Savills | Coverack, Helston, Cornwall, TR12 6SX | Property for sale
1,685 sq ft(156.54 sq m)
Guide price £1,500,000

CoverackHelston, Cornwall, TR12 6SX

  • Under offer

Key features

  • Elevated position affording panoramic views of both the headland and ocean
  • Direct access to Private shoreline/ Water frontage
  • Direct access to the South West Coast path
  • Private lane with parking
  • 4 double bedrooms
  • Large first floor living area with Wood Burner and large bay window with views out to sea
  • Family bathroom and separate shower room
  • Both Bathrooms have recently been refurbished
  • External Storeroom with space for a Fridge Freezer, Tumble drier, Surf Boards, Bicycle etc.

A four bedroom house situated in a commanding position, literally yards from the sea with some of the best sea and headland views in the South West

About this property

  • The Watch House dating from the late 18th Century was built to house the local excise men to combat the smugglers. It was taken over in the 1820's by the Coastguard Service and has been a private house since 1925. The current owners whilst using the property frequently themselves have marketed the property successfully through Cornish Hideaways achieving occupancy rates of over 40 weeks. Recent investments include a new roof & chimney (2 years ago) and interior and exterior redecoration.

    The front door - a newly refurbished traditional barn door - opens into the dual aspect kitchen with wooden fitted units and a terracotta tiled floor. Beyond the kitchen is a spacious dining room with exposed stone wall, traditional panelling and pine floorboards. The fourth bedroom with fitted wardrobe and a family bathroom with bath and shower over, as well as space for a washing machine and dryer, are also located on this floor. Wooden stairs lead up to the large first floor sitting room which is designed to exploit the superb sea views, this room as broad oak floorboards, a wood burner and large bay window overlooking the sea. There is a study area with built in desk and bookshelves. The original front door opens from the room and onto the rugged Watch House land behind. A corridor leads down past the second bathroom to two further bedrooms. The principle bedroom has built-in-wardrobes along one wall with a large corner window and window seat out to spectacular sea views and rocks below. Wooden stairs from the corridor provide access to a further bedroom in the attic as well as to a further storage area with potential to convert into an en-suite bathroom. All rooms at the property look out to sea.


    The Watch House stands within its own plot of approximately 0.3 acres fronted by the sea with the majority of the grounds to the rear. Situated in a commanding position perched high on rocks at the edge of the cove, but protected by its own reef. It is approached from Coverack Harbour by its own lane where there is parking for at least two cars. A path leads through a gate into the front garden which is laid to lawn with 3 distinct seating areas each taking advantage of the quite superb views out across the bay. The stony beachfront is owned by the property giving private access to the sea for a refreshing swim.


    Mains Water, Drainage & Electricity

    Central Heating - Calor Gas (Bottled) with Glow-Worm Combi Boiler

    Broadband: BT Full Fibre 300 available




    Strictly by prior appointment with Savills.


    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.


    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.

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A truly iconic property in Coverack perched on the rocks above the cove making The Watch House perfect for either a full time living or a wonderful second home with earning potential

George HillProperty agent

Local information

  • The Lizard is renowned for its beauty and spectacular landscapes, with much of the area designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The countryside and coastline are famed for their varied animal and plant-life, geology and history, while the climate on the Lizard is often milder than the rest of the country. Once the haunt of smugglers and wreckers, Coverack is a beautiful example of a traditional Cornish fishing village, where the houses hug the curve of
  • the bay. A thriving village, it has a well-regarded primary school, shop, church, pub, restaurants and cafes. There are two beaches in the village, Mill Beach in the bay and Porthbeer Cove to the west, overlooked by Chynalls Point (an iron age fort), on the South West Coast Path which passes
  • through the village. Coverack is recognised as a water sports destination, with excellent facilities for windsurfing, diving and paddle boarding, as well as pleasure fishing. Sailing and mooring facilities are available on the Helford river and there is a challenging links golf course at Mullion.
  • Locally, the village of St Keverne provides a post office, two pubs, butchers, local shop, church and a Michelin starred restaurant - The Greenhouse - and a nationally recognised ice-cream parlour at Roskilly's, where there is also a craft centre, restaurant, gallery and animal area. The market town of Helston has a wide range of shopping
  • and schooling facilities, whilst the cathedral city of Truro, approximately 25 miles away, is the municipal centre of the county. Travel links to the area are good, with Coverack being servedby wide roads and the A30 providing dual carriageway access through Cornwall from the M5 at Exeter. There are mainline railway stations at Redruth and Truro and Cornwall Airport (Newquay), is an hour away.

Additional information

  • Directions: From Helston, follow the A3083. After passing Culdrose on your left, at the roundabout take the first exit for the B3293 to Coverack and St Keverne. After passing Goonhilly Downs and Zoar Garage, take the main turning down into Coverack shortly before St Keverne, past the signs for Roskilly's on the left continue until you reach Coverack. There is a large boulder at the top of the hill welcoming you to Coverack follow road through the village. The Watch House is located down a short lane immediately right of a house called Friendship Cellar which is opposite the harbour entrance and just before the Paris Hotel Pub. St Keverne 4 – Helford 9- Helston 12 – Porthleven 14- Falmouth 19 – Truro 25 – St Ives 26- Cornwall Airport (Newquay) 40 (all distances are approximate and in miles)
  • EPC Rating = G