Penzance, Cornwall, TR18 5AP

  • Sold

Key features

  • Sold in August 2023
  • Four Bedrooms
  • Open plan kitchen dining room
  • Four Bathrooms (1 ensuite)
  • Utility Room
  • Conservatory
  • Separated or connected, a self-contained Annexe/Studio
  • Large beautifully designed garden with many tropical & exotic plants
  • Greenhouse & vegetable growing area

Built in 1914 for Reginald Dick, this is a charming four-bedroom Edwardian Villa in an elevated position on Chywoone Hill with magnificent views over Mounts Bay and Penzance.

About this property

  • One of a group of substantial architect-designed houses built for Newlyn School Artists in the local area, Morvah House was built just before the first world war by Reginald Dick, artist, potter, enamellist and general craftsman. It commands an elevated position above Chywoone Hill with far reaching views over Penzance, Mounts Bay & St Michaels Mount and from the upper floor views of Newlyn Harbour and the Lizard.

    The house is typical of its era with good sized rooms with high ceilings and retains many of its original features.

    The entrance porch is double glazed with a tiled floor. To the left of the front door is a modern, recently installed Wet Room. The front door opens in to an open and bright entrance hall with a wide return staircase to the first floor on the right and to the left the door leading into the open plan kitchen-dining room.

    The kitchen area has cream Shaker style kitchen units to include a floor to ceiling pull out larder cupboard, a built in dishwasher, ceramic sink with waste disposal unit, space for a tall fridge freezer and a cream gas powered Aga. A door at the rear of the kitchen leads into a utility room which has a sink, plumbing for a washing machine, the central heating combi boiler and a door leading out to the side of the house.

    The dining area has stripped pine flooring, a fireplace with recessed wood burner, double doors leading out in to the conservatory and on the right a door leading in to the sitting room. You will also notice a door on the left. This historically gave access to the annexe/studio however it is currently boarded on the Studio side as it has been rented as a separate unit. If required, the communication door could be easily reinstated.

    The sitting room overlooks the rear garden, has original cornicing and picture rails, a cast iron fireplace with tiled surrounds and newly fitted log-effect gas fire, built in cupboards and shelving on either side of the chimney breast.

    The conservatory has a covered roof, is of a good size and has double doors out into the garden along with a side door on to the patio.

    The first floor landing is very bright and airy due to two large windows, one on the half return on the staircase and the other on the landing itself. There are three bedrooms on this floor two are good sized doubles and the other a large single. Both the double rooms have views out over the garden, Penzance and Mounts Bay with the Principal bedroom being dual aspect and with an original cast iron fireplace with tiled surround and hearth. Also off the landing is the family bathroom which has a quadrant shower with overhead rain shower.

    Further doors open to an airing cupboard and also to the staircase to the top floor. This was converted some years ago by a previous owner and provides a very large bedroom with a seating area and an en-suite bathroom. The stairs enter into the centre of the room which has a vaulted ceiling with exposed timbers, stripped pine flooring and a raised dais on the left where there is space for large bed. The en-suite bathroom has a free standing claw foot bath. The views from here are spectacular, Newlyn harbour comes in to view as does St Michaels Mount and the Lizard Peninsula.


    This currently has a private entrance off the rear patio area, however, as previously mentioned could be re-opened to give access to the main house. You enter into a small kitchenette which has a Belfast sink, space for an under counter fridge, plumbing for a washing machine a small work top and shelving above. A step takes you in to the Studio itself. This is a bright room with stripped pine flooring and two windows. One overlooks the garden and the other is a wide double height north facing window making this a perfect room for an artist. There is a large shower room off the kitchenette.

    Agents Notes-

    - Seller is looking to retain some of the garden plants.
    - Property contains covenants, please enquire for title and register.
    - Public right of way over driveway

    SERVICES - Mains Water (Metered), Drainage, Electricity & Gas, Gas Fired Central Heating (Vaillant Combi Boiler), Broadband: Sky, TV: Satellite Dish & Terrestrial Aerial

    Council Tax: Band E

    EPC Rating = D

    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.

    View payable Stamp Duty for this property

A great opportunity to purchase a piece of Newlyn history. This is a great family home with beautiful gardens and fantastic views.

George HillProperty agent

Local information

  • Entrance to the property is on to a wide gravelled driveway bordered by a Cornish hedge and large trees, to include a very productive apple. There is ample parking for four plus cars along with access to the garage/workshop. There is gated access on both sides of the house to the rear garden.
  • The rear garden is around a third of an acre and has a paved area around the conservatory and garage. There is a further patio further down towards the sea. Flanked on both sides by two magnificent Monterey Cypress trees, it has been very thoughtfully designed into a series of rooms, taking advantage of the different levels. It has been planted with many exotic and tropical plants and has clearly been much loved and rigorously maintained by both past and current owners. There is a substantial summerhouse with bark chipping forecourt, mains water and electricity. Fitted with an enamel sink, granite worktop and drinks fridge. Log/garden store. Chicken run and house. Access door to the cellar of the main house.
  • A great opportunity to purchase a piece of Newlyn history. This is a great family home with beautiful gardens and fantastic views.
  • The Location - Newlyn today remains 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 which included such luminaries as Henry Scott Tuke, Alfred Munnings, Stanhope Forbes and Lamorna Birch. 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, traditional Cornish Ice cream shop and an independent cinema.
  • Mousehole, just two miles away is one Cornwall's most loved harbours. Timeless and evocative of a bygone era, small streets and alleyways wind around the sandy harbour. Cliff paths lead in both directions along spectacular coastline to secret coves.
  • The coastline around Newlyn takes in some of the county's most beautiful beaches, to include Sennen, Porthcurno & Praa Sands. The historic town of Penzance just two 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 pubs, 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

  • 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: Distances - Penzance 2 miles Marazion 6.5 miles St Ives 9.5 miles Truro 30 miles Cornwall Airport (Newquay) 40 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. Continue up the hill and pass three roads on your left. Just after the fourth left turn (Adit Lane) you will see a bush shelter on the right. Immediately after is the entrance, through large granite pillars to Morvah House. Pass the house on the right and the entrance to Morvah house is 15 metres up on the left.
  • EPC Rating: D
  • Tenure: Freehold
  • Council Tax Band: E