Constantine Bay, Padstow, Cornwall, PL28 8JJ | Property for sale | Savills
Guide price £5,000,000(€5,837,290)

Constantine BayPadstow, Cornwall, PL28 8JJ


    Key features

    • Magnificent location, unequalled views of Constantine Bay
    • Large, open reception rooms
    • Four bedrooms, two en suite
    • Professionally designed interior
    • Modernised and sustainable heating
    • Sheltered garden with private terrace
    • Garage and parking
    • Home office in garden

    A beautiful, unique, clifftop home, originally a fisherman's cottage that has been tastefully extended, this is a rare gem that has never been on the open market.

    About this property

    • Constantine Cottage is a superb seaside home. This traditional stone and slate cottage painted white with sea green shutters, sits prettily on the edge of the cliff overlooking the whole of Constantine Bay to the front with the majestic Trevose Head at the northern end. Nothing can spoil that view: it is endlessly fascinating in all weathers, tides, seasons, with the light constantly shifting.

      However, the cottage has changed since it was originally constructed (a plaque confirms 1824). The current owners commissioned a designer and architect to realise their ambition to create a bigger, lighter, more modern and efficient interior. The result is a tasteful transformation: spacious, yet comfortably cosy and welcoming.

      A porch opens into the hall and from there the drawing room, where despite the lovely décor, the dominant feature is the gorgeous view from the bay window. A very efficient open fire adds to the cosiness provided by the underfloor heating that is throughout the house.

      The L shaped kitchen /dining room follows on from the drawing room and being double aspect, has the sea view and opens via patio doors to the sheltered west facing barbecue patio (with electrically operated awning). A generous space for sofas and a large dining table (it seats 10) is matched by a bespoke fitted kitchen with integral appliances, NEFF ovens, hob, and a large island, complete with warming drawer, and a supersized freestanding fridge freezer.

      The décor of blue panelling and white details accentuate the fresh, sea inspired colours of the reception rooms.
      Back to the hall and past the guest cloakroom, is an extended area with superbly practical storage: an excellent larder, a boot room, laundry room and utility, and an extensive wine cellar.
      A turned staircase to the first floor arrives at a triple landing leading to four double bedrooms. A high vaulted ceiling with open beams and a Velux roof panel opens this area to natural light, enhanced by the pale décor throughout.

      The principal bedroom suite is luxuriously fitted, but the arresting feature here is the beautiful view of the sea, the beach and the garden. A step up to the full-length mirrored wardrobes leads to a marble tiled en suite bathroom and a dressing room with fitted storage. The second double bedroom, benefitting from the morning sun, has an en suite bathroom. Next, is a superking sized bedroom overlooking the bay and finally a smaller double bedroom with views of the bay and garden. A bathroom completes the upstairs.

      Steps lead from the patio up to an office, fitted with shelves, connected by wi-fi: an attractive retreat or a very useful workspace. There is a single garage and a shingle car parking area. Beach paraphernalia is stowed in a locked surfboard /wetsuit store.

      A superbly sheltering garden, surrounded almost continuously by a traditional slate hedge, wooden fencing and mature hedging shrubs, protects the cottage from the Atlantic winds and from the view of passersby on the footpath to Treyarnon Bay, which is just a short walk westwards from the front gate.
      The sandy cove immediately in front of the cottage can be accessed by steps which were installed by the vendor for the safety of beachgoers who find this secluded corner of the bay. (N.B. this cove is not part of the property).

      View payable Stamp Duty for this property

    One of the most iconic houses on the North Coast with stunning panoramic views and a beautiful interior.

    Penny BoltonProperty agent

    Local information

    • On the stretch of Atlantic coast that is sometimes referred to as the Seven Bays, Constantine is a beautiful beach, with its wide bay facing west, open to the big waves, making it popular with surfers. Golfers can be challenged by the championship course at Trevose, at the far end of the bay from Constantine Cottage.
    • The village has its own convenience store and there are more shops, a church, a primary school and two pubs at nearby St Merryn. A little further is Padstow, well known as a historic fishing port and home to top class restaurants. Everyday amenities can also be found there, such as a supermarket and plenty of watersports and leisure activities including cycle hire for the Camel Trail.

    Additional information

    • SERVICES: Mains electricity and water; private drainage; solar panels for underfloor heating and hot water; oil boiler boosting heat for water; superfast broadband.
    • 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.
    • 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: From the A39 take the turn to Padstow on the A389 and pass through St Issey and Little Petherick to reach a T junction, turning right towards Padstow. Turn left on the B3276 and follow into St Merryn until a right turn signposted to Constantine Bay. Follow the road through the village and take the right onto Beach Road towards the beach. Drive though the car park and onto the track beside the beach. After a sharp left bend Constantine Cottage is on the right. St Merryn about 1.5 miles Padstow about 4 miles Wadebridge about 10.5miles Cornwall Airport Newquay about 8 miles Truro about 26 miles
    • EPC Rating: D
    • Tenure: Freehold
    • Council Tax Band: G