Trebetherick, Wadebridge, Cornwall, PL27 6SF | Property for sale | Savills
2,029 sq ft(188.50 sq m)
Excess of £4,000,000(€4,743,384)

TrebetherickWadebridge, Cornwall, PL27 6SF

  • Sold

Key features

  • Sold in November 2023
  • Open lawned garden with own stretch of foreshore and path to the beach
  • 2.5 miles from St Enodoc Golf Club's two outstanding links courses
  • Surrounded by beautiful sandy beaches perfect for walking, swimming and surfing
  • Located in a gastronomic hub for both budding and world-renowned chefs

Superbly positioned on one of Cornwall's best loved coastlines, this charming house is a rare opportunity to acquire a family home in one of the finest locations on the North Cornish Coast.

About this property

  • Bishops Rock was built by the current vendors' grandparents in 1937. It stands on the clifftop as a perfect, nostalgic reminder of an era that few can remember but many would like to imagine as idyllically sunny, with cocktails on the terrace, jazz on the gramophone and wooden surfboards in the waves before breakfast: the era of poet laureate Sir John Betjeman's poem Greenaway

    Tide after tide by night and day
    The breakers battle with the land
    And rounded smooth along the bay
    The faithful rocks protecting stand.

    In the decades since this was written Greenaway has hardly changed.

    The familiar style of white rendered, stone and slate construction has served well. Entering the house, the relaxed atmosphere of past holidays is palpable. Authentic period features remain, such as the original doors, oak floors, small-paned windows with slate sills and butler's bell system in the kitchen. An entrance corridor has a shower room, convenient for rinsing off straight from the beach, and then opens to the kitchen, open plan and triple aspect with beamed ceiling, a large granite island with inbuilt oven and hob, a wide alcove which originally housed the range, the pantry and replacement double glazed doors to a southeast facing patio. Demanding attention away from all these features, however, is the magnificent ocean view beyond the wide expanse of windows.

    Another hall leads from the kitchen to the front door beside which is the cloakroom with wc, and to double doors into the drawing room where the slate fireplace is a feature. With windows on three sides this room is filled with natural light. It opens onto the sunlounge, which in turn opens through double patio doors to the terrace which faces west, perfect for the afternoon and evening sun.

    From the hall a turning staircase rises to the landing that runs the length of the house with four dormer bedrooms leading from it, three doubles and one single. All have magnificent sea views: the double aspect principal bedroom also overlooks the estuary and the cliff towards Daymer Bay. A charming feature from the past are the handbasins in each room and a fireplace in one. There is no shortage of built-in storage as all under eaves space is used. A family bathroom with separate wc and basin completes the first floor.

    The whole bay is spread before Bishops Rock. All the drama of changing weather and sea conditions play out with Stepper Point standing sentinel at the far side of the estuary and Pentire Head to the north of the bay. The house sits within a generous, lawned plot, with low stone hedges marking boundaries between properties, but it is also open onto the cliff and ownership extends to the mean high-water mark on the shore, including the path that cuts down to the beach.

    Adjoining the rear patio is a walled outdoor store for the oil tank and boiler. There is also space for several cars to park.

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Having admired Bishops Rock's unbeatable position for many years holidaying in the area, it is a pleasure to be selling this fabulous house.

Penny BoltonProperty agent

Local information

  • Bishops Rock is in a superb clifftop location on the area of coastline known as Greenaway where the coast path crosses from Daymer Bay to Polzeath. Greenaway has a long shoreline with a perfect beach for rock pooling. This has been a beloved coastline for generations of locals and visitors for accessing the magnificent beaches, for walking and for just sitting and watching the endless surge of the Atlantic Ocean and its wildlife.
  • Polzeath is the perfect beach for swimming, surfing and sandcastles and Daymer Bay, slightly closer, is popular with families for safe swimming, its shallow rockpools and sheltered aspect.
  • Rock is just a little further up the estuary, easily reached on foot from Greenaway, along the sand or the public footpath through St Enodoc Golf Club. Rock provides excellent water sports on the Camel Estuary including sailing and water skiing.
  • The St Enodoc Golf Club is renowned for having two of the most beautiful links courses with challenging undulating ground and sand dunes. The Church Course has the enchanting 11th Century St. Enodoc Church where John Betjeman lies buried beside his favourite course.
  • The beach shops in each village provide all the necessary kit for dreamy days spent on the coast. Groceries can be bought in the supermarkets at Polzeath and Rock, where there is also a fishmonger, a fantastic family butcher and a very popular bakery. Specialist caterers and outstanding restaurants use the abundant local produce: asparagus, lobster, crab, mussels, seabass, beef and all manner of delicacies.
  • This popular stretch of coastline has become a gastronomic hub for both budding and world-renowned chefs, including Paul Ainsworth's Michelin starred No.6 in Padstow, and Nathan Outlaw's starred restaurants, New Road and Fish Kitchen in Port Isaac, only 7 miles from Bishops Rock.

Additional information

  • SERVICES: Mains water and electricity, private drainage, oil fuelled boiler, broadband.
  • VIEWINGS: Strictly by prior appointment with Savills.
  • FIXTURES & FITTINGS: Only those mentioned in these sales particulars are included in the sale.
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  • Directions: From Trebetherick Road take the turn onto the lane to St Moritz Hotel. At the end of the lane turn left onto a private road and follow around to the right to the crossroad. Turn right, then first left and continue along the lane to the third house on the right. Wadebridge about 7 miles, Bodmin Parkway about 17 miles, Cornwall Airport Newquay about 20 miles, Truro about 32 miles
  • EPC Rating: F
  • Tenure: Freehold
  • Council Tax Band: G