Gulval, Penzance, Cornwall, TR20 8YS | Property for sale | Savills
6,553 sq ft(608.79 sq m)
Guide price £1,800,000(€2,052,380)

GulvalPenzance, Cornwall, TR20 8YS

  • Recently sold

Key features

  • Sold in June 2023
  • 6 double bedrooms
  • 5 Reception Rooms
  • Large newly fitted kitchen with Aga & central island
  • 4 bathrooms (1 en suite)
  • Downstairs cloak room
  • Study/Office
  • Utility Room
  • 2.37 acre plot to include a large paddock

A delightful Grade II*listed six bedroom Cornish Long house with 2.37 acres in an elevated position with superb view out over Mounts Bay

About this property

  • Rosemorran Manor House is an extremely attractive and interesting property with its origins being in the Tudor period. It was originally a Cornish Long House with records showing habitation back to 1591 and it is reputed to have the longest thatch in Cornwall.

    During the late 18th century the house was remodelled and extended as a"Cottage Ornee" with Gothic style. The house is built mainly of granite and partial upper cob walls at one end with a water reed thatch roof. It is rumoured that the front porch came from Gulval Church, added in the Victorian period when the church was being remodelled.

    The property is a single dwelling, however, due to its layout it could be used for multi-generational living.

    A slate pathway leads up to the entrance porch which has Gothic arched windows to the front and sides, a barrel ceiling and tiled floor and a step up takes you into the panelled dining room with oak flooring, a very attractive cast iron fireplace with a slate hearth and hand painted tiled side panels featuring different sailing ships.

    To the left is a double height drawing room with a large shuttered arched central sash window overlooking the garden to the front. On the far side of the room a further door leads into another reception room which has a lower beamed ceiling, a large granite inglenook fireplace and French doors leading out to the front garden. A door leads into a rear lobby area with, to the left, an entrance hall with a cloakroom and external door leading out to the rear garden and courtyard. To the right is a further triple aspect reception room with French doors out to the courtyard, this is currently used as an office. Also from the rear lobby is a staircase leading up to the first floor and three double bedrooms and a family bathroom. Two of the bedrooms overlook the front garden , have part vaulted ceilings and built-in wardrobes. The third and larger bedroom is dual aspect, has a built in wardrobe and overlooks the rear garden and paddock beyond.

    To the right of the Dining Room is another reception room. This has oak flooring and a large Gothic arched shuttered sash window. A door then leads through to a small entrance hall with a door giving access to the front garden, stairs up to the first floor, a door to the kitchen and a door to a further reception room which has a large granite inglenook complete with a recessed Aga wood burner, a sash window overlooking the front garden and an opening into the kitchen where a door could be hung if required.

    The kitchen is a long room with part vaulted ceiling with Velux rooflights, limestone flooring, part exposed granite walls, part timber panelling and the rear wall is red brick making this a very interesting and stylish room. Doors lead out to both rear and side gardens. There is a large central island with granite work surface, Shaker style kitchen units with wood block surfaces, a Belfast sink and a five-oven electric AGA.

    The kitchen opens to an inner hallway where secondary stairs lead to the first floor - there are two doors, one leading back into the dining room with another door leading to a room overlooking the rear garden where there is a cloakroom with a walk-in shower. This room in turn leads in to a utility room with built in cupboards, sink unit, plumbing for a washing machine, a space for a tumble dryer and also the second central heating boiler and a door which leads to the back garden.

    At the top of the stairs, on the left, is a large bathroom with a modern white suite and a walk-in shower.To the right is a landing/corridor off which are two bedrooms, both overlook the front garden, have arched windows and one has a barrelled ceiling. At the end of the landing corridor is the staircase from the entrance hall between the two reception room and across this is a large bedroom with en-suite bathroom, again with a modern white suite and separate walk in shower. The bedroom itself has a part vaulted ceiling, a window overlooking the front garden and a built in cupboard with an "Chinoiserie" door (which is part of the Grade II* listing)

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This is a very handsome house, full of history and very hard to do justice to in its description. It has been lovingly refurbished by the current owner and offers very versatile living and future development potential. A must see.

Sean AndersonProperty agent

Local information

  • Gulval Village is located in West Cornwall on the south coast and is a popular village situated only minutes from both Penzance & Marazion and the facilities therein. The Village has an active community to include a Primary School (part of the Truro & Penwith Academy Trust) a Church with origins in the 12th Century and an excellent family pub "The Coldstreamer".
  • Birdwatchers will find Marazion Marsh of great interest. This RSPB reserve is home to a large number of birds and hosts a number of regular rare visitors including Crakes and Warblers. The Kingfisher Hide, overlooking one of the pools is situated at the back of the reserve, accessed by a well signposted footpath. The coastline around Gulval takes in some of the county's most beautiful beaches, including Praa Sands, Prussia Cove and Loe Bar, the traditional fishing villages of Mousehole, Newlyn and Porthleven, as well as the historic town of Penzance. Penzance railway station provides direct trains to London Paddington and the town is now host to several well regarded restaurants and the newly refurbished Jubilee Pool. Mounts Bay is a favoured destination for kite surfers and a few miles in the opposite direction Porthleven is now a culinary hotspot with its incredible range of quality restaurants and annual food festival. 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
  • Penzance 2 miles - St Ives 7.5 miles - Porthleven 13 miles - Truro 28 miles - Cornwall Airport (Newquay) 39 miles (all distances are approximate and in miles)

Additional information

  • SERVICES - Mains Water, Private Drainage, Electricity
  • Heating: Oil Fired central heating. Due to the length of the property there are two heating systems.
  • Broadband: BT Fibre 1 available
  • Council Tax Band: G
  • TENURE - Freehold
  • 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.
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  • Directions: DIRECTIONS - From the A30 with Sainsbury's Superstore on your right continue to the next roundabout and bear left towards Penzance centre. In 150 metres take the first right turn onto the B3311 continue up the hill and round the sharp right hand bend on to Green Lane Hill the road then bends sharply to the left onto Trevarrack Road where on the left you will see the rear of a long row of cottages at the end of the row take the left turn signed Rosemorran & Polkinghorne. Continue out of the village up Helnoweth Hill for about one mile. Pass Rosemorran Farm on the right and Rosemorran Manor House is the next entrance on the right. Enter through two granite piers onto the driveway.
  • EPC Rating: E
  • Tenure: Freehold
  • Council Tax Band: G